Lucina, one of the heroes of Fire Emblem Awakening, returns in Fire Emblem Engage as the Emblem of the Princess Exalt, who will assist your army in its quest.
True to Awakening’s themes of bonds, Lucina’s skillset is built around chain attacks and keeping allies close at hand. Synchro Skill Dual Strike enables her unit to chain attack foes as if they were a Backup unit, adding some useful chip damage to your other party members’ strikes. Engage Skill Bonded Shield will have her defending adjacent allies for initial attacks at a high rate of success, and Engage Attack All For One will call upon all nearby allies to engage in a link of chain attacks. Unlike a number of other Emblems that can practically solo sides of the map by themselves, Lucina has to be utilized more strategically, sticking by other army members to maximize her abilities’ usefulness – while chain attacks’ damage output may seem inconsequential at first, proper positioning and army strength can lead to some truly devastating numbers. Lucina’s unit is best used around points of the map where your army will cluster, and isn’t suited for soloing.
Lucina’s Engage Weapon Noble Rapier acts similarly to other rapier-type Emblem weapons, with effectiveness against cavalry and armor units. Parthia not only gives her a ranged option but boosts Res slightly and doubles EXP. And her legendary Parallel Falchion will slay any dragons she comes across.
How to obtain Lucina
Lucina will automatically join your army a few turns into Chapter 11: Retreat. She’ll automatically equip herself to Alear for the map, and prove valuable in helping you make your escape. After the chapter, you can equip her to any character you’d like.
Here are detailed explanations of each of Lucina’s skills. Remember that to have your characters inherit them, they must be at Bond Level 5 minimum with the Emblem and spend SP:
Engage Skill: Bonded Shield – Use to prevent first attacks on adjacent allies until your next turn. Trigger %=80 ([Armored] Trigger %=100 for armored allies / [Flying] Trigger %=100 for flying allies / [Qi Adept] Trigger %=100 / [Cavalry] Trigger %=100 for cavalry allies / [Dragon] +10% to trigger rate)
Engage Attack: All For One – Use to make a sword attack against an adjacent foe. All allies within 2 spaces chain attack ([Backup] Range +1 / [Dragon] Ally chain attacks are guaranteed to hit)
Engage Weapon 1: Noble Rapier – Effective against armor and cavalry
Engage Weapon 2: Parthia (Bond Lvl 10) – Doubles earned EXP and Res+5
Engage Weapon 3: Parallel Falchion (Bond Lvl 15) – Effective against dragons
Bond Lvl 1: Dual Strike (Synchro Skill) – Unit participates in chain attacks as if it were a backup unit (Cannot inherit)
Bond Lvl 1: Dexterity +1 – Grants Dex+1 (SP cost: 100)
Bond Lvl 2: Dexterity +2 – Grants Dex+2 (SP cost: 300)
Bond Lvl 3: Dual Assist (Synchro Skill) – If unit is able to chain attack, unit will do so when allies attack foes unit could reach by moving. Trigger %=35 (SP cost: 1000)
Bond Lvl 4: Bow Agility 1 – Grants Avo+10 at a cost of Crit-10 when using a bow (SP cost: 500)
Bond Lvl 5: Skill Inheritance – Unit can inherit this Emblem’s skills
Bond Lvl 6: Sword Prof. – Proficiency with swords. Required for promotion to certain classes
Bond Lvl 7: Bow Agility 2 – Grants Avo+15 at a cost of Crit-10 when using a bow (SP cost: 1000)
Bond Lvl 8: Bow Prof. – Proficiency with bows. Required for promotion to certain classes
Bond Lvl 9: Dexterity +3 – Grants Dex+3 (SP cost: 500)
Bond Lvl 11: Strong Bond – Unit stays Engaged 1 additional turn
Bond Lvl 12: Bow Agility 3 – Grants Avo+20 at a cost of Crit-10 when using a bow (SP cost: 2000)
Bond Lvl 13: Dual Support (Synchro Skill) – Grants a bonus to Avo that increases with unit’s support level with adjacent allies (Max +90) (SP cost: 2000)
Bond Lvl 14: Bow Agility 4 – Grants Avo+25 at a cost of Crit-10 when using a bow (SP cost: 3000)
Bond Lvl 16: Dexterity +4 – Grants Dex+4 (SP cost: 1000)
Bond Lvl 17: Bow Agility 5 – Grants Avo+30 at a cost of Crit-10 when using a bow (SP cost: 4000)
Bond Lvl 18: Dual Assist+ – If unit is able to chain attack, unit will do so when allies attack foes unit could reach by moving. Trigger %=70 (SP cost: 2000)
Bond Lvl 19: Dexterity +5 – Grants Dex+5 (SP cost: 2000)
Bond Lvl 20: Deep Synergy – Unit’s Engage meter is shortened one step
Who Is Lucina?
Lucina (VA: Yuu Kobayashi [JP] / Alexis Tipton [EN]) is the daughter of Chrom and princess of Ylisse. She hails from a wartorn future where her father was murdered and the land became ravaged by the Fell Dragon Grima, so in desperation to change destiny she travels back in time with her comrades to challenge their fate. In the process, she struggles to adjust to having a genuine relationship with her dad and living in a world that still breathes. Despite the tremendous loss and pain she’s suffered throughout her life, she will never give up hope in her quest for peace.
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