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Voting Gauntlet

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A Voting Gauntlet in progress, showing the state of the contest between Palla and Minerva.

The Voting Gauntlet (Japanese: 投票大戦 Voting Battle) is a gameplay mode in Fire Emblem Heroes, which pits themed groups of characters from across the Fire Emblem series against each other in a contest of popularity.

Gameplay

At the start of each Voting Gauntlet, the player is shown the bracket for the contest, and asked to select which character they would like to support. The player must then earn points for their chosen character by participating in Voting Gauntlet battles; these battles do not consume stamina, and may be fought once every 30 minutes. The total score of all players supporting a character determines that character's score. Each round runs for 45 hours. At the end of each round, the characters with the lowest score in each matchup are eliminated from the contest, and the winners proceed to the next round. If the player's chosen character is victorious, they will continue to support them in the next round; if not, they will be asked to choose another character to support.

Battling for your team

Battles in the Voting Gauntlet pit the leaders of the player's current team, a randomly chosen friend who supports the same character, and a random player from the player's supported character's team, against the preferred characters of three randomly selected players from the opposing character's team. The objective is to simply defeat all three members of the opposing army. Unlike in the Arena, Light's Blessing may be used, and the player's score is not penalized if any player characters are defeated; however, experience and skill points cannot be earned.

If the player is victorious, they earn points based on the number of friends they have (50 points for no friends, plus 5 additional points per friend, up to a maximum of 100 points), and receive a 10% bonus if they used the same character as the one they are supporting. The player may also use Battle Flags to boost their score; the score will be multiplied by the number of Battle Flags spent, up to a maximum of 200.

For the third Voting Gauntlet (Battle of the Mages), the scores earned by players on a losing team was tripled, in order to give them a better chance of competing. From the fourth Voting Gauntlet (War of the Clerics) onward, this multiplier is instead based on the length of time elapsed since the beginning of the round, starting at 3.1×, and increasing by 0.1× each hour to a maximum of 7.5× in the final hour. For the first six Voting Gauntlets, a team was designated as "weaker", and would receive this bonus, if their score equated to 90% or less of the leading team's score; from the seventh Voting Gauntlet (The Blood of Dragons) onward, this requirement was changed to 99% or less.

Rewards

At the end of each round, players are ranked based on their individual scores, and are awarded Hero Feathers based on their ranking within their chosen character's team—the higher a player's ranking is, the more Feathers they earn. Players supporting a winning character also receive a bonus 500 Feathers in the first two rounds, and 1,000 Feathers for supporting the winner of the final round. At the end of the overall contest, players also receive Hero Feathers based on their overall ranking across all participating players.

In earlier gauntlets, if the total points earned across all characters in all three rounds exceeds a given amount, all players will be rewarded with a number of other prizes in the form of special log-in bonuses—these may include Orbs, Hero Feathers, and Badges. In more recent gauntlets these prizes have been shifted over daily quests; generally requiring the player to participate in a set amount of battles in the gauntlet.

Past Voting Gauntlet results

July 2021: Pegasus-Knight Pileup

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 July, 2021, until 4am UTC on 7 July, 2021. The overall winner was Farina, who defeated Annand in the final round by under 6 billion votes.

Round 1

Palla
(Kind Eldest Sister)
Catria
(Mild Middle Sister)
Portrait palla kind eldest sister feh.png vs. Portrait catria mild middle sister feh.png
19,840,154,197 votes 16,636,505,645 votes
Annand Erinys
Portrait annand knight-defender feh.png vs. Portrait erinys earnest knight feh.png
5,820,182,350 votes 5,440,919,441 votes
Cynthia Sigrun
Portrait cynthia hero chaser feh.png vs. Portrait sigrun loyal protector feh.png
5,835,237,079 votes 5,371,131,373 votes
Farina Fiora
Portrait farina the great wing feh.png vs. Portrait fiora airborne warrior feh.png
5,846,372,916 votes 5,305,460,544 votes


Round 2

Palla
(Kind Eldest Sister)
Annand
Portrait palla kind eldest sister feh.png vs. Portrait annand knight-defender feh.png
16,674,687,411 votes 16,841,291,544 votes
Cynthia Farina
Portrait cynthia hero chaser feh.png vs. Portrait farina the great wing feh.png
13,206,560,907 votes 13,587,246,162 votes


Final Round

Annand Farina
Portrait annand knight-defender feh.png vs. Portrait farina the great wing feh.png
63,441,470,597 votes 69,170,949,253 votes


August 2021: Water Fight

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 30 July, 2021, until 4am UTC on 5 August, 2021. The overall winner was Caspar, who defeated Freyja in the final round by over 55 million votes.

All characters in this gauntlet use their summer variations.

Round 1

Hilda Caspar
Portrait hilda deer's two-piece feh.png vs. Portrait caspar summer intensity feh.png
6,072,594,769 votes 6,447,884,206 votes
Ashe Mercedes
Portrait ashe fabled sea knight feh.png vs. Portrait mercedes unfussed basker feh.png
4,788,666,575 votes 4,786,955,796 votes
Caeda Ogma
Portrait caeda sea-blossom pair feh.png vs. Portrait ogma blade on leave feh.png
6,507,074,516 votes 6,376,923,363 votes
Freyja Freyr
Portrait freyja fleeting summer feh.png vs. Portrait freyr estival dreams feh.png
7,098,217,618 votes 6,362,326,954 votes


Round 2

Caspar Ashe
Portrait caspar summer intensity feh.png vs. Portrait ashe fabled sea knight feh.png
13,753,355,075 votes 11,750,898,168 votes
Caeda Freyja
Portrait caeda sea-blossom pair feh.png vs. Portrait freyja fleeting summer feh.png
32,027,481,139 votes 33,134,725,456 votes


Final Round

Caspar Freyja
Portrait caspar summer intensity feh.png vs. Portrait freyja fleeting summer feh.png
45,067,926,851 votes 45,011,609,600 votes


September 2021: Chosen Family

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 September, 2021, until 4am UTC on 7 September. The overall winner was Ephraim, who defeated Marianne in the final round by over 2 billion votes.

Round 1

Gatekeeper
(Nothing to Report)
Byleth (M)
Portrait gatekeeper nothing to report feh.png vs. Portrait byleth tested professor feh.png
7,767,879,804 votes 7,038,047,093 votes
Marianne
(Serene Adherent)
Lysithea
(Earnest Seeker)
Portrait marianne serene adherent feh.png vs. Portrait lysithea earnest seeker feh.png
11,087,843,462 votes 9,561,756,676 votes
Eirika
(Pledged Restorer)
Ephraim
(Sacred Twin Lord)
Portrait eirika pledged restorer feh.png vs. Portrait ephraim sacred twin lord feh.png
7,472,729,266 votes 7,621,293,430 votes
Marth
(Prince of Light)
Caeda
Portrait marth prince of light feh.png vs. Portrait caeda feh.png
5,945,205,846 votes 4,915,930,439 votes


Round 2

Gatekeeper
(Nothing to Report)
Marianne
(Serene Adherent)
Portrait gatekeeper nothing to report feh.png vs. Portrait marianne serene adherent feh.png
20,302,607,822 votes 20,392,737,684 votes
Ephraim
(Sacred Twin Lord)
Marth
(Prince of Light)
Portrait ephraim sacred twin lord feh.png vs. Portrait marth prince of light feh.png
19,105,344,418 votes 16,353,726,009 votes


Final Round

Marianne
(Serene Adherent)
Ephraim
(Sacred Twin Lord)
Portrait marianne serene adherent feh.png vs. Portrait ephraim sacred twin lord feh.png
62,075,505,638 votes 64,424,434,746 votes


October 2021: Ace Archers Assemble

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 October, 2021, until 4am UTC on 7 October. The overall winner was Shinon, who defeated Virion in the final round by over 7 billion votes.

Round 1

Jeorge Shinon
Portrait jeorge feh.png vs. Portrait shinon scathing archer feh.png
5,034,441,478 votes 6,466,206,686 votes
Leif
(Destined Scions)
Claude
(King of Unification)
Portrait leif destined scions feh.png vs. Portrait claude king of unification feh.png
13,921,286,693 votes 13,850,028,393 votes
Louise Virion
Portrait louise lady of violets feh.png vs. Portrait virion feh.png
5,909,740,338 votes 6,496,195,191 votes
Eleonora Igrene
Portrait eleonora shooting starlet feh.png vs. Portrait igrene nabata protector feh.png
6,456,378,545 votes 7,797,325,181 votes


Round 2

Shinon Leif
(Destined Scions)
Portrait shinon scathing archer feh.png vs. Portrait leif destined scions feh.png
25,772,337,779 votes 23,441,915,768 votes
Virion Igrene
Portrait virion feh.png vs. Portrait igrene nabata protector feh.png
19,366,875,316 votes 18,194,949,224 votes


Final Round

Shinon Virion
Portrait shinon scathing archer feh.png vs. Portrait virion feh.png
53,633,449,109 votes 46,548,700,017 votes


November 2021: Trick or Breath!

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 30 October, 2021, until 4am UTC on 5 November. The overall winner was Sothis, who defeated Ena in the final round by under 1 billion votes.

All characters in this Gauntlet use their Halloween variations.

Round 1

Tiki Ena
Portrait tiki harmonic hope feh.png vs. Portrait ena autumn tactician feh.png
7,911,437,073 votes 8,432,538,958 votes
Dheginsea Kurthnaga
Portrait dheginsea harvest goldoan feh.png vs. Portrait kurthnaga autumn goldoan feh.png
2,150,890,769 votes 2,153,187,103 votes
Sothis Rhea
Portrait sothis bound-spirit duo feh.png vs. Portrait rhea witch of creation feh.png
15,458,788,042 votes 15,302,082,596 votes
Xane Sophia
Portrait xane autumn trickster feh.png vs. Portrait sophia cobweb prophet feh.png
8,115,814,454 votes 8,286,290,888 votes


Round 2

Ena Kurthnaga
Portrait ena autumn tactician feh.png vs. Portrait kurthnaga autumn goldoan feh.png
5,568,183,259 votes 5,291,410,050 votes
Sothis Sophia
Portrait sothis bound-spirit duo feh.png vs. Portrait sophia cobweb prophet feh.png
30,770,152,273 votes 30,674,165,293 votes


Final Round

Ena Sothis
Portrait ena autumn tactician feh.png vs. Portrait sothis bound-spirit duo feh.png
48,290,308,704 votes 49,258,746,620 votes


December 2021: Sound Tactics

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 December, 2021, until 4am UTC on 7 December. The overall winner was Eldigan, who defeated Tsubasa in the final round by over 1.5 billion votes.

Round 1

Larum Tethys
Portrait larum sprightly dancer feh.png vs. Portrait tethys beloved dancer feh.png
5,015,490,460 votes 4,892,704,612 votes
Tsubasa Mamori
Portrait tsubasa madcap idol feh.png vs. Portrait mamori microwavin' idol feh.png
10,649,421,796 votes 7,351,728,735 votes
Nils Ninian
Portrait nils bright bard feh.png vs. Portrait ninian feh.png
9,056,003,058 votes 8,523,885,621 votes
Phina Eldigan
(Strutting Lion)
Portrait phina roving dancer feh.png vs. Portrait eldigan strutting lion feh.png
7,470,905,568 votes 7,612,790,538 votes


Round 2

Larum Tsubasa
Portrait larum sprightly dancer feh.png vs. Portrait tsubasa madcap idol feh.png
14,771,405,003 votes 20,652,595,545 votes
Nils Eldigan
(Strutting Lion)
Portrait nils bright bard feh.png vs. Portrait eldigan strutting lion feh.png
17,995,675,703 votes 20,687,610,548 votes


Final Round

Tsubasa Eldigan
(Strutting Lion)
Portrait tsubasa madcap idol feh.png vs. Portrait eldigan strutting lion feh.png
56,122,899,987 votes 57,706,063,427 votes



Etymology and other languages

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

Voting Gauntlet

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Japanese

投票大戦

Voting Battle

Spanish

Torneo de votos

Tournament of Votes

French

Tournoi

Tournament

German

Wahlturnier

Voting Tournament

Italian

Sfida ai voti

Voting Challenge

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Torneio de votos

Tourneament of votes

Traditional Chinese

投票大戰

Voting War

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