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This is a ranking page for the hero Sonia - Inhuman Beauty 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 Sonia.


Sonia Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 7.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) N/A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Sonia - Inhuman Beauty: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Very bulky against ranged attacks
・Access to a defensive skill Fort. Def/Res 2
・Inflicts a debuff to enemy Atk/Res when Sonia is in range of them at the start of the turn.

Sonia Skills at 5★


Might: 12  Range: 2
Grants Def/Res +6 during combat if foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff.

Cooldown Count = 4
Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res.

Grants Def/Res +4. Inflicts Atk -3.

At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.

Sonia Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (21) No Attack IV ★★★★★
Spd (5) Spd Boon ★★★☆☆
Def (8) No Def IV ★★★★☆
Res (9) No Res IV ★★★★☆

◯ = Stat gains +4 with a superboon, ✕= Stat goes down by -4 with a superbane, - = No assets or flaws

Neutral IVs by default!

As a hero obtainable only through Grand Hero Battle, Sonia will always have neutral IVs by default. The only way to access IVs for this unit is through using Trait Fruits.

+Atk/-Spd

The best IVs for Sonia are +Atk/Spd. Because her Spd stat is already low, it's good to have it as a bane and increase her Atk.

With the Quick Riposte 3 seal, she'll potentially be able to tank and counterattack ranged enemy units.

However, because Sonia's not a very powerful unit to begin with, we recommend not investing a Trait Fruit in her to change her stats.

+Spd for +10 Merge

If you are merging Sonia, it's recommended to increase her Spd. This, at least, will get her to 32 Spd at +10, and reinforcing this with skills and Seals will allow her to potentially double enemy units.

If you would like to focus on one-shotting enemy units, you can +Atk her instead.

Sonia Best Builds

Budget Sonia

Special Skill IconGlacies
Passive Skill BGuard 3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

By inheriting an inexpensive Guard 3, Sonia is able to achieve more bulk as there won't be as much Special attacks hitting her. The Quick Riposte 3 Sacred Seal is good on her as it provides her a way to nail in follow-up attacks in the enemy phase.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Sonia - Inhuman Beauty Icon Sonia - Inhuman Beauty (5★)
Sonia - Inhuman Beauty Icon Sonia - Inhuman Beauty (5★)
Sonia - Inhuman Beauty Icon Sonia - Inhuman Beauty (5★)
Sonia - Inhuman Beauty Icon Sonia - Inhuman Beauty (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Close Counter SoniaHOT

Special Skill IconIceberg

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build requires more investment, but makes Sonia a good tank due to her high stats. Use either the Def or Res refine of Pact Blooms+ depending on the type of tank you want her to be. The Quick Riposte 3 Seal is required on her so that she makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.

Source Hero

Skill Hero

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Tank SoniaHOT

Special Skill IconIceberg

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

Compared to the budget Sonya build, this requires premium fodder—but it is way more both offensive and defensive ends. Pact Blooms+ can easily be obtained from another free unit Valentine's Veronica so the only expensive skills you need to get are Lull Atk/Res 3 and Joint Drive Atk. If you can't afford Joint Drive Atk, Odd Atk Wave 3 can work as a cheaper substitute.

Source Hero

Skill Hero

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Sonia Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 166
166
HP
HP 40 40
Rank: 292/648
Atk
Atk 35 35
Rank: 231/648
Spd
Spd 24 24
Rank: 539/648
Def
Def 32 32
Rank: 174/648
Res
Res 35 35
Rank: 50/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 45 49 28 40 44 206
Lv.40 +10 45 40 28 36 40 189

Note: Sonia's stats will always have no IVs.

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 44 24 36 39 183
5★ Lv.40 40 35 24 32 35 166
4★ Lv.40 37 33 22 29 33 154
3★ Lv.40 36 31 21 28 31 147

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 21 5 8 9 61
4★ Lv.1 17 17 4 7 9 54
3★ Lv.1 17 14 4 7 8 50

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Sonia Icon Sonia
40 35 24 32 35 166
36 41 32 17 39 165
40 39 28 19 36 162
42 35 31 21 33 162
41 38 17 35 30 161
38 37 33 20 23 151
35 35 28 18 35 151

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

Sonia Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Sonia Roles

Sonia - Inhuman Beauty Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Sonia 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.

Sonia Strengths

Extremely Durable Mage Unit

Sonia has very high Def and Res, which makes her a good candidate as a tank if you would like to build her as such.

Giving her Close Counter will enable her to tank both melee and ranged units and counterattack.

Sonia Weaknesses

Lack of a Prf Weapon Makes Her a Mediocre Unit

Since Sonia does not have a Prf weapon, she will have a hard time scoring high in the Arena and is easily powercrept by other mages.

Brunnya, for instance, is just as tanky and comes with a Prf weapon of her own.

If you do like Sonia, however, you can inherit Pact Blooms+ on her instead of using her default weapon, so she can give herself some survivability.

Low Spd Makes Her Easily Doubled

Despite being tanky, Sonia possessed low Spd, making her easily doubled by a lot of other units.

You can mitigate this by giving her Quick Riposte 3, so she can make a follow-up attack.

Should you Unlock Potential?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? C Rank Icon

We Do Not Recommend Unlocking Potential for Sonia - Inhuman Beauty!

We cannot recommend you to Unlock Potential to make Sonia - Inhuman Beauty a 5 Star Hero. Sonia - Inhuman Beauty is difficult to make use of except under specific conditions. Unless Sonia - Inhuman Beauty is a favorite character of yours or you have excess Hero Feathers to spare, we recommend you pass on Unlocking their Potential.

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Sonia - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
8 2 Grants Def/Res +6 during combat if foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff.
12 2 Grants Def/Res +6 during combat if foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff. 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 Res.
(Cooldown Count = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit’s Res. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def/Res +3. Inflicts Atk -3.
Grants Def/Res +4. Inflicts Atk -3. 5★
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-3 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions.
At start of turn, inflicts Atk/Res-4 on foes within 2 spaces through their next actions. 5★

Sonia as a Source Hero

Sonia Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

How to Get Sonia / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Sonia

Obtain through a Grand Hero Battle

Sonia is a Hero who, for a limited time, can be obtained through completing a Grand Hero Battle for the first time. They do not appear in regular summons. After the event has ended, they can be obtained by using Heroic Grails.

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Larissa Gallagher
Illustrator Yoneko
Appears In

Illustration

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    • >>[238] Oh misread!! Definitely use a Dragonflower! He's very reliable and its worth investing onto Ike

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      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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