Heroes: April 24’s Wings of Fate Banner Slips In a New Unit Type

An unexpected ball was dropped just a short while ago, showcasing to us a new banner, Wings of Fate. As expected, this one will feature units from the Fire Emblem Fates series. As expected, we finally have our traditional Shigure and inevitable Kana (female version only).

Not so much expected was the debut of a new unit type, the Bow Flier. That’s right, summoners can finally experience a Kinshi Knight, by way of Hinoka’s first variant…if they’re lucky enough to summon her, that is.

Also seen in the video at the end is a male version of Kana (Blue Infantry Manakete), and Kaze (Infantry Dagger), the franchise’s first recruitable ninja. Perhaps an incoming Tempest Trials + will have one of these two units available as a prize?

Of course, we’ll have a series of chapters to earn orbs from featuring these units, so look forward to these opportunities as well. For more details on the new Wings of Fate heroes, look no further than the bottom of this post. They’ll be available to summon on April 24 at Midnight, and will remain available through future summoning events.

UPDATE: It is now confirmed that Male Kana will be the star of the upcoming Grand Hero Battle that begins on 3 May.


Kana: Dragon Princess, a Green Infantry Manakete.

  • Water Breath+ | 14 Mt | 1 Rng
    • If foe initiates combat, grants Def/Res+4 during combat. If foe’s range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res.
  • Draconic Aura (S)
  • Fierce Stance 3 (A)
  • Goad Dragons (C)
    • Grants Atk/Spd+4 to dragon allies within 2 spaces during combat.

Shigure: Uplifting Artist, a Lance Flier.

  • Harmonic Lance+ | 13 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Deals +10 damage when Special triggers.
  • Noontime (S)
  • Darting Stance 3
    • If foe initiates combat, grants Spd+6 during combat.
  • Ward Fliers (C)

Hinoka: Blue Sky Warrior, a Bow Flier (Kinshi Knight)

  • Warrior Princess | 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Effective against flying and armored foes. Grants Spd+3. Grants Atk+3 to allies within 2 spaces during combat
  • Luna (S)
  • Atk/Spd Bond 3 (A)
    • If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat
  • Flier Formation 3 (B)
  • Flier Guidance 3 (C)
    • Flying allies within 2 spaces can move to a space adjacent to unit.


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  • speedster

    Pass. Most of you already have Grima or Myrrh so why bother with Kana though since she’s a loli so she’ll get boosted BST. Shigure will get demoted. Flying archer Hinoka is an obvious sign they need whales to spend money. They really have been pushing non-seasonal alts ever since the year began. I wonder if their profit has slowly been decreasing. Also, male Kanna is a GHB unit. Kaze seems to be fated to be the next Ayra/Rhajat since no TT until the second half of May

    • Zog58

      While I agree the alts are annoying outside seasonals, I’m pretty sure these units were drawn and scheduled quite a while ago. With that being said, IS could not have received any feedback about them at the time, and therefore we will keep seeing these for some time, even if people complain. And while I agree that they are hogging unit slots, we can at least acknowledge that they are still creating other new characters to keep the flow coming, too. I just hope that they limit it to 1 alt every now and then, so we don’t have another Rein + Olwen situation from last banner. This is the second time a unit lost their niche to an alt, though (Eirika stole the Dark Sacred Twin, and now Hinoka stole Reina’s one saving grace, being her class.)

      • speedster

        Oh yeah. But survey will take so long. At the end of the year or something

      • Christian Mark Nelson

        and Lilina took Athos’ Forblaze (altho not a new unit)

        • speedster

          Any mage in Binding Blade could use it so it’s fair game

      • Kneekicker

        To be fair, Reina might as well be nonexistent since she’s a Corrin-sexual with bad bases, bad growths, no story relevance, and hardly any character at all. IIRC, she consistently ranked pretty low on Fates popularity polls alongside the likes of Yukimura. Since Hinoka (and practically everyone else) really can become a KK, she’s a vastly better fit for the role in Heroes.

        I agree that Horse Eirika was ridiculous though. Even if Knoll was a late-game unit, he was actually reasonably developed as a character and relatively popular thanks to his niche in SS. One can only hope he eventually makes it into the game anyways with a buffed up variant of his tome that Eirika can’t get.

    • Temporal_Shadow

      If Kaze is part of the stuff from the road map, then he’ll most likely be related to the Golden Week Celebration. Otherwise, maybe they’ll throw him into the next Legendary Heroes banner. I really don’t think Kaze will be the next Ayra/Rhajat since those were both related to events (TT/Voting). Who knows? Maybe he’ll be a Tap Battle reward.

    • Vaximillian

      Clive was added along with the rest of the SoV’s second batch, but not made available until a by that time not announced tempest. Kaze can follow Clive’s lead and become a reward for the late May tempest following the next Fates banner.

      • Diovani Estivalet

        That’s true. Delthea and the others were added in Jult 13th, and Clive was added as playable unit in August 11th.

    • WaddleDee.PNG

      I never got Grima or Myrrh, so this is great for me.

      • speedster

        Wish you luck then. Hope you get good IVs

  • Kurono

    Why not Reina?…

    • Kneekicker

      Popularity and demand; Reina has neither of those going for her.

  • Sisyphe

    People might want Kana for Goad Dragons I guess (I don’t actually know what batch of dragon buffs one would ideally run), but I can’t imagine she’ll surpass Myrrh or even Grima in terms of usefulness, and I don’t think people typically run multiple green dragons anyway. Shigure seems underwhelming in a crowded unit type, so it’s clear Hinoka is the draw. I’m sure we’ll see plenty of buffed quad and firesweep builds.

    Nice that we’ll get a free dragon and free ninja though.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Now I can make my full Valla Family team M Corrin, Azura, F Kana, Shigure thank you IS!!!!! plus F Kana can now go with any pair I did some of the girls are still not in Heroes yet but their slowly getting there!

  • Daniel Smith

    In actually surprised that Kana is green
    We actually need more colorless and red dragons (1 and 2 currently).
    The other 2 look good… but
    Doesn’t something seem… OFF about new hinoka? Like her skills and weapon? And how some characters were introduced to counter horse emblem, which caused armor emblem (that and armor units became stronger) to become meta instead of horse emblem… and now flyers are anti armor and will likely soon be meta

    • speedster

      I’m guessing they’re saving red dragons for dragon laguz since they’re weak to thunder magic in Tellius

  • dmurr

    Is this only unexpected because they didn’t add it in an update that was datamined first? I’m more surprised it took them this long to change that. We did know new characters were coming. I would’ve preferred an Awakening children banner over a Fates one, but I guess we just got Morgan/Gerome. This is an equivalent Fates banner, I suppose. Would love to get Awakening versions of Owain, Severa and Inigo.

  • ashlyn

    I haven’t been this excited about a banner in a while. I’m so happy for this! I really hope I get F!Kana tomorrow!