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Fire Emblem Heroes update announced (version 7.2.0), patch notes

Posted on February 3, 2023 by in Mobile, News

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have announced the next update coming to Fire Emblem Heroes. The update, version 7.2.0, is set to release on February 5 in North America and February 6 in Europe.

This new version will feature a new pity system for Summoning Events, the Focus Charge feature. The update is otherwise pretty standard, offering new weapons and skills to existing characters and making a few other minor adjustments.

The patch notes for Fire Emblem Heroes version 7.2.0 are as follows:

■ Summoning events are being updated

As introduced in Feh Channel February 1, 2023, we are making updates to some summoning events.

○ The Focus Charge feature is being added!

We will add a Focus Charge feature to all summoning events that have 5★ and 5★ focus Hero categories.

Focus Charge is a new feature that will be activated after you summon three non-focus 5★ Heroes and will increase the appearance rate of 5★ focus Heroes by the amount of the non-focus 5★ Hero category, reducing the non-focus 5★ Hero category’s appearance rate to 0%.

When a 5★ Hero is summoned while the Focus Charge feature is active, it is guaranteed to be a 5★ focus Hero.

・ This feature will be available for some summoning events only when you are subscribed to Feh Pass.
・ The Focus Charge feature will not be available for summoning events that began at or before 2/5/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT), including the Hero Fest, even after 2/6/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)

See the notification titled Feh Channel Supplement, Part 1: Focus Charge for details about this feature and which events it is available for.

○ The 4★ Special Hero Special Rate is being updated.

Forty Special Heroes who appeared between February of 2019 and January of 2020 will appear in the 4★ Special Hero Special Rate category.

Also, we will add 10 types of Special Hero summoning event revivals for which the 4★ Special Hero Special Rate will be set.

Note: This change will be applied for the first time for the Special Heroes Revival: Greil’s Devoted summoning event starting on 2/23/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)

See the notification titled Feh Channel Supplement, Part 2: 4★ SH Special Rate for details.

○ Legendary & Mythic Hero Remixes will be updated.

The following Legendary and Mythic Heroes will appear anew in Legendary & Mythic Hero Remixes.

・ Peony: Sweet Dream
・ Celica: Queen of Valentia
・ Líf: Lethal Swordsman
・ Chrom: Crowned Exalt
・ Bramimond: The Enigma
・ Edelgard: Flame Emperor
・ Mila: Goddess of Love

Note: The seven Legendary and Mythic Heroes who are being added will no longer appear in normal Legendary and Mythic Hero summoning events.

Also, starting with Ver. 7.2.0, two Remix events will be held simultaneously each time.

Don’t let this chance to meet even more Legendary and Mythic Heroes pass you by!

○ Weekly Revival summoning events will be improved.

Nineteen 5★ Heroes will be added to Weekly Revival summoning events, and they will appear in the 4★ Special Rate category in other summoning events after that.

See the notification titled Feh Channel Supplement, Part 3: Heroes Added to Weekly Revival Summoning Focuses and Their Schedule for details.

■ New skills are being added for Mythic Heroes

Of the Heroes that appear in Legendary & Mythic Hero Remixes, Thrasir: Omnicidal Witch and Peony: Sweet Dream are gaining new skills.

○ New skills

・ A Skill

Atk/Spd Ideal 4
At start of combat, if unit’s HP = 100% or
if【Bonus】is active on unit, grants Atk/Spd+7
to unit during combat. At start of combat, if
unit’s HP = 100% and【Bonus】is active
on unit, grants an additional Atk/Spd+2 to unit
during combat.

All effects that last “for 1 turn” or “that turn
only.” Includes bonuses granted by a skill
like Rally or Hone and positive status effects
(extra movement or effects like Dominance).

Cannot use:  

・ B Skill

Killing Intent+
At start of turn, inflicts【Exposure】on nearest
foes within 5 spaces of unit and foes within
2 spaces of those foes through their next
actions. At start of combat, if foe’s HP ≤ 99%
or if【Penalty】is active on foe, inflicts
Spd/Res-5 on foe during combat, and also, if
unit initiates combat, unit can make a follow-up
attack before foe can counterattack.

Foe’s attacks deal +10 damage.

All effects that last “on foe through its next
action.” Includes penalties inflicted by a skill
like Panic or Threaten and negative status
effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting
movement, or the effects of a skill like
Triangle Adept or Guard).

This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.

・ Assist Skill

Gentle Dream+
Range: 1
Grants another action to target ally. Grants
Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 and the following statuses
to target ally and allies in cardinal directions
of unit and target (excluding unit): “unit can
move to a space adjacent to any ally within 2
spaces” and “neutralizes penalties.” (That turn
only. Cannot target an ally with Sing or Dance.
This skill treated as Sing or Dance.)
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.

・ C Skill

Cross Spur Res
Grants Res+5 to allies in cardinal directions
of unit during combat.

Thrasir: Omnicidal Witch and Peony: Sweet Dream are receiving new weapon skills to refine at the same time, so be sure to check the section of this notification labeled “New weapon skills and weapons to refine have been added” in conjunction with this section.

■ The Arena is being updated.

○ New effects are being added to Legendary Heroes who are Arena Bonus Heroes.

Starting with the Arena season that begins at 2/6/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT), Legendary Heroes who are set as Arena Bonus Heroes will have two special effects in addition to their normal Bonus Hero effects.
1. Highest-score effect
2. Insurance effect when losing

See the notification titled Feh Channel Supplement, Part 4: Legendary Heroes for Arena Bonus Heroes for details.

○ The Free Summon reward for getting five consecutive wins in Arena Duels will be updated.

The First Summon Ticket that you can get by getting five consecutive wins in Arena Duels will switch to one that works for Free Summon: Arena Reward 2.
The improvements being made to Weekly Revival summoning events in Ver. 7.2.0 will be reflected in Free Summon: Arena Reward 2.

The switch to this Free Summon: Arena Reward 2 ticket will begin with the season starting 2/6/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)

Note: The Free Summon: Arena Reward 1 summoning event will end at 2/28/2023 10:59 p.m.(PT). Please keep in mind that the Arena Reward 1 tickets cannot be used on the Free Summon: Arena Reward 2 summoning event.

○ Additional maps

We will add new maps for the season starting 2/6/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)

■ New Memento Events are being added to Heroes Journey

○ New Memento Events are being added.


■ The lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals is being updated

With the release of Ver. 7.2.0, players will be able to obtain Divine Codes (Ephemera 2) from events and exchange them from an updated lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals using the Compile Combat Manual feature.

Divine Codes (Ephemera 2) will be able to be exchanged for the following Combat Manuals:

・ The Combat Manuals added in this update can be compiled until 3/27/2023 11:59 p.m.(PT)
・ Divine Codes (Ephemera 2) may be obtained from events that begin after the release of Ver. 7.2.0, while Divine Codes (Ephemera 1) may continue to be obtained from events that began before the release of Ver. 7.2.0.

■ New weapon skills and weapons to refine are being added

The following Heroes will be able to learn these new character-specific weapon skills at 5★:

Command Lance
Hero who can learn this skill: Sigrun: Loyal Protector

Volunteer Bow
Hero who can learn this skill: Norne: The Volunteer

・ The weapons above can be upgraded in the Weapon Refinery after they have been obtained.
・ To learn weapon skills, tap Allies, then Ally Growth, and then Learn Skills.

The following weapons will be able to be upgraded or gain additional special effects by using Arena Medals and Divine Dew:

Astra Blade
Hero who can learn this skill: Catria: Mild Middle Sister

Noble Lance
Hero who can learn this skill: Dimitri: The Protector

Flower of Joy
Hero who can learn this skill: Peony: Sweet Dream

Hero who can learn this skill: Thrasir: Omnicidal Witch

Guardian Fang
Hero who can learn this skill: Lethe: New Year’s Claw

Note: To access the Weapon Refinery, you must clear Book I, Chapter 13 in the main story and then clear the second Intermission map, The Rite of Blades.

■ Aether Raids is being updated

○ Some structures will have their level cap increased.

・ Dark Shrine (O/D): up to level 10

○ Aether Resort is being updated.

・ Two new songs will be added to the Concert Hall: “Keep Marching On” from the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon game and “Preparations” from the Fire Emblem Engage game.

・ You will be able to purchase new accessories at the Accessory Shop.
Twenty-three new types of 8-bit renditions of Heroes will be available.


■ Summoner Duels is being updated

○ You will be able to increase your Favor Level to level 2,800.

This will be in effect with the season starting 2/13/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)

○ Your tier will no longer decrease, regardless of what tier you are in, while the Summoner Duels S event is active, even if you lose.

Note: Tiers above a certain threshold may still decrease at the start of the following season based on the results of the Glory reset.

■ Additional Heroes will be available via Heroic Grails

The following Heroes will be available to summon using Heroic Grails:

・Hans: Ambitious Brute
・Bruno: Masked Reveler
・Yarne: Hoppy New Year

■ Other Changes

○ The limit on Hero Merit will increase from 8,000 to 9,000.

○ Place names from the Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Engage games will be added to the Profile Card.

○ The behavior of Céline: Joyous Royal’s weapon skill, Joyous Tome, will be revised to match its description.

See the notification titled About the Joyous Tome skill for details.

○ An illustration for Cordelia: Unyielding Snow will be adjusted.

One of the illustrated poses for Cordelia: Unyielding Snow will be adjusted as follows:

■ Before

■ After


■ Regarding Maintenance

Maintenance for the Ver. 7.2.0 update will take place from 2/5/2023 4:00 p.m.(PT) to 2/5/2023 7:00 p.m.(PT)
(Times given are approximate.)

Please note that during the maintenance period you will be unable to play Fire Emblem Heroes.

That’s all the news about the update!
We hope you continue to enjoy playing Fire Emblem Heroes.

Fire Emblem Heroes is out on mobile via iOS and Android. You can find more coverage on the game from us here and the official website here


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