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Fire Emblem: Awakening Units - Basilio Info

Updated on March 9, 2013
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Introduction

This hub is going to talk about Basilio, the West Khan of Regna Ferox and the only Warrior that you get naturally through the course of Fire Emblem: Awakening. Warriors are the promotion of Fighters and have the ability to use axes and bows. More importantly, they gain one of the more annoying skills in the game in Counter, which causes adjacent enemies to take any damage they deal to you, as long as you are still alive after the attack.

Overview

So, who is Basilio?

As mentioned already, Basilio is the West Khan of Regna Ferox. While you meet him relatively early in the storyline, you don't get to recruit him or Flavia until nearly the end of the game. Basilio acts like a big brother to those he meets and is frequently scolded by Flavia, who calls him an oaf. Despite being called as such, Basilio is actually quite sharp, as evidenced by him taking Lucina's warning to heart and playing dead against Walhart (he dies in Lucina's timeline because his pride wouldn't normally let him resort to such a tactic).

Where can I get Basilio?

Basilio and Flavia join Chrom's forces automatically during Chapter 23, after you defeat Validar the first time.

Why should I use Basilio?

Well, besides the fact that Basilio joins mid-chapter (which means you will have to use him in at least some capacity), he does have some pretty good bases and growths. However, I personally like to use him with Flavia in a support capacity, since Flavia has higher Defense and Speed. The only problem I can foresee is if you have already established your main group of units for completing end-game chapters. In that case, it is highly likely that you won't have a slot to spare for Basilio. Which, in my opinion, is alright considering that he serves as a crutch unit for players who have taken a lot of casualties during the course of Fire Emblem: Awakening.

As is customary for units obtained this late in the game, Basilio can only support with Flavia (up to A rank) and My Unit (can marry a female My Unit, or reach A rank with a male My Unit).

Should I use a Second Seal on Basilio?

Well, he starts at Level 10 Warrior, and can get Counter within 5 levels. I would personally get him to Level 15 Warrior and then class change him to a Berserker, just because it seems to fit his combat attitude of pounding enemies into the ground with no regard for anything.

Basilio Stat Growth Information At A Glance

Class
HP
Str
Mag
Skl
Spd
Lck
Def
Res
Fighter/Warrior
110
70
10
60
50
45
50
20
Barbarian/Berserker
115
70
10
55
55
45
45
20
Mercenary/Hero
110
65
10
65
55
45
50
20
Knight
115
70
10
55
45
45
55
20
General
115
70
10
55
45
45
55
25
Great Knight
115
70
10
55
50
45
55
20
This is a list of the stat growths of every single class that Basilio can become. [Source: Serenes Forest]

Basically, Basilio has pretty good growths, but not much time to do anything with them, thanks to the fact that he starts at Level 10 Warrior. If you have need of an axe user for whatever reason, then Basilio will serve you well. Otherwise, I'd just keep him benched.

Basilio Skill Information at a Glance

Skill
Effect
Class
Level
HP +5
Maximum HP +5
Fighter
1
Zeal
Critical +5
Fighter
10
Rally Strength
Strength +4 to all allies within a 3 tile radius for one Turn
Warrior
5
Counter
Returns damage when attacked by an adjacent enemy
Warrior
15
The list of skills that Basilio can learn as a Warrior. [Source: Serenes Forest]

Fighter and Warrior skills were covered when I wrote up the Vaike hub, so here's a summarized version of my assessment of these skills:

  • Fighter features the curiosity that both of the skills that you get in that class boost stats. While this may not be spectacular by any stretch of the imagination, extra HP and critical hit rate never hurt anyone, least of all a class meant to stand in the front lines to take and deal punishment.
  • Warriors get Rally Strength to boost the strength of nearby allies by 4 within a 3 tile radius and Counter, which is probably one of the most annoying skills in Fire Emblem: Awakening. If you have Counter, adjacent enemies damage themselves when they attack your Warrior. The somewhat ridiculous part about Counter is that it is nastier on enemy units (by virtue of their generic status) than on your own units.

Counter also has a quirk or two that should be noted, and I didn't do so in Vaike's hub:

  • As far as I can tell, Counter always triggers on adjacent enemies. It doesn't have a trigger chance.
  • If an enemy unit dies to your Counter skill, such an act doesn't count into experience gained. So, if you get attacked and the enemy dies to Counter before you can counterattack properly, you get no experience. On the other hand, if you attack and then get counterattacked, and the enemy dies to Counter, then you only get the normal experience for landing an attack in battle, and not the full experience for killing an enemy unit.

This makes Counter a double-edged sword, but it is still good for softening up enemies with high Defense, since the damage Counter deals is the damage your unit takes, at a 1:1 ratio.

Tips and Tricks for using Basilio

  • Given that Basilio's only non-MU support lies with Flavia, and the fact that they join at the same time, I like to Pair the two of them up, with Flavia as the main unit due to her higher Defense and Speed (I've noticed, at least on Hard, that Basilio's base speed still allows him to get doubled by speedier classes).
  • Basilio starts with good equipment and the weapon ranks to use it, so don't worry too much about outfitting him with extra gear (although a Brave Axe in his hands is particularly nasty, if you somehow have one to spare).

Do you use Basilio on your team?

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Conclusion

In conclusion, Basilio is the West Khan of Regna Ferox and an able Warrior. However, he joins nearly at the end of the main storyline and you will probably have your army's composition laid out to perfection by then, so he only really serves your army in the same capacity as Say'ri (a crutch character in case you've suffered heavy losses in Classic Mode).

Feel free to talk about Basilio and things related to him in the comments section. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions if something in this hub is unclear!

Until the next time, take care and have fun! ;)

-Winterfate

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      DukeKnight 

      5 years ago

      I liked using Basilio unarmed as a hard to kill shield/lure like a repurposed Jeigan in the child recruitment chapters. Makes it easier to pump the underleveled kid right there on a feast of leftovers that like attacking an unarmed brick wall instead.

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      FE11 

      5 years ago

      All the money you need in two words

      Golden. Gaffe. Bam.

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      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      Hi WinterFate,

      thanks for talking about Basilio and

      what it means to you and for giving detailed

      information about this warrior.

      Voted up

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