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This is a ranking page for the hero Eliwood - Knight of Lycia 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 Eliwood.

Heroes With the Same Name
Eliwood - Knight of Lycia Icon Eliwood


Eliwood 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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Eliwood - Knight of Lycia: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Powerful effect obtainable through the Weapon Refinery
・Guaranteed follow-up attack against axe wielders
・Can raise allied cavalry units' Def/Res

Eliwood Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Durandal Grants Atk +4 during combat if unit initiates attack.
-
Cooldown = 2
Reduce damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%.
-
If unit’s HP ≥ 50% in combat against an axe user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot.
-
Grants Def/Res+4 to cavalry allies within 2 spaces during combat.

Eliwood Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40 +10 Stats

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 44 51 35 27 37 194
Lv.40 +10 44 35 35 27 37 178

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
46 35 34 27 36 178
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
43 38 34 27 36 178
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
43 35 37 27 36 178
+Def
Lv.40 +10
43 35 34 30 36 178
+Res
Lv.40 +10
43 35 34 27 39 178

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 39 47 30 23 32 171
5★ Lv.40 39 31 30 23 32 155
4★ Lv.40 36 28 28 21 30 143
3★ Lv.40 35 27 26 20 28 136

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 23 8 6 8 62
4★ Lv.1 16 17 8 5 8 54
3★ Lv.1 16 14 7 5 7 49

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★★
Spd (8) Spd Bane ★★★★☆
Def (6) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (8) 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/-Res if Using Blazing Durandal

If you plan to use Blazing Durandal, the best IVs for Eliwood are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows Eliwood to prevent follow-up attacks and help him make follow-up attacks on his own, and this also synergizes well with Blazing Durandal's +7 Spd. Together, he will be capable of many follow-up attacks on foes. His Res is lower priority for him when compared to other stats, so it can be safely taken as a bane.

+Atk/-Res if Using Durandal

If you plan to use Durandal, the best IVs for Eliwood are +Atk and -Res. A high Atk stat will add to the +10 Atk bonus granted by Durandal. This allows Eliwood to finish off a wide variety of heroes in one hit. His Res is lower priority for him when compared to other stats, so it can be safely taken as a bane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Eliwood to 10 regardless of which weapon you are using. With a +Spd IV, Eliwood's Spd stat will reach 37 with 10 merges, which makes it even easier to prevent follow-up attacks from enemies and allows Eliwood to get more follow-up attacks on his own.

This will add to the Spd that both Blazing Durandal and Durandal provides makes Eliwood a deadly follow-up attacker.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
39 32 23 33 35 162
42 33 33 27 26 161
40 36 30 33 18 157
Eliwood Icon Eliwood
39 31 30 23 32 155
45 31 26 30 22 154
37 32 31 32 22 154
42 32 32 27 21 154
44 32 24 37 17 154

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

Eliwood Best Builds

Death Blow Eliwood

Weapon Skill IconDurandal
Special Skill IconGlacies
Passive Skill C: -

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Eliwood - Knight of Lycia Icon Eliwood - Knight of Lycia (5★)
Eliwood - Knight of Lycia Icon Eliwood - Knight of Lycia (5★)

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Refined - Galeforce EliwoodHOT

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

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Eliwood - Knight of Lycia Icon Eliwood - Knight of Lycia (5★)

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Eliwood Best Weapon Refinement

Effect of Eliwood's Evolved 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 evolving Durandal to Blazing Durandal

Evolving into Blazing Durandal grants +7 Spd and +10 Def in combat if Eliwood initiates attacks. This makes it easy for him to execute lots of follow-up attacks and reduce damage. It also has a built-in effect similar to Gladiator's Blade that speeds up special cooldown and slows down the enemy's special cooldown.

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6 during combat.
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We also recommend the Special Effect Refine for Durandal

If damage is more important to you, then you should special refine Durandal instead as it provides an effect similar to Swift Sparrow. It grants +10 Atk and +4 Spd in total, which can be of huge help at taking down enemies in one-turn.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

About the Weapon Refinery

Eliwood Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Eliwood Roles

Eliwood - Knight of Lycia 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 No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Eliwood 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.

Eliwood Strengths

Durandal Can Be Evolved to Blazing Durandal

If Eliwood initiates combat with Blazing Durandal, it grants +1 cooldown charge to Eliwood, inflicts -1 cooldown charge on the foe, grants +7 Spd +10 Def, and prevents units from making follow-up attacks on Eliwood. This weapon alone makes Eliwood a great player-phase unit. It buffs Eliwood's damage and reduces the amount of damage he takes through stats and by making special attacks harder to trigger.

Durandal Also Has Access to Special Refinement

If Durandal is granted the special refinement effect, it grants a total of +10 Atk +4 Spd to Eliwood whenever he initiates attacks. This makes Durandal a more offensive alternative to Blazing Durandal.

Eliwood Weaknesses

Requires High Investment to be Effective

Eliwood needs a lot of investment (Feathers, Heavenly Dew, Skills) for him to become a useful unit. Make sure that you will be able to utilize Eliwood's strengths and identify which niches you would like him to fill before investing a lot on him.

Low Durability

Eliwood has low Def. If Eliwood is attacked or if he receives a counterattack, there is a high possibility that he will be taken out. As much as possible, make sure that you can prevent him from getting attacked by moving him out of the danger zone and finding a way to prevent counterattacks.

Weak to Anti-Cavalry Skills

Eliwood is a Cavalry unit making him weak to skills against such units such as Ridersbane+. If attacked by a unit with Ridersbane+, Eliwood will take 1.5x damage. Be mindful of what skills your enemies are equipped with.

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Should you Unlock Potential for Eliwood?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? C Rank Icon

We Do Not Recommend Unlocking Potential for Eliwood - Knight of Lycia!

We cannot recommend you to Unlock Potential to make Eliwood - Knight of Lycia a 5 Star Hero. Eliwood - Knight of Lycia is difficult to make use of except under specific conditions. Unless Eliwood - Knight of Lycia is a favorite character of yours or you have excess Hero Feathers to spare, we recommend you pass on Unlocking their Potential.

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Eliwood - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 3★
8 1 No Effect 3★
11 1 No Effect 3★
16 1 Durandal Grants Atk +4 during combat if unit initiates attack. 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) Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%. 3★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Reduce damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%. 4★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit’s HP ≥ 90% in combat against an axe user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 3★
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% in combat against an axe user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 4★
If unit’s HP ≥ 50% in combat against an axe user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Res +2 during combat. 3★
Grants adjacent allies Res +3 during combat. 3★
Grants Def/Res+4 to cavalry allies within 2 spaces during combat. 4★

Eliwood as a Source Hero

Eliwood Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Ward Cavalry

Eliwood can be used to inherit the skill Ward Cavalry. Even if you don't plan on using Eliwood, it is a good idea to keep him as a Combat Manual for this skill.

How to Get Eliwood / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Eliwood

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Eliwood 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)
Yuri Lowenthal
Illustrator Miyuu (深遊)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Off with you, fiend!
This should do it!
Now, take this!
Watch me work!

Quotes: Castle

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This realm is embroiled in war. I fear that no matter where I travel, war is everywhere.
I’m told that I’m not the hardiest of Heroes, but I promise to always give any task my best.
Thank you for your guidance in all matters. It gives each and every one of us the confidence to fight.
If the weather is pleasant today, it might be nice if you and I head off on a stroll.
My son Roy is my pride and joy. I’m not afraid to admit that he surpasses me in all ways.
Roy’s a stronger fighter, and if that wasn’t enough, he’s a much better student of life than I could ever be.

Lv 40 Dialogue

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Looking back on our first meeting, it now seems that we were destined to cross paths from the start.
You believe in every one of us, of course, and you give your all...to us all.
But I take special courage from knowing you. It’s as if you’re a beacon of hope.
I feel as if I could overcome any obstacle, and I have too rarely felt such strength.
This is why I hope to keep fighting alongside you, for as long as you’ll have me.

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