Fire emblem heroes have arrived for mobile devices, giving players the chance to enjoy fire emblem in a more simplified manner without sacrificing all of its depth. For veterans, many of its options and gameplay elements are extremely familiar and they can hop right in. But the game is also attracting those who have never played fire emblem before and maybe feeling a tad overwhelmed about what everything does and what you can do. So we’re here to guide you through every aspect of Fire Emblem heroes so you can enjoy the game to its fullest.
We begin with the home menu which is the first screen you’ll see, here you’ll find a few of the heroes you’ve collected. You can tap on them to read some of their dialogue as well as get a better sense of their personality. Definitely keep an eye out if one has hearts around them, if they do, tapping on them will grant you an item.
At the top left, you’ll see the notice board which contains all the latest updates from Nintendo that you can read through.
On the top right is the present list, this is where you go to receive gifts from Nintendo or redeem the items you collected through your my Nintendo account.
At the bottom left is the friend’s list, here you can see a list of your friends, searched for more friends using their ID number, look at the request you sent, see a request from others to be their friend, and a delete friend option.
The bottom right is where you access quest and missions which come in several categories. There’s the monthly quest from Nintendo that met you various rewards as well as shards and crystals for completing each chapter in the story.
At the top right is the my Nintendo platinum coin symbol, tap that to access your my Nintendo account. There you can see the various rewards you can redeem with your coins as well as the missions for fire emblem heroes where you can redeem more platinum coins.
Across the top you can see your name, the number of orbs you currently have, your current stamina, dueling swords, and total hero feathers. Tapping the plus button next to each will bring up more options.
Alright, let’s move on to the battle menu which brings up the various battle options. First are the special maps. Here you can take on special challenges in order to unlock a hero. Each hero only last for a day with a new one replacing it once time is up. There’s a normal challenge which grants that character with 1-star while beating the special map on hard grants the character with 2-stars. However, if any of your heroes die in these challenges it’s an automatic game over, you’ll have to try again.
Story maps obviously contain the main story of Fire Emblem heroes. As of right now, there are nine chapters with five missions each. Completing each one for the first time will reward you with an orb. If you try to challenge it again, though, there will be a different reward. You can’t farm orbs like that. However completing a chapter unlocks the option to challenge it on hard and lunatic difficulties, which will grant you the chance to earn more orbs. There are also paralogs or side missions although they are not currently available.
The arena is where you go to challenge other player’s teams to earn points. Winning grant you these points and you can receive more for beating more difficult opponents. In addition, if you have certain characters in your party, you’ll also earn more points. Finally, if you win multiple arena battles in a row, you’ll get a chain bonus; up to seven. However losing or reaching a seven chain will cause it to reset. Challenging the arena is allowed 3 times a day with the dueling swords. These will recharge after a day although a Dueling crest can be used to refuel them immediately.
You can also check your rewards, specifically to see how many points you need to earn the most hero feathers, and how well your team is defending itself against other players. After the season is over, your reward of hero feathers will be granted based on your point total.
Next is the Training tower where you can train your party outside of the story. There are multiple stratum, and each one contains enemies of a certain level. The higher the stratum, the more experience you can potentially earn, providing your team is tough enough. Keep in mind though that these battles will cost stamina just like the story battles.
Winning in the training Tower reward you with shards although the type of Shard changes daily and can even be randomized. Finally, there’s the multiplayer where you can challenge friends but this option isn’t available yet so we can provide any more details.
Next up is the Allies tab. This is where you’ll manage heroes and edit teams does exactly that. You can swap out which heroes will be in your party of 4. However, you can have 5 different teams ready to go to better prepare for any situation you may face and a single hero can be in multiple parties. You can sort your heroes however you like by tapping the sort button.
Selecting a hero will show their stats and abilities. However, by tapping the “plus” on the portrait or pushing and holding on their square, you can see it in more detail. Here you can listen to the heroes voice, clips see their voice actor, their artists, a list of the skills they can learn, and their stats. By tapping on the stats, you can see what each one does. You can even tap their name to learn more about them and see which fire emblem game they came from.
By hitting the magnifying glass, you can also look through their 4 art poses; standard, attack, special attack, and damaged. Then we have learn skills, which is where the SP your hero earns and battle comes in. By tapping a character and pushing next, you can spend their available SP to have the hero use better weapons, earn defensive or offensive skills, and learn special abilities for use in battle.
SP is earned by attacking, or in the case of healers – healing, in battle and leveling up. You can even choose which skills to use in the equip skills menu. Here you can opt to change the skills you currently have equipped.
Level up allows you to use the shards you’ve earned too, well, level up your heroes without sending them into battle.
Red, Blue, Green, and Gray shards are used for their respective heroes of that color while gold is the universal shard and can be used for any of them. However, once a hero is over level 20, Crystals will need to be used instead in order to level them up. Then there’s send home which dismisses a hero from your team in exchange for hero feathers
Advanced growth contains two more options. Unlock potential is what increases your hero star level. However, they must be at least level 20 in order for this to occur. The higher their star level the more badges and hero feathers you’ll need. For 1 to 3 star heroes, you’ll need normal badges of their color.
For 4 star heroes, you’ll need great badges. Once their star level increases, they’ll return to level 1, albeit with much better stats. Finally, merge allies allow you to combine multiples of Heroes you have. However, they must be the same hero. This will grant SP for that hero and potentially increase their stats depending on their star level.
The next tab is Summon, and it’s where you can earn more heroes to use in battle. As of right now, there are two focuses where you can get different heroes. You can tap the details button to see a full list of the possible heroes you can pull to decide which focus you’d like to use. However, it is highly recommended that you wait until you have 20 orbs. This is because once you summon, you’ll be given a random assortment of colors in 5 spaces.
The 4 colors could each be represented or some might not even be there. It’s completely random. However, each color corresponds to a unit you could possibly receive. But it costs 5 orbs for that initial summon.
The best ideas is to wait for 20 to maximize your pulls. So 5 orbs for the first pull, 4 for the second through 4th, and 3 orbs for the final one. You can also look at appearance rates but it really is just the luck of the draw.
Then there’s the shop tab where you can potentially stock up on various items. Purchase orbs does what it says. Here you can pay real money for more orbs if you so choose.
Upgrade castle is where you can change the design of your castle in order to get bonus effects. Restore stamina let you use a stamina potion to restore your stamina by 50. Restore dueling swords let you use dueling crest so you can challenge the arena again. And expand barracks allows you to spend orbs in order to expand your maximum team size. By default, it’s 200 with each orb increasing it by 5.
Finally, there’s the miscellaneous tab that covers everything else. Inventory lets you look at your current items and tapping on them explain what each does. The only one we haven’t mentioned over the course of this guide is the lights blessing. With this, if your party is wiped out in battle, you can expand it to restore them back to full health and continue the fight. If you have no blessings you can also choose to use one of your orbs.
Settings allow you to change the various options in the game, Tailoring it to the experience you want. Account management is where you can manage your connection to your my Nintendo account or delete your data if you so choose. Movies allow you to watch the opening movie again or the unique movie that plays when you summon a special hero. Game center allows you to access the iPhones or androids built in Game Center and then the faq lets you look over more of the game as well as changing your nickname or language.
And that’s all there is to it. Once you have the hang of things, Fire Emblem heroes are pretty simple. Now it’s time to get your ideal team ready send them into battle and earn more orbs so you can collect the heroes you really want.
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