Heroes: Zephiel Grand Hero Battle & Battling Zephiel Banner!

The next Grand Hero Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes is now live! The star of this battle is Zephiel, the main antagonist of Binding Blade. As usual, you can play both a Hard and Lunatic map to earn yourself a 3★ and 4★ version of the King of Bern.

Releasing alongside the new Grand Hero Battle is a matching focus banner entitled Battling Zephiel. The 5★ focus units available in this battle are Nowi, Frederick, Hana, and Reinhardt. If you’re having trouble against Zephiel, perhaps summoning one or more of these heroes could help lead your army to victory!

Both the battle and the accompanying banner will be available until Monday, April 24th at 7:59 am UTC.

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    • Laggalot

      A well equipped Buff + Dancer supported Nino can literally just steamroll this fight. I did it just like that.

      • . (Omega)

        EASY! Just used 4* Nino and 5* Tharja, and a bit of Ryoma, and then the dancer Olivia was the key. So easy.

  • Laggalot

    Quite an easy GHB if you have the right kinds of units. I’m surprised on the banner, though. Not a single Binding Blade unit on there. That surprises me. They could’ve even put in a Blazing Blade character, but they didn’t do that, either. Usually they include someone closely related to the GHB unit, but not this time.

    On another note, I got Nowi on the first summon, and I’m quite happy with that. Neutral nature, too, can’t go wrong with that.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    It was a easy Grand Hero Battle, but still harder than Navarre’s GHB. The difficult part of this battle are the mages. If you allow the mages to use the special attack, you can have some problems… And Zephiel is a good unit.
    Now, for the focus banner… I got surprised…

    • Diovani Estivalet

      I used Spring Camilla, Ursula, Olivia and Priscilla in this GHB.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    My Zephiel’s 3* and 4* stats:
    Stats | 3* | 4*
    HP | 24 | 24
    ATK | 14 | 15
    SPD | 2 | 2
    DEF | 11 | 12
    RES | 4 | 4
    (Stats with Iron Sword equipped)
    Hm… It is a little strange… hahaha. I am thinking to use my 3* Zephiel. Maybe if I promote him to 4* he will better stats (and more SP, of course).

    • Laggalot

      They’ll turn out exactly the same. This game has stat differentiation similar to ‘natures’ in Pokémon, if you’re familiar with that, but that’s the only inherent stat differentiation you’ll find in this game between multiples of the same unit. And units obtained through means other than summoning ALWAYS have neutral stat distributions.

      In short, it doesn’t matter if a unit is a certain rank naturally or through promotion, said unit will turn out just the same. You may as well train the 4* Zephiel and save yourself the trouble (and feathers!).

      • Diovani Estivalet

        Thanks for the advice, but yes… I checked his stats before decide what Zephiel to train. 3* and 4* have similar stats, but I trained my 3* to get more SP, because I gave him some new skills. Wings of Mercy is one of the skill.

        • Laggalot

          I’m not gonna tell you what to do… but replacing Wary Fighter on an Armour unit that is so slow, yet so tanky just seems outrageous to me. It’s a big part of what I think makes Zephiel such a great unit.

        • Thiago Lolkus Nigro

          There’s no reason to do that.

  • Morgan Rodgers

    I struggled with the 3* Navarre GHB (I didn’t have a big selection of appropriately leveled units), but managed to beat it right before the deadline. Looking forward to trying this one when I have some free time.

  • Zog58

    I was rather disappointed that Beneath a New Light didn’t play here. Oh well, Zephiel looks great!

  • James Richardson III

    I was rather surprised that it wasn’t as difficult as the previous Grand Battles. I haven’t won any of the previous ones, but did end up winning this one.

  • CombatMagi

    took me a few tries tbh it came down to one my 4th attempt he did something else different from the previous 3 and it made it a cakewalk Swordbreaker Nowi destroyed Zephiel once she could actually get to him.

  • JamesBond007

    I did that with Ryoma, Julia, Ephraim and Elise. Unlike previous Grand Hero Battles, this time I got them both. 🙂

  • O.H. X-1990

    At long last, after all these weeks, I have finally beaten the Lunatic Grand Hero Battle, 4-Star Zephiel is MINE! You all thought I couldn’t do it, but for the first time in my life, I’ve beaten Zephiel (who had 78 HP) on Lunatic mode with 4 of my 5-Star characters: Lucina, Reinhardt, Ninian, and Spring Camilla! I have finally conquered it! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Stranger

    Took me a few tries to get my positioning right, but finally got him.

    Nino, Eirika, Cherche, and Shanna.