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Analysis by Adonyx
Winter Cecilia - Festive Instructor

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
165
HP 41
ATK 35
SPD 23
DEF 30
RES 36

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 19 11 6 6 10
High

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 41 35 23 30 36
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

Holiday Season’s Tactics (Vantage)

Build by
Recommended
Broadleaf Fan+ (+Atk)
Alternate: Pumpkin-a-Box+ (+Atk)
A Close Counter
Swap
Alternate: Pivot
B Vantage 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Miracle
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Pulse Smoke 3
IVsSSpd Smoke 3
Alternate: Armored Boots

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Broadleaf Fan+ (+Atk) / Pumpkin-a-Box+ (+Atk) / Scallop Blade+ (+Atk)

  • Unfortunately, all the best generic daggers for vantage builds are seasonal, making them harder to obtain than most other weapons.

  • Broadleaf Fan is by far the best option, allowing Winter Cecilia to stack huge damage bonuses via debuffing her opponents.

  • Pumpkin-a-Box and Scallop Blade are the next best options, providing notable damage boosts - but nowhere near as much as Broadleaf Fan.

Assist: Swap / Pivot

Special: Moonbow / Miracle

  • Since most of Winter Cecilia’s damage comes from her weapon, her Special isn’t particularly important. However, Moonbow can help give her an extra bit of damage she may need to finish off a tankier opponent.

  • Alternatively, Miracle offers an opportunity for Winter Cecilia to not get punished for immediately KO’ing an opponent through Vantage, offering her a level of protection.

Passive A: Close Counter

  • Since the point of this build is to be able to tackle an entire team at once, Close Counter is a must to ensure that Winter Cecilia can handle melee threats.

Passive B: Vantage

  • Vantage is the key to this build, as it allows Winter Cecilia to circumvent needing to tank hits from otherwise dangerous threats.

Passive C: Atk Smoke / Spd Smoke / Pulse Smoke

  • Combining the base debuff from Broadleaf Fan with Atk Smoke and Spd Smoke from Winter Cecilia’s C skill and Sacred Seal allow her to apply debuffs to all four stats, maximizing her damage.

  • Alternatively, Pulse Smoke is a very strong option (regardless of whether utilizing Broadleaf Fan or not) to shut down enemy Specials, which is still important for a Vantage unit because sometimes getting hit is unavoidable.

Sacred Seal: Spd Smoke / Atk Smoke / Armored Boots / Brazen Atk/Spd / Fierce Stance

  • Using either the Spd Smoke or Atk Smoke Seal (whichever isn’t being used as Winter Cecilia’s C skill) will complete her coverage for Broadleaf Fan.

  • Alternatively, Armored Boots can help initially cover for the fact that Winter Cecilia is an armored unit and will therefore struggle getting into position.

  • Finally, Brazen Seals like Brazen Atk/Spd or the Fierce Stance Seal are good options for additional damage if not utilizing Broadleaf Fan or if mass debuffing is already covered by an ally.

Teacher’s Blessings (Defensive Tank)

Build by
Recommended
Lethal Carrot+ (+Def)
Alternate: Barb Shuriken+ (+Def)
A Close Counter
Swap
Alternate: Pivot
B Special Fighter 3
Alternate: Special Spiral 3
Noontime
Alternate: Sol
C Pulse Smoke 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
IVsSFierce Stance 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Lethal Carrot+ (+Def/+Res) / Barb Shuriken+ (+Def/+Res) / Minty Cane+ (+Def/+Res)

  • Winter Cecilia has a variety of weapon options available to her thanks to her strong statline and status as an armor unit. Regardless of the chosen weapon, the choice between a +Def or +Res refine is mostly up to preference, as Winter Cecilia’s final stats can vary widely based on team support and the season for Aether Raids.

  • Lethal Carrot is the best choice, offering Winter Cecilia a mix of bonus damage and healing with her Special. However, it is also the most difficult of the option to obtain due to being locked to a seasonal unit.

  • Barb Shuriken and Minty Cane both allow for superior healing compared to the Lethal Carrot while losing out on the bonus damage. The choice between the two is mostly preference - Barb Shuriken offers higher healing potential with Sol, but Minty Cane offers more consistent healing due to healing at least 5 regardless of enemy HP.

Assist: Swap / Pivot

Special: Noontime / Sol / Aether

  • Noontime will be the ideal Special to maximize sustain when combined with Special Fighter.

  • Use Sol if running Barb Shuriken to take advantage of the reduced cooldown.

  • Aether is mainly an option if specifically running Winter Cecilia alongside Brave Lucina with her refined weapon.

Passive A: Close Counter

  • Being able to retaliate against melee threats is vitally important for Winter Cecilia to safely tackle Aether Raids defense setups, so Close Counter is a must.

Passive B: Special Fighter / Special Spiral

  • One of the biggest benefits of being an armor is having access to Special Fighter - increased Special charge gain on all attacks makes it significantly easier for Winter Cecilia to repeatedly activate her Special.

  • Special Spiral is an interesting alternative that allows Winter Cecilia to utilize other Weapon/Special combinations, such as Lethal Carrot/Sol and Barb Shuriken/Aether (specifically if running her along with Brave Lucina with her refined weapon). 

Passive C: Pulse Smoke / Atk Smoke

  • Pulse Smoke is an incredibly potent skill that allows Winter Cecilia to single-handedly shut down Infantry Pulse-based defense setups.

  • Atk Smoke is a decent budget option for reducing incoming damage if Pulse Smoke is unavailable.

Sacred Seal: Fierce Stance / Quick Riposte

  • Fierce Stance is the ideal Seal for this build as increasing Winter Cecilia’s damage gives her the best chance of KO’ing her opponent in one hit to minimize incoming damage and maximize healing.

  • Quick Riposte is a decent alternative for situations when Winter Cecilia may not be able to KO her opponents in one hit, particularly if she doesn’t have access to Lethal Carrot.

Etrurian Gifts (Mixed Phase)

Build by
Barb Shuriken+ (+Def)
Alternate: The Cleaner+ (+Def)
A Close Counter
Alternate: Death Blow (3 or 4)
Swap
Alternate: Pivot
B Bold Fighter 3
Glacies
Alternate: Luna
C Atk Smoke 3
IVsSQuick Riposte 3
Alternate: Sturdy Blow 2

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Barb Shuriken (+Def/+Res) / The Cleaner+ (+Def/+Res) / Flexible

  • Winter Cecilia’s choice of weapon varies greatly based on the context she’s in. For general purposes, Barb Shuriken is always a safe bet.

  • For Aether Raids defense setups, alternative daggers like The Cleaner can be devastatingly powerful. Some other strong options include Ouch Pouch, Dragonslasher, Bottled Juice, Temari, or Sky Maiougi.

Assist: Swap / Pivot

Special: Glacies / Luna / Moonbow / Ruptured Sky

  • Winter Cecilia’s Special will also vary heavily depending on which weapon she is using and the context she’s in. Glacies is a good choice to pair with Barb Shuriken for a general purpose build.

  • Luna, Moonbow, and Ruptured Sky are all more specialized options that are better suited for something like Aether Raids defense.

Passive A: Close Counter / Death Blow (3 or 4)

  • Close Counter is vitally important for a mixed phase setup, in order to ensure that Winter Cecilia will be able to retaliate against melee threats.

  • However, for a stronger raw damage threat, Death Blow is a good choice (particularly in Aether Raids defense).

Passive B: Bold Fighter

  • Winter Cecilia’s base Speed is low enough that she’s likely not going to be able to naturally double most opponents, so Bold Fighter is a fantastic choice for her.

Passive C: Atk Smoke / Flexible

  • Winter Cecilia’s C skill isn’t particularly important for this build, so it can be replaced as needed to suit the team.

Sacred Seal: Quick Riposte / Sturdy Blow / Quickened Pulse

  • For a mixed phase setup, Quick Riposte is a must in order to allow Winter Cecilia to double most opponents on Enemy Phase despite her poor Speed.

  • Sturdy Blow and Quickened Pulse are both good options to otherwise increase Winter Cecilia’s damage potential for something like Aether Raids defense.

Strengths

Min-Maxed Statline

By dumping Speed, Winter Cecilia manages to avoid having any major weaknesses in any of her stats aside from Speed (which is easily managed).

Armored Unit

As an armor unit, Winter Cecilia enjoys access to the armor-exclusive skills Bold Fighter, Special Fighter, and armor buffs (like Ward Armor), as well as a big boost to her BST.

Summonable with Heroic Grails

Winter Cecilia’s availability for summon with Heroic Grails makes it relatively easy to obtain enough copies of her to merge her as much as desired.

Weaknesses

Anti-Armor Weapons

As an armor unit, Winter Cecilia shares a weakness to anti-armor weapons such as Armorsmasher. Technically she could easily mitigate this with Svalinn Shield, but it severely limits her potential to do so.

Poor Mobility

As an armored unit, Winter Cecilia has very low movement; this can be mitigated with Armor March (or potentially the Armored Boots seal), but that is sacrificing a skill or Seal slot that could otherwise be used for something else.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Dagger users only.
50 2 3
Steel DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Dagger users only.
100 2 5
Goodie BootDuring combat, boosts unit's Def/Res by number of allies within 2 spaces × 2. (Maximum bonus of +6 to each stat.) After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Learns by default at 4 ★
200 2 8
Goodie Boot+During combat, boosts unit's Def/Res by number of allies within 2 spaces × 2. (Maximum bonus of +6 to each stat.) After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Dagger 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.
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 Bond 1Grants Atk/Res+3 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
60
A
Atk/Res Bond 2Grants Atk/Res+4 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
120
A
Atk/Res Bond 3Grants Atk/Res+5 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
A
Def Ploy 1At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Def-3 until the end of foe's next action.
Inheritable by all units.
60
C
Def Ploy 2At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Def-4 until the end of foe's next action.
Inheritable by all units.
120
C
Def Ploy 3At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Def-5 until the end of foe's next action.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem Heroes

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