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This is a ranking page for the hero Xander - Paragon Knight 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 Xander.

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Xander - Paragon Knight Icon Xander


Xander Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) N/A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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Xander - Paragon Knight: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? Can only be obtained as a reward from a Grand Hero Battle
・Can counterattack from any range
・Def increases when initiating combat

Xander Skills at 5★


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

Cooldown Count = 4
Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target take damage equal to 1.5x (unit's Atk minus foe's Def or Res).

Grants Def +6 during combat if unit initiates the attack.

Grants adjacent allies Def +4 during combat.

Xander Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (20) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (24) No Attack IV ★★★★★
Spd (5) Spd Boon ★★☆☆☆
Def (9) No Def IV ★★★★☆
Res (4) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

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

Neutral IVs by default!

As a hero obtainable only through Grand Hero Battle, Xander will always have neutral IVs by default. The only way to access IVs for this unit is through using Trait Fruits.

+Atk/-Spd

The best IVs for Xander are +Atk and -Spd. Xander has a mediocre Atk stat so supplementing it with an IV is one way to improve it. Do not worry about taking a bane in Spd as he can still nail follow-up attacks if you put Quick Riposte 3 onto him. Quick Riposte together with Siegfred will make Xander a decent enemy phase unit. Check out the builds section to know more.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Xander to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. He will be a deadly counterattacker at this point.

Xander Best Builds

Furious Xander

Weapon Skill IconSiegfried
Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconBonfire
Passive Skill A IconFury 3

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How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Xander - Paragon Knight Icon Xander - Paragon Knight (5★)

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Triangle Adept Xander

Weapon Skill IconSiegfried
Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconBonfire

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Xander - Paragon Knight Icon Xander - Paragon Knight (5★)

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Refined XanderHOT

Weapon Skill IconSiegfried
Special Skill IconNoontime

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How to Use, Explanation

This is a high budget build that utilizes Siegfried's refine to boost Xander's overall firepower and defense against ranged units. With Noontime and Mystic Boost 3, Xander can keep himself healthy. You can opt for another A skill such as Atk/Def Unity if you have the fodder for it to further boost his defenses.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Xander - Paragon Knight Icon Xander - Paragon Knight (5★)

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Xander Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Xander'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.
At the start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 75%, inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Siegfried

Siegfried's refine inflicts Atk/Def-5 on Xander's target during combat and prevents them from being able to make follow-up attacks as long as Xander's HP is ≥ 75%.

We recommend getting this refine as it gives Xander more firepower and the ability to tank more physical damage when he is attacked.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Xander Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 154
154
HP
HP 44 44
Rank: 105/648
Atk
Atk 32 32
Rank: 447/648
Spd
Spd 24 24
Rank: 545/648
Def
Def 37 37
Rank: 48/648
Res
Res 17 17
Rank: 623/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 49 53 28 42 21 193
Lv.40 +10 49 37 28 42 21 177

Note: Xander's stats will always have no IVs.

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 44 48 24 37 17 170
5★ Lv.40 44 32 24 37 17 154
4★ Lv.40 41 30 22 35 15 143
3★ Lv.40 40 28 21 33 14 136

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 20 24 5 9 4 62
4★ Lv.1 19 19 4 9 3 54
3★ Lv.1 19 15 4 8 3 49

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
39 32 23 33 35 162
42 33 33 27 26 161
40 36 30 33 18 157
39 31 30 23 32 155
45 31 26 30 22 154
37 32 31 32 22 154
42 32 32 27 21 154
Xander Icon Xander
44 32 24 37 17 154

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

Xander Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Xander Roles

Xander - Paragon Knight 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
Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Xander is a close physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Xander Strengths

Great Stats Against Physical Units

Xander is a cavalry unit with great stats against physical units. The only weak stat he has is is Res. However, if the enemy team is somehow all physical or the magical units are taken out, he becomes a big threat. We recommend taking advantage of his mobility to put him in spots that are only in reach of enemy physical units.

Built-in Distant Counter

Siegfried allows Xander to counterattack regardless of range. This frees up the A slot for more powerful skills such as Fury 4 Check out our recommended build for Xander here!

With some investment, Xander can become a decent enemy phase unit especially against physical units.

With his weapon's refine, Xander will be able to take more physical damage from units and can retaliate and possibly one-shot when paired with a B skill like Quick Riposte 3.

Xander's Special deals AoE damage

Special Skill Area of Effect
Blazing Light

Blazing Light deals fixed damage to a certain spots around the target. It is a great special in maps that have clumped up enemies like Rival Domains. It is strong against enemies that have high defenses, as it deals fixed damage regardless of Res or Def (although some skills reduce the damage taken from AoE skills). A lot of strategy can be put into using Xander's Blazing Light. You will be surprised at its true potential when used correctly.

Armored Blow 3 Boosts Survivability

Armored Blow 3 grants +6 Def to Xander if he initiates combat. This makes good as a player phase unit as it reduces the damage he takes from counterattacks. If you inherit skills like Ignis and Bonfire to Xander, Armored Blow 3 can also allow you to deal more damage.

Spur Def Buffs Allies

Spur Def 3 grants a fair +4 Def to allies who are in combat that are adjacent to Xander. It's a flexible skill that doesn't need to meet its requirements at turn start so you can adjust the positioning of Xander and her allies before attacking foes.

Access to a Special effect refine!

He has access to a Special effect refine and you can read more about it in the Weapon Refinement section!!

Xander Weaknesses

Low Res Makes Siegfred Hard to Utilize

Xander's Res only sits at 17 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take him out. Be mindful of Xander's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take him out. This also lowers the value of Siegred's built-in Distant Counter as it discourages taking hits from tome users. When taking or baiting a hit from tome user, make sure that Xander will survive the blow.

Low Spd

Xander has very low Spd. This makes him susceptible to follow-up attacks. This makes him very vulnerable to fast magical units. Be mindful of Xander's positioning in relation to those who pose a threat to him.

Should you Unlock Potential?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? A Rank Icon

We Recommend You Unlock Potential for Xander - Paragon Knight!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Xander - Paragon Knight from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Xander - Paragon Knight is a very useful cavalry ace, so we recommend you Unlock Potential for Xander - Paragon Knight if your team lacks a strong cavalry ace.

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Xander - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 3★
8 1 No Effect 3★
11 1 No Effect 3★
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 = 4) Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target take damage equal to (unit’s Atk minus foe’s Def or Res). 3★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target take damage equal to 1.5x (unit's Atk minus foe's Def or Res). 4★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def +2 during combat if unit initiates the attack. 3★
Grants Def +4 during combat if unit initiates the attack. 3★
Grants Def +6 during combat if unit initiates the attack. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Def +2 during combat. 3★
Grants adjacent allies Def +3 during combat. 4★
Grants adjacent allies Def +4 during combat. 5★

Xander as a Source Hero

Xander Avatar

Value of Skills ★☆☆☆☆

Not Recommended for Skill Inheritance

Xander does not possess any skills that are worth inheriting onto another unit. We recommend training and investing in him instead. If you badly need a skill from Xander, make sure that you have at least 1 more copy as he is a limited hero that can only be obtained from Grand Hero Battles or from using Heroic Grails.

How to Get Xander / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Xander

Obtain through a Grand Hero Battle

Xander is a Hero who, for a limited time, can be obtained through completing a Grand Hero Battle for the first time. They do not appear in regular summons. After the event has ended, they can be obtained by using Heroic Grails.

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
George Spelvin
Illustrator Maeshima Shigeki (前嶋重機)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

See Special Triggered Quotes
Right where I want you!
Prepare yourself!
You’re going home—in pieces!
Down on your knees!

Quotes: Castle

See Castle Quotes
I feel as if I could learn much from Prince Alfonse and Princess Sharena—the royalty of this kingdom.
My retainers are Laslow and Peri. You may find their behavior questionable.
But their skill in battle is certain. Besides, I’ve lost retainers before. I don’t wish to repeat the experience.
You always look very busy. That reminds me of a time when…
Well, when one of my siblings began leading an army. So, mind your limits. Stay safe and healthy.
I’d like it if you would train with me from time to time. We don’t need to spar—just do practice swings.
You’d be surprised how simply that communicates as well as words could ever manage.
I often think of my many siblings, off fighting—and who knows where?
I ask that you treat them well, should you see them.

Lv 40 Dialogue

See Lv 40 Dialogue
Here, take this practice sword, {Summoner}. I borrowed it from Commander Anna.
You’re going to join me for training. What, don’t you want to? I’m not trying to forge you into a fighter.
I believe that meeting a friend blade to blade is the truest way to give voice to our inner qualities.
In swordplay, you can share your hopes and fears as our leader and I can parry with things unsaid.
I wouldn’t spar like this with just anyone. You’ve proven yourself worthy on the battlefield!
Now, what say you? Would you still rather not…?
Oh, you’ll join me! Well then, know that it is my honor completely, {Summoner}.

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    • What is a recommended hero merge level for endgame that we should target eg for edelguard? Is M+1 good enough?

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

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