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Tier Rating

Analysis by Adonyx
Spring Marisa - Crimson Rabbit

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Related Heroes

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
162
HP 42
ATK 33
SPD 38
DEF 28
RES 21

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 8 7 5 5
Middle 18 9 8 6 6
High 19 10 9 7 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 39 30 35 24 18
Middle 42 33 38 28 21
High 45 36 42 31 24

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

Assets

  • +SPD: Easily Spring Marisa’s best Asset. Not only does it further improve upon her high Speed, but it also grants +4 instead of +3 to the stat.

  • +ATK: Not quite as impressive as a +Spd Asset, but can be considered better with team support since Spring Marisa can easily reach enough Speed to double a majority of the cast even without a +Spd Asset.

Neutral

  • DEF: Spring Marisa has a decent Defense stat, and a Flaw here would reduce it by -4 instead of -3; since she’s fighting physical threats a bit more often than magical threats as a melee unit, it’s best to leave this at neutral.

Flaws

  • -HP/-RES: A Flaw in either HP or Resistance ultimately won’t make much difference for Spring Marisa’s performance. -Res is slightly better since it avoids impacting her physical bulk, but it’s only by a small margin.

Skill Sets

Celebrate...Now. (Offensive Nuke)

Recommended
Firesweep Lance+ A Atk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Life and Death 3
Reposition B Chill Def 3
Alternate: Chill Spd 3
Moonbow C Flier Guidance 3
SP1710SHeavy Blade 3

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  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -RES or -HP
  • Weapon: Firesweep Lance+
  • Assist: Reposition
  • Special: Moonbow
  • Passive A: Atk/Spd Solo / Life and Death / Swift Sparrow
  • Passive B: Chill Def / Chill Spd / Hit and Run
  • Passive C: Flier Guidance / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Heavy Blade / Quickened Pulse

This is a standard Firesweep setup for Spring Marisa. By taking advantage of a Firesweep weapon’s ability to negate enemy counterattacks, Spring Marisa can focus her entire build purely on offense for maximum damage output.

A low cooldown Special like Moonbow works best so that Spring Marisa can activate it frequently for quick damage boosts. Pairing it with either the Heavy Blade or Quickened Pulse Seal will work well, as both can allow her to activate it more frequently. Heavy Blade works best when Spring Marisa has access to buff and/or debuff support from her team, as otherwise her Attack isn’t quite high enough to reliably activate it against high Attack enemies. Otherwise, Quickened Pulse is a consistent option that will give her a stronger first combat.

Atk/Spd Solo is ideal as it gives the most offensive stats with an easy-to-meet condition. However, Life and Death has better availability and is only marginally worse than Atk/Spd Solo due to Firesweep Lance negating enemy counterattacks, thereby removing the vast majority of the risk to Spring Marisa when she attacks. Swift Sparrow gives less offensive stats than Life and Death, but may be worth considering since it doesn’t impact her defenses, allowing her to tank a hit if needed.

Thanks to Spring Marisa’s fantastic Speed (boosted by an offensive A skill), Chill Def is a fantastic choice for increasing her damage output while also providing support for her team. Chill Spd is worth considering if she doesn’t have a +Spd Asset, if debuffing Defense is already covered, or if fighting very high Speed opponents. Another option is Hit and Run, which gives Spring Marisa additional mobility after attacking, which greatly increases her survivability.

Yes, that's right. I am a rabbit. (Offensive Nuke)

Slaying Lance+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Flashing Carrot+ (+Spd)
A Sturdy Impact
Alternate: Swift Sparrow 2
Reposition B Desperation 3
Alternate: Chill Def 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Luna
C Flier Guidance 3
SP1290SDarting Blow 3

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  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -RES or -HP
  • Weapon: Slaying Lance+ (+Spd) / Harmonic Lance+ (+Spd) / Flashing Carrot+ (+Spd)
  • Assist: Reposition
  • Special: Moonbow / Luna
  • Passive A: Sturdy Impact / Atk/Spd Solo / Swift Sparrow / Fury
  • Passive B: Desperation / Chill Def / Chill Spd
  • Passive C: Flier Guidance / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Darting Blow / Heavy Blade

This is a standard offensive set for Spring Marisa (without Firesweep Lance). Due to Spring Marisa’s strong offensive stats and relatively unimpressive defensive stats, she is very well suited toward an offensive set like this one. Opting to use a lance other than a Firesweep Lance gives her some more options due to weapon refinement granting her additional stats.

Slaying Lance is ideal for this set, as it allows Spring Marisa to consistently activate Moonbow while in Desperation range without having to rely on the Heavy Blade Seal; this is important because it then allows her to use Darting Blow instead, which then allows her to get her Speed high enough that she no longer needs to boost it with her A skill, allowing her to be an excellent user of Sturdy Impact, which not only enhances her combat power, but also greatly increases her survivability outside of Desperation range.

If Sturdy Impact is unavailable, then Spring Marisa has a myriad of other options available to her. Both Harmonic Lance and Flashing Carrot will boost her damage output nicely (Flashing Carrot has the additional benefit of boosting her bulk as well, as long as she’s fighting an opponent at 100% HP). She then has all the standard offensive A skills available to her: Atk/Spd Solo, Swift Sparrow, and Fury. These are then best paired with the Heavy Blade Seal in order to allow Spring Marisa to activate Moonbow in Desperation range.

Outside of utilizing Desperation to safely double without being counterattacked, Spring Marisa can opt to utilize one of the Chill skills to enhance her combat performance while also supporting her team. If not using Desperation, then Spring Marisa has no need for the Heavy Blade Seal (unless wanting to use a higher cooldown Special for increased damage, like Luna).

Introduction

Marisa has finally gotten an alt! Instead of being an outclassed infantry sword unit, she is now arguably an outclassed lance flier unit. Spring Marisa has a statline that is very comparable to a significant number of lance fliers like Cordelia, Tana, Shigure, etc.; with no unique characteristics setting her apart (aside from getting +4 to Speed instead of +3 with an Asset), the only reason to consider pulling for Spring Marisa is because it’s Marisa.

Unfortunately, her problems don’t end there. Despite her stellar Speed stat, Spring Marisa is arguably outclassed by other lance fliers with unique weapons like Catria, Est, and Shanna. Spring Marisa’s superior statline doesn’t give her enough benefit to make up for the significantly improved availability of those units, as she is a limited seasonal unit while they are available for summon at 3 or 4 stars.

Ultimately, while Spring Marisa is sadly a bit outclassed and generic, she is still a capable unit in her own right. Her strong Speed stat and respectable bulk make her fully capable of carrying her weight in a team.

Strengths

Strong Offenses

While admittedly a bit generic for an offensive unit, Spring Marisa’s 33/38 offensive spread is still solid, particularly considering that she can get +4 instead of +3 with an Asset in Speed.

Decent Bulk

While Spring Marisa isn’t exactly a tank, she has enough bulk that she’s unlikely to get KO’d from a single counterattack against most non-green enemies; this is improved by either utilizing a Firesweep Lance to negate counterattacks entirely or by having a refined weapon granting additional HP.

Flier

Spring Marisa’s status as a flier means that she has fantastic mobility and access to unique buffs and skills. Having Flier Guidance in her base kit helps supplement this fact.

Weaknesses

Outclassed

It’s hard to mention Spring Marisa without also pointing out that not only is she arguably a bit outclassed by other lance fliers with unique weapons, but she also faces heavy competition within her own archetype due to the number of similar units available.

Limited Unit

As a limited seasonal unit, Spring Marisa is difficult to obtain multiple copies of for merging or obtaining ideal IVs.

Team Options

  • Fliers: Spring Marisa greatly prefers other flier allies like Elincia, Legendary Ryoma, and Myrrh as they can share flier buffs and match each others’ movement.

  • Buffers: Aside from fliers, Spring Marisa benefits from buff support from allies like Marth, Brave Lucina, and Helbindi.

  • Debuffers: Dedicated debuffers will improve Spring Marisa’s combat performance similarly to buffing her directly, making units like Spring Sharena, Arvis, and Katarina good choices.

  • Refreshers: As an offensive unit, Spring Marisa greatly benefits from Refresher support from allies like Olivia (YT), Legendary Azura, and Reyson.

  • Strong Reds: Spring Marisa appreciates having teammates that can handle her weakness to green units like Idunn, Tibarn, Legendary Eirika, and Tiki (Adult).

Counters

  • Archers: As a flier, Spring Marisa has a natural weakness to archers like Brave Lyn, New Year Fjorm, and Klein.

  • Strong Greens: Spring Marisa can get shut down fairly easily by strong green units like Surtr, Myrrh, and Lewyn.

  • Debuffers: As an offensive unit, Spring Marisa is fairly reliant on buffs to maximize performance, but she can also get severely hampered by debuffs from dedicated debuffers like Soren, Spring Sharena, and Lute.

    • Panic: Spring Marisa is strong with buffs but this can easily be turned around if she gets afflicted with Panic. She has a decent HP pool but she’s still vulnerable to getting hit by Panic Ploy from units like Cherche, Effie, and Fae.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Lance
Lance Users Only
50 1 6
Steel Lance
Lance Users Only
100 1 8
Flashing CarrotAt start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2 during combat.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Lance Users Only
200 1 10
Flashing Carrot+At start of combat, if foe's HP=100%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2 during combat.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
Lance Users Only
300 1 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
RepositionMoves adjacent ally to opposite side of unit.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150

Special Skills

Special Skills SP Turns

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Spd/Def Link 1If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Spd/Def+2 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
60
B
Spd/Def Link 2If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Spd/Def+4 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
120
B
Spd/Def Link 3If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Spd/Def+6 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
B
Flier Guidance 1If unit's HP = 100%, flying allies within 2 spaces can move to a space adjacent to unit.
Only inheritable by flier units.
60
C
Flier Guidance 2If unit's HP ≥ 50% HP, flying allies within 2 spaces can move to a space adjacent to unit.
Only inheritable by flier units.
120
C
Flier Guidance 3Flying allies within 2 spaces can move to a space adjacent to unit.
Only inheritable by flier units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

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