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Play It Smart: Fire Emblem Heroes

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Fire Emblem Heroes

Strategy RPG

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Fire Emblem Heroes is packed with possibilities. You collect characters who can chop, smash, scorch, and shock enemies in turn-based combat. Outside of battle, tinker with upgrades and refine combat efficiency so that your group can overcome even the most formidable adversaries.

So how do you keep winning? It's a complex balance of strategic considerations and sound long-term planning. Here we’ll address some common problems to help you turn your lowly combatants into world-conquering warriors.

Takumi’s Close Counter skill can make a big difference.

The problem: You may start out accumulating lots of different fighters, but how do you know if they’re actually viable?

The solution: If you’re a beginner, take a hard look at your characters’ skill sets and really get to know their performance capabilities.

One signal of quality, particularly if you favor an aggressive play style, is anything that grants a bonus to counterattack. You’ll find this applies to Ryoma’s Raijinto weapon and Takumi’s Close Counter skill, which let those characters deal damage to attackers at any range.

It all depends on what kind of battle portfolio you’re trying to put together: a balance of range and heavy armor? Or flying units only? (Note that the latter approach is not recommended—too high-risk against archers.)

Definitely consider battling with Lyn if you find her.

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Strategy RPG

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