Julian Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH)

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This is a ranking page for the hero Julian - Tender Thief 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 Julian.

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Julian Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Julian - Tender Thief: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Strong against cavalry units
・Can counterattack physical melee units
・Neutralizes foe's skills that change attack priority

Julian Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
12 2 Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
-
Cooldown = 2
Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat.
-
If sword, lance, axe, bow, dagger, or beast foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range.
-
Inflicts Atk/Spd-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

Julian Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 45 55 43 37 22 202
Lv.40 +10 45 43 43 37 22 190

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
47 42 42 37 22 190
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
44 46 42 37 22 191
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
44 42 45 37 22 190
+Def
Lv.40 +10
44 42 42 40 22 190
+Res
Lv.40 +10
44 42 42 37 25 190

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 50 38 33 18 179
5★ Lv.40 40 38 38 33 18 167

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 20 10 7 5 60

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (20) Attack Boon ★★★★☆
Spd (10) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (7) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (5) Res Bane ★★☆☆☆

◯ = 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 Julian are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows Julian to get a ton of follow-up attacks on his foes. With his low defensive stats, no bane would be best, but a -Res IV would be great for him as it is of less importance. Take note that his Res is a superbane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Julian to 10. It is best to aim for follow-up attacks to increase his offensive ability as his Atk combined with his Def and Spd debuffs is already high. If you prefer relying on other allies' skills to increase Julian's Spd, you can go for a +Atk IV instead.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 36 42 16 21 155
Julian Icon Julian
40 38 38 33 18 167
40 36 41 23 26 166
38 33 38 22 20 151
41 26 33 25 22 147

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

Julian Best Builds

Refined - Slayer JulianHOT

Weapon Skill Icon: -
Special Skill IconMoonbow
Sacred Seal Icon
+
Spd
-
Res

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)

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Budget Julian

Special Skill IconMoonbow

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)
Julian - Tender Thief Icon Julian - Tender Thief (5★)

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Julian Best Weapon Refine

Julian's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Julian Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Julian Roles

Julian - Tender Thief Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical Attack ImageRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
All Range Counterattack imageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Julian is a ranged physical attacker (range = 2). 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.

Julian Strengths

Strong Against Cavalry units and negates effects that change attack priority

Julian's weapon is strong against cavalry units. Use this to your advantage!

Caltrop Dagger+ also negates skill effectst that change attack priority such as Vantage 3 and Desperation 3. This is useful against units like Kronya whose builds commonly contain of of these two skills. Be warned that it also negates Julian's skills so remember not to equip affected skills as they will be useless when using Caltrop Dagger+.

Can Counterattack All Physical Attacks

The A skill Close Foil allows Julian to counterattack all physical attacks regardless of distance. This means Julian can counterattack even close ranged fighters whom he would normally be defenseless against.

Another perk of Close Foil is that it gives a Atk/Def +5 to Julian whenever physical enemies initiate combat.

Casts penalties on enemy Atk and Spd

Julian has the B skill Lull Atk/Spd, which will inflict Atk/Spd-3 on a foe in combat, and nullify bonuses to those stats. This will decrease foes' damage and Julian's rate of follow-up attacks, and it has the powerful property of nulliying Atk/Spd buffs.

Julian Weaknesses

Low Res

Julian's Res only sits at 18 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take him out. Be mindful of Julian's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take him out.

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Julian - Tender Thief Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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Julian - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
8 2 Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 5】
【Dagger 5】 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.[:case:begin(%q(Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 5】
【Dagger 5】 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.).blank?)]No Effect[:case:end]
5★
12 2 Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.[:case:begin(%q(Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.).blank?)]No Effect[:case:end]
5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If sword, lance, axe, bow, dagger, or beast foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Spd-1 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Spd-2 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Spd-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★

Julian as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Close Foil

Julian can be used to inherit the skill Close Foil. However, Julian is a pretty powerful unit. It is best that you do not fodder him off, and we recommend that you build around him instead.

How to Get Julian / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Julian

Obtain Through Regular Summon

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

Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Shannon McKain
Illustrator Yamada Kotaro
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