Thanks for coming to my ted talk
With the exception of Fallen M!Corrin I’ve tried out all the new heroes. This is a very strong batch of new heroes. Ok, I know most users here are not a big fan of the the tier list in general but I like a good discussion
Let’s start with the free to play unit: Ashnard
There are not that many fliers with good mixed bulk in addition to a build-in Iote’s shield. He can serve a role that not many others can. Ashnard can be pretty hard to take down in a flier ball. However fast enemies are a problem because he will be unable to prevent follow-ups during enemy phase. His player phase is also kind of lackluster because of his speed: Tier 3
I think this is possibly the most underestimated Hero of this banner. His weapon makes him completely immune to stat debuffs and standard debuffs are turned into in-combat buffs. This alone makes Fallen Ike a monster to deal with in Aether raids where debuffs are everywhere, you can use his statline to turn him into a debuff soaker. Unlike Mareeta or Byleth he doesn’t have a weapon that disables foes skills related to follow-ups but a build in Distant Counter at least gives him a free A slot. In addition to Mayhem Aether I think Fallen Ike fits right in with the recent trend of OP swordmasters: Tier 1
This unit is absolutely amazing in the hands of the player. When she’s far away from her teammates she turns into one of the best nukes in the game. She can be compared to Lysithea in terms of firepower. However Julia has two rules in order to reach this potential: She has to stand solo and the opponent can’t have a weapon effective against dragons. These conditions are not much of a problem in the player’s hand, However it makes her usefulness in Aether/Arena defense a bit questionable. She also has terrible speed and defense, this makes her quite vulnerable during enemy phase. However I still think she’s strong enough as an offensive threat: Tier 1
I’ve seen many users wonder: how does he compare to his female counterpart, strong, stronger or worse? In my opinion he certainly wins in the art and voice acting departement. F!M!Corrin comes with more BST and a slight upgrade over Savage Breath. However strong blue dragons are not quite that uncommon as strong colorless dragons. F!F!Corrin is more unique in this way and it enables her to run a Vantage build more effectively. However F!M!Corrin still has the slightly better statline and weapon and in the end they are both monsters to deal with during any phase as long as they are isolated: Tier 1
I hope everyone enjoys their new assets, thanks for reading!