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

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This is a ranking page for the hero Catherine - Thunder Knight 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 Catherine.

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Catherine Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) S
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Catherine - Thunder Knight: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon provides a built-in Desperation with an easier trigger condition
・Weapon also neutralizes effects that prevent Catherine's follow-up attacks
・Multiple buffs to Atk/Spd

Catherine Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Grants Spd+3. At start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat, neutralizes effects that prevent unit's follow-up attacks during combat and also, if unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.
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Cooldown = 3
Boosts Atk by 30%.
-
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6, Spd+7 during combat.
-
Inflicts Spd/Def-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

Catherine Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 43 55 44 30 23 195
5★ Lv.40 43 39 41 30 23 176

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 25 14 8 6 72

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (25) Attack Boon ★★★★★
Spd (14) Spd Boon ★★★★☆
Def (8) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (6) No Res IV ★★☆☆☆

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

+Atk/-Res

The best IVs for Catherine are +Atk and -Res. Catherine's Spd reaches ridiculous levels if she triggers all her skills so it would be a waste to push it even further with IVs. You maximize her damage by taking a +Atk IV so it is a no brainer to take said IV. Additionally, her Atk is a superboon so you should take advantage of it as much as possible. Her Res is of less importance so it is safe to take as a bane.

Not no mention, Lull Spd/Def 3 creates even a bigger Spd gap!

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Catherine to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. At this point, Catherine can take out a wide range of enemy units with a follow-up attack.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Catherine Icon Catherine
43 39 41 30 23 176
41 36 40 30 25 172
40 35 40 23 34 172
40 37 40 30 25 172
41 36 37 32 26 172
41 35 42 31 23 172
42 33 41 29 23 168
40 34 40 33 21 168

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

Catherine Best Builds

Galeforce CatherineHOT

Special Skill IconGaleforce
+
Atk
-
Res

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight ()
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight (5★)
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight (5★)

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Budget Catherine

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight ()
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight (5★)
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight (5★)
Catherine - Thunder Knight Icon Catherine - Thunder Knight (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Catherine Best Weapon Refine

Catherine's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Catherine Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Catherine Roles

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

Catherine 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.

Catherine Strengths

Thunderbrand has a built-in Desperation effect

If Catherine initiates combat, and the foe is at least at 50% HP or above, Thunderbrand allows her to land a follow-up attack before the counterattack. This synergizes well with the Spd bonuses she gets through her kit. Take note that this is not a guaranteed follow-up attack and Catherine still needs to win the Spd check.

Massive Atk/Spd boost through base skills

  • Swift Sparrow grants +6 Atk+7 Spd in combat if Catherine initiates combat.
  • Thunderbrand grants +5 Atk/Spd in combat if foe is at least 50% HP or above.
  • Lull Spd/Def inflicts -3 Spd/Def to foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def. This further creates the gap in Spd allowing Catherine to nail follow-up attacks.

This grants Catherine huge damage bonuses and a large window of opportunity to nail follow-up attacks on her foes. You can say she is a high-powered physical attacler because of these, but be wary that Swift Sparrow 3 only works in the player phase.

Neutralizes skills that disable Catherine's follow-up attacks

Thunderbrand also disables skills that prevent Catherine from landing follow-up attacks. This protects her integrity as a Desperation knock-out artist. Just make sure to win the outspeed and land that follow-up attack when using Catherine!

Catherine Weaknesses

Low Res

Catherine's Res only sits at 23 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take her out. Be mindful of Catherine's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take herout.

Should you Unlock Potential for Catherine?

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Catherine - Thunder Knight Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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Catherine - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
16 1 Grants Spd+3. At start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 50%, grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat, neutralizes effects that prevent unit's follow-up attacks during combat and also, if unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts Atk by 30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts Atk by 30%. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +4 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6, Spd+7 during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Def-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Def-2 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Def-1 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★

Catherine as a Source Hero

Catherine Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Swift Sparrow 3 or Lull Spd/Def 3

Catherine can be used to inherit Swift Sparrow 3 or Lull Spd/Def 3. However, Catherine is a very powerful offensive unit. She is also very easy to use. We recommend training and investing in her instead!

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How to Get Catherine

Obtain Through Regular Summon

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

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Starts:10/19/2020
Ends:11/06/2020

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Laura Post
Illustrator PenekoR (п猫R)
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Illustration

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    • >>[180]
      Same here. Spent about 60 orbs.
      Got 2 useless non-focus 5* units (not even decent for fodder). Guess i have to complete the 40 summons to get 1 focus unit.

    • >>[20]
      Idunn is best built as a sustain omni-tank. Sol or Aether are both good options (I would personally prefer Sol). Atk Smoke 3 and her default B skills are good. You should switch the A skill to at least Distant Ward and ideally Distant Counter. The S Seal should be a Sturdy or Mirror Stance skill, whichever you think would fill the niche better on your team.

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