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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.


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.


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

January 2021: Winter Flurries

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 30 December, 2020, until 4am UTC on 5 January, 2021. The overall winner was Hilda, who defeated Felix in the final round by under 7 billion votes.

All characters in this gauntlet use their winter variations.

Round 1

Hilda Eirika
Portrait hilda holiday layabout feh.png vs. Portrait eirika gentle as snow feh.png
15,827,439,781 votes 13,994,921,483 votes
Bernadetta Fae
Portrait bernadetta frosty shut-in feh.png vs. Portrait fae holiday dear feh.png
9,620,484,075 votes 9,852,806,366 votes
Felix Zephiel
Portrait felix icy gift giver feh.png vs. Portrait zephiel winter's crown feh.png
4,179,261,759 votes 3,745,175,589 votes
Altina Sephiran
Portrait altina cross-time duo feh.png vs. Portrait sephiran hoary sovereign feh.png
6,388,545,481 votes 5,550,973,194 votes

Round 2

Hilda Fae
Portrait hilda holiday layabout feh.png vs. Portrait fae holiday dear feh.png
20,288,100,597 votes 19,861,793,695 votes
Felix Altina
Portrait felix icy gift giver feh.png vs. Portrait altina cross-time duo feh.png
32,584,539,853 votes 31,689,013,516 votes

Final Round

Hilda Felix
Portrait hilda holiday layabout feh.png vs. Portrait felix icy gift giver feh.png
71,267,770,472 votes 64,455,873,954 votes

February 2021: Mercenary Matchups

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 29 January, 2021, until 4am UTC on 4 February. The overall winner was Ike, who defeated Dolth in the final round by over 2 billion votes.

Round 1

Raven Heath
Portrait raven feh.png vs. Portrait heath wandering knight feh.png
4,333,569,931 votes 3,302,246,604 votes
Ogma Saber
Portrait ogma feh.png vs. Portrait saber feh.png
5,143,280,515 votes 5,540,541,096 votes
Gerik Marisa
Portrait gerik desert tiger feh.png vs. Portrait marisa feh.png
7,713,879,738 votes 7,396,100,690 votes
Titania Ike
(Brave Mercenary)
Portrait titania feh.png vs. Portrait ike brave mercenary feh.png
13,826,503,001 votes 15,111,618,633 votes

Round 2

Raven Saber
Portrait raven feh.png vs. Portrait saber feh.png
11,092,172,528 votes 10,990,368,846 votes
Gerik Ike
(Brave Mercenary)
Portrait gerik desert tiger feh.png vs. Portrait ike brave mercenary feh.png
22,420,323,205 votes 25,982,175,692 votes

Final Round

Raven Ike
(Brave Mercenary)
Portrait raven feh.png vs. Portrait ike brave mercenary feh.png
49,590,647,285 votes 51,790,359,087 votes

March 2021: AHR 2021 Finals

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 28 February, 2021, until 4am UTC on 5 March. The overall winner was Lyn, who defeated Seiros in the final round by under 400 million votes.

This Voting Gauntlet also doubled as the final round of the third A Hero Rises event; the winner of this gauntlet was distributed to players between the period of 7am UTC on 11 March, 2010 through 6:59am UTC on 11 April, 2010.

Round 1

Seiros Micaiah
(Dawn Wind's Duo)
Portrait seiros saint of legend feh.png vs. Portrait micaiah dawn wind's duo feh.png
15,044,008,605 votes 12,875,708,487 votes
Freyja Corrin
(Child of Dusk)
Portrait freyja lady of nightmare feh.png vs. Portrait corrin child of dusk feh.png
13,275,726,091 votes 14,466,955,339 votes
(Ninja-Friend Duo)
(Fell Star's Duo)
Portrait lyn ninja-friend duo feh.png vs. Portrait byleth fell star's duo feh.png
12,985,695,749 votes 12,416,816,627 votes
(Savior King)
(Adrestian Emperor
Portrait dimitri savior king feh.png vs. Portrait edelgard adrestian emperor feh.png
18,120,618,355 votes 14,659,212,528 votes

Round 2

Seiros Corrin
(Child of Dusk)
Portrait seiros saint of legend feh.png vs. Portrait corrin child of dusk feh.png
21,818,916,285 votes 21,619,761,971 votes
(Ninja-Friend Duo)
(Savior King)
Portrait lyn ninja-friend duo feh.png vs. Portrait dimitri savior king feh.png
33,937,710,296 votes 28,906,481,444 votes

Final Round

Seiros Lyn
(Ninja-Friend Duo)
Portrait seiros saint of legend feh.png vs. Portrait lyn ninja-friend duo feh.png
62,226,434,203 votes 62,616,738,099 votes

April 2021: Healer Royale

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 31 March, 2021, until 4am UTC on 6 April. The overall winner was Wrys, who defeated Rhys in the final round by over 7 billion votes.

Round 1

Wrys Flayn
Portrait wrys feh.png vs. Portrait flayn playing innocent feh.png
13,261,576 votes 12,868,281,639 votes
Brady Silque
Portrait brady daunting priest feh.png vs. Portrait silque adherent of mila feh.png
5,817,102,745 votes 5,933,679,672 votes
(Gentle Basker)
Portrait rhys gentle basker feh.png vs. Portrait sara lady of loptr feh.png
8,203,290,958 votes 7,637,767,638 votes
Forrest Natasha
Portrait forrest fashion forward feh.png vs. Portrait natasha sacred healer feh.png
5,592,201,669 votes 5,476,792,272 votes

Round 2

Wrys Silque
Portrait wrys feh.png vs. Portrait silque adherent of mila feh.png
33,935,518,971 votes 31,910,546,401 votes
(Gentle Basker)
Portrait rhys gentle basker feh.png vs. Portrait forrest fashion forward feh.png
13,391,954,886 votes 13,329,610,830 votes

Final Round

Wrys Rhys
(Gentle Basker)
Portrait wrys feh.png vs. Portrait rhys gentle basker feh.png
68,954,570,221 votes 61,649,078,654 votes

May 2021

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 30 April, 2021, until 4am UTC on 6 May.

Round 1

Round 2

Final Round

Etymology and other languages

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

Voting Gauntlet




Voting Battle


Torneo de votos

Tournament of Votes






Voting Tournament


Sfida ai voti

Voting Challenge


Torneio de votos

Tourneament of votes

Traditional Chinese


Voting War


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