Palla

Analysis by Ceui
Palla
Eldest Whitewing

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
3.5
/ 5
Attacker Rating3 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
158
HP 42
ATK 31
SPD 31
DEF 28
RES 26
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 6 8 5 6
Middle 18 7 9 6 7
High 19 8 10 7 8

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 39 28 27 24 23
Middle 42 31 31 28 26
High 45 34 34 31 30
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

Palla does best with a +Speed boon, as it elevates her base speed to 34, allowing her to avoid a lot of crucial doubles and improves her offensive power. A +Attack boon is also decent as it can helps with most Brave builds, especially in Flier Team where Speed is not a big issue for her.

Hp is her most disposable stat, mainly because her HP pool is already fantastic. Furthermore, due to most of her builds will be functioning in Flier Team, she needs both Res and Def to perform her role as a Green check, and thus HP can be disposed and fixed with +HP Seal if necessary.

Skill Sets
Modest Whitewing (Budget Generalist)
Optimal
Ruby Sword+ A Darting Blow 3
Reposition B Flier Formation 3
Budget: Wings of Mercy 3
Moonbow C Goad Fliers
SP1,225S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapons: Ruby Sword
  • Support: Reposition / Draw Back
  • Specials: Moonbow / Luna
  • Passive A: Darting Blow / Fury 3
  • Passive B: Wings of Mercy / Drag Back / Swordbreaker / Quick Riposte / Flier Formation
  • Passive C: Goad Fliers / Hone Speed / Varies on Team
  • Sacred Seals: Spd+1 / Atk+1 / Hp+3
  • Boon / Bane: +Speed - HP

This build aims to make the best out of Palla's base skillset and turn her into a solid red unit in and out of Flier Team.

Due to most Flier teams rely on units like Cherche, Spring Camilla, Minerva, Cordelia, Hinoka or Catria for offensive duty, a solid red unit capable of handling every green unit while also providing support like Palla is a great addition to round out the team.

Ruby Sword is available to her by default and it goes quite well with her general bulk, allow her to handle most green units with little difficulty, even high damage ones like Nino or Spring Camilla. It is also important that keeping Ruby Sword allows her to easily dispatch Merric, a common counter of Flier Team, as well.

Reposition / Draw Back is a general no brainer for a Flier, as they have unrestricted movement to utilize these skills well.

For special, Moonbow is already available at the start for her and it procs quite often. If players want a bigger burst of damage whenever she procs her specials, then Luna is a great choice.

Darting Blow makes her a decent player's phase units, particularly in conjunction with a +Speed boon and/or with Flier buffs. She can double most meta units in Flier setting with this skills and can net some important 1RKO. Fury is a general strong stats boosting skill that help her middling base stats out a lot.

For B slot, her default skill Wings of Mercy is a fantastic support tool with strong potential. She can fly across the field and Reposition her allies out of trouble or provide her precious Goad Flier buffs when necessary.

Swordbreaker or Quick Riposte enhance her dueling potential. She already has great bulk and both these skills can help her outduel her fellow sword users or in some case dragonstone users like Tiki.

Drag Back is fantastic with every Flier, and Palla is no exception. She makes fantastic use of it as a lot of time her job is just to quickly execute enemy's Green mages or axe users and quickly retreat to safety.

Flier Formation is simply amazing on Flier Team. If Palla is used in a Flier team, her main role is supportive and thus she is an excellent holder of Flier Formation.

Red Terror (Flier Team Wo Dao/Quad Brave offensive)
Wo Dao+ A Swift Sparrow 2
Reciprocal Aid B Desperation 3
Moonbow C Goad Fliers
SP1,625S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapons: Wo Dao / Brave Sword / Slaying Edge
  • Support: Reciprocal Aid / Ardent Sacrifice / Reposition
  • Specials: Moonbow / Luna / Galeforce
  • Passive A: Swift Sparrow / Life and Death / Darting Blow / Fury
  • Passive B: Desperation / Flier Formation
  • Passive C: Goad Fliers
  • Sacred Seals: Spd+1
  • Boon / Bane: +Speed - HP / Quickened Pulse

Within Flier Team setting, Palla can run both Wo Dao / Quad build with good success. This build however isn't particularly strong outside of Flier Team without a lot of Speed buffs/defbuffs.

Both Wo Dao / Brave Sword can function similarly with this setup, as Palla will be mostly reliant on her Special to deal damage. Slayer Edge is another potential weapon candidate, but in general Wo Dao + Moonbow will yield better damage output.

Reciprocal Aid or Ardent Sacrifice is mainly to get her to Desperation's range easier for safer engage. Ardent Sacrifice can bring a -HP Palla to Desperation's range immediately, but if Palla has a few level of merges this won't be effective anymore, thus Reciprocal Aid is easier to pull off.

For Special, Moonbow goes best with Wo Dao, while Luna is better with Slayer Edge or Brave Sword. Galeforce is exclusively for Brave Sword build, as outside of quadding Palla won't be able to proc it.

Passive A should focus mostly on giving Palla speed and a bit of damage if possible. Swift Sparrow, Life and Death or Darting Blow focus more on Player's Phase initiation, and are all good alternatives depending on Players' resources.

Fury allows Palla to bait and tank the first hit and effectively has more control over her Desperation as well as being more flexible to use. It has particular strong synergy with Wo Dao or Slayer Edge due to her speed not being hampered by Brave Sword.

Last but not least, if players decide to go Brave Sword quad build on her with Galeforce, then Quickened Pulse is a fantastic seal to make full use of the skill's potential.

Death From Above (Standalone Death Blow Brave Sword)
Brave Sword+ A Death Blow 3
Reposition B Flier Formation 3
Budget: Drag Back
Luna C Goad Fliers
SP1,475S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapons: Brave Sword
  • Support: Reposition
  • Specials: Luna / Moonbow
  • Passive A: Death Blow
  • Passive B: Flier Formation / Drag Back / Hit and Run /
  • Passive C: Goad Fliers / Threaten Def / Varies on Team
  • Sacred Seals: Atk +1
  • Boon / Bane: +Atk - Speed / Quickened Pulse

With the right boon and sacred seals, Palla can reach 49 damage upon initiation. While this is certainly not on the level of units like Chrom or Hana, Palla has the distinct advantage of being a Flier, meaning she has fantastic mobility to abuse Drag Back and also access to Flier Buffs. She can function well in both a normal team or a Flier Team.

Within Flier Team, Palla can gain from 12 or 14 more attack from her allies, while in normal team, a Delthea alone can give Palla 9 more attack upon initiation, making her a solid offensive threat.

Flier Formation should be prioritized to combo well with other Fliers. For budget purpose, Drag Back/Hit and Run are decent alternative

 

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Palla by joyous 1 day ago
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Palla by ExiledNations 5 days ago
User Build Statistics
Special # of Builds
Moonbow 59
New Moon 4
Luna 4
Weapon Skills
Learns by default at 3 ★
SP:
200
Rng:
1
Mt:
8

Gives Atk+20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-20% if disadvantage.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
300
Rng:
1
Mt:
12

Gives Atk+20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-20% if disadvantage.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Special Skills
SP:
100
CD:
3 Turns

Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%

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

Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%.

Unlocks at 4 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
60
Slot:
B

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 30%.

SP:
120
Slot:
B

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 40%.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
240
Slot:
B

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 50%.

Unlocks at 5 ★
SP:
50
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Spd+2 during combat.

SP:
100
Slot:
C

Grants adjacent allies Spd+3 during combat.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
200
Slot:
C

Grants flying allies within 2 spaces Spd/Atk+4 during combat.

  • Requires Spur Atk 2 or Spur Spd 2.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Introduction

Palla is a Red Flier with balanced stats spread and a great starting base skillsets. Her stats make her a sub-optimal unit to use in most generic team, but her value rises exponentially in a Flier Team. Being available at 3-4 stars and having access to Goad Flier at 4 stars make her an excellent addition to every Flier Team, and is a great unit to invest in for long-term if players are in need of a solid pegasus rider with easier time to merge.

Palla's main problem is her reliance on Flier buffs to be viable, as outside of Flier team she lacks a distinct niche to pull her over other sword wielders. She also has an inherent weaknesses against archers, which come with being a Flier.

Strengths

Fantastic base skillset and excellent viability:

  • Palla is a fantastic skills fodder thanks to almost all of her base skills are valuable
  • It also makes her an inherently cheap unit to build but can still function extremely well in Flier Team
  • Being available at 3-4 stars, in the long term she is one of the easiest units to get to +10, as well as having much easier time getting optimal Boon/Bane

Good tankiness against both type of damage:

  • 42 Hp / 31 Speed/ 28 Def / 26 res make her an excellent hybrid tank
  • Even outside of Flier's Team setup, it is hard to outduel a Palla without doubling her or being a high damage blue unit.
  • She is virtually impervious to green units with her Ruby Sword, regardless of her being in Flier Team or not

Good mobility due to being a Flier:

  • Unmitigated movement allow her to be excellent supportive unit with Wings of Mercy and Reposition, or a safe green killer with Drag Back
Weaknesses

Poor offensive capability:

  • 31 attack with 31 speed makes Palla a poor offensive unit against non-green
  • Even with the right Boon/Bane, she lags behind her fellow Fliers in firepower
  • However, Palla can run a lot of offensive build with decent success, even outside of Flier Team

Weak to Anti-Flier weapons:

  • With Bridal Cordelia being quite common, running a Flier unit is risky as Archers can effortlessly dispatch her
  • Palla has a slight edge over her Flier counterparts in that she can shrug off Merric's attack with Excalibur
Team Options
  • Palla is a fantastic green check thanks to her balanced distribution and base skillset. Thus she is a great unit to help covering for players' main blue units who often are the focal point of the team.
  • Palla is fantastic when being together with her Flier friends, and any Flier team in need of a solid red units should seriously consider Palla for a main slot.
  • For most of Palla's offensive build outside of Flier Team, Ephraim, Eirika and Delthea are three best buffers that can help her out immensely in term of offensive power. Azura, Ninian or Olivia can bolster her mobility and sweeping potential even more.
Counters
  • Physically tanky blue units such as Nowi, Ephraim, Lukas, Effie, Charlotte, Donnel, Summer Robin or Camus are some of her best counters. They take little damage from her and can dish out heavy punishment with Quick Riposte.
  • Most archers can outright kill her thanks to their advantage against Flier, so be wary of them, particularly physical tankier ones like Leon, Gordin or Takumi
  • Fast or heavy hitting blue mages such as Linde, Olwen, Reinhardt, Delthea, Bridal Caeda or Spring Lucina can KO Palla quite easily, due to their immense damage potential. Similarly, M!Robin is a good counter against her due to his bulk and his general Swordbreaker build.
From Series
Fire Emblem Gaiden
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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