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    This is a ranking page for the hero Rafiel - Blessed Wings 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 Rafiel.

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    Rafiel Rating and Basic Information

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    Overall Rating 8.0/10
    Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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    Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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    Rafiel - Blessed Wings: Basic Information

    Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
    Rarity
    What Kind of Character Are They? ・Speeds-up special cooldown count -1 of a partner unit
    ・When Sing is used on an ally, grants them Atk/Spd buffs
    ・Buffs Def/Res of allied beast units

    Rafiel Skills at 5★

    Skill Name Might Range Effect
    14 1 Grants Res +3. At start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -1 to unit's support partner (if any).
    At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk +2 and deals +10 damage when Special triggers.
    1 Enables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance
    -
    If Sing or Dance is used, grants Atk/Spd +3 to target.
    -
    Grants Def/Res+4 to beast allies within 2 spaces during combat.

    Rafiel Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

    Stats

    Stats at Lv 40

    HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
    5★- Adjusted for Skills 38 42 35 20 44 179
    5★ Lv.40 38 28 35 20 41 162
    4★ Lv.40 35 25 33 18 39 150

    Base Stats (with Skills)

    HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
    5★ Lv.1 16 18 7 5 14 60
    4★ Lv.1 15 12 7 4 11 49

    Recommended IVs

    Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
    HP (16) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
    Atk (18) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
    Spd (7) No Spd IV ★★★★★
    Def (5) No Def IV ★★☆☆☆
    Res (14) Res Boon ★★★★☆

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

    IV Checker (All Heroes / All Rarities)

    +Spd/-Res

    The best IVs for Rafiel are +Spd and -Res. His base Spd is at 35, which is rather average. This means that high-speed units can still take him out, and a +Spd IV would increase his survivability significantly. Rafiel can afford a bane in Res, as it is pretty high and it is not a superbane. Just make sure to merge him if you pull a duplicate as to recover the -3 Res that is lost from taking this bane, allowing him to tank magic attacks even better.

    +Spd for a +10 Merge

    We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Rafiel to 10. With a +Spd IV, Rafiel's Spd stat will reach 42 at 10 merges, which makes it even easier to prevent follow-up attacks from fast enemies. Once he reaches 42, he will also be able to get a significant amount of follow-ups of his own.

    Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

    Hero
    HP
    Atk
    Spd
    Def
    Res
    Total
    Rafiel Icon Rafiel
    38 28 35 20 41 162
    37 29 34 24 26 150
    36 27 37 16 34 150

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

    Rafiel Best Builds

    Furious Rafiel

    Assist Skill IconSing
    Special Skill IconIceberg
    Passive Skill A IconFury 3

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    How to Use, Explanation

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    Source Hero

    Skill Hero
    Rafiel - Blessed Wings Icon Rafiel - Blessed Wings ()
    Rafiel - Blessed Wings Icon Rafiel - Blessed Wings ()

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    Adept RafielHOT

    Assist Skill IconSing
    Special Skill IconMoonbow
    +
    Spd
    -
    Res

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    How to Use, Explanation

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    Source Hero

    Skill Hero
    Rafiel - Blessed Wings Icon Rafiel - Blessed Wings ()
    Rafiel - Blessed Wings Icon Rafiel - Blessed Wings ()

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    Rafiel Best Weapon Refine

    Rafiel's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

    About the Weapon Refinery

    Rafiel Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

    Rafiel Roles

    Rafiel - Blessed Wings Roles
    Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
    Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
    No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery Refresher Refresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

    Rafiel 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.

    Rafiel Strengths

    Groom's Wing Speeds-up Special Cooldown of Support Partner

    One of the effects of Groom's Wing is that it grants special cooldown -1 to Rafiel's support partner at the start of turn 1. This synergizes well with weapons like Killing Edge+, skills like Special Spiral 3, and seals like Quickened Pulse. You can potentially take out high priority units at the start of battles with Rafiel's abilities , if combined with the right hero. This is very important in the Arena or Aether Raids.

    Additionally, Rafiel is a refresher-assist buff unit, which makes him a good candidate to be a support partner with offensive powerhouses like Caineghis or the Reinhardt both whose damage output will reach amazingly high levels if their specials are activated on turn one.

    Buffs Beast Units' Def and Res

    Rafiel's C skill, Ward Beasts grants +4 Def/Res to all beast allies within 2 spaces of Rafiel. Since he is a beast unit himself, this skill allows him to be a strong candidate for a support unit in all-beast teams.

    Rafiel Weaknesses

    Weak to Beast Effective Weapons

    Rafiel takes 1.5x damage from beast-effective weapons like Brave Eliwood's Nini's Ice Lance, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take him down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

    Heroes with Effective Skills

    Should you Unlock Potential for Rafiel?

    Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? B Rank Icon

    We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Rafiel - Blessed Wings!

    We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Rafiel - Blessed Wings from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Rafiel - Blessed Wings is very useful as a dancer, so you may find using Unlock Potential on Rafiel - Blessed Wings helpful if your team lacks a party member with this role.

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    Rafiel - List of Skills

    Weapons

    Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
    14 1 Grants Res +3. At start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -1 to unit's support partner (if any).
    At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk +2 and deals +10 damage when Special triggers.

    Assists

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

    Specials

    This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

    Passives

    Skill Name Effect Learned At
    If Sing or Dance is used, grants Atk/Spd +2 to target.
    If Sing or Dance is used, grants Atk/Spd +3 to target.
    Grants Def/Res+4 to beast allies within 2 spaces during combat.

    Rafiel as a Source Hero

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    Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

    Inheriting Ward Beast

    Rafiel can be used to inherit the skill Ward Beasts. However, since Rafiel is a refresher-assist special hero that you can only obtain from a special heroes banner, we recommend training and building him instead. Think carefully before foderring off Rafiel.

    How to Get Rafiel / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

    How to Get Rafiel

    Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

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

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    Starts:05/20/2020
    Ends:06/20/2020

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    Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Vernon Dew
    Illustrator Shinomura Watari
    Appears In

    Illustration

    Quotes: Special Triggered

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    Lv 40 Dialogue

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