Next, Vander Engages with Marth to showcase the Engage weapons. Here, Vander is a Level 7 Axe Fighter; he was introduced as a Paladin. So it seems there’s some class-changing system at work. The map is the same one as before.
The Emblem Marth (VA: Hikaru Midorikawa), also known as the “Emblem of Beginnings” is a hero among heroes who’s extremely noble and charismatic. A prince of Altea, from the outrealm continent of Archanea.
“Emblem of Beginnings” is a fitting title for the first protagonist. Although I do wonder if it’ll have some story significance.
On the left is the footage from today’s Twitter post; on the right is from the reveal trailer.
The only difference is that Alear is now equipped with Marth–and receives a stat boost because of this. (Also, Framme is still to the far left; she’s just blocked by Alear’s portrait right now.)
When Alear moves towards the enemy, we see the actions menu, which wasn’t shown in the trailer. The first option is Engage, which combines Alear and Marth. Next are Attack, Item, Convoy and Wait. Presumably Alear acts as the convoy, so he/she can access it whenever, while other characters must move next to Alear to do so.
Alear’s weapons/items include Libération, an Iron Sword and Vulnerary. Libération is a D rank sword it seems (that or it’s Alear’s sword rank that’s D). It’s said to be “for Divine Dragons only” and grants Engage Count +1 if the wielder lands the finishing blow on an enemy. Engage Count probably refers to the countdown before an Engaged character reverts.
Another version update for Fire Emblem Heroes is coming soon. Version 5.11.0 is scheduled for release on 3rd or 4th November 2021, depending on your timezone.
Legendary Hero Updates
Another pair of Legendary Heroes will be receiving upgraded skills.
Special: Shining Emblem B: Binding Shield II – If unit’s Spd >= foe’s Spd+5 or if unit is in combat against a dragon foe, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack and foe cannot counterattack or make a follow-up attack. This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
B: Slick Fighter C: With Everyone II – At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Def/Res +6 to unit and allies within 2 spaces for 1 turn. If a foe uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff and initiates combat against an ally within 2 spaces of unit, triggers [Savior] on unit. If unit triggers Savior, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 during combat. This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
A further 8 Heroes will receive new weapon skills and/or refine options, including Legendary Marth and Tiki.
New weapon skills (and refines)
Fanged Basilikos – Linus
Kaze’s Needle – Kaze
New weapon refines
Exalted Falchion – Legendary Marth
Fruit of Iðunn – Summer Tana
Sagittae – Kliff
Thunder Armads – Legendary Hector
Býleistr – Helbindi
Divine Mist – Legendary Tiki
Events added after the update will award Divine Codes (Ephemera 11), which can be exchanged for the following limited-time combat manuals:
5-star: Perceval and Adrift Corrin (F)
4-star: Ferdinand, Libra, Lex, Groom Zelot and Sakura
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.
Starting Aug. 17, 12 AM PT, special versions of the Heroes chosen in the Choose Your Legends: Round 5 event will appear in the New Heroes: Keepers of Faith summoning event! Also, the next Grand Hero Battle with Pelleas: Ashnard's Orphan will start Aug. 18, 12 AM PT. #FEHeroespic.twitter.com/cDGHTyLMzU
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.