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This is a ranking page for the hero Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune 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 Kaden.

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New Year Kaden Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Weapon skill buffs Spd and inflicts a Spd debuff on foe
・Increases damage when Spd is higher than foes
・Inflicts Atk/Def debuffs on foes if a movement-assist skill is used by or used on Kaden

New Year Kaden Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 1 Grants Spd+3. A start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 75%, grants Spd+5 to unit, inflicts Spd-5 on foe, and then, if unit's Spd > foe's Spd, deals damage = 70% of difference between Spd. (Maximum bonus of +7 damage. Works w/ Phantom Spd.)

At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beasts/dragons or if unit is solo, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk+2, and also, if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe during combat and blocks follow-ups.
1 Swap places with an adjacent ally.
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If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Atk/Def-6 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions.
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At start of even-numbered turns, grants Spd +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. )

New Year Kaden Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 46 54 47 29 32 208
Lv.40 +10 46 40 44 29 32 191

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
48 39 43 29 32 191
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
45 42 43 29 32 191
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
45 39 46 29 32 191
+Def
Lv.40 +10
45 39 43 33 32 192
+Res
Lv.40 +10
45 39 43 29 35 191

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 41 49 42 25 28 185
5★ Lv.40 41 35 39 25 28 168
4★ Lv.40 38 33 37 23 25 156

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 23 14 6 6 66
4★ Lv.1 16 18 11 5 5 55

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (23) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (14) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (6) Def Boon ★★★☆☆
Res (6) Res Bane ★★☆☆☆

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

+Spd/-Res

The best IVs for New Year Kaden are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows New Year Kaden to get a ton of follow-up attacks on his foes. It also protects him from hostile follow-up attacks. His Res is of less importance and thus safe to be taken as a bane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Summer Joshua to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. If you prefer relying on skills and support to increase Kaden's Spd, you can go for a +Atk IV instead. This will allow you to focus on one-hitting opponents.

Spd also works well with Refreshed Fang's effects so read through the Strengths and Weaknesses section before deciding to go against this IV!

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
New Year Kaden Icon New Year Kaden
41 35 39 25 28 168
45 41 24 38 19 167
41 33 38 26 19 157

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

New Year Kaden Best Builds

Galeforce New Year KadenHOT

Special Skill IconGaleforce

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune Icon Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune (5★)

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Budget New Year Kaden

Assist Skill IconSwap
Special Skill IconSol
Passive Skill A IconFury 3

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How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune Icon Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune (5★)
Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune Icon Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune (4★)
Sol
Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune Icon Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune (4★)
Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune Icon Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune (5★)

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New Year Kaden Best Weapon Refine

New Year Kaden's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

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New Year Kaden Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

New Year Kaden Roles

Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune 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

New Year Kaden is a close 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.

New Year Kaden Strengths

Acquire Additional Damage by Stacking Spd

Refreshed Fang deals bonus damage if New Year Kaden's Spd is more than his foes. The bonus damage is calculated by 70% of the difference in Spd. This maxes out at +7 damage, but it is pure damage meaning that it cannot be reduced by the foe's stats or color attribute advantage. Additionally, if Kaden is able to get a follow-up attack, this bonus damage is applied again. This means that this effect has a potential of dealing +14 pure damage.

Additionally, this skill grants Kaden +5 Spd and inflicts -5 Spd onto foe if foe's HP ≥ 75% so make sure to choose your targets carefully to make the most out of Kaden's attacks!

This effect is compatible with the Phantom Spd Sacred Seal that treats New Year Kaden as if she has +10 Spd whenever there is a Spd check.

Team gets a Spd boost on Even numbered turns

Kaden's default C skill Even Spd Wave will grant Kaden and adjacent allies Spd +6 on even numbered turns. Since this C skill actually gives the bonus to Kaden and not just his allies, his weapon, Refreshed Fang, can utilize its effects and add to his damage output in said turns.

This helps New Year Kaden stack Spd for Refreshed Fang's damage boosting effects.

Excels as a Support!

On top of Even Spd Wave 3's buffs, New Year Kaden can also inflict debuffs on enemies by using movement-assist skills. He has access to Swap by default, but you can freely change it. This is because Atk/Def Snag 3 inflicts -6 Atk/Def to enemies both near Kaden and the ally whom she uses a movement-assist skill on.

This means that Kaden can both be an attacker and a support unit.

New Year Kaden Weaknesses

Weak to Cavalry Effective Weapons

New Year Kaden takes 1.5x damage from cavalry-effective weapons like Ridersbane or Rauðrwolf+, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take him down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

Weak to Beast Effective Weapons

New Year Kaden takes 1.5x damage from beast-effective weapons like Brave Eliwood's Nini's Ice Lance or Picnic Flora's Sæhrímnir, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take him down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

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Should you Unlock Potential for New Year Kaden?

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We Recommend Unlocking Potential for Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune is very useful as a red beast attacker, so you may find using Unlock Potential on Kaden - Refreshed Kitsune helpful if your team lacks a party member with this role.

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New Year Kaden - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
14 1 Grants Spd+3. A start of combat, if foe's HP ≥ 75%, grants Spd+5 to unit, inflicts Spd-5 on foe, and then, if unit's Spd > foe's Spd, deals damage = 70% of difference between Spd. (Maximum bonus of +7 damage. Works w/ Phantom Spd.)

At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beasts/dragons or if unit is solo, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk+2, and also, if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe during combat and blocks follow-ups.
5★
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 4★
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 4★
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, 4★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Swap places with an adjacent ally. 4★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Atk/Def-6 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions. 4★
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions. 4★
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot etc.) is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Atk/Def-2 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of both unit and target through their next actions. 4★
At start of even-numbered turns, grants Spd +2 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 4★
At start of even-numbered turns, grants Spd +4 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 4★
At start of even-numbered turns, grants Spd +6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent. ) 5★

New Year Kaden as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★★★☆☆

Inheriting Atk/Def Snag 3

New Year Kaden can be used to inherit the skill Atk/Def Snag 3. Please consider that New Year Kaden is a special hero whom you can only get from specific banners. Please think carerfully before fodderring him off!

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

How to Get New Year Kaden

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

New Year Kaden 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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Starts:01/01/2021
Ends:02/01/2021

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Max Mittelman
Illustrator Yakiniku
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Illustration

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