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This is a ranking page for the hero Ayra - Astra's Wielder 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 Ayra.

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Ayra Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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Ayra - Astra's Wielder: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Sword unit with an extremely powerful exclusive special skill
・Easy to dish out follow-up attacks, thanks to her high Spd
・Desperation gives her multiple attacks

Ayra Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Grants Spd +3. If unit’s Spd-foe’s Spd ≧ 1, gain Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (If similar skill also used, only highest value applied. )
-
Cooldown = 2
Boosts damage dealt by 40% of unit’s Spd. (Skill cannot be inherited. )
-
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +4 during combat.
-
If unit's HP ≤ 75% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.

Ayra Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 49 40 31 21 182
5★ Lv.40 41 33 37 31 21 163

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 23 14 7 4 67

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (14) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (7) 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

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+Spd/-Res

Ayra's recommended IVs are +Spd and -Def. Ayra's skills are all enhanced by a higher Spd stat, so this is her most important stat, and the higher the better. Ayra already has pretty decent Def so a flaw in this stat will let her maintain balance in her offensive and defensive capability.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 35 35 27 26 163
38 32 40 28 25 163
Ayra Icon Ayra
41 33 37 31 21 163
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.

Ayra Best Builds

Furious Ayra

Special Skill IconGaleforce
Passive Skill A IconFury 4

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build is based around the effects of Fury and Galeforce. On top of having an excellent Spd stat, her weapon effect enhances her special cooldown when her Spd exceeds that of the foe. Galeforce will grant additional movement, and then Desperation’s effects will allow her to attack twice before a foe can counterattack.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Ayra

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Sacred Seal IconSpeed +3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build aims to use Ayra’s default skillset as much as possible. These skills are rather synergistic, so a movement assist like Draw Back (or Reposition), and a C-skill like Threaten Spd 3 is plenty to make her a viable unit.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Distant Counter AyraHOT

Passive Skill BVantage 3

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How to Use, Explanation

Letting Ayra inherit Slaying Edge+ will allow her to counterattack wither special Regnal Astra after taking one hit from the foe. The C-Slot skill used here may vary depend on what type of party you want to run, so we recommend a Drive/Spur skill or Threaten Def, etc.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ayra - Astra Ayra - Astra's Wielder (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Ayra Best Weapon Refine

Ayra's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

Ayra Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Ayra Roles

Ayra - Astra's Wielder 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

Ayra is a close ranged physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Def stat. She also has a very powerful special skill and a skill that gives her additional Spd when initiating combat.

Ayra's Strengths

Very easily gains follow-ups through her superior Spd stat

Ayra's stats are completely ideal for an infantry sword unit. In particular, her Spd stat paired with the effect of her exclusive weapon is incredible, and she can get a follow-up attack against most units even without any merges.

Extreme combos with her exclusive skills!

Her exclusive weapon skill Ayra's Blade and her special skill Regnal Astra have amazing synergy. Her special, which only has a cooldown count of 2, can actually be triggered more quickly thanks to her weapon skill. When her Spd stat is higher than the foe's, her special is guaranteed to trigger, so when Desperation becomes active, she becomes a killing machine.

Phantom Spd makes it even easier to activate specials

Ayra's Blade is dependent on her Spd, so the sacred seal Phantom Spd is very valuable for her. For example, Ayra, with her 40 Spd stat, equipped with Phantom Spd 3 will have her Spd treated as if it were 50, which is almost guaranteed to speed up her cooldown. (Note that Phantom Spd will not increae the damage dealt through Regnal Astra)

Ayra's Weaknesses

Weak to magic attacks

Ayra has a rather low Res stat, so a tome like Dire Thunder that can strike consecutively can wipe her out. Watch out for mages in general, but especially keep her out of the danger zones of blue mages.

Cannot get a follow-up attack on units with Swordbreaker

No matter how high her Spd stat is, units with Swordbreaker will be immune to her follow-up attacks. Not just that, but they will also able to double attack her in battle. If your enemy has a unit with this skill, use another ally to take them out.

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Ayra - Astra's Wielder Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Ayra - Astra's Wielder only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Ayra - Astra's Wielder if a 4 Star version is released!

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Ayra - 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 Spd +3. If unit’s Spd-foe’s Spd ≧ 1, gain Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (If similar skill also used, 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) Boosts damage dealt by 50%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 150%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Boosts damage dealt by 40% of unit’s Spd. (Skill cannot be inherited. ) 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit initiates combat, grants Spd+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★
If unit's HP ≤ 25% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack. 5★
If unit's HP ≤ 50% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack. 5★
If unit's HP ≤ 75% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack. 5★

Ayra as a Source Hero

Ayra Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★☆

Inherit Swift Sparrow 2

You may wish to inherit Swift Sparrow 2 from Ayra. However, Ayra is one very strong unit, so we recommend raising and building her over foddering her off.

How to Get Ayra / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Ayra

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Ayra 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)
Brina Palencia
Illustrator Asatani Tomoyo (麻谷知世)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

See Special Triggered Quotes
Pitiful.
I won’t let you live.
Your life is mine.
Let’s see you handle this.

Quotes: Castle

See Castle Quotes
I’ve been observing the people here—they know what they’re doing. I find that reassuring.
My country faces destruction. Nothing is more important than protecting our prince.
I fought beside Lord Sigurd until the very end. I don’t regret it for a second.
If you wish to study the sword, I’ll teach you. But if you accept my offer, don’t expect me to hold back.
Flowers? Dresses? No thank you. I don’t have time to waste. If I have some time, I grab my sword and train.

Lv 40 Dialogue

See Lv 40 Dialogue
Before I came here, I fought alongside my comrades in a great battle. We were defeated.
That’s just how it is. And even if I could go back in time... I’d still fight.
Yes, I’d fight to the bitter end. I have no doubt. What’s really important is how you live your life.
Being here, with you...I can’t complain. I’m satisfied with things as they are.
But we might part ways—one day. Keeping that in mind reminds me how precious our time together really is.

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