When the last summer banner came out, I was convinced it was the only one we’d see this year.
That 50-day period was incredibly deceiving, because here we are staring down a Binding/Blazing Blade summer banner. Featuring our sixth variant of Lyndis.
Let’s break my anti-Summer Initiative for the second time this week and talk Fire Emblem.
I really should play Binding and Blazing Blade sometime soon to get personal connections with some of these characters…
But for now, a few of these units at least have impressive skills that it would be a shame not summon for them.
For instance: Lyn (despite her market saturation) has an impressive weapon in the Deep-Blue Bow, which gives her insane stats alongside Sturdy Impact.
Roy’s friend Wolt also has a special “win more” weapon in the Big-Catch Bow that buffs him when his opponent is weakened. Plus his Brazen Attack/Speed 4 is too good for any mortal to possess.
Ursula and Lilina stand out less because I’m not a huge dagger fan, even though Ursula’s Scallop Blade has the same “win more” effect.
So Lyn and Wolt are at the top of my list.
Which is good because one of them decided to give me a break after multiple disappointments trying to summon Laevatein.
Look at this good +Attack archer boi.
I appreciate you helping me save orbs, so we’ll see how I can put you to work.
In the meantime there’s no better way to recoup those orbs than a good old Paralogue.
Paralogue 36 — Summer Refreshes
This paralogue follows right on the last paralogue’s heels. Anna has recovered from the psychosomatic illness that resulted from hiding her mercantile side and decides to…
Just kind of sell things again. Regardless of what the nobility thinks.
I guess that’s character development?
It doesn’t seem to matter however, as the Order of Heroes arrives at the beach to find all the heroes in fancy swimsuits:
Being “magically” forced to buy skimpy outfits seems like it would be a major plot point, but it’s thrown away by the second map because Lilina and Wolt just talk about protecting each other for the sake of Roy.
Once the summer heroes are all beaten down, it’s revealed that Anna was the one convincing heroes to buy new swimsuits.
Just not our version of Anna.
Thus, foiled again, our Anna vows to return next year with an even crazier scheme to sell more things.
The fact that this little story drops its most interesting element is pretty disappointing. Kind of makes this experience one of the weaker paralogues overall.
But at least it gives us one of the most unintentionally real things that has ever been written down in a gotcha game.
I’m still upset that we were lied to and given another summer banner. Intelligent Systems be wasting our orbs all over the place!
Sure, thinking we wouldn’t have another banner was entirely speculation.
And I didn’t have to waste a lot of orbs to get Wolt.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to be upset! You can make it up to me by helping me get Laevatein, Intelligent Systems.
I’ll be expecting her.
Anyway though, let me know what you think about these new summer units. I’m a little salty if it wasn’t obvious, but I imagine some of you are very excited to see a few of these characters come around again.
Pretty sure this is the last blog thing I’ll have to worry about this week, so wish me luck on jumping back into my novel.