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This is a ranking page for the hero Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In 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 Bernadetta.

Heroes With the Same Name
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Winter Bernadetta

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

Winter Bernadetta Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
(▶Reroll Ranking)
Ranking (including Inherit Skill) S
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Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・High-powered green tome cavalry unit
・Can inflict 1 HP damage to allied team—helpful in some situations and in activating Hrist
・Hrist provides Atk/Spd bonus and damage reduction

Winter Bernadetta Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 Grants Spd+3. At start of turn, if unit's HP = 100% and unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, deals 1 damage to unit and allies within 2 spaces of unit. If unit's HP < 100% at start of combat, grants Atk/Spd+6 to unit during combat and reduces damage from foe's first attack by 30%.
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Cooldown = 2
Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat.
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If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +7 during combat.
-
Inflicts Spd/Res -3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
-
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+6 for 1 turn.

Winter Bernadetta Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 44 55 48 23 27 197
Lv.40 +10 44 41 45 23 27 180

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
46 40 44 23 27 180
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
43 43 44 23 27 180
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
43 40 48 23 27 181
+Def
Lv.40 +10
43 40 44 26 27 180
+Res
Lv.40 +10
43 40 44 23 30 180

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 39 50 43 19 23 174
5★ Lv.40 39 36 40 19 23 157

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 22 13 4 6 62

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (22) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (13) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (4) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
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 Winter Bernadetta are +Atk and -Res. As mainly an offensive unit, Winter Bernadetta will find additional Atk very helpful. It will also help her activate the Heavy Blade 3 Sacred Seal we recommend you run in the Desperation Winter Bernadetta build.

If you want to take advantage of her only superboon, you can get a +Spd IV instead.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Winter Bernadetta to 10. Her Spd is already elite at this point so raising Atk is a better option in raising her overall damage. However, you can still go for a +Spd IV if you really want to.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Winter Bernadetta Icon Winter Bernadetta
39 36 40 19 23 157
42 32 35 27 16 152
39 36 34 22 20 151
36 37 37 17 23 150
37 33 21 27 28 146
37 31 33 19 25 145
34 30 35 19 27 145
34 35 30 20 26 145
36 32 25 22 29 144
36 34 34 17 23 144

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

Winter Bernadetta Best Builds

Desperation Winter BernadettaHOT

Weapon Skill IconHrist
Special Skill IconMoonbow

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

Desperation is great for Winter Bernadetta because of her high Spd ceiling. Being able to successfully activate Desperation means that she can take out enemies without taking hits. Heavy Blade 3 fits nicely in this kit as being able to activate it means that Bernadetta's second shot will activate Moonbow. If both Desperation and Heavy Blade is activated, this kit will feel very similar to a Reinhardt running Quickened Pulse.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Winter Bernadetta

Weapon Skill IconHrist
Special Skill IconMoonbow

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is simply a budget build that slaps the standard Reposition and the always reliable Swift Sparrow 2 Sacred Seal. It allows Winter Bernadetta to land consistent follow-up attacks on the fastest of foes.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)
Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Icon Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Winter Bernadetta Best Weapon Refine

Winter Bernadetta's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Winter Bernadetta Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Winter Bernadetta Roles

Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-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

Winter Bernadetta is a ranged magic attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Res stat.

Winter Bernadetta Strengths

Can inflict damage on allies!

This might be seem like a weakness, but Hrist deals damage to allies at the start of a turn if Bernadetta is at 100% HP. Since -1 HP is negligible, it can be safely used to setup allies that have trigger conditions that require them to have less than 100% HP.

Units that Benefit from Hrist
Brave Lysithea Icon Brave Lysithea
[9.5/10]
Exalt Chrom Icon Exalt Chrom
[8.0/10]
Brunnya Icon Brunnya
[8.0/10]
Bernadetta Icon Bernadetta
[9.0/10]

It can also counter weapons like Summer Lyn's Deep-Blue Bow as it grants +4 Atk/Spd/Def/Res to Lyn if she initiates combat on a foe with 100% HP.

Though this can also counter allies that require full HP to trigger skills so watch out. Be aware of your whole team's skill effects.

Massive Atk/Spd boost through base skills

  • Hrist grants +6 Atk/Spd in combat if Bernadetta's HP < 100%. This is easily met through the self-damage of Hrist.
  • Atk/Spd Solo 4 grants +7 Atk/Spd in combat if Winter Bernadetta is not adjacent to allies.
  • Rouse Atk/Spd 3 grants +6 Atk/Spd to Winter Bernadetta if she is not adjacent to allies at the start of the turn.
  • Lull Spd/Res 3 effectively works as +3 Atk/Spd

All of this add up to +22 Atk/Spd just by meeting very simple trigger conditions. This means she will hit very hard and score frequent follow-up attacks. Because Moonbow only has a cooldown of 2, Winter Bernadetta can activate Moonbow everytime she nails a follow-up attack provided she gets hit by a counterattack and survives it. Because of this massive Spd boost, she is sure to nail a bunch of follow-up attacks which means a bunch of Moonbow activations too!

Possesses a defense mechanic in Hrist

On top of Hrist's offensive effects, it also reduces damage from the foe's first attack by 30%. This is a lot and since Winter Bernadetta has high Spd, you would not be taking much second attacks anyway. This helps with her defensive end as she does not have much defense to begin with besides her high Spd.

Winter Bernadetta Weaknesses

Weak to Cavalry Effective Weapons

Winter Bernadetta takes 1.5x damage from cavalry-effective weapons like Ridersbane or Rauðrwolf+, 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!

Heroes with Effective Skills

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Bernadetta - Frosty Shut-In Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Winter Bernadetta - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 No Effect 5★
6 2 No Effect 5★
9 2 No Effect 5★
14 2 Grants Spd+3. At start of turn, if unit's HP = 100% and unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, deals 1 damage to unit and allies within 2 spaces of unit. If unit's HP < 100% at start of combat, grants Atk/Spd+6 to unit during combat and reduces damage from foe's first attack by 30%. 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 unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +7 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +2 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +4 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +6 during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Res -1 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Res -2 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Res -3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+2 to unit for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+4 to unit for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+6 for 1 turn. 5★

Winter Bernadetta as a Source Hero

Winter Bernadetta Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Atk/Spd Solo 4, Lull Spd/Res 3 or Rouse Atk/Spd 3

Winter Bernadetta can be used to inherit Atk/Spd Solo 4, Lull Spd/Res 3 or Rouse Atk/Spd 3. However, Winter Bernadetta can provide some firepower in your cavalry lineups so think carefully before fodderring her off. Additionally, she is a special hero and this means she is only available from specific banners.

If you are able to inherit Atk/Spd Solo 3 from another unit, you can inherit Atk/Spd Solo 4 and another skill chain from Winter Bernadetta.

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

How to Get Winter Bernadetta

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

Winter Bernadetta 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)
Erica Mendez
Illustrator Tobi
Appears In

Illustration

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2 Anonymous@Game828 days

>>1 Hey Jota, good day! Thank you for pointing this out. This is a mistake on our part.

1 JotaFPR29 days

In the best builds, is it really suppose for us to get Rouse Atk/Def 3?? I say this since in the budget build it also says Rouse Atk/Def 3, and usually budget builds go for the hero abilities and winter Bernie has Rouse Atk/Spd 3, and Rouse Atk/Def 3 is quite rare since only 3 heroes have it.

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