Heroes: Special Heroes Brings “A Season for Picnics”, 4 Alts on April 19

I sure wasn’t expecting to have a picnic to plan for this soon after the teaser was just revealed. I guess I’ll just have to rush out and get ready for the 19th, as there’s A Season for Picnics upon us, and it brings some alts for popular characters!

Fans that suspected Genny were right on the nose (and I’m pretty dang glad to see a Lukas alt, personally)! Featured in the this batch are a handful of new skills, notably geared towards Aether Raids, and the next X-Opening skill, as well as some nifty inheritable weaponry. The units coming are Lukas, Flora, Felicia and Genny, but that’s not all…

 

The next Tempest Trial+ reward unit can be spotted in the form of a Green Mage Cavalry, Leo: Extra Tomatoes. He’ll be available in the next TT+ which kicks off on April 24th.

A Season for Picnics runs from April 19 until May 18, so there’s a whole month to pick up a picnicker. Remember that we’re getting a new Legendary Hero on the 27th, too. Orbs are going to be tough to hold onto for the next couple of weeks!

For more details on the heroes’ skills, click Read More. For the Japanese trailer, click here.

Flora: Signature Dish, a Red Dagger Armor

  • Saehrimnir
    • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Effective against beasts. Grants Atk +3. At start of combat, if unit’s Res > foe’s Res, reduces foe’s Atk/Def by 50% of the difference between the stats during combat. (Calculates reduction before combat. Max penalty of -8.) After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
  • Iceberg
  • AR-D Atk/Res 3 (A)
    • If defending in Aether Raids, grants Atk/Res +X during combat. (Calculates X based on number of your defensive structures; 5+ structures grants +10; 4 grants +7, 3 grants +4, 2 or less grants +1. Destroyed defensive structures are not counted.)
  • Bold Fighter 3 (B)
  • Armor March 3 (C)

Lukas: Buffet for One, a Blue Lance Armor

  • Luncheon Lance+
    • 14 Mt | 1 Rng
    • If foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Def +4 during combat.
  • Pivot
  • AR-O Atk/Def 3
    • If attacking in Aether Raids, grants Atk/Def +X during combat. (Calculates X based on number of your defensive structures; 5+ structures grants +10; 4 grants +7, 3 grants +4, 2 or less grants +1. Destroyed defensive structures are not counted.)
  • Wary Fighter 3 (B)

Genny: Dressed with Care, a Colorless Staff Cavalry

  • Toasty Skewer+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • If a foe initiates combat against an ally within 2 spaces of unit, grants Def/Res +3 to that ally during combat.
  • Physic+
  • Fireflood Balm+
  • Wrathful Staff 3 (B)
  • Def Opening 3 (C)
    • At start of turn, grants Def +6 to ally with the highest Def for 1 turn (excludes unit.)

Felicia: Off the Menu, a Green Axe Armor

  • Eldhrimnir
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Effective against beasts. Grants Atk +3. At start of combat, if unit’s Res > foe’s Res, reduces foe’s Atk/Def by 50% of the difference between the stats during combat. (Calculates reduction before combat. Max penalty of -8.) Glacies
  • Spd/Def Bond 3 (A)
  • Special Fighter 3 (B)
  • Close Guard 3 (C)
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  • 100%B-Type

    That´s brilliant! You can put Fates alt in a long awaited Echoes banner without getting negativity from people~

  • Kneekicker

    It’s nice to finally get SoV alts not named Celica. The lightly dressed armours strike again, though at least this time they have the slightly plausible excuse of being weighed down by their picnic equipment.
    Looks like Flora will be the star for me, because dagger armour is a pretty unique combination. It’s unfortunate that I’m still reeling from Gallia and the Spring banners.

  • Mason Klaus

    Eh, this is an ok banner though more Fates characters are really disappointing despite the sisters not having any previous alts. Think I’ll gun for Genny (mainly for that Wrathful Staff to slap on my other healers) and Lukas mostly but if I get either of the twins (or both) then thats fine too since they have the only weapons capable of dealing with beast characters at the moment.

  • Sisyphe

    I really love this art, and also Genny and Lukas. That said, I’m not sure if I want to open the can of worms that is “Fire Emblem characters dressed like people in the real world” alts

    • 100%B-Type

      but then I ask: what about Bikini´s and Swimsuits?

      • Sisyphe

        You’ve got a point. For whatever reason I was considering swimsuits a separate thing. I mean, Lukas is wearing a tie…I don’t know

  • Shenai

    Genny’s art is very cute with the deer. Reminds me I’m looking forward to seeing the deer in Nara again.
    This whole banner feels completely out of nowhere though, in every way.

    But Felicia’s attacking animation looking like she’s about to spill her pot’s contents on someone is admittedly pretty funny.

  • Bongo Beans

    Very cute! Shame I spent all my orbs trying to get Mufasa. I’m actually looking forward to Leo – for all the negative things IS have been up to most of the recent TT+ units have been at the worst good fun and at the best pretty interesting. I have even come to appreciate bathtub Camilla!

  • CombatMagi

    I kinda want the twins but I will probably just skip the banner overall for the safety of my wallet

  • Alfred Kamon

    Felicia’s Eldhrimnir description is wrong. It grants Spd +3 and reduces Atk/Spd.