Heroes: World of Dawn Preview Trailer, 2.1 Update, and Manga Update!

It’s an exciting day for Tellius fans in Fire Emblem Heroes! The World of Dawn preview trailer shows off a few new characters from Radiant Dawn joining the game. Check it out!

The latest characters joining the game are Micaiah, Sothe, and Zelgius. Each comes equipped with a new weapon and at least one other new skill. You can see a full listing of all characters’ skills and abilities below.

The World of Dawn banner will go live tomorrow, 12 January, at 7:00am UTC. A new story chapter called “Guided by a Dream” will also come out then. We’ll also be seeing Oliver in the newest Grand Hero Battle! You’ll be able to challenge him starting on Sunday, January 14th.

Additionally, Update 2.1 is also live! The game will prompt you to download the new update when you load it up next.

Update 2.1 brings a few new things to the game including an increased Hero Merit cap, the ability to check maps before battle, new forges for Cymbeline and Parthia, a new type of Terrain in arena maps, and more! You can see a full listing of all updates at the bottom of the article.

Finally, Part 8 of the Heroes manga is now available! As always, thanks to Serenes Forest forum users Coolmanio and Linkmstr for the translation.

Micaiah: Priestess of Dawn:
  • Thani (Blue Tome, Mt 14): Grants Res+3. Effective against armored and cavalry foes. Against armored and cavalry foes using bow, dagger, magic, or staff, damage from first attack received by unit during combat reduced by 30%.
  • Sacrifice (Assist): Converts penalties on target into bonuses. Restores target’s HP = unit’s current HP -1. Unit’s HP reduced by amount restored.
  • Distant Def 3 (A slot): If unit is attacked by foe using bow, daggers, magic, or staff, unit receives Def/Res+6 during combat.
  • Guard 3 (B slot): If unit’s HP is ≥ 80% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge -1. (If using similar skill, only highest value applied.)
  • Drive Atk 2 (C slot): Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk+3 during combat.
Sothe: Zepyhr:
  • Peshkatz (Dagger, Mt 14): After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions, and grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 to unit and allies within 2 spaces for 1 turn.
  • Glimmer (Special): Grants +50% to damage dealt.
  • Life and Death 3 (A slot): Grants Atk/Spd+5. Inflicts Def/Res-5.
  • Spur Atk/Spd 2 (C slot): Grants adjacent allies Atk/Spd +3 during combat.
Zelgius: Jet-Black General:
  • Alondite (Sword, Mt 16): Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked.
  • Black Luna (Special): Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-80%. (Skill cannot be inherited.)
  • Fierce Stance 3 (A slot): Grants Atk+6 during combat when this unit is attacked.
  • Warp Powder (B slot): If unit’s HP ≥ 80%, unit can move adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces. (Skill cannot be inherited.)
  • Panic Ploy 3 (C slot): At start of turn, bonuses become penalties on all foes in cardinal directions with HP 1 or more lower than unit through foe’s next action.
Version 2.1 Updates:
  • The Hero Merit cap is increased to 4,000.
  • You can now check maps before entering into battle, along with options to change your team and view related quests (if any).
  • Sanaki’s Cymbeline and Jeorge’s Parthia can now be forged in the Weapon Refinery. Both weapons have a unique upgrade option as well as standard stat-increasing options. Both require Divine Dew.
  • Six new Sacred Seals can now be created in the Seal Forge: Brash Assault, Savage Blow, Hone Spd, Close Def, Guidance, and Atk Smoke.
  • New maps will be appearing in the Arena starting next season and they will include a new type of terrain: Trenches. Cavalry units can only move one space in trench tiles. Trenches may also appear in non-arena maps in the future.
  • Some more UI enhancements have been added, including text marking unique skills on units, and adding icons to skills to show which types of classes can or cannot use them.
  • Sacred Seal UI enhancements will let you choose the character or skill first rather than just the seal only.
  • Heroes without a weapon will not appear as allies or foes in future Voting Gauntlets.
  • Minor bug fixes including displaying the top status bar on iPhone X and fixing skill inheritance issues regarding the Weapon Refinery.
About the Author: Kirie
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  • Fastesthe1

    That comic… I just want to give my baby a hug! <3

    And yay, some Radiant Dawn representatives! 😀

  • Laggalot101

    I’m a huge Tellius fanboy, so I’m super hyped for this. You bet I’m pulling. I really wanna have Micaiah especially. Wouldn’t mind Sothe or Zelgius, either, though.

  • speedster

    micaiah and sothe. passing on zelgius
    i’m glad that they’ve addressed the VG no weapon schenaniganz

  • Stranger

    Not a fan of Micaiah’s 28 speed (stats were leaked), but her skills are freaking awesome. Sothe with the Smoking Rogue dagger is pretty sweet, too.

    • Laggalot101

      Honestly, 28 Speed is faster than I expected her to be, given what her Speed growth in Radiant Dawn looks like…

      • Stranger

        True, but Heroes doesn’t always directly adhere to the previous games, such as Seth going from best to worst.

        I managed to pull a Micaiah, but -att/+def. Not great for someone who can’t double.

        • Laggalot101

          Heroes more often tries to emulate stat *distribution* rather than overall performance. Not always – sometimes they divert for the sake of diversity or for a particular gimmick – but fairly often nonetheless. If Seth were as good as he was in SS, he would be able to solo most of the stuff in the game, and that’d be a problem for obvious reasons.

          In terms of distribution, though, Seth is quite accurate to how he is in Sacred Stones, with a well-balanced stat spread across the board, only with a dip in Resistance. The only inaccuracy, really, is how he has relatively low HP in Heroes, despite having a very high growth in Sacred Stones.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    I am really surprised with this update. I did not expect it. My main goal in this banner is Sothe. And I still wait for refined Falchions in the game.
    Also, a new Tempest Trial Mini are coming. It has Takumi in the logo, so I expect New Year Corrin to be the reward.

  • Sisyphe

    Finally! I’ve been waiting so patiently for Micaiah, and they didn’t even ruin her art! I don’t love it, but I’ll take it. With her, I’ll have pretty much rounded the cast of characters I was hoping to pick up (unless they plan on giving us Naesala or Lyon). I’d be really into a Haar, actually. Also, credit to the person who said Micaiah would be blue.

    • Generally it’s quite easy to pinpoint the colour of units. For Miccy in particular, I really couldn’t see her as red or green.

      I still have a few I want, and I guess Lyon is one of those. Could see him as a TT reward. But really, Marisa is what I’m waiting for.

      • Sisyphe

        If it is, then I’m not good at it. I could’ve been convinced she was any color.

        There are others I’d like to have, but I’m trying to manage my expectations based on who they might add and whether I can pull them. Marisa doesn’t strike me as one of their more obvious choices (I do think we need Duessel as another axe horse though), but maybe she’s more popular than I think. In any case, I’ll hope we see her, for your sake.

        • No, I doubt she’s more popular than any of the other myrm girls. In fact, Lyn, Mia, Ira, Hana & Fir are already in, and I feel as if Lakche, Machua and Mareeta are more popular within that particular archetype. That said, while Amelia is a popular character, her inclusion didn’t really make sense if you looked at the ones she shared banner with. So the next FE8 banner could very well include her, although I’m putting my money on Myrrh since we could use more manaketes. That or another Grado general as you said.

          • Honestly, I see another FE8 banner being -another dragon loli- Myrrh, -fan favorite- L’archel (most likely as a healer with high ATK and RES stats, but comes with Candelight because on both routes you recruit her she comes with the Torch Staff). For the boys I would go with -mancandy- Cormag (plus he would be the first male wyvern rider in Heroes….that wasn’t evil), and either Ewan, Ross, or Dussel.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    Micaiah’s Sacrifice skill is a double-edged sword. You can heal a ally a lot, but it can put Micaiah in danger.

    • Zog58

      What about using it with Vantage? Michaiah can likely one shot Lyn and Rein regardless, and it’s a perfect chance to line them up!

      • Diovani Estivalet

        That’s a good idea. We only need to be careful with physical units.

  • Gebby

    The powercreep, it disgusts me.

  • Good thing Oliver is here to make the game more bearable to look at.

  • mrkisukes

    Micaiah is a hard meta counter to all the armor and horsies…and Zelgius is yet another line in the gradual BTS power creeping. Sothe, like with NY!Takumi, is trying soooo hard to be meta relevant.

    Also, Oliver’s damaged illustration, it is beautiful.

    • Laggalot101

      Fun fact – provided that the calcs that a buddy of mine ran are accurate – in her base kit, if you were to stick Deflect Missile 3 on her, Micaiah can actually counter Brave Bow Brave Lyn up to some extent of merges and buffs. It’s not infallible, but just the fact that she *can* do this to some extent is just really funny to me. Mulagir is no problem, because she’ll take that one hit thanks to Thani, and just bomb Lyn into oblivion right after.

  • Kazuya

    “Heroes without a weapon” Uhh what

    • Some people intentionally remove the weapon from their Voting Gauntlet Lead either to sabotage the team they joined because they actually want the other guy to win or else because they run a Staff Lead and don’t want it attacking for whatever reason. There are also those who do so unintentionally, like people trying to grind SP off the Warrior maps.

      • Kazuya

        Okay that makes sense to me now, thanks

  • MetalGear Lamia

    *sees comic* its ok my wife I’m here *hugs*

  • Kl1

    Damaged Oliver has brought beauty back to this game…truly beautiful.