Fire Emblem Heroes Tempest Trials is the latest event for Nintendo’s role-playing strategy game for iOS and Android devices. The event will last from June 8, 2017 until June 22, 2017. It has just begun but already it has stymied both veteran and novice players alike. The reason for that is players cannot use heroes who get knocked out for the entire duration of the event. That means they will have to rely on their other heroes if their favorites get defeated. This is definitely a problem since most players invest in only a handful of heroes. The good news is that you can depend on our Fire Emblem Heroes Tempest Trials strategy guide for some much-needed help.
1. Prepare Multiple Teams
The key to winning this event is to come up with a strategy right from the start. Don’t just pack a bunch of heroes together then rush blindly into the event. As mentioned above, you will not be able to use a hero that’s been knocked out for the duration of the event. You will not be able to heal them as well. That is why you should prepare four well-balanced teams before you start the event. You are allowed two to four teams which means you need eight to sixteen decent units. If one team is wiped out, it will be replaced by the next team. Make sure you plan out the members of each team or you will be out of the game before you even get started.
2. Try To Get Event Heroes
The trial is all about getting more points. Having event heroes on your teams will help you get additional points when playing. Keep in mind that only the bonus of a hero with the highest percentage will apply so you don’t really need to stack multiple event heroes in a team. Check out the list below for heroes that have bonus points for this event.
3. Get Dancer Support Skills
Dancers in the game, particularly Olivia, Azura, and Ninian, have a very useful support skill. This skill allows allies to defeat an additional enemy, kill a tanker, or run away from the opponent. On top of that, they are pretty good in battle as well. Azura is useful against red units thanks to her Sapphire Lance skill. Ninian is valuable to a team of dragons thanks to her Fortify Dragons skill.
4. Counter Veronica
Veronica is a formidable green mage that appears in all the final maps. If you are playing for the end game, and of course you are, then you should prepare your teams in such a way that she will not be much of a threat. Knowing that she is a green unit, the best play you have is to place red units in your team. Either use red melee units so they don’t get countered when attacking, or take advantage of her low resistance by using red ranged units. Either way, make sure you have units that are ready to take her on.
5. Keep All Your Units Alive
Since the event does not allow healing or reviving of heroes, you need to ensure the survival of every unit in your teams. That means avoiding risky plays just to kill an opponent. Play the turtle game if you have to. It will take you longer to finish battle but if it means more members survive, then so be it. The only time that it will be acceptable to sacrifice a unit is in the final map. Losing units at any point before that is a waste.
6. Use A Bait
As with most battles, you want your opponents to come to you. A good way to do this is to use a bait. Enemies usually go after the weaker units in your team first. Take advantage of this by intentionally attracting the attention of enemies with a juicy piece of ranged meat. As soon as they attack your ranged unit, rain hell upon them with your other units. Just make sure the hero you use can actually survive playing bait.
7. Avoid Getting Counterattacked
A counter attack is as good as giving your opponent a free shot at you. That is why you should always make sure to avoid any counter attack if you can. A good way to do this is to use the appropriate unit to attack your opponents. Use melee heroes to attack ranged opponents, then use ranged heroes to attack melee opponents.
8. Heal During Battle
The trial does not allow healing in between battles so what should you do? Of course, a way around that rule is to heal during battle. Including healers in your team is ok but it cuts back on your firepower. The best thing to do is to pick heroes that have healing skills such as Renewal and Falchion. The healing power of these skills may not be much but it will at least help you extend the life of your units without sacrificing your offensive power.
9. Keep Your Heroes Mobile
Mobility skills will come in handy during this trial as you will need them to move around the map quicker, and to get out of sticky situations. A good example is the Pivot skill which allows heavy armor units to jump over an ally in order to get to other points quicker. Another good skill is Reposition which allows you to move injured units to the other side of an ally for protection. Lastly, the Wings of Mercy skill is useful for saving allies with low HP.
10. Read The Danger Area
As mentioned before, strategy is crucial in this trial. That is why studying the Danger Area is important. This feature allows you to see the areas that are within attacking range of your opponents. This allows you to formulate a strategy for mitigating damage, or even avoiding it altogether. Use it to your advantage by checking on it before making any moves.
The current event will certainly have your units fighting for their lives, but with the help of our Fire Emblem Heroes Tempest Trials strategy guide, you will surely make it to the end! In case you know additional hints for the game, feel free to drop us a message in the comment section!