With this post, I’ll hopefully be covering all the new features within Heroes introduced with version 3.0.0 that wasn’t covered fully or at all within the recent Feh Channel: Special Book III Edition.
A quick summary of everything related to v3.0.0:
- Book III of the story has begun
- Unlock free 5-star Mythic Hero Eir: Merciful Death
- Hero Fest banner: featuring Eir, Ophelia, Owain, and Lewyn
- Mythic Heroes and Mythic Effects have been added
- First Summon Tickets have been added
- New weapon skills and weapons to refine
- Aether Raids: new structure “Escape Ladder (O)”
- Halloween Dorcas and Aversa can now be summoned using Heroic Grails
- Other minor Quality of Life changes
- Beast Type Heroes will be coming as part of the Radiant Dawn banner in January
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Book III has begun
A new chapter in the ongoing Fire Emblem Heroes opens up, introducing brand new allies and enemies alike. Accompanying a new Book is a new cinematic, which tends to set the scene for the story ahead, just as the opening cinematics for Books I and II did before.
Within this cinematic, we are introduced to four new characters who will play pivotal roles within the story of Book III: Eir, Hel, Lif, and Thrasir. We don’t know what they’re doing in Askr, but they seem to want to make the Askrians suffer.Official artwork for the new characters, including their normal, attacking, special and damaged artwork, can be found in the following links to Yokuze Kozaki’s Twitter posts:
As is now (seemingly) tradition, we will receive a free 5-star neutral copy of Eir: Merciful Death after clearing Chapter 1: Part 5 of Book III on Normal difficulty.
You may also have noticed that Eir is now the new face for the Fire Emblem Heroes application’s icon, replacing Fjorm. Rest in peace, Fjorm.
Eir herself is no slouch. She’s damn fine, and her stats and skills are great, too. Her level 40 neutral stats are as follows:
Movement type: Flying
Weapon type: Colourless Dagger
Weapon: Lyfjaberg – Grants Res+3. At start of combat, if unit’s HP is bigger than or equal to 50%, grants Atk/Spd+4 during combat, and if unit initiates combat, foe cannot make a follow-up attack. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions, and if bonus was granted to unit, deals 4 damage to unit.
A-skill: Swift Sparrow 2
B-skill: Mystic Boost 3 – Disables foe’s skills that “calculate damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res” and “calculate damage from staff like other weapons.” Restores 6 HP after combat.
C-skill: Sparkling Boost – At start of turn, restored 10 HP to ally that has been dealt the most damage. (Excludes unit.)
Hero Fest Banner
The new playable Hero, Eir: Merciful Death, is available now for summoning from the latest Hero Fest banner! Alongside her will be three other celebrated Heroes: Lewyn: Guiding Breeze, Ophelia: Dramatic Heroine, and Owain: Chosen One.
Hero Fest banners have a raised rate of chance to summon a Focus Hero (from the typical 3% up to 5%), so this is a great opportunity for you to summon these four Heroes. The banner begins today and ends on the 18th December 6:59AM UTC.
Mythic Heroes, Mythic Effects and New Seasons for Aether Raids
There will be four new seasons added to Fire Emblem Heroes: Light, Astra, Dark and Anima. They will work the same way as current Fire, Water, Wind and Earth seasons work, except these new seasons will boost a Heroes’ stats when deployed within Aether Raids.
Light and Astra seasons: Running with a Mythic Hero and a Blessed Hero (of the same element) in an offensive team will net you a raised Lift score in Aether Raids when you’re attacking, but you need at least one Mythic Hero and a Blessed Hero to earn the bonus Lift.
Dark and Anima seasons: Running with a Mythic Hero and a Blessed Hero (of the same element) in a defensive team will reduce the amount of Lift lost in Aether Raids when you’re attacked, but you need at least one Mythic Hero and a Blessed Hero in the team to earn the Lift point loss reduction.
The specific information (including equations) regarding the new Blessing types for Lift gain and Lift loss are available to view in the in-game notifications.
The new Seasons alternate on a weekly basis, as shown by the following table:
This week, we will have Light and Dark Seasons. Starting next week from 17th of December 7:00AM UTC, we will have Astra and Anima Seasons.
First Summon Tickets added
This new item replaces your first 5 Orbs used for a summoning round, however subsequent summons within that session will use Orbs as usual.
One ticket a day will be gifted to us for the duration of the ongoing Hero Fest banner, and will expire once the banner ends. Future events will award us with more First Summon tickets, too, so look forward to this being at least a semi-regular thing.
New Weapon Skills and Weapon Refines
The weapon refines for the Heroes Ogma, Navarre, Palla, Catria, Est, Robin (male) and Robin (female) have finally landed! The following screenshots contain all the information you would want to know about the new refines:
Aether Raids: new structure “Escape Ladder (O)”
A level 1 Escape Ladder (O) allows a player to recover all their used Aether upon losing an Aether Raid battle once per season, and the number of times this can activate per season rises as it is leveled up.
Halloween Dorcas and Aversa can now be summoned
using Heroic Grails
Great news for those who were waiting patiently and holding on to their Heroic Grails for Aversa: Dark One or Dorcas: Pumpkin Smasher: You can now summon these Heroes freely, as long as you have the Heroic Grails! Good luck to anyone planning to fully merge these reward Heroes, just stay patient and keep up the effort in Aether Raids for more Heroic Grails.
Other minor Quality of Life changes
There’s a boatload of text here and I’m not about to paraphrase the whole lot, so take a screenshot which will relay the message just as well:
Beast Type Heroes will be coming as part of the
Radiant Dawn banner in January
It’s been a long time coming, but they’re confirmed; transforming Beast types are finally coming to Fire Emblem Heroes! Nailah and Tibarn were confirmed through the Feh Channel stream.
More than likely they were revealed now so those of us who were waiting patiently for these Radiant Dawn Beasts can begin saving now for a decent shot at obtaining them when they land in January. So if you fancy grabbing yourself a Laguz next month, start saving those Orbs!
Special Orb Promo: December
Last but debatably not least, there’s a new Orb Promo for December.
You will also receive 60 Refining Stones along with the 21 Orbs to help you reach your Weapon-Refining goals, should you make the one-time purchase!