The Top Source Heroes | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page of the best 4 star source heroes to use for Inherit Skill in the game Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH).

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The Top Source Heroes

The Top 5 Fodder Heroes of Each Class

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1st Hinata - Wild Samurai Image Delthea - Tatarrah Fae - Divine Dragon Image Klein - Silver Nobleman Image
2nd Roy - Young Lion Image Shanna - Sprightly Flier Image Barst - The Hatchet Image Sothe - Zephyr Image
3rd Lon Laegjarn - New Experiences Image Camilla - Bewitching Beauty Image Legault - The Hurricane Image
4th Cain - The Bull Image Panne - Proud Taguel Image Haar - Black Tempest Image Kaze - Easygoing Ninja Image
5th Canas - Wisdom Seeker Image Tailtiu - Thunder Noble Image Nino - Pious Mage Image Camilla - Steamy Secrets Image
Runner-Up Selena
Ares
Athena
Silas
Abel
Oscar
Roderick
Gunter
Groom Marth
Jamke
Spring Loki

The chart above shows the heroes which we highly recommend using for Inherit Skill. At the very least, do not send any of these heroes home.

Red Source Hero Rankings and Explanation

Red Blue Green Colorless

1st: Hinata

Hero Skills
Hinata Image Hinata
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Pavise
Passive Skill A Icon Fury 3
Passive Skill C Icon :-

Hinata is one of the few heroes who can learn the powerful stat boosting skill Fury 3 at a 4 star rank. Fury is an extremely versatile skill that can be of use to practically any unit, so be sure to convert him into a Combat Manual rather than sending him home.

2nd: Roy

Hero Skills
Roy Image Roy
Assist Skill Icon Shove
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill C Icon :-

Roy can learn the skill Triangle Adept 3 at 4 stars. Considering all other heroes who come with this skill do not learn it until they reach 5 stars, this makes him extremely useful as hero fodder.

3rd: Lon'qu

Hero Skills
LonLon'qu
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Glimmer
Passive Skill A Icon Speed +3
Passive Skill B Icon Vantage 3
Passive Skill C Icon :-

Lon'qu can learn the important skill Vantage 3 at 4 stars. Try and always keep at least one in your barracks at all times.

4th: Cain

Hero Skills
Cain Image Cain
Assist Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-

You can inherit the skill Wings of Mercy 3 from a 4 star Cain. The only other 4 star hero to learn this skill is Black Knight, who can only be obtained through limited distribution, making Cain very useful when inheriting this skill. Be sure not to send him home.

5th: Canas

Hero Skills
Canas Image Canas
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon HP/Res 2
Passive Skill B Icon :-

You can inherit the skillRes Tactic 3 from a 4 star Canas. As he is the only 4 star hero to learn this skill, be sure and keep one around. He can be obtained by exchanging Heroic Grails.

Runner-Up: Selena

Hero Skills
Selena Image Selena
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Selena learns the powerful debuff skill Threaten Spd 3 at 4 stars. She also has the extremely useful skill Reposition, so even if you have many duplicates of this unit they will not go to waste.

Runner-Up: Ares

Hero Skills
Ares Image Ares
Assist Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill C Icon :-

You can Inherit Brazen Atk/Def 3 from a 4 star Ares. Brazen skills give a huge buff when that unit's HP goes below a certain threshold, making it a useful skill for any hero to have.

Runner-Up: Athena

Hero Skills
Athena Image Athena
Weapon Skill Icon Wo Dao+
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Moonbow
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Moonbow and Wo Dao+ can be inherited from a 4 star Athena. Moonbow is particularly strong and even heroes with a low Atk stat can increase their damage output by inheriting this skill. Convert this hero in a combat manual and do not send them home.

Blue Source Hero Rankings and Explanation

Red Blue Green Colorless

1st: Fallen Delthea

Hero Skills
Fallen Delthea Image Fallen Delthea
Weapon Skill Icon Death
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Glacies
Passive Skill B Icon :-

4 star Fallen Delthea has the skill Even Atk Wave 3. This wonderful C slot passive skill grants a bonus to the unit and allies and is very useful when used with attackers with high damage output.

2nd: Shanna

Hero Skills
Shanna Image Shanna
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Iceberg
Passive Skill A Icon :-

Shanna is the only 4 star hero who you can inherit Desperation 3 from. In addition, she has the relatively low cooldown (3 count) special Iceberg, which is great for heroes with high Res stats. Turn her into a Combat Manual if necessary, but do not send her home.

3rd: New Year Laegjarn

Hero Skills
New Year Laegjarn Image New Year Laegjarn
Weapon Skill Icon Wagasa+
Assist Skill Icon Pivot
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-

New Year Laegjarn at 4 stars can be used to inherit the skill Def Tactic 3. Promoting her to 5 stars will allow her to learn the powerful skills Wagasa+ and Chill Res 3 so be sure and keep a few extra Heroic Grails stocked so you can exchange them for her if needed.

4th: Panne

Hero Skills
Panne Image Panne
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Astra
Passive Skill A Icon :-

At 4 stars, Panne can be used to inherit the skill Def Smoke 4. Def Smoke 3 casts a debuff on foes within two spaces that greatly lowers their survivability. Transfering this skill to a unit with a physical weapon is ideal.

5th: Tailtiu

Hero Skills
Tailtiu Image Tailtiu
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon :-

In addition to having the powerful green tome weapon Blárblade+, a 4 star Tailtiu can also be used to inherit the skills Rally Spd/Res and Drive Spd 2, both of which have a high value when determining one's Arena score. You can always find a use for them, so not matter how many duplicates you have, do not send them home.

Runner-Up: Silas

Hero Skills
Silas Image Silas
Assist Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon :-

You can inherit the skill Even Def Wave 3 from 4 star Silas, and promoting him to 5 stars would also give you access to Slaying Spear+. Even Def Wave works well with heroes who you wish to increase the Def of, and it can also be used with tanky units who you wish to make even more resilient in combat.

Runner-Up: Abel

Hero Skills
Abel Image Abel
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Aegis
Passive Skill A Icon HP +5
Passive Skill C Icon :-

Abel is the only 4 star unit capable of learning Swordbreaker 3. While it is a bit of an investment, promoting him to 5 stars would allow you to inherit the multi-hitting weapon Brave Lance+, so be sure not to send him home.

Runner-Up: Oscar

Hero Skills
Oscar Image Oscar
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-

4 Star Oscar can be used to inherit the skill Lancebreaker 3. The only other 4 star hero with this skill is Narcian, but he can only be obtained via a Grand Hero Battle, making Oscar very useful in obtaining this skill. If you summon him we recommend you do not send him home.

Runner-Up: Roderick

Hero Skills
Roderick Image Roderick
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon Drag Back

Roderick has the weapon skill Fireweeo Lance, which can safely attack an opponent and prevent a counterattack, as well as Rally Def/Res, which has a high value when determining one's Arena score. If you pull a 4 star Roderick, be sure to hang on to him in case you want these skills.

Green Source Hero Rankings and Explanation

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1st: Fae

Hero Skills
Fae Image Fae
Assist Skill Icon Draw Back
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon Renewal 3

4 star Fae can be used to inherit the skill Renewal 3, which is extremely useful in Multi-Map Battles. On top of that, she has the ever useful assist skill Draw Back, so be sure not to send her away if you pull her.

2nd: Barst

Hero Skills
Barst Image Barst
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-

Barst can be used to learn the useful assist skill Reposition, so when it comes to pulling duplicates of him, the more the merrier. In addition, he can be used to inherit the skill Spur Atk 3, which buffs the Atk of allies within two spaces.

3rd: Camilla

Hero Skills
Camilla Image Camilla
Assist Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Camilla is the only 4 star unit who you can inherit the skill Savage Blow 3 from. Additionally, promoting her to 5 stars will allow you to inherit the skill Brave Axe+, so if you first inherit the prerequisite skill Brave Axe from another unit, she can be used to inherit Savage Blow 1-3 and Brave Axe+ at the same time.

4th: Haar

Hero Skills
Haar Image Haar
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Swap
Passive Skill A Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon Guard 3

At 4 stars, Haar can be used to learn the skill Odd Def Wave 3. However, Haar is pbtained through a Grand Hero Battle, so if you would like to use Haar as more than just a source hero, you will have to exchange Hero Greils for him, making it slightly costly.

5th: Nino

Hero Skills
Nino Image Nino
Assist Skill Icon Draw Back
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Nino is the only hero who learns Gronnblade. She also has the useful assist Draw Back, so hold on to any duplicates instead of sending them home.

Runner-Up: Gunter

Hero Skills
Gunter Image Gunter
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Gunter is the only 4 star unit with access to Hone Cavalry. This skill is not of much use to people who do not want to make a cavalry party, but for people who do want to make a cavalry party, this skill is extremely useful in both quests and the arena. Even if you have no interest in running a horse emblem team at the moment, it is a skill worth holding onto.

Runner-Up: Groom Marth

Hero Skills
Groom Marth Image Groom Marth
Special Skill Icon :-
Passive Skill A Icon :-

Groom Marth can be used to inherit both Drive Atk 2 and Rally Spd/Def at 4 stars. Drive Atk 2 can stack with other buffs, so it is a greart skill to give to a hero with a refresher skill or a support unit.

Colorless Source Hero Rankings and Explanation

Red Blue Green Colorless

1st: Klein

Hero Skills
Klein Image Klein
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Glacies
Passive Skill C Icon :-

Klein could be called the most useful source hero in the game. He is the only 4 star hero who can be used to inherit Death Blow 3, so you should absolutely not send him home. Promoting him to 5 stars will unlock the other highly ranked skills Brave Bow+ and Quick Riposte 3.

2nd: Sothe

Hero Skills
Sothe Image Sothe
Weapon Skill Icon Peshkatz
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Glimmer
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Sothe is the only hero in the game who can be used to inherit Life and Death 3. This skill can greatly increase a hero's firepower, so you definitely do not want to waste this skill by sending him home.

3rd: Legault

Hero Skills
Legault Image Legault
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Glimmer
Passive Skill B Icon :-

Legault has the powerful buff skill Atk Tactic 3 as a 4 star unit. This skill is very useful if you are running a mixed emblem-type team and gives quite the buff, so if you summon a Legault you should definitely keep him around until you want this skill.

4th: Kaze

Hero Skills
Kaze Image Kaze
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Iceberg
Passive Skill A Icon :-

4 star Kaze can be used to inherit the extremely powerful debuff skill Atk Smoke 3. Additionally, Kaze has the Slaying-type weapon skill Barb Shuriken, and the special Iceberg, which is great for heroes with high Res stats, so be sure and hold on to him until you have a unit that can make use of these skills.

5th: Hostile Springs Camilla

Hero Skills
Hostile Springs Camilla Image Hostile Springs Camilla
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Glimmer
Passive Skill A Icon Atk/Spd 2
Passive Skill B Icon :-

4 star Hostile Springs Camilla can be used to sinherit Hone Fliers. Most of the heroes who come with this skill are special heroes, so they can be difficult to obtain. However, this is an essential skill for an all-flying pary, so fodder off Hostile Springs Camilla if you often use a flier emblem team.

Runner-Up: Jamke

Hero Skills
Jamke Image Jamke
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Astra
Passive Skill C Icon :-

You can inherit the skill Cancel Affinity 3 from 4 star Jamke. Promoting him to 5 stars will give you access to Slaying Bow+ and Heavy Blade 3, making him a very valuable source hero.

Runner-Up: Spring Loki

Hero Skills
Spring Loki Image Spring Loki
Assist Skill Icon :-
Special Skill Icon Luna
Passive Skill A Icon :-

4 star Loki can be used to inherit the skill Flier Formation 3. Flier Formation is an excellent skill to have for increasing your team's mobility as it allows you to easily increase the distance a unit can travel. This is another ideal skill to have on a flier emblem team, so be sure and inherit this skill if that applies to you.

Criteria for Source Hero Rankings

Unit unlocks a very useful skill at 4 stars

The highest priority in ranking source heroes is whether or not they have powerful level 3 skills as a 4 star unit.

Skillset Makeup

Skills other than level 3 ones are factored in as well. Useful assist and special skills and powerful weapons (even if they are not the + versions) were included when considering who the best source heroes are.

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