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This is a ranking page for the hero Nils - Bright Bard 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 Nils.

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Nils Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Nils - Bright Bard: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・A dragon unit with a refresher assist
・Can grant an ally additional movement while simultaneously debuffing foes
・Can slow down the foe's special cooldown

Nils Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Grants Res +3. At start of turn or when Play is used, inflicts ATk/Spd/Def/Res -4 on closest foe within 4 spaces of unit through their next action. If foe's Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of Foe's Def or Res.
1 Grants another action to target ally. (That turn only. Does not stack. Cannot target an ally with Sing or Dance. This skill treated as Sing or Dance).
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Grants HP +4, Def +2.
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At start of even-number turns, if foe with the lowest HP has its Special ready and unit's HP ≥ that foe's HP +1, inflicts Special cooldown count +2 on that foe. (Cannot exceed the foe's maximum Special cooldown).
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Special cooldown count -1 at start of turn 1 for any Infantry allies with at least 1 fewer HP than unit. (Effects will stack with similar skills. )

Nils Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 45 47 35 26 28 181
5★ Lv.40 45 31 35 26 25 162

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 23 9 4 9 62

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (9) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (4) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (9) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

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

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+Spd and -Res

Nils's best IVs are +Spd and -Res. +Spd will allow Nils to get more follow-up attacks, while reducing the number he takes from his foes. On the other hand, -Res is the most likely the safest option for a flaw stat on this hero.

Since it will increase the effectiveness of his B and C skills, +HP is a good IV as well. If you mainly intend to use Nils for support, +HP will be beneficial to your party.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

If you are building a +10 merged Nils, we recommend +Spd. With a Spd boon and 10 merges, Nils's Spd stat will reach 42, allowing him to get follow-up attacks on even more foes. Once again, if you want to increase the effectiveness of his default B and C skills, +HP is a solid option as well.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Nils Icon Nils
45 31 35 26 25 162
40 35 37 26 23 161
41 36 23 37 24 161
40 27 36 17 30 150
36 28 33 27 26 150
35 32 34 20 28 149
36 31 33 21 28 149
35 28 35 23 28 149
42 24 33 23 27 149

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

Nils Best Builds

DC NilsHOT

Assist Skill IconPlay
Special Skill IconAether
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Spd
-
HP

Triangle Support Nils

Assist Skill IconPlay
Special Skill IconMoonbow
Sacred Seal Icon

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Nils - Bright Bard Icon Nils - Bright Bard (5★)
Nils - Bright Bard Icon Nils - Bright Bard (5★)

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Budget Nils

Assist Skill IconPlay
Special Skill IconMoonbow
Passive Skill A IconHP/Def 2
Sacred Seal Icon

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Nils Best Weapon Refine

Nils's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

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Nils Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Nils Roles

Nils - Bright Bard 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
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery Refresher Refresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Nils is a close magic attacker. Therefore, the damage he deals is equal to his Atk minus the foe's Res when the effects of the weapon triangle are not considered.

Nils Strengths

Inflicts penalties while refreshing ally movement

Nils's weapon skill Frost Breath will inflict -4 to all stats of a nearby foe at the start of the turn and when Play is used. This means he can inflict a penalty on a foe, have an ally take them down, use Play to refresh that unit and debuff another foe, and subsequentially take that unit down. This makes it very easy to make use of Nils as your team's support and refresher unit.

B Skill slows down foe's cooldown count

The B Skill Even Pulse Tier will inflict special cooldown count +2 on an enemy whose special is ready. As long as the conditions of the skill are met, this skill can be triggered regardless of Nils's position on the map, and it is particularly strong against foes like Ophelia in Aether Raids, as well as other units with a quick cooldown.

Speeds up the special cooldown of allied infantry

The C skill Infantry Pulse will reduce the cooldown count of infantry units at the start of the first turn. This will work on all allies whose HP is lower than Nils's, and it stacks with other similar skills, meaning it can be paired with Heavy Blade or Breaker weapons.

Nils Weaknesses

Weak to dragon effective weapons

Since Nils is a dragon unit, he will take 1.5x damage from dragon-effective weapons, such as the ones used by Legendary Julia and Fallen Tiki. Be sure to keep him away from foes with this type of weapon.

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Nils - Bright Bard Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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Nils - 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 Res +3. At start of turn or when Play is used, inflicts ATk/Spd/Def/Res -4 on closest foe within 4 spaces of unit through their next action. If foe's Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of Foe's Def or Res. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Grants another action to target ally. (That turn only. Does not stack. Cannot target an ally with Sing or Dance. This skill treated as Sing or Dance). 5★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants +3 to max HP. 5★
Grants HP +3, Def +1. 5★
Grants HP +4, Def +2. 5★
At start of even-number turns, if foe with the lowest HP has its Special ready and unit's HP ≥ that foe's HP+5, inflicts Special cooldown count+2 on that foe. (Cannot exceed the foe's maximum Special cooldown.) 5★
At start of even-number turns, if foe with the lowest HP has its Special ready and unit's HP ≥ that foe's HP+3, inflicts Special cooldown count+2 on that foe. (Cannot exceed the foe's maximum Special cooldown.) 5★
At start of even-number turns, if foe with the lowest HP has its Special ready and unit's HP ≥ that foe's HP +1, inflicts Special cooldown count +2 on that foe. (Cannot exceed the foe's maximum Special cooldown). 5★
Special cooldown count -1 at start of turn 1 for any Infantry allies with at least 5 fewer HP than unit. (Effects will stack with similar skills. ) 5★
Special cooldown count -1 at start of turn 1 for any Infantry allies with at least 3 fewer HP than unit. (Effects will stack with similar skills. ) 5★
Special cooldown count -1 at start of turn 1 for any Infantry allies with at least 1 fewer HP than unit. (Effects will stack with similar skills. ) 5★

Nils as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Even Pulse Tie

Nils can be used to inherit Even Pulse Tie 3. However, he is a very useful refresher unit with excellent exclusive skills, so we recommend leveling and building Nils before foddering or merging any duplicates.

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    Nils is a Hero who can be pulled from any summon.

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    Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Khoi Doh
    Illustrator Kippu
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    Quotes: Special Triggered

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