Heroes: Childhood Encounter Banner Brings Sacred Stones Favorites on April 19

In the upcoming Special Heroes banner, we’re graced with another batch of children, this time from Magvel, in the Special Heroes: Childhood Encounter banner. This banner is no slouch, bringing in some mighty miniatures, along with a handful of new inheritable skills that are sure to whet the palettes of B-skill enthusiasts…or give them a headache as to consider what to equip, the old or the new skills.

The new Eirika & Ephraim Duo Unit is clearly the star of the show, bringing a powerful Duo Skill in the form of Spd-based damage reduction, but I’m quite curious about the new -Trace skills, which allow its used to possess the Canto ability. Tana and L’Arachel both possess the -Trace skill, implying that it’s only available for Fliers and Cavalry units (not a shocker), but it’s inheritable, meaning that Reginn and Sumia are no longer the only units in the game with access to Canto.

Lyon: Grado’s Gaze, will be available as part of the 4* Focus batch. It’s about time a new Blue tome unit became available in the lower pool. Not only that, but the colorless bow infantry unit, Innes: Frelian Moonlight, will be a Tempest Trials+ reward unit through the upcoming Tempest Trials+ event that kicks off later this month.

The Childhood Encounter banner runs from April 19 through May 19, so good luck, Summoners!

For the Japanese trailer, click here.

For more details on the Hero’s skills and such, click Read More.

Tana: Frelian Starlight, a Blue Lance Flier
Voice: Melissa Fahn | Art: hanekoto

HP: 40 | Atk: 39 | Spd: 41 | Def: 29 | Res: 23

  • Lance of Frelia
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1)
    • Unit can move to a space within 2 spaces of an ally within 2 spaces.
    • At start of combat, if unit’s HP >= 25%, grants Atk/Spd +6 to unit during combat, and also, if unit initiates combat, grants Def/Res +10 during combat.
  • Draconic Aura
  • Steady Impact
  • S/D Near Trace 3
    • Enables [Canto (Rem. +1)].
    • Inflicts Spd/Def -3 on foe during combat.
      • [Canto (Rem. +1)]
      • After an attack, Assist skill or structure destruction, unit can move spaces = any movement not already used that turn +1.
      • If unit used a movement skill that warped them, its remaining movement is 0.
      • (Unit moves according to movement type. Once per turn. Cnanot attack or assist. Only highest value applied. Does not stack. After moving, if a skill that grants another action would be triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will trigger again. Unit’s base movement has no effect on movement granted. Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy) a distance greated than unit’s remaining movement +1.)
  • Atk/Spd Rein 3

L’arachel: Seeker of Justice, a Colorless Staff Cavalry
Voice: Carrie Keranen | Art: Amagaitaro

HP: 36 | Atk: 37 | Spd: 38 | Def: 16 | Res: 30

  • Staff of Rausten
    • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Calculates damage from staff like other weapons.
    • At start of turn, inflicts Res -6 and status preventing counterattacks on closest foes within 5 spaces of unit through their next actions.
    • If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd +6 during combat.
  • Rescue+
  • Windfire Balm+
  • Atk/Spd Push 4
  • S/R Far Trace 3
    • Enables [Canto (Rem.)].
    • Inflicts Spd/Res -3 on foe during combat.
      • [Canto (Rem.)]
      • After an attack, Assist skill or structure destruction, unit can move spaces = any movement not already used that turn.
      • If unit used a movement skill that warped them, its remaining movement is 0.
      • (Unit moves according to movement type. Once per turn. Cnanot attack or assist. Only highest value applied. Does not stack. After moving, if a skill that grants another action would be triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will trigger again. Unit’s base movement has no effect on movement granted. Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy) a distance greated than unit’s remaining movement.)

Lyon: Grado’s Gaze, a Blue Tome Infantry
Voice: Mark P. Whitten | Art: azu – taro

[No stats provided in trailer]

  • Tome of Grado
    • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Grants Atk +3.
    • If foe initiates combat or if foe’s HP = 100% at start of combat, inflicts Atk/Res -6 on foe and neutralizes unit’s penalties to Atk/Res during combat, and also, if foe is colorless and uses bow, dagger, magic or staff, grants weapon-triangle disadvantage on foe during combat.
  • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
  • Iceberg
  • Atk/Res Solo 3
  • Def/Res Gap 3

Eirika: Twin Refulgence, a Red Sword Infantry, and also a Duo Hero
Voice: Kira Buckland (and Greg Chun) | Art: Asatani Tomoyo

HP: 52 | Atk: 36 | Spd: 43 | Def: 30 | Res: 28

  • Duo Skill: Grants [Dodge] to unit and allies within 3 rows and 3 columns centered on unit.
    • If unit’s Spd > foe’s Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect specials (excluding Rokkr a-o-e Specials) by percentage = difference between stats x 4 (max 40%).
    • Once used, Duo Skill cannot be activated again right away. At start of odd-numbered turns, if Duo Skill has already been used, unit can use Duo Skill again.
  • Blade of Renais
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
    • If unit initiates combat or is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +5 to unit, and also, if [Bonus] or [Penalty] is active on foe, deals damage = 20% of foe’s Def, and also, if unit deals damage to foe during combat, restores HP to unit = 20% of foe’s Def. (triggers even if 0 damage is dealt.)
  • Luna
  • Distant Foil
  • Null Follow-Up 3
  • Joint Drive Spd
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