Heroes: “Heir of Light” Banner Will Descend with 2nd Gen Characters from Genealogy of the Holy War

Details for the next batch of new Heroes have arrived! The upcoming summoning banner, Heir of Light, will feature four popular 2nd Generation characters from Genealogy of the Holy War.

The new Heroes are: Shannan (wielder of the Balmung), Altena (Quan’s eldest child and wielder of the Gae Bolg), Ced (the son of Lewyn according to Thracia 776) and Larcei (Ayra’s daughter). You’ll be able to summon them starting on 9th January (UTC).

Accompanying the new Heroes will be a new story chapter “Gullinkambi”, plus a Forging Bonds event. In addition, there will be a Grand Hero Battle with Travant, which starts on 12th January (UTC).

Keep reading for a text breakdown of the new Heroes!

Shannan: Wielder of Astra

Type: Red Sword Infantry
Voice: Ted Sroka
Artist: Okuma Yugo

  • Weapon: Balmung (Grants Spd +3. If foe initiates combat or if foe’s HP = 100% at start of combat, neutralizes penalties on unit and grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +5 to unit during combat.)
  • Special: Imperial Astra (Cooldown 2; Boosts damage by 40% of unit’s Spd.)
  • A: Steady Posture 3 (If foe initiates combat, grants Spd/Def +6 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.))
  • B: Wrath 3
  • C: Even Spd Wave 3

Altena: Luminous Rider

Type: Blue Lance Flier
Voice: Morgan Berry
Artist: Kibayashi Senri

  • Weapon: Earthly Gae Bolg (Grants Def +3. In combat against an infantry, armored or cavalry foe, inflicts Atk/Def -5 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.)
  • Special: Reprisal
  • A: Sturdy Stance 2
  • B: Brash Assault 3

Ced: Hero on the Wind

Type: Green Tome Infantry
Voice: Phil Reich
Artist: Suda Ayaka

  • Weapon: Winds of Silesse (Grants Spd +3. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +6 to unit during combat.)
  • Special: Luna
  • A: Spd/Res Solo 3 (If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Res +6 during combat.)
  • C: Pulse Smoke 3

Larcei: Keen Kin

Type: Red Sword Infantry
Voice: Lizzie Freeman
Artist: Asatani Tomoyo

  • Weapon: Larcei’s Edge (Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). At start of combat, if unit’s Spd > foe’s Spd or if foe’s HP = 100%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 to unit and neutralizes foe’s bonuses (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.)
  • Special: Regnal Astra
  • A: Atk/Spd Solo 3
  • B: Repel 3 (If unit’s Spd > foe’s Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Rokkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats x4 (max 40%). If unit initiates combat, foe is moved 1 space away after combat.)
  • C: Panic Smoke 3
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  • I’ve been waiting on Altenna for a long time, and judging by her skills, she might even demote. I will pray.

    • CombatMagi

      Yeah she doesn’t seem to have anything “special” about her other then her Lance (and maybe being the first lance Wyvern) so heres hoping.

      • mrkisukes

        Valter: Am I nothing to you?

        • There’s also Cormag. But he’s probably talking about the series as a whole.

          • mrkisukes

            That makes more sense.

  • Big Klingy

    YES CED FINALLY!!!

    …And he doesn’t look nearly as OP as Lewyn. That’s a shame. Larcei looks pretty good though. (And lol, I was going to complain about her portrait looking like just a hair-swap of Ayra… until I realized that’s pretty much what it was in the original game)

  • mrkisukes

    Repeating the same mistake they did with Ayra and have it be a double red feature…at least with this both seem to be busted.

  • Nathan Bisbo

    more of my fav fe yay