Subaki

Hero Rating:
7.5
Subaki
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★
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 Variation 5★
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
HPATKSPDDEFRESGrade
Mid
High
Mid
Mid
Low
A

Attack-boosting natures are recommended on Subaki, as they allow him to KO Young Tiki in one combat round. Subaki does not mind having a lowered resistance, as it does not affect his ability to fight most enemies, and his targets.

Weapon Skills
Rng:
1
Mt:
8

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

Rng:
1
Mt:
12

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

Support Skills
Rng:
1

Swap places with an adjacent ally.

Passive Skills
SP:
60
Slot:
B

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

SP:
120
Slot:
B

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

SP:
240
Slot:
B

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

Introduction

Pros:

  • Excellent bulk, especially defense
  • Stats boosted by abilities
  • Can swap allies to safety

Cons:

  • Low damage against non-red units
  • Weak to most ranged attackers
  • No real strengths outside of stats

Subaki is a flying lance tank sporting excellent defense with a surprising amount of speed and mobility. His stats give him few weaknesses besides archers, and a low attack stat. His abilities work well in sync with his stats, making him a well-rounded threat. However, his lack of special abilities or a special lower his viability.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Subaki has some of the most well-balanced stats in the game, with only resistance being under 35. As expected, he does very well against red units, with his Sapphire Lance boosting his low attack to a more respectable (effective) 43 when fighting them. His speed is high enough to escape the vast majority of double attacks, but not enough to naturally double attack most sword users. Quick riposte fixes this, allowing him to lure, double attack and KO common sword users Ryoma, Lyn, Lucina, Marth and Eirika. Sapphire Lance and Quick Riposte bolster his middling offenses, leaving him as a well-rounded unit save for his resistance. Swap is a niche, but useful ability. It can be used to move an additional space, or relocate an ally to safety. You can attack with another unit, and afterwards, swap places with them, putting Subaki in harm’s way instead.

Subaki faces fierce competition for a team slot from high tier blue units. All of them bring something special to the table, such as Azura's sing, Sharena's buffs, Linde's raw damage, or Robin(M)'s long list of targets. Subaki is a solid unit, but lacks special qualities beyond his stats alone. He is threatened by Archers, but can survive an attack from Takumi. When attacking non-red units, his power drops significantly. His resistance is not low, but is a weak point, especially considering most ranged attackers are either magic-based or archers.

Team Options

Having only Swap as a team support ability, and little merit outside his stats, Subaki does not synergise well with many teams. His good stat total and effectiveness against red mean he can be slapped onto teams as a red counter, but offers little beyond that. Swap can be useful to protect frail attackers such as Linde (who in return can top up Subaki’s HP, keeping him above quick riposte threshold) from revenge attacks, but they all prefer alternative team-mates who can boost their offenses, such as Olivia. On the bright side, Subaki can do his job well without needing team support, and performs decently regardless of team-mates.

Counters

Subaki’s Sapphire Lance means that all green units stop him in his tracks. Nino, Linde and Julia threaten high damage against him, as do Hector and Takumi. However, he is notoriously difficult to OHKO, with only rarely-used units (such as Cherche and Merric) able to perform the feat.

From Series
Fire Emblem Fates
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