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This is a ranking page for the hero Raphael - Muscle-Monger 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 Plegian Raphael.

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Plegian Raphael Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Raphael - Muscle-Monger: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Rare colorless armored bow unit
・Access to heavy debuffs when there are no adjacent allies around
・Weapon skill effectively doubles foe's penalties

Plegian Raphael Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
12 2 Effective against flying foes. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Def during combat = 5 + any current penalty on each of those stats. (Example: if foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk-12, for a net penalty of Atk-19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently.
1 Push adjacent ally 2 spaces farther away.
-
If it is an odd-numbered turn, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
-
After combat, inflicts Atk -7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Plegian Raphael 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 48 54 28 38 23 191
5★ Lv.40 48 42 28 38 23 179
4★ Lv.40 45 40 25 36 21 167

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 20 24 6 10 6 66
4★ Lv.1 19 20 5 10 5 59

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (20) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (24) Attack Boon ★★★★★
Spd (6) No Spd IV ★★☆☆☆
Def (10) 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/-HP

The best IVs for Plegian Raphael are +Atk and -HP. A higher Atk stat allows Plegian Rapahel to generally deal more damage, that is his primary goal in the field. Additionally, it is a superboon so you should take advantage of it as much as possible. His HP is of less importance so you can safely take it as his bane.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Plegian Raphael to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. With Odd Follow-Up 3 or Brave Bow+, he can deal lots of damage in odd-numbered turns. Check out our Brave Bow build to learn more.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
44 38 37 32 29 180
Plegian Raphael Icon Plegian Raphael
48 42 28 38 23 179
43 40 23 35 38 179
42 36 38 30 25 171
42 35 23 33 32 165
37 34 39 25 29 164

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

Plegian Raphael Best Builds

Brave Bow Plegian RaphaelHOT

Special Skill IconIgnis

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How to Use, Explanation

Instead of relying on Odd Follow-Up 3 to score multiple hits, this build relies on Brave Bow+ and Bold Fighter 3. Death Blow 4 and Ignis will help increase his damage massively and Armored Boots grants him the mobility to initiate attacks for Bold Fighter to work.

Source Hero

Skill Hero

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Budget Plegian Raphael

Assist Skill IconSmite
Special Skill IconBonfire

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How to Use, Explanation

Death Blow 3 is very helpful in increasing his damage especiall during odd-numbered turns with Odd Follow-Up 3. He will be deceptively bulky running this build as Atk Smoke 3's debuff will be doubled by Plegian Bow+. Chill Def 3's debuff will be also doubled so expect him to hit like a truck when he initiates attacks on those odd-numbered turns.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Raphael - Muscle-Monger Icon Raphael - Muscle-Monger (5★)
Raphael - Muscle-Monger Icon Raphael - Muscle-Monger (4★)
Raphael - Muscle-Monger Icon Raphael - Muscle-Monger (5★)
Raphael - Muscle-Monger Icon Raphael - Muscle-Monger (4★)

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Plegian Raphael Best Weapon Refine

Plegian Raphael's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Plegian Raphael Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Plegian Raphael Roles

Raphael - Muscle-Monger Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical Attack ImageRanged-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

Plegian Raphael is a ranged physical attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Plegian Raphael Strengths

Strong solo unit with Plegian Bow+!

Plegian Bow+ inflicts -5 Atk/Def + doubles any current penalty of a foe on Atk/Def when Plegian Raphael is not adjacent to any allied unit on the field! This is effectively a minimum of +5 Atk +5 Def/Res buff when he is solo on the field.

Make sure to pay attention to Plegian Raphael's positioning in relation to his allies to make the most out of his kit as losing out on that massive power boost may lead him to be very inefficient.

If you like the weapon effect, but you don't like Plegian Raphael as a unit, you can always fodder it off to your favorite bow unit.

Very powerful skill effect in odd-numbered turns!

Rapahel Follow-Up Attack Plegian Fire Emblem Heroes FEH.png

Plegian Raphael's Odd Follow-Up 3, allows him 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 odd-numbered turns (e.g. 1st, 3rd, and so on). Since Plegian Raphael 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.

Atk Smoke 3 reduces enemy damage output!

Atk Smoke 3 is a simple skill that inflicts -7 Atk on foes within 2 spaces of target. It might be hard to land on ideal spots properly as Plegian Raphael has limited mobility, but if it procs with perfect timing, Raphael and his team can easily swoop in, take advantage of the reduced damage output and finish off the enemy team!

Plegian Raphael Weaknesses

Weak in even-numbered turns

Odd Follow-Up 3's catch is that it does not work in even-numbered turns. As mentioned, this makes him hard to utilize in fast-paced game modes. It also might not be smart to run Plegian Raphael in auto-battle.

Armored movement!

Plegian Raphael enjoys the high stats of an armored unit, but this means that he suffers from armored movement as well. Without the use of proper Sacred Seals like Armored Boots and skills like Armored March 3, he will be crippled by very limited movement. It will be most likely that the enemy will get to her first before he is able to initiate. If that is the case, it wil be hery hard for him to use Atk Smoke 3 correctly.

Fear not as Odd Follow-Up 3 still procs when receiving attacks!

Low Res

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

Weak to Armor Effective Weapons

Plegian Raphael takes 1.5x damage from armor-effective weapons like Armorslayer+ or Hammer+, and one blow from these types of weapons is sure to take him/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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Should you Unlock Potential for Plegian Raphael?

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We Recommend You Unlock Potential for Raphael - Muscle-Monger!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Raphael - Muscle-Monger from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Raphael - Muscle-Monger is a very useful armored bow attacker, so we recommend you Unlock Potential for Raphael - Muscle-Monger if your team lacks a strong armored bow attacker.

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Plegian Raphael - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 Effective against flying units. 4★
6 2 Effective against flying units. 4★
8 2 Effective against flying foes. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Def during combat = 5 + any current penalty on each of those stats. (Example: if foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk-12, for a net penalty of Atk-19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently. 4★
12 2 Effective against flying foes. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Def during combat = 5 + any current penalty on each of those stats. (Example: if foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk-12, for a net penalty of Atk-19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Push adjacent ally 2 spaces farther away. 4★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If it is an odd-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 odd-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 odd-numbered turn, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
After combat, inflicts Atk -3 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions. 4★
After combat, inflicts Atk -5 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions. 4★
After combat, inflicts Atk -7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions. 4★

Plegian Raphael as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Odd Follow-Up 3 and Atk Smoke 3

Plegian Raphael can be used to inherit the skills Odd Follow-Up 3 or Atk Smoke 3. However, Plegian Raphael is a powerful special hero that can provide lots of firepower for your lineups. Please think carefully before fodderring him off. You can also get his Plegian Bow+ off him if you have a use for it.

He is a 4★ demote so getting multiple copies of him is very feasible even for F2P players. We suggest securing at least 1 copy before getting his skills.

How to Get Plegian Raphael / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Plegian Raphael

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

Plegian Raphael 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)
Zachery T. Rice
Illustrator DAI-XT
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Illustration

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