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Tier List (Skill Inheritance Usefulness)[edit | edit source]

  • This tier list compares Skills on their potential as a Skill Inheritance source. Even with this list it is recommended to keep at least one of each unit for Hero Merit and/or future Quests & Missions, and keep in mind that your ability to access certain skills

This list is intended to be used when sending units home as to quickly identify which of your units should be more deeply considered to be sent home, it is still recommended to see whether these units could have access outside of being SI fodder before dismissing them.

Please note 'skills' and 'abilities' are used interchangeably, and are used to mean either Inheritable weapons, Assists, Specials or Passives.

Updates

Last Updated: May 9

  • 9/5: Initial draft published.
Rating Criteria 

Units are rated by how good, and useful in the metagame their skills are, even if they themselves are not good with them. The rarity they acquire these skills is also taken into consideration, and as such this guide considers units summoned at their lowest summonable rarity (for example a Hector is considered at 5★, whereas a Hinata is considered at 3★

S+: Extremely useful abilities, usually one-of-a-kind, Always keep these units as the ability to put their skills can be make or break for your favourites. Hector

S: Holders of excellent abilities, which while may not be unique are found at the rarities they can be summoned at. Hinata, Lon'qu

S-: Typically holders of more common abilities, they are still very useful and you will see them in a lot of top builds for S tier Inheritance units so more of these are better. Moon bow etc. Also units which are the lone 4★ holders of more niche but still good skills.

A: Have top tier abilities fully unlocked at 4★ which are useful in a number of team archetypes. Bonfire, Dragon Gaze, Hone Spd etc Most units are here

B+: Excellent skills, but not maxed until they reach 5★ with no 4★ alternative available. Also where the Calvary/Armor/Flier buffs have been placed. Many of the specific buff characters would drop below this tier without that skill.

B: While these units may have a great skill there are other fairly common units which get this skill at tier 3 at a lower unit rarity. Likely not necessary unless you are in particular need of their skill and don't mind using the 20k feathers on a skill instead of a brand new 5★ unit.

C+: These units have at least one useful feature available before 5★. A 3★ Rally buff, Donnell with Drag Back, Threaten Atk can all land you in this bracket. The other option is for them to have a somewhat useful ability as a 5*, but not good enough to get them in B

C: These units have no abilities of note, and unless there is a significant shift in the meta or you wish to inherit other units into them to improve their abilities send home without much concern.


Factors NOT considered:

  • IVs are typically not directly considered, but may be recommended at times.
  • Synergistic team compositions which utilize Cavalry, Armor, Dragon, or Flying team buffs heavily are not considered.
  • Availability of a unit is not considered.
Rating Icon Class Red Sword.png Icon Class Red Tome.png Icon Class Red Breath.png Icon Class Blue Lance.png Icon Class Blue Tome.png Icon Class Blue Breath.png Icon Class Green Axe.png Icon Class Green Tome.png Icon Class Green Breath.png Icon Class Colorless Bow.png Icon Class Colorless Dagger.png Icon Class Colorless Staff.png
S+
Hector: General of Ostia
Hector: General of Ostia
Takumi: Wild Card
Takumi: Wild Card
S
Ike: Young Mercenary
Ike: Young Mercenary
Lon'qu: Solitary Blade
Lon'qu: Solitary Blade
Roy: Young Lion
Roy: Young Lion
Hinata: Wild Samurai
Hinata: Wild Samurai
Abel: The Panther
Abel: The Panther
Shanna: Sprightly Flier
Shanna: Sprightly Flier
Reinhardt: Thunder's Fist
Reinhardt: Thunder's Fist
Klein: Silver Nobleman
Klein: Silver Nobleman
S-
Cain: The Bull
Cain: The Bull
Palla: Eldest Whitewing
Palla: Eldest Whitewing
Zephiel: The Liberator
Zephiel: The Liberator
Henry: Twisted Mind
Henry: Twisted Mind
Tharja: Dark Shadow
Tharja: Dark Shadow
Tiki: Naga's Voice
Tiki: Naga's Voice
Effie: Army of One
Effie: Army of One
Florina: Lovely Flier
Florina: Lovely Flier
RobinM
RobinM
Odin: Potent Force
Odin: Potent Force
CorrinF
CorrinF
Camilla: Bewitching Beauty
Camilla: Bewitching Beauty
RobinF
RobinF
Fae: Divine Dragon
Fae: Divine Dragon
A
Eirika: Restoration Lady
Eirika: Restoration Lady
Olivia: Blushing Beauty
Olivia: Blushing Beauty
Marth: Altean Prince
Marth: Altean Prince
Navarre: Scarlet Sword
Navarre: Scarlet Sword
Laslow: Dancing Duelist
Laslow: Dancing Duelist
Selena: Cutting Wit
Selena: Cutting Wit
Lilina: Delightful Noble
Lilina: Delightful Noble
Catria: Middle Whitewing
Catria: Middle Whitewing
Peri: Playful Slayer
Peri: Playful Slayer
Ursula: Blue Crow
Ursula: Blue Crow
Nowi: Eternal Youth
Nowi: Eternal Youth
Michalis: Ambitious King
Michalis: Ambitious King
Barst: The Hatchet
Barst: The Hatchet
Frederick: Polite Knight
Frederick: Polite Knight
Narcian: Wyvern General
Narcian: Wyvern General
Rebecca: Wildflower
Rebecca: Wildflower
Matthew: Faithful Spy
Matthew: Faithful Spy
B+
Draug: Gentle Giant
Draug: Gentle Giant
Ogma: Loyal Blade
Ogma: Loyal Blade
Hana: Focused Samurai
Hana: Focused Samurai
Eliwood: Knight of Lycia
Eliwood: Knight of Lycia
Caeda: Talys's Heart
Caeda: Talys's Heart
Subaki: Perfect Expert
Subaki: Perfect Expert
Lukas: Sharp Soldier
Lukas: Sharp Soldier
Gwendolyn: Adorable Knight
Gwendolyn: Adorable Knight
Jagen: Veteran Knight
Jagen: Veteran Knight
Sheena: Princess of Gra
Sheena: Princess of Gra
Gunter: Inveterate Soldier
Gunter: Inveterate Soldier
Nino: Pious Mage
Nino: Pious Mage
Kagero: Honorable Ninja
Kagero: Honorable Ninja
Priscilla: Delicate Princess
Priscilla: Delicate Princess
Lissa: Sprightly Cleric
Lissa: Sprightly Cleric
Wrys: Kindly Priest
Wrys: Kindly Priest
B
Sophia: Nabata Prophet
Sophia: Nabata Prophet
Cordelia: Knight Paragon
Cordelia: Knight Paragon
Raven: Peerless Fighter
Raven: Peerless Fighter
Hawkeye: Desert Guardian
Hawkeye: Desert Guardian
C+
Chrom: Exalted Prince
Chrom: Exalted Prince
Seliph: Heir of Light
Seliph: Heir of Light
Stahl: Viridian Knight
Stahl: Viridian Knight
Raigh: Dark Child
Raigh: Dark Child
Donnel: Village Hero
Donnel: Village Hero
Oboro: Fierce Fighter
Oboro: Fierce Fighter
Clair: Highborn Flier
Clair: Highborn Flier
Sully: Crimson Knight
Sully: Crimson Knight
Cherche: Wyvern Friend
Cherche: Wyvern Friend
Bartre: Fearless Warrior
Bartre: Fearless Warrior
Arthur: Hapless Hero
Arthur: Hapless Hero
Cecilia: Etrurian General
Cecilia: Etrurian General
Setsuna: Absent Archer
Setsuna: Absent Archer
Gordin: Altean Archer
Gordin: Altean Archer
Saizo: Angry Ninja
Saizo: Angry Ninja
Gaius: Candy Stealer
Gaius: Candy Stealer
Clarine: Refined Noble
Clarine: Refined Noble
Serra: Outspoken Cleric
Serra: Outspoken Cleric
Maria: Minerva's Sister
Maria: Minerva's Sister
C
Xander: Paragon Knight
Xander: Paragon Knight
CorrinM
CorrinM
Fir: Sword Student
Fir: Sword Student
Est: Junior Whitewing
Est: Junior Whitewing
Beruka: Quiet Assassin
Beruka: Quiet Assassin
Merric: Wind Mage
Merric: Wind Mage
Jeorge: Perfect Shot
Jeorge: Perfect Shot
Virion: Elite Archer
Virion: Elite Archer
Jakob: Devoted Servant
Jakob: Devoted Servant
Lachesis: Lionheart's Sister
Lachesis: Lionheart's Sister
Azama: Carefree Monk
Azama: Carefree Monk
Lucius: The Light
Lucius: The Light
Unrated
Ryoma: Peerless Samurai
Ryoma: Peerless Samurai
Alm: Hero of Prophecy
Alm: Hero of Prophecy
Lucina: Future Witness
Lucina: Future Witness
Lyn: Lady of the Plains
Lyn: Lady of the Plains
Karel: Sword Demon
Karel: Sword Demon
Eldigan: Lionheart
Eldigan: Lionheart
Alfonse: Prince of Askr
Alfonse: Prince of Askr
Sanaki: Begnion's Apostle
Sanaki: Begnion's Apostle
Leo: Sorcerous Prince
Leo: Sorcerous Prince
Tiki: Dragon Scion
Tiki: Dragon Scion
Azura: Lady of the Lake
Azura: Lady of the Lake
Ephraim: Restoration Lord
Ephraim: Restoration Lord
Sharena: Princess of Askr
Sharena: Princess of Askr
Hinoka: Warrior Princess
Hinoka: Warrior Princess
Xander: Spring Prince
Xander: Spring Prince
Linde: Light Mage
Linde: Light Mage
Lucina: Spring Exalt
Lucina: Spring Exalt
Olwen: Blue Mage Knight
Olwen: Blue Mage Knight
Ninian: Oracle of Destiny
Ninian: Oracle of Destiny
Minerva: Red Dragoon
Minerva: Red Dragoon
Chrom: Spring Exalt
Chrom: Spring Exalt
Anna: Commander
Anna: Commander
Titania: Mighty Mercenary
Titania: Mighty Mercenary
Julia: Naga's Blood
Julia: Naga's Blood
Soren: Shrewd Strategist
Soren: Shrewd Strategist
Camilla: Spring Princess
Camilla: Spring Princess
Faye: Devoted Heart
Faye: Devoted Heart
Niles: Cruel to Be Kind
Niles: Cruel to Be Kind
Jaffar: Angel of Death
Jaffar: Angel of Death
Felicia: Maid Mayhem
Felicia: Maid Mayhem
Elise: Budding Flower
Elise: Budding Flower
Mist: Helpful Sister
Mist: Helpful Sister


Detailed Ratings[edit | edit source]

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