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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

January 2020: Kingdoms vs. Empires

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 1 January, 2020, until 4am UTC on 7 January. The overall winner was Veronica, who defeated Edelgard in the final round by over 4.5 billion votes.

Round 1

Marth
(Royal Altean Duo)
Hardin
(Dark Emperor)
Portrait marth royal altean duo feh.png vs. Portrait hardin dark emperor feh.png
6,431,808,192 votes 7,011,715,436 votes
Dimitri Edelgard
Portrait dimitri the protector feh.png vs. Portrait edelgard the future feh.png
19,195,173,962 votes 22,965,360,688 votes
Alfonse
(Askran Duo)
Veronica
(Brave Princess)
Portrait alfonse askran duo feh.png vs. Portrait veronica brave princess feh.png
11,254,876,507 votes 14,165,887,501 votes
Chrom
(Knight Exalt)
Walhart
Portrait chrom knight exalt feh.png vs. Portrait walhart feh.png
6,467,547,293 votes 6,220,348,080 votes


Round 2

Hardin
(Dark Emperor)
Edelgard
Portrait hardin dark emperor feh.png vs. Portrait edelgard the future feh.png
17,994,071,108 votes 19,380,969,633 votes
Veronica
(Brave Princess)
Chrom
(Knight Exalt)
Portrait veronica brave princess feh.png vs. Portrait chrom knight exalt feh.png
32,745,048,672 votes 27,087,817,333 votes


Final Round

Edelgard Veronica
(Brave Princess)
Portrait edelgard the future feh.png vs. Portrait veronica brave princess feh.png
86,678,051,179 votes 91,256,074,320 votes


February 2020: Clash of the Claws

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

Round 1

Tibarn Naesala
Portrait tibarn feh.png vs. Portrait naesala feh.png
12,923,734,707 votes 13,811,578,393 votes
Caineghis Nailah
Portrait caineghis gallia's lion king feh.png vs. Portrait nailah feh.png
10,811,961,570 votes 12,309,768,249 votes
Lethe
(New Year's Claw)
Selkie
(New Year's Spirit)
Portrait lethe new year's claw feh.png vs. Portrait selkie new year's spirit feh.png
14,037,438,936 votes 14,856,364,137 votes
Keaton Panne
Portrait keaton lupine collector feh.png vs. Portrait panne proud taguel feh.png
9,297,839,475 votes 8,734,211,137 votes


Round 2

Naesala Nailah
Portrait naesala feh.png vs. Portrait nailah feh.png
31,813,802,138 votes 31,819,633,733 votes
Selkie
(New Year's Spirit)
Keaton
Portrait selkie new year's spirit feh.png vs. Portrait keaton lupine collector feh.png
27,813,721,498 votes 25,751,332,501 votes


Final Round

Nailah Selkie
(New Year's Spirit)
Portrait nailah feh.png vs. Portrait selkie new year's spirit feh.png
86,994,591,414 votes 93,636,632,191 votes


March 2020

This Voting Gauntlet ran from 7am UTC on 28 February, 2020, until 4am UTC on 5 March.

This Voting Gauntlet also doubles as the final round of the second A Hero Rises event; the winner of this gauntlet will be distributed to players between the period of 7am UTC on 12 March, 2010 through 6:59am UTC on 11 April, 2010.

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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