Legendary Tiki (Young)

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Legendary Tiki (Young) - Legendary Dragon


Obtainable as a 5 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
HP 45
ATK 34
SPD 35
DEF 37
RES 29

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
Low 16 9 10 3 4
Middle 17 10 11 4 5
High 18 11 12 5 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
Low 42 31 32 33 26
Middle 45 34 35 37 29
High 48 37 38 40 32

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.


  • +ATK: Tiki: Legendary Dragon is a hero who can make great use of all of her stats thanks to her staggering BST, but +ATK is her most universally useful boon. Regardless of whether Tiki is focusing on offense or defense, increased Attack will greatly improve her combat prowess.

  • +SPD: Tiki’s base 35 Speed would naturally encourage a Speed boon, but as an armoured hero with access to Bold Fighter, +SPD isn’t essential. With that said, +SPD is highly recommended if Tiki plans to run Special Fighter. Though less flexible than +ATK, +SPD is still a good boon to have, or a workable bane.


  • DEF: A +DEF boon pushes Tiki’s defense up to an incredible base 40. This provides a fantastic foundation for improvement with defensive options like Steady Breath and Tiki’s ‘With Everyone!’ skill. While a boon is down to preference or availability, a Defense bane should be avoided due to the -4 penalty.

  • RES: This is also one of Tiki’s more respectable stats, as 29 base Resistance can be easily improved to turn Tiki into a mixed defensive wall. A Resistance boon puts her at 32, granting a mixed defensive spread of 37/32 before considering defensive skills and her unique C passive. A Resistance bane will push her down to 26, which while passable, will hurt her matchups more considerably against mages and other dragons.


  • -HP: While Tiki’s HP is still quite useful, -HP is arguably the most useful of all of her banes. Tiki’s naturally high defensive stats prevent a lot of damage already, and her respectable Speed guard her from many follow up attacks. A drop to her HP stat is often worth the boost to any of her other stats, particularly +ATK.

Skill Sets

Divine Princess of Archanea (Mixed Phase)

Build by
Divine Mist A Fierce Breath
Swap B Bold Fighter 3
Alternate: Aether
C With Everyone!
IVsSQuick Riposte 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +ATK / -HP
  • Weapon: Divine Mist
  • Assist: Swap / Flexible
  • Special: Bonfire / Aether / Glimmer / Moonbow
  • Passive A: Fierce Breath / Death Blow / Warding Breath / Steady Breath
  • Passive B: Bold Fighter
  • Passive C: With Everyone! / Odd Atk Wave / Armor March / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Quick Riposte

Legendary Tiki’s impressive BST grants her impressive offensive and defensive stats. In addition to both Fierce Breath and Bold Fighter; two of the best Enemy Phase and Player Phase skills available, Tiki is the perfect candidate for a mixed phase build. Tiki’s skills with this set are largely down to her role within the team, as she can put an emphasis on either phase.

The first variable skill is her Special skill: Aether provides considerable sustain, and as Tiki will be running Bold Fighter she has an improved means of charging the long cooldown. Alternatively, Bonfire or Moonbow can offer greater damage at the cost of the Aether’s healing effect. If Tiki will be playing a significant role in defeating multiple enemy heroes per map, Aether is the more appealing choice. With that said, Bonfire and Moonbow also make for fine budget alternatives.

Secondly, Tiki’s A slot will be affected by her role. Fierce Breath comes as a part of her base kit and offers Special cooldown charge and increased Attack during the Enemy Phase: two effects that greatly improve Tiki’s combat potential. With that said, Death Blow offers a fine alternative for those looking to use Tiki more offensively.

Tiki’s C and S slot skills are difficult to pass up: ‘With Everyone!’ offers an enormous defensive boost with a lax activation requirement. As a part of her base kit, it’s difficult to recommend a replacement for this powerful skill. With that said, Odd Atk Wave is a possible alternative for those looking for offensive options, though the activation effects of both of these skills allow Tiki to benefit from both boosts if she finds herself alongside the right partner. Armor March is worth considering as well, but this skill is better suited for Tiki’s ally.

Divine Mist has no strong competitor, and the dragon effectiveness is particularly useful in Arena. Swap is useful for improved maneuverability, but as always, Assist skills are flexible and team dependent.

Exalted Hero (Special Fighter Build)

Build by
Divine Mist A Fort. Def/Res 3
Alternate: Fury 3
Swap B Special Fighter 3
Alternate: Ignis
C With Everyone!
IVsSQuick Riposte 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +SPD / -HP
  • Weapon: Divine Mist
  • Assist: Swap / Flexible
  • Special: Aether / Blue Flame / Ignis / Bonfire / Glimmer
  • Passive A: Fort. Def/Res 3 / Atk/Spd Bond / Atk/Def Bond / Fury / Kestral Stance / Fierce Stance
  • Passive B: Special Fighter
  • Passive C: With Everyone!
  • Sacred Seal: Quick Riposte / Close Defense / Distant Def

Tiki’s solid Speed allows her to take advantage of Special Fighter, particularly as Divine Mist enables her to retaliate from range without sacrificing her A slot for Distant Counter. The greatest advantage of Breath skills - the Special cooldown reduction - is mitigated by Special Fighter, so a powerful defensive skill like Fort. Def/Res 3, Bond skills such as Atk/Spd Bond and Atk/Def Bond, or Stance skills like Kestral Stance and Fierce Stance are Tiki’s strong choices. A strong budget alternative is Fury, which offers Tiki beneficial boosts to her defensive stats as well, though the poor synergy with Quick Riposte makes this a weaker option if Tiki faces prolonged bouts of combat each map.

Aether vs Blue Flame is debatable, but the improved Special cooldown granted by Special Fighter makes Aether an appealing option considering the extra sustain it grants. Blue Flame is a solid alternative for those looking to do more damage, in addition to Ignis, Bonfire and Glimmer.

The only other contentious part of Tiki’s build is the Seal slot. Quick Riposte ensures Tiki can make two attacks on the Enemy Phase, but with +SPD and Atk/Spd Bond, Tiki will often have enough Speed to ensure follow-up attacks. In this case, Close Defense or Distant Def make for better alternatives.

Dutiful Dragon (Defensive Wall)

Build by
Divine Mist A Warding Breath
Alternate: Fierce Breath
Swap B Vengeful Fighter 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C With Everyone!
IVsSClose Def 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +ATK, +DEF or +RES / -HP or -SPD
  • Weapon: Divine Mist
  • Assist: Swap / Flexible
  • Special: Aether / Bonfire / Ignis / Moonbow
  • Passive A: Warding Breath / Fierce Breath / Steady Breath
  • Passive B: Vengeful Fighter / Quick Riposte / Guard / Wrath
  • Passive C: With Everyone! / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Close Defense / Distant Def / Quick Riposte

Tiki’s impressive base 37 Defense and workable base 29 Resistance allow Tiki to become one of the strongest defensive heroes in the game, rivaling and even surpassing her competition in Fallen Hardin and Brave Hector. Her optimal boon for this build is very flexible: +ATK is always beneficial on an Enemy Phase set, but +DEF or +RES will provide a welcome boost to her defensive stats. On the flip side, Tiki’s banes are equally debatable: -HP is arguably the best choice, but against slower heroes -SPD may have more value, as Vengeful Fighter ensures that Tiki can make two attacks on the Enemy Phase. Any extra Speed would only benefit Tiki in avoiding follow-up attacks or making follow-up attacks herself against slow enemy heroes.

Tiki undoubtedly wants a Breath skill in her A slot, but this too is relatively flexible. Warding Breath offers a nice boost to Tiki’s middling Resistance stat, putting her at a respectable 33, or 36 if she is +RES. Fierce Breath is a budget alternative, and arguably superior for those satisfied with Tiki’s Resistance stat. Steady Breath offers a more defensive focus but remains the weakest of Tiki’s choices.

Vengeful Fighter is well-suited to Tiki’s playstyle, offering improved Special cooldown charge and ensuring that she can make two attacks on the Enemy Phase. This grants her more value from Special skills with longer cooldowns, like Aether or Ignis. For those running Quick Riposte in the seal slot instead, Wrath or Guard are the best alternatives.

Tiki’s unique C slot skill is a must-have for defensive builds, and either Close Defense or Distant Def provide a helpful defensive boost from the S slot. Assuming Tiki is benefitting from Warding Breath, ‘With Everyone!’, and Close Defense, the Legendary Dragon with a Resistance boon will wield an absurd defensive spread of 48/47 against melee attackers on the Enemy Phase. With +ATK instead, this drops to 48/44, but with Tiki’s boosted Attack stat sitting at an impressive 53 instead of 50.

Divine Scourge (Offensive Player Phase)

Build by
Divine Mist A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Swap B Bold Fighter 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: With Everyone!
IVsSAttack +3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +SPD / -HP
  • Weapon: Divine Mist /
  • Assist: Swap / Flexible
  • Special: Bonfire / Moonbow
  • Passive A: Death Blow
  • Passive B: Bold Fighter
  • Passive C: Odd Atk Wave / With Everyone!
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +3

Tiki’s Attack isn’t the greatest among armored heroes, but with access to Bold Fighter, she can run a powerful Player Phase build. Death Blow is a must, as is Bold Fighter, though both of these skills are easy enough to acquire. Tiki’s Special skill is relatively flexible, but Bonfire provides a powerful static damage boost thanks to Tiki’s high Defense.

Odd Atk Wave is an expensive option, but ultimately remains the best choice for offensive C slot skills. If this effect can be provided by a teammate, however, Tiki is better off using ‘With Everyone!’. Attack +3 is the best offensive choice for a seal.


Breaking all previous BST records, Tiki: Legendary Dragon emerges as the first hero to hit a base stat total of 180: the highest of any hero as of her release. With such a high BST, it should come as no surprise that Legendary Tiki lacks any clear weakness. 34/35 in Attack and Speed isn’t far behind most offensive heroes, and her impressive 45 HP, 37 Defense, and 29 Resistance allow Tiki to take on a strong defensive role as well.

What truly sets Tiki apart is her status as an armored hero, which grants Tiki access to powerful skills like Bold Fighter, Vengeful Fighter and Special Fighter, the first of which is accessible in her base kit. These skills make Tiki an incredibly adaptable hero, capable of excelling in a variety of roles. In addition, as a blue dragon, Tiki has triangle advantage against all of the wielders of Falchion who normally have an advantageous match-up against her. In addition to the scarcity of Julia and Deirdre, and the rarity of other dragon counters like Cloud Maiougi, there are few threats that Tiki cannot stand up to.

Typical of most legendary heroes, Tiki also has her own unique skills. Divine Mist grants Distant Counter as well as effectiveness against other dragon heroes, granting her a fantastic advantage against one of Arena’s most common threats. In addition, Divine Mist frees up Tiki’s A slot by granting Distant Counter, and also offers the adaptive damage that dragon breath weapons have become infamous for.

Overall, it should be clear what makes Legendary Tiki one of the most threatening heroes in the game. Unrivaled stats, access to powerful skills, and strong unique skills make Tiki one of the strongest heroes around.

“Next time I close my eyes, I feel as though I'll never open them again. I don't want that. I want to live with everyone.”

Tiki - Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem


Divine Mist

Tiki’s unique weapon offers the ability to counterattack from 2 range, adaptive damage, and effectiveness against dragon heroes. This greatly improves Tiki’s combat ability against mages and dragon heroes who would aim to exploit her middling Resistance stat.

With Everyone!

Tiki’s unique C slot skill ‘With Everyone!’ is a potent defensive skill that benefits both Tiki and her allies. With an easy to activate requirement, this skill provides a defensive boost surpassing the similar effects of Bracing Stance and Rally Def/Res.

Incredible Stats

To put it bluntly, Tiki has no real weakness when it comes to her stat-line: her 29 Resistance is her weakest stat, but still represents greater magical bulk than most heroes in the game. In addition, her melee stats are incredibly impressive: 34 Attack provides a solid foundation for mixed phase builds, 35 Speed is useful in preventing follow up attacks, and 37 Defense grants fantastic physical bulk.

Access to Armor Skills

As an armored hero, Legendary Tiki can wield the highly desired armor skills: Bold Fighter, Vengeful Fighter, and Special Fighter. With these skills, Tiki can perform exceptionally in a Player Phase offensive build, an Enemy Phase defensive build or a mixed phase build.


Weakness to Effective Weapons

Tiki’s class and weapon provide numerous advantages, but they also leave her susceptible to anti-armor and anti-dragon weapons. Though the Naga tome and Cloud Maiougi are the only real anti-dragon threats Tiki has to fear thanks to her triangle advantage against Falchion users, effective axe weapons like Slaying Hammer+.

Middling Resistance

Though Tiki’s 29 Resistance is by no means weak, it is the worst of her defensive stats. With green tome wielders representing a common portion of mages, Tiki must beware of mages who can make follow up attacks against her and overpower her with their sheer attack power.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Fire Breath
Only inheritable by Dragon units.
50 1 6
Fire Breath+
Only inheritable by Dragon units.
100 1 8
Only inheritable by Dragon units.
200 1 11
Divine MistEffective against dragon foes. Unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range. If foe's Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe's Def or Res.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 1 16
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
New MoonResolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%
Learns by default at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 3
MoonbowResolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 2

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Fierce Stance 1Grants Atk+2 during combat when this unit is attacked.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Fierce Stance 2Grants Atk+4 during combat when this unit is attacked.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Fierce BreathIf foe initiates combat, grants Atk+4 during combat and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Melee, Infantry, and Armored Only
Unlocks at 5 ★
Bold Fighter 1If unit's HP = 100% and unit initiates combat, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack, and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. (Does not stack.)
Only inheritable by armor units.
Bold Fighter 2If unit's HP ≥ 50% and unit initiates combat, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack, and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. (Does not stack.)
Only inheritable by armor units.
Bold Fighter 3If unit initiates combat, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack, and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. (Does not stack.)
Only inheritable by armor units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
With Everyone!At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+5 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn.
Non-Inheritable skill.
Unlocks at 5 ★

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