Red Escanor keeps enemies in check with a skill which decreases enemies' Ultimate Move Gauges and inflicts massive damage on a single enemy using a skill with the Amplify effect.
Hero Rating & Base Stats
|Rank 1||Inflicts Amplify damage equal to 180% of Attack on one enemy.|
|Rank 2||Inflicts Amplify damage equal to 270% of Attack on one enemy.|
|Rank 3||Inflicts Amplify damage equal to 450% of Attack on one enemy.|
|Inflicts damage equal to 840 / 924 / 1008 / 1092 / 1176 / 1260% of Attack on one enemy.|
|Inflicts damage equal to 960 / 1056 / 1152 / 1248 / 1344 / 1440% of Attack on one enemy.|
|Applies an effect on the hero which increases HP-related stats by 50% at the start of the battle for 3 turns. (Applies when entering battle).|
[The Lion Sin of Pride] Holy Knight Escanor or more commonly known as Red Escanor is one of the best Free-to-Play (Coin Shop) units in the game. To this date, he is on the top echelon of Heroes for PVP, both Ungeared and Geared. He also boasts the highest HP, Pierce Rate, and Crit Defense making him a powerful hero in both offense and defense.
Outside of PVP, Red Escanor (alongside Red Arthur) is a top choice against Howlex (Crimson Demon). His “Blazing Sun” inflicts heavy damage when Arthur’s buff is used on him. He is also viable in the early phases of Story Mode and Free Stage farming.
Red Escanor is the strongest when buffed and can even obliterate enemies with attribute advantage. Moreover, Red Escanor also provides utility by depleting the enemies’ Ultimate Move Gauge. He is reliably tanky in the first three turns due to his unique ability granting him an additional 50% of HP-related stats (HP, Recovery Rate, Regeneration Rate, and Lifesteal).
- High single target damage. Can one-shot heroes with high HP and Defense.
- A target to avoid by most enemies due to his Unique ability
- Absorbs Crit Damage well due to high Crit Defense
- Has a skill with AoE Ultimate Move Gauge depletion. Only a few heroes have this skill (Blue Lillia, Green Elaine, and Green Eren).
- Low base Crit Resistance and Lifesteal
- Unique ability buff can be removed by Cancel Buff, Petrify, or Freeze
- Without buffs on Red Escanor, the damage of the “Blazing Sun” skill can be underwhelming
His trademark skill, Blazing Sun, has a relatively high multiplier for Amplified attacks. The total damage dealt by this skill will be +30% per active buff on self. That being said, Red Arthur provides an additional +90% damage using his “Royal Sword” buff on Red Escanor, considering he provides 3 active buffs from this skill (Increase in Attack, Defense, and HP).
Another invaluable skill, Charge and Fire, depletes the enemies Ultimate Move Gauge starting at Rank 2. Using this skill places Red Escanor’s team in an advantageous position, disallowing enemies from using their Ultimate Moves.
His ultimate skill, Punishment, allows Red Escanor to charge a concentrated attack on a single-target capable of one-shotting the enemy. It does not have any skill effect but has a very high attack multiplier (1440% at max level ultimate).
Red Escanor’s Unique ability “Hellfire” makes him extremely beefy, causing enemies to avoid him as a target. However, just be aware that this buff can still be removed by skills that can Cancels Buff, Petrify, or Freeze.
PVP - Famously part of the Mono-Red Team (Red Escanor, Red Arthur, Red Gowther). Sub heroes are usually either Red King, Red Twigo, or Red Howzer, as they provide support through unique effects even when not in battle. Mono-Red teams shine more in Geared PVP (due to buffs increasing more stats with equipment) but they are also up there and still one of the best choices for Ungeared PVP for Master Tier and below.
Early PVE (Story / Farm / Sub-Quests / Boss) - He’s a reliable hero to bring in PVE especially for early to mid-tier level teams where the main priority is just to survive and win the stage. However, as you progress further, Red Escanor can be replaced by AOE-focused heroes who can grind the stages more efficiently.
Knighthood Boss (Einek) - Since the amount of remaining team HP is a key factor in getting more points, Red Escanor (with a Mono-Red team) is a viable choice for this scenario. Compared to other team options, building a Mono-Red team is F2P friendly since the core heroes are purchasable in the Coin Shop.
Red Demon - His viability only extends until Extreme and can’t be used in Hell difficulty. Red Escanor is still a viable option as your main or secondary attacker in a Mono-Red team. Speed-type (Blue) heroes are still the most effective against this demon.
Demonic Beast Howlex (Crimson Demon) - This demon is HP-type (Green) which is weak against Strength-type (Red) heroes. Since Hell difficulty only allows the use of advantageous type heroes, Mono-Red teams are highly recommended for this Death Match. Other heroes that can match Red Escanor as the damage dealer are Red Demon Meliodas and Red Nunchuck Ban.
Training Grotto - He is mainly used to counter HP-type (Green) Illusion Ambers, especially against Level 3 stages.
Escanor is the Lion's Sin of Pride of the Seven Deadly Sins, the former second prince of the Kingdom of Castellio, and the man known throughout the Kingdom of Liones as "The Strongest Holy Knight". His Sacred Treasure is the Divine Axe, Rhitta, and his inherent power is called Sunshine, which made him renowned for gaining immense power during the day, and gradually becoming weaker with the setting of the sun, leaving him frail and submissive at night.