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Special Maps

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Special Maps (Japanese: スペシャルマップ Special Map) are a collection of game modes in Fire Emblem Heroes that encompass a number of types of battles that take place outside of the game's chapter system. These maps typically offer various rewards for their completion on certain difficulties, which vary based on the type of Special Map; the difficulty of these maps vary greatly based on type, individual map, and difficulty. Special Maps are made available for limited periods of time, with the types of Persistent Special Maps kept on pre-set schedules.

Types of Special Maps

Hero Battle

Main article: Hero Battle

A type of Persistent Special Maps. Twelve somewhat easy character-themed maps that rotate each day offered on two difficulties, Normal and Hard. Offers characters of one- and two-star difficulty for completion on Normal and Hard, respectively.

Grand Hero Battle

Main article: Grand Hero Battle

Somewhat difficult character-themed maps featuring one central character, more often than not antagonistic, offered on either three or four difficulties--Normal, Hard, Infernal, and in some cases Abyssal. The first two battles of this type offer two-star characters on Normal difficulty and three-star characters on Hard difficulty; subsequent battles of this type offer three-star characters on Normal difficulty and four-star characters on Hard difficulty. All battles offer four-star characters as well as Hero Feathers on Infernal difficulty, and those battles with an Abyssal difficulty offer golden accessories upon completion. The second through ninth battles had summoning events associated with them. The first fourteen battles have become part of two daily rotations as one type of Persistent Special Maps.

Infernal difficulty was not available to first-run battles until Legion and not available to repeat battles until Lloyd's first rerun. The first seven battles to become available in persistent rotation are the only ones to include Abyssal difficulty.

Bound Hero Battle

Main article: Bound Hero Battle

Somewhat difficult maps themed to two central characters, more often than not with some sort of pre-existing connection. Offers Orbs proportional to difficulty upon completion. All Bound Hero Battles to date offer Normal, Hard, and Infernal difficulties and have had an associated summoning event.

Legendary Hero Battle

Main article: Legendary Hero Battle

Somewhat difficult maps usually themed to one central character termed a Legendary Hero, offered on five difficulties: Normal, Hard, Lunatic, Infernal, and Abyssal. Offers Blessings on Normal difficulty, Orbs on difficulties in between, and golden accessories on Abyssal difficulty.

Notably the first defined Special Maps type to include a Lunatic difficulty. The Abyssal difficulty was not part of first-run battles until Marth and not part of repeat battles until Robin's first rerun.

Mythic Hero Battle

Main article: Mythic Hero Battle

Somewhat difficult maps usually themed to one central character termed a Mythic Hero, offered on five difficulties: Normal, Hard, Lunatic, Infernal, and Abyssal. Offers Blessings on Normal difficulty, Orbs on difficulties in between, and golden accessories on Abyssal difficulty.

Limited Hero Battle

Main article: Limited Hero Battle

Maps from Grand, Bound, Legendary, and Mythic Hero Battle maps with added deployment limits, restricting characters to specific games of origin and placing additional restrictions on certain types of skills. Maps offer their normal array of difficulties, with Normal difficulty offering Hero Feathers and higher difficulties offering Divine Code: Part items.

The first two Legendary Hero Battles offered in this mode did not state offering a Normal difficulty, but in reality dropped Abyssal difficulty and shifted difficulty names down one difficulty; in these instances, Hard offered the Hero Feathers.

Event Maps

Main article: Event Maps

Collections of maps of varying types and mechanics, with varying numbers of maps per event (to date, as few as one and as many as twenty-five) which typically offer Orbs for their first completion on a difficulty, although some types of events may offer some different rewards.

Trial Maps

Main article: Trial Maps (Heroes)

Collections of difficult maps themed to the game's artists and developers, rewarding Orbs for their completion. Artist-themed sets devote all of their maps to one particular artist, while developer-themed sets theme around five different members of the development staff.

Special Training Maps

Main article: Special Training Maps

A type of Persistent Special Maps. Five somewhat easy maps rotate each day, four of which are designed to train specific types of units and a fifth a harder "workout" map. Maps offer two varieties of Normal and Hard difficulties as well as a single Lunatic difficulty.

Rival Domains

Main article: Rival Domains

Maps are bigger than in normal gameplay and offer larger deployment limits, with the goal being to capture the enemy's fortress while protecting your own; unlike other types of Special Maps, enemies are randomized in Rival Domains. Offers four difficulties: Normal, Hard, Lunatic, and Infernal. Maps initially rotated weekly but now appear less often intertwined with Relay Defense maps.

Relay Defense

Main article: Relay Defense

Maps are bigger than in normal gameplay and offer larger deployment limits, with the goal being defending your fortress while forced character rotations occur. Maps offer eight unnamed difficulties, each one requiring completion of the previous to unlock. Individual events run for two weeks, and its schedule intertwines with Rival Domains.

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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 • 13: Reality
Book V 1: Machine Dominion • 2: Kingsbrother • 3: Forest of the Sage • 4: The Vital Blade • 5: Night and Day • 6: Treachery • 7: Bound Elsewhere • 8: Serpent's Whispers • 9: Echoes of Truth • 10: Howling Descent • 11: Deceit • 12: What Remains • 13: Specter of Niðavellir
Book VI 1: Darkness • 2: Curse Directive • 3: Calling of Blood • 4: Princess Alone • 5: Evil Ways • 6: Revealing Lies • 7: To Be Emperor
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 • 52: In the Moment • 53: A Festival Miracle • 54: Beyond Dreaming • 55: Dark Desert Rituals • 56: Love of a King • 57: Willful Rabbits • 58: Childhood Encounter • 59: Bridal Grace • 60: Summer Vibrance • 61: Summer's Dream • 62: Perilous Seas • 63: Scions of Twelve • 64: Shared Bounty • 65: Ninja Training • 66: Winter Dreamland • 67: Like Clockwork • 68: Of Lost Kingdoms • 69: Here with Me • 70: Hop-and-Go-Seek • 71: Unlikely Friends
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death • 5: Heavenly Witness
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of CrestsWorld of DawnWorld of Holy WarWorld of MysteryWorld of Mystery RenewedWorld of OriginWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of Thracia • World of Zenith (Askran KingdomDökkálfheimrEmblian EmpireHelJötunheimrLjósálfheimrMúspellNiflNiðavellir)
Groups, objects, and concepts BreidablikCurse DirectiveOrbOrder of HeroesRaritySummoning (summoning events)
Game modes Aether RaidsBlessed GardensChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena DuelsResonant BattleSummoner Duel) • Forging BondsFrontline PhalanxGrand ConquestsHall of FormsHeroes JourneyHeroic OrdealsLost LoreMjölnir's StrikePawns of LokiRøkkr SiegesSpecial Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesLimited Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsTraining TowerVoting Gauntlet
Related topics A Hero RisesAncient LettersArtists (0–9, A–LM–Z) • CalendarsChoose Your LegendsEvent calendarsFind & Vote Heroes!Fire Emblem Heroes - A Day in the LifeFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Voting Jubilee