Bartre

Updated for 2.0
Analysis by Ceui
Bartre
Fearless Warrior

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
3.5
/ 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
Brave Axe
Optimal
Brave Axe+
Budget: Brave Axe
A Death Blow 3
Reposition
Budget: Swap
B Drag Back
Moonbow
Budget: Glimmer
C Panic Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,860SQuickened Pulse

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Bartre's statline makes him a perfect candidate for a Brave Axe set. Moonbow combined with Quickened Pulse give him exceptional damage on his first attack. Glimmer is a decent alternative to Moonbow, better for slaying high-defense enemies. Drag Back lets him retreat after attacking, and in the case that Bartre does not finish his opponent, brings them closer to the rest of his team. Thanks to his amazing HP, Bartre is a great user of Panic Ploy. However, Threaten Def works as well, to give his damage a bigger boost.

Anti-Armor
Armorsmasher+ (+Spd)
Budget: Hammer+
A Fury 3
Reposition
Budget: Swap
B Axebreaker 3
Budget: Quick Riposte 2
Bonfire
Budget: Moonbow
C Hone Atk 3
SP1,325SQuickened Pulse

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For those who don't want to invest heavily into Bartre, he can be turned into a good Arena Assault unit with minimal investment. With a speed forge on his weapon and Fury 3, Bartre hits a respectable 31 speed, enough to let him escape doubles from a wide variety of units around the 30 speed tier. This set is dedicated towards smashing armored teams, specifically Hector, Amelia, Sheena, Gwendolyn and Effie. Amelia is a real speedster, so Axebreaker lets him guarantee the KO and helps him in some other matchups, too. Moonbow tends to be stronger vs. armor and bonfire vs. other units: so pick the right one for your team.

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User Submitted Build Statistics
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Axe 50 1 6
Steel Axe
Learns by default at 3 ★
100 1 8
HammerEffective against armored units.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
200 1 8
Hammer+Effective against armored units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300 1 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Slaying Hammer+Effective against armored units. 300 1 14
Weapon Upgrades
Weapons HP SP Rng. Mt.
Slaying Hammer+ (+Eff) Effective against armored foes. If in combat against an armored foe, nullifies foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. +3 350 1 14
Slaying Hammer+ (+Atk) Effective against armored units. +5 350 1 16
Slaying Hammer+ (+Res) +4 Effective against armored units. +5 350 1 14
Slaying Hammer+ (+Def) +4 Effective against armored units. +5 350 1 14
Slaying Hammer+ (+Spd) +3Effective against armored units. +5 350 1 14
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
SmitePush adjacent ally 2 spaces farther away.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
1 150
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Fury 1Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+1. Unit takes 2 damage after combat.
Unlocks at 3 ★
50
A
Fury 2Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. Unit takes 4 damage after combat.
Unlocks at 4 ★
100
A
Fury 3Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3. Unit takes 6 damage after combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
200
A
Brash Assault 1Unit automatically makes a follow-up when at HP ≤ 30% and attacking a foe that can counter. 50
B
Brash Assault 2Unit automatically makes a follow-up when at HP ≤ 40% and attacking a foe that can counter.
Unlocks at 3 ★
100
B
Brash Assault 3Unit automatically makes a follow-up when at HP ≤ 50% and attacking a foe that can counter.
Unlocks at 4 ★
200
B
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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