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This is a ranking page for the hero Lethe - New Year's Claw 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 New Year Lethe.

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New Year Lethe Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) S
(▶Reroll Ranking)
Ranking (including Inherit Skill) S
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Lethe - New Year's Claw: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon becomes more powerful when foe's Spd is lower than her's
・Gains a boost to her stats when not adjacent to another ally
・Cast a penalty on foe's Def and Spd during combat

New Year Lethe Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 Grants Spd+3. If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, deals damage = 70% of difference between stats. (Max. +7 damage.) If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area Specials by % = dif. between stats × 4 (max 40%) .
At start of turn, if adjacent to only beast/dragon allies or not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If transformed, grants Atk+2. If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe in combat and foe cannot follow-up attack.
-
Cooldown = 2
Boosts damage dealt by 50%.
-
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +6 during combat.
-
Inflicts Spd/Def-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

New Year Lethe Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 48 53 45 31 22 199
Lv.40 +10 46 40 46 31 22 185

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
48 39 45 31 22 185
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
45 42 45 31 22 185
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
45 39 49 31 22 186
+Def
Lv.40 +10
45 39 45 34 22 185
+Res
Lv.40 +10
45 39 45 31 25 185

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 49 44 27 18 179
5★ Lv.40 41 35 41 27 18 162

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 23 14 5 5 64

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (11) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (5) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (5) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

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

+Spd/-HP

NY! Lethe's best IVs are +Spd and -HP. With her superboon in Spd, Lethe gains Spd+4, further increasing the utility of Guardian Fang. As HP is a lower priority, it can safely be taken as her bane.

+Spd if you want a +10 merge

When merging to NY! Lethe to +10, +Spd is still the best IV. With a +10 merge and superboon in Spd, Lethe's Spd reaches 49, making her capable of gaining a follow-up attack on most foes. However, if you really want to focus on damage output, +Atk is also a good IV here.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
48 41 24 43 20 176
40 35 41 31 25 172
40 38 44 24 22 168
New Year Lethe Icon New Year Lethe
41 35 41 27 18 162
40 30 37 33 17 157
40 35 33 32 17 157
38 32 36 25 25 156

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

New Year Lethe Best Builds

Desperate Push New Year LetheHOT

Special Skill IconAether
+
Spd
-
HP

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a set that maximizes Lethe's attack power. With Atk/Spd Push, she deals damage to herself and makes it easier to trigger Desperation and Brazen. The main objective is to take out enemies while initiating combat, then safely getting away from the danger area.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Lethe - New Year Lethe - New Year's Claw (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget New Year Lethe

Special Skill IconGlimmer

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a low cost build for NY! Lethe. Guardian Fang's effect is better with a larger gap between the foe's Spd and Lethe's, so Atk/Spd Solo and Threaten Spd can be used to widen the gap and increase her effectiveness.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Lethe - New Year Lethe - New Year's Claw (5★)
Lethe - New Year Lethe - New Year's Claw (5★)
Lethe - New Year Lethe - New Year's Claw (5★)
Lethe - New Year Lethe - New Year's Claw (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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New Year Lethe Best Weapon Refine

NY! Lethe's exclusive weapon cannot currently be refined! This section will be updated if it becomes refineable in the future.

About the Weapon Refinery

New Year Lethe Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

New Year Lethe Roles

Lethe - New Year's Claw Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
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

NY! Lethe is a close physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

New Year Lethe Strengths

Exclusive weapon gets stronger with a higher Spd gap

NY! Lethe's exclusive weapon Guardian Fang increases damage in combat when her Spd exceeds that of the foe, in addition to decreasing the damage taken from foes. This effect is very powerful against foes with low Spd, and it also reduces the damage taken from area-damaging specials, meaning that Lethe is not easily taken down by these types of specials.

Stats increase when not adjacent to any allies

NY! Lethe's A skill Atk/Spd Solo allows her to get Atk/Spd+6 when not adjacent to another ally. This effect can easily be gained by moving away from allies and attacking, greating increasing her offensive capability.

Can lower the Spd/Def of foes during combat

NY! Lethe's B skill Lull Spd/Def 3 will nullify enemy bonuses on Spd/Def and add on Spd/Def-3 during combat. In addition to cancelling the effects of skills like Def Tactic, these foes will be easier to gain a follow-up attack on, making this a very useful and powerful skill.

New Year Lethe Weak Points

Weak to beast-effective weapons

As a beast unit, NY! Lethe will take 1.5x damage from units like Brave Eliwood who wield beast-effective weapons. To make the most of NY! Lethe, you must be cautious of certain types of weapons.

Should you Unlock Potential for New Year Lethe?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? Cannot Unlock Potential

Lethe - New Year's Claw Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Lethe - New Year's Claw only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Lethe - New Year's Claw if a 4 Star version is released!

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New Year Lethe - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 1 At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk+2, and if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe during combat 5★
6 1 At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk+2, and if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe during combat 5★
9 1 At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, unit can move 1 extra space. (That turn only. Does not stack.) If unit transforms, 5★
14 1 Grants Spd+3. If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, deals damage = 70% of difference between stats. (Max. +7 damage.) If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area Specials by % = dif. between stats × 4 (max 40%) .
At start of turn, if adjacent to only beast/dragon allies or not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If transformed, grants Atk+2. If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe in combat and foe cannot follow-up attack.
5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Boosts damage dealt by 50%. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +2 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +4 during combat. 5★
If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +6 during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Def-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Def-2 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Spd/Def-1 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★

New Year Lethe as a Source Hero

New Year Lethe Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Atk/Spd Solo

NY! Lethe can be used to inherit Atk/Spd Solo. However, as she is a very powerful and rare Special Hero, we recommend building one before foddering any extras off.

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Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

New Year Lethe is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Special Heroes Summoning Event. They do not appear in regular summons.

Event Name Focus
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Special Heroes Summon
Lethe - New Year New Year Lethe

Starts:01/01/2021
Ends:02/01/2021

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Kirsten Day
Illustrator kaya8
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