Fire Emblem Heroes characters are showing up in another mobile game: Dragalia Lost.
It seems to be a relatively big deal. Big enough that news organizations like Kotaku are covering the crossover event.
For my money, the Awakening-inspired cover art is pretty amazing.
But I can’t say much more about Dragalia Lost. I’ve never played the game, and know nothing about it other than my friend Sam gave a high recommendation.
All I can say is that I’m looking forward to getting upset when Dragalia Lost characters get a summoning focus in FEH before we see another Sacred Stones-themed banner.
Not that I have the orbs anymore
Until then, we can celebrate the first alternate for our friendly neighborhood Alm!
Alm — Saint-King
- Luna Arc (Might = 14, Range = 2)
- Effective against flying foes. Grants Speed +3. If unit initiates combat, deals damage = 25 percent of foe’s Defense (ignores reduction from special skills).
- Lunar Flash (Cooldown = 2)
- Treats foe’s Defense and Resistance as if reduced by 20 percent during combat. Boosts damage by 20 percent of unit’s Speed.
- Darting Blow 4 (A Skill)
- If unit initiates combat, grants Speed +9 during combat.
- Null Follow-Up (B Skill)
- Disables foe’s skills that guarantee foe’s follow-up attack and foe’s skills that prevent unit’s follow-up attack.
- Odd Attack Wave (C Skill)
- At start of odd-numbered turns, grants Attack +6 to unit and adjacent allies for one turn (bonus granted even if no allies are adjacent).
There’s only one way to describe Legendary Alm:
He gets +12 speed when initiating combat, and the opponent cannot prevent a follow-up.
Then all that extra speed is added into his two-turn (!!!) Special Attack, which reduces the foe’s Defense without affecting his weapon’s Defense-based damage boost.
It’s crazy how copacetic that build is — especially when you can add a Sacred Seal to boost his Speed further. Odd Attack Wave is probably the weak link because it’s situational, but +6 Attack is nothing to sneeze at.
And let’s not forget, he gets the brand new pair up mechanic. Meaning an ally can back the boy up.
If that doesn’t convince you that Alm is a powerful motherfucker, just look at his art.
This boy exudes power. The fact that his bow looks like it contains Mila’s Turnwheel is beautiful. He is beautiful
Really, I can’t say enough good things. Especially considering his posse is also solid:
- Ike — Vanguard Legend
- Marth — Hero-King
- Roy — Blazing Lion
- Fjorm — Princess of Ice
- Ephraim — Sparkling Gallantly
- Nailah — Unflinching Eye
- Hector — Marquess of Ostia
- Fae — Holiday Dear
- Sue — Doe of the Plains
- Eirika — Gentle as Snow
- Leanne — Forest’s Song
I have none of the colorless units on this banner and want Alm and Eirika badly.
I also don’t own Legendary Roy, Nailah, Christmas Fae or Sue. I don’t care about them quite as much, but wouldn’t be opposed to summoning any.
There’s not much more to say beyond that. He’s got a map:
But I’m terrible at judging whether these things are difficult or not, so I won’t even try.
All I know is that Legendary Battle Maps mean more orbs. And boy am I going to need a lot of orbs by the end of this week.
… Did I say by the end of this week?
I may have underestimated. Because some part of me snapped once this banner came around, and I spent an embarrassing number of orbs trying to summon Alm and/or Eirika.
All I’ll say is that it was between 199 and 201 or so.
No big deal. My impulse control is fine! As is my missing orb horde.
What is a big deal is that being a big spender has only gotten me this return:
Two new characters isn’t bad or anything, but it just figures the only colorless unit I get is the one I didn’t want (as much).
With all of these golden week rewards coming through, I’ll probably be pumping way more resources into Alm’s banner than I care to admit. So hopefully things work out soon, otherwise I’ll have another Legendary Ryoma situation on my hands.
In the meantime, let me know how many orbs you’ve spend on this banner! I’d like to feel justified by sharing in my pain.
Maybe then my hands will stop shaking from the dirty deeds I have done.