I'm just wondering about what breath people will use for him, I can see three options for him personally
1# Breath of Blight
16 mt, he comes with it and the main selling point is the anti-anti dragon effect. Can make him pretty useful as falchion and naga counter (Nowi has the problem that she often dies if she doesn't OHKO)
Problem is that the AoE effect really doesn't do much. It activates once, late in the fight with little effect. Decent range though (3 tiles)
Another problem is that no refine really hurts for Garon, 5hp and 4 def or res can really help him
2# Lightning Breath
Probably going to be the most standard breath. He'll be able to counter mages better than the tiki's with a breath A skill and a res refine.
The lower might and longer special aren't really that bad.
3# Water Breath
A pretty rare to get breath and often overlooked in favor of lightning. And while it's true that it hurts some of Garon's fighting potential, it's great for his mixed defences.
It has a little extra might compaired to lightning, no special penalty and most of all 4 def/res when defending.
Especially compaired to breath of blight, he can have 8 more in one and 4 more in the other defencive stat in the phase it counts.
This breath can work to bait enemies in range of your whole team (if you use cavaliers/dancers) or to focus on fighting melee units, with a res tank helping against mages.
I'm going to try using breath of blight for now, just hoping Silvia can give him mirror stance, aside from that I'm using deflect magic to have him survive the faster mages.
Garon really makes nice use out of the buffs in dragon emblem teams, so he's a real solid choice if you don't want to merge up an Adult Tiki.