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Eliwood: Knight of Lycia

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For a long time Eliwood has been mid-tier, struggling due to his, admittedly, pretty good at launch weapon but weird stats. With his new Durandal refine, however, he has a new lease on life as a player-phase cavalier similar to Brave Roy and Siegbert.

 

Sword of Fire (Attack-focused Player Phase)

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Weapon: Durandal (Swift Sparrow Refine)
Assist: Flexible
Special: Dragon Fang, Luna, Aether, Galeforce
A: Death Blow 3 (4 if possible)
B: Dull Close or a Chill (His Speed with this set isn't high enough for Desperation)
C: Flexible, Cavalry buffs, Waves or Tactics
S: Heavy Blade

This set is all about attack, attack, attack, and is probably his highest natural damage set.

 

Swift Sword Barrage (Speed-Focused Player Phase)

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Weapon: Durandal (Swift Sparrow Refine)
Assist: Flexible
Special: Dragon Fang, Moonbow, Glimmer
A: Darting Blow
B: Desperation
C: Flexible
S: Darting Blow (We're getting this seal in the Valentines TT)

Meanwhile, here, Eliwood is a blazing speed demon.

 

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For the first set, HB doesn't seem all that useful unless the intent is to charge for the next round of combat since as mentioned, he's not innately doubling a ton. Maybe a brazen or plain old attack +3?

For the second, I would think SS would be a better option as it's only -2 spd for +4 attack, putting +spd Eliwood at 61/47 offensive stats when initiating. Or drop the Darting Blow seal for HB to give hm 61/41 (SS) or 57/43 (DB A slot) and let cav buffs make up the difference.

As general thoughts, for either set, iceberg might not be a bad idea for specials and Sword and Axe Breaker seem like decent options for B skills. Swordbreaker lets him double people like Karla and Axe Breaker lets him punch through Wary Fighter.

Just as a formatting note, I'd include optimal assets (flaws don't really matter anymore with merge changes). In Eliwood's case, both seem pretty obvious, +atk for the first and +spd for the second, but just safe to specify.

Edited by bottlegnomes

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Might suggest Fury as another budget option for those who lack access to Darting Blow. Eliwood also has fairly decent RES to run either SPD or DEF Ploy.

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Swift Sparrow and Fury are both superior to Darting Blow in the A slot for the second build, and I second @Frosty's suggestions.

I'd suggest something like

[+Atk]

Durandal [unique]
Reposition
Moonbow
Fury 4 / Fury 3 / Swift Sparrow 2
Desperation 3 / Axebreaker 3
Def Ploy 3 / Spd Ploy 3
Darting Blow 3 / Spd Ploy 3

if you have the fodder for the Ploy skills.

+Atk is slightly better than +Spd, despite the Spd focus.

Axebreaker is there because Wary Fighter is a thing.

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I just pulled a free 5 star +Spd, -Def Eliwood, so glad to see this was made recently! Now I know what to give my new FE7 horsie. ^^

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Is this OP still a WIP? :0 sets are very barebones with no mention of statlines or suggested IVs or anything.

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