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This is a ranking page for the hero Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles 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 Ferdinand.

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Ferdinand Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Gainsa bonus when the foe initiates combat
・Gains a bonus when there are no nearby allies
・Has several skills good for tanking enemy attacks

Ferdinand Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 If foe initiates combat, grants Def+7 during combat.
1 Moves adjacent ally to opposite side of unit.
-
Grants Def +5. Inflicts Atk -3.
-
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Def +6 to unit for 1 turn.

Ferdinand Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 46 35 30 24 176
5★ Lv.40 41 32 35 30 24 162
4★ Lv.40 38 30 33 27 22 150

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 22 9 6 5 61
4★ Lv.1 18 18 9 5 4 54

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (22) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (9) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (6) No Def IV ★★★★☆
Res (5) 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

Ferdinand's best IVs are +Spd and -Res. With a +Spd IV, Ferdinand will have to endure less follow-up attacks from foes, and be better at fighting in the front lines of battle. While HP would be the ideal bane, it is a superbane that will cause the stat to drop by 4, so we recommend -Res instead.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

If you are building a +10 merged Ferdinand, we recommend a +Spd IV. With a +Spd IV and 10 merges, Ferdinand's Spd will reach 42, allowing to score a lot of follow-up attacks of his own. If you would prefer to use him as a tank for physical attacks, +Def is a good option as well.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Ferdinand Icon Ferdinand
41 32 35 30 24 162
44 37 29 31 16 157
43 36 27 33 18 157
40 35 24 36 21 156
42 32 33 31 17 155
45 33 25 32 19 154
40 25 28 35 26 154
43 34 22 31 24 154

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

Ferdinand Best Builds

Double Tank FerdinandHOT

Special Skill IconAether
Passive Skill BGuard 3

Budget Ferdinand

Weapon Skill IconVanguard+
Special Skill IconBonfire
Passive Skill BRenewal 3

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles Icon Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles (5★)
Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles Icon Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles (4★)
Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles Icon Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles (4★)
Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles Icon Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles (5★)

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Ferdinand Best Weapon Refine

Ferdinand's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Ferdinand Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Ferdinand Roles

Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles 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 AssistImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Ferdinand is a close 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.

Ferdinand Strengths

Gains a bonus when the foe initiates combat

Ferdinand has the weapon Vanguard+, which will give him Def+7 when the foe initiates combat. This will reduce the damage taken from physical attackers and make him better at tanking attacks in the enemy phase.

Gains a bonus when not adjacent to any allies

Ferdinand's C Skill Rouse Spd/Def will grant him Spd/Def+6 when he has no adjacent allies at the start of the turn. This makes it easier for him to get follow-up attacks, and makes him even better against physical attackers.

Has several skills good for tanking

Ferdinand's default skillset makes him good for tanking physical attacks. The combined effect of Vanguard+, Fortess Def 3, and Rouse Spd/Def 3 will give him Def+18 when a foe initiates combat. When combined with a B skill, Seal, and support unit buffs, he will be hard for most units to take down in a single blow or two.

Ferdinand Weaknesses

Weak to Cavalry Effective Weapons

Ferdinand takes 1.5x damage from cavalry-effective weapons like Ridersbane, and one blow from this type of weapon can deal massive damage. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

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Should you Unlock Potential for Ferdinand?

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We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles is very useful as a defense tank, so you may find using Unlock Potential on Ferdinand - Noblest of Nobles helpful if your team lacks a party member with this role.

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Ferdinand - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 4★
8 1 No Effect 4★
10 1 If foe initiates combat, grants Def+7 during combat. 4★
14 1 If foe initiates combat, grants Def+7 during combat. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Moves adjacent ally to opposite side of unit. 4★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def +3. Inflicts Atk -3. 4★
Grants Def +4. Inflicts Atk -3. 4★
Grants Def +5. Inflicts Atk -3. 4★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Def +2 to unit for 1 turn. 4★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Def +4 to unit for 1 turn. 4★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Def +6 to unit for 1 turn. 5★

Ferdinand as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Rouse Spd/Def

Ferdinand can be foddered off to inherit the skill Rouse Spd/Def 3. If doing so, you should inherit Reposition simultaneously. He can be pulled at both 4 and 5 star rarities, so if pulling a 5 Star, we recommend building him before using any duplicates for fodder.

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

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    Starts:03/06/2020
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    Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Billy Kamtez
    Illustrator Sainosuke
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