Gunter

Analysis by Cecil
Hector
Inveterate Soldier

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
2
/ 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
150
HP 43
ATK 32
SPD 24
DEF 33
RES 18
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 20 9 6 10 4
Middle 21 10 7 11 5
High 22 11 8 12 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 39 28 21 29 14
Middle 43 32 24 33 18
High 46 35 27 36 21
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

He prefers an attack or defense boons, giving him increased trading power and a stronger special. Gunter’s least favourite stat is resistance, as he cannot absorb magic damage well regardless. If you're running a Triangle Adept/Axebreaker variant, speed is also not an important stat.

Skill Sets
Bomb Tank build
Optimal
Slaying Axe+ A Fury 3
Budget: Triangle Adept 2
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Budget: Axebreaker 3
Bonfire C Hone Cavalry
SP1,835SQuickened Pulse

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Gunter is capable of running a decently powerful tank build, designed to charge and fire off a powerful special to eliminate foes. Slaying Axe is the best choice for him, granting a handy special charge, which combines with Quickened Pulse to let him activate Bonfire after taking just one hit. Quick Riposte as his B skill patches up Gunter’s speed by letting him attack twice.

Of course, Gunter should be used in a Cavalry team, and this we opt for Hone Cavalry in his C slot. If you wish to have Gunter have his special ready for the next fight, Ignis is the special of choice over Bonfire. Triangle Adept/Axebreaker is a nice alternative, but beware this will leave him without the power to KO high-defense blue units in one round.

Brave build
Brave Axe+
Budget: Brave Axe
A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Drag Back
Moonbow C Hone Cavalry
SP1,700SQuickened Pulse

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Frederick is a much better candidate for this build. So is Cherche. But if you’re a madman or just love Gunter to pieces, you can make him work with a Brave axe build. Gunter functions exactly the same as other melee Brave weapon users. With a regular Brave axe, this is a nice way to make use of a 4*+10 Gunter.

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User Submitted Build Statistics
Weapon Skills
Learns by default at 1 ★
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Support Skills
SP:
150
Rng:
1

Converts penalties on target into bonuses.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
A

Grants Def+2 druing combat if unit initiates the attack.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
100
Slot:
A

Grants Def+4 druing combat if unit initiates the attack.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
A

Grants Def+6 during combat if unit initiates the attack.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
50
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Atk+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Unlocks at 1 ★
SP:
100
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Atk+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Unlocks at 2 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent cavalry allies Atk/Spd+6 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

  • Requires Hone Atk 2 or Hone Spd 2.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Introduction

Strengths

  • Good physical defense.

Weaknesses

  • Crippling speed and resistance.
  • Outclassed by many similar units.

 

Gunter is a physically defensive green cavalry notable for his mix of offensive and defense stats. However, the good news stops there, as Gunter’s age has left him with many problems. He has a reduced stat total, and finds himself outclassed by a large amount of excellent green units such as Hector, CYL Ike, Cherche and most notably, Frederick. While most won’t opt to bring him out of retirement, he can function decently with the proper skills, and can live up to more than mere fodder.

Strengths

Good physical defense.

  • Weighing in at 33 defense, Gunter is great at soaking up physical damage, especially with Cavalry buffs. 43 HP is nice, giving him a respectable amount of bulk. His speed lets him down, making him prone to double attacks from nearly anyone. Axebreaker as a B slot skill can help a lot in this regard, if you intend on him duelling other axe users.
Weaknesses

Crippling speed and resistance.

  • Gunter’s cripping speed and resistance disallow him from being a defensive answer to magic units, who easily tear through the old man. This is a large problem, as blue mages are a common threat in the arena, and many of the strongest green units are expected to handle them. Gunter’s terrible speed must be alleviated in some way for him to be viable as a unit.

Outclassed by many similar units.

  • If you are considering using Gunter on your team, then you are passing up on many powerful green units. Frederick is Gunter’s direct competition, with a higher stat total(Gunter has reduced stats compared to other units), as well as higher individual stats on everything except resistance (which is arguably useless). Frederick is a common green unit appearing at three and four stars, leaving Gunter with no real niche as a unit.
Team Options

Gunter is best used in a cavalry team, and can actually be used with little investment thanks to his innate Hone Cavalry. However, even Frederick has trouble securing a team slot over units like Cecilia. Keep in mind that if you choose to use Gunter, your team won’t have an answer to blue mages, which is the biggest downside to using him.

Counters

Gunter will not be able to fight red units, even without Triangle Adept, and loses to strong sources of blue magic damage. Without Axebreaker, he will be double attacked by faster green units, and take heavy damage from them. Gunter has a long list of counters, and it is only possible to remove some of them with his skill builds.

From Series
Fire Emblem Fates
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