Heroes: Resplendent Eirika Incoming, “Pirate’s Pride” and Version 4.8.0 Now Available and Tempest Trials Details!

No, you’re not dreaming. The Resplendent Hero arriving on 25th August 2020 will be Eirika: Restoration Lady.

This version of Eirika is wearing fanciful attire from … *grabs FEH spellchecker* Ljósálfheimr, one of the two realms in Book IV. Check out her page here. Before Eirika, Resplendent Olwen will be available from 10th August.

Moving back to the present, pirates have invaded Fire Emblem Heroes. Pirate versions of Brigid, Tibarn, Geese and Harmonized Veronica (and Xander) are up for grabs. Or maybe they’ll run off with your Orbs, like they did mine.

These Special Heroes were revealed in the recent Feh Channel. For details of their abilities, please carry on to the end of this article.

Nintendo also shared a cute video of Veronica and Xander gearing up for the pirate festival.

By the way, Version 4.8.0 of the game has been available to download. This update includes some new features outlined in our earlier article. Also, here are the new weapon skills and refines. Special thanks to lugnutt on Reddit for the details.

Legion

Sneering Axe – Inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = current bonus on each of foe’s stats x2. (Example: if foe has +7 bonus to Atk, inflicts Atk -14, for a net penalty of Atk -7.) Calculates each stat penalty independently. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts [Panic – Converts bonuses on target into penalties through its nxt action.] on target and foes within 2 spaces of target.

Special refine: At start of combat, if foe’s HP >= 75%, grants Atk/Spd +5 and Special cooldown charge +1 per unit’s attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)

Cecilia

Tome of Order – Effective against flying foes. Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colourless foes, and inflicts weapon triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.

Special refine: If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.

Shiro

Bright Naginata – If foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Def +4 during combat.

Special refine: If unit is wihtin 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Def +5 to unit and neutralizes unit’s penalties during combat.

Setsuna

Setsuna’s Yumi – Effective against flying foes. If foe uses bow, dagger, amgic or staff, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 during combat.

Special refine: If [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).] is active on unit, grants Atk/Spd +5 and neutralizes unit’s penalties to Atk/Spd during combat.

Last but not least, the “Royal Treasures” Tempest Trials+ event will start on 8th August 2020. The top prizes are Darros: Seawalker and the Phantom Res 1 and Hone Dragons (whoa) Sacred Seals. You can check out Darros here. Below are his abilities and stuff. Thanks to Xanek via Youtube etc.

Darros – Seakwalker

Type: Green Axe Infantry
Voice: SungWon Cho
Artist: Soeda Ippei

Weapon: Deck Swabber+ – If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def +5 to unit and inflicts Atk/Def -5 on foe during combat and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Assist: Shove
A: Earth Boost 3
C: Odd Def Wave 3 (available at 4-star)

Brigid – Orgahil Pirate

Type: Red Bow Infantry
Voice: Caitlyn Elizabeth
Artist: Might O

Weapon: Helm Bow+ – Effective against flying foes. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts Spd/Def -5 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Spd/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Assist: Harsh Command+
A: Steady Impact – If unit initiates combat, grants Spd +7, Def +10 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
C: Pulse Smoke 3

Tibarn – Shipless Pirate

Type: Colorless Beast Flier
Voice: Joe J. Thomas
Artist: Kita Senri

Weapon: Sky-Pirate Claw – Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk +5 to uit and inflicts Atk -5 on foe during combat and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack. 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, unit can move 1 extra space. (That turn only. Does not stack.) If unit transforms, grants Atk +2
Special: Galeforce
A: Heavy Blade 4
B: Dive-Bomb 3 – At start of combat, if both unit’s and foe’s HP >= 80% and unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.
C: Atk Smoke 3

Geese – A Life at Sea

Type: Blue Lance Infantry
Voice: Stefan Martello
Artist: motsutsu

Weapon: Flowing Lance+ – If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inficts Atk/Def -5 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Def (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Assist: Reposition
A: Fire Boost 3
C: Infantry Pulse 3

Veronica (and Xander) – Harmonic Pirates

Type: Green Axe Cavalry
Voice: Wendee Lee + George Spelvin
Artist: PenekoR

Weapon: Gate-Anchor Axe – Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res +5 to unit and inflicts Def/Res -5 on foe during combat and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Special: Bonfire
A: Atk/Def Solo 4 – If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Def +7 during combat.
B: Lull Atk/Def 3
C: Atk/Def Gap 3

Harmonized Skill: Grants [Resonance Shields – Grants Def/Res +4 during combat and the following effect for 1 turn: “During unit’s first combat in player phase or enemy phase, foe cannot make a follow-up attack.” ] to unit and allies from the same titles as unit. Once used, Harmonized Skill cannot be activated again. At start of ever third turn, if Harmonized Skill has already been used, unit can use Harmonized Skill again.

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