|Azura's builds are usually suited for support, with some killing potential through Triangle Adept 3, but as a mage, young Azura has quite better offenses if assisted. As such, this build aims to take a more offensive approach.
For IVs, +atk is better suited for the one-shot potential, especially considering Azura's statline, while -def is to further dump her weakest stat, hopefully avoiding as many physical counters as she can.
Gronnblade+ is the star of this set, and it's chosen to bolster her relatively mediocre offense to plausible use. Moonbow is chosen as her special, as it lets her combat higher-res mages more effectively. she likely won't see as much combat as other blade nukes you might field alongside her, so the shorter cooldown is generally recommended. Dance is her assist, and is really the only reason you'd consider using Azura as a blade tome user.
Fury 3 gives her additional attack and speed, along with bulk, which may help her survive green nukes such as a Fury 3 Nino: Pious Mage buffed by Eirika: Restoration Lady and a fully-bladed Corrin: Novice Vacationer. And with Hones, she can stand to best Fury 3 Elise: Tropical Flower and Fury 3 Soren: Shrewd Strategist if they aren't +Spd nature or honed. Also to note, with this set, she can be able to KO Ike: Brave Mercenary if bladed up to 3/4/4/4.
Desperation 3 can let her KO these threats and others without the threat of getting KOed on a counter attack, while Wings of Mercy 3 bolsters her dancing utility by increasing her movement coverage.
Passive C is entirely flexible, but Hone Atk 3 is always an option, because she comes with it naturally.
Seals are flexible for the most part, but shoutouts go to Atk+3, Spd+3, and Quickened Pulse for boosting her offense, and HP+5 for helping her survive attacks from key threats such as most forms of Fury 3 Nino: Pious Mage and +Spd Fury 3 Elise: Tropical Flower.
While Azura's not the best blade tome user, she offers utility to separate himself from the rest. She exists as a backup nuke if you need it.
Steelux (talk) 19:14, 14 November 2018 (UTC)