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Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile phone app developed by Intelligent Systems. The game was launched on Android and iOS devices on February 2, 2017 in territories worldwide.

DevelopmentEdit

A Fire Emblem mobile app was announced on April 27, 2016 as a part of Nintendo's effort to bring their content to the mobile phone market. Initially announced to release in the fall of 2016, it was later pushed back to an unspecified date within the March 2017 timeframe before its official release date of February 2, 2017 was unveiled.

The game is one of the first titles developed internally by Nintendo for mobile phones. It is not a traditional Fire Emblem experience, but one tailored more toward the mobile market to help drive broader interest in the franchise and the core games on Nintendo platforms. It is also one of the first mobile apps, after the social app Miitomo and Super Mario Run, to make use of the universal Nintendo Account system created in collaboration with Nintendo's corporate partner DeNA.

The game was officially unveiled during a Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct on January 18, 2017. During the Direct, the game's final title Fire Emblem Heroes was revealed, and its story and gameplay were both introduced. It was also revealed that the game is a free-to-play mobile app with microtransactions based on a "gacha" collection structure. All characters that appear in the game will receive new art provided by a variety of artists, as well as new voiced dialogue. Similar to many mobile titles, Fire Emblem Heroes has received and continues to receive updates to add more characters, story chapters, and additional features over time.

Community Relationship Edit

Fire Emblem Heroes directly announces new upcoming features to the player base mainly through the in-app notice board. This announces upcoming events such as Tempest Trials, upcoming bonus units for Arena Duel, and announcements for upcoming summoning banners.

The latter is prominently featured on the Nintendo Mobile YouTube page which announces at least three New Hero Banners a month; one comprised of characters in their original forms from past Fire Emblem games, one comprised of seasonal variations of Heroes, and a Legendary Hero banner featuring a powerful Blessed Hero.

Approximately every two months, Heroes also releases a special video series known as Feh Channel, meant to announce upcoming new features and major changes coming to Heroes.

Fire Emblem Heroes also maintains its own Twitter [1] account.

Game Service in Belgium Edit

Due to legislation passed in the nation of Belgium that defines microtransaction loot boxes in video games as a form of gambling, as well as the therefore unclear legal status of gacha collection titles, Nintendo ended service for Fire Emblem Heroes in Belgium on August 27, 2019. On the same day, Nintendo also ended Belgian service for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which features loot boxes. This comes on the heels of other companies either pulling their titles from Belgian service or disabling the ability to buy loot boxes in the Belgian versions of games that otherwise remain in operation.

PlotEdit

Book I Edit

The game follows two protagonists, the royal siblings of the Kingdom of Askr, Prince Alfonse and Princess Sharena, as well as gathered heroes from other worlds. Together, they plan to fight against the opposing Emblian Empire and their leader, Princess Veronica.

Book II Edit

The war between Askr and Embla shifts with the introduction of the antagonistic nation of Múspell ruled by the evil King Surtr, which threatens to engulf the world in fire. They are opposed by Princess Fjorm of the kingdom of Nifl, who allies herself with the Askr royals.

Book III Edit

Not long after the war against Múspell, Hel, the ruler of the Realm of the Dead, has invaded Askr with her army of the dead. Those who confront her will witness their demise. Princess Eir, Hel's daughter, allies herself with the Askr royals, despite her motives being unknown.

Gameplay Edit

Fire Emblem Heroes is a strategy game requiring a mixture of tactics and unit training.

Units and Team BuildingEdit

See also: Hero (Heroes).

Heroes revolves around using various Fire Emblem characters from numerous games, three of which are exclusive to Heroes. Heroes may be summoned either via completing special missions or Summoning them using Orbs.

Orbs are a form of currency in the game which can be used for a variety of purposes including replenishing Stamina and Duelling Swords, Purchasing expanded barracks, or summoning new Heroes. Players are given Orbs the first time they complete any story map on any difficulty, gifted through missions, and through event gifts. Players may also buy Orbs through in-app purchases which a minimum of 3 Orbs cost USD$1.99. Special Orb bundles are offered on a monthly basis, and typically cost USD$9.99. These bundles offer more bonus orbs and a special items to accompany them, such as Hero Feathers, Refining Stones, or Sacred Coins. Seasonal Orb bundles have also been offered.

Heroes are unique and have different properties including different unit types, stats, preferred weapon, and bonus skills/abilities. Every unit has a fixed growth pattern and maximum stat total upon reaching Level 40, preventing random stat growths from changing potential max stats between players. However, each character summoned via Orbs are subject to a Boon and Bane modifier that adds additional points to one of the 5 stats of the character while reducing the total for another. Summoned heroes also have a rarity assigned; higher rarities allow stronger starting stats, better growth rates, and more available skills. Base stats of acquired heroes can vary slightly, but those base stats adhere to a consistent base stat total. Characters may be trained up to Level 40, upon which they reach a Level Cap and cannot obtain any more levels. Any 1 Star to 4 Star Hero can perform an Unlock Potential, raising their Rarity by 1, but also resetting their Level to 1 and reseting their stats to its original base total. Skill Points (SP) are the only stat that does not reset when Unlocking Potential. Unlock Potential costs Badges and Feathers to perform. 2 Star to 4 Star Unlock costs normal badges while 5 Star Unlock requires Great Badges and a substantial amount of Feathers. Heroes who are 5 Stars cannot perform any more Unlock Potentials. They can, however, fuse with any copies of themselves through Merge Allies. Merging any copy of a Hero will grant them additional Skill Points, with higher skill points the rarer the card is. However, if the merging Hero has the same rarity and name of the base Hero, the base Hero will receive a special bonus level that does not count towards the Level 40 cap (for example, at maximum level, the character will be listed as Level 40 + 1 if it has a bonus level through merging.)

As the characters are used in battle, they can level up after obtaining Experience Points, of which the gains scale based on the difference in Level between the player's character and the enemy's. EXP also scales depending if the player's character killed the enemy. Upon leveling up, their stats will increase in a fixed manner depending on their boon/bane combination and their innate maximum stats. While a character may not get a stat increase for every stat every level, SP are always guaranteed and increase the amount gained every 10 levels. Heroes can expend SP to acquire new skills for the Heroes. The Skills available to learn are fixed to each character and require the Hero to be a certain rarity to learn. Skills come in 4 categories; Weapon, Attack/Heal Skill, Support Skill, and Passive Skill. Weapon Skills increase the Hero's weapon base damage and carries special effects the higher the weapon's Rarity are. Visually, the Hero's weapon in combat and on the battle map will also match. Attack/Heal skills provide bonuses when either attacking or healing. These skills require the Hero to attack, heal, or be attacked a certain number of times in order to activate. Support Skills are activated by having a Hero select an ally unit to give them a supportive effect. These includes Healing, Repositioning, Rally, and Dance commands. Passive Skills are a series of skills with various effects that can influence combat (such as Life and Death, self stat bonuses, adjacent allies bonus stats, and other various map skills (such as Obstruct).

As of March 16, 2017, the Inherit Skills feature became available. Units are now allowed to acquire skills from other units to bolster their combat capabilities. The player selects a base unit to acquire the skills, then chooses another unit to sacrifice to teach the base unit new skills. The player then has the ability to select up to four skills (three skills prior to version 3.3.0) that the sacrificed unit has acquired and transfers it to the base unit. The sacrificed unit is then removed permanently from the player's roster. Most skills can be universally transferred between units, however there are a few exceptions. First, several supportive skills are locked and cannot be transferred for any reason, such as the Dance skill that can only be used by dancers such as Olivia and Ninian. Second, weapons can be transferred between units, however weapons can only be transferred between two units who utilize the same weapon type and color (thus Blue Tome users can only transfer their weapon to other Blue Tome users and Stave wielders can only transfer their weapon to other Stave wielders) (Dragonstone and Bow weapons do not have the color restriction). Lastly, certain weapons are non-transferrable, mainly special weapons such as the Falchion or Armads can only be used by specific characters.

Special quests are available that also offer additional items, such as Hero Feathers, Orbs, Crystals and Shards, with various requirements such as using a specific hero for a certain fight.

CombatEdit

Players expend stamina points to begin battle in Battle mode and each map has a set amount of stamina required to begin. All maps are on a 6x8 grid, though maps come in various terrains based on past Fire Emblem games. Maps features a plethora of terrain including forests, mountains, lava fields, and oceans. Character's movement varies; Units riding mounts can move a maximum of three titles, basic foot units can move two spaces, and heavy knights are restricted to a single tile for movement. If the HP of the player's Hero is depleted, the character will retreat from battle, but can be used in subsequent battles, regardless if the player had lost all characters in a single duel, hence having more of a Casual Mode style of unit handling.

A unit's combat capabilities are set, restricting them to a single weapon, regardless if the class in the main series is able to use multiple weapon types. The Weapon Triangle and Anima magic are used in a singular weapon effectiveness wheel to create Blue weapons (Lances, Thunder/Light magic), Red weapons (Swords, Fire/Dark magic), and Green weapons (Axes, Wind Magic), with Breath attacks falling into all three categories depending on the hero. Blue weapons are strong against Red weapons, Red weapons are strong against Green weapons, and Green weapons are stronger than Blue weapons. There are also Colorless weapons (Bows, Daggers, and Staves), but these are not factored into Heroes Weapon Triangle unless a specific weapon designates it so (for example, Male Robin's Blarraven, classified as Thunder Magic, a Blue weapon, grants a weapon advantage against colorless units as well as red ones.) Bows retain their special property of dealing effective damage against Flying Units, Daggers can lower enemy stats, and Staves can still heal allies as well as attack enemies, but are weak in damage. All Sword, Lance, Axe, and Breath attacks are from one tile away while all Magic, Bow, Dagger, and Staff attacks are from two spaces away.

Modes Edit

  • Story Mode – Players play through the story of Heroes, following the adventures of Prince Alfonse and Princess Sharena as they battle the Embla empire lead by Princess Veronica. There are thirteen playable chapters in Book 1, each containing 5 battles each. Players encounter a series of Fire Emblem characters from different Fire Emblem games, though each chapter focuses on a specific game. Each map costs a varying amount of stamina, harder battles cost more stamina. Completing each individual battle rewards the player with an Orb upon its first completion. Completing a chapter unlocks the ability to battle the map on Hard and Lunatic with raised Stamina cost and enemy levels. In addition to the main story, there are also Paralogue stories that will release over time that are set outside the main narrative.
    • As of Version 1.5, Chain Challenge and Squad Assault are added in Story Maps. In Chain Challenge, players can play through the past chapters from the main story, only this time they can play all 5 battles from an entire chapter, and all 10 battles from both chapters. Like the Tempest Trials, characters that fall during the challenge are lost and cannot be utilized for the rest of the challenge run. Squad Assault is the most devastating challenge, where the players will have to prepare all 20 powerful units to complete that challenge. Unlike the Chain Challenge, if one single character from the player's team falls during this challenge, the game is over. Also, if the players clear a battle, the team that survived the last battle will be captured and cannot be utilized for the rest of this challenge, forcing the players to use another team before the next battle, no duplicates.
    • As of Version 2.0, a new story called Book 2 has been added. In Book 2, the players play through a new adventure, where they will help Princess Fjorm of the Ice Kingdom of Nifl battle against the Flame Kingdom of Múspell ruled by King Surtr. As of Version 2.7, a new mode, Tactics Drills, has been added in the Story Maps. It is designed to test the player's strategy and they must overcome the challenges with a turn limit.
    • As of Version 3.0, a new story called Book 3 has been added. In Book 3, the Order of Heroes faces a new threat: The army of the dead led by Hel, the ruler of the Land of the Dead. Eir, the Princess of Death and Hel's daughter, joins the Order of Heroes.
  • Training Tower– A tower with eleven strata of increasingly strong enemies that awards more EXP than regular maps. Each stratum starts with 5 Normal difficulty levels, 3 Hard levels, and 3 Lunatic levels. The stamina required to complete each stratum increases as the difficulty rises as well. This is also where players can obtain Shards and Crystals for EXP that can be distributed and Badges and Great Badges that are used to promote characters to higher Star ratings. Players may also use the tower to train characters to level 40 and gain more skill points.
  • Special Maps – Players challenge a special team lead by a specific Fire Emblem character. Players must defeat the enemy team without losing a single unit on their team. Upon completion for the first time, the player recruits them into their army. The tier of the recruited Hero depends on the difficulty of their map. Other Maps, such as Special Training and Rival Domains are also available, and do not have such restrictions on completion.
  • Arena Duels – Players challenge teams created by other Heroes players for points. Players attempt to battle 5 consecutive teams for a cumulative score which are compared to other players each week. Ending week rank can move players up or down tiers with the highest tiers comprised of players with near perfect teams.
    • Arena Assault - A gauntlet of Arena style battles. Players challenge 7 Arena Defense teams in a row. However, player's must create 7 different teams, one for each battle.
  • Events - Events are non-permanent game modes. There are three types of Events and each reward players in different way for participating in it.
    • Voting Gauntlet - Every so often, eight Fire Emblem characters are selected to participate in a tournament based on popularity. Players select a unit to represent one of the eight character and they participate in battles to earn points for their candidate. The end results of the Gauntlet awards players with Feathers based on the represented unit's performance and final scores each round. Players earn bonus points based on if they utilize the hero they choose to represent. For example, players who represent Lucina earn bonus points for using her in a Voting Gauntlet battle. However, this unit must be the player's own, as they will not get bonus points if they use a Lucina from another player. Additionally, the unit must match the variant of the unit participating in the event. For example, if Alfonse: Prince of Askr is participating in a Voting Gauntlet, then using Alfonse: Spring Prince will not apply a bonus.
    • Tempest Trials - Like the Voting Gauntlet, Tempest Trials are a periodical event. Players battle against a gauntlet of enemy teams of various difficulties. Characters that fall during the gauntlet are lost and cannot be utilized for the rest of the gauntlet run, but is not permanently removed from the player's roster. Once a player has cleared a gauntlet, they are graded based on the difficulty of the set, the number of units lost, and the number of cumulative turns to clear the map. Players can earn bonus rewards for reaching certain point totals through the event including feathers, orbs, extra skills, and exclusive Heroes.
    • Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon - Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon is a periodical event, like the Voting Gauntlet and the Tempest Trials. In this rhythm game, players battle against the enemies by simply tapping the screen. If the timing is just right, enemies will be hit by a critical attack and fly off-screen. In order to achieve an S rank for a perfect run, the players must rack up the combos by landing multiple critical attacks in a row. In Casual mode, the players can tap the bottom screen with the Summoner and Feh. In Expert mode, they can tap the spaces next to their 4 units in the right order.
    • Grand Conquests - Grand Conquests is a periodical event. Three armies battle to conquer territory across a continent. Each Grand Conquests event last for 3 battles, with each battle taking course over two days. Like the Rival Domains Special Maps, players will battle with the help of their friends against the enemy armies to control the camps and forts. When the battle ends, the armies will earn the rewards, based on how many areas they controlled.
    • Forging Bonds - Forging Bonds is a periodical event. Players will have to forge bonds on the battlefield and grow closer to Heroes. By defeating the enemies, the bonds from certain characters will grow stronger, depending on the difficulty. When they grow close enough, the players will unlock and view special conversations.
  • Blessed Gardens - Blessed Gardens is a game mode where players battle against the enemies from each of the previous paralogue maps. However, only the Legendary Heroes and Heroes with Blessings are allowed in this mode. Furthermore, the players must clear the maps without losing a single unit, much like the Grand Hero Battles. Players can earn rewards upon clearing the maps, such as Orbs, Hero Feathers, Divine Dews, and the four elements of Blessings.
  • Aether Raids - Aether Raids is a game mode where players create defensive maps utilizing special structures and units from their roster. Players then battle against other player's maps in order to gain Lift for their Aether Base, granting greater rewards to improve their maps and Heroic Grails to summon Grand Hero Battle and Tempest Trial units.

Characters Edit

Fire Emblem Heroes includes a large roster of characters from across the full history of the franchise, along with some original characters. There are currently 391 unique playable units with 255 of the franchise's cast represented in at least one form.

In addition to the standard characters on the roster, there are also special variants of select characters that have been released as part of timed seasonal and special events. These character variants have appearances, skills, and weapons that differ from their standard forms.

Certain characters only appear as part of a special or seasonal banner and not their original appearance, some of which are based on appearances from their base games, including:

Currently Gustav, Hel, Líf and Thrasir, appear only as enemy units while Feh, Henriette, and Thórr appear as NPCs.

See main article: List of characters in Fire Emblem Heroes

Chapters Edit

See main article: Chapters (Fire Emblem Heroes)

Voice castEdit

See main article: List of Voice Actors in Fire Emblem Heroes

ArtistsEdit

See main article: List of Artists in Fire Emblem Heroes

MusicEdit

See main article: List of Music in Fire Emblem Heroes

Choose Your Legends Event Edit

Choose Your Legends is an annual event for Heroes occurring in January of each year. Players vote on their favorite Fire Emblem characters from across the entire franchise. They are given eight votes which can be used on any character one time during the event and can only vote for one character each day.

At the end of the voting period, all characters are ranked and the top two characters of each gender are crowned the winners of the event. All four are then given a special Hero variation called Brave Heroes who are released on a unified banner around August of that year. The top two of each gender also receive a special skill that is exclusive to them.

Once a character has won a Choose Your Legends event, they are no longer eligible to participate in future Choose Your Legends events.

2017 Choose Your Legends Event Edit

See also: Fire Emblem Heroes/Choose Your Legends Results.

Prior to the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, the game's official website went live with the Choose Your Legends event. From January 18 to January 31, 2017, visitors to the website could vote for one character per day. All playable characters, major villains, and select major NPCs from each entry in the franchise were eligible to receive votes. Characters that appeared in more than one game could also receive votes for each individual appearance.

On February 8, 2017, the top twenty male and female characters to receive votes were announced via Nintendo of America's Twitter account:

Male:

  1. Ike (Path of Radiance)
  2. Roy (The Binding Blade)
  3. Hector (The Blazing Blade)
  4. Chrom (Awakening)
  5. Ike (Radiant Dawn)
  6. Marth (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon)
  7. Ephraim (The Sacred Stones)
  8. Robin (Awakening)
  9. Takumi (Fates)
  10. Leo (Fates)
  11. Henry (Awakening)
  12. Dorcas (The Blazing Blade)
  13. Donnel (Awakening)
  14. Lon'qu (Awakening)
  15. Gaius (Awakening)
  16. Niles (Fates)
  17. Marth (Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem)
  18. Joshua (The Sacred Stones)
  19. Eliwood (The Blazing Blade)
  20. Owain (Awakening)

Female:

  1. Lyn (The Blazing Blade)
  2. Lucina (Awakening)
  3. Tharja (Awakening)
  4. Camilla (Fates)
  5. Corrin (Fates)
  6. Eirika (The Sacred Stones)
  7. Cordelia (Awakening)
  8. Azura (Fates)
  9. Micaiah (Radiant Dawn)
  10. Nowi (Awakening)
  11. Robin (Awakening)
  12. Tiki (Awakening)
  13. Lute (The Sacred Stones)
  14. Felicia (Fates)
  15. Elise (Fates)
  16. Mia (Radiant Dawn)
  17. Anna (Awakening)
  18. Nephenee (Path of Radiance)
  19. Nino (The Blazing Blade)
  20. Sakura (Fates)

On August 27, 2017, Ike, Roy, Lyn and Lucina received a Brave Hero variation due to holding the top two spots for each gender respectively. Ike and Lyn, the top ranked hero of their gender categories, received their own unique skills: Beorc's Blessing and Sacae's Blessing respectively.

Additionally, the top ten male and female characters were featured in monthly calendar mobile phone wallpapers distributed from March 2017 to December 2017. Four of the highest ranking units who were not already in Heroes were added in a later banner: Dorcas, Joshua, Mia, and Lute.

2018 Choose Your Legends Event Edit

See also: Fire Emblem Heroes/Choose Your Legends Results: Round 2.

On January 21, 2018, the second round of the Choose Your Legends event began. Like the first event, visitors to the website were allowed to vote for one character per day. However, the previous winners, Ike, Lyn, Roy, and Lucina were no longer eligible to be voted for nor any of their variations from multiple games. Characters added to the ballot included the new characters in the Fire Emblem Gaiden remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as well as the original cast of Fire Emblem Heroes itself. The voting period for the second Choose Your Legends event was shorter than the first, and lasted only seven days.

The results of the ballot were revealed on the official website on February 1, 2018. The top twenty characters for each gender as voted are:

Male:

  1. Hector (The Blazing Blade)
  2. Ephraim (The Sacred Stones)
  3. Marth (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon)
  4. Alm (Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  5. Reinhardt (Thracia 776)
  6. Chrom (Awakening)
  7. Robin (Awakening)
  8. Takumi (Fates)
  9. Leif (Thracia 776)
  10. Ryoma (Fates)
  11. Marth (Mystery of the Emblem/ New Mystery of the Emblem)
  12. Owain (Awakening)
  13. Eliwood (The Blazing Blade)
  14. Leo (Fates)
  15. Kliff (Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  16. Keaton (Fates)
  17. Xander (Fates)
  18. Alfonse (Heroes)
  19. Kaden (Fates)
  20. Soren (Path of Radiance)

Female:

  1. Celica (Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  2. Veronica (Heroes)
  3. Camilla (Fates)
  4. Eirika (The Sacred Stones)
  5. Azura (Fates)
  6. Loki (Heroes)
  7. Nino (The Blazing Blade)
  8. Micaiah (Radiant Dawn)
  9. Corrin (Fates)
  10. Tharja (Awakening)
  11. Cordelia (Awakening)
  12. Selkie (Fates)
  13. Morgan (Awakening)
  14. Lilina (The Binding Blade)
  15. Nowi (Awakening)
  16. Laevatein (Heroes)
  17. Mia (Radiant Dawn)
  18. Ninian (The Blazing Blade)
  19. Delthea (Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  20. Robin (Awakening)

On August 21, 2018, Hector, Ephraim, Celica and Veronica received a Brave Hero variation due to holding the top two spots for each gender respectively. Hector and Celica were the two highest ranked Heroes of their respective genders. Their Brave variations received Ostian Counter and Double Lion for their unique skills respectively.

Three of the highest ranking voted units (aside from Veronica) that were not already in Heroes were added on November 2018, being Owain, Kliff, and Loki. Aversa, who placed at 23 in the female division, was also added, despite Selkie placing higher than her at 12, most likely because beast units had not been introduced at the time.

2019 Choose Your Legends Event Edit

See also: Fire Emblem Heroes/Choose Your Legends Results: Round 3.

On January 21, 2019, the third round of the Choose Your Legends event began. Like the previous two rounds, visitors to the website were allowed to vote for one character per day.

Ike, Roy, Hector, Ephraim, Lyn, Lucina, Celica, and Veronica were not eligible to be voted for. Additionally, all characters were merged into one singular representation of that character. However, some characters received exceptions due to them having dramatic differences between games, such as undergoing a new alias (ex. Owain/Odin), a long amount of time passing (ex. Tiki), developing a shift in personality (ex. Hardin) or being an entirely different character altogether (ex. Anna).

The results of the ballot were revealed on the official website on January 31, 2019. The top twenty characters for each gender as voted are:

Male:

  1. Alm (Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  2. Eliwood (Blazing Blade)
  3. Marth (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem)
  4. Chrom (Awakening)
  5. Robin (Awakening)
  6. Bruno (Heroes)
  7. Líf (Heroes)
  8. Reinhardt (Thracia 776)
  9. Soren (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  10. Leo (Fates)
  11. Takumi (Fates)
  12. Sigurd (Genealogy of the Holy War)
  13. Ranulf (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  14. Black Knight (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  15. Alfonse (Heroes)
  16. Seliph (Genealogy of the Holy War)
  17. Haar (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  18. Surtr (Heroes)
  19. Ryoma (Fates)
  20. Zelgius (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)

Female:

  1. Micaiah (Radiant Dawn)
  2. Camilla (Fates)
  3. Anna (Awakening)
  4. Robin (Awakening)
  5. Eirika (Sacred Stones)
  6. Corrin (Fates)
  7. Azura (Fates)
  8. Loki (Heroes)
  9. Anna (Heroes)
  10. Tharja (Awakening)
  11. Nino (Blazing Blade)
  12. Selkie (Fates)
  13. Louise (Blazing Blade)
  14. Lilina (Binding Blade)
  15. Cordelia (Awakening)
  16. Mia (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  17. Nephenee (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  18. Tiki (Awakening)
  19. Thrasir (Heroes)
  20. Laegjarn (Heroes)

Alm, Eliwood, Micaiah and Camilla will receive a Brave Hero variation due to holding the top two spots for each gender respectively. Alm and Micaiah placed first for both divisions and will receive a special skill for their future Brave Hero kit, being Scendscale and Yune's Whispers.

A Hero Rises Event Edit

As a part of celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, the A Hero Rises event was launched on February 1, 2018. For this event, participants were allowed to vote for one character already present in the game per day, including special event characters and other character variants, with the exception of the original cast of Fire Emblem Heroes. Voting took place over two rounds, with the first lasting eleven days, ending on February 12, 2018. The top four characters to receive votes were then voted on in a final round that took place over four days, from February 15 to the 19th.

The four finalists, and their ranking, were:

  1. Ike (Vanguard Legend)
  2. Tharja ("Normal Girl")
  3. Azura (Lady of Ballads)
  4. Hector (General of Ostia)

The winning character, Ike (Vanguard Legend), was made available to all players as a free 5-star unit for completing the subsequently released map, Xenologue 3: The People's Hero.

Trivia Edit

  • The player is given a free two-star archer unit as their free tutorial draw for the game's gacha mechanic. When the game launched, the character given in the tutorial was Virion. With the version 2.5.0 update, however, the tutorial character was changed to Takumi.
  • As of February 12, 2019, Fire Emblem Heroes had earned a worldwide revenue of US$500 million. It is the first mobile title published by Nintendo to cross the $100 million threshold and currently stands as the company's most profitable mobile title to date.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes was initially rated E10+ by the ESRB, but it was later raised to T, most likely due to "partial nudity" and profanity.

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