Heroes: The Chosen Ones Banner, Brings 4 + 1 New Heroes, and Next GHB Announced

If my headliner doesn’t make sense, don’t worry; I didn’t get it at first either. What’s to sum up is that this New Heroes: The Chosen Ones banner is bringing more than a handful of units and obligatory Paralogue chapter. It’s bringing more, in a possible new trend that’s sure to appease Summoners across the globe.

I can’t say much about Sirius and Norne, other than the fact that it appears as though their skillsets promote a charge-ahead style and defensive style of play, respectively. Phina’s Rapier is an incredible offensive and defensive weapon, making her a very appealing Dancer unit. Nagi, however, is the game’s first 1-range “Raven”-weapon user, and her Ethereal Breath weapon has an almost hilarious amount of useful abilities built into it, from a Killer cooldown boost, to its Raven ability, to being effective against dragons, to another first of its kind, reduction of AoE special attack damage.

Arguably, the most interesting thing about this banner is that Bantu: Tiki’s Guardian (a Red Manakete with Dragon Fang) will join the roster as a non-focus 3/4 star Hero, making this the first time a new Hero can be summoned immediately that isn’t a 5 star Hero. Perhaps this trend will continue?

Finally, the next Grand Hero Battle was announced, and that kicks off on September 23. It will feature Astram: Midia’s Hero, who is likely to be a Red Sword Infantry. The Chosen Ones banner will kick off starting September 19 at 12a PT, and all Heroes will continue to be available for future summoning events.

For more details on the summonable units (other than Bantu), click Read More. For the Japanese trailer, click Here.

All artwork for The Chosen Ones can be viewed here at 4Gamer.

Phina: Roving Dancer, a Red Sword Infantry Dancer

Voice: Megan Harvey | Art: Mayo

  • Rapier
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Effective against Armored and Cavalry foes.
    • Grants Spd +3.
    • If unit’s HP is less than or equal to 75% and foe initiates combat, unit can counterattack before foe’s first attack.
  • Dance
  • Spd/Def Form 3 (A)
    • Grants Spd/Def +X to unit during combat. (X = 2 x number of allies within 2 spaces, + 1; max 7.)
  • Geyser Dance 2 (B)

Sirius: Mysterious Knight, a Blue Lance Cavalry

Voice: Patrick Seitz | Art: Suekane Kumiko

  • Sable Lance
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 during combat.
  • Luna [3]
  • Atk/Spd Solo 3 (A)
  • Lull Atk/Spd 3 (B)
    • Inflicts Atk/Spd -3 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Spd (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

Norne: The Volunteer, a Colorless Bow Infantry

Voice: Brittney Harvey | Art: kaya8

  • Guard Bow+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Effective against flying foes.
    • If foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger, magic or staff, grants Def/Res +6 to unit during combat.
  • Reposition
  • Brazen Spd/Def 3 (A)
    • At start of combat, if unit’s HP is less than or equal to 80%, grants Spd/Def +7 during combat.
  • Spd/Def Link 3 (B)

Nagi: Dragon Avatar, a Green Dragon Armor

Voice: Colleen O’Shaughnessey | Art: Okaya

  • Ethereal Breath
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
    • Effective against dragon foes.
    • Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
    • Reduces damage from area-of-effect Specials by 80% (excluding Rokkr area-of-effect Specials).
    • If foe’s Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res.
  • Sol [3]
  • Distant Counter (A)
  • Special Fighter (B)
  • Dragon Valor 3 (C)

Also in today’s news: Forging Bonds will be coming soon! The four Heroes appearing in this banner will be the focus of this event, which will begin at the same time as the banner is released.

About the Author: Elieson
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  • Big Klingy

    “I am merely a traveller. No, really. This Sable Lance doesn’t imply anything at all.”
    …They really should’ve just made his crit quote “I’M NOT CAMUS!!!!”

    Also, interesting how New Mystery removed Phina’s access to Rapiers, but it’s back here. Kaga always said her being able to use Rapiers implied she had some kind of royal blood, so glad this detail is “canon” again.

    Nagi has a different VA to Naga if I’m remembering right. That’s… kind of weird. Though she is implied to be a reincarnation rather than literally Naga.

  • 3-13 Archer

    Dammit, if I wouldn’t have left the game, I’d summon that Feena and try to crush Hardin with her. I mean, her build must be based around the meme.

  • Mason Klaus

    Nice banner, probably gonna go for Norne the most as I liked using her in Shadow Dragon. One thing is bugging me though, why is it that they are using a SoV soundtrack for New Mystery characters? I mean seriously, it’s obvious which game they’re from, Camus posing as his alter-ego is a straight up give away as is Nagi. And I’ve never even played New Mystery either.

    • CombatMagi

      I too will probably pull for Norne as I actually like her design and used here the few times I played Shadow Dragon but its either going to be her or Feena that is dropped to 4 Star and I kinda feel like it be her given she doesn’t have anything super special like the others.

      • Wandering Soul

        Actually it is likely that Norne will be the demote as she is similar to Silas from last year with her Guard Bow and even putting Reposition into the colorless pool

  • Feena is my favourite dancer so I’ll be pulling for her.

  • CombatMagi

    I am all on board for what they did for Bantu. It gives you a chance at getting a new unit without the stress of a pity breaker or needing to get it right now on it’s opening banner. I’d be very happy if they do that some more in the future.

    • They kinda did the same thing with Kaze before. I’m surprised it hasn’t occurred since.

  • James Richardson III

    It’s a new story chapter, not a paralogue chapter.

  • mrkisukes

    I am more excited over Bantu getting added as a non-focus 3*/4*. I want more like him.

  • hahaha no

    this banner is a pass for me