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This is a ranking page for the hero Erk - Studious Mage 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 Erk.

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Erk Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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Erk - Studious Mage: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Penalizes all enemy stats when initiating combat, -4 Atk/Spd/Def/Res
・+6 Spd/Res bonus when solo
・Grants +6 Spd to the fastest ally

Erk Skills at 5★


Might: 12  Range: 2
If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat.

Cooldown Count = 2
Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat.

If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+6 during combat.

At start of turn, grants Spd+6 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)

Erk Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 165
165
HP
HP 45 45
Rank: 65/648
Atk
Atk 35 35
Rank: 231/648
Spd
Spd 39 39
Rank: 60/648
Def
Def 19 19
Rank: 528/648
Res
Res 27 27
Rank: 256/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 50 51 44 23 32 200
Lv.40 +10 50 39 44 23 32 188

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
52 39 43 23 31 188
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
49 42 43 23 31 188
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
49 39 47 23 31 189
+Def
Lv.40 +10
49 39 43 26 31 188
+Res
Lv.40 +10
49 39 43 23 35 189

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 45 47 39 19 27 177
5★ Lv.40 45 35 39 19 27 165
4★ Lv.40 42 32 37 17 26 154

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 19 9 6 8 61
4★ Lv.1 18 14 9 5 8 54

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (19) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (9) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (6) Def Bane ★★☆☆☆
Res (8) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

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

+Spd/-Res

The best IVs for Erk are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows Erk to get a ton of follow-up attacks on his foes. Additionally, his Spd is a superboon so you should take advantage of that as much as possible. Taking a bane in Res balances his defensive stats, that is ideal for survival so you should aim for that as much as possible! It might be tempting to maximize his Res stat by taking a Def bane, but it is already low and it is a superbane so taking it will be very bad for his survival!

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Erk to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. You can also take a +Atk IV if you plan on using support and buffs to supplement his Spd.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
38 37 33 23 35 166
41 37 39 26 23 166
38 36 35 21 36 166
40 40 39 21 25 165
Erk Icon Erk
45 35 39 19 27 165
38 30 34 27 23 152
39 35 35 21 21 151
37 33 34 20 26 150
39 32 34 23 20 148
33 34 31 17 33 148
34 32 34 15 32 147

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

Erk Best Builds

Budget Erk

Assist Skill IconSmite
Special Skill IconMoonbow

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

A budget build for Erk. This showcases him as a mage that can be used to take out the popular axe units in the game such as Legendary or Brave Edelgard. You can swap out his A skill with either Swift Sparrow 2 (or 3), or Atk/Spd Solo 3.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Erk - Studious Mage Icon Erk - Studious Mage ()
Erk - Studious Mage Icon Erk - Studious Mage ()
Erk - Studious Mage Icon Erk - Studious Mage ()
Erk - Studious Mage Icon Erk - Studious Mage ()

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Offensive ErkHOT

Special Skill IconMoonbow

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a premium build for Erk that makes him very deadly in both phases of battle.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Erk - Studious Mage Icon Erk - Studious Mage ()
Erk - Studious Mage Icon Erk - Studious Mage ()

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Erk Best Weapon Refine

Erk's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Erk Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Erk Roles

Erk - Studious Mage 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
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

Erk is a ranged magic 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 Res stat.

Erk Strengths

Rauðrfox+ inflicts defbuffs upon initiation

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Spd/Res Solo 3 and Rauðrfox+ combines for a great stat gap betweene Erk and his foe.

Rauðrfox+ inflicts an in-combat -4 Atk/Spd/Def/Res to Hubert's foe when he initiates combat. This makes Hubert a great player phase attacker as this can be treated as a Swift Sparrow-like skill. Additionally, it is an in-combat buff which makes it easy to stack with other buffs.

Spd/Res Solo 3 grants a nifty Spd/Res boost

If Erk enters combat without an adjacent ally, he gets a +6 Spd/Res boost through his A skill. This is pretty easy to trigger and stacks with Rauðrfox+.

Spd Opening 3 grants a buff to the speediest ally

+6 Spd is granted for 1 turn to Erk's fastest ally at the start of each player phase. This is very helpful and it is enough of a buff to allow an ally to score a follow-up attack if they are tied with someone. This buff will be granted regardless of Erk's positioning in relation to that ally.

Erk Weaknesses

Lack of a Prf Weapon Makes Him a Mediocre Unit

Since Erk does not have a Prf weapon, he will have a hard time scoring high in the Arena and is easily powercrept by other mages.

If you do like Erk, however, you can perhaps give him another weapon such as Rauðrblade+ or Unity Blooms+.

Low Def and Res Make Him Fragile

Erk has low Def and Res, which makes him vulnerable against any unit that attacks him.

Make sure you watch out where he is positioned after he's done attacking, or use a dancer to make him retreat to safety!

Should you Unlock Potential for Erk?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? B Rank Icon

We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Erk - Studious Mage!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Erk - Studious Mage from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Erk - Studious Mage is very useful as a red tome nuke, so you may find using Unlock Potential on Erk - Studious Mage helpful if your team lacks a party member with this role.

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Erk - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
8 2 If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat.
12 2 If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat.

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%.
(Cooldown Count = 2) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+2 during combat.
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+4 during combat.
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+6 during combat.
At start of turn, grants Spd+2 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
At start of turn, grants Spd+4 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)
At start of turn, grants Spd+6 to ally with the highest Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes unit.)

Erk as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

All of Erk's skills carry Inheritance Value!

All of Erk's skills carry inheritance value as everything can be inherited from him. Just make sure to consider all your resources as all except Moonbow are quite rare. You can also get Moonbow from him if you desperately need him. Since he is a demote unit, he is not that powerful compared to his batchmates and it is not an uncommon sight to get multiple copies of him.

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Jason Frazier
Illustrator NA
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    • >>[238] Oh misread!! Definitely use a Dragonflower! He's very reliable and its worth investing onto Ike

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      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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