Subaki

Analysis by Elegear
Subaki
Perfect Expert

3-4

Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
2.5
/ 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
157
HP 40
ATK 25
SPD 35
DEF 35
RES 22
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 5 8 8 4
Middle 18 6 9 9 5
High 19 7 10 10 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
3★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 36 22 32 32 19
Middle 40 25 35 35 22
High 43 29 38 38 25
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

+IV

  • +Defense is to ensure he facetanks as many units as possible while boosting Ignis or Bonfire's damage.

  • A +Attack boon will allow Sakura's retainer to deal more damage in an attempt to patch up his Caeda-like value.

-IV

  • Yielding the worst resistance out of all Pegasus Knights, Subaki will benefit greatly from a -Resistance bane to leave his other stats alone.
Skill Sets
The Male Pegasus Knight (Tank)
Optimal
Killer Lance+ A Fortress Def 3
Swap B Seal Def 3
Ignis C Goad Fliers
SP1,740S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred Nature: +Defense / -Resistance
  • Weapon: Killer Lance+
  • Assist: Swap / Flexible
  • Special: Ignis
  • A Slot: Fortress Defense
  • B Slot: Seal Defense / Renewal
  • C Slot: Goad Fliers / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

Let's be perfectly honest with ourselves: There's no way in a million years Subaki will deal enough damage to ORK a Ryoma or Lucina.

Therefore, this set is focused on extreme physical tanking.

Fortress Defense and a +Defense boon is chosen to ramp his defense up to a monstrous 43, and coupled with Ignis, the bonus damage from his special will grant him a bonus 34 attack. With this build, that means that every 3 turns (due to the Killer effect) Subaki will have an attack value of 67, which is more than enough to nuke most units in the game.

Subaki will also have enough bulk to survive an incredible amount of disadvantage match-ups due to the added defense and removal of the Sapphire Lance.

Seal Defense is taken to give our perfect man an added 7 damage on any unit he baits. Renewal can be used instead if sustain and tankiness is more favourable for the player.

Lapis Lazuli (All-Rounded)
Sapphire Lance+ A Iote's Shield
Reposition B Drag Back
Bonfire C Hone Fliers
SP1,650S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred Nature: +Attack / -Resistance
  • Weapon: Sapphire Lance+
  • Assist: Reposition / Flexible
  • Special: Bonfire
  • A Slot: Iote's Shield / Fury
  • B Slot: Drag Back
  • C Slot: Hone Fliers / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

A budget-focused build focused set utilizing the Triangle Adept effect.

Iote's Shield is taken to allow Subaki to duel Takumi and survive Brave Bow hits. Should the player not possess a Michalis, Fury is also a great option.

Drag Back is utilized in the case that Subaki does not score a kill (which is a lot) to pull him to safety and the enemy to their doom.

The special skill is occupied for Bonfire for a quick, easy damage spike.

Perfect Revenge (Quick Riposte)
Optimal
Killer Lance+ A Fury 3
Reciprocal Aid B Quick Riposte 3
Bonfire C Hone Fliers
SP1,815S-

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred Nature: +Attack / -Resistance
  • Weapon: Killer Lance+ / Sapphire Lance+
  • Assist: Reciprocal Aid / Flexible
  • Special: Bonfire / Ignis
  • A Slot: Fury / Attack Def
  • B Slot: Quick Riposte
  • C Slot: Hone Fliers / Varies on team
  • Sacred Seal: HP +3

The main idea for this build is to use bait physical units to hit Subaki, and use Quick Riposte to activate Bonfire. Coupled with Subaki's good defenses, most sword and lance users will not survive Subaki's Quick Riposte. He also could land kills on squishier axe units occasionally such as Anna.

For a set that make uses of Sapphire Lance+, swap out Bonfire with Ignis, and try to bait a sword user as your first target. That way you could charge up an Ignis into any target of your choice in the player phase.

Reciprocal Aid is the best skill for such a build, as it allows Subaki to remain in Quick Riposte range. The HP+3 also help in this as well.

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Subaki by Saelos 2 days ago
Subaki by Bryo123 3 days ago
Subaki by KevTon13 4 days ago
Subaki by MaxLimitSSB 3 weeks ago
Subaki by ExiledNations 1 month ago
User Submitted Build Statistics
Weapon Skills
Learns by default at 1 ★
Learns by default at 3 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
SP:
200
Rng:
1
Mt:
8

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

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

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

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

Swap places with an adjacent ally.

Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Passive Skills
Unlocks at 1 ★
Unlocks at 2 ★
Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
60
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 90%.

Unlocks at 3 ★
SP:
120
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 80%.

Unlocks at 4 ★
SP:
240
Slot:
B

Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 70%.

Unlocks at 5 ★
Introduction

Pros:

  • Very good physical duelist
  • Excellent user of Iote's Shield
  • Native user of Swap
  • Native user of Quick Riposte

Cons:

  • Low magical tolerance
  • Very low attack
  • Requires support to defeat his enemies

Subaki, the Perfect Expert is a lance-wielding Pegasus Knight with excellent specialization in physical defense at the cost of low attack and resistance.

He is an excellent physical tank due to his incredible 35 speed and defense allowing him to dance around units such as Effie and Ike.

Unfortunately, Subaki suffers from attack comparable to Caeda and has resistance low enough to die to Linde and even Tharja.

With such an extreme pro comes an extreme con, making the perfect expert's match-ups very straightforward.

Being a Pegasus Knight grants Subaki flight and the ability to utilize Hone and Fortify Fliers to bump his perfect speed and defense even higher. However his attack will become only decent and not increase his offensive potential too much.

Overall, Subaki is an incredible physical duelist with a very lackluster attack and resistance stat. Thus, the perfect flier is a great tank to have on your team.

Strengths
  • Very high speed
  • Very high defense
  • Great overall physical bulk
    • These two stat values allow Subaki to prevent a great deal of follow-up attacks while soaking up physical damage.
    • Subaki will require 75 neutral or 63 advantage attack to fall from perfection.
    • Brave Weapons or follow-ups translate to 55 neutral or 46 advantage attack.
  • Can definitely take a hit from bow users
    • 75 neutral attack to fall equates to 50 attack for bow users, allowing to Subaki to take a hit from them
Weaknesses
  • Very low magical tolerance
    • Subaki wields a very low 22 resistance, falling if struck by a 62 attack Linde or 52 attack from Julia.
    • Should he be doubled, units will require nothing but 42 neutral attack.
    • In other words, any magical unit that can inflict a follow-up will mean instant death.
Team Options

Subaki is an incredible physical tank. Being part of the blues, he will perform exquisitely when holding off popular sword unit Ryoma and is even able to take a hit from Brave Lance Effie if Subaki possesses the correct passive and/or IV.

Getting the obvious out of the way, Flier Emblem will always welcome the perfect expert.

His weaknesses are either green or magic. So any unit that can cover for him in that aspect will make a great partner in crime:

And so on so forth.

The units he help are ones with a festering hate for red units, or aren't able to deal with them without the death penalty. These units who appreciate Subaki's arrival are:

Et cetera.

As for the builds listed, Subaki is unfortunately not too flexible due to his very low attack. The lack of a Wo Dao-like spear solidifies this, as it most certainly helps Caeda.

  • "Impenetrable Defense" is a fully commited tank set for the absolute frontline.

  • "Lapis Lazuli" is the gem weapon set to solidify his weapon triangle match-ups with the help of his already high speed and defense.

Counters

Subaki's perfect, just not his resistance.

It should be taken for granted that he will receive a noticeable, a lot or a lot lot of damage from red, blue and green magic.

Of course, Subaki has no way in Hoshido of facing Hector or Cherche, and extra caution should be faced when handling them. This applies much more heavily if you throw a Triangle Adept effect into the mix.

From Series
Fire Emblem Fates
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