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This is a ranking page for the hero Hector - Brave Warrior 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 Brave Hector.

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Brave Hector Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.9/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) SS
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Hector - Brave Warrior: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Guaranteed follow-up attack when the foe initiates combat
・Follow-up attack when initiating combat
・Has the strongest version of Distant Counter available

Brave Hector Skills at 5★


Might: 16  Range: 1
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit’s HP ≧ 50% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.

Cooldown Count = 4
Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Def.

Unit can counterattack regardless of foe’s range. If foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Def +4 during combat.

If unit initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack. )

At start of even-numbered turns, grants Res +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. )

Brave Hector Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (24) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (27) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (5) No Spd IV ★★☆☆☆
Def (9) Def Boon ★★★★★
Res (6) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

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

+Def/-Spd

The Best IVs for Brave Hector are +Def and -Spd. With his superboon in Def, Brave Hector gains Def+4, making him a powerful tank, and also making Maltet's follow-up effect even easier to trigger. Since he will gain a guaranteed follow-up regardless of his Spd, this is the ideal dump stat.

+Res for a +10 Merge Project

If you are trying to merge a +10 Brave Hector, we recommend +Res. +Res patches up his weakest stat and vastly improves his survivability. His Atk and Def will be more than sufficient to get the job done.

Brave Hector Best Builds

(Refined) - Special Fighter Brave HectorHOT

Weapon Skill IconMaltet
Assist Skill IconSwap
Special Skill IconSol

How to Use, Explanation

This build utilizes Maltet's refine, paired with Special Fighter, his Special will be at 2 charge so it will always trigger. Mystic Boost 3 will keep him healthy and guarantees that Hector does not die, while he debuffs enemy units with Atk Smoke.

(Refined) - Sol Brave Hector

Weapon Skill IconMaltet
Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconSol
+
Res
-
Spd

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Budget Brave Hector

Weapon Skill IconMaltet
Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconIgnis
Sacred Seal IconRenewal 3

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Aether Raids Brave HectorHOT

Weapon Skill IconMaltet
Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconBonfire
+
Res
-
Spd

How to Use, Explanation

This build utilizes Brave Hector's superior tanking prowess with his refined Maltet and Ostian Counter to protect his allies with A/R Far Save 3. Special Fighter 3 slows down enemy special charges while guaranteeing his Bonfire activates every combat. Mystic Boost 3 keeps him healthy as he absorbs attacks from multiple opponents. A +res boon is preferred to boost his lower defensive stat against the overabundance of mages in Aether Raids; a +atk boon may also be used if Hector is surrounded by multiple support units.

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Brave Hector Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Brave Hector's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). Neutralizes "effective against armored" bonuses. If unit's HP ≥ 25% and foe initiates combat, neutralizes unit's penalties during combat and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
If foe initiates combat or if foe's HP = 100% at start of combat, inflicts Atk/Def-6 on foe during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We highly recommend the Special Effect Refine for Maltet

Brave Hector's Maltet refine makes him a nearly unstoppable unit, as he is now immune against armor-effective weapons, prevents follow-up attacks, accelerates his Special trigger, neutralizes penalties, inflicts Atk/Def-6 on his foe, prevents follow-up attacks, and also guarantees him a follow-up attack.

Giving him a Special like Sol or Noontime or equipping the Mystic Boost Sacred Seal will ensure that he stays healthy to keep within the HP requirements of his weapon.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Brave Hector Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 174
174
HP
HP 48 48
Rank: 18/717
Atk
Atk 37 37
Rank: 133/717
Spd
Spd 22 22
Rank: 591/717
Def
Def 39 39
Rank: 24/717
Res
Res 28 28
Rank: 226/717

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 53 58 26 44 32 213
Lv.40 +10 53 42 26 44 32 197

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
55 41 26 43 32 197
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
52 44 26 43 32 197
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
52 41 29 43 32 197
+Def
Lv.40 +10
52 41 26 47 32 198
+Res
Lv.40 +10
52 41 26 43 35 197

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 48 53 22 39 28 190
5★ Lv.40 48 37 22 39 28 174

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 24 27 5 9 6 71

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
45 45 16 44 36 186
47 42 17 44 35 185
48 35 23 44 34 184
44 39 38 37 26 184
46 43 21 41 29 180
47 40 20 39 33 179
47 38 32 29 29 175
45 34 28 36 32 175
Brave Hector Icon Brave Hector
48 37 22 39 28 174
45 35 34 35 25 174
45 41 23 36 29 174
47 40 22 37 28 174
49 35 25 38 26 173
51 37 21 42 22 173
49 30 24 38 28 169
50 40 22 33 23 168

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

Brave Hector Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Brave Hector Roles

Hector - Brave Warrior 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 Counter RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo /
Harmonized
No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Brave Hector 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. Additionally, he has a skill that allows him to counterattack at any range.

Brave Hector Strengths

Guaranteed follow-up when the foe initiates combat

Brave Hector's exclusive weapon Maltet gives him a guaranteed follow-up attack when the foe initiates combat. This will happen regardless of the difference in Spd between units, so being able to easily dish out extra damage when attacked is a big strength of Hector.

Guaranteed follow-up when he initiates combat as well

Brave Hector has the armor only skill Bold Fighter, which also grants him a guaranteed follow-up attack when initiating combat, as well as special cooldown charge +1. This means that when initiating combat, Ignis will almost always trigger, allowing him to take down most enemies.

Can counterattack regardless of range

Hector's A skill Ostian Counter will let him counterattack ranged foes such as bow and tome users. This skill is essentially a more powerful version of Distant Counter, which lets him easily turn the tables on foes who attack Hector.

Brave Hector Team and Counters

Teammates for Brave Hector

Corrin (M) IconCorrin (M) Brave Lucina IconBrave Lucina New Year Peony IconNew Year Peony Brave Ephraim IconBrave Ephraim
Summer Hilda IconSummer Hilda Bow Hinoka IconBow Hinoka ValentineValentine's Faye Flayn IconFlayn

Allies who are dedicated support units

Brave Hector greatly appreciates dedicated support units to turn him into an unbreakable wall for your team. Heroes such as Corrin (M), Brave Lucina, and Bow Hinoka improve his combat potential with invisible buffs, while Flayn improves his survivability by providing damage reduction on top of Brave Hector's already absurd defenses as well as healing him with her staff.

Allies who can boost mobility

As an armored unit, Brave Hector can only move one space at a time. Therefore, party members with Guidance and Armor March are very useful for helping Hector get across the map. In particular, a hero with a refresher skill who can equip these mobility skills such as New Year Peony, or the Sacred Seal Armored Boots can significantly increase Hector's mobility.

Brave Hector Counters

Selena IconSelena Summer Caeda IconSummer Caeda Pirate Hinoka IconPirate Hinoka Legendary Byleth (M) IconLegendary Byleth (M)
Shamir IconShamir Young LYoung L'Arachel Veronica IconVeronica Maribelle IconMaribelle

Heroes with armor-effective weapons

Despite his incredible Def, Brave Hector is still susceptible to attacks from foes with weapons that are effective on armored units. Summer Caeda and Pirate Hinoka have color advantage on top of armor effectiveness and you will often encounter many +10 merged versions in PvP modes; if they survive an attack from Hector, they will likely be able to wipe him out afterward, so leave these foes to another ally.

Take note that this weakness is removed if Brave Hector has his refined Maltet equipped.

Heroes with Sweep effects

As an armored unit, Brave Hector is unable to equip Null C-Disrupt 3, and thus is vulnerable to effects that prevent him from counterattacking. In particular, heroes like Veronica and Maribelle who all possess Dazzling Staff 3 while attacking Brave Hector's lower Res stat are especially threatening to his survivability.

Young L'Arachel deserves a special mention due to her Staff of Rausten which applies the Flash status from a distance, allowing all of her teammates to gang up on Brave Hector safely and take him out despite his insane survivability.

Heroes who also commonly carry the Null Follow-Up and Windsweep combo through their weapons and B slots such as Legendary Byleth (M) and Selena also greatly threaten Brave Hector by preventing his counterattacks and attacking twice, denying his follow-up negation and winning Spd checks.

How to Use and Defeat Brave Hector

For a more in-depth explanation on how to use and defeat Brave Hector, check out our guide below!

How to Use and Defeat Brave Hector — a fleshed out discussion!

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Brave Hector - 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 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit’s HP ≧ 50% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 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 Def. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Def. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Unit can counterattack regardless of foe’s range. If foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Def +4 during combat. 5★
If unit’s HP  = 100% and unit initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack. ) 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 50% and unit initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack. ) 5★
If unit initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack. ) 5★
At start of even-numbered turns, grants Res +2 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★
At start of even-numbered turns, grants Res +4 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★
At start of even-numbered turns, grants Res +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★

Brave Hector as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Bold Fighter or Even Res Wave

Brave Hector can be used to inherit Bold Fighter or Even Res Wave. However, Brave Hector is a very powerful blue armored unit, so for the most part, you should get these skills elsewhere and merge any Hector duplicates you pick up. Even Res Wave is obtainable as a Sacred Seal as well.

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    Obtain Through Regular Summon

    Brave Hector 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)
    Patrick Seitz
    Illustrator Kita Senri (北千里)
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    Quotes: Special Triggered

    Special Triggered Quotes are voice lines that play upon activating a Special attack.

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    Prepare to die!
    Clear a path!
    Your luck’s run out!
    Pierce the sky, Maltet!

    Quotes: Castle

    Castle Quotes are lines that play when a hero is interacted with in the castle.

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    Uther... I wish I could have been at your side to aid you, Brother…
    This here is the freezing lance Maltet. Just like Armads, it’s counted among the legendary weapons of Elibe.
    That said, wielding it is quite different from wielding an axe…
    Don’t get too close. One wrong step and this heavy armor could crush you flat. Hahaha! I’m only joking, friend!
    Do be careful around me, though…
    Daily training is essential if you want to move around in heavy armor like this. Care to join me?
    Once you get used to being sore all the time, it’s actually quite fun!
    Hey, what’s with that strange look you’re giving me? Oh, this? It’s just a book.
    What?! Aw, come on. I read! A lord has to have some refinement!

    Lv 40 5★ Dialogue

    Lv 40 5★ Dialogue become available when a hero attains Lv. 40 at 5★ rarity.

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    Hey, let me ask you a question... What qualities do you suppose are most important for a ruler to have?
    I’ve been thinking about this since I succeeded the throne. And aside from bravery, I’m at a total loss…
    The respect of the people, you say? Hm... Without the backing of the people, one isn’t qualified to rule…
    Yes, I think that makes good sense.
    However, respect is not something you can see with your eyes.
    Huh? Seeing isn’t always believing? There you go again, doling out wisdom faster than I can keep up!
    Well, if that’s the expectation set for me as a ruler, then I’ll just have to meet it.
    For those who have put their faith in me...and for my brother.

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