Groom Saul Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH)

Who Should You Pull?

Summer Vibrance
Book V Midpoint
Bridal Grace
Double Special Heroes

New Hero Pages
Summer Hilda
Summer Mercedes
Summer Ashe
Summer Caspar

Tactics Drill Solutions
Grandmaster 80: Tireless Support

Be sure to follow our Twitter account for the latest updates!
Fire Emblem Heroes Game8 Twitter Account

FEH Groom Saul Banner

This is a ranking page for the hero Saul - Minister of Love 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 Groom Saul.

Special Heroes - Bridal Grace Featured Heroes
Bridal Shanna IconBridal Shanna
[8.5/10]
Bridal Juno IconBridal Juno
[8.0/10]
Bridal Catria IconBridal Catria
[9.0/10]
Groom Saul IconGroom Saul
[8.5/10]

Groom Saul Rating and Basic Information

FEH Groom Saul Banner

Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
(▶Reroll Ranking)
Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
(▶FEH Tier List)

Saul - Minister of Love: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Grants himself bonuses when 2 supported allies are within 3 spaces.
・Recovers allies' HP on odd-numbered turns.
・Possesses a skill to help score better in Arena with C Duel Cavalry 4

Groom Saul Skills at 5★


Might: 12  Range: 2
If unit is within 3 spaces of two allies in a support-partner pair (excluding unit), grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+6 to unit during combat and neutralizes foe's bouses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

Range: 1
Restores HP = 50% of unit's Atk (min 8 HP) to target ally and target ally moves to opposite side of unit.
If ally cannot move to the target space (if another ally or foe is occupying the space), ally will not move. Using this skill has no effect on Special cooldown charge and unit does not gain EXP or SP. (This skill is treated as a movement skill only when movement takes place.)

Cooldown Count = 1
When healing an ally with a staff, grants Spd/Res+6 to all allies for 1 turn.

Grants HP+5, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. If unit is 5★, lvl 40, a Legendary Hero 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★, lvl 40, not a Legendary Hero or 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.)

At start of odd-numbered turns neutralizes any 【Penalty】 on allies within 2 spaces of unit and restores 20 HP to those units.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).

Groom Saul Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (15) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (23) Attack Bane ★★★★☆
Spd (11) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (3) Def Bane ★★☆☆☆
Res (5) Res Boon ★★★☆☆

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

Groom Saul Best Builds

Trace Groom SaulHOT

Weapon Skill IconFlash+
Assist Skill IconReturn+

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build takes advantage of the extra movement provided by S/R Far Trace 3. With the Dazzling refine on Flash+, he can attack without fearing a counterattack and retreat to safety. You can als opt to give him Wrathful Staff on his B slot to further increase his firepower.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Groom Saul

Assist Skill IconReturn+
Passive Skill BRenewal 3
Sacred Seal IconAtk/Spd 2

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build a budget build aimed to give Groom Saul minimal skill inheritance. Groom Saul does not have any way to recover his own HP, so Renewal 3 works rather well to help with that. Alternatively, you can give him Live to Serve as a Sacred Seal in order to free up his B slot for other skills.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)
Saul - Minister of Love Icon Saul - Minister of Love (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Groom Saul Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 158
158
HP
HP 37 37
Rank: 505/648
Atk
Atk 33 33
Rank: 397/648
Spd
Spd 37 37
Rank: 122/648
Def
Def 16 16
Rank: 616/648
Res
Res 35 35
Rank: 54/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 42 51 42 20 40 195
Lv.40 +10 42 37 42 20 40 181

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
44 37 41 20 39 181
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
41 40 41 20 39 181
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
41 37 44 20 39 181
+Def
Lv.40 +10
41 37 41 23 39 181
+Res
Lv.40 +10
41 37 41 20 43 182

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 42 47 39 18 37 183
5★ Lv.40 37 33 37 16 35 158

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 15 11 11 3 5 45

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Groom Saul Icon Groom Saul
37 33 37 16 35 158
36 37 38 16 30 157
39 32 26 19 35 151
30 32 32 19 32 145
34 35 33 16 27 145
33 36 30 27 18 144
41 30 24 35 14 144
36 32 36 21 19 144
35 36 24 14 34 143

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

Groom Saul Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Groom Saul Roles

Saul - Minister of Love 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 AssistImageMovement Assist
No Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counter Recovery ImageRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo /
Harmonized
No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Groom Saul 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. However, as he uses a staff, his damage would normally be halved without a Wrathful Staff effect.

Groom Saul Strengths

Access to an all-stat boost when near support-partner pairs

Groom Saul Fire Emblem Heroes FEH

The +6 buffs are seen above.

Observant Staff grants the following effects to Groom Saul when within 3 spaces of a support-partner pair:

  • +6 Atk/Spd/Def Res to Saul
  • Neutralizes foe's bonuses during combat.

Given the AoE, and with some planning, this effect is pretty easy to trigger. Aim to keep this on at all times to make sure Saul is at a stat advantage against his foes.

C Duel Cavalry 4 Raises your Arena score

C Duel Cavalry 4 is a special skill that treats the unit’s stats as 175 in the Arena, allowing your overall score to increase when using Groom Saul. It is usable by any colorless cavalry 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 C Duel Cavalry 3, it also gives Atk/Spd/Def/Res +2 on top of the original +5 HP.

Can Heal HP, reposition allies, apply buffs and neutralize penalties

With Return+, Groom Saul can heal and neutralize status conditions like Panic and Threaten in one turn.

Odd Recovery 3 also provides heals and neuralizes any 【Penalty】 on allies within 2 spaces of Groom Saul every start of odd-numbered turns. This makes Groom Saul a great unit in Aether Raids as debuffs are very common in that game mode and his mobility definitely helps him shine in this game mode.

Additionally, he also has the ability to boost allies' Spd/Res by +6 through Deluge Balm+.

High Res makes him a good tank against magic

Groom Saul comes with high Res, which will make him a good tank against units using magic. He can push his Res even higher because of the effects of Observant Staff+, though you will need to have him with two other allies that are in Ally Support in order to activate this.

Groom Saul Weaknesses

Observant Staff is a bit underwhelming

  • It does not have the ability to buff Saul's allies
  • It does not have a built-in Dazzling, or Wrathful effect

Though it is non-exclusive an can be fodderred off to other units! To fix the 2nd issue, Saul's B slot is unoccupied by default if you need a Dazzling or Wrathful effect.

Needs to be in a specific team composition in order to activate Observant Staff

While he's a good support, Groom Saul needs to be placed in a specifc team composition that includes two allies that are in Ally Support with each other in order to activate his weapon.

This makes him effective only in certain teams and he's not flexible to be on any team unless you give him another weapon.

Low Def makes him vulnerable against physical attacks

Groom Saul has very low Def, which means that units with high attack and use physical damage weapons will be able to defeat him easily.

Units like Ninja Lyn or Legendary Leif who have brave weapons are the most reliable in taking out Groom Saul.

But since he doesn't have Close Counter, any other physical damage melee unit should be able to deal with him.

C Duel Cavalry 4 is mainly for scoring purposes

While C Duel Cavalry 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 Groom Saul outside of the Arena, make sure to get him an A skill that allows him to perform better in maps.

Weak to Cavalry Effective Weapons

Groom Saul takes 1.5x damage from cavalry-effective weapons like Ridersbane or a Wolf weapon like Rauðrwolf+, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take him down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

Heroes with Effective Skills

Should you Unlock Potential?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? Cannot Unlock Potential

Saul - Minister of Love Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Saul - Minister of Love only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Saul - Minister of Love if a 4 Star version is released!

Unlock Potential Tier List

Groom Saul - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
8 2 If unit is within 3 spaces of two allies in a support-partner pair (excluding unit), grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+6 to unit during combat and neutralizes foe's bouses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
12 2 If unit is within 3 spaces of two allies in a support-partner pair (excluding unit), grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+6 to unit during combat and neutralizes foe's bouses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Restores 8 HP to target ally and target ally moves to opposite side of unit.
If ally cannot move to the target space (if another ally or foe is occupying the space), ally will not move. Using this skill has no effect on Special cooldown charge and unit does not gain EXP or SP. (This skill is treated as a movement skill only when movement takes place.)
5★
1 Restores HP = 50% of unit's Atk (min 8 HP) to target ally and target ally moves to opposite side of unit.
If ally cannot move to the target space (if another ally or foe is occupying the space), ally will not move. Using this skill has no effect on Special cooldown charge and unit does not gain EXP or SP. (This skill is treated as a movement skill only when movement takes place.)
5★

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 1) When healing an ally with a staff, grants Spd/Res+6 to all allies for 1 turn. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 1) When healing an ally with a staff, grants Spd/Res+4 to all allies for 1 turn. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
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★
Grants HP+5, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. If unit is 5★, lvl 40, a Legendary Hero 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★, lvl 40, not a Legendary Hero or 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★
At start of odd-numbered turns neutralizes any 【Penalty】 on allies within 2 spaces of unit and restores 5 HP to those units.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
5★
At start of odd-numbered turns neutralizes any 【Penalty】 on allies within 2 spaces of unit and restores 10 HP to those units.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
5★
At start of odd-numbered turns neutralizes any 【Penalty】 on allies within 2 spaces of unit and restores 20 HP to those units.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
5★

Groom Saul as a Source Hero

Groom Saul Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

All of Groom Saul's skills have inheritance value!

  1. Observant Staff+ is a powerful weapon with proper planning.
  2. Return+ is a useful assist skill that combines the properties of a heal and a movement-assist.
  3. C Duel Cavalry 4 enables cavalry units to score better in the Arena.
  4. Odd Recovery 3 is a good support skill perfect for healer units.

How to Get Groom Saul / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Groom Saul

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

Groom Saul 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.

▶Current Focuses and Which You Should Pull From

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Damien Haas
Illustrator Saori Toyota
Appears In

Illustration

FEH: Related Links

Special Heroes: Bridal Grace

Bridal Grace Banner

Heroes from Special Heroes - Bridal Grace
Bridal Shanna IconBridal Shanna
[8.5/10]
Bridal Juno IconBridal Juno
[8.0/10]
Bridal Catria IconBridal Catria
[9.0/10]
Groom Saul IconGroom Saul
[8.5/10]

See All Colorless Heroes

Back to Colorless Heroes Banner

▶︎Return to the Colorless Heroes Page

All Types of Colorless Weapons

Close-Range Ranged
Colorless BreathColorless Breath Colorless DaggerColorless Dagger
Colorless BeastColorless Beast Colorless BowColorless Bow
Colorless Tome.pngColorless Tome StaffStaff

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "Groom Saul Builds and Best IVs" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    New Comment

    • >>[266] Hi there! Which Caeda link is wrongly linked to Bridal Caeda? Thank you.

    • >>[63]
      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top
    Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more