Heroes: “Bridal Beloveds” Coming Soon with Newly-weds from Radiant Dawn & Fates!

Alright, let’s see how close everyone’s guesses were… Because the trailer for the next Special Heroes, arriving on 20th May 2020 (UTC), is now here!

Bridal Beloveds features Nailah, Oboro, Rafiel and Duo Micaiah (and Sothe), from Radiant Dawn and Fates. Rafiel will also be available as a 4-star focus Hero. Meanwhile, Hinata: Samurai Groom is the top prize of the upcoming Tempest Trials+ event.

As usual, keep going for a text breakdown of the new Heroes!

Nailah: Blessed Queen

Type: Green Beast Infantry
Voice: Rachel Robinson
Artist: PenekoR

Weapon: Bride’s Fang – Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). At start of combat, if foe’s HP >= 75%, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def -5 on foe during combat, and if Special triggers before or during combat and unit attacked, grants Special cooldown count -1 after combat. [At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk +2 and deals +10 when Special triggers.]
Special: Moonbow
A: Swift Sparrow 3
B: Chill Spd/Def 2 – At start of turn, inflicts Spd/Def -5 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Spd+Def total through its next action.
C: Glare

Oboro: Fierce Bride-to-Be

Type: Red Sword Infantry
Voice: Marisha Ray
Artist: Noy

Weapon: Pledged Blade+ – If [Bonus] is active on unit, grants Atk/Def +4 and Special cooldown charge +1 per foe’s attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. Special cooldown charge granted even if foe’s attack deals 0 damage.) [Bonus: All effects that last “for 1 turn” or “that turn only.” Includes bonuses granted by a skill like Rally or Hone and positive status effects (extra movement or effects like Dominance).]
Assist: Rally Atk/Res+
A: Atk/Def Form 3
B: Odd Pulse Tie 3 – At start of odd-numbered turns, if any foe’s HP +1 <= unit’s HP and that foe’s Special is ready, inflicts Special cooldown count +2 on foe with the lowest HP among those foes. (Cannot exceed the foe’s maximum Special cooldown.)

Rafiel: Blessed Wings

Type: Blue Beast Infantry
Voice: Vernon Dew
Artist: Shimomura Watari

Weapon: Groom’s Wing – Grants Res +3. At start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -1 to unit’s support partner (if any). [At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk +2 and deals +10 when Special triggers.]
Assist: Sing
B: Firestorm Dance 2
C: Ward Beasts

Duo Micaiah (and Sothe): Dawn Wind’s Duo

Type: Colorless Tome Flier
Voice: Veronica Taylor + Nicolas Roye
Artist: teffish

Weapon: Joyful Vows – Effective against armored and cavalry foes. Grants Atk +3. If [Bonus] is active on unit, grants Atk/Res +6 during combat, and if unit initiates combat, foe cannot make a follow-up attack. [Bonus: All effects that last “for 1 turn” or “that turn only.” Includes bonuses granted by a skill like Rally or Hone and positive status effects (extra movement or effects like Dominance).]
Assist: Sacrifice
A: Atk/Res Push 4
B: Mystic Boost 3
C: Atk/Res Oath 3

Duo Skill: Grants [Dominance] to unit and allies within 3 columns centered on unit. Inflicts Def/Res -7 on foes within 3 columns centered on unit through their next actions. [Dominance: Unit deals additional damage = total penalties on foe for 1 turn.]

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  • CombatMagi

    Well I’ll admit I did not see that coming. Also I’ve done the supports between the Oboro and Hinata and I never got the “destined” vibe from them as I did the other two pairs in the banner. Though I suppose it might just be they are there but usually there is a reason like Charlotte’s husband hunting tendencies.

    • Luna’s Umbreon

      I always put her with Takumi, I typically throw characters together if one is opening attracted to the other and Oboro was VERY open about her feelings for Lord Takumi.

      • Big Klingy

        I’ve always gone for Oboro/Takumi too, but since Takumi, along with Leo, is one of the most popular “husbandos” among Fates players (to the point where he got an entire fan-book dedicated to him), I wonder if they decided to shy away from implying any “canon” ship for him to avoid angering fans?

        • Luna’s Umbreon

          Takumi has also gotten a few alternate forms already, still I could think of other “canon” pairings that might have been better but ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • CombatMagi

            Just because I did like the support Her and Benny could have been nice. Of course Takumi is the most obvious. I guess her and Hinata were chosen just because of them both being retainers to Takumi. Then again it could just be that the chapter story doesn’t link them together in that way. They are separated for starting positions on the final map.

  • PhychoMeows

    Welp… There goes all my orbs…

    • CombatMagi

      Who you aiming for? Personally I will aim for Rafiel as a 4 star and then maybe Sothe/Micah or Oboro.

  • …What.

  • Kl1

    Nailah alt? Nailah alt!? What a time to be alive. Next they’ll be giving me more Haar; the dream is alive.