The Let's Play Archive

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

by midnight_lasagna

Part 103: Sophie

Cavalier (HS: Nohr Princess (Corrin), Mercenary (Silas))
A+ Support Partners: Velouria (Fighter), Soleil (Mercenary)
Personal Skill: Michievous (When unit initiates attack and successfully hits enemy, inflict defense -3 and remove enemy's clothing (really))
Growths (With Default Class) [Base]:
HP: 40% (50) [35]
STR: 40% (55) [35]
MAG: 27.5% (27.5) [10]
SKL: 47.5% (57.5) [55]
SPD: 47.5% (57.5) [50]
LCK: 40% (55) [35]
DEF: 30% (40) [25]
RES: 27.5% (32.5) [35]

Sophie is one of the many "basically their dad but faster and less bulky" type units. The "standard" Sophie is arguably worse than Silas, but an optimised one can be quite a bit better. This Sophie is not very optimised but at the same time is still pretty decent.

That's about it! Not much else to say. Her personal skill is pretty good, although in my case it's made completely redundant by Draconic Hex. I feel like mine would turn out well enough if I raised her but there's really not much room on my team. I don't know what her best class would be, but I imagine she works well enough in all the classes she inherits by default. Great Knight might make up for her poor defense if she's a bit too frail for your liking, Hero can inherit axe rank from GK if you Offspring Seal into one, Bow Knights are always good and worth having, and Paladin is a safe choice.

Sophie's one of the first children you can unlock in Conquest and her paralogue is rewarding in terms of items and captures even if you don't care about her, so it's worth doing. Effie's a great mother for her, she joins at the same time Silas does and is not a bad support partner for him. You'll get a very strong and fast Sophie with just about good enough mixed bulk (she can inherit defense + 2 from her mother) who joins very early, and can potentially replace an early promoted Silas if you want. Otherwise I guess you could pair Silas up with either Selena or Azura to make her a Sky Knight? Azura would give her better combat stats but Selena would help her physical bulk a bit.

I really wish there was more discussion online on what to do with Fates's second gen, there's like none. The people who tend to write massive screeds about which units are good and how to best use them tend not to do the optional child paralogues, so I don't have much to go off of.

My Rating: The Avel obsession is really offputting