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Heroes: Double Special Heroes banner, Heath GHB, and Mjolnir Shield Phase are live!

Today’s FE Heroes update introduces a Double Special Heroes banner!

The special Heroes on focus are as follows:

  • Red: Summer Helbindi and Bridal Sigrun
  • Blue: Summer Laegjarn and Summer Lyn
  • Green: Soiree Reinhardt and Summer Wolt
  • Colourless: Bridal Nephenee and Halloween Mia

The 5-Star focus rate is 6% while the non-focus rate is set to 0%, meaning the only 5-Stars you can summon are the Special Heroes listed above! The banner is live from today until the 4th of March 6:59am UTC.

Also today,  Mjölnir’s Strike Shield Phase is active, so get your scores in and keep on climbing the ladder.

Yesterday, the Heath Grand Hero Battle went live.

Defeat all three difficulties to recruit your three copies of the Wandering Knight before it comes to an end on the 25th of February 6:59am UTC.

Heroes: Blazing Blade banner ft. Nils, Rath, Fiora and Leila is now live!

Today’s FE Heroes update brings us a new banner, “The Dread Isle,” introducing new Heroes from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade!

The banner brings us Nils: Bright Bard, Fiora: Airborne Warrior, Leila: Rose amid Fangs, and Rath: Wolf of Sacae. Note that Rath is also able to be summoned from the 4-Star pool within this banner, and doing so will not reset your focus rate. The banner is available from today until the 6th of March 6:59am UTC.

Accompanying the banner is a Forging Bonds event featuring the four focus units. Earn new accessories as well as Orbs and a bunch of other useful materials as you play through the event. It will come to a close on the 2nd of March 6:59am UTC.

News from the weekend:

The third Hero Fest banner has begun, featuring the first four Brave Heroes in Ike, Lyn, Roy, and Lucina, at a raised focus rate of 5% focus/3% non-focus. You can collect a total of 5 First Free Summon tickets to use here, alongside the regular free summon we usually get. The banner closes out on the 23rd of February 6:59am UTC.

As well as this, the Weekly Revival banner was swapped out, with this banner featuring OG Tana, OG Innes, and Elincia, at a more favourably skewed focus rate of 4% focus/2% non-focus.

Cipher Winter 2020 Livestream Recap: New S20 Cards, S21 Art, & News!

Welcome to our recap of the Winter 2020 episode of the regularly scheduled show about Fire Emblem Cipher, where Intelligent Systems broadcasts news about the Japanese trading card game.

Card artwork of Yuri from Three Houses, shared by the official Twitter account, @FEcipher, shortly before the show.

We’ll be touching on the highlights of the livestream for all your Cipher needs, so continue reading to learn more.

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Cipher S20 Weekly Recap: First Card Reveals & Livestream Reminder!

Welcome to the first installment of our weekly recap series of Series 20 of Fire Emblem Cipher, the Japanese trading card game. Launching as a new booster dubbed The Guiding Hand of Dawn, this set features characters from Fates, Path of Radiance, and Radiant Dawn.

In the weeks leading up to its March 19th release, the official Twitter account, @FEcipher, is revealing the latest cards each weekday, and we’ll be looking over them together as an overview of what’s to come!

The first day introduced cards of both male and female Corrin, as well as Micaiah. They are lead protagonists in their respective stories, and are also the headlining characters of this particular set. You’ll also notice that Corrin appears as a dual-colored white/black unit for the first time in Cipher, a characteristic unique to the more recent cards of Fates characters based on Revelation.

Next, we got a look at a new card of Shigure. Through this, we also learned that even the Heirs of Fate saga will see representation in this forthcoming set. Note that this Shigure card is the first to be shown with the Hero Rare card rarity.

Following that, we were shown new cards of Ike, one of which was also revealed to be a Hero Rare. They’re both interpretations of story events which occur in Path of Radiance.

Afterwards, a new card of Ashnard was revealed. Avid fans of Path of Radiance may recognize that this is based on his chaotic appearance only found in the harder difficulty modes of the game.

Of note, Ashnard’s card text strongly suggests they will release a “Medallion” card. It hasn’t been properly introduced yet, but we believe this card artwork may belong to it (previously speculated to formally belong to Yune).

Lastly, Corrin as the new ruler of Valla was showcased as the first Super Rare card of the set. Previously unseen in the game proper, they make their grand debut in the Fire Emblem series exclusively in Cipher! The Super Rare Plus version of card, with female Corrin, is autographed by her voice actress Satomi Sato.

There’s more where that came from! Catch the next episode of FE Cipher’s two-hour livestream program on Saturday, February 15th at 3:00AM for more news on the TCG via YouTube or NicoNico.

Here’s where Cipher producer Ryota Kawade and Kubocchan from Intelligent Systems will be sharing more updates, together with Minami Takashi (voice of Alice from Cipher and Peri from Fates) and Ai Kakuma (voice of Edelgard from Three Houses and Flora from Fates). Look forward to our report after the show!

Feel free to visit our forums to talk about Cipher if you have any questions or are looking to share your love for the card game!

Fire Emblem Cipher’s next booster expansion set, The Guiding Hand of Dawn, will be available from Japan starting March 19th!