It’s been a pretty exciting buildup to wait for the first Feh Channel livestream of the year, and if you missed it, you missed a lot!
For starters, we’re greeted by our adorable Feh, as we’re introduced to a cake made especially for Feh’s first birthday (January 18) by the Heroes development team. She’s quite excited. Pay close attention to the macarons on top of the cake, as they’re today’s Orbs for news.
We’re introduced to the super relaxing Feh Channel by giving us a lighthearted pile of artwork supplied by many of the artists for the game. It doesn’t all stay calm though, as we’re given anticipation of three macarons, in the place of orbs, to convey the news to fans. First up, is the yellow macaron.
We’re going to see an Anniversary Celebration, which bestows a slew of goodies to summoners…
We’ll see Daily Maps in the special maps section for 25 straight days, which looks to focus on a Normal and Hard mode challenge, featuring almost every map related to a special Focus banner, netting one orb for each mode.
Our First Anniversary Present of 50 orbs will hit everyone’s mail box on February 1. That makes 100 orbs. We’ll also get Developer maps, which are always a fun challenge.
We’re also getting Daily Grand Hero Battles, which will all include Infernal maps. Yes, this even means Xander: Paragon Knight, is finally making his return!
We’ll also see Daily maps, tailored to help train specific unit types, will be filled with reinforcements, so enjoy the ease in training up new heroes and grinding out that SP/Hero Merit.
Don’t forget about the next Hero Fest, featuring 5% Focus Heroes on the Hero Fest’s lead units, Brave Ike, Brave Lyn, Nephenee and Sigurd. This one starts on February 1 at 11p PT, so in a little over a day, you’ll have some more chances at some big names!
The Green Macaron unleashes news about us getting a new mode! The enemies will march across the screen from the right, as you beat them to the…beat.
Tap units in a timing game, in which you smack away enemy units as they approach, making sure to get the timing just right to knock them away and move to the next round.
Pay note to the…notes as this appears to be a musical game, in which the units bump to the beat as you beat opponents away with just a tap. Listening closely, you can hear a familiar song from Fire Emblem The Binding Blade.
Each stage includes 20 stages with 5 rounds each (100 rounds of mayhem), and we’ll see a mysterious prize if we complete them all, according to our lovely little owl.
This will be open for two weeks, and will net some unique prizes when completed.
The Red macaron lets us into our next Legendary Hero,, the earth elemental Ike: Vanguard Legend.
He’ll not only be available in the newest Legendary Hero Summoning Event, starting in just a few hours, but he’ll also be part of the upcoming Tempest Trials event.
This Legendary Hero banner will include:
Red: Sanaki, Seigbert and Ike (Vanguard Legend)
Blue: Fjorm, Robin (Ylissean Summer) and Lucina (Brave Heroes)
Green: Gunnthra, Azura (Performing Arts) and Xander (Nohrian Summer)
Colorless: Takumi, Faye and Frederick (Ylissean Summer)
As expected, we’re also given a new video previewing the incoming Ike, and his phenomenal skillset, featuring:
- Ragnell: 16 Mt, 1 Rng
- Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked
- Radiant Aether: 4 CD
- During combat, treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 50%. Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt.
- Warding Breath (A)
- Grants Res +4 during combat if unit is attacked. Also grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack (Does not stack. Only highest value applied.)
- Seal Atk/Def 2 (B)
- After combat, foe suffers Atk/Def-5 through its next action
- Def Tactic 3 (C)
- At start of turn, grants Def +6 to allies within 2 spaces for 1 turn. Granted only if number of that ally’s movement type on current team is less than 3.
As well as a stat line of 41 HP/36 Atk/30 Spd/35 Def/21 Res, assuming that the video gave us an average-stat Ike.
It looks like the latest version of Ike will be an interesting foil the Black Knight, a popular sword user with Steady Breath, the physical version of his skill). It also looks like all of these skills will be inheritable, meaning that you should be able to pass everything, other than Ragnell, to other members of your team. Good luck in summoning some Radiant Aethers for your team!
*Edit: It looks like despite not stating as such in the video, Radiant Aether is not inheritable.
The Legendary Hero Ike: Vanguard Legend Banner will be available for 5 days, from later today (January 30) until February 5.
Last, we’ll be given the choice to have a free 5* ally, be available for everybody for free, via a voting contest from the A Hero Rises voting contest.
The single most popular hero will be made available as a free gift to every summoner, so put your heads together and figure out who might be the most practical choice! I’d suggest paying a visit to the Serenes Forest forums and discussing it with our various members, or to some of the other Fire Emblem Heroes communities, like /r/FireEmblemHeroes or Fire Emblem Amino.
If you want to catch a recap of 2018’s Feh Channel by your own eyes, give the video in the header a watch, and to keep up with other Fire Emblem Heroes related news, keep an eye on their Twitter, or their web site’s Update Log.