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This is a ranking page for the hero Ike - Brave Mercenary 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 Ike.

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Brave Ike Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Ike - Brave Mercenary: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Exclusive weapon has an innate Deflect-effect and accelerates special trigger
・Powerful Breath skill
・Nullifies cavalry and flying bonuses

Brave Ike Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If unit receives consecutive attacks, reduces damage from foe's second attack onward by 80%.
-
Cooldown = 5
Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -50%. Unit recovers HP = half damage dealt.
-
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+4 during combat and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. )
-
Neutralizes cavalry and flying foe’s bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally etc. ) during combat.
-
At start of turn, inflicts Def-5 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.

Brave Ike Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40 +10 Stats

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 48 57 32 40 24 201
Lv.40 +10 48 41 32 40 24 185

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
47 40 32 39 27 185
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
47 43 32 39 24 185
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
47 40 35 39 24 185
+Def
Lv.40 +10
47 40 32 42 24 185
+Res
Lv.40 +10
47 40 32 39 27 185

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 43 52 28 35 20 178
5★ Lv.40 43 36 28 35 20 162

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 26 6 9 5 63

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (26) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (6) Spd Bane ★★★☆☆
Def (9) 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

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+Def and -HP

B!Ike's best IVs are +Def and -HP. Ike can already get a Def buff through Steady Breath, and a Def asset to raise this stat will make this skill even more useful. HP is a lower priority, and is most likely the best flaw for B!Ike.

+Res for a +10 Merge Project

If you plan on merging B!Ike to +10 merges, we recommend the +Res Iv. At +10 merges with a +Res IV, Ike's Res will climb to 28, and when combined with the Special Effect of Urvan available through the Weapon Refinery, he will be able to effectively tank even magic attacks. However, if you are concerned more with damage output, +Atk is a solid option as well.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
45 38 25 36 28 172
40 34 39 41 18 172
47 38 31 32 24 172
40 35 32 28 29 164
44 35 18 35 31 163
45 35 23 35 24 162
Brave Ike Icon Brave Ike
43 36 28 35 20 162
43 35 32 28 20 158
45 33 22 28 30 158
43 32 30 36 16 157
35 36 30 32 24 157

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

Brave Ike Best Builds

Standard Build Brave IkeHOT

Weapon Skill IconUrvan
Special Skill IconAether

DC Brave Ike

Weapon Skill IconUrvan
Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconIgnis
Passive Skill C: -
+
Def
-
Spd

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ike - Brave Mercenary Icon Ike - Brave Mercenary (5★)

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Brave Ike Best Weapon Refinement

Effect of Ike'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). If unit receives consecutive attacks, reduces damage from foe's second attack onward by 80%.
Reduces damage from foe's first attack by 40%. If foe initiates combat, foe can make a follow-up attack before unit can counterattack.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Urvan

We recommend refining Ike's exclusive weapon Urvan through the Weapon Refinery to gain the Special Effect upgrade. Doing so adds an additional effect, where the damage taken from the foe's first attack will be reduced by 40%. On top of this, it will make a foe's follow-up attack happen before he can counterattack, which will trigger Urvan's orignal effect and reduce the damage of the second attack onward by 80%. This upgrade is excellent as it has great synergy with Steady Breath, allowing Ike to easily tank multiple attacks and ready his special in the process.

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Brave Ike Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Brave Ike Roles

Ike - Brave Mercenary 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
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack Recovery ImageRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Brave Ike 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.

Brave Ike Strengths

Exclusive weapon skill is very strong against consecutive attacks

Brave Ike in Comabt
When receiving consecutive attacks from a foe, B!Ike's exclusive weapon Urvan will reduce damage by 80% from the second attack onward. This is powerful against both double attacking weapons like Brave Bow or Dire Thunder, but it is also good against skills like Desperation or Firesweep weapons, as they would all allow the foe to attack Ike twice in a row. When it comes to units that are strong against double attackers, B!Ike is outclassed by no other.

Urvan's Effect Explained

Ex. 1 Ike attacks → Foe counterattacks → Foe's follow-up attack (damage is reduced)
Ex. 2 Close attacker hits Ike → Ike counterattacks → Foe's follow-up attack (damage is not reduced)
Ex. 3 Foe attack with a Brave weapon →Second strike from a brave weapon (damage is reduced) →Ike counterattacks →Follow-up attack from brave weapon (damage is not reduced) → Second strike from a brave weapon follow-up attack (damage is reduced)
Ex. 4 Ranged attacker hits Ike → Ranged attacker's follow-up attack (damage is reduced)

Urvan's effect triggers for consecutive attacks, so if Ike's counterattack triggers in between attacks, there will be no damage reduction.

Therefore, if you give B!Ike a Distant Counter skill, it can actually hurt him in a sense. To solve this problem, the best solution is to upgrade Urvan through the Weapon Refinery and add on the additional effect “If foe initiates combat, foe can make a follow-up attack before unit can counterattack.”

Excellent combo with Steady Breath and Aether

Ike's default skill Steady Breath will grant special cooldown charge+1 for each attack when the foe initiates combat. His weapon Urvan will also give him -1 count, so taking two enemy attacks will trigger a powerful attack through the use of Aether.

Nullifies cavalry and flying foes' bonuses

Ike's exclusive B skill Beorc's Blessing will neutralize cavalry and flying foes' buffs during combat. Powerful buffs like Fortify Fliers and Hone Cavalry will become totally useless against Ike, allowing him to safely tank the foe's attacks.

Brave Ike Weaknesses

Damage reduction is lost if Ike's counterattack comes out early

If Ike's counterattack triggers in between a foe's consecutive attacks, there will be no damage reduction, meaning that this effect can be hard to use against close attackers. Moreover, it means he will heavy damage from dragons, so watch out. If you want to use B!Ike on your team, the Weapon Refine is a must!

Low res and weak to Red Magic

B!Ike has a rather low Res stat, so he is easily disposed of by foes like Celica or Lilina, even if he can reduce their damage. Watch out for this type of foe in general, and try to avoid their range.

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Brave Ike - 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 receives consecutive attacks, reduces damage from foe's second attack onward by 80%.
5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 5) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -50%. Unit recovers HP = half damage dealt. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def +2 during combat when this unit is attacked. 5★
Grants Def +4 during combat when this unit is attacked. 5★
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+4 during combat and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. ) 5★
Neutralizes cavalry and flying foe’s bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally etc. ) during combat. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Def-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Def-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Def-5 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★

Brave Ike as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Steady Breath and Aether

Brave Ike can be used to inherit both Steady Breath and Aether. Silas and Catria can be used to inherit the pre-requisite skills, so before foddering B!Ike, be sure and get these skills first and then inherit both Steady Breath and Aether from Ike at the same time.

How to Get Brave Ike / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Brave Ike

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Brave Ike is a Hero who can be pulled from any summon.

Event Name Focus
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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Greg Chun
Illustrator Kita Senri (北千里)
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Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Thanks to all!
It ends here.
I will defeat you!
With gratitude.

Quotes: Castle

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So war has come to this world as well, and its people suffer for it. Seems there’s work for me to do here.
My father once led the Greil Mercenaries. Every person under his command trusted him fully.
Let me take some chores off your hands so you can take a break. I’ll... Hmm... I’ll go chop some firewood!
This is Urvan, my father’s axe... It’s rugged and strong. It reminds me of him.
Using an axe is different from using a sword. This guy requires power over skill. I need to get stronger.

Lv 40 Dialogue

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I had the strangest dream... It was of another world, and there were entire crowds calling my name.
Countless people, all cheering for me. Can you believe it? I don’t pretend to understand magic, but...
Well, it wouldn’t surprise me if that cheering is why I was summoned to this world.
But if that is the case...I have to make sure I don’t let them down.
I’m no knight, and certainly no nobleman. My father was my only example of how a man should be.
So I need to carry out his vision and make sure our mercenary company is something he would be proud of.
To fight for the people, not for the money... That is my desire.

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