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This is a ranking page for the hero Ike - Vanguard Legend 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 Legendary Ike.

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Legendary Ike Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Ike - Vanguard Legend: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? An Earth-Type Legendary Hero
・Can counterattack from any range
・Has an extremely useful Breath skill

Legendary Ike Skills at 5★


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

Cooldown Count = 4
At the start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -2 to unit. Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt.
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.

If foe initiates combat, grants Res+4 during combat and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)

Inflicts Atk/Def -5 on foe through its next action after combat.

Grants Res+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Res+4 to unit during combat.

Legendary Ike Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 46 57 34 40 25 202
Lv.40 +10 46 41 34 40 25 186

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
48 40 34 39 25 186
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
45 43 34 39 25 186
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
45 40 37 39 25 186
+Def
Lv.40 +10
45 40 34 42 25 186
+Res
Lv.40 +10
45 40 34 39 28 186

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 52 30 35 21 179
5★ Lv.40 41 36 30 35 21 163

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 26 6 9 4 64

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (26) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (6) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (9) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (4) No Res IV ★★☆☆☆

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

+Spd/-HP

Legendary Ike's best IVs are +Spd and -HP. L! Ike's base Spd of 30 is somewhat mediocre, so an asset in Spd will allow him to prevent more enemy follow-up attacks. -HP is probably the ideal, but note that it will give him -4 to the stat. He can recover HP through his Special Skill, however, so all in all this is not a huge setback.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Legendary Ike to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. With this IV, he can reach 37 Spd at max merges. This allows him to block most follow-up attacks, but it is not enough to score follow-up attacks on faster units. Though he can definitely nail consistent follow-up attacks with some support. If you prefer relying on skills to increase Ike's Spd, you can go for a +Atk IV instead.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
42 38 30 34 29 173
40 35 42 32 23 172
Legendary Ike Icon Legendary Ike
41 36 30 35 21 163
41 34 35 27 21 158
42 35 31 32 18 158

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

Legendary Ike Best Builds

Budget Legendary IkeHOT

Weapon Skill IconRagnell

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How to Use, Explanation

This is the budget build for Legendary Ike. His base kit is quite complete so not much tampering needs to be done to make him effective. A standard Reposition was added and the Quick Riposte 3 Sacred Seal allows him to score follow-up attacks when attacked. It synergizes well with Warding Breath. He has two C skills, but Joint Drive Res is the superior option compared to Def Tactic 3.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend ()

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Wrathful Legendary Ike

Weapon Skill IconRagnell
Passive Skill BWrath 3

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How to Use, Explanation

This Ike has inherited the Steady Breath skill. When enemies attack he will definitely be able to counter-attack with Radiant Aether thanks to Quick Riposte 3. The added boost from Wrath will help take the enemies out in one strike! If you don’t notice enemies that are within two spaces of you, it may be good to change to the Killing Edge+, a great weapon for infantry, or the Wo Dao+ for more damage when activating specials. The C skill is very flexible and you can get the newly given Joint Drive Res 3 to make him a bit bulkier against ranged foes.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)

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Special Spiral Legendary IkeHOT

Weapon Skill IconRagnell

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How to Use, Explanation

This Ike has inherited the Special Spiral skill set. This skill set allows him to counter attack with Radiant Aether almost every time. If you need more Radiant Aether II activations, you can get an allied unit with Infantry Pulse 3 to support him. The C skill is very flexible and you can get the newly given Joint Drive Res 3 to make him a bit bulkier against ranged foes.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)
Ike - Vanguard Legend Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend (5★)

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Legendary Ike Best Weapon Refinement

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Legendary Ike's Exclusive Weapon currently cannot be refined. This section will be updated if it becomes refinable in the future.

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Legendary Ike Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Legendary Ike Roles

Ike - Vanguard Legend 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
Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Legendary Ike is a close-range physical attacker. When the effects of the Weapon Triangle are not taken into account, the damage he deals will be equal to his Atk minus the foes's Def. In addition to being able to counterattack from any range, he has various buff and debuff skills, allowing him to fill various roles in a party.

Legendary Skill grants HP and Atk bonuses to allies

Eff. Atk Icon Atk+2 Spd Icon Spd+3 Def Icon Def+4 Res Icon Res+4 Pair Up Icon Pair Up
Water Icon Eirika - Graceful Resolve Image Fjorm - Princess of Ice Image Ryoma - Supreme Samurai Image Azura - Vallite Songstress Image Leif - Unifier of Thracia Image Chrom - Crowned Exalt Image Dimitri - Savior King Image
Wind Icon Lyn - Lady of the Wind Image Lucina - Glorious Archer Image Hríd - Icy Blade Image Gunnthrá - Voice of Dreams Image Eliwood - Blazing Knight Image Corrin - Child of Dusk Image
Earth Icon Ike - Vanguard Legend Image Robin - Fell Vessel Image Tiki - Legendary Dragon Image Alm - Saint-King Image Claude - King of Unification Image Julia - Crusader of Light Image Seliph - Scion of Light Image
Fire Icon Hector - Marquess of Ostia Image Ephraim - Legendary Lord Image Marth - Hero-King Image Roy - Blazing Lion Image Lilina - Firelight Leader Image Celica - Queen of Valentia Image Edelgard - Flame Emperor Image

Legendary Ike is an Earth-Type Legendary Hero, and when summoned, you will receive an Earth Blessing. During Earth Season, allies who appear in a team alongside L! Ike will gain HP+3 and Atk+2 when they have been given an Earth Blessing.

Legendary Ike Strengths

Can counterattack at any range with Ragnell

L! Ike's exclusive weapon Ragnell will allow him to counterattack a foe, regardless of their range. As ranged attackers are often the bane of infantry sword units, this is an extremely useful skill to have.

Excellent synergy between Warding Breath and Radiant Aether II

Legendary Ike's Default A skill Warding Breath will speed up his special cooldown when the foe initiates combat. Radiant Aether II has a coldown count of 4, so if he takes two attacks from a foe, his Special will trigger the next time he goes into combat.

Additionally, Radiant Aether II has a cooldown reduction at turn 1, so if you nail a follow-up attack on the player phase, you can proc it immediately if you receive a counterattack

Legendary Ike Radiant Aether II Fire Emblem Heroes FEH.png

In this case, Radiant Aether II procs on the first counterattack of the map thanks to the counter reduction in the first turn and Warding Breath's charge boost.

Def bonus to allies within two spaces

Def Tactic 3 will grant Def+6 to allies within two spaces. This is limited two units of a movement type with only two or less units in the party, so it is ideal in a mixed movement party. This skill will be easily be wasted in modes like Aether Raids or Grand Conquests where there are many units of the same type on a single team, so just watch out for that.

Can opt with Joint Drive Res to improve team's Res quantity

As of 2021, Legendary Ike has gained the native ability to learn Joint Drive Res. If you decide to opt with this skill instead of Def Tactic 3, you can improve Ike's and his allies Res stat allowing your team to take on magic-based enemy lineups with more ease.

Legendary Ike Weaknesses

Taking two blows from a magic attacker can spell death

Even with the Res boost from Warding Breath L! Ike has a pretty low Res stat, so taking a follow-up attack from a magic attacker could be enough to wipe him out. Avoid magic attackers when possible, and only allow them to strike first when Ike can definitely take them down with the first hit of a counterattack.

If you are having trouble with magical units, you can go with his alternative, and arguably more usefull C skill, Joint Drive Res.

Legendary Ike Team and Counters

Teammates for Legendary Ike

Flying Olivia Icon Flying Olivia Marisa Icon Marisa Legendary Azura Icon Legendary Azura Myrrh Icon Myrrh
Surtr Icon Surtr Helbindi Icon Helbindi Lewyn Icon Lewyn

Units to buff his attack power

Having a support unit to increase L! Ike's damage output is ideal. Units like L! Azura and Flying Olivia who can buff Ike while simultaneously granting additional movement can allow him to OHKO foes. Units like Marisa with Infantry Pulse can also help reduce his special cooldown and assist him in upping his damage output.

Units who can take down blue mages

While L! Ike has a pretty solid Def stat, his meager Res stat of 21 means that an attack from a magic attacker will offten wipe him out before he even has a chance to counter. A blue mage/dragon counter like Myrrh or Surtr on the same team will significantly increase his survivability.

Legendary Ike Counters

Idunn Icon Idunn Aversa Icon Aversa Ophelia Icon Ophelia Reinhardt Icon Reinhardt
Legendary Tiki (Young) Icon Legendary Tiki (Young) Lukas Icon Lukas Brave Lyn Icon Brave Lyn

Powerful Magic Attackers

L! Ike will be OHKO'd by blue mages like Reinhardt or Ophelia before he can even counterattack. Use someone like Surtr or Myrrh instead to absorb the hit and then take them down.

Heroes with very high defensive stats

Despite his high damage output, he will have trouble dealing significant damge to units like Legendary Tiki or Lukas who have very high Def stats. Attacking Lukas will inflict 0 damage, resulting in a counterattack where Lukas' special triggers and destroys Ike, so stay out of the danger zone when this type of foe draws near. Foes like Brave Lyn or Veronica are able to target Ike with an attack without fear of a counterattack, which will usually result in his defeat.

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Legendary Ike - 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 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 = 3) Restores HP = 30% of damage dealt. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 4) During combat, treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 50%.
Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt.
5★
(Cooldown Count = 4) At the start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -2 to unit. Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt.
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+2 during combat. 5★
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+4 during combat. 5★
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+4 during combat and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) 5★
Inflicts Def -3 on foe through its next action after combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Def -3 on foe through its next action after combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Def -5 on foe through its next action after combat. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def +2 to allies within 2 spaces for 1 turn. Granted only if number of that ally’s movement type on current team ≤ 2. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def +4 to allies within 2 spaces for 1 turn. Granted only if number of that ally’s movement type on current team ≤ 2. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def +6 to allies within 2 spaces for 1 turn. Granted only if number of that ally’s movement type on current team ≤ 2. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Res +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Res +3 during combat. 5★
Grants Res+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Res+4 to unit during combat.

Legendary Ike as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Warding Breath or Joint Drive Res

Legendary Ike can be used to inherit Warding Breath or Joint Drive Res, However, as a powerful Legendary Hero, we recommend developing and building at least one Legendary Ike, before foddering off or merging any duplicates.

If you have a bad bane, you can create a +1 merge first before fodderring off duplicates.

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    How to Get Legendary Ike

    Obtain in Story Mode

    Legendary Ike can be obtained automatically after clearing Xenologue 3 (Normal). When obtained, they will already be at a 5★ Rarity and have base stats (no IVs).

    Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

    Legendary Ike is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Legendary Hero Summoning event. They do not appear in regular summons.

    Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

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    Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Greg Chun
    Illustrator Kita Senri (北千里)
    Appears In

    Illustration

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    Quotes: Special Triggered

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    I won’t have mercy on my enemies.
    End of the line.
    I’ll strike you down with one blow.
    There’s no stopping me.

    Quotes: Castle

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    Legendary Hero? Well, in my world, we do tell tales of heroes from days gone by.
    That’s the kind of thing you’re talking about, right?
    My father taught me everything about swordsmanship. He also taught the man who turned out to be his rival...
    We both did all we could to master his style of fighting.
    People aren’t perfect. We all make mistakes. But we also love our families and our friends... We should never forget that we all have that same capacity for love.
    Time and again, I’ve fought when the chances of winning were slim.
    These were not battles where I weighed whether or not I could win. They were battles I had to fight.
    I’ll repeat something I was told, once...
    "You should challenge your fates. When all else fails, you can still die fighting."


    Lv 40 Dialogue

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    It’s always the same. No matter the era, no matter the world... War. The fighting never ends.
    You fight to make peace. And it may seem like that battle will never end... That it’s out of your reach.
    Don’t get discouraged. Your feelings are what drive you. Your actions have purpose.
    No matter how hard things get, you have to keep fighting. I know that you’ll press on. I respect that.
    Let me walk your road with you. Once I get started, I don’t give in. I’ll stay by your side until the end, if you’ll let me.

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      • Btw, should I use dragonflower to upgrade a Fallen Ike and then merge 2 other Fallen Ike into him?

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

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