Grand Conquests is a game mode that allows players to join armies in an attempt to conquer as much of a game board as possible, much in the vein of games such as the board game Risk. Each Grand Conquests event lasts for six days, with three battles per event, each battle lasting twenty-two rounds over two days.
During each battle of a Grand Conquests event, players are assigned randomly to an Outrealm and to one of three armies within that Outrealm, each army led by either Alfonse (the red army), Sharena (the blue army), or Anna (the green army). During a round, players can choose a space in which their color is adjacent to a space of another color (i.e. someone on the blue team can choose any space that is either a blue space adjacent to a red or green space, or a red or green space which is adjacent to a blue space), use some stamina, and initiate a battle; the battles themselves work similarly to the Rival Domains mode, right down to offering the same four difficulties of Normal, Hard, Lunatic, and Infernal. The stamina used in Grand Conquests is specific to this mode, and can be refilled by using a Conquest Lance. The more battles an army wins on a specific space increases the chances of that square turning that army's color for the following round.
Battles on each space may at times be affected by certain effects that affect units of a certain movement type; one effect for each movement type involves increasing Attack, Speed, Defense, and Resistance by +4 each on all units of a certain movement type. The other effect for each movement type is unique to that movement type: infantry units may receive a cooldown acceleration effect for special skills, armored units may be allowed to move an additional space per turn, cavalry units may guarantee follow-up attacks when initiating combat, and flying units may move adjacent to spaces adjacent to flight allies within two spaces.
Various effects can appear in any area on the map, and once this occurs, players can take advantage of that specific effect.
As a Grand Conquest event goes on, players can increase their GC Tier, which allows players to boost their battle scores and receive other rewards, as follows:
Players also get rewards for the number of spaces their army controls at the end of a battle:
- Note: The rewards for an area count of 0 are unconfirmed, and thus italicized.
Grand Conquests events
The following Grand Conquests events have happened to date:
- Note: All date ranges begin at 11:00 AM UTC on the first listed date and end at 6:59 AM UTC on the second listed date unless otherwise noted.
|Grand Conquests 1||April 13, 2018–April 19, 2018||Took place in northern half of Heroes's world (presumably Askr and Embla)|
|Grand Conquests 2||May 2, 2018–April 8, 2018|| Took place in southern half of Heroes's world (presumably Nifl and Múspell)|
Associated quests were first distribution of Kaze to Heroes players
|Grand Conquests 3||May 17, 2018–May 23, 2018||Took place over much of the Archanean continent|
|Grand Conquests 4||June 26, 2018–July 2, 2018||Took place in the southern half of Valentia (presumably at least most of Zofia)|
|Grand Conquests 5||August 1, 2018–August 7, 2018||Took place in the northern half of Valentia (presumably at least most of Rigel)|
|Grand Conquests 6||August 29, 2018–September 4, 2018||Took place in the southwestern portion of Jugdral (presumably on portions of Agustria, Verdane, Grannvale, Miletos, and Silesse)|
|Grand Conquests 7||September 26, 2018–October 2, 2018||Took place in the northeastern portion of Jugdral (presumably on portions of Silesse, Isaach, Yied Desert, Grannvale, and the Manster District)|
|Grand Conquests 8||October 21, 2018–October 27, 2018||Took place in the southeastern portion of Jugdral (presumably on portions of the Manster District, Thracia, Miletos, Grannvale, Yied Desert, Isaach, and Silesse)|
|Grand Conquests 9||November 22, 2018–November 28, 2018|| Took place in western Elibe (presumably Etruria, Lycia, the Western Isles, Nabata, and portions of Ilia, Bern, and Sacae)|
Guest army leaders: Roy (red army), Lilina (blue army), Cecilia (green army); first Grand Conquests to use guest army leaders
|Grand Conquests 10||December 26, 2018–January 1, 2019||Upcoming event|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||大制圧戦||Great Conquest Battle|
|Spanish||Grandes conquistas||Great Conquests|
|French||Grande conquête||Great Conquest|
|German||Große Eroberung||Great Conquest|
|Italian||Grandi conquiste||Great Achievements|
|Traditional Chinese||大壓制戰||Great Conquest Battle|
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