Cecilia

Updated for 2.0
Analysis by Ceui
Cecilia
Etrurian General

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
3.5
/ 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
144
HP 36
ATK 32
SPD 25
DEF 22
RES 29
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 7 5 4 6
Middle 17 8 6 5 7
High 18 9 7 6 8

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 33 29 22 19 25
Middle 36 32 25 22 29
High 40 35 29 25 32
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

Don't bother with anything else other than attack. Cecilia's other stats are lackluster and not worth investing into. If attack is unavailable, speed is her next best boon to get. It gives her four additional speed instead of three, and with one Hone Cavalry she reaches 35 speed, which is decent enough to avoid some units doubling her.

Her defense is poor regardless and it doesn't hurt her performance at all disposing the stat through a bane.

Skill Sets
Raven Tome
Optimal
Gronnraven+ A Triangle Adept 3
Reposition B Bowbreaker 3
Draconic Aura C Hone Cavalry
Budget: Atk Smoke 3
SP1,725SDistant Def 3

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Cecilia is an incredibly special unit. She is one of only a handful of units who can handle both Brave Lyn and Reinhardt. Also, she is one of their best partners, filling a hole within their team composition. Gronnraven, Triangle Adept and Bowbreaker all serve to make her a safe counter to Brave Lyn, able to tank and revenge kill all variants save for Firesweep (which does not KO her). Cecilia is useful in nearly all Arena matches thanks to her ability to counter these two units.

With Reposition and Hone Cavalry, she can support her own team-mates with ease. She can also be used outside of a Cavalry team: but if you do, swap out her C slot skill for something like Atk Smoke, Atk Ploy or even Threaten Res.

Blade Tome
Gronnblade+ A Death Blow 3
Reposition B G Tomebreaker 3
Moonbow C Hone Cavalry
SP1,875SAttack +3

Show Explanation/Analysis

Cecilia is the prime green option for Cavalry teams, thanks to her relatively decent statline and offensive prowess. Forget speed for a moment: This Cecilia aims to one shot her opponents with a prime vengeance. With so many green tome-users having high resistance, she opts for G Tomebreaker to bust through them. Cecilia is designed to be used alongside units such as Reinhardt, Olwen, Brave Lyn and Sigurd.

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User Submitted Build Statistics
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Wind
Learns by default at 1 ★
50 2 4
Elwind
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
100 2 6
GronnravenGrants weapon advantage vs. colorless foes.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
200 2 7
Gronnraven+Grants weapon advantage vs. colorless foes.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300 2 11
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
Rally ResistanceGrants Res+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
1 150
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Attack +1Grants Atk+1.
Unlocks at 3 ★
30
A
Attack +2Grants Atk+2.
Unlocks at 4 ★
60
A
Attack +3Grants Atk+3.
Unlocks at 5 ★
120
A
Escape Route 1Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 30% to wrap adjacent to any ally.
Unlocks at 1 ★
60
B
Escape Route 2Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 40% to wrap adjacent to any ally.
Unlocks at 2 ★
120
B
Escape Route 3Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 50% to wrap adjacent to any ally.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B
Introduction

Cecilia is a Green cavalry mage with good attack, but mediocre stats spread overall. She functions exceptionally well in cavalry teams with the access to Gronnblade and cavalry buffs, making her offensive capacity reach monstrous levels.

Outside of cavalry teams however, Cecilia falls off quite hard due to her lackluster stats spread. Although she can still perform her duty as a green mage, her lack of bulk and speed makes her pale in comparison to other green mages like Julia, Nino and Soren. Nonetheless, three movement is powerful, and bestows her tremendous reach and mobility for a mage.

Strengths

High damage

  • 32 attack base on a unit with access to movement-based buffs is frightening, and very few units can survive one hit from Cecilia in cavalry teams.
  • Even outside of cavalry teams, she is a decent mage as her damage is just slightly below Nino, Julia or Soren.

Exceptional reach

  • Being a cavalry mage gives Cecilia three movement and the ability to attack from range, meaning she can attack any units within five squares away from her.
Weaknesses

Poor stats across the board:

  • Her total base stats is low, thus her weight in arena is much less compared to infantry and armored units.
  • She has no exceptional stat outside of her attack and is generally inferior to other popular green mages.
Team Options
  • Being a cavalry, Cecilia thrives in full cavalry teams with units that can supplement her buffs. Popular cavalry mages like Reinhardt, Leo, Olwen and Ursula make a great core together with Cecilia, creating a fast deathball that is formidable in both offense and defense.
  • If there are any type of units that makes the best use of dancers like Ninian, Azura or Olivia, it'd be cavalry mages. With the help of dancers, Cecilia can go from one end of the screen to another, and her sweeping potential goes through the roof.
  • Outside of cavalry teams, units that can help Cecilia against her traditional counters - Distant Counter swordsmen and red mages - are generally welcomed. Linde, Nowi, Effie, Ephraim, Sharena are some good examples of such units.
Counters
  • There are very few units capable of shutting down a Cecilia in a cavalry team due to her immense power. Amongst them Sanaki, Sophia and Lilina are the three best examples. They have immense resistance, tend to build Triangle Adept and they have enough attack to decimate Cecilia.
  • Red swords with Distant Counter can one shot Cecilia with counterattacks. Ryoma, Ike and Xander all have enough firepower to dispose her, with Ryoma being the best due to him having the highest resistance among the three. Aside from that units inheriting Distant Counter with good resistance and high attack like Lloyd is worth watching out for.
  • Most Brave users can take her out fairly quickly, due to her poor defense.

 

 

From Series
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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