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Caellach - Tiger Eye

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
176
HP 45
ATK 40
SPD 27
DEF 31
RES 33

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 18 9 7 6 8
Middle 19 10 8 7 9
High 20 11 9 8 10

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 42 37 24 28 30
Middle 45 40 27 31 33
High 48 44 31 34 36

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

Eye of the Tiger (Offense)

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Recommended
Brave Axe+
Alternate: Ninja Masakari+
A Sturdy Impact
Alternate: Death Blow (3 or 4)
Reposition B Lull Atk/Def 3
Alternate: Special Spiral 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Even Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Def Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK / -SPD

SDeath Blow 3

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Weapon: Brave Axe+ / Ninja Masakari+

Assist: Reposition

Special: Moonbow / Glimmer

Passive A: Sturdy Impact / Death Blow / Swift Sparrow

Passive B: Lull Atk/Def / Special Spiral / Hit and Run

Passive C:  Even Atk Wave / Def Smoke

Sacred Seal: Death Blow

  • This set is straightforward and brutal: stack Attack as high as you can and simply delete your opponent in Player Phase.
  • With the new Ninja weapons and the f2p availability of Ninja Masakari, it could be a F2P inheritance option if you don't have the feathers for a Brave Axe, but it's likely better suited on Ninja Hana anyway. If Ninja Masakari was inherited to Caellach, it opens the option for him to try and build up his Speed via Speed-stacking skills such as Life and Death or Swift Sparrow. Note that this isn't highly recommended, but it is an option.
  • Sturdy Impact is all-around better in his A slot than Death Blow due to its followup denial. Since Caellach's Speed is fairly low, he relies on his high Attack to oneshot his opponent - if he cannot do this, then he needs to prevent them from doubling him.
  • Lull Atk/Def and Special Spiral are both premium options for Caellach and increase his offensive power. On a budget, however, he can take Hit and Run, which gives him some protection after he's attacked.

Meaty Merc (Defensive)

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Deck Swabber+ (+Def) A Distant Counter
Alternate: Bracing Stance (2 or 3)
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Glimmer C Pulse Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK / -SPD

SAtk/Def Solo 3

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Weapon: Deck Swabber+ (+DEF)

Assist: Reposition

Special: Moonbow / Glimmer

Passive A: Distant Counter / Bracing Stance

Passive B: Quick Riposte

Passive C:  Pulse Smoke

Sacred Seal: Atk/Def Solo

  • This is a very tanky set that plays to Caellach's strengths - his mixed bulk and high Attack - while mitigating his weaknesses. By utilizing the Deck Swabber, Caellach can reduce his opponent's Attack and strip their Attack buffs, which helps him to stay protected. He also reduces their Defense, allowing him to do more damage.
  • Distant Counter plays well to his mixed bulk and allows him to retaliate vs both archers and mages. Bracing Stance is another option which limits him to melee, but increases his tankiness significantly at that range.
  • Atk/Def Solo in his seal slot synergizes nicely with Deck Swabber, as both skills require Caellach to be all alone. This helps him to further endure enemy hits while dishing out some heavy damage on his own.

Strengths

High Attack

  • Caellach's high Attack value makes him immediately serviceable as a free unit and can enable him to brute force many PvE maps
  • He can be built very cheaply around his Attack stat, which makes him valuable as a barracks-filler

Mixed Defenses

  • Most of Caellach's other stats went to his mixed defenses, enabling him to be a decent mixed tank. However, his low Speed stat works as a detriment to this, as he will often be attacked twice by his foe, doubling the damage he takes - unless he can eliminate them in a single hit, that is.
  • This means that Caellach's best defense is indeed a good offense: he has the bulk to ensure that he can take a hit, and by increasing his Attack, he can try to oneshot his foe before they strike the killing blow. This is a fairly risky way to play, but with a stat spread like Caellach's, it's generally his best option.

Weaknesses

Low Speed

  • Caellach's low Speed is an issue both offensively and defensively.
  • While he obviously won't be able to double attack many foes without the help of a Brave Axe, his low Speed also cripples his offensive power against units who run Speed-based reduction skills like Close Call.
  • Defensively, his low speed allows him to be doubled by most of the units in the game.

Okay Defenses

  • Caellach's defenses are okay, but not great. While he can invest heavily into them, a defensive spread of 31/33 is no longer as impressive as it used to be.
  • With some characters reaching over 70 Attack, Caellach can still take upwards of 40 damage in a single hit, so he has to be careful and cannot be played like a universal omni-tank without heavy investment.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Axe
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
50 1 6
Steel Axe
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
100 1 8
Reprisal AxeIf foe initiates combat, grants Atk+6 during combat.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
200 1 10
Reprisal Axe+If foe initiates combat, grants Atk+6 during combat.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
300 1 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
Dragon GazeBoosts Atk by 30%.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 4
Dragon FangBoosts Atk by 50%.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 4

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Guard 1If unit's HP is ≥ 100% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge-1. (If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
50
B
Guard 2If unit's HP is ≥ 90% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge-1. (If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
100
B
Guard 3If unit's HP is ≥ 80% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge-1. (If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
200
B
Even Def Wave 1At start of even-numbered turns, grants Def+2 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
C
Even Def Wave 2At start of even-numbered turns, grants Def+4 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
C
Even Def Wave 3At start of even-numbered turns, grants Def+6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

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