Linde

Hero Rating:
10
Linde
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 35
ATK 35
SPD 36
DEF 14
RES 27
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation 5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 8 9 3 4
Middle 16 9 10 4 5
High 17 10 11 5 6

Level 40 Stat Variation 5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 32 32 33 11 23
Middle 35 35 36 14 27
High 39 38 39 18 30
IV Sets
HPATKSPDDEFRESGrade
Mid
Mid
High
Mid
Low
A

+Spd puts Linde at a phenomenal 42 speed: enough to make follow-up attacks against almost every unit in the game.

Skill Sets
Desperation ORKO

If baseline Linde weren't enough of a glass cannon, this set serves to maximise her potential to ORKO enemy units. Blárraven+ is preferred for advantage against colourless units such as Takumi, with Moonbow to augment her damage and Ardent Sacrifice as an easy means of putting Linde below the 75% threshold for Desperation 3. Life and Death gives Linde a fantastic boost to her attack and speed, though Death Blow and Darting Blow can be used if Life and Death is not available. The C skill is flexible as always, but you can rarely go wrong with Hone Atk/Spd. It is worth noting that Desperation becomes useless if Linde cannot make a follow-up attack, so players should adjust this set in accordance with their IV spread.

A B C
Blárraven+ Ardent Sacrifice Moonbow Life and Death 3 Desperation 3 Hone Atk 3
Blade Build

By inheriting the Blárblade+ tome from Odin, Linde can reach an astronomically high attack stat with the right support from the rest of her team. Though very similar to the above set, Linde must rely on teammates such as Eirika to reach her maximum potential, otherwise the +1 special charge time will hurt her damage output. If Linde is able to fall below the threshold for Desperation 3 and receive continuous support from a teammate with stat buffs, few enemies will be able to deal with her.

A B C
Blárblade+ Ardent Sacrifice Moonbow Life and Death 3 Desperation 3 Hone Atk 3
Weapon Skills
Rng:
2
Mt:
14

Restores 5 HP to adjacent allies after any combat this unit initiates

Support Skills
Rng:
1

Heals adjacent ally 10 HP. Unit loses 10HP (but cannot reach 0 this way)

Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
C

Grants adajacent allies Res+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
100
Slot:
C

Grants adajacent allies Res+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
200
Slot:
C

Grants adajacent allies Res+4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Introduction

Pros:

  • Incredibly powerful mage
  • Strong counter to many common units
  • Decent passive skills

Cons:

  • Extremely frail
  • No offensive special skill

Linde is a frighteningly powerful blue mage with very high attack and speed, making her a top choice in punching through enemy teams with immense power. Though she does not have a special skill like Robin (M), Linde more than makes up for it with potential caps of 52 attack or 42 speed depending on where her high value lies. Linde's incredible power, range and her triangle advantage versus red units makes her a formidable threat on many teams.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Linde is about as close as it gets to 'glass cannon' when it comes to magic users with impressive magic and speed, though she also comes with a few interesting support skills: her Aura tome will heal adjacent allies for 5 HP after any combat Linde initiates, which makes her an effective unit alongside bulky units including Hector, Tiki (Y) and Nowi. Her command skill Ardent Sacrifice is also more useful than it may at first appear. Linde's low defensive stats means that Linde will rarely survive an attack anyway, so Ardent Sacrifice allows her to give the HP to another unit, which can help keep some allies alive in close arena matches. Her passive skills are decent: Speed +3 grants her a small, but important boost which increases her odds of making follow-up attacks, whereas Fortify Res 3 has its uses when Linde finds herself next to bulky tanks.

Linde's incredible offensive stats come at the cost of very poor defensive stats. Linde is extremely frail: any attack she takes, whether it be physical or magical, is likely to kill her unless it is coming from a red unit. Players will need to be careful of her positioning, as her poor defenses and tendency to be low on health due to Ardent Sacrifice will make her a very vulnerable unit. Linde should also be careful of other ranged units, as some such as Takumi will be able to OHKO her with the right nature.

    Team Options

    Some of Linde's best allies include Hector, Tiki (Y) and Eirika. Hector and Tiki (Y) can serve as bulky frontline units who can give Linde vital protection from melee units and benefit from Linde's passive skills: healing from Aura and Fortify Res. and Eirika makes for a truly fearsome partner, as the combination of Sieglinde's weapon effect and her Hone Spd skill will grant Linde +3 Atk and +4 Spd provided they are adjacent.

    Counters

    Linde's impressive attack power makes it difficult for many units to approach her safely, but most green units will be able to deal with her thanks to their triangle advantage. Camilla can use her mobility to catch Linde out of position and take her out with ease thanks to her Brave Axe, whereas Hector can wait for Linde to initiate combat, survive her first attack and OHKO due to Distant Counter.

    From Series
    Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
    Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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