Sophia

Hero Rating:
6.5
Sophia
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
149
HP 40
ATK 33
SPD 19
DEF 28
RES 29
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation 5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 8 3 5 6
Middle 18 9 4 6 7
High 19 10 5 7 8

Level 40 Stat Variation 5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 37 30 16 24 25
Middle 40 33 19 28 29
High 43 36 22 31 32
IV Sets
HPATKSPDDEFRESGrade
Mid
Mid
High
Mid
Low
A
Mid
High
Mid
Mid
Low
A

A speed-boosting nature lets Sophia avoid double attacks from Chrom, Ephraim and Sanaki. An attack-boosting nature lets her fulfill her main role better by dealing increased damage. Both are good depending on what units are present on the enemy's team.

Weapon Skills
SP:
100
Rng:
2
Mt:
6
Special Skills
Passive Skills
SP:
50
Slot:
A

Grants Res+2 during combat if unit initiates the attack.

SP:
100
Slot:
A

Grants Res+4 during combat if unit initiates the attack.

SP:
200
Slot:
A

Grants Res+6 during combat if unit initiates the attack.

SP:
50
Slot:
C

Grants adajacent allies Res+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
100
Slot:
C

Grants adajacent allies Res+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

SP:
200
Slot:
C

Grants adajacent allies Res+4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Introduction

Pros:

  • Good Special
  • Great mixed defenses

Cons:

  • Critically low speed

Appearing as a red tome user, Sophia fits the archetype of a slow, powerful mage. She has excellent defense for a mage, but this comes at the cost of her abysmal speed stat. Her presence on a team can help deal with mages much easier. She is a decent F2P alternative to units such as Sanaki and Julia, but lacks their power and specialties.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Her stats are solid with the exception of speed, which is her primary weakness. Sophia has some of the highest defenses for a mage, with 28 defense and 35 resistance after warding blow. However in this regard she is let down by her low speed, meaning sources of magic damage (Such as Sanaki and Young Tiki) will still deal heavy damage to her. She has enough power to 2HKO most red and green units. The resistance buff she grants can be used to bolster frontline units against dragons and enemy mages.

Her defense lets survive combat with units such as Hector, Effie and Marth. Sophia’s special is capable of inflicting heavy damage, and can help her punch through targets she otherwise couldn’t. Her primary weakness is her low speed, and while it’s her only real weakness, it’s enough to sabotage her viability significantly, affecting both her offense and defense.

Team Options

Sophia loves dancers, as she scores 2HKO’s on many units. Azura can extend her threat significantly. Her resistance buff can benefit frontline units such as Hector and Effie, who in return can lure enemies for Sophia to help KO. Her ability to handle Falchion users benefits Nowi, Young Tiki and Fae as well.

Counters

She is countered by blue units. Linde is her biggest threat, able to engage and KO her without fear. High-powered red units such as Lucina and Ryoma can also OHKO her.

From Series
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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