Klein

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Klein
Silver Nobleman

4-5

Obtainable as a 4 - 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Attacker Rating4 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
148
HP 40
ATK 31
SPD 33
DEF 20
RES 24
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 8 6 4 4
Middle 18 9 7 5 5
High 19 10 8 6 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 36 27 30 17 21
Middle 40 31 33 20 24
High 43 34 36 23 28
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

Klein likes boosting either of his offensive stats with a +ATK or +SPD nature. +ATK helps Klein secure more KOs by adding three extra damage on all of his attacks. +SPD helps Klein avoid getting double-attacked by units naturally faster than him.

Like most offensive units, Klein prefers a -RES nature as he already tries to avoid combat with mages unless he can initiate the fight himself.

Skill Sets
No Quad Puns Work With Klein :(
Optimal
Brave Bow + A Life and Death 3
Reciprocal Aid B Desperation 3
Luna C Threaten Spd 3
SP1,725S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +ATK/-RES

  • Weapon: Brave Bow+

  • Support Skill: Reciprocal Aid / Ardent Sacrifice
  • Special: Luna
  • A Slot: Life and Death 3 / Death Blow 3
  • B Slot: Desperation 3 / Swordbreaker 3
  • C Slot: Threaten Spd 3 / Threaten Def 3
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +1

Like the majority of archers, Klein is given the ability to shoot the crap out of infantry and armored units without much repercussion, given that the target has no Distant Counter effect. Takumi and Klein both share the same SPD stat at 33 so both can run the Brave Bow+ build incredibly well, however, it should be noted that Klein already has access to the weapon without inheritance. 

When you successfully quad an enemy unit, your Special can only activate once, assuming it is uncharged. This makes the three-turn Luna more valuable than Moonbow whenever Klein initiates combat. Life and Death 3 increases Klein's ATK and SPD, drastically improving his potential to quad faster units. It should be noted that Klein's original A Skill, Death Blow 3, is a viable option that buffs his initial attacks, but decreases the chance of quadruple attacking faster units.

Desperation 3 combined with either Ardent Sacrifice or Reciprocal Aid improves Klein's ability to kill, allowing him to attack the enemy four times in a row, with no interruption. In order for Desperation 3 to activate, the unit must be below or equal to 75% of their total HP pool. It should be noted that because of Klein's base 43 HP, one Ardent Sacrifice won't be enough to activate Desperation 3 unless he has a -HP nature.

For C skills, archers have the choice between Threaten Spd 3 and Threaten Def 3, both having their situational strengths. However, Threaten Spd 3 can help break potential SPD ties between Klein and faster units, increasing his chances of sweeping through entire enemy teams.

It's Klein Time, Baby.
Brave Bow + A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Moonbow C Threaten Spd 3
SP1,565S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred Nature: +ATK/-RES

  • Weapon: Brave Bow+

  • Support Skill: Reposition
  • Special: Moonbow
  • A Slot: Death Blow 3
  • B Slot: Quick Riposte 3
  • C Slot: Threaten Def 3
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +1

Klein's base kit is simply amazing. His budget build requires very little skill inheritance and is very cheap because of this. In this build, Klein ditches the quadding gimmick and instead focuses on dealing the most damage possible with his first two shots. The fact that Death Blow 3 is already in his kit is nice since the skill synergizes so well with Brave Bow+ users. Instead of Luna, Klein can inherit its two-turn brother, Moonbow, as you no longer need to worry about getting the most out of your Special in only four rounds of combat.

Although best on much slower Heroes, Klein can utilize his Quick Riposte 3 to deal with other ranged units faster than he is, given he doesn't die immediately. However, it should be noted that in order for Quick Riposte 3 to activate, Klein needs to have at least 70% of his HP or above, which may be awkward as it can be difficult to keep him healthy. Assuming your team already has a fair share of Hone and Fortify skills, Klein can equip Threaten Def 3 to soften up enemies' defenses before attacking them with two +6 shots.

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Klein by Reynfeld 21 minutes ago
Klein by DigDoug 1 day ago
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Klein by Lenka 5 days ago
User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Brave Bow + 111
Brave Axe+ 2
Firesweep Bow+ 1
Brave Bow 7
Silver Bow+ 1
Weapon Skills
SP:
50
Rng:
2
Mt:
4

Effective against flying units.

Learns by default at 4 ★
SP:
100
Rng:
2
Mt:
6

Effective against flying units.

Learns by default at 4 ★
SP:
200
Rng:
2
Mt:
4

Spd-5. Effective against flying units.

Attacks twice if unit initiates combat.

Learns by default at 4 ★
SP:
300
Rng:
2
Mt:
7

Spd-5. Effective against flying units.

Attacks twice if unit initiates combat.

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

Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's res

Learns by default at 4 ★
SP:
200
CD:
4 Turns

Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's res

Unlocks at 4 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
A

Grants Atk+2 if unit initiates combat.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
100
Slot:
A

Grants Atk+4 if unit initiates combat.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
A

Grants Atk+6 if unit initiates combat.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
60
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 90%.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
120
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 80%.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
240
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 70%.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Incredible damage output with Brave Bow+
  • Good SPD stat enables him to quadruple attack
  • Inheritance not required as he has a good base kit

Cons:

  • Poor BST means he won't score too high in Arena
  • Low DEF and RES
  • Color weakness to Raven tomes

Klein is an archer who excels at dealing high burst damage through his strong Special and Passive Skills. Similar to other archers, Klein has decent SPD and ATK, able to make use of Brave Bow+'s double-attack on initiation. His DEF and RES are very low, however, so good positioning is crucial unless one of his teammates can assist him.

Strengths

Good offensive stats combined with Brave Bow+

  • Klein's above average ATK and SPD along with his Brave Bow+ makes him able to quadruple attack many units, reaching insane levels of damage. 

Great SPD for an archer

  • Tied with Takumi, Klein's 33 SPD makes him have the fourth highest SPD among colorless units and the third highest for archers

Fantastic base kit 

  • Once summoned and leveled up, Klein is granted access to Brave Bow+, Death Blow 3, Quick Riposte 3, and Glacies; all amazing skills that make Klein great even without skill inheritance
Weaknesses

Below average BST

  • Even though Klein is a great unit, he suffers from the one trait all archers share: having a low BST. This makes it difficult to score high with him in Arena despite all of his strengths

Low DEF and RES:

  • At only 24 RES, Klein is incredibly vulnerable to offensive tome users of any color; especially those wielding Raven tomes
Team Options

Klein, while fantastic on his own, can greatly benefit from certain teammates that can either increase the damage he can deal or tank large hits for him. Because of his low RES and DEF, Klein relies on his allies to deal with enemy units that can kill him after he makes an attack, especially tome users.

  • Eirika and Ephraim - both wielding legendary weapons that give the Hone Atk 2 buff; overall incredibly useful buffers that can increase Klein's combat effectiveness
  • Azura, Olivia, and Ninian - dancers that enable Klein to make riskier engages by offering him another turn of combat or retreating
  • Nowi and Hector - bulky front-line units that can take hits for Klein while also dealing back major damage with their Distant Counter effects
Counters

Klein struggles with units that can take his punishment with their high DEF or units that out-damage Klein with specific tomes that make them difficult to deal with. Raven tomes combined with Triangle Adept 3 usually spell disaster for colorless units like Klein.

  • Tharja, Nino, Linde, and other Blade tome users - the Hone and Spur buffs that they stack can easily eat through Klein's middling 24 RES
  • Male Robin, Sanaki, Lilina, Sophia, and other Raven tome users - these are units that often possess the Raven tome pertaining to their color, as well as Triangle Adept 3
  • Hector, Effie, and Zephiel - defensive tanks that can easily take Klein's punishment with their huge DEF stat that sometimes carry Distant Counter
  • Reinhardt and Olwen - calvary units that can rush Klein down and quickly kill him with Dire Thunder
From Series
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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