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This is a ranking page for the hero Bertram - Dread Cavalier 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 Bertram.


Bertram 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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Bertram - Dread Cavalier: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skill grants Atk/Def+4 and denies enemy follow-up attacks
・Grants self bonuses to Atk and Def at the start of the turn

Bertram 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
Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Def.

If foe uses sword, lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+6 for 1 turn.

Bertram Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) Normal HP ★★★★★
Atk (9) No Attack IV ★★★☆☆
Spd (5) Spd Bane ★★★☆☆
Def (10) No Def IV ★★★★☆
Res (7) Res Boon ★★★☆☆

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

When using an Ascendant Floret, we recommend getting the next superboon if it fits the hero. If not, consider what stat your hero needs most.

Neutral IVs by default!

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

+Def/-Spd

The best IVs for Bertramh are +Def and -Spd. Bertram's role is a physical tank, and he excels in that role and that role alone. Boosting his Def is the highest priority in making Bertram a viable unit.

Both his Spd and Res stats are the lesser important stats for Bertram, but we chose to go with -Spd due to his role as a tank; he may need to absorb a magical hit or two.

+Def for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Def IV when merging Bertram to +10 for the same reasons mentioned above. Bertram's role is a physical tank, and Def is the most important stat for that role.

Bertram Best Builds

Premium Defensive Tank BertramHOT

Special Skill IconBonfire

How to Use, Explanation

This is a premium build for Bertram as a physical wall. Pledged Blade+ grants special acceleration which quickly charges up Bonfire to land a huge attack on the opponent.

Budget Bertram

Special Skill IconBonfire

How to Use, Explanation

This is a budget build for Bertram using his base kit as a starting point. If you have Quick Riposte 3 available, you may use that as his B skill to turn him into a dual phase unit.

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Bertram Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 173
173
HP
HP 45 45
Rank: 72/769
Atk
Atk 37 37
Rank: 184/769
Spd
Spd 27 27
Rank: 534/769
Def
Def 38 38
Rank: 42/769
Res
Res 26 26
Rank: 342/769

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 50 56 31 43 30 210
Lv.40 +10 50 42 31 43 30 196

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

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 45 51 27 38 26 187
5★ Lv.40 45 37 27 38 26 173
4★ Lv.40 42 35 24 36 24 161
3★ Lv.40 41 33 23 34 23 154

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 23 5 10 7 64
4★ Lv.1 18 19 4 10 6 57
3★ Lv.1 18 16 4 9 6 53

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Bertram Icon Bertram
45 37 27 38 26 173
39 32 23 33 35 162
42 33 33 27 26 161
40 36 30 33 18 157
39 31 30 23 32 155
45 31 26 30 22 154
37 32 31 32 22 154
42 32 32 27 21 154
44 32 24 37 17 154

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

Bertram Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Bertram Roles

Bertram - Dread Cavalier 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

Bertram 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.

Bertram Strengths

Instant Sword+ is a good inheritable weapon

Bertram comes with Instant Sword+ in his kit, which is the sword version of its counterparts Instant Lance+, Instant Axe+, and Instant Bow+.

Like the other Instant weapons, this sword suits slower units who cannot reliably perform a follow-up attack with their Spd stats, hence negating enemy follow-up attacks is the method of choice for making combat fair.

Good physical bulk

Bertram has very high physical bulk with his base HP and Def of 45 and 38 respectively. He excels in this role and should be used as such.

Additionally, Bertram's base kit is perfectly suited to take advantage of his strengths, especially with Instant Sword+ and Rouse Atk/Def 3 boosting his Atk and Def stats both in and out of combat.

Bertram Weaknesses

Stats other than HP and Def are all mediocre

Bertram may have high HP and Def, but all of his other stats are rather low, especially for a 5th generation unit. His Atk at base 37 can be salvaged with the correct passive skills, but his Spd and Res are too low to make good use of at base 27 and 26 respectively.

Needs investment

Since Bertram was not released as a 5★ unit, he does not possess premium fodder. For him to be able to make an impact in competitive maps, Summoners will have to invest on him quite extensively.

Should you Unlock Potential?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? C Rank Icon

We Do Not Recommend Unlocking Potential for Bertram - Dread Cavalier!

We cannot recommend you to Unlock Potential to make Bertram - Dread Cavalier a 5 Star Hero. Bertram - Dread Cavalier is difficult to make use of except under specific conditions. Unless Bertram - Dread Cavalier is a favorite character of yours or you have excess Hero Feathers to spare, we recommend you pass on Unlocking their Potential.

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Bertram - 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) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 3★
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Def. 4★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100% and foe uses sword, lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 3★
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50% and foe uses sword, lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 4★
If foe uses sword, lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, neutralizes foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+2 for 1 turn. 3★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+4 for 1 turn. 3★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def+6 for 1 turn. 4★

Bertram as a Source Hero

Bertram Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Bertram really only has Instant Sword+ as desired fodder. His other skills are either very niche or could be obtained elsewhere more easily.

Instant Sword+ is a good inheritable weapon, so save your Bertram copies as combat manuals in case you need it.

How to Get Bertram / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Bertram

Obtain through a Grand Hero Battle

Bertram 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)
Luis Bermudez
Illustrator Nishiki Areku
Appears In

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