Heroes: “Dark Burdens” Creeps Up with Third Wave of Fallen Heroes!

In what is now a strange and twisted tradition, Fire Emblem Heroes is bringing back more evil and corrupted versions of existing Heroes in the upcoming “Dark Burdens” summoning event.

From 8th May 2020 (UTC), Summoners can try to befriend fallen Corrin (male), Lyon, Julia and Ike. Because it’s a “New Heroes” banner, the guaranteed summon after 40 summons will be in effect.

If that’s not enough evil for you, Ashnard: Mad King will be appearing in Grand Hero Battles a day later, on 9th May 2020 (UTC).

For those curious, Fallen Ike has previously appeared in the Cipher card game (in Series 12). It seems this version of Ike has succumbed to the chaos within the medallion. Maybe next year we’ll finally get Risen King Chrom?

Corrin: Bloodbound Beast

Type: Blue Dragon Infantry
Voice: Cam Clarke
Artist: argon

Weapon: Brutal Breath – Grants Spd +3. Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +X during combat. (Calculates X based on number of allies within 2 spaces of unit: 0 allies grants +5; 1 grants +3; 2 grants +1; >=3 allies grants +0.) If the number of allies within 2 spaces is <=1, inflicts Special Cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.) If foe’s Range =2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def or Res.
Special: Glimmer
A: Atk/Spd Solo 4 – If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +7 during combat.
B: Null Follow-Up 3
C: Rouse Spd/Def 3

Lyon: Demon King

Type: Green Tome Infantry
Voice: Mark P. Whitten
Artist: Yone Kazuki

Weapon: Blood Tome – Grants Atk +3. If foe uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff, reduces damage from area-of-effect Specials by 80% (excluding Rokkr area-of-effect Specials) and reduces damage from foe’s attacks by 50%, and if foe is also colorless, grants weapon-triangle advantage to unit and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on foe.
Special: Sol
A: Bonus Doubler 3
B: Null C-Disrupt 3
C: Rouse Atk/Res 3 – At start of turn, if unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Res +6 to unit for 1 turn.

Julia: Heart Usurped

Type: Red Tome Infantry
Voice: Cassandra Lee Morris
Artist: sachie

Weapon: Dark Scripture: Grants Atk +3. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts Atk/Res -6 on foe during combat, and if foe does not have “effective against dragons”, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Special: Iceberg
A: Atk/Res Solo 4 – If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Res +7 during combat.
B: Light and Dark
C: Panic Smoke 3

Ike: Zeal Unleashed

Type: Red Sword Infantry
Voice: Greg Chun
Artist: Fujisaka Kimihiko

Weapon: Chaos Ragnell – Unit can counterattack regardless of foe’s range. Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = current penalty on each of unit’s stats x2. (Example: If unit has -7 penalty to Atk, grants Atk +14, for a net bonus of Atk +7.) Calculates each stat bonus independently.
Special: Mayhem Aether – During combat, treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 50%. Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt. (Cooldown 4)
A: Darting Breath – If foe initiates combat, grants Spd +4 during combat and Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
B: Repel 3
C: Atk/Spd Oath 3

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  • Mason Klaus

    So this is just a guess but I think Fallen Ike is one where he actually touches the medallion (despite this being his RD incarnation), I mean he does mention nearly touching it in PoR but Greil stops him from doing so. His entire kit is scary and greatly implies he’s gonna be fast which is rather funny since his other alts aren’t all that fast though they aren’t exactly slow either unless they have -SPD.

    Anyways this is a good banner, Ike is definitely gonna be the most wanted one off the banner thats for sure but the others are pretty good too (though I won’t be bothering in getting MF!Corrin).

  • Sara Jaye

    Why do I want dark Lyon so badly? My heart still hurts whenever I think of FE8.

  • Nicholas Antônio

    Not really what I wanted for my birthday…
    BUT I WANT THIS LYON. I REALLY DO.
    And I’m really digging Ashnard. Sure, another free flying isn’t really what we need, but he should come with something distinctive.

  • My 240k feathers might be yours, Ashnard. Don’t disappoint me.

  • Big Klingy

    Interesting to see Mark Witten voice a completely different character, effectively. Greg Chun also does a really good job here.