Who are your top 5 either it be design, playstyle, how fun they are, or how powerful they are? For me they are
(Note that the list is supposed to be 5 4 3 2 1 but Gamepress is a mess and forcefully made it 5 6 7 8 9)
5. New Year’s Selkie: a good design, and a really powerful unit who can easily reduce damage, and pretty much negates all dragon units and mages, she is last place for me because her voice is really really annoying at parts, even though i liked her og Heroes voice, and also because her defense just doesn’t keep up with the sheer amount of damage she may be taking. When she is a physical unit, that can really hamper her ability to perform. She also doesn’t negate as many doubles as she really should be able to. Her og version seems better at dodging doubles
Tibarn: A very conteoversial choice, yes, but 1st place does a similar job and is a completely free unit. Tibarn does lots and lots of damage and usually smashes rhe weapon triangle with his bare hands. His weapon and A skill and C skill combine so well, that he manages to kill a huge portion of the game’s roster in one round of combat. He has high attack and good defense, but he is hard to max out, which is where 2nd and 1st place beat him. His mobility, being a flying beast unit is insane, being able to cover a third of the map most of the time, without the weaknesses that plague calvary units. Another weakness that hampers tibarn is the fact that a null follow up 3 negates his entire setup mosy of the time. Also galeforce tibarn just doesnt feel super fun for me
New Year’s Lethe: another controversial pick I bet! New years lethe seems hell bent on not dying on me. She may not have the same base speed output as her og form by like 2 points (thanks to og lethe’s weapon) but her ability to negate follow ups based on her own speed is nearly unrivaled amongst calvary units, and this high speed means high damage and also damage reduction and doubles negating. She is og lethe but almost 100% better, and does a ton of damage and has even outperformed my tibarn as well. She is a nightmare to face, and very fun to use. She can and has survived mages as well, thanks to her damage reduction, and then negates doubles most of the time, allowing her to likely kill the enemy mage on the next turn as long as she was at 70-100% hp. I rank her above tibarn because she is surprisingly tankier than him overall thanks to actually being able to survive a mage hit or two, and being able to do so on either phase of the fight. She easily dies to red mages with calvary effectiveness however, and her speed has already been powercrept by a few red units who of course, have color effectiveness over her and can double her. (Thanks IS). She is also hurt by her very limited availability, meaning merges are hard to come by for her.
Reyson: a flying dancer who can move 3 spaces, is easy to merge, can heal allies passively, and can actually take a couple hits?! Sign me up! Reyson is one of the best support units in the whole game, being ome of the only green dancers, one of the only flying dancers in the game, having a passive healing ability, and the ability to possibly move 3 spaces as a flier. He is an absolute menace and a welcome addition to any team. He beats out almost all of the competition by being an f2p unit, thus easy to merge and get the right ivs. He may not have the highest stats, but when push comes to shove, he can still fight decently well. He is far better than his sister, by being both a, f2p unit, as well as having higher attack and defense, meaning he can deal more damage and has a higher chance to survive damage than her. He is a flexible unit who works in most teams, and thanks to having a passive healing ability that goes for 2 spaces, you can still move him away from allies so he can transform, but also heal them. He is the only f2p dancer who can move 3 spaces as well, and he can also kill units like lazura, leading to him being quite useful. There are also many differwnt skill sets one could give him and still come out with a useful unit.
Take new years lethe’s bonus damage, the power of flight like tibarn, make a fast unit with decent attack, but make them f r e e
What I described is Naesala. He may not be as bulky as tibarn, or as fast as new years lethe, but he outperforms both for a simple reason. He is easy to merge. Sure he suffers from no ivs, but its a small price to pay for ome of the best ghb units in Heroes. Its easier to get a +10 naesala than it is to get a +1 new years lethe or tibarn. And by then? Naesala is outperforming them both. His design is also very cool and rather different from anyone else amongst beast units, with all that black, mixed with some dark blue hair, but dressed differently than his fellow raven laguz in his game as well. He is just plain fun to use and can do similar jobs to Tibarn, and can inherit tibarn’s A skill or some others like some solo skills so that he can pull off galeforce builds as well. His defenses are pretty decent by the time he is +10 as well. Heck, once my naesala and reyson very very very slowly killed a surtr over 20 turns thanks to my naesala using guard. Naesala’s availability just makes him so much better than his competition.
I know many will disagree with my assessment, but that is fine. What are your thoughts and favorites?