Heroes: February’s Feh Channel Announces CYL 4 Winners, Upcoming Lovely Gifts Summoning Event, QoL Improvements and More

Greetings, Summoners! It’s that time of year again, in which we get not only another Feh Channel, but the first one of 2020. What does Feh see in store for this one?

In this ~23 minute video, we’re greeted by Fehnix, the Chief of the Sovereign Order of Avian Reporters, Feh’s boss, who is standing in for Feh while she takes a vacation and teaches Xander to swim.

We start with a quick Choose Your Legends 4 winner squad, featuring in the Ladies bracket, winner Edelgard and runner-up Lysithea, and in the Mens bracket, winner Dimitri and runner-up Claude. There wasn’t much else to share, just their placement being confirmed, for their inevitable special version release.

All four pictures of the winners showcased their War Arc artwork, so I’d bet an Orb that their alts will be based on their War Arc appearances. The full results can be seen here.

Do note, that there is quite a bit of history detailed in Fire Emblem Three Houses about all four unit’s lives in particular as youths, so it’s entirely possible that we get a young version, or one with details of their past.

There are a variety of events beginning at the upcoming reset, such as

  • Hero fests
    • Each brings 5 Summoning Tickets

  • 18 Daily Bound Hero Battles
    • Each battle will be available for a day, and will come with a Banner that you can summon the 2 BHB Heroes in

  • Reward Maps
    • 13 of them, which will bring an expected 36 Orbs in total upom completion

  • Guaranteed 5* Special Hero summoning event
    • This will feature all seasonal heroes
    • You cannot pick the Hero to summon, but you can pick the Color to narrow it down

  • A Hero Rises
    • If you’re unfamiliar with the one that ran last year, it is sort of like a popularity contest. The top 8 will be featured in the upcoming A Hero Rises Voting Gauntlet.
      • Vote here!
      • This will be based on winners of the A Hero Rises event
      • The winning Hero will be rewarded to all Summoners for free
      • There is no ‘Bonus’ unit; you can use anyone you’d like

 

The Valentine’s Event is also being teased, giving us the five special Heroes. There is Duo Hero Alm (with Celica), a special version of Faye, Conrad, Rudolph and finally, a special version of Silque. They will be part of the Lovely Gifts summoning event, and interestingly enough, we have a few twists. The upcoming event will include a 4* Focus Hero, being the special version of Conrad. Silque will also be the Tempest Trials+ event reward unit. Artwork for Alm (with Celica), Faye, Conrad, Rudolf and Silque can be seen by clicking on each name here.

Interestingly, there is a demotion clause which will kick in for all future Special Hero summoning events coming forward, which will include an allowance to one of the Focus heroes to appear as a 4* version at a 3% summoning rate (a pretty big deal).


Their stats and skills were also posted up, which is a pretty rare treat to have. It saves me from typing it all out, which I sure appreciate. The new skills are not detailed, however, so each unit’s custom Weapon skill will not be easy to decipher. Note, that Alm and Rudolf both have buffs, presumably +5 from their Oath and Threaten skills respectively.

The Feh Pass has been announced. What is it? It’s a monthly subscription service for Fire Emblem Heroes, costing $9.49 USD per month, and Summoners can sign up as of February 5.

 

The subscription will provide Summoners with five perks:

  • Resplendent Heroes
    1. Distributed Heroes will be passed out for free on the 10th and 25th of each month
    2. Resplendent Heroes will be given alternate artwork as they’re distributed, based on Askr, Nifl, or other realms in the FEH universe.
      1. These outfits can be swapped in over the particular unit at any time
    3. All Resplendent Heroes receive +2 to all stats
    4. 2 will be awarded per month
    5. Month 1 features a Resplendent version of
      1. Lyn: Lady of the Plains (in Nifl attire)
      2. Cordelia: Knight Paragon (in Askr attire)

  • Gameplay Enhancements
    1. Special Feh Pass Quests
      1. Pushed out quests will offer big rewards, such as Orbs, Heroic Grails and much more.
    2. Expanded Summoner Supports
      1. Summoner Support bonds can be given to up to 3 Heroes
    3. Re-Act
      1. Allows you to through a settings menu, you can limitlessly restart the previous turn, as long as no units have yet acted on your current turn, even if you Game Over
        1. This cannot be used in Coliseum (Arena, etc) or in Aether Raids.
    4. Auto-Start
      1. If you have enough stamina to play in a map, you can set yourself up to play a map multiple times automatically.
        1. This would be very helpful in Forging Bonds, Tempest Trials+ and in the Training Tower. TT+ will automatically switch to the next teams

Mjolnir’s Strike’s Divine Code items have finally been given a purpose. Divine Codes can be used to create new Heroes. This is all done through the Compile Combat Manuals feature. Currently, there are 2 paths of Combat Manual paths, which will be used. There are ‘Limited Time’ Divine Codes, which can be used for special units. There isn’t too much detailed here, but it looks like we can use Combat Manuals to get a copy of a unit that we didn’t already have, or may have missed, or may just want another of. More details will be explained in the upcoming March 4.3 update details.

At the very end, Fehnix prepared to devour a special 3rd anniversary cake before Effie finds it (yes, he was warned. Lysithea is shown dreaming about the cake, and plenty of fanart from talented FEH artists is displayed in a reel.

That’s all, Suimmoners!

About the Author: Elieson
Single father of 2 in Texas. Avid enthusiast of tile-based games and overall upstanding fellow.
  • Kenyowa

    I’ve kept at this game throughout its trials and errors, but I think this is it. Iwata opposed Nintendo mobile games for half a decade, claiming that they value profit over integrity and quality. Five years after his death, his initial suspicions are now shown to be true. The pay-to-win nature of the subscription plan is counter to his legacy and a disgrace to the Nintendo brand. I’ve now uninstalled in protest, and will urge everyone I know to do the same.

  • mrkisukes

    I thought that it was impossible for them to outdo themselves from the disaster that was last year’s anniversary…BOY DID THEY PROVE ME WRONG!!!

    • Apophis324

      Why, don’t you want to pay a monthly fee for extra, strong heroes and some marginally useful features? And isn’t it nice that we get to summon one whole free hero from the special heroes roster of the 3rd year as opposed to two last year? And isn’t it wonderful that all Brave Heroes for the fourth event are from Three Houses? At least now none of the three house leaders will be left out~! Not to mention the low 4star focus rate of 3 percent~! Surely that improves your chances of getting that one hero you may or may not want significantly, right? And then there’s those wonderful pieces of paper, Divine Code, that we have been collecting en mass that finally get to serve a super useful purpose of not actually getting collectors anything! It would only clutter our barracks after all. How thoughtful, wouldn’t you say? ^ ^

      What? Me? Bitter? What ever gave you that idea..

  • CombatMagi

    Jill went from 19th to 14th, hopefully that means she will be added in game soon 😀 ….but how in the hell did Jorge take 12th place in the mens category? Just…..how? I’m not against it but just confused. Duo unit of Jorge and Daniel. As for the monthly subscription service I am unsure on. It’s not terrible especially the 2 free 5 stars a month great for newer players who have less chance of pulling OG Lyn in particular. The quests I feel it would be useful if you got 20ish orbs a month from and I’d almost call it worth it. 3 Summoner’s Support is cool I guess. Had OG Ike as mine for so long be interesting to see who else becomes a monster from the buffs you get. It might have a small impact on PvP but a minor one I think. It’s the players choice, I may not get it but it’s not enough to make me quit the game. The 4 star special heroes is NICE though. It’s probably never going to be the “Lords” of the banner but to give an “easy” access to 1 of the 4 units I appreciate.

  • Fehnix is absolutely glorious, 10/10 bring back again, I recommend, to all my friends. A lot of everything else on this video was quite the opposite.
    A subscription plan at more than $5 a month is an instant no for me, I could barely manage to afford the Black Knight starter pack, so the $10 is too greedy here. I may go one month for Cordy’s sake(curse whoever decided we should start with her), but that would be it unless maybe if we get some absolutely slam dunk Hel-mode costume. Also screw you guys, I already had that idea with a Nifl armor Severa and Muspell armor Caeldori, you would do that wouldn’t you, it’s Professor Willow all over again.
    CYL was exactly what I was afraid of. Though I suppose I’m glad for those of you who wanted the four selected, this may be the first time I openly pass on a Brave Banner and just take the freebie, probably Dmitri because screw Edelgard. Marth has now been brutally robbed for FOUR years in a row. FOUR. BASICALLY THE FACE OF FIRE EMBLEM. As both an FE player and a Smash player since Melee, this rubs me wrong for multiple reasons, though at least he doesn’t have to say he lost out to Edelgard so that’s something. Chrom supposes he’ll get his chance another day, the yearly smexy OC is an instant top-10-er, six 3H characters…what the Anna. How the heck did THAT happen? Regardless, this almost saved my opinion of this year – since they seem to count OoH Anna as different from other Annas, this should mean we’ll be seeing a new Anna this year, alongside…Plumeria and six 3H characters. All of whom we’d be getting anyways at some point. Nice, guys. We have a whole year of everyone complaining about nonstop Fates support, they try and stop pulling that crap, and we immediately complain that we haven’t got slammed with nonstop 3H characters. While I can’t say I’m terribly surprised, I am annoyed. All the same, Marth fans did their darndest, props to them for that and they’ve secured my assistance next year for sure, and there were a fair number of characters I didn’t expect to see in that Top 50(Lif my ded boi, looking at you), so my hope in humanity is not dashed yet.
    Summoning events seem alright to me, Alm and Celica was certainly the most obvious choice this year as poor Faye continues in her strange delusions, I care about none of them so will continue my hunt for the elusive Valentine’s Roy. Free Special Hero went FANTASTIC for me last year, finally snagged Bridal Cordy, so while I’m not really attached to anyone this time around I have positive feelings about that in general. Another shot at Brave Roy and Ike, also a nice bonus, and if I get another Veronica I certainly won’t complain. A Hero Rises will of course be wasted on whatever newest Unit just came out like the first time’s free Legendary Ike, but since that looks like a free Lif that’s not too bad. I just wish each Summoner could select his own Hero to get instead of a bunch of us getting a Unit that’s as likely as not to just be fodder or wasted space. Maybe we’ll finally get a version of the Voting Gauntlet people will stop complaining about?

    • Semi Colon Parenthesis

      Marth is totally going to win next year. A mix of disappointment, and people feeling sorry for him but also he doesn’t really have as fierce competition any more. Unless, a remake comes along (which is likely) and some previously unknown character soars in votes. Actually on second thought Reinhardt has a good chance, since he’s the face of feh and all.

    • meruemou

      I’d say 4 years of Marth being passed over is pretty solid evidence that he’s only still the face of the franchise from IntSys’ perspective, and most fans don’t find him particularly interesting or enjoyable and would, given the choice, choose someone else as a sort of series representative. He’ll get a pity win at some point, but that alone is pretty damning.

      • Right. Because Alm, Celica, Camilla, and Veronica are not at all popular because of recency and waifu appeal.

    • Sentinel

      I’d say there’s clear evidence Marth is not the face of Fire Emblem as far as fans go. IS tries to push him due to him being the original lord but it’s clear other characters like Ike are valued by fans over him.

  • Nicholas Antônio

    ‘Eh, the FEH Pass is kinda of a punch in the gut..Well, at least it must be kinda of cheap, right..?’
    ‘9,49-‘
    OH DUCK OFF, THAT’S FREAKING 40 R$ HERE. 40 R$ IS ALMOST THE PRICE OF A GAME!

  • ussjluffy

    Not sure how any of this is worse then the software’s core business model.

    • The people complaining would do well to remember this. I’m only playing this game because it’s related to FE and having to deal with something that adds to an already predatory system is not going to make me stop.

    • Reuska

      I came here worried I’d only find another shitstorm and there are at least some people of common sense here, thank you!

  • Mason Klaus

    Well this year’s Anniversary is better than the shitstorm that was last year’s thats for sure. The free summon I got from the hero fest is one I’m happy with and wanted, V!Ike (+DEF/-RES not bad but I’m pretty sure he’s one of the few heroes that wants to be neutral since he’s pretty well-rounded, high attack, deceptively high speed, good HP and defence, and decent res for handling green mages and non-dancing Michia red mages).

    The pass isn’t bad, it’s monthly and optional so no one’s being forced to buy it. I mean the rewind button would come in handy on a difficult GHB/BHB/LHB and the auto start button is good for those that really don’t want to constantly do certain missions like the monthlies. The free 5* heroes are a nice bonus too (I for one want that Lyn).

    Not surprised by the results for CYL, I mean everyone pretty much knew this was gonna happen. Marth’ll get his time in the limelight eventually, when that is is anyone’s guess but it’ll happen eventually. He does deserve it to be honest.

  • Huy Anh Le

    a whore a day keep our original lord away

  • Reuska

    Wow, I wrote a post that’s actually content with the pass and it got deleted? Is that an uncomfortable opinion here now or what? o_o;

    • VanguardRaven

      What did you say? We cannot any previous comments left by you.

      • Reuska

        Long story short that people are overreacting, will get used to it in few months, if not downright hype for new skins every month. And then few facts,comparisons and numbers to prove that the pass is not overpriced for the content it offers. That the biggest problem in my eyes is the severly underwhelming anniversary celebration.
        And that Fehnix was the best part if the channel 😀

        The post was on for like 5 minutes and then dissapeared.

        • It was not manually deleted. I’ve had posts get randomly flagged before vanishing in the past as well.

  • Apophis324

    I am confused though.. Exactly how is the silver 3% focus a positive thing? Doesn’t that take away from the golden possibility? It’s still only 3% and if you’re unlucky and have a higher percentage build up, I would assume it resets if you land that silver one.

    • CombatMagi

      I’m still somewhat unclear as far as the reset is but it says All focus heroes can be 5 star while 1 of the 4 will be available as a 4 star. So you can still summon Conrad as a 5 star but for people who just want Conrad or a bonus unit might not have to spend 300 orbs to get him.

      • Apophis324

        Yah but the odds of obtaining Conrad would be 6% in total, if indeed he can be summoned as silver or gold, which is still nothing. It’s not like he gets the benefit of the high percentage chance that silver heroes normally have, right? Which is also a farce by the way as I seem to be very unlucky lately with way more bronze than silver. Yesterday for example, I did four summons, all of them were bronze. Yeah, that is not how odds should work.. 😛
        So, sorry but I’m still not entirely understanding the benefit of one of the four also being a silver hero. The best thing they could do for collectors is not adding a fourth line-up of special heroes this year and instead focusing on those already present. Not that they’d ever do that..

  • -slowclap- nice, guys.