Azama

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Azama
Carefree Monk

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Attacker Rating.5 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 43
ATK 21
SPD 26
DEF 32
RES 25
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 18 3 6 7 5
Middle 19 4 7 8 6
High 20 5 8 9 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 40 18 23 29 22
Middle 43 21 26 32 25
High 46 24 30 35 29
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

+IV

  • If utilizing Earth Boost, a +HP boon is absolutely mandatory to take advantage of its effects.
  • Otherwise, a +Speed boon will help Azama deny at least some follow-up attacks, and even more if paired with a Hone Speeder.
  • A +Defense boon can be used if Fortress Defense will be used as an A slot Passive.

-IV

  • -Attack. Azama has the lowest attack in the game.
Skill Sets
Acerbic Wit (Frontline Healer)
Optimal
Pain A Fortress Def 3
Budget: Defense +3
Martyr B Live to Serve 3
Budget: Renewal 3
Solid-Earth Balm C Threaten Atk 3
SP890SHP +3

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  • Preferred Nature: +Defense / -Attack
  • Weapon: Pain / Flexible
  • Assist: Martyr
  • Special: Solid-Earth Balm
  • A Slot: Fortress Defense / Defense +3 / Close Counter
  • B Slot: Live to Serve / Renewal
  • C Slot: Threaten Attack / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

Azama's strength lies in his thick skin, so we utilize that fact to add him to our list of frontline units.

Threaten Attack is used along Pain to win the game of attrition, allowing Azama to slowly chip the enemy's health while standing firm. Of course, any other Staff can be used, though one should remember that Fear doesn't stack with Threaten Attack.

Live to Serve is used to allow Azama to become an impenetrable wall, though Renewal is a viable second option.

Fortress Defense is used to maximize Azama's ability to take physical hits, though Defense +3 can be taken if budget is considered.

If one really likes Azama, Close Counter could be used. Being one of the few viable Close Counter healers due to his physical defense, it can be used to apply Pain or a debuff on any unit who seeks to initiate him, guaranteeing their weakening.

Earthly Believer (Earth Boost)
Pain A Earth Boost 3
Rehabilitate B Dazzling Staff 3
Budget: Renewal 3
Kindled-Fire Balm C Threaten Atk 3
SP1,385SHP +3

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  • Preferred Nature: +HP / -Attack
  • Weapon: Pain / Flexible
  • Assist: Martyr / Rehabilitate
  • Special: Kindled-Fire Balm
  • A Slot: Earth Boost
  • B Slot: Dazzling Staff / Renewal / Live to Serve
  • C Slot: Threaten Attack / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

Taking advantage of the fact that Azama has over 40 HP (a value rare amongst Staff users), he is able to utilize the passive Earth Boost to great effect, reaching a great value of 38 defense.

Live to Serve can be chosen to keep his health high and mighty, winning the trades and eventually gaining the upper hand in HP against even those in the 49+ threshold.

Of course, Renewal can be taken for budgetary reasons and for the higher SP tier, though it will overall not perform as well as Live to Serve.

Dazzling Staff allows Azama to plow through the enemy without fear of their retaliation and effectively applying the Fear debuff (-6 Attack) or gaining an HP advantage with Pain (10 true damage). Of course, this is by trading Azama's sustainability, though this can completely shut down an Armoured unit, and Azama can still heal off Martyr.

If running Live to Serve, do not run Martyr. If Dazzling Staff, do run Martyr. If Renewal is chosen, either can be used.

Starry Eyed (Speedy Healer)
Pain A Speed +3
Rehabilitate B Live to Serve 3
Budget: Wings of Mercy 3
Kindled-Fire Balm C Fortify Def 3
SP1,245S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +Speed / -Attack
  • Weapon: Pain / Flexible
  • Assist: Rehabilitate
  • Special: Kindled-Fire Balm
  • A Slot: Speed +3
  • B Slot: Live to Serve 3 / Wings of Mercy
  • C Slot: Fortify Defense / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

The standard Rehabilitate healer build.

Wings of Mercy can be used instead of Live to Serve if one wishes to acquire mobility, and all of the speed boosting stats are used to deny as many double hits as possible.

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User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Pain 17
Assault 2
Fear 1
Slow 1
Support # of Builds
Martyr 10
Rehabilitate 10
Reconcile 3
Weapon Skills
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
150
Rng:
2
Mt:
3

Inflicts 10 damage on targeted foe after combat.

Unlocks at 3 ★
Support Skills
Rng:
1

Restores 5 HP.

Learns by default at 3 ★
SP:
100
Rng:
1

Restores 7 HP each to target and this unit.

Learns by default at 3 ★
SP:
150
Rng:
1

Restores HP=7+this unit's suffered damage. Unit heals HP=half suffered damage. Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1).

Unlocks at 4 ★
Special Skills
SP:
50
CD:
1 Turn

When healing an ally with a staff, increases recovered HP by 10.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
150
CD:
1 Turn

When healing an ally with a staff, grants all allies Def+4 for 1 turn.

Unlocks at 3 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
C

Inflicts Atk-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
100
Slot:
C

Inflicts Atk-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
C

Inflicts Atk-5 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Incredible Physical bulk
  • Native wielder of Solid-Earth Balm

Cons:

  • Inability to finish off some enemies at 1 HP
  • Awkward speed value

Azama the Carefree Monk is a very bulky staff user with a curious sense of humour.

He has the best HP and Defense stat among healers, granting him reliability as a front line unit to protect the mages.

The monk possesses the lowest attack stat in the game, though he couldn't care less as he possesses the Pain staff, guaranteeing 10 damage to any unit he can attack.

His speed, while below average is one value higher than Lissa. Fortunately he can duel physical units who can inflict follow-up attacks due to his great bulk.

Azama's weak link is his magical resistance and should take caution against foes possessing such damage. Still, 26 resistance is not terrible - it's quite average.

Overall, Azama's min/max attitude makes him an excellent healer to have on your team for his incredible bulk along the high probability of facing three or more physical attackers in the arena.

Strengths
  • Good stat spread
  • Highest HP out of the Staff users
  • Highest Defense out of the Staff users
    • It will take a physical attacker either one hit of 76 attack or a double hit of 54 attack to kill Azama.
Weaknesses

Lowest attack of all Staff users

  • At -Atk with the Pain Staff, Azama reaches a whopping 21 attack, and as such can't reliably finish off enemies.

Average speed and resistance

  • At 26 speed and 25 resistance, the carefree monk should take caution against the speedy Linde and Nino.
  • A mage will require either a single hit of 68 attack or a double hit of 47 attack to kill Azama.
Team Options

Healers are generally used to support front line, but Azama is a special case. He is the front line, and requires a partner to hold the line with him. The chosen unit needs to be decently bulky, though not too much to allow Azama to heal himself through Live to Serve. Units such as Male Robin, Subaki or Ike are great partners in crime.

"Acerbic Wit" is the set focusing on Azama's strengths, becoming a frontline wall.

"Earthly Believer" is a more offensive version of the first build and benefits more from attacking the enemy.

"Starry Eyed" is the standard healer build with Rehabilitate and Live to Serve, along the attempt to deny as many follow-up attacks as possible.

Counters

Usually, staff users have low defense. Not Azama. His weak point is that he's prone to follow-up attacks and has average resistance. Therefore, the usual Blade Tome mages are Azama's pet peeves.

From Series
Fire Emblem Fates
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