Best Sigurd IV.
So I got 3 Sigurd's. One with -att +spd, +def -spd, and a +att -def. Which one should I use cuz I'm leaning towards the +att -def one. He's bulky enough as it is
Which faster units are you worried about? Ranged units can quad him all day and he won't care because of Crusader's ward. Melee Units have to work through 43 defense per hit if you keep close defense, and then there's his 41 hp. Doubling even charges bonfire if he survives it.
Mia/Ayra/Karla will outspeed him no matter what he does. Hardin and Zelgius kill him regardless with Bold Fighter. Nowi needs a spd boon + spd refine + fury to do it, and she's technically designed to kill him.
I found the above replies very informative and intriguing because my tendency is to try +spd and block doubles. You guys want to tank the hell out of everything that isn't a dragon and it looks like you're going to succeed.
I took a look at the numbers. 35 spd is better than 32 for blocking doubles, but what sells it to me is that with a hone cavalry he's at 41 speed which is definitely into aggressive territory if you ever want to do that. I'd be content with 40 def at melee range. I don't plan to be super aggressive with 35 spd, but if I'm concerned about needing to attack without a hone, I'll just go for moonbow on the 48 atk.