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Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Character Builds Guide – Units, Class, Skills, Stats
Fire Emblem Fates is here, and it brings a host of new characters that will form your units. This guide will cover builds for Hoshido (Birthright) exclusive units in the game, suggesting builds for them.
Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Character Builds
Each Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Character build will describe which class you should use for them, as well as their skills.
A good way to build Hinoka is as a Holy Lancer. She’ll play the role of a secondary tank while dealing a decent amount of damage and also having enough supportive aspects to make her extremely useful.
Use abilities like Defense Seal and Speed Seal to give yourself a good advantage over enemies, and combine it with Lancefaire for extra damage. Substitute is also vital for the tanking aspects.
A balanced way to build Hinoka is as a Falcon Warrior. She will have good all-around stats and enough mobility and skill to play as an offensive support.
Use Eastern Heart and/or Sun God if you wish to make her more support oriented, or Lancefaire and Breaking Sky. Ideally, you’d want a mixture, so slap on both and you could go to party as an attacking character as well as a support.
As a bowman, the best and most obvious way to build Takumi is as a promoted Holy Bowman. For this reason, skills like Prescient Victory and Bowfaire become obvious.
However, to get the best out of Takumi as a Holy Bowman, give him Sun God as well. This will give Takumi’s need for protection by others a purpose.
Breaking Sky also works great with Takumi, as his base Skill and growth is fantastic.
As a Lance Fighter, Takumi can be useful as a support or as an impact character able to use the likes of Breaking Sky to take advantage of the large Skill.
Use that with Proximity Shot, then top it up with more supportive abilities like Sun God, Defense Seal and Speed Seal. This will allow you to debuff enemies that attempt to attack Takumi.
Sakura’s incredible base stats and versatility make her great. If you have plenty of support characters, turn her into an Exorcist. This will let you take advantage of Sakura’s incredible magic stats and destroy enemies with low resistance.
Skills like Tomefaire and Swallow Strike will deal immense damage, while Miracle will allow you to increase Survivability. You can slap on Sun God and/or Renewal to boost her survivability.
An alternate way to build Sakura is as a Falcon Warrior who carries out support duties. She will have great mobility through a Pegasus, giving you a chance to move amongst your formation and provide healing support quickly.
Skills like Miracle, Renewal, Eastern Heart, and Sun God are a must-have if you want to make her a support. If you wish, slap on Mirror Strike for some minimizing damage as well.
Setsunna is a capable ranger as well as a fantastic Ninja. A great way to play her is an infiltrator elite nina/puppeteer. She will struggle dealing damage with Shurikens due to low might, so give her Kunaifaire and Snake Venom to increase her damage output.
If you’re going for a Puppeteer promotion, Copycat Puppet can give her great utility ability. You should also consider Locktouch if you wish for the convenience of not needing keys to open chests and locked doors.
Setsunna may appear to have the personality of a ninja initially, but she can do wonders as a Holy Bowman. Give her Prescient Victory and Bowfaire along with Snake Venom to greatly boost her damage.
If you want to give her arrows even better efficiency, use Copycat Puppet alongside these, though subbing them for Proximity Shot can be better if it’s available.
Her lack of strength can be a problem, so forge weapons that have large might and crit to negate the deficiency.
Kazahana (Hana) Builds
Kazahana is an expert Trueblade, so keeping her such is recommended. Use abilitiesi like Magic Counter and Swordfaire to increase her efficacy, tasking her to be the finisher and anti-mage unit.
Vantage also works well. Of course, with all this, you should also seriously consider the likes of Renewal and Miracle to save her from disaster in case you place her in tight places. She’s a paper warrior, so you’ll need defense.
It’s difficult to build Hana in any other way. She doesn’t do too well as a Weapon Master, and her stats aren’t good enough to serve the role of the priestess. Using her as a high risk, high reward Trueblade is generally the best way to go.
Hinata is a strong, tankish character with absolutely terrible speed and skill. However, his versatility and personal skill allow him to be a formidable Weapon Master.
Skills like Strength Seal, Line of Death, and Ogre Strike make him a great damage deal. Having all these together make him formidable, but add in something like Strength Seal or Counter to make up for his slow speed.
As an Oni Savage, use Hinata as an initiator. Vantage alongside Ogre Strike, Resistance Seal, Shove, and Lancebreaker should help him have enough staying power as well as giving the necessary tools to deal a good amount of damage.
It’s a little dangerous, but having a healer next to you in such situation helps aplenty.
Oboro has balanced stats that make her a good vanguard, especially when used as a Holy Lancer.
Use abilities like Defense Seals, Speed, and Lancefaire to give her enough power to crush her foes. It’s also advisable to go for Household Cure so she can heal herself without giving up on her offensive ability.
You can even go for Breaking Sky.
This is quite similar to Build 1, but it’s even more offensive, and built specifically to cripple Nohrians. Use Flamboyant, Lancefaire, Breaking Sky, and Extravagance to shred through Nohrians in some of the heavier chapters.
Using Extravagance (provided you have Golden Coins) can really help boost up the use of Flamboyant. This in turn will activate Breaking Sky more. Be sure to compensate the Golden Coin expenditure with Easy Life on some of the low-key chapters!
Unfortunately, Asama is a result of some really poor design by the developers. He has absolutely everything needed for a warrior, but is a priest.
His HP, Defense, Skill, and Speed are all very good, but Res and Magic stats are atrocious, so it makes him an extremely limited character to build effectively as a support.
The best way to deal with him is to make him a Great Merchant or Mountain Priest. Abilities like Miracle, Renewal, Easy Life, and Extravagance should give him a good mix of offense and defense.
Magic Counter is also extremely important, since it will make up for his bad Resistance stats.
Orochi’s incredible magic stats makes her the most potent mage in the game. She tends to work best as an Exorcist. Give her Tomefaire and Breaking Sky to greatly increase her damage output.
In addition, you should consider Household Cure for better sustenance. For the largest part, you should also consider Fortune with Flamboyant to level her quickly, then ditch that for something like Copycat Puppet and Flamboyant.
Orochi doesn’t really do great as a Basara or Puppeteer because of her lack of physical strength, so using her as a pure damage-dealing mage is arguably the best way to build her.
Rinkah offers several build options, but one of the better ways to build her is as a tank unit. She has low HP and Strength, but her base class allows her a decent enough growth to be survivable.
Her defense also helps in the matter. Skills like Counter and Ogre Strike work great, and you can add in Snake Venom for some extra crit, taking advantage of her high skill.
Another way to play Rinkah is as a versatile damage dealing tank. Make her a Shura to give a good defense boost, and then use the likes of Lethality to make her even more formidable.
Combine this with Ogre and Counter and you’re good to go.