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This is a ranking page for the hero Surtr - Ruler of Flame 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 Surtr.

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Surtr Ranking and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) SS
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Surtr - Ruler of Flame: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Deals 20 damage to nearby foes at the start of a turn
・Can raise his stats while lowering those of the foes’
・Highly resilient thanks to Steady Stance and Wary Fighter

Surtr Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Grants Def +3. At start of turn, deals 20 damage to foes within 2 spaces.
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Cooldown = 3
Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def.
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If foe initiates combat, grants Def+8 during combat and inflicts special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. )
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If unit's HP ≥ 50%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
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At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of a foe, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 for 1 turn and inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res -4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.

Surtr Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 55 60 21 48 37 221
Lv.40 +10 55 44 21 45 37 202

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HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
57 43 21 44 37 202
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
54 47 21 44 37 203
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
54 43 24 44 37 202
+Def
Lv.40 +10
54 43 21 48 37 203
+Res
Lv.40 +10
54 43 21 44 40 202

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 50 55 17 43 33 198
5★ Lv.40 50 39 17 40 33 179

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 25 4 13 7 66

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (25) Attack Boon ★★★★★
Spd (4) Spd Bane ★★☆☆☆
Def (13) Def Boon ★★★★★
Res (7) 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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+Def/-Spd

Being the tank that he is, Surtr will do well with +Def and -Spd IVs. With his superboon in Def, Surtr's Def stat increases by +4, making his already high Def stat even better and increasing his survivability. His Spd stat is the ideal dump stat, so it is the best one to have a bane in.

+ Atk is a good IV as well. Since this stat is also a superboon, he will get +4 to his Atk, and after dealing fixed damage to nearby enemies, he will generally be able take down their remaining HP in a single blow.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
43 37 24 42 33 179
Surtr Icon Surtr
50 39 17 40 33 179
45 42 17 39 36 179
50 40 25 37 26 178
51 40 19 35 29 174
47 41 18 38 30 174

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

Surtr Best Builds

Wall of Terror SurtrHOT

Weapon Skill IconSinmara
Assist Skill IconSwap
Special Skill IconBonfire

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How to Use, Explanation

Surtr’s skills are great right out of the box, so this build simply fills the empty assist skill and sacred skill slot. When Surtr’s Menace is activated, he gains a total of +22 to his Def, making him amazing wall. Hardy Bearing would also work well in the Sacred Seal slot due to the fact that it can prevent a defending foe from attacking first (through the effects of Vantage triggering after Sinmara).

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)

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Distant Counter Surtr

Weapon Skill IconSinmara
Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconIgnis

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How to Use, Explanation

This build makes use of Distant Counter. With the ability to counterattack even ranged foes, equipping the sacred seal Quick Riposte allows him to gain a guaranteed follow-up attack when counterattacking. Bold Fighter also gives him guaranteed follow-ups when initiating combat, meaning that he will thrive in both attack and enemy phases.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)
Surtr - Ruler of Flame Icon Surtr - Ruler of Flame (5★)

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Surtr Best Weapon Refinement

Surtr's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

Surtr's Exclusive Weapon currently cannot be refined. This section will be updated if it becomes refinable in the future.

About the Weapon Refinery

Surtr Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Surtr Roles

Surtr - Ruler of Flame Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Surtr is a close-range physical attacker. When the effects of the Weapon Triangle are not taken into account, the damage he deals will be equal to his Atk minus the foes's Def.

Surtr's Strengths

Insanely high defensive stats

Including the bonus from Surtr's exclusive weapon, he has a base Def of 43, putting him among the top of all FEH units. He also boasts a Res stat of 33, making him capable of tanking attacks from nearly any type of enemy. His default skills Steady Stance 4 and Wary Fighter 3 also contribute to his extreme defensive capability. If you are ever unsure of who to put in a team when making a new one, Surtr is powerful enough to team with any other ally.

Exclusive weapon deals 20 points of fixed damage to nearby units

Surtr's exclusive weapon skill Sinmara deals 20 damage to all foes within two spaces at the start of your turn. Since this fixed damage completely disregards things like enemy Def or Res, it will be very useful against the many armored units with high defensive stats that appear in Aether Raids and Arena Battles. Just note that you cannot defeat an enemy with fixed damage, as 1 HP will alwways be left over, so Surtr or one of your allies will need to deal the final blow.

Exclusive skill simultaneously casts bonuses and penalties

The exclusive skill Surtr's Menace gives surtr a +4 buff to all stats if he begins the turn within two spaces of a foe, while simultaneously inflicting -4 to all foes within two spaces. If battling that foe, this means that Surtr will essentially gain a +8 boost to all stats, and if you factor in the 20 damage from Sinmara, foes who within two spaces of Surtr at the start of a turn are usually not making it out alive.

Surtr's Weaknesses

Watch out for weapons that are effective on armored

As an armored unit, Surtr will take additional damage from weapons like Armorslayer. Be sure and check which weapons your opponents are using before getting too close.

Watch out for Null Follow-Up and Axebreaker skills

Skills like Null Follow-Up and Axebreaker will allow an enemy to circumvent Wary Fighter and get away with a follow-up attack. Additionally, Wary Fighter only works when Surtr's HP exceeds 50%, so be sure and prevent Surtr's health from falling this low, as that is when he becomes most vulnerable.

Surtr Team and Counters

Teammates for Surtr

Halloween Myrrh Icon Halloween Myrrh Flying Olivia Icon Flying Olivia Picnic Flora Icon Picnic Flora Elincia Icon Elincia
Ophelia Icon Ophelia Legendary Azura Icon Legendary Azura Tana Icon Tana Legendary Tiki (Young) Icon Legendary Tiki (Young)

Allies who can boost Surtr's mobility

As an armored unit, Surtr can only move one space at a time. Therefore, party members with Guidance and Armor March are very useful for helping Surtr get across the map. In particular, a hero with a refresher skill can significantly increase Surtr's mobility.

Allies who can take down red foes

Teaming Surtr with a unit who can easily take down red units increases Surtr's survivability. A high powered attacker like Ophelia, or even one with very strong defensive stats like Legendary Tiki can help cover Surtr's weakness when it comes to this type of unit.

Surtr Counters

Hoshidan Summer Micaiah Icon Hoshidan Summer Micaiah Halloween Myrrh Icon Halloween Myrrh Idunn Icon Idunn Spring Palla Icon Spring Palla
Celica Icon Celica Hana Icon Hana Lilina Icon Lilina Legendary Alm Icon Legendary Alm

High powered red units

Although Surtr has great defensive stats, it is still very possible for a powerful red unit to come along and OHKO him, In particular, Lilina and Celica are guaranteed to take him out when attacking, so Surtr will need to keep his distance from them. Additionally, you need to look out for Legendary Alm, with his powerful exclusive weapon and special skill combo.

Heroes with armor-effective weapons

Despite his incredible Def, Surtr is still susceptible to attacks from foes with weapons that are effective on armor. Idunn and Hoshidan Micaiah can easily sweep Surtr, so let him take cover behind other allies when these foes are present.

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Surtr - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 5★
8 1 No Effect 5★
11 1 No Effect 5★
16 1 Grants Def +3. At start of turn, deals 20 damage to foes within 2 spaces. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def +2 during combat when this unit is attacked. 5★
Grants Def +4 during combat when this unit is attacked. 5★
Grants Def +6 during combat when this unit is attacked. 5★
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+8 during combat and inflicts special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. ) 5★
If unit's HP ≥ 90%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
If unit's HP ≥ 70%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
If unit's HP ≥ 50%, unit and foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of a foe, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 for 1 turn and inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res -4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★

Surtr as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Steady Stance 4

If you wish to use Surtr as a source hero, we recommend taking the skill Steady Stance 4. However, Surtr is an extremely powerful unit, so before foddering him off, we recommend keeping and leveling up at least one.

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How to Get Surtr

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Surtr is a Hero who can be pulled from any summon.

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Ends:7 Days After Installation

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Kirk Thornton
Illustrator Maeshima Shigeki (前嶋重機)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Burn till nothing remains.
You dare oppose a king?
Scatter like ash!
My blood boils!

Quotes: Castle

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What a languid breeze... The people here slumber quietly, stifled. Helpless fools, all of them.
Extract everything you can from the weak before you dispose of them. That is the law of Múspell.
My daughters are mine to control. If they outlive their usefulness, it falls to me to extinguish them.
Múspell’s royalty has ruled for generations... But none have stoked the flames as hot as I.
You are the victor. Now make clear to all who bear witness to your glory—to the victor goes everything!

Lv 40 Dialogue

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The strong dominate all. That is the way of it. That is my way.
You defeated me. I submit to you. Do as you please.
I am the flame that will burn as you desire—and burn anything that you desire to ash.
I do not need to hear your reasons. The weak are slaughtered and the strong manipulated and used.
Turn my flame toward any target. Burn it. Burn it all. Burn everything in the nine worlds!

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    • >>[63] dat **desperation** is so amazing though. I have so many wack strategies for it. from how I understand it, it doesnt have an HP requirement.
      plus Byleth is pulling a S!noire with that damaged art. might spend 100ish orbs

    • >>[24] well, in this specific banner, there are no pity breakers or non-focus 5 stars so the odds of you getting 2 5* focuses in one session is pretty high compared to other banners
      Still, the people here are very lucky lmao i would love a sothis, azura or a legendary seliph

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