Katarina Character Analysis [Fire Emblem: Heroes / FE: Heroes]

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Katarina

Katarina
Katarina, Wayward One
Personal Evaluation 10/10
Attribute / Weapon Red/Tome
Rank 5  stars
Title Wayward One
First Appearance Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Voice Actor Kira Buckland

Katarina is a mage from Fire Emblem: Heroes. In Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, she lived first as an assassin. However, she ultimately abandons that mission and instead joins alongside the protagonist. Her original name was Reese before becoming an assassin, adopting the name Katarina.

Stats

Katarina’s ATK and Spd make her increasingly powerful. As a hero summonable only as a 5☆, Katarina is often rare and doesn’t appear in most banners. However, her stats begin to double especially when placed near her allies. Her weapon allows her stats to multiply depending on the number of allies near her.

Initial Stats

Star Ranking HP ATK DEF Res Spd
☆☆☆☆☆ 16~18 5~7 4~6 7~9 7~9

Skill List

Weapons

Name Mt Rng Details Default Reqs
Fire 4 2 50 SP
Elfire 6 2 100 SP
Rauðrowl 6 2 During combat, unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res boosted by number of adjacent allies x 2. 200 SP
Rauðrowl+ 10 2 During combat, unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res boosted by number of adjacent allies x 2. ☆☆☆☆☆ 400 SP, ☆☆☆☆☆

Special Skills

Name CD Description Reqs
Chilling Wind 4 Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res. Default: ☆☆☆☆☆
Unlock: –
SP: 100
Glacies 4 Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res. Default:
Unlock:
☆☆☆☆☆
SP: 
200

Passive Skills

Name Type Description Reqs
Death Blow 1 A Grants Atk+2 during combat if unit initiates the attack. Unlock: –
SP: 50
Swift Sparrow 1 If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+2 during battle. Unlock: –
SP: 120
Swift Sparrow 2 If unit initiates combat, unit granted Atk/Spd+4 during battle. Unlock: ☆☆☆☆☆
SP: 240
ATK Ploy 1 C At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Atk-3 until the end of foe’s next action. Unlock: –
SP: 60
ATK Ploy 2 At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Atk-4 until the end of foe’s next action. Unlock: –
SP: 120
ATK Ploy 3 At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Atk-5 until the end of foe’s next action. Unlock: ☆☆☆☆☆
SP: 240

Strategy

Katarina has a high ATK power and coupled with her weapon, makes her a deadly force. She is only summonable as a 5☆ which makes her increasingly rare. However, upon receiving Katarina, she can easily take out Armored Forces such as Hektor. Katarina is similar to Celica save for not taking a demerit of -5 HP for attacking at full power and increased ATK.

One of the ways to place Katarina is to place her behind a tanky healer like Azama. Because of her weapon, Rauðrowl+, her stats double depending on how many teammates are near her. The formation must be in the shape of a “T” in order for Katarina to benefit the most out of this effect. One build she can go with is Rally ATK which allows her to buff her allies. Another tactic is to grant Quick Riposte which will allow her to abuse her extremely high ATK power.

Vantage is also a good skill to teach Katarina especially when she reaches Vantage 3. If she inherits the skill from Lon’qu, it’ll expand her repertoire and versatility as a unit.

Counter

  • Kagero – Kagero has Poison Dagger and Poison Dagger+ which grants her increased damage against Infantry. As a colorless Dagger, she also has a 2 space range which allows her to reach Katarina. If Kagero also has Vantage, she can outstrip Katarina before the girl can attack her. The more Katarina damages her, the strong Kagero’s Retribution hits.
  • Berkut – Berkut is a Cavalry unit with heightened DEF and RES. His inherent large mobility makes it easy for him to chase Katarina. At the same time, he has an inherently large RES, allowing him to easily take her down.
  • SubakiSubaki has a high RES and his flier type allows him to catch her easy.
  • Robin (M) – Both are tomes but Robin (M) has more defensive capability than Katarina. He can win against her via attrition.

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