Minerva Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH)

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This is a ranking page for the hero Minerva - Red Dragoon 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 Minerva.

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Minerva 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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Minerva - Red Dragoon: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Has the valuable skill Life and Death 3
・Obtains a powerful effect through the Weapon Refinery
・Can raise the Def and Res of other flying units

Minerva Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
-
Cooldown = 2
Reduce damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%.
-
Grants Atk/Spd +5. Inflicts Def/Res -5.
-
Grants Def/Res+4 to flying allies within 2 spaces during combat.

Resplendent Attire Available

Resplendent Hero

Resplendent Attire has been released for Minerva. With their Resplendent Attire equipped, they will have a different appearance, have new voice clips, and additionally, gain +2 to all stats. If you really like Minerva or you want to make them stronger, you may want to buy a FEH pass and get the Resplendent Attire.

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Minerva Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Resplendent Base Stats
With Skills
47 58 45 34 23 199
Resplendent Base Stats 47 37 40 39 28 183
Resplendent +HP 49 37 39 38 28 183
Resplendent +Atk 46 40 39 38 28 183
Resplendent +Spd 46 37 42 38 28 183
Resplendent +Def 46 37 39 41 28 183
Resplendent +Res 46 37 39 38 31 183

See Non-Resplendent +10 Stats
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Neutral
+Skills
45 56 43 32 21 197
Neutral 45 35 38 37 26 181
+HP 47 35 37 36 26 181
+Atk 44 38 37 36 26 181
+Spd 44 35 40 36 26 181
+Def 44 35 37 39 26 181
+Res 44 35 37 36 29 181

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Resplendent
5★ Lv 40 +Skills
42 54 40 29 19 184
Resplendent
5★ Lv 40
42 33 35 34 24 168

See Non-Resplendent Stats at Lv 40
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 52 38 27 17 174
5★ Lv.40 40 31 33 32 22 158

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Resplendent
5★ Lv.1
20 25 11 10 7 73

See Non-Resplendent Initial Stats at Lv 40
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 23 9 8 5 63

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (9) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (8) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (5) No Res IV ★☆☆☆☆

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

+Spd/-Res

The best IVs for Minerva are +Spd and -Res. 5 star Lv. 40 Minerva with Life and Death 3 has a Spd stat of 38. While pretty good, it could certainly be better. A Spd IV allows Minerva to secure many more follow-up attacks on her own, boosting both her offensive and survivability capabilities. Her Res stat is already low and it isn't really important for her especially in Life and Death 3 builds, so it is okay to take it as a bane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Minerva to 10. With a +Spd IV, Minerva's Spd stat will reach 40 with 10 merges, which makes it even easier for Minerva to land many follow-up attacks. She can reach 45 Spd when Life and Death 3 is used which is pretty high. However, if you plan to use a Distant Counter build, we recommend using a +Res Minerva as a base so you can tank more attacks.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
42 33 37 30 20 162
Minerva Icon Minerva
40 31 33 32 22 158

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

Minerva Best Builds

Moonbow Desperation Minerva

Special Skill IconMoonbow
Passive Skill A IconFury 3
+
Atk
-
Res

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Minerva - Red Dragoon Icon Minerva - Red Dragoon (5★)

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Refined DC Riposte Minerva

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconAether

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Minerva - Red Dragoon Icon Minerva - Red Dragoon (5★)

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Source Heroes for All Skills

Minerva Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Minerva'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).
Deals +10 damage when Special triggers.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Hauteclere

Hauteclere's special effect accelerates Minerva's special trigger by 1 and it gives a +10 damage bonus whenever the special activates. We recommend getting it as it is pretty easy to utilize, and the effects are useful for Minerva's role as a player phase flying ace.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Minerva Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Minerva Roles

Minerva - Red Dragoon 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 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 Resplendent ImageResplendent

Minerva 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.

Minerva's Strengths

Hauteclere Provides Offensive Buffs

Minerva's exclusive weapon, Hauteclere accelerates Minerva's special trigger by -1. It also has high Mt, so dhe can deal high damage while utilizing low trigger specials like Moonbow and Glimmer.

Hauteclere's Special Refinement

Hauteclere's special effect accelerates Minerva's special trigger by -1 and it gives a +10 damage bonus whenever the special activates. Because of the effect, Minerva can activate and strengthen low trigger specials like the previously mentioned Moonbow and Glimmer.

Life and Death 3 Maximizes Offensive Stats

Life and Death 3 provides Minerva with +5 Atk/Spd, but also gives her -5 Def/Res. This makes her a very powerful full-on offensive unit but it diminishes her ability to tank damage. Although opting for skills like Close Def 3 grants her more survivability and Quick Riposte 3 allows her to make follow-up attacks even without the extra Spd from Life and Death 3, base Minerva is a unit that excels in offense and offense alone.

Minerva's Weaknesses

Weak to Bows

As a flying unit, Minerva takes 1.5x damage from bows and weapons effective on flying units. Be sure to keep her out of the range of archers and leave these foes to your other units.

Low Res

Minerva has a low Res stat. If Eirika is attacked by a magic user, there is a high possibility that she will be taken out, especially when equipped with Life and Death 3. Always be mindful of Minerva's positioning in relation to the enemies who pose a threat to her in the enemy phase regardless if she can counterattack or not.

Should you Unlock Potential for Minerva?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? Cannot Unlock Potential

Minerva - Red Dragoon Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Minerva - Red Dragoon only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Minerva - Red Dragoon if a 4 Star version is released!

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Minerva - 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). 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Reduce damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Atk/Spd +3. Inflicts Def/Res -3. 5★
Grants Atk/Spd +4. Inflicts Def/Res -4. 5★
Grants Atk/Spd +5. Inflicts Def/Res -5. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Def +2 during combat. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Def +3 during combat. 5★
Grants Def/Res+4 to flying allies within 2 spaces during combat. 5★

Minerva as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★☆

Inheriting Ward Fliers and Rally Atk/Spd

Minerva can be used to inherit the skill Life and Death 3 and Ward Fliers. These can be obtained simulataneously by first inheriting the prerequisite skills from another unit.

How to Get Resplendent Minerva / Illustrations / Quotes

How to Get Resplendent Minerva

Obtain Via FEH Pass

FEH Pass
Distribution Date 07/10/2020 - 07/25/2020

Resplendent Minerva can be obtained by buying a FEH Pass. After the distribution period has ended, they can also be purchased by FEH pass subscribers.

Feh Pass Benefits and Special Features

Illustrations

Resplendent Minerva Portrait 1Enlarge alt:Resplendent Minerva Portrait 2Enlarge alt:Resplendent Minerva Portrait 3Enlarge alt:Resplendent Minerva Portrait 4Enlarge
Illustrator Yoshihisa
Attire Múspell

How to Get Minerva / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Minerva

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Minerva 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)
Cindy Robinson
Illustrator Daisuke Izuka
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

See Special Triggered Quotes
Face me, coward!
I will end this swiftly.
Make peace with your gods.
You poor fool...

Quotes: Castle

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I believe Prince Alfonse will be a fine king. He reminds me of Prince Marth in a way.
In these moments of quiet, I sometimes reflect on bygone days with my siblings…
These days I am known as the Red Dragoon... In better days I rode an adorable pegasus…
My brother Michalis and I each made our own choices... I had to execute him with my own hands.
Michalis and I will never be as siblings again. But I shall always wish happiness for our sister, Maria.

Lv 40 Dialogue

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I do not have what is required of a ruler. During my time ruling in place of my brother…
I have allowed rebellion, been captured, and displayed my own powerlessness and disgrace.
Perhaps I could better rule with a tactician like you at my side…
You have a unique quality about you—you make me feel as if…
I still have much I can accomplish. Thank you for that. I swear to not give up and to look to the future.

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