Character Spotlight - Leon
Availability General, Limited, & Focus Banners
Talent Every square moved increases damage & DEF by X% (Value of X is based on Star lvl). After attacking, receives 3 squares of movement (cannot attack).
Faction Empire's Honor Strategist
Final Classes: Strike Master (cavalry); Royal Guard (cavalry)
Role: DPS; Hit, kill & run; Casts Faction buff for Empire's Honor allies
Recommended Troops: Angels - High ATK, MDEF, & high mobility
Vampire bats - High mobility, ATK, & able to recover HP after attacking
Red Royal Cavalry - High mobility, DEF, & Super effective vs infantry type
Recommended Pairings: Strategist - Altemuller (can also share bats as common troops) Empire's Honor - Bernhardt/ Lance for Faction buff Other - Is able to hold his own in other factions, provided the player has invested in him
MVP Situations: Aniki training - All maps except spear Temple - Valkyrie/Phoenix Dragon - Fire/Dark Time Rifts Timeless Trials PVP (All tiers)
Comments: Leon is one of the highest ATK power units available due to his stats growth as well as his access to angel/bat troops paired with his high troop ATK modifier. He is currently 1 of 2 units who have the [Knight's Spirit] skill which is a potent skill with a wide array of effects. Effectively used, he is moving 8 squares, increasing damage by 30%, & reducing damage by 30% upon initiating attack while being immune to all negative status effects & regenerating 20% HP for 2 turns when he casts [Knight's Spirit]. Paired with his talent which allows him to move 3 squares after attacking, Leon proves to be quite the formidable unit. [Thanks to Pyre from Langrisser Discord for skill clarifications]
Leon is also armed with 2 other attack skills, one which pushes an enemy back by 2 squares, the other being a reduction to an enemy's movement for 2 squares which helps to keep enemies at bay. These skills are very useful in many situations for PVE and PVP. In some PVE maps, enemy units will not give chase if your units are out of the danger zone. In PVP, he is often seen charging straight into the enemy flanks and killing a crucial enemy unit (sometimes even killing weaker enemy guard unit) before escaping. These skills prove quite useful in many situations for PVE and PVP. In some PVE maps, enemy units will not give chase if your units are out of the danger zone. In PVP, he is often seen charging straight into the enemy flanks and killing a crucial enemy unit (sometimes even killing weaker enemy guard unit) before escaping. Since Leon can equip flier units, he is also able to attack spear units to a certain extent.
Ending Remarks: Leon is indeed a very powerful unit that has high mobility and ATK. Paired with Altemuller, he’s able to move through terrains as if they were plains, (not affected by terrain movement penalty). :When paired with Bernhardt, he will deal more damage to contrasting units such as cavalry vs infantry.
Please note that his talent increases DAMAGE per movement and not ATK, meaning the calculation is increased after all ATK modifiers have been added.
Be sure to plan out which final class you'll be using, as Strike Master grants the [Knight's Spirit] skill and bat troops while Royal Knight grants a Faction Buff for Empire's Honor allies and Angel troops. Be sure to choose wisely and factor in your team combination as well as resources you have available.