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“But despite Kempf's failure, I'm not worried. I've stationed my squad of heavily-armored knights in front of the castle. Bishop Mua and his team of mages are also present. Next, we have Reinhardt and the Gelbenritter already approaching the enemy from behind. And if that wasn't enough, we have the Pegasus Corps of Silesse on stand-by, ready to assist us if things go south. With this much strength behind us, we could defeat any army!”
—Nicolov, in a conversation with Gustav

Nicolov is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

In GameEdit

StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE5 GeneralGeneral
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefBldMovLSMSPC
20541541281315206500
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE5 Sword Icon Sword - A
FE5 Lance Icon Lance - A
FE5 Axe Icon Axe - A
FE5 Bow Icon Bow - A
MasteraxeMaster Axe
FE5killeraxeKiller Axe
FE5vulneraryVulnerary

OverallEdit

Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Going by standard stats alone, Nicolov is just a vastly overleveled Largo with more HP and inferior stats all across the board. However, Nicolov possesses 5 leadership stars. This means that when Saias hits the field, the enemy army will have a terrifying +45% to hit and evade. It also means that the numerous siege units surrounding him will have a slight edge in trying to land hits on the player.

The normal strategy for dealing with Nicolov would involve wearing away the surrounding ballistae, before going for Nicolov himself, possibly killing one or both of his supporting mages along the way. Karin can pass over the barricades to preemptively attack the mages herself, if the player is feeling particularly worried about engaging Nicolov and the mages on the same turn. Whatever the case, Nicolov will be attacking twice for 30 might each turn, so players should not take his offenses lightly. He may be statistically weaker than Largo and Palman, but his superior weapon choice and leadership make him a tougher foe all the same.

If players wish to remove Nicolov's leadership from the equation entirely, they can warp a dedicated boss killer to take him down on the first turn. Most units will have a very shaky chance of actually killing him, but generally speaking Mareeta, any high end unit with an Armorslayer, or any mage with reasonable Defense (usually a result of Crusader Scroll usage) have the best odds. Once Nicolov is down, the player may either use the Rescue Staff to pull that unit back to safety, or have the unit occupy the throne on the next turn. The latter option has the added benefit of allowing the unit to drain away the enemy's ballistae and siege magic, but is a risky strategy that will functionally remove that unit from the equation for the rest of the battle, as well.

QuotesEdit

Fighting Nicolov Edit

“As if you could defeat me! Tch... Have at you!”
—Nicolov's battle quote

Defeating Nicolov Edit

“Ugh... Not bad... Guess I couldn't do it... after all...”
—Nicolov's death quote
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