Updated for 2.0
Analysis by Lunare
Lost Princess


Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
/ 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
HP 35
ATK 34
SPD 36
DEF 24
RES 27
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
Low 15 7 9 4 7
Middle 16 8 10 5 8
High 17 9 11 6 9

Level 40 Stat Variations
Low 32 31 33 21 24
Middle 35 34 36 24 27
High 39 37 39 28 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.

+Atk is Elincia's best boon. Amiti's brave effect means that Elincia's attack stat is more important than her speed when it comes to damage dealing. With that said, Elincia can run a +Spd boon effectively if she's supported by her skills and buffs from the rest of her team, but +Atk is usually the safest choice for a boon.

Defense is Elincia's 'dump stat': her HP is low enough that she falls to most physical attacks anyway. If you're choosing between banes, -Def is usually your best bet, as her resistance is quite decent for such an offense-oriented unit, and can be used to power some alternative special moves such as Iceberg or Glacies.

Skill Sets
Standard Offense Build
Amiti A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Hit and Run
Budget: Drag Back
Budget: Iceberg
C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,310SQuickened Pulse

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  • Weapon: Amiti
  • Support Skill: Reposition / Swap / Pivot
  • Special: Moonbow / Luna / Iceberg
  • A Slot: Death Blow / Swift Sparrow 2 / Life and Death 3
  • B Slot: Hit and Run / Drag Back
  • C Slot: Def Ploy 3 / Threaten Def 3 / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Quickened Pulse / Attack +3

This is Elincia's most straight-forward set, and it serves to optimise her offensive potential and nuking potential. With Amiti, Death Blow and the Quickened Pulse seal, a +Atk Elincia can deliver two hits with an effective 54 attack before buffs, with the second hit activating Moonbow. Hit and Run allows Elincia to distance herself from other enemy units after defeating her first target. Def Ploy 3 is her ideal C slot skill, but Threaten Def can serve the same purpose.

With the above build, Elincia can ensure a KO on the first enemy she initiates combat with. With this in mind, a +Atk boon is recommended for maximum damage output, but Elincia's skills can be fine-tuned to fit the boon/bane of your unit. Swift Sparrow or Life and Death are fine alternative for players looking to ensure more 4x attacks. The Quickened Pulse seal is highly recommended to widen the range of units Elincia can KO with her first attack, but if the seal is better used on a teammate, then the Attack +1 seal can be used as a replacement.

For use in a Flier class type team, replace the C slot skill with one of the relevant buffs. 

4x Brave Build
Amiti A Swift Sparrow 2
Budget: Darting Blow 3
Ardent Sacrifice B Desperation 3
Budget: Iceberg
C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,220SSpeed +1

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapon: Amiti
  • Support Skill: Ardent Sacrifice 
  • Special: Luna / Iceberg
  • A Slot: Swift Sparrow 2 / Darting Blow 3 / Life and Death 3
  • B Slot: Desperation 3
  • C Slot: Def Ploy 3 / Threaten Def 3 / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3 / Attack +3

This build is heavily reliant on a +Spd boon to be effective, and flier buffs are definitely worth considering. But with enough support from her team, Elincia can sweep teams aside with four powerful attacks from Amiti. With the above build and a Speed boon, Elincia can reach 42 speed when initiating, 44 if you opt for Darting Blow 3 over Swift Sparrow 2. This is before buffs have been considered, meaning a Hone Speed, Drive Speed or Flier buff can push this number even higher.

Ardent Sacrifice and Desperation is the classic combo at play here: by healing an ally, Elincia can put herself in range to deliver all four strikes uninterrupted and activate Luna at the same time. It is worth stressing that Elincia will be very reliant on the bonus damage from Luna however, especially if Darting Blow 3 is being used in place of Swift Sparrow 2. 

Offensive Flier
Amiti A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Flier Formation 3
Budget: Iceberg
C Hone Fliers
Budget: Goad Fliers
SP1,265SQuickened Pulse

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapon: Amiti
  • Support Skill: Reposition / Swap / Pivot
  • Special: Moonbow / Luna / Iceberg
  • A Slot: Death Blow 3 / Swift Sparrow 2 / Life and Death 3
  • B Slot: Flier Formation 3 / Hit and Run / Drag Back
  • C Slot: Goad/Hone/Fortify/Ward Fliers
  • Sacred Seal: Quickened Pulse / Attack +1

This is a variant of the standard offensive build for use in a Flier class type team. The main changes are the addition of Flier Formation 3 in the B slot to allow allies easier access to enemy units or to pull allies out of harm's way with Reposition or Draw Back, and the specification of a Flier buffing skill in the C slot. For the most part, Elincia's role will be the same as in any other team: she should initiate on an enemy and KO them with the damage from Amiti, Death Blow and Moonbow. Without Hit and Run however, Elincia will be reliant on her teammates to get her into a safe position.

Elincia's 4x Brave Build can also be used effectively in 'Flier Emblem'. Skill recommendations are largely the same as in the '4x Brave Build' above: Swift Sparrow 2 is the ideal choice for an A slot over Death Blow to provide extra speed, Ardent Sacrifice and Desperation ensure that Elincia can make her attacks safely, and Luna provides extra damage.

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User Submitted Build Statistics
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Sword 50 1 6
Steel Sword 100 1 8
Silver Sword 200 1 11
AmitiSpd-2. Attack twice when initiating combat.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
400 1 11
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
Ardent SacrificeHeals adjacent ally 10 HP. Unit loses 10HP (but cannot reach 0 this way)
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Death Blow 1Grants Atk+2 if unit initiates combat. 50
Death Blow 2Grants Atk+4 if unit initiates combat. 100
Death Blow 3Grants Atk+6 if unit initiates combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Flier Formation 1If unit has 100% HP, unit can move to a space adjacent to a flier ally within 2 spaces. 60
Flier Formation 2If unit has ≥ 50% HP, unit can move to a space adjacent to a flier ally within 2 spaces. 120
Flier Formation 3Unit can move to a space adjacent to a flier ally within 2 spaces
Unlocks at 5 ★

Princess Elincia makes her appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes as a sword-wielding flier with fantastic offensive stats. 34 attack and 36 speed is already impressive, but the royal sword Amiti grants her even greater offensive capability: 11 might and a brave effect with only a -2 speed penalty makes Elincia a fearsome attacker, even outside of class type teams. Her HP pool and defence aren't great, but her resistance stat is decent enough to grant her respectable magic bulk. Though she faces a major threat in her weakness to archers, her brilliant offensive power and mobility make the Princess of Crimea a top-tier threat.

"I cannot and will not allow you to spill blood upon our land!”" 

Elincia, Radiant Dawn.



  • 11 might 'brave' weapon with only a -2 Spd penalty grants Elincia an effective 45 attack and 34 speed with a brave weapon before skills, excluding boons and banes.
  • The -2 speed penalty can be offset by a +Spd boon if desired, or partially offset by a +1 Spd Sacred Seal

Fantastic attack and speed stats

  • A neutral attack stat of 34 is among the 6th highest in the game, and puts a +Atk Elincia at 48 attack after considering the strength of Amiti.
  • Complemented by Death Blow in her base kit for an effective 51 attack when initiating - 54 with an attack boon.
  • 36 speed is the 4th highest value in the game, and a speed bane would grant Elincia a brave effect with 37 base speed before skills.

Decent resistance stat 

  • 27 resistance gives Elincia decent access to 'ploy' skills and Sacred Seals.
  • Assuming neutral stats in HP and Resistance, Elincia has an effective 62 magic bulk before skills

Flier buffs and mobility

  • As a flying unit, Elincia has improved mobility on most maps and can benefit from Flier class buffs.

Poor HP and defence stat

  • Elincia's 35 HP is among the lowest in the game.
  • Though 24 neutral defence could be worse, this will often be the stat that is reduced by Elincia's bane. 21 defence, coupled with Elincia's naturally low HP, makes her very susceptible to physical attacks.

Weakness to bows

  • As a flier, Elincia faces a crippling weakness against archer units; specifically top tier threats like Brave Lyn and Bride Cordelia.
Team Options

The obvious choice for ideal teammates would be other flier units, including: 

  • Summer Corrin
  • Spring Camilla
  • Cordelia
  • Tana
  • Cherche
  • Minerva

High defense infantry and armour units are also great teammates, as they can cover for Elincia's poor bulk. These units include:

  • Hector
  • Lukas
  • Beruka
  • Frederick
  • Amelia
  • Brave Ike

Dancers and other mobile units can also be great partners, to pull Elincia out of danger if she finds herself within enemy range without an action.


Archers are undeniably Elincia's greatest counters. Her low defense leaves her no chance of surviving an effective attack. Common archers include:

  • Bride Cordelia
  • Brave Lyn
  • Takumi
  • Leon
  • Innes

High defence blue units will also have little to fear from Elincia. Examples include:

  • Nephenee
  • Lukas
  • Gwendolyn
  • Effie
  • Corrin (F)
From Series
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn