Heroes: New Heroes Banner “The Dread Isle” Trailer arrives, Drops February 16, Heath GHB February 18

If you’re a fan of GBA Fire Emblem games, you’ve been no doubt looking forward to a banner featuring some of this included cast. The Dread Isle Banner trailer has just been shared, and in it, come some fan favorites, such as Nils, Rath, Fiora and a personal favorite of mine, Leila.

This banner features a handful of new skills, including another in the line of Ruse and Form skills and the Guard-style Lance, as well as the introduction of some incredibly unique weapons on Leila and Nils, and interesting new skills in the Special cooldown canceling Even Pulse Tie 3 on Nils the brand new debuffing flier skill found on Fiora, Pegasus Flight 3.

Of course, the new banner batch comes with a new Story chapter, On Dark Wings, so look forward to Orb rewards from the expected quest lineup that comes with them. Additionally, Rath: Wolf of Sacae, will be available in the 4* Summoning pool, and is a 4* Focus unit, much like Conrad in the current holiday Days of Devotion banner.

Lastly, Heath: Wandering Knight, is the new reward unit for the upcoming Grand Hero Battle that kicks off on February 18. Meanwhile, the banner itself will be available as of February 16.

View the Japanese trailer here.

All unit artwork can be spotted on 4Gamer.Net, and by clicking there.

New skills to the game are in Bold.

Nils: Bright Bard, a Blue Dragon Infantry
Voice | Koi Doh | Art: Kippu

  • Frost Breath
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Grants Res +3.
    • At start of turn or when Play is used, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res -4 on closes foe within 3 spaces of unit through their next action.
    • If foe’s Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res
  • Play (Assist)
    • Grants another action to target ally (behaves just like Sing or Dance).
  • HP/Def 2 (A)
  • Even Pulse Tie 3 (B)
    • At start of even-numbered turns, if foe with the lowest HP has its Special ready and unit’s HP is greater than or equal to that foe’s HP +1, inflicts Special cooldown count +2 on that foe. (Cannot exceed the foe’s maximum Special cooldown.)
  • Infantry Pulse 3 (C)

Rath: Wolf of Sacae, a Green Bow Cavalry
Voice: Jacob Craner | Art: Shimomura Watari

  • Slaying Bow+
  • Glimmer
  • Spd/Res Form 3 (A)
    • Grants Spd/Res +X to unit during combat.
      • (X = 2 x number of allies within 2 spaces + 1; max 7.)
  • Def Smoke 3 (C)

Fiora: Airborne Warrior, a Blue Lance Flier
Voice: Mariane Miller | Art: Konfuzi Kokon

  • Guard Lance+
    • 14 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
  • Iceberg
  • Fury 3 (A)
  • Pegasus Flight 3 (B)
    • At start of combat, if unit’s Spd is greater than or equal to foe’s Spd -7, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Def during combat = 50% of difference between Res starts (maximum penalty of -7.)
      • Note, IS posted an update, changing the if unit’s Spd is greater than or equal to foe’s Spd +7 to if unit’s Spd is greater than or equal to foe’s Spd -7.

Leila: Rose amid Fangs, a Colorless Dagger Infantry
Voice: Rebeka Thomas  | Art: PenekoR

  • Constant Dagger
    • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Grants Spd +3.
    • If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +5 during combat.
    • If unit initiates combat and is within 2 spaces of support partner, foe cannot counterattack and unit and support partner swap spaces after combat.
      • (if unit is within 2 spaces of more than one support partner, swap does not occur.)
    • [Dagger 7]
      • After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def\Res -7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
  • Rally Atk/Spd+ (Assist)
  • Life and Death 4 (A)
  • Atk/Def Ruse 3 (B)
    • If a Rally Assist skill is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Atk/Def -5 and [Guard] on foes in cardinal directions of unit and target through their next actions.
      • Inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
  • Atk Smoke 3 (C)
About the Author: Elieson
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  • Sara Jaye

    LEILAAAAAAA. Good news, Matthew, you’re going to have a chance to see your girl again!

    • You mean you won’t support her with Jaffar?

      • mrkisukes

        I would, cause I’m THAT guy.

  • 3-13 Archer

    R.I.P. Ephidel/Uhai/Darin.
    This is a message from Lord Nergal btw: “I await you on the Dread Isle”.

  • Shenai

    Leila! I thought that would be a pipe dream forever.
    This is the first banner in forever I’m really interested in, better save some orbs.

    @Elieson: you typed Flora instead of Fiora 🙂

    • Elieson

      Good lord, that’s what I get for being sleepy. I’ll have that fixed momentarily!

  • Mason Klaus

    Dude, why did they dirty Rath so badly? He could have at least gotten that strong ass bow (which is just a very strong brave bow) that you get in the first part of the final chapter in 7 from Uhai’s morph, hell while her lance is pretty good Fiora could’ve gotten the lance that Darin’s morph uses. Also why HP/DEF 2 for an A skill on Nils? Thats such a weak skill to have on him, especially since in 7 he and Ninian share stats as well as neither have high HP growth nor Defense growth and they rely more on dodging than anything else.

    • Diovani Estivalet

      HP/Def 2 is to increase Nil’s HP, so he can work better as a Pulse Tie Infantry Pulse unit. His skillset works pretty well the way it is.

      Having HP/Def 2 is not a weird choice for him.

      • Mason Klaus

        That is actually a good point, BUT they could have just given him HP +5. 1 more point of HP and no need for the extra defense of a stat thats probably not gonna be all that great to begin with. That or HP/RES 2 as a nod to the fact that he (and Ninian) has high res making them good mage baiters.

        • Diovani Estivalet

          Maybe Nils will have pretty good Res and not that great Def, so HP/Def 2 may try to fix that.

          • Mason Klaus

            Heres hoping but PheonixMaster1 (yes thats how his name is spelt), a Youtuber I watch for his free to play guides for the GHB/BHB/LHB thinks Nils will have high defense but low res.

  • Nicholas Antônio

    I mean, Farina would make more sense..
    BUT MY GIRL FIORA IS BACK, SO DUCK IT.

    Also, LEILAAAAAAAAAA!