Frequently Asked Questions
This page is for questions about Fire Emblem Heroes. For questions regarding this wiki, please see Wiki Questions.
Refer to the Basics page if you would like to read about the features of the game.
If you are looking more for a guide to help you get started in the game, refer to the Beginners Guide.
- 1 Rerolling
- 2 Game Basics
- 2.1 What are Orbs? How do I get more?
- 2.2 What is Stamina? How do I get more?
- 2.3 What are Dueling Swords? How do I get more?
- 2.4 What are Shards / Crystals? How do I get more?
- 2.5 What are Badges / Great Badges? How do I get more?
- 2.6 What are Feathers? How do I get more?
- 2.7 What are Light's Blessings?
- 2.8 What are friends for?
- 3 Getting Started
- 3.1 What should I be doing as a complete beginner?
- 3.2 What should I spend my Orbs on?
- 3.3 Should I spend my Orbs on Summoning or Castle first?
- 3.4 What exactly is summoning?
- 3.5 What is a Focus?
- 3.6 How do I do a multi-summon to save my Orbs?
- 3.7 Are Focus 5-star heroes better than regular 5-star heroes?
- 3.8 Can I see a full list of characters from the Banner summons?
- 3.9 How does the percentage chance to summon 5-star heroes work?
- 3.10 Can I see my percentage chance to summon 5-star heroes?
- 3.11 Can I summon the same heroes?
- 3.12 Is upgrading castle worth it?
- 3.13 What are myNintendo points? How do I get them?
- 3.14 What should I spend myNintendo points on?
- 4 Home / Castle Screen
- 5 Battle Map
- 5.1 Story
- 5.2 Arena
- 5.2.1 What is Arena?
- 5.2.2 What are bonus heroes? How do they affect my score?
- 5.2.3 How does Arena offensive score work?
- 5.2.4 What's the difference between each Arena difficulty?
- 5.2.5 How does the game choose my enemies?
- 5.2.6 How does Arena defensive score work?
- 5.2.7 How do I set my defensive team for Arena?
- 5.2.8 My Defense Results are empty! Why?
- 5.2.9 How does Arena ranking work?
- 5.2.10 Why is my ranking not updating?
- 5.3 Training Tower
- 5.4 Special Maps
- 5.5 Other
- 6 Team Building
- 7 Character Progression
- 7.1 Stats
- 7.1.1 What is HP? What does it do?
- 7.1.2 What is ATK? What does it do?
- 7.1.3 What is SPD? What does it do?
- 7.1.4 What is DEF? What does it do?
- 7.1.5 What is RES? What does it do?
- 7.1.6 Are character stats completely randomized? / What are IVs?
- 7.1.7 How can I determine the positive and negative stats of my character?
- 7.1.8 Is the nature / IVs of my character good?
- 7.2 Skills
- 7.3 Levelling
- 7.3.1 What does levelling up do?
- 7.3.2 What is the max level?
- 7.3.3 What happens when my character dies?
- 7.3.4 Where is the best place to train my characters? What about my underlevelled characters?
- 7.3.5 What is the best way to level a healer?
- 7.3.6 Why are my characters not getting EXP anymore?
- 7.3.7 Is levelling up with shards and crystals worse than training in battle?
- 7.1 Stats
- 8 Sending Home, Merging, and Unlocking Potential
- 8.1 What does Send Home do?
- 8.2 What does merging allies do?
- 8.3 When should I merge allies?
- 8.4 I have two duplicates of a character. Why can't I merge them?!
- 8.5 My character has a +1 and a blue background. What does this mean?
- 8.6 What is the max I can merge?
- 8.7 Should I merge my duplicate characters, or should I just send home?
- 8.8 What does unlocking potential do?
- 8.9 When should I unlock potential? / Is there any reason to level past 20 or should I unlock potential?
- 8.10 Where do I get feathers and badges to unlock potential?
- 8.11 Is it worth it to unlock the potential of <Character>?
- 9 Weapon / Skill-specific Questions
- 10 Shop-related Questions
- 11 Miscellaneous
- Related article(s): How to Reroll
What is rerolling?
Rerolling is the process of re-creating your account again to potentially obtain a rarer unit on your first summon.
How do I reroll?
After completing the tutorial, you will receive 15 orbs. Completing the Prologue grants you 3 more orbs, and receiving the daily log-in will earn you another 2 orbs. With these 20 orbs, you can then do a Multi-Summon for heroes. If you are not satisfied with the heroes you have summoned, you can then reset your account and repeat this process again.
Refer to the How to Reroll page for more information.
Are my reroll heroes good enough?
Scroll down to check out the section on Character Progression. Also refer to the Wiki's Tier List.
Do I have to reroll?
Although rerolling is entirely optional, rerolling for a stronger unit is considered highly beneficial for more difficult story chapters and Arena.
It is possible; however, there are some downsides. You will first need to unlink your Nintendo ID from the account through Misc > Account Management. Be warned that you will lose your current account. Additionally, if you have claimed any myNintendo rewards, you will not be able to claim these awards again on another account. Because of this, it is advisable to wait for your final rolls before linking your Nintendo ID account.
Alternatively, if you want to keep your current account, you can also just use a dummy e-mail to create a dummy Nintendo ID to link to the other account.
What are Orbs? How do I get more?
Orbs are the main currency in the game. You need Orbs to summon, refresh stamina, refresh dueling swords, and other actions.
You can obtain more Orbs by logging in daily, your first completion of story maps, through events, or by buying them from the Shop with real money.
What is Stamina? How do I get more?
Stamina (PvE energy) is the energy used for playing battles outside of Arena. There is a max of 50 stamina and 1 stamina is recovered every 5 minutes (An empty stamina bar fully recovers in 4 hours and 10 minutes). This can also be fully recovered using Stamina Potions or Orbs.
There is currently no way to increase your max Stamina pool.
What are Dueling Swords? How do I get more?
Dueling Swords (PvP energy) is the energy used for playing battles in Arena. There is a maximum of 3 Dueling Swords per day which refreshes at Daily Reset. This can be fully recovered using a Dueling Crest or Orbs.
What are Shards / Crystals? How do I get more?
Shards and crystals are used for levelling your units with shards being for levels 1-20 and crystals being for levels 21+. Shards will be found in the Training Tower on Stratum 5 and lower while crystals will be found by chance in Stratum 6 and higher. These can be earned once a day after successfully completing a Stratum in the Training Tower.
What are Badges / Great Badges? How do I get more?
Badges and Greater Badges are used for promoting units to higher star rarity level (i.e. 4 to 5). Unlike shards/crystals, these can be earned an unlimited amount of times per day upon successful completion of a Stratum. Badges can be obtained at any Stratum level (including a chance to obtain them Stratum 6 and higher) while there is a chance of obtaining Greater Badges on Stratum 6 and higher.
What are Feathers? How do I get more?
Feathers, like badges, are used for promoting units to higher star rarity level (i.e. 4 to 5). These can be obtained from greeting friends daily, interacting with units with hearts in your castle daily, sending units home, Arena, and announced events.
What are Light's Blessings?
Light's Blessings are revives which can be used on battle maps. This will revive all fallen allies, restore the HP of all fallen allies, as well as make their Special available for use on their next action. This will also retain the EXP that they have earned in that battle.
What are friends for?
If you have friends to greet, you can obtain a small amount of feathers (5) daily.
If you have more than 5 friends, you will also obtain an additional 5 feathers daily as well.
What should I be doing as a complete beginner?
You should be solidifying a team that will battle you through Story. Since each story battle gives you 1 orb upon completion, you will want to continue fighting through these and either summoning more heroes if you aren't satisfied with your team or upgrading your castle to permanently increase EXP to train your team.
If you reach a point in the story where you cannot progress, this might mean you need to train your heroes. You can do this in the Training Tower.
As your team levels up and gets stronger, you will want to use the SP they earn to learn skills to make them stronger.
Additionally, there is also merging (For duplicate units) and unlocking potential (For 4 and below). There are more questions and answers below which answer merging and unlocking potential in more detail.
You can also decide to participate in Arena which is the pseudo-PvP of the game. This is where you can choose to battle other players' teams controlled by the AI. You can receive items such as Feathers from this.
Also make sure you check out the Special Maps as this is where event maps will be placed. Rewards from these Special Maps include heroes and other items such as Orbs.
What should I spend my Orbs on?
At the start of the game, Orbs should be spent on either summoning heroes to make your team better or upgrading your castle for the increase in EXP.
Should I spend my Orbs on Summoning or Castle first?
This is entirely dependent on how you want to play. Since the current amount of orbs obtainable is finite, some people argue that summoning heroes is better. On the other hand, others argue that upgrading castle is more efficient in the long run since you will be spending less stamina and time levelling your heroes.
Overall, both should be considered. Summon heroes until you have a satisfactory team to train and then look into upgrading your castle. This is because if you don't have a good team that you want to train up, then the increased EXP from castle isn't worth it. On the flip side, if you have a good team but no castle upgrade, you will spending twice the time and stamina training that team compared to players with a fully upgraded castle.
What exactly is summoning?
Summoning is where you can obtain more heroes to put on your teams.
What is a Focus?
Focus are the two pools of heroes that you can summon from. There are usually either one or two Focuses you can pull from. These Focuses have different Focus 5 heroes which have an increased summon rate in their specific Focus. You can get to the other Focus by swiping left and right or tapping the blue left/right arrows on the banners.
To view the current focus, visit the Summoning Focus List
To view previous focuses, visit the Summoning Focus Archive
How do I do a multi-summon to save my Orbs?
The first summon costs 5 Orbs and will bring up a page with 5 stones for you to select from. You can choose to select the other stones as well at decreasing cost (4 Orbs for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th stone. 3 Orbs for the final 5th stone).
Are Focus 5-star heroes better than regular 5-star heroes?
No. The only difference is that Focus heroes have increased summon rate than regular.
Can I see a full list of characters from the Banner summons?
On the Banner picture, select Details to see a full list of heroes you can summon.
How does the percentage chance to summon 5-star heroes work?
The base rate of drawing a 5 hero is 3.0%.
If you do not draw a 5 hero in each set, your chances at drawing one increases (Also known as "pity percentage").
- 5 times with no 5: 0.5% total increase
- 10 times with no 5: 1.0% total increase
- 15 times with no 5: 1.5% total increase
- 115 times with no 5: 11.5% total increase
Can I see my percentage chance to summon 5-star heroes?
On the Banner picture, select Appearance Rates.
Can I summon the same heroes?
Yes, it is possible to summon duplicates of heroes you've seen before.
Is upgrading castle worth it?
What are myNintendo points? How do I get them?
myNintendo points are received upon successful completion of myNintendo quests and missions. This can be accessed by tapping the blue icon in Quests and Missions. These can be spent on in-game items such as Stamina potions, Universal Shards / Crystals, Light's Blessings, and Dueling Crests.
What should I spend myNintendo points on?
Most recommend using the myNintendo points on either Stamina Potions, Crystals, or Dueling Crests depending on what you need. If you want to continue grinding and training your units, Stamina Potions. If you would like to easily level up your higher level characters without the need for training, Crystals might be better. If you are more an arena person, Dueling Crests would be the better option.
Home / Castle Screen
One of my characters has hearts around them. What does this mean?
This is a daily activity where you can interact with your character for feathers. Tap on the character and he/she will give you feathers.
How do I change the character at the top of my Castle screen?
The character who stands at the top of your screen, or your "Leader" is the character in the leftmost slot of your leftmost team when you go to Edit Team.
When I go to my home screen, there's always a random hero that shows up.
This is the leader hero of one of your friends. Tapping on them will give you a message telling you that your friend sent them to say hello.
Once a day, there will also be hearts around this hero, similar to how one of your own characters might have hearts. This a shortcut for greeting all of your friends instead of having to go to Friend List > Greet.
How should I progress through the story?
It is recommended to complete all of one difficulty level first before trying story chapters of a higher difficulty. This is because the Quests and Missions for higher difficulties do not unlock until you finish the lower difficulty, and they are not retroactive. This means you will have to replay certain chapters in order to complete your Missions and Quests, wasting stamina.
In other words, finish all your Normal story chapters before Hard, and Hard before Lunatic.
I'm stuck on Chapter 9, help!
Chapter 9 is prevalent with armored units. This means, if you levelled a lot of physical damage dealers, you will struggle through Chapter 9. It is recommended to level and bring along a mage to take on these armored units.
What is Arena?
Arena is Fire Emblem: Heroes's PVP system where you can battle other players' teams controlled by the AI, score points to get ranked, and receive rewards based on your rank. You are given three Dueling Swords daily which you will need to use in order to battle others.
What are bonus heroes? How do they affect my score?
You can also maximize the score you receive when battling others, use the "Bonus Heroes" on your team for the current season. Using one or more bonus heroes in your arena party will increase points gained by 2x.
How does Arena offensive score work?
Your Arena offensive score is your highest score in a 7-game win streak (Or less if you lose one before completing seven matches).
What's the difference between each Arena difficulty?
The difficulty of the team you face as well as the amount of points you receive when you successfully defeat the enemy team.
How does the game choose my enemies?
The total stats of your characters. This will also affect the possible point total your enemies will give you.
How does Arena defensive score work?
The stronger the team you defended against, the higher the defense number.
How do I set my defensive team for Arena?
This is the leftmost team when you go to Edit Team.
My Defense Results are empty! Why?
Defense results only show up if your team successfully defended against another team. Losses are not shown.
How does Arena ranking work?
This is a combination of your Offensive and Defensive score.
Why is my ranking not updating?
Ranking updates hourly, but it may take some time for the change to become visible in-game.
What is Training Tower?
The Training Tower is a set of 11 map levels called Stratum where you can train your units for EXP. Each Stratum is a randomized map with randomized level enemies, but the weapon type and color of these enemies can be figured out beforehand by the icons below the Stratum title.
How do I unlock higher levels of the Training Tower?
By completing more of the Story.
What is the level breakdown of the Training Tower levels?
|Starting Stratum||Lv 1||Badge|
|First Stratum||Lv 1 - 5||Badge|
|Second Stratum||Lv 5 - 10||Badge|
|Third Stratum||Lv 10 - 15||Badge|
|Fourth Stratum||Lv 15 - 20||Badge|
|Fifth Stratum||Lv 20 - 25||Badge|
|Sixth Stratum||Lv 25 - 30||Great Badge|
|Seventh Stratum||Lv 30 - 35||Great Badge|
|Eighth Stratum||Lv 35 - 40||Great Badge|
|Ninth Stratum||Lv 40||Great Badge|
|Tenth Stratum||Lv 40||Great Badge|
What is the Training Tower reward schedule?
The schedule for shards is as follows:
|Universal Shards / Crystals||Scarlet Shards / Crystals||Azure Shards / Crystals||Verdant Shards / Crystals||Transparent Shards / Crystals||Universal Shards / Crystals||Universal Shards / Crystals|
The schedule for badges is as follows:
|Random Badges||Scarlet Badges / Greater Badges||Azure Badges / Greater Badges||Verdant Badges / Greater Badges||Transparent Badges / Greater Badges||Random Badges||Random Badges|
- Related article: Special Maps
What are Special Maps?
Special Maps are specific event maps on rotation or from announced events which can be accessed from Battles > Special Maps. These maps may have special win conditions such as "All allies must survive.", but will include rewards on first completion such as heroes and orbs.
What is the current hero battle rotation?
Are the heroes from Special Maps any good?
The heroes from Special Maps are typically 1 and 2 making them much weaker than 4 and 5. Although it is possible to unlock the potential of these units, due to time and stamina as well as material cost, it is currently not recommended to train these heroes. Most people just send these heroes home for their feathers.
What is Grand Hero Battle?
Grand Hero Battles are similar to Hero Battles where you must defeat all your enemies without losing any of your allies. As a reward, you will be given the featured hero in the battle. Unlike Hero Battles, these maps are more difficult with a higher recommended level along with the Hard map not allowing the use of Light's Blessings to revive.
This map area cannot be unlocked currently. This will most likely be used for future content.
How do I unlock Paralogues?
Paralogues cannot be unlocked before 14 Feb, 2017. Paralogues is to travel to other worlds and meet Heroes you won't find anywhere else. New chapters and new heroes will be added constantly.
- Related article: Team Building
How do I change my team?
Go to Allies > Edit Team.
What are some tips to building a team?
When building a team, it's important to have a core theme. If someone asks you, "What's the point of your team?", then you should be able to give a clear definitive answer as to how your team plays and how each hero contributes to that theme.
If you play through several maps and feel like one hero isn't pulling his/her weight, then you might have to rethink the pros and cons of what that hero brings to your team (Or consider if that hero is underlevelled or not and needs more training).
It's not enough to know "Is this hero good?", but also "Why is this hero good? Why is this hero good with the other heroes on my team? Is this hero good for how this team plays? How does this hero contribute to the team to overall benefit the team?"
A hero who is S-tier on one team might not be S-tier on another team.
Is it important to have a color-balanced team?
Although it is not completely necessary to build a team with all the colors, it is recommended to at least have 2 colors + Neutral for a well-balanced team. Having a color-heavy team will make your team highly vulnerable to the color they are weak against.
Is it important to have both physical and magic damage on a team?
Having both physical and magic damage on your team is highly recommended if not necessary for your team to do well consistently. For example, if you're going against a team of armored units, and your team is mostly physical, you will have a hard time trying to put a dent in the enemy team. Bringing along a magic damage hero will help immensely in this scenario.
When I sort my character list by "Rating", what do the numbers mean?
Rating is the sum of the character's stats.
What is HP? What does it do?
HP is Hit / Health Points. This is the unit's health. If this hits zero, they die.
What is ATK? What does it do?
ATK is Attack. This is the unit's overall damage stat regardless of what type of weapon they use.
Important note: The attack values shown in this wiki for Lv.1 characters are base values, meaning it is the characters ATK without any weapons. The attack values show for max Lv. characters is with their highest attack weapon.
What is SPD? What does it do?
SPD is Speed. This determines how many times your unit can attack in one action. If your unit has 5 or more SPD over your opponent, then you can attack your enemy twice. This does not affect your unit's movement distance.
What is DEF? What does it do?
DEF is Defense. This is the unit's physical-based damage reduction stat. This reduces how much damage a unit will take from physical damage.
What is RES? What does it do?
RES is Resistance. This is the unit's magical-based damage reduction stat. This reduces how much damage a unit will take from magic damage.
Are character stats completely randomized? / What are IVs?
A character's stats aren't completely randomized. They are predetermined when you summon the hero with positive and negative in certain stats, also sometimes referred to is Individual Values (IVs). These positives and negatives will balance out, for example, a hero might have a positive in Attack but this will be balanced by a negative in another stat.
Stat gains from 1-40 are random; however, they will all converge to their predetermined values at 40. So even if it looks like your character isn't gaining stats while levelling up, it will all balance out when your hero hits 40.
How can I determine the positive and negative stats of my character?
With current data, it is only possible to determine the positives and negatives of a character at level 1 and 40. If the character is below 5 and at least level 20, it is possible to preview the character's next level rarity stats in the Unlock Potential screen.
Refer to the specific character's page on the Wiki or use the Stats Calculator to see the range of character's stats to determine positive and negative stats.
Take note that for Level 1 stats on the Wiki, this is without Weapon MT or other stat bonuses (eg. Stat increases from passives). In contrast, Level 40 stats on hero pages include the stats from the strongest weapon you can equip as well as all stat bonuses from passives.
Is the nature / IVs of my character good?
This varies character to character, but a general rule of thumb is that for offensive units, +SPD and +ATK are two good positive IVs to have. -HP is typically the most sought after negative IV, but -DEF and -RES aren't too bad either.
On characters you that need to take a hit, consider +DEF, +RES. Whether you want a +DEF or +RES depends on the character, for example, a +DEF on a physical tank.
What is SP? What does it do?
SP is Skill Points. SP is gained through battling and levelling and is used for learning skills.
What are skills? Where can my characters learn them?
The passive skills have an A, B, and C slot, but only can learn Passive A. How do I unlock the other passives?
You cannot unlock other passive slots. You can only teach your character the skills list on their Skills List.
I don't like this skill I taught my character! Can I remove it?
Yes. Go to Allies > Equip Skills to equip and unequip skills from characters.
What does levelling up do?
Levelling up will increase your character's stats as well as award them with SP for learning skills.
What is the max level?
What happens when my character dies?
Unlike other Fire Emblem games, you do NOT permanently lose your character if they die in battle. However, your character will not receive any EXP or level ups that they might gained during that battle if they die.
Where is the best place to train my characters? What about my underlevelled characters?
Training Tower. For lower level characters, bring along a stronger character and optionally a healer. Let your stronger character whittle down the enemy's HP and let the lower level character get in the last hit for more EXP.
What is the best way to level a healer?
Healers gain EXP for healing at any level. This means, you can bring a healer regardless of level onto the cheaper stamina maps to heal low level units and get the same amount of EXP as if you were healing on higher levels. You receive full EXP for to the first four heals in a battle, and reduced EXP for the next four. You receive no EXP for heals after eight heals. The number of heals is per character. That is, if you heal eight times on a map with Lissa, you will still receive EXP for healing with Wrys if he has healed less than eight times. Healing with a special (eg. Imbue on Lissa) grants bonus EXP.
A good way to level is to bring a bulky level 1-5 character into the starting stratum (Lv.1 in Training Tower), and have him take damage from all the enemies so your healer can top him off each turn. Depending on the level of your healer, you may need to bring additional characters to block the healer from taking melee damage. A dancer can help speed up the process by letting your healer heal more than once per turn. Note that you can use a lower level of heal (eg. Heal instead of Rehabilitate) to achieve more heals per turn. If you are looking to maximize EXP per map, heal 8 times per map. If you are trying to maximize EXP per minute, heal 4 times. Once you have achieved your desired number of heals, kill everything and then repeat.
Why are my characters not getting EXP anymore?
If your characters are 5 levels or higher than your enemy, you will no longer gain EXP.
Is levelling up with shards and crystals worse than training in battle?
Using shards and crystals to level up will not negatively affect your characters. They might have less SP as they'll be missing out on SP gained from battle participation, but there will be no effect on a character's stats form using shards and crystals.
Sending Home, Merging, and Unlocking Potential
What does Send Home do?
Sending home units will give you Feathers for unlocking potential.
What does merging allies do?
This depends on the star rarity of the units you are merging. For reference:
|Merging a lower star rarity unit into a higher star rarity unit||Additional SP|
|Merging two units of the same star rarity (4 and Below)||Decreased Unlock Potential Feather Cost (Same amount as sending home), Increased Stats (2 random points to stats), Additional SP|
|Merging two units of the same star rarity (5)||Increased Stats (2 random points to stats), Additional SP|
When should I merge allies?
For 5 characters, you will want to merge IF:
- You have determined and know for sure which of the two duplicates has the better stats. Refer to here on how to determine your character's stats.
- Your team doesn't need the duplicate in any slot. For example, if your next strongest character not on your team is a 3, you might want to think about keeping that 5 character on your team for the time being.
For 4 and below, since unlocking potential will reset stats and your character will lose merge benefits, it is usually better to not merge 4 and below.
You also don't want to merge lower rarity heroes into higher rarity heroes because you will lose out on the benefits of increased stats. Ideally, you'll want to save these lower rarity duplicates, raise them to the same rarity level (5 most recommended), and merge then so you can take advantage of the increased merge stats. However, due to the high cost of upgrading to 5 (20,000 Feathers), depending on whether or not you can afford this cost of upgrading, it might be better just to send home since there might be better units to promote.
I have two duplicates of a character. Why can't I merge them?!
To fix this, press and hold the character's icon to open the character status page. Tap the heart and this will unfavorite the unit.
My character has a +1 and a blue background. What does this mean?
The +1 and blue background means that you have merged that character with another character of the same star quality. If you merge again, this will become +2.
What is the max I can merge?
You can merge up to 10 times with one character. Since merging gives 2 random points to stats, once you hit +10, this will mean all your stats are +4.
Should I merge my duplicate characters, or should I just send home?
Duplicate 5 characters should usually be kept. Refer to When should I merge allies?
For 4 and below, since unlocking potential will reset stats and your character will lose merge benefits, it is usually better to not merge 4 and below. Although merging will reduce the feather cost, the reduction is the same amount of feathers as if you had sent the unit home.
What does unlocking potential do?
Unlocking potential allows a lower star rarity unit to be promoted to a higher star rarity (Ex. 4 to 5. In order to unlock potential, you will need the following:
- Level 20 Character (4 or Below)
- Feathers (The amount varies based on rarity)
- Badges / Great Badges (The amount and which kind you need varies based on rarity)
When should I unlock potential? / Is there any reason to level past 20 or should I unlock potential?
When a unit is level 20, their potential can be unlocked. There is no merit to levelling a unit past 20 since unlocking potential will reset the unit's stats anyway. Therefore, it is recommended to unlock the potential of heroes at level 20 as soon as possible to not waste EXP.
Where do I get feathers and badges to unlock potential?
Feathers are obtained from greeting friends, character interaction heart dailies, sending units home, seasonal Arena awards, and events.
Badges are obtained from completing maps in the Training Tower. Regular badges can be found at all levels while Great Badges can only be found by chance on levels 6+.
Is it worth it to unlock the potential of <Character>?
Refer to the Wiki's Tier List.
Weapon / Skill-specific Questions
What is the Weapon Triangle? What does it mean?
The Color Weapon Triangle shows which color weapons are more effective than other color weapons. If you have a color advantage, your effective Attack will be increased 20%. On the other hand, if you're at a color disadvantage, your Attack will be reduced by 20%.
What is Mt?
How strong a weapon is. This value will be added to a character's attack to determine damage.
What is Rng?
The range of a weapon. Determines where a weapon can and cannot attack. (1 is melee, 2 is ranged)
What does Slow Special Trigger (count+1) mean?
Your Special skill counts down every time an action is taken. A skill with this in the description means that it will passively delay the special trigger by 1 turn. For example, Imbue has a 1 turn special trigger, which means it can be activated every other action. However, with Rehabilitate equipped, Imbue's will now have a 2 turn special trigger, so it can only be used on every third action.
Is Speed useless if you have a Brave weapon?
No, Speed is not useless because it is possible to attack four times in one action with a Brave weapon and enough Speed. Additionally, Speed can be considered a defensive stat as it can make the difference between being doubled or not. Brave weapons usually give you -5 Speed so having more speed will help offset the drawback.
Should I take Luna or Aether? Aether's charge time is really long...
If you want more consistent damage, Luna is typically the more recommended special skill due to Aether's long charge up time.
If you think you need the heal, Aether might be worth considering.
The hero this is usually asked about the most though is Lucina who already has a heal from Falchion every 3 turns. Or another consideration, if you're running a dedicated healer, the extra heal may not be necessary. Think about your team's performance and ask yourself whether or not it would be detrimental to your team if Lucina lost out on her damage or if it seems like she needs the heals from Aether or not.
What does upgrading castle do? Is it worth it?
What does expanding barracks do? Is it worth it?
Expanding barracks increases the amount of heroes you can have at once. You start the game with a size of 200. It costs 1 Orb to increase your Barracks by 5 to a maximum of 500.
Can I transfer my orbs from iOS to Android and vice versa?
No. You will lose your Orbs if you transfer across platforms.
Is there an inventory where I can see all my items?
Yes. Go to Misc. > Inventory.
Can I change my nickname?
Yes. Go to Misc. > FAQ/Etc. > Change Nickname.
Help! I'm getting Error XXX-XXXX. What do I do?
Please refer to the Technical Game Help page.