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Valentine Conrad

Analysis by Wecondo12
Valentine Conrad - Unmasked Knight

4-5

Obtainable as a 4 - 5 only

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
162
HP 39
ATK 32
SPD 23
DEF 33
RES 35

Stat Variations

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

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 35 29 20 30 32
Middle 39 32 23 33 35
High 42 35 26 36 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

Skill Sets

Conrad 2: The Clone Wars(Defensive)

Build by Wecondo12
Recommended
Barrier Blade+ (+Res)
Alternate: Slaying Edge+ (+Def)
A Distant Counter
Alternate: Mirror Stance 3
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Def 3
Iceberg C Pulse Smoke 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
IVs

+ATK or DEF or RES / -SPD

SMirror Stance 2
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Barrier Blade(+RES) / Slaying Edge+(+DEF)

Assist: Reposition / Flexible

Special: Iceberg

Passive A: Distant Counter / Mirror Stance 2 or 3 / Fort Def/Res 3

Passive B: Quick Riposte / Lull Atk/Def

Passive C: Pulse Smoke / Atk Smoke / Preference

Sacred Seal: Close Def / Mirror Stance / Quick Riposte

  • This build aims to capitalize on Conrad’s Enemy Phase playstyle by maximizing his excellent durability.

  • Conrad can perform well with any of the common Defensive inheritable swords available, although a Resistance refined Barrier Blade pushes Conrad’s Resistance to incredible heights on Enemy Phase. He can also take advantage of a Slaying Edge to activate his Special more quickly.

  • Distant Counter enhances Conrad’s role as an Enemy Phase tank by allowing him to tank and KO ranged foes, although Mirror Stance 3 and Fort Def/Res are also solid options if one opts to make Conrad a purely physical tank. Quick Riposte is one of Conrad’s best B slot options as it allows him to perform follow-ups on Enemy Phase in spite of his awful Speed, although one can utilize it in the Sacred Seal and opt for a different B slot skill, such as Lull Atk/Def.

  • Pulse Smoke remains one of the best C slot skills available for Enemy Phase units in Aether Raids, especially against Infantry Pulse teams. Atk Smoke is also a solid option on a budget, and Conrad’s C slot skill can be changed to fit the team’s needs. Defensive Sacred Seals such as Close Def greatly benefit Conrad by increasing his durability even further.

The Unmasked Tuxedo(AR Def Frontliner)

Build by Wecondo12
Melee Bouquet+ (+Def)
Alternate: Melee Bouquet+ (+Res)
A Fury (3 or 4)
Rally Atk/Spd+ B Lull Atk/Def 3
Alternate: Lunge
Escutcheon
Alternate: Pavise
C Panic Smoke 3
IVs

+DEF or +RES / -SPD

SSteady Stance 3
Alternate: Mirror Stance 2

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Weapon: Melee Bouquet(+DEF/RES)

Assist: Rally Atk/Spd+ / Preference

Special: Escutcheon / Pavise

Passive A: Fury 4

Passive B: Lull Atk/Def

Passive C: Panic Smoke 

Sacred Seal: Steady Stance / Mirror Stance

  • This build aims to take advantage of Conrad’s high bulk by making him an incredibly durable Frontline unit for Aether Raids Defense.

  • A Rally is necessary for Rally trap setups, otherwise Conrad’s assist depends on what the team needs. Defensive Specials are chosen to further reduce the damage Conrad takes when initiating.

  • Conrad’s default Melee Bouquet is a fantastic option for AR Defense units, as it grants a pseudo Sturdy Impact effect to the user, making it even harder to KO them when they initiate.

  • Fury 4 and Lull Atk/Def add even more to Conrad’s bulk, while Lull Atk/Def has the additional benefit of negating the foe’s Attack and Defense buffs. Panic Smoke is the preferred C slot so that Conrad can effectively neutralize buffed Supertank units that he initiates on, such as Nowi or Fallen Corrin.

  • Finally, a defensive seal such as Steady Stance helps Conrad’s Enemy Phase bulk, in case the foe attempts to disable the potential Lunge trap by KO’ing him and escaping.

Strengths

Incredible Defenses

Conrad’s 33/35 Defensive statline is one of the highest on any cavalier, granting Conrad incredible raw durability. His high defenses also make him a great user of Defense scalng specials, such as Iceberg.

Cavalry

In addition, Valentine Conrad’s status as a cavalier grants him increased mobility and access to class exclusive buffs, such as Ward and Fortify Cavalry.

Weaknesses

Poor Speed

Conrad’s low base Speed of 23 leaves him highly susceptible to follow-up attacks from a plethora of faster heroes, such as Larcei and Eliwood. This also leaves him vulnerable to Enemy Special triggers without the Guard effect, especially if the foe has means of Special cooldown acceleration, such as Heavy Blade.

Cavalier

Conrad is also left weak to effective weaponry and terrain due to his status as a cavalier.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Sword
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
50 1 6
Steel Sword
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
100 1 8
Melee BouquetIf unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
200 1 10
Melee Bouquet+If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
300 1 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
Ardent SacrificeHeals adjacent ally 10 HP. Unit loses 10HP (but cannot reach 0 this way)
Learns by default at 4 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Brazen Def/Res 1If unit's HP ≤ 80% at the start of combat, grants Def/Res+3 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
A
Brazen Def/Res 2If unit's HP ≤ 80% at the start of combat, grants Def/Res+5 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
A
Brazen Def/Res 3If unit's HP ≤ 80% at the start of combat, grants Def/Res+7 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Wings of Mercy 1Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 30%.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
60
B
Wings of Mercy 2Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 40%.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
B
Wings of Mercy 3Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 50%.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
B

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem Echoes

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