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Tier Rating

Analysis by RedFerrari1998
Summer Elise - Tropical Flower

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

Related Heroes

Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
147
HP 34
ATK 36
SPD 34
DEF 18
RES 25

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 9 7 2 5
Middle 17 10 8 3 6
High 18 11 9 4 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 31 33 31 15 22
Middle 34 36 34 18 25
High 37 39 37 21 29

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: A Speed boon is often the most desired boon for offensive mages and Summer Elise is no exception. While not on the level of Speed that Nino has, Summer Elise will still possess a very good 37 Speed, giving her greater doubling potential.

  • +ATK: Summer Elise possesses the highest Attack stat of all green mages. An Attack boon will boost her even further, up to an incredibly strong 39 Attack, giving Summer Elise a nice boost to damage.

Neutral

  • HP: Summer Elise’s HP stat is very low. While an HP bane does mean that Summer Elise is more frail from both physical and magical attacks, she will still perform well overall.

  • RES: Summer Elise doesn’t have the greatest Resistance stat. It is still a good idea to avoid dropping it if possible since the majority of foes who can retaliate on her will be magical.

Bane

  • -DEF: Defense is Summer Elise’s ideal bane. Summer Elise has very low physical bulk to begin with. Dropping her Defense won’t have a large overall impact on her performance.

Skill Sets

Thorn in You (Blade)

Recommended
Gronnblade+
Alternate: Gronnblade
A Fury 3
Ardent Sacrifice
Alternate: Rally Atk/Res
B Desperation 3
Glimmer C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Hone Atk 3
SP1,935SSpeed +3

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +SPD / -DEF

  • Weapon: Gronnblade+ / Gronnblade

  • Assist: Ardent Sacrifice / Reposition

  • Special: Glimmer / Moonbow

  • Passive A: Fury / Swift Sparrow / Life and Death

  • Passive B: Desperation

  • Passive C: Odd Atk Wave / Flexible

  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3 / Attack +3

Thanks to her high Attack and Speed, Summer Elise can perform extremely well with a Blade tome.

Elise will preferably want either an Attack or Speed boon in order to increase her offensive potential. Gronnblade is a powerful tome that adds total value of bonuses on the user into their damage dealt. If Elise can be provided with multiple Hone or Fortify buffs, her damage out can be increased drastically. If one does not want to promote a Nino for the plus variant, the base Gronnblade can also work.

Ardent Sacrifice allows Elise to give 10 HP to an ally at the cost of 10 HP herself. More importantly, this allows her to be instantly dropped into the activation range of Desperation. Reposition is an alternative Assist that offers good utility and allows Elise to support in unit positioning when she doesn’t need to fight. Glimmer is a strong Special for Blade tomes since the power of Glimmer is based on damage dealt. Moonbow is another strong choice which cuts the enemies defenses. Overall, both make for powerful choices thanks to their low cooldown.

Fury, Life and Death, and Swift Sparrow all make for great A slots for Blade tome users. Fury grants a nice buff to all stats while the post-combat damage helps lower Summer Elise into Desperation range. Life and Death grants a significant boost to Attack and Speed at the cost of Defense and Resistance. Swift Sparrow provides a boost to Attack and Speed similar to Life and Death, but without the defensive penalty, though only when attacking. Desperation is the primary choice for any Blade tome user, allowing the user to perform any follow-up attack immediately should they be below 75% HP.

Odd Atk Wave will boost Summer Elise and adjacent allies by six Attack at the start of odd numbered turns. Not only is this a good support skill, but the ability to boost herself really shines with the Blade tome. Outside of this, what C slot will be most beneficial overall depends on team composition. The Hone and Fortify skills are often safe picks, allowing Summer Elise to buff adjacent teammates at the start of the turn. Finally, a Speed or Attack Sacred Seal will provide a nice buff to either stat, helping Summer Elise with either her doubling potential or damage output.

Hibiscus Bloom (Offensive Support)

Hibiscus Tome+ (+Spd) A Fury 3
Rally Atk/Res B Desperation 3
Draconic Aura C Drive Spd 2
SP1,560SDrive Def 2

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +SPD / -DEF

  • Weapon: Hibiscus Tome+ (+Spd/Atk)

  • Assist: Rally Atk/Res / Reposition

  • Special: Draconic Aura / Moonbow

  • Passive A: Fury

  • Passive B: Desperation / G Tomebreaker

  • Passive C: Drive Spd / Drive Atk  

  • Sacred Seal: Drive Def / Spur passives

This set gives Summer Elise a nice balance of offensive and support potential.

An Attack or Speed boon will help with Elise’s offensive potential. Her default weapon, Hibiscus Tome, provides anyone with 2 spaces of her with one Attack and Speed. While this is not a large buff by any means, it is still a buff regardless. Forging the Hibiscus Tome for either Speed or Attack will help to boost Elise’s offensive potential even further. Her default Assist, Rally Atk/Res, will allow Elise to buff the Attack and Resistance of her target. A movement Assist such as Reposition is also a nice option which allows Elise to assist with unit positioning. Draconic Aura is a powerful Special that is based on Elise’s attack stat, giving her a significant damage boost whenever it activates. Moonbow is another solid choice thanks to its low cooldown.

Fury provides Elise with an overall boost to all her stats, helping her both offensively and defensively. Desperation allows for Elise to make any follow-up attack immediately should she be below 75% HP. G Tomebreaker is another option that allows Elise to perform a guaranteed double attack against any green mage while also preventing them from performing a double attack. If both Elise and the opposing green mage are using G Tomebreaker, the usual Speed check for doubling will be performed.

For the C slot, any of the Drive skills synergize well with the Hibiscus tome. Drive Spd in particular can be obtained from a four star hero and provides a boost of three Speed, stacking with the Hibiscus Tome to grant four Speed overall. Drive Def is the only Drive skill available as a Sacred Seal, boosting allies within two spaces by three Defense. Alternatively, any of the Spur skills also help Elise to support her teammates, though do note that Spur skills require Elise to be adjacent to whoever wants the buff.

Introduction

Hoping for some fun on the beach, Elise comes through in her new swimsuit. Summer Elise chooses to ditch her mount and her staff in favor of powerful magic, joining us as a powerful green tome infantry unit. Possessing amazing offensive power and lackluster defenses, Summer Elise fills a similar role to Nino.

With 36 Attack and 34 Speed, Summer Elise has an impressive offensive spread. She will hit incredibly hard and have good doubling potential. This is at the cost of poor survivability thanks to her low HP, Defense, and Resistance. She is susceptible to both physical and magical attacks, so keeping her out of enemy’s ranges on Enemy Phase is recommended whenever possible.

Overall, Summer Elise is a fantastic green mage with a lot of power behind her attack. While Nino is much more accessible and easier to obtain an optimal roll for, Summer Elise is still going to be a solid option for anyone looking for an offensive green mage.

Strengths

Fantastic Attack

Summer Elise possesses the highest Attack of all green mages and the second highest Attack stat of all mages, with only Sanaki and Lilina possessing more. With her 36 Attack, Summer Elise can easily rip through low Resistance opponents all while also possessing good doubling potential.

Great Speed

At 34 Speed neutral, Summer Elise comes with good doubling potential out of the gate. This can be further boosted through things such as a Speed boon, Fury, Life and Death, and Hone Spd, allowing Summer Elise to potentially reach Speed levels in the mid 40s. Combined with her amazing Attack, Summer Elise is capable of a lot of damage in a single round of combat.

Weaknesses

Poor Overall Bulk

With 34 HP, 18 Defense, and 25 Resistance, Summer Elise is frail on both ends of the spectrum. Physical attacks will severely cripple if not outright KO her, making any physical unit with Distant Counter a tricky target. While she can potentially bait magical attacks, she will still often take a lot of damage in return.

Green Mage Competition

Summer Elise’s main issue is not herself, but her fellow mages. Nino is the primary choice for an offensive mage and compared to her, Summer Elise does not stand out too much. Summer Elise has three more attack, but Nino has more Speed, much greater availability, and comes with her best tome, Gronnblade, by default, making Nino a cheaper option for a Blade mage. Other mages such as Julia, Deirdre, and Sonya all also offer their own unique niche which Elise cannot fulfill. That being said however, her competition doesn’t make Summer Elise any less competent of a green mage and will still serve as a powerful unit.

Team Options

Summer Elise is best utilized when she’s around teammates who can support her offensive potential with Hone and Fortify style buffs. She will also appreciate being around people who can cover her weakness against  red units.

  • Buffers: With a Blade tome, Summer Elise will want an ally that can support her with buffs. Linde, Eirika, and Ephraim are the prime choices of companion for any Blade tome mage. Linde can provide a huge six point Attack boost to any mage with her refined Aura and can potentially buff all stats at once moreso than the Renais twins can. Meanwhile, Linde will also benefit herself from Summer Elise's presense and also cover for her red unit weakness. Both Eirika and Ephraim are still great teammates, being capable of buffing all stats at once by four points thanks to their refined Siegmund and Sieglinde. Ephraim can also cover for Elise’s red weakness while Eirika can support her against green units she may struggle with.

  • Dancers: Dancers offer incredible utility by allowing an ally who has already acted to act again. This can be used alongside Summer Elise to allow her to attack again, use her own Assist on another ally, move into position to bait or retreat. New Year Azura is an excellent companion for Summer Elise as she can provide Guidance support which aids Summer Elise’s mobility. Performing Azura is also a solid option as her personal weapon will boost the power of Blade tomes. In reality though, any dancer will make for a great partner.

  • Distant Counter blue units: Any blue unit which carries Distant Counter will be able to counter red threats both up close and at a distance, making them solid choices alongside Summer Elise. Nowi, Fjorm, Fallen Hardin, and Camus all possess Distant Counter naturally, allowing all of them to serve effectively as red counters for Summer Elise.

Counters

Given her low overall bulk, Summer Elise can take a significant portion of damage from some blue units. That being said, red units are the primary threat to Summer Elise thanks to the Weapon Triangle advantage. Archers also pose a significant threat.

  • Distant Counter sword units: Fighting DC swords is an extreme task for Summer Elise. These sword units not only possess Weapon Triangle advantage, but can also fight back against ranged attacks and are all easily capable of defeating Elise. Legendary Ike, Zelgius, and Ryoma are all powerful DC sword units. Fighting one with Summer Elise should only be done if absolutely necessary.

  • Red mages: While red mages are not seen as often as green or blue mages, any red mage will still pose a significant threat to Summer Elise. Mages such as Winter Tharja, SM Eirika, and Celica can all effectively fight Summer Elise with little trouble.

  • Archers: Given her low Defense, many archers can tear through Summer Elise with little to no effort, particularly if they are wielding a Brave Bow. Summer Elise should avoid units such as Brave Lyn, Halloween Jakob, Bridal Cordelia, and Innes whenever possible.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Wind
Green Tome Users Only
50 2 4
Elwind
Green Tome Users Only
100 2 6
Hibiscus TomeGrants allies within 2 spaces Atk/Spd+1 during combat.
Green Tome Users Only
200 2 8
Hibiscus Tome+Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk/Spd+1 during combat.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Green Tome Users Only
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
Rally AttackGrants Atk+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150
Rally Atk/ResGrants Atk/Res+3 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Unlocks at 5 ★
1 300

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Speed +1Grants Spd+1
Inheritable by all units.
30
A
Spd Res 1Grants Spd/Res+1.
Inheritable by all units.
80
A
Spd Res 2Grants Spd/Res+2.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Inheritable by all units.
160
A
G Tome Valor 1If unit survives and uses a green tome, unit gets 1.5x SP. (If similar skill effects also used, only highest multiplier applied.)
Green Tome Users Only
30
C
G Tome Valor 2If unit survives, all green tome users on team get 1.5x SP. (If similar skill effects also used, only highest multiplier applied.)
Green Tome Users Only
60
C
G Tome Valor 3If unit survives, all green tome users on team get 2x SP. (If similar skill effects also used, only highest multiplier applied.)
Unlocks at 5 ★
Green Tome Users Only
120
C

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Origin
Fire Emblem Fates

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