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This is a ranking page for the hero Duma - God of Strength 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 Duma.

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Duma Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Duma - God of Strength: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Mythic Hero with the Anima effect
・Deals fixed damage to all foes on the first turn
・Prevents all foes under 100% Hp from making a follow-up attack

Duma Skills at 5★


Might: 16  Range: 1
Grants Atk+3. At the start of combat, if foe’s HP < 100%, grants Atk/Res+6 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. If foe’s Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res.

Cooldown Count = 3
Boosts Atk by 30%.

If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+6 during combat.

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

At the start of turn 1, deals 7 damage to all foes, and if defending in Aether Raids during anima season, destroys offensive structure within the same column as unit. (Does not affect structures that cannot be destroyed.)

Duma Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (24) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (29) Attack Boon ★★★★★
Spd (6) No Spd IV ★★☆☆☆
Def (8) No Def IV ★★★★☆
Res (7) No Res IV ★★★☆☆

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

+Atk and -Spd

Duma's best IVs are +Atk and -Spd. With a +Atk IV, Duma's Atk will increase by 4, making Bold Fighter very effective and allowing him to take down many foes in just one attack. A +Def IV is useful as well as it will make him capable of withstanding even more of the foe’s attacks.

Duma Best Builds

God of Death: DumaHOT

Assist Skill IconSwap
Passive Skill CUpheaval

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

With Death Blow in his A slot, Duma can easily take down even foes with high Res stats. If used in an armor-team, Armor March can also be swapped out for the C slot to increase his mobility, making him even easier to use. Quick Riposte is an excellent seal for Duma, allowing him to gain a guaranteed follow-up attack even when the foe initiates combat.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Distant Vantage Duma

Assist Skill IconSwap
Special Skill IconAether
Passive Skill BVantage 3
Passive Skill CUpheaval

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How to Use, Explanation

Duma has pretty high offensive power, so Distant Counter will allow him to crush most ranged attackers who cross his path. With Vantage in his B slot, he will be able to counterattack preemptively before a foe's attack when his HP drops to 75%, allowing him to destroy a large number of foes in the enemy phase.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)

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Budget Duma

Assist Skill IconPivot
Passive Skill CUpheaval

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)
Duma - God of Strength Icon Duma - God of Strength (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Duma Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 174
174
HP
HP 48 48
Rank: 18/648
Atk
Atk 40 40
Rank: 30/648
Spd
Spd 21 21
Rank: 596/648
Def
Def 34 34
Rank: 128/648
Res
Res 31 31
Rank: 135/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 53 64 25 39 35 216
Lv.40 +10 53 45 25 39 35 197

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
55 44 25 38 35 197
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
52 48 25 38 35 198
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
52 44 28 38 35 197
+Def
Lv.40 +10
52 44 25 41 35 197
+Res
Lv.40 +10
52 44 25 38 38 197

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 48 59 21 34 31 193
5★ Lv.40 48 40 21 34 31 174

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 24 29 6 8 7 74

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 42 18 37 40 177
Duma Icon Duma
48 40 21 34 31 174

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

Duma Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Duma Roles

Duma - God of Strength Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic Attack ImageClose-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 Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Duma is a non-ranged (Range = 1) magic attacker. Therefore, he will take and receive damage regardless of the weapon triangle. Additionally, if he is played during a week of anima season alongside a unit who possesses an anima blessing, he will raise the HP and attack of said unit.

A Mythic Hero who can boost allies' HP and Atk

Effect Atk Icon
Atk+3
Spd Icon
Spd+4
Def Icon
Def+5
Res Icon Res+5
Light Icon Freyja - Lady of Nightmare Image Peony - Sweet Dream Image Mila - Goddess of Love Image Eir - Merciful Death Image Dagr - Sun
Astra Icon Altina - Dawn Reginn - Bearing Hope Image Plumeria - Lewd Dream Image Naga - Dragon Divinity Image
Dark Icon Bramimond - The Enigma Image Yune - Chaos Goddess Image Triandra - Nightmare Image Hel - Death Sovereign Image Sothis - Girl on the Throne Image
Anima Icon Duma - God of Strength Image Seiros - Saint of Legend Image Líf - Lethal Swordsman Image Thrasir - Omnicidal Witch Image Mirabilis - Daydream Image

Duma is a Mythic Hero who will grant you an Anima Blessing when summoned. During Anima Season, Duma's allies who also have a Anima Blessing will receive a HP+5 and Atk+3 to their stats, increasing the party's viability.

Duma's Strengths

Colorless and Unaffected by Other Color Types

Since Duma is colorless, he is neither strong nor weak against any other color types. Therefore, the fact that he can safely battle any opponent regardless of their color type is one of his strengths. However, you must be careful as he is weak to Raven Tomes.

Fixed Damage to All Enemies and Prevents Follow-Up Attacks

His C Skill 'Upheaval' deals a fixed amount of 7 damage points to all enemies at the start of the first turn. While this skill is very useful against heroes who are strong at 100% HP such as Fallen Celica and other Celica heroes, it also has the advantage of making skills that trigger when a heroes HP is higher than the opponents (such as Aversa's C Skill) easier to negate.

Additionally, by using his exclusive weapon Fell Breath, it is possible to prevent an enemy from using a follow-up attack. Fixed damage distribution from his Upheaval skill and its synergy with Fell Breath make Duma a tough hero to take down.

Destroy Offensive Structures when Defending in Aether Raid!

During Anima season, placing Duma in a defense map allows you to destroy offensive structures located in the same column. In addition, since the fixed damage from Upheaval stacks, lining up duplicate Dumas will amplify the amount of damage dealt to opponents.

Guaranteed Follow-Up Attack with Bold Fighter!

Duma's passive skill Bold Fighter allows him to make a guaranteed follow-up attack. In addition, he can speed up his cooldown when he makes an attack. When struck by an opponent capable of making a counterattack, his Draconic Aura makes it difficult to bring him down in just one battle. Pairing him with allies possessing the skill Armor March further increases his combat ability.

Gains a Buff When Solo

Def/Res Solo is a skill that grants +6 to Def/Res when Duma is not adjacent to another ally. Additionally, since Fell Breath's bonus stacks on top of this resulting in +12 resistance, it is not a stretch to say that Duma is a character with one tough defence. Since Duma can only move one space per turn, he separates from allies easily, and this condition is very easy to meet.

Duma's Weaknesses

Weak to Armor Effective Weapons

Since he is an armored unit, Duma takes a lot of damage from armor effective weapons. Take note of your opponent's weapons and proceed with caution.

How is Damage Calculated?

Weak to Anti-Dragon Attacks

Duma is a manakete, so in addition to armor effective weapons, he takes heavy damage from characters who wield Falchion or other dragon effective weapons. Be sure not to approach units who wield weapons that are effective against him.

Duma Team and Counters

Teammates For Duma

Halloween Myrrh Icon Halloween Myrrh Picnic Flora Icon Picnic Flora Ninian Icon Ninian Legendary Azura Icon Legendary Azura
Delthea Icon Delthea Myrrh Icon Myrrh Fallen Robin (M) Icon Fallen Robin (M) Winter Fae Icon Winter Fae
Brave Ephraim Icon Brave Ephraim Winter Eirika Icon Winter Eirika Bridal Fjorm Icon Bridal Fjorm Veronica Icon Veronica

Heroes who can boost his mobility

As an armored unit, Duma can only move one space at a time. By pairing him with units who have access to Armor March or Guidance, the range in which he can move increases, making Bold Fighter easier to utilize.

Heroes with Armor or Dragon buff skills

As a manakete, having either armored unit or dragon unit buff skills active will increase his power. Skills like Fortify Dragons or Goad Dragons will increase his ability to tank enemy attacks.

Duma Counters

Hoshidan Summer Micaiah Icon Hoshidan Summer Micaiah Idunn Icon Idunn Summer Tiki (Young) Icon Summer Tiki (Young) Alm Icon Alm
Legendary Roy Icon Legendary Roy Legendary Marth Icon Legendary Marth Micaiah Icon Micaiah Legendary Tiki (Young) Icon Legendary Tiki (Young)
Est Icon Est Deirdre Icon Deirdre Julia Icon Julia Fallen Tiki (Young) Icon Fallen Tiki (Young)
Bow Hinoka Icon Bow Hinoka

Heroes with effective weapons

As an Armored Dragon unit, Duma will take additional damage from any weapon that is effective on either of these. Since a counterattack could be fatal, stay away from foes with these types of weapons, unless Duma is able to initiate combat.

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Duma - God of Strength Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Duma - 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 Grants Atk+3. At the start of combat, if foe’s HP < 100%, grants Atk/Res+6 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. If foe’s Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts Atk by 30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts Atk by 30%. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+2 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+4 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+6 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 the start of turn 1, deals 7 damage to all foes, and if defending in Aether Raids during anima season, destroys offensive structure within the same column as unit. (Does not affect structures that cannot be destroyed.) 5★

Duma as a Source Hero

Duma Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Bold Fighter 3

Duma can be used to inherit Bold Fighter 3. However, as a powerful and rare Mythical Hero, you should probably keep and level up at least one before foddering off any duplicates.

How to Get Duma / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Duma

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

Duma is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Mythic Hero Summoning event. They do not appear in regular summons.

Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Josh Petersdorf
Illustrator Yonago
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Foolish child.
Fall to ruin.
Only power holds meaning.
Thirst for me.

Quotes: Castle

See Castle Quotes
Mankind must become strong. My sister does not seem to understand this. It is regrettable.
In Rigel, the land I rule, the people must become strong and self-reliant thanks to the harsh climate.
That is how mankind should be.
You find yourself in another world, yet you temper your spirit on the battlefield here.
You are a true warrior in my eyes.
You are said to be only a summoner, but I find your demeanor familiar. Would you cross swords with me?
The people of Rigel... If only they could be diligent in my absence, all would be well. It vexes me.

Lv 40 Dialogue

See Lv 40 Dialogue
I have come to know you in the time since you called me here, Summoner.
You are a strong one. But your strength is not the strength I hope to see in mankind.
At times, you do approach my ideal... But your kindness is more like my sister Mila’s.
Seeing you makes me ponder what things would have been like if we had ruled the land together.
No, this is foolishness. A god like me, learning from you, who is as dirt? Pay this no heed.

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    • What is a recommended hero merge level for endgame that we should target eg for edelguard? Is M+1 good enough?

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      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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