Tier Rating
Analysis by Cecil
Bridal Cordelia - Perfect Bride

5

Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Stats
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 36
ATK 35
SPD 35
DEF 19
RES 22
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 8 8 3 4
Middle 17 9 9 4 5
High 18 10 10 5 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 33 32 32 16 19
Middle 36 35 35 19 22
High 40 38 38 22 25
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

Bridal Cordelia is one of the most infamous archers in the game due to her high Attack and Speed. These are her two most important stats, with Speed taking priority on her optimal Firesweep build, and Attack being better on the Brave set. Cordelia’s defenses are already low, particularly if using Life and Death. Her HP, Defense and Resistance largely do not matter since she should not be taking damage for any reason, as she cannot counterattack with her Firesweep Bow.

Boons

  • +ATK: Attack is Cordelia’s second best boon, and while it works best with her Brave Bow set, it’s good for both of her most popular builds. With her Brave Bow set, the extra Attack from an +ATK IV is multiplied as she hits many times.

  • +SPD: Speed is her best boon and strongest on her Firesweep Set. It helps ensure Cordelia doubles against faster foes and works in tandem with Chill Spd.

Neutral

  • HP: It’s not recommended to reduce HP since it affects both of Cordelia’s defenses.

Banes

  • -RES: She outright KO’s most mages without taking damage, making this stat mostly useless.

  • -DEF: With her Firesweep set, she won’t be taking counter-attack damage. Defense is mostly useless, but a -DEF bane loses vs. Faye.
Skill Sets
Perfect Match (Firesweep)
Recommended
Firesweep Bow+ A Life and Death 3
Reposition
Alternate: Rally Atk/Spd
B Chill Spd 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Moonbow C Spd Smoke 3
Alternate: Hone Atk 3
SP1,770SQuickened Pulse

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -DEF or -RES

  • Weapon: Firesweep Bow+

  • Assist: Reposition / Draw Back / Rally Atk/Spd

  • Special: Moonbow / Glimmer

  • Passive A: Life and Death / Swift Sparrow

  • Passive B: Chill Spd / Swordbreaker / Cancel Affinity

  • Passive C: Spd Smoke / Atk Smoke / Hone Atk

  • Sacred Seal: Quickened Pulse / Attack +3 / Speed +3

This set made Bridal Cordelia infamous, combining her awesome offensive stats with the ability to avoid all counterattacks. She is expensive to build, but packs a lot of power, and performs exceptionally well in nearly all cases. Truly, her and her Firesweep Bow are a match made in heaven. Both +Atk and +Spd can be used with this set, but it works better with +Spd.

Firesweep Bow is the most important part of this build, and cannot be substituted. Life and Death increases her offensive stats, and is preferred to Swift Sparrow as she cannot be counter-attacked on her defensive stats anyway. Quickened Pulse lets her fire a special off on her first attack, but can be replaced by a stat boost skill if necessary.

A two-turn Special is required: Both have similar performances, but Moonbow helps vs. high-Defense targets, the ones she generally struggles on. Chill Spd is also important: It gives her the ability to double and KO many of the faster units in the game who can survive one hit. Swordbreaker is the next best thing as many of them are sword-users. Cancel Affinity is for slaying Raven tome + Triangle Adept users, but is more of a niche pick.

Spd Smoke gives her many of the same effects as Chill Spd, but against other enemies. Smoke skills are great on her, but Hone skills are a good budget alternative. Her Assist skill depends on team-mates, but Reposition is a great catch-all. Rally Atk/Spd comes naturally on her, and is better for Blade tome users.

Bouquet Snatcher (Brave)
Brave Bow+ A Swift Sparrow 2
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Reposition
Alternate: Rally Atk/Spd
B Chill Def 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Draconic Aura
Alternate: Luna
C Spd Smoke 3
Alternate: Hone Atk 3
SP1,830SAttack +3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +ATK / -DEF or -RES
  • Weapon: Brave Bow+

  • Assist: Reposition / Draw Back / Rally Atk/Spd

  • Special: Draconic Aura / Luna / Moonbow

  • Passive A: Swift Sparrow / Death Blow / Fury

  • Passive B: Chill Def / Swordbreaker

  • Passive C: Spd Smoke / Atk Smoke / Hone Atk

  • Sacred Seal: Attack +3 / Quickened Pulse

Her Brave Bow set is cheaper to build and still boasts an excellent matchup spread. She is very capable of quad attacking due to her high base Speed, and has the raw power to KO nearly anything that can’t counterattack her. Like her Firesweep Bow set, she works with both +Atk and +Spd boons, but does better with +Atk.

Swift Sparrow is the A slot skill of choice, as it gives her an offensive boost while maintaining her defenses. Death Blow and Fury are good alternatives that give her more upfront power or defensive merit. Attack +3 is the best Seal choice, giving her a total of 12 damage if she quad attacks. Quickened Pulse can be used with Moonbow to focus on one-attack burst. Draconic Aura is the strongest choice, and activates on every quad attack she performs. Luna is a decent alternative for beating high-defense tanks or units running Distant Defense.

Chill Def is excellent, increasing her damage output significantly, especially if she scores a quad-attack. Swordbreaker is the next best thing as many of them are sword users. Spd Smoke does the same thing for her, helping her to sweep through enemy teams. Her Assist skill depends on team-mates, but Reposition is a great catch-all. Rally Atk/Spd comes naturally on her, and is better for Blade tome users.

Introduction

Bridal Cordelia is a seasonal variant of Cordelia, a unit hailing from Fire Emblem Awakening. Cordelia does away with her pegasus in favor of a bow, and becomes one of the strongest archers in the game. Her role is all-out offensive attacker with no defensive merit, especially with her optimal Firesweep Bow set.

Just like her lance version, Bridal Cordelia has 35/35 Attack and Speed. This makes her an exceptional offensive unit capable of dealing high damage and doubling often. With her weapon of choice being the Firesweep Bow, she does not even fear counterattacks that might cripple other ranged attackers.

Despite her awesome strength, she is not cheap to build and requires rare skills like Chill Spd and Firesweep Bow to reach her peak potential. Most may not have the resources to build her to her fullest potential, but those that do can enjoy the power of an offensive unit with few real downsides.

Strengths

Incredible Attack and Speed.

Cordelia boasts stellar offensive stats at 35 Attack and Speed. She has long set the benchmark for physical and ranged attackers alike. High Speed is particularly important, as it enables her Firesweep Set to double-attack more foes. Cordelia works well with a boon in either of these stats, and with either her Firesweep or Brave sets.

Does not fear Distant Counter.

Being able to wield the Firesweep Bow means that Cordelia does not fear units that carry Distant Counter, a skill commonly seen in the Arena. While she cannot outright KO many of the tanks who run it, she can deal massive damage and lower their HP below important Guard, Quick Riposte, or Wary Fighter thresholds. Being able to avoid Distant Counter sets Bridal Cordelia in a tier above most mages and dagger-users.

Weaknesses

Meager defenses.

36 HP combined with 19/22 Defense and Resistance make Cordelia extremely frail. She is not unlike other ranged attackers in that regard, but unlike them she enjoys running Life and Death. Having a Firesweep Bow shortcuts her low defenses somewhat since foes cannot retaliate against her. She can require some team support to get her off the frontline once she's attacked.

Weak to many debuffing skills.

Low defenses do mean that Cordelia can easily fall prey to all of the targeted debuffs within the game. Panic Ploy exploits her low HP. Attack and Speed Ploy exploit her low Resistance to hamper her offenses. Chill Spd is very likely to hit Cordelia due to her high Speed. Worst of all is Gunnthra, who can completely cripple Cordelia with Chilling Seal.

Team Options

She works well when paired with tanks who can use skills like Swap and Reposition to pull her out of harm’s way after performing an attack. Being colorless means she does not synergise with any particular color.

  • Tanky red units: Bridal Cordelia is naturally strong vs. fliers, and since many fliers are blue or red, she can greatly assist units like Zelgius, Ayra, the Black Knight, Adult Tiki, and Young Tiki.

  • Other Offensive units: Paired up with a Blade tome user, the two can hit on both sides of the damage spectrum. Linde, Nino and Tharja are three solid candidates, each representing one color.

  • Offensive Blue units: With her Firesweep build, Bridal Cordelia can bypass the Distant Counter of many green tanks that run the skill. Blue and mages appreciate this, such as Delthea, Ursula, L’Arachel and Reinhardt. Often, she can deal enough damage to allow an ally to finish off the target.

  • Sing/Dance users: With a Sing/Dance, Bridal Cordelia becomes much more threatening. She can either attack twice to let her pierce through units she can’t normally KO, or retreat after her attack. Olivia, Azura, New Year’s Azura and Performing Azura are excellent partners for Bridal Cordelia. Sing/Dance users are the ultimate team-mates for Bridal Cordelia.
Counters

Bridal Cordelia is a special case, as she runs the Firesweep Bow, she can attack whoever she wishes without fear of counterattack. In this way, it can be said that she has no true counters. In reality though, she fears targets she can’t kill. Her list of counters is heavily dependent on skill choice.

  • Wary Fighter users: She can’t OHKO them, and will only charge their powerful specials for their turn. Effie, Zephiel, and Winter Chrom are three units that commonly run the skill, and can easily KO Bridal Cordelia the next round.

  • Steady Breath users: This skill is a nightmare for Bridal Cordelia, making it harder for her to KO units and easier for them to charge strong specials. Brave Ike is the most notable mention, as he’ll have an Aether ready for Cordelia next turn and Urvan to significantly reduce her damage. Dorcas, Corrin-F, and Adult Tiki are all common Steady Breath users.

  • Debuffers: They target all of Bridal Cordelia’s relevant stats, and make it hard for her to sweep. Gunnthra utterly cripples her, but Hector, Bartre, and Arden can do the same with Panic Ploy. She must also avoid other Ploy skill users, such as Arvis and Lute.
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron BowEffective against flying units.
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
50 2 4
Steel BowEffective against flying units.
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
100 2 6
Cupid ArrowGrants allies within 2 spaces Def/Res+2 through their next actions after any combat this unit initiates. Effective against fliers.
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
200 2 8
Cupid Arrow+Grants allies within 2 spaces Def/Res+2 through their next actions after any combat this unit initiates. Effective against fliers.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Only Inheritable by Bow users.
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
Rally AttackGrants Atk+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150
Rally Atk/SpdGrants Atk/Spd +3 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Unlocks at 5 ★
1 300
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Escape Route 1Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 30% to warp adjacent to any ally.
Inheritable by all units.
60
B
Escape Route 2Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 40% to warp adjacent to any ally.
Inheritable by all units.
120
B
Escape Route 3Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 50% to warp adjacent to any ally.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
240
B
Breath of Life 1If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 3 HP after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
50
C
Breath of Life 2If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 5 HP after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
100
C
Breath of Life 3If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 7 HP after combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
200
C
Other Info
Origin
Fire Emblem: Awakening

Banners Featured In

Official Hero Artwork

Comments
Show Comments