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Veld - Manfroy's Rock

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
165
HP 43
ATK 38
SPD 26
DEF 22
RES 36

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 18 9 6 4 7
Middle 19 10 7 5 8
High 20 11 8 6 9

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 40 35 23 19 33
Middle 43 38 26 22 36
High 46 41 30 25 39

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

In Service of the Dark God (Debuffing Support)

Build by lordhelpme
Recommended
Petrify A HP/Res 2
Alternate: Fort. Def/Res 3
Positional Assist B Sudden Panic 3
Alternate: Sabotage Res 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Iceberg
C Res Opening 3
Alternate: Drive Atk 2
IVs

+HP or +RES / -SPD or -DEF

SDrive Atk 2

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Petrify

Assist: Reposition / Flexible

Special: Moonbow / Iceberg / Luna

Passive A: HP/Res 2 / Fort. Def/Res / Fury 

Passive B: Sudden Panic / Even Pulse Tie / Sabotage Skills / Chill Skills

Passive C: Res Opening / Infantry Pulse / Tactic Skills / Drive Skills

Sacred Seal: Drive Skills / HP/Res 2 / Chill Skills / Phantom Res / Tactic Skills 

  • This build focuses on Veld’s overall utility to the rest of his team through the application of widespread debuffs on incoming foes, most notably through his exclusive Petrify. For his choice of IVs, +HP is preferred if equipped with certain skills like Sudden Panic, but +RES also works well with Sabotages for further stat-debuffing.
  • Veld’s Special choice is largely irrelevant here since his combat performance is secondary, though Moonbow always works in a pinch for its relatively low cooldown. If a greater damage boost is favored over more consistent (and likelier) activations, Luna or Iceberg should be considered.
  • Similarly, the dark bishop’s best option for his A slot varies based on his chosen B slot skill. When utilizing any skill that scales off his HP stat, skills that directly augment it are recommended to bolster Veld’s consistency, with HP/Res 2 being a standout to simultaneously supplement his other key stat. Alternatively, Veld can leverage his strong Resistance with Sabotage skills to apply even more debuffs; in that case, Fort. Def/Res or Fury are better A slots to enhance his visible Resistance.
  • His reasonable HP pool makes equipping Sudden Panic a valid choice to stack the debilitating Panic debuff on enemy teams on top of Petrify’s cycling debuff, or potentially Even Pulse Tie in an AR-O setting to counter Infantry Pulse setups. Otherwise, using a Sabotage or Chill skill also complements this build’s playstyle to directly detract from his opponents’ stats; to avoid overlapping with his PRF, those that target enemy Defense or Resistance are ideal. 
  • Veld’s C slot and Sacred Seal slot are flexible and should ideally be filled by something that further assists his team, such as a Tactic, Drive, Infantry Pulse, or even his native Res Opening. Ploys are somewhat outdated options, but may be worthwhile nonetheless depending on personal preference to stack more debuffs.

Strengths

Petrify

His exclusive Petrify’s considerable -- and rather unique -- debuffing utility remains Veld’s main selling point, as it enables the dark bishop to severely hamper the offensive presence of the enemy team depending on the foe it afflicts. Since the target of Petrify’s effect cycles with the passing of each turn for the first five, this unpredictability may make Veld a potential choice in certain defense settings to catch incoming foes off-guard.

Good Attack & Resistance

Veld’s solid base Resistance complements the debuffing nature of his PRF quite nicely, allowing him to leverage further debuffing skills (such as Sabotage Res) to debilitate the enemy team to a greater degree. His high Attack also provides some flexibility in the instance that he has to engage against an opponent, and may let him run more combat-oriented sets if desired.

Infantry Benefits

Being an infantry unit comes with the ever useful advantage of fantastic skill availability, which Veld can utilize to enhance his performance even from a supportive / debuffing perspective via access to skills such as Sudden Panic and Even Pulse Tie.

Weaknesses

Petrify’s Inconsistency

While Petrify may certainly be powerful under the right circumstances, that’s entirely dependent on whether or not he targets the correct opponent, as he may target someone undesirable altogether. It would have been much more generally useful if Petrify automatically targeted the foe with the highest of each stat rather than the lowest, operating as a significantly stronger Chill to ensure that at least one powerful foe is debilitated. 

Disappointing Defense & Speed

Veld’s relatively low base values in both Defense and Speed render him quite susceptible to incoming physical damage as even if he avoids being OHKO’d from a source of such damage, odds are that he would still be doubled and then killed. This makes avoiding such threats a priority at all times

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Flux
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Red Tome Users Only
50 2 4
Ruin
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Red Tome Users Only
100 2 6
Fenrir
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Red Tome Users Only
200 2 9
PetrifyGrants Res+3. At start of turns 1 through 5, inflicts Atk/Spd-7 and【Gravity】on foe on the enemy team with the lowest specified stat (see below).  (Specified stats: Turn 1 = HP, Turn 2 = Atk, Turn 3 = Spd, Turn 4 = Def, Turn 5 = Res.)  【Gravity】 Restricts target's movement to 1 space through its next action.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
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
Chill Res 1At the start of each turn, inflicts Res-3 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
B
Chill Res 2At the start of each turn, inflicts Res-5 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
B
Chill Res 3At the start of each turn, inflicts Res-7 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B
Res Opening 1At start of turn, grants Res+2 to ally with the highest Res for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
60
C
Res Opening 2At start of turn, grants Res+4 to ally with the highest Res for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
C
Res Opening 3At start of turn, grants Res+6 to ally with the highest Res for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

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