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This is a ranking page for the hero Selkie - New Year's Spirit 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 Selkie.

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New Year Selkie Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Selkie - New Year's Spirit: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon becomes stronger when foe's Res stat is lower than her's
・Can counterattack magic attacks at any range
・Inflicts a penalty on nearby foes

New Year Selkie Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 Acc. Special trigger (CD-1). If Res > foe's Res, deals damage = 70% of diff. between stats. (Max +7 damage.)If Res > foe's Res, reduces damage from attacks in combat & from area Specials by percentage = diff. between stats × 4 (max 40%).
At start of turn, if adjacent to only beast/dragon allies/not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If transformed, grants Atk+2, and if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe in combat & foe cannot follow-up attack.
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Cooldown = 3
Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res.
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If magic, staff, or dragonstone foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat and unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range.
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At start of turn, if any foe's Res ≤ unit’s Res-3 and that foe is adjacent to another foe, inflicts Spd-7 on that foe through its next action.
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At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Res +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. )

New Year Selkie Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 43 49 43 20 44 199
Lv.40 +10 40 35 44 20 45 184

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
43 35 43 20 44 185
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
39 38 43 20 44 184
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
39 35 46 20 44 184
+Def
Lv.40 +10
39 35 43 23 44 184
+Res
Lv.40 +10
39 35 43 20 48 185

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 35 45 39 16 40 175
5★ Lv.40 35 31 39 16 40 161

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 16 21 11 3 10 61

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (16) HP Superboon ★★☆☆☆
Atk (21) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (11) No Spd IV ★★★★☆
Def (3) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (10) Res Boon ★★★★★

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

+Res/-HP

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

+Res if you want a +10 merge

When merging to NY! Selkie to +10, +Res is still the best IV. With a +10 merge and superboon in Res, Selkie's Res reaches 48, allowing her to be capable of tanking almost any magic attack. 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
47 37 23 37 30 174
40 35 37 33 23 168
New Year Selkie Icon New Year Selkie
35 31 39 16 40 161

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

New Year Selkie Best Builds

Res Tank New Year SelkieHOT

Special Skill IconIceberg
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Res
-
HP

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build maximizes NY! Selkie's ability to tank enemy magic attacks. While lowering enemy stats via penalties, Selkie gains a Spd and Res buff when the foe initiates combat. As a colorless unit, Selkie should be effective against any color magic attacker.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget New Year Selkie

Special Skill IconIceberg

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How to Use, Explanation

This is a low cost build for NY! Selkie. With Even/Odd Wave on her C and Seal slots, her Res will always be increased by 6, and her allies also receive this bonus. With her A skill, she can counterattack any magic attacker, so these bonuses contribute to her ability to tank magic attacks.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)
Selkie - New Year Selkie - New Year's Spirit (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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New Year Selkie Best Weapon Refine

NY! Selkie'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 Selkie Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

New Year Selkie Roles

Selkie - New Year's Spirit Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic Wall ImageMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill 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! Selkie 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 Selkie Strengths

Exclusive weapon gets stronger with a higher Res gap

NY! Selkie's exclusive weapon New Foxkit Fang increases damage in combat when her Res exceeds that of the foe in addition to decreasing the damage taken from foes. This effect is very powerful against foes with low Res, and it also reduces the damage taken from area-damaging specials, meaning that Selkie does well against foes like Ophelia with area-damaging specials.

Can counterattack any magic attack

NY! Selkie's A skill Distant Ward allows her to counterattack a magic attack regardless of range. Additionally, she gainst Atk/Res+5 when a magic foe initiates combat, making her exceptional at tanking and countering magic attackers.

Can cast a penalty on foes standing adjacent to eachother

Selkie's B Skill Sabotage Spd will cast a Spd penalty on foes that are adjacent to another foe and have a Res stat that is 3 or lower than Selkie's. This skill works well when foes are grouped together in a map, and will allow Selkie and her allies to score more follow-up attacks.

New Year Selkie Weak Points

Weak to physical attacks

NY! Selkie has a low Def stat, so she will take heavy damage from physical foes. In particular, a Brave weapon can take Selkie down before she even gets a change to counterattack, so you need to watch out for the type of weapon your opponent is using.

Weak to beast-effective weapons

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

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Selkie - New Year's Spirit Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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New Year Selkie - 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 Acc. Special trigger (CD-1). If Res > foe's Res, deals damage = 70% of diff. between stats. (Max +7 damage.)If Res > foe's Res, reduces damage from attacks in combat & from area Specials by percentage = diff. between stats × 4 (max 40%).
At start of turn, if adjacent to only beast/dragon allies/not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If transformed, grants Atk+2, and if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe in combat & 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 = 4) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Res. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If magic, staff, or dragonstone foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat and unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range. 5★
At start of turn, if any foe's Res ≤ unit’s Res-3 and that foe is adjacent to another foe, inflicts Spd-3 on that foe through its next action. 5★
At start of turn, if any foe's Res ≤ unit’s Res-3 and that foe is adjacent to another foe, inflicts Spd-5 on that foe through its next action. 5★
At start of turn, if any foe's Res ≤ unit’s Res-3 and that foe is adjacent to another foe, inflicts Spd-7 on that foe through its next action. 5★
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Res +2 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Res +4 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★
At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Res +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★

New Year Selkie as a Source Hero

New Year Selkie Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Distant Ward

NY! Selkie can be used to inherit Distant Ward. However, as she is a very powerful and rare Special Hero, we recommend building one before foddering any extras off.

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How to Get New Year Selkie / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get New Year Selkie

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

New Year Selkie 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
Selkie - New Year New Year Selkie

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Lexi Klein
Illustrator Enkyo Yuichiro
Appears In

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1 Anonymousabout 1 year

NY Selkie's specials are "What a Fun New Year!" "Happy New Ears!" "Did YOU eat my Mochi!? "Let's Play! Let's Play!"

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