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Winter Lysithea

Analysis by raelet
Winter Lysithea - Gifted Students

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
162
HP 38
ATK 42
SPD 40
DEF 19
RES 23

Stat Variations

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

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 34 39 37 16 20
Middle 38 42 40 19 23
High 41 46 44 22 27

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

You Need Me (Tankbuster)

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Sweet Yule Log A Swift Sparrow 3
Reposition
Alternate: Rally Attack
B S/R Far Trace 3
Alternate: Lull Spd/Res 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Ruptured Sky
C C Feud 3
Alternate: Rouse Atk/Spd 4
IVs

+SPD / -HP

SAtk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Quickened Pulse

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Sweet Yule Log

Assist: Positional Assist / Rally

Special: Moonbow / Ruptured Sky

Passive A: Swift Sparrow

Passive B: S/R Far Trace / Lull Spd/Res

Passive C: C Feud / Rouse Atk/Spd

Sacred Seal: Atk/Spd Solo / Quickened Pulse

  • This build is suitable for busting tanks, particularly if utilized on Aether Raids Defense. However, it's still good for general purpose, and with some tweaking, we can make her kit synergize better with her role and overall less-niche.
  • Firstly - for a unit who is reliant on Speed to make a high +10 Speed check over her opponent and trigger the optimal effect of her prf, Lysithea needs all the Speed she can get. This means replacing her B slot with a skill that reduces her opponent's Speed, like Lull Spd/Res or S/R Far Trace. For summoners on a budget, her native A/R Far Trace is serviceable, though not optimal.
  • After that, it's more of a matter of summoner preference. Moonbow or Ruptured Sky depends on your choice of target - in most content it won't matter, but when fighting someone like Fallen Edelgard, proccing Ruptured Sky could make the difference in defeating her or not - but that's the only place where the distinction would matter.
  • Additionally, using Quickened Pulse in the seal slot is a drastic reduction in damage, as you lose the additional +6 damage per hit (and potentially 6 Speed) from initiation when compared with Atk/Spd Solo, but it's also the only way that Lysithea can proc a Special vs an opponent who has a Guard effect.
    • In general, Atk/Spd Solo in the seal is always going to be the better option, except - again - when using Ruptured Sky vs an opponent like Fallen Edelgard or a stacked Caineghis. Ruptured Sky vs an unmerged Fallen Edelgard should add roughly 16 damage in the initial hit, whereas both brave hits from an Atk/Spd Solo boosted Lysithea would hit for a total of 10 additional damage.
    • Is that worth the big inherit and the loss of damage in most other contexts? Probably not, but it is more optimal in this common scenario.
  • Finally, we have C Feud or Rouse Atk/Spd. In an AR-D context, C Feud is better, no question - but in a player-controlled context, it gets a bit trickier. Most of the time, the AI will not use colorless supports correctly, making C Feud only worthwhile to get the additional stat debuffs vs colorless units. However, when using Rouse Atk/Spd, Lysithea can pair the natural buffs from that with her harmonic skill, which grants her Bonus Doubler, doubling the effects of the buff. This adds a total of +12 Spd and Atk and will absolutely swing fights her way vs more opponents - but it's only during the turn when both the Harmonic skill and Rouse Atk/Spd are both active.

Strengths

Tankbuster 3000

L00tsythia's Yule Log weapon is remarkably good at tank busting and functions very well against slower tank units by capitalizing on a Desperation or Brave effect, depending on how much higher their Speed is than their foes'.

Additionally, being a colorless tome means that they don't have to worry about color weaknesses. While other tankbusters such as Duo Lif and Selena have to worry about weapon triangle advantages and are subsequently hard countered by units such as Brave Hector or Ascended Fjorm, Harmonic Lysithea only has to worry about tanks like Young Lyon who have a WTA vs colorless units.

Furthermore, their base kit has the new skill C Feud skill, which disables colorless support skills. This counters popular tanking strategies with units like Flayn, Kinshi Hinoka, and Duo Hilda, making tanks much easier to take down without their key supports.

Weaknesses

Tankbusting Requires More Tools

Without a skill that nullfies Guard, those two tanks will also deny Lute-sythia from triggering their special, reducing their damage.

Secondly, with no way to cut through damage mitigation, the pair's damage is countered further by damage reduction skills such as Fallen Edelgard's B skill, Brave Edelgard's B skill, and Brave Dimitri's B skill

Speed-Reliant

The pair are also overly-reliant on a Speed stat which... isn't really that great? 40 Speed is nice, but for an effect which requires the duo to be ten Speed above their opponent, they'll find it difficult to get the secondary use of their prf toward many of the Speed-leaning units who have released in the past year.

Harmonized Skill

Grants Atk+6,【Resonance: Blades】, and 【Bonus Doubler】to unit and allies from the same titles as unit for 1 turn. 

【Resonance: Blades】 Grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat for 1 turn. 

【Bonus Doubler】 Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = current bonus on each of unit's stats for 1 turn. Calculates each stat bonus independently.

 

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Stone
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Colorless Tome Only
50 2 4
Elstone
Learns by default at 2 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Colorless Tome Only
100 2 6
Atlas
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Colorless Tome Only
200 2 9
Sweet Yule LogAccelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd+6 to unit during combat, and also, if unit initiates combat, grants an effect to unit based on the value of unit's Spd minus foe's Spd: if ≤ 9, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack; if ≥ 10, unit attacks twice.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
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 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 3
MoonbowResolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 2

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Death Blow 1Grants Atk+2 if unit initiates combat.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
50
A
Swift Sparrow 1If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+2 during battle.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
120
A
Swift Sparrow 2If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+4 during battle.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Swift Sparrow 3If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6, Spd+7 during Combat
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
A
A/R Far Trace 1Enables【Canto (Rem.)】.  Inflicts Atk/Res-1 on foe during combat.  【Canto (Rem.)】 After an attack, Assist skill, or structure destruction, unit can move spaces = any movement not already used that turn. (If unit used a movement skill that warped them, its remaining movement is 0.)  (Unit moves according to movement type. Once per turn. Cannot attack or assist. Only highest value applied. Does not stack. After moving, if a skill that grants another action would be triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will trigger after the granted action. Unit's base movement has no effect on movement granted. Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy) a distance greater than unit's remaining movement.)
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
B
A/R Far Trace 2Enables【Canto (Rem.)】.  Inflicts Atk/Res-2 on foe during combat.  【Canto (Rem.)】 After an attack, Assist skill, or structure destruction, unit can move spaces = any movement not already used that turn. (If unit used a movement skill that warped them, its remaining movement is 0.)  (Unit moves according to movement type. Once per turn. Cannot attack or assist. Only highest value applied. Does not stack. After moving, if a skill that grants another action would be triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will trigger after the granted action. Unit's base movement has no effect on movement granted. Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy) a distance greater than unit's remaining movement.)
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
B
A/R Far Trace 3Enables【Canto (Rem.)】.  Inflicts Atk/Res-3 on foe during combat.  【Canto (Rem.)】 After an attack, Assist skill, or structure destruction, unit can move spaces = any movement not already used that turn. (If unit used a movement skill that warped them, its remaining movement is 0.)  (Unit moves according to movement type. Once per turn. Cannot attack or assist. Only highest value applied. Does not stack. After moving, if a skill that grants another action would be triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will trigger after the granted action. Unit's base movement has no effect on movement granted. Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy) a distance greater than unit's remaining movement.)
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B
C Feud 1If in combat against a colorless foe, disables skills of all foes, excluding foe in combat. During combat, disables skills of all colorless foes, excluding foe in combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
60
C
C Feud 2If in combat against a colorless foe, disables skills of all foes, excluding foe in combat, and inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-2 on foe during combat. During combat, disables skills of all colorless foes, excluding foe in combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
C
C Feud 3If in combat against a colorless foe, disables skills of all foes, excluding foe in combat, and inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat. During combat, disables skills of all colorless foes, excluding foe in combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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