Katarina Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Katarina - Wayward One 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 Katarina.

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Katarina 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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Katarina - Wayward One: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Becomes more powerful with an adjacent ally
・Can lower the Atk of several enemies, even from a distance
・Swift Sparrow increases her damage output

Katarina Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 During combat, boosts unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res by number of adjacent allies ×2.
-
Cooldown = 4
Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res.
-
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +4 during combat.
-
At start of turn, inflicts Atk-5 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions.

Katarina Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 39 50 39 19 37 184
Lv.40 +10 39 36 39 19 37 170

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
41 36 38 19 36 170
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
38 39 38 19 36 170
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
38 36 41 19 36 170
+Def
Lv.40 +10
38 36 38 23 36 171
+Res
Lv.40 +10
38 36 38 19 39 170

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 34 46 34 15 32 161
5★ Lv.40 34 32 34 15 32 147

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 16 8 5 8 54

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) Normal HP ★☆☆☆☆
Atk (16) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (8) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (5) Def Boon ★★☆☆☆
Res (8) No Res IV ★★★★★

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

+Spd/-HP

The best IVs for Katarina are +Spd and -HP. Katarina's Spd stat is around 34 which is around average. A +Spd IV helps her outspeed alot of the units that are in this Spd range so this IV is extremely helpful for her. Her HP is of less importance so it is safe to take it as a bane.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
38 37 33 23 35 166
40 40 39 21 25 165
42 38 27 23 32 162
38 30 34 27 23 152
39 35 35 21 21 151
37 33 34 20 26 150
39 32 34 23 20 148
33 34 31 17 33 148
Katarina Icon Katarina
34 32 34 15 32 147

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

Katarina Best Builds

Blade Katarina

Special Skill IconIceberg
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
+
Spd
-
HP or Def

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How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)

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Refined - Debuff KatarinaHOT

Special Skill IconGlacies
Passive Skill BVantage 3

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How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)

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Breath of Life Katarina

Special Skill IconSol
Passive Skill BRenewal 3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)
Sol
Katarina - Wayward One Icon Katarina - Wayward One (5★)

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Katarina Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Katarina's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 14 Range: 2 HP:
During combat, boosts unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res by number of adjacent allies × 2.
At start of turn, inflicts Spd/Res-4 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Reese's Tome

We strongly recommend getting the special effect refine for Reese's tome. Katarina can easily take advantage of this because she has a very high Res stat. Additionally, it synergizes well with Atk Ploy 3. This synergy is discussed below. Click here to go to Katarina's Strengths and Weaknesses section!

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Katarina Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Katarina Roles

Katarina - Wayward One 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
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

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

Katarina Strengths

Amazing Stats

Besides her abysmal Def, Katarina boasts excellent base stats. If she is able to prevent herself from taking hits from physical units, she will be a powerhouse in every map you put her in to.

Offensive stats increase in player phase

With the A skill Swift Sparrow 2, Katarina gains Atk/Spd+4 when she initiates combat. This will make it easier for her to gain follow-up attacks, and allow her to deal even more damage, making it very versatile and easy to use.

Long-range stat debuff using Reese's Tome and Atk Ploy 3

Katarina can inflict a total debuff of -4 Spd/Res -5 Atk on foes in cardinal directions if her Res is more than in-range units. This comes from the combination of Atk Ploy 3 and her Reese's Tome if it is specially refined. A massive debuff with a very long range can not be underestimated. We strongly recommend getting the special refinement effect for Reese's Tome if you plan to use Katarina in the long run.

Katarina Weaknesses

Extremely Low Def

Katarina's Def only sits at 15 at Lv. 40. Be mindful of her positioning in relation to physical units that can easily take her out. Make use of her high firepower to take out priority enemy units before they can engage Katarina.

On the flipside, Katarina has decent Spd and Res. Under normal conditions, magic units would not pose much of a threat to her.

Should you Unlock Potential for Katarina?

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Katarina - Wayward One Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Katarina - Wayward One only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Katarina - Wayward One if a 4 Star version is released!

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Katarina - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 No Effect 5★
6 2 No Effect 5★
6 2 During combat, unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res boosted by number of adjacent allies ×2. 5★
10 2 During combat, unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res boosted by number of adjacent allies ×2. 5★
14 2 During combat, boosts unit’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res by number of adjacent allies ×2. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +4 during combat. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk-3 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk-4 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk-5 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 5★

Katarina as a Source Hero

Katarina Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★☆

Inheriting Swift Sparrow 2 or Atk Ploy 3

Summer Ingrid can be used to inherit Swift Sparrow 2 or Atk Ploy 3. However, Katarina is only available at 5★ so please think carefully before fodderring her off.

How to Get Katarina / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Katarina

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Katarina 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)
Kira Buckland
Illustrator kaya8
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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I will defeat you!
It’s time to end this!
Sorry to do this...
I’ve come to finish you.

Quotes: Castle

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The idea of fighting beside those I’ve read about in books makes me...a bit nervous.
I was very close to my friend Clarisse. We were orphans, and we swore...to look after each other.
Don’t work yourself too hard, and be sure to get rest. If you can’t sleep...I could sing you a lullaby.
You do such a splendid job as a tactician. I once studied for such a role...but decided it wasn’t for me.
I wonder if we have ever met before, {Summoner}.
Perhaps in the world I’m from?

Lv 40 Dialogue

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In my world, there was someone very dear to me. You’ve always reminded me of that person.
That person was like a Hero to me but is neither in this world or that one.
So I did some reading about other worlds here, and I came to a curious conclusion.
You are that person.
I know...I know... It makes no sense. Perhaps it’s even unsettling to hear such a thing!
[ Whether I am wrong or you simply don’t recall those days, I pledge my service to you fully.
I’m not sure I’m always the most competent person in your group, but I will always give you my best!

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    • Thank you so much bro. That was really helpful. Will try to have my +10 merge project ASAP. I need 200 more orbs to try and pull for that. I hope there will be good 4* units coming on the future (maybe with the new year).

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