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Three Houses: Second Famitsu Article (Skills, Crests, Battalions and Academy)

This week’s issue of Famitsu just came out not long ago, although their website already posted their Three Houses feature several hours ago. There’s an absolute truckload of new gameplay information, so make sure you’re comfortable and prepared for a very long read!

Before we go in, I recommend studying the contents of the previous Famitsu article, if you haven’t done so already.

History of the Crests

Some characters bear “crests” passed down by their ancestors. The crests play a major role in influencing one’s social standing; for example, the Adrestian Empire’s imperial throne has been passed down for generations to those with the crest of Seiros. In addition, crests may unlock talents such as superior physical or magical ability.

The protagonist possesses a crest, shown in the screenshot above. This same crest appears in various places, like on Sothis’s clothes, the king with the golden blade in the first trailer, etc. However, the name and properties of this crest are a complete mystery. In fact, it’s even called “Crest of ???” in the game.

However, there might be a clue about its origins later…

Skills and Crests

Skills are an important part of a character’s personality and growth. When set, they have a particular effect during battle. There are three types of skills.

  • Personal skills: Innate skills that each character has at the start. Cannot be removed and there’s only one for each character.
  • Class skills: Innate skills for each class. It’s granted to that class only and disappear once you change class.
  • Professor skills: These are learned skills according to the character’s professor levels (in Sword, Lance, Axe, Authority, etc.). Unlike class skills, they can be customised and are independent of class.

Above we can see Hubert as a Dark Mage with the following skills.

  • Personal: Strategist
  • Class: Miasma△ (from Echoes), Hex (from Awakening)
  • Professor: Reason Level 2, Authority Level 1, Rally Magic (also from Awakening), Bow Level 1

Just in case, you can find some additional information about Professor Skills via the previous Famitsu article (search for “Close Counter”).

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Heroes: Eir Quests Now Available!

A new series of quests is now live in Fire Emblem Heroes! Break out your copy of the Daughter of Death to complete the Eir Quests.

As you’ve probably guessed, you’ll need to use Eir in these quests. Use her to KO enemies and compete in the Training Tower. Rewards include 2 Orbs, 300 Hero Feathers, 10 Sacred Coins, and 1,500 each Transparent Shards and Crystals. Check out the Quests & Missions page for more details.

The Eir Quests will be available for two weeks, ending on 25 May.

Additionally, pre-registration is now open for the next edition of Grand Conquests! This time around, we’ll be fighting in Nohr and Hoshido. The army leaders are Xander, Ryoma, and Female Corrin. The battle begins in two days on Friday, 17 May.

Three Houses: Famitsu Preview (Personal Skills, Crests and More Characters)

Last month, Famitsu shared their first batch of new Three Houses information, with a promise of more to come. This week’s issue of Famitsu, which releases on 16th May 2019, will cover additional new characters, personal skills, crests, as well as gameplay details related to the battalions and Officer’s Academy.

Featured is the preview image for this week’s article. Before you try to frantically zoom in to analyse all the details, remember that these previews are always small (to make you go out and buy the actual issue, of course). That said, it’s possible to vaguely gleam some new info…

Firstly, you don’t need to scrunch your eyes to see the half-body portrait for Hilda, from the Golden Deer. She will be one of the characters profiled–and will presumably be covered by the official Twitter account and Japanese website before long.

There’s also a screenshot showing Bernadetta and Dorothea interacting. Without context, it’s hard to tell what this is showing. But since Famitsu is covering the Officer’s Academy, I’m guessing they’ll talk about it in that section.

Personal skills make a return from Fates. As their names suggest, they are skills that are unique to each character. Sadly, it’s nigh impossible to read any of the personal skills listed. It seems like the House Leaders have a personal skill that has a crown icon, but with different colour backgrounds.

Additionally, some characters also possess crests (which–according to a certain someone–are to blame for everything). Byleth, the House Leaders, Felix, Lorenz and Hilda have crests, but Hubert, Dorothea and Dedue (previously translated as “Doudou”) don’t.

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Heroes: New Power Banner! Faye, Lukas, Stahl, & Sully

Another New Power Banner is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! If you’re so inclined, you can spend some Orbs to summon 5★ Faye, Lukas, Stahl, or Sully.

All four of these heroes received new unique weapons in the recent 3.5 version update. Click here to see the update article and read details about the new weapons.

This New Power Banner will be available until 26 May.

Additionally, Heroes has recently patched the game to Version 3.5.1 to fix the recent Aether Raids bug. As compensation for the bug, all players are receiving 10 Orbs and 100 Heroic Grails! You can grab them from Feh next time you log in. The game should prompt you to download the update immediately, or you can grab it from your device’s app store.