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This is a ranking page for the hero Ike - Young Mercenary from the game Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH). Read on to learn the best IVs (Individual Values), best builds (Inherit Skill), weapon refinement, stats at Lv 40, and more for Ike.

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Ike - Young Mercenary Icon Ike

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Ike Ranking and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 7.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Ike - Young Mercenary: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? Weapon can counterattack at any range
・Useful against sword units
・Able to speed up his special cooldown

Ike Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked.
-
Cooldown = 5
Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -50%. Unit recovers HP = half damage dealt.
-
If unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit’s attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
-
If unit’s HP ≥ 50% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot.

Ike Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40 +10 Stats

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 47 56 35 37 22 197
Lv.40 +10 47 40 35 37 22 181

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
49 39 35 36 22 181
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
46 42 35 36 22 181
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
46 39 38 36 22 181
+Def
Lv.40 +10
46 39 35 39 22 181
+Res
Lv.40 +10
46 39 35 36 25 181

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 42 51 31 32 18 174
5★ Lv.40 42 35 31 32 18 158

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 25 7 8 5 63

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (25) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (7) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (8) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (5) Res Bane ★★☆☆☆

◯ = Stat gains +4 with a superboon, ✕= Stat goes down by -4 with a superbane, - = No assets or flaws

IV Checker (All Heroes / All Rarities)

+Spd/-HP!

IKe's best IVs are +Spd and -HP. Ike already possesses the skill Swordbreaker, but a higher Spd stat will help prevent follow-up attacks from foes wielding other weapon types. His HP stat is a relatively low priority so ideally it should be the lower of these stats.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
42 38 30 34 29 173
40 35 42 32 23 172
41 36 30 35 21 163
41 34 35 27 21 158
Ike Icon Ike
42 35 31 32 18 158

Note: Stats bonuses from skills are not taken into account.

Ike Best Builds

Furious Ike

Weapon Skill IconRagnell
Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconAether
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
Passive Skill BVantage 3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build involves having Ike inherit Fury and Vantage. Equipping him with Vantage allows him to counterattack a foe at any range, before they can even attack. Fury inflicts self damage, making Vantage’s conditions quicker to satisfy. A staple skillset for Ike.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ike - Young Mercenary Icon Ike - Young Mercenary (5★)
Ike - Young Mercenary Icon Ike - Young Mercenary (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Steady Riposte IkeHOT

Weapon Skill IconRagnell
Special Skill IconAether
Sacred Seal Icon
+
Atk
-
Spd or Res

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

A skillset composed of Steady Breath and Quick Riposte. Endure the foe’s attacks and counterattack with Aether to deliver the final blow!

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ike - Young Mercenary Icon Ike - Young Mercenary (5★)
Ike - Young Mercenary Icon Ike - Young Mercenary (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Ike Best Weapon Refinement

Ike's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

Ike's Exclusive Weapon currently cannot be refined. This section will be updated if it becomes refinable in the future.

About the Weapon Refinery

Ike Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Ike Roles

Ike - Young Mercenary Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
All Range Counterattack imageAll-Range Counterattack Recovery ImageRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Ike is a close-range physical attacker. When the effects of the Weapon Triangle are not taken into account, the damage he deals will be equal to his Atk minus the foes's Def. Additionally, Ike possesses skills that allow for counterattacks at any range and give him an edge against other sword wielding units.

Ike's Strengths

Shorten Cooldown for specials with Heavy Blade!

Thanks to Ike's passive skill Heavy Blade, he can shorten the time it takes to activate his special. With this skill, he receives Special cooldown charge +1 per attack if his Atk is greater than the foe's.

Attack Without
Heavy Blade
With Heavy Blade
Regular attack count -1 count -2
With a follow-up attack count -2 count -4
Legendary Weapon
(Attacking twice)
count -2 count -4
Follow-up attack with a Legendary Weapon count -4 count -8

Counter any attack with Ragnell!

Ike's weapon skill Ragnell allows him to counterattack, regardless of range. This skill is excellent for infantry sword units, as they are often easily picked off from a distance.

Swordbreaker gives him an edge against other sword units!

Ike is a fierce opponent not just for green foes, but also for other sword wielding units, thanks to his passive skill Swordbreaker. Being able to take on sword units, who are very high in number in this game, is a huge advantage for him.

Ike's Weaknesses

Weak to magic attackers

Ike is a powerful Hero who can counter foes even at a distance, but his low Res means he falls short against tome weilding units, so he is often defeated by them before getting a chnace to counterattack.

Weak to dragons

Ike's weak point lies in the fact that his low Res makes him struggle against dragons. Nowi and Corrin (F) present particular challenges for him, as their attacks are also type effective.

Should you Unlock Potential for Ike?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? Cannot Unlock Potential

Ike - Young Mercenary Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Ike - Young Mercenary only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Ike - Young Mercenary if a 4 Star version is released!

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Ike - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 5★
8 1 No Effect 5★
11 1 No Effect 5★
16 1 Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 5) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -50%. Unit recovers HP = half damage dealt. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk+5, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit’s attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) 5★
If unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk+3, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit’s attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) 5★
If unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit’s attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 90% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 50% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 5★

Ike as a Source Hero

Ike Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Aether and Heavy Blade 3

Ike can be used as a source for Aether, or possibly Heavy Blade 3. However, since Heavy Blade can also be obtained as a sacred seal, think carefully before foddering off Ike as a source Hero.

How to Get Ike / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Ike

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Ike is a Hero who can be pulled from any summon.

Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Greg Chun
Illustrator Meka (めか)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

See Special Triggered Quotes
I won’t let anyone die!
Run while you can!
I will finish you!
Out of my way!

Quotes: Castle

See Castle Quotes
The Heroes here are strong. Being around them makes me feel...
Huh. Doesn’t matter. I just need to get stronger.
I’m part of a group known as the Greil Mercenaries back in my world. Though I’m its leader...
I wouldn’t exactly say that I’ve got a handle on our finances yet.
You worn out? Let me know if you are. I’ll help, unless you think I’ll just get in your way.
I train when I can, though usually by myself. I’m not all that great when it comes to... you know, talk.
I’d spar with my father a lot during practice when I was younger.
I’d lose every time. Get upset. Then take him on again.

Lv 40 Dialogue

See Lv 40 Dialogue
Back when my father was teaching me how to use a sword, I was barely more than a boy.
Every training battle was more frustrating than the last. I...I just struggled with it constantly.
Then he died.
I had to protect my sister, the Greil Mercenaries, everyone that he did...it was all on me.
But I was told to use what I’d been given. If I did, then great things would happen.
That really stuck with me. Now here I am, fighting in battles with real Heroes.
And I’m battling enemies that are sometimes stronger than I am. Do I really have a place here?
But you hired me—rolled the dice that I might help you do great things here.
So...right. Let’s just cut this short there. You believed in me, so I’m glad to give my all for you.

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    • >>[58] nice name choice. wish we could get resplendent outfits for the askr trio they for sure need those +2 to all stats

    • >>[24] well, in this specific banner, there are no pity breakers or non-focus 5 stars so the odds of you getting 2 5* focuses in one session is pretty high compared to other banners
      Still, the people here are very lucky lmao i would love a sothis, azura or a legendary seliph

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