Heroes: Male Byleth Available in Next Mythic Banner (But is not a Mythic Hero)

On Friday, Fire Emblem Heroes revealed the highly anticipated Three Houses banner, but male Byleth was strangely absent. Of course, players can receive a free copy by purchasing Three Houses, but they said he’d be available to summon as well.

It turns out the male Byleth will debut in this month’s Mythic Hero banner, starting from 31st July 2019. However, they emphasise that male Byleth is not the new Mythic Hero. So he will simply be one of the 12 focus Heroes in the banner.

They don’t go any further than that, but I’m assuming he’ll be added to the regular summoning pool once the Mythic Hero banner expires. This is also when the Three Houses banner expires, so the timing is perfect.

Anyway, you can find his 5-star skills below:

  • Weapon: Creator Sword – Mt: 16, Range: 1, Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). During combat, disables foe’s skills that guarantee foe’s follow-up attack or prevent unit’s follow-up attack, and neutralizes skills that grant “Special cooldown charge +X” to foe or inflict “Special cooldown charge -X” on unit. This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
  • Special: Ruptured Sky – Cooldown: 2, Boosts damage by 20% of foe’s Atk. If in combat against a dragon foe or a beast foe, boosts damage by 40% instead of 20%. Cannot be used by dragon, beast or staff units.
  • A Passive: Distant Counter – Unit can counterattack regardless of foe’s range. Cannot be used by ranged units.
  • B Passive: Chill Spd 3 – At start of turn, inflicts Spd-7 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Spd through its next action.
  • C Passive: Odd Spd Wave 3 – At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Spd+6 to unit and adjacent allies for 1 turn. (Bonus granted to unit even if no allies are adjacent).

Heroes: Three Houses Heroes Trailer & S14 Mini-Acrylics

News about Fire Emblem Three Houses isn’t stopping, and now, it’s Fire Emblem Heroes’ turn to join in the fun. Today, the trailer for the upcoming New Heroes was dropped, featuring the “Big Three” and Female Byleth as the summonable four-some.

For those wondering where Male Byleth is, recall that his announcement earlier in the month was already posted, and featured him as a preorder bonus with FE Three Houses.

For the Japanese trailer, click here.

They come with the new story chapter series, Cohort of the Dead, continuing the Hel-lish adventures by Alfonse and co. The banner and chapters drop on July 22. Additionally, the next Grand Hero Battle will kick off on August 3, and feature Kronya: Gleaming Blade. If you’re unsure of who she is, click here for the wiki entry.

Lastly, the next series of FE Heroes Mini Acrylics have been announced, with a distribution date in September of this year. The batch this time includes Yune, Lugh, Idunn, Sumia, Ranulf, Tibarn, Lethe, Velouria, Selkie and a mysterious bunny-ear’d cavalry unit. I wonder who it could be…

For more details on the unit skills, click Read More.

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Three Houses: Compilation and Analyses of Recent Video Previews

Last week, many media outlets and YouTubers unloaded their previews of Three Houses for eager fans to sink their teeth into. At the time, I was away on a secret mission (trapped in a waterlogged sports building), so I wasn’t able to follow all the coverage. But now that I’m back, let’s get right to it!

There’s no better place to start than the very beginning. If you’re curious, Gamereactor shared the game’s opening movie. Within, there are a mixture of scenes we’ve seen and others that are new. Because there’s a lot to cover, I won’t go through every single scene–just two of the more notable ones.

Around the 0:15 mark, a few crests can be seen flying around. The first three ones are Seiros, Blaiddyd and Riegan (the crests of the three house leaders), then most of the other crests follow. Unless I missed something, a few crests are absent–most notably Gautier, but also Cichol. The final crest is the protagonist’s Crest of Flames.

Later, around the 0:42 mark, there’s a character we haven’t seen before–a bearded, slightly tanned male–riding alongside some soldiers. From his general appearance, especially his dark hair and yellow-ish clothes, some fans suspect that he’s a relative of Claude’s, perhaps his father even?

Moving on, GameXplain uploaded the first cutscene. Unlike recent titles that begin in media res, Three Houses seems to start with the war between Seiros and Nemesis a thousand or so years ago. More precisely, it occurs in the imperial year 91, on the Tailtean Plains, in what is now Faerghus territory.

The battle proceeds like you’d expect, then the game-changing moment occurs. A golden blade–the Sword of Creation–comes flying from the sky, burning the nearby soldiers. The blade was thrown by Nemesis, who comes to retrieve it. Around this time, weird glowing red spots appear throughout the battlefield.

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Heroes: Coliseum Special Quests are now available!

Coliseum Quests are up and ready to give rewards for playing Arena, Arena Assault, and Allegiance Battles!

You can earn Universal Crystals, Stamina Potions, Arena Crests, Feathers and Orbs for completing these quests. There are three difficulty levels of quests beginning with Normal, then Hard, and finally Lunatic difficulty will unlock as previous difficulties are completed.

The quests are available from today and will come to a close on the 1st of August, 6:59am UTC.

Today’s Thursday, so that means new Tactics Drills.

The new challenge is Grandmaster difficulty, titled “The Path to Victory.” Take control of four certain blue-haired Lords and rout the enemy.