Nino

Hero Rating:
9
Nino
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 33
ATK 33
SPD 36
DEF 19
RES 26
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation 5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 6 9 3 6
Middle 16 7 10 4 7
High 17 8 11 5 8

Level 40 Stat Variation 5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 30 30 33 16 23
Middle 33 33 36 19 26
High 36 36 39 22 29
IV Sets
HPATKSPDDEFRESGrade
Mid
Mid
High
Low
Mid
A
Low
Mid
High
Mid
Mid
B
Mid
Mid
High
Mid
Low
B

Speed boosting natures are very valuable for Nino, as they give her more double attacks while letting her focus on boosting her attack. With an Attack boost on top, Nino can KO Marth, Corrin(M) and Olivia.

Skill Sets
Glass Cannon

With Desperation, Nino can secure ORKOs against a wide variety of enemy units after taking the damage boost from Gronnblade+ into account. Though it requires setup through Ardent Sacrifice and a suitable teammate like Eirika, this set remains very threatening. Death Blow can be replaced with Life and Death 3 depending on your IV spread.

A B C
Gronnblade+ Ardent Sacrifice Moonbow Death Blow 3 Desperation 3 Hone Atk 3
Weapon Skills
SP:
200
Rng:
2
Mt:
9

Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1). Adds total bonuses on unit to damage dealt.

Rng:
2
Mt:
13

Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1). Adds total bonuses on unit to damage dealt.

Support Skills
SP:
150
Rng:
1

Unit moves 1 space away from target ally, who moves to unit's former position.

Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Atk+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
100
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Atk+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
200
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Atk+4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Introduction

Pros:

  • Strong offenses
  • Good support abilities
  • Ranged, magic damage

Cons:

  • Low defense
  • Red units very common
  • Requires team support

Nino is a green ranged unit known for her strong offenses and resistance. She fulfills the role of ranged damage dealer, but also brings some support abilities to the team. Her low defense characterizes her as a glass cannon; She is easily KO'd by physical damage, and must be played carefully to yield results.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Nino's primary strength lies in her stellar offensive stats. Boasting the same attack as Linde, Nino powers through low resistance units with ease. Her high speed allows her double attacks against many targets, and deals high damage even on targets that resist her. Common units Nino can naturally OHKO include: Ephraim, Abel, Cordelia, Robin(M) and Nowi. The properties of Gronnblade+ mean that even with a meager boost, she can deal incredible damage. With it, she can KO more enemies depending on the nature of the buffs she receives. With many allies boosting attack by 4, Nino often sits at 57 Attack; enough to KO Azura, Corrin(F), Camilla, Chrom, Catria and Linde. Alternatively, a speed boost lets her KO Sharena and Takumi.

Nino's support abilities are useful; Draw Back allows her to retreat an allied attacker or when combined with a dancer, can be used to score a free hit and retreat out of range. Hone Atk is great as usual, but since Nino likes team-mates with attack buffs of their own, it's less impactful.

Nino is a glass cannon and while she has good resistance, she will crumble under physical damage. She can usually take one (non-red) hit per battle: helped by her high speed that nearly always avoids double attacks. Unfortunately for Nino, red units are very common in the Arena, and some teams will run two in favour of a blue unit. Nino can struggle to find marks on some teams.

Team Options

Because Nino requires buffs to reach her full potential, she must always be paired with a buffer. Corrin(F) is a fantastic team-mate for Nino, giving her Hone Atk and debuffing enemies' resistance after combat with her. She can also handle the red units that threaten Nino. Sharena is another great team-mate who can give up to +12 attack to Nino. Olivia gives her Hone Atk and the ability to attack twice per turn. Caeda, Eirika and Hector are also good choices.

Counters

Ryoma, Hector, Lilina and Kagero will all OHKO her if she tries to attack them. However, Nino is vulnerable to all forms of physical damage.

From Series
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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