Faye

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Faye
Devoted Heart

5

Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
2.5
/ 5
Attacker Rating1.5 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
154
HP 42
ATK 30
SPD 25
DEF 26
RES 31
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 5 2 3 6
Middle 16 6 3 4 7
High 17 7 4 5 8

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 39 27 21 22 28
Middle 42 30 25 26 31
High 45 33 28 29 34
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

Faye prefers an attack boon to boost her damage in nearly all cases. Her defensive stats are throwaway, but she prefers to keep her resistance high for Def Ploy. A speed boon helps her avoid some double attacks, even with a Brave bow, and strengthens her Firesweep build slightly.

Skill Sets
Brave build
Optimal
Brave Bow + A Death Blow 3
Reciprocal Aid B Cancel Affinity 3
Moonbow C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,935SQuickened Pulse

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Faye isn’t the greatest Brave bow user, but with the latter’s domination over the game, it stands as her best build. This is a standard Brave weapon build, with Quickened Pulse allowing Moonbow to activate on the first turn. Cancel affinity insures Faye from annoying Raven tome users. Her C slot skill is open, but Def Ploy is a fantastic choice, giving her a damage boost and taking advantage of her good resistance.

Poison Archer
Firesweep Bow+ A Life and Death 3
Reciprocal Aid B Poison Strike 3
Moonbow C Savage Blow 3
SP1,485SQuickened Pulse

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Chipper builds aren’t generally considered viable in the Arena, but Faye can adopt a easily-constructed build to support her team-mates in other modes. Poison Strike and Savage Blow serve to cut down the health of foes for allies, and her natural Firesweep Bow protects her from retaliation. Life and Death gives her offenses a boost and even lets her score a few double attacks, especially if Faye has a speed boon.

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User Build Statistics
Special # of Builds
Moonbow 9
Luna 4
Noontime 21
Iceberg 10
Daylight 7
Aether 1
Vengeance 1
New Moon 1
Glacies 7
Glimmer 1
Sol 1
Weapon Skills
SP:
50
Rng:
2
Mt:
4

Effective against flying units.

Learns by default at 5 ★
SP:
100
Rng:
2
Mt:
6

Effective against flying units.

Learns by default at 5 ★
SP:
300
Rng:
2
Mt:
7

Effective against flying units.
Unit and enemies cannot use counterattacks.

Learns by default at 5 ★
SP:
300
Rng:
2
Mt:
11

Effective against flying units.
Unit and enemies cannot use counterattacks.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Special Skills
SP:
100
CD:
4 Turns

Heal 30% of damage dealt

Learns by default at 5 ★
SP:
200
CD:
3 Turns

Heals 30% of damage dealt

Unlocks at 5 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
60
Slot:
B

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 30%.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
120
Slot:
B

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 40%.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
240
Slot:
B

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 50%.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
50
Slot:
C

If unit survives and uses a bow, unit gets 1.5x EXP.
(If similar skill effects also used, only highest multiplier applies.)

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
100
Slot:
C

If unit survives, all bow users on team get 1.5x EXP.
(If similar skill effects also used, only highest multiplier applies.)

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
C

If unit survives, all bow users on team get 2x EXP.
(If similar skill effects also used, only highest multiplier applies.)

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros

  • Good mixed defenses.

Cons

  • Relatively bad offenses.
  • Stats are poorly spread.

Faye is not your typical unit, throwing away the stereotype of the offensive archer in favor of a more defensive stat spread. This fact leaves her less desirable than her peers, considering that there are many better options for tanks within the game. Faye cannot perform on par with the top echelon of units, but can still pull off a Brave build and has some budget options to boot.

Strengths

Good mixed defenses.

  • Faye is the unlikely possessor of 42 HP, 26 defense and 31 resistance. This gives her an excellent stat spread, and opens up some interesting skill options, such as Boost and Ploy skills. These defenses would lend her abilities to mage killing, but as all Brave bow users can do that without taking damage, Faye finds it difficult to find her niche despite this. However, leaving her exposed to damage is often not deadly, making her less of a risk than other archers.
Weaknesses

Relatively bad offenses.

  • Archers are best used as ranged attackers, as they cannot take advantage of weapon disadvantage to tank, and have access to the powerful Brave bow. An archer’s stock is largely determined by their attack and speed, and unfortunately, Faye has low values in both. There is little reason to use Faye over a naturally stronger alternative, or one that is easier to merge. Faye’s naturally strong defenses are of little consequence as a player phase unit.

Stats are poorly spread.

  • Faye actually has a higher than normal stat total, weighing in at 154. However, these stats are placed in areas such as HP, resistance and defense, the stats that help Faye the least. She has trouble competing against the many superior tanks as well as archers with superior offensive prowess.
Team Options

With a Brave bow in hand, Faye is ideal at quickly assassinating low-defense targets on the enemy team. If she can activate Def Ploy and Moonbow, she can even deal a respectable amount of damage to a foe with high defense. It’s highly recommended to pair her up with either a user of sing/dance or Reposition to assist her in moving away from danger after her attack phase. Faye has no real team limitations, but if you choose not to run Cancel Affinity, an ally who can deal with Raven tomes is recommended.

Counters

Archers with Brave bows are notorious for having little to no reliable counters. She must be wary of Cavalry’s superior movement, and make sure she is the one to initiate attacks. Even slow units such as Julia can double Faye with a Brave bow, completely negating her otherwise good defenses.

From Series
Fire Emblem Echoes
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