Tailtiu

Updated for World of Holy War
Analysis by Firestorm350
Tailtiu
Thunder Noble

4-5

Obtainable as a 4 - 5 only
Hero Ratings
Overall Rating
4
/ 5
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
148
HP 39
ATK 32
SPD 35
DEF 17
RES 25
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 16 7 8 3 5
Middle 17 8 9 4 6
High 18 9 10 5 7

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
4★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 35 29 32 13 22
Middle 39 32 35 17 25
High 42 35 38 20 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
  • Tailtiu wants speed the most to double more opponents. If that is unavailable, attack boon is a good alternative.
  • Her defence is unimpressive, so it can be safely lowered.
Skill Sets
Blades of Freege
Optimal
Blárblade+ A Swift Sparrow 2
Budget: Fury 3
Draw Back B Desperation 3
Moonbow C Threaten Res 3
SP1,485SSpeed +3

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  • Preferred Nature: +SPD/-DEF
  • Weapon: Blárblade+
  • Support Skill: Draw Back / Movement Assist
  • Special: Moonbow
  • A Slot: Swift Sparrow / Life and Death / Fury
  • B Slot: Desperation 3
  • C Slot: Threaten Res / Varies On Team
  • Sacred Seal: Speed +3

Like all other Bladetome mages before her, Tailtiu can run a typical set very well. Swift Sparrow is preferred on her as it doesn’t tamper with her average magical bulk. Life and Death is another alternative to make her more offensive at the expense of her defences, while Fury makes it easier to get into Desperation range.

The choice of C skill depends on your team composition, while a Spd seal helps her double more opponents.

Breaking Bowstrings
Blárraven+ A Triangle Adept 3
Draw Back B Quick Riposte 3
Moonbow C Threaten Atk 3
SP1,860SDistant Def 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Preferred Nature: +ATK/-HP
  • Weapon: Blárraven
  • Support Skill: Draw Back / Movement Assist
  • Special: Moonbow
  • A Slot: Triangle Adept 
  • B Slot: Quick Riposte 3
  • C Slot: Threaten Atk / Varies On Team
  • Sacred Seal: Distant Def / Deflect Missile 

Despite what her physical bulk suggests, Tailtiu is perfectly capable of running a Raven Build to dismantle colorless units like Brave Lyn and Bridal Cordelia. 

Distant Def is the preferred seal for tanking giving her more bulk against archers, while Deflect Missile can be taken instead should Distant Def be unavailable, as it stops Brave Bow builds cold.

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Tailtiu by Sykil 1 day ago
Tailtiu by ngolifetommy 5 days ago
Tailtiu by doublehit 6 days ago
Tailtiu by P-Bagel 1 week ago
Tailtiu by Bioshia 1 week ago
User Submitted Build Statistics
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Thunder 50 2 4
Elthunder 100 2 6
BlárbladeSlows Special trigger (cooldown count+1). Adds total bonuses on unit to damage dealt.
Learns by default at 4 ★
200 2 9
Blárblade+Slows Special trigger (cooldown count+1). Adds total bonuses on unit to damage dealt.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Unlocks at 5 ★
300 2 13
Support Skills
Support Skills Rng. SP
Rally ResistanceGrants Res+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Learns by default at 4 ★
1 150
Rally Speed ResistanceGrants Spd/Res+3 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn.
Unlocks at 4 ★
1 300
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Attack +1Grants Atk+1. 30
A
Attack Res +1Grants Atk/Res+1.
Unlocks at 4 ★
80
A
Attack Res +2Grants Atk/Res +2.
Unlocks at 5 ★
160
A
Spur Spd 1Grants adjacent allies Spd+2 during combat. 50
C
Drive Spd 1Grants allies within 2 spaces Spd+2 during combat. 120
C
Drive Spd 2Grants allies within 2 spaces Spd+3 during combat
Unlocks at 4 ★
240
C
Introduction

Taittiu debuts as the second mage that comes with Blárblade. Unlike Odin, her 32 attack and 35 speed makes her the superior choice for an innate Blárblade wielder.

Though there is plenty of competition for a blue tome user, Tailtiu’s stands out as a infantry mage who doesn’t require sacrificing a 5* Odin for Blárblade.

Strengths

Comes with Blárblade

  • This is an excellent point in her favour for those on a budget with their feathers.

Carries two high SP skills

  • Like Roderick and Oscar, Tailtiu comes with both a Double Rally and Drive skill, making it easier to score high in Arena for a mage.

High speed for an offensive mage

  • 35 base speed is nothing to scoff at, especially on a bladetome user.
Weaknesses

Low physical defensive bulk

  • With 17 defence, Tailtiu cannot survive many physical blows.

Ok Attack

  • While 32 attack is decent, other infantry blue mages like Delthea/Linde surprass her in this regard (with Linde being faster to boot).
Team Options

Being a typical Blade tome user, Tailtiu wants to be buffed at all times. Erika is the premier support choice being red, while cutting down any greens that stand in Tailtiu’s way. P!Azura on the other hand grants her stat boosts when refreshed (unsurprisingly, they from an excellent RGB core).

In a nutshell, Taitiu goes well with dancers and physical tanks. The latter is extremely important since her defence is almost non-existent.

Counters

Green mages with high Res love facing against Tailtlu. Dierdre in particular nullifies any bonuses that Tailtiu has with Divine Naga, making her a hard counter. While not a green mage, Brave Lyn can also ignore Tailtiu’s bonuses with Mulagir and target her low defence.

Other greens like Hector and Fae do not mind standing up to Tailtiu’s assault, killing her in retaliation.

Targeting her low defence on player phase is also another option. Brave weapon wielders in particular can bypass Tailtiu’s high speed and knock her out.

From Series
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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