The Let's Play Archive

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

by midnight_lasagna

Part 105: Midori

Apothecary (HS: Ninja (Kaze), Wyvern Rider (Camilla))
A+ Support Partners: Ophelia (Dark Mage)
Personal Skill: Lucky Charm (Skills that rely on luck to activate get a flat +20% increase to their activation rate)
Growths (With Default Class) [Base]:
HP: 42.5% (62.5) [45]
STR: 42.5% (62.5) [35]
MAG: 15% (15) [5]
SKL: 52.5% (62.5) [55]
SPD: 45% (55) [35]
LCK: 37.5% (42.5) [50]
DEF: 32.5% (42.5) [30]
RES: 32.5% (37.5) [20]

Mighty Midori! Midori is an Apothecary who sells the medicines she brews from her herbs. You can't handle her strongest potions.

Midori's one of the two kids available in Conquest to have a Hoshidan class by default, and Apothecary is a weird one. She's actually the only character in the entire game to have it as her default class. As an actual combat class it's a bit crap - slow and bulky isn't a winning combination for bow users - but it does grant access to the two very weird classes of Merchant and Apothecary.

Camilla as a mother will make anyone viable, but Midori's standard growths aren't very good. She's specced entirely in skill and luck with not much in anything else. Her personal skill is certainly fun for gimmicks but it's not massively useful, especially in CQ when the only Nohrian luck-based skill is the rather underwhelming and unreliable Good Fortune. It combos fairly well with Profiteer if you want the extra cash, and with Kaze paired up with her she will have what is effectively Miracle with an extra 20% chance of activating, but even with capped luck it's not anything you'd ever want to rely on.

As a Merchant Midori will be very good at getting gold bars, but if you want a unit who can do well in combat and annihilate foes with Spendthrift you're probably better off with Mozu. Mechanist is a much better combat class thanks to its ability to use knives, but again if you want a dedicated Mechanist you could probably do better with Kaze... Midori will at least be able to learn skills from the Ninja class just by promoting into one. I do however have the benefit of inheriting both Camilla's excellent growths and Trample on my Midori, so I may as well try her out as a Mechanist and see how she does. Maybe it'll change my opinion of her?

Just like Dwyer she feels like a character that would work better for postgame minmax builds rather than use in story, except there are no postgame maps to use her in. I'm sure a maximum luck Miracle Midori with Renewal and Good Fortune could absolutely annoy some people in online battles, assuming anybody even does those. Maybe even make her a Sorcerer and give her Nosferatu if you really want to infuriate your opponents.

My Rating: Her hair matches her dad's ninja scarf thing!