With the arrival of the Choose Your Legends 5 winners, the Fire Emblem Heroes team has spared no expense showcasing the serious and silly sides of these Brave Heroes.
Firstly, if you’re undecided about which of the four Heroes to gun for, the Nintendo Treehouse gang has put together an informative Tips & Tricks video highlighting their unique abilities.
Next, over on Twitter, you can join in on a fun little adventure called Uncanny Inquiries, where you can send pairs of the Brave Heroes to investigate strange goings-on.
To participate, you’ll need a Twitter account. After clicking the link, you’ll begin a Direct Message conversation with the FE Heroes Twitter account (similar to last year’s Christmas card event), where you can choose your pairs and watch cute videos of them exploring.
Fans have long anticipated the reveal of the Choose Your Legends 5 quartet, and today, we finally have news on them, in today’s Feh Channel andKeepers of Faith Banner Trailer!
To summarize, we have:
Marth, an incredibly powerful sword infantry that despite bringing a Falchion as per normal, comes with a wild assortment of buffing abilities for himself and his party members, a new Distant Counter type of A skill, and a conditional Vantage that has no HP check
Eirika, a very strong lance cavalry unit that has a strong defensive build in both her weapon’s %-reduction and her self-healing A skill through, as well as a B skill that acts as an enhanced Luna that also disables Guard effects
Marianne, a colorless tome infantry dancer that can reflexively dance a nearby unit simply by engaging in combat on player phase, including other dancers.
Gatekeeper, a super defensive green tome infantry that comes with a Close Counter variant, a useful version of Obstruct through his B Prf, and a weapon that bestows a variety of debuffs on enemies based on cardinally-placed allies similar to the Arvis/Saias 3-row/column range condition.
Along with these mighty units, comes a way to free-summon during this Choose Your Legend Summon Event. Summoners will get a free pull of their choice immediately on release (nothing new here as every banner has a free ‘Redeem’ on it), but also, a free Spark’able unit of their choice at 40, 80, 120 and 160 Summons. The caveat to this is that for each one that you pick, they become unavailable for following Sparks, meaning that you cannot spark a single unit more than one time in this. You’ll also get up to four Celestial Stones through these Sparks.
There’s a bit more news to add, as the Choose Your Legends 4 selection that is present for new players, will be expiring by August 31. If you have a friend that may want to give Fire Emblem Heroes a shot, encourage that they attempt to join and summon before then, to score a powerful free Hero.
Additionally, starting on August 17, there is a Dragonflower upgrade, as all units can have an additional 5 Dragonflowers spent on themselves, at a cost of 40, 80, 120, 160 and 200 per application of Dragonflower. Each applied Dragonflower will apply +1 to a unit’s stat, as per normal. Conveniently, there will be a Log-In bonus, awarding Summoners with 120 of each Dragonflower, allowing for effectively a free +2 application to a unit [per each of the 4 movement-types] of their choice. This Log-In Bonus only requires a single log in.
Through courtesy of the Fire Emblem Heroes Twitter accounts, we have news that Pelleas: Ashnard’s Orphan will be the next Grand Hero Battle unit, kicking off on August 18. I expect him to be a Red Tome unit, per his Dark Magic weapon proficiency from Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, and his art, which is visible through the official Meet The Heroes page.
Speaking of that, the Meet The Heroes page has been updated with all four of Eirika, Gatekeeper, Marianne and Marth, as well as Pelleas. Full in-game character artwork for each of the five can be seen on these pages, as well as the chibis, and some story details if you’d like to see them. I highly recommend you check out Gatekeeper’s, at least for the animals in his in-game and chibi artworks.
For details on the Choose Your Legends 5 Heroes stats and skills, as well as artwork, click Read More. For the Japanese trailer of the FEH Channel and the CYL 5 Banner itself, click on each link here for their respective video.
Summoners, it’s that time of year again, in the form of the anniversary of Fire Emblem Heroes! We’re at its 4th anniversary, and have quite a bit of news to take in, courtesy of Feh’s latest Feh Channel. If you didn’t get to watch it, click here. I’ll do my best to summarize the key points though, assuming you skimmed the video, or can’t watch it quite yet.
Marth finally got his day, as well as Eirika, bringing two more Lords into the fray of Choose Your Legends victors, but they both found themselves in 2nd place, following Fire Emblem Three Houses’ Gatekeeper and Marianne. At first, I thought that the Gatekeeper votes were going to be just for kicks, but I’m stunned to see that he ended up victorious, even over short-end-of-the-stick Marth after all these years. I’m not dissappointed, however; I have great hopes for these units in their debut, and hope that you do, too!
The next A Hero Rises event starts today, in which Summoners can log onto a website (click Here) and vote for a beloved unit. The 8 units that win this contest, become a part of their own Voting Gauntlet featured later this year, and the winner of that Voting Gauntlet becomes a free gift unit to all Summoners.
The polls are open for 1 week, starting today, and the Voting Gauntlet itself will run from Feb 26 – Mar 4. The gifted unit will be distributed on Mar 10. Furthermore, the Top-4 Heroes in the Voting Gauntlet will be part of their own Summoning event, complete with Spark on 40. This will likely occur in March of this year.
The next Resplendent Hero, available from 10th February 2021 (UTC), has been announced. Surprise! Ike is getting a second turn in the spotlight, in the form of his Brave alt!
Ike: Brave Mercenary was the winner of the men’s bracket in the first Choose Your Legends, back in 2017. The Resplendent version is based on the attire of Niðavellir, the enemy nation introduced in Book V. For more details, feel free to check out his FEH Pass page.
Speaking of Choose Your Legends, as promised, the interim results of Round 5 are here!
Intelligent Systems absolutely knew what they were doing when they unleashed the Gatekeeper upon us. It’s also nice to see Marth, the original protagonist, holding onto first place for once. Poor Chrom seems to be in a dangerous position though.
On the female side, Eirika has made a big comeback from her Choose Your Legends 2 days. Female Byleth, meanwhile, continues the trend of female Avatars generally ranking higher than the male ones (although male Byleth isn’t doing too bad). A big well done to everyone trying to make playable Henriette a reality!
Don’t forget, there are still 4 days of voting left, so anything can change!