Analysis by Lunare
Julia - Naga's Blood

5 Legacy

Obtainable as a 5 during certain summoning events only.

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
HP 38
ATK 35
SPD 26
DEF 17
RES 32

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
Low 15 8 6 3 7
Middle 16 9 7 4 8
High 17 10 8 5 9

Level 40 Stat Variations
Low 34 32 23 13 29
Middle 38 35 26 17 32
High 41 38 30 20 35

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.


  • +ATK: An Attack Asset pushes Julia’s base stat to an impressive 38, greatly improving her damage output. +ATK serves Julia well in improving both her Player Phase and Enemy Phase ability and is easily her best choice.
  • +SPD: Julia’s base Speed is less than impressive, but a 4-point Asset, a possible +2 from Resplendent Hero bonuses and a high dragonflower cap allows her to bolster this value considerably. High Speed is primarily useful for Julia’s defensive combat against heroes that may otherwise make follow-up attacks against her.


  • HP: As Julia suffers a 4-point Flaw in HP, this stat is worth preserving in order to avoid the additional penalty. HP is also useful against dragons and mages, who Julia is likely to fight.
  • RES: Julia’s Resistance is one of her greatest strengths when it comes to countering dragons, and is, therefore, best left neutral.


  • -DEF: Julia’s physical bulk is already incredibly poor and she should avoid combat against physical attackers, so a Defense bane does little to harm Julia’s usefulness.

Skill Sets

Divine Justice (Player Phase Nuke)

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Divine Naga (+Eff)
Alternate: Naga (+Eff)
A Fury (3 or 4)
Draw Back B Lull Spd/Res 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Res 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Rouse Atk/Res 3
Alternate: Atk/Res Oath 3

+ATK or +SPD / -DEF

SSpd/Res Solo 3
Alternate: Atk/Res Bond 3

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Preferred IV: +ATK or +SPD / -DEF 

Weapon: Divine Naga (+Eff) / Naga (+Eff)

Assist: Draw Back / Flexible

Special: Iceberg / Moonbow / Noontime

Passive A: Fury (3 or 4)

Passive B: Lull Spd/Res / Lull Atk/Res

Passive C: Rouse Atk/Res / Atk/Res Oath / Flexible

Sacred Seal: Spd/Res Solo / Atk/Res Bond

  • This build is designed to complement Divine Naga by boosting Julia’s visible stats as much as possible, most importantly, her Attack and Resistance. This ensures that she receives the +3 boost to all stats offered by Divine Naga, greatly improving her overall combat ability. +Atk or +Spd are the preferred assets: Attack is more versatile, while Speed can be effective with other investments like Lull Spd/Res and Spd/Res Solo.
  • Fury offers a boost to all of Julia’s stats, making Divine Naga’s effect more likely and improving her combat potential. The post-combat damage can be mitigated by Noontime, but offensive Special skills like Iceberg are preferred to capitalise on Julia’s immense Resistance stat.
  • A Lull skill is preferred in Julia’s B slot, though an argument can be made for both Lull Spd/Res and Lull Atk/Res: the former allows Julia to perform more effectively against high-Speed heroes, though is weaker if the enemy hero would double regardless. Alternatively, Lull Atk/Res offers defensive utility which can outweigh the benefit of a high Speed stat, especially against mages.
  • Julia’s C and S slot skills serve to further boost her Attack and Resistance: Rouse Atk/Res and Atk/Res Oath are her best options for C skills, whereas Spd/Res Solo are the available choices for the S slot. Any combination of these skills will suffice.

Naga’s Prodigy (Anti-Dragon Enemy Phase)

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Naga (+Eff)
Alternate: Naga
A Atk/Res Bond 3
Alternate: Mirror Stance (2 or 3)
Draw Back
Alternate: Positional Assist
B Quick Riposte 3
Dragon Fang
Alternate: Iceberg
C Atk/Res Oath 3
Alternate: Odd Atk Wave 3


SAtk/Res Bond 3
Alternate: Fierce Stance 3

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Preferred IV: +ATK / -DEF 

Weapon: Naga (+Eff) 

Assist: Draw Back

Special: Dragon Fang / Draconic Aura / Iceberg / Glacies 

Passive A: Atk/Res Bond / Mirror Stance / Fury

Passive B: Quick Riposte

Passive C: Atk/Res Oath / Odd Attack Wave / Flexible

Sacred Seal: Atk/Res Bond 3 / Fierce Stance 

  • As the Naga tome’s unique refinement allows Julia to retaliate against dragon heroes in melee range, she can invest considerably in an Enemy Phase build that can perform reasonably well against mages too. +ATK is the clear choice, as no other Asset will improve Julia’s combat so considerably.
  • Regarding Julia’s choice of Special, Dragon Fang provides fantastic value as Julia can stack several sources of Attack to reach a fantastic combat value around 60-70. However, if she does not receive buffs or invests more heavily in Resistance, Iceberg may provide greater value. 
  • Quick Riposte and the Naga tome are the two key skills in Julia’s possession. In conjunction, these two skills allow Julia to deliver two attacks to any dragon hero that initiates combat against her, likely ensuring their defeat. Mage heroes will also struggle to take down Julia: with Atk/Res Bond, Julia wields a respectable 37 base Resistance before buffs.
  • Atk/Res Oath in the C slot complements Julia’s role perfectly, whereas Atk/Res Bond or Fierce Stance both serve to improve Julia’s damage output and harmonise with Quick Riposte, though either of these can be replaced with more budget options.


As one of the first heroes released after launch, Julia has struggled to remain capable against stronger heroes released more recently. Her stats are reasonably unimpressive, with the clear highlights being her base 35 Attack and 32 Resistance. However, she wields one clear defining trait: the Naga tome.

While not as powerful as it is in her origin game, Julia’s Naga tome vastly improves her combat potential against dragon heroes; who remain some of the strongest heroes around. In addition, with Naga’s unique refinement, Julia firmly cements a unique position for herself as one of the top counters to dragon heroes through improvements to her Enemy Phase potential.

Though Julia lost a lot of her power against dragons after they gained the ability to target Defense instead of Resistance, Naga’s new refinement reverses this effect. However, she remains incredibly frail against physical attackers, so should be reserved for enemy dragons and mages exclusively.

Overall, Julia is an incredibly average mage due to her balanced stats and low Speed, but the Naga tome and its unique refinement carve a powerful niche for her as a dragon counter with no additional support required.

For the first time in my life I know what I’m here for. And that’s to fight… I’m not scared anymore.

Julia, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


High Attack

Julia’s base 35 Attack, with +ATK pushing this to a base 38, provides a solid foundation for Julia’s combat to be further improved with passive skills and buffs from allied heroes. Her high Attack also serves to further boost Julia's effective damage against dragon heroes, allowing her to often defeat dragon heroes in a single strike.

Naga and Divine Naga

Julia’s access to both the Naga tome and the Divine Naga is her most distinguishing feature, granting her immense versatility. With the option of both a powerful Enemy Phase weapon suited to countering dragon heroes and a more general-use tome that complements her high Resistance, Julia can be an incredibly potent hero with the ability to adjust her skillset to counter whatever enemy heroes she may face.

Impressive Resistance

Julia's Resistance is only a base value of 32, but her ability to disable effects that calculate damage using the lower of foe's Def or Res, as well as her desire to stack Resistance boosting skills with either one of her tomes makes her a potent check to magical heroes.

Resplendent Hero

As a Resplendent Hero, Julia can benefit from a +2 to bonus to all of her stats. This is a considerable bonus, especially considering the effect of the Divine Naga tome which allows Julia to serve as a versatile generalist.


Pitiful Defense

Julia’s base Defense of 17 leaves her incredibly susceptible to physical attackers, especially as she’s likely to drop another 4 points with a Defense Flaw. Julia should avoid reckless encounters against physical heroes.

Naga Tome is poor against Non-dragons

The Divine Naga tome offers Julia reasonable general use thanks to the boost to all of her combat stats. As for the Naga tome, while the refined effect is powerful and transforms Julia into an immensely potent counter to dragon heroes, she'll struggle to have much impact against non-dragon heroes.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Green Tome Users Only
50 2 4
Green Tome Users Only
100 2 6
Green Tome Users Only
200 2 9

Effective against dragons.
Grants Def/Res+2 when this unit is attacked.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
Dragon Gaze

Boosts damage by 30% of unit's Atk.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 4
Dragon Fang

Boosts damage by 50% of unit's Atk.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 4

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Resistance +1

Grants Res+1

Inheritable by all units.
Resistance +2

Grants Res+2

Inheritable by all units.
Resistance +3

Grants Res+3

Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Breath of Life 1

If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 3 HP after combat.

Inheritable by all units.
Breath of Life 2

If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 5 HP after combat.

Inheritable by all units.
Breath of Life 3

If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 7 HP after combat.

Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★

Other Info

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

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