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Bridal Sophia

Analysis by Wecondo12
Bridal Sophia - Prescient Bride

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
167
HP 38
ATK 40
SPD 19
DEF 36
RES 34

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 9 3 5 11
Middle 16 10 4 6 12
High 17 11 5 7 13

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 34 37 16 33 30
Middle 38 40 19 36 34
High 41 44 22 40 37

IV Sets

Key stats worth increasing through nature if possible.
Complementary stats that matter, but not to the point of picking them over key stats for nature increase.
Relatively worthless stat that can safely be decreased through nature.
HPATKSPDDEFRES

Skill Sets

She has… uhh…. Automatic follow-ups? (Player Phase)

Build by Wecondo12
Recommended
Dragon Bouquet A Atk/Def Catch 4
Alternate: Atk/Def Push 4
Positional Assist B A/R Far Trace 3
Bonfire
Alternate: Iceberg
C Atk/Res Hold
IVs

+ATK / -SPD

SAtk/Def Solo 3

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Weapon: Dragon Bouquet

Assist: Positional Assist / Preference

Special: Bonfire / Iceberg

Passive A: Atk/Def Catch 4 / Atk/Def Push 4 / Atk/Def Solo 4 / Atk/Res Push 4

Passive B: A/R Far Trace / Chill Res

Passive C: Atk/Res Hold / Preference

Sacred Seal: Atk/Def Solo / Sturdy Blow / Atk/Res Solo

  • Bridal Sophia debuts as Sophia’s second appearance as a Tome Flier, and with that comes all the drawbacks associated with it: Limited skill access and an innate weakness to bows. Thankfully, compared to her Halloween counterpart Bridal Sophia at least has a decent exclusive weapon capable of performing automatic follow-up attacks (With the standard spectrum stat boost and a raventome effect slapped in), so she can perform adequately in a player phase role.
  • Bridal Sophia’s Speed is too low to salvage, so she’s better off investing into either extra Defense or Resistance in addition to buffing her Attack with skills such as Atk/Def Catch 4 and Atk/Res Push 4.
  • A/R Far Trace is one of Bridal Sophia’s only… I mean best B slot options thanks to the debuff it provides, although the Canto it provides is difficult for Bridal Sophia to take much advantage of. On a budget she can run Chill Res in its place (Mostly due to a lack of better alternatives but hey you make do).
  • Sophia’s best sacred seal options are much the same as those in her A slot: Atk/Def Solo, Sturdy Blow, Atk/Res Solo, etc.

Imagine spending 199 turns getting this support to A rank (Enemy Phase)

Build by Wecondo12
Dragon Bouquet A Mirror Stance 3
Alternate: Sturdy Stance 3
Positional Assist B Mystic Boost 3
Iceberg
Alternate: Bonfire
C Atk/Res Hold
IVs

+ATK or +DEF or +RES / -SPD

SIote's Shield

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Weapon: Dragon Bouquet

Assist: Positional Assist / Preference

Special: Iceberg / Bonfire

Passive A: Mirror Stance 3 / Sturdy Stance 3 / Atk/Def Unity / Atk/Res Unity / Distant Def 4 / Close Foil

Passive B: Mystic Boost

Passive C: Atk/Res Hold / Preference

Sacred Seal: Iote’s Shield

  • Bridal Sophia can perform reasonably well as an enemy phase unit thanks to her inbuilt automatic follow-up attacks, and having a Raventome effect certainly helps when it comes to taking on colorless bow users.
  • Enemy Phase A slot skills such as Mirror Stance 3/Sturdy Stance 3(For Guard) Unity Skills (For Debuff protection) and Distant Def 4 (Buff negation) are great options for Sophia depending on what threats she wants to tackle. She can also use Close Foil reasonably well thanks to her high Defense.
  • Mystic Boost gives Sophia some much needed sustain as well as negating adaptive damage (Although her Defense and Resistance stats are similar, so this doesn’t make a significant difference to her in most cases).
  • Unfortunately, as a flier tank Bridal Sophia is essentially forced to run Iote’s shield if she wants to consistently counter colorless bows. Such is life. Other defensive Sacred Seal options such as Distant Def are usable options, but bear in mind that using them will compromise her matchups against most colorless bows even with the effect of her exclusive weapon, and Iote’s Shield allows her to take better advantage of her tome’s raven effect.

Strengths

Dragon Bouquet

Bridal Sophia’s Dragon Bouquet is quite a good weapon, giving her a Raventome effect in addition to a stat boost and automatic follow-up attacks as long as her HP is 25% or higher (Read: this will basically always be active)

Statline

Aside from her Speed, Bridal Sophia’s statline is solid. Base 36 Defense and 34 Resistance mean she’s well accustomed to taking hits on either side of the spectrum, but her most notable feature statwise is her base 40 Attack, which lets her hit harder than she’d ever hoped to in her base game.

Weaknesses

Ranged Flier

Being a ranged flier is extremely bad for many reasons. Firstly they lack access to most B slot options, leaving them stuck with the bare minimum bread crumbs they can scrape up, with skills such as A/R Far Trace and Mystic Boost typically being some of the only decent options they have for their B slot. This flaw is the one most detrimental to ranged fliers as it leaves them with very little skill options that aren’t gimmicky flier movement B slots, and as a result leaves almost every ranged flier struggling to keep up with the meta at large. Ranged fliers are also plagued by a weakness to bows, which is particularly detrimental to tanky ranged fliers like Bridal Sophia which are subsequently forced to run Iote’s shield to avoid the weakness entirely, leaving them with less stats to work with than tanks of other movement types. But hey at least Bridal Sophia’s got good art!

Terrible Speed

Bridal Sophia’s poor Speed leaves her vulnerable to follow-up attacks from all but the absolute slowest units in the game. This also makes fighting foes with Speed based damage reduction skills such as Yen’fay significantly more difficult, as they will have no trouble gaining the full effect of their damage reduction on account of Bridal Sophia’s terrible Speed.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Flux
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Red Tome Users Only
50 2 4
Ruin
Learns by default at 2 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Red Tome Users Only
100 2 6
Fenrir
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Red Tome Users Only
200 2 9
Dragon BouquetGrants Atk+3. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat, grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat, and also, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
Rally DefenseGrants Def+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Learns by default at 4 ★
1 150
Rally Def/ResGrants Def/Res+3 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
1 300
Rally Def/Res+Grants Def/Res+6 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
1 400

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Def Push 1At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, grants Atk/Def+3, but if unit attacked, deals 1 damage to unit after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
60
A
Atk/Def Push 2At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, grants Atk/Def+4, but if unit attacked, deals 1 damage to unit after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
120
A
Atk/Def Push 3At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, grants Atk/Def+5, but if unit attacked, deals 1 damage to unit after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Atk/Def Push 4At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Def+7, but if unit attacked, deals 5 damage to unit after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
A
Atk/Res Rein 1Inflicts Atk/Res-2 on foes within 2 spaces during combat.
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
60
C
Atk/Res Rein 2Inflicts Atk/Res-3 on foes within 2 spaces during combat.
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
120
C
Atk/Res Rein 3Inflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes within 2 spaces during combat.
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
C
Atk/Res HoldInflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes within 3 spaces during combat.
Flying Only
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

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