Hoshidan Summer Xander Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Xander - Dancing Knight 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 Hoshidan Summer Xander.

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Xander - Dancing Knight Icon Hoshidan Summer Xander

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Hoshidan Summer Elincia Icon Hoshidan Summer Elincia
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Hoshidan Summer Xander Icon Hoshidan Summer Xander
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Hoshidan Summer Xander 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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Xander - Dancing Knight: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? Equipped with a refresher skill
・Can counterattack from any range
・Raises all allies' Def on each even-numbered turn

Hoshidan Summer Xander Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
12 2 Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit’s and foe’s skills that change attack priority. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
1 Enables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance.
-
Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker.
-
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
-
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Def +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. )

Hoshidan Summer Xander Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 43 52 21 39 20 175
Lv.40 +10 43 40 21 39 20 163

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
45 39 21 38 20 163
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
42 42 21 38 20 163
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
42 39 24 38 20 163
+Def
Lv.40 +10
42 39 21 41 20 163
+Res
Lv.40 +10
42 39 21 38 23 163

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 38 47 17 34 16 152
5★ Lv.40 38 35 17 34 16 140

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 16 19 4 6 3 48

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (16) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (19) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (4) Spd Bane ★☆☆☆☆
Def (6) No Def IV ★★★★★
Res (3) Res Bane ★☆☆☆☆

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

+Def/-Res

The best IVs for Xander are +Def and -Res. A +Def IV helps him improve his role as a threat to physical units in the enemy phase. His Res is of less importance and its very low so it is safe to take as a bane.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
45 32 31 25 29 162
38 27 35 23 34 157
37 35 36 24 25 157
38 37 36 16 30 157
37 32 39 18 30 156
34 28 34 16 28 140
36 32 34 21 17 140
Hoshidan Summer Xander Icon Hoshidan Summer Xander
38 35 17 34 16 140
34 29 35 20 21 139

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

Hoshidan Summer Xander Best Builds

Refined - Smoke Dagger Hoshidan Summer Xander

Assist Skill IconDance
Special Skill IconBonfire

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Xander - Dancing Knight Icon Xander - Dancing Knight (5★)
Xander - Dancing Knight Icon Xander - Dancing Knight (5★)
Xander - Dancing Knight Icon Xander - Dancing Knight (5★)
Xander - Dancing Knight Icon Xander - Dancing Knight (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Hoshidan Summer Xander Best Weapon Refine

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About the Weapon Refinery

Hoshidan Summer Xander Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Hoshidan Summer Xander Roles

Xander - Dancing Knight Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical Attack ImageRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Hoshidan Summer Xander is a ranged physical attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Hoshidan Summer Xander Strengths

Refreshes his allies' actions

Dance is an assist skill that allows the target ally to take another action. Because of this, your allies can move and attack twice to take down foes, or attack and move back to the safe zone so that they won't be taken out during the enemy phase. It has high strategic value and it allows Hoshidan Summer Xander to become a part of many team compositions.

Strong Against Cavalry Units Plus an Additional Effect

Dusk Uchiwa+ deals bonus damage against cavalry units. It also disables skills that change attack priority. This makes Xander a possible counter to units like Lewyn, as he relies on the effects of Forseti, which changes attack priority, to effectively take foes down.

On top of all those, it also possesses the generic ability of daggers to debuff enemies. In the case of this weapon, it applies -7 Def/Res to target unit and all foes within 2 spaces of it.

Can counterattack at any range

Xander's A skill Close Counter means that he can counterattack foes from any range. Since this means he can counterattack close range foes, he does not have to worry about range when defending from an enemy attack. This is also quite a rare skill so it makes Xander a valuable unit. Its value in relation to Xander's kit is discussed below!

Solid Enemy Phase Capabilities

Xander has access to Quick Riposte 3 which means as long as he is at 70% HP or above, he will score a follow-up attack when attacked in the enemy phase. Combined with Close Counter, he makes for a solid unit in the enemy phase especially against physical units.

One tactic to use with Xander is to bait enemies into acting him in the enemy phase to activate the debuffs of Dusk Uchiwa+. You can then exploit the weakened defenses in the next player phase. Both Xander and his allies can exploit these said debuffs so attack away!

Hoshidan Summer Xander Weaknesses

Low Res

Xander's Res only sits at 20 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take him out. Be mindful of Xander's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take him out.

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Xander - Dancing Knight Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Hoshidan Summer Xander - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
3 2 After combat, inflicts Def/Res -3 on foe through its next action. 5★
5 2 After combat, inflicts Def/Res -3 on foe through its next action. 5★
8 2 Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit’s and foe’s skills that change attack priority. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions. 5★
12 2 Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit’s and foe’s skills that change attack priority. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Enables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance. 5★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 90% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 80% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 5★
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 5★
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Def +2 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Def +4 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Def +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★

Hoshidan Summer Xander as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Close Counter or Odd Def Wave 3

Hoshidan Summer Xander can be used to inherit the skills Close Counter or Odd Def Wave 3. However, Hoshidan Summer Xander is a powerful special hero that provides a lot of utility for your team. We recommend training and investing in him instead.

How to Get Hoshidan Summer Xander / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Hoshidan Summer Xander

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

Hoshidan Summer Xander is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Special Heroes Summoning Event. They do not appear in regular summons.

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
George Spelvin
Illustrator PenekoR (п猫R)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Dance!
Time to celebrate!
You lack passion!
The festival begins!

Quotes: Castle

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As Crown Prince of Nohr, it wouldn’t do for me to be seen dancing without the grace that befits my station…
So this is Hoshido’s summer festival... The rumors did not do it justice—it’s more intriguing than anticipated.
Are you certain you don’t want to join in? To tell you the truth...I, too, was unsure at first.
If you try it yourself, I think you’ll find what is so wonderful about the dance.
Nohr and Hoshido were once locked in a bitter war with each other. Battle after battle raged on, no end in sight.
Look how far we’ve come... Now we are here, together, hand in hand.
I must tell my siblings about the joys of this dance! I’m certain they would enjoy it, given the opportunity.

Lv 40 Dialogue

See Lv 40 Dialogue
Many chronicles of the past describe the history of humankind as one of war.
Given my experience, the sentiment rings true to me.
But could it be that we exist solely to fight and kill one another? I do not believe so.
Sometimes we can come together in celebration, link hands, and step forward into the future.
All the proof I need is in the smiling faces of the people joining in the summer festival’s celebrations.
In their eyes, borders and nations do not exist. Here, there is no division between Hoshido and Nohr.
The festival brings people together, uniting us as one... I pray that peace like this can endure forever.

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      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.

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      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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