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

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This is a ranking page for the hero Melady - Crimson Rider 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 Melady.

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Melady Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Melady - Crimson Rider: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skilll blocks hostile follow-up attacks in the player phase
・Atk/Def buff when alone
・Inflicts Atk/Def debuffs to enemies

Melady Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
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Cooldown = 3
Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def.
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If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def +7 during combat.
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At start of combat, if unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd-10, inflicts penalty on foe's Atk/Def during combat = 50% of difference between Def stats (unit's Def minus foe's Def) before combat. (Maximum penalty of -7.)

Melady 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 41 54 33 41 17 186
5★ Lv.40 41 40 33 41 17 172

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 24 7 11 4 65

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (24) Attack Boon ★★★★☆
Spd (7) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (11) Def Boon ★★★☆☆
Res (4) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

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

+Atk/-HP

The best IVs for Melady are +Atk and -HP. A +Atk IV helps her deal more damage overall. It is also a superboon so you should take advantage of it as much as possible. Her HP and Res are of less importance and both are superbanes, but since her Res is already at an absurdly low level, you are better off getting a -HP IV instead.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Melady to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. Combined with her skills, she will reach very high levels of Atk. If you want to specialize in follow-up attacks, you can go for a +Spd IV, but be aware that Instant Lance+ already protects her from half of the follow-up attacks she will be receiving.

If you need Melady to specialize as a physical wall that can inflict huge debuffs using Wyvern Flight 3, you can go for a +Def IV intead and grab an Iote's Shield Sacred Seal..

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Melady Icon Melady
41 40 33 41 17 172
46 38 22 38 28 172
40 35 33 33 27 168
42 36 32 34 23 167
43 35 34 37 18 167
40 39 31 33 24 167
45 37 25 39 20 166
46 36 26 40 18 166
39 31 34 29 25 158
42 32 31 34 19 158
40 25 35 35 22 157
36 35 30 24 32 157
42 29 27 25 34 157

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

Melady Best Builds

Multi Strike MeladyHOT

Special Skill IconLuna

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How to Use, Explanation

A multi-strike weapon like Ninja Yari+ will utilize Melady's monstrous raw Atk stat to aim for quick knockouts. You can use a Brave Lance+, but it would make it hard for you to activate Wyvern Flight 3 because of the Spd penalty.

If Ninja Yari+ is not available to you, simply replace Sturdy Blow 2 with the Phantom Spd Sacred Seal. This will put you into a range wherein it would still be easy to trigger Wyvern Flight 3's effects.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Melady - Crimson Rider Icon Melady - Crimson Rider (5★)
Melady - Crimson Rider Icon Melady - Crimson Rider (5★)

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Budget Melady

Special Skill IconBonfire

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How to Use, Explanation

This is a very low investment build for Melady. Simply get Spd Smoke 3 and an Iote's Shield Sacred Seal. Iote's Shield is for extra bulk against bow units. Spd Smoke 3 makes it easy to utilize Wyvern Flight 3. However, since Spd Smoke 3 is applied after combat, you would need a refresher-assist unit by Melady's side to fully take advantage of it.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Melady - Crimson Rider Icon Melady - Crimson Rider (5★)
Melady - Crimson Rider Icon Melady - Crimson Rider (5★)
Melady - Crimson Rider Icon Melady - Crimson Rider (5★)
Melady - Crimson Rider Icon Melady - Crimson Rider (5★)

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Melady Best Weapon Refine

Melady's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

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Melady Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Melady Roles

Melady - Crimson Rider 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
No 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

Melady 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.

Melady Strengths

Instant Lance+ blocks follow-up attacks and grants stat bonuses in the player phase

If Melady initiates combat, Instant Lance+ grants her +4 Atk/Def and blocks foe's follow-up attacks. This improves her matchups against physical units and counters skills like Quick Riposte.

Strong Solo Skill

Atk/Def Solo 4 grants Melady +7 Atk/Def during combat when she enters a fight without adjacent allies. This skill is not only very powerful, but it is also very easy to utilize. Because Melady has flying movement, the least limited movement in the game, it will be pretty easy to position her away from allied units.

Can inflict a debuff even on fast enemies

If Melady's Spd is at least equal or higher than the opponent's Spd -10, Wyvern Flight 3, inflicts an Atk/Def debuff on the enemy whose value depends on the difference between their Def stats. Since she has decent Def, and her naturally high Def can be raised further through skills, this skill will be very easy to activate in most situations.

Combined with Melady's ability to block follow-up attacks with Instant Lance+, Wyvern Flight 3 makes her a great check even to the fastest of foes.

Melady Weaknesses

Low Res

Melady's Res only sits at 17 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take her out. Be mindful of Melady's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take her out.

Weak to bows

As a flying unit, Melady takes 1.5x damage from bows and weapons effective on flying units. Be sure to keep them out of the range of archers and leave them to other units.

You can choose to get an Iote's Shield Sacred Seal onto her to neutralize this weakness. Check out the builds section for skill builds for Melady! They also contain explanations that help you understand the listed skill compositions.

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Melady - Crimson Rider Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Melady - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 5★
8 1 No Effect 5★
10 1 If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
14 1 If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+2 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+6 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def +7 during combat. 5★
At start of combat, if unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd-10, inflicts penalty on foe's Atk/Def during combat = 30% of difference between Def stats (unit's Def minus foe's Def) before combat. (Maximum penalty of -3.) 5★
At start of combat, if unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd-10, inflicts penalty on foe's Atk/Def during combat = 40% of difference between Def stats (unit's Def minus foe's Def) before combat. (Maximum penalty of -5.) 5★
At start of combat, if unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd-10, inflicts penalty on foe's Atk/Def during combat = 50% of difference between Def stats (unit's Def minus foe's Def) before combat. (Maximum penalty of -7.) 5★

Melady as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Instant Lance+ or Wyvern Flight 3

Melady can be used to inherit Instant Lance+ or Wyvern Flight 3. However, Melady is a very powerful hero that can provide lots of firepower for your lineups. She also makes for a great addition to your flier teams. Please think carefully before fodderring her off.

You can also inherit Atk/Def Solo 4 off her, but her other skills are currently more unique to her. Please consider your other resources before getting this skill off her.

How to Get Melady / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Melady

Obtain Through Regular Summon

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

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Starts:11/17/2020
Ends:12/07/2020

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Moran Berry
Illustrator kiyu
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Illustration

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    • Thank you so much bro. That was really helpful. Will try to have my +10 merge project ASAP. I need 200 more orbs to try and pull for that. I hope there will be good 4* units coming on the future (maybe with the new year).

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