Mauvier is one of my favorite units in the game, not only because of his stats (exceptional), his ability to take a punch (amazing), or his capacity to both heal and deal damage (father of the year). He’s just one of those units you can depend on. I’ve yet to have him even flirt with death, he’s that committed to being there for Veyle. But can he be even better? Of course. Here are the best skills for Mauvier in Fire Emblem Engage.
Best Skills for Mauvier in Fire Emblem Engage
Mauvier is one of those units who can do equally well across a variety of classes, from both strength-based to magic based. For that reason, you might have kept him as a Royal Knight, or chosen to promote him into Paladin.
Since he performs better in these roles than Sage, which he can also class into and be fine, this article will focus on calvary-based class skills.
Each unit can only equip 2 skills, but here are the best 4:
- Resolve+ (Emblem Ring Ike, Level 18): If unit’s HP is 75% or less after combat, grants Def/Res+7 as long as unit’s HP stays below 75%.
- Unyielding++ (Emblem Ring Marth, Level 18): At the start of the player phase, if HP is 40% or less, restores 40% of the unit’s max HP.
- Hold Out++ (Emblem Ring Roy, Level 18): If unit had 2 HP or more at start of combat, unit always survives combat with at least 1 HP.
- Vantage++ (Emblem Ring Leif, Level 18): If unit’s HP is 75% or less and foe initiates combat, unit can counter before foe’s first attack.
Resolve+ and Vantage++ synergize well, in that it ensures that 1. Mauvier will stay alive and 2. he’ll be able to counteract when he takes the next hit. And because Mauvier is frequently in the front-lines or front-line adjacent because of his status as a calvary unit, you can be sure that he’ll take a slap or arrow here and there.
Unyielding++ and Hold Out++ ensures that Mauvier never dies and receives just enough healing to allow your other healer to catch up to him or for him to tactically retreat.
Related: Best Class for Mauvier in Fire Emblem Engage
Each of these skills comes later into the game, but if you farm up enough Bond Fragments, you can get there quickly with the Arena in the Somniel. As for Emblem Ring, it’s better for him to have Sigurd (Sigurd? With a calvary-unit? Groundbreaking.), or Lucina as her Bond Shield is guaranteed because of Mauvier’s calvary status. But Mauvier’s high movement means that he’ll also be able to take advantage of Lucina’s Dual Strike and Dual Assist, giving him the chance to participate in more Chain Attacks. And sometimes that extra hit can make all the difference in the world.