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Tier Rating

Analysis by Naz
New Year Hríd - Resolute Prince

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
162
HP 42
ATK 38
SPD 19
DEF 36
RES 27

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 17 9 3 9 4
Middle 18 10 4 10 5
High 19 11 5 11 6

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 39 35 16 33 23
Middle 42 38 19 36 27
High 45 41 22 39 30

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.
HPATKSPDDEFRES

Boons

  • +ATK: Sporting an already impressive base value of 38, Hrid enjoys a boon in Attack to further boost his damage during both Player and Enemy Phase.

  • +DEF: Defense also makes for a great choice of boon, as it adds to Hrid’s exceptional ability to tank physical hits while providing additional damage to Defense-scaling Specials such as Bonfire and Ignis.

Neutral

  • RES: Although raising it is not a priority, Hrid prefers to keep his Resistance neutral in order to keep his solid magical bulk intact.

Banes

  • -SPD: Hrid’s Speed is far too low to make any effective use of, making it the choice stat to receive a bane in.

  • -HP: While it may take away from his overall bulk, a bane in HP is easily circumvented by refining almost any weapon thanks to passive +5 HP it provides.

Skill Sets

Flying Fortress (Enemy Phase)

Recommended
Safeguard+ (+Def) A Steady Stance 4
Alternate: Atk/Def Bond 3
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Guard 3
Blue Flame
Alternate: Bonfire
C Def Smoke 3
Alternate: Hone Fliers
SP2145SAtk/Def Bond 3

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +DEF / -SPD or -HP

  • Weapon: Safeguard+ (+Def)

  • Assist: Reposition / Flexible

  • Special: Blue Flame / Bonfire / Ignis

  • Passive A: Steady Stance / Atk/Def Bond

  • Passive B: Quick Riposte / Guard

  • Passive C: Def Smoke / Hone Fliers / Flexible

  • Sacred Seal: Atk/Def Bond / Close Def / Quick Riposte / Atk Smoke

This set focuses primarily on Enemy Phase combat by playing to Hrid’s strengths, making Attack and Defense the choice boons in order to improve his performance. For his weapon, Safeguard makes for the strongest overall option. Not only does it massively boost his physical bulk when initiated on, but it also pairs exceptionally well with Specials that have a cooldown of 3. As for the Special itself, Blue Flame makes for a great choice thanks to its raw power as well as Hrid’s Enemy Phase playstyle favoring him being close to his teammates. If the former is unavailable, both Bonfire and Ignis make for strong and consistent options thanks to Hrid’s fantastic Defense.

Moving on to main skills, Steady Stance gives Hrid yet another massive boost to his Defense when initiated on as well as the effect of Guard. This boosts his survivability by further boosting his physical bulk as well as preventing his opponents from activating their Specials. Although this doesn’t give as big of a boost to his physical bulk, Hrid’s native Atk/Def Bond makes for a solid alternative by boosting both his Attack and Defense when adjacent to a teammate.

Quick Riposte is essential for Hrid, as he is reliant on it to perform follow-up attacks in the Enemy Phase. Assuming Hrid is not running Steady Stand in his A slot, one can also choose to move Quick Riposte to the seal slot in favor of running Guard as his B skill. Guard will greatly reduce damage taken from opponents that rely on activating their Specials such as Ayra, Karla, and Zelgius.

Def Smoke is a great choice of C skill for Hrid as a standalone unit. By reducing the physical bulk of opponents around him after combat, any affected targets that initiate on him afterward will take even more damage. A more team-synergetic option is Hone Fliers, as it allows Hrid to be a benefactor on a flier-centric team by buffing his allies. Otherwise, the C slot can be replaced as needed to suit the team.

Hrid has several options for Sacred Seals. Atk/Def Bond makes for a very strong option here as well by granting Hrid even more Attack and Defense when adjacent to a teammate. Close Defense makes for a good alternative, as it will reduce damage taken from all melee opponents when initiated on. If not already being used in the B slot, Quick Riposte is pivotal in allowing Hrid to perform follow-up attacks in the Enemy Phase. Finally, Atk Smoke pairs well with Def Smoke by reducing the damage of opponents around him after combat and increasing his overall survivability.

Frosty Ike (Distant Counter)

Barrier Blade+ (+Res) A Distant Counter
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Blue Flame
Alternate: Aether
C Def Smoke 3
Alternate: Hone Fliers
SP2145SDistant Def 3

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK or +DEF or +RES / -SPD or -HP

  • Weapon: Barrier Blade (+Res)

  • Assist: Reposition / Flexible

  • Special: Blue Flame / Bonfire / Aether

  • Passive A:  Distant Counter

  • Passive B: Quick Riposte

  • Passive C: Def Smoke / Hone Fliers / Flexible

  • Sacred Seal: Distant Defense / Iotes Shield / Atk Smoke

This build aims to build on Hrid’s solid magical bulk in order to turn him into an effective magic tank and ranged combatant through the skill Distant Counter. As such, Barrier Blade makes for the choice weapon by greatly boosting Hrid’s Resistance when initiated on.

In addition to Attack and Defense, Resistance also makes for a good choice of boon in order in order to even out his overall bulk as well as making it more difficult for magical attackers to take him out in a single round of combat. For his Special, Blue Flame and Bonfire remain choices for their sheer damage alone though Aether can make for a good alternative by giving Hrid self-sustainability through its healing aspect at the cost of a longer cooldown.

The rest of this set bears many similarities to the previous one. Hrid still needs Quick Riposte in order to perform follow-up attacks in the Enemy Phase, making it the best B skill for him to have. Smoke skills such as Def Smoke and Atk Smoke also remain a great option in both the C and Sacred Seal slot by debuffing opponents around Hrid after combat.

Distant Defense makes for the best choice of Sacred Seal by reducing damage taken from all ranged opponents when initiated on. However, Iotes Shield can make for a situationally useful alternative when facing opponents that have flier-effective weapons such as archers.

Starting Strong (Player Phase)

Brave Sword+ A Death Blow 4
Reposition B Chill Def 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Draconic Aura
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Hone Fliers
SP2145SHeavy Blade 3

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  • Preferred IV: +ATK / -SPD

  • Weapon: Brave Sword+

  • Assist: Reposition / Flexible

  • Special: Moonbow / Draconic Aura

  • Passive A:  Death Blow

  • Passive B: Chill Def

  • Passive C:  Odd Atk Wave / Hone Fliers / Flexible

  • Sacred Seal: Heavy Blade / Attack +3

Thanks to his exceptional Attack, Hrid can take a page out of Cherche’s book by adopting the classic Brave weapon offensive set. This ORKO playstyle makes Attack to boon to have above all else. For his Special, Moonbow makes for a fantastic choice by potentially activating every single round of combat on Hrid’s second hit when combined with the Heavy Blade Sacred Seal. Draconic Aura makes for a stronger but less consistent alternative, as it will only activate every other round of combat.

In order to maximize the amount of damage Hrid can do in a single round of combat, Death Blow makes for the best overall A slot option by granting him a massive boost to his Attack on initiation. Chill Def is a good B skill both for increasing Hrid’s damage output as well as the overall support that he can provide to his team. While Chill Def can greatly increase physical damage against the affected target, it is not always consistent. This is due to it targeting the unit with the highest Defense on the enemy team and not necessarily the unit with the highest physical bulk.

Odd Attack Wave makes for a great choice of C skill, as it boosts Hrid’s self-sufficiency by granting him a strong +6 boost to his Attack on odd-numbered turns. Last but not least, Attack +3 is a good choice of Sacred Seal in giving Hrid a solid boost to his damage.

Introduction

For his New Years resolution, Hrid decided that he was already perfect. Bearing extremely similar stats to his cavalry self, his New Years variant excels in many of the same areas. Hrid’s strong values in both Attack and Defense allow him to both dish out and take physical damage. Hrid’s magical bulk also remains solid at a base value of 68 to ensure that he does not easily fall to magical damage. Furthermore, Hrid’s status as a flier comes with an innate advantage in mobility as well as access to powerful class-exclusive buffs such as Hone Fliers.

Hrid’s statline remains very polarized with the obvious dump being his Speed. With an astonishingly low base Speed of 19, Hrid is highly susceptible to getting doubled by nearly any opponent he faces. This can greatly increase the amount of damage he takes as well as making him reliant on skills such as Quick Riposte in order to ever double himself.

Despite his weaknesses, Hrid remains a powerful Enemy Phase duelist and a great addition to any team in need of a strong tank.

Strengths

Fantastic Attack

With a standout base value of 38, Hrid hits very hard with his raw Attack alone, granting him consistently high damage in both Player and Enemy Phase.

Impressive Overall Bulk

Hrid’s exceptional physical bulk of 78 makes him a great physical tank as well as an effective user of Defense-scaling Specials such as Bonfire and Ignis. While not as high as the aforementioned, Hrid’s magical bulk isn’t bad either and allows him to do a decent job in tanking magical damage.

Flier

In addition to superior mobility, Hrid has access to class-exclusive buffs such as Hone Fliers and Fortify Fliers.

Weaknesses

Extremely Low Speed

While Hrid’s incredibly low Speed does help him somewhat by allowing him to charge high cooldown Specials in a single round of combat, it is also a major weakness. Getting doubled can greatly increase the amount of damage that Hrid takes as well as making Specials easier to charge for his opponent.

Vulnerable to effective damage

Due to his status as a flier, Hrid will take greatly increased damage from units with effective damage against him such as archers.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron Sword
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
50 1 6
Steel Sword
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
100 1 8
GeishunAt start of turn, inflicts Atk-7 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Atk through its next action.
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
200 1 10
Geishun+At start of turn, inflicts Atk-7 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Atk through its next action.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Only Inheritable by Sword Units.
300 1 14
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
SwapSwap places with an adjacent ally.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Def Bond 1Grants Atk/Def+3 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
60
A
Atk/Def Bond 2Grants Atk/Def+4 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
120
A
Atk/Def Bond 3Grants Atk/Def+5 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
A
Quick Riposte 1Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 90%.
Inheritable by all units.
60
B
Quick Riposte 2Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 80%.
Inheritable by all units.
120
B
Quick Riposte 3Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 70%.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
B
Hone Atk 1Grants adjacent allies Atk+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
50
C
Hone Atk 2Grants adjacent allies Atk+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
100
C
Hone Atk 3Grants adjacent allies Atk+4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
200
C
Hone Atk 4At start of turn, grants Atk+7 to adjacent allies for 1 turn.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
300
C

Other Info

Origin
Fire Emblem Heroes

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