Fire Emblem Heroes Peony Guide – Build Recommendations & Analysis

Fire Emblem Heroes Book 4 arrives today and with it comes a slew of new original characters. In the past we’ve been given Fjorm and Eir, this time around the freebie comes in the form of Peony, Sweet Dream. She’s a blue tome flier with the Light mythic boost. But are her stats and abilities any good? Does she need lots of inherited skills for a good build? Our FEH Peony guide will help you out!

Peony Five Star Level 40 Stats

While the Dancer class always has sub-par stats, Peony’s speed isn’t all that bad. At 36, this places her among the top 75 units in the game. The current closest comparison is Legendary Azura, another dancer. They obviously sport different skills and weapon, but Peony’s raw stats are also an improvement. In total, Peony has six more base stats (+5/+1/+1/-1/0) with most of that being in the health department.

  • HP 38
  • ATK 31
  • SPD 36
  • DEF 16
  • RES 24

Overall BST: 145

Peony Skill Breakdown

As you can see, Peony’s raw skill numbers aren’t that great. Most players look for a BST above 172. As such, the only real reason to use Peony is her skills. Both Flower of Joy and Gentle Dream provide buffs to all allies in any cardinal direction whenever they’re used. Fortify Res 4 is a brand new addition to the game and will undoubtedly be an upgrade you want on your best units utilizing the skill.

In short, she’s a good support unit that provides buffs in a wide range, making her better than many of the dancers out there right now. She’s also good inheritance fodder with Fortify Res 4 being the new gold standard for that skill.

  • Weapon – Flower of Joy: Grants Res +3. Grants Atk/Spd +3 to any ally in a cardinal direction from unit during that ally’s combat. Non-inheritable skill.
  • Support – Gentle Dream: 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 Peony): “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)
  • Special – None: N/A. We recommend giving her Moonbow.
  • A Skill – B Duel Flying 3: Grants HP +5. If unit is 5-stars and level 40 and unit’s stats total less than 170, treats unit’s stats as 170 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stats total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills). Flying only.
  • B Skill – Aerobatics 3: Unit can move to a space adjacent to any infantry, armored, or cavalry ally within 2 spaces.
  • C Skill – Fortify Res 4: At start of turn, grants Res +7 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. Inheritable by all units.

Honestly for a casual player, this is already a pretty good build. The whole B Duel Flying 3 skill doesn’t do a ton unless you’re a very serious Arena player, so overall that can be replaced if you’d rather have something more flexible. Then again, if you’re a really serious Arena player, you probably aren’t using any character with a BST lower than 172. Otherwise, Peony is very mobile and she can temporarily offer that skill to other allies for moves that would otherwise be impossible.

For her Special we recommend the normal Moonbow which resolves combat as if the foe suffered Def/Res -30%.

Peony’s Lore

Here’s the lore behind Peony from the Fire Emblem Heroes website.

Peony is a light elf from Ljósálfheimr, a wondrous land of dreams that only those with pure hearts can see!

Upbeat and cheerful, Peony is blessed with the power to bring people sweet dreams. And speaking of dreams, she wants nothing more than to use her gift to make the world a happier place!

However, misfortune has come to the realm of dreams, now that forces from Dökkálfheimr, the realm of nightmares, have invaded! (How dare those monsters try to stop Peony from making people happy!)

I stepped in to try to help Peony…but you know, I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve forgotten something important. Hm… I wonder what it could be?

Peony’s Artwork

Peony’s official assets, once again courtesy of the Fire Emblem Heroes website.

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Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He can't seem to quit games as a service or looter shooters — unfortunate news for his backlog, really. Can't get enough game art, soundtracks, or space games.

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