Heroes: Resplendent Sothe & September/October Event Calendar

What’s this? A notice just came blowing through our door… Aha, September’s second Resplendent Hero will be Sothe: Zephyr.

This version of Sothe is decked out in Niðavellir-style fashion. He’ll be available for Feh Pass subscribers from 25th September 2021 (UTC). In the meantime, you can check out his artwork (by Daisuke Izuka) and voice samples via the official website.

Also, the event calendar spanning mid-September through mid-October is now up.

Key dates include 17th September, when the next set of New Heroes arrive, 30th September, when another Mythic Hero descends, and lastly 7th October, when more Special Heroes will be introduced.

Since Múspell: Flame God was recently introduced in the currently on-going Tempest Trials, there’s a decent chance he may appear in the next New Heroes banner. Meanwhile, the October Special Heroes should be this year’s Halloween Heroes.

Anyway, please continue for the text version of the calendar!

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Community Spotlight: Nacre Artbook, a Color Palette Character Study (preorders open until Sept 13)

Across social media, you may have seen a project or two from the Fire Emblem fanbase showing off cool creations like bookmarks, -zines, acrylic charms and more. Fans certainly are capable of creating projects with cool themes and unique elements! One such project happened across my desk recently, and it definitely met both of those criteria, and I’m here to share it with you; the Fire Emblem Three Houses Color Zine, Nacre.

Nacre boasts a theme of limited color palette character studies, by simulating a color wheel within its pages. It’s not every day that you see art in a fan-zine sorted and grouped by color, but this idea immediately caught my eye, and I hope it catches yours as well.

The project itself can be viewed at their BigCartel page and, what’s more, preorders for this zine are open until September 13. Additionally, their social media options include Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

There are three options for purchase; the straight digital book [PDF] (for $25) the Book Bundle (for $35, and includes the PDF, as well as an artbook and a bookplate), and the Full Bundle (for $50, and includes the Book Bundle contents, plus washi tape and a charm).

Additionally, two stretch goals were met, allowing the inclusion of a holographic cover and a gorgeous enamel Sothis pin. Regardless of what you order, it’s expected that you will have something in-hand by the end of November!

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Heroes: Descendants of Jugdral’s Crusaders Celebrate in “Scions of Twelve”

In a break from tradition, it seems there won’t be dance-themed banner in Fire Emblem Heroes this month. Instead, this month’s Special Heroes are celebrating the “Day of the Twelve”, a festival found in Jugdral.

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

“Scions of Twelve” will run from 7th September 2021 (UTC). The featured Heroes are Larcei, Julia, Lewyn and Harmonized Leif and Seliph. Nanna, who appeared in the silhouette prior, will be the Tempest Trials reward (Staff Flier).

Please continue for a breakdown of the Special Heroes from the trailer!

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Heroes: Details for Version 5.9.0, Arriving 5~6th September

The Fire Emblem Heroes team has shared information for the upcoming Version 5.9.0 update scheduled for 5th/6th September 2021.

New Legendary Skills

The Legendary versions of Ephraim and Hector will receive new skills to coincide with the next Legendary Remix banner.

Ephraim: Legendary Lord

A: Atk/Def Solo 4
B: Solar Brace II – Enables [Canto (2)].
Neutralizes unit’s penalties that inflict “Special cooldown charge -X” on unit during combat. Restores 10 HP to unit after combat.
[Canto (2)]
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.

Hector: Marquess of Ostia

B: Crafty Fighter 3
C: Ostia’s Pulse II – At start of turn, grants Def/Res+6 to unit and allies for one turn, and also, if any unit or ally’s Special cooldown count is at its maximum value, grants them Special cooldown count -1. All effects granted only if the number of that unit or ally’s movement type on the current team is <= 2.
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.

Besides these two, the follow Legendary Heroes will appear in future remixes with new skills:

  • Hríd: Icy Blade
  • Marth: Hero-King
  • Eirika: Graceful Resolve
  • Tiki: Legendary Dragon
  • Lucina: Glorious Archer
  • Azura: Vallite Songstress

Weapon Refinery

Eight more Heroes, including the Year 3 Brave Heroes, will receive new weapon skills/refines.

New weapon skills (and refines)

  • Dusk Dragonstone – Kana (male)

New weapon refines

  • Dracofalchion – Brave Alm
  • Flame Siegmund – Legendary Ephraim and base Ephraim
  • Ninis’s Ice Lance – Brave Eliwood
  • Swift Mulagir – Legendary Lyn
  • Light of Dawn – Brave Micaiah
  • Sanngriðr – Brave Camilla

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