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Countdown

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Countdown

Banner feh book 3 chapter 3.png

Location

Unknown

Boss(es)

Hel

Do as you wish. Just promise me one thing. If you meet Hel, do not engage her. If you see her, run. Better you don't get near enough to see her at all...
— Gustav

Countdown is Chapter 3 of Book III of Fire Emblem Heroes.

This chapter was added to the game as part of an update released on January 11, 2019, alongside its featured characters, and a number of related quests, which were available until January 30.

Plot

Main article: Countdown/Script

Gustav reveals that he battled Hel twenty years ago and that she is responsible for giving him the scar on his face. He decides to attack her forces and drive her back into the realm of the dead, and warns Alfonse not to engage Hel if he sees her. The Order of Heroes takes part in the battle and encounters Hel. Against orders, Alfonse battles Hel, but she afflicts him with a death curse and gives him nine days to live.

Chapter data

Part 1: The Scar Remembers

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Blue FáfnirSword FighterReysonLeanne
Cm feh 3-3-1.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Blue Fáfnir flying Is feh blue breath.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Fire Breath
Portrait sword fighter feh.png
Sword Fighter infantry Is feh sword.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword
Portrait reyson feh.png
Reyson flying Is feh green beast.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh fortify res 1.pngC Fortify Res 1
Portrait leanne feh.png
Leanne flying Is feh colorless beast.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh hone spd 1.pngC Hone Spd 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Reyson
Main article: Reyson

Normal Hard Lunatic

Leanne
Main article: Leanne

Normal Hard Lunatic

Part 2: The Ominous Raven

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Green MageBow FighterLeanneNaesala
Cm feh 3-3-2.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait green mage feh.png
Green Mage infantry Is feh green tome.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Wind
Portrait bow fighter feh.png
Bow Fighter infantry Is feh colorless bow.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Bow
Portrait leanne feh.png
Leanne flying Is feh colorless beast.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh hone spd 1.pngC Hone Spd 1
Portrait naesala feh.png
Naesala flying Is feh blue beast.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh swift sparrow 1.pngA Swift Sparrow 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Leanne
Main article: Leanne

Normal Hard Lunatic

Naesala
Main article: Naesala

Normal Hard Lunatic

Part 3: Fangs of the Wolf Queen

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Green MageSword CavalierRed ManaketeNailah
Cm feh 3-3-3.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait green mage feh.png
Green Mage infantry Is feh green tome.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png WindIs feh skill support.png Rally Attack
Portrait sword cavalier feh.png
Sword Cavalier cavalry Is feh sword.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Iron SwordIs feh skill support.png Ardent Sacrifice
Portrait red manakete feh.png
Red Manakete infantry Is feh red breath.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Fire Breath
Portrait nailah feh.png
Nailah infantry Is feh blue beast.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Whelp (Infantry)
Is feh null c-disrupt 1.pngB Null C-Disrupt 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Nailah
Main article: Nailah

Normal Hard Lunatic

Part 4: Hawk and Heron

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Lance KnightClericReysonTibarn
Cm feh 3-3-4.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait lance knight feh.png
Lance Knight armor Is feh lance.png 8 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Portrait cleric feh.png
Cleric infantry Is feh staff.png 8 Is feh skill support.png Heal
Portrait reyson feh.png
Reyson flying Is feh green beast.png 8 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh fortify res 1.pngC Fortify Res 1
Portrait tibarn feh.png
Tibarn flying Is feh red beast.png 8 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh sturdy blow 1.pngA Sturdy Blow 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Reyson
Main article: Reyson

Normal Hard Lunatic

Tibarn
Main article: Tibarn

Normal Hard Lunatic

Part 5: Close to Death

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 NailahTibarnLeanneHel
Cm feh 3-3-5.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait nailah feh.png
Nailah infantry Is feh blue beast.png 9 Is feh skill offense.png Whelp (Infantry)
Is feh null c-disrupt 1.pngB Null C-Disrupt 1
Portrait tibarn feh.png
Tibarn flying Is feh red beast.png 9 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)
Is feh sturdy blow 1.pngA Sturdy Blow 1
Portrait leanne feh.png
Leanne flying Is feh colorless beast.png 9 Is feh skill offense.png Hatchling (Flier)Is feh skill support.png Sing
Is feh hone spd 1.pngC Hone Spd 1
Portrait hel death sovereign feh.png
Hel flying Is feh axe.png 9 Is feh skill offense.png Iron AxeIs feh skill special.png Night Sky
Is feh savage blow 1.pngC Savage Blow 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Nailah
Main article: Nailah

Normal Hard Lunatic

Tibarn
Main article: Tibarn

Normal Hard Lunatic

Leanne
Main article: Leanne

Normal Hard Lunatic

Hel
Main article: Hel

Normal Hard Lunatic

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

Part 1: The Scar Remembers

Part 2: The Ominous Raven

Part 3: Fangs of the Wolf Queen

Part 4: Hawk and Heron

Part 5: Close to Death

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Chapter 3: Countdown

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Countdown

Part 1: The Scar Remembers

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Scar Remembers

Part 2: The Ominous Raven

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Ominous Raven

Part 3: Fangs of the Wolf Queen

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fangs of the Wolf Queen

Part 4: Hawk and Heron

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Hawk and Heron

Part 5: Close to Death

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Close to Death

Gallery

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Story Maps Book I PrefaceP: World of Zenith • 1: World of Mystery • 2: World of Conquest • 3: World of Binding • 4: World of Awakening • 5: Back to Mystery • 6: World of Birthright • 7: World of Blazing • 8: Back to Awakening • 9: Heroes Invade • 10: World of Radiance • 11: Rite of Shadows • 12: Bitter Enemies • 13: Diabolical BloodlineI: A Power AwakensI: The Rite of Blades
Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
Book III 1: Death • 2: The Dread Gate • 3: Countdown • 4: A King's Worth • 5: A Father's Legacy • 6: Realm of the Dead • 7: A Home Unknown • 8: Truth of a Name • 9: Cohort of the Dead • 10: Omnicidal Witch • 11: Where It Began • 12: Lethal Swordsman • 13: Marvelous Dream
Book IV 1: The Dream • 2: Missing You • 3: Gullinkambi • 4: On Dark Wings • 5: Twisted Reality • 6: Dreaming Reality • 7: Steeped in Twilight • 8: Wallowing in Love • 9: Violent Fantasies • 10: Lack • 11: Plumeria's Dream • 12: Triandra's Dream
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes • 12: Performing Arts • 13: World of Holy War • 14: Trick or Defeat! • 15: Farfetched Heroes • 16: Winter's Envoy • 17: Happy New Year! • 18: Love Abounds • 19: Hares at the Fair • 20: Bridal Bloom • 21: Summer's Arrival • 22: A Sketchy Summer • 23: Festival in Hoshido • 24: Arrival of the Brave • 25: The Land's Bounty • 26: Brave Redux • 27: Adrift • 28: Gifts of Winter • 29: New Year's Wish • 30: Hostile Springs • 31: Greil's Devoted • 32: Regal Rabbits • 33: A Season for Picnics • 34: Bridal Belonging • 35: Summer Returns • 36: Summer Refreshes • 37: Brave Echoes • 38: A Splendid Soiree • 39: Treat Fiends • 40: Glorious Gifts • 41: Renewed Spirit • 42: A Star Is Born • 43: Lovely Gifts • 44: Familial Festivities • 45: The Start of It All • 46: Bridal Beloveds • 47: Summer Passing • 48: Overseas Memories • 49: Pirate's Pride • 50: To Stay Dreaming • 51: Dragons Harvest
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death • 5: Heavenly Witness
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