Brave Lyn

Updated for Dauntless Crimeans
Analysis by amroamro
Lyn - Brave Lady
Brave Lady

5

Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
5
/ 5
Attacker Rating5 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
149
HP 35
ATK 33
SPD 35
DEF 18
RES 28
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 6 8 4 5
Middle 16 7 9 5 6
High 17 8 10 6 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 32 30 32 14 24
Middle 35 33 35 18 28
High 39 36 38 21 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.
HPATKSPDDEFRES
  • +ATK Works great with both Mulagir (which already gives her +3 SPD) and Brave Bow which adds damage to every hit.
  • +SPD will double her damage against more units as well as prevent double attacks from more units.  Combined with Mulagir, she reaches a SPD stat of 41.
  • -DEF Best throwaway stat since she prevents Distant Counter attacks from all physical units and is capable of KOing most Archer and Dagger units with her first iteration of Brave Bow attacks.
  • -HP is the second best throwaway stat since she is already quite fragile and is usually KO'd by more than 3 HP in most of her match-ups.  But -DEF is still preferred over -HP since her HP allows her to duel with magic users more effectively.
  • -RES is not encouraged since she can be an effective user of Ploy C-passives.
Skill Sets
Legendary Lyn (Default)
Mulagir A Swift Sparrow 2
Reposition B Sacae's Blessing
Draconic Aura C Atk Smoke 3
SP1,165SAttack +1

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Base set for Lyn. She is excellent at killing physical melee units or at least injuring them enough without backlash. She also nullifies the bonuses of tome users and staves but beware of Triangle Adept Raven users or durable Wolf tome users. Sacae's Blessing combined with Atk Smoke 3 can be used to effectively weaken a group of enemy units without retaliation. Daconic Aura utilizes her high attack stat and is best activated under the guide of Swift Sparrow 2 for an increase in damage.

Really Brave Lady Lyn (Life and Death Brave Bow)
Optimal
Brave Bow + A Life and Death 3
Budget: Swift Sparrow 2
Reposition B Cancel Affinity 3
Budget: Sacae's Blessing
Luna C Threaten Def 3
SP1,775SAttack +1

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A Brave Bow user rivaling Bridal Cordelia that moves 3 spaces instead of 2 spaces, can receive cavalry buffs and cannot be Distant Countered by physical melee units such as Ike, Ryoma, Hector, Xander, etc. when wielding Sacae's Blessing of can effectively use a +ATK boon, Hone/Fortify Cavalry, Luna and Threaten Def 3 combined with Cancel Affinity to still challenge those same units while also dealing with Triangle Adept Raven users. In the case of switching to Cancel Affinity, highly recommended to equip the HP+3 seal to decrease the number of OHKOs on the counterattack from Distant Counter units.

Clarisse's Student (Clarisse's Bow)
Clarisse's Bow+ A Distant Def 3
Budget: Swift Sparrow 2
Reposition B Sacae's Blessing
Moonbow
Budget: Draconic Aura
C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,995SQuickened Pulse

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Utilizing Sacae's Blessing, Clarisse's Bow and Def Ploy, Lyn can safely debuff an area of enemies while dealing great damage to her target without receiving a fatal attack. Def Ploy weakens her target and allows to potentially ORKO them. Quickened Pulse combined with Moonbow allows her to sneak in the extra damage required to exterminate her target while simultaneously lowering the ATK and SPD of all nearby enemies. Distant Def 3 allows her to effectively make a stand against ranged magical units that she has debuffed effectively making an 11 Point different between Clarisse's -5 ATK/SPD effect and Distant Def's +6 DEF/RES when attacked by a ranged enemy. This can stack up to a pseudo 39 RES (42 RES if +RES-nature) making a fully-buffed Reinhardt with +ATK nature attack her twice for (56-39)x2 damage = 34 Damage leaving her with 1 HP with a non -HP nature (or 56-42 = 28 damage leaving her with 7 hp). Swift Sparrow 2 can be used as well, but she won't lure Reinhardts as effectively.

Clarisse's Companion (Firesweep Bow)
Firesweep Bow+ A Death Blow 3
Budget: Swift Sparrow 2
Rally Defense Resistance
Budget: Rally Defense
B Seal Atk Spd 2
Budget: Seal Atk 3
Dragon Fang
Budget: Draconic Aura
C Atk Smoke 3
SP1,980SQuickened Pulse

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Lyn can sport a Firesweep Bow and accomplish something similar to Clarisse's Bow but can debuff her target more effectively and always without retaliation allowing an easy clean up for her teammates. Dragon Fang + Quickened Pulse is used for heavier damage when needed on her second attack. Because of her high SPD and ability to utilize cavalry buffs, Death Blow 3 is quite effective in increasing the Firesweep Bow's damage output and goes quite well with Dragon Fang/Draconic Aura's activation.

Heavy Hitter Lyn (Death Blow Brave Bow)
Brave Bow + A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Sacae's Blessing
Luna C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,935SAttack +1

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For those who have attained a +ATK or -SPD variant of Brave Lady Lyn, she can still be used effectively with a Death Blow + Brave Bow set. Her 28 RES allows her to to apply Def Ploy from afar and Threaten Def can be used on melee units if Def Ploy isn't available. Sacae's Blessing ensures no follow-ups on Lyn will occur from physical sources and magical sources will have trouble surviving the first assault as well as dealing enough damage to OHKO Lyn without a special activation.

Legendary Lyn+ (Mulagir Unleashed - High Arena Weight)
Mulagir A Close Counter
Budget: Swift Sparrow 2
Rally Atk/Spd
Budget: Rally Speed
B Sacae's Blessing
Aether
Budget: Draconic Aura
C Drive Atk 2
SP2,060SAtk Ploy 1

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This build utilizes Lyn's base abilities as well as maximizes her abilities' SP costs to maximize her Arena point contribution. While not optimal for versatile play, opting for this build is a means to garner a heavier Arena score despite using a unit with low BST weight.

General Lyn (Fury Brave Bow)
Brave Bow +
Budget: Mulagir
A Fury 3
Budget: Swift Sparrow 2
Ardent Sacrifice B Desperation 3
Budget: Sacae's Blessing
Luna C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,835SSpeed +1

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A more durable Brave Bow option meant for cavalry teams. Utilizing Fury and cavalry buffs, Lyn can reach an amazingly durable spread with high ATK, SPD and RES while also wielding enough DEF to forego high ATK units. Be careful of anti-cavalry weapons and Triangle Adept Raven users because they will still injure Lyn heavily. Fury adds to her stats while also making Desperation easier to activate. Luna is the most effective skill for Brave wielders that are expecting to quadruple attack. Def Ploy is more useful here because her RES will receive a 3-point boost from Fury. Speed +1 is used to ensure more quadruple attacks will land, but an Atk Ploy 1 seal can also be used effectively.

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User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Brave Bow + 44
Mulagir 111
Cupid Arrow+ 1
Firesweep Bow+ 2
Weapon Skills
SP:
50
Rng:
2
Mt:
4

Effective against flying units.

SP:
100
Rng:
2
Mt:
6

Effective against flying units.

SP:
200
Rng:
2
Mt:
9

Effective against flying units.

SP:
400
Rng:
2
Mt:
14

Effective against flying units. Grants Spd+3. If foe is magic user, foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) are nullified during combat.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Special Skills
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
A

If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+2 during battle.

SP:
100
Slot:
A

If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+4 during battle.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
300
Slot:
B

If foe has sword, lance, or axe, foe cannot counterattack.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
60
Slot:
C

After combat, inflicts Atk-3 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

SP:
120
Slot:
C

After combat, inflicts Atk-5 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

SP:
240
Slot:
C

After combat, inflicts Atk-7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Lyn gallops onto the battlefield as the first cavalry archer unit in Fire Emblem Heroes. She wields a legendary new bow, Mulagir, and two new passives, Sacae's Blessing and Atk Smoke. She is also one of the first units introduced with all three passive slots filled upon obtainment.

"In my friends' names, I will cut you down!”
—Lyn in The Blazing Blade

Strengths
  • High ATK
    • 3rd highest ATK among archers.
    • Can tie for 1st highest ATK among archers using cavalry buffs.
    • Able to ORKO many units.
  • High SPD
    • 2nd highest SPD among archers.
    • Can tie for 1st highest SPD among archers using cavalry buffs.
    • Double attacks many units and is almost never double attacked aside from Brave weapon effects, Bowbreaker and Quick Riposte.
  • High RES
    • 3rd highest RES among archers.
    • Expert mage duelist with high SPD to avoid double attacks and high ATK that targets mages' usually weak physical DEF.
  • Mulagir
    • Offers her 3 extra SPD to become the fastest archer around (ignoring possible Refreshing Bolt passive during combat).
    • Nullifies bonuses on magic-based enemies during combat (Dragons not included).
  • Sacae's Blessing
    • Unique to Brave Lady Lyn.
    • Prevents counterattacks from physical melee weapon units.
  • Trainee Unit
    • Gains an increase in BST weight thanks to her Trainee status placing her at 2nd heaviest archer right behind Faye.
  • Cavalry Unit
    • Able to move an extra space per turn.
Weaknesses
  • Low HP
    • 2nd lowest HP among archers beating Summer Gaius by 1 HP.
    • Extremely susceptible to brave attacks and special activations.
    • Mitigated by her high SPD and ability to avoid physical melee counterattacks with Sacae's Blessing.
  • Low DEF
    • 3rd lowest DEF among archers beating Innes by 4 and Niles by 1 DEF.
    • Mitigated by her high SPD and ability to avoid physical melee counterattacks with Sacae's Blessing.
  • Cavalry Unit
    • Despite the extra movement per turn, being a cavalry unit negatively affects her weight.
      • Mitigated by her Trainee status.
    • Susceptible to anti-cavalry weapons such as Ridersbane and Wolf tomes.
Team Options

Lyn appreciates horseback-riding companions to maximize her stat boosts/bonuses:

Like many other glass cannons, she appreciates the units who can buff several stats simultaneously.

Counters

The strongest counters to Lyn based on stat spreads are high DEF units that do not flinch from Lyn's assault or can bypass Lyn's dominant Speed:

Hector (High Def and able to wield Wary Fighter)
Zephiel (High Def and able to wield Wary Fighter)
Sheena (High Def and able to wield Wary Fighter)
Draug (High Def and able to wield Wary Fighter)
Effie (Above average Def and able to wield Wary Fighter)
Amelia (Above average Def, Above Average Spd and able to wield Wary Fighter)

Ryoma (Decent Def, High Spd, can avoid double attack from Lyn)
Xander (Great Def, can wield Bowbreaker effectively)

Saizo (High Spd and Great Def, is not stopped by Sacae's Blessing, can wield Bowbreaker effectively)
Leon (Good Def, is not stopped by Sacae's Blessing, can wield Bowbreaker effectively)

Despite Brave Lady Lyn's decent Resist stat, she is susceptible to both Wolf and Raven users.  Raven users (especially with Triangle Adept) will take reduced damage from Lyn as well as deal increased damage to Lyn.  Lyn can counter the Raven users that wield Triangle Adept by forgoing her alluring Sacae's Blessing for the elusive Cancel Affinity B-Passive.  Wolf Tome users will take neutral damage from Lyn but also deal increased damage to her, so it can become a matter of who attacks whom first.

From Series
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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