After a hiatus and a move, I’m back and ready to take a look at Fire Emblem Heroes again, and what’s more exciting to take a look at then a Special Heroes banner!?
This time around, in the Taken by the Tide Special Heroes banner, we have some love for the mobile series as well as Fire Emblem Sacred Stones, by way of summer-versions of Eirika, Lyon, Nifl, Thor (+ Loki) and Tempest Trials+ reward unit Seth: Silver-Sea Knight (a Green Axe Cavalry). Furthermore, Lyon: Sunlit Prince will be available in the 4-star pool as a focus unit. Lastly, there are a handful of new and interesting inheritable skills in this batch of Heroes, so the artwork isn’t the only thing Summoners will be looking at.
As per usual, this banner will run for a month, from July 7 until August 6.
Good luck, Summoners!
For more info on the unit skills and such, click Read More. For complete artwork of the units, click here, courtesy of 4Gamer.Net. For the Japanese trailer, click here.
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.
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!
No, you’re not dreaming. The Resplendent Hero arriving on 25th August 2020 will be Eirika: Restoration Lady.
This version of Eirika is wearing fanciful attire from … *grabs FEH spellchecker* Ljósálfheimr, one of the two realms in Book IV. Check out her page here. Before Eirika, Resplendent Olwen will be available from 10th August.
Moving back to the present, pirates have invaded Fire Emblem Heroes. Pirate versions of Brigid, Tibarn, Geese and Harmonized Veronica (and Xander) are up for grabs. Or maybe they’ll run off with your Orbs, like they did mine.
These Special Heroes were revealed in the recent Feh Channel. For details of their abilities, please carry on to the end of this article.
Nintendo also shared a cute video of Veronica and Xander gearing up for the pirate festival.