Saias Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Saias - Bishop of Flame 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 Saias.


Saias Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 7.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) N/A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Saias - Bishop of Flame: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Can lower 3 of a foe's stats
・Can warp to an ally when his HP drops to 50%
・Can deal heavy damage with Glacies thanks to his high Res stat

Saias Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions.
-
Cooldown = 4
Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res.
-
Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 50% to warp adjacent to any ally.
-
At start of turn, inflicts Spd-5 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions.

Saias Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 41 51 35 22 39 188
Lv.40 +10 41 37 35 22 39 174

Note: Saias's stats will always have no IVs.

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 36 47 30 18 34 165
5★ Lv.40 36 33 30 18 34 151
4★ Lv.40 34 30 28 16 32 140
3★ Lv.40 33 29 26 15 30 133

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 21 8 5 8 59
4★ Lv.1 16 15 8 4 8 51
3★ Lv.1 16 12 7 4 7 46

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superboon ★★★☆☆
Atk (21) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (8) Spd Bane ★★★☆☆
Def (5) Def Bane ★★☆☆☆
Res (8) No Res IV ★★★★★

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

Neutral IVs by default!

As a hero obtainable only through Grand Hero Battle, Saias will always have neutral IVs by default. The only way to access IVs for this unit is through using Trait Fruits.

+Res/-Def

The best IVs for Saias are +Res and -Def. Saias is not built to take blows from physical units to begin with so having some points off his Def would not harm his viability significantly. With that, you should maximize his Res as much as possible as he is very strong in that side of defense. Another reason to maximize his Res is because of Wargod's Tome which relies on Saias having a high Res stat.

Take note that his Def is a superbane so you should get that merge as fast as possible!

+Res for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Saias to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. With this IV, he will reach a Res stat of 41 which is very fair even by modern standards. This allows you to tank magic hits and debuff a lot of enemies.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
39 38 32 17 40 166
41 36 33 19 28 157
Saias Icon Saias
36 33 30 18 34 151
42 32 20 23 34 151
40 29 29 29 22 149
35 36 31 16 30 148
39 32 35 17 25 148
43 22 32 25 25 147

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

Saias Best Builds

Budget Saias

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconGlacies
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
Passive Skill BRenewal 3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Saias - Bishop of Flame Icon Saias - Bishop of Flame (5★)
Saias - Bishop of Flame Icon Saias - Bishop of Flame (4★)
Saias - Bishop of Flame Icon Saias - Bishop of Flame (4★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Blade Saias

Special Skill IconIceberg
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
Sacred Seal IconSpeed +3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Saias - Bishop of Flame Icon Saias - Bishop of Flame (4★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Saias Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Saias' Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 14 Range: 2 HP:
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-5 on foes within 3 columns and 3 rows centered on unit through their next actions.
Grants bonus to unit's Atk = total penalties on foe during combat.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Wargod's Tome

Upon the special effect refine, Wargod's Tome will inflict a more powerful debuff on enemies. That is the upgrade bonus, but the special effect refine adds the total number of penalites to Saias' Atk stat. Considering that Saias has a handful of debuffs that already weaken the enemy, this effect capitalizes on said debuffs and grants Saias a wide window to take out weakened foes.

Saias' debuffs are very easy to apply so you will not have any problem utilizing this effect. Take note that even debuffs from other units will be considered! Run a team composed of debuffers and Saias will surely hit very hard.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

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Saias Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Saias Roles

Saias - Bishop of Flame Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic 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

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

Saias Strengths

Multiple long-ranged debuff skills that are reliant on Def

Wardgod's Tome inflicts Atk/Res -4 on foes in cardinal directions if Saias Res is greater than theirs. Spd Ploy 3 does the same but it inflicts -5 Spd. If Saias is able to win the Res check, enemies will be crippled! Line-up Saias properly to severly weaken enemy units.

Conveniently for Saias, he sports a pretty fair Res stat which makes it fairly easy to apply this skill on a wide range of units.

Access to a powerful special effect refine

Wargod's Tome has access to a powerful special effect refine. It adds the total number of debuffs on the enemy to Saias' attack stat. You can read more about it in the weapon refine section.

Warp to Allies Using Escape Route

If at least at or under 50% HP, Escape Route 3 allows Saias to warp to spaces adjacent to any ally. This is perfect for him, since he has a low Def stat

This skill is very useful for modes like Grand Hero Battles where losing a unit means defeat or modes like Arena where losing units means a decreased score.

High Res stat

Saias base Res is 34 at Lv. 40 5★. It is certainly not the highest, but it is a good base Res to start with. You can choose to equip skills like Fury 3 to improve his Res.

You can also go full on Res tank by inheriting a skill like Distant Def 3. If you plan to go that route, you can get Quick Riposte onto Saias so that he can land follow-up attacks on foes.

Saias Weaknesses

Low Def

Saias' Def only sits at 18 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for physical units to take him out. Be mindful of Saias' positioning in relation to physical units that can easily take him out. Even if the physical unit is of the red attribute, make sure to stay clear out of them!

Though not extremely bad, Saias' Spd can also leave him vulnerable to follow-up attacks. Taking a follow-up attack from an enemy is sure to take him out of the battlefield.

Loses effectiveness if he loses the Res check

Saias' main gimmick is to win Res checks and debuff the Atk/Res/Spd of an enemy unit. If he loses the Res check, then he loses much of his effectiveness. If you repeatedly find yourself in situations wherein Saias loses Res checks, consider inheriting the mentioned Fury 3 or even Fury 4. Your other options also include Fortress Res 3. Said skill is also available as a Sacred Seal.

Should you Unlock Potential for Saias?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? B Rank Icon

We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Saias - Bishop of Flame!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Saias - Bishop of Flame from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Saias - Bishop of Flame is very useful as a anti debuff, so you may find using Unlock Potential on Saias - Bishop of Flame helpful if your team lacks a party member with this role.

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Saias - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 No Effect 3★
6 2 No Effect 3★
9 2 No Effect 3★
14 2 At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 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. 3★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res. 4★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 30% to warp adjacent to any ally. 3★
Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 40% to warp adjacent to any ally. 4★
Enables unit whose own HP ≤ 50% to warp adjacent to any ally. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Spd-3 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 3★
At start of turn, inflicts Spd-4 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 3★
At start of turn, inflicts Spd-5 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next actions. 4★

Saias as a Source Hero

Saias Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★☆

Inheriting Spd Ploy 3

Saias can be used to inherit the skill Spd Ploy 3. However, you can only acquire Saias from Grand Hero Battles or from using Heroic Grails, so think carefully before foddering him off.

How to Get Saias / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Saias

Obtain through a Grand Hero Battle

Saias is a Hero who, for a limited time, can be obtained through completing a Grand Hero Battle for the first time. They do not appear in regular summons. After the event has ended, they can be obtained by using Heroic Grails.

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Ben Lepley
Illustrator Teita (悌太)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

See Special Triggered Quotes
All of this was inevitable.
You should retreat.
You’ll never defeat me.
It’s all going to plan.

Quotes: Castle

See Castle Quotes
To think that the wind can carry the stink of war to a country as peaceful as this one... It is a sin.
People love to flatter me, so they call me a tactician.
I’m hardly an ambitious man, but I do hate to see movement wasted.
On patrol? Excellent. Understanding the situation on the ground is the first step to formulating a strategy.
You ought never forget that thoroughness is a virtue.
What a solemn expression! Though a humble clergyman I may be, you must feel free to consult with me anytime.
Have you seen the castle’s library? What a collection! Such history! I can’t wait to spend time perusing it.

Lv 40 Dialogue

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How are you faring? Your face is twisted into a most curious expression…
It’s almost as if you can see the future itself laid out in front of you.
I overestimate you? But only one who is extraordinary need protest that they are ordinary…
My blood has granted me gifts, it’s true. I have expended every effort to be worthy of those gifts.
That same blood makes it impossible for me to live a peaceful life. That’s a lesson I learned from my mother…
As long as you do not stray from your path, my knowledge and abilities will remain at your disposal.
I swear it on the flame that marks my skin.

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    • >>[184]
      Congrats bro. That's really special. I'm approaching the 40th summon so yeah i probably will get her or shamir. Really wanted both tho.

    • >>[20]
      Idunn is best built as a sustain omni-tank. Sol or Aether are both good options (I would personally prefer Sol). Atk Smoke 3 and her default B skills are good. You should switch the A skill to at least Distant Ward and ideally Distant Counter. The S Seal should be a Sturdy or Mirror Stance skill, whichever you think would fill the niche better on your team.

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