What we refer to as the ‘roll’ is your first summoning process in Fire Emblem: Heroes. You’re able to access the summon tab from your castle after completing the tutorial preface (parts 1 and 2). Clearing the preface grants you 15 orbs. Head into your mailbox (click the owl!) and retrieve the bonus 2 orbs granted by the game – this lands you a total of 17 orbs.
From here, you have two options:
- Summon 4 heroes for 17 orbs, or
- Play 3 story chapters to earn 3 orbs, putting you at a total of 20 orbs. This allows you to summon 5 heroes in your first session.
Note: Do not link your game to a Nintendo Account! If you do, you won’t be able to reroll unless you clear all data from your device.
4 or 5-hero summon?
It depends. If you have your mind set on a particular waifu/husbando, go for the 4-roll for efficiency’s sake. The 1 extra roll really doesn’t justify the time sunk into playing three additional story chapters.
On the other hand, if you’re gunning for a well-rounded team, your wi-fi connection got game and you’re confident you can retain your sanity, go for the 5-roll! May the Force be with you.
When it comes to attempting to pull specific heroes in Fire Emblem: Heroes, their type also comes into play. Take Lyn for example: she’s a red (fire) type hero. There are four colours in total: red, blue, green and grey.
When summoning, you’re given a selection of 5 pre-set stones to choose from. The color of each stone determines the pool of heroes you’re pulling from. So if you’re pulling for Lyn, this is a good selection to see when summoning from Focus: Legendary Heroes.
Orb costs decrease with every successive summon within the same session, like so:
1st pull: 5 orbs
2nd, 3rd and 4th pulls: 4 orbs
5th pull: 3 orbs
Putting it all together
It’s probably a good idea to check out one of the existing tier lists for Fire Emblem: Heroes (maybe this one?) and decide on a couple of heroes that you like the looks of and that the community has jointly theorised will last you into endgame.
From there, take note of their types, whether they have an increased focus draw rate and whether or not they come in a 5★ form. This will set the tone and steps for the grind ahead.
Step by step guide to rerolling for iOS and Android
- Install Fire Emblem: Heroes.
- Opt out of linking your Nintendo Account.
- Play through the two initial tutorials.
- Click on the owl in your castle and retrieve the extra 2 orbs.
*Optional*: play through 3 more story quests for an additional 3 orbs.
- Summon your heroes.
- Not happy with the selection?
iOS: Uninstall and reinstall the game. Rinse and repeat.
Android: Go to Settings > Apps > Fire Emblem Heroes > Clear Data in the game. Rinse and repeat.
Old Focus Selections
Fire Emblem: Heroes is free-to-play on both iOS and Android.