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Type
Icon Move Infantry.png Icon Class Blue Breath.png
Stats
42 / 24 / 33 / 23 / 27
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Dark Breath 2.0

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Lightning 2.0

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Budget Ninian
Traits: +Spd,+Atk/-Def
Passive Icon C.pngEmpty Passive Icon.png
 Flexible
Passive Icon S.pngEmpty Passive Icon.png
 Flexible

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Stamina Potion.png Chain
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Medic Manakete!
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Buffs and Heals!
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No Cheap Tactics
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A build to mitigate most forms of ranged damage. This build can challenge all non-green ranged units. Nagas and Activated Bladetomes will still OTK, but other than that, Ninian because a potent enemy phase threat.
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Dueling Crest.png Arena
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Move Infantry.png Infantry
Infantry Pulse Ninian
Speed Plus W.png Light Breath+ (Spd)
Traits: +Atk, +Spd, +HP , +Res/ -Def
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Infantry Pulse allows Ninian to utilize her HP pool as she has the highest HP potential out of all the dancers. I use this set for my Ninian and it goes well with an all infantry team, allowing them to proc special. Summoner Support definitely helps with this. Hone Atk 3 is the seal I use as it allows her to offer a bit of support whilst also dancing, but Hp+5 can also work if needed.
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Powerful Ninian
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This is the set I use on my Ninian, I do use Summoner support and the new Upgraded Light Breath+ with 16 might, making her attack go even higher (16 might instead of 13), With summoner support, upgraded Light Breath and atk 3 seal, Ninian reaches 49 Atk and 35 spd, which is great considering her normal stats.
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Dueling Crest.png Arena
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A Bladetome's Best Friend
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This build is about making Ninian the best pure buff unit for infantry bladetome users in the game. With the new Light Breath+ forged options she now buffs all units within 2 tiles for +5 to all Stats. However, she's an extremely fragile unit, with a poor defensive stat line even with good IV's. This build is made to abuse her new buffs while negating all her downsides. Windsweep 3 + Phantom Spd 3 allows her to prevent any non dragonstone/close counter unit below 46 speed (49 with +Speed Weapon) from counter attacking. Close defense allows her to reach a more respectable defensive line of 34 defense and 38 res against melee units while her buffs are active. (Which they should be at all times most matches) However, that's still a good falchion hit or two away from an early end, so ideally all of her allies should be running spur defense 3 so when they're all adjacent to her, her defense skyrockets to a whopping 46 (50 with a +Defense weapon). This defense means she shrugs off most physical attackers with the exception of triangle adept green units. To utilize this incredible defense you want to have Ignis as your special as it makes it a significant threat to attempt to remove her from the battlefield as too many attempts likely means a dead unit.
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Orb.png Very high investment
Icon Move Infantry.png Infantry
Doubled Dancing Dragon Ninian

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Defensive Dancing
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This build is pretty budget. It completely discards the idea of Ninian voluntarily entering combat and almost entirely sacrifices her ability to effectively attack in favour of defensive speed and extra bulk. The build functions only when Ninian ends up falling into the line of fire, stacking as much Spd on her as possible to stop her from being doubled as well as giving her more defences.

On enemy phase with this build, Ninian with a Spd boon and Atk bane, no merges and no dragonflowers, reaches stats of 47 Spd/31 Def/35 Res. Not too bad for a budget dancer.


【 Weapon 】

  • Speed Plus W.png Water Breath+ gives her an immediate Def/Res+4 on enemy phase, and while you could refine Water Breath+ for Def or Res, refining it for Spd is actually a better defence; the fewer doubles Ninian suffers, the healthier she'll be.


【 Assist 】

  • Icon Skill Assist.png Dance, obviously. You certainly don't ask Ninian for a mere Icon Skill Assist.png Swap.


【 Special 】

  • Icon Skill Special.png Escutcheon or Icon Skill Special.png Sacred Cowl are both equally valid choices. It just depends on which type of damage you'd like to reduce: melee or ranged. Either way, a damage-reducing Special will help keep her alive as long as possible.


【 A Skill & Sacred Seal 】

  • Steady Posture 2.png Steady Posture 2 as her A skill paired with Swift Stance 2.png Swift Stance 2 as her Seal gives her Spd+8 on enemy initiation, with Def/Res+4 to shore up her defences.
  • Darting Stance 3.png Darting Stance 3 could replace Swift Stance, giving Ninian a total of Spd+10, or even Darting Stance on both A and Seal slots for Spd+12, which would push her up to 49 or 51 Spd. Still, she would be losing Def/Res+4 just to avoid doubles from units that have at least 54/56 Spd, and you really shouldn't be letting her get in the way of such overpowered units anyway because it's not going to go well for her no matter how much speed you stack. Damn it, I'm a unit builder, not a miracle worker.


【 B Skill 】

  • Wings of Mercy 3.png Wings of Mercy 3 is nearly a necessity on a dancer, especially one who plans to ignore all combat in favour of pure support.


【 C Skill 】

  • Drive Spd 2.png Drive Spd 2 is there to help that support along, but could be replaced with any supportive skill that suits her team's needs. Ninian's native Fortify Dragons.png Fortify Dragons would serve her well on a Dragon Emblem team.


— Posted by Reddazrael (talk) 03:50, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
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Dabbling in Danger
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Another budget build for Ninian, similar to Defensive Dancing but for one thing: Ninian is now capable of fighting back when someone tries to take her down. This is an enemy phase build, as Ninian still isn't intended to see combat unless forced into it. There's some defensive speed stacking with this build, but her ability to inflict damage is given some love as well. This Ninian won't be winning many fights, but she can at least put up one.


【 Weapon 】

  • Speed Plus W.png Lightning Breath+ is the staple of dragon units who don't have a unique weapon with built-in Distant Counter.png Distant Counter, and Ninian is no different. She's still going to be avoiding combat for the most part, but Lightning Breath allows her to strike back regardless of her attacker's range.


【 Assist 】

  • Icon Skill Assist.png Dance, obviously. You certainly don't ask Ninian for a mere Icon Skill Assist.png Swap.


【 Special 】

  • Icon Skill Special.png Moonbow is her only valid choice. Lightning Breath slows her Special trigger, so she needs something with a low cooldown. Glimmer would be useless, because Ninian won't be making too much of a dent in the enemy on her own, but Moonbow scales off the enemy's Def/Res rather than Ninian's attack power. And she'll need her Special to inflict any significant damage.


【 A Skill 】

  • Mirror Stance 2.png Mirror Stance 2 ups both Ninian's Res and Atk by 4, simultaneously giving her more bulk and a stronger offensive presence.


【 B Skill 】

  • Wings of Mercy 3.png Wings of Mercy 3 is still golden on a dancer, even if this Ninian is planning on doing some fighting if necessary.


【 C Skill 】

  • Drive Spd 2.png Drive Spd 2 is there to support her allies, but could be replaced with any supportive skill that suits her team's needs. Ninian's native Fortify Dragons.png Fortify Dragons would serve her well on a Dragon Emblem team.


【 Sacred Seal 】

  • Steady Posture 2.png Steady Posture 2 allows for extra speed, reducing the chance that Ninian will be doubled by her opponent, and also gives her a boost to her Def against physical attackers. If Kestrel Stance 2.png Kestrel Stance 2 ever makes it into the game as a Seal, it would be a valid option as well, but let's not hold our breath.


— Posted by Reddazrael (talk) 04:24, 21 October 2020 (UTC)