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This is a ranking page for the hero Vanessa - Dutiful Rider 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 Vanessa.

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Vanessa Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) B
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Vanessa - Dutiful Rider: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skill grants Atk/Spd bonuses and neutralizes penalties to Atk/Spd.

Vanessa Skills at 5★


Might: 14  Range: 1
At start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 75%, grants Atk/Spd+5 to unit and neutralizes unit's penalties to Atk/Spd during combat.

Cooldown Count = 3
Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat.

At start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through its 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).

At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+5 to unit for 1 turn.

Vanessa Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (12) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (13) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (5) Def Bane ★★☆☆☆
Res (6) No Res IV ★★★☆☆

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

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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.

+Spd / -Def

The best IVs for Vanessa are +Spd and -Def. Her Spd quite high at base 43, raised to 47 with a superboon. Without an exclusive weapon, Vanessa needs boosted Spd in order to create reliable follow-up attacks.

Her Def is below average at only base 27, and is the best bane to take. Lowering her Def will not impact most of her matchups.

+Spd for a +10 merge

We recommend +Spd when merging Vanessa up to +10 for similar reasons above. Her Spd is her most important stat and should be maximized as much as possible.

Vanessa Best Builds

Premium Offense Vanessa

HOT
Special Skill IconMoonbow
Emblem Icon: -
Attuned Skill Icon: -

How to Use, Explanation

This is a premium build which maximizes Vanessa's base skills and effectively fulfill the role of a Pegasus Flight user.

General Use / Budget Vanessa

Special Skill IconMoonbow
Emblem Icon: -
Attuned Skill Icon: -

How to Use, Explanation

This is a budget build for Vanessa to help her maximize her role as a speedy lance flier with accessible skills. Bond and Oath skills work well together when clumping up allies.

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Vanessa Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
183
HP
HP 39 39
Rank: 630/1099
Atk
Atk 40 40
Rank: 222/1099
Spd
Spd 43 43
Rank: 62/1099
Def
Def 27 27
Rank: 530/1099
Res
Res 34 34
Rank: 171/1099

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 44 59 48 31 38 220
Lv.40 +10 44 45 48 31 38 206

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
46 44 47 31 38 206
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
43 47 47 31 38 206
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
43 44 51 31 38 207
+Def
Lv.40 +10
43 44 47 34 38 206
+Res
Lv.40 +10
43 44 47 31 41 206

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 39 54 43 27 34 197
5★ Lv.40 39 40 43 27 34 183
4★ Lv.40 36 38 41 24 31 170

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 26 13 5 6 67
4★ Lv.1 16 22 13 4 5 60

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 44 46 28 26 184
38 44 47 30 25 184
36 38 40 28 42 184
39 40 44 30 31 184
41 44 44 31 23 183
Vanessa Icon Vanessa
39 40 43 27 34 183
40 44 43 33 23 183
39 38 43 27 31 178
35 41 38 25 37 176
39 36 38 30 30 173
40 39 41 29 23 172
43 35 38 23 33 172
39 37 41 32 23 172
39 32 40 26 30 167
38 32 38 21 37 166
40 35 36 28 23 162
39 30 39 29 25 162
42 33 38 28 21 162
37 34 36 33 21 161
41 35 32 25 24 157
36 34 36 25 25 156

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

Vanessa Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Vanessa Roles

Vanessa - Dutiful Rider 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

Vanessa is a close physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Vanessa Strengths

Vanessa is an accessible unit with great Spd

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Vanessa is an affordable lance flier unit with decently high Spd. She has the best potential to use Pegasus Flight as it aligns well with her base skills.

Vanessa Weaknesses

Weak to Bows

As a flying unit, Vanessa takes 1.5x damage from bows and weapons effective on flying units. Be sure to keep her out of the range of archers and leave them to other units.

Lack of Exclusive Skills

Vanessa also suffers from not having any unique skills to call her own, making her unable to stand out amongst other units. Additionally, Lance Fliers are quite abundant in the game, and lacking an exclusive weapon makes Vanessa replaceable by better units.

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Should you Unlock Potential?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? B Rank Icon

We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Vanessa - Dutiful Rider!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Vanessa - Dutiful Rider from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Vanessa - Dutiful Rider is very useful as a high Res lance flier, so you may find using Unlock Potential on Vanessa - Dutiful Rider helpful if your team lacks a party member with this role.

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Vanessa - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 3★
8 1 No Effect 3★
10 1 At start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 75%, grants Atk/Spd+5 to unit and neutralizes unit's penalties to Atk/Spd during combat. 3★
14 1 At start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 75%, grants Atk/Spd+5 to unit and neutralizes unit's penalties to Atk/Spd during combat. 5★

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%. 3★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. 4★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
At start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Res+3 to unit during combat.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through its 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).
3★
At start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Res+4 to unit during combat.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through its 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).
4★
At start of combat, if foe’s HP = 100% or if【Penalty】is active on foe, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through its 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 turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+3 to unit for 1 turn. 3★
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+4 to unit for 1 turn. 3★
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res+5 to unit for 1 turn. 4★

Vanessa as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Vanessa comes with good inheritance options of Up-Front Lance+, Atk/Res Catch 3, and Spd/Res Oath 3.

She's an accessible option for anyone looking for Atk/Res Catch 4 prerequisites.

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Community Feedback

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Top tier hero. Must promote and merge. 2
Votes
Promote if you need his/her archetype. 1
Votes
Promote to 5 stars if you like this hero. 10
Votes
Summon for his/her Skill Inheritance options. 1
Votes
Pass on this hero. 6
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How to Get Vanessa / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Vanessa

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Vanessa 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)
Apphia Yu
Illustrator Naruse Uroko
Appears In

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