It’s Eliwood’s time to shine.
I rolled my eyes when first watching this video.
“ANOTHER Legendary sword cavalier?” I thought, lamenting the fact that Eliwood would be lost in a sea of Eirikas and Hríds.
Swords in general are a very overplayed weapon type in the Legendary Hero listings. Though that’s a symptom of many main characters being cool sword bois.
Yet Eliwood stands out due to his insane buffing potential.
The gimmick of his skill set is granting one ally +6 Attack and Defense if (for example) Ninian is also deployed, then doubling that buff through his weapon’s Bonus Doubler effect.
Those buffs are applied to the ally with the highest attack stat on his team, which is clearly intended to be Eliwood thanks to Death Blow 4. But I could just as easily see a team being built up so a specific unit can get the +12 stats.
Congratulations Intelligent Systems, you made me care at least a little about a hero I figured I would completely pass on.
Unfortunately, only one other hero on his banner truly entices me despite it including:
- Ryoma — Supreme Samurai
- Hríd — Resolute Prince
- Ephraim — Legendary Lord
- Lucina — Glorious Archer
- Selkie — Free Spirit
- Gunnthrá — Voice of Dreams
- Yune — Chaos Goddess
- Hinoka — Relaxed Warrior
- Robin — Fell Vessel
- Veronica — Brave Princess
- Sakura — Hot-Spring Healer
I already own a vast majority of the characters here. Selkie, Yune, Hinoka and Sakura are the only missing links in my catalog.
But of those four… Sakura is the only unit I regret missing back when her special banner happened. Selkie would count if she was a unique summon in special banners.
Thus, I’ll probably be skipping out on spending a lot here. I’d still maybe like to get summer Laevatein, and Lute continues to be an upcoming object of my affection.
At least I can build up some extra orbs with this Legendary Battle Map.
Look at this god damn boy scout. I can’t believe you made me care about him, Intelligent Systems.
Can’t wait to finally play Blazing Blade at some point and experience his boy scout nature for myself.
Shout out to Eliwood’s banner being unveiled a few days ago so I could write this before having to host a party.
Though it’s not unusual for me to have Heroes posts rolling through my blog, doing this has actually been a nice break from my intense Fire Emblem Warriors binge.
I’ve been enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, and I considered writing about its interesting treatment of Fates characters in a blog post yesterday if I hadn’t spent all afternoon cleaning the house.
So hey, I’ll probably have that coming soon. Look forward to it.
In the meantime, let me know what you think of Eliwood down in the comments!