Heroes: New Echoes Summoning Focus Features Six New Characters!

Six new heroes are arriving tomorrow in Fire Emblem Heroes! The new Summoning Focus features two banners with characters from Fire Emblem Echoes. One includes Gray, Mathilda, and Delthea from Alm’s army, and the other Leon, Saber, and Sonya from Celica’s army.

The official Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel shared two videos to introduce these new heroes. Check them out below to see them in action!

All six new heroes come with at least one new weapon or skill. See below for a full breakdown of all the new characters’ skills.

A new story chapter will also be released as part of the Summoning Focus! It continues the main storyline of the game with Sharena, Alfonse, and the Summoner chasing after Prince Bruno. A character that looks suspiciously like Clive can also be seen appearing on one of the story maps.

The new Summoning Focus and its maps will be releasing tomorrow, 13 July. No ending date has been provided as of yet, but we can assume the banner will be around for at least a couple of weeks.

Alm’s Army
  • Legendary Knight Mathilda comes with a Ridersbane+ that is effective against other Cavalry units. She also gets a new B skill, Cancel Affinity, that reverses the weapon triangle when at a disadvantage, somewhat similar to the Reaver weapons of the GBA era. Her remaining skills are Rally Resistance and Hone Atk.
  • Wry Comrade Gray wields a Zanbato+ that is also effective against Cavalry, and also has Sword Valor, the sword version of the new Valor skill tree that increases SP gains. He also comes with Swap and Wind Boost.
  • Free Spirit Delthea is a Blue Tome user who wields Dark Aura, a new tome that gives an Atk+6 hone effect to adjacent melee units. Her C skill is Drive Atk, an Attack version from the new Drive line of skills. Her other two skills are Miracle and Death Blow.
Celica’s Army
  • True of Heart Leon wields Slaying Bow+, an upgraded version of the Killer Bow+ that has 3 more Might. His other three skills are Ignis, Speed +3, and Guard.
  • Driven Mercenary Saber also has an upgraded killer weapon, the Slaying Sword+ with 14 Might. His new defensive B skill, Shield Pulse, accelerates his Special timer from the start of combat and boosts the damage reduction from his Special skill, Aegis. He also comes with HP/Spd 2.
  • Vengeful Mage Sonya is a Green Tome user who wields a new tome, Dark Excalibur, which gives +10 damage to her Special attacks. Her new A skill, Mirror Strike, gives her +4 Atk/Res when she initiates combat. She also comes with Moonbow and Res Ploy, the Resistance version of the new Ploy series of skills.
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  • Fastesthe1

    The fact both Mathilda and Gray are wielding weapons that are effective against cavalry makes me think that Nintendo has taken notice of the Horse Emblem teams in the area.
    It looks like Clive is being added as well, assuming that’s him in the story chapter showcase.

    • Traditional Ahri

      About time; if I never see another Reinhardt in the arena, it will be too soon.

    • Sisyphe

      I thought that was Clive in the story chapter. I don’t think the Ridersbane or Zanbato will be strong enough in PvP, since my Reinhardt can just blow them up before they get to me, but I just know Mathilda is going to make future Tempest Trials and stuff miserable for my horses (like the random panic ploys now). Ridersbane, high move, a skill canceling my triangle adept Cecilia, and probably high res too.

  • Stranger

    TFW you want literally everyone on both banners.

    Well, at least I got most of the summer units. Time to switch focus.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    Clive hero Battle coming soon?

    • esco Tanner

      Most likely.

  • TheBraveGallade

    Lol dark aura.
    Guess you are being outclassed as a buffer, erika.

    • Laggalot101

      Not by definition, as Dark Aura cannot buff wielders of Bows or Tomes at all. So it doesn’t actually synergize with Blade tomes, who’d otherwise seem like the obvious recipients of the buff.

      • Sisyphe

        I’m sure someone with the money and the luck will build a four mage dark aura team or something (three mage, two mage?). I don’t know what that will look like yet, or if would be better than straight blade I guess.

        • Laggalot101

          Dark Aura is exclusive to Delthea, so I doubt that’s ever gonna happen. And again, with Dark Aura, you don’t really want to have more tome wielders, because the tome won’t buff those units. So then the effect would kinda get wasted.

          • Sisyphe

            Ah! You’re right! No “+” and only melee. I should pay closer attention when I read

  • Theroonco

    I can’t believe I blew over 100 Orbs on the Tempest Banner just before this happened! Guess I’m maxing out the Tempest Trial rewards after all…

    P.S. I sense a Masked Knight GHB?

    • O.H. X-1990

      You mean Conrad?

      • TheBraveGallade

        shhh thats a spoiler

        • O.H. X-1990

          Why bother not knowing who that Masked Knight really is? That’s totally predictable.

          • TheBraveGallade

            its still a spoiler for those that have not played echoes.
            though I guess echoes is old news now…

  • Sisyphe

    Glad to see more Echoes characters, especially Saber and Sonya. Still hoping for Conrad at some point, and maybe they’ll pivot back to Sacred Stones or Tellius soon

  • DaGamer180

    An important thing to note about Cancel Affinity: it works ONLY if the opponent has Triangle Adept, as the skill says ”granted by unit/foe’s skills”. Otherwise, ”reverses the weapon triangle when at a disadvantage” would be extremely broken.

    I also hope the skill isn’t heritable by colorless units. Otherwise that means colorless units such as Bridal Cordelia will in turn break the game in half.

    • Rock Lee

      Not quite. Running cancel affinity on bridelia means you can’t go quad shenanigans with life and death. I can’t see how one unit having WTA against raven users busts the meta in any way.

      • JohnnyMario

        Firesweep Bridelia is also a thing I commonly see. It’ll get the better end of the stick as it already doesn’t care about enemy counterattacks (usually lethal ones, ESPECIALLY when running LnD) and essentially gets a flat damage boost, on top of not having to suffer a speed penalty.

        It’s also not about having the triangle advantage as much as it’s cancelling out the niche that Raven users bring against colorless units in general, since they otherwise don’t particularly suffer against one color, unlike Reinhardt of all people. Takumi used to be broken for that reason alongside Skill Inheritance not being a thing, and this is what you can potentially get with Cancel Affinity. A Raven tome in itself is generally not enough to stop a Bridelia; that’s how good she is.

      • DaGamer180

        You’re missing the point entirely; Raven Adept users are the niche counter to colorless units being equally effective against the entire cast, and that’s why you even see them in high-tier arena in the first place. Cancel Affinity can now reverse that, as a Raven tome in itself already fails to stop Bridelia due to her sheer offensive power. FIresweep is also a thing she runs.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Didn’t see this coming now I must try to get Mathilda, Delthea, Sonya and Saber!!!!!

  • O.H. X-1990

    Okay, stop it! Just STOP IT! Stop forcing me to choose which Heroes should I summon! First the Ylissean Summer Heroes, then Alm, and now these other new characters from Fire Emblem Echoes! You’re making me feel like crap already! GOD!!

  • Nick

    Good god Sonya what did they do to you……
    Ignoring how horrific Sonya now looks for the sake of giving teenage boys hard ons though Im very happy to see more sov characters. A little randomish picks though? I would expect Delthea and Mathilda to come in with Luthier and Clive. And Leon is perfect as expected. With Virion, Niles, and now Leon if I can draw him I’ll only need one more sassy archer lmao. Mad I blew 40 orbs yesterday trying to get beach Fredrick OTL

  • esco Tanner

    I got Summer Tiki so…Echoes’ banner it is.

  • TheBraveGallade

    goddamit 40 orbs in on just blues and no delthia.
    on the bright side, did get a 4* atk+ reinhardt