Heroes: Choose Your Legends Announcement

The Choose Your Legends voting event from way back during the early days of Fire Emblem Heroes promised us variants of the top two male and female units, and Heroes finally delivered.

On August 31, the Choose Your Legends Banner will be released, featuring:

  • Lucina (Lance, infantry)
  • Ike (Axe, infantry)
  • Roy (Sword, mounted)
  • Lyn (Bow, mounted)

What’s the best part about this banner? You get to pick one of these units, for free, to get with 100% certainty.

This is pretty exciting! Their stats and skills are ridiculous, but with all the hype behind these units, they’d better be! If you want to see their gear, and the rest of the news, click Read More…

Great Knight Lucina (Brave Princess) Infantry Lancer

  • Geirskogul (16 Mt, 1 Rng, Lance)
    • Grants Def +3. Also grants allies within 2 spaces that use Sword/Lance/Axe/Bow/Dagger Atk & Spd +3
  • Drive Spd 2 (C)
    • Grants allies within 2 spaces Spd +3.

Roy (Brave Lion) Mounted Swordsman

  • Blazing Durandal (16 Mt, 1 Rng, Sword)
    • Grants Atk +3. If unit’s Atk > foe’s, unit gains Special cooldown charge +1.
  • Galeforce [5 CD]
    • If this unit initiates an attack, it can take another action after combat.

Lyn (Brave Lady) Mounted Archer

  • Mulagir (14 Mt, 2 Rng, Bow)
    • Effective against fliers. Grants Spd +3. If foe is magic user, foe’s bonuses (from Fortify, Rally, etc) are nullified during combat.
  • Sacae’s Blessing (B)
    • If for has sword/lance/axe, foe cannot counterattack. -Cannot be inherited-

Ike (Brave Mercenary) Axe Mercenary

  • Urvan (16 Mt, 1 Rng, Axe)
    • Accelerates Special Trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit receives consecutive attacks, damage from second attack onward reduced by 80%.
  • Beorc’s Blessing (B)
    • Effective against flying and cavalry units. Foe’s bonuses (from Fortify, Rally, etc) are nullified during combat. -Cannot be inherited-

There will also be a Choose Your Legends Voting Gauntlet, pitting the top four girls against the top four guys, starting on August 31.

No word on the battle order has yet been released. Lyn, Lucina, Camilla, Tharja, Ike, Hector, Roy and Chrom will be featured in the Voting Gauntlet (all of their standard versions). If you intend to join, remember that the alternate versions (Bridal Blessings Lyn, for instance) will not count as bonus units.

Lastly, to celebrate the Choose Your Legends Heroes event, the Fire Emblem Heroes official website is getting a new mini-game added. On your browser, you can play a game which appears to be a very simple Weapon Triangle Picker game, kind of like Rock/Paper/Scissors.

It seems simple, but with the promise of rewards including special wallpapers, Orbs and more, how can you resist?

 

 

Before I call this closed, check out the official artwork for our Choose Your Legends heroes.

 

About the Author: Elieson
  • woof

    This gauntlet would’ve been so cool before they broke the scoring system

  • CombatMagi

    I watched it live I was so exited by Ike when, of course they gave him Urvan, but also Griel’s cape and overall motif. Definitly choosing him as my free hero but also gonna get Lyn since she is the first horseback bow user. Wouldn’t say no to Lucina either but as usual Roy is the bottom of the list the Blazing Durandal is cool since it has Heavy Blade integrated on it but Galeforce is just kinda underwhelming to me since everyone else got something new, maybe not completely like Lucina’s drive speed but she’s still the first to have that one.

    • Goodperson25

      No they didn’t directly show him off with something newish (Likely because galeforce ties in directly to the heavy blade effect and is new to Roy and an uncommon special special skill while Lyn’s apparent draconic aura is more normal and she had a new new skill to display) but if you look after he activates galeforce he has whatever they’ll call the +4 spd/def (green/yellow icon) on initiation skill. Now of course there’s the possibility he won’t actually get it (Lyn seemed to have 3 passive skills when we saw her not sure what’s up with that) but if that skill is new I think that possibility is pretty low.

  • Zog58

    A free 5 star amazing hero. Well done InSys! Let’s hope they either don’t have IVs or we all get lucky with our pulls haha.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Well that gauntlet is gonna be big!!!!!

  • An Tran

    This is kind of a weird banner, but one I’ll try to be getting everyone on (even Lucina, who I don’t give two sharks about; though I prefer her with a lance and her Master Lord armor so that’s why I’m keeping her….though I would have preferred her using Gradivus). It’s weird because we have Lucina just in her final class but with some random-ass lance, Lyn in her father’s class but with a random-ass bow, and both young Ike and Roy just straight-up cosplaying as their dads complete with their weapons and in Roy’s case, his father’s horse.

    EDIT: My main aim is Roy, but I’ll get Lucina for free, because I do NOT want to get another army of Donnels.

    • Kneekicker

      Lyn and Lucina don’t really possess any bows and lances that are respectively associated with them, and the Gradivus is pretty much Camus’ signature weapon so handing it off to Lucina would perhaps be off-putting.

      The four heroes being essentially promoted variants of their usual selves makes sense when you consider that this banner is meant to be fanservice. Roy doesn’t possess anything significant belonging to Eliwood like how Ike inherited Greil’s Urvan, so being given his dad’s horse seems to be IS’ solution.

    • Sisyphe

      I wonder if Lyn’s bow is meant to be a localization of Sacae’s divine weapon, because then they’re kind of connected. Lucina’s lance is random as far as I can tell though

      • Fikko3107

        Yeah, I’m thinking something like that too.Myulgre -> Mulagir really isn’t too far away from some of the more liberal localization name changes.

        If someone has a Japanese version, maybe he/she can confirm if it really is supposed to be Myulgre.

        • Sisyphe

          Yep. Mulagir is an alternative name for Murgleis, which is the name of the sword in Chanson de Roland that the bow’s name comes from (as well as a lot of other Elibean nomenclature). In particular, Mulagir is the German name for the same weapon in the adaptation of the play (Rolandslied). I would say I prefer Murgleis, but I guess that’s settled

          • Fikko3107

            Ah, a confirmation directly citing Song of Roland. The source of the name change can’t get any more irrefutable than that.

          • Sisyphe

            Fun fact: Mulagir gives a speed bonus in Binding Blade too

          • An Tran

            If that’s the case, then that’s ok for Lyn then. Weird to find out the new official Treehouse’d name for Murgleis through this avenue, though.

  • Sisyphe

    I like free stuff as much as the next guy, but I hope everyone is prepared to see these units everywhere after this…

  • Stranger

    I haven’t been this hyped since I was 6 and finding out I was going to DisneyLand.

  • dmurr

    Woah, super cool. With the exception of Lyn, all the art is done by the original artists/designers for their respective games. Lyn is still done by the same artist who has done both of her Heroes artworks thus far.

    • Fikko3107

      I’m pretty sure that Sachiko Wada (the artist doing the CYL Roy) was the artist of Sacred Stones, not Binding Blade. The Roy here, especially on the face and shading, really evokes the art from FE8.

      • dmurr

        You’re right, she’s mostly known for Sacred Stones, but according to the Wiki she’s also the main artist for all 3 GBA games.

  • Fikko3107

    I wonder why Lyn’s voice actor is conspicuously missing. She’s still done by Wendee Lee, right? Or is this an indirect confirmation that she won’t be reprising her role?

  • O.H. X-1990

    Oh wow, I get to choose one of the 4 Brave heroes? Hot damn, that’s good news!

  • Alexander Bodine

    I love how Ike is drawn to resemble Greil, that’s just awesome!

  • Diovani Estivalet

    Now we can have a Full Lucina Team! Lucina, Spring Lucina, Masked Lucina and Brave Lucina.

  • Morgan Rodgers

    Nice that Lyn is the first mounted bow user, with anti-distant counter to boot.

    • TheBraveGallade

      Basically only dragons can counter safely sith thier high def. Esp. With ninian.

  • Laggalot101

    Really awesome. Picking Ike, no questions asked. Awesome character, with an awesome set of skills, and massive Tellius bias on my end (the best kind of bias). Similarly, I’ll be supporting Ike in the gauntlet. Can’t come soon enough!

    • Sisyphe

      I have to take Lyn for the novelty (and the fact that I hate pulling colorless), but I’m hoping by the grace of any god that wants to listen that I’ll pull an Ike anyway (kind of want all four in fact). I don’t love the character, but I love the art and what it represents, and Tellius was definitely the high water mark for the series

  • esco Tanner

    I’m getting Lyn. Not really anyone I want that’s colorless (Besides Faye) so…

  • Not really that interested, but I’ll take Lyn since FE7>all. Or well, it’s mostly that I dislike Luci and am impartial to Ike and Roy.