Heroes: A Hero Rises 2021 Interim Results & Version 5.2.0 Update Details!

We have two pieces of information for Summoners today! Firstly, Feh has shared the interim results of A Hero Rises 2021. Here’s what the top 20 placements currently look like.

As a reminder, the top 8 Heroes will participate in a special Voting Gauntlet later this month and the winner of the gauntlet will be gifted to all Summoners for free. Meanwhile, the top 4 from the gauntlet will also appear in a summoning banner.

Additionally, Version 5.2.0 of Fire Emblem Heroes is available to download. Most of the details were already shared via the 4th anniversary Feh Channel, but we’ll go over everything anyway.

My Summoner

At long last, you can customise your Summoner character–this can be done by going to the “Allies” menu, “Interact with Allies” and “My Summoner” along the bottom. You can choose from a variety of preset appearances and set your own name and greeting for visiting your friends.

Also, you can equip your Summoner with accessories you’ve already obtained; they can even wear accessories a Hero has equipped. On top of that, there are Summoner-exclusive accessories, indicated by (S) in the name.

Skill-wise, your Summoner can wield Dire Bredablik, which has the following stats/effects:

Mt 14, Range 2
Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. Inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res -4 on foes within 2 spaces during combat. This skill can only be equipped by the original unit.

Furthermore, by choosing “Copy Skills”, you can borrow skills from any Hero (or combat manual) you have in possession. Sacred Seals can be copied in a similar manner–and your Summoner may equip the same Sacred Seal even if a Hero has it equipped.

Currently, your Summoner can only participate in the Mjolnir’s Strike game mode.

From 5th to 19th February 2021 (UTC), there will be limited-time Summoner Quests where you can earn 3 Summoner-exclusive accessories.

Mjolnir’s Strike

Speaking of Mjolnir’s Strike, you may noticed it looked slightly different during the last Feh Channel. The map is now 8 x 10 squares, with 4 rows for the top half of the map and 6 rows for the bottom half.

As mentioned, your Summoner can fight in this mode. They will be automatically added to your defensive team. Your Summoner can be assigned to any slot, except for the newly added Special slot.

Your Summoner cannot Pair Up with a Hero and they must be included in your team. They do not affect the enemy’s strength.

New slots have been added:

Atk +10 – Grants Atk +10. Units in this slot act in the bottom half of the map.

Special – Grants +3 to all stats. Units in this slot act in the bottom half of the map.

The Special slot can be unlocked by deploying a Mythic Hero of the current major season in your team. This must be a Hero who increases the number of slots in Aether Raids (eg. Reginn).

Only Mythic Heroes of the current major season or Heroes with that blessing can occupy a Special slot. The Mythic Hero who unlocks the Special slot can be deployed directly to the Special slot.

For example, if the major season is Astra, you can unlock the Special slot by deploying Reginn, who’s an Astra Mythic Hero that increases the number of slots in Aether Raids. You can place Reginn in any slot, including the Special slot. You may also place Astra-blessed Heroes in the Special slot.

New mechanisms have been added:

  • Summoner Alfame Lv. 1-3
  • Vital Summoner Lv. 1-3
  • Ebon Summoner Lv. 1-3
  • Shining Summoner Lv. 1-3
  • Winged Summoner Lv. 1-3
  • Cogent Summoner Lv. 1-3

These mechanisms all affect your Summoner in some way.

Lastly, the rewards have been adjusted.

  • The amount of Dragonflowers given as tier rewards has been increased.
  • You can also get Dragonflowers as rewards when your Askr Level is 30.

4-star Special Rate

A new rarity rate will be added to summoning banners added after this update. 5-star non-limited Heroes that were added before August 2018 can be summoned as 4-star special rate Heroes. If you summon such a Hero, they will initially appear as a 4-star, but be bumped up to 5-star before you receive them.

These Heroes will no longer appear in the 5-star category.

Additionally, Altena: Luminous Rider has been dropped from 5/4-star to 4/3-star.

New Skills for Legendary Heroes

Fjorm and Legendary Ike, who have been removed from Legendary/Mythic banners and will appear in new Legendary Hero Remix banners, will be receiving new skills, to help them catch up to their peers.

Fjorm: Princess of Ice

Special: Ice Mirror II – Cooldown 2. If foe is 2 spaces from unit, reduces damage from foe’s attacks by 40%. After triggering, boosts damage for unit’s next attack by 40% of unit’s Res. (Boost resets at the end of combat.) This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
A: Atk/Def Unity

Ike: Vanguard Legend

Special: Radiant Aether II – Cooldown 4. At start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown count -2 to unit. Treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt. This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
C: Joint Drive Res

Combat Manuals

A new selection of limited-time combat manuals have been added. These can be redeemed by using Divine Codes (Ephemera 2), given from events etc. added after this update.

5-star: Valentine’s Lyn and Valentine’s Soren
4-star: Seth, Cain, Caeda, Odin and Rath

Weapon Refinery

4 lucky Heroes can learn new weapon skills and/or refinery options.

(Special thanks to DreadzKaiser on Reddit.)

Nina: Eye Spy

Spy-Song Bow – Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). Effective against flying foes. If foe’s Def >= foe’s Res +5, deals +7 damage.

Special refine: If unit is within 3 spaces of two allies in a support-partner pair (exclusing unit), grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +6 to unit during combat, and also, if unit deals damage to foe during combat, restores 5 HP to unit. (Triggers even if 0 damage is dealt.)

Joshua: Tempest King

Audhulma – Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). Grants Res +5.

Special refine: If foe initiates combat or if foe’s HP = 100% at start of combat, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 to unit during combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 n foe per attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)

Reinhardt: Thunder’s Sword

Meisterschwert – Inflicts Spd -5. Unit attacks twice. (Even if foe initiates combat, unit attacks twice.)

Special refine: At start of combat, if foe’s HP >= 50%, grants Atk +5 to unit and inflicts Atk -5 on foe during combat, and also, if unit initiates combat, foe cannot make a follow-up attack.

Nino: Pale Flower

Giga Excalibur – Grants Spd +3. Deals damage = 20% of unit’s Spd.

Special refine: Grants Atk/Spd +4 to allies within 2 spaces during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Spd +4 to unit during combat.

Pawns of Loki

In Beginner difficulty, the enemies are always NPCs. (In Intermediate and Advanced, if your Tier is 2 is higher, other players’ teams will appear as enemies on turn 4 and beyond.)

Pawns of Loki now counts towards the number of friends helped. So if a friend borrows a Hero from your brigade and clears Pawns of Loki, that will count towards how many times you’ve helped your friends.

Aether Raids and Resort

Duo’s Indulgence (O) and Duo’s Hindrance (D) can be increased to Level 5.

New songs have been added to the Concert Hall in the Aether Resort:

  • “We should turn in for the night” -Awakening
  • A Momentary Peace – New Mystery of the Emblem
  • Fire Emblem Main Theme (Arranged Ver.) – Heroes

Heroic Grails

These Heroes have been added to the Heroic Grails shop:

  • Caellach: Tiger Eye
  • Felix: Icy Gift Giver
  • Keaton: Resolved Wolfskin

Other

The maximum Hero Merit is now 7000, up from 6000.

New Year Velouria’s weapon skill, Renewed Fang, has been fixed. Previously, the Special cooldown charge bonus was granted to other allies, when it was only supposed to affect her support partner.

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