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Tier Rating

Analysis by Cecil
Hoshidan Summer Elincia - Estival Princess

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
139
HP 34
ATK 29
SPD 35
DEF 20
RES 21

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 14 4 6 4 3
Middle 15 5 7 5 4
High 16 6 8 6 5

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 31 26 32 17 18
Middle 34 29 35 20 21
High 38 32 38 23 24

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

With her low stat total, Elincia needs to make careful decisions about where to invest. Her low Attack is the most obvious place for a boon, but she can also benefit from a boost to her Resistance. No build variants care about her Defense making it the safest choice for a bane, as she is likely to be KO’d by any physical damage she takes.

Boons

  • +ATK: Elincia’s base Attack of 29 is her biggest weakness, and this makes it her best stat for a boon. With Fury and a boon, her Attack can become respectable enough to threaten units without Distant Counter.

  • +RES: Investing into her Resistance is a good idea, and Elincia with a boon in this stat can easily tank most blue and green mages.

  • +SPD: Elincia's excellent base 35 Speed allows her to avoid follow-up attacks from many high Speed units and even consistently score doubles herself. She can benefit greatly from a boon in Speed, simultaneously improving upon her lackluster resilience by avoiding doubles as well as her offensive pressure through consistently achieving them. If running Windsweep, Speed is highly recommended as a boon for Elincia. 

Neutral

  • HP: It’s not a particularly valuable stat for Elincia either way. But since she loses magical bulk with a bane in HP, she’d prefer to keep it neutral.

Banes

  • -DEF: Both of her defenses are low, but her lack of a natural Close Counter makes her poor against physical units. For this reason, it’s better to abandon her Defense and optimize other stats.

Skill Sets

Anti-Mage Dancer

Recommended
Kitty Paddle+
Alternate: Barb Shuriken+ (+Spd)
A Fury 3
Alternate: Triangle Adept 3
Dance B Chill Atk 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Hone Atk 3
SP1,710SHone Spd 3

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +RES or +SPD / -DEF 

  • Weapon: Kitty Paddle+ / Barb Shuriken+ (+Spd) / Barb Shuriken+ (+Res)

  • Assist: Dance

  • Special: Glimmer

  • Passive A: Fury / Triangle Adept

  • Passive B: Chill Atk / Geyser Dance / Windsweep / Vantage

  • Passive C: Hone Atk / Atk Tactic

  • Sacred Seal: Hone Spd / Def Tactic / Distant Def

Thanks to her low all around stats, Elincia’s combat potential is best seen when countering mages. This set combines support power while letting her beat common blue mages, and a couple of green ones, depending on buffs.

Kitty Paddle is Elincia’s weapon of choice, patching up her low Attack and letting her KO nearly all mages when initiating or retaliating. With some Attack buffs, Elincia can even initiate on and KO some low-defense red mages. Barb Shuriken is a decent alternative, allowing Elincia to fire off Glimmer or Moonbow when retaliating against a mage. However, it means Elincia cannot initiate for KO’s, limiting her playstyle somewhat.

Glimmer scales very well with Kitty Paddle’s multiplier and is the safest option for mage-killing. Elincia is unlikely to see much combat, so a fast-charging Special is best when using her. Fury gives her a much-needed stat boost and is ideal for a unit only entering combat once or twice a battle. The extra boost to Attack and Resistance in particular is appreciated, and more Speed can let Elincia double some foes in the low-30’s range. Triangle Adept is for those wanting a safer combat experience, but this makes her perform worse against green mages.

Chill Atk is taken as a team support move and can be replaced with any Chill skill on a team with multiple Chill users. Elincia herself can make good use of the debuff, allowing her to better tank hits from buffed mages. Geyser Dance is a worthy alternative, especially when combined with Hone skills in Elincia’s C and Seal slot. Windsweep is a more offensive option and takes advantage of Elincia’s high base Speed. Vantage is an amazing budget choice, Elincia won’t have any trouble hitting the required HP with Fury and her low defenses. It gives her a way to stop Desperation mages without initiating on them, a valuable niche.

Her C and Seal slots are largely down to team preference. Running Hones in your C and Seal slot is great when Elincia is paired up with offensive sweepers. If using Elincia alongside Armor, she can run Atk and Def Tactic to great effect. Distant Defense helps Elincia against mages and is a solid option if she’s not running Fury or Chill Atk.

Full Support

Dancer’s Fan+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Cloud Maiougi+ (+Spd)
A Fury 3
Alternate: Atk/Spd Push 3
Dance B Windsweep 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Glimmer
C Breath of Life 3
SP1,260SBreath of Life 3

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +RES / -DEF

  • Weapon: Dancer’s Fan+ (+Spd) / Cloud Maiougi (+Spd)

  • Assist: Dance

  • Special: Moonbow / Glimmer

  • Passive A: Fury / Atk/Spd Push

  • Passive B: Windsweep

  • Passive C: Breath of Life

  • Sacred Seal: Breath of Life

This set focuses on Elincia’s support potential, seeing her abandon some of her combat potential to gain better healing and safer debuffing. Dancer’s Fan allows Elincia (in combination with Breath of Life on her C slot and Seal slot) to heal up to 21 damage to allies around her. This is a huge amount of healing and can easily swing battles in favor of Elincia’s teammates. Her Cloud Maiougi is a decent substitute, but the Dancer’s Fan is preferred. Both weapons should take a +Spd Refine to make activating Windsweep easier.

Fury gives Elincia some much-needed stats, particularly her Attack, Speed, and Resistance. More Speed helps her consistently trigger Windsweep. Windsweep itself is one of the core skills of this set, allowing Elincia to initiate into enemies without triggering their counterattacks (Keep in mind that Windsweep will not stop counter attacks from dragons). Thanks to Windsweep, Elincia can attack with impunity, scoring chip damage and debuffing enemies for allies to finish off.

Introduction

Hoshidan Festival Elincia is a seasonal variant of the popular Queen of Crimea. In this form, she ditches her house’s weapon Amiti for a dagger and dancing capabilities. She’s the first green dagger-user in the game, and this gives her somewhat of a unique role compared to other units.

Whether it’s refreshing her allies with Dance, boosting their power with buffs, healing them, or weakening foes, she can support her teammates in multiple ways. Elincia is one of the most versatile support units in the game, and she can be utilized in many different scenarios to win battles.

This support power comes at a cost: her combat potential. Being both a ranged unit and a dancer leave her with a pitiful stat total of 139. Her defensive stats leave much to be desired and force her into niche combat roles. In many cases, it can be hard to justify bringing her over a green unit with powerful combat abilities. But when it comes to supporting allies, she is a top pick for teams and a great filler to a three-unit core.

Strengths

Packs tons of support potential into a single unit slot.

The ability to refresh allies with Sing/Dance is one of the most coveted abilities in the game, and Elincia combines it with several other traits. Daggers aren’t known for their strength, but are great support weapons as they all boast the power to debuff enemies. A well-placed dance or debuff can turn the tide of battle.

Decent anti-mage capabilities.

Elincia is lucky enough to have snagged the green color, arguably one of the best for countering mages. Blue mages tend to be more common than others, and Elincia’s one of the best dagger-units against them. She can be a counter to blue mages without giving up any of her support potential thanks to Triangle Adept.

Weaknesses

Paper-thin defenses.

Thanks to being both a ranged and dagger unit, Elincia suffers large penalties to her base stat total. 20 Defense and 21 Resistance are both poor and make her very susceptible to all damage from colors other than blue. While 35 base Speed is good defensively, it means nothing if Elincia suffers an OHKO.

Low Attack forces her into niche combat roles.

29 base Attack means that Elincia does not have much power, and must rely on skills such as Triangle Adept and Specials to secure KO’s. Weapons such as the Kitty Paddle and Barb Shuriken are all but required on builds aiming to salvage some combat potential.

Team Options

Units like Elincia are often best used as an add-on fourth unit to an already-existing core of three, or as a specialist to handle a specific threat on the enemy team. However, some teammates can make better use of her supportive capabilities than others.

  • Offensive units: Sing/Dance abilities have always been strong in comparison with glass-cannon units and Elincia is no exception. She can be used to double their effective power per turn, or retreat them safely after a risky initiation. Bridal Cordelia, Brave Lyn, Cordelia, Elincia, Tana, Micaiah, and Celica all hugely benefit from Elincia’s dances.

  • Swift Swordsmen: Elincia’s ability to handle blue mages is a godsend for Wrath-boosting swords with low Resistance. The extra turn can be used to reposition on the field, or secure an extra KO. Ayra, Karel, Soleil, Fir, Hana, Lucina, and Mia are examples of excellent teammates.

  • Users of high-HP threshold skills: Skills such as Quick Riposte and Vengeful Fighter or weapons such as the Deft Harpoon and Ragnarok benefit from small doses of healing, which Elincia can provide with Breath of Life and the Dancer’s Fan. Hector, Fallen Robin(M), Effie, Celica, and Alm make fantastic partners.

  • Gunnthra: Although they share a color, Gunnthra has great natural synergy with all debuffers thanks to her unique weapon Blizzard. A good debuff from Elincia can allow Gunnthra to score a valuable KO.

Counters

Elincia’s low defensive stats make her one of the worst units in the game when it comes to direct combat. And this gives her a long, long list of counters. Elincia must be very choosy about who she engages in combat with.

  • Distant Counter: Any unit with Distant Counter likely has the damage to OHKO her. Just 54 combined HP and Defense leave her at extreme risk of suffering a KO. Examples include Hector, Effie, Ike, Zelgius, and Ayra.

  • Dragons: Many carry Distant Counter, but their refined Breath weapons allow them to hit Elincia on her weaker Defense stat. Examples include all variants of Tiki, as well as Fallen Robin(M), Legendary Robin(F), Fae, Myrrh and Kana(F).

  • Red Mages: They all can counterattack Elincia, and even without Triangle Adept will obliterate her. Lilina, Sanaki, Celica, Winter Tharja, Festival Micaiah, Halloween Nowi, and Summer Tana are examples of strong red mages.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Dagger users only.
50 2 3
Steel DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Dagger users only.
100 2 5
Cloud MaiougiEffective against dragon foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Dagger users only.
200 2 8
Cloud Maiougi+Effective against dragon foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Dagger users only.
300 2 12
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Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
DanceEnables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Spd Push 1At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, grants Atk/Spd+3, but if unit attacked, deals 1 damage to unit after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
60
A
Atk/Spd Push 2At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, grants Atk/Spd+4, but if unit attacked, deals 1 damage to unit after combat.
Inheritable by all units.
120
A
Atk/Spd Push 3At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, grants Atk/Spd +5, but if unit attacked, deals 1 damage to unit after combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
240
A
Gale Dance 1If Sing or Dance is used, target also granted Spd+2.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
50
B
Rockslide Dance 1
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
120
B
Rockslide Dance 2If Sing or Dance is used, grants Spd+3 and Def+4 to target.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
240
B
Spur Res 1Grants adjacent allies Res+2 during combat
Inheritable by all units.
50
C
Drive Res 1Grants allies within 2 spaces Res+2 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
120
C
Drive Res 2Grants allies within 2 spaces Res+3 during combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
240
C

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Origin
Fire Emblem Heroes

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