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Analysis by Wecondo12
Jagen - Veteran Knight

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
148
HP 37
ATK 27
SPD 24
DEF 25
RES 35

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 19 7 6 7 10
Middle 20 8 7 8 11
High 21 9 8 9 12

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 34 24 21 22 32
Middle 37 27 24 25 35
High 40 30 27 28 38

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

Assets

  • +RES: Resistance is easily Jagen’s best choice of Asset, as increasing his already excellent Resistance even further allows him to tank magic damage with greater ease. This Asset also increases the power of Resistance scaling specials, such as Iceberg and Glacies, which are Jagen’s main source of damage.

  • +ATK: An Attack Asset is also a decent choice, as it brings Jagen’s base 27 Attack to a much more respectable 30 base, increasing his damage output overall.

Neutral

  • HP: Jagen’s HP is a fairly average 37. A Flaw in HP is acceptable if no other IV’s are available, but if possible HP should remain neutral to preserve Jagen’s excellent magical bulk.

Flaws

  • -DEF/-SPD: Both Jagen’s Defense and Speed incredibly poor and have very little impact on his performance if reduced. Of the two, a Flaw in Speed is preferred as it’s simply too low for Jagen to make any use of, and a Speed Flaw leaves Jagen’s defenses untouched. However, Jagen’s Defense is so poor he will struggle to survive more than one physical hit regardless. As such, Defense remains a good choice of Flaw as well.

Skill Sets

His Resistance Is Maximum! (Pure Resistance Tank)

Recommended
Berkut’s Lance+ (+Res)
Alternate: Slaying Lance+ (+Res)
A Warding Stance 4
Reposition B Mystic Boost 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Iceberg
Alternate: Glacies
C Even Res Wave 3
SP1595SClose Def 3

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Preferred IV: +RES / -SPD or -DEF

  • Jagen prefers an Asset in Resistance to ideal to capitalize on his incredible Magical bulk, and to increase the damage he deals with Resistance scaling Specials such as Iceberg. Speed and Defense are Jagen’s ideal Flaws as they do little to affect his primary role as a magic damage tank.

Weapon: Berkut’s Lance+(+RES) / Slaying Lance+(+RES)

  • Berkut’s Lance grants a massive bonus to Resistance during the Enemy Phase, making it even more difficult for magical damage foes to KO Jagen. In addition, it can be refined to grant additional Resistance as well as a helpful bonus to HP.

  • A Slaying Lance is a serviceable alternative, trading a Resistance bonus during Enemy Phase for quicker Special activations, which helps Jagen in both Player and Enemy Phase.

Assist: Reposition / Preference

Special: Iceberg / Glacies

  • Iceberg is an excellent special choice for Jagen, as it scales excellently off his high Resistance and skills such as Warding Stance 4, in addition to having a reasonably quick cooldown.  

  • Glacies is also an option if one wishes to maximize Jagen’s Special damage at the cost of a longer cooldown.

Passive A: Warding Stance 4 / Fort Def/Res 3

  • Warding Stance further bolsters Jagen’s magic tanking abilities, granting him a massive +8 Resistance during Enemy Phase in addition to Guard, allowing Jagen to deny magic foes potentially dangerous Special triggers.

  • Fort Def/Res can also be used to increase Jagen’s Defense and Resistance, but it decreases Jagen’s already low Attack even further, making him even more reliant on Special activations to inflict any damage.

Passive B: Mystic Boost / Quick Riposte

  • Mystic Boost grants Jagen fantastic self sustain by restoring 6 HP after combat. It also nullifies staff users Wrathful Staff and effective damage, but Jagen would take little damage from these foes regardless.

  • Quick Riposte allows Jagen to perform follow-up attacks during the Enemy Phase, allowing him to activate Iceberg in one round if the enemy performs a follow-up attack(which is very likely given Jagen’s incredibly poor Speed).

Passive C: Even Res Wave / Preference

  • Even Res Wave grants Jagen an additional +6 buff to Resistance on even turns, but other C slot skills such as cavalry buffs and Drives can also work well and allow Jagen to support his team.

Sacred Seal: Warding Stance / Close Defense

  • The Warding Stance Sacred Seal is ideal to maximize Jagen’s Resistance during Enemy Phase, making him nearly insurmountable by any foes who inflict magical damage.

  • The Close Defense Sacred Seal can also be used to grant Jagen a sizeable boost to both of his defenses against melee enemies during Enemy Phase.

Retirement Plans (Distant Counter)

Slaying Lance+ (+Res) A Distant Counter
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Glacies C Even Atk Wave 3
SP1695SFierce Stance 3
Alternate: Distant Def 3

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Preferred IV: +ATK / -SPD

  • For a Distant Counter set, Jagen prefers an increase to his lacking damage output to ensure as many KO’s on mages as possible. Jagen’s Speed is the ideal Flaw as lowering it further hardly affects his performance.

Weapon: Slaying Lance+(+RES)

  • A Slaying Lance is Jagen’s Preferred weapon when utilizing Distant Counter, as quicker access to his Specials grants Jagen more KO’s during the Enemy Phase. It also allows Jagen to utilize Specials with slower cooldown such as Glacies more effectively.

Assist: Reposition / Preference

Special: Glacies

  • For a Distant Counter set, Glacies is chosen over Iceberg as Jagen’s Special as it inflicts considerable damage thanks to Jagen’s excellent Resistance, which Jagen sorely needs to KO foes due to his lacking damage output.

Passive A: Distant Counter

  • Distant Counter is pivotal to the functioning of this build, as it allows Jagen to counterattack and potentially KO mages on Enemy Phase, whom he will have little trouble tanking due to his high Resistance.

Passive B: Quick Riposte

  • Quick Riposte is ideal to secure as many KO’s during Enemy Phase as possible, as Jagen’s Attack is simply too low to reliably One-shot all but the frailest of mages.

Passive C: Even Atk Wave / Preference

  • Wave skills remain a solid option for Jagen, although Even Atk Wave is preferred to secure more KO’s during Enemy Phase when active. What C slot skill Jagen uses is largely up to preference, however.

Sacred Seal: Fierce Stance / Distant Def

  • Fierce Stance grants Jagen a much needed +6 boost to Attack during Enemy Phase, letting him maximize his damage output.

  • Distant Def is a good alternative, increasing Jagen’s Defense and Resistance when attacked by ranged foes.

Introduction

As Marth’s Guardian and Advisor, Jagen is a veteran knight with a long history of battle. Unfortunately, the years of fighting and aging have worn him down, and as a result, Jagen’s BST is significantly lower than that of his contemporaries. None of Jagen’s stats hit values above 30 aside from his excellent 35 Resistance. In particular, Jagen’s terrible offensive spread of 27/24 means he will struggle to do any real damage to his foes, and his physical bulk is also incredibly lacking at a mere 62 total, which in conjunction with his low Speed leaves him easily susceptible to being KO’d in one round by physical foes.

Jagen’s Resistance is his main selling point. At Base 35, his Resistance is not only the highest among cavaliers, but one of the highest in the game. As a result, Jagen will inflict massive amounts of damage with Resistance scaling specials while taking very little damage from even the strongest of magical damage threats. In addition, Jagen’s status as a cavalry unit allows him to receive support from the powerful cavalry buffs, letting him improve his poor damage output to some extent on a cavalry based team, while buffing his cavalry teammates himself.

Unfortunately, there is very little reason to use Jagen over nearly any other lance cavalier. His role as a Distant Counter cavalier is completely eclipsed by Mathilda and Peri, who both possess significantly better statlines, and in Peri’s case, a powerful exclusive weapon. Jagen also has nothing to offer in terms of offensive utility over other options such as Oscar and Sirius, who both possess much better stats overall in addition to exclusive weapons which bolster their offensive utility. Jagen ultimately succumbs to the fate of his archetype to be eclipsed by the young, and he’s best left on the sidelines unless one desires a maximum Resistance cavalier at the expense of all else.

Strengths

Incredible Resistance

Jagen’s Resistance is one of the highest in the game at a stellar base 35. This allows Jagen to tank magical damage with ease and deal considerable damage with Resistance scaling specials such as Iceberg and Glacies.

Cavalry

As a cavalier, Jagen gains increased movement as well as access to the powerful cavalry buffs.

Weaknesses

Awful Statline

Outside of Resistance and HP, Jagen’s stats are incredibly lacking. with a paltry 27/24 offensive statline, Jagen will struggle to deal considerable damage to all but the frailest of foes. In addition, Jagen’s poor Defense of 25 leaves him unlikely to survive more than 1 hit of physical damage.

Cavalry

Jagen’s status as a cavalier gives him a weakness to effective weaponry, in addition to making trenches and forests difficult to traverse.

Outclassed

Jagen is almost completely outclassed by other lance cavaliers in most roles he can perform due to their significantly better statlines and access to exclusive weaponry.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Steel Lance
Learns by default at 3 ★
Lance Users Only
100 1 8
Silver Lance
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Lance Users Only
200 1 11
Silver Lance+
Unlocks at 5 ★
Lance Users Only
300 1 15
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
Holy VestmentsReduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to melee units.
100 3
AegisReduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Restricted to melee units.
200 3

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Fury 1Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+1. Unit takes 2 damage after combat.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
50
A
Fury 2Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. Unit takes 4 damage after combat.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
100
A
Fury 3Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3. Unit takes 6 damage after combat.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
200
A
Fortify Res 1Grants adajacent allies Res+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
50
C
Fortify Res 2Grants adajacent allies Res+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
100
C
Fortify CavalryGrants adjacent cavalry allies Def/Res+6 through their next actions at the start of each turn. Requires Fortify Res 2 or Fortify Def 2.
Only inheritable by cavalry units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
200
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

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