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This is a ranking page for the hero Hilda - Holiday Layabout 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 Winter Hilda.

Heroes With the Same Name
Hilda - Holiday Layabout Icon Winter Hilda

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[9.0/10]
Winter Hilda Icon Winter Hilda
[8.5/10]
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Winter Sephiran Icon Winter Sephiran
[8.5/10]

Winter Hilda Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Hilda - Holiday Layabout: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Stronger when allies are nearby
・Makes it hard for foes to activate Specials
・Guarantees follow-up attacks and blocks enemy follow-ups in even-numbered turns

Winter Hilda Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
1 Push adjacent ally 1 space farther away.
-
Grants Atk/Def+X to unit during combat. (X = 2 × number of allies within 2 spaces, + 1; max 7.)
-
If it is an even-numbered turn, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.

Winter Hilda Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 49 57 43 42 30 221
Lv.40 +10 49 43 43 42 30 207

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
51 43 42 41 30 207
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
48 47 42 41 30 208
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
48 43 45 41 30 207
+Def
Lv.40 +10
48 43 42 44 30 207
+Res
Lv.40 +10
48 43 42 41 34 208

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 44 53 38 37 26 198
5★ Lv.40 44 39 38 37 26 184
4★ Lv.40 41 36 36 35 24 172

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 20 23 10 11 7 71
4★ Lv.1 19 18 10 11 6 64

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (20) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (23) Attack Boon ★★★★☆
Spd (10) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (11) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (7) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

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

+Atk/-HP

The best IVs for Winter Hilda are +Atk and -HP. A +Atk IV is very helpful as it allows her to deal as much damage as possible. Since she is in the frontlines, we cannot say that HP is an unimporant stat, but since it can be made up for through upgrading her weapon, it can be safely taken as her bane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Winter Hilda to 10. At +10 Merges, Hilda's Atk will reach such high levels that pushing it up higher is a waste. At this point, it would be better to opt with a +Spd IV instead to help her take less follow-up attacks and allow her to make some follow-up attacks on his own. Follow-up attacks also speed up special activation.

This is under the assumption that you would not be running Even Follow-Up 3. In our DC Winter Hilda build, we have replaced this skill with Special Fighter 3 which is arguably superior skill that is fitting in more scenarios. If you will run Even Follow-Up 3, then by all means get a +Atk IV.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
47 42 17 44 35 185
Winter Hilda Icon Winter Hilda
44 39 38 37 26 184
46 43 21 41 29 180
47 40 20 39 33 179
47 38 32 29 29 175
45 34 28 36 32 175
48 37 22 39 28 174
45 35 34 35 25 174
45 41 23 36 29 174
47 40 22 37 28 174
49 35 25 38 26 173
51 37 21 42 22 173
49 30 24 38 28 169
50 40 22 33 23 168

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

Winter Hilda Best Builds

DC Winter HildaHOT

Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconIgnis
+
Spd
-
HP

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a standard Distant Counter build for Winter Hilda. It is much more expensive compared to the budget build. This is somewhat of an opposite build compared to her base kit. Instead of benefitting from being near allies, Flowing Lance+ requires Hilda to stay away from allies. This is why Rouse Atk/Def 3 and Spd/Res Solo 3 is also picked up as they have similar trigger conditions. Special Fighter 3 improves both offensive and defensive ends in both phases so it is a skill that easily fits in this build. Armor March 3, Pivot combined with Distant Counter are picked up to allow Hilda to easily land hits on the enemy team.

Source Hero

Skill Hero

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Winter Hilda

Assist Skill IconShove
Special Skill IconBonfire
+
Atk
-
HP

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a budget build for Winter Hilda. Bonfire is a great special to have on her because it scales by stacking Def on her. The two other additions are Ward Armor and an Armor March 3 Sacred Seal. This means that this build will work best if she is with other armored units. Make sure said units are also carrying C skills like Hone Armor so that Hilda will get her share of buffs. The Sacred Seal is chosen because Hilda's main weakness is her armored movement.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Hilda - Holiday Layabout Icon Hilda - Holiday Layabout (5★)
Hilda - Holiday Layabout Icon Hilda - Holiday Layabout (4★)
Hilda - Holiday Layabout Icon Hilda - Holiday Layabout (5★)
Hilda - Holiday Layabout Icon Hilda - Holiday Layabout (4★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Winter Hilda Best Weapon Refine

Winter Hilda's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Winter Hilda Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Winter Hilda Roles

Hilda - Holiday Layabout 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

Winter Hilda 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.

Winter Hilda Strengths

Candy Cane+ provides effects simply by being near allies

If Winter Hilda is simply within 2 spaces of an ally Candy Cane+;

  • Grants Atk/Def +5 to Hilda during combat
  • Inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack.

This improves her offense slightly, but it makes a great change to her defense as the Special-delaying effect against foes will allow Hilda and her team to take less damage from the enemy team.

Stronger with Allies Around—Massive Atk/Def bonuses

Atk/Def Form 3 increases Winter Hilda's Atk/Def by the number of allies within 2 spaces of Winter Hilda. Although the max value of the buff is only +7 Atk/Def, it is still a powerful and convenient buff that is easily triggered. Additionally, it stacks with Candy Cane+, making Winter Hilda's kit very straightforward and easy to use.

It also has a very similar trigger condition with Candy Cane+ so as long as you have allies nearby, you can secure a +12 Atk/Def bonus.

Very powerful skill effect in even-numbered turns!

Winter Hilda's Even Follow-Up 3, allows her to guarantee follow-up attacks in both phases. It also blocks enemy follow-up attacks. This is a very powerful effect, but it only works in even-numbered turns (e.g. 2nd, 4th, and so on). Since Winter Hilda is not at full power in odd-numbered phases, try to engage combat only in even-numbered turns.

This can be tricky to use in fast-paced game modes like Aether Raids and Resonant Battles. Turns are limited in these maps so it will be hard to utilize skills like this.

Winter Hilda Weaknesses

Weak in odd-numbered turns

Even Follow-Up 3's catch is that it does not work in odd-numbered turns. As mentioned, this makes her hard to utilize in fast-paced game modes. It also might not be smart to run Winter Hilda in auto-battle.

Weak to Armor Effective Weapons

Winter Hilda takes 1.5x damage from armor-effective weapons like Armorslayer+ or Hammer+, and one blow from these types of weapons 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!

Heroes with Effective Skills

Should you Unlock Potential for Winter Hilda?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? A Rank Icon

We Recommend You Unlock Potential for Hilda - Holiday Layabout!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Hilda - Holiday Layabout from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Hilda - Holiday Layabout is a very useful speedy lance attacker, so we recommend you Unlock Potential for Hilda - Holiday Layabout if your team lacks a strong speedy lance attacker.

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Winter Hilda - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 4★
8 1 No Effect 4★
10 1 If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) 4★
14 1 If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Def+5 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Push adjacent ally 1 space farther away. 4★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Atk/Def+X to unit during combat. (X = number of allies within 2 spaces; max 3.) 4★
Grants Atk/Def+X to unit during combat. (X = number of allies within 2 spaces + 2; max 5.) 4★
Grants Atk/Def+X to unit during combat. (X = 2 × number of allies within 2 spaces, + 1; max 7.) 5★
If it is an even-numbered turn and unit's HP = 100%, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 4★
If it is an even-numbered turn and unit's HP ≥ 50%, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 4★
If it is an even-numbered turn, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 4★

Winter Hilda as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★☆

Inheriting Candy Cane+ or Joint Drive Spd

Winter Hilda can be used to inherit Candy Cane+ or Even Follow-Up 3. However, Winter Hilda is a special hero that can provide armored firepower to your lineups. Please think carefully before fodderring her off.

How to Get Winter Hilda / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Winter Hilda

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

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

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Celeste Henderson
Illustrator HAKO
Appears In

Illustration

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Comment

4 Anonymous@Game821 days

>>3 Happy holidays! It can be upgraded, but not refined.

3 PoyoDaBoyo24 days

Hilda’s weapon can be refined

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