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Summoning

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This page is about the mechanic in Fire Emblem Heroes, for the class see Summoner; for the skill see Summon.

The summon screen, with five colored orbs waiting to be utilized.

Summoning is an important action done by the player in Fire Emblem Heroes. The player can summon heroes from across the Outrealms to the world of Zenith.

Overview

Summoning is a crucial gameplay element of Heroes, and is deeply intertwined with Orbs. It is the primary method for the player to recruit heroes—Fire Emblem series characters—into their army to fight for Askr.

Image demonstrating what orb matches what set of weapons.*

Red Orbs summon characters with a red weapon type, which includes, swords, red tomes, red bows, and red breaths.

Green Orbs summon characters with a green weapon type, which includes, axes, green tomes, green bows, and green breaths.

Blue Orbs summon characters with a blue weapon type, which includes, lances, blue tomes, blue bows, and blue breaths.

Nino's exclamation mark, showing she is a hero that has not been summoned before.

Colorless Orbs summon characters with a colorless weapon type, which includes, daggers, staves, colorless bows, and colorless breaths.

When summoning a random selection of five total orbs, selected from the four types above appears. The player is locked into this random selection upon entering the screen, having already paid for one summon to enter this screen. The player can choose whichever of the five orbs they desire, and a character will be summoned using it.

Additionally, if the hero summoned has not been summoned by the player before, they will have an orange exclamation mark over them.

Consecutive summon bonus

Summoning more heroes nets a discount.

Summoning more heroes at once provides a discount, up to five heroes summoned. The catch is the player cannot choose the five Orb colors, which are randomly selected when starting a summoning session. This means possible characters is limited somewhat by their equipped weapon type, due to Orb color.

Heroes summoned Orb cost added Total Orb cost
1 Is feh orb.png 5 Is feh orb.png 5
2 Is feh orb.png 4 Is feh orb.png 9
3 Is feh orb.png 4 Is feh orb.png 13
4 Is feh orb.png 4 Is feh orb.png 17
5 Is feh orb.png 3 Is feh orb.png 20

The player can summon five heroes with 20 Orbs if done consecutively, if done instead individually, it would cost 25 Orbs.

Summoning percentages

Chances to obtain a 5★ unit increase by .5% (split in half for regular 5★ and 5★ Focus, so each gets a .25% increase) every five times a 5★ hero is failed to be summoned; 4★ goes down about .3% and 3★ about .2%. After 120 failed attempts, the percent chance is raised to 100% of getting a 5★ hero. When at least one 5★ hero is summoned, the rates return to normal after the session is finished.

On August 7th, 2017, the percent chances for 3★ and 4★ units were swapped, as detailed below, so that players have a greater chance of summoning 4★ heroes.

Initial percent chances

From launch to August 7th, 2017
Rarity Percentage
5★ Focus 3%
5★ 3%
4★ 36%
3★ 58%
From August 7th, 2017 onwards
Rarity Percentage
5★ Focus 3%
5★ 3%
4★ 58%
3★ 36%

Summoning events

Main article: List of summoning events in Fire Emblem Heroes

Upon entering the summon menu the player is presented with at least one ongoing summoning event, where certain choice, and often new, characters have a heightened chance to appear. When summoning, the player must always start by choosing an event, commonly called a "banner" by players, to summon from. So far in the game's lifespan there have never been any instances of no active summoning events.

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Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoEirFehFjormGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLífLokiSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirVeronicaYlgr
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNavarreOgmaPallaSheenaTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War ArdenAresArvisAyraDeirdreEldiganEthlynIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLeneLewynQuanSeliphSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Thracia 776 FinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenReinhardtSaias
The Binding Blade BartreCeciliaClarineFaeFirGwendolynIdunnKleinLilinaLughNarcianRaighRoyRutgerShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZephiel
The Blazing Blade CanasDorcasEliwoodFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNinianNinoPentPriscillaRavenRebeccaSerraUrsula
The Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesJoshuaL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhSethTanaValter
Path of Radiance Black KnightElinciaGreilIkeMiaMistNepheneeOscarSanakiSigrunSorenTanithTitania
Radiant Dawn CaineghisElinciaHaarIkeLeanneLetheMiaMicaiahMordecaiNaesalaNailahOliverRanulfReysonSanakiSotheTibarnYuneZelgius
New Mystery of the Emblem AthenaClarisseKatarinaLegionLukeRoderick
Awakening AversaBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelFrederickGaiusGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPanneRobinStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarne
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMikotoNilesNinaOboroOdinOpheliaPeriRhajatRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeltheaDumaFayeGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaSaberSonyaTobin
Three Houses BylethClaudeDimitriEdelgardKronya
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
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
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of DawnWorld of Holy WarWorld of MysteryWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of ThraciaWorld of Zenith (Askran KingdomEmblian EmpireHelMúspellNifl)
Groups, objects, and concepts Aether RaidsBlessed GardensBreidablikChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena Duels) • Forging BondsGrand ConquestsHeroic OrdealsOrbOrder of HeroesRaritySummoning (summoning events) • Special Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsRøkkr SiegesSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsVoting Gauntlet
Related topics A Hero RisesAncient LettersArtistsCalendarsChoose Your LegendsEvent calendarsFire Emblem Heroes: Heroes' Everyday LivesFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of regional version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content)