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Tier Rating

Analysis by Lunare
Spring Catria - Spring Whitewing

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Heroes with Same Name

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
144
HP 36
ATK 32
SPD 35
DEF 18
RES 23

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 5 8 4 5
Middle 17 6 9 5 6
High 18 7 10 6 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 33 29 32 14 20
Middle 36 32 35 18 23
High 40 35 38 21 26

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

Boon

  • +SPD: Speed is a fantastic boon for Spring Catria., 38 base speed on a cavalry mage gives her incredible offensive presence, and pushes the strength of the Blárblade tome even higher

  • +ATK: Attack is also a good boon, as it puts Spring Catria’s offenses at an even 35/35. With that said, the Blárblade+ tome already contributes to Spring Catria’s attack power significantly, making Speed the more desirable of the two.

Neutral

  • RES: If possible, Resistance is worth preserving as the superior of Spring Catria’s defensive stats. Though a base stat of 23 is nothing special at all, Huginn’s Egg pushes this up to a much more usable 26.

Bane

  • -DEF: This is Spring Catria’s best bane. Whereas her Resistance stat is salvageable thanks to Huginn’s Egg, her Defense is beyond saving.

  • -HP: A HP bane allows Spring Catria to split her bulk. This bane is much preferred over a decrease to her offensive stats of course, but between the two, dropping Defense is preferred over dropping HP.

Skill Sets

The Eggs-pected (Blade Tome Offense)

Recommended
Blárblade+ A Swift Sparrow 2
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition
Alternate: Draw Back
B Desperation 3
Alternate: Chill Res 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Hone Cavalry
Alternate: Drive Spd 2
SP1,835SSpeed +3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -DEF
  • Weapon: Blarblade+
  • Assist: Reposition / Ardent Sacrifice / Flexible
  • Special: Glimmer / Moonbow
  • Passive A: Swift Sparrow / Death Blow / Fury / Life and Death
  • Passive B: Desperation / Chill Res / Lancebreaker / B Tomebreaker
  • Passive C: Hone Cavalry / Drive Spd
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3 / Attack +3

As a cavalry unit with strong offensive stats, it should come as no surprise that Spring Catria can be an impressive Player Phase hero with a Blade tome. Unlike her closest rival L’arachel, Spring Catria can benefit from investing more heavily in her Speed: with Swift Sparrow, the Speed +3 Seal, a Speed boon and a Hone Cavalry buff, Catria can reach a commendable 51 Speed when initiating combat. This is often enough to make follow-up attacks against many fast sword-wielders, though she is reliant on the Hone Cavalry buff to reach this threshold.

Swift Sparrow is the best A slot skill for offense, given that Catria benefits from both the Attack and Speed. Fury is a passable alternative, as it improves her poor defensive stats and synergizes nicely with Desperation. Life and Death is for those looking to maximize Catria’s offensive prowess at the cost of her bulk. Death Blow 4 is also a strong choice if available, as Cavalry buffs and Catria's high Speed can compensate for the forfeited Speed from Swift Sparrow.

Desperation is the obvious choice for providing a safeguard against enemy retaliation, provided Catria can reach the necessary 75% HP threshold. Chill Res is a strong skill, however, and is definitely worth considering given that it's native to Catria. The -7 Res penalty allows Catria to deal considerable damage to enemies with high Resistance, especially if Catria can guarantee a follow-up attack. Lancebreaker or B Tomebreaker are decent alternatives, but are only useful against enemies that Catria cannot already make two attacks against, thus these skills are quite niche compared to Chill Res.

The rest of Catria’s skills are relatively flexible. Speed +3 improves her chance of follow-up attacks, Hone Cavalry allows Catria to support a nearby ally who will be enhancing her weapon, and Reposition is self-explanatory.

Cool Catria (Chill Support)

Huginn's Egg A Fury 3
Ardent Sacrifice
Alternate: Draw Back
B Chill Spd 3
Alternate: Chill Res 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Glimmer
C Hone Cavalry
Alternate: Drive Spd 2
SP1,410SSpeed +3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -DEF
  • Weapon: Huginn's Egg
  • Assist: Ardent Sacrifice / Dual Rally / Reposition / Flexible
  • Special: Moonbow / Glimmer
  • Passive A: Fury
  • Passive B: Chill Spd / Chill Res
  • Passive C: Hone Cavalry / Drive Spd / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3 / Attack +3

When Spring Catria’s teammates encounter trying times, Huginn’s Egg can be a nice support option. Compared to other units that specialize in debuffing enemy heroes such as Lute, Gunnthrá, and Arvis, Spring Catria has an interesting niche in that she can consistently debuff multiple enemy heroes at once. Huginn’s Egg ensures that the enemy with the lowest Resistance suffers a -5 debuff to Attack and Defense, whereas a Chill skill such as Chill Res or Chill Spd will apply the respective debuff to the enemy with the highest Resistance. This can be useful when it is impossible to draw out enemy heroes one at a time, and cripples the last remaining hero with severe penalties.

Fury is the optimal A slot skill to improve Catria’s offensive and defensive capabilities. Chill Spd is the stronger of the two, but players without spare skill fodder should opt for Chill Res instead. The rest of Catria’s skills are down to player preference and team composition.

Introduction

Introduced in the second batch of Spring Festival heroes, Spring Catria is a powerful blue cavalry mage with strong offensive stats and reasonably effective support options thanks to her unique weapon: Huginn’s Egg. This flexibility makes Spring Catria a useful hero to have around: not only does she claim the title of strongest blue Blade tome cavalry mage, but she can also sit alongside units like Arvis, Lute, and Gunnthrá as a powerful debuffer.

Unfortunately, as a cavalry mage, Spring Catria has one of the lowest Base Stat Totals in the game - second only to ranged dancers. This weakness is obvious when you look at Spring Catria’s defensive stats: 18 Defense and 23 Resistance is poor at best, and though the +3 Resistance from her unique weapon helps alleviate this, she is still one of the more frail heroes in the game.

"No matter what happens, I'm here if you need help. We're comrades, after all."

Catria, Fire Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow

Strengths

Excellent mobility

As a cavalry unit, Spring Catria has additional movement and access to Hone Cavalry, one of the strongest single buffs in the game. With a Blárblade tome, she can demolish teams with just one buff thanks to the additional +6 Attack and Speed, as well as Blade tome bonus damage.

Impressive offensive stats

32/35 Attack and Speed is quite impressive for a tome-wielding cavalry hero. This offensive stat-line makes Spring Catria the best choice for a Blade tome, among other strictly Player Phase builds.

Huginn’s Egg

14 Might, +3 Res, and an easy-to-use Attack and Defense debuff makes Huginn’s Egg a powerful support weapon. Though it does little to improve Spring Catria’s role as an offensive unit, Huginn’s Egg allows her to support her allies by crippling enemy heroes.

Weaknesses

Awful defensive stats

Whereas some units have a high Defense or Resistance stat alongside their strong offensive stats, Spring Catria suffers from relatively poor values in both. Her Resistance gets a bit of a boost from Huginn’s Egg; pushing her base Resistance up to a passable 26, but her poor HP makes this stat unreliable in preventing OHKOs.

Incredibly weak to anti-cavalry measures

Being a cavalry unit doesn’t come without its weaknesses. Trenches and forests will hinder Spring Catria significantly, and her poor bulk leaves her exposed to anti-cavalry weapons and other weapons that deal effective damage.

Team Options

Spring Catria’s main requirement from a teammate is a hero that can provide buffs for her Blárblade tome. Ideally, this should be a cavalry unit due to their access to the powerful Hone Cavalry skill, but other classes can pull off this role if they have the Tactics skills available to them. Spring Catria also appreciates any teammate that can check her weakness to Green heroes.

  • Cavalry Heroes: Brave Lyn, Cecilia, Gunnthrá, Xander, Eldigan, Siegbert, and Sigurd are among the best partners for Spring Catria, as they can all provide Spring Catria with the buffs she so desperately needs to perform as an offensive powerhouse.

  • Powerful Red Heroes: Red units that can retaliate from melee or range make great partners for Spring Catria, as they can all check her prominent weakness to Green heroes. Ike, Legendary Ike, Winter Tharja, Ryoma, Zelgius, Black Knight, and Ayra are some of the strongest choices.

Counters

Thanks to the damage boost from Blárblade, most green heroes will crumble under Spring Catria’s immense firepower. However, green heroes that can retaliate from range and heroes with high Resistance may prove difficult for Catria. The latter is weakened by her Chill Res skill, but the former can OHKO her with ease.

  • Strong Green Heroes with Distant Counter: Heroes that can retaliate from range against Spring Catria such as Hector, Hector (LA), Fallen Robin and Dorcas can pose a significant threat to Spring Catria. Other heroes such as Amelia, Sheena, Winter Chrom, and Winter Lissa are also particularly threatening if they have inherited Distant Counter.

  • High-Res Green Mages: The infamous Reinhardt counters Julia and Deirdre are also effective counters to Spring Catria unless she has Desperation active and can power through their high resistance stats. Halloween Henry is another notable counter. These heroes are significantly weakened by Chill Res however.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Thunder
Blue Tome Users Only
50 2 4
Elthunder
Blue Tome Users Only
100 2 6
Thoron
Blue Tome Users Only
200 2 9
Huginn's EggGrants Res+3. At start of turn, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe on the enemy team with the lowest Res through its next action.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Non-Inheritable skill.
400 2 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
Draw BackUnit moves 1 space away from target ally, who moves to unit's former position.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Chill Res 1At the start of each turn, inflicts Res-3 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
Inheritable by all units.
60
B
Chill Res 2At the start of each turn, inflicts Res-5 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
Inheritable by all units.
120
B
Chill Res 3At the start of each turn, inflicts Res-7 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
240
B
Spur Spd 1Grants adjacent allies Spd+2 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
50
C
Drive Spd 1Grants allies within 2 spaces Spd+2 during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
120
C
Drive Spd 2Grants allies within 2 spaces Spd+3 during combat
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem Heroes

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