February 2, 2023
Heroes Overview | War for Eos
Learn the basics about Heroes and what they can do!
What would Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos be without a dynamic cast of Heroes? Eos is brimming with Monsters and agents of Niflheim, and you’re going to find yourself battling against them often. Sometimes your Heroes will only need to support your Troops, but there are also more daunting encounters where they’ll need to handle things themselves to ensure victory.
|Your Hero Hall Building is your primary source for managing your Heroes. Use this Building to view all of your Heroes and their abilities, upgrade them, and keep track of your progress for unlocking new Heroes.|
Your Hero Hall generates Standard Hero Chests that contain helpful Hero Items every 5 minutes. You must open your Standard Hero Chest before your Hero Hall can generate another. You can also unlock Premium Hero Chests with better Items by using Keys found in other areas of the game!
|Heroes are unlocked by collecting Hero Tokens! You can find Hero Tokens in all kinds of places - Hero Hall Chests, the Campaign, Events, Sales, and more! Once you have enough Tokens for a specific Hero, you can unlock that Hero in the Hero Collection Screen.|
March Assignments and Slots
|Your Heroes can lead your Troops on Marches! Marches are initiated whenever you send your Troops to a Tile on the Realm Map, like Gathering Resources or Skirmishing with Niflheim soldiers. When you’re setting up a March on a Tile, you can change what Heroes you’d like to lead that March by tapping on any of the circular arrow icons above the Troops window.|
View your Heroes’ special March benefits in the March Hero Assignment screen and choose the right ones for the job. For example, if you’re looking to gather Metal from a specific Resource Tile, make sure to send Prompto along to take advantage of his Metal Gathering Speed bonus.
Heroes have March Slots, which indicates which of the three Troop Types they accompany in War Combat. You are allowed to send up to three Heroes to lead a March, and only one of each Class (Classes are detailed in the next section).
|Infantry: Heroes with this designation March alongside Infantry Troops.|
|Ranged: Heroes with this designation March alongside Ranged Troops.|
|Cavalry: Heroes with this designation March alongside Cavalry Troops.|
Hero March Slots are not related to your regular March Slots, which determine how many Marches you can have active at one time.
Heroes have one Class, which determines their specialty in Party Encounter Combat.
|Tank: Tank Heroes are best on the front lines, soaking up damage for the party.|
|Attacker: Attacker Heroes specialize in dealing the most damage to enemies.|
|Support: Support Heroes are best on the backline, where they can provide unique benefits that help the party succeed in combat.|
Each Hero has two Roles from this list that depict how they perform in Party Encounter Combat.
|Arcanist: Combatant capable of dealing a steady stream of damage.|
|Armiger Knight: Combatant that sacrifices their own HP to deal large amounts of damage.|
|Area of Effect: Combatant whose abilities affect large areas of the battlefield.|
|Assassin: Melee combatant capable of dealing damage in bursts.|
|Chemist: Combatant capable of enhancing items to improve their effects in battle.|
|Dragoon: Mid-range combatant capable of avoiding enemy attacks by becoming airborne.|
|Elementalist: Combatant that specializes in inflicting elemental status effects.|
|Gunner: Ranged combatant capable of dealing damage from afar.|
|Knight: Melee combatant capable of sustaining large amounts of damage for the rest of the team.|
|Medic: Ranged combatant that prioritizes healing and cleansing allies.|
|Monk: Melee combatant that specializes in hand-to-hand combat.|
|Paladin: Melee combatant capable of soaking large amounts of damage for the rest of the team.|
|Saboteur: Combatant that specializes in debuffing enemies.|
|Samurai: Combatant that uses advanced techniques to deal large amounts of damage.|
|Summoner: Combatant capable of summoning additional combatants to assist in battle.|
|Synergist: Combatant that specializes in buffing party members.|
|Trickster: Combatant capable of controlling the battlefield.|
|Warrior: Melee combatant capable of dealing and receiving moderate amounts of damage.|
Heroes have several Stats that determine their performance in Party Encounters. These Stats increase every time you Level Up or Rank Up a Hero, and each of them have a specific purpose.
- Max Health: Amount of damage a Hero can take before being defeated.
- Attack: Increases the amount of damage a Hero’s Skill can do.
- Defense: Decreases the amount of damage a Hero receives.
- Accuracy: Increases the chance of Hero Skills hitting their targets.
- Evasion: Increases a Hero’s chance of avoiding incoming attacks.
- Critical Chance: Increases the chance of a Hero’s Skills scoring a Critical Hit.
- Critical Damage: Multiplies the damage dealt on a Critical Hit.
- Critical Avoid: Decreases the chance of receiving a Critical Hit from incoming attacks.
- Magic: Increases the chance of inflicting a negative status effect on an enemy.
- Spirit: Increases the chance of resisting a negative status effect from incoming attacks.
Hero Progression & Items
|The maximum Hero Level is 250, and you can Level Up a Hero using Hero XP (and Hero Drink when a key Level will unlock or upgrade a Skill). Your Hero Hall’s Level will also determine how high you can Level Up a Hero.|
Heroes have four or five unique Skills that they use during Party Encounters - 3 Automatic, 1 Technique, and 1 Limit Break (Rare Heroes do not have a Limit Break). Powerful Skills have cooldown periods. Each Skill has three levels, and they are unlocked or upgraded after 20 Hero Levels!
Heroes also have Star Ranks that can be increased using specific Hero Tokens and Hero Catalyst Items. Star Ranks provide March Benefits and apply multipliers to certain stats when you increase them. Each Star Rank will allow you to increase that Hero’s Level to a certain point:
|STAR RANK||MAX HERO LEVEL|
The following Hero Items are needed for Hero Progression, and they can be found in Hero Hall Chests, the Campaign, Events, Takka’s Pit Stop, Sales, and more!
- Hero Tokens - Used to unlock and Rank Up Heroes’ Star Rank.
- Hero XP - Used to Level Up Heroes.
- Hero Drink - Used to Level Up Heroes at key levels.
- Hero Catalyst - Used to increase Heroes’ Star Rank.