The Fire Emblem Heroes experience is made all the more fun by the ability to unlock and summon different heroes to your team.
Your first few battles in the game will be with a default team, but as you work your way through the game and earn Orbs, you’ll have the ability to summon new heroes, who can help you on certain quests and in tougher battles.
The more quests you play through, the more criteria you’ll unlock. The more stuff you unlock, the faster you level up, and the more Orbs you have.
Orbs are important here, because they are used to summon heroes, and doing so will cost you at least five Orbs. For a deeper look at Orbs, check out our Orbs farming guide.
How to get new heroes
Head on over to the “Summon” tab. Once you reach this area, you be able to choose from four different coloured stones. These stones represent different types of hero.
The way this system is designed is to encourage you to keep using Orbs to purchase more heroes, and while this will caused you to spend your Orbs at a high rate, it’s a very useful way of getting 5-star rare heroes such as Raven and the likes.
So, your first hero will cost 5 Orbs to summon, but every summoning directly after that (without leaving the summoning area) will be cheaper.
Further, the more common heroes you summon in a row, the more likely you are to summon a rare hero. There’s no surefire way to guarantee the likelihood of summoning a specific hero, but if you farm Orbs and take advantage of the system, you can actually increase the likelihood of summoning a rare hero but up to 11%.
Increasing Rare Heroes summon rate
If you happen to summon heroes with a 4-star rating or lower five times in a row, you’ll receive a percentage boost, which increases the chances of receiving a rare hero.
5x summoning without 5-star: 0.5% increase in rare rate
10x summoning without 5-star: 1.0%
15x summoning without 5-star: 1.5%
115x summoning without 5-star: 11.5%
Reaching 120x without summoning without a 5-star hero will guarantee one the next time you choose a stone.
That should give you a good idea of the rate in which the percentage increases for every additional Hero you summon without getting a 5-star hero.
To summon a hero like Raven and other five-star Heroes, you’d need to select the “Green” stone, but the chances like this are incredibly rare, as it’s completely the luck of the draw.
How to guarantee a 5-star hero
Using the above metrics, if you absolutely want to guarantee a 5-star Hero, you’d need to spend 600 Orbs at the most in order to make 120 summons. If you get a 5-star Hero before the 120 summons, then you save a whole lot of Orbs. But if you’re unlucky enough to miss out on a 5-star Hero, you will be guaranteed one on the 121st summon.