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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

July 2020: Father-Complex Fray

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 July, 2020, until 4am UTC on 7 July. The overall winner was Mareeta, who defeated Michalis in the final round by over 3 billion votes.

Round 1

Altena Michalis
Portrait altena luminous rider feh.png vs. Portrait michalis feh.png
5,640,222,477 votes 6,303,437,968 votes
Alfonse Xander
Portrait alfonse feh.png vs. Portrait xander feh.png
8,013,862,122 votes 7,807,880,556 votes
Mareeta Lloyd
Portrait mareeta sword of stars feh.png vs. Portrait lloyd feh.png
10,791,644,574 votes 6,656,928,536 votes
Ross Annette
Portrait ross his father's son feh.png vs. Portrait annette overachiever feh.png
8,034,256,503 votes 11,421,150,613 votes

Round 2

Michalis Alfonse
Portrait michalis feh.png vs. Portrait alfonse feh.png
21,118,780,565 votes 19,548,666,577 votes
Mareeta Annette
Portrait mareeta sword of stars feh.png vs. Portrait annette overachiever feh.png
41,151,050,328 votes 37,347,466,506 votes

Final Round

Michalis Mareeta
Portrait michalis feh.png vs. Portrait mareeta sword of stars feh.png
63,257,928,983 votes 66,676,169,502 votes

August 2020: Swimsuit Dispute

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 31 July, 2020, until 4am UTC on 6 August. The overall winner was Byleth, who defeated Mia in the final round by under 2 billion votes.

All characters in this gauntlet use their summer variations.

Round 1

Mia Rhys
Portrait mia harmonic blades feh.png vs. Portrait rhys gentle basker feh.png
11,341,062,406 votes 9,392,324,446 votes
Lute Joshua
Portrait lute summer prodigy feh.png vs. Portrait joshua tropical gambler feh.png
4,478,659,314 votes 4,056,101,180 votes
Byleth (female) Dorothea
Portrait byleth fell star's duo feh.png vs. Portrait dorothea solar songstress feh.png
19,520,147,785 votes 13,081,779,135 votes
Sylvain Lorenz
Portrait sylvain hanging with tens feh.png vs. Portrait lorenz highborn heat feh.png
8,604,276,351 votes 9,858,661,114 votes

Round 2

Mia Lute
Portrait mia harmonic blades feh.png vs. Portrait lute summer prodigy feh.png
21,106,152,153 votes 18,131,026,931 votes
Byleth (female) Lorenz
Portrait byleth fell star's duo feh.png vs. Portrait lorenz highborn heat feh.png
30,933,003,355 votes 30,875,957,123 votes

Final Round

Mia Byleth (female)
Portrait mia harmonic blades feh.png vs. Portrait byleth fell star's duo feh.png
68,581,574,985 votes 70,329,103,727 votes

September 2020: Brave Reprisals

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 September, 2020, until 4am UTC on 7 September. The overall winner was Dimitri, who defeated Edelgard in the final round by over 6 billion votes.

Round 1

(King of Faerghus)
(Purgatorial Prince
Portrait dimitri king of faerghus feh.png vs. Portrait berkut purgatorial prince feh.png
6,875,413,439 votes 6,184,978,377 votes
(Almyra's King)
(Empty Vessel)
Portrait claude almyra's king feh.png vs. Portrait takumi empty vessel feh.png
8,568,816,443 votes 5,839,462,073 votes
(Adrestian Emperor)
(Imprisoned Soul)
Portrait edelgard adrestian emperor feh.png vs. Portrait celica imprisoned soul feh.png
15,425,141,968 votes 9,122,354,551 votes
(Earnest Seeker)
(Torpid Dragon)
Portrait lysithea earnest seeker feh.png vs. Portrait tiki torpid dragon feh.png
10,220,510,847 votes 11,157,460,787 votes

Round 2

(King of Faerghus)
(Almyra's King)
Portrait dimitri king of faerghus feh.png vs. Portrait claude almyra's king feh.png
29,933,191,136 votes 27,144,618,361 votes
(Adrestian Emperor)
(Torpid Dragon)
Portrait edelgard adrestian emperor feh.png vs. Portrait tiki torpid dragon feh.png
34,148,586,825 votes 30,199,846,938 votes

Final Round

(King of Faerghus)
(Adrestian Emperor)
Portrait dimitri king of faerghus feh.png vs. Portrait edelgard adrestian emperor feh.png
86,821,596,937 votes 80,557,281,197 votes

October 2020: Ponytails vs. Pigtails

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 October, 2020, until 4am UTC on 7 October. The overall winner was Hilda, who defeated Kris in the final round by under 800 million votes.

Round 1

Duma Kiria
Portrait duma feh.png vs. Portrait kiria cool façade feh.png
14,613,162,109 votes 13,071,704,664 votes
(Caring Mother)
Portrait mikoto caring mother feh.png vs. Portrait hilda idle maiden feh.png
8,069,471,884 votes 9,844,990,520 votes
Eyvel Robin (F)
Portrait eyvel mistress of fiana feh.png vs. Portrait robin f feh.png
7,109,763,796 votes 7,160,019,724 votes
Kris (F) Laevatein
Portrait kris unsung hero feh.png vs. Portrait laevatein feh.png
12,140,818,579 votes 11,216,340,520 votes

Round 2

Duma Hilda
Portrait duma feh.png vs. Portrait hilda idle maiden feh.png
30,431,400,913 votes 31,398,302,345 votes
Robin (F) Kris (F)
Portrait robin f feh.png vs. Portrait kris unsung hero feh.png
18,993,828,658 votes 21,613,374,581 votes

Final Round

Hilda Kris (F)
Portrait hilda idle maiden feh.png vs. Portrait kris unsung hero feh.png
69,258,239,204 votes 68,470,643,677 votes

November 2020

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 30 October, 2020, until 4am UTC on 5 November.

Round 1

Round 2

Final Round


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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