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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 8.0/10
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? ・Gains a 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★


Might: 14  Range: 1
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+7 during combat.

Range: 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

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

+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.

Ferdinand Best Builds

Double Tank FerdinandHOT

Special Skill IconAether
Passive Skill BGuard 3

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Source Hero

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

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Budget Ferdinand

Weapon Skill IconVanguard+
Special Skill IconBonfire
Passive Skill BRenewal 3

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Source Hero

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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 Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 162

162
HP
HP 41
41
Rank: 219/648
Atk
Atk 32
32
Rank: 453/648
Spd
Spd 35
35
Rank: 222/648
Def
Def 30
30
Rank: 246/648
Res
Res 24
24
Rank: 397/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 46 51 40 34 28 199
Lv.40 +10 46 37 40 34 28 185

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
48 36 39 34 28 185
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
45 39 39 34 28 185
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
45 36 42 34 28 185
+Def
Lv.40 +10
45 36 39 37 28 185
+Res
Lv.40 +10
45 36 39 34 32 186

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
3★ Lv.40 37 28 31 26 21 143

Initial 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
3★ Lv.1 18 17 8 5 4 52

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
42 35 37 30 24 168
Ferdinand Icon Ferdinand
41 32 35 30 24 162
38 32 35 35 17 157
40 34 33 32 18 157
42 32 33 31 17 155
42 26 34 24 28 154
40 33 34 26 21 154
39 33 32 25 25 154
40 31 34 25 24 154
35 33 33 23 30 154

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

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 Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counter RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo /
Harmonized
No Resplendent ImageResplendent

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 Def 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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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

Ferdinand Avatar
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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    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Billy Kamtez
    Illustrator Sainosuke
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