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Azura - Lady of the Lake


Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Stats
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
HP 36
ATK 31
SPD 33
DEF 21
RES 28
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
Low 16 4 6 3 5
Middle 17 5 7 4 6
High 18 6 8 5 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
Low 33 28 30 18 24
Middle 36 31 33 21 28
High 40 34 36 24 31
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.

Azura was one of the first dancers and had arguably the best statline for a dancer in the beginning months of the game. With decent Speed and Attack, subpar Defense, and good Resistance, she quickly became a staple on most high-level Arena teams.


  • +SPD: Arguably the most important stat for any dancer, +SPD helps Azura to avoid doubles from threatening enemy units who may get the jump on her.
  • +ATK: While Attack isn’t as important for dancers as it is for other units, Azura can still be used as a combat unit in a pinch, particularly if she has an increased attack stat.


  • DEF: Azura’s defense is naturally rather poor and making it much worse will make her more likely to be oneshot.  Raising her speed is also better for her defensively; therefore, her defense should be left alone.
  • RES: Azura has a naturally decent Resistance stat to handle the likes of both Tikis and can wield Distant Counter for red mages and to heighten arena score. If you aren’t interested in either, then a bane can be taken in this.


  • -HP: HP isn’t very important to Azura, as she does not have enough HP to Panic Ploy and she will not see combat often.
Skill Sets
Offensive Singer (Combat Build)
Slaying Lance+ (+Spd) A Triangle Adept 3
Sing B Wings of Mercy 3
Budget: Lancebreaker 3
Iceberg C Hone Spd 3
SP1,260SSpeed +3

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  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -HP or -RES
  • Weapon: Slaying Lance (+SPD)
  • Assist: Sing
  • Special: Iceberg / Luna
  • Passive A: Triangle Adept / Fury
  • Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Lancebreaker / Gale Dance
  • Passive C: Hone Speed / Spd Tactic / Buff of choice
  • Sacred Seal: Spd +3 / Fortify Defense / Spur Spd

This Azura trades her built-in Sapphire Lance for a Slaying Lance that not only reaches a higher MT with a cooldown reduction, but is also open to forges for a permanent stat boost without the detriment of Fury. In exchange, she trades her A slot in for Triangle Adept to sustain her tankiness vs red units.

Through this, Azura is capable of limited combat and can help to handle red and some blue threats to your team while also supporting your other units via singing and Wings of Mercy. It’s generally advised to run a buff in her C slot- whether or not you also want to buff in her Seal slot or if you want to make her more combat capable is up to you.

With +SPD IV, a Speed forged slaying lance, and a sacred seal, Azura is capable of reaching a speed of 42. This allows her to dodge most doubles in the game, as well as giving her far more capability to double her opponent - and if she doubles, she will proc Iceberg as her special for an additional 14 damage to her attack.

Luna is an alternative option, though the damage there will be less reliable as it scales off the enemy’s defense.  It will do more damage if your opponent has more than 28 defense- if not, then it will be less effective than Iceberg.

Support Singer (Team Support)
Sapphire Lance+ A Fury 3
Sing B Wings of Mercy 3
Moonbow C Hone Atk 3
SP1,260SFortify Def 3

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  • Preferred IV: +SPD or +ATK / -HP
  • Weapon: Sapphire Lance
  • Assist: Sing
  • Special: Moonbow / Luna
  • Passive A: Fury
  • Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Gale Dance / Geyser Dance
  • Passive C: Hone Attack / Hone Speed / Breath of Life
  • Sacred Seal: Fortify Def / Hone Speed / Breath of Life / Buff of Choice

A far more supportive Azura, this build focuses predominantly on her supportive capabilities.  With a Sapphire Lance, Azura naturally counters many red units, though she should not engage in more than one combat per round- hence, Fury for a temporary stat boost at the cost of losing HP after that combat.

The focus here is more on buffing allies than it is holding her own in combat.  With Hone Attack, Gale Dance, and Fortify Def, Azura can give a +4/+4/+4 after a dance - even without a Geyser Dance, she can use her C and Seal slot to give +4/+4. Whether you prefer offensive or defensive buffs is up to you.

Wings of Mercy is a typical B slot for Dancers, as it allows her to support her low HP teammates. It has an interesting synergy with Breath of Life that allows Azura to function as a pseudo-healer if any of your teammates have Hit and Run or are ranged- the gap between your unit and the enemy can be filled by Azura as she uses Wings of Mercy to rush in, kill off the low HP opponent, and heal the other unit.

High Investment Singer (DC Build)
Sapphire Lance+ A Distant Counter
Sing B Wings of Mercy 3
Budget: Renewal 3
Iceberg C Spur Def/Res 2
Budget: Hone Atk 3
SP1,470SDistant Def 3

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  • Preferred IV: +SPD or +RES / -HP or -DEF
  • Weapon: Sapphire Lance / Deft Harpoon (+RES)
  • Assist: Sing
  • Special: Iceberg / Moonbow / Aether
  • Passive A: Distant Counter
  • Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Renewal / BTomebreaker
  • Passive C: Spur Def/Res / Hone Attack
  • Sacred Seal: Distant Defense / Buff of choice

This Azura is a high-investment one and some may balk at sacrificing a Hector to your singer- however, Distant Counter not only allows Azura to increase her score potential in the Arena, but also offers her a utility of being able to counter ranged red threats on the enemy team- such as Winter Tharja.

Now, running Deft Harpoon is a double edged sword- er, lance- that requires you keeping her HP topped up in order to maintain her +2 to all stats from Deft Harpoon.  Both Aether and Renewal can help her with this, or you can run a healer to keep her health at the 100% HP requirement. Both Aether and Renewal also serve as score carry, to push her into higher tiers of Arena. This build is generally only recommended for those who wish to push the envelope in T20 while retaining a Singer on their team.

Still, it can prove to be very effective. With Deft Harpoon forges and buffs up, a +SPD/-HP Azura reaches a stat spread of 38/47/38/23/34, allowing her to counter both red and blue dragons, as well as most non-green ranged units you would come across. She can do all of this while still retaining her ability to Sing and refresh your other units’ turns.

Spur Def/Res is a high-SP cost C slot that will further boost Arena score, while supporting all of your defensive units regardless of if they need boosts to their Def or Res.  Distant Defense goes in the Sacred Seal slot, which further allows her to tank mages. Her RES reaches an effective 40 when attacked from range in Enemy Phase.


Azura is a lance-wielding songstress from the Fire Emblem Fates game. While her combat skills are somewhat below par, she is highly sought after thanks to her Sing ability, which effectively transfers her turn to an ally.  Because of this, she trades off some of her stats, which hinders her ability as a flat-out combat unit. In compensation, she is traditionally given a Sapphire Lance, which drastically increases her effectiveness against red units in particular, though it serves as a double-edged sword by making her exceptionally vulnerable to greens.



Azura’s greatest strength is her access to Sing, as it can refresh an ally’s turn and make basically any Player Plase unit twice as effective.

She sacrifices some combat capability and stats out of her base stat total for this. In addition, she will not score as highly in the Arena modes of the game.

Decent offenses

Compared to other dancers/singers, Azura’s statline isn’t bad at all. She sacrifices some stats off of her overall stat total, but with a 31/33 offenses, she’s still very capable of showing up when there’s work to be done.

Most of her missing stats seems to come from her defense, making it difficult for her to engage in combat safely, particularly with red and blue units.


Lower stats

As aforementioned, Azura has fewer stats overall, making her allocation a bit tight. While ultimately her stat spread is decent for a dancer, she’s still limited by her class type.

Her build options are limited due to this - it’s difficult for her to run a variety of builds, just as it’s difficult for her to reliably get kills.

She makes up for this with weapon triangle advantage, though that can be a double edged sword.

Low Defense

If Azura had her Resistance and Defense switched, she could easily make up for most of her shortcomings. However, her low defenses makes her vulnerable to most engagements she gets into.

This makes it difficult for Azura to survive prolonged combat, and getting into more than one or two duels will typically be enough to finish her off.

Team Options

Azura can make just about any team work thanks to her powerful Sing ability. In particular, she enables Player Phase units a bit more than enemy phase.

  • High Attack/high Speed units: Soleil, Cordelia, Raven, Elincia, and Oscar all benefit from double turns.
  • Bladetome users: Nino, Cecilia, Linde, and Summer Corrin enjoy Azura’s buffs as well as her dancing.
  • Healers: Elise, Priscilla, Lucius, and Maria benefit from dancing as they can heal and apply their powerful debuffs in the same turn.

Azura’s low defenses and inherent Sapphire Lance means that she’s countered by most units, particularly greens.

  • Axe Units: Raven, Frederick, Cherche, and Brave Ike are just a few of the units that can easily take 1v1s with Azura.
  • Strong Lance Units: Ephraim, Effie, Cordelia, and Oscar are strong lancers who can outduel Azura.
  • Green Tome Units: Despite her higher RES, she still must be wary of mages, particularly Nino, Cecilia, and Rhajat.
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Lance
Lance Users Only
50 1 6
Steel Lance
Lance Users Only
100 1 8
Sapphire LanceGives Atk+20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-20% if disadvantge.
Lance Users Only
200 1 8
Sapphire Lance+Gives Atk+20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-20% if disadvantge.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Lance Users Only
300 1 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
SingEnables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Speed +1Grants Spd+1
Inheritable by all units.
Speed +2Grants Spd+2
Inheritable by all units.
Speed +3Grants Spd+3
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
Fortify Res 1Grants adajacent allies Res+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Fortify Res 2Grants adajacent allies Res+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Fortify Res 3Grants adjacent allies Res+4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
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