Tier Rating
Analysis by Lunare
Summer Cordelia - Knight Paradise

5

Obtainable as a 5 only
Hero Stats
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
157
HP 41
ATK 32
SPD 38
DEF 28
RES 18
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 7 9 5 4
Middle 17 8 10 6 5
High 18 9 11 7 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 38 29 35 24 14
Middle 41 32 38 28 18
High 44 35 41 31 21
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: Easily one of Cordelia’s strongest boons. With an impressive base 38 Speed, the boost pushes her up to a stellar 41 before skills, allowing her to easily stack enough Speed to make follow-up attacks against particularly fast heroes that frequent the low 40 range.

  • +ATK: +ATK is a great boon for Cordelia, as the extra points will amount to much greater damage if Cordelia is already making follow-up attacks. +SPD is probably preferred to ensure that these follow-up attacks occur, but +ATK is second best.

Neutral

  • HP: Cordelia's HP is worth preserving, as she has a pretty respectable base 41. She won’t intend to take hits if she runs a Firesweep Lance, but her strong Speed and HP will improve her odds of survival if she finds herself unable to avoid an attack.

  • DEF: Neutral Defense is useful on Cordelia, as she’ll be taking primarily physical attacks if she doesn’t use a Firesweep Lance. 28 is a strong value.

Bane

  • -RES: This unfortunately results in a -4 instead of the usual -3, but given how poor Cordelia’s Resistance is to begin with, this is a small issue. Cordelia must rely upon her high Speed and decent HP stat to survive magical attacks.
Skill Sets
Summer Sweeper (Firesweep Lance)
Recommended
Firesweep Lance+ A Life and Death 3
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition B Chill Spd 3
Alternate: Drag Back
Moonbow
Alternate: Glimmer
C Hone Cavalry
SP1,935SSpeed +3

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  • Preferred IV: +SPD or +ATK / -RES
  • Weapon: Firesweep Lance+
  • Assist: Reposition / Flexible
  • Special: Moonbow / Glimmer
  • Passive A: Life and Death / Swift Sparrow / Fury
  • Passive B: Chill Spd / Chill Def / Drag Back / Hit and Run / Swordbreaker 
  • Passive C: Hone Cavalry / Odd Atk Wave / Even Spd Wave / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3 / Attack +3 / Quickened Pulse

As the fastest cavalier and the fastest lance wielder in the game as of the time of her release, Summer Cordelia is among the best candidates for an offensive Firesweep Lance build. +Spd ensures that Cordelia will have no trouble making follow-up attacks against even the fastest of heroes.

Moonbow is the Special skill of choice, as the short cooldown ensures that Cordelia can deal consistent damage. Life and Death is preferred over Swift Sparrow, as the extra point of Speed can make the difference between a KO or not. Chill Spd or Chill Def can improve Cordelia's offensive capability as well, by ensuring that she can guarantee follow-up attacks or improving her damage output, though Drag Back or Hit and Run are also useful for ensuring that Cordelia can retreat out of enemy attack ranges. But keep in mind, these positioning skills are less effective on maps with heavy terrain.

Cordelia’s C slot is relatively flexible. Cavalry buffs are recommended if she’ll have at least one other partner to receive a buff from, otherwise Odd Atk Wave or Even Spd Wave are expensive, albeit strong choices. Speed +3 or Attack +3 are the best choices for Sacred Seal, though Quickened Pulse can also be a strong option for those looking to improve Cordelia’s initial burst damage.

With these skills, Cordelia can reach an impressive 49 Speed, or 55 Speed with a Hone Cavalry or Spd Wave buff; enough to guarantee double attacks against a +SPD Karla.

Song of Summer (Harmonic Lance Offensive)
Harmonic Lance+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Shell Lance+ (+Spd)
A Swift Sparrow 2
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition
Alternate: Draw Back
B Desperation 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Glimmer
C Hone Cavalry
SP1,485SSpeed +3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred IV: +SPD / -RES
  • Weapon: Harmonic Lance+ (+Spd) / Shell Lance+ (+Spd)
  • Assist: Reposition / Flexible
  • Special: Moonbow / Glimmer
  • Passive A: Swift Sparrow / Fury / Life and Death
  • Passive B: Desperation / Swordbreaker / Lancebreaker
  • Passive C: Hone Cavalry / Flexible
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3 / Quickened Pulse

While a Firesweep Lance is a great option to safeguard Cordelia from enemy retaliations, a Harmonic Lance will improve her offensive prowess and allow Summer Cordelia to punch through high Defense heroes with powerful Specials.

Moonbow is the best choice for a Special skill, as the short cooldown allows Summer Cordelia to benefit from the +10 additional damage more frequently. Glimmer is another strong alternative, but Moonbow provides more reliable damage against blue and green heroes.

Swift Sparrow is a strong choice for offensive skills, though Fury is useful for dropping Cordelia below the threshold for Desperation. Life and Death is another possibility, but the loss of defensive stats is more significant when she doesn’t have a Firesweep Lance to guard her. Desperation provides some much needed survivability, and is a stronger choice than Swordbreaker or Lancebreaker given her impressive Speed.

Odd Atk Wave is a powerful choice for Cordelia, but is expensive, and also weaker than any cavalry partner with a Hone Cavalry buff. Speed +3 improves Cordelia’s effectiveness throughout an entire battle, whereas Quickened Pulse improves her first engagement of the map. Both are strong choices for a Sacred Seal, and largely down to player preference.

Introduction

Cordelia: Knight Paradise enters the fray as the fastest cavalier and fastest lance wielder in the game as of the time of her release. With a fantastic offensive stat spread of 32/38, Cordelia is an unrivalled offensive threat among the oversaturated lance cavalier class, who can perform exceptionally well with a variety of different weapons.

Cordelia also boasts reasonably strong defensive stats for a primarily offensive hero: 41 HP and 28 Defense is enough to soak strong physical hits without trouble, and her high Speed makes her incredibly difficult to KO with a follow-up attack. Her biggest shortcoming is her poor Resistance: 18 base Resistance with a superbane leaves her particularly vulnerable to mages and dragon heroes. Cordelia must rely upon a Firesweep Lance+ or Desperation to avoid taking heavy damage from these heroes.

“The blue water, the rhythm of the waves... The ocean is so romantic.”

Cordelia, Fire Emblem: Awakening

Strengths

Strong offensive stats

32/38 Attack and Speed is easily one of the best stat spreads among both cavaliers and lance wielders, making Cordelia a powerful offensive presence. 38 base Speed is particularly noteworthy, and provides a great foundation for improvement through other skills. With her exceptional Speed, Cordelia can often guarantee ORKOs against fast opponents.

Cavalry movement and access to buffs

As a cavalry hero, Cordelia has an impressive 3 movement to complement her strong offensive stats. This allows her to approach enemy heroes more effectively and pressure them from outside their own attack range. Access to a Hone Cavalry buff is also a huge boon, as the extra +6 to Attack and Speed can dramatically improve Cordelia’s KO potential.

Respectable Defense and HP

41 base HP and 28 base Defense on a cavalry hero with strong offensive stats is nothing to scoff at. These stats, alongside her high Speed, make Summer Cordelia a deceptively bulky hero.

Weaknesses

Suffers from terrain penalties

Though her cavalry class grants Summer Cordelia more movement and access to strong class buffs, Summer Cordelia’s inability to traverse forests and trenches is a significant drawback. Cordelia will suffer on most maps that have this terrain.

Poor Resistance

Resistance is Summer Cordelia’s worst stat: 18 base Resistance with a superbane is poor, though thankfully she has a number of possible skills that can circumvent this shortcoming. Cordelia must avoid high-power mages, as though her high Speed can prevent follow-up attacks, her poor Resistance leaves her vulnerable to OHKOs.

Team Options

Summer Cordelia performs best with cavalry heroes as her allies, as they can easily provide a +6 to Attack and Speed which vastly improves her offensive power. She also benefits from a strong red hero that can check her weakness to strong green heroes, who Cordelia will struggle to duel.

  • Cavalry heroes: Any cavalry hero that can grant a Hone Cavalry buff is a valuable partner for Summer Cordelia. Sigurd, Gunnthrá, Siegbert, Brave Lyn and Reinhardt (WT) are some strong choices.

  • Red heroes: Strong red heroes to deal with Summer Cordelia’s strongest opponents will improve her ease of use and effectiveness. These heroes need to be able to face strong defensive heroes like Hector, Myrrh, and Fallen Robin (M), making Winter Tharja, Ayra, or Karla some strong candidates.
Counters

As mentioned previously, powerful green heroes will be Cordelia’s greatest obstacle. She can deal chip damage to these heroes if she wields a Firesweep Lance, but she will struggle to KO these heroes without assistance from her team. Dragon heroes can also pose a major threat, as their ability to target her weak Resistance stat makes them potent counters.

  • Green heroes: Powerful green heroes with high Defense will pose the greatest threat to Summer Cordelia. Hector, Hector (LA), Fallen Robin (M), Myrrh, Kana (F) and Brave Ike will stop Cordelia in her tracks or shrug off her lance attacks with relative ease.

  • Dragons: Nowi, Corrin (F), and Fae can exploit Summer Cordelia’s low Resistance to deal considerable damage. Cordelia can engage these heroes safely with a Firesweep Lance, but will take major damage if she fails to kill them, or if she wields a different weapon.
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Lance
Lance Users Only
50 1 6
Steel Lance
Lance Users Only
100 1 8
Shell LanceIf unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2 during combat.
Lance Users Only
200 1 10
Shell Lance+If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2 during combat.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Lance Users Only
300 1 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
Harsh CommandConverts penalties on target into bonuses.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Armored Blow 1Grants Def+2 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
50
A
Sturdy Blow 1If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Def+2 during battle.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
120
A
Sturdy Blow 2If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Def+4 during battle.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
240
A
Dull Close 1At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 100% and foe uses sword, lance, axe, or dragonstone, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
60
B
Dull Close 2At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50% and foe uses sword, lance, axe, or dragonstone, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Inheritable by all units.
120
B
Dull Close 3If foe uses sword, lance, axe, or dragonstone, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
240
B
Other Info
Origin
Fire Emblem: Awakening

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