Everybody here likes alliteration, right?
Time to ring the bell, as once again we have a brand new Legendary Hero to usher in on Fire Emblem Heroes. However like with Grima before her, this legend brings a brand new mechanic to shake up the game.
- Lyn — Lady of the Wind
- The very first green-colored bow in the game is Lyn’s Swift Mulagir. It’s effective against both armored and flying units, just like Kinshi Hinoka’s bow, but on top of that it grants her a natural +3 Resistance and +5 Attack/Speed during combat if there are more allies within two spaces than foes. Situational, but a nice boost in said situation. She also comes packed with the ability to Rally Defense and Resistance, the special skill Laws of Sacae that grants +4 to all stats if she’s attacked while surrounded by more allies than foes, Desperation to give her a follow-up attack when battling below 75 percent health and Speed Tactic to grant non-cavalry allies +6 speed at the start of each turn. When going into battle, she grants allies with a Wind blessing +3 Health and +2 Attack.
- Side note: Legendary Lyn also has a dope attack animation where she zips around on-screen like a swordmaster in the Sacred Stones.
Lyn is… Okay. She’s not exactly special in my mind except for the fact that she’s our first green archer, which is the beginning of what will likely become a growing rainbow of physical ranged weapons. Her gimmick is clearly relying on having allies nearby to buff alongside herself, but as I mentioned above it’s a bit situational for my tastes.
I can see her skillset opening up a wonderful win-more condition, where she suddenly becomes infinitely better after eliminating a foe in the nearby area…
I’m just not sure that’s enough to convince me to spend a ton of orbs on her considering I just got done wasting everything on Hinoka (who I just got yesterday, by the way!)
However, like all other Legendary Hero banners, this one comes with a host of other special heroes to summon off an inherant eight percent chance:
- Inigo — Indigo Dancer
- Henry — Happy Vampire
- Robin — Fell Vessel
- Jakob — Devoted Monster
- Genny — Endearing Ally
- Ike — Vanguard Legend
- Celica — Imprisoned Soul
- Eirika — Anamnesis Lady
- Ephraim — Legendary Lord
- Micaiah — Priestess of Dawn
- Shigure — Dark Sky Singer
Again, the hero spread outside of Lyn on this banner is… Okay at best. For me at least.
The Performing Arts heroes who return here aren’t the ones I necessarily felt a huge affection for, and I already have Inigo so I don’t need more of him. The halloween heroes are in the same boat, as I’ve had two Jakobs for a long time and have never been desperate for Henry.
On top of that, I already have every available Legendary Hero here outside of Lyn herself.
In this case all of the non-special heroes are actually the stand-outs. Genny is a character I’ve wanted for forever since she’s one of my favorite — if not my absolute favorite — Echoes unit. But in all the banners she’s arrived in previously I’ve never been able to summoned her.
Micaiah could also be fun, as could demonic Celica. Both are heroes I missed out on when they first arrived too.
So that begs the question. Have I summoned anyone yet?
Sometimes that free summon really does come in handy.
Henry may not be a character I care too much about, but I’ll certainly never complain about gathering a new special hero variant for my collection. Even if he is one of the more annoying units I’ve heard in-game…
Perhaps I’ll ship him with Christmas Lissa and take myself back to the good old days of Awakening pairings.
As my general ambivalence might suggest, I’m not planning on spending a lot of orbs on this Legendary banner. Particularly after spending so much on Hinoka.
But considering it’s now the month of May and May showers bring May orbs, I might just throw a few at Lyn or Genny. We’ll see.
The Legendary Grima banner introduced something new to the Legendary Hero formula that Lyn upholds: A special event map.
Check out my Hinoka! ❤
The Binding/Blazing Blade duo are games I haven’t had the chance to play, so I personally don’t have all that much to say about the actual map itself.
From osmosis, I believe I’ve picked up enough to know that this map is from the prologue mission where Lyn was first introduced… Which is actually the first thing everyone in America was exposed to out of the Fire Emblem lexicon. Not counting Smash Bros. of course.
But don’t hurt me if that isn’t true because it’s a little too early in the morning for me to bother confirming.
All I know is I love getting all the extra orbs.
All of them.
Just a short and sweet one for y’all today. I might have some more soon if the next Grand Conquest is significantly different than the first one, but otherwise Heroes should hopefully be quiet for a while.
I have to focus on finishing the last two weeks of this semester, after all.
In the meantime, what do you think about Legendary Lyn? Are there other heroes you’d like to see introduced with colored bows?
God knows I still need Neimi in my life.
Let me know in the comments down below!