Pawns of Loki

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Pawns of Loki is a game mode in Fire Emblem Heroes. It is a mode that plays out like a board game in which players strategically set up their pieces to take on CPU opponents in a set number of rounds, hoping to rack up high scores.

Overview

 
The gameboard.

Each Pawns of Loki event takes place over three 44-hour rounds, with each individual match taking place over a set number of turns dependent on the round; in the first two rounds, matches last nine turns, while matches last ten turns in the third round. There are two phases per turn, a setup phase and a battle phase.

On the setup phase, players are allowed to purchase additional units from a randomized selection of five from the player's selected brigade (much like those used in Rival Domains, Grand Conquests, and Relay Defense); on the first turn, one random unit is already set up from the outset. Players have eight spaces on the bottom two rows of the main gameboard in which to place active units, plus four additional spaces to the right of the eight active spaces to put units in reserve. Mode-specific currency known as war funds are used to purchase additional units, of which players receive a set value of (turn number × 2) of at the start of each turn; higher-leveled units require more war funds in order to purchase, and unused war funds carry over to subsequent rounds. War funds can also be used to make usage of the mulligan button, which shuffles the selection from the unit shop; the first press of the mulligan button on a turn is free, but each subsequent press of the mulligan button costs two war funds. Players may also trade in pieces they no longer wish to use in exchange for additional war funds; the first such exchange in a round returns the unit's full value, while subsequent exchanges returns half the unit's value. Should a player set up three of the same character on their board, those units will merge into a single unit ten levels higher; this is independent from the gradual increase of levels that take place throughout the match. Players can move around their units within their play area and reserves based on how to best strategize against the opposing team, which occupies the top two rows of the main gameboard.

The battle phase plays out automatically, with all moves made by the CPU. Units in a side's front row make their moves before those in the rear, always attacking the nearest enemy. All units make their moves in order of their level with higher levels moving first, with ties within a level being broken by Speed. After every unit has either made their move or been defeated, the combined HP of each side is compared, and the higher combined HP value wins the turn. Sides can earn score bonuses based on having weapon types deployed that match a designated set of bonus weapons that rotate per round; range-1 weapons have the bonus in round 1, range-2 weapons have the bonus in round 2, all weapons have the bonus in round 3. There are also additional combinations that can be made based on specific combinations of weapon types and movement types to gain additional bonuses, as follows:

Additional combinations
Weapon-Type Move-Type Mix Move-Type Pair
(Two of each specified type)
          
           
           
           
           
       
        
   
   
   
    

At the end of the match, the player's score is added to their cumulative score for the event, and their highest individual score factors into their ranking within their interval.

Rewards

Tier rewards are awarded at the end of a round based on a player's interval, and cumulative score rewards are awarded upon reaching certain plateaus.

Tier rewards may be incomplete.
Tier rewards
Interval Items
8   ×3 +   ×2000 + Accessory*
7   ×2 +   ×1600
6   ×2 +   ×1300
5   ×2 +   ×1000
4   ×1 +   ×800
3   ×1 +   ×600
2   ×1 +   ×400
1   ×1 +   ×200
Cumulative score rewards
Rank Item
200000   ×1
190000   ×8
180000   ×30
170000   ×6
160000   ×8
150000   ×1
140000   ×7
130000   ×30
120000   ×6
110000   ×7
100000   ×1
90000   ×6
80000   ×25
70000   ×6
60000   ×6
50000   ×1
45000   ×5
40000   ×20
35000   ×6
30000   ×5
25000   ×1
20000   ×4
16000   ×4
12000   ×4
9000   ×15
6000   ×4
4000   ×1
2000   ×4
1000   ×1
Note: Divine Code: Ephemera numbers vary between events.

List of Pawns of Loki events

Note: All date ranges begin at 7:00 AM UTC on the first listed date and end at 2:59 AM UTC on the second listed date.
List of Pawns of Loki events
Dates Notes
Event 1 November 12, 2020-November 18, 2020 --
Event 2 December 16, 2020-December 18, 2020
December 28, 2020-December 30, 2020
January 4, 2021-January 6, 2021
Event's three rounds split between three non-consecutive two-day sessions
Event 3 January 15, 2021-January 17, 2021
January 23, 2021-January 25, 2021
January 30, 2021-February 1, 2021
Event's three rounds split between three non-consecutive two-day sessions
Event 4 February 8, 2021-February 10, 2021
Other two rounds unnannounced
At least first of event's three rounds split between non-consecutive two-day sessions

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Frontline Phalanx

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