Lloyd

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White Wolf
White Wolf
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Attacker Rating4 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
158
HP 41
ATK 32
SPD 35
DEF 20
RES 30
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 17 8 9 5 8
High

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 41 32 35 20 30
High
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
Skill Sets
Fury/Desperation Build
Optimal
Regal Blade A Fury 3
Reciprocal Aid B Desperation 3
Moonbow C Threaten Spd 3
SP1,825S-

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Fury gives Lloyd an offensive spread of 51/37 in attack and speed, with an extra +2 to both if his foe is at full HP. This makes him a strong user of Desperation, though he may want another unit providing speed buffs to ensure that he has enough speed for some KOs. Moonbow is slightly stronger than Iceberg, but Iceberg will do fine if SP is a concern. Fury can be replaced with Swift Sparrow or Life and Death if available, and if Lloyd will have another way to reach the HP threshold for Desperation. Reciprocal Aid is preferred over Ardent Sacrifice as Lloyd would need to use Ardent Sacrifice twice to reach the threshold. C slot is flexible.

Mage Killer Vantage Build
Regal Blade A Distant Counter
Pivot B Vantage 3
Moonbow C Threaten Spd 3
SP1,975S-

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This set focuses on making Lloyd a dedicated mage killer by investing Distant Counter and Vantage. His high speed allows him to avoid follow-ups from most mages, putting him past the threshold for Vantage and enabling him to KO them on the following turn. This set synergises well with Regal Blade, as Lloyd should consistently get the +2 boosts from full health enemies. Moonbow is slightly stronger than Iceberg again, but either special is fine. Support and C slot skills are flexible.

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Lloyd by Nathan That One Guy 5 days ago
Lloyd by Echo 6 days ago
Lloyd by CakeLooper 1 week ago
Lloyd by django33sun 3 weeks ago
Lloyd by norkaiser 1 month ago
User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Regal Blade 17
Silver Sword 3
Support # of Builds
Reposition 1
Draw Back 3
Reciprocal Aid 5
Rally Resistance 1
Pivot 2
Swap 2
Special # of Builds
Moonbow 2
Iceberg 16
Glacies 1
Draconic Aura 1
Weapon Skills
Learns by default at 3 ★
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
400
Rng:
1
Mt:
16

If foe's HP is 100% when combat starts, unit receives Atk/Spd+2 during combat.

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

Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's res

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
200
CD:
3 Turns

Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's Res.

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

Unit can pass through foes if its own HP ≥ 75%.

SP:
100
Slot:
B

Unit can pass through foes if its own HP ≥ 50%.

SP:
200
Slot:
B

Unit can pass through foes if its own HP ≥ 25%.

SP:
50
Slot:
C

Inflicts Atk-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
100
Slot:
C

Inflicts Atk-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
200
Slot:
C

Inflicts Atk-5 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Introduction

Pros:

  • Strong offensive stat spread
  • Unique 16 might weapon
  • Surprisingly high resistance
  • Can't be hindered by boon/bane

Cons:

  • Faces a lot of competition for his role
  • Awful defense for a melee unit
  • Needs a lot of help from Skill Inheritance

The White Wolf Lloyd is a red swordsman with pretty straight-forward stats. 32 attack, 35 speed and a unique 16 might weapon makes him a strong attacker, and a solid 30 res makes him a good mage-killer compared to other sword wielders. Skill Inheritance allows him to replace some of his poor base kit, and he has strong options for an A slot skill in Fury and Distant Counter. Unfortunately, the Regal Blade's unique effect doesn't do enough to make Lloyd stand out from the countless other red sword-wielders, and his offensive stats are weaker than the top choices like Ryoma and Lucina. Nevertheless, Lloyd can be a powerful addition to teams looking for an offensive sword-wielder that can hold their own against mages.

Strengths

Lloyd's solid offensive stat line of 32/35 makes him a respectable offensive unit, and wielding a legendary weapon gives him a slight edge over other similar units. The Regal Blade is an interesting weapon, in that it buffs Lloyd's attack and speed when the enemy is at full HP. This makes him a strong candidate for a build utilising Desperation in order to ORKO enemy units from full health. Lloyd's high resistance makes him a stronger choice than Fir for a mage-killer; an un-invested, neutral attack Fir will have 12 less attack than Lloyd thanks to his base stats and weapon alone.

Weaknesses

Unfortunately, Lloyd's low defense labels him as a mage-killer rather than a duelist. He struggles to hold his own against other melee units that can match his speed, and any enemy that can make follow-ups against him will KO him with ease. His base kit leaves a lot to be desired as well: Iceberg is a great special skill considering his stats, but Pass is near useless and Threaten Atk could be better. He faces stiff competition from other sword users as well, many of whom will perform better against other melee units.

Team Options

A support unit like Ephraim can vastly improve Lloyd's offensive strength. Any other high defense units with support skills like Swap or Reposition make for good partners, as they can pull Lloyd out of danger and take physical hits in his place.

Counters

High defense lance wielders like Effie, Lukas and Ephraim will shrug off Lloyd's attacks with ease and KO him on the counter-attack. Mages such as Mae, Linde or Spring Lucina can also be threatening if they have enough speed to make follow-up attacks against him, despite his high resistance.

From Series
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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