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Sonia - Inhuman Beauty

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
166
HP 40
ATK 35
SPD 24
DEF 32
RES 35

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 8 4 7 8
Middle 18 9 5 8 9
High 19 10 6 9 10

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 36 32 21 29 32
Middle 40 35 24 32 35
High 43 38 28 35 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

This unit requires use of Trait Fruits to get access to IVs.

Skill Sets

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Build by Wecondo12
Recommended
Pact Blooms+ (+Res)
Alternate: Blárserpent+ (+Res)
A Close Foil
Alternate: Atk/Res Unity
Positional Assist B Lull Atk/Res 3
Alternate: Null C-Disrupt 3
Luna C Pulse Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK or +DEF or +RES / -SPD

SQuick Riposte 3
Alternate: Mirror Stance 2

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Pact Blooms (+Res) / Blárserpent(+Res)

Assist: Positional Assist

Special: Iceberg / Noontime

Passive A: Close Foil / Atk/Res Unity

Passive B: Lull Atk/Res / Null C-Disrupt / Special Spiral

Passive C: Pulse Smoke / Preference

Sacred Seal: Quick Riposte / Mirror Stance

  • Sonia is a rather uninteresting blue tome user without a personal weapon, but she can still perform decently in a defensive role due to her decent bulk.
  • Sonia has no shortage of good inheritable weaponry to choose from. The easily attainable Pact Blooms is one of her best options, inflicting a hefty Attack and Resistance debuff on the foe in addition to in combat healing as long as she’s within 2 spaces of an ally(Ironic considering who we’re talking about). Her innate Blárserpent can also be used to good effect should Pact Blooms be unavailable.
  • Close Foil gives Sonia the ability to counterattack physical foes regardless of range, in addition to giving her a hefty Attack and Defense boost. For a pure ranged tanking role, Sonia can opt for Atk/Res Unity instead, allowing her to convert all Attack and Resistance penalties on her to bonuses as long as she’s within 2 spaces of an ally.
  • Lull Atk/Res negates the foe’s Attack and Resistance buffs while debuffing them, giving Sonia more damage output and survivability. Null C-Disrupt is another great B slot choice, as it allows Sonia to serve as a counter to Dazzling Staff and Firesweep. Special Spiral is also a decent option, as Sonia's Icebergs hit decently hard off her good Resistance, and many foes will lack the bulk necessary to avoid being KO'd in a single hit, although she has to trigger her Special first before Spiral takes effect.
  • Pulse Smoke gives Sonia more protection against enemy specials, but it can be swapped out as needed.
  • Finally, Quick Riposte gives Sonia guaranteed follow-ups on Enemy Phase, and is her only means of performing them aside from impractical Speed investment(But people have and will continue to give heavy Speed investment to slow units, so more the power to them). Otherwise, Sonia can opt for an Enemy Phase stat seal such as Mirror Stance to round out her kit.

Strengths

Decent Defenses and Attack

Sonia’s 32/35 Defensive spread means she can take hits on either side of the spectrum reasonably well, while dishing out respectable damage with her base 35 Attack.

Weaknesses

Terrible Speed

Sonia’s poor speed leaves her extremely prone to enemy follow-up attacks while leaving her unable to perform them herself without the aid of Quick Riposte.

Lack of an exclusive weapon

Without an exclusive weapon, Sonia pales in comparison to other Blue Tome users with superior statlines and/or exclusive weaponry, such as Guinivere and Micaiah.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Thunder
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Blue Tome Users Only
50 2 4
Elthunder
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Blue Tome Users Only
100 2 6
BlárserpentGrants Def/Res+6 during combat if foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Blue Tome Users Only
200 2 8
Blárserpent+Grants Def/Res +6 during combat if foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Blue Tome Users 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
GlaciesBoosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's Res.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 4

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Fortress Res 1Grants Res+3. Inflicts Atk-3.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
40
A
Fort. Def/Res 1Grants Def/Res+3. Inflicts Atk-3.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
100
A
Fort. Def/Res 2Grants Def/Res+4. Inflicts Atk-3.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
200
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 1 ★
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 2 ★
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

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

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