Fire Emblem Heroes launched on 2 February, marking the third Nintendo game series to officially transition to the mobile gaming market. The Japanese publisher's latest mobile title shrinks its cult strategy RPG series to fit a smartphone or tablet with impressive results, bringing with it classic heroes from all across the franchise's acclaimed history.
The full list of 80+ heroes spans five previous Fire Emblem titles, with favourites from Awakening, Fates, Shadow Dragon, The Binding Blade and The Blazing Blade. Unlocking your favourites involves a bit of luck with the "Summoning" mechanic or waiting for a particular hero to pop-up in the daily "Special Maps".
Update: Ephraim and Eirika from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Seliph and Julia from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy Warwere added in a Family Bonds Summoning event on 15 February. These have been added to the five star heroes list below.
Update 2: Karel, Ninian, Lucius, Priscilla, Jaffar and Rebecca from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade have all been added as of 14 March. These have been added to the five star heroes list below.
To help you pick out your best team, below you will find every hero in Fire Emblem Heroes by game (not including Alfonse, Sharena and Awakening's Anna who show up in Heroes' main story mode). Those looking for only the strongest combatants should skip to the bottom where we have put together a list of the highest tier five-star characters available.
Fire Emblem Heroes: Characters from Fire Emblem Awakening
Fire Emblem Heroes: Characters from Fire Emblem Fates
Fire Emblem Heroes: Characters from Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon
Fire Emblem Heroes: Characters from Fire Emblem The Binding Blade
Fire Emblem Heroes: Characters from Fire Emblem The Blazing Blade
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Fire Emblem Heroes: All Gold Five Star Heroes
Before we go through the best-of-the-best in Fire Emblem Heroes, be aware that almost all of these characters can drop with lower star levels than the maximum of five gold stars. There are ways to upgrade your characters, however, so it might be worth hanging on to any rare heroes that you get from a lucky summon drop.
The game will also be updated over time to offer special sets of characters for a limited period through "Focus" summons, e.g. at launch, the Deep Devotion Set and Legendary Heroes Set offered the chance to unlock eight five-star heroes with boosted stats (four in each).
Below are all the potential five star characters confirmed so far in alphabetical order, as well as their attribute and summon colour: