Peony is a character from Fire Emblem Heroes and the lead character of Book IV.
She is a Ljósálfar, a resident of Ljósálfheimr, the realm of dreams.
Peony Is a ljosalfar from Ljósálfheimr responsible for delivering good dreams to children. As a child, she, her sister, Sharena, and other children would often play together in the land of dreams. She comes to the the Order of Heroes to aid her in battling the Dökkálfheimr and help Freyr.
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Originally a human girl, she and her friends would often play together in the land of dreams and dream of becoming heroes. She became especially close to Sharena to the point they would often switch places with each other in the real world, eventually reaching such an extent that the two of them no longer knew the difference between each other. Before meeting Freyr, Peony and her older sister were badly mistreated by their father who barely fed them, made them dress in rags and did not allow them inside their house even in winter. Her older sister did her best to protect her, and at some point she murdered their evil father. She was found and made into a ljosalfar by Freyr some time later.After becoming a ljosalfar she lost most of her memories as a human, including that of her sister and her friendship with Sharena. Over the course of Book IV she slowly regains these memories and informs Sharena that she drank the Dream Nectar intended for her as well as her own so that Sharena wouldn't become an alfar. However, as she and Sharena often switched places with each, neither can remember which was the "original" Sharena. Peony tells Sharena that they share each other's memories and emotions, so it doesn't matter who the original was as they are both the "real" Sharena.
Peony is a sweet, kind-hearted ljósálfar who enjoys giving humans pleasant, happy dreams. She dislikes the fact that as humans grow older, they lose the ability to form dreams, but is particularly fond of children as a result due to their purity of mind and innocence.
- Sweet Dream
- A ljósálfar from Ljósálfheimr, the realm of dreams. Delivers pleasant dreams to mortals. Both sincere and positive, she enjoys playing with children.
| Flower of Joy|
|Flower of Joy||-||-|
|A||Blue Duel Flying 1||-||-|
|Blue Duel Flying 2||Blue Duel Flying 1||-|
|Blue Duel Flying 3||Blue Duel Flying 2|
|Aerobatics 2||Aerobatics 1||-|
|Aerobatics 3||Aerobatics 2|
|C||Fortify Res 1||-||-|
|Fortify Res 2||Fortify Res 1||-|
|Fortify Res 3||Fortify Res 2||-|
|Fortify Res 4||Fortify Res 3|
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
As the lead character for Book IV, Peony is a guaranteed member of every player's army. She is a flying blue mage with the ability to refresh units, making her an excellent supportive unit with that ability alone and her universal mobility as a flier. She has serviceable offense, mostly her excellent speed, but suffers from her low bulk, though this is the usual draw back for dancers. It also helps that she is a light Mythic Hero, giving her usability in the Arenas and Aether Raids for scoring purposes. Peony is comparable to Legendary Azura, though the difference is mainly in their Weapons and unique dance effects. In certain situations, Peony is better than Legendary Azura and vice versa, nonetheless, Peony is an excellent unit to invest in even with minor inheritances just for her sheer usability as a support unit.
Flower of Joy grants Peony an Res +3 boost and also gives her allies an Atk/Spd +3 boost when they are in combat so long as they are standing within the cardinal directions she is currently at. It gives a minor boost, but the application is fairly easy to fulfill and does not require her to be glued to her allies to have it active.
Her most potent ability is her exclusive skill Gentle Dream, an enhanced Dance command. Not only does it allow her to refresh her ally, but it also applies a visible +3 boost to that ally's four core stats. As an added bonus as well, it bestows a Guidance/Flier Guidance ability, giving her allies even greater mobility.
Blue Duel Flying increases her HP by 5 and treats her as a 170 BST unit when factoring scoring. If using her for arenas to move up the tiers, this is an excellent means to achieve a higher score. Aerobatics allows Peony to reposition herself to any adjacent tile of an ally within two spaces, giving her good mobility or to move herself well outside of the enemy range. She also wields Fortify Res 4, increasing the Res of adjacent allies by 7 as a visible buff.
Her physical bulk in general is near non-existent and while a Bow will easily kill her in in a single blow, just about any physical unit, aside from very select Red units, can easily kill her in a single round of combat. Her magical bulk is only slightly better, but she can be easily dispatched by most Blue and Green magic units as well. Given the potency of her dance skill, she loses a tremendous amount of supportive power if she is subjected to Bridal Fjorm or Mila's【Isolation】effects as neither her HP or Def respectively can help her avoid this effect.
Peony only needs a Special Skill, of which Moonbow is an excellent choice to reduce her enemy's Res.Her three skills are serviceable enough to not require anything further, though she has options to inherit such as Fury instead for her Skill A to give her a better stat boost. Wings of Mercy allows her greater range of mobility if only to help her get to her injured allies and hopefully get them to safety. Tactic skills for her Skill C, namely Attack Tactic or Speed Tactic helps when used on mixed teams, though this slot is the most flexible to suit her team's needs.
- Álfar Dream Duo
- Peony, bringer of sweet dreams and Triandra, deliverer of nightmares. Which dreams might they lay upon Askr?
|Álfar Dream Duo|
| Bond of the Álfar|
|Bond of the Álfar||-||-|
|A||Atk/Spd Bond 1||-||-|
|Atk/Spd Bond 2||Atk/Spd Bond 1||-|
|Atk/Spd Bond 3||Atk/Spd Bond 2|
|Atk/Spd Bond 4||Atk/Spd Bond 3|
|B||Res Cantrip 1||-||-|
|Res Cantrip 2||Res Cantrip 1||-|
|Res Cantrip 3||Res Cantrip 2|
|C||Spur Atk 1||-||-|
|Drive Atk 1||Spur Atk 1||-|
|Drive Atk 2||Drive Atk 1||-|
|Joint Drive Atk||Drive Atk 2||-|
|Flower of Joy||Deals 1 hit of 417% light damage to the target, and inflicts paralysis|
|Gentle Dream||Deals 2 hits of 286% and 1 hit of 392% light damage to enemies in a line, and increases the entire team's strength by 10% and attack rate by 10% for 10 seconds. Paralyzed foes take 3 hits of 343.2% and 1 hit of 470.4% light damage instead.|
|Light Damage||Increases light damage by 20%. Benefits your whole team.|
|(Light) Defense||If a team member is attuned to Light: increases their defense by 6%. Benefits your whole team.|
|Aid of the Ljósálfar||Grants the entire team a "Life Shield" with an HP value equal to 20% of the user's max HP at the start of quests. Using Gentle Dream grants the user the "Empowering Dreams" effect. When this effect is active, the user's next force strike will fill 40% of skill gauges for each team member's initial skill (with the exception of Peony).|
|Curse Res||Reduces susceptibility to curses by 100%.|
|Paralyzed Punisher||Increases damage to paralyzed enemies by 30%.|
Peony is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Choose Your Legends Placement History
- Peony shares her voice actress Ryan Bartley with Ilyana in Heroes.
- In the Book IV Cinematic Trailer Peony was given green shorts underneath her dress, to avoid any potentially compromising shots or angles throughout the trailer. She lacks these shorts in all of her official art.
- In Peony's model from the Book IV Cinematic Trailer, her wings are not attached to her body.
- See main article: Peony/Gallery.