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Groom Hinata - Samurai Groom

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
172
HP 47
ATK 37
SPD 27
DEF 40
RES 21

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 18 8 4 11 5
Middle 19 9 5 12 6
High 20 10 6 13 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 44 34 23 37 18
Middle 47 37 27 40 21
High 50 40 30 43 24

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

This unit requires use of Trait Fruits to get access to IVs

Skill Sets

Déodorant Domestique (Single Shot Offensive)

Build by accidentalgreed
Recommended
Huge Fan+ (+Atk)
Alternate: Slaying Hammer+ (+Atk)
A Atk/Def Solo 3
Alternate: Death Blow (3 or 4)
Reposition B Special Spiral 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Def 3
Ignis
Alternate: Moonbow
C Infantry Pulse 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK or +DEF / -RES

SDeath Blow 3
Alternate: Brazen Atk/Def 3

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Weapon: Huge Fan+ (+Atk) / Slaying Hammer+ (+Atk) / Slaying Axe+ (+Atk)

Assist: Reposition / Flexible

Special: Ignis / Moonbow / Bonfire

Passive A: Atk/Def Solo / Death Blow / Atk/Def Bond / Brazen Atk/Def

Passive B: Special Spiral / Lull Atk/Def

Passive C: Infantry Pulse / Atk Smoke / Def Smoke / Flexible

Sacred Seal: Death Blow / Brazen Atk/Def / Atk/Def Bond / Equivalent Stances

  • A more offensive approach certainly isn't off the table as Hinata's great neutral base 37 Attack and default Huge Fan (which offers a substantial additional Attack boost if Hinata has got a bonus on himself) can be further built on.
    • A build that focuses less on melee baiting and more on single hit damage output (meaning Hinata can flexibly initiate himself if required) is thusly more than doable.
  • Death Blow in the A slot skill or Sacred Seal or both is one method of improving Hinata's player phase performance in particular. Should Hinata have access to Atk/Def Solo, however, that should be run instead to improve dual-phase performance with an easy condition. While Atk/Def Bond does a similar job and is easily available as a default kit skill and Sacred Seal, there tend to be times where ally adjacency isn't an ideal option. Brazen Atk/Def is a similar option with slightly more potency but requires setup.
  • Special Spiral and Lull Atk/Def are two ideal options that improve Hinata's Special and non-Special performance respectively.
    • In particular, Special Spiral combos well with Huge Fan or Slaying Axe to help Hinata charge higher-cooldown Specials—Ignis and Bonfire in particular—at much more acceptable timings.
  • As always, Slaying Hammer is an option for those who plan to mainly use Hinata in Coliseum settings due to the abundance of armored units.
  • Hinata can also use his huge resulting HP stat and Infantry Pulse to support other infantry units in prechaging their own Specials turn 1, but the C slot is otherwise flexible.

Where Rinkah's Wedding Money Went (High-Investment Physical Tank)

Build by accidentalgreed
Recommended
Guard Axe+ (+Def)
Alternate: Huge Fan+ (+Def)
A Distant Foil
Alternate: Sturdy Stance (2 or 3)
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Wrath 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Def 3
Bonfire
Alternate: Ignis
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Time's Pulse 3
IVs

+ATK / -RES

SQuick Riposte 3
Alternate: Heavy Blade 3

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Weapon: Guard Axe+ (+Def) / Slaying Axe+ (+Def) / Huge Fan+ (+Def) / Slaying Hammer+ (+Def)

Assist: Reposition / Swap

Special: Bonfire / Ignis / Aether

Passive A: Distant Foil / Sturdy Stance / Steady Stance / Breath skill / Heavy Blade 4

Passive B: Wrath / Lull Atk/Def / Quick Riposte

Passive C: Atk Smoke / Time's Pulse

Sacred Seal: Quick Riposte / Heavy Blade / Stance or Bond skills

  • Like all units, Hinata can also opt for a posher form in the form of a higher-investment kit. The most notable change here includes a wider selection of axe weapons and A-slot skills depending on your needs.
    • Guard Axe, for instance, delays his opponent's Special charge, meaning those without Special acceleration skills of their own cannot hope to win fair fights by eventually fully charging their Special skill. The effect can be substituted by any high-tier Stance skill, though the Axe is more accessible through free units.
    • Slaying Axe brings a more standard take on the enemy phase axe unit archetype. It is comparable to Hinata's default Huge Fan as it quickens Special activation by permanently reducing cooldown by 1, though Hinata loses out on the extra Atk/Def offered by activating Huge Fan's effect (through visible bonuses).
    • As armor units are annoyingly common in Coliseum environments, you may enjoy the extra bite Slaying Hammer brings to such environments as Hinata benefits from quicker matchups.
    • Distant Foil is effectively an upgrade over Hinata's base Atk/Def Bond; it provides the same amount of bonuses and the ability to counterattack against Bow and Dagger users, especially the ever-oppressive Legendary Chrom.
  • Depending on the presence of certain Special reduction skills (Wrath, Slaying Axe, Huge Fan, Infantry Rush, etc), Defense-based Specials Ignis and Bonfire will usually be Hinata's go-toes, whereas Aether allows for good sustainability but requires true acceleration. Several combinations are as follows:
    • Slaying Axe + Breath skill + Bonfire: instantly activate Bonfire on any non-Guarded counterattack.
    • Huge Fan+ Blade skill + Quick Riposte+ Aether: a relatively budget method of activating Aether in a single round without help from a Breath skill, as Huge Fan and some form of Blade (Infantry Rush, Heavy Blade seal, etc) will work in tandem with each other.
    • Huge Fan + Time's Pulse + Bonfire: similar to the first combination, Hinata relies on the initial reduction from Time's Pulse at the start of the phase to activate Bonfire after just one enemy hit.
    • Heavy Blade + Huge Fan + Most Specials: emulates the Breath effect by having the cooldown acceleration of both Huge Fan (work usually only on enemy hits) and Heavy Blade (player hits) work in tandem.

Your Hugest Fan!! (Base Kit / Budget Physical Tank)

Build by accidentalgreed
Huge Fan+ (+Def) A Atk/Def Bond 3
Alternate: Sturdy Stance 2
Reposition
Alternate: Reciprocal Aid
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Guard 3
Noontime
Alternate: Moonbow
C Close Guard 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK or +DEF / -RES
Neutral may be taken on true budget.

SAtk/Def Bond 3
Alternate: Renewal 3

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Weapon: Huge Fan+ (+Def)

Assist: Reposition / Reciprocal Aid

Special: Noontime / Moonbow / Bonfire

Passive A: Atk/Def Bond / Sturdy Stance

Passive B: Quick Riposte / Guard / Renewal

Passive C: Close Guard / Atk Smoke / Atk or Def-based Wave skills

Sacred Seal: Atk/Def Bond / Renewal / Fierce Stance / Steady Stance

  • Hinata's gifted with some already nice and useful default skills, meaning not much investment is required to get him up and running at all. Thus, users needing a quick but easy build for his Tempest Trials and other content can utilize him on the field as a solid melee bait option.
  • Huge Fan is already a very solid weapon as-is; it is essentially a lite version of Breath skills, allowing Hinata to build up his Specials quickly on enemy attacks while also benefitting from a nice Atk/Def +4. While these benefits are locked behind a condition, said condition is fairly easy to activate: Hinata can benefit from another ally's buff more often than not, or can simply use his own (through a Wave skill or more expensive alternative) if this isn't the case.
    • The weapon's added Special acceleration allows 2 CD Specials such as Moonbow and Noontime to activate instantly after any enemy attack. For more standardized damage, Bonfire get huge damage potential after calculating Hinata's great resulting Defense.
  • Sticking with Atk/Def Bond as Hinata's A slot skill means he can doubly reward himself for adhering to its adjacency conditions (for +10 in-combat Atk and Def) by also utilizing it as his Sacred Seal. In preferential situations where adjacency isn't an option, Sturdy Stance can be used instead. As far as other Seal options are concerned, anything that helps in damage output or survivability (examples being Renewal, Fierce Stance, or Steady Stance) helps Hinata do the job.
  • Hinata lacks a default B slot option, so the choice there comes down to a matter of playstyle. Quick Riposte provides an additional counterattack which allows Hinata to close matchups more often, whereas Guard or Renewal deal with long-winded matchups in their own way.
  • Close Guard is a relatively rare and useful support skill that helps other allies tank attacks themselves. It can be replaced with a budget-friendly Smoke or Wave skill for improving Hinata's own tankability or allowing him to self-sufficiently activate his Huge Fan's effects.

Strengths

Physically Top-Heavy

In his groomy glory, Hinata traditionalizes both his culture and the usual axe infantry fare, coming in with great neutral base 47 HP, 37 Atk, and 40 Def. Thus, he can confidently duke it out with tough physical enemies for long periods of time, especially considering other forms of investment such as merges and his great default weapon, Huge Fan.

High Base Stat Total

As a fourth-generation infantry unit, Hinata not only shines with a high base stat total, but also benefits from great Coliseum scoring potential and decent stat allocation as a result.

Infantry Perks

Being an infantry unit, Hinata gains access to quite a library of tools to use. With the help of skills such as Lulls, Special Spiral, Wrath, Time's Pulse, and Breaths, Hinata can definitely put in a large share of work while rarely having to worry about infantry weaknesses.

Weaknesses

Lacking Non-Physical Stats

Also true of his original self, Hinata's emphasis on his physical assets doesn't leave much else left for his Speed and Resistance. While his pretty average but improvable Speed can be worked around by using Quick Riposte or utilizing certain forms of investment, his low Resistance constantly keeps him from cleanly matching up with mages and dragons.

Long List of Competitors

Those already familiar with using Ross, Echidna, and many other axe infantry units as competitive choices might have investment and deployment issues with Hinata (granted, you don't have to spend feathers to 5* him as a Tempest Trials reward). Ross, Hinata's most comparable competition in the low-rarity summoning pool, achieves an arguably more ideal stat allocation, especially in Speed and Resistance.

Free Unit Blues

Heroic Grails is not a resource most players can simply throw around for the next new shiny toy, so Hinata suffers a bit from summoning constraints, especially considering more easily mergeable competition. 

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
Huge FanIf【Bonus】is active on unit, grants Atk/Def+4 and Special cooldown charge +1 per foe's attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. Special cooldown charge granted even if foe's attack deals 0 damage.)  【Bonus】 All effects that last "for 1 turn" or "that turn only." Includes bonuses granted by a skill like Rally or Hone and positive status effects (extra movement or effects like Dominance).  
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
200 1 10
Huge Fan+If【Bonus】is active on unit, grants Atk/Def+4 and Special cooldown charge +1 per foe's attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. Special cooldown charge granted even if foe's attack deals 0 damage.)  【Bonus】 All effects that last "for 1 turn" or "that turn only." Includes bonuses granted by a skill like Rally or Hone and positive status effects (extra movement or effects like Dominance).  
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
300 1 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
Reciprocal AidSwap HP with adjacent ally (neither unit can go above their max HP).
Learns by default at 4 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Def Bond 1Grants Atk/Def+3 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
A
Atk/Def Bond 2Grants Atk/Def+4 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
A
Atk/Def Bond 3Grants Atk/Def+5 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Close Guard 1Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword, lance, axe, or dragonstone, grants Def/Res+2 during combat."
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
60
C
Close Guard 2Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword, lance, axe, or dragonstone, grants Def/Res+3 during combat."
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
C
Close Guard 3Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword, lance, axe, or dragonstone, grants Def/Res+4 during combat."
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

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Origin
Fire Emblem Fates

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