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This is a ranking page for the hero Peony - Álfar Dream 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 Peony.

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New Year Peony Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 9.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) SS
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Peony - Álfar Dream Duo: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Her Duo Skill refreshes allies and a buff and a movement perk
・Belongs to a rare unit type of green tome fliers
・Possesses a long range Atk buff for allies

New Year Peony Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 Grants Spd+3. Grants Atk+6 to any ally in cardinal directions of unit during that ally's combat.
1 Grants another action to target ally. Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3 and the following status to target ally and allies in cardinal directions of unit and target (excluding unit): "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces." (That turn only. Cannot target an ally with Sing or Dance. This skill treated as Sing or Dance.)
-
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+7 to unit and neutralizes unit's penalties to Atk/Spd during combat.
-
If Sing or Dance is used, inflicts Res-7 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of unit through their next actions.
-
Grants Atk+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk+4 to unit during combat.

New Year Peony's Duo Skill Effect

Duo Skill
Grants another action, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3, and the "unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces" status to adjacent ally with the highest HP for 1 turn. (Allies with Sing or Dance can be granted this effect as well. If multiple units meet the conditions, effect will not trigger.)
(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 Peony 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 53 48 20 27 193
Lv.40 +10 45 39 45 20 27 176

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
47 38 44 20 27 176
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
44 41 44 20 27 176
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
44 38 48 20 27 177
+Def
Lv.40 +10
44 38 44 23 27 176
+Res
Lv.40 +10
44 38 44 20 31 177

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 48 43 16 23 170
5★ Lv.40 40 34 40 16 23 153

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 16 20 13 3 4 56

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (16) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (20) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (13) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (3) Def Bane ★★☆☆☆
Res (4) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

◯ = 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 Peony are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows New Year Peony to both score more follow-up attacks and avoid taking hostile follow-up attacks. Being a refresher-assist unit, she won't be attacking most of the time so just having enough Spd to prevent taking follow-up attacks is enough.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging New Year Peony to 10. This is for the same reasons as above. At this point with Bond of the Álfar, she reaches 51 Spd so she can definitely become a reliable seconary offensive unit if you are in need of one.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
New Year Peony Icon New Year Peony
40 34 40 16 23 153
37 38 35 16 26 152
38 30 33 23 28 152
41 40 18 16 37 152
38 37 38 16 22 151
38 34 21 27 25 145
38 31 36 16 24 145
36 34 36 16 22 144
34 28 33 18 27 140
37 28 33 22 20 140
36 33 29 17 25 140
34 31 29 21 24 139
33 34 20 18 34 139
33 30 35 17 24 139

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

New Year Peony Best Builds

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Special Skill IconMoonbow

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How to Use, Explanation

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)

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Budget New Year Peony

Special Skill IconMoonbow

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How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon Peony - Álfar Dream Duo (5★)

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New Year Peony Best Weapon Refine

New Year Peony's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

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

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New Year Peony Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

New Year Peony Roles

Peony - Álfar Dream 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 No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

New Year Peony is a ranged magic attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage she deals will be equivalent to her Atk minus the foe's Res stat.

Duo Skill Usable in Arena

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

The effect of New Year Peony's Duo Skill is shown below

New Year Peony Duo Skill Animation

Her Duo Skill grants the following to a qualified ally:

  1. Refreshes them, granting another action.
  2. +3 Atk/Spd/Def/Res
  3. The following status—"unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces"

You can read the in-game text for New Year Peony's Duo Skill and the duel component in this section!

New Year Peony Strengths

Extremely powerful refresher skill

New Year Peony's exclsuive skill Gentle Dream buffs an ally while simultaneously granting them another action. Allies who have been granted additional movement, as well as all allies in cardinal directions of both Peony and the ally who gained extra movement, will gain +3 to all stats and be able to move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces. In addition to being a useful refresher skill, it buffs all allies and grants more mobility, making it one of the best support skills available.

The qualities of this skill make New Year Peony a great Aether Raids defense unit because it can cause raiders that do not plan an attack to make costly mistakes.

Refreshes her allies' actions and debuffs enemies simultaneously

When New Year Peony uses Gentle Dream on an ally, her B skill, Res Cantrip 3 gets triggered and it inflicts [red]-7 Res/red] to the nearest foes within 4 spaces of unit. This gives great advantage for Peony and her team as this will help her magical allies to deal more damage to affected enemies.

Take note that Res Cantrip will not activate when using Peony's Duo Skill

Possesses the ability to refresh dancers!

Refresher skills like Dance and Gentle Dream cannot refresh units that have refresher skills currently equipped. However, Peony's Duo Skill can! This can make for some interesting strategies that you can run with New Year Peony's kit.

Take note that her Duo Skill also provides +3 to all stats and the ability to warp to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces. You can take advantage of this extra power and mobility by taking out a priority unit!

Buffs allies in cardinal directions

New Year Peony's exclusive weapon Bond of the Álfar will grant +6 to the Atk of allies within cardinal directions of her. As long as the ally is in one of her cardinal directions, the amount of spaces away they are does not matter, allowing her to buff all allies from a safe distance. This buff also stacks with the effects of Gentle Dream, so she can grant massive bonuses to all allies while giving them extra movement and mobility.

New Year Peony Weaknesses

Aether Raids buildings that disable Duo Skills

Duo's Hindrance is a structure in Aether Raids that prevents Duo Heroes from activating their Duo Skills from turns 1 to 3. This is a major strategic hindrance so make sure to take it out if your strategy needs you to do so. Bring in a ranged unit with high mobility like Reinhardt or Veronica in your team so that you can easily take out buildings that counter your team.

You can also bring Reginn as her extremely good mobility through Canto 3 allows her to take out a building and then retreat to safety thereafter.

Weak to bows

As a flying unit, New Year Peony takes 1.5x damage from bows and weapons effective on flying units. Be sure to keep them out of the range of archers and leave them to other units.

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Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

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

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New Year Peony - 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 Grants Spd+3. Grants Atk+6 to any ally in cardinal directions of unit during that ally's combat. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Enables target to take another action. Cannot be used on units with Sing or Dance. 5★
1 Grants another action to target ally. Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+3 and the following status to target ally and allies in cardinal directions of unit and target (excluding unit): "Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces." (That turn only. Cannot target an ally with Sing or Dance. This skill treated as Sing or Dance.) 5★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+3 during combat. 5★
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat. 5★
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat. 5★
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+7 to unit and neutralizes unit's penalties to Atk/Spd during combat. 5★
If Sing or Dance is used, inflicts Res-7 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of unit through their next actions. 5★
If Sing or Dance is used, inflicts Res-5 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of unit through their next actions. 5★
If Sing or Dance is used, inflicts Res-3 on nearest foes within 4 spaces of unit through their next actions. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Atk +2 during combat. 5★
Grants Atk+4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk+4 to unit during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk +2 during combat. 5★
Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk +3 during combat. 5★

New Year Peony as a Source Hero

New Year Peony Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Res Cantrip 3, Atk/Spd Bond 4 or Joint Drive Atk

New Year Peony can be used to inherit Res Cantrip 3, Atk/Spd Bond 4 or Joint Drive Spd. However, New Year Peony is a very useful special hero that you can only obtain from specific banners. Please think very carefully before fodderring her off.

If you are able to inherit Atk/Spd Bond 3 from another unit, you can inherit Atk/Spd Bond 4, and another skill of choice.

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

How to Get New Year Peony

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

New Year Peony 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
New Year: ω Special Heroes Banner
New Year: ω Special Heroes
Special Heroes Summon
Peony - Álfar Dream Duo Icon New Year Peony

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

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Ryan Bartley + Lexi Klein
Illustrator Kippu
Appears In

Illustration

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