I think everyone was thinking that Three Houses would be the next Heroes Banner after Halloween, but before a banner featuring the top voted heroes in CYL 3 (Dorcas and Owain banners). The October Chibi sprite leak shows the main unit will be a character with blue hair and a red background. Now while you could make an arguement for Lucia, Silque, or even Rinea, I think that Marianne is the most likely. Not only does it make sense for another Three Houses character banner similar to Shadows of Valentia to happen again, but the banner will likely be similar to the Changing Winds banner with two Golden Deer, one Blue Lion, and one Black Eagle who’ll be demoted. Also makes sense for it to be Golden Deer as that was probably the second most popular class pre release.
Now to speculate on which characters would be included if Marianne is the red character on the banner and that there is a character in each color. Also Marianne would be a Sword Calvary wielding her relic Blutgang or just a Red Tome.
The obvious one from Blue Lions is Dedue as an Axe Armor. He could be saved for the Blue Lions two character banner like Hubert was for the Black Eagles banner, but as long as he is 5 Stars I.S. likely won’t mind. Also another Armor yay
For the second Golden Deer unit that became tricky. I eventually decided on Ignatz being a bow infantry unit. He could be an odd choice, but if we are to have each unit be in a seperate color he makes sense since the Black Eagles character I have in mind is a lance unit. Raphael introducing Colorless Gauntlets strikes me as a headliner in the banner. Lorenz would likely be either a lance or blue/green tome Calvary. Lysithea would be a red mage. Leonie would be a lance cavalier.
Ferdinand strikes me as the unit from Black Eagles that’d be demoted. Linhardt, Bernadetta, and especially Dorothea will likely be 5 Stars on the future banners. Caspar could be demoted, but Dedue is more likely and it’s better to bet on one hero per color. Ferdinand would obviously be a lance cavalier. He could even have the Spear of Assal if he’s lucky.
If we are to have another 3-4 Star unit added to the pool I nominate Cyril. He has supports with 4 of the Golden Deers (Claude, Hilda, Ignatz, Lysithea) and having another Axe Flier in the pool would be cool.
For the GHB I suppose we can have Solon be a Red Mage since we clearly don’t have enough of those.
Tldr: Speculated Banner for people
Dedue: Axe Armor
Ignatz: Colorless Bow Infantry
Ferdinand: Lance Cavalry Demote
Marianne: Sword or Red Tome Cavalry (Premium Unit)
Possible 3-4 Star-Cyril: Axe Flying
GHB Solon: Red Tome Infantry
That’s it for my rambling. Here’s hoping for good banners and fortune for the players in the future. Also hopefully some more Rouse Skills and Rally Up Spd+ will be here in the future.