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Analysis by Adonyx
Clarine - Refined Noble

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
144
HP 35
ATK 25
SPD 33
DEF 22
RES 29

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 5 8 4 6
Middle 16 6 9 5 7
High 17 7 10 6 8

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 32 22 30 19 25
Middle 35 25 33 22 29
High 39 29 36 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

Boons

  • +SPD: This will allow Clarine to double enemies more frequently, particularly if she has access to cavalry-exclusive buffs like Hone Cavalry. It also helps her defensively by allowing her to avoid getting doubled more often.

  • +ATK: While Clarine’s Attack is fairly subpar, her access to a superboon (+4 to the stat) can help significantly as increasing her Attack results in better damage output and healing.

Neutral

  • RES: A -RES bane is best avoided due to being a superbane (-4 to the stat), reducing Clarine’s strong magical bulk and lowering her ability to utilize Ploys. However, she doesn’t benefit as much from a +RES boon as she would +SPD or +ATK.

Banes

  • -DEF: Clarine has just enough physical bulk that she might be able to survive a single hit, but a -DEF bane is acceptable as she can easily avoid getting hit entirely thanks to Dazzling Staff.

  • -HP: This is not quite as good as -DEF due to also impacting her magical bulk, but is still acceptable for the same reasons as -DEF.

Skill Sets

Prepare to Be Dazzled! (Offensive Support)

Recommended
Dazzling Pain+
Alternate: Dazzling Gravity+
A Atk/Spd Push 3
Alternate: Atk/Spd 2
Recover+
Alternate: Martyr+
B Wrathful Staff 3
Miracle C Savage Blow 3
Alternate: Hone Cavalry
SP1,770SSavage Blow 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +SPD or +ATK / -DEF
  • Weapon: Dazzling Pain+ / Dazzling Gravity+
  • Assist: Recover+ / Martyr+
  • Special: Miracle
  • Passive A: Atk/Spd Push / Atk/Spd 2 / Attack +3 / Speed +3
  • Passive B: Wrathful Staff
  • Passive C: Savage Blow / Hone Cavalry / Spd Ploy
  • Sacred Seal: Savage Blow / Live to Serve / Res Ploy / Speed +3 / Attack +3

This set aims to maximize Clarine’s potential, by making the most out of her mobility and offensive stats. The key component is the Dazzling/Wrathful Staff combo, which effectively turns Clarine into a ranged, magical Firesweep user. This easily circumvents Clarine’s issues with her physical bulk, and allows her to freely attack the enemy without ever having to worry about their counterattacks. There is no difference between running Wrathful Staff as a B skill and a Dazzling Staff refined weapon or vice versa, so the choice is fully dependent on the availability of either Genny or Bridal Lyn for Skill Inheritance.

The choice of weapon, Assist, and Special is mostly up to preference. Pain+ combos exceptionally well with double Savage Blow (C skill and Seal), as it results in the enemy team taking a massive 24 points of damage, in addition to whatever damage Clarine dealt to her target (+10 more from Pain+). This area damage will easily knock units out of high HP threshold skills such as Quick Riposte and Guard, or even unique weapons like Celica’s Ragnarok or Alm’s refined Falchion. Alternatively, Gravity+ can completely lock down entire teams; if Clarine can get support in the form of a movement assist or Dance/Sing, then she can do this repeatedly with no chance of retaliation.

Atk/Spd Push is a powerful skill that finally gives healers a strong offensive A skill while not simultaneously limiting their mobility. However, it comes with the caveat that the healer now needs some form of sustain in order to be able to get back up to 100% HP. This is best accomplished by either running the Live to Serve Seal or Martyr+. Atk/Spd 2 gives Clarine the most offensive stats possible without forcing her to alter her build or playstyle. Atk/Spd Bond and Brazen Atk/Spd give significantly more offensive stats in theory, but can be very difficult to use given Clarine’s high mobility and this build’s intended playstyle. Attack +3 and Speed +3 are good budget options for simple stat boosts.

Savage Blow for both the C skill and Sacred Seal works very well if running Pain+, but can be replaced for other skills for more utility. A cavalry buff like Hone Cavalry works well since Clarine works best in a full cavalry team, while Spd Ploy and the Res Ploy Seal combo well to allow Clarine to provide more team support while also improving her own offensive capabilities. Finally, the Speed +3 and Attack +3 Seals are both good options to improve her offenses further. The Live to Serve Seal is a fantastic option that gives this offensive support set an excellent source of sustain, as Clarine will no longer need to rely on a Martyr+ to access self-healing without sacrificing part of the Dazzling Staff/Wrathful Staff combo.

Superlative Style (Full Support)

Dazzling Gravity+
Alternate: Dazzling Fear+
A Attack/Res 2
Recover+ B Wings of Mercy 3
Alternate: Live to Serve 3
Miracle C Spd Ploy 3
Alternate: Hone Cavalry
SP1,710SAtk Ploy 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +RES / -DEF
  • Weapon: Dazzling Gravity+ / Dazzling Fear+
  • Assist: Recover+
  • Special: Miracle
  • Passive A: Atk/Res 2 / Attack +3 / Resistance +3
  • Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Live to Serve
  • Passive C: Spd Ploy / Hone Cavalry / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Live to Serve / Atk Ploy / Attack +3

As this is a fully support-oriented set, the IVs don’t make a huge difference. For the sake of optimization, however, +ATK will improve Clarine’s damage and healing while +RES will improve her ability to land Ploys.

The chosen weapon is entirely up to preference, but Gravity+ is a strong choice due to it’s potential in locking down entire teams. Clarine’s base Fear+ can work just fine for debuffing enemy teams in a pinch. Regardless of choice, the Dazzling Staff refine is the best choice just to keep Clarine safe whenever she attacks to apply the chosen debuff.

Atk/Res 2 is chosen to give a boost to Clarine’s healing and ability to land Ploys, while also granting a slight boost to damage. Any of the various Bond skills can also work; the ones that boost Attack work best to boost healing and damage, but keep in mind that the other stats are mostly wasted on this set due to the full support setup. Attack +3 and Resistance +3 are good budget options as well.

Wings of Mercy grants Clarine a big boost in mobility, allowing her to teleport directly next to allies that need healing the most. It can be replaced by Live to Serve to greatly increase Clarine’s sustain, but she is better off with running the Live to Serve Seal in order to maintain access to the superior mobility that Wings of Mercy grants.

Clarine’s C skill and Sacred Seal are mostly up to preference. Spd Ploy and Atk Ploy Seal make great use of Clarine’s good Resistance stat, allowing her to provide more team support other than simply healing and occasionally applying debuffs. These are easily interchangeable with any other Ploys, buffs like Hone Cavalry or simple stat boosts like an Attack +3 Seal. The Live to Serve Seal is a particularly strong option for Clarine’s Sacred Seal, due to it also allowing access to Wings of Mercy.

Introduction

As a cavalry unit, Clarine enjoys superior mobility compared to the majority of the other healers. She also has the benefit of access to powerful cavalry buffs, though she is arguably offensively weaker than Elise due to trading Attack for Speed. With the introduction of weapon refining, Clarine can now run an incredibly powerful set: the Dazzling/Wrathful Staff combo. This set effectively turns her into a ranged, magical Firesweep user, except that she can still retaliate when attacked.

Unfortunately, these perks come with a number of downsides. Healers have awful skill availability, as they are completely locked out of potent skills like Fury and offensive Specials like Iceberg. As a cavalry unit, Clarine has to further contend with suffering a weakness to anti-cavalry weapons and getting blocked by forests and trenches.

Luckily, these annoyances can mostly be circumvented with smart play. While Clarine’s lack of potent skills does put a significant damper on her potential, her access to the powerful Dazzling/Wrathful Staff combination can make her a dangerous threat. Add in her excellent cavalry mobility and access to cavalry buffs, and Clarine is a powerful unit that demonstrates why healers should no longer be underestimated.

Strengths

Dazzling/Wrathful Staff combo

This set is unique to healers and allows them to function as ranged, magical Firesweep users who can also counterattack when attacked. Clarine is better at this than most other healers due to her cavalry mobility.

Decent offenses

25/33 isn’t particularly good as far as offensive stats go, but Clarine is saved by her access to cavalry buffs and the power of the Dazzling/Wrathful Staff combo.

Cavalry

As a cavalry unit, Clarine enjoys superior mobility as well as access to powerful buffs like Hone Cavalry.

Great availability

Clarine’s presence in the 3-4 star summoning pool means that she is easy to obtain, especially if searching for optimal IVs or multiple copies for merging.

Weaknesses

Poor skill availability

Clarine’s status as a healer locks her out of a huge number of strong skills. Furthermore, the skills she wants to create her best builds (such as Wrathful Staff and Atk/Spd 2) are very difficult to come by.

Anti-cavalry weapons

As a cavalry unit, Clarine shares a weakness to anti-cavalry weapons. Despite having better bulk than her other cavalry healer counterparts, she still cannot handle the effective damage that anti-cavalry weapons can deal.

Poor physical bulk

Clarine has 57 physical bulk at neutral, which is just barely enough to occasionally survive a single hit from enemies. However, her ideal IVs end up lowering her physical bulk, unless willing to sacrifice her ability to run Ploys with a -RES bane.

Team Options

  • Cavalry: One of Clarine’s biggest advantages over infantry healers is her ability to receive potent buffs like Hone Cavalry, making allies like Xander, Reinhardt, and Cecilia all excellent teammates.

    • Cavalry allies are also important because they can keep up with Clarine’s mobility, allowing them to easily use movement Assists to get her out of danger after she attacks.

  • Refreshers: One of the downsides to the Dazzling/Wrathful Staff combo is that while Clarine can apply debuffs to entire teams, she can still be vulnerable to retaliation on Enemy Phase. Refreshers like Olivia, Azura, and Performing Azura can all help get Clarine out of dangerous situations, or simply increase her versatility to do things like attack multiple times (this is particularly strong when running Pain+ or Gravity+)

  • Tanks: Clarine is fairly frail against physical damage, and even high-powered magic damage can potentially take her out (such as buffed Blade tomes). Tanky units like Eldigan, Camus, and Sheena can all help keep Clarine safe while also benefiting from her healing.

Counters

  • Physical damage: Clarine’s poor physical bulk leads to many physical damage dealers being able to easily take her out, particularly if they can do so on their own turn. Some examples include Brave Lyn, Cherche, Eldigan, and Legendary Ephraim.

  • Anti-cavalry weapons: Anti-cavalry weapon users completely eliminate the bulk advantage that Clarine has over other cavalry healers. Common users include Gray, Mathilda, Effie, and Gerome.

  • Magic tanks: While not a perfect check due to still being devastated by Clarine’s debuffs, units with high magical bulk like Caeda, Fae, Micaiah, and Sheena can shrug off most of the damage from Clarine’s attacks.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Assault
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
50 2 10
FearAfter combat, inflicts Atk-6 on targeted foe through its next action.
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
150 2 5
Fear+After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Atk-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
HealRestores 5 HP.
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 1 ★
1 50
ReconcileRestores 7 HP each to target and this unit.
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
1 100
MartyrRestores HP=7+this unit's suffered damage. Unit heals HP=half suffered damage. Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1).
Unlocks at 4 ★
1 150
Martyr+Restores HP = this unit's suffered damage +50% of Atk. (Minimum of 7 HP.) Also restores HP to unit = half suffered damage.
Unlocks at 5 ★
1 300

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns
ImbueWhen healing an ally with a staff, restores an additional 10 HP to target ally.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
50 1
Swift-Winds BalmWhen healing an ally with a staff, grants Spd+4 to all allies for 1 turn.
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to units that use a Staff.
150 1

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Resistance +1Grants Res+1
Unlocks at 3 ★
Inheritable by all units.
30
A
Resistance +2Grants Res+2
Unlocks at 4 ★
Inheritable by all units.
60
A
Resistance +3Grants Res+3
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
120
A

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

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