They finally add Joshua to the game and he’s just.. incredible. The highest BST for all infantry units for some reason, and yet his stat spread is strange. Having very solid defences, amazing speed and okay attack, he’s basically a all around unit who struggles to do everything at once. Even his whole gimmick is kinda luck based though whether you take the chance or go on something more trustworthy is up to you.
Joshua wields Audhulma a powered up slaying edge but gives you +5 res which puts him at 33. Moonbow is a solid special and now a 1 turn trigger meaning if attacked he will trigger his special. Close defence increases his bulk when attacked up close which is a nice asset and then theres… windsweep. This skill is incredibly gimmicky and changes his playstyle. Basically he’s designed to be played as a rush in unit, get a hit then take a hit back with increased defences and finish them off, however his speed tier while good, ain’t the best so I’d only use it if you’re willing to give up doubles.
C slot wise he does very well with ploy skills with the extra res, while standard threatens work too, as for assists, reposition is always good but with his base kit pivot is a niche option to escape if need be.
Audhulma, reposistion, Moonbow/Iceberg/bonfire/luna/ignis/glacies
Slot A = Distant counter
Slot B = Quick riposte/ green tomebreaker/bow breaker
Slot C = ploy skill, or any c skill you need
Okay so if you really like Joshua this is his best set. It lets him counter green mages something he was born to do, the extra res from his sword is nice and honestly any of the specials can be used, its personal preference. Quick riposte always gets the double on mages like Nino who can reach 45 speed easily. Though g tome breaker allows for a more defensive option, while bow breaker ensures some survival against certain bow units. Ploy skills are among Joshuas best but other threatens tend to be fine.
The best chance is no chance
Audhulma/Brave sword +, reposistion, Moonbow/Iceberg/luna
Slot A = Swift sparrow, Life and death
Slot B = Desperation/wrath
Slot C = any c skill you need
A far more offensive set. You can use Audhulma or Brave sword, though brave sword gets more KOs while Audhulma doesnt sacrifice speed and gives you -1 on cooldowns. Swift sparrow I’d say is better with Audhulma and life and death with brave sword, but if you use swift sparrow with Audhulma you still remain incredibly tanky for a brave unit, like armour levels of tanky. Desperation allows for quading or just no damage taken, but he’s also bulky enough to use wrath if need be.