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This is a ranking page for the hero Alm - Lovebird 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 Valentine's Alm.

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Valentine's Alm Rating and Basic Information

FEH Valentine

Overall Rating 9.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) SS
(▶Reroll Ranking)
Ranking (including Inherit Skill) SS
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Alm - Lovebird Duo: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? A Duo hero with an additional skill
・Gains bonus to Atk equal to 25% of foe's Def
・Very powerful exclusive Special Skill

Valentine's Alm Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
16 1 Grants Spd +3. At start of combat, if a bonus granted by a skill like Rally or Hone is active on unit, or if unit's HP ≥ 70% at start of combat, grants bonus to unit's Atk = 25% of foe’s Def and inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk = 25% of foe’s Res during combat.
-
Cooldown = 2
Treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 20% during combat. Boosts damage by 20% of unit’s Spd.
-
Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = current bonus on each of unit’s stats. Calculates each stat bonus independently.
-
Inflicts Atk/Spd-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
-
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res +6 to unit for 1 turn.

Valentine's Alm's Duo Skill Effect

Duo Skill
Restores 30 HP, neutralizes【Penalty】, and grants Atk/Spd+6 to unit and allies within 5 rows and 5 columns centered on unit for 1 turn.
【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through its next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
(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.)

Valentine's Alm Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 45 56 48 36 29 214
Lv.40 +10 45 40 45 36 29 195

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
47 39 44 36 29 195
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
44 42 44 36 29 195
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
44 39 48 36 29 196
+Def
Lv.40 +10
44 39 44 39 29 195
+Res
Lv.40 +10
44 39 44 36 33 196

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 51 43 32 25 191
5★ Lv.40 40 35 40 32 25 172

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 27 13 6 6 70

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (27) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (13) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (6) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (6) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

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

+Spd/-Res

V!Alm's best IVs are +Spd and -Res. With a Spd asset, Alm gains Spd+4, allowing him to gain a follow-up attack against most foes. On the other hand, since he has a superboon in HP, we recommend -Res for his flaw.

+Atk for a +10 Merge

If you are planning on merging Alm to +10, we recommend +Atk. At +10 merges, his Spd will reach 47, which is already pretty insane, so instead focus on upping the damage he can deal with each attack. If you really want to be sure he can get a follow-up attack, +Spd is still a solid option.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
40 40 35 36 25 176
40 39 36 28 30 173
42 35 36 33 27 173
47 37 36 30 22 172
Valentine Valentine's Alm
40 35 40 32 25 172
43 37 37 28 23 168
41 39 30 37 21 168

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

Valentine's Alm Best Builds

Desperation Valentine's AlmHOT

Passive Skill A IconFury 4
+
Atk
-
Res

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Alm - Lovebird Duo Icon Alm - Lovebird Duo (5★)
Alm - Lovebird Duo Icon Alm - Lovebird Duo (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Null Follow Valentine's Alm

Special Skill IconGaleforce

See Explanation and Source Heroes

Budget Valentine's Alm

Source Heroes for All Skills

Valentine's Alm Best Weapon Refine

Valentine's Alm's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

About the Weapon Refinery

Valentine's Alm Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Valentine's Alm Roles

Alm - Lovebird Duo 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 Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

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

Duo Skill Usable in Arenas

Valentine's Alm's Duo Skill raises his arena score, in addition to granting him 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 Valentine's Alm's Duo Skill is shown below

V!Alm Duo Skill

Restores 30 HP, neutralizes【Penalty】, and grants Atk/Spd+6 to unit and allies within 5 rows and 5 columns centered on unit for 1 turn.

【Penalty】

All effects that last on foe through its next action. Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).

(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.)

Valentine's Alm Strengths

Weapon skill is very powerful with an active bonus

When V!Alm's HP is above 70% or when a skill like Rally or Hone is active on him, his exclusive weapon Scepter of Love will cause Alm's Atk to increase the higher the foe's Def is, and the foe's Atk will also decrease more the higher that foe's Res is. This weapon skill is powerful in its duel ability to raise the damage Alm inflicts while lowering the amount he takes.

Excellent default skill set

V!Alm's default skills are all very good. Rouse Spd/Res gives him a bonus at the start of a turn while Bonus Doubler will increase that amount, and during combat, Lull Atk/Spd will inflict an Atk/Spd penalty on the foe and neutralize their bonuses to Atk/Spd. Top this off with the fact that his exclusive special skill Lunar Flash is a quick and powerful special, and you have a very strong unit with a great set of base skills.

Access to a Duo Skill

More information on this skill is coming soon.

Valentine's Alm Weaknesses

Weak to magic attackers

V!Alm has a low Res stat, so he will take massive damage from both tome users and manaketes. Keep out of reach from these foes and avoid ketting hit by this type of unit.

Should you Unlock Potential for Valentine's Alm?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? Cannot Unlock Potential

Alm - Lovebird Duo Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

Unlock Potential Tier List

Valentine's Alm - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 5★
8 1 No Effect 5★
11 1 No Effect 5★
16 1 Grants Spd +3. At start of combat, if a bonus granted by a skill like Rally or Hone is active on unit, or if unit's HP ≥ 70% at start of combat, grants bonus to unit's Atk = 25% of foe’s Def and inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk = 25% of foe’s Res during combat. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 30% during combat. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 2) Treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 20% during combat. Boosts damage by 20% of unit’s Spd. 5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = 50% of current bonus on each of unit’s stats. Calculates each stat bonus independently. 5★
Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = 75% of current bonus on each of unit’s stats. Calculates each stat bonus independently. 5★
Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = current bonus on each of unit’s stats. Calculates each stat bonus independently. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Spd-1 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Spd-2 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
Inflicts Atk/Spd-3 on foe and neutralizes foe's bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res +2 to unit for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res +4 to unit for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res +6 to unit for 1 turn. 5★

Valentine's Alm as a Source Hero

Valentine

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Bonus Doubler, Lull Atk/Spd, or Rouse Spd/Res

V!Alm can be used to inherit the skills Bonus Doubler, Lull Atk/Spd, and Rouse Spd/Res. These are all very good skills, but since he is a rare special hero, think carefully about your decision before foddering him off.

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    How to Get Valentine's Alm

    Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

    Valentine's Alm is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Special Heroes Summoning Event. They do not appear in regular summons.

    Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

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    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Kyle McCarley
    Illustrator Tsukii
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