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This is a guide for returning players for Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH). To know what a returning player should do, including new features or new units added recently, read on!

Guide for Returning Players

Quick Reference Table for Returning Players

  1. Check the currently strong units
  2. Check which banners are up
  3. Obtain units from the Heroes' Path
  4. Forge Sacred Seals and Refine weapons
  5. Learn about new skills and maps

Fire Emblem Heroes is a game that you can play at your own pace, so there are a lot of things to do if you're a returning player.

Whether you're the type who wants to challenge difficult maps or aim for the higher tiers in Arena and Aether Raids or the type who just wants to check back now and then and see what's changed, you should definitely do the things above.

When you're done with the above, you can catch up with the current story, try clearing Grand Hero Battles, or whatever game mode is being features in the Events tab.

Check the Currently Strong Units

Tier List Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH) 2021

Some units right now are insanely strong like Brave Edelgard and Brave Hector, partly due to the weapon refinery.

By knowing which units are meta right now, you know what to expect when you go into game modes like Arena and Aether Raids or know which ones to add to your own barracks.

Check the Tier List

Check Which Banners Are Up

Best Summons

If you're a returning player, you can get a lot of Orbs by clearing any story quests you haven't done yet.

Knowing which banners are active in conjuction to checking the tier list will allow you to see which to spend your orbs on and which units to aim for!

Check Current Summoning Banners

Obtain Powerful Free Units

Obtain Through the Main Story
Reginn - Bearing Hope Image Reginn
Book V, Chapter 1
Fjorm - Princess of Ice Image Fjorm
Book II, Chapter 1
Peony - Sweet Dream Image Peony
Book IV, Chapter 1
Eir - Merciful Death Image Eir
Book III, Chapter 1
Obtain Through Xenologue
Ike - Vanguard Legend Image Legendary Ike
Xenologue 3
Obtain Through Heroes' Path
Eirika - Anamnesis Lady Image Red Tome Eirika
Rank 10
Reinhardt - ThunderReinhardt
Rank 1
Ninian - Oracle of Destiny Image Ninian
Rank 5
Ike - Brave Mercenary Image Brave Ike
Rank 15
Obtain Through Heroic Grails
Aversa - Dark One Image Aversa Petrine - Icy Flame-Lancer Image Petrine Minerva - Princess-Knight Image Young Minerva Kronya - Gleaming Blade Image Kronya
Obtain Brave Echoes Banner (Only 1 Can Be Chosen)
Alm - Imperial Ascent Image Brave Alm Eliwood - Marquess Pherae Image Brave Eliwood Micaiah - Queen of Dawn Image Brave Micaiah Camilla - Light of Nohr Image Brave Camilla
Obtain Through A New Future Banner (Only 1 Can Be Chosen)
Lysithea - Earnest Seeker Image Brave Lysithea Dimitri - King of Faerghus Image Brave Dimitri Edelgard - Adrestian Emperor Image Brave Edelgard Claude - AlmyraBrave Claude

These units are available to you when you come back to the game. You can access the Heroes' Path on the upper left of the main menu screen, below the castle upgrade icon.

It could take some time to get to rank 15, but getting Legendary Ike is worth it!

You can take your time in choosing which free unit to get from the banners that are currently active, though the recommended units are Brave Camilla and Brave Edelgard.

Forge Sacred Seals and Refine Weapons

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Various Sacred Seals have been given to players that they can forge, though keep in mind that you will need Sacred Coins in order to forge and upgrade them.

Units have also been made stronger through additional effects on their weapons through the Weapon Refine feature.

Using both these features will make your own units stronger and make clearing various maps easier.

New weapon refines come out every month for existing units, so watch out if your favorite unit receives one!

List of Sacred Seals

Learn How to Use New Skill Through Tactics Drills

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The Skill Studies section in the Tactics Drills will allow you to control newer units that have been released and learn how to use them and their skills.

Clearing these maps will award you with Hero Feathers or Orbs.

Skill Studies Guide

Summary of New Features for Returning Players

Free Unit Summon After 40 Pulls

Limited to new banners only, you can now obtain a free 5★ unit from the banenr after pulling 40 times.

This counts the free pull you have at the beginning as well as the tickets obtained from Forging Bonds.

It's Now Possible to Change IVs

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A new item called a Trait Fruit is now available and will give you the ability to change any unit's IVs.

You will need 100 Trait Fruits to change IVs, so only save them for your favorite units!

You can obtain Trait Fruits through quests and other game modes.

Trait Fruit Guide

New Game Mode: Resonant Battles and Harmonized Heroes

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A new game mode is available in the coliseum called Resonant Battles, where you try to chase and defeat thieves before they can leave the map.

New Hero units called Harmonized Heroes have also been added that function similarly to Duo units, except they are two units from different Fire Emblem titles rather than being from the same game.

Harmonized units also come with a special skill that can only be used once per battle.

List of Harmonized and Duo Units

My Summoner


Just like in other Fire Emblem games, you as the player can now participate in battle through the My Summoner feature!

Through this system you can change your appearance, copy skills from your own units to build yourself, and also fight on the battlefield in Mjolnir's Strike!

My Summoner Guide

Obtaining Combat Manuals Through Divine Codes


An item called Divine Codes can be collected and used to trade in for combat manuals of a unit.

These combat manuals can be used for fodder or merging your units.

Keep in mind that these combat manuals cannot be built like any units obtained from Heroic Grails. You can obtain Divine Codes from Mjolnir's Strike, quests, and other game modes.

Divine Codes - Compile Manuals Guide

Auto-Dispatch Added to Aether Raids

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A feature in Aether Raids called random dispatch has been added. This allows you to do your Aether Raids battles automatically and can be used up to 3 times per season.

If you don't have a lot of time on your hands, you can utilize auto-dispatch and earn the rewards for playing.

Feh Pass (Subscription-Based)

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A subscription-based system called Feh Pass is also available for $9.49 per month.

In addition to getting Resplendent Heroes, you can also make use of additional features like the autobattler, which will loop a map over and over for you.

This makes it easy to farm for SP or Hero Feathers. If you're interested in these features, getting the Feh Pass may be worth looking into!

Feh Pass Guide

The Message Boards Are Open If You Have Questions!

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If you have any questions about the game or how to build your units, you can post in our Message Boards!

Other Summoners are there to help you out or add you as their friend so you can go check them out.

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New Units Guide for Returning Players

New Units in 2021

Units from Genealogy of the Holy War

Annand Icon Annand Azelle Icon Azelle Erinys Icon Erinys Díthorba Icon Díthorba
Lex Icon Lex

Units from Thracia 776

Miranda Icon Miranda Veld Icon Veld Ronan Icon Ronan Asbel Icon Asbel
Sara Icon Sara

Units from Three Houses

Plegian Dorothea Icon Plegian Dorothea Ingrid Icon Ingrid Marianne Icon Marianne Seiros Icon Seiros
Dedue Icon Dedue Linhardt Icon Linhardt Plegian Raphael Icon Plegian Raphael

New Units in 2020

Units from Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem

Kris (M) Icon Kris (M) Kris (F) Icon Kris (F) Darros Icon Darros Xane Icon Xane
Julian Icon Julian Lena Icon Lena Eremiya Icon Eremiya

Units from Echoes

ValentineValentine's Rudolf Mila Icon Mila

Units from Generalogy of the Holy War

Shannan Icon Shannan Larcei Icon Larcei Brigid Icon Brigid Travant Icon Travant
Altena Icon Altena Ced Icon Ced

Units from the Binding Blade

Melady Icon Melady Guinivere Icon Guinivere Galle Icon Galle Geese Icon Geese
Dieck Icon Dieck

Units from the Blazing Blade

Nils Icon Nils Fiora Icon Fiora Heath Icon Heath Rath Icon Rath
Leila Icon Leila Bramimond Icon Bramimond

Units from Sacred Stones

Knoll Icon Knoll Duessel Icon Duessel Selena Icon Selena Caellach Icon Caellach
Natasha Icon Natasha

Units from Path of Radiance / Radiant Dawn

Dheginsea Icon Dheginsea Ena Icon Ena Ninja Zihark Icon Ninja Zihark Ashnard Icon Ashnard
Jorge Icon Jorge Gatrie Icon Gatrie Petrine Icon Petrine Ilyana Icon Ilyana
Haar Icon Haar Jill Icon Jill Winter Sephiran Icon Winter Sephiran Summer Rhys Icon Summer Rhys
Shinon Icon Shinon

Units from Awakening

SaySay'ri Apotheosis Anna Icon Apotheosis Anna Mustafa Icon Mustafa Emmeryn Icon Emmeryn
Gangrel Icon Gangrel

Units from Fates

Midori Icon Midori Iago Icon Iago Lilith Icon Lilith Rinkah Icon Rinkah
Forrest Icon Forrest

Units from Three Houses

Lysithea Icon Lysithea Catherine Icon Catherine Nemesis Icon Nemesis Winter Felix Icon Winter Felix
Ferdinand Icon Ferdinand Summer Ingrid Icon Summer Ingrid Seteth Icon Seteth Annette Icon Annette
Flame Emperor Icon Flame Emperor Summer Sylvain Icon Summer Sylvain Shamir Icon Shamir Bernadetta Icon Bernadetta
Summer Dorothea Icon Summer Dorothea Flayn Icon Flayn

Units from Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Kiria Icon Kiria Itsuki Icon Itsuki Tsubasa Icon Tsubasa Mamori Icon Mamori
Eleonora Icon Eleonora

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    • >>[238] Oh misread!! Definitely use a Dragonflower! He's very reliable and its worth investing onto Ike

    • >>[63]
      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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