Heroes: Rite of Shadows Summoning Event is Live!

The Rite of Shadows Summoning Event is live in Fire Emblem Heroes! Players can now summon 5★ versions of Celica, Boey, Mae, and Genny from Fire Emblem Echoes. Take a look at our previous article for a trailer and analysis that shows off the heroes and the new skills they bring to the game.

Alongside the new banner, “Chapter 11: Rite of Shadows” has been added to Story Maps. It features five new maps that can be played on all three difficulties, earning players up to fifteen Orbs.The new maps include some elements memorable to those who have played Echoes or the original Gaiden, such as gravestones and large boat maps.

A new mission also entitled “Rite of Shadows” awards players up to five additional Orbs for beating the new maps on Lunatic difficulty under certain conditions.

The new summoning banner and quests will be available until 30 May at 7:59am UTC.

Rite of Shadows Quests
Quest Description Reward
Clear 11-1 on Lunatic Clear Chapter 11: Part 1 on Lunatic with a sword user on your team. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear 11-2 on Lunatic Clear Chapter 11: Part 2 on Lunatic with a lance user on your team. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear 11-3 on Lunatic Clear Chapter 11: Part 3 on Lunatic with an axe user on your team. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear 11-4 on Lunatic Clear Chapter 11: Part 4 on Lunatic with a sword user on your team. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear 11-5 on Lunatic Clear Chapter 11: Part 5 on Lunatic with a lance user on your team. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
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  • Stranger

    If this game has taught me anything, it is to never, ever, EVER summon on the first day of a banner.

    Guaranteed 3 stars.

    Gonna wait ’til Thursday or so.

    Celica and Genny are the only ones I want, really. The Owl tomes don’t look that great (gonna be a pain when facing enemies that can have 5 allies, though).

    • Rockocalypse

      That’s not true at all. Already got Genny and Mae.

    • Kirie

      While I did get a fair share of 3* while spending the ~50 Orbs I’ve saved up for the last couple week, I did manage to snag a 5* Celica for myself as well. 🙂 Don’t give up hope!

    • Ember Hermin

      I literally got a Celica in my second stone though

    • Stranger

      I never got shit on all the other summons, before. My luck always seems to be sometime in the middle. Eirika, Titania, Sanaki, Nowi, etc. have all been just random occurrences midway through a banner.

      Tried a pull last night and got 3 star Selena and 4 star Draug. Whoop-de-fucking-doo.

    • Stranger

      Boom.

      Got Celica with my second orb this morning.

      Not the most interesting banner, but I’d like to get Genny and see how she fares with the Wrathful Staff.

      • O.H. X-1990

        I got Genny, and she does look powerful with her Wrathful Staff, for a healer.

  • Paulo Cesar

    Question about the possible Radiant Dawn banner which are chances of Elincia is on kinda need a famous pegasus lancer with a lance asap.

    • Familyplayer

      Elincia is mainly a sword user. After all, she has a prf sword weapon iirc.

      • Paulo Cesar

        Yea worst case scenario (to me) but do you know Heroes dont exactly follow the games Raven with axe. Jaffar with daggers this kinda of stuff so yeah better get ready for the worse but hope for the best

        • Familyplayer

          Well, no thief seems to follow their correct weapon if we see knife as being incorrect. Also, you could say Raven can use axes after promotion. Though Faye still confuses me with her use of bows…

          • Paulo Cesar

            Well just food for thought but didn’t mages are able to attack 1 to 2 in normal games

          • Familyplayer

            I guess not much in this game is 100% like the game. Either way though, I do want Elincia in the game as I really like her.

          • Kazuya

            The issue with that is Raven is best with a sword, for obvious reasons. They also need to fix his voice actor. Cancerbrook should never be allowed to voice a good character. R.i.p Raven and Karel

          • Ember Hermin

            Raven’s voice is incredible though. I get chills…

          • Kazuya

            No it isn’t Cancerbrook literally ruins everything he touches, well except Tiz, which is another story entirely.

        • Laggalot

          Thing is, Raven does get Axes after promotion, and all thieves and assassins in Heroes have been shown to get daggers. Elincia, however, plain and simply never wields lances. She wields swords and staves, and that’s it. She even has her personal sword, Amiti. Besides, we already have 8 lance pegasus knights right now, compared to 2 sword pegasus knights. I think we could do with some more sword-pegasus options.

          • Paulo Cesar

            All right. I suppose so. You kinda answered two ways she can come out btw just pointing it out.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Got Celica and Genny so I’m satisfied!

  • O.H. X-1990

    Damn, Bruno killed Zacharias? Now he’s gonna regret it, both Bruno and Veronica.

    Anyway, I know the drill: I’m never going to summon any of those characters from Fire Emblem Echoes, because I will end up summoning these same old useless heroes! Nope, not looking forward to this! F it!

    • Phoenix Jam

      Pretty sure Bruno is Zacharias and that’s about it

      • O.H. X-1990

        Are you sure? They’re not gonna pull the “Darth Vader” BS on us, are they?

        • CombatMagi

          I think Bruno is possessing Zacharias at this point. Since he was quite obviously Zacharias at one point.

          • O.H. X-1990

            Um, no, I find that hard to believe. Zacharias was a Lance Fighter, while Bruno is a Blue Cavalier. Just because they’re both blue units doesn’t mean they’re one in the same.

          • CombatMagi

            yes and Lucina is a sword user but for the spring festival she uses a blue tome. People can learn new skills and disguise themselves if they go undercover. Law enforcement does it all the time.

          • O.H. X-1990

            FYI, Lucina is a red unit while Spring Lucina (which I never have) is a blue unit, that doesn’t count at all, and it has nothing to do with Zacharias.

          • CombatMagi

            Well it implies within the confines the game that a person can use 2 different weapon types like if “Bruno” is indeed Zacharias. However you believe what you do and I can respect that. As such I wish you a good day and good pulls on heroes 😀

          • O.H. X-1990

            Same to you, kid, though I doubt you have better heroes than me.

        • They pretty much gave enough clues. “Zacharias (AKA Zach)” was researching about the royal family and found out about Bruno. He realizes that Bruno is trying to control Veronica (as with the whole “voices telling me to kill” bit). He gets Nino to send our group a letter to confirm that Bruno is the big bad and he is trying to control people. At this point Zach -while fighting against our group- hasn’t been the most blood thirsty and has shown mercy. Now with recent events we get this “new” Zach AKA “Bruno” who basically is Zach taking a 180 on personality on (I WILL KILL YOU!!! RAWRG!) when he never acted like that before. So it can be seen as Zach looking too deep into the Bruno case, and getting possessed by him in the end.

          • Ember Hermin

            1. Bruno isn’t a lance user
            2. Alfonse, Sharena and Anna didn’t recognize him as Zacharias even after repeated seeing him up close and hearing his voice

          • O.H. X-1990

            Okay, if you think Bruno is Zacharias, then why wasn’t Zacharias seen when he saved Kiran’s life, my life, our lives, from getting killed by Veronica? Are they really pulling the “Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker” bull crap?! I find that hard to believe, because if I remember correctly, Zacharias was a Lance Fighter, while Bruno is a Blue Cavalier. Just because they’re both blue units doesn’t mean they’re one in the same.

        • Phoenix Jam

          Plus, it’s a gatcha game, not the place to have the most awesome written story

          • O.H. X-1990

            I dunno what a “gatcha game” is, but that story is involved in this game, guaranteed.

      • JamesBond007

        Yeah. I think he’s lying at the end of Chapter 11.

        Also, at the end of Chapter 10 (when Veronica tries to kill the Summoner), a guy stops her, and we have the following dialogue:

        ???: Run, Summoner! Toward the light! Just go! Trust me! I’m Zacharias- Alfonse and Sharena’s friend!

        We already know that ??? is Bruno, so unless there is another ??? in the game, Bruno is Zacharias.

        The mystery will be solver sooner or later, because I found two more “Secret” Google Play Achievements. That means Chapter 12 and 13 are already in the works.

      • RyKo

        The thing is, how do they really not recognize who Bruno really is because of just a small mask and they would recognize his voice. Unless Bruno transformed into someone else I don’t see how Bruno is able to fool the Askr gang. Unless I am overestimating how smart they are.

        • Phoenix Jam

          This is not about how smart the characters are, but how simplified the game story have been so far, after all it is a mobile game intended to reach the casual players.

          Could be different? Could. Will it be? Hardly.

  • Phoenix Jam

    Pulled a +def/-res Boey
    Not sure if a good boonbane, but i’m happy
    Now, come to me Celica

  • Kirby 1313

    Anyone else think this banner kinda looks like the cover to one of those dating Sim apps? IDK, with all the blushing, it is just giving off that vibe.

  • Christopher Merrill

    do you think they will remake fe4 and add thracia 776 in it

    • Rockocalypse

      That’d be the longest FE game ever by far. If they ever remake 4, it’ll be separate from Thracia.

  • JamesBond007

    I just checked Bruno and Veronica pages on Fire Emblem Heroes Wiki and I found something interesting – some of their sound effects hints that they will be playable in the future. More details here:
    http://feheroes.gamepedia.com/Bruno/Quotes
    http://feheroes.gamepedia.com/Veronica/Quotes

    • Kirie

      Oh, yes, I fully expect them to be playable and for a rather Draconic big-bad to emerge as the real villain at some point. :p

      • JamesBond007

        After checking them further, I figured out all their default skills.

        Bruno:
        Weapons – Thunder/Elthunder/Thoron/Valaskjálf
        Assists – none
        Specials – Rising Thunder/Growing Thunder
        Skills – Warding Blow 1/2/3, Seal Res 1/2/3

        Veronica:
        Weapons – Wind/Elwind/Rexcalibur/Élivágar
        Assists – none
        Specials – Retribution/Reprisal
        Skills – Renewal 1/2/3, Savage Blow 1/2/3

    • O.H. X-1990

      Oh wow, Bruno and Veronica will be playable soon? I’ll look forward to it.

  • O.H. X-1990

    The good news is I got Genny. The bad news is, like all healers, she’s weak! The worse news is I didn’t get Celica, just like I didn’t get Alm, but got Faye instead. What the hell?!

    • Laggalot

      Genny has the highest Atk among healers, for what it’s worth, at 35 Atk 5* level 40. If she uses the Assault skill, she sits on 45 Atk, which is really quite high for a healer, and at least gives her the capability to fight, along with Wrathful Staff.

  • I just got a -DEF + SPD Boey….hmmm….well I’ll stick with it (after blowing through 60ish orbs I saved up). It’s not the best for his ATK skill but even -DEF he still deals an extra 23ish damage. Besides, I’m sticking with giving him defensive skills. If I decide to ignore that and give him moonbow I”m pretty much required to give him a new A skill slot since I’ll be moving away from a DEF build, and I currently don’t have the time to farm that much SP to completely redo his skillset. I think he’s the magic user with the second highest DEF, with M. Robin taking first.

  • O.H. X-1990

    WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?! I can’t beat Lunatic Chapter 11-5 because of that GODDAMN A.I.! I watched one of the videos on how to beat that God forsaken stage, but…IT’S NOT WORKING FOR ME!! I HATE IT WHEN THOSE ENEMIES OUTSMART ME, I HATE THAT CRAP!!!