|Michalis has solid HP, Atk, and Def, giving him the role of a flying tank, able to stand up to most physical melee combatants. Michalis can be geared to tank his foes and also fire off a vicious Special thanks to his unique weapon's effect.
Weapon: Hauteclere is Michalis's weapon of choice. It's a legendary weapon that lowers his Special charge by 1, letting him use the likes of Bonfire faster. When given its special effect, it adds an extra 10 damage to Michalis's attack if his Special activates, kind of like a Wo Dao+, which is usually enough to decimate his foes.
Assist: Reposition is a good Assist in general to use. Its uses are versatile, as it can either help bring an ally closer to the fray, or bring an ally out of danger. Flying units use it especially well thanks to their freedom of movement.
Special: Bonfire is chosen as Michalis's Special, as it works off of his high Def stat. His weapon brings its charge down to 2, and with Quick Riposte 3, Michalis should be able to activate it against his opponent pretty easily. However, Ignis can also be a viable option if the player wants to prolong Michalis's Special but have even more destructive power.
A Passive: Close Def 3 is Michalis's A skill. It gives him a sturdier enemy phase presence, granting him a +6 Def and Res boost when he's attacked. While the Res boost might not seem like much, it can help soften the blow from enemy dragons. This is chosen over Steady Stance 3 as that skill grants a Def boost no matter the range, meaning it'd help against enemy archers. However, that is a moot point when Michalis is weak to archers anyway, and also wouldn't be able to counterattack them normally.
B Passive: Guard 3 is Michalis's B skill. This can help him deter enemies who rely on their Special to break through their opponents, as he'd be able to deny them the chance to charge their Special during combat. This should be used if Michalis has Quick Riposte 3 as his Seal. If the Seal is already in use, or if the player feels like Michalis should instead just double up on his melee defenses, then the actual Quick Riposte 3 skill can work as his B skill instead.
C Passive: Goad Fliers is an option for Michalis's C skill, being relatively easy to obtain, and being able to help support his flier teammates by bolstering their offenses. However, this skill slot is mostly flexible. Other flier buffs can be considered instead, or even other C skills (like Guidance or a Tactic skill) should Michalis be used on a regular team.
Sacred Seal: Quick Riposte 3 is Michalis's Seal slot. To make up for his low Spd, this skill will allow him to perform a follow up attack if he's attacked, and is what helps make him formidable on the enemy phase. However, if it is being run as the B skill, then the Close Def 3 Seal is the next best option, stacking with his A skill to improve his bulk even more.