Heroes: New Hero Fest Starter Support Starring Ike, Ninian, Julia, and Genny!

The second Hero Fest has begun in Fire Emblem Heroes! The latest banner features 5★ versions of some very popular and useful heroes: Ike, Ninian, Julia, and Genny. Even better, the base rate to summon a 5★ unit in this banner is a whopping 5%!

The occasion for this banner is the Starter Support Event, to help newcomers get a good start in the game. Another newbie-friendly update is the Beginners Guide, which goes over the basics of Heroes gameplay. You can access it via the official site as linked above, or within the game itself.

We also get a new Starter Support Log-In Bonus! Since the Anniversary Log-In Bonus is still going on, this means we get four free Orbs each day for the duration of the bonus. So, you’ll have plenty of Orbs available to spend on the new banner!

The Hero Fest banner will be available for a bit over a week, ending on 18 August at 6:59am UTC. The Log-In Bonus will stick around a bit longer, ending on 25 August.

About the Author: Kirie
Fire Emblem Cipher & Heroes News Editor
  • Laggalot101

    Time to start the grind on this one. At the very least, I have already managed to get Julia. It took me a whole 75 Orbs, but I’ll take it.

  • Sisyphe

    So it’s only banners after the 7th that have the swapped odds for 3* and 4* right? Because I think out of all the banners, I still probably want to pull for Nohrian Summer the most (I like that 5%, but I already have Julia, Genny, and Azura, as well as more swords than I’ll ever need), but I’m mostly concerned about my haul for SI, since I’ll probably never have 350 orbs again, and I have to imagine I’ll want the chance to pull more 4*. I guess I could also continue to hold out…I don’t know

    • Kirie

      That’s correct. Sadly, the Nohrian Summer banner still has the old percentages of 3*/4* and no free summon. At least there’s still plenty of time to summon on it! It took me over a week but I finally got my Summer Corrin a couple days ago. ^^

      • Sisyphe

        Thanks! I thought so. Summer Corrin is the one I’m after too. I obviously can’t build Flier Emblem until Hinoka or Hone Fliers become easier to acquire, but since I was fortunate enough to pull Spring Camilla, I want a Corrin on the chance I’m one day able to rain down colored blades upon my enemies.

        • Kirie

          Hah, we’re in the same boat, then. 🙂 I also got a Spring Camilla as well but no Hinoka. I’m hoping she’ll be back in focus at some point, or maybe they’ll finally give Hone Fliers to someone else.

          • Sisyphe

            I think she’ll definitely be back in focus (I like that expression. It never occurred to me that why they use the word focus), but it will probably be better if they give hone fliers to someone else. A blade team might want to run two hone fliers and with all the blue fliers (Corrin, Cordelia, I kind of want to use Valter), I probably won’t actually use Hinoka (though I like her art)…which means as many Hinoka as desired for SI, plus one for the collection. I’m kind of surprised Valter didn’t have it after they gave Camus and Berkut cavalry buffs. I’m praying they give us a sword Glen Hero Battle with hone fliers, since he used a sword in Sacred Stones and the game needs red fliers

  • Diovani Estivalet

    I got Genny in this banner, and I am happy with it.

  • Familyplayer

    May actually roll on this just to get another Ike to get some +s on my Ike.

  • Laggalot101

    And then I got Hector, too. Wrong Hero Fest banner, man! (aaaaand he’s -Atk…)

  • dmurr

    The only character I wanted out of this banner is Julia. I was really hoping they’d have Lyn. Ike is great but I already have him. He’s a good one for beginners which I guess was their intention.

    I summoned on this banner though and my first 3 were 5*.. Crazy: Genny, then Nowi, then Julia. I’ll take it. =P

  • Got Ninian twice, another Julia for merging, and a Jenny who I’ll save until I have someone I want to give wrathful staff to.

  • PikaChan

    I got Ninian and then went over and got Summer Leo! ^^