Tiered hero def chart. Rank is based on maximum level and neutral IVs. Any new hero will automatically be added with database updates.

Max DEF Rankings
DEFHEROES
41 Arden, Strong and Tough
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39 Draug, Gentle Giant
38 Gwendolyn, Adorable KnightLukas, Sharp SoldierZephiel, The Liberator
37 Beruka, Quiet AssassinHector, General of OstiaXander, Paragon Knight
36 Frederick, Polite KnightHinata, Wild SamuraiSheena, Princess of GraXander, Student Swimmer
35 Amelia, Rose of the WarBlack Knight, Sinister GeneralDorcas, Serene WarriorIke, Brave MercenaryMichalis, Ambitious KingOboro, Fierce FighterSubaki, Perfect ExpertTiki, Naga's VoiceXander, Spring Prince
34 Corrin, Fateful PrincessEldigan, LionheartNephenee, Fierce HalberdierSigurd, Holy KnightValter, Dark Moonstone
33 Bartre, Fearless WarriorEffie, Army of OneGunter, Inveterate SoldierJakob, Devoted MonsterSaizo, Angry NinjaTobin, The Clueless One
32 Alfonse, Prince of AskrAzama, Carefree MonkBoey, Skillful SurvivorCherche, Wyvern FriendClive, Idealistic KnightDonnel, Village HeroEphraim, Restoration LordGordin, Altean ArcherHenry, Twisted MindIke, Young MercenaryMinerva, Red DragoonNarcian, Wyvern GeneralSaber, Driven MercenarySelena, Cutting WitSeth, Silver KnightTiki, Dragon ScionTiki, Summering Scion
31 Ayra, Astra's WielderBerkut, Prideful PrinceCamus, Sable KnightChrom, Exalted Prince
30 Arthur, Hapless HeroBarst, The HatchetCamilla, Spring PrincessGray, Wry ComradeJoshua, Tempest KingLaslow, Dancing DuelistLeon, True of HeartLuke, Rowdy SquireMatthew, Faithful SpyNowi, Eternal YouthSeliph, Heir of LightStahl, Viridian Knight
29 Catria, Middle WhitewingMarth, Altean PrinceRobin, High DelivererRobin, Mystery TacticianSharena, Princess of Askr
28 Alm, Hero of ProphecyCamilla, Bewitching BeautyChrom, Spring ExaltCorrin, Fateful PrinceFrederick, Horizon WatcherHawkeye, Desert GuardianLissa, Sprightly ClericMerric, Wind MageMia, Lady of BladesOgma, Loyal BladePalla, Eldest WhitewingRobin, Seaside TacticianSophia, Nabata Prophet
27 Athena, Borderland SwordCain, The BullLucina, Brave PrincessOlivia, Blushing BeautyReinhardt, Thunder's FistRyoma, Peerless Samurai
26 Eirika, Restoration LadyFaye, Devoted HeartHenry, Happy VampireLyn, Lady of the PlainsOscar, Agile HorsemanRoy, Brave LionVirion, Elite Archer
25 Abel, The PantherClarisse, Sniper in the DarkFae, Divine DragonFlorina, Lovely FlierHinoka, Warrior PrincessJaffar, Angel of DeathJagen, Veteran KnightJakob, Devoted ServantKarel, Sword DemonLeo, Sorcerous PrinceLucina, Future WitnessMarth, Enigmatic BladeOdin, Potent ForceRaven, Peerless FighterRoderick, Steady SquireRoy, Young LionShanna, Sprightly FlierTakumi, Wild CardTana, Winged PrincessTitania, Mighty Mercenary
24 Caeda, Talys's HeartCharlotte, Money MaidenClair, Highborn FlierElincia, Lost PrincessEst, Junior WhitewingFir, Sword StudentJeorge, Perfect ShotMathilda, Legendary KnightSakura, Loving PriestessSully, Crimson Knight
23 Eliwood, Knight of LyciaHana, Focused SamuraiLyn, Bride of the PlainsNavarre, Scarlet SwordNinian, Oracle of DestinyPeri, Playful SlayerTharja, Dark Shadow
22 Anna, CommanderCecilia, Etrurian GeneralCelica, Caring PrincessClarine, Refined NobleCordelia, Knight ParagonCorrin, Novice VacationerGaius, Candy StealerInigo, Indigo DancerKagero, Honorable NinjaLachesis, Lionheart's SisterLegion, Masked ManiacLon'qu, Solitary BladeLucina, Spring ExaltRaigh, Dark ChildSetsuna, Absent ArcherWrys, Kindly Priest
21 Azura, Lady of the LakeGenny, Endearing AllyRebecca, WildflowerSerra, Outspoken ClericShigure, Dark Sky Singer
20 Azura, Lady of BalladsKlein, Silver NoblemanLloyd, White WolfMist, Helpful SisterNowi, Eternal WitchOlwen, Blue Mage Knight
19 Caeda, Talys's BrideCordelia, Perfect BrideElise, Budding FlowerGaius, Thief ExposedLilina, Delightful NobleMaria, Minerva's SisterNino, Pious MagePriscilla, Delicate PrincessUrsula, Blue Crow
18 Elise, Tropical FlowerFelicia, Maid MayhemLyn, Brave Lady
17 Arvis, Emperor of FlameJulia, Naga's BloodNiles, Cruel to Be KindSanaki, Begnion's ApostleSoren, Shrewd StrategistTailtiu, Thunder Noble
16 Deirdre, Lady of the ForestLeo, Seashore's PrinceLute, ProdigyMae, Bundle of EnergyOlivia, Festival Dancer
15 Katarina, Wayward OneSonya, Vengeful Mage
14 Innes, Regal StrategicianLinde, Light MageSakura, Gentle Nekomata
13 Delthea, Free SpiritLucius, The Light