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Ascended Mareeta

Analysis by Chibi_Chu
Ascended Mareeta - Astra Awakened

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
182
HP 40
ATK 40
SPD 43
DEF 34
RES 25

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 9 9 9 5
Middle 18 10 10 10 6
High 19 11 11 11 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 36 37 39 31 22
Middle 40 40 43 34 25
High 43 44 46 37 29

Skill Sets

Heart be pure, evil be erased! (Vantage Superunit)

Build by Chibi_Chu
Recommended
Ascending Blade A Distant Countering A Slot
Positional Assist B Vantage 3
Vital Astra C Joint Drive Atk
Alternate: Joint Drive Spd
IVs

+Atk or +Spd / -Res

SAtk/Spd Solo 3

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Weapon: Ascending Blade 

Assist: Positional Assist / Ardent Sacrifice / Reciprocal Aid

Special: Vital Astra 

Passive A: Distant Countering A Slot 

Passive B: Vantage 

Passive C: Joint Drive Atk / Joint Drive Spd 

Sacred Seal: Atk/Spd Solo 

  • The original superunit herself has received new life with her ascended alt, and she’s back with a role that can only be replicated by Brave Marth: a Vantage superunit.
    • Both Marth and Mareeta have two of three key components of this role in their weapon; both have Null Follow-Up, but the former has Vantage, while the latter has Special acceleration after combat. Whereas Brave Marth needs Special Spiral in his B Slot to have his Special ready after every combat, Mareeta needs Vantage to counterattack before enemies can attack.
    • Vantage sweeping is a relatively common strategy, but unlike other Vantage sweepers, Marth and Mareeta do not have to choose between essential B Slots; they only need the one they use, as they can access damage reduction with Vital Astra. Since the former uses Special Spiral and the latter has Ascending Blade’s cooldown reductions, Vital Astra will always be ready after combat, meaning they will always have Spd-based damage reduction and additional damage ready. This “failsafe” is what sets Marth and Mareeta apart from their peers, in addition to their statlines being stronger given their Gen 6 Melee Infantry status.
  • A Distant Countering A Slot (such as Distant Stance and Distant Counter) allows Mareeta to counterattack against ranged enemies, enabling her to activate Vantage and KO them before they can land an attack. 
  • Mareeta’s C and S Slots are dedicated to maximizing her damage output. For her C Slot, she can choose between Joint Drive Atk and Joint Drive Spd for +4 damage or extra follow-up, damage reduction, and additional damage security respectively. Atk/Spd Solo maximizes her damage while ensuring she gets the Spd-based damage reduction from Vital Astra, as it grants +6 Atk/Spd during combat if she is not adjacent to an ally.
  • Note that while Mareeta should have little trouble falling to ≤ 75% HP without being outright KO’d thanks to her workable bulk and damage reduction from Vital Astra, she can be paired with Winter Bernadetta to give her HP to allies 10 HP at a time with Ardent Sacrifice. Alternatively, she can take damage from Bolt Traps, though this is dependent on positioning.

Ascended Descendant (Melee Specialist)

Build by Chibi_Chu
Recommended
Ascending Blade A Atk/Spd Boosting A Slot
Alternate: Atk/Def Unity
Positional Assist B Spurn 3
Alternate: Null C-Disrupt 3
Vital Astra C Joint Drive Atk
Alternate: Joint Drive Spd
IVs

+Atk or +Spd or +Def / -Res

SMystic Boost 3
Alternate: Atk/Spd Form 3

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Weapon: Ascending Blade 

Assist: Positional Assist 

Special: Vital Astra 

Passive A: Atk/Spd Boosting A Slot / Atk/Def Boosting A Slot 

Passive B: Spurn / Null C-Disrupt 

Passive C: Joint Drive Skills / Flexible 

Sacred Seal: Mystic Boost / Form Skills 

  • This set focuses on maximizing Mareeta’s damage output and survivability against Melee enemies. Ascending Blade allows Mareeta to have Vital Astra ready every combat, thus activating its Spd-based damage reduction which grants her significant survivability. +5 to all stats and Null Follow-Up during combat also boost her damage and bulk, with the latter in particular halving damage taken and/or doubling damage dealt (on paper) against enemies with guaranteed follow-ups and/or follow-up prevention respectively.
  • Ideally, Mareeta should be paired with a Far Save ally that can tank and counterattack against ranged enemies, as she does not use a Distant Countering A Slot for this set. Rather, she uses Atk/Spd and Atk/Def Boosting A Slots; additional Atk increases damage output, while additional Spd increases follow-up consistency and Vital Astra’s effects and additional Def increases physical bulk. Most notably, Unity grants +5 to two stats and reverses visible debuffs and panicked buffs in those stats during combat if Mareeta is within two spaces of an ally, which she should be so her Far Save ally can protect her from ranged attacks.
  • The combination of Vital Astra and Spurn grants Mareeta 58% damage reduction should her Spd be ≥ 10 more than the enemy’s, making the latter a strong B Slot. Alternatively, Mareeta can use Null C-Disrupt to neutralize counterattack-prevention effects from common threats such as Brave Alm and Ingrid.
  • Joint Drive C Slots are ideal, as they benefit both Mareeta and her Far Save ally. Whichever stat/effect is chosen depends on availability and what Mareeta and her team needs most.
  • For her Sacred Seal, Mareeta can use either Mystic Boost or a Form skill. The former heals Mareeta for 6 HP after every combat; the combination of sustainability and damage reduction from Vital Astra and/or Spurn further cements her survivability. Meanwhile, the latter grants Mareeta in-combat boosts to two stats depending on the number of allies within two spaces (+1 for zero, +3 for one, +5 for two, and +7 for three); given that she should be within two spaces of her Far Save ally and support allies, she will typically get +7 to two stats, making Form skills solid choices.

Flash of the Freeblades (Galeforce)

Build by Chibi_Chu
Recommended
Ascending Blade A Atk/Spd Boosting A Slot
Alternate: Fury 4
Positional Assist B Wings of Mercy 3
Alternate: Windsweep 3
Galeforce C Time's Pulse 3
Alternate: Even Tempest 3
IVs

+Atk or +Spd / -HP or -Res

SBlade Session 3
Alternate: Fury 3

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Weapon: Ascending Blade 

Assist: Positional Assist 

Special: Galeforce

Passive A: Atk/Spd Boosting A Slot / Fury 4

Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Windsweep

Passive C: Time’s Pulse / Even Tempest / Joint Drive Atk

Sacred Seal: Blade Session / Fury

  • Galeforce strategies in Aether Raids Offense depend on Wings of Mercy, a B Slot that allows the user to warp to spaces adjacent to allies with ≤ 50% HP. A Wings of Mercy enabler infiltrates the enemy lines and takes enough damage for Wings of Mercy users to warp adjacent to them, allowing an entire team to sweep most, if not all of the enemies in one Player Phase. Mareeta can play both of these roles incredibly well thanks to Ascendant Blade’s Slaying effect, -1 Special cooldown on turn one, and -1 Special cooldown after combat.
  • Wings of Mercy User:
    • Atk/Spd Boosting A Slots such as Atk/Spd Unity and Atk/Spd Bond 4 are Mareeta’s strongest choices, as they maximize her damage output. The former also reverses visible Atk/Spd debuffs and panicked Atk/Spd buffs, while the latter simply neutralizes them; however, the former also only grants +5 Atk/Spd, while the latter grants +7.
    • Time’s Pulse reduces Galeforce’s cooldown to two. After Mareeta initiates, she will activate Galeforce as long as no Guard effect is active thanks to Ascending Blade granting an additional -1 Special cooldown after every combat. Alternatively, if she is receiving cooldown reduction from allies, she can use Joint Drive Atk to grant +4 Atk to both herself and allies within two spaces.
    • Blade Session grants Atk/Spd during combat depending on the number of allies that have already moved: +3 if zero, +6 if one, and +9 if two. Given that her team has to set up a unit to be at ≤ 50% HP and get them to the frontlines before the Galeforce chain can start, Mareeta will almost always gain at least +6 Atk/Spd during combat, making Blade Session an excellent S Slot for boosting her damage.
  • Wings of Mercy Enabler:
    • Thanks to Ascending Blade’s Null Follow-Up effect, Mareeta can use Windsweep, which prevents physical enemies from counterattacking, without any consequence. This safety net is extremely valuable, as enemies may deal too much damage and KO Mareeta rather than simply dropping her to Wings of Mercy range. However, this safety net also makes Mareeta reliant on herself, allies, or Bolt Traps/Towers to drop to this range; as such, Fury in both her A and S Slots is ideal, as it inflicts recoil damage after combat in exchange for additional stats.
      • With Fury 4 in her A Slot and Fury 3 in her S Slot, she takes 14 recoil damage after every combat. In order to drop to Wings of Mercy range, her max HP must be ≤ 56.
    • Time’s Pulse reduces Galeforce’s cooldown to two. After Mareeta initiates, she will activate Galeforce as long as no Guard effect is active thanks to Ascending Blade granting an additional -1 Special cooldown after every combat. Alternatively, if she is receiving cooldown reduction from allies, she can use her native Even Tempest to gain +1 movement on even-numbered turns, making it much easier for her to reach the enemy.

Strengths

Fantastic Statline

Because she is a Gen 6 Melee Infantry unit, Mareeta has a sky-high 182 BST. As it’s difficult to mess up a statline with so many stat points to play with, Mareeta’s statline is naturally excellent, with high damage output via 40/43 offenses and respectable physical bulk via 40 HP and 34 Def.

Ascending Blade

Having learned the art of Astra from “Shannan,” the Sword of Stars replaces her eponymous weapon for Ascending Blade, which is what may as well be a direct upgrade and then some.

Like Mareeta’s Sword, Ascending Blade grants -1 Special cooldown, in-combat buffs to all stats, and Null Follow-Up. However, the latter two effects are locked behind a lenient ≥ 25% HP condition, while for Mareeta’s Sword, they are locked behind not being adjacent to any allies, which can be particularly difficult to achieve if Wings of Mercy chaining for Galeforce strategies and/or relying on allies for supportive effects. Ascending Blade also grants Mareeta -1 Special cooldown on turn one and after every combat.

With follow-up control, constant Special activations, and stat increases, Ascending Blade is a package deal, providing Mareeta with significant offensive and defensive advantages. If using a two-cooldown Special (such as her base Vital Astra, which provides Spd-based damage reduction and additional damage), Mareeta can also shrug off Guard effects, as her Special will always be ready anyway.

Infantry advantages

Infantry units have access to powerful skills that boost their offensive and/or defensive capabilities. These include Mareeta’s native Vital Astra and Spurn, in addition to others such as Null C-Disrupt and Time’s Pulse. 

Versatile

The combination of Ascending Blade and Vital Astra puts Mareeta in a rather unique position. With Null Follow-Up in the former and damage reduction in the latter, she has a variety of B Slots to choose from that can fit her into different roles.

  • Her base Spurn is still a strong choice for further damage reduction (58% when combined with Vital Astra) and +5 damage on damage-dealing Special activations, improving her survivability and damage output.
  • Only replicable by Brave Marth, Mareeta can play a “Vantage superunit” role if she chooses Vantage. While her goal of KOing the enemy before they can attack is the same as other Vantage units, she and Brave Marth have damage reduction as a failsafe.
  • Because Ascending Blade has Null Follow-Up, it cancels the follow-up prevention of Windsweep and Watersweep, making them great choices for dishing out damage without taking any damage against physical or magical enemies respectively. Compounded with Fury in both her A and S Slots, Mareeta can be built as a safe and high-damage beacon that drops to ≤ 50% HP so allies with Wings of Mercy can warp to spaces adjacent to her.
  • Rather than being the Wings of Mercy beacon, Mareeta herself can use Wings of Mercy to warp to a beacon and start/continue a Galeforce chain.

Weaknesses

Unfavorable Meta

The advent of Near Save and Far Save has come with the decline of Infantry superunits, as specialization is preferred. While Mareeta’s aforementioned Vantage superunit playstyle is both rare and effective, players may still prefer Savior units anyway due to their safer, less risk-prone playstyle. As for Galeforce, only having two movement and no Canto effects can be difficult to work with; however, this is not a problem if Mareeta is a Wings of Mercy user rather than enabler, and if she is the enabler, she can grant herself +1 movement with her native Even Tempest for better mobility.

Mareeta’s versatility should not be understated—she performs admirably in both Player Phase and Enemy Phase, so she can be slotted into several team types despite a hostile meta.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Sword
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
50 1 6
Steel Sword
Learns by default at 2 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
100 1 8
Silver Sword
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
200 1 11
Ascending BladeAccelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At the start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count-1. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat, neutralizes effects that guarantee foe's follow-up attacks and effects that prevent unit's follow-up attacks, and after combat, grants Special cooldown count-1.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 1 16
Available Rearmed Weapons
Arcane Éljúðnir
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
Night SkyBoosts damage dealt by 50%.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 3
AstraBoosts damage dealt by 150%.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 4
Vital AstraBoosts damage by 30% of unit's Spd. If unit's Special is ready and unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats × 3 (max 30%). At the start of combat, if unit's Special is ready and unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat by percentage = difference between stats × 3 (max 30%). (Damage-reduction effects above are considered non-Special effects, so skills like Deadeye still apply.)
Unlocks at 5 ★
Infantry Sword, Lance & Axe Only
500 2

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Spd Solo 1If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+2 during combat.
Unlocks at 2 ★
60
A
Atk/Spd Solo 2If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat.
Unlocks at 3 ★
120
A
Atk/Spd Solo 3If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+6 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Atk/Spd Solo 4If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +7 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
A
Spurn 1If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats × 2 (max 20%). If unit's HP ≤ 25% and unit's attack triggers Special, deals +5 damage when Special triggers.
Infantry Sword, Lance & Axe Only
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
B
Spurn 2If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats × 3 (max 30%). If unit's HP ≤ 50% and unit's attack triggers Special, deals +5 damage when Special triggers.
Infantry Sword, Lance & Axe Only
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
B
Spurn 3If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats × 4 (max 40%). If unit's HP ≤ 75% and unit's attack triggers Special, deals +5 damage when Special triggers.
Infantry Sword, Lance & Axe Only
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B
Even Tempest 1At start of even-numbered turns, if unit's HP = 100%, unit can move 1 extra space. (That turn only. Does not stack.)
Infantry & Flying Units Only
Unlocks at 3 ★
60
C
Even Tempest 2At start of even-numbered turns, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, unit can move 1 extra space. (That turn only. Does not stack.)
Infantry & Flying Units Only
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
C
Even Tempest 3At start of even-numbered turns, unit can move 1 extra space. (That turn only. Does not stack.)
Infantry & Flying Units Only
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

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