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This is a ranking page for the hero Marianne - Adopted Daughter 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 Marianne.

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Marianne Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
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Marianne - Adopted Daughter: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? Icy Fimbulvetr can guarantee follow-up attacks
・Possesses high firepower and powerful debuffs
・Posseses an upgraded Duel skill, B Duel Infantry 4

Marianne Skills at 5★


Might: 14  Range: 2
Grants Atk+3. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, inflicts Atk/Res-6 on foe during combat.
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25% and unit is within 3 spaces of a cavalry or flying ally, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack, and also, if unit deals damage to foe during combat, restores 5 HP to unit. (Triggers even if 0 damage is dealt.)

Cooldown Count = 3
Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res.

Grants HP+5, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. If unit is 5★, level 40, a Legendary or a Mythic Hero, and unit's stats total less than 175, treats unit's stats as 175 in modes like Arena. If unit is 5★, level 40, not a Legendary or a Mythic Hero, and unit's stats total less than 180, treats unit's stats as 180 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.)

Inflicts Atk/Res-3 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

Grants Res+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Res+4 to unit during combat.

Marianne Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superboon ★★★☆☆
Atk (28) Attack Boon ★★★★★
Spd (8) No Spd IV ★★★☆☆
Def (4) Def Bane ★★☆☆☆
Res (9) Res Boon ★★★☆☆

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

+Atk/-Def

The best IVs for Marianne are +Atk/-Def.

Because her kit is already streamlined towards her hitting hard, having Atk as her boon will allow her greater one-shot potential.

The guaranteed follow-up attack in addition to inflicting -6 Atk/Res to her opponents means that she has no problem in defeating them in one turn of combat.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

For the same reasons as above, the sheer firepower that Marianne possesses cannot be overlooked.

With these IVs, she can hit 68 Atk at +10 Merges. This is a huge amount of damage that many enemy units will have difficulty in surviving.

If you want to take advatage of her Special more, then you can also consider having +Res instead.

Marianne Best Builds

Sturdy MarianneHOT

Weapon Skill Icon: -
Special Skill IconMoonbow

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How to Use, Explanation

The biggest change here is the switch to Sturdy Impact in the A slot. This gives her the physical defense she needs and it allows her to cover her susceptibility to follow-up attacks in the player phase. Null Follow-Up 3 is picked up to protect her from guaranteed follow-up attacks.

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Budget Marianne

Weapon Skill Icon: -
Special Skill IconIceberg

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How to Use, Explanation

The best go-to budget build for Marianne that makes use of her base kit and other inexpensive pieces.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Marianne - Adopted Daughter Icon Marianne - Adopted Daughter (5★)
Marianne - Adopted Daughter Icon Marianne - Adopted Daughter (5★)
Marianne - Adopted Daughter Icon Marianne - Adopted Daughter (5★)
Marianne - Adopted Daughter Icon Marianne - Adopted Daughter (5★)

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Marianne Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 165
165
HP
HP 36 36
Rank: 544/648
Atk
Atk 41 41
Rank: 14/648
Spd
Spd 32 32
Rank: 364/648
Def
Def 17 17
Rank: 567/648
Res
Res 39 39
Rank: 12/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 46 65 38 23 46 218
Lv.40 +10 41 46 36 21 44 188

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
44 45 36 21 43 189
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
40 49 36 21 43 189
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
40 45 39 21 43 188
+Def
Lv.40 +10
40 45 36 24 43 188
+Res
Lv.40 +10
40 45 36 21 47 189

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 60 34 19 41 195
5★ Lv.40 36 41 32 17 39 165

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 28 8 4 9 66

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 35 24 32 35 166
Marianne Icon Marianne
36 41 32 17 39 165
40 39 28 19 36 162
42 35 31 21 33 162
41 38 17 35 30 161
38 37 33 20 23 151
35 35 28 18 35 151

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

Marianne Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Marianne Roles

Marianne - Adopted Daughter Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic 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

Marianne 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.

Marianne Strengths

Icy Fimbulvetr is a great all-around skill

Icy Fimbulvetr provides both great offense and defense. It inflicts -6 Atk/Res against foes if Marianne's HP ≥ 25%. It is pretty easy to keep up with that trigger condition, so you will be able to enjoy the debuff constantly. The debuff increases the damage she deals and decreases the damage she takes.

Additionally, with the same trigger condition, she is guaranteed a follow-up attack if she is also within 3 spaces of a cavalry or a flying unit. It is pretty easy to meet that trigger condition if you plan beforehand. Enjoy the guaranteed follow-up attacks!

The cherry on top is the humble 5 HP heal she gets whenever she hits a foe. This allows her to run Fury 4 with less consequences!

Marianne Fire Emblem Heroes FEH

This Iceberg-loaded blow from Icy Fimbulvetr not only did lethal damage, but it also healed her for a humble amount as well.

B Duel Infantry 4 Raises your Arena score

B Duel Infantry 4 is a special skill that treats the unit’s stats as 175 in the Arena, allowing your overall score to increase when using Marianne. It is usable by any blue infantry unit, so equip it and increase your score as you would like, but keep in mind that as an A slot skill it means you will lose the ability to useful, powerful A skills like Fury 4 or Death Blow 4.

Because it is an upgrade from R Duel Infantry 3, it also gives Atk/Spd/Def/Res +2 on top of the original +5 HP.

Joint Drive Res improves team's Res quantity

Marianne has access to the Joint Drive Res skill. This not only improves Marianne's Res stat, but it also improves the whole team's Res! This allows your team to take on magic-based enemy lineups with more ease.

A great check against magic foes

Thanks to Icy Fimbulvetr's sustain, and all her other tools, Marianne is very durable against magic-based opponents. Thanks to Iceberg, you can further improve her Res stat to improve her damage even more when the Special activates.

Marianne Weaknesses

Reliant on being in mixed teams

To guarantee a follow-up attack, Icy Fimbulvetr requires Marianne to be within 3 spaces of a flying or cavalry foe. Summoners will have to make sure that her team compositions caters to this condition to make the most out of her. Additionally, if those units die, she would not be able to land consistent follow-up attacks so be wary!

B Duel Infantry 4 is mainly for scoring purposes

While B Duel Infantry 4 does give some nice stats, the A skill can be home to very powerful skills that are cornerstones for great builds. If you plan to use Marianne outside of the Arena, make sure to get her an A skill that allows her to perform better in combat.

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Marianne - Adopted Daughter Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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Marianne - 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 Atk+3. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, inflicts Atk/Res-6 on foe during combat.
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25% and unit is within 3 spaces of a cavalry or flying ally, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack, and also, if unit deals damage to foe during combat, restores 5 HP to unit. (Triggers even if 0 damage is dealt.)
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 Res. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants HP+5, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. If unit is 5★, level 40, a Legendary or a Mythic Hero, and unit's stats total less than 175, treats unit's stats as 175 in modes like Arena. If unit is 5★, level 40, not a Legendary or a Mythic Hero, and unit's stats total less than 180, treats unit's stats as 180 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.) 5★
Grants HP+3. If unit is 5★ and level 40 and unit's stats total less than 160, treats unit's stats as 160 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.) 5★
Grants HP+4. If unit is 5★ and level 40 and unit's stats total less than 165, treats unit's stats as 165 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.) 5★
Grants HP+5. If unit is 5★ and level 40 and unit's stats total less than 170, treats unit's stats as 170 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.) 5★
Inflicts Atk/Res-1 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Res-2 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Res-3 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Res +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Res +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Res +3 during combat. 5★
Grants Res+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Res+4 to unit during combat. 5★

Marianne as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting B Duel Infantry 4 or Joint Drive Spd

Marianne can be used to inherit B Duel Infantry 4 or Joint Drive Res. Iceberg and Lull Atk/Res 3 carry value too, but you are better off getting the 2 most valuable skills instead.

Take note that, B Duel Infantry 4 is rarer than Joint Drive Spd as of Feb 2021. Keep this in mind when picking a skill to fodder. However Marianne is a powerful unit since Icy Fimbulvetr is a nice skill to build around upon so please think carefully before fodderring her off.

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How to Get Marianne

Obtain Through Regular Summon

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

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Xanthe Huynh
Illustrator HAKO
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Illustration

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2 Anonymousabout 1 month

>>1 CONGRATS TO YA! MERLINUS TOO

1 Anonymousabout 1 month

Just pulled Marianne and Hilda together. I’m gassed; it was fate

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