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This is a ranking page for the hero Alfonse - Askran Duo 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 Alfonse.

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New Year Alfonse Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.9/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) SS
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Alfonse - Askran Duo: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・A Duo Hero with a Duo Skill
・All stats raise when special is ready to trigger
・Can counterattack foes at any range

New Year Alfonse Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of combat, if Special is ready, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
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Cooldown = 3
Boosts damage by 50% of unit's Def. Restores HP = 25% of damage dealt.
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Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker.
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If Special triggers before or during combat, grants Special cooldown count -2 after combat.
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At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+5 for 1 turn.

New Year Alfonse's Duo Skill Effect

Duo Skill
Grants Special cooldown count-2 to unit and infantry allies within 3 rows and 3 columns centered on unit.
(Duo Skills can be used once per map by tapping the Duo button. Duo Skills cannot be used by units deployed using Pair Up.)

Standard Effect 1

Duel
If unit is 5★ and level 40 and unit's stats total less than 185, treats unit's stats as 185 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.)

New Year Alfonse 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 56 21 39 34 198
Lv.40 +10 46 43 21 39 35 184

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
48 42 21 39 34 184
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
45 46 21 39 34 185
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
45 42 25 39 34 185
+Def
Lv.40 +10
45 42 21 43 34 185
+Res
Lv.40 +10
45 42 21 39 37 184

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 52 17 35 30 175
5★ Lv.40 41 38 17 35 30 161

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 19 22 7 5 8 61

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (19) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (22) Attack Boon ★★★★☆
Spd (7) Spd Boon ★☆☆☆☆
Def (5) Def Boon ★★★★★
Res (8) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

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

+Def/-Spd

NY! Alfonse's best IVs are +Def and -Spd. With his superboon in Def, Alfonse gains Def+4, further increasing his tanking ability. With his low Spd stat, it is the ideal dump stat.

Since Atk is also a superboon, +Atk is a good IV as well. Since the power of each attack will increase significantly, it will become even easier to take down foes.

+Atk if you want a +10 merge

When merging to NY! Alfonse to +10, +Atk is the best IV. With a +10 merge, superboon in Atk, and his exclusive weapon, Alfonse's Atk reaches 60, allowing him to take down almost any enemy. However, if you really want to focus on tanking, +Def is also a good IV here.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 39 28 19 36 162
42 35 31 21 33 162
New Year Alfonse Icon New Year Alfonse
41 38 17 35 30 161
38 37 33 20 23 151
33 36 34 13 31 147

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

New Year Alfonse Best Builds

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Def
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Spd

Budget New Year Alfonse

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a low cost build for NY! Alfonse. With Def/Res Bond as a seal, Alfonse's ability to tank enemy attacks increases. Using the duo skill on the first turn will allow his special Open the Future ready to use, which will trigger the effect of Imbued Koma.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Alfonse - Askran Duo Icon Alfonse - Askran Duo (5★)
Alfonse - Askran Duo Icon Alfonse - Askran Duo (5★)
Alfonse - Askran Duo Icon Alfonse - Askran Duo (5★)
Alfonse - Askran Duo Icon Alfonse - Askran Duo (5★)
Alfonse - Askran Duo Icon Alfonse - Askran Duo (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Atk
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HP

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New Year Alfonse Best Weapon Refine

NY! Alfonse'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 Alfonse Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

New Year Alfonse Roles

Alfonse - Askran Duo Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged Magic ImageRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic 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 Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

NY! Alfonse is a ranged magic attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Res stat.

Duo Skill Usable in Arenas

NY! Alfonse's Duo Skill raises his arena score, in addition to unleashing a powerful battle effect. Duo Heroes have a Duo Skill which can be used once per map. Additionally, his Duel effect treats his stats as 185 in Arena modes, giving him a huge advantage over many other heroes.

The effect of Alfonse's Duo Skill is shown below

Alfonse Duo Skill.png

Grants Special cooldown count-2 to unit and infantry allies within 3 rows and 3 columns centered on unit.
(Duo Skills can be used once per map by tapping the Duo button. Duo Skills cannot be used by units deployed using Pair Up.)

Standard Effect 1: Duel
If unit is 5★ and level 40 and unit's stats total less than 185, treats unit's stats as 185 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.)

New Year Alfonse Strengths

Special is ready to trigger from the first turn

NY! Alfonse's special Open the Future has the effects of Bonfire, but also restores HP. Additionally, his exclusive weapon Imbued Koma gives cooldown -1, so by activating his Duo Skill, his Special will be ready to use from the very first turn.

Exclusive special that can be triggered in succession

Special Spiral is a powerful skill that gives special cooldown count -2 after triggering a special. This skill will allow him to use his powerful special Open the Future in succession, making it a great addition to his skillset.

Bonus to all stats when special is ready

NY! Alfonse's exclusve weapon Imbued Koma grants special cooldown -1, gives a +5 bonus to all stats and prevents enemy follow-ups when his special is ready. This is very synergetic with Special Spiral, and since it also blocks guaranteed follow-ups, Duo Alfonse is both a powerful attacker and defender.

Can counterattack at any range

NY! Alfonse's A skill Close Counter means that he can counterattack foes from any range. Since this means he can counterattack close range foes, he does not have to worry about range when defending from an enemy attack.

New Year Alfonse Weaknesses

Weak when Special is not ready

The effect of Imbued Koma that grants +5 to all stats and prevents enemy follow-up attacks are only active when Alfonse's special is ready. When his special cannot trigger, Alfonse's low Spd stat means he will take a follow-up attack and be KO'd. Be sure that Alfonse is ready to trigger a special before going into combat to avoid getting wiped out.

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Alfonse - Askran Duo Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Alfonse - Askran Duo only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Alfonse - Askran Duo if a 4 Star version is released!

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New Year Alfonse - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 No Effect 5★
6 2 No Effect 5★
9 2 No Effect 5★
14 2 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of combat, if Special is ready, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat and foe cannot make a 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 Def. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit’s Def. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Boosts damage by 50% of unit's Def. Restores HP = 25% of damage dealt. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker. 5★
If unit initiates combat and unit’s Special triggers before or during combat, grants Special cooldown count -1 after combat. 5★
If Special triggers before or during combat, grants Special cooldown count -1 after combat. 5★
If Special triggers before or during combat, grants Special cooldown count -2 after combat. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+3 for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+4 for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+5 for 1 turn. 5★

New Year Alfonse as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Special Spiral and Close Counter

NY! Alfonse can be used to inherit both Special Spiral and Close Counter. However, as he 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 Alfonse

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

New Year Alfonse 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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Alfonse - Askran Duo Icon New Year Alfonse

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

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(English)
Ray Chase
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