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Valentine Silque

Analysis by UmbraCorvus
Valentine Silque - Selfless Cleric

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
151
HP 40
ATK 28
SPD 22
DEF 32
RES 29

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 16 9 3 8 7
High

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 40 28 22 32 29
High

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 has no access to IVs.

Skill Sets

Smooth as Silque (Defensive Support)

Build by UmbraCorvus
Recommended
Rapport Wand+
Alternate: Dazzling Melancholy+
A Fort. Def/Res 3
Alternate: Close Counter
Martyr+
Alternate: Recover+
B Wrathful Staff 3
Alternate: Dazzling Staff 3
Heavenly Light
Alternate: Miracle
C Spd Opening 3
IVsSLive to Serve 3
Alternate: Def/Res Bond 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Dazzling Rapport Wand+ / Wrathful Rapport Wand+ / Dazzling Melancholy+ / Wrathful Melancholy+ / Dazzling Absorb+ / Wrathful Absorb+

Assist: Martyr+ / Recover+ / Player Preference

Special: Heavenly Light / Miracle / Player Preference

Passive A: Fort. Def/Res / Close Counter / Fortress Def

Passive B: Wrathful Staff / Dazzling Staff / Wings of Mercy / Live to Serve

Passive C: Spd Opening / Player Preference

Sacred Seal: Live to Serve / Def/Res Bond

  • This build focuses on keeping Silque alive as much as possible by bulking up her defensive stats while also allowing her to easily provide a hefty amount of supportive benefits.

  • Her default Rapport Wand is a wonderful pair alongside her Spd Opening C Passive that allows her to heavily buff an ally with the highest Speed at the start of a turn. 

  • Melancholy is amusingly obtained by foddering her original version and helps to inflict guard debuffs and reset a target and nearby opponent’s Special cooldowns if charged. 

  • Absorb can be used to give Silque in combat self sustain, but the low weapon might alongside Silque’s lower end attack drastically hampers Absorb unless Attack support is provided to Silque as much as possible.

  • The choice of healing Skill as well as Special can vary depending on a player’s preference. Her default Martyr+ and Heavenly Light are solid, but Recover+ and Miracle can be examples of other alternatives to use.

  • Fort. Def/Res boosts both defensive stats of Silque making it a prime choice, but Close Counter can be considered to have a chance to tank and counter attack against melee range opponents. As these options are quite expensive, a simple defense booster such as Fortress Def can be run on a tight budget.

  • Ideally, if running a Dazzling Staff weapon, Wrathful Staff should be in the B Passive, and vice versa if the reverse occurs. Otherwise, Wings of Mercy and Live to Serve are useful utility for more mobility or self sustain in the event of lacking one of these B Passives.

  • While Silque’s default Spd Opening is a strong option to start off with, any C Passive can be run according to the player’s needs.

  • The Live to Serve Sacred Seal gives Silque a way of healing her wounds when she heals an ally. A defensive boosting Sacred Seal such as the Def/Res Bond Sacred Seal can be used instead to further boost Silque’s defensive stats.

CaraMila (Offensive Support)

Build by UmbraCorvus
Dazzling Pain+
Alternate: Dazzling Gravity+
A Atk/Res Solo 3
Alternate: Atk/Res Bond 3
Martyr+
Alternate: Recover+
B Wrathful Staff 3
Alternate: Dazzling Staff 3
Miracle
Alternate: Heavenly Light
C Savage Blow 3
Alternate: Spd Opening 3
IVsSSavage Blow 3
Alternate: Atk/Res Bond 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Dazzling Pain+ / Wrathful Pain+ / Dazzling Gravity+ / Wrathful Gravity+

Assist: Martyr+ / Recover+ / Player Preference

Special: Miracle / Heavenly Light / Player Preference

Passive A: Atk/Res Solo / Atk/Def Solo / Atk/Res Bond / Atk/Def Bond / Atk/Spd Push 4 / Attack+3

Passive B: Wrathful Staff / Dazzling Staff

Passive C: Savage Blow / Spd Opening / Player Preference

Sacred Seal: Savage Blow / Atk/Res Bond / Atk/Def Bond / Atk/Spd Bond

  • While Silque does not have strong Attack and Speed to abuse, she can take advantage of the innate safety from Dazzling Staff paired with Wrathful Staff to pull off some respectable hit and run weakening damage.

  • Pain can be chosen to apply chip damage to both the target as well as those nearby the target after combat, while Gravity can help to reduce movement to 1 space, allowing Silque to be pulled away to safety with the help of allies while the enemy has trouble pursuing.

  • The Healing Skill as well as the Special are flexible which is often the case with healers, Silque’s native Martyr+ and Heavenly Light definitely being workable options.

  • An offensive A Passive should be utilized, and Attack boosting Solo Skills are a highlight thanks to their easily activated boost of 6 Attack. Atk/Res Solo and Atk/Def Solo can provide Silque some Attack alongside defenses if she is forced to Enemy Phase. Atk/Res bond and Atk/Def Bond are somewhat easier to come by thanks to their accessibility through the Heroic Grail exchange making them worthwhile alternatives that can also be paired with the Bond Sacred Seals. If these Skills are too tight of a cost, Attack+3 can be used as a simple boost in damage.

  • While Silque’s Speed stat is atrociously low, there does exist ways of very inconsistently boosting Silque’s Speed to amusing levels. Atk/Spd Push 4 can grant Silque 7 Attack/Speed while it is in effect, and Atk/Spd Bond can give Silque 5 Attack/Speed while in effect. If Atk/Spd Push 4 and the Atk/Spd Bond Sacred Seal are combined, Silque can reach a shockingly middling Speed stat of 34, which can be increased to 40 Speed with a boost from Hone Cavalry. This is very impractical due to how much set up is required on an extremely slow unit, but can in theory secure some follow-up attacks on middling Speed opponents that Silque would have otherwise never dreamed of achieving.

  • The C Passive is flexible depending on the player’s needs, but Savage Blow can pair wonderfully with the Player Phase nature of this build, and can be stacked even further with the Savage Blow Sacred Seal.

Strengths

Wonderful Base Kit to Start Off

Valentine Silque comes with a shockingly potent base kit out of the box, possessing Rapport Wand which when combined with her default Spd Opening, allows her to grant the ally on her team that possesses the highest Speed with a boost of 5 Attack/Defense and 6 Speed at the start of a turn. With her B Passive as Live to Serve and her healing Skill as Martyr+, she should have little to no issues in keeping her own HP topped off when she heals allies. All she’s really missing is an A Passive and you could very well make use of her entire base kit as is, allowing her to be a fairly reasonable low investment unit.

Potent Mixed Bulk

Valentine Silque has 40 HP, 32 Defense, and 29 Resistance. Her defensive spread allows her to shrug off hits surprisingly well if she is forced to take damage, and she can easily be compared to her original counterpart but less base stats as compensation for being a cavalry unit compared to an infantry unit.

Cavalry Unit

As long as there are no trenches or forests to get in the way, Valentine Silque’s benefits as a cavalry unit allow her to easily get around the battlefield to protect those in danger as well as cleanse their wounds. She also has access to the ever readily available cavalry buffs to take advantage of.

Weaknesses

Low Attack and Lower Speed

In exchange for having strong defensive stats across the board, Silque’s Attack and Speed are not so lucky. With a lower end Attack stat of 28, Silque may find herself struggling to output damage without a strong boost to her Attack even if she is running Wrathful Staff. Her Speed is absolutely abysmal with a base value of 22, making her sit among the slowest healers in the game. As a result, Silque doesn’t necessarily do offensive sets all too well, though she can definitely attempt them if one is okay with the fact that she will not do too much damage nor will she be able to secure a follow-up attack.

Being a Tempest Trials Reward is a Double-Edged Sword

While being a free unit does make her easy enough for anyone to obtain, as well as score some merges with Heroic Grails using the Grail Shop, it comes at the cost of locking Valentine Silque to Neutral IVs. Considering how easy it would be to dump her Speed stat with a Flaw stat and then boost her Attack or defensive stats, it is quite unfortunate that this is impossible with how she is distributed.

Anti-Cavalry Weapons

As with any cavalry unit, anti-cavalry weapons are a major threat to fear. As durable as Valentine Silque can be, all it would take is a fatal strike from a unit such as Brave Micaiah with her Light of Dawn to make Silque wish to turn back the clock with Mila’s Turnwheel.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Assault
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
50 2 10
Rapport WandAt start of turn, grants Atk/Def+3 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
200 2 8
Rapport Wand+At start of turn, grants Atk/Def+5 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
HealRestores 5 HP.
Learns by default at 1 ★
1 50
ReconcileRestores 7 HP each to target and this unit.
Learns by default at 3 ★
1 100
MartyrRestores HP=7+this unit's suffered damage. Unit heals HP=half suffered damage. Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1).
Learns by default at 4 ★
1 150
MartyrRestores HP=7+this unit's suffered damage. Unit heals HP=half suffered damage. Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1).
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
ImbueWhen healing an ally with a staff, restores an additional 10 HP to target ally.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
50 1
Heavenly LightWhen healing an ally with a staff, all other allies recover 10 HP.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
150 2

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Live to Serve 1When healing allies with a staff, unit also recovers 50% of the HP restored
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
Unlocks at 3 ★
40
B
Live to Serve 2When healing allies with a staff, unit also recovers 75% of the HP restored
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
Unlocks at 4 ★
80
B
Live to Serve 3When healing allies with a staff, unit also recovers the same amount
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
Unlocks at 5 ★
160
B
Spd Opening 1At start of turn, grants Spd+2 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
C
Spd Opening 2At start of turn, grants Spd+4 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
C
Spd Opening 3At start of turn, grants Spd+6 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem Echoes

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