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This is a ranking page for the hero Fernand - Traitorous Knight 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 Fernand.


Fernand Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 7.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) N/A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Fernand - Traitorous Knight: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skilll blocks hostile follow-up attacks in the player phase
・Possesses an AoE Special attack
・B skill allows for great matchups with sword units
・Carries good mixed bulk

Fernand Skills at 5★


Might: 14  Range: 1
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.

Cooldown Count = 4
Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target take damage equal to 1. 5x (unit’s Atk minus foe’s Def or Res).

If unit’s HP ≥ 50% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot.

At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.

Fernand Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (11) Attack Boon ★★★★☆
Spd (6) Spd Boon ★★☆☆☆
Def (8) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (3) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

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

Neutral IVs by default!

As a hero obtainable only through Grand Hero Battle, Fernand will always have neutral IVs by default. The only way to access IVs for this unit is through using Trait Fruits.

+Atk/-HP

The best IVs for Fernand are +Atk and -HP. He can guarantee a follow-up attack thanks to Instant Lance+ so even a small chage in Atk means big damage. Additionally, his Atk is a superbane so he gets +4 Atk instead of the standard +3. This gets him +8 Atk worth of damage upon succesfully landing a follow-up attack.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Atk IV when merging Fernand to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. With +10 merges, Fernand's Atk stat will reach 64. This maximizes the abilities of Instant Lance+.

You can also go for +Res at +10 Merges. It is another superboon that will give him balanced defenses at this point. It will make him quite hard to take down. A +Def boon can also be taken, but +Res is the superior option.

All these are for an Instant Lance+ build, if you need him to tank, replace his default lance then +Def/+Res IVs.

Fernand Best Builds

Arena Fernand

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a build designed to give Fernand the most points in Arena. These premium skills will increase his overall bulk against physical damage units, while also slowing down the triggers on their Specials through Sturdy Stance 3. Mystic Boost 3's healing will keep him healthy to be within Courtly Candle+'s trigger condition for the damage reduction, while Quick Riposte 3 will give him a guaranteed follow-up attack. Any dual Rally skill can work as his assist skill to give him maximum points.

Source Hero

Skill Hero

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Tank FernandHOT

Special Skill IconSol

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a tank build for Fernand. Using Courtly Candle+'s Def refine, we can boost Fernand's Def to take less damage from physical attacks. Sol and Mystic Boost's healing will ensure he stays within the trigger conditions of his weapon. Distant Counter and Quick Riposte 3 will give him a follow-up attack when attacked by bows and dagger units, while Atk Smoke 3 will debuff enemy units.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Sol

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Fernand

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a budget offensive build for Fernand with his base kit and minimal skill inheritance. We can take advantage of his high Atk and give him Death Blow and Atk/Def Solo 3 to boost his firepower.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Fernand - Traitorous Knight Icon Fernand - Traitorous Knight (5★)
Fernand - Traitorous Knight Icon Fernand - Traitorous Knight (4★)
Fernand - Traitorous Knight Icon Fernand - Traitorous Knight (5★)
Fernand - Traitorous Knight Icon Fernand - Traitorous Knight (4★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Fernand Stats

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 50 60 30 37 27 204
Lv.40 +10 50 46 30 37 27 190

Note: Fernand's stats will always have no IVs.

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 45 55 26 32 23 181
5★ Lv.40 45 41 26 32 23 167
4★ Lv.40 42 39 24 30 21 156
3★ Lv.40 41 37 23 28 20 149

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 25 7 8 4 63
4★ Lv.1 18 21 6 8 3 56
3★ Lv.1 18 18 6 7 3 52

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
41 39 18 39 31 168
40 40 15 38 35 168
Fernand Icon Fernand
45 41 26 32 23 167
40 31 22 34 35 162
40 35 17 35 30 157
40 35 25 30 27 157
40 36 29 34 18 157

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

Fernand Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Fernand Roles

Fernand - Traitorous Knight 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 Counter RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo /
Harmonized
No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Fernand is a close physical attacker (range = 1). 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.

Fernand Strengths

Instant Lance+ blocks follow-up attacks and grants stat bonuses in the player phase

Fernand Fire Emblem Heroes FEH.png

If Fernand initiates combat, Instant Lance+ grants him Atk/Def+4 and prevents an enemy unit's follow-up attacks.

This improves his matchups against physical units and counters skills like Quick Riposte 3.

Can debuff enemy units with Threat. Atk/Def 2

Fernand can debuff enemy units within 2 spaces at the start of the turn, giving them Atk/Def-4. This helps him in dealing damage and potentially one-shotting his targets.

Fernand Weaknesses

Does not have a strong sense of uniqueness

Though Fernand debuts with Instant Lance+, you can make an argument that this lance is better off with another unit. If you are to make use of him in the long run, we suggest inheriting powerful skills onto him to help him contribute to your team more.

We also recommend getting merges whenever possible. Merges are quite easy to obtain on him as he will be available from the Heroic Grail shop.

Weak to Cavalry Effective Weapons

Fernand 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!

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Fernand - Traitorous Knight Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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Fernand - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 3★
8 1 No Effect 3★
10 1 If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 3★
14 1 If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Def+4 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target take damage equal to (unit’s Atk minus foe’s Def or Res). 3★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near target take damage equal to 1. 5x (unit’s Atk minus foe’s Def or Res). 4★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit’s HP ≥ 90% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 3★
If unit’s HP ≥ 70% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 4★
If unit’s HP ≥ 50% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and the foe cannot. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Def-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 3★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Def-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 3★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 4★

Fernand as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★☆

All of Fernand's skills have inheritance value!

  1. Instant Lance+ is a powerful weapon that stops enemy units from counterattacking.
  2. Blazing Thunder is a good budget AoE Special that can be used in PvE battles.
  3. Swordbreaker 3 is a good skill to potentially quad against sword units.
  4. Threat. Atk/Def 2 is a good support skill to debuff enemy units.

How to Get Fernand / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Fernand

Obtain through a Grand Hero Battle

Fernand is a Hero who, for a limited time, can be obtained through completing a Grand Hero Battle for the first time. They do not appear in regular summons. After the event has ended, they can be obtained by using Heroic Grails.

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Ray Chase
Illustrator Asatani Tomoyo
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