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Legendary Xander

Analysis by Naz
Legendary Xander - Gallant King

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
175
HP 40
ATK 42
SPD 41
DEF 35
RES 17

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 8 7 10 3
Middle 18 9 8 11 4
High 19 10 9 12 5

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 36 38 37 32 13
Middle 40 42 41 35 17
High 43 45 44 38 20

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

One Xandrillion Damage (Player Phase Focus)

Build by Naz
Recommended
Ebon Bölverk A Atk/Spd Catch 4
Positional Assist B Chivalry
Galeforce
Alternate: Luna
C Pulse Smoke 3
Alternate: C Feud 3
IVs

+ATK or +SP

SAtk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Blade Session 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Preferred IV: +ATK or +SPD

  • An asset to Attack or Speed best compliments Xander’s offensive playstyle with this set.

Weapon: Ebon Bölverk

Assist: Positional Assist

Special: Luna / Draconic Aura / Galeforce

  • Specials that have a natural cooldown of 3 or 5 such as Luna and Draconic Aura for damage or Galeforce for an additional action are the most efficient with Xander’s weapon effect.

Passive A: Atk/Spd Boosting A Skills 

  • Any skill that greatly boosts Xander’s offensive stats such as the in-kit Atk/Spd Catch make for a great choice of A slot.

Passive B: Chivalry

Passive C: Smoke Skills / Feud Skills / Flexible

  • Smoke skills such as Pulse Smoke are very effective when taking on multiple opponents. Pulse Smoke is particularly effective in reducing the damage of opponents around the target after combat by slowing down the activation of their Special.
  • Feud skills such as Xander’s native C Feud grant a favorable matchup against the associated color type through a debuff as well as nullifying any of their external skills during combat.
  • The C slot can otherwise be replaced as needed to suit the team.

Sacred Seal: Atk/Spd Boosting Seals 

  • With the rest of his kit covering the bases, Xander wants a Sacred Seal that simply boosts his Atk/Spd further such as Atk/Spd Solo or Blade Session.

Death is an illusion (Miracle clown build)

Build by Naz
Ebon Bölverk A Distant Dart
Alternate: Distant Counter
Positional Assist B Chivalry
Miracle C Pulse Smoke 3
Alternate: C Feud 3
IVs

+SPD

SAtk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Quickened Pulse

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Preferred IV: +SPD

  • The effectiveness of this set is dependent entirely on Xander’s ability to double his opponent, making an asset in Speed the most desirable. 

Weapon: Ebon Bölverk

  • This build capitalizes on the effects present in Xander’s weapon in order to create a constant miracle loop that prevents him from ever taking lethal damage.

Assist: Positional Assist

Special: Miracle

  • As long as Xander is able to double his opponent and they don’t have the effect of Guard, Miracle will always thanks to the special cooldown effects of Ebon Bölverk

Passive A: Distant Counter Skills 

  • Naturally, this build is made to counter all units as it is essential that Xander is able to counterattack which makes Distant Counter skills (for particular regard for Distant Dart’s Speed boost) the choice A slot. 
    • Alternate Distant Counter upgrades such as Distant Storm and Distant Pressure shouldn’t be used with this set, as their stat boosts are only active above 25% HP.

Passive B: Chivalry

Passive C: Smoke Skills / Feud Skills / Flexible

  • Foe’s AoE Specials that can reduce Xander’s HP to 1 before combat can easily disrupt the flow of this set, making Pulse Smoke all the more useful for disabling them. 

Sacred Seal: Atk/Spd Boosting Seals / Quickened Pulse

  • Quickened Pulse is worth considering since Xander will need some work done with the first instance of Miracle starting at its maximum value of 4.

Strengths

Ebon Bölverk

In contrast to many weapons that grant their primary effect during combat, Xander takes it upon himself to cheat the system by simply giving himself the effect of Null Follow-Up and Special Cooldown acceleration as a buff at the start of turn, plus a stat boost and healing after combat as a bonus.

Chivalry

In addition to creating a further stat swing that totals up to 10 when combined with his weapon as well as Canto (Rem+1), Chivalry grants Xander damage reduction based on the HP of his opponent (generally granting the full effect of 50% in most common scenarios).

Fantastic Offensive Stats

42 Attack unga bunga 41 Speed vroom vroom

Cavalry

In addition to superior mobility, Xander is granted access to an array of cavalry exclusive skills.

Weaknesses

Terrible Resistance

Don’t count on damage reduction to make up for the comically low 17 base Resistance when it comes to taking magic attacks.

Vulnerable to False Start

A niche scenario but I would advise against using Xander on your Aether Raids defense team during Astra season, as Elimine can turn off the ‘at the start of turn’ effect on his weapon that grants Null Follow-Up and Special acceleration. 

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 2 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
100 1 8
Silver Axe
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Inheritable by Axe users only.
200 1 11
Ebon BölverkAccelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of 2 or more allies, grants【Null Follow-Up】and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack during combat to unit for 1 turn. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) If unit initiates combat or is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 to unit during combat and restores 7 HP to unit after combat.  【Null Follow-Up】 If unit's Spd > foe's Spd during combat, neutralizes effects that guarantee foe's follow-up attacks and effects that prevent unit's follow-up attacks for 1 turn.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 1 16
Available Rearmed Weapons
Arcane Downfall
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
New MoonResolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 3
LunaResolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-50%
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 3

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Spd Catch 1At start of combat, if foe's HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Spd+3 to unit during combat.  【Penalty】 All effects that last "on foe through its next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 2 ★
60
A
Atk/Spd Catch 2At start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Spd+4 to unit during combat.  【Penalty】 All effects that last "on foe through its next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 3 ★
120
A
Atk/Spd Catch 3At start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Spd+5 to unit during combat.  【Penalty】 All effects that last "on foe through its next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Atk/Spd Catch 4At start of combat, if foe's HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Spd+7 to unit during combat. At start of combat, if foe's HP = 100% and【Penalty】is active on foe, grants an additional Atk/Spd+2 to unit during combat.  【Penalty】 All effects that last "on foe through its next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
Cavalry & Flying Only
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
A
ChivalryEnables【Canto (Rem. +1)】.  At start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 50%, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def-5 on foe during combat. Reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = 50% of foe's HP at start of combat. (Example: if foe's HP = 75%, damage is reduced by 37%.)  【Canto (Rem. +1)】 After an attack, Assist skill, or structure destruction, unit can move spaces = any movement not already used that turn +1. (If unit used a movement skill that warped them, its remaining movement is 0.)  (Unit moves according to movement type. Once per turn. Cannot attack or assist. Only highest value applied. Does not stack. After moving, if a skill that grants another action would be triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will trigger after the granted action. Unit's base movement has no effect on movement granted. Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy) a distance greater than unit's remaining movement +1.)
Non-Inheritable skill.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
B
C Feud 1If in combat against a colorless foe, disables skills of all foes, excluding foe in combat. During combat, disables skills of all colorless foes, excluding foe in combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
C
C Feud 2If in combat against a colorless foe, disables skills of all foes, excluding foe in combat, and inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-2 on foe during combat. During combat, disables skills of all colorless foes, excluding foe in combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
C
C Feud 3If in combat against a colorless foe, disables skills of all foes, excluding foe in combat, and inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat. During combat, disables skills of all colorless foes, excluding foe in combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem Fates

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