Michalis

Basic Rating:
Michalis
Ambitious King
Advanced Ratings
Rating TypeBudget Optimal
Attacker
Supporter
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
157
HP 43
ATK 34
SPD 26
DEF 35
RES 19
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 19 8 7 9 4
High

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low
Middle 43 34 26 35 19
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
Juggernaught (F2P)
Hauteclere A Iote's Shield
Reciprocal Aid B Quick Riposte 3
Ignis C Threaten Def 3

SP Cost1,485

A nice F2P set that helps him do his job as a physical wall. Ignis combined with his excellent defense allows him to completely crush one unit (strong enough to OHKO Lucina!), and charges faster than his old special. Reciprocal Aid lets him be useful even in games where he isn't much use, and Quick Riposte makes him a tough customer on defense.

Weapon Skills
Learns by default at 3 ★
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
400
Rng:
1
Mt:
16

Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).

Unlocks at 5 ★
Special Skills
CD:
5 Turns

Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target
take damage equal to (unit's ATK minus foe's DEF or RES).

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
300
CD:
5 Turns

Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target
take damage equal to 1.5 x (unit's ATK minus foe's DEF or RES).

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

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

SP:
100
Slot:
C

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

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
C

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

Unlocks at 4 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • High attack, higher with debuff
  • Incredible defense
  • Not weak to Archers
  • Weighed well in Arena

Cons:

  • Low speed and resistance
  • Slow special

Michalis comes to heroes as an axe-wielding flyer, similar to previous grand battle unit Narcian. But while they may appear similar at first, Michalis is a more of typical tank, possessing higher attack, defense and lower speed. He is perhaps most notable for his skill Iote's Shield, and while he may often end up as inheritance fodder, he is a sturdy unit worthy of consideration.

Strengths/Weaknesses

With his signature weapon Hauteclere, Michalis weighs in at a huge 173 Base stat total. This already helps to boost the ranking of Arena teams. With his combination of stats, he is a capable frontline fighter, and thanks to Iote’s Shield, is not threatened nearly as much by archers. His attack is already good, but can be boosted further thanks to Threaten Def. This is a fantastic ability to have for a frontline unit, as it will likely be applied to multiple enemies, allowing Michalis or a ranged damage dealer to capitalise upon the debuff. His special deals great damage, but is slow, even considering Hauteclere’s effect. Michalis is a straightforward unit: place him in the front and let him do his job.

Like many green units, he is let down by two statistical weaknesses: a low speed, and resistance. This makes him fodder for magic damage, but particularly that from red mages. His high defense is betrayed somewhat by his low speed, often allowing enemies a second hit. Unfortunately for Michalis, his Iote’s Shield is very valuable, and he often finds himself a victim of skill inheritance.

Team Options

Michalis appreciates team-mates who can assist him on the frontline. Linde is a great choice, providing heals and outstanding ranged damage on red units who threaten him. Corrin(F) and Young Tiki are also great choices, assisting him on the frontlines. Thanks to his defensive debuff, he makes a great partner for physical ranged units such as Takumi, Rebecca and Jaffar.

Counters

Fast magical units will quickly end Michalis’ life. Sanaki is perhaps his best counter, threatening a clean OHKO from range. Nino, Tharja, Young Tiki are also huge threats. He has the defenses to survive combat with some of the weaker red swords, but Lucina and Ryoma threaten OHKOs on him.

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