Brave Roy Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Roy - Brave Lion 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 Brave Roy.

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Brave Roy Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Roy - Brave Lion: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skill makes it easy to gain another action
・Spd/Def increase when initiating an attack
・Desperation allows for consecutive attacks

Brave Roy Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Grants Atk +3. If unit’s Atk > foe’s, unit gains Special cooldown charge +1. (If using other similar skill, only highest value applied. )
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Cooldown = 5
If unit initiates combat, grants unit another action after combat. (Once per turn. )
-
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +4 during combat.
-
If unit's HP ≤ 75% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.

Brave Roy Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 43 56 39 30 28 196
Lv.40 +10 43 37 39 30 28 177

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HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
45 36 38 30 28 177
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
42 39 38 30 28 177
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
42 36 41 30 28 177
+Def
Lv.40 +10
42 36 38 34 28 178
+Res
Lv.40 +10
42 36 38 30 31 177

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 38 51 34 26 24 173
5★ Lv.40 38 32 34 26 24 154

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 16 27 8 7 7 65

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (16) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (27) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (8) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (7) Def Boon ★★★☆☆
Res (7) No Res IV ★☆☆☆☆

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

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+Spd and -Res

The best IVs for B!Roy are +Spd and -Res. Gaining easier follow-up attacks with a +Spd IV or dealing extra damage with a +Atk IV are both good options for Roy. Roy's Res stat is nothing to brag about, so it is the ideal bane stat.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

If you are building a +10 Merged Brave Roy, we recommend a +Atk IV. At +10 merges, an Atk boon will bring B!Roy to an Atk stat of 58, which will allow him to trigger the effects of Blazing Durandal even in Abyssal modes against very powerful foes.

A Spd boon would also bring him up to a Spd of 38, and when combined with the special effect upgrade of Blazing Durandal, 45, so this is a great option if your goal is landing even more follow-up attacks.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
41 41 17 37 26 162
41 34 35 31 16 157
Brave Roy Icon Brave Roy
38 32 34 26 24 154

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

Brave Roy Best Builds

L&D Brave RoyHOT

Special Skill IconGaleforce
Sacred Seal IconSpeed +3
+
Spd
-
Res

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Roy - Brave Lion Icon Roy - Brave Lion (5★)
Roy - Brave Lion Icon Roy - Brave Lion (5★)
Roy - Brave Lion Icon Roy - Brave Lion (5★)

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Swordbreaker Brave Roy

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconLuna
Passive Skill C: -
+
Other
-
Spd

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Roy - Brave Lion Icon Roy - Brave Lion (5★)

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Brave Roy Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Brave Roy's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
Grants Atk+3. If unit initiates combat, grants Special cooldown charge +1 to unit and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd+7 and Def+10 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Blazing Durandal

With the special effect upgrade for this weapon, B!Roy will gain Spd+7, Def+10, and be able to prevent the foe's follow-up attack. When you combine this with his A skill Steady Blow 2, he will gain a total of Spd+11 and Def+14 when initiating combat, and since he will be able to withstand enemy attacks more safely, Desperation will trigger much more easily.

Being able to prevent an enemy follow-up attack also means blocking skills like Quick Riposte or Vengeful Fighter, making foes with those skills easier for Roy to take out. If you want to make the most out of Roy in the attack phase, we highly recommend this upgrade.

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Brave Roy Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Brave Roy Roles

Roy - Brave Lion 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
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery Refresher Refresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

B!Roy is a close ranged physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat. Additionally, his weapon allows for faster triggering specials, and his special can grant him an additional move action when triggered.

Brave Roy Strengths

Excellent exclusive weapon

B!Roy's exclusive weapon Blazing Durandal will grant him Atk+3, and has the same effect as Heavy Blade 3. With his default skill Galeforce, he can attack, gain a follow-up, and then gain another action after his follow-up attack. Afterward, you can choose to either swoop in and take down another foe, or retreat to safety.

Follow-up attacks will come before an enemy counterattack

With the B Skill Desperation, Roy can gain a follow-up attack before the foe has a chance to counterattack. Galeforce and Desperation have excellent synergy, allowing him to take down foe after foe in the attack phase. With these skills, Brave Roy has the ability to solo KO half of the enemy team in a turn.

Can gain cavlary-exclusive buffs

Since he is a cavalry unit, B!Roy has access to cavalry-only support buffs. When an ally has Hone Cavalry and can raise his Atk on top of the bonus from Steady Blow, Roy will have Atk 57 and Spd 44, which will likely trigger Durandal's effect. This in turn combined with Desperation will allow him to attack twice in a row and trigger Galefoce, at which point he can freely move again.

Brave Roy Weaknesses

Rather low defensive stats

B!Roy's HP, Def, and Res are all rather unimpressive. Tanking too many successive enemy attacks, or taking an attack from a blue unit, will spell trouble for Roy. Keep an eye on B!Roy's position after he has ended his movement.

Weak to cavalry effective weapons

While he does have access to those fantastic support buffs, being a cavalry unit also means that a hit from a weapon like Ridersbane is likely to spell the end for Roy. Keep away from foes with cavalry-effective weapons.

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Roy - Brave Lion Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Brave Roy - 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 Grants Atk +3. If unit’s Atk > foe’s, unit gains Special cooldown charge +1. (If using other similar skill, only highest value applied. ) 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 150%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 5) If unit initiates combat, grants unit another action after combat. (Once per turn. ) 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd+2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +4 during combat. 5★
If unit's HP ≤ 25% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack. 5★
If unit's HP ≤ 50% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack. 5★
If unit's HP ≤ 75% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack. 5★

Brave Roy as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Galeforce

B!Roy can be foddered off to learn Galeforce. However, this skill can also be learned by unlocking potential on other 3 or 4 star units, so only use B!Roy to inherit this skill if there is no other choice.

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    Ray Chase
    Illustrator Wada Sachiko (ワダサチコ)
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      • >>[63] dat **desperation** is so amazing though. I have so many wack strategies for it. from how I understand it, it doesnt have an HP requirement.
        plus Byleth is pulling a S!noire with that damaged art. might spend 100ish orbs

      • >>[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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