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Harmonized Mia

Analysis by accidentalgreed
Harmonized Mia - Harmonic Blades

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Related Heroes

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
156
HP 38
ATK 35
SPD 41
DEF 17
RES 25

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 6 10 3 5
Middle 16 7 11 4 6
High 17 8 12 5 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 34 32 38 13 22
Middle 38 35 41 17 25
High 41 38 45 20 29

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

Mia the Top Dawg (Aether Raids Defense)

Build by accidentalgreed
Recommended
Summer Strikers A Swift Sparrow 3
Alternate: Fury (3 or 4)
Rally Assist B Lull Spd/Def 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Def 3
Luna
Alternate: Miracle
C Panic Smoke 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
IVs

+SPD or +ATK / -HP or -RES or -DEF

SHardy Bearing 3
Alternate: Swift Sparrow 2

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Summer Strikers

Assist: Rally Assist / Flexible

Special: Luna / Miracle

Passive A: Fury (3 or 4) / Swift Sparrow 3

Passive B: Lull Spd/Def / Lull Atk/Def / Lull Atk/Spd / Wings of Mercy

Passive C: Panic Smoke / Spd Smoke / Atk Smoke / Pulse Smoke

Sacred Seal: Hardy Bearing / Swift Sparrow / Quickened Pulse

  • Summer Striker's damage mitigation on incoming enemy attacks basically gives Mia/Marth an almost-ultimate survivability option when initiating attacks. Additionally, their cavalry movement and ranged status gives them large territorial dominance on most Aether Raid maps. Thus, an Aether Raids Defense-based build is also in the realm of possibilities for them.
  • Generally speaking, the game plan: the duo will attack incoming enemies, likely survive and already deal some neat damage thanks to Summer Strikers, get support from Wings of Mercy users or refresher units, and wreak havoc on other Offense enemies if they are in range.
  • A lot of skills here are familiar to the previous offensive build, but with some narrowed down, Aether Raids-focused options.
    • On Rally Traps, a Rally skill is essential if Mia/Marth acts as your Rally unit, effectively expanding their attack range when paired with refresher units. It can be replaced with other Assists or no Assist at all otherwise.
    • Luna is a preferred Special as the activation timing (2 CD after Summer Striker's Slaying effect) works out against the majority of enemies taking on Mia/Marth—which are likely bulky Distant Counter units. After the Duo's initial hit and the enemy's counterattack, the Duo will likely follow up with a strong Luna-charged attack in one round. Alternatively, Miracle can be run with Quickened Pulse to add an extra layer of survivability on top of Summer Striker's damage reduction. 
    • While forgoing Mia/Marth's already-fantastic default A slot skill in Swift Sparrow might seem like outright sacrilege, Fury has a few noteworthy benefits. Primarily, it helps Mia reach below 50% HP faster, which paves the way for allies with Wings of Mercy to teleport in and offer their help. Additionally, the extra defensive stats aid somewhat in better survivability while compromising little in Mia/Marth's offense.
    • A Lull skill gives the Duo the best combat performance of any other B slot skill by shutting down the visible bonuses of buff-reliant enemies. A less expensive option would be Wings of Mercy, which gives Mia/Marth the ability to teleport to badly-damaged allies and offer support.
    • Mia/Marth's C slot serves an actual purpose here as it expands their mass debuff potential with Smoke skills.
      • Panic Smoke is generally best against teams reliant on visible bonuses, though Spd Smoke and Atk Smoke are perfectly cheap and viable alternatives which serve to swing stats further along with the Dagger 7 debuff.
      • For setups that are otherwise extremely weak to Duo Alfonse, Pulse Smoke essentially puts him out of commission. More specifically, it knocks him out of precharged Open the Future! after combat or assuming he's near an attacked ally.
    • Hardy Bearing provides essential immunity to Vantage units while making matchups versus Brave Ike more comfortable (especially due to Urvan affecting the Duo's attack pattern). If you have Hardy Bearing elsewhere, it can otherwise be dropped for the standard but awesome-as-always Swift Sparrow seal.

Lucina the Bottom Half (General Gameplay / Standard Offensive)

Build by accidentalgreed
Recommended
Summer Strikers A Swift Sparrow 3
Reposition B Lull Spd/Def 3
Alternate: Desperation 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Luna
C Atk/Spd Gap 3
IVs

+SPD or +ATK / -DEF or -RES

SSwift Sparrow 2
Alternate: Heavy Blade 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Summer Strikers

Assist: Reposition

Special: Moonbow / Glimmer / Luna

Passive A: Swift Sparrow 3

Passive B: Lull Spd/Def / Desperation / Spd/Def Snag / Lull Atk/Spd / Lull Atk/Def

Passive C: Atk/Spd Gap / Flexible

Sacred Seal: Swift Sparrow / Death Blow / Heavy Blade

  • Our odd duo fortunately comes with most of the skills necessary for their competitive success. An easy general gameplay, player phase-based build can be built off their base kit right away.
  • The build is centered around the unique dagger weapon Summer Strikers, which is a very powerful weapon thanks to its slaying effect, huge incoming damage mitigation, and a free, beefy Atk/Spd boost during combat. As a result, the duo attains relatively safe initiations across the majority of matchups and deals powerful colorless dagger damage meanwhile. However, two of the latter effects require the duo to start combat above 25% and initiate combat themselves. Ultimately, using Summer Strikers limits them to a frontlining-exclusive playstyle. Fortunately, with the given tools, they're fantastic at that!
  • Swift Sparrow 3 comes as a fantastic default A slot skill, and basically is never worth replacing for a few reasons.
    • Swift Sparrow specializes Mia/Marth further in player phase—the only phase worth talking about when using Summer Strikers—and doesn't compromise her bulk or HP level unlike other common offensive A slot skills such as Life and Death or Atk/Spd Push. This aspect is important as Summer Strikers's effects stop working when Mia/Marth's health is below 25% HP.
    • As such, it can also be doubly applied by using the Swift Sparrow seal in the Sacred Seal slot for further offensive dominance.
  • The other aspects of the build are relatively straightforward save for the choice in B slot skills:
    • For short-lived matchups, Lull Spd/Def is a solid choice as it swings many matchups significantly more favorably in Mia/Marth's favor. Additionally, the massive damage reduction from Summer Strikers in such situations makes Desperation a mostly unnecessary option. Alternatively, Lull Atk/Def or Lull Atk/Spd can be run in conjunction with Luna and Heavy Blade to help proc Luna in a single sitting while swinging Attack comparisons in Mia's favor.
    • If you're confident in your ability to keep Mia/Marth's HP in a sweet spot between 25% and 75%, however, Desperation is their best option for general sweeping and safe initiations.
    • Spd/Def Snag is a good default option which allows Mia/Marth and their allies to selectively debuff an in-range enemy and close in for a better kill. Unlike the other listed options, however, this must be done out of combat.
  • The Duo's C slot isn't terribly important in the scheme of general gameplay, and can be suited depending on team needs. Their default Atk/Spd Gap is generally an already solid option for supporting other sweeper role allies, however.

Interworldly Girlfriend Power! (Aether Raids Offense / Vantage)

Build by accidentalgreed
Broadleaf Fan+ (+Atk)
Alternate: Broadleaf Fan+ (+Spd)
A Close Counter
Alternate: Close Foil
Reposition B Vantage 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Miracle
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Pulse Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK / -HP or -DEF or -RES

SHeavy Blade 3
Alternate: Fierce Stance 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Broadleaf Fan+ (+Atk) / Broadleaf Fan (+Spd)

Assist: Reposition

Special: Glimmer / Miracle

Passive A: Close Counter / Close Foil

Passive B: Vantage

Passive C: Atk Smoke / Pulse Smoke / Spd Smoke

Sacred Seal: Heavy Blade / Fierce Stance / Atk Smoke / Spd Smoke

  • Mia/Marth can also run an Aether Raids Offense build of a familiar yet overrated flavor: Broadleaf Fan + Vantage. If you aren't already familiar with why this setup manages to worm its way in most dagger units' analysis, here's the cram session:
    • Broadleaf Fan's damage is based on the total amount of debuffs currently applied on the target. Assuming the Dagger 7 effects and equivalent Spd and Atk debuffs are in place (you can apply that by using Smokes of those stats in the C and Sacred Seal slots), Mia/Marth can gain an additional massive and deadly 28 Attack against her opponent.
    • Combined with Mia/Marth's already nice offensive might, preexisting damage (likely from Bolt Tower), and other forms of support (such as Duo Micaiah's Domination effect), this combination can potentially wipe out entire groups of enemies. It's not an instant win, however, as this assumes optimal setup and the right targets eliminated—especially units with Hardy Bearing and counterattack cancellation skills.
  • Mia/Marth's key trait of differentiation is the cavalry movement, which enables them to more quickly cover space and efficiently target units and structures. Being a cavalry unit also tends to make them easily qualified for Tactics boosts—the current Offense Mythic heroes at this time of writing are fliers or infantry units themselves.
  • If you already have a certain stat debuff covered (Atk or Spd in particular), this makes running certain Smoke skills redundant. Instead, you can opt outfit the C slot of Sacred Seal slot of that stat with:
    • Pulse Smoke to simultaneously cripple precharged Special-reliant setups.
    • Heavy Blade to quicken the rate of Glimmer's activation to every other hit instead of two. 
    • Fierce Stance for better non-Special damage overall.

WAH Returns II: Summer Boogaloo (Aether Raids Offense / Wings of Mercy Beacon)

Build by accidentalgreed
Pumpkin-a-Box+
Alternate: Pumpkin-a-Box+ (+Spd)
A Fury (3 or 4)
Reposition B Disarm Trap 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Savage Blow 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK or +SPD / -HP

SSavage Blow 3
Alternate: Spd Smoke 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Pumpkin-a-Box+(No refine) / Pumpkin-a-Box+(+Spd)

Assist: Reposition

Special: Glimmer / Moonbow

Passive A: Fury 3 / Fury 4

Passive B: Disarm Trap / Vantage / Desperation / Escape Route

Passive C: Savage Blow / Smoke skills

Sacred Seal: Savage Blow / Smoke skills

  • First and foremost, players should NOT run this build and just scroll by if their current build:
    • Cannot reach 50% HP after two rounds of combat
    • Lacks Pumpkin-A-Box entirely
  • This build is quite extremely different from the others in that it stops revolving around Summer Strikers; it's entirely absent from the build. Rather, it utilizes both Pumpkin-a-Box and Fury in the A slot specifically to achieve a certain objective: to enable Mia/Marth to become a "teleportation beacon" for other allies in their Raiding team with Wings of Mercy. Said allies can seize this opportunity to support Mia/Marth further with dancing, further the chain of attacks with precharged Galeforce builds, or both.
  • Like Summer Linde, Gunnthra, and Ursula, Mia/Marth can perform this build with neat results thanks to:
    • Cavalry range
    • Great offenses
    • Access to Disarm Trap (for uninterrupted attacks and trap testing)
    • Most importantly, low HP values
  • HP accounting is unambiguously important as these units are expected to achieve Wings of Mercy's effect condition in two successful combats (meaning Mia/Marth has to be danced at least once between). Depending on the FINAL amount of HP your Mia/Marth achieves as well as access to Fury 3 or 4, it is important take their final HP into account before choosing Fury 4 or to refine Pumpkin-a-Box. Additionally, running two Offense Mythic heroes (which is usual to maximize the amount of Lift you gain) puts Mia/Marth at a base HP value of 48 (assuming no HP Flaw).
    • Without any further modifications to HP, unrefined Pumpkin-a-Box and Fury 3 (equating to 12 damage after combat) are enough to put them at 24 HP (50% of 48) after two rounds of combat.
    • Fury 4 + Pumpkin-a-Box (equating to 14 damage after combat) allows the maximum recommended HP cap to increase to 56 as Mia/Marth can lose 28 HP after two rounds of combat. This is recommended if they achieve increased HP for any reason (such as choosing to refine Pumpkin-a-Box, merging Mia/Marth, etc).
  • To soften nearby enemies after multiple rounds of combat, a Smoke-type skill should be taken in both the Sacred Seal and C slots, and this really depends on the types of allies you pair Mia/Marth with.
    • Savage Blow lends itself best to allies that aim to kill in single hits on weakened enemies.
    • Spd and Atk Smoke are best for Galeforce units that need stat comparisons in their favor to activate Flashing or Heavy Blade.

Strengths

Like, Pretty Rad Unique Weapon, Yo

The key differentiating factor separating Mia and Marth from the previous dagger-wielding equestrian beach beauties (say that five times in a row), Summer Strikers offers quite a lot in one package. The -1 Special cooldown is already quite useful for fast Special activations, and that is only the icing on top of the weapon's primary initiation benefits: +5 Atk/Spd and, most shiny of all, 75% damage reduction on the enemy's first hit. As a result, Mia/Marth's player phase is extremely strong from the get-go.

Totally Tubular Offenses, Brah

Starting at 41 base Speed, Mia/Marth is one of the fastest ranged units in the game, and their 35 Attack is relatively high for dagger units. Although Summer Strikes does offer a beefy amount of additional Atk/Spd on top of this, the duo's offensive statline ensures a solid performance no matter what build they might end up with.

Super Tight Cavalry, Barbs

Mia/Marth's cavalry status is also another main point of distinction. It gives them ultimate ranged control of most maps (save for terrain blocks) while giving them access to the prized Lull skill line.

Gnarly Harmonized Skill, Man

Mia/Marth is the first of a series of special units known as Harmonic heroes. Fortunately, they start the party off with quite a decent Harmonized Skill: Resonant Blades, which grants +4 Atk/Spd in combat to themselves and all units from their titles (Awakening and Radiant Dawn). In addition to being very useful for fellow offensive units, the skill also refreshes every third turn, which adds a degree of activation flexibility compared to regular Duo Hero effects (typically used once).  

Weaknesses

Hella Sketchy Enemy Phase, Dude

Coming with 38 HP / 17 Def / 25 Res in the game's fourth year—a period where even offensive ranged units like Eleonora have decent bulk—is indeed sketchy. Though Summer Strikers does well in improving Mia/Marth's actual survivability, its benefits are limited only in their player phase and above a certain HP threshold. As a result, their enemy phase performance with said weapon is rather scarce; even other builds running other weapons and enemy phase-based tools face the threat of being knocked out by washed out by strong hits.

Harmonized Skill

Grants【Resonance: Blades】to unit and allies from the same titles as unit. At start of every third turn, if Harmonized Skill has already been used, unit can use Harmonized Skill again. 【Resonance: Blades】 Grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat for 1 turn.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Dagger users only.
50 2 3
Steel DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Dagger users only.
100 2 5
Silver DaggerAfter battle, inflicts Def/Res-5 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Dagger users only.
200 2 7
Summer StrikersAccelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). If unit's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat and unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat and reduces damage from foe's first attack by 75%. Effect:【Dagger 7】   【Dagger 7】 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
RepositionTarget ally moves to opposite side of unit.
Learns by default at 4 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Darting Blow 1Grants Spd+2 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
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
Spd/Def Snag 1If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets units, inflicts Spd/Def -2 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions.
Unlocks at 3 ★
60
B
Spd/Def Snag 2If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets units, inflicts Spd/Def -4 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions.
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
B
Spd/Def Snag 3If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets units, inflicts Spd/Def -6 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
B
Atk/Spd Gap 1At start of turn, grants Atk/Spd+1 to ally with the highest Atk+Spd total for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
C
Atk/Spd Gap 2At start of turn, grants Atk/Spd+3 to ally with the highest Atk+Spd total for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
C
Atk/Spd Gap 3At start of turn, grants Atk/Spd+5 to ally with the highest Atk+Spd total for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

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