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This is a ranking page for the hero Annand - Knight-Defender 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 Annand.

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Annand Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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Annand - Knight-Defender: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Inflicts an Atk/Def debuff to foes when no allies are adjacent
・Blocks follow-up attacks and gains an Atk/Def boost when initiating combat
・Reduces 50% of the damage taken from the first attack in the enemy phase

Annand Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
-
Cooldown = 2
Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat.
-
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6, Def+10 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
-
During unit’s first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from foe’s first attack by 50%.

Annand 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 37 49 39 27 34 186
5★ Lv.40 37 35 39 27 34 172

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 23 11 5 8 65

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superboon ★★★☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (11) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (5) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (8) No Res IV ★★☆☆☆

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

+Spd/-Res

The best IVs for Annand are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows Annand to get a ton of follow-up attacks on her foes. More importantly, it reduces the amount of follow-up attacks she will take. Her Res is of less importance and thus safe to be taken as a bane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Annand to 10. This is for the same reasons as above It is best to aim for follow-up attacks to increase her offensive ability as her Atk combined with her Def debuffs is already high. If you prefer relying on skills to increase Anannd's Spd, you can go for a +Atk IV instead.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Annand Icon Annand
37 35 39 27 34 172
43 37 21 35 31 167
41 38 36 27 24 166
42 38 20 30 36 166
36 33 42 25 30 166
40 32 37 26 28 163
42 38 19 36 27 162
38 34 37 27 26 162
40 33 35 31 23 162
41 34 39 28 20 162
35 31 38 27 31 162
41 32 36 36 17 162
42 31 31 28 26 158
36 25 37 24 34 156
35 34 36 24 27 156

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

Annand Best Builds

Pegasus Flight AnnandHOT

Assist Skill IconShove

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a more expensive build for Annand that maximies her offenses. it is pretty easy to run as you only need to position her away from allies to get the bonuses from the skills she runs. Be warned that being adjacent to an ally completly shuts this build down!

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Annand - Knight-Defender Icon Annand - Knight-Defender (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Annand

Assist Skill IconShove
Special Skill IconMoonbow

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

A simple budget build for Annand. Shove is taken to make sure she can safely run Unbound Blade+ and Atk/Spd Solo 3 Sacred Seal. All additions, including Spd Smoke 3 are very inexpensive and it helps Annand in both phases of battle.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Annand - Knight-Defender Icon Annand - Knight-Defender (5★)
Annand - Knight-Defender Icon Annand - Knight-Defender (5★)
Annand - Knight-Defender Icon Annand - Knight-Defender (5★)
Annand - Knight-Defender Icon Annand - Knight-Defender (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Annand Best Weapon Refine

Annand's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Annand Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Annand Roles

Annand - Knight-Defender 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

Annand 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.

Annand Strengths

Unbound Blade+ nullifies enemy bonuses to Atk/Def while casting a penalty

Unbound Blade+ will nullify active enemy bonuses to Atk/Def, and simultaneously inflict Atk/Def-3. This skill is great for cancelling out skills like Fortify or Rally and increasing the damage Ephraim can output in combat while reducing the damage he takes, but keep in mind that it will have no effect on Drive/Spur bonuses.

Unlike Lull Atk/Def 3, this effect requires Annand to have no adjacent allies so keep this in mind.

Extremely powerful when initiating combat

In addition to the effects from her weapon skill, Annand has the skill Sturdy Impact, which gives her Atk+6 and Def+10 when initiating combat. This skill also prevents an enemy follow-up attack, and makes Annand a formidable player phase unit.

Annand Combat Bar Fire Emblem Heroes FEH.png

Unbound Blade and the effects of Sturdy Impact shown as the debuffs and buffs in this combat bar respectively.

Guard Bearing Provides Bulk

Guard Bearing reduces the damage of the first attack of the first combat engagement in the enemy phase by 50%. This works well with Unbound Blade+'s damage reduction effects and both combined can make Annand a deceptively bulky unit when strategy is applied. Use these effects to your advantage to keep Annand from being taken out.

Since Sturdy Impact does not work in the enemy phase, Guard Bearing provides Ingrid with the much needed bulk she needs in said phase.

Annand Weaknesses

Weak to bows

As a flying unit, Annand 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.

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Annand - Knight-Defender Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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Annand - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
10 1 If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
14 1 If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 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 initiates combat, grants Atk +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def +2 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def +4 during combat. 5★
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6, Def+10 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
During unit’s first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from foe’s first attack by 30%. 5★
During unit’s first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from foe’s first attack by 40%. 5★
During unit’s first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from foe’s first attack by 50%. 5★

Annand as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Sturdy Impact, Guard Bearing 3 or Unbound Blade+

Annand can be used to inherit Sturdy Impact or Guard Bearing 3. If you are able to inherit Sturdy Blow 2 from another unit, you can get both skills from Annand! However, Annand is a powerful hero whom you can provide some firepower for your flier teams. Please think carefully before fodderring her off!

Take note that Unbound Blade+ is also inheritable. It can be a very useful piece if you decide to build around it.

How to Get Annand / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Annand

Obtain Through Regular Summon

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

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Starts:02/16/2021
Ends:03/05/2021

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Fryda Wolff
Illustrator Mayo
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Illustration

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