Leon

Analysis by amroamro
Leon
True of Heart

4-5

Obtainable as a 4 - 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
3.5
/ 5
Attacker Rating4 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
148
HP 39
ATK 34
SPD 30
DEF 30
RES 15
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 7 5 7 4
Middle 17 8 6 8 5
High 18 9 7 9 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 35 31 27 26 12
Middle 39 34 30 30 15
High 42 37 33 33 19
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

A +ATK Nature allows Leon to capitalize on his already high ATK stat and attain many more ORKOs.
A +SPD Nature combined with Passives such as Life and Death can actually increase his survival and damage against high-level speed units that would normally kill him on the double attack.

A -RES Nature is most appealing to Leon since it does not change as many match-ups for him and because his offensive capabilities are so high, most magic sources have trouble surviving his first flurry of attacks.
A -HP Nature can be used if you wish to use Leon as a tank for both physical and magical attacks while receiving support from a healer.

Skill Sets
Legolas Reborn (Brave Bow + Death Blow)
Optimal
Brave Bow + A Death Blow 3
Budget: Fury 3
Swap B Cancel Affinity 3
Ignis C Atk Smoke 3
Budget: Threaten Def 3
SP1,835SAttack +1

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  • Preferred Nature: +ATK/-RES
  • Weapon: Brave Bow+
  • Support Skill: Swap / Reposition
  • Special: Ignis / Bonfire
  • A Slot: Death Blow 3 / Sturdy Blow 2 / Fury 3 / Life and Death 3
  • B Slot: Cancel Affinity 3
  • C Slot: Atk Smoke 3 / Threaten Def 3 / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

Standard Brave Bow set for Leon. Ignis allows him to secure more KOs and is more easily-achieved than other bow users due to his respectable bulk allowing him to take a hit or two between his attacks. Paired with Atk Smoke 3, he can snipe a squishy mage or melee while lowering nearby physical attackers' attacks to manageable levels thus furthering his profit of Ignis over Bonfire. Threaten Def 3 garners more OHKOs on the initial barrage for tanky melee units and can pair better with Bonfire. Swap allows for minute positional changes placing Leon in to tank a physical attack or out to avoid a magical attack. Reposition can be used to similar effect. Death Blow 3 is standard as he does not expect to double attack often although Sturdy Blow can also be used to respectable effect. Fury 3 lets him avoid a few more double attacks on both player and enemy phase but his overall bulk will be diminished after his first engagement. Life and Death 3 can be used to reach acceptable SPD levels on both player and enemy phase while throwing away RES which did not help him very much in the first place, but it does inflict harm on his DEF and steps away from this build's original design.

Takumi's Teacher (Close Counter)
Slaying Bow+ A Close Counter
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Bonfire C Threaten Atk 3
SP1,635S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred Nature: +DEF, +ATK, +SPD/-RES
  • Weapon: Slaying Bow+
  • Support Skill: Reposition
  • Special: Bonfire / Luna
  • A Slot: Close Counter
  • B Slot: Quick Riposte 3
  • C Slot: Threaten Atk 3 / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3
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User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Slaying Bow+ 17
Firesweep Bow+ 2
Brave Bow + 8
Support # of Builds
Pivot 1
Smite 1
Reposition 3
Swap 3
Draw Back 9
Special # of Builds
Ignis 14
Moonbow 2
Luna 4
Glowing Ember 1
Bonfire 3
Growing Wind 1
Draconic Aura 1
Glimmer 1
Weapon Skills
SP:
50
Rng:
2
Mt:
4

Effective against flying units.

SP:
100
Rng:
2
Mt:
6

Effective against flying units.

SP:
200
Rng:
2
Mt:
8

Effective against flying units.
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).

SP:
300
Rng:
2
Mt:
12

Effective against flying units.
Accelerate Special trigger (cooldown count -1)

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

Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's Def

SP:
200
CD:
4 Turns

Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's DEF.

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

If unit's HP is ≥ 100% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge-1.
(If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)

SP:
100
Slot:
B

If unit's HP is ≥ 90% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge-1.
(If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)

SP:
200
Slot:
B

If unit's HP is ≥ 80% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge-1.
(If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Leon hails from the The World of Valentia as a physically powerful and defensive archer with a romantic bone for strong, middle-aged men. As he fights with the Askr kingdom, he brings a new weapon for other archers to learn: the Slaying Bow. Despite his pretty boy attitude and witty banter, he is a kind and trustworthy hero.

Strengths
  • High Attack

    • Second highest among archers.
    • Able to ORKO many units of squishy or moderate bulk.
  • Excellent Defense and HP

    • 39 HP and 30 DEF allows him to tank any physical attack of up to 68 ATK or any physical double attack of up to 49 ATK.
    • He is capable of taking a single hit from any source or double attacks from weaker, more agile sources of damage.
    • Allows him to play on the front line or kill a unit and take a hit in exchange without being extracted with a Dancer or Reposition.
Weaknesses
  • Average Speed

    • Standing at a respectable 30 SPD, he can easily avoid many double attacks from units allowing him to win many match-ups due to his considerable ATK stat and decent bulk. But 30 SPD is not high enough to double attack units effectively, so he has to rely on a Brave weapon or speedy builds and support to ensure ORKOs on most units.
  • Very Low Resistance

    • Capable of being OHKO'd by most units without the double attack.
Team Options

Due to Leon's high ATK and average SPD, units that can effectively push those stats will improve his match-ups dramatically:

  • Brave Princess Lucina
  • Ephraim
  • Eirika

Because of Leon's poor RES, units that can bait, tank or duel magic users are always good teammates for Leon:

  • Innes
  • Julia
  • Sonya
  • Sheena
  • Wrys

Units that appreciate the physical bulk will see a good teammate in Leon who can tank their weakness as well as KO many enemies with his offensive potential:
 

  • Brave Lady Lyn
  • Linde
  • Dethea
  • Nino
  • Katarina
  • Azura
Counters

Units that have high enough HP, DEF and/or SPD to offset Leon's offensive capabilities will always serve to trouble Leon:

  • Brave Mercenary Ike
  • Hector
  • Effie
  • Zephiel
  • Sheena
  • Lukas (Vulnerable to Brave Bow)
  • Xander (Vulnerable to Brave Bow)
  • Amelia

Many mages have no problems killing Leon:

  • Reinhardt
  • Olwen
  • Nino
  • Linde
  • Delthea

Mages that use a combination of Raven-tomes and either Triangle Adept or high bulk will severely dampen Leon's experience on the battlefield. Quadruple physical-braves will proc Luna against Leon and strip him of his valued defenses.  Poison Dagger will also harm Leon especially when wielded by Kagero or Gaius.

From Series
Fire Emblem Gaiden
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