|In essence, Fjorm's base kit already is naturally strong. A Distant Counter Lance, a unique and very strong skill, Atk/Def Bond and Drive Atk giving her a strong ally support unit, and Shield Pulse to give instantaneous access to her unique skill. This build focuses on capitalizing on most aspects of that, while also giving variation if you feel necessary.
+Res or +Def give you enemy-phase capabilities that she otherwise lacks, letting her tank more hits from Swordies and Red Mages, while also choosing whether you want to be able to more reliably beat Lances or Blue Mages, as well as Nowi. -Speed has to be the bane, but if you're feeling lucky or aiming for a specific counter to mages, then a -Defense or -Resistance with a boon of the other is viable, since those two stats are still very high for an infantry unit.
Leiptr is the best lance for her, allowing her to fight against Reinhardt, Sanaki, and Halloween Nowi, as well as being able to counterattack Greens (and likely doing a bit of chip before dying to the stronger ones.)
Ice Mirror is an amazing skill, access to rapidfire damage resistance as well as increasing damage if she attacks after it procs (hint: enemy attacks you and on that first hit they activate it.) is awesome, alongside Shield Pulse to give you access to it at the start of the round. However, if defensive skills aren't your fancy and you prefer playing the more ballsy offensive role, Iceberg alongside Quick Riptose, with a +Res boon, lets you have mostly every other round of combat an extra 18 damage flying at your opponent's face. If you run +Def, and are close to an ally and activating Atk/Def Bond a lot, Bonfire also could be a strong option.
A and B slots are up to your choice; do you appreciate sustain and keep Fjorm next to allies for that nice Drive Attack bonus? Stick with her base kit with Atk/Def Bond 3 and Shield Pulse, letting her take brute force from targets to keep your other units safe. Like playing a tad more risky? Fury and Quick Riptose make a dangerous counterattacker that, while definitely carrying less sustain, immediately is a force to be reckoned with on enemy phase against Reds and most Blues not named Effie or buffed Gwendolyn.
C slot has to remain Drive Attack; a Goad that affects all allies is always appreciated. If you want to meme a bit, Threaten Attack also is viable to reduce the attacking power of opponents even further.
Seal slots can really be anything as well. Deflect Magic gives the highest survivability against Magic, notably Reinhardt's Dire Thunder and Rauðrblade units. Close Defense 3 with a +Defense IV makes killing her physically a true challenge with a weapon triangle disadvantage, with 39/39/40 bulk. Replace her A slot with Close Defense 3 from Joshua and that becomes 39/45/46, which makes Blues suddenly start having problems. If this is the case, definitely run Bonfire or Iceberg to get a taste of that beautiful +22/23 damage.
~ by Zoramine