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Fire Emblem: Heroes guide - Part Three - Levelling up, skills, and rewards

By , on February 6, 2017

In this third part of our Fire Emblem: Heroes guide we’re going to have a look at some of the menus you’re going to be using while you play the game.

Specifically we’re going to focus on the ones you’re going to be using to upgrade your characters. Mainly because the game isn’t very good at explaining what they do and why you need to be using them.

We’ll also throw in a few hints and tips about collecting your rewards, and how you can get more currencies to help you out.

Levelling up

A lot of the crystals you get can be used to power up your heroes to make them tougher. This is important, as you’ll want to keep ahead of the levelling curve to make sure that you’re not taking a beating in your fights.

To level up you choose a hero, then decide what level you want to push them to. The game will show you the highest level you can afford, but you can tap the arrows to drop it down, saving you some crystals to spend on your other characters.

It’s a good idea to keep more than four characters at a similar level, mainly so you can tweak the balance of your team if you’re coming up against an army that’s got a lot of characters that are strong against your main team.


When you earn XP your characters also earn SP. These are skill points, and you can use them to learn and equip new skills.

Your SP aren’t shared between characters, each of them has their own pool. You tap a character to choose them, and then the game will show you which upgrades you can afford.

You’ll want to check back often, because your characters will be earning more SP as you play and level up. And the buffs, boosts, and special moves you unlock here can be the difference between winning and losing.

The home screen

The home screen is where you’ll collect all of your rewards. They’re delivered either to your inbox or your challenge display. You’ll see when you’ve got something waiting for you because you’ll get a notification on the relevant location.

You’ll get rewards for just turning up every day, so it’s worth opening up the app even if you’re not going to play to earn the reward for logging in.