Leo Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Leo - Sorcerous Prince 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 Leo.

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Leo Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 6.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Leo - Sorcerous Prince: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon can limit a foe's movement
・Powerful effect obtainable through the Weapon Refinery
・Has the powerful skill Quick Riposte

Leo Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 If unit initiates attack, restricts foe’s next-turn movement to 1 space or less.
-
Cooldown = 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).
-
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
-
If unit initiates attack, foes within 2 spaces of target take 7 damage after combat.

Leo Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 44 48 26 29 35 182
Lv.40 +10 44 34 26 29 35 168

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HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
46 33 26 29 34 168
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
43 36 26 29 34 168
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
43 33 29 29 34 168
+Def
Lv.40 +10
43 33 26 33 34 169
+Res
Lv.40 +10
43 33 26 29 37 168

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 39 43 22 25 30 159
5★ Lv.40 39 29 22 25 30 145

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 21 5 6 8 57

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (21) Attack Bane ★★★★☆
Spd (5) No Spd IV ★☆☆☆☆
Def (6) Def Boon ★★★★★
Res (8) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

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

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+Def/-Spd

The best IVs for Leo are +Def and -HP. Leo's weapon, the Brynhildr, has a special effect refine that is reliant on Leo's Def. A +Def IV allows him to utilize the refine effect easily. Spd is not important to him and his kit as he can nail follow-up attacks using Quick Riposte 3, so it is safe to take as a bane.

+Def for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Def IV when merging Leo to 10. With +10 merges, Leo's Def stat will reach 33. This makes it very easy for him to trigger the effects of a specially refined Brynhildr. If you plan on using a different tome, you can go for a +Atk IV instead.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Leo Icon Leo
39 29 22 25 30 145
35 30 33 17 30 145
36 31 35 20 22 144

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

Leo Best Builds

Blade Leo

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconGlimmer
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
Passive Skill BVantage 3
Sacred Seal IconAttack +3

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Adept Raven LeoHOT

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconGlimmer

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Refined - Distant Def Leo

Weapon Skill IconBrynhildr
Special Skill IconGlacies
Passive Skill C: -

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Leo - Sorcerous Prince Icon Leo - Sorcerous Prince (5★)
Leo - Sorcerous Prince Icon Leo - Sorcerous Prince (5★)

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Leo Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Leo's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 14 Range: 2 HP:
Reduces damage from magic foe’s first attack by 30%.
If foe uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff and unit’s Def > foe’s Def, foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Brynhildr

The effect prevents ranged enemies from scoring follow-up attacks on Leo if his Def is more than theirs. We recommend getting this refine as it grants Leo a number of favorable match-ups against ranged units. This effect is the reason why we recommend getting a +Def copy of Leo. This skill is discussed in more detail in the Strengths and Weaknesses section.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

About the Weapon Refinery

Leo Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Leo Roles

Leo - Sorcerous Prince Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Leo is a ranged magic attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Res stat.

Leo Strengths

Brynhildr limits enemy movement

Leo's Brynhildr limits units to 1 space of movement if he initiates attacks. If an ally has Draw Back and uses it on Leo to get him away from the inflicted foe, Leo can effectively kite enemies to a certain extent. However, unlike staff users, Leo can not have access to Dazzling Staff so he can not prevent counterattacks from hitting him. Brynhildr, however, can block follow-up attacks from ranged enemies if Leo has greater Def than them. Using Leo as a kiter instead of a Dazzling Staff unit would definitely result in more damage, but he can not do it indefinitely as the counterattacks will eventually wear him down.

If you are planning on running this strategy with Leo, we strongly recommend having is a Savage Blow 3 Sacred Seal on him. It works really well with Blazing Light and Leo's Savage Blow 3 C skill. This allows Leo to deal huge amounts of AoE damage and wear down the other enemies Leo is not currently focusing on.

Block enemy follow-up attacks

As discussed in the Weapon Refine section and in Leo's previous strength, Brynhildr prevents ranged enemies from scoring follow-up attacks on Leo provided that he has a higher Def compared to said unit. The synergy with his kit and sample strategies are discussed above.

Leo'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 Leo's Blazing Light. You will be surprised at its true potential when used correctly.

Solid Enemy Phase Capabilities

Leo has access to Quick Riposte 3 which means as long as he is at 70% HP or above, she will score a follow-up attack when attacked in the enemy phase. This means he has means of scoring follow-up attacks on both phases.

Leo Weaknesses

Low Spd

Because of Leo's low Spd, a lot of enemies can score follow-up attacks on him unless Brynhildr's special refinement effect is in play. Be mindful of foes that can easily take Leo out. Adjust the way you play and position him in relation to these enemies so to keep Leo alive.

Difficult to make use of Brynhildr

Brynhildr is dependent on Leo's defense for it to block follow-up attacks. However, Leo has very low defenses even at +Def +10 merges! He reaches 33 at that point so the range of Brynhildr's effect is quite limited. However, when he can trigger the effects, he can kite the enemy effectively with a repositoning skill from an ally.

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Leo - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 No Effect 5★
6 2 No Effect 5★
9 2 No Effect 5★
14 2 If unit initiates attack, restricts foe’s next-turn movement to 1 space or less. 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). 5★
(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). 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit’s HP ≥ 90% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 80% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 5★
If unit initiates attack, foes within 2 spaces of target take 3 damage after combat. 5★
If unit initiates attack, foes within 2 spaces of target take 5 damage after combat. 5★
If unit initiates attack, foes within 2 spaces of target take 7 damage after combat. 5★

Leo as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Quick Riposte 3

Leo can be used to inherit the skill Quick Riposte 3. This is a powerful skill that helps low Spd characters score follow-up attacks. If you do not plan on using Leo, you can turn him into a Combat Manual instead.

How to Get Leo / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Leo

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Leo 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)
Max Mittelman
Illustrator Hino Shinnosuke (日野慎之助)
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Illustration

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