Felicia

Updated for 2.0
Overall Rating
3
Analysis by RedFerrari1998
Felicia - Maid Mayhem

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Stats
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 34
ATK 23
SPD 37
DEF 18
RES 35
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 14 5 10 2 8
Middle 15 6 11 3 9
High 16 7 12 4 10

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 31 20 34 15 32
Middle 34 23 37 18 35
High 38 26 40 21 38
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

Boon

  • +SPD is Felicia's best boon for self-sufficiency, as she is so fast that she will be able to double a huge number of enemies.
  • +ATK is actually better than +SPD once accounting for team support (mainly in the form of a speed buff), as her new unique weapon allows her to have actual damage output.
  • +RES is decent for maximizing Felicia's role as an anti-mage, as well as increasing the damage of her RES-based specials.

Neutral

  • HP is best kept at neutral, as she needs a different boon but can't afford to take the hit to both her physical and magical bulk.

Bane

  • -DEF is easily the best bane; Felicia's physical bulk is pitiful (52 at neutral), to the point that she is very liable to die in a single hit from physical damage threats.
Skill Sets
Trouble’s a-brewin (Anti-mage)
Optimal
Felicia's Plate (+Eff)
Budget: Felicia's Plate
A Fury 3
Reposition B Cancel Affinity 3
Budget: Desperation 3
Glacies C Def Ploy 3
SP1,785SDistant Def 3

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

  • Weapon: Felicia’s Plate (+Eff)

  • Assist: Reposition / Player Preference  

  • Special: Glacies

  • Passive A: Fury 3 / Distant Defense 3

  • Passive B: Cancel Affinity 3 / Desperation 3 / Guard 3

  • Passive C: Def Ploy 3 / Res Ploy 3 / Spd Ploy 3 / Atk Ploy 3

  • Sacred Seal: Distant Defense 3 / Def Ploy 3 / Atk Ploy 3

Felicia’s standard anti-mage set is simple but effective.

A speed boon with defense bane is the optimal IV set, helping her to secure doubles against slower mages while also helping to avoid doubles from faster mages. The Felicia’s plate with her breath refine will allow her to reliably activate high charge specials against mages, as well as deal extra damage to any unit with high defense but low resistance. Reposition is a good general assist, allowing Felicia to assist with unit positioning when she is not needed for combat. For special, her default Glacies works fantastically since she’ll always activate it on her second attack against mages assuming she gets attacked thanks to her plate’s breath effect.

Fury serves as the optimal A slot, increasing her combat potential all-round and giving her some much beneficial attack and resistance. Distant Defense also works nicely to give Felicia even more resistance. The B slot has a good range of choices. Cancel Affinity allows Felicia to take on mages using the Triangle Adept and Raven combo by negating their advantage. Desperation allows Felicia to attack again immediately after her first attack assuming she naturally doubles, though do note that this means she won’t always activate Glacies in combat against mages. Guard allows her to prevent enemy specials when active, allowing her to safely bait Reinhardt who can potentially KO Felicia with enough attack boosts and a Moonbow activation but preventing his Moonbow proc will prevent this from happening.

Thanks to her high resistance and personal weapon, Felicia can actually make effective use of every ploy skill. Def Ploy is the easiest to access and offers more power against mages and other low defense enemies. Res Ploy also works well against high defense enemies such as Boey. Spd Ploy helps Felicia to double and can also pretty much prevent any double against her. Finally, Atk Ploy helps her to resist damage from both physical and magical foes. Distant Defense makes for a great seal, allowing her to more safely bait Reinhardt and other mages. Using Def Ploy or Atk Ploy is also a great option for the seal if you want to run double Ploy skills.

Stain Remover (Sweep Debuffer)
Felicia's Plate (+Eff)
Budget: Felicia's Plate
A Fury 3
Reposition B Windsweep 3
Glacies C Spd Smoke 3
SP1,845SAtk Smoke 3

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

  • Weapon: Felicia’s Plate (+Eff)

  • Assist: Reposition / Player Preference  

  • Special: Glacies / Iceberg

  • Passive A: Fury 3

  • Passive B: Windsweep 3

  • Passive C: Spd Smoke 3

  • Sacred Seal: Atk Smoke 3

This set allows Felicia to retain most of her effectiveness as a anti-mage unit while also offering nice support utility against other units.

A Speed boon with Defense bane is again the optimal IV set. The extra speed not only helps her to double and avoid doubles from mage but also increases her odds of activating Windsweep. Felicia’s plate with the breath refine allows her to fight extremely well against mages while also doing good damage to high defense units. Reposition offers a fine assist skill choice, but this slot is fairly open to what you personally want. Glacies is great against mages since the breath effect of Felicia’s plate will allow her to consistently proc it against mages, though Iceberg can be used as an alternative if you think you’ll be fighting non-mages more.

Fury grants Felicia with a nice boost to combat potential all-round, with the extra attack, speed and resistance in particular really helping her out. Windsweep in the B slot allows Felicia to safely attack units such as Hector, Dorcas, and Vanguard Ike who can all potentially OHKO her on their retaliation, though Felicia won’t KO without the help of Glacies thanks to her inability to double with Windsweep. Luckily, Windsweep won’t activate against mages, so she can still serve as an effective mage counter on her attack.

For increased utility, utilizing Spd Smoke in the C slot and Atk Smoke in the seal slot make Felicia into an amazing debuffer as she can safely attack her opponents thanks to Windsweep and debuff the offensive stats of any enemy around her target.

Unexpected Power (Flashing Offense)
Felicia's Plate (+Spd)
Budget: Felicia's Plate
A Flashing Blade 3
Reposition B Desperation 3
Glacies C Spd Ploy 3
Budget: Def Ploy 3
SP1,845SQuickened Pulse

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

  • Weapon: Felicia’s Plate (+Spd)

  • Assist: Reposition / Player Preference  

  • Special: Glacies / Iceberg

  • Passive A: Flashing Blade 3

  • Passive B: Desperation 3 / Cancel Affinity 3 / Guard 3

  • Passive C: Spd Ploy 3 / Def Ploy 3 / Res Ploy 3

  • Sacred Seal: Quickened Pulse / Speed +3 / Distant Defense

A more rounded set for Felicia, this build is about greater effectiveness in general against more units than just mages.

A speed boon with defense bane is once again advised. The extra speed helps increase her activation chance of Flashing Blade while also increasing doubling potential. Rather than going for the breath refine, a simple speed refine for Felicia’s plate will help her more against non-mage targets while further boosting her Flashing Blade activation chance. Reposition serves as a nice general assist for positioning, but you can switch it out if something else better fits your team. Glacies is a great special for Felicia as it grants her a massive damage boost and can be charged in two attacks assuming she activates Flashing Blade. Iceberg can also be used, but it will have the same charge time as Glacies assuming Felicia activates Flashing Blade.

Flashing Blade is what makes this set, granting Felicia with +2 special cooldown charge as opposed to +1 on her attack assuming she has higher speed than her opponent. Given Felicia’s high speed, she can consistently activate this skill. Desperation in the B slot allows her to perform any follow-up attack immediately so long and she’s beneath 75% of her HP, allowing her to potentially KO units such as Hector and Black Knight who Felicia can’t always safely fight due to her poor physical defenses. Cancel Affinity is a good alternative thank allows her to easily fight anyone running the Triangle Adept Raven combo while Guard allows her to prevent enemy special activations, allowing her to safely bait Reinhardt. Spy Ploy allows her to debuff the enemies speed, thus increasing her doubling potential and chance to activate Flashing Blade. Def Ploy and Res Ploy also both serve as good options in the C slot, increasing her damage against low defense enemies with Def Ploy or low resistance enemies with Res Ploy.

This set works better the faster you can get Felicia to activate Glacies. As such, you’ll want to boost her ability to activate her special as much as possible, making Quickened Pulse a great option for the seal, particularly when combined with Infantry Pulse support. You can also run a simple speed boost to make it even more likely for her to double and activate Flashing Blade. Distant Defense also grants some safety against Reinhardt who can potentially KO Felicia with enough power and a Moonbow activation.

Introduction

You better watch out because wherever Felicia goes, trouble is bound to follow. Felicia comes through as a infantry dagger unit who specializes in anti-mage capabilities. While she can certainly do very well against mages, Felicia suffers from some pretty major drawbacks.

Her biggest assets are her 37 base speed and 35 base resistance. These two stats alone secure Felicia’s place as a strong magical wall, with both stats being easily boosted and making it difficult for any mage to dent her since she’ll take little damage and can easily avoid double attacks. Her unique weapon, the Felicia’s plate, has a great might of 14 and targets the lower defensive stat of any opponent, helping her against high defense but low resistance targets such as Hector. Her plate can also be refined for a simple stat boost or can also be given an effect similar to Steady or Warding Breath with increased cooldown against mages, though without the defensive boost of either breath skill.

However, the rest of her statline is very lacklustre. Her attack of 23 is pitifully low. Even when combined with her personal weapon and Fury, she only reaches 40 attack. This is compensated for by her weapon targeting the lower defensive stat of opponents, but she will still fail to deal significant damage to anyone with decent mixed defenses. Her physical fraitality also hinders her greatly. She will struggle to fight any physical unit using DC and anyone with enough attack will likely KO her before she can even perform a second attack. After all, the fact that she now deals significant damage to Hector won’t matter if he just OHKO’s her on his retaliation.

All in all, Felicia has certainly improved thanks to the introduction of her personal weapon. Her ability to target the resistance of high defense enemies and vise versa allows her to now perform well against a larger array of units and can pray on physical units not using DC. Give her the right tools and this Klutzy maid will show you what she’s capable of.

Strengths

Amazing speed

At 37 neutral, Felicia has one of the highest base speed stats in the game. Only Anna, Athena, Lon’qu and Mia have more speed when neutral. This gives Felicia good doubling potential, especially when she is with a speed boon and skills such as Fury. It also makes it tricky for enemies to double her without relying on brave weapons or similar skills.

Great resistance

At 35 neutral, Felicia has the second-highest base resistance in the game, tying with units such as Deirdre and Micaiah. Combined with her high base speed, Felicia serves as a great magical wall, making it difficult for mages to take her down without utilizing the Raven tome. It also provides her with a huge power boost when utilizing her default special Glacies.

Felicia’s Plate

Felicia’s new personal weapon added in the 2.2 update, Felicia’s Plate grants her new power unlike she had before. Felicia’s Plate is a 14 might dagger that debuffs the opponent by -7 of their defenses and targets the lower defensive stat of her opponents. Unlike refined dragonstones where their lower defense targeting only works against ranged units, Felicia’s plate works against any unit, allowing her to now actually deal good damage to units such as Hector or Xander without relying on her special. When forged, it can be given an effect similar to Steady or Warding Breath, granting her +1 cooldown from actions in combat against healers and mages.

Weaknesses

Pitiful attack

At 23 base attack, Felicia has the third-lowest base attack in the entire game, tying with Henry in this regard. Even with her personal weapon, she only reaches an attack stat of 37 when neutral (40 with an attack boon or Fury 3). Because of this, she can sometimes struggle to deal significant damage, particularly against enemies with good mixed bulk such as Joshua, Fjorm, or Myrrh where her weapon won’t really help much with her damage output. However, she will still deal good damage to anyone with low defense or resistance.

Physically frail

With 36 HP and 18 defense neutral, Felicia suffers from poor physical defenses. 52 attack is all that’s needed to OHKO neutral Felicia from full health. Because of this, she often finds it tricky to attack any users of DC such as Hector and Vanguard Ike. She can barely survive units such as Black Knight, Ryoma and Ike, but all they need is a slight attack boost to OHKO.

Team Options

Felicia will have little to no problem fighting mages, so she needs no assistance on that front. However, her survivability against physical units is severely lacking, so Felicia benefits from teammates who can protect her from physical units of any color.

  • Ayra, Alm, Young Tiki, and Adult Tiki: All four of these units are very effective at fighting common green threats. Ayra is solid all-round with great offensive stats, good defense, and a powerful special. Alm with his refined Falchion can easily handle dragons like Myrrh while also being very powerful against other greens. Both young and adult Tiki can possess a weapon with Distant Counter built in and can not only protect Felicia from greens but from archers as well thanks to their solid defense, particularly Brave Lyn.

  • Nowi, Ephraim, and Tana: These three are all great at combating red physical threats. Nowi has great mixed defenses and access to DC naturally, making her a great all-round red counter, though do watch out for Falchions who can deal significant damage if not KO her. Ephraim has great attack power thanks to his refined Siegmund as well as good defenses, making him great for fighting reds. Tana has great versatility as a lance flier and can be both offensive with a Firesweep or Brave lance or can also be defensive with her Vidofnir and Close Defense.

  • Hector, Dorcas, Brave Ike, and Myrrh: These four green units all have one main thing in common: High attack and high defense. This makes all of them solid fighters against blue physical units. Hector and Dorcas also both come with DC naturally, allowing them to help against mages and archers except Brave Lyn. Myrrh with DC and Iotes shield can act as a counter to pretty much any blue, green or colorless unit thanks to her Great Flame.
Counters

Physical damage is the way to beat Felicia no matter the situation. Despite Felicia being tricky to double, her physical fraitality really shows whenever she is attacked by a powerful physical attacker. Typically speaking, Felicia wants to avoid being attack by anyone who will target her defense stat.

  • VL Ike, Hector, LA Hector, and Dorcas: These three units all naturally carry Distant Counter and have attack high enough to obtain a OHKO against Felicia. 52 attack is all that’s needed for a physical unit to OHKO Felicia. All of these naturally reach 52 attack or above when neutral except for Dorcas who reaches 51 attack, but naturally carries Fierce Stance as well which pushes that attack up to 57 whenever he is attacked.

  • Myrrh, Nowi, and Fae: Felicia is unable to safely attack dragons thanks to their refined dragonstones. Myrrh’s great flame and any other dragonstone when refined allows dragon units to target the lower defensive stat of ranged foes. This means Felicia cannot safely attack Myrrh or any other dragon with a refined dragonstone and rely on her resistance to protect her.

  • Brave Lyn, Bridal Cordelia, and Halloween Jakob: These archers possess strong offensive stats and are often seen carrying a Brave Bow. With this weapon, these archers can pray on Felicia’s low defense and can KO her easily should they be allowed to attack Felicia.
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 1 ★
Dagger users only.
50 2 3
Steel DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Dagger users only.
100 2 5
Silver DaggerAfter battle, inflicts Def/Res-5 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Dagger users only.
200 2 7
Silver Dagger+After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on foe through its next action.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Dagger users only.
300 2 10
Felicia's PlateAfter combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions. Damage calculated using the lower of foe's Def or Res.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades
Special Skills
Special Skills SP Turns
Chilling WindBoosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's res
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
100 4
GlaciesBoosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's res
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
200 4
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
Breath of Life 1If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 3 HP after combat.
Unlocks at 1 ★
Inheritable by all units.
50
C
Breath of Life 2If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 5 HP after combat.
Unlocks at 2 ★
Inheritable by all units.
100
C
Breath of Life 3If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 7 HP after combat.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Inheritable by all units.
200
C
Other Info
Origin
Fire Emblem Fates

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