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This is a ranking page for the hero Jagen - Veteran Knight 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 Jagen.

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Jagen Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 6.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Jagen - Veteran Knight: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Can tank magic attacks thanks to a high Res stat
・Can grant a powerful bonus to allied cavalry
・Fury gives him a significant stat boost

Jagen Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 If foe initiates combat or, at start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 70%, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat.
Cooldown = 3
Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%.
Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +3. Unit take 6 damage after combat.
At start of turn, grants Def/Res+6 to adjacent cavalry allies for 1 turn.

Jagen Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40


Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 37 45 27 28 38 175
5★ Lv.40 37 27 24 25 35 148
4★ Lv.40 35 26 22 23 33 139
3★ Lv.40 34 24 21 22 31 132

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 20 23 7 8 11 69
4★ Lv.1 19 19 6 7 11 62
3★ Lv.1 19 15 6 7 10 57

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (20) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (23) Attack Boon ★★★★★
Spd (7) No Spd IV ★★★☆☆
Def (8) No Def IV ★★☆☆☆
Res (11) 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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+Atk and -Def

Jagen's best IVs are +Atk and -Def. With a superboon in Atk, Jagen gets +4 with a +Atk IV, which is a serious buff to his mediocre Atk stat. Since he really excels as a Res tank, we recommend taking the lowered Def stat so he can specialize in fighting magic attackers.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

If you are building a +10 merged Jage, we recommend a +Atk IV. His base Atk will grow to 34 with 10 merges and a +Atk IV, which will make him much better at offense.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

42 26 34 24 28 154
35 29 32 24 34 154
Jagen Icon Jagen
37 27 24 25 35 148

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

Jagen Best Builds

Budget Jagen

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconAegis
Passive Skill A IconFury 3

Refined - Super Res Tank JagenHOT

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Jagen Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Jagen's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
If foe initiates combat or, at start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 70%, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat.
At start of turn, if any foe's Res ≤ unit's Res-3 and that foe is adjacent to another foe, inflicts Atk-7 on that foe through its next action.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Veteran Lance

Jagen's exclusive weapon Veteran Lance makes Jagen even more adept at tanking magic attacks. With the special effect upgrade, he can further make use of his massive Res stat and inflict Atk-7 on foes who are adjacent to another foe and have a Res stat that is less than Jagen's by 3 or more. For teams that tend to stick together, this effect will be very good at reducing the amount of damage each foe can put out, as the number of units with higher Res than Jagen is pretty limited.

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Jagen Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Jagen Roles

Jagen - Veteran Knight Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Jagen 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. He also has the useful cavalry skill Fortify Cavalry, which can raise cavalry units' defenses, as well as the ever-powerful skill Fury.

Jagen Strengths

Amazing at tanking magic attacks

Jagen has a very high Res stat, and is great at tanking enemy magic attacks. This is especially true if the foe is a close magic attacker (dragon) because he can counterattack, so can come in pretty handy when he is up against an all dragon party.

Holds a powerful buff for allied cavalry

Jagen learns Fortify Cavalry by default, which is avery useful in cavalry teams. This skill grants Def/Res+6 to adjacent cavalry at the start of a turn, and the effect will last the entire turn. Granting this bonus to an ally before they run to the front lines of combat will help them reduce the overall damage they take.

Jagen Weaknesses

Struggles against physical attacks

Jagen has a pretty mediocre base Def stat of only 25, so he will struggle a bit against physical attackers. His Spd stat is only 24, so he has to take a lot of follow-up attacks, so a speedy physical attacker can take him out pretty easily. When he is not up against a red unit that he has triangle advantage on, leave the physical attackers to your party's other allies.

Poor offensive capability

Jagen's Atk stat is also nothing special, and other than Fury, he doesn't have much to help out with his poor offensive capability, making him not great at attacking. If you want to make the most of this unit, you will either need to invest in some stronger offensive skills and have allies buff him, or turn him into a full on support unit for your other cavalry allies.

Should you Unlock Potential for Jagen?

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We Do Not Recommend Unlocking Potential for Jagen - Veteran Knight!

We cannot recommend you to Unlock Potential to make Jagen - Veteran Knight a 5 Star Hero. Jagen - Veteran Knight is difficult to make use of except under specific conditions. Unless Jagen - Veteran Knight 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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Jagen - List of Skills


Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 3★
8 1 No Effect 3★
11 1 No Effect 3★
15 1 No Effect 5★
16 1 If foe initiates combat or, at start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 70%, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat. 5★


This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.


Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%. 3★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%. 4★


Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +1. Unit take 2 damage after combat. 3★
Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +2. Unit take 4 damage after combat. 4★
Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +3. Unit take 6 damage after combat. 5★
At start of turn, grants Res+2 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 3★
At start of turn, grants Res+3 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 3★
At start of turn, grants Def/Res+6 to adjacent cavalry allies for 1 turn. 4★

Jagen as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★☆

Inheriting Fortify Cavalry

Jagen has the very useful skill Fortify Cavalry. This is very good to have on all-cavalry teams, so if you have any 4 Star Jagen you don't intend to use, be sure and use them to create combat manuals.

How to Get Jagen / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Jagen

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Jagen 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
Walden James
Illustrator Yamada Akihiro (山田章博)
Appears In


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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Clear the way!
I’m not finished yet!
Do not turn your back on me!
For Prince Marth!

Quotes: Castle

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This is a fine castle, full of history and style. Perhaps not as grand as Altea Castle, but that’s a high bar…
King Cornelius, you should know that Prince Marth has matured into a fine man…
Exemplary patrolling! Next time, I shall accompany you—don’t think I can’t keep up!
I could regale you with the history of Altea and Prince Marth’s deeds... but we would be here for days.
It seems I’ve injured my back. Would you be so kind as to press hard just there?

Lv 40 Dialogue

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I have served many years as a knight, but never have I met someone quite like you.
Do we all follow you because you summoned us? I think not. At least not solely.
There is something about you that inspires others to fight for you. I can’t put it into words…
It reminds me a bit of Prince Marth, who also naturally draws heroes to his cause.
In any case, I sincerely wish to spend what days I have left fighting at your side.

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