Farming Hero Feathers

Farming Hero Feathers

Hero Feathers are used for raising a unit's star count. Unfortunately, there are precious few ways of obtaining them, and most of them only give a pittance. To put this in perspective, greeting friends gives about 5-10 feathers, while it costs 20,000 feathers to upgrade a unit from 4* to 5*. Nevertheless, if you keep up with your dailies/weeklies, you'll eventually have enough to upgrade your favorite 3* and 4* units. Here is a list of current ways to earn feathers.

Summary
Method Amount
Arena 100 - 7,100 (weekly)
Send Your Units Home 5 - 1,000 per character (depending on its star count)
Greet Friends 5 - 10 (daily)
Talk to Your Units 5 (daily)
Arena
Arena

The Arena is probably the best way to get Hero Feathers at the moment. In the Arena, you battle against AI-controlled teams that other players from around the world have assembled. At the end of every season, you get feathers based on your performance in three categories: Offense, Defense, and Rank. Each season lasts one week, and rewards may be claimed in the eight hours between a season's end and the next season's start (Monday at 3 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

You can get anywhere from 100-7,100 feathers, depending on how well you did in the season. Realistically, however, you'll likely only get around 1,000-2,000 per week, as getting the full 7,100 feathers requires that you have the highest score in the world. The total breakdown of ranking rewards may be found below:

Offense
Score Feather Reward
4001+ 2500
3801 - 4000 2400
3601 - 3800 2300
3401 - 3600 2200
3201 - 3400 2100
3001 - 3200 2000
2801 - 3000 1900
2601 - 2800 1800
2401 - 2600 1700
2201 - 2400 1600
2001 - 2200 1500
1801 - 2000 1400
1601 - 1800 1300
1401 - 1600 1200
1201 - 1400 1100
1001 - 1200 1000
801 - 1000 900
601 - 800 800
401 - 600 700
201 - 400 600
1 - 200 500
Defense
Score Feather Reward
251+ 500
201 - 250 400
151 - 200 300
101 - 150 200
1 - 100 100
Rank
Rank Feather Reward
1 5,000
2 - 10 4,000
11 - 100 3,500
101 - 1,000 3,000
1,001 - 5,000 2,500
5,001 - 10,000 2,500
10,001 - 30,000 1,500
30,001 - 50,000 1,000
50,001 - 100,000 500
Sending Units Home
Sending Units Home

On the "Allies" screen, there's an option labeled "Send Home". This essentially converts your units into feathers, the amount being dependent on their star count. Once "sent home", your unit disappears from your roster until you manage to summon them again. Certain units are also prevented from being sent home, such as the main characters (such as Alfonse, Sharena, and Anna), and units you have favorited (by default, any 4* or higher units). The table below shows how many feathers you get for converting units of each star count.

Stars # of Hero Feathers
1* 5
2* 10
3* 150
4* 300
5* 1,000
Greeting Friends
Greeting Friends

Once a day, you can "Greet" your friends by tapping the rock on the bottom left of the home screen and tapping "Greet". This will get you one feather per friend, up to a maximum of five. You can also receive greetings from your friends; when this happens, you'll see a unit at the bottom of the screen with hearts floating above them. Tapping them will give you another five feathers daily. Receiving a greeting also automatically does your daily "Greet" and rewards the feathers you'd receive from the action.

Speaking to Your Units
Speaking to Your Units

Once a day, one of your units on the home screen will have hearts floating above their head. If you tap on them, you'll get five feathers.