Overall Rating
Analysis by Ceui
Jagen - Veteran Knight


Obtainable as a 3 - 4 only
Hero Stats
Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
HP 37
ATK 27
SPD 24
DEF 25
RES 35
Stat Variations
Level 1 Stat Variation
Low 19 7 6 7 10
Middle 20 8 7 8 11
High 21 9 8 9 12

Level 40 Stat Variations
Low 34 24 21 22 32
Middle 37 27 24 25 35
High 40 30 27 28 38
IV Sets
Key stats worth increasing through nature if possible.
Complementary stats that matter, but not to the point of picking them over key stats for nature increase.
Relatively worthless stat that can safely be decreased through nature.

Jagen needs an attack boon to deal meaningful damage outside of abusing Glacies/Iceberg. +Def is also a good option which helps him in duels against sword/lance users.

His speed is utterly terrible regardless and in general he relies on Quick Riposte to score double attacks. A speed boon might make his speed salvageable in Cavalry teams but outside of that it's not worth mulling over losing a few points. A resistance bane can also be favorable as his Res is already so high he can take a few points off and still do well against magic damage.

Skill Sets
Veteran Felicia (oh and also on horse and hella expensive)
Slaying Lance+
Budget: Silver Lance+
A Distant Counter
Budget: Fury 3
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Budget: B Tomebreaker 3
Glacies C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Hone Cavalry
SP1,895SAtk Ploy 3

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  • Weapons: Slaying Lance / Ridersbane / Berkut's Lance / Deft Harpoon
  • Assist: Reposition / Dual Rally / Draw Back
  • Specials: Iceberg / Glacies
  • A slot: Distant Counter / Distant Def / Fury
  • B slot: Quick Riposte / Blue Tomebreaker / Guard
  • C slot: Def Ploy / Atk Ploy / Cavalry buffs
  • Sacred Seals: Distant Def / Deflect Magic / Atk Ploy
  • Boon/bane: +Atk -Def / +Res -Def

Jagen can do 1 thing and he does it fairly decent. He is defined by his ability to tank magical hit and basically it, thus making him a decent anti-mage on the same level of Felicia or Niles, with of course a lot of resources being poured in to make him capable.

In term of weapon, any out of Slaying / Ridersbane / Berkut's or Deft Harpoon are good enough for an anti-mage build. Out of these Slaying is best if the Jagen wants to run Glacies, Ridersbane is best to 1 round horse unit attacking in, while Berkut's Lance and Deft Harpoon are stats stick.

For his A slot, Distant Counter is pretty much the requirement for any Anti-Mage build. In case no Hector is available, Distant Def or Fury are stop gap option to allow him to tank hit and move in next turn for the kill.

Quick Riposte is great if he is able to take two magic hit, while Blue Tomebreaker is more relevant for him to deal with things like Summer Corrin, Olwen, Linde, Delthea. Guard is so that he can prevent additional damage from QP Moonbow Reinhardt

Jagen has amazing Resistance and 3 movement to run the Ploy skills well. Attack Ploy is especially amazing against most mages that go the glass cannon route barring some extreme cases, while Defense Ploy allow him and teammate to do a lot more damage.

Outside of Ploy, he can just run any Cavalry buffs in Cavalry setting.

For Sacred Seal, Distant Def is the best for general purpose, while Deflect Magic gives him the ability to survive all iteration of Reinhardt and destroy him on counter. Atk Ploy is also a wonderful utility seal to give to Jagen, due to his massive Res.

Ugly Sully
Sapphire Lance+ A Close Defense 3
Budget: Fury 3
Reposition B Swordbreaker 3
Iceberg C Def Ploy 3
Budget: Fortify Cavalry
SP1,995SAtk Ploy 3

Show Explanation/Analysis
  • Weapons: Sapphire Lance / Ridersbane
  • Assist: Reposition / Dual Rally / Draw Back
  • Specials: Iceberg / Glacies
  • A slot: Close Def / Fury
  • B slot: Swordbreaker / Lancebreaker
  • C slot: Def Ploy / Atk Ploy / Cavalry buffs
  • Sacred Seals: Atk Ploy / Def +3 / Deflect Melee
  • Boon/bane: +Atk - Res

Outside of being an anti-mage, Jagen can sorta make do with a pseudo-Sully build through the use of Sapphire Lance and Swordbreaker for Arena Assault, allow him to be a hard sword counter.


Jagen is a blue cavalry unit with very high resistance, but terrible attack speed and defense. His stat spread is extremely poor and he has no niche to catapult him ahead of his counterparts like Abel and Peri. He cannot compete with units like Reinhardt, Olwen or Ursula for a blue cavalry slot at all and remains one of the worst choices for any Cavalry team, as well as normal team.

Jagen's main niche is that he can be built as a sole anti-mage cavalry, but his color is awful due to red mages being not as prominent, and he needs heavy investment to check most popular blue mages. He also competes with Peri and Mathilda, who can both be argued to be much better than him due to their stats.

Investing in Jagen is unwise as there are many other units in the game that can fulfill the role much better. Other than that, it's worth sacrificing him to give Fortify Cavalry to another teammate as they will make much better use of it than him.


High Resistance:

  • 35 base resistance is insanely high, although Jagen's bulk against magic is hampered by his terrible speed.

High Mobility:

  • Jagen has access to Cavalry buffs as well as three movement, allowing him to better support the team.

Terrible Offensive Capabilities:

  • 27 attack and 24 speed are quite terrible for a blue lance cavalry compare to Peri, Oscar, Roderyck or Abel
  • He deals little to no damage with his attacks, forcing him to rely on specials or utility weapon like Ridersbane to deal any meaningful damage

Poor Defense:

  • 25 defense for a melee unit is frankly poor. Jagen lacks the power as well as the bulk to engage in extended duels, and he lacks the speed to prevent himself from suffering double attacks.
Team Options
  • While Cavalry buffs might not be enough to make him great, it can help salvage some of his poor attributes. Cavalry units that handle green units well like Leo, Eldigan, Eliwood, Cain or Xander are decent team options for Jagen
  • Dancers won't help him much offensively but they will improve his mobility a lot
  • He pairs well with units that are weak to magic attack, especially from red units. So green units with low Res like Michalis, Hector or Spring Camilla are decent teammates.
  • Any green units with strong physical bulk and attack will decimate him. Michalis, Hector, Minerva or Raven are some notable examples
  • Mages with high speed or damage will blow through him due to his speed. Units like Nino, Soren, Linde, or Julia will destroy him.
  • Anti-Cavalry weapon like Ridersbane, Wolf Tome and Zanbato will terrorize Jagen due to his terrible defense and speed
Weapon Skills
Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Lance
Lance Users Only
50 1 6
Steel Lance
Learns by default at 3 ★
Lance Users Only
100 1 8
Silver Lance
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Lance Users Only
200 1 11
Silver Lance+
Unlocks at 5 ★
Lance Users Only
300 1 15
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades
Special Skills
Special Skills SP Turns
Holy VestmentsReduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%.
Learns by default at 4 ★
Unlocks at 3 ★
Restricted to melee units.
100 3
AegisReduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Restricted to melee units.
200 3
Passive Skills
Passive Skills SP Slot
Fury 1Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+1. Unit takes 2 damage after combat.
Unlocks at 3 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Fury 2Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+2. Unit takes 4 damage after combat.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Fury 3Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3. Unit takes 6 damage after combat.
Unlocks at 5 ★
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Fortify Res 1Grants adajacent allies Res+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Fortify Res 2Grants adajacent allies Res+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Unlocks at 3 ★
Inheritable by all units.
Fortify CavalryGrants adjacent cavalry allies Def/Res+6 through their next actions at the start of each turn. Requires Fortify Res 2 or Fortify Def 2.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Only inheritable by cavalry units.
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