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This is a ranking page for the hero Rudolf - Emperor of Rigel 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 Valentine's Rudolf.

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Valentine's Rudolf Rating and Basic Information

FEH Valentine

Overall Rating 9.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Rudolf - Emperor of Rigel: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skill speeds up special cooldown count
・Prevents a foe's follow-up attack when Atk exceeds their's
・Multiple skills that grant bonuses to Atk/Def

Valentine's Rudolf Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). At start of combat, if unit’s Atk > foe’s Atk, inflicts Atk/Def -6 on foe during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
-
Cooldown = 3
Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def.
-
At start of combat, if unit’s HP ≥ 50%, grants Special cooldown charge +1 to unit and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. )
-
At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of a foe, grants Atk/Def +5 to unit for 1 turn and inflicts ATk/Def -5 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.

Valentine's Rudolf Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 46 59 21 41 29 196
5★ Lv.40 46 43 21 41 29 180

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 24 26 4 11 7 72

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (24) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (26) Attack Bane ★★★★★
Spd (4) No Spd IV ★★☆☆☆
Def (11) Def Boon ★★★★☆
Res (7) Res Bane ★★★★☆

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

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+Atk/-Spd

Rudolf's best IVs are +Atk and -Spd. When Rudolf's Atk exceeds that of his foes, he can prevent their follow-up attack and cast a penalty on them. Since a higher Atk will prevent most follow-up attacks, his Spd stat is not going to matter much, making it a perfect dump stat.

+Atk for a +10 merge project

If you are planning on making a +10 merge Rudolf, we recommend +Atk. With 10 merges and an asset in Atk, plus the bonus from his weapon skill, his Atk stat will grow to 66, giving him exceptional offensive capability and allowing him to prevent most foes' follow-up attacks

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Valentine Valentine's Rudolf
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
50 40 22 33 23 168

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

Valentine's Rudolf Best Builds

Close Counter Valentine's RudolfHOT

Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconAether
+
Atk
-
Spd

Budget Valentine's Rudolf

Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconBonfire
Passive Skill A Icon: -


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Valentine's Rudolf Best Weapon Refine

Valentine's Rudolf's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

Valentine's Rudolf's weapon cannot currently be refined. This section will be updated if it becomes refineable in the future!

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Valentine's Rudolf Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Valentine's Rudolf Roles

Rudolf - Emperor of Rigel 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 RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Rudolf is a close ranged physical attacker (range = 1). 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.

Rudolf Strengths

Prevents a foe's follow-up and casts a penalty when his Atk exceeds their's

Rudolf's exclusive weapon skill Thorn Lance will inflict Atk/Def-6 on the foe and prevent them from making a follow-up attack when Rudolf's Atk is greater than their's is.

Easy to trigger special skill

Thorn Lance will accelerate Special Cooldown, and Special Fighter 3 will allow his cooldown to speed up even further. With these two skills together, Rudolf will be able to trigger Bonfire and unleash heavy damage when he counterattacks an enemy who initiates combat.

Casts a penalty on nearby foes while gaining a bonus on his own stats

Rufolf's C Skill Threat Atk/Def 3 will give him Atk/Def+5 and inflict Atk/Def-5 on foes within two spaces at the start of a turn. This is an extremely strong buff skill, but just be wary that the effect will only trigger if Rudolf starts within two spaces of a foe when the turn starts.

Powerful at tanking attacks and counter attacking

Rudolf's skills combined together make him great at tanking a foe's attacks and then hitting back hard with a counterattack. When the foe initiates combat, that foe will take an Atk/Def-6 penalty if their Atk is lower than Rudolf's, then Rudolf will counterattack with a Bonfire. If that does not finish them off, Threat. Atk/Def will lower their stats in the player phase, allowing Rudolf to finish the job.

Rudolf Weaknesses

Weak to armor effective weapons

As an armored unit, Rudolf will take 1.5x damage from weapons that are effective on armored units, such as Heavy Spear and Hammer. Be sure and check what weapons your opponents are using beforehand.

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Rudolf - Emperor of Rigel Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Valentine's Rudolf - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). At start of combat, if unit’s Atk > foe’s Atk, inflicts Atk/Def -6 on foe during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
6 1 No Effect 5★
8 1 No Effect 5★
11 1 No Effect 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
At start of combat, if unit’s HP ≥ 90%, grants Special cooldown charge +1 to unit and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Des not stack. ) 5★
At start of combat, if unit’s HP ≥ 70%, grants Special cooldown charge +1 to unit and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. ) 5★
At start of combat, if unit’s HP ≥ 50%, grants Special cooldown charge +1 to unit and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. ) 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Def-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of a foe, grants Atk/Def +5 to unit for 1 turn and inflicts ATk/Def -5 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★

Valentine's Rudolf as a Source Hero

Valentine

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Special Fighter or Threat Atk/Def

Rudolf can be used to inherit the skills Special Fighter and Threat Atk/Def. However, as Rudolf is a rare Special Hero, think hard about your decision before you recklessly fodder him off.

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    Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

    Valentine's Rudolf is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Special Heroes Summoning Event. They do not appear in regular summons.

    Event Name Focus
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    Rudolf - Emperor of Rigel Icon Valentine's Rudolf

    Starts:02/07/2020
    Ends:03/06/2020

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    Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Taylor Henry
    Illustrator Miyamoto Satoru
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    Illustration

    Quotes: Special Triggered

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