Farming Hero Feathers

Farming Hero Feathers

Hero Feathers are used for raising a unit's star count. Unfortunately, there are only a few ways of obtaining the rare commodities, and most methods only give a pitiful amount. To put it 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 and 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 - 6,400 (weekly)
Send Your Units Home 5 - 1,000 per character (depending on the unit's star count)
Greet Friends 5 - 10 (daily)
Talk to Your Units 5 (daily)
Voting Gauntlet 500 - 13,0000 (monthly)
Hero Merit 500 - 2,000 (per Hero)
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 Tier. Each season lasts one week, and rewards may be claimed after the start of the next season, usually beginning on Tuesday at 12:00 a.m. (PST).

You can get anywhere from 100-6,400 feathers, depending on how well you did in the season. Realistically, however, you'll likely only get around 1,000-3,000 per week, as getting the full 6,400 feathers requires that you have one of the highest-ranking Arena scores in the world. The total breakdown of ranking rewards may be found below:

Offense
Score Feather Reward
4,001+ 2,500
3,801 - 4,000 2,400
3,601 - 3,800 2,300
3,401 - 3,600 2,200
3,201 - 3,400 2,100
3,001 - 3,200 2,000
2,801 - 3,000 1,900
2,601 - 2,800 1,800
2,401 - 2,600 1,700
2,201 - 2,400 1,600
2,001 - 2,200 1,500
1,801 - 2,000 1,400
1,601 - 1,800 1,300
1,401 - 1,600 1,200
1,201 - 1,400 1,100
1,001 - 1,200 1,000
801 - 1,000 900
601 - 800 800
401 - 600 700
201 - 400 600
1 - 200 500
Defense
Score Feather Reward
451+ 900
401 - 450 800
351 - 400 700
301 - 350 600
251 - 300 500
201 - 250 400
151 - 200 300
101 - 150 200
1 - 100 100
Tier
Tier Feather Reward
Tier 1 - 7th Platoon Trainee 100
Tier 2 - Whitewing 200
Tier 3 - Dragoon 300
Tier 4 - Sable Knight 400
Tier 5 - Lanceritter 500
Tier 6 - Grünritter 600
Tier 7 - Weissritter 700
Tier 8 - Archer General 800
Tier 9 - Mage General 900
Tier 10 - Knight General 1,000
Tier 11 - Great General 1,100
Tier 12 - Third Wyvern General 1,200
Tier 13 - Eight-Generals 1,300
Tier 14 - Imperial General 1,400
Tier 15 - Four Riders 1,500
Tier 16 - Holy Guard 1,600
Tier 17 - 12 Deadlords 1,700
Tier 18 - Hoshidan Noble 1,800
Tier 19 - Nohrian Noble 2,000
Tier 20 - First-Dragons Rank 3,000
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 Your 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 your home screen will have hearts floating above their head. If you tap on them, you will receive five feathers.

Voting Gauntlet
Voting Gauntlet

A new event added after Fire Emblem Heroes initial release, the Voting Gauntlet is a new gamemode in which players vote on their favorite character out of eight different Heroes in a tournament-style competition. Over the duration of the event, players can support their choice by winning battles against rival armies, accumulating points to increase their army's overall score. There are three rounds: quarters, semis, and grand finals that each last 48 hours, after which rewards, in the form of Hero Feathers, are distributed to the players that supported their army the most.

Hero Feathers can be received in three different ways during the Voting Gauntlet: an Army Victory Reward, Rank in Army Reward, and Total Rank Award.

Army Victory Reward
If your chosen army wins any round, all players within that army will receive 500 Hero Feathers.
Rank in Army Reward
Rank Within Army Round 1 & 2 Feather Reward
Rank 1 - 1,000 2,500
Rank 1,001 - 5,000 2,100
Rank 5,001 - 10,000 1,700
Rank 10,001 - 30,000 1,300
Rank 30,001 - 50,000 1,100
Rank 50,001 - 70,000 900
Rank 70,001 - 99,999 700
Rank 100,000+ 500

Rank Within Army Final Round Feather Reward
Rank 1 - 1,000 3,500
Rank 1,001 - 5,000 3,100
Rank 5,001 - 10,000 2,700
Rank 10,001 - 30,000 2,300
Rank 30,001 - 50,000 1,900
Rank 50,001 - 70,000 1,600
Rank 70,001 - 99,999 1,300
Rank 100,000+ 1,000
Total Rank Reward
Overall Rank Feather Reward
Rank 1 - 1,000 3,000
Rank 1,001 - 5,000 2,600
Rank 5,001 - 10,000 2,200
Rank 10,001 - 30,000 1,800
Rank 30,001 - 50,000 1,600
Rank 50,001 - 70,000 1,400
Rank 70,001 - 99,999 1,200
Rank 100,000+ 1,000
Hero Merit
Hero Merit

Another new feature added after the game's release, the Hero Merit system rewards players for using all their different heroes in battle. After completing a battle, Hero Merit is given to all unique heroes that were able to participate combat and survive. The amount gained can vary between 0 and 5 Hero Merit depending on the difficulty of the enemies during the fight.

It should be noted that duplicate heroes contribute to the same Hero Merit pool meaning that you have to use a varied group of units in order to gain the maximum amount of Hero Feathers. Once a hero reaches 500, 1,000, 1,500, and 2,000 Hero Merit, that hero will appear on the home screen and reward the player with 500 Hero Feathers. The amount of Hero Merit a unit can receive is capped at 2,000 resulting in only a maximum of 2,000 Hero Feathers gained from each unique hero.

You can view your heroes' Hero Merit by accessing the Hero Merit List on the Misc. tab found on the bottom right of the home screen. This list provides information on how much Hero Merit all of your units have earned.

Hero Merit
Hero Merit Amount (Unique Hero) Feather Reward
Hero Merit - 500 500
Hero Merit 1,000 500
Hero Merit - 1,500 500
Hero Merit - 2,000 500