Heroes: “Dark Desert Rituals” Offers Plegian-style Special Heroes!

Summoners, let’s kick off 2021 with a secret festival devoted to the Fell Dragon, Grima! Surely nothing will go wrong…?

“Dark Desert Rituals”, which runs from 18th January to 18th February 2021 (UTC) features Special Heroes wearing Plegian ritualistic garb. For those unaware, Plegia is the antagonistic nation from Awakening that worships Grima.

Note: You can check out the Japanese version of this trailer here.

The Special Heroes in the summoning event are: Tharja, Katarina, Raphael and Harmonized Dorothea and Lene. Raphael will also be available from the 4-star focus category.

Tharja was a given, from the obvious silhouette. However, the rest are a nice surprise (and it’s funny how Dorothea has a second seasonal version before her base version).

Not to be left out, Kris: Ardent Firebrand will be available from the upcoming Tempest Trials+ event “Love of Family”. You can also look forward to the Brazen Spd/Def 1 and Air Orders 1 Sacred Seals.

Please continue for a breakdown of the new Special Heroes!

Tharja: Florid Charmer

Type: Green Tome Flier
Voice: Stephanie Sheh
Artist: Chiko

Weapon: Plegian Torch+ – If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Res during combat = 5 + any current penalty to each of those stats. (Example: If foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk -12, for a net penalty of Atk -19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently.
Special: Reprisal
A: Swift Sparrow 3
C: Spd/Res Rein 3

Katarina: Torchlit Wanderer

Type: Blue Tome Flier
Voice: Kira Buckland
Artist: kaya8

Weapon: Fell Flamebeau – Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = 5 + any current penalty to each of those stats. (Example: If foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk -12, for a net penalty of Atk -19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently.
Special: Luna
A: Atk/Spd Solo 4
B: Chill Def/Res 2 – At start of turn, inflicts Def/Res -5 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Def+Res total through its next action.
C: Atk/Res Rein 3

Raphael: Muscle-Monger

Type: Colorless Bow Armor
Voice: Zachery T. Rice
Artist: DAI-XT.

Weapon: Plegian Bow+ – Effective against flying foes. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, inflicts penalty on foe’s Atk/Def during combat = 5 + any current penalty to each of those stats. (Example: If foe has -7 penalty to Atk, inflicts Atk -12, for a net penalty of Atk -19 during combat.) Calculates each stat penalty independently.
Assist: Smite
B: Odd Follow-Up 3
C: Atk Smoke 3

* Also available as part of the 4-star focus.

Dorothea (and Lene): Twilit Harmony

Type: Red Tome Flier
Voice: Allegra Clark + Faye Mata
Artist: ekao

Weapon: Fell Candelabra – Grants Atk +3. At start of turn, if any foes have the highest Atk, Spd, Def or Res on the enemy team, inflicts -6 on those foes’ corresponding stat through their next action.
Assist: Dance
A: Swift Impact – If unit initiates combat, grants Spd +7, Res +10 during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
B: Firestorm Dance 2
C: Atk/Spd Rein 3

Harmonized Skill: Grants [Resonance Shields] to unit and allies from the same titles as unit.

Grants another action to ally with the highest HP that is within 2 spaces, has already acted, and is from the same title as unit (excluding unit). (Allies with Sing or Dance can be granted this effect as well. If multiple units meet the conditions, effect will not trigger.)

[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.”]

(Harmonized Skills can be used by tapping the Harmonized button. This skill can be used only once per map. Harmonized Skills cannot be used by units deployed using Pair Up.)

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