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Niime - Mountain Hermit

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
171
HP 36
ATK 42
SPD 33
DEF 17
RES 43

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 11 6 3 9
Middle 17 12 7 4 10
High 18 13 8 5 11

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 33 39 30 13 39
Middle 36 42 33 17 43
High 40 46 36 20 46

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

My Useless Grandson Couldn’t Do This (Enemy Phase)

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Recommended
Hvítrvulture+ (+Res) A Atk/Res Solo 4
Alternate: Mirror Stance 3
Positional Assist B Null C-Disrupt 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Res 3
Iceberg
Alternate: Noontime
C Atk/Res Menace
Alternate: Joint Dist. Guard
IVs

+ATK or +RES / -DEF

SAtk/Res Solo 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Hvítrvulture+ (+Res) / Hvítrvulture+ (+Spd)

Assist: Positional Assist

Special: Iceberg / Noontime

A Passive: Atk/Res Solo 4 / Mirror Stance 3 / Distant Def

B Passive: Null C-Disrupt / Lull Atk/Res / Null Follow-Up / Quick Riposte / Sabotage Atk / Sabotage Res / Dull Ranged

C Passive: Atk/Res Menace / Joint Dist. Guard / Res Smoke / Atk Smoke

Sacred Seal: Atk/Res Solo / Quick Riposte / Mystic Boost / Heavy Blade / Distant Def

  • Surprising to many, Niime enters the game as a Colorless Tome with an inheritable tome which many may recognize as Plegian Tome+. At the time of this article, there are currently no other inheritable tomes for her class type meaning she is stuck with Hvítrvulture+, which while not a bad weapon by any means, forces her into a specific niche. As such, there will only be one build, for the enemy phase, and when more inheritable tomes become available to her, more builds will be added.
     
  • As Niime will be specializing in the enemy phase, she can either opt for more damage output or sustain. Iceberg is a solid option all-around if you plan to stack her Res stat with other skills as she will more than likely not be taking that much damage from foes that target Res. However, given her low HP and Def stat, it is always possible that she can be chipped or take massive damage in general, so sustain is never a bad option.
     
  • Any A Passive that increases her Atk, Def, or Res will be good options for her enemy phase role. Obviously, her two best stats are her Atk and Res, so she can always stick with her innate Atk/Res Solo 4 since it synergizes well with her tome. You can also swap it out for Mirror Stance 3 if you want to inflict Guard on foes during combat, which can also help with sustainability purposes as the foe will not be able to charge Specials. Lastly, there’s Distant Def which can help her with general ranged tanking, and patching up her Def stat is never a bad idea.
     
  • There are a lot of options for Niime’s B Passive. One of Niime’s best B Passive options will be Null C-Disrupt as she is able to successfully tank Stave units and counter back without any drawbacks. For general tanking and damage output, she can pick up Lull Atk/Res as foes won’t be able to buff their Atk stat and Res stat while simultaneously allowing her to deal more damage in general thanks to the additional debuff. If you want to invest in her Spd stat, she can run Null Follow-Up, which can be good against Impact effects as well as guaranteed follow-up attacks from foes. However, if you feel that you can’t justify her Spd stat, she can always run Quick Riposte instead, albeit with a bit of issue as her HP stat is fairly low. For synergy and consistency with her weapon, she can either run Sabotage Atk or Sabotage Res and swap out her innate Atk/Res Menace. And finally, for the most budget of options, she can run Dull Ranged for negating the foes’ visible buffs.
     
  • Depending on where you use Niime, she can either stick with her innate Atk/Res Menace or opt for more consistent skills such as Joint Dist. Guard, which is great for ranged tanking as it provides a flat +4 to her Def/Res against ranged foes, or one of two Smoke skills: Res Smoke or Atk Smoke. The Smokes can be useful for instances where she has to enter multiple combats against nearby foes.
     
  • Niime has a lot of viable options for her Sacred Seal. One of the notable choices that come to mind is Atk/Res Solo as it stacks with her innate Atk/Res Solo 4 A Passive. Distant Def is another great option for tanking in general as she’ll appreciate the extra Def against Bow and Dagger foes. Quick Riposte is good if you want to double more often, but keep in mind that she doesn’t have the best HP stat so she can fall out of the threshold quite easily. Mystic Boost is good for sustain. Simple as that. And last but not least, there’s Heavy Blade which can synergize really well with Iceberg triggers and her innate Atk/Res Menace.

Strengths

High Attack

    Niime starts out with a massive base Atk stat of 42, which can be bolstered to 46 with a superboon. That, alongside her Hvítrvulture+, means she will be outputting lots of damage in most cases.

High Resistance

    Having a base Res stat of 43 means that Niime will not struggle to take on foes that target her Res stat. Even with a low HP stat, it’ll be difficult for them to pierce through that type of bulk.

Colorless

    Being a Colorless tome means that she has no color weaknesses, which is great for overall tanking. She can still be countered every so often by weapons that have an advantage over Colorless, as well as specific units that have effectiveness against Mages, but the trade-off is more than worth it.

Weaknesses

Lack of Inheritable Tomes

    At the time of this article, the only inheritable tome that Niime has access to is her innate Hvítrvulture+ which is essentially Plegian Tome+. This, in turn, locks her to a specific niche as well as limits her support capabilities as her weapon relies on being solo. That being said, this weakness will not age well as we are guaranteed to get more inheritables in the future. However, while that may be the case, it is still an issue she must face at this time.

Low Physical Bulk

    Niime having a base HP stat of 36 and a base Def stat of 17 limits how many hits she can take from foes that target her Def stat. This can be an issue as a ranged tank as there may be instances where she must face a Bow or Dagger foe. She can always stack that stat up with skills such as Distant Def, and her Hvítrvulture+ which can provide additional bulk by inflicting penalties on foes during combat. However, it’ll only take her so far.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Stone
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Colorless Tome Only
50 2 4
Elstone
Learns by default at 2 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Colorless Tome Only
100 2 6
HvítrvultureIf unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe's Atk/Res during combat = 5 + any current penalty on each of those stats. (Example: if foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk-12, for a net penalty of Atk-19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Colorless Tome Only
200 2 8
Hvítrvulture+If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe's Atk/Res during combat = 5 + any current penalty on each of those stats. (Example: if foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk-12, for a net penalty of Atk-19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Colorless Tome Only
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
Chilling WindBoosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's Res.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 4
IcebergBoosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's Res.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 3

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Res Solo 1If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Res+2 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
60
A
Atk/Res Solo 2If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Res+4 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
120
A
Atk/Res Solo 3If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Res+6 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Atk/Res Solo 4If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Res +7 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
A
Threaten Res 1Inflicts Res-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
50
C
Threat. Atk/Res 1At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
100
C
Threat. Atk/Res 2At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
200
C
Atk/Res MenaceAt start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-6 on nearest foes within 4 spaces through their next actions and grants Atk/Res+6 to unit for 1 turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

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