How to Check IVs and Understanding Base Values | Fire Emblem Heroes

How to Check IVs

Information on Individual Values (IVs) for heroes in the game Fire Emblem Heroes can be found here. Read on to find out what IVs are, how the system works, and how to select IVs for a particular hero.

Guides to Hero IVs
Explanation of IVs IV Checker
Best IVs for All Heroes Best IVs for All Free Units
Trait Fruits: How to Change IVs

Understanding How IVs Work

In Fire Emblem Heroes, every individual unit pulled from a banner has what are known as Individual Values (IVs). When IVs differ between units, the same hero can have different stats after reaching its max level.

A Raised Stat and a Lowered Stat

There exists a basic set of stats for every hero in the game (known as base stats). IVs cause one of a hero's base stats to rise by 3~4 points and another to lower by 3~4 points. (See all base stats HERE)

Superboons and Superbanes

5★ heroes can have stats that are strong or weak (these are not present for 4★ heroes and lower). When a unit has this strong stat (called a superboon) as its IV, it will result in +4 points to the base value. Likewise, when a unit has a superbane (lowered IV) in a weak stat, the value will be 4 points lower than the base stat.

Superboon Superbane
Asset (Boon) +4 +3
(Normal Value)
Flaw (Bane) -3
(Normal Value)

When a hero receives both a superboon and a superbane, the resulting change will be ±4.

How to Determine IVs

Check on the Stats Screen

Stats Image
You can check a hero's IVs via the stats screen. A stat name, such as HP or Atk, will be written in blue when it is an asset, and red when it is a flaw. Since the color may be a bit difficult to see, you can always press the place where the stat is shown and asset or flaw will be displayed.

When you Merge Allies, the flaw will disappear, so only the asset written in blue will remain for that hero. When a hero's stats show neither blue or red letters, this unit has base values (no IVs).

▼You must first turn the feature on through settings.

Turning on IV Display
Asset/Flaw Color Display is turned off by default. To turn it on, you must go to Misc. → Settings → and select On next to Asset/Flaw Color Display.

You can also check witht the IV calcluator tool.

It is also possible to check a hero's IVs through the IV calculator tool. However, this method can only be used when the hero is at level 1 or level 40.

Find the IV Calculator HERE

Stats will differ depending on IVs!


Comparison of Camilla: Bewitching Beauty's Stats at the Max Level

This side by side of Camilla's stats was sent in by a user through Twitter. We can use it to compare possible stats for this hero.

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
Base Values 37 38 27 28 31 161
A 37 38 27 24↓ 34↑ 160
B 37 38 24↓ 31↑ 31 161

When a hero reaches the max level, the difference in IVs wil be very significant!

Comparing two Camilla units with the base values shows us that one stat will be higher and one stat will be lower than rgw base values. Very rarely, you may come across a unit whose stats do not differ from the base values.

Choosing the Right IVs

Can you select IVs?

For heroes only obtainable through summons, it is very difficult to obtain the IVs that you want. Heroes obtained through Quests & Missions as well as Grand Hero Battles will always have base stats, meaning you cannot select their IVs either.

You would need to pull from many summons in order to get a 5★ hero with the IVs you want, so we recommend that you select a 4★ or possiblly 3★ hero with the IVs you want and build them instead.

Related Links: Hero Stats

Stats at Level 40

Level 40 Stats
Stats for all 5★ Heroes
(With Skills)
Stats for all 5★ Heroes
(Without Skills)
Stats for all 4★ Heroes
(Without Skills)
Stats for all 3★ Heroes
(Without Skills)

Stats at Level 1

Level 1 Stats
5★ Initial Stats 4★ Initial Stats
3★ Initial Stats -

Fire Emblem Heroes - Related Links

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2 Anonymous6 months

>>1 You have to toggle something in the options for it to show up. I don't know why its not by default. It's in this page, actually

1 Anonymous6 months

How come my units look like they're all neutral? Is this unreal luck or am I missing out on something?

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