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Masquerade Quan

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Masquerade Quan - Lightfoot Prince

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
157
HP 40
ATK 41
SPD 20
DEF 36
RES 20

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 7 4 5 4
Middle 16 8 5 6 5
High 17 9 6 7 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 37 37 17 33 17
Middle 40 41 20 36 20
High 43 44 23 40 23

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

Full-On Offense

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Recommended
Brave Bow+
Alternate: Spendthrift Bow+ (+Def)
A Sturdy Impact
Alternate: Death Blow (3 or 4)
Dance B Wings of Mercy 3
Alternate: Chill Atk 3
Moonbow C Joint Drive Atk
Alternate: Ground Orders 3
IVs

+ATK / -SPD

SHeavy Blade 3
Alternate: Death Blow 3

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Weapon: Brave Bow+ / Spendthrift Bow (+Def)

Assist: Dance

Special: Moonbow 

Passive A: Sturdy Impact / Death Blow / Mirror Impact

Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Chill Atk

Passive C: Joint Drive Atk / Ground Orders

Seal: Heavy Blade / Death Blow 3

  • This set grants Quan the flexibility to either dance for his allies or be used as an offensive powerhouse himself, with a very strong Player Phase set.
  • The combination of Brave Bow, Sturdy Impact, and Joint Drive Attack gives a +Atk Quan 63 Attack without buffs. This can often be enough to activate Heavy Blade in his seal slot and grant him a free Moonbow activation on his initiation. For more difficult content with higher Attack values, Quan can instead take a second Death Blow in his seal slot to increase his Attack further by 6.
  • Wings of Mercy in his B slot has a lot of synergy with both Dance and Joint Drive Attack, allowing Quan to teleport to wounded allies and either dance them or grant himself the +5 Attack buff to pick off anything that may threaten them.
  • Alternatively, you could build Quan as more of a rounded tank by improving his Resistance - with a +RES refined Spendthrift Bow and Mirror Impact, Quan gains effectively 13 Resistance while debuffing his opponent's Attack by 7, for a total of 20 Resistance bulk. This allows him to safely initiate on dragons and mages alike and removes one of his major weaknesses in combat, at the expense of the double initiation of Brave Bow.
  • However, both of these build options are very weak during the Enemy Phase, and Quan will have to rely on his high Defense stat to keep him safe.

Defensive Support (Aether Raids Defense)

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Candlewax Bow+ (+Def)
Alternate: Courtly Bow+ (+Def)
A Fort. Def/Res 3
Alternate: Atk/Def Bond 4
Dance B Flier Formation 3
Alternate: Wings of Mercy 3
Moonbow C Ground Orders 3
Alternate: Def Smoke 3
IVs

+DEF or +HP / -SPD

SFortress Def 3
Alternate: HP +5

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Weapon: Candlewax Bow (+DEF) / Courtly Bow (+DEF)

Assist: Dance

Special: Moonbow

Passive A: Fort. Def/Res / HP Def 2 / Atk/Def Bond

Passive B: Flier Formation / WIngs of Mercy

Passive C: Ground Orders / Def Smoke

Seal: Fortress Def / HP +5 / Atk/Def Bond

  • There are two main ways to build Quan for an Aether Raids Defense. One capitalizes on his HP and Defense values to try and counter both Bridal Fjorm and Mila's Isolation effects, which scale off of HP and Defense, respectively. The other is to have more generalist approach, which sacrifices some HP and Defense for his combat potential against other units.
  • Candlewax Bow is a fantastic option, since it essentially gives him free visible Defense on top of the refine, which goes a long way in countering Mila. In addition to the bow, Quan can take Fort. Def/Res or HP Def for his A slot to further increase his visible Defense. Fortify Def in his Seal slot ensures that he can out-stack even a +10 Mila, preventing her from ever disabling his Dance utility.
  • Quan's main issue when used as an Aether Raids Defense dancer is that his high Attack makes it easy for opponents to bait him, even when stacking Attack-reducing skills, such as Fortress Defense. Due to this, it may be more preferable to lean purely into offense with Atk/Def Bond in his A and seal slot so he truly packs a punch.

Strengths

Flexible Dancer

  • Quan is unique in that he has the highest Attack stat of any dancer in the game at the time of his release. With 41, he is capable of packing a punch, particularly with a weapon like Brave Bow or Spendthrift Bow.
  • He is also a flier, giving him fantastic mobility, as well as offering himself and his team additional mobility through usage of skills like Guidance or Flier Formation.
  • To top it all off, he's a dancer, which always ensures that he is valuable in a team composition.

Minmaxed Statline

  • Quan's Attack is definitely impressive - but almost more impressive is his high Defense stat, which can be used to avoid Mila's Isolation in an Aether Raids Defense team.
  • However, unlike a unit like Masquerade Eldigan, it's difficult for Quan to raise both his Defense and HP enough to avoid both Bridal Fjorm and Mila's Isolation.

Weaknesses

Poor Color Typing

  • Blue is not only the most contested color typing among fliers - among flying ranged dancers alone, Quan has to contest with the likes of Legendary Azura, Peony, and Bridal Ninian - but it's also the least useful color for an Aether Raids defense team, since some of the most popular tanks, including Brave Ike and Brave Edelgard are green.
  • Not having access to colorless makes Quan's impressive Attack stat slightly less valuable, since he loses damage against green units.

Res Weakness

  • Quan's poor Resistance stat of 20 hurts him in several ways. First is the most obvious: he's weak to mages and dragons and will have a difficult time defeating a mage unit if he's not initiating combat or can't defeat them in a single hit.
  • Secondly, he has poor matchups against dragons, who will also attack his weaker Resistance stat, making it difficult to initiate on units who he can't outright KO.
  • When coupled with his high Attack stat, his Resistance makes it very easy to 'bait' him in an Aether Raids defense, as dancers will always prioritize attacking over dancing if they can do at least 5 damage. With Quan's sky-high Attack, doing 5 damage is a given - but with his low Resistance, he's likely to be oneshot in return by any mage or dragon who tries to bait him away from his team.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron BowEffective against flying units.
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
50 2 4
Steel BowEffective against flying units.
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
100 2 6
Courtly BowEffective against flying foes. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk/Def+5 during combat, and also, if foe can make a follow-up attack, reduces damage from foe's first attack by 50%.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
200 2 8
Courtly Bow+Effective against flying foes. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk/Def+5 during combat, and also, if foe can make a follow-up attack, reduces damage from foe's first attack by 50%.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
DanceEnables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance
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 2 ★
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 3 ★
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
Atk/Def Bond 4If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+7 to unit and neutralizes unit's penalties to Atk/Def during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
A
Flier Formation 1If unit has 100% HP, unit can move to a space adjacent to a flier ally within 2 spaces.
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
B
Flier Formation 2If unit has ≥ 50% HP, unit can move to a space adjacent to a flier ally within 2 spaces.
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
B
Flier Formation 3Unit can move to a space adjacent to a flier ally within 2 spaces
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B
Fortify Def 1Grants adjacent allies Def+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
50
C
Fortify Def 2Grants adjacent allies Def+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
100
C
Fortify Def 3Grants adjacent allies Def+4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
200
C
Joint Hone DefAt start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def+5 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

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