Bartre

Analysis by Ceui
Bartre
Fearless Warrior

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Attacker Rating4.5 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
156
HP 49
ATK 36
SPD 25
DEF 33
RES 13
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 20 9 5 6 2
Middle 21 10 6 7 3
High 22 11 7 8 4

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 46 33 22 30 10
Middle 49 36 25 33 13
High 52 39 29 36 16
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

Attack increasing is the preferred boon in all of Bartre's sets, since in both initiation and defense he is a monster. While his speed is terrible, it's not worth risking him to more double attacks thus speed decreasing banes should be avoided unless it's the Brave Axe build. His resistance is the most worthless, and a resistance decreasing bane won't change much, except for the Distant Counter build.

Skill Sets
The Poor Man's Cherche (Brave Axe Edition)
Optimal
Brave Axe+ A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Drag Back
Bonfire C Threaten Def 3
SP1,800S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapon: Brave Axe+
  • Support: Reposition
  • Special: Bonfire / Draconic Aura
  • A Slot: Death Blow / Fire Boost
  • B Slot: Drag Back / Hit and Run / Axebreaker / Quick Riposte
  • C Slot: Threaten Def / Varies on team
  • Boon / Bane: Attack increasing Resistance decreasing
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

This set is the literal carbon copy of Cherche's best build. Bartre has the disadvantage of not being a flier as well as having lower attack (by two points). Nonetheless, this is still the set that Bartre runs the best, and is still to devastating effect as this skill set brings Bartre's attack to 54 on initiation, enough to destroy even some red units.

Bonfire and Draconic Aura are interchangeable thanks to his absurd attack and defense stats, and very few units in the game can take a fully charged special attack from Bartre and live to tell the tale.

Death Blow and Threaten Def are to maximize the damage of Bartre's two hit, and they are pretty much the best choices for the slots. Hone or Spur skills can be used in C slot depending on the team's needs. Bartre is also the best user of Fire Boost due to his massive HP pool. In general Death Blow is still the better choice.

Drag Back and Hit and Run are amazing on any Brave users, as they allow the inherently "strong in player's phase weak in opponent's phase units" to sweep a lot more safely than usual. Axebreaker is used specifically to kill Hector, who'd otherwise survive Bartre and be put into a very dangerous Bonfire + Vantage range that would threaten your run. Quick Riposte is also a decent choice to give him some strength in opponent's phase.

C slot is team dependent, but you can hardly goes wrong with Threaten Def on a Brave Axe build.

3 Burly 5 Me (Tank Bartre build)
Hammer+ A Fury 3
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Bonfire C Hone Atk 3
SP1,685S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapons: Hammer+ / Slaying Axe / Carrot Axe / Melon Crusher
  • Support: Reposition / Draw Back / Swap / Reciprocal Aid
  • Special: Bonfire / Ignis / Noontime / Sol
  • A Slot: Fury 3 / Fortress Defense / Earth Boost / Close Def
  • B Slot: Quick Riposte 2 / Axebreaker / Renewal
  • C Slot: Varies on team
  • Boon/bane: Speed increasing Resistance decreasing
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +1

Bartre makes a fantastic physical tank due to his high defense, HP and attack. The purpose of this set is to allow enemy's units to attack in and then take the full force of his wrath on retaliation.

With this set up Bartre reaches an impressive 33 speed, allowing him to survive a lot more thanks to not getting doubled. Attack increasing is also a good alternative, as it bolsters his attack to astronomical level.

Weapon choice depends on your playstyle. Hammer is most likely the best choice for Bartre, since it allows him to kill Hector and Zephiel in one round with ease, which would normally be impossible without a special. Slaying Axe is strong for abusing low cooldown Ignis / Sol, which has great synergy with Quick Riposte. Carrot axe is a niche choice that can be used to give him some form of HP recovery, but is not preferred. Melon Crusher offer some nice stats boost and goes well with Fury, making Bartre immensely tanky. It also has good might and combo well with Renewal or a Healer in the team or a Falchion Reciprocal Aid user.

Bonfire is universally good for all Bartre's builds thanks to his high defense. Noontime is a good alternative for recovery to make him last longer on the battlefield. If you run Slaying Axe, then Ignis and Sol can be chosen for the increased effects thanks to their lower cooldowns.

Reposition, Swap and Draw Back are potent positioning skills that will rarely be bad. Reciprocal Aid is a decent choice to allow more flexible HP management between Bartre and other units.

For A slot, Fury 3 is pretty much the best option thanks to it increasing not just his defense, but also his attack and speed. Fortress Defense is a decent alternatives, allowing him to be virtually impervious to physical attacks, while not hurting his offensive power too badly.

Close Def is great on Bartre, as it helps him slightly against dragon units as well as bolster up his immense physical bulk and synergize well with his playstyle

Earth Boost is a decent skill given Bartre's massive HP pool, allowing him to soak physical damage like no tomorrow, but it depends a lot on recovery skills to make it work, such as Noontime/Sol, Renewal and Carrot lance.

B slot wise, Quick Riposte is the most synergistic skill with his set, as it solves his doubling problem. Axebreaker can be used if you don't go with Hammer to provide a way to deal with Hector. Renewal is a decent skill for tank, allowing him to keep his HP level high, though it hurts his damage potential a lot.

Discount Counter (Distant Counter build)
Emerald Axe+ A Distant Counter
Reposition B Vantage 3
Bonfire C Threaten Atk 3
SP2,025S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapons: Emerald Axe
  • Support: Reposition / Draw Back / Swap
  • Special: Bonfire / Ignis / Noontime / Sol
  • A Slot: Distant Counter
  • B Slot: Vantage / Quick Riposte
  • C Slot: Varies on team
  • Boon/Bane: Attack increasing HP decreasing
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

This build basically turns Bartre into a two movement Hector. A combination of 46 HP, 52 attack and 33 defense makes him a monster on defensive tiles and can handle most blue units with no problem, even high damage blue mages like Linde or Reinhardt.

Vantage and Quick Riposte are both strong candidates for B slot. Vantage edges out since it is more universally useful against ranged attackers as it allows Bartre to kill them even when he is at low HP with his enormous attack. Quick Riposte allows him to one round archers like Takumi handily.

Do notice that Kagero will still one round him even with this build thanks to her speed. Bartre either needs a Hone/Spur Atk buff to KO her, or runs speed boon to avoid being doubled, or carry Daggerbreaker. In general, Hone/Spur Atk are both much cheaper options and easier to have than the other two, so most of the time it is not worth changing his B slot.

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User Build Statistics
Support # of Builds
Smite 4
Swap 1
Reciprocal Aid 1
Shove 1
Reposition 4
Ardent Sacrifice 1
Draw Back 1
Special # of Builds
Reprisal 1
Ignis 1
Moonbow 3
Dragon Fang 1
Vengeance 1
Bonfire 3
Galeforce 1
Luna 1
Passive A # of Builds
Fury 3 8
Fury 2 2
Life and Death 3 1
Sturdy Blow 2 2
Weapon Skills
Learns by default at 3 ★
SP:
200
Rng:
1
Mt:
8

Effective against armored units.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
300
Rng:
1
Mt:
12

Effective against armored units.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Support Skills
SP:
150
Rng:
1

Push adjacent ally 2 spaces farther away.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
A

Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+1. Unit takes 2 damage after combat.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
100
Slot:
A

Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. Unit takes 4 damage after combat.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
A

Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3. Unit takes 6 damage after combat.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
50
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up when at HP < 30% and attacking a foe that can counter.

SP:
100
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up when at HP < 40% and attacking a foe that can counter.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up when at HP < 50% and attacking a foe that can counter.

Unlocks at 4 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Fantastic attack
  • Great HP and defense

Cons:

  • Awful resistance
  • Mediocre speed
  • Lack of way to handle ranged damage

Bartre has a very similar stats line to Cherche, boasting high attack, defense and HP, while having an awful mix of resistance and speed, meaning their builds are quite similar. Cherche has more distinct advantages over Bartre, in that she is a flier with great mobility and two points more in attack, which means she runs the bread and butter Brave Axe build much better than him. Nonetheless, Bartre does not have the trouble against archers Cherche possesses, and he serves as both a strong tank and physical damage dealer in your team.

Strengths

High attack:

  • Bartre has incredible attack, only behind Cherche amongst axe users. This allows him to deal tremendous amount of punishment to enemy teams, be it as an attacker or a defender.

Strong physical bulk:

  • Bartre possesses a fantastic physical bulk of 49 HP and 33 defense, meaning no lance users have any chance against him, while even the strongest green physical units will have trouble breaking through him.
Weaknesses

Low resistance:

  • Similar to Cherche, his resistance is awful. Out of the box, even blue mages like Linde can kill him in one round.
  • Low resistance also makes him struggle hard against tanky red dragons like the two Tikis.

Low speed:

  • Bartre’s speed is terrible, only slightly better than armored units. Most common arena units will have no trouble doubling him, even when it is invested in.
Team Options
  • Bartre appreciates attack and defense buffs immensely in any of his builds. Strong buffers/debuffers like Ephraim, Sharena or Eirika are terrific alongside him.
  • Dancers like Ninian, Azura, Olivia are helpful, especially with the Brave Axe build, allowing him to sweep more competently.
  • Units that can deal with Bartre's hardest counters which are physically tanky red units or red mages are highly appreciated, which examples include Nowi, Corrin F, Linde, Spring Lucina or Reinhardt.
Counters

Bartre counters are essentially boiled down to high speed sword wielders, physically tanky reds and mages. These include:

  • Ryoma / Lucina / Hana / Ike / Corrin M: Sword users are both fast enough to double him and strong enough to two hit him.
  • Tiki Young / Tiki Adult: Tanky dragons that deal magic damage are basically his worst nightmare.
  • Tharja / Leo / Sanaki / Lilina / Sophia / Celica: Common red mages that are capable of blasting Bartre to infinity and beyond.
  • Eldigan / Xander / Chrom: Very tanky sword users that tend to build Quick Riposte to capitalize on attacking Bartre.
  • Julia / Nino / Linde / Soren / Spring Camilla / Cecillia: His resistance is so terrible most mages have no trouble killing him, even some blue ones.
From Series
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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