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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 Rating 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★


Might: 16  Range: 1
Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked.

Cooldown Count = 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.

Resplendent Attire Available

Resplendent Hero

Resplendent Attire has been released for Ike. With their Resplendent Attire equipped, they will have a different appearance, have new voice clips, and additionally, gain +2 to all stats. If you really like Ike or you want to make them stronger, you may want to buy a FEH pass and get the Resplendent Attire.

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Ike Best IVs

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

+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.

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 Ike

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

Refined IkeHOT

Weapon Skill IconRagnell
Special Skill IconNoontime

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a high budget build that utilizes Ragnell's Special trigger acceleration. With Noontime and Mystic Boost 3, Ike can keep himself healthy, though you can opt for another Special like Bonfire if you want more firepower.

Source Hero

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

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Ike Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Ike's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
Unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range.
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). At the start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Ragnell

Ragnell's refine gives Ike Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 and also acclerates his Special trigger.

We recommend getting this refine as he will be able to deal large amounts of damage with a low cooldown Special and will be able to make himself even bulkier.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Ike Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 158
158
HP
HP 42 42
Rank: 166/648
Atk
Atk 35 35
Rank: 236/648
Spd
Spd 31 31
Rank: 402/648
Def
Def 32 32
Rank: 175/648
Res
Res 18 18
Rank: 586/648

Note that the graph reflects the units stats without bonuses from resplendent attire.

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Resplendent Base Stats
With Skills
49 58 37 39 24 199
Resplendent Base Stats 49 42 37 39 24 183
Resplendent +HP 51 41 37 38 24 183
Resplendent +Atk 48 44 37 38 24 183
Resplendent +Spd 48 41 40 38 24 183
Resplendent +Def 48 41 37 41 24 183
Resplendent +Res 48 41 37 38 27 183

See Non-Resplendent +10 Stats
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Neutral
+Skills
47 56 35 37 22 197
Neutral 47 40 35 37 22 181
+HP 49 39 35 36 22 181
+Atk 46 42 35 36 22 181
+Spd 46 39 38 36 22 181
+Def 46 39 35 39 22 181
+Res 46 39 35 36 25 181

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Resplendent
5★ Lv 40 +Skills
44 53 33 34 20 184
Resplendent
5★ Lv 40
44 37 33 34 20 168

See Non-Resplendent 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

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Resplendent
5★ Lv.1
20 27 9 10 7 73

See Non-Resplendent Initial Stats at Lv 40
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 25 7 8 5 63

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 Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

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.

With Ragnell's weapon refine, Ike will also now grant himself additional stats and also accelerate his Special trigger, enabling him to one-shot opponents with a counter attack if given a low cooldown Special such as Noontime, Bonfire, or Ruptured Sky.

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.

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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 Resplendent Ike / Illustrations / Quotes

How to Get Resplendent Ike

Obtain Via FEH Pass

FEH Pass
Distribution Date 03/10/2020 - 03/25/2020

Resplendent Ike can be obtained by buying a FEH Pass. After the distribution period has ended, they can also be purchased by FEH pass subscribers.

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Illustrations

Resplendent Ike Portrait 1Enlarge alt:Resplendent Ike Portrait 2Enlarge alt:Resplendent Ike Portrait 3Enlarge alt:Resplendent Ike Portrait 4Enlarge
Illustrator Hagi Michihiko
Attire Múspell

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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    • >>[248] go for it then take the merge afterwrd. Atk is Reinhardt's most IMPORTANT stat.

    • >>[63]
      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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