Heroes: Legendary Hector: Marquess of Ostia Trailer!

A new Legendary Hero is coming soon to Fire Emblem Heroes! Watch the trailer below for more information about Legendary Hector: Marquess of Ostia! Like his previous appearances, Hector remains an armored axe user. If you’re curious, a breakdown of his skills is featured at the bottom of the article.

However, Hector will not be appearing alone! 11 other 5★ Heroes will join him, including seasonal units from the Christmas and Love Abounds banners! They are: Legendary Ike, Christmas Tharja, Leif, Myrrh, Brave Ike, Legendary Ephraim, Love Abounds Lyn, Female Morgan, Legendary Robin (F), Elise, and Love Abounds Roy.

Like previous Legendary Hero banners, the summoning rate for 5★ Heroes will be 8%, with no off-focus 5★ units being obtainable. You can attempt to summon Hector: Marquess of Ostia or any of the other focus units starting tomorrow, June 28.

Hector: Marquess of Ostia:

  • Thunder Armads (Axe, Mt 16): Grants Def+3. If the number of allies within 2 spaces (excluding unit) > the number of foes within 2 spaces (excluding target), foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
  • Draconic Aura (Special): Boosts Atk by 30%.
  • Distant Counter (A slot): Unit can counterattack regardless of foe’s range.
  • Vengeful Fighter 3 (B slot): If unit’s HP ≥ 50% and foe initiates combat, unit makes guaranteed follow-up attack. Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack.)
  • Ostia’s Pulse (C slot): At the start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -1 to all allies. Granted only if number of those allies’ movement types on current team ≤ 2.
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  • Diovani Estivalet

    Yay.. it’s Hector… Again…
    And he is a armored axe unit… Again…
    And he has a Armands variation… Again… (we have more Armands Alts than Marths Alts)
    With Distant Counter skill… Again… (Why not in his weapon?)
    And we will receive a new Hector in two or three months… Again…

  • Inb4 someone makes a random obligatory comment on how THEY think no one is complaining about Hector and that they think that people complaining about Camilla Alts are hypocrites (seriously, those comments are a thing each time a new alt comes out), believe me, a good number of people are complaining. Even me, a big time bara-daddy Hector Fan. We didn’t need another version because we’re basically getting his CYL version soon.

    • speedster

      Another Hector with another Armads with bad timing. If they make a fourth Armads I don’t know whether to laugh and cry. I knew legendary Hector was inevitable despite me preferring at most 3 alts, but doing it now right before CYL is kind of a bad idea

  • Sentinel

    I’m not against Hector being a Legendary unit….but releasing him a mere 2 months after another Blazing Blade character (Lyn) as well as a couple months before his eventual CYL variant doesn’t quite sit well with me.

    They should have saved him for a few months later in my opinion.

  • mrkisukes

    You know…maybe this is all just a conspiracy by IS to make everyone hate the popular older characters so that they start liking the newer ones more.

  • 100%B-Type

    Well, my guess was Eliwood but maybe next time he get another chance.
    This is like a Hector month: Boundhero Battle, Legendary Summon and Cipher reveal~

  • Bongo Beans

    I really want Myrrh – I wasted far too many orbs trying to get her and failing. My green luck is awful.

    • mrkisukes

      Here’s to you getting lucky with this banner. The green focus this time around is populated only by good pulls, so at the very least you’ll get something useful.

  • dmurr

    Wait, hold on. People AREN’T excited about this? Hector is one of my favorites and this art is awesome. He’s basically the defining axe lord, so it would be weird if they had him use a different weapon to me.

    • Lucas Falararo Cardoso

      People complain about everything everytime. I feel sorry for IS, they try to please the fanbase but it seems that there are complains always. This whole community is getting really ridiculous.

      • dmurr

        Yeah! They got it rough, honestly. Hector is a fan favorite. He’s not a newer character so the only reason to push him is fanservice. It’s the same for Lyn. There’s literally no reason for us to get multiple versions of her other than she’s a popular character and yet somehow people are complaining we have “too much” Lyn.

      • You think this is ridiculous? Try looking through the Smash community, we got probably the most exciting game of the year for any Smash fan and a surprising amount of the community were busy being furious Waluigi was still an Assist Trophy.
        I’d also like to point out that it’s not necessarily the number of Hector Alts that are the problem, it’s the timing and spacing. Hector won CYL2, so we’re guaranteed to get a new Hector by the end of Summer…so why flood us with Hectors now? The Valentine’s Hector was supposedly already planned out by the time the CYL2 results came in, so it’s excusable, but this Hector could have been held off until some time after we got CYL2 Hector. This way, we would have had Hector hype die down only to get it revived with Legendary Hector. As it is, either this Hector will be almost worthless in a couple months due to the CYL2 Hector coming out and probably being part of a free choice if they do things the same as last time, or this Hector will make almost nobody excited for CYL2 Hector because this Hector makes the other one bad.

        • Lucas Falararo Cardoso

          Yes, this is ridiculous. Hector won the CYL this year, of course he is going to get a lot of alts, same thing as Lyn. IS knows this and that is why they make these heroes, because they give a lot of money. The main purpose is to make money, just like any other video-game company, and these are the heroes who give them the most profit. As long as they get money, your complains mean very little to them. That is just what reality is, and besides that is just a video-game. Try to enjoy the most of what you can instead of complaining about the little things. Life has so much more problems that we need to focused than a mobile game.

          • Volttekka

            I was gonna try to continue on your claim that the main purpose of the game is to make money, but partway through realized that the claim is flawed. Firstly, the game is inherently free, and can be played without ever spending a single cent. Secondly, adding a new character to an existing game is different from releasing a new product, as the character addition fundamentally alters the game, regardless of whether or not a given individual spends money on it. Third, companies are, to an extent, beholden to their customer base. You can’t sell somebody a luxury that they don’t want. Releasing an undesirable product is contrary to the interests of a company, as it will lead to financial losses.

          • Lucas Falararo Cardoso

            `Firstly, the game is inherently free, and can be played without ever spending a single cent. `- True but the ones who pay the game are the ones who maintain the game. Without the wales the F2P players would get no content and after a while IS would just stop giving the game content, just like happened with a lot of mobile games. And the most important thing for IS in, in fact, to please the players who are willing to spend a lot of cash in the game.

            `Secondly, adding a new character to an existing game is different from releasing a new product, as the character addition fundamentally alters the game, regardless of whether or not a given individual spends money on it`- true but what happens if IS release a non-popular character like Gordin as an alternative version? Do you think people would want to spend money on him? Nope, and as I said without the income IS has very little motivation to support the game. That is why most of the time we get non-popular characters as free units and the ones most desirable are in the banners locked to 5 stars.

            `Third, companies are, to an extent, beholden to their customer base. You can’t sell somebody a luxury that they don’t want. Releasing an undesirable product is contrary to the interests of a company, as it will lead to financial losses.`- this is the same thing as I answered in the previous questions. IS wants to make money, that is the solo purpose to continue the game. And to make money they need to please the Majority of the fanbase. You guys who complain about these things think you are the Majority, but the Majority and the important fanbase for IS are the ones who spend a lot of money. And believe me, when I go to tier 20 arena and see those plus 10 bride tharjas, plus 10 legendary lyns, plus 10 Vectors, I know how IS makes so much money with this game. A lot of people complained about Legendary Lyn, I know, but the amount of money that IS earned from that banner was so much that for them it was a sucess.

            So that is why I hope IS continues releasing popular characters. They give money to them, and with money more content for all of the players. Alternative versions of Gordin? Nope that would not benefit both the whales, nor IS, nor us in the end.

          • Technically, a Gordin Alt would benefit IS so long as they made him broken enough to be worth whaling for, something they’re NOT doing with Hector – all the Hectors are almost exactly the same, there’s literally no reason for me to get the new Hector when my OG Hector will be just as viable in a couple months when they let him get the new Armads through Weapon Refinement, just like how I had no reason to go for LA Hector because I knew my OG Hector would just get Berserk Armads anyways and I would be able to make do without the special Skills since I already knew what I wanted out of Hector. If CYL2 Hector is another Green Armor Axe Unit, I’m definitely going to skip him then as well, because I already have OG Hector and don’t need any more Hector in my life.
            As for talking about me thinking I’m the Majority when I’m not, I dropped $100 trying for Summer Cordelia because I love Cordelia, and I spent at least $50 when Brave Roy came out because I love Roy. For the most part I’m an F2P kind of guy, but when they put out a character I actually like in a situation I like, then yes, I’m willing to put money into the game, and there are a lot more guys like me out there than you think, and I do know that some of those guys and gals are like that for Hector so please don’t try to use that as an argument against this.
            In addition, there are in fact several characters out there(Beaststones anyone?) who are immensely popular and are not in the game, and from what I’ve seen the general opinion of the fanbase is that they’d rather have New Units that aren’t already in the game over Alts of Units we already have like nine times out of ten.
            To address your original response to me: ‘Try to enjoy the most of what you can instead of complaining about the little things’ I actually wasn’t complaining about anything – to be honest, I’m happy for Hector fans because they’re getting a chance at recognition – I was trying to let you know where some of the complainers are coming from. I do actually enjoy the most of what I can with this game – I’ve made it my goal to one day have the LV 40 Conversation of every Hero in the entire game, and am genuinely excited for almost every new Unit released as it’s keeping me from getting bored since I always have another LV 40 Conversation to work towards. In addition, Smash Ultimate literally reached back and retroactively fixed everything wrong with the past six months for me and nullifies anything I might have issues with for the next five months, so it’s not like I’d be complaining about this anyways.

          • Lucas Falararo Cardoso

            “Technically, a Gordin Alt would benefit IS so long as they made him broken enough to be worth whaling for, something they’re NOT doing with Hector – all the Hectors are almost exactly the same, there’s literally no reason for me to get the new Hector when my OG Hector will be just as viable in a couple months when they let him get the new Armads through Weapon Refinement, just like how I had no reason to go for LA Hector because I knew my OG Hector would just get Berserk Armads anyways and I would be able to make do without the special Skills since I already knew what I wanted out of Hector. If CYL2 Hector is another Green Armor Axe Unit, I’m definitely going to skip him then as well, because I already have OG Hector and don’t need any more Hector in my life.” -> maybe some people are willing to get a new Gordin, but most of the people don´t, I am pretty sure most of the people who spend real money would only want one copy of him and stop. To spend real money to get a +10 of him would be a waste to a whale player, since they prefer to do with other units that are more popular. And yeah this is the third Hector, I know people are tired of him being an axe unit, but let’s be real: they needed to release an axe legendary hero at some point, so who is better than Hector, the axe-define lord of the series? And don’t says things like Xander or Camilla because they do not fit this position as well as Hector. And even if some people say they don’t need another axe hector, at this point a lot of whales already have him at +10 merged so it is a win to IS wallet anyway

            “As for talking about me thinking I’m the Majority when I’m not, I dropped $100 trying for Summer Cordelia because I love Cordelia, and I spent at least $50 when Brave Roy came out because I love Roy. For the most part I’m an F2P kind of guy, but when they put out a character I actually like in a situation I like, then yes, I’m willing to put money into the game, and there are a lot more guys like me out there than you think, and I do know that some of those guys and gals are like that for Hector so please don’t try to use that as an argument against this.”-> same here, I already spent a lot of money in this game. Just to get Summer Tana I wasted more than 300 dollars since I got pity broken so many times. But the thing is that even if you do not want the new hector, there are lots of people who want him, and theare are people who are going to +10 him. These are the players who give the most amount of money to IS, and they are willing to spend thousands of dollars to get a super merged version of their favorite character. With characters like Lyn, Hector, Ike, Lucina, and others, it is very likely people are going to do that. But with Gordin? Very unlikely.

            “In addition, there are in fact several characters out there(Beaststones anyone?) who are immensely popular and are not in the game, and from what I’ve seen the general opinion of the fanbase is that they’d rather have New Units that aren’t already in the game over Alts of Units we already have like nine times out of ten.” -> that is true, that are a lot of beaststones units that people want, including the whales. But so far IS has not implemented the concept of Beaststones into the game yet, so we cannot talk about it with specifics. But I am pretty sure once they get it done the whales are going to spend money on the ones that are popular, such as Selkie, Kaden, Tibarn and others. And soon people are going to complain that we got too many versions of these characters in the future as well when we start to get alts of them.

  • O.H. X-1990

    Are you freaking KIDDING ME?! They still haven’t released Brave Hector, but they’re gonna release Legendary Hector?! And why is he still an Axe Knight with his Armads and his Distant Counter skill like Normal Hector and Valentine’s Hector?! This is stupid, it’s beyond bullcrap! I will NOT waste any of my Orbs on this next Legendary Hero Banner! Besides, I’ve had enough with “Green Hell”, if I can’t summon Gunnthra or Legendary Lyn, why would I bother trying to summon Legendary Hector?! Seriously, what a waste of space Legendary Hector is! To Hell with the Legendary Hero Banners, I’ve been trolled with 3-Star Heroes long enough!

  • Reuska

    Lol, this fandom will surely whine over everything xD What a life it must be in this unsatisfiable personal bitterness, whoa.

    • Joey Stordeur

      im getting so sick of this among gamers, such toxicity

    • Frenzify

      Of the things the fandom has complained about, this seems perfectly reasonable to complain about. A third armoured axe Hector with Distant Counter, and Armads (albeit a different version), and within only a few months since the last alt… with such a similar kit. Why would you expect people not to complain about something like that?

  • Kenyowa

    Alt-related anger aside, i’d like to call out IS for the cowards they are on not giving Hector his FE6 beard. At least make him look a little different lol

  • Kurono

    *sigh* I like Hector, but, another Armored, Armads wielding Hector? C’mon…
    I think Eliwood would be better, the guy is just a nobody on Heroes, and he was supposed to be the Main Lord in Blazing Blade.
    Just wait, when CYL hits the scene, we will have Armads Emblem.

  • Volttekka

    Not gonna make the obvious complaint of too many Hectors, but his unique skills are kinda dogshit.
    I mean, his weapon skill and C skill don’t mesh with each other. The weapon wants you to be close to your teammates, but the C skill encourages you to have a mixed-movement team, which makes it difficult to actually have your teammates nearby without potentially wasting the teammates’ movement advantage.