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This is a ranking page for the hero Leif - Prince of Leonster 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 Leif.

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Leif 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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Leif - Prince of Leonster: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Gains Atk+7 depending on the foe's stats
・Spd an Def increase when initiating combat
・B Skill is extremely useful in multi-map battles

Leif Skills at 5★


Might: 16  Range: 1
Grants Def +3. If foe’s Def ≧ foe’s Res +5, deals +7 damage.

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).

If unit initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +4 during combat.

At the start of turn 1, restores 99 HP and grants Special cooldown count -1.

Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk +3 during combat.

Leif Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (22) No Attack IV ★★★★★
Spd (10) No Spd IV ★★★★☆
Def (11) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (6) No Res IV ★★☆☆☆

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

+Atk/-Res

The best IVs for Leif are +Atk and -Res. Leif is an offensive attacker. Since his Spd can be is already decent and can be supplemented with Light Brand's special effect refine and Steady Blow 2, +Atk is the better offensive IV to take. With his low Res stat, it is ideal for a bane stat.

Leif Best Builds

Refined- Slaying LeifHOT

Special Skill IconIgnis
Passive Skill BS Drink

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Leif - Prince of Leonster Icon Leif - Prince of Leonster (5★)
Leif - Prince of Leonster Icon Leif - Prince of Leonster (5★)

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Budget Leif

Special Skill IconLuna
Passive Skill BS Drink

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Leif - Prince of Leonster Icon Leif - Prince of Leonster (5★)
Leif - Prince of Leonster Icon Leif - Prince of Leonster (5★)
Leif - Prince of Leonster Icon Leif - Prince of Leonster (5★)

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Safeguard Tank Leif

Special Skill IconMoonbow
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
Passive Skill BS Drink

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Leif - Prince of Leonster Icon Leif - Prince of Leonster (5★)

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Leif Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Leif's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
Grants Def+3. If foe's Def ≥ foe's Res+5, deals +7 damage.
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of combat, if foe's HP = 100%, grants Spd/Def+4 to unit during combat.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Light Brand

Light Brand gives 2 effects upon special refinement:

  1. It grants special cooldown count -1 which works well with S Drink allowing Leif to activate his special very early on in the battle.
  2. It also grants +4 Spd/Def if foe is at 100% HP. Combined with Steady Blow 2, Leif gets an in-combat buff of +8 Spd/Def. This makes it a good idea to engage physical units early on with Leif as his special cooldown will be very low at that point and enemies are more likely than not to be at 100% HP.

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Leif Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 163
163
HP
HP 40 40
Rank: 293/648
Atk
Atk 32 32
Rank: 441/648
Spd
Spd 38 38
Rank: 84/648
Def
Def 30 30
Rank: 239/648
Res
Res 23 23
Rank: 434/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 45 52 43 38 27 205
Lv.40 +10 45 36 43 35 27 186

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
47 36 42 34 27 186
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
44 39 42 34 27 186
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
44 36 45 34 27 186
+Def
Lv.40 +10
44 36 42 37 27 186
+Res
Lv.40 +10
44 36 42 34 30 186

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 48 38 33 23 182
5★ Lv.40 40 32 38 30 23 163

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 22 10 11 6 67

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 35 35 27 26 163
38 32 40 28 25 163
41 33 37 31 21 163
Leif Icon Leif
40 32 38 30 23 163
37 38 35 28 24 162
37 35 36 23 26 157
36 31 38 27 24 156

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

Leif Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Leif Roles

Leif - Prince of Leonster 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 No 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

Leif 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 his Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Leif Strengths

Deal pure damage to physical-oriented foes!

If the Def stat of Leif's foe is at least equal to its Res, he deals +7 pure damage to said foe. His kit and special refine effect, which you can read about above, suggests that he is best as a match-up against other physical foes. This is convenient as physical foes usually have lower Res anyway so more likely than not, you will be enjoying the pure damage boost when dealing with said match-ups. If you want to further build Leif as a match for physical foes, we strongly recommend getting his special weapon refine which is discussed in detail here!

B Skill grants heals and special cooldown reduction

Leif's B skill, S Drink, restores 99 HP and grants special cooldown count -1 every 1st turn. The cooldown reduction is helpful in any map. The HP restore is polarizing as it has its niche uses, but it is very helpful when it fits the situation. In Tempest Trials and in Chain Challenge wherein Leif will be entering several maps without being restored, S Drink is an amazing skill to have. If you inherit Ardent Sacrifice onto him, he will be able to heal his allies before a map ends for free as it will be made up for by S Drink!

Leif Weaknesses

Low Res

Leif's Res only sits at 23 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take him out. Be mindful of Leif's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take him out.

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Leif - Prince of Leonster Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Leif - 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 Def +3. If foe’s Def ≧ foe’s Res +5, deals +7 damage. 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
Grants Def +2 during combat if unit initiates the attack. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +4 during combat. 5★
At the start of turn 1, restores 99 HP and grants Special cooldown count -1. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Atk +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk +3 during combat. 5★

Leif as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Drive Atk 2

Leif can be used to inherit the skill Drive Atk 2. However, Leif is a pretty powerful unit with 5★ exclusivity. Think carefully before fodderring him off!

How to Get Leif / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Leif

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Leif 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)
Nicolas Roye
Illustrator Aoji (あおじ)
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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?

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      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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