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Tier Rating

Analysis by Cecil
Hostile Springs Hinoka - Relaxed Warrior

5

Obtainable as a 5 only

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Hero Stats

Max Avg Total Stats at Lvl 40
150
HP 38
ATK 35
SPD 35
DEF 16
RES 26

Stat Variations

Level 1 Stat Variation
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 15 8 8 2 6
Middle 16 9 9 3 7
High 17 10 10 4 8

Level 40 Stat Variations
5★
HP ATK SPD DEF RES
Low 34 32 32 12 23
Middle 38 35 35 16 26
High 41 38 38 19 30

IV Sets

Key stats worth increasing through nature if possible.
Complementary stats that matter, but not to the point of picking them over key stats for nature increase.
Relatively worthless stat that can safely be decreased through nature.
HPATKSPDDEFRES

As an offensive unit Hinoka mostly prefers boosts to her Attack and Speed.  An asset in either works well, with Attack being slightly preferred for her first set, and Speed for the second. Hinoka’s Resistance is decent, and because of the effect on Splashy Bucket, will help her defend against attacks from dragons. Her Defense is abysmal and can be reduced without consequence.

Assets

  • +ATK: Hinoka’s best asset, and the best choice for her Ouch Pouch set. More damage is key for an offensive unit like her.

  • +SPD: Her second best asset, and the best choice for her Splashy Bucket set. She’ll need Speed to get follow-up attacks on faster dragons and other quick units.

Neutral

  • RES: Resistance is her redeemable defensive stat, so it should be kept neutral. An asset here will boost her Iceberg damage and make her more resilient to mages and dragons.

  • HP: Because it affects her overall bulk, it should ideally be kept neutral. A flaw in her HP will reduce it by four. A merged Hinoka might prefer a HP bane, which would make it easier to get within Desperation and Brazen skill range

Flaws

  • -DEF: At just base 16, Hinoka’s Defense is already irredeemable. A reduction here won’t make her any less useful since she’s likely to die to physical damage regardless. A flaw in her Defense will reduce it by four.

Skill Sets

Bathhouse Beatdown (Offensive)

Recommended
Ouch Pouch+ (+Atk) A Life and Death 3
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition
Alternate: Draw Back
B Chill Def 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Draconic Aura
Alternate: Glimmer
C Hone Fliers
Alternate: Def Tactic 3
SP1485SQuickened Pulse

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  • Preferred Asset/Flaw: +ATK or +SPD / -DEF

  • Weapon: Ouch Pouch+ (+Atk) / Ouch Pouch+ (+Spd)

  • Assist: Reposition / Draw Back

  • Special: Draconic Aura / Glimmer

  • Passive A: Life and Death / Fury

  • Passive B: Chill Def / Vantage

  • Passive C: Hone Fliers / Def Tactic

  • Sacred Seal: Quickened Pulse / Attack +3

Hinoka’s deadliest set sees her take an offensive role and abuse Special acceleration to attack with incredible force. This build is based around activating Draconic Aura, although she remains a force even after Ouch Pouch’s initial effect has worn off. Hinoka has the option of prioritising Attack or Speed: Attack is the better overall choice, but Speed helps more in subsequent engagements. A balance of both works just fine too. With the exception of her Assist, this set can technically be built entirely with free units (although Reposition is available on multiple three star heroes).

Ouch Pouch plus Quickened Pulse allow Hinoka to immediately gain three Special charges, readying her Draconic Aura at the start of the round. From there, she can attack with impunity to utterly devastate a unit (and potentially others close by). Glimmer also works, and if she uses it, she should opt for Attack +3 to boost her damage.

Life and Death is chosen to maximise her offensive stats. Fury is the next best choice, being easier to obtain and better defensively. Chill Def is another damage-boosting skill that gives Hinoka some team support. It’s a great choice when she’s paired up with Brave weapon users or units like Elincia. Other B slot options are sparse, although Vantage can make Hinoka a nice mage killer once she’s under the threshold.

Hone Fliers is a given, being the best C slot skill for Flier teams due to the immense stat boost it provides. If you are using her on a mixed team, Def Tactic is the best (and is the least likely stat to be needed by her). With Hone Fliers to boost the stats of her allies, she should opt for Reposition or Draw Back to support teammates after combat.

Anti-Dragon Specialist (Budget)

Splashy Bucket+ (+Spd) A Fury 3
Ardent Sacrifice
Alternate: Draw Back
B Desperation 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Iceberg
C Hone Fliers
Alternate: Air Orders 3
SP1425SBrazen Atk/Res 3

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  • Preferred Asset/Flaw: +ATK or +SPD / -DEF

  • Weapon: Splashy Bucket+ (+Spd) / Splashy Bucket+ (+Res)

  • Assist: Ardent Sacrifice / Draw Back

  • Special: Glimmer / Iceberg

  • Passive A: Fury

  • Passive B: Desperation / Vantage

  • Passive C: Hone Fliers / Hone Atk / Air Orders

  • Sacred Seal: Brazen Atk/Res

Using her original weapon, Hinoka can function as a nice Anti-dragon unit. Because Splashy Bucket prevents breath weapons from hitting her Defense, she can safely stack Resistance to tank their hits. Thus, this set aims to build up her Attack, Speed, and Resistance, in order to double and KO dragons.

Splashy Bucket is the core of this set, giving Hinoka effectiveness against dragons. A Speed refine is recommended over Resistance, but either works well. Ardent Sacrifice is used to get Hinoka within the health range of Brazen Atk/Res and Desperation. Once in range, Hinoka can devastate enemy teams with her boosted Attack, Speed, and Desperation.

Glimmer scales well off the boosted damage from Splashy Bucket, and is strictly the best choice as a pure anti-dragon unit. Iceberg hits deceptively hard thanks to Brazen Atk/Res and is better against units who aren’t dragons.

Fury is the choice of Skill for her A slot. It gives a nice all-around boost to her stats, and the self-damage is useful for her. It also makes her a bit stronger at full HP compared to a Brazen Skill. Vantage is an alternative to Desperation that turns Hinoka into a strong mage revenge killer, but it will make her much weaker against Distant Counter.

Again, Hone Fliers should be her chosen C slot skill. General budget choices include Hone Atk and Air Orders. She can also use Draw Back well, but this will make it harder for her to reach her HP thresholds.

Introduction

Hinoka returns with her third form, this time at the bathhouse! The relaxed warrior retains her flying mount, but this time packs a deadly dagger to assail her foes. At the time of her release, she’s the only green flying dagger unit in the game! Because of this fact, she can be considered a unit with her own unique niche within the game.

While her attire is based around novelty, her statline is anything but. 35 Attack and Speed make Hinoka an offensive monster who can stand as one of the strongest ranged attackers in the game. Although she lacks a personal weapon, there are many solid choices amongst the daggers and her base weapon is a good starter choice. Her defensive stats are nothing to write home about, and although her magical defense is decent, her physical defense is critically low.

She’s a solid unit on the whole, and can be built offensively or as a counter to specific units. Those seeking a flier with physical ranged damage need look no further, although she suffers stiff competition from colorless attackers who don’t care about the Weapon Triangle.

Strengths

Fantastic offensive stats

Hinoka’s main claim to fame comes from her great Attack and Speed, both weighing in at base 35. She hits hard and can outspeed some of the faster units in the game. Many of the units she can’t OHKO, she can get follow-up attacks on. High Attack is also what enables her deadly Ouch Pouch set.

Enjoys her status as a flier

The primary drawback of flying units is a weakness to bows, but Hinoka’s Defense is already so poor that she’ll already get OHKO’d by any properly built archers. Meanwhile she retains all the benefits of flier movement and especially flier buffs. Being the recipient of Hone Fliers makes Hinoka even more deadly.

Weaknesses

Paper-thin Defense

With just a towel for protection, Hinoka’s base defense clocks in at a measly base 16. Although her HP is quite good for a ranged unit, most common physical attackers can KO her. Getting a follow-up attack is hard for her enemies, but most can just OHKO her.

Both of her best builds have restrictions on use

Hinoka’s offensive set is much weaker after the first attack, and is very poor defensively. Meanwhile her anti-dragon set struggles to take down armor or other units with high Speed or physical defense. Additionally, it relies on achieving certain HP thresholds.

Team Options

Hinoka is right at home in a flier team, where they can play off each other’s unique movement options and buff one another to the stratosphere. If she can’t squad up with aerial allies, then she should be paired with refreshers or units who can support her with mobility Assist skills.

  • Fliers: Other fliers are the absolute best units to support Hinoka. All they need to do is provide Hone Fliers, and she’ll tear through her opponents with ease. Elincia, Tana, Halloween Mia, Bridal Sanaki, Eir, Cordelia, Legendary Robin, and Legendary Ryoma make good teammates.

  • Refreshers: The only kind of teammate who can support Hinoka as much as a flier is a refresher. Those who are both fliers AND refreshers are incredibly good units to field with her, as they can buff Hinoka and grant extra attack turns. Examples include Reyson, Leanne, Legendary Azura, Olivia(YT), Bridal Ninian, and New Year Azura.

  • Anti-armor: Hinoka struggles with armor, making her a good teammate for anti-armor units. Examples include Est, Caeda, Clair,  Nephenee, Micaiah, and Bartre.

Counters

Hinoka is very susceptible to other offensive units, due to her low Defense and average Resistance. Units who can outrange her can easily KO her. She can have trouble piercing the defense of armored units. Additionally, most red units with Distant Counter can eliminate Hinoka.

  • Armor: Armor with extremely high defense can stop Hinoka in her tracks. In particular, red armor gives her trouble due to the Weapon Triangle. Zelgius, Draug, Arden, and Zephiel can survive her assaults and retaliate with a fatal blow.

  • Ranged Cavaliers: Ranged Cavaliers can close long distances and attack with heavy damage. Even magical attackers are deadly when buffed with Hone Cavalry or other buffs. Brave Lyn, Valentines Roy, Leo, Summer Linde, Eirika(SM), and Hostile Springs Elise have the power to quickly eliminate Hinoka.

  • Debuffers: Because Hinoka has such high offensive stats, she is susceptible to debuffs from Chill skills. Of special note is Gunnthrá, who can neuter Hinoka with her Chilling Seal ability. Laegjarn, Gharnef, Tibarn, Fallen Celica, and Ylgr all come with skills that can debuff Hinoka from across the map.

Weapon Skills

Weapons SP Rng. Mt.
Iron DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Dagger users only.
50 2 3
Steel DaggerAfter combat, inflicts Def/Res-3 on foe through its next action.
Dagger users only.
100 2 5
Splashy BucketEffective against dragon foes. Disables foe's skills that "calculate damage using the lower of foe's Def or Res" and "calculate damage from staff like other weapons." After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Dagger users only.
200 2 8
Splashy Bucket+Effective against dragon foes. Disables foe's skills that "calculate damage using the lower of foe's Def or Res" and "calculate damage from staff like other weapons." After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Learns by default at 5 ★
Dagger users only.
300 2 12
Weapon Evolution
Weapon Upgrades
Weapon Upgrades

Support Skills

Support Skills Rng. SP
Draw BackUnit moves 1 space away from target ally, who moves to unit's former position.
Learns by default at 5 ★
1 150

Passive Skills

Passive Skills SP Slot
Atk/Spd Bond 1Grants Atk/Spd+3 during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
60
A
Atk/Spd Bond 2Grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
120
A
Atk/Spd Bond 3Grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
A
Atk/Spd Link 1If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd+2 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
60
B
Atk/Spd Link 2If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd+4 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
120
B
Atk/Spd Link 3If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd+6 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
Non-inheritable by Staff-wielding units.
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
B
Air Orders 1At start of turn, if unit's HP = 100%, grants the following status to adjacent flying allies for 1 turn: "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces."
Inheritable by all units.
60
C
Air Orders 2At start of turn, if unit's HP ≥ 50%, grants the following status to adjacent flying allies for 1 turn: "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces."
Inheritable by all units.
120
C
Air Orders 3At start of turn, grants the following status to adjacent flying allies for 1 turn: "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces."
Unlocks at 5 ★
240
C

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