Sanaki

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Sanaki
Begnion's Apostle

5

Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Attacker Rating4.5 / 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 33
ATK 37
SPD 26
DEF 17
RES 34
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 8 6 3 7
Middle 16 9 7 4 8
High 17 10 8 5 9

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 30 34 23 13 31
Middle 33 37 26 17 34
High 36 40 30 20 37
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

A +Attack boon is the most important IV for Sanaki, raising her extremely high attack even further.

There's really not many ways Sanaki could survive a physical attack which leans towards a -Defense bane being preferable.

Of course, a -HP bane will work as well.

Skill Sets
Woman's Scorn (Colourless Combat)
Optimal
Rauðrraven+ A Triangle Adept 3
Harsh Command B Swordbreaker 3
Iceberg C Hone Atk 3
SP1,450S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +Attack / -HP
  • Weapon: Rauðrraven
  • Assist: Harsh Command / Flexible
  • Special: Iceberg
  • A Slot: Triangle Adept
  • B Slot: Swordbreaker
  • C Slot: Hone Attack
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

The standard Red Raven build allowing Sanaki to duel colourless units and sword lords while keeping her ability to kill greens.

Wrathful Empress (Supportive Nuke)
Cymbeline A Fury 3
Reciprocal Aid B Quick Riposte 2
Iceberg C Breath of Life 3
SP1,905S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +Attack / -Defense
  • Weapon: Cymbeline
  • Assist: Reciprocal Aid / Flexible
  • Special: Iceberg
  • A Slot: Fury
  • B Slot: Quick Riposte 2 / Wings of Mercy
  • C Slot: Breath of Life / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

A budget Sanaki build focusing on utilizing her legendary tome Cymbeline to its potential and increasing overall stats with the help of Fury.

Quick Riposte 2 is chosen to give Sanaki a victory if you choose to bait and counter the enemy mages. The third level is not needed due to the nature of the skill's usage. It is much more economical to stick with the budgeted version than spending the extra 20 000 feathers.

Wings of Mercy can be chosen for mobility while granting a team mate Cymbeline's passive if Sanaki chooses to attack, and Breath of Life is used to allow the young Empress to support her team mates through offense.

Crimson Chilliarch (Combative Magician)
Rauðrblade+ A Defiant Atk 3
Reciprocal Aid B Escape Route 3
Moonbow C Threaten Res 3
SP1,875S-

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  • Preferred Nature: +Attack / -Defense
  • Weapon: Rauðrblade
  • Assist: Reciprocal Aid / Flexible
  • Special: Moonbow
  • A Slot: Defiant Attack / Fury
  • B Slot: Escape Route / Swordbreaker / Vantage
  • C Slot: Threaten Resistance / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: Attack +1

A stranger Blade build for Sanaki.

Reciprocal Aid is used to easily reach Escape Route and Defiant Attack's threshold, granting her a total of 14 bonus attack thanks to the Blade Tome's passive.

Moonbow is chosen for its low cooldown and ability to pierce through bluky units.

Should these options seem too strange for one's liking, Fury and Swordbreaker can be used instead to focus on her overall stats and ability to win Sword match-ups.

Vantage could also be chosen for the B slot for its synergy with Defiant Attack and ability to counter archers or non-blue mages.

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User Build Statistics
Weapon # of Builds
Cymbeline 78
Rauðrblade+ 6
Rauðrraven+ 6
Rauðrraven 2
Rauðrowl+ 1
Weapon Skills
SP:
50
Rng:
2
Mt:
4
SP:
400
Rng:
2
Mt:
14

Grants adjacent allies Atk+4 through their next actions after any combat this unit initiates.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Support Skills
SP:
150
Rng:
1

Converts penalties on target into bonuses.

Learns by default at 5 ★
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
A

Gives Atk+10% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-10% if disadvantage.

SP:
100
Slot:
A

Gives Atk+15% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-15% if disadvantage.

SP:
200
Slot:
A

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

Unlocks at 5 ★
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.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Very high attack mage
  • Possesses the legendary tome Cymbeline
  • Can tank Nino and Julia effectively

Cons:

  • Red tome users do not benefit from the current metagame
  • Below average speed means she will lose against Tharja and Linde despite her great resistance.

Sanaki, Beignon's Apostle is a red tome user with the highest attack in her class along Lilina.

Her incredible attack paired with the fact that she carries a legendary tome (14 Mt) allows her to naturally win almost every single green match-up.

The Empress possesses one of the highest resistance stat in the game at 34, placing third among the cast.

Despite her potential to soak magic damage, Sanaki places third for both her HP and defense stat, making her a terrible unit to face even Axe users.

Her physical frailty is heightened by her below average speed, making her vulnerable to follow-up attacks from units such as Ike and Titania.

Overall, Sanaki is a very high damage but slow magic wielder with great resistance and awful physical soak, making her a decent mage to have on your team.

Strengths
  • Ridiculously high attack
    • With a base 37 attack and Cymbeline's 14 Mt, Sanaki will reach 51 attack with neutral IVs.
  • Good resistance
    • This allows her to take nigh-none damage from the green mages Julia and Nino.
Weaknesses
  • Incredible physical frailty
    • Yielding the third lowest HP and defense stats in the game, it will take 50 attack to be killed in one hit by a neutral match-up.
    • This translates to a measly 34 attack if you talk about Brave Weapons or follow-up attacks.
  • Below average speed
    • Sanaki like Lilina is very vulnerable to follow-up attacks due to her low speed.
Team Options

Sanaki is an excellent answer to anything green and is able to box popular blue mage counters such as Julia and Nino. Therefore, any unit yielding a vulnerability to these mages such as Reinhardt or Linde will benefit from being in the same team as Begnion's Apostle.

"Wrathful Empress" is a supportive mage build with deadly attacks.

"Childish Decree" is your standard Raven Tome build, useful for teams weak to colourless units.

"Crimson Chilliarch" is a Blade Tome set, making Sanaki the center of a team and requiring support.

Counters

Anything blue, fast or wielding real metallic objects will cause the 13 year old Empress to rest in peace.

From Series
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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