Heroes: 4.5.0 Update is now live, ft. weapon refines, Arena Assault suspend feature, and new accessories available with R&R!

Today’s Fire Emblem Heroes update brings us to version 4.5.0! It’s not so comprehensive as previous monthly updates, but there are still some interesting things to look forward to!

A brief overview of what’s in store:

  • You can use R&R Affinity to purchase certain Accessories,
  • Limited-time Combat Manuals (Ephemera 5) have been added,
  • New weapons and/or refines have been added for 4 units (OG Narcian, Gwendolyn, Leon, and Siegbert),
  • Weekly 2x SP Event extended from 48 hours to 72 hours,
  • Hall of Forms will start to give 500 Feathers at the end of every event (not including the currently running event),
  • Arena Assault changes, including a Suspend/Resume feature, and some buffs to certain active items,
  • Aether Raids structure level update (Panic Manor O/D level 7), along with three new songs in the Resort Concert Hall: “Daily Lives of Warriors” from New Mystery, “Advance” from Binding Blade, and “Teatime Joy” from Three Houses,
  • Mjolnir’s Strike building upgraded: Emblian Seal max level increased to 4,
  • Flame Emperor and Spring Bartre are now available via Heroic Grails.

You can click on “Read more” below to read up on the particular details of a few of the above points.

 

You may now purchase accessories for your Heroes using R&R Affinity.

Currently available are 8-Bit versions of Leif, Roy, Ike, Lucina, and Edelgard for a reasonable 380 R&R each, and Veronica for a feisty 5,000 R&R.

Truly, only the most devoted accessory collectors and Veronica fans will be crazy enough to even attempt saving for this, especially since growing 10 Dragonflowers a week costs 120 R&R. We get a flat 60 R&R a week plus 10 R&R a day (130 a week). It would take about 39 weeks to get 5,000 R&R from 0 if you stopped growing Dragonflowers.

If you’re dedicated, you can use 3 Orbs a week for the Aether Resort Pass (bet you forgot about that, eh) to double your daily R&R intake, so 200 R&R a week. Then you can grab 5,000 R&R in only 25 weeks/75 Orbs. What a steal.

Next up, the next month’s limited-time Combat Manuals/red toilet paper (Ephemera 5) are now released. You can see who is available in the graphic below.

The 5-Star options this month are Bridal Ninian and Bridal Cordelia. Ninian has Chill Atk 3, while Cordelia doesn’t have any particular skill worth 300 red papers. You’re probably better off using the 300 papers towards the likes of Sothe and Mercedes, unless you’re like me and would like the extra merge.

 

This month’s refines have also become available. The refines are as follows:

Gwendolyn

Siegbert

Leon

Narcian

Source of the above screenshots can be found here.

Arena Assault has undergone a couple of Quality of Life changes. The first is the suspend feature. You may suspend your run after completing a map, but before you select a difficulty/opponent.

During suspension, you may change skills and swap seals, then resume your AA run with these changes having been applied. A generous improvement, allowing you to switch your Seals around such as Quick Riposte 3 even after you’ve used them once.

The Fortifying Horn and Naga’s Tear items now grant +6 to all stats, as opposed to +3.

Also today: Special Quests: Three Heroes Quests!

Earn 3-Star copies of OG Roy, Lilina, and Cecilia as well as up to 6 Orbs for completing quests using these three units.

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  • Apophis324

    5000 R&R Affinity… How did they ever expect anyone to have that amount of R&R lying around? And sure, I’m sure there are several people who already bought it, but for most people this is ridiculous… At least the Three Heroes quests are back, let’s hope there will be more of those, more frequently.

  • CombatMagi

    If I had spent those 3 orbs every week since the resort came out I would have enough to buy it but I didn’t as it was a little silly. I do want her sprite eventually but I can be a patient man.