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This is a ranking page for the hero Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle 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 Sanaki.

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Sanaki Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 7.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Powerful effect obtainable through the Weapon Refinery
・Can convert penalties into bonuses with Harsh Command
・Can buff her allies' Atk

Sanaki Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 Grants adjacent allies Atk +4 through their next actions after any combat this unit initiates.
1 Converts penalties on target into bonuses.
-
Gives Atk +20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk -20% if disadvantage.
-
At start of turn, grants Atk+4 to adjacent allies for 1 turn.

Sanaki Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 33 51 26 17 34 161
5★ Lv.40 33 37 26 17 34 147

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 16 23 7 4 8 58

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (16) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★★
Spd (7) Spd Boon ★★★★☆
Def (4) Def Bane ★☆☆☆☆
Res (8) 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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+Atk/-Def

The best IVs for Sanaki are +Atk and -Def. A +Atk IV adds to her best asset, her very high Atk stat. Her mediocre Def stat is safe to take Def as a bane, although be aware that it will lead to -4 in the stat.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
38 41 20 29 34 162
39 41 24 17 40 161
37 41 37 21 24 160
41 39 32 19 25 156
39 32 33 22 22 148
Sanaki Icon Sanaki
33 37 26 17 34 147
35 37 25 19 31 147

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

Sanaki Best Builds

Budget Sanaki

Weapon Skill IconCymbeline
Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconGlacies

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Sanaki - Begnion Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle (5★)
Sanaki - Begnion Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle (5★)
Sanaki - Begnion Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Windsweep Blade Sanaki

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconMoonbow
+
Spd
-
Def

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Sanaki - Begnion Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Refined - Atk Support SanakiHOT

Weapon Skill IconCymbeline
Special Skill IconIceberg

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Sanaki - Begnion Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle (5★)
Sanaki - Begnion Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Sanaki Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Sanaki's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 14 Range: 2 HP:
Grants Atk+3 to allies within 2 spaces during combat.
If unit is within 2 spaces of a flying ally, grants Atk/Res+5 during combat.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Cymbeline

The special effect refine for Cymbeline has the same effect as Joint Drive Atk. It allows Sanaki to contribute to your team's offensive power, even if she has used her action already. The self buff is also amazing as it allows her to gain an advantage with dragonstone and tome users if she is within 2 spaces of a flying ally.

However, as it is reliant on having flying allies within 2 spaces, you might need to compromise your party composition to take full advantage of this special refinement. If you are not using Sanaki in a party with fliers, then you should go for the Atk or Spd refine instead.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

About the Weapon Refinery

Sanaki Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Sanaki Roles

Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Sanaki is a ranged magic attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Res stat.

Sanaki Strengths

Multiple Atk Buffs for her Allies

Sanaki has 2 buffs for the Atk stat of her allies. They do not stack, but the trigger requirements are different, allowing her to buff her allies in different situations.

  • Hone Atk 3: +4 Atk to adjacent allies at turn start
  • Cymbeline: +4 Atk to adjacent allies after Sanaki attacks

Cymbeline Special Refine Effect

As stated above in the refinement section, the special effect refine for Cymbeline has the same effect as Joint Drive Atk. This skill can buff both Sanaki and her allies. The trigger requirement of the skill also makes her a candidate for a flying-centric team.

Very Strong Against Green Units

Sanaki has access to Triangle Adept 3 which boosts her Atk by +20% if she gets into combat with green units. This allows Sanaki to deal with powerful green units with ease. This makes Sanaki a valuable unit because the green class boasts strong tanks like Surtr or L!Hector, and she has the tools to easily take them out.

In addition, Sanaki has very high Res, which means she is a hard counter to strong green tome users and green dragonstone units like the top tier Winter Sothis.

Can Convert Penalties into Bonuses

Sanaki's Assist skill, Harsh Command, can convert allies' penalities into buffs. This can turn penalties like Chill Atk 3, which should already be inflicted on one of your most powerful attacking units, into buffs that will turn them into even more deadly attackers. Another skill that you can take advantage of is Seal Atk Spd.

Sanaki Weaknesses

Very Weak Against Blue Units

Sanaki's kit utilizes Triangle Adept 3, which makes her extra strong against green units, but very weak against blue units. She can be one-shot by most offensive blue units so pay attention to her positioning in relation to them, and leave them to Sanaki's allies so she can focus her firepower on other units.

Weak to physical attacks

With her low Def, Sanaki is very vulnerable to physical attackers. If attacked, there is a high possibility that she will be taken out. Keep her out of the danger zone in the enemy phase, and make sure that she only ever initiates combat with physical attackers when she can make it out safely.

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Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Sanaki - Begnion's Apostle if a 4 Star version is released!

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Sanaki - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 No Effect 5★
6 2 No Effect 5★
9 2 No Effect 5★
14 2 Grants adjacent allies Atk +4 through their next actions after any combat this unit initiates. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Converts penalties on target into bonuses. 5★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Gives Atk+10% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk -10% if disadvantage. 5★
Gives Atk+15% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk -15% if disadvantage. 5★
Gives Atk +20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk -20% if disadvantage. 5★
At start of turn, grants Atk+2 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, grants Atk+3 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, grants Atk+4 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★

Sanaki as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★☆☆☆

Not Recommended for Skill Inheritance

All of Sanaki's skills can be inherited from cheaper 4★ units. Sanaki is a 5★ unit, so it is much smarter to fodder off from 4★ units instead. Make sure to consider all of your resources before foddering off Sanaki!

How to Get Sanaki / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Sanaki

Obtain Through Regular Summon

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

Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Erin Fitzgerald
Illustrator Tomioka Jiro (富岡二郎)
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

See Special Triggered Quotes
There’s no stopping me!
I won’t tolerate this!
What treachery!
How tiresome.

Quotes: Castle

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Power can cast shadows, as it did over the senate in my realm.
The prince and princess here, however, remain radiant. May they stay that way forever.
Oh! Do you have candy? I mean, I am far from being a child and care nothing for such things.
But if you have some, I wouldn’t say no.
You always strive to do so much for everyone. And so I reward you now with my thanks.
I have an older sister who I didn’t know about for years. But she has become so precious to me.
I will now present to you my full name—Sanaki Kirsch Altina. I expect you will remember it.

Lv 40 Dialogue

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Hmpf. I seem to have grown while here in this world. Have you noticed any differences?
I mean, avert your eyes! You gaze upon the Empress of Begnion! I am a privilege to behold!
And yet, you don’t give a fig for all that, do you? You stand in my presence without fear.
Most would beg my permission to approach. But not you. I must say that I find it...refreshing.
Still, I am not a commoner, and though I seem to be a girl like any other, I am not.
I don’t have the luxury of acting juvenile. But when I’m with you, I wish I did.
I think you might be a bad influence on me. How curious. I wonder what it means…
Still, never forget who I am—the Empress of Begnion!

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