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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 2019: Headband Brawl

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 July, 2019, until 4am UTC on 7 July. The overall winner was Mia, who defeated Jeorge in the final round by just under 12 billion votes.

Round 1

Jeorge Gray
Portrait jeorge feh.png vs. Portrait gray feh.png
6,544,148,282 votes 5,632,153,252 votes
Barst Tibarn
Portrait barst feh.png vs. Portrait tibarn feh.png
9,520,732,120 votes 8,959,921,620
Sue Mia
Portrait sue doe of the plains feh.png vs. Portrait mia feh.png
13,249,455,113 votes 15,668,369,040 votes
Sanaki Olivia
(Sky-High Dancer)
Portrait sanaki feh.png vs. Portrait olivia sky-high dancer feh.png
18,110,060,558 votes 21,068,246,584 votes


Round 2

Jeorge Barst
Portrait jeorge feh.png vs. Portrait barst feh.png
17,617,255,034 votes 17,288,992,987 votes
Mia Olivia
(Sky-High Dancer)
Portrait mia feh.png vs. Portrait olivia sky-high dancer feh.png
48,773,820,036 votes 48,248,145,253 votes


Final Round

Jeorge Mia
Portrait jeorge feh.png vs. Portrait mia feh.png
66,657,275,809 votes 78,612,327,535 votes


August 2019: Beach Ballot Battle!

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 August, 2019, until 4am UTC on 7 August. The overall winner was Ursula, who defeated Wolt in the final round by over 10 billion votes.

All characters in this gauntlet come in their summer variants.

Round 1

Laegjarn Lyn
Portrait laegjarn burning sun feh.png vs. Portrait lyn lady of the beach feh.png
18,483,948,813 votes 18,590,334,734 votes
Laevatein Wolt
Portrait laevatein bonfire's blaze feh.png vs. Portrait wolt sunbeam archer feh.png
6,373,358,398 votes 6,486,696,882 votes
Helbindi Lilina
Portrait helbindi seaside scourge feh.png vs. Portrait lilina beachside bloom feh.png
9,526,556,708 votes 10,646,232,118 votes
Gunnthrá Ursula
Portrait gunnthrá beaming smile feh.png vs. Portrait ursula clear-blue crow feh.png
7,847,215,328 votes 7,963,590,361 votes


Round 2

Lyn Wolt
Portrait lyn lady of the beach feh.png vs. Portrait wolt sunbeam archer feh.png
32,746,882,588 votes 33,194,070,555 votes
Lilina Ursula
Portrait lilina beachside bloom feh.png vs. Portrait ursula clear-blue crow feh.png
21,782,109,682 votes 21,999,746,373 votes


Final Round

Wolt Ursula
Portrait wolt sunbeam archer feh.png vs. Portrait ursula clear-blue crow feh.png
80,190,023,146 votes 90,857,648,590 votes


September 2019: Brave Rivalries

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 29 August, 2019, until 4am UTC on 4 September. The overall winner was Camilla, who defeated Micaiah in the final round by roughly 150 million votes.

Round 1

Micaiah
(Queen of Dawn)
Ike
(Vanguard Legend)
Portrait micaiah queen of dawn feh.png vs. Portrait ike vanguard legend feh.png
22,993,225,862 votes 20,727,977,689 votes
Alm
(Imperial Ascent)
Berkut
(Purgatorial Prince)
Portrait alm imperial ascent feh.png vs. Portrait berkut purgatorial prince feh.png
4,050,246,187 votes 4,145,471,756 votes
Eliwood
(Marquess Pherae)
Hector
Portrait eliwood marquess pherae feh.png vs. Portrait hector feh.png
8,999,713,192 votes 8,640,552,288 votes
Camilla
(Light of Nohr)
Hinoka
(Blue Sky Warrior)
Portrait camilla light of nohr feh.png vs. Portrait hinoka blue sky warrior feh.png
13,066,354,782 votes 12,828,642,609 votes


Round 2

Micaiah
(Queen of Dawn)
BerkutBerkut
(Purgatorial Prince)
Portrait micaiah queen of dawn feh.png vs. Portrait berkut purgatorial prince feh.png
40,304,708,138 votes 30,310,892,285 votes
Eliwood
(Marquess Pherae)
Camilla
(Light of Nohr)
Portrait eliwood marquess pherae feh.png vs. Portrait camilla light of nohr feh.png
28,350,985,719 votes 28,781,591,801 votes


Final Round

Micaiah
(Queen of Dawn)
Camilla
(Light of Nohr)
Portrait micaiah queen of dawn feh.png vs. Portrait camilla light of nohr feh.png
88,127,811,896 votes 88,274,091,346 votes


October 2019: Dance Competition!

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 October, 2019, until 4am UTC on 7 October. The overall winner was Rinea, who defeated Inigo in the final round by over 2.4 billion votes.

All characters in this gauntlet appear in their variants introduced in Performing Arts or A Splendid Soiree.

Round 1

Reinhardt Berkut
Portrait reinhardt lightning's rondo feh.png vs. Portrait berkut debonair noble feh.png
9,436,025,306 votes 9,364,387,953 votes
Shigure Inigo
Portrait shigure dark sky singer feh.png vs. Portrait inigo indigo dancer feh.png
7,054,367,627 votes 7,102,361,436 votes
Ishtar Rinea
Portrait ishtar thunder's waltz feh.png vs. Portrait rinea reminiscent belle feh.png
22,568,951,645 votes 24,731,672,066 votes
Nephenee Olivia
Portrait nephenee sincere dancer feh.png vs. Portrait olivia festival dancer feh.png
11,768,490,518 votes 11,888,816,634 votes


Round 2

Reinhardt Inigo
Portrait reinhardt lightning's rondo feh.png vs. Portrait inigo indigo dancer feh.png
22,504,631,026 22,669,148,363 votes
Rinea Olivia
Portrait rinea reminiscent belle feh.png vs. Portrait olivia festival dancer feh.png
48,967,731,057 votes 41,394,687,592 votes


Final Round

Inigo Rinea
Portrait inigo indigo dancer feh.png vs. Portrait rinea reminiscent belle feh.png
60,250,224,063 votes 58,822,760,404 votes


November 2019

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 31 October, 2019, until 4am UTC on 6 November.

Round 1

Round 2

Final Round

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Voting Gauntlet --
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
Traditional Chinese 投票大戰 Voting War

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