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This is a ranking page for the hero Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor 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 Brave Edelgard.

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Brave Edelgard Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.9/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) SS
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Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Exclusive weapon grants huge mobility
・Reduces the damage of enemy follow-up attacks by 80%
・Exclusive skill grants guaranteed follow-up attacks
・If foe is a magic user, Distant Ward guarantees buffs and counterattacks regardless of foe's range

Brave Edelgard Skills at 5★


Might: 16  Range: 1
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of turn, it unit's HP ≥ 25%, unit can move 1 extra space (that turn only; does not stack) and grants the following status to unit for 1 turn: "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces." At the start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, inflicts Atk/Def -6 on foe during combat.

Cooldown Count = 2
Restores HP = 30% of damage dealt.

If magic, staff, or dragonstone foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat and unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range.

If unit's HP ≥ 25%, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack, and also if foe initiates combat, damage received by foe's follow-up attack is also reduced by 80% (For standard weapons, "follow-up attack means the second strike, For weapons that grant "unit attacks twice," it means the third and fourth strikes.)

Grants Res+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Res+4 to unit during combat.

Brave Edelgard Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (20) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (28) Attack Bane ★★★★☆
Spd (3) Spd Bane ★☆☆☆☆
Def (13) Def Boon ★★★★★
Res (9) No Res IV ★★★☆☆

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

+Atk/-Spd

The best IVs for Brave Edelgard are +Atk and -Spd. An +Atk IV will enable her to deal more damge with each attack. Her Spd is already low and it isn't really important for her so it is safe to take as a bane. Her exclusive skill, Black Eagle Rule, takes care of scoring follow-up attacks for her.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV if merging Edelgard to 10. This is for the same reasons as above Having a +IV in Atk maximizes the damage you can do with a guaranteed follow-up attack.

If you plan to use Edelgard as a defense unit in Aether Raids or a magic unit baiter-counterattacker, you can go for a +Res IV instead.

Brave Edelgard Best Builds

Aether Brave Edelgard

Special Skill IconAether
+
Atk
-
Spd

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a more offensive build compared to the one above. It replaces Noontime with the high-cooldown, but high reward Aether. The Heavy Blade 3 Sacred Seal helps activate Aether and it also adds damage. Because this build is offensively oriented, and in some situations Aether can be quite unreliable, make sure to bring an allied healerr to help keep Edelgard's HP above 25%.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)

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All-Around Brave EdelgardHOT

Special Skill IconNoontime

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How to Use, Explanation

This simply adds Reposition and a Distant Def 3 Sacred Seal. Brave Edelgard is already very solid so she does not need much skill inheritance. Reposition is pretty self explanatory. Distant Def 3 simply improves her defenses further and it synergizes very well with Distant Ward. With this build, she won't have problems staying over 25% HP especially with allied support.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)
Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Icon Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Brave Edelgard Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 185

185
HP
HP 46
46
Rank: 44/648
Atk
Atk 45
45
Rank: 1/648
Spd
Spd 16
16
Rank: 659/648
Def
Def 43
43
Rank: 5/648
Res
Res 35
35
Rank: 54/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 50 55 20 47 42 214
Lv.40 +10 51 50 20 48 39 208

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
53 49 20 47 39 208
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
50 52 20 47 39 208
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
50 49 23 47 39 208
+Def
Lv.40 +10
50 49 20 51 39 209
+Res
Lv.40 +10
50 49 20 47 42 208

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 46 61 16 43 35 201
5★ Lv.40 46 45 16 43 35 185

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 20 28 3 13 9 73

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
50 45 17 45 28 185
49 41 18 46 31 185
Brave Edelgard Icon Brave Edelgard
46 45 16 43 35 185
43 37 24 42 33 179
50 39 17 40 33 179
45 42 17 39 36 179
50 40 25 37 26 178
51 40 19 35 29 174
47 41 18 38 30 174

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

Brave Edelgard Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Brave Edelgard Roles

Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor 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
Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill 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

Brave Edelgard is a close physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Brave Edelgard Strengths

Exclusive weapon grants mobility and debuffs

Flower Hauteclere grants Brave Edelgard an extra space of movement if her HP is at least 25% at the start of the turn. It also grants the ability to move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces. This negates one of the biggest weakness of an armored unit—limited mobility. The trigger condition is very easy to meet as well. This means you will enjoy amazing mobility most of the time.

Brave Edelgard Excellent Mobility.png

This snapshot illustrates Brave Edelgard's great mobility

For offensive effects, Flower Hautclere accelerates Edelgard's special trigger and inflicts -6 Atk/Def on foe during combat if she is atleast at 25% HP.

Guaranteed follow-up attacks and follow-up attack damage reduction

Brave Edelgard Follow-Up Fire Emblem Heroes FEH.png

Edelgard scores a follow-up atack on Plumeria without outspeeding her.

If Brave Edelgard is atleast at 25% HP, she scores guaranteed follow-up attacks and reduces the damage of enemy follow-up attacks by 80%. It is then a must to keep Brave Edelgard at least 25% HP to keep both Flower Hauteclere and Black Eagle Rule online.

Can counterattack any magic attack

Brave Edelgard's A skill, Distant Ward, allows her to counterattack a magic attack regardless of range. Additionally, she gains Atk/Res+5 when a magic foe initiates combat, making her exceptional at tanking and countering magic attackers.

Brave Edelgard Distant Ward Fire Emblem Heroes FEH.png

Edelgard scoring a counterattack on a troubadour

This synergizes well with the effects of Black Eagle Rule and Joint Drive Res. It makes Brave Edelgard a magic user's nightmare.

Brave Edelgard Weaknesses

Mediocre below 25% HP

One of the main drawbacks of armored units is their limited movement. Flower Hauteclere solves this, but keep in mind that the extra space of movement and the warp effect is disabled when going below 25% HP. Have a protocol for recovering Edelgard's health when running her on the field.

The effects of Black Eagle Rule also depends on Edelgard having above 25% HP. She will lose lots of mobility, offense and defense when she drops below that threshold. At that point, she is but another axe unit on the field.

Low Spd stat and counterd by Null Follow-Up

Brave Edelgard's stats are very min-maxed and the stat that gets the short end of the stick is her Spd stat which sits at a base 16. In the offensive end, this does not matter that much as she can guarantee follow-up attacks with Black Eagle Rule, but she will constantly get hit by follow-up attacks. Though Black Eagle Rule reduces damage as discussed, follow-up attacks makes it easy for opponents to launch Specials so watch out for that.

Additionally, because she relies on a skill to score follow-up attacks, she is countered by units running Null Follow-Up 3.

Weak to Armor Effective Weapons

Brave Edelgard takes 1.5x damage from armor-effective weapons like Armorslayer+, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take her down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!
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Brave Edelgard Team and Counters

Teammates for Brave Edelgard

Plegian Dorothea Icon Plegian Dorothea Zelgius Icon Zelgius Legendary Eliwood Icon Legendary Eliwood Fallen Corrin (M) Icon Fallen Corrin (M)
Brave Hector Icon Brave Hector New Year Peony Icon New Year Peony Legendary Edelgard Icon Legendary Edelgard Masquerade Ethlyn Icon Masquerade Ethlyn

All Armored Team

Brave Edelgard can fit in any team due to her mobility. She can fit well in all armor teams, effectively standing as a shield wall against enemy units.

Guidance Fliers

Flying dancers that possess Guidance 3 can help Brave Edelgard reach even further across the map, setting up surprise attacks.

This can be used to devastating effect if she has two dancers on her team, granting her additional turns to take out enemy units.

Brave Edelgard Counters

Idunn Icon Idunn Sanaki Icon Sanaki Caeda Icon Caeda ValentineValentine's Líf
Young Marth Icon Young Marth Hana Icon Hana Lilina Icon Lilina Bridal Micaiah Icon Bridal Micaiah

Armor-Effective Weapons

Armor-effective weapons do 1.5x more damage to your unit's target, so your units will have more opportunities to one-shot as opposed to other weapons.

Units that have Armorsmasher+ will do well against Brave Edelgard and potentially one-shot her.

Red Mages

Red magic units have weapon triangle-advantage over Brave Edelgard.

It also helps if they're using Triangle Adept 3 to further boost their damage.

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Brave Edelgard - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of turn, it unit's HP ≥ 25%, unit can move 1 extra space (that turn only; does not stack) and grants the following status to unit for 1 turn: "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces." At the start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, inflicts Atk/Def -6 on foe during combat. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Restores HP = 30% of damage dealt. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Restores HP = 30% of damage dealt. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If magic, staff, or dragonstone foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat and unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range. 5★
If unit's HP ≥ 25%, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack, and also if foe initiates combat, damage received by foe's follow-up attack is also reduced by 80% (For standard weapons, "follow-up attack means the second strike, For weapons that grant "unit attacks twice," it means the third and fourth strikes.) 5★
Grants adjacent allies Res +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Res +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Res +3 during combat. 5★
Grants Res+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Res+4 to unit during combat. 5★

Brave Edelgard as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Distant Ward and Joint Drive Res

Brave Edelgard can be used to inherit Distant Ward and Joint Drive Res. However, Brave Edelgard is a very powerful hero. Please think carefully before fodderring her off

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Tara Platt
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      If u are New go for Quantity instead of merges .. Merges are only worth it if u go all the way from a purely Performance point of view

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      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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