Robin: Mystery Tactician Hero Review

robin_mystery_tactician Type Weapon Score
type_fly wpn1_axe ★★★★

Robin: Mystery Tactician

Is a grill!!!!
 Effective against cavalry units
Can deal with a non HP or RES boon Takumi
Counters most blue tome users including an ATK boon Linde
 Defiant RES doesn't have much value
 22,000 Hero Feather required to unlock full potential

Female Robin looks like a male Robin clone but with a different weapon, skillset and being a green unit makes her role in the battlefield different. Her Gronnwolf gives her effective bonus damage to cavalry units, which are rare in current arena, while her male counterpart’s Blárraven has weapon advantage against colorless units. Male Robin’s job however, wasn’t all about killing colorless units (checks out Kagero) so the weapon difference between the two isn’t big. Even without the bonus damage, she can deal with the most popular colorless unit, Takumi, as long as he doesn’t have HP or RES boons which is uncommon since players prefer ATK or SPD boon instead. Like her counterpart, she can tank a turn of hits from Takumi then get him to half HP and go for the kill next turn. Her Special has 4 charge cooldown which is good in a situation like this because she can kill Takumi and keep her Special to nuke another foe, which has always been a waste for male Robin who has 3 charge cooldown instead. Female Robin can also take care of the popular tome user namely Linde and male Robin. She can tank a hit from a Linde with ATK boon and still have her B Tomebreaker active to stop her from doubling up then bring her down to half HP. Male Robin on the other hand, is a piece of cake for her.

The most factoring disadvantage of female Robin is that she has a passive skill that gives her additional RES which isn’t much use compared to male Robin’s additional SPD in the same condition. This skill gives male Robin a chance to double up on most units in the game to chip off some damage.

All in all, Female Robin can do almost the same job as her male counter part and should be a better pick on some teams compared to Robin Male.

Top 10 Strongest Hero List: Season 3

Rank Hero Score
1 takumi_wild_card  21/21
2 hector_general_of_ostia  21/21
3 azura_lady_of_the_lake  19/21
4 ryoma_peerless_samurai  16/21
5 linde_light_mage  16/21
6 lucina_future_witness  14/21
7 tiki_dragon_scion  12/21
8 julia_naga_s_blood  11/21
9 leo_sorcerous_prince  11/21
10 ephraim_restoration_lord  10/21

Log: Azura 4 ⇨ 3, Ryoma 3 ⇨ 4, Julia added to 8, Leo 8 ⇨ 9, Robin (male) removed from 9, Ephraim added to 10, Lyn removed from 10

Note: Top 10 Strongest Hero List tallies out how many times a hero appeared in different tier lists and their respective ranks. The purpose of this list is to help people identify who are the best heroes they can use or what most people use to help them prepare for Arena.

Julia – Her getting a spot on the Top 10 is no surprise. With the small number of dragon counters, a new one is good. Her magic damage is great for the low RES that most of the Manaketes have. She also seems to counter some of the current top mages like Linde and Robin (male).

Ephraim – On paper, Eirika seems to be the better pick compared to Ephraim, however being a blue unit gives him the upper hand. Despite the players’ disappointment with Ephraim’s debuff skills not being stackable, he is still a strong candidate to be a great addition to a team. He can OTKO almost anyone who stayed in his debuff range, and if his enemies attack him and he survives, he can do a revenge kill. All in all, being an well-rounded hero gives him a spot on top.

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Family Bonds Hero Review

ephraim_restoration_lord Type Weapon Score
type_inf wpn1_spear ★★★★

Ephraim: Restoration Lord

ATK buff passive skill for adjacent allies
DEF debuff on enemies after combat or if within 2 cell range
 His 2 debuff skills don't stack

Ephraim brings support utilities for his team. He can debuff enemies’ DEF while his allies can follow up for the kill. Additionally, his ATK buff for his allies can grant a secured kill. He works similarly to Sharena but with more offensive options since your support skills are passive. Having a damaging special on a 2 charge cooldown makes it possible for him to turn the tides in dire situations. He has a mediocre SPD stat which will usually make his enemies do a double attack against him.

eirika_restoration_lady Type Weapon Score
type_inf wpn1_sword ★★★★

Eirika: Restoration Lady

Has a movement ability
She can reposition an enemy
ATK and SPD buff passive skills for adjacent allies
 No offensive skill or special

Like her brother Ephraim, Eirika also has a lot of utility in her pocket. She can cover more ground by pivoting to an ally and at the same time, backs them up with her buffs. Her buffs will stack with combat buffs like Lucina’s Spur Atk or Hector’s Goad Armor to boost another ally for some more destructive power. In some situation, she can also pull an enemy out of safety, away from walls or its allies, and put it in a place where her teammates can gang up on it. If you pair her with a dancer or a singer, you can pull an enemy a cell further. With her skill set, she would have a playstyle not so far from Marth’s, minus the teleport shenanigans but instead with hook plays.

seliph_heir_of_light Type Weapon Score
type_inf wpn1_sword ★★★

Seliph: Heir of Light

Big comeback potential
SPD buff active skill for an ally
 Needs to be at critical hp to unlock power

Seliph would be a high risk high reward hero. He needs to take/tank hits that would bring him to half hp, this would activate his Tyrfing’s passive that would give him additional DEF and at the same time guarantees him to hit his opponent twice. If he gets paired with a dancer or singer while in this condition, he could go on a rampage. While waiting for this moment, he can still be useful by boosting his ally’s SPD.

julia_naga_s_blood Type Weapon Score
type_inf wpn2_green ★★★★★

Julia: Naga’s Blood

Effective damage against dragons
Heals adjacent allies when attacking
Very high RES
 Squishy

She is a bit underpowered compared to Linde, with an average speed that will not make her hit twice on most enemies. Having a special helps her a bit to match Linde’s strength which gives her a chance to nuke someone, however it is on a 4 charge cooldown. She shines more with her ability to do more damage against dragons. She might be a niche pick if you don’t have any Falchion user or you want to trade them for someone who can do the same job but will cover magic damage.

Top 10 Strongest Hero List: Season 1-2

Rank Hero Score
1 takumi_wild_card  21/21
2 hector_general_of_ostia  21/21
3 ryoma_peerless_samurai  17/21
4 azura_lady_of_the_lake  16/21
5 linde_light_mage  15/21
6 lucina_future_witness  13/21
7 tiki_dragon_scion  12/21
8 leo_sorcerous_prince  12/21
9 robin_high_deliverer  12/21
10 lyn_lady_of_the_plains  10/21

Note: Top 10 Strongest Hero List tallies out how many times a hero appeared in different tier lists and their respective ranks. The purpose of this list is to help people identify who are the best heroes they can use or what most people use to help them prepare for Arena.

Fire Emblem Heroes is still young and the meta game for its competitive scene is still on its baby stage. As much as we want to see Abel, Cordelia, Jeorge, Kagero, etc. to boom in popularity and conquer the arena, the amount of resources needed to bring them to their full potential, and match the other base 5 heroes is high. Players have no choice but to let them sit in their box for now and wait, since resources are scarce and not everyone is willing to pay a lot of money to speed things up for this game. As the game ages, players will acquire more resources to eventually unlock these heroes potentials. Until then, the popularity of 5 heroes increases due to the fact that time and effort needed to bring them to their fullest is minimal. Not to mention, they start with all their skills available which means they require no Hero Feathers.

I believe that there should be separate tier lists for offense and defense because some heroes on offense are not that good on defense with the nature of the AI, but since the game focuses more on offense, this is okay right now .

Takumi – A range unit that can counter attack any enemy. Together with high base stats and being colorless, it no doubt, makes him one of the best hero in this game. Putting him in a team comp is very easy because he can fill the role of any missing type your team has.

Hector – He breaks the stereotype that armored units are weak against mages. This juggernaut can counter attacking mages, archer, and dagger users. Building a team comp around him is easy because he can stand on his own, but a little support will make him perform even better.

Ryoma – A hero with the same ability to counter distant attacker, however he leans more towards the damaging side compared to Hector who is a tank making him riskier than Hector. He is not as impaired as Hector, so you can just put him on your team with no worries.

Azura – She is a hero that excels in giving one of her allies another move. She is a support that can take care of herself most of the time which makes her one of the best supports in the game. As long as Azura has someone valuable to support, her place in your team is set.

Linde – She is a glass-cannon with big magic damage. She can kill almost any threats first if she moves before them. Having a support that can assure Linde’s survivability will keep this girl rolling.

Lucina – Being on the offense side compared to the other Falchion Lords, Lucina took spots on many players teams without much effort. Since a lot of players use a Manakete to boost their Arena gains, Falchion Lords are common way to deal with them easily. Having a good base stats, a passive heal, buff aura, an offensive special – all rounded overall, players can just plug her in to their teams with nothing to worry about.

Tiki (young) – She is a Manakete. They have some of the highest stats on the game. She has bulk, good magic damage and ability to counter any initiating enemies. Since arena points take in to consideration the overall base total stats of your teams, using her gives you a bit of a boost in your gains.

Leo – Among the other heroes in this top 10, Leo is the hardest to use. His mediocre stats that don’t synergize well with his skills and a special with a high cooldown, turns off most players from using him. The best way to use him (in my experience) is to build a team around him, that however may cause him fall off the tier lists in the future.

Robin (male) – He is a physical tanky mage who has a 3 charge special that hits hard. He is one of the few heroes that can deal with Takumi safely. He is also a blue unit; which is good because there are so many red units in the game right now. Like Lucina, being an all around character makes him an independent candidate for your team.

Lyn – She is a high risk, high reward character. If a player has master over her, she can definitely be a hard carry. With her high potential, players are sure to discover new and proper ways to build around her, and soon she will be the queen of the late game.

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Narcian: Wyvern General Hero Review

narcian Type Weapon Score
type_fly wpn1_axe ★★★

Narcian: Wyvern General

Big advantage against spear units
Extra AoE damage after initiating a battle
Special is a good counter for initiating enemies
 Doesn't have Brave Weapon and have a mediocre speed
 Red units will be a problem
 22,000 Hero Feathers are needed to unlock full potential

Narcian is equipped with an Emerald Axe weapon which gives him 20% bonus WTA (Weapon Triangle Advantage) but in exchange, he will have 20% extra WTD (Weapon Triangle Disadvantage). Combine his weapon with a skill that will give him a guaranteed follow-up attack while preventing his foe to do so; if he is against someone who uses a spear, he will devour those enemies. Since this is not a Brave Weapon, you can’t attack twice on non-spear units with high speed. This will give you a bit of trouble dealing with blue tome units and other threats Camilla can kill with just one attack which includes Robin(M) and Takumi.

He is a Camilla 2.0 with same built-in bulk, same mobility and extra AoE damage around his target when he initiates a battle. On top of that, he has Special that deals bonus damage scaling based on his missing health. This is good for “take the hit first, counter later” tactics.

Introductions

Fire Emblem is a great video game series. Fire Emblem: Awakening caught a lot of people’s hearts, introducing them to this Tactical RPG game for the first time- including myself. In light of that success, we now have Fire Emblem Heroes, a new mobile gacha game from Nintendo that is very promising and I love it. To some, this maybe their first Fire Emblem game while to others, it is their introduction to gacha type mobile games.

Released just recently, the game is still new that we don’t have the complete data and information of it yet. Some people may have a lot of questions or need a guide with the game. With that said, I want to start this blog not only because of my love for game and series but also because I want to help people with it and contribute to the community. I want to relay useful information and some of my knowledge about this game in the simplest and most condensed version as I possibly can. I’ll be compiling a hero tier list every season from different sites and write my opinion about it. I planned to review new heroes and new content when they are released. I will also try to help some players having trouble deciding if they need/want to roll on a Summoning Focus banner.

As for me, I am Gräpe. I am currently F2P or NIAP (non-in-app purchase) and planning to stay like that for a long time. I started with 5★ Lucina and 5★ Robin (M). I re-rolled for 3 consecutive days since released, hoping to get good heroes other than Lucina however she wouldn’t leave me alone. On my 7th time rolling her, I decided to keep her since I also got her with a 5★ Robin (M) and a 3★ Robin(M) (Awakening is the first Fire Emblem I got addicted to so I guess this must be fate). Puzzles and Dragons is my first gacha bobile game, so I have a background on how these games work. With that said, I’ll do my best to keep up with the meta and gather information from best players and my own experience. Lastly, I’ll be here to sympathize with you for the unlucky rolls that we will have in the future, F2P or not.

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And here’s my current barracks after my 6th time summoning heroes (if anyone’s wondering):

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P.S. I will not cover most of the launch day contents anymore since other people have done that well and there are too many. 😀