Lissa

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Lissa
Sprightly Cleric

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Advanced Ratings
Rating TypeBudget Optimal
Attacker
1
3.5
Supporter
5.5
5.5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
148
HP 39
ATK 26
SPD 25
DEF 28
RES 30
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 6 5 5 7
Middle 17 7 6 6 8
High 18 8 7 7 9

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 35 23 22 25 27
Middle 39 26 25 28 30
High 42 30 28 31 33
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

Lissa's speed is quite low and +Speed boon grants her speed a +4 increase, making said boon extremely valuable and mandatory.

Per usual, a -Attack bane is chosen to prevent lowering her survivability.

If using a Wrathful Staff build, the best IV for such is +Attack / -Resistance because -HP lowers the stat by 4 points and her defense stat is lower than resistance, not to mention taking physical attacks is usually more important than magical.

Skill Sets
Caeda's Descendant (Wrathful Staff)
Optimal
Gravity A Attack +3
Rehabilitate B Wrathful Staff 3
Kindled-Fire Balm C Hone Spd 3

SP Cost1,040

  • Preferred Nature: +Attack / -Resistance
  • Weapon: Gravity / Panic / Assault
  • Assist: Rehabilitate / Martyr / Recover / Flexible
  • Special: Kindled-Fire Balm / Flexible
  • A Slot: Attack Defense +2 / Attack +3
  • B Slot: Wrathful Staff
  • C Slot: Hone Speed / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

The basic Colourless Mage set.

All attack buffs along Wrathful Staff are used to access the neutral magical damage.

Assault, Panic and Gravity are chosen depending on the player's choice:

  • Assault is raw damage
  • Panic has 3 less Mt than Assault but can reverse buffs
  • Gravity has 4 less Mt than Assault but can be potentially overpowered with the right team composition.

Due to the lack of any defensive passives, extreme caution should be taken when utilizing your healer for anything but magical baiting.

Lissa can't afford to use any speed boons due to her barely passable attack stat.

Royal Delicacy (Offensive Support)
Budget
Pain A Speed +3
Martyr B Renewal 3
Miracle C Fortify Def 3

SP Cost1,020

  • Preferred Nature: +Speed / -Attack
  • Weapon: Pain / Slow / Flexible
  • Assist: Martyr
  • Special: Miracle
  • A Slot: Speed +3
  • B Slot: Renewal / Escape Route
  • C Slot: Fortify Defense / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +1

An offensive healing set aimed at utilizing Lissa's bulk to be on the offensive and apply a debuff.

Martyr will power up thanks to the loss of HP she will inevitably receive, Miracle is used in case Lissa comes close to death.

Renewal is used instead of Live to Serve to keep Lissa healthy while not healing her too much, thus keeping Martyr potent.

Sprightly Exalt (Defensive Support)
Budget
Gravity A Speed +3
Rehabilitate B Live to Serve 2
Heavenly Light C Hone Atk 3

SP Cost1,025

  • Preferred Nature: +Speed / -Attack
  • Weapon: Gravity / Flexible
  • Assist: Rehabilitate
  • Special: Heavenly Light
  • A Slot: Speed +3
  • B Slot: Live to Serve 2 / Wings of Mercy
  • C Slot: Hone Attack / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +1

Standard healing set focusing on heals, heals, and more heals.

Wings of Mercy has great synergy with Rehabilitate and could be used over Live to Serve if one finds Lissa's self-sustain to be of low importance.

Weapon Skills
Unlocks at 1 ★
Rng:
2
Mt:
6

After any combat, prevents foe from moving more than 1 space through its next action

Unlocks at 3 ★
Support Skills
Rng:
1

Restores 5 HP.

Learns by default at 1 ★
SP:
100
Rng:
1

Restores 7 HP each to target and this unit.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
200
Rng:
1

Restores 7 HP or more the further below 50% the target's HP is.
Slows special trigger (cooldown count+1).

Unlocks at 4 ★
Special Skills
SP:
50
CD:
1 Turn

When healing an ally with a staff, increases recovered HP by 10.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
CD:
1 Turn

When healing an ally with a staff, grants all allies Atk +4 for 1 turn

Unlocks at 3 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
60
Slot:
B

At the start of every fourth turn, restores 10 HP.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
120
Slot:
B

At the start of every third turn, restores 10 HP.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
240
Slot:
B

At the start of every second turn, restores 10 HP.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Bulky Healer
    • Great HP, Defense and Resistance
  • Native user of Rehabilitate
  • Native user of Gravity

Cons:

  • Requires speed buffs and passives to make use of her bulk

Lissa the Sprightly Cleric is an infantry staff user with great all-round stats at the cost of speed.

Her defensive stat of 28 is the second highest of all healers right behind Azama. Even with her good defense, Lissa does not sacrifice her resistance and keeps it at a good value of 30.

With such good defenses, one expects her HP to be quite low. Fortunately, it rests at a good value of 39, tied with Lachesis and Mist.

With good sides comes a bad one, and the sprightly cleric sacrifices her speed stat for all of these pros, making her vulnerable to follow-up attacks and requiring all of the speed passives she can get her hands on.

Overall, Lissa is a tanky healer with low speed, making her a decent cleric to have on your team.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Strengths:

  • Great HP for a healer
  • Great defense
    • Second highest of all healers.
    • For one hit, Lissa requires 67 attack to be KO'd by a physical unit.
    • This goes down to 48 for follow-up attacks or Brave weapons.
  • Good resistance
    • A mage will require 69 attack to kill Lissa in one blow.
    • For Dire Thunder or follow-ups, this number goes to 50.
  • Decent attack
    • The value is just barely suited for Wrathful Staff.

Weaknesses:

  • Extremely vulnerable to follow-up attacks
    • Without any speed passives or buffs, Lissa's bulk will be completely denied by being hit twice from many of the popular units.
Team Options

Healers in general are used when the player wishes to value sustain, and are good with teams barely surviving attacks or requiring up time for skills which use a percentage of HP such as Wary Fighter.

"Sprightly Exalt" is your standard healer build, focusing on bringing back allies from the brink of death.

"Royal Delicacy" is an offensive build for players wishing to focus on the healers' debuffing capabilities.

Counters

Lissa's biggest weakness is her speed.

While the majority of healers have a weakness to physical Brave Weapons, Lissa has the addition of being doubled by units such as Eliwood, Young Tiki and Est.

From Series
Fire Emblem: Awakening
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