Effie Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Effie - Army of One 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 Effie.

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Effie 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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Effie - Army of One: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Has one of the highest Atk stats of all heroes
・Can prevent a foe's follow-up attack
・Has the useful movement assist Smite

Effie Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk+6 during combat.
1 Push adjacent ally 2 spaces farther away.
-
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk +6 during combat.
-
If unit's HP ≥ 50%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.

Effie Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 55 60 26 38 27 206
Lv.40 +10 55 45 26 38 27 191

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
57 44 26 37 27 191
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
54 47 26 37 27 191
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
54 44 29 37 27 191
+Def
Lv.40 +10
54 44 26 40 27 191
+Res
Lv.40 +10
54 44 26 37 31 192

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 50 55 22 33 23 183
5★ Lv.40 50 40 22 33 23 168
4★ Lv.40 47 38 20 31 21 157
3★ Lv.40 46 36 19 29 20 150

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 22 27 5 11 4 69
4★ Lv.1 21 23 4 11 3 62
3★ Lv.1 21 19 4 10 3 57

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (22) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (27) No Attack IV ★★★★★
Spd (5) No Spd IV ★☆☆☆☆
Def (11) Def Bane ★★★★☆
Res (4) Res Boon ★★★★☆

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

+Atk/-Spd

The best IVs for Effie are+Atk and -Spd. This IV maximizes the damage Effie can deal. Her Spd is of less importance because of Wary Fighter disabling her and her foe's ability to score follow-up attacks on each other.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Effie to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. If you prefer Effie to specialize in the enemy phase who possesses Distant Counter, you can go for a +Res IV instead.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
47 42 17 44 35 185
46 43 21 41 29 180
47 40 20 39 33 179
47 38 32 29 29 175
45 34 28 36 32 175
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
Effie Icon Effie
50 40 22 33 23 168

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

Effie Best Builds

Brave Lance Effie

Assist Skill IconSmite
Special Skill IconVengeance
Passive Skill C: -
+
Atk
-
Spd or Res

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Effie - Army of One Icon Effie - Army of One (3★)
Effie - Army of One Icon Effie - Army of One (5★)
Effie - Army of One Icon Effie - Army of One (4★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Refined - DC EffieHOT

Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconAether

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Effie - Army of One Icon Effie - Army of One (4★)

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Special DC Effie

Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconIgnis
Passive Skill C: -

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Source Hero

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Effie Best Weapon Refinement

Effect of Effie's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk+6 during combat.
During unit's first combat in player phase or enemy phase, Inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Effie's Lance

Its a straightforward effect that makes sure foes' Atk/Def are not in ridiculous levels as it neutralizes bonuses in said stats. On top of that, it inflicts -5 Atk/Def onto her foes. These debuffs allow Effie to deal more and take less damage—both quirks that are great for a unit like Effie. Take note that this only activates in the first combat of a turn. If you are not in a turn-limited, fast paced map like Aether Raids, try to fight enemies one-by-one so that you are always able to fight under the advantage that this refine provides.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

About the Weapon Refinery

Effie Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Effie Roles

Effie - Army of One 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 AssistImageMovement Assist
No 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

Effie is a close 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.

Effie Strengths

Exclusive weapon grants Atk boost

Effie's Lance has the simple effect of granting her +6 Atk provided that she is at least at 50% HP or above. Its a good boost with a very convenient trigger condition. It also has access to a special effect refine that allows Effie to deal more damage and decrease the damage the enemy deals to her!

Very high base damage

Effie has a pretty high Atk stat and Death Blow 3 helps in pushing her base damage even more! If you get a +Atk copy and inherit a Brave Lance+ onto her, then you have a simple but hard-hitting Effie build.

High Defenses and access to Wary Fighter

On top of her naturally high defenses, Effie has access to Wary Fighter 3. Wary Fighter 3 prevents Effie and her foe from executing follow-up attacks if her HP ≥ 50%. Effie benefits greatly from this, as she does not rely on follow-up attacks to deal damage anyway. Even if you inherit Brave Lance+ onto Effie, the extra attack does not count as a follow-up attack. This means that Effie will still be able to utilize the effects of Brave Lance+. Check out her builds section for the Brave Lance build.

Useful movement-assist skill in Smite

Smite is a movement assist skill that pushes a unit 2 tiles away from Effie. Additionally, it can be used to move a unit across rivers or across cliffs which adds to its utility. If you can imagine, it has very high utility and many uses. As it can be used to save allies from danger or fling them straight into combat while ignoring some tile interactions, it can win you some very niche situations such as Inferal or Abyssal maps if you plan your exact movements for said maps in advance.

Effie Weaknesses

Armored movement!

Effie enjoys the high stats of an armored unit, but this means that she suffers from armored movement as well. Without the use of proper Sacred Seals like Armored Boots and skills like Armored March 3, she will be crippled by very limited movement. It will be most likely that the enemy will get to her first before she is able to initiate. If that is the case, she will be unable to trigger both Death Blow 3 and possibly Brave Lance+ if you choose to inherit that skill onto her.

Weak to Armor Effective Weapons

Effie takes 1.5x damage from armor-effective weapons like Armorslayer+ or Hammer+, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take her down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

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Should you Unlock Potential for Effie?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? B Rank Icon

We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Effie - Army of One!

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

Unlock Potential Tier List

Effie - 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★
15 1 No Effect 5★
16 1 At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk+6 during combat. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Push adjacent ally 2 spaces farther away. 3★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk +2 during combat. 3★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk +4 during combat. 4★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk +6 during combat. 5★
If unit's HP ≥ 90%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 3★
If unit's HP ≥ 70%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 3★
If unit's HP ≥ 50%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 4★

Effie as a Source Hero

Effie Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Wary Fighter 3

Effie can be used to inherit the skill Wary Fighter 3. Take note that this skill is only inheritable by armored units. She can also be used to inherit her other skills so if you do not plan to use Effie in combat, it would be wise to keep her as a Combat Manual instead of sending her home for feathers.

How to Get Effie / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Effie

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Effie 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)
Marisha Ray
Illustrator HACCAN
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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No more holding back!
Time to say good-bye.
Coming through!
I’ll crush you to dust!

Quotes: Castle

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We’ve got to defeat all of the Heroes that we can if it frees them from being forced to serve.
I work for Lady Elise. My job is to be a wall between her and enemies. So I bulk up—as much as I can.
You’re always working. If you need my strength, know that I can crush rocks to dust with my bare hands!
Takes a lot of food to keep me bulky enough to be a good wall. So we should hit all the feasts we can.
I keep stones in my armor to weigh me down. That way, I can train even when I’m just standing around.

Lv 40 Dialogue

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*munch munch
  • Tasty... Oh, hey, {Summoner}! Is it snack time for you, too?
    You brought me a sandwich? Thanks! Nice of you to hand- deliver it and everything!
    I’ve been eating even more since I got here. Got to be ready to protect Lady Elise and...
    you know...protect you as well.
    I need to eat a lot and train even more so I can be the shield that keeps you safe.
    Thanks again for the sandwich. *munch munch
  • That was great— packed with kindness.
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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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