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Winter Felix - Icy Gift Giver

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
180
HP 44
ATK 38
SPD 37
DEF 32
RES 29

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 19 9 8 7 6
Middle 20 10 9 8 7
High 21 11 10 9 8

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 41 35 34 29 25
Middle 44 38 37 32 29
High 47 41 40 35 32

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

Armor Training (Defensive)

Build by raelet
Recommended
Spendthrift Bow+ (+Res) A Close Counter
Alternate: Close Foil
Swap B Special Fighter 3
Alternate: Slick Fighter 3
Noontime
Alternate: Moonbow
C Pulse Smoke 3
IVs

+SPD / -HP

SSpd/Res Solo 3
Alternate: Atk/Def Solo 3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Spendthrift Bow (+Res)

Assist: Swap

Special: Noontime / Moonbow

Passive A: Close Counter / Close Foil

Passive B: Special Fighter / Slick Fighter

Passive C:  Pulse Smoke

Sacred Seal: Spd/Res Solo

  • This is the meta set for most archer tanks in Aether Raids, and is a set that suits Felix well. Due to his good statline, Felix makes for an exceptionally strong unit when built as an offensive tank and can work well in the role.
  • Close Foil is easier to inherit since he can take it at the same time as Spendthrift Bow from Midori. It's also generally more useful, though leaves him vulnerable to melee dragons such as Myrrh.
  • Special Fighter and Pulse Smoke both work to ensure that Felix is protected from enemy specials, while Spendthrift Bow decreases their Attack enough to have a difficult time piercing his bulk. At the same time, Special Fighter grants Felix permanent uptime on Noontime, which grants him sustain to tank through multiple attacks per turn.
  • Spd/Res Solo in Felix' seal slot helps patch up his lower Resistance - a liability when fighting mages such as Thrasir - and grants him additional Speed so that he can avoid doubles from faster units.
  • If using Slick Fighter instead of Special Fighter - a good option to remove Felix's penalties during combat - you will need to use Brave Lucina as Felix's support in order to proc Noontime reliably.

The Grumpy Reindeer

Build by raelet
Recommended
Candlewax Bow+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Coral Bow+ (+Spd)
A Fury (3 or 4)
Alternate: Swift Sparrow (2 or 3)
Swap B Daring Fighter 3
Alternate: Special Fighter 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Luna
C Armor March 3
IVs

+SPD / -HP

SBrazen Atk/Spd 3
Alternate: Swift Sparrow 2

Show Explanation/Analysis

Weapon: Candlewax Bow+ (+Spd) / Coral Bow (+Spd)

Assist: Swap

Special: Moonbow / Luna

Passive A: Fury / Swift Sparrow

Passive B: Daring Fighter / Special Fighter

Passive C:  Armor March

Sacred Seal: Brazen Atk/Spd / Swift Sparrow

  • Felix's biggest strength is his well-rounded statline. By improving it further and adding Candlewax Bow and Fury, Felix gains a total of +7 to each stat, with the small drawback of taking damage after each combat.
  • By incorporating Daring Fighter and Brazen Atk/Spd, Felix turns this drawback into a net benefit, by stacking stats even further and utilizing the armor-exclusive skill to grant him Desperation and immunity to followup denial, essentially half of the Null-Followup skill.
  • While it seems like an odd and expensive choice, the followup-denial meta is still all the rage, with most slow units running skills that would otherwise prevent Felix's follow-ups. Daring Fighter lets Felix not have to worry about all of that, while still getting Desperation once his HP is below 80%.
  • Special Fighter will also be a wonderful skill for Felix, but take care to note that Special Fighter has an HP threshold and will not work once below a certain point. To run Special Fighter more efficiently, a skill like Swift Sparrow would be better in Felix's A-slot and Coral Bow would be a better weapon choice. With a build of Coral Bow/Swift Sparrow/Special Fighter, Felix removes the positioning requirement of his default Reindeer Bow while getting a better stat effect and giving him Special Acceleration to do even more damage.

Strengths

Well-Rounded Unit

  • With great Attack and Speed, and decent Defense and Resistance, Felix is very flexible and can be built in a myriad of different ways.
  • He has no obvious weak points statistically, and if invested into, he can make a very formidable foe.

Archer

  • Being an archer gives Felix extended reach, which helps to make up for his status as an armored unit.
  • At the time of his release, he is the ranged character with the highest stat total in the game.

Weaknesses

Armored

  • Being an Armored unit definitely has its perks, but it also makes Felix more difficult to use effectively due to his 1-tile movement.
  • This means that you either have to sacrifice a skill slot to run Armor March or slow down your playstyle to allow Felix to catch up.

Blue

  • Tragically, Felix is a blue unit, which can create a lot of overlap in color typing for fans who built units like Brave Dimitri, Legendary Azura, or Jorge.
  • Interestingly enough, F2P players still don't have a red bow option, so it's a little confusing that Felix is Blue instead of Red, since we just got Jorge recently, and since Halloween Niles already covers a 'speedy seasonal blue armored archer' niche...

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron BowEffective against flying units.
Learns by default at 1 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
50 2 4
Steel BowEffective against flying units.
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
100 2 6
Reindeer BowEffective against flying foes. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
200 2 8
Reindeer Bow+Effective against flying foes. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
Night SkyBoosts damage dealt by 50%.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 3
GlimmerBoosts damage dealt by 50%.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 2

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Death Blow 1Grants Atk+2 if unit initiates combat.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 3 ★
50
A
Swift Sparrow 1If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+2 during battle.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
120
A
Swift Sparrow 2If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+4 during battle.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
A
Dull Ranged 1If unit's HP = 100% at start of combat and foe uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
B
Dull Ranged 2If unit's HP ≥ 50% at start of combat and foe uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
B
Dull Ranged 3If foe uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B

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Origin
Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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