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    = FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING OPTIMAL PAIRING GUIDE =
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    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    For Nintendo 3DS
    Optimal Paring Guide
    Created by: SSJDennis, aka Dennis van Gorkom
    E-mail: dennisvangorkom@hotmail.com
    
    
    
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    = 01 - INTRO - 01 =
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    Hi all,
    
    welcome to my new and improved "optimal pairing" guide. I should've updated
    this FAQ years ago... But I never had the time. Fire Emblem: Fates is out in
    Europe, I say goodbye to this game one more time.
    
    New pairing, better options. I've been playing much Lunatic+ lately. And also
    been trying to speedrun (low turn count) through Lunatic for a couple of
    times.
    
    What is most important in this, is making sure you HIT and KILL. Defense is
    not near as important, as you're getting killed "easily" anyway (especially
    in Lunatic+).
    
    Most of this setup will be OVERKILL for Hard or Normal. IF I find the time, 
    I will try to determine better pairings for lower difficulties.
    
    But since everyone wants to prepare for Apotheosis anyway...
    
    Hope you guys like the new settings, if you have any suggestions, please let
    me know.
    
    Signing out,
    
    SSJDennis
    
    
    
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    = 02 - INDEX  - 02 =
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     01      Intro
     02      Index
    
     03      Before we start
     04      Pairings
     
     05      Children of the future
    
     05.00   Avatar/Robin
     05.01   Lucina
     05.02   Owain
     05.03   Inigo
     05.04   Brady
     05.05   Kjelle
     05.06   Cynthia
     05.07   Severa
     05.08   Gerome
     05.09   Yarne
     05.10   Morgan 
     05.11   Laurent
     05.12   Noire
     05.13   Nah
    
     06      Luna / Dual Guard+ Pairings
    
     07      Fire Emblem Fates Friend Code (EU)
     08      Copyright
    
    
    
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    = 03 - BEFORE WE START - 03 =
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    What is important? What makes a good pairing? Those are the questions I have
    been asking myself.
    
    Most important are skills.
     -Strong skills?
       -ANY ~faire, as long as it does boost your strength.
       -Limit Breaker.
       -Galeforce.
       -Aggressor (male only).
       -Luna (on main attackers).
    
    What about stats?
     -Speed matters.
    
    How to boost speed?
     -Limit Breaker (+10)
     -Rally Spectrum (+4)
     -Rally Speed    (+4)
     -Rally Heart    (+2)
     -All Stats+2    (+2)
     -Speed+2        (+2)
     -Speed Tonic    (+2)
     -Partner stats  (+3, if partner has at least 30 speed unboosted)
     -Support stats  (+2, if partner has at least A-support)
     -Class pair-up  (depends on partner, example; Dark Flier gives +3, Sage +0)
    
    You need 75(!) to be able to double EVERY enemy. 
    
    This means you will need atl east 48 base speed without Limit Breaker, or less
    for every support and/or skill you equip. This is way Sages are allowed to
    have lower base speed, because Dark Flier gives a great boost.
    
    So if you're a Sage, paired with a Dark Flier, you will "ONLY" need 45 base
    speed.
    
    Strong classes?
     -Berserker; Superb speed and strength. Also give strong support gains.
     -Sage; Strongest magic class.
     -Dark Flier; Strong support, with great movement and decent magic stats.
    
    
    
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    = 04 - PAIRINGS - 04 =
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    Before going into detail, I figured I just mention the pairings I suggest
    here.
    
    
    Chrom        with      Sumia
    Lissa        with      Ricken
    Olivia       with      Frederick
    Maribelle    with      Lon'Qu
    Sully        with      Donnel
    Sumia        with      Chrom
    Cordelia     with      Vaike
    Cherche      with      Gregor
    Panne        with      Stahl
    Miriel       with      Libra
    Tharja       with      Gaius
    Nowi         with      Henry
    
    
    female Avatar with Laurent (for max magic, you should ALWAYS go female Avatar)
    male Avatar   with Sumia   (so Sumia can replace Nah)
    
    I tried to maximize Galeforce. Also, everyone that is going to attack
    (primary units) will have Luna. Support units will see less (if any) combat,
    thus won't be needing Luna.
    
    I also try to hit the 75 after tonics and rally bots mark as much as I can.
    
    
    
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    = 05 - CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE - 05 =
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    Children are listed in order of recruitment. Paralogue 5 first, paralogue 16
    last.
    
    Recruitment:
    
    (chapter   13) Lucina  - End of chapter
    (paralogue  5) Owain   - Talk with Chrom or Lissa.
    (paralogue  6) Inigo   - Talk with Chrom or Olivia
    (paralogue  7) Brady   - Talk with Chrom or Maribelle.
    (paralogue  8) Kjelle  - Talk with Chrom or Sully.
    (paralogue  9) Cynthia - Talk with Chrom or Sumia.
    (paralogue 10) Severa  - Have Severa talk to Holland.
    (paralogue 11) Gerome  - Talk with Chrom or Cherche.
    (paralogue 12) Morgan  - Talk with Chrom or Avatar.
    (paralogue 13) Yarne   - Talk with Chrom or Panne.
    (paralogue 14) Laurent - Let Chrom or Miriel visit south-western village.
    (paralogue 15) Noire   - Automatically from turn 2.
    (paralogue 16) Nah     - Talk with Chrom or Nowi.
    
    
    
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    - 05.00 AVATAR/ROBIN -
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    "Huh? Why are you staring at me like that? Let's get to the battle!"
    
    
     Avatar, or Robin as his/her default name is. Actually a pretty decent
    fighter, but not as strong as most children.
    
    Yes, I know, she isn't a child from the future. But I've had questions about
    her skill set before, so I figured I might as well mention it.
    
    He/she also has problems reaching 75 speed, but there is ONE solution. Always
    choose Speed as his/her asset. With this, he/she only needs All Stats +2 to
    reach it (or Speed +2), without the help of a support partner.
    
    So what makes a good flaw? Many things will do.
    
    What flaw NOT to pick?
     -Magic
     -Resistance
    
    Why not? Because they also LOWER your speed. Which is bad.
    
    I prefer to make a magic Robin, so I actually always pick Strength as my flaw.
    Sure, this can be somewhat bad early game, but it is super strong late game.
    
    As a magic user, I will never use strength, so the -3 isn't a problem. I also
    only suffer from -1 skill and -1 defense.
    
    Because Robin can be the father for ANY kid, he is much wanted by everyone, as
    he does give EVERY class to ANYONE.
    
    Still, I prefer a full-paired support crew. So I need HER to get an S-support
    with a second-gen unit. I choose Laurent, for extra magic, as her son will
    have plenty of speed on his own.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Avatar/Robin:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Dark Flier, level 15.
    
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.
    
    All Stats +2    - Champions of Yore 3 reward (DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Final class:
    Dark Flier.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Laurent.
    
    
    Summary:
    The Avatar/Robin should be really strong, but the only thing he/she really
    shines in, are his/her available classes.
    
    Because of this, I actually want her to be female. This way I do get a bit
    stronger Galeforce user and can still pair up everyone.
    
    Robin is a decent magic unit, with plenty of speed because of All Stats +2.
    Without it, she is just 2 short. With Laurent as her support, she gains tons
    of magic power. Also when Laurent hits as a support unit, the enemy won't
    like it.
    
    Strong unit, with an even better support partner. 
    
    
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    - FINAL STATS -
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    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  33 |  42 |  42 |  46 |  47 |  31 |  41 |
    | 80 |  43 |  52 |  52 |  56 |  57 |  41 |  51 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.01 LUCINA -
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    "We have won our future, but we are in debt to so many sad memories...
    I pray at least one of those sadnesses will yet be undone."
    
    
     Lucina can be a real powerhouse. Proc-stacking is rather popular on her. You
    will get Aether for free anyway. She is also the ONLY child that will learn
    Dual Strike+
    
    Chrom doesn't have a lot of options to marry, but Sumia and Olivia are the
    best two. Sully doesn't offer Galeforce and Brady (Maribelle) doesn't want
    Chrom as his father.
    
    Never go for Maiden. Only pick Avatar if you want to beat the game on Lunatic+
    more easily.
    
    Because Cynthia does benefit more from Chrom (also getting Aether), I prefer
    Sumia as the mother. Olivia would also do great.
    
    
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    - SKILLS -
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    Best skills to collect for Lucina:
    
    
    Dual Strike+    - you get this as a default skill.
    Aether          - you get this as a default skill.
    
    Galeforce       - Dark Flier, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.
    
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Father > Aether (always does).
    Mother > Galeforce(!) or Luna.
    
    Final class:
    Dark Flier.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Owain.
    
    
    Summary:
    Lucina is a strong unit, with Aether + Luna as her biggest asset. Too bad that
    her speed is just one to slow... But you could fix that, if you wanted to give
    up Luna for it.
    
    IF you want that, get All Stats +2, but I think it will be a waste. You will
    probably kill the enemy with this setup anyway.
    
    She pairs up with Owain, which will also give a nice boost in her magic
    department. Some people like her as a Paladin, but I do not. But you probably
    would want a more physical class, if Olivia would be her mother.
    
    
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    - FINAL STATS -
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    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  36 |  43 |  45 |  47 |  47 |  30 |  42 |
    | 80 |  46 |  53 |  55 |  57 |  57 |  40 |  52 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.02 OWAIN -
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    "I am the wolf who howls for justice! The eagle who cries for love! A chosen
    warrior come from the future to bring hope to a dying world... I am Owain!"
    
    
     Owain comes as a Myrmidon, which is somewhat strange. Lissa is a pure magical
    unit, but her son refuses to do so..?
    
    We cannot accept that. Owain has a lot of potential as a Sage. Actually, most
    fathers will give him more magic then strength anyway.
    
    Owain is slowish, but we cannot let this stop us. Because its really hard to
    fix this, we might as well pick Ricken, to maximize his magic.
    
    With Ricken as his father, we could potentially also fix his slow speed, in
    order make him double everything.
    
    
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    - SKILLS -
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    Best skills to collect for Owain:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Make sure he gets this from Lissa(!!)
    
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.     
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Galeforce(!) Pass this down, or he won't be able to learn the skill.
    Father > Tomefair, or Luna.
    
    Final class:
    Sage.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Lucina.
    
    
    Summary:
    Owain gets to be the strongest magic user, that is, he is on pair with
    Laurent. Laurent gets better speed, but Owain gets Galeforce. Would've been
    better if you could've switched that.
    
    Still, Owain does great in supporting Lucina. He would need All Stats +2 and
    her support to double Anna, or the stronger enemies on Lunatic+.
    
    His magic will be game breaking, like it is for Laurent and Morgan.
    
    Owain really wants that Luna, but if you want, you could try and abuse his
    Myrmidon qualities. Get Vantage, Wrath and Vengeance and go wild. All are
    in his pool of skills.
    
    
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    - FINAL STATS -
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    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  28 |  51 |  43 |  43 |  49 |  30 |  42 |
    | 80 |  38 |  61 |  53 |  53 |  59 |  40 |  52 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.03 INIGO -
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    "My days are... Er, they WERE mostly spent flirting with girls.
    Is that boring? I should be asking about YOUR life!"
    
    
     Inigo is said to be the REAL son of Chrom. Sure, he does look like him, in
    some way at least. Blue hair also does look good on him.
    
    Chrom actually makes a great father, so does Stahl. But other kids will
    benefit more from that. Inigo will always be strong, to prove this, I will
    give him one of the leftover fathers; Frederick.
    
    Inigo is like Owain. He will be strong in almost everything, as long as he can
    still get Luna.
    
    With Frederick you still get Luna and the highest strength.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
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    Best skills to collect for Inigo:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Make sure he gets this from Olivia(!!)
    
    Axefaire        - Berserker, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.     
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Galeforce(!) Pass this down, or he won't be able to learn the skill.
    Father > Luna.
    
    Final class:
    Berserker.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Noire.
    
    
    Summary:
    Inigo makes a great physical fighter. Sure, he can be everything he wants to
    be. He only needs Luna. He is like Owain, only he is a bit stronger in melee
    combat.
    
    With Stahl as his father, he gets overkill speed. With Frederick he gets just
    enough, while getting just as much strength and skill.
    
    Because of Noire (Assassin support) he gets more than enough speed to double
    like a madman.
    
    Not as much strength as his buddies Gerome and Yarne, but he CAN use Galeforce
    and will.
    
    
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    - FINAL STATS -
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    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  53 |  29 |  39 |  44 |  46 |  36 |  30 |
    | 80 |  63 |  39 |  49 |  54 |  56 |  46 |  40 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.04 BRADY -
    ---------------
    "I won't cry! She'll be back! I know it! And in the meantime, I'll write the
    finest song about her that ever was!"
    
    
     Brady looks weak, but he actually is THE strongest child. At least, the one
    with biggest potential. Sure, he is a healer first time you meet him. But this
    will change rather quickly.
    
    Brady has all skills he wants from his mother. Yes, that is correct. So what
    we really need is stats. What is the most important stat to have? Correct, it
    is SPEED.
    
    To get the most speed we would like Lon'Qu to be his father. Virion could also
    do great, but no one really needs Lon'Qu anyway.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
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    Best skills to collect for Brady:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Make sure he gets this from Maribelle(!!)
    
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.     
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Galeforce(!) Pass this down, or he won't be able to learn the skill.
    Father > Nothing useful. Try Movement+1 or Lucky Seven if you like.
    
    Final class:
    Sage.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Cynthia.
    
    
    Summary:
    Brady has everything he wants, but speed. Virion or Lon'Qu are his real
    solution here.
    
    Strong magic and superb speed, nothing to complain about. He wants a strong
    support, which Cynthia provides.
    
    Together they can wreck havoc and keep on going, as both have access to
    Galeforce. Try to get him out of the healing as soon as possible and become
    the destructive machine he deserves to be.
    
    
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    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  28 |  49 |  48 |  46 |  49 |  27 |  41 |
    | 80 |  38 |  59 |  58 |  56 |  59 |  37 |  51 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.05 KJELLE -
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    "If someone's stronger than me, they get my respect. And if they're weaker
    than me, I don't waste my time. That's all I'm saying..."
    
    
     Kjelle is the daughter of Sully. She would've liked Chrom as her father, but
    unfortunately Chrom doesn't offer Galeforce. Neither does her mother.
    
    But she can still learn it?! That is correct. For this you will need Donnel
    or Gaius(!) as her father.
    
    Both will do nicely on her. BUT! Donnel is the only option to give her the
    Hero class. Unfortunately she can't also learn Axefaire from him, but Gaius
    doesn't offer it either.
    
    With Donnel as her father she still does gain JUST enough speed to double.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Kjelle:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Dark Flier, level 15.
    
    Swordfaire      - Swordmaster, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.     
    
    All Stats +2    - Champions of Yore 3 reward (DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Luna or Swordfaire.
    Father > Aptitude(!), Underdog, Counter or Sol?
    
    Final class:
    Hero.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Yarne.
    
    
    Summary:
    Kjelle makes a great physical fighter. At least, much better than most female
    units. We will need a few anyway, since Yarne and Gerome are poor magical
    units.
    
    Kjelle has decent strength but doesn't have much options to abuse ~faires.
    She doesn't get the Tomefaire, which she would've loved. Swordfaire is the
    best next thing she can get.
    
    At least she does get Galeforce out of this. She will need to learn that
    herself.
    
    With Gaius as her father, she wouldn't be needing All Stats +2. You could use
    Vantage or something like that then. Or just change her class to Assassin.
    Main problem would be the lack of Hero class.
    
    As Assassin you will get more speed, but less strength.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  43 |  29 |  48 |  44 |  49 |  41 |  36 |
    | 80 |  53 |  39 |  58 |  54 |  59 |  51 |  46 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.06 CYNTHIA -
    -----------------
    "I AM CYNTHIA! I FLOAT LIKE A LEAF AND STING LIKE A NETTLE!... Eh. Too
    vegetarian. Although it might lull the foe into a false sense of security..."
    
    
     Cynthia will be the sister of Lucina. Maybe a bit weaker, due to the lack of
    Dual Stike+, but still deadly.
    
    If Chrom wouldn't be available, she can get ANY father. He mother does provide
    EVERYTHING she needs really. Tomefaire? Yep. Luna? Yep. Galeforce? Yep...
    
    Her best "other" father would be Henry. But this does give some problems to
    Nah, who would then want Libra, which would give a snowball effect on most
    pairings.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Cynthia:
    
    
    Aether          - you get this as a default skill.
    
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    
    Galeforce       - Dark Flier, level 15.
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Galeforce, Luna or Tomefaire.
    Father > Aether (always does)
    
    Final class:
    Dark Flier.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Brady.
    
    
    Summary:
    Cynthia would´ve loved the Dual Strike+ skill, but just can't get it. She
    does get the Aether skill, which is deadly paired with Luna. Also she can
    boost her stats with Tomefaire.
    
    I prefer Brady as her mate, because he does offer massive magical support.
    Also his support hits will be deadly.
    
    If you want that extra speed, like Lucina, just lose Luna and get All Stats+2.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  36 |  43 |  45 |  47 |  47 |  30 |  42 |
    | 80 |  46 |  53 |  55 |  57 |  57 |  40 |  52 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.07 SEVERA -
    ----------------
    "You can die quickly if you don't shut up! Now stop wasting your breath. I'm
    not the sort of floozy to swoon over a cowpile of trite flattery."
    
    
     Everyone loves Severa, don't they? Severa is going to be our offensive tank.
    Sure, she can do nice as a Dark Flier, but we want her to be a powerhouse.
    
    For this she needs speed, strength and LUNA.
    
    Luna is easily grabbed. Pick Frederick or Stahl. Or wait! We can use a special
    trick! Vaike does give Luna to all of his daughters! Which is great. He does
    also provide (much/most) strength and good speed (and not least; AXEFAIRE!!).
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Severa:
    
    
    Axefaire        - Make sure she gets this from Vaike(!!)
    
    Anathema        - Dark Mage, level 10.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.
    
    Galeforce       - Dark Flier, level 15.
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Galeforce(!) or Anathema.
    Father > Axefaire(!) Pass this down, or she won't be able to learn the skill.
    
    Final class:
    Hero.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Gerome.
    
    
    Summary:
    I prefer the Hero class, because of the higher strength cap. Also the Brave
    Axe is much stronger then the Brave Sword.
    
    If you want to become an Assassin, pick STAHL as her father.
    
    You could get Anathema from her mother, but that is very unlikely. Its easy to
    grab, herself, so just pass down Galeforce and call it a day.
    
    Strongest melee girl possible. She also gives Gerome the much needed hit.
    
    
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    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  47 |  28 |  50 |  46 |  44 |  41 |  34 |
    | 80 |  57 |  38 |  60 |  56 |  54 |  51 |  44 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
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    - 05.08 GEROME -
    ----------------
    "Why does Minerva cry out in your presence, fiends? Have you put some spell
    upon her? Last time I heard her screech so sadly was when my parents fell..."
    
    
     Gerome is a powerhouse. But he really misses that Galeforce skill. Too bad.
    But he can still be a great support unit. For this, we want his strength to
    be as high and it can be.
    
    For this we will need Berserker. Unfortunately he has very low on skill as a
    Berserker, so we need to boost this, or lower the avoid of his enemies...
    
    There are only a few options for this, Henry, Gregor or Vaike.
    
    I would actually prefer Henry here, but he is much better elsewhere. IF you
    would ever NOT need Henry anywhere, try him on Gerome, you won't regret it.
    
    For now, we will pick Gregor, which gives highest strength after Vaike.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Gerome:
    
    
    Axefaire        - Berserker, level 15.
    
    Axebreaker      - Hero, level 15.
    Swordbreaker    - Wyvern Lord, level 15.
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Get Demoiselle or Dual Support+.
    Father > Axebreaker
    
    Final class:
    Berserker.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Severa.
    
    
    Summary:
    Both ~breaker skills should make him hit more easily. If you want, you could
    try Tantivy over Axebreaker, but I am not convinced. Or go for more power and
    get All Stats +2 over the Axebreaker.
    
    IF Henry would be the father, make sure you learn and use both Anathema and
    Hex. Both are much more useful.
    
    Gerome is build, with the knowledge, that he will never be the front attacker.
    If he would, he would've wanted Luna. Which he can't get. Then you would need
    something like Frederick, but then you lose out on Axefaire...
    
    Berserker is the best class for Gerome, so make sure he gets a father that
    provides it.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  56 |  30 |  37 |  44 |  45 |  38 |  27 |
    | 80 |  66 |  40 |  47 |  54 |  55 |  48 |  37 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
    ----------------
    - 05.09 MORGAN -
    ----------------
    "I realize I'm going out on a limb here, but... Could you just fall over and
    play dead? Saves us both the hassle..."
    
    
     Morgan, the ULTIMATE fighting machine. Yes, he is. Galeforce, paired with
    Aggressor?! What else would you want? You know what? He CAN get EVERYTHING
    you want.
    
    So pick what you want. Let his mother have speed and you're good. Laurent for
    best stats (highest magic).
    
    You can also go for Brady if you want too. Or just make ANYONE his father,
    he will always be THE strongest weapon in your army. If not, you're doing it
    wrong.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Morgan:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Make sure he gets this from the Avatar(!!)
    
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.     
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Galeforce(!) Pass this down, or he won't be able to learn the skill.
    Father > Doesn't matter. Get Luna to save you some trouble.
    
    Final class:
    Sorcerer.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Nah.
    
    
    Summary:
    Broken unit doesn't need the best support. Together with Nah he will be
    unstoppable anyway. Nah gives just enough speed and magic boost as a Valkyrie.
    
    Together they have super speed with high magic. I prefer Sorcerer over Sage,
    because of the many stronger spells the dark side offers.
    
    Waste is already 6 points higher than Celica’s Gale. And he could even use
    Celica’s Gale, if he wanted too.
    
    You also have access to Aversa’s Night, would you ever need it. You can even
    bring Vantage to the field, or Vengeance. You can really do so many things
    with Morgan, he will be broken no matter what.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  26 |  49 |  42 |  46 |  47 |  39 |  46 |
    | 80 |  36 |  59 |  52 |  56 |  57 |  49 |  56 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
    ---------------
    - 05.10 YARNE -
    ---------------
    "People die from much lesser things you know. It's no laughing matter! What
    if you scare me and I trip and fall and cut my head open? What then?!"
    
    
     Yarne may act like an idiot, but his fighting skill is tremendous. Super
    strength, high speed. All he really wanted is Galeforce, which he won't be
    able to get.
    
    Because of his strength, we want him as a Berserker. Off course this is why
    we need to raise his accuracy.
    
    Stahl or Virion are good options for this, but you can also go for Frederick,
    if you want a bit more strength and Luna.
    
    For now, I will set him up with Stahl. This way he gains the best of both
    worlds.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Yarne:
    
    
    Swordbreaker    - Make sure he gets this from Panne(!!)
    
    Hit Rate +20    - Sniper, level 5.
    Axefaire        - Berserker, level 15.
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Swordbreaker(!) Pass this down, or he won't be able to learn it.
    Father > Luna.
    
    Final class:
    Berserker.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Kjelle.
    
    
    Summary:
    Yarne is made for heavy melee fighting. He doesn't really need Luna, but if
    you ever want to make him fight, he better has it.
    
    Best benefit from Stahl is Hit Rate +20. He gets the same "strength" and
    "skill" value from Frederick in case you wonder. With this build you shouldn't
    use Yarne as a main attacker.
    
    If you want him as your main attacker, get Luna instead of Swordbreaker. The
    Hit Rate +20 should be there, so he can hit more easily. Hitting swords should
    be done by others then.
    
    Hits like a truck, make no mistake.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  55 |  29 |  39 |  48 |  43 |  38 |  29 |
    | 80 |  65 |  39 |  49 |  58 |  53 |  48 |  39 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
    -----------------
    - 05.11 LAURENT -
    -----------------
    "The world is vast and full of potential unexplored! I shall devote myself
    to discovering that art which might reunite us"
    
    
     Laurent, the strongest magic user... Very unfortunately that he cannot learn
    the likes of Galeforce. But, with it, he would probably be on terms with
    Morgan in breaking the game.
    
    Without Galeforce, there really isn't much need for him to get Luna. Sure,
    he could do a round of combat, but still. I prefer to make him THE best magic
    support there is.
    
    His father will be Libra. Libra offers nothing but +6 in magic, which is
    really great to begin with.
    
    He will marry the Avatar, making Morgan game breaking.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Laurent:
    
    
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    
    Hex             - Dark Mage, level 1.
    Anathema        - Dark Mage, level 10.
    
    Aggressor       - Dread Fighter, level 15. (Lost Bloodlines 2 reward, DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Hex or Anathema.
    Father > Hex or Anathema.
    
    Final class:
    Sage.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Avatar/Robin.
    
    
    Summary:
    Laurent can go many ways. I prefer the support role. He makes Avatar/Robin
    THAT much stronger. With Hex and Anathema your Avatar/Robin will never miss,
    neither will Laurent.
    
    If you think Hex and Anathema are overkill, which they probably are, you
    should replace one (probably Hex) with All Stats +2. That way he will gain
    even MORE magic power.
    
    Should Laurent become one of your main fighters, then you should make Ricken
    his father. That way he will gain Luna and will still get a great magic boost
    out of it.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  29 |  51 |  46 |  44 |  45 |  30 |  42 |
    | 80 |  39 |  61 |  56 |  54 |  55 |  40 |  52 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
    ---------------
    - 05.12 NOIRE -
    ---------------
    "Eek! Hungry monsters are gonna nibble at me like an overripe aubergine! ...
    WE'LL SEE WHO DEVOURS WHO! TASTE JUDGMENT, CROP-MUNCHER!"
    
    
     Noire looks really scared, but is actually quite a decent fighter. I would've
    loved to keep her in a magic class, but I just can't.
    
    We have another Galeforce father to spare and Noire can make perfect use of
    him. Actually, everything about Gaius is great on Noire.
    
    She gets Galeforce and even a new class and ~faire to use it in. If you still
    won't like it, no problem. Just change her back to Sniper or Bow Knight and
    she will do just as fine.
    
    IF she was able to get both Galeforce AND Tomefaire, she would've made a great
    Dark Flier. But only THE Avatar can make that happen.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Noire:
    
    
    Galeforce       - Dark Flier, level 15.
    
    Luna            - Great Knight, level 5.
    Swordfaire      - Swordmaster, level 15.
    
    Anathema        - Dark Mage, level 10.
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Luna. If you can't be bothered, get Anathema.
    Father > Swordfaire (or Counter, or Sol)
    
    Final class:
    Assassin.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Inigo.
    
    
    Summary:
    Not many people like the Assassin class. Why? Probably because its weaker then
    the Hero class. It has an overkill in speed, that I agree with. But she really
    helps Inigo out a great time.
    
    Assassin passes +4 speed when paired up. With the 44 speed that Inigo has, we
    just make it to 48 speed. Which is great and needed to double the likes of
    Anna.
    
    If you don't like the Assassin class, that's no problem at all. With little
    effort you can switch to Bowknight, or Sniper. Just replace the Swordfaire
    with Bowfaire (or keep it).
    
    With Anathema gone, you can get All Stats +2, so she can still double all
    on her own.
    
    Really fond of this pairing. Though, I never thought I would use it before.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  42 |  33 |  50 |  50 |  41 |  32 |  31 |
    | 80 |  52 |  43 |  60 |  60 |  51 |  42 |  41 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
    -------------
    - 05.13 NAH -
    -------------
    "Why are you smiling like that? It's my silly name, isn't it? Ugh."
     
    
     Nah, the final child to discus. Because she is the last, you would think she
    can only get leftovers, right?
    
    This is actually quite wrong. Why? Because many fathers don't want her as
    their daughter. Nah can be decent at best, but wants to do magic.
    
    All because of her access to Tomefaire. She doesn't learn Luna, unless her
    father will provide it. But if a father provides it, she will be horrible
    slow.
    
    Even with Stahl as her father, she will lack at least 7 speed. That is way too
    much to compensate.
    
    The lack of speed AND Luna is actually the main reason why I would never allow
    Gaius or Donnel to be wasted on her. Even with Avatar as the father she is
    only decent.
    
    So what to do with her? Get Valkryie. Options? Gregor and Henry. Since Gregor
    is more physical, we prefer Henry, which also offers other good supports
    skills.
    
    
    ----------
    - SKILLS -
    ----------
    Best skills to collect for Nah:
    
    
    Tomefaire       - Sage, level 15.
    
    Hex             - Dark Mage, level 1.
    Anathema        - Dark Mage, level 10.
    
    All Stats +2    - Champions of Yore 3 reward (DLC map)
    Limit Breaker   - Rogues and Redeemers 3 reward (DLC map)
    
    
    Pass down:
    Mother > Tomefaire.
    Father > Wrath(?).
    
    Final class:
    Valkyrie.
    
    Marries (S-support with):
    Morgan(M).
    
    
    Summary:
    Nah is the slowest unit. That said, she can also be the best tank, with Kellam
    she can get +7 in defense. With Stahl she still gets +6 defense, but also some
    other great stats.
    
    Still, I don't think she is worth that trouble.
    
    But she does Tomefaire! She can become a pretty good magic user, but still a
    slow one.
    
    This is why I wanted a good magic support class for her. Because Dark Flier is
    not available, I needed something else; Valkyrie.
    
    Unfortunately, not many fathers offer this class. For this, I could pick
    between Henry or Gregor (or Donnel). Gregor and Henry both also do great on
    Gerome, but Henry tends to be a more magical father.
    
    As a Valkyrie our Nah can provide JUST enough speed as a support bonus, that
    Morgan will double as a Sorcerer.
    
    Great as a pair-up unit, not so great if she needs to fight on her own.
    
    
    ---------------
    - FINAL STATS -
    ---------------
    
    | HP | STR | MAG | SKL | SPD | LCK | DEF | RES |
    | 80 |  33 |  45 |  40 |  42 |  45 |  35 |  47 |
    | 80 |  43 |  55 |  50 |  52 |  55 |  45 |  57 | WITH LIMIT BREAKER
    
    Final stats without the benefits of Rally Bots, All Stats +2 and/or Tonics.
    
    
    
    ==========================================
    = 06 - LUNA / DUAL GUARD + PAIRINGS - 06 =
    ==========================================
    Luna and Dual Guard+ are considered two of the best skills in the game. Luna
    is offensive, while Dual Guard+ is for support.
    
    I have made a list, so that EVERY child can learn those two skills. Still it
    is based on the most optimal setup, so you can still switch around a bit if
    you want to.
    
    
    Olivia           - S -         Chrom
    Lissa            - S -         Ricken
    Sumia            - S -         Henry
    Maribelle        - S -         Lon'Qu
    Sully            - S -         Donnel
    Cordelia         - S -         Vaike
    Cherche          - S -         Frederick
    Panne            - S -         Stahl
    Miriel           - S -         Avatar/Robin
    Tharja           - S -         Gaius
    Nowi             - S -         Kellam
    
    
    Some things to keep in mind, while switching around:
    
    The following children will always be able to learn both skills:
    
    
    Brady
    Noire
    Lucina
    Morgan
    Kjelle
    Cynthia
    
    
    The following fathers will always pass down both skills:
    
    
    Chrom
    Stahl
    Kellam
    Ricken
    Frederick
    Avatar/Robin
    
    
    - Vaike will only pass it down to female children. This means that Vaike
    should be always the father of either Severa (marry Cordelia) or
    Nah (marry Nowi).
    
    - Chrom has limited options to marry, so he should marry Olivia.
    
    - Avatar/Robin will give his son/daughter access to all available classes. But
    to make most use out of this, he should marry Miriel, as Laurent will benefit
    most of it.
    
    
    
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