Heroes: Special Heroes (Hostile Springs), Comes January 23

If you caught the teaser pic from the other day, you’ll have probably had a hunch about an incoming hotsprings banner. Fans of the heat and squeaky-clean special summons can rejoice, as we’re about to receive just that, in the Hostile Springs Special Heroes Banner.

We do have a handful of new skills in this flier-centric series, aside from the neat variety of weapons, including Air Orders 3Atk Feint 3 and Spd Opening 3.

Included in the maps, Summoners can spot a flying Colorless dagger Camilla (someone arguably expected by fans, to appear in a Fates-based banner such as this). Camilla: Steamy Secrets will be a reward unit that can be earned in the next Tempest Trials+ event.

Hostile Springs brings with it, a paralogue miniseries (great for collecting Orbs), and the banner will be active from January 23 – February 22, (Midnight – 11:59 pm PT). If you’re interested in going for this batch, best of luck, and remember, there’s another Special Heroes banner coming out in a couple of weeks, so there’s a lot to consider for the month of February!

For more details on the Heroes, click Read More.

For the English Trailer, click here. For the Japanese Trailer, click here.


Ryoma: Samurai at Ease, a Blue Lance Flier

  • It’s Curtains…+
    • 14 Mt | 1 Rng
    • At start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -2.
  • Luna
  • Atk/Def Solo 3
  • Chill Spd 3
  • Odd Def Wave 3

Sakura: Hot-Spring Healer. a Colorless Staff Flier

  • Grandscratcher+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • At start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -1 to ally with the highest Atk. (If that Ally does not have a Special skill, this skill has no effect.)
  • Physic+
  • Fireflood Balm+
  • When healing an ally with a staff, grants Atk/Res +6 to all allies for 1 turn
  • Wrathful Staff 3
  • Spd Opening 3
    • At Start of turn, grants Spd +6 to ally with the highets Spd for 1 turn. (Excludes Unit.)

Elise: Bubbling Flower, a Red Ninja Cavalry

  • Red-Hot Ducks+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • If unit’s Spd > foe’s Spd, deals damage = 70% of difference between stats. (Maximum bonus of +7 damage. Combos with Phantom Spd.) After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
  • Rally Up Atk+
  • Swift Sparrow 2
  • Atk Feint 3
    • If a Rally Assist skill is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Atk -7 on foes in cardinal directions of unit through their next actions.
  • Dagger Valor 3

Hinoka: Relaxed Warrior, a Green Ninja Flyer

  • Splashy Bucket+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Effective against Dragon foes (of any color)
    • Disables foe’s skills that “calculate damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res” and “calculate damage from staff like other weapons.” After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
  • Draw Back
  • Atk/Spd Bond 3
  • Atk/Spd Link 3
  • Air Orders 3
    • At start of turn, grants the following status to adjacent flying allies for 1 turn: “Unit can move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2 spaces.”
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  • Kira

    Phew, what a relief. And here I was worried they forgot about Fates.

  • at this point it’s impossible for me to get upset over this. apathetic as can be

    though, I do find it amusing that they threw this waste in after the laguz banner, as if that would’ve softened the blow somewhat.

    • Sofa Man

      For all the sillyness, I would argue that the best time for a Fates banner is after a Tellius banner. I would bet that most Fates fans entered at Fates (or Awakening) and can’t drop 80 or 300 dollars on RD or PoR respectively, and therefore haven’t played them.

      • I would be inclined to agree if we were deprived of reps from that game, but we’re not. In general, sure, but in this specific case there’s plenty of things that could’ve been chosen instead.

        Both of those games are very easy to emulate anyway, both on PC and on a homebrewed Wii U. I bought them both on release but I still prefer them on my Wii U since I can play undubbed.

  • mrkisukes


    *deep breath*


    Thanks IS, you just made my day.

  • chris123sm

    The madlads actually made a 6th Camilla alt lol, holy shit

    • Brave Lady Lyn

      And I love them for it lol!

  • Familyplayer

    “Hostile” is a good word to describe people’s reactions to this.

    In all seriousness, how have they not figured out that the general fans are tired of this? Guess they know that for all the outrage no one is going to really do enough and whales will whale anyway. Fates alts must get whales turned super on to make them do this so much.

    • Brave Lady Lyn

      As long as they make money (which they obviously will from whales and overall money spending) its a success they don’t care for dislikes.

    • Lucas Falararo Cardoso

      Actually they planned the banners months before they come out. This banner was planned since July 2018 at least, and back then they didn’t know about fans disliking Fates banners in general.
      I personally liked Fates a lot, and even if I am slightly tired of seeing some of these units, I don’t mind them.

      • Sofa Man

        >They didn’t know about fans disliking Fates banners in July
        I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, but they absolutely planned for a Camilla in November AND January. That’s 200% on them for being stupid.

        • Reuska

          There is another option you should consider. I would be very surprised to see them plan Camilla in a towel with “steamed secrets” title and then give her for free. It is possible she was originally supposed to be summonable while the TT reward was probably Hinoka. Then Adrift happened and they maybe finally realized that the fans are significantly unhappy to see her this frequently. And thought “Whoops, and we have another one coming in January… let’s make her free at least…”

          Could be a sign of better times to come.

          • Sofa Man

            This has less to do with Camilla than it has to do with ”’lets give them two of the same unit within two two months.” That thought should never have crossed their mind. But I do hope you’re right.

          • mrkisukes

            It’s basically the same thing that happened with the L!Lyn banner, where she was revealed so shortly after LA!Lyn that people were upset.

            At this point I’ve just accepted that IS plans one fucking everyone so instead of resisting I choose to lube up to make it hurt less, and maybe find some amusement.

          • Sofa Man

            I can get behind that mindset. Hell, I appreciate when other people have it. Anything beats people who make fun of when people complain when this stuff happens.

  • Kemo Allen

    Good grief, if they wanted to make a big tiddy character for this set of special heroes Orochi was an easy option. Oh well one can only hope. At first I thought IS went full galaxy brain by not having Camilla in the actual banner so they wouldn’t get dislike bombed, but they showed her at the end anyway.

  • VanguardRaven

    It’s now possible to make an Aether Raids defense team full of Camilla.

    Praise boobasaurus rex.

  • 3-13 Archer

    I just hope I’m not forced to summon for the TT. And still, my phone will be haunted by that Camilla because it’s free… If she got nice skills, I’ll fodder her.

    • Daniel Smith

      I misread this and thought you said skin lol

  • Gregory Prytyka Jr.

    Camilla practically LIVES in the hot springs, they woulda been nuts to NOT make a version of her for this theme. =P