Julia

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Julia
Naga's Blood

5

Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Attacker Rating4.5 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
148
HP 38
ATK 35
SPD 26
DEF 17
RES 32
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 8 6 3 7
Middle 16 9 7 4 8
High 17 10 8 5 9

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 34 32 23 13 29
Middle 38 35 26 17 32
High 41 38 30 20 35
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

Julia's two main boons that should be focused on are ATK and SPD. +ATK allows her to remain a constant offensive threat, despite her mediocre speed. +SPD combined with Fury 3 allows Julia to reach a respectable speed stat of 33, preventing her from being doubled by other units that are decently quick.

For banes, -DEF and -HP are quite punishing due to her receiving -4 instead of the usual -3, however, her DEF is already incredibly low so having a bane in either defensive stat won't drastically change her survivability. -RES makes for another appealing option since she already has surprisingly good resistance and still receives a +2 bonus due to her weapon, Naga.

Skill Sets
Standard Julia
Optimal
Naga A Fury 3
Draw Back B G Tomebreaker 3
Draconic Aura C Hone Atk 3
SP1,425S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +ATK/-RES 
  • Weapon: Naga
  • Support Skill: Draw Back / Reposition
  • Special: Draconic Aura
  • A Slot: Fury 3 / Death Blow 3
  • B Slot: G Tome Breaker 3 / Quick Riposte 3
  • C Slot: Hone Atk 3 / Hone Spd 3 / Threaten Res 3
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

This build aims to capitalize on Julia's ability to burst down common ranged threats with her high attack, while still keeping her alive in the process. Her weapon Naga specializes in nuking dragons, giving it a certain niche among other tomes. It also grants Julia Def/Res +2 when she is attacked, giving her some extra bulk on Enemy Phase.

Any movement Assist on Julia works well like most infantry units and is honestly up to preference. If you like Reposition or Swap more, by all means use it. Her special is flexible as well, another notable options include Moonbow, Glacies, and Luna. Draconic Aura is preferred since it synergizes with her amazing attack stat and only has a short, three-turn charge.

For skills, you can specialize your Julia with plenty of other options, but found these options to be the most generally successful. Fury 3 buffs all her stats (excluding HP), giving her increased survivablity against ranged units at a nominal cost of six HP after combat. I recommended G Tome Breaker solely on the fact that she can safely kill popular ranged units like Nino and other Julias this way. Finally, the C skill is a Hone or Fortify skill of your choice meant to fit your team.

Triangle Adept Julia
Gronnraven+ A Triangle Adept 3
Draw Back B G Tomebreaker 3
Draconic Aura C Hone Atk 3
SP1,875S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +ATK/-RES 
  • Weapon: Gronnraven+
  • Support Skill: Draw Back / Reposition
  • Special: Draconic Aura
  • A Slot: Triangle Adept 3
  • B Slot: G Tome Breaker 3 / Quick Riposte 3
  • C Slot: Hone Atk 3 / Hone Spd 3 / Threaten Res 3
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

By inheriting Gronnraven+ and Triangle Adept 3, Julia is able to cover more specialized threats, nuking colorless and other blue units. She effectively is able to deal with almost all non-red ranged units, making her incredibly versatile across most matchups. This build, however, struggles on the Enemy Phase as it lacks any proper defense after losing Fury 3 and her legendary tome, Naga. G Tome Breaker 3 also synergizes well with a Triangle Adept build as it covers not only blue and colorless units, but also green mages. Overall, while more expensive, this build can find success if your team requires a Hero to deal with blue, colorless, and even green units.

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Julia by RCorral64 1 day ago
User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Naga 282
Gronnraven+ 1
Divine Naga 1
Weapon Skills
SP:
400
Rng:
2
Mt:
14

Effective against dragons.
Grants Def/Res+2 when this unit is attacked.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Special Skills
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Passive Skills
Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
50
Slot:
C

If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 3 HP after combat.

SP:
100
Slot:
C

If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 5 HP after combat.

SP:
200
Slot:
C

If unit initiates attack, adjacent allies recover 7 HP after combat.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Incredible ATK stat combined with a superb legendary tome, Naga
  • Great anti-mage unit with high RES and good coverage

Cons:

  • One of the lowest DEF in the game
  • Extremely slow, prone to getting doubled 
  • Vulnerable to dagger and bow users

Julia utilizes her monstrously high attack stat and solid resistance to become a top tier mage killer in the Arena. She fits fairly well as an initiator on the offensive, but her subpar speed neuters her chances of doubling many top tier units. Her special tome, Naga, deals bonus damage to dragons units, helping her deal with popular arena threats such as Nowi, Young Tiki, and Ninian. Her offensive capabilities are kept in check by her horrible defense stat that makes her an easy target for plenty of red sword, bow, and dagger users. Her great resistance stat, however, keeps high speed mages like Nino and Linde in check. Overall, a solid green tome user.

Strengths
  • Powerful green mage
  • Checks popular blue units
  • High resistance allows her to combat mages
  • Effective against dragons
Weaknesses
  • Low speed means she is fairly easy to double
  • Low defense makes her vulnerable to archers and dagger users

Julia is a formidable green mage with an aptitude for dragon killing. Her ATK and RES are the highlights of her kit, both nearing best-in-the-game levels at 35 and 32 respectively. These high stats, however, are balanced by her horrible DEF and middling SPD leaving her extremely vulnerable to popular colorless units.

Julia's role is to control the enemy's magic threats with her high RES and deal hefty amounts of damage to bulky blue tanks.

Counters

Julia's power can be shutdown quite easily with the proper units. A majority of physical colorless units with even the lowest RES can outspeed and kill her with ease. Although her ATK is high, many red swordsman can take a hit, and combat Julia the following turn, requiring proper positioning and safe play. While powerful, Julia is physically very frail.

  • Kagero and Takumi: Popular colorless units with fast SPD and strong ATK, can tank one hit from Julia and finish her off on the counterattack
  • Hector: Bulky green tank that can survive Julia's initial burst and kill her with Distant Counter and Armads
  • Ryoma, Ike, and Xander: Red swordsman with Distant Counter built into their weapons
From Series
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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