Awakening is a game mechanic by which certain heroes can be upgraded from a 5-star unit to a 6-star unit. The benefits this grants them vary depending on the type of awakening the unit is eligible for.
There are two types of awakening: Power Awakening (also referred to as “P Awakening” in game) and EX Awakening. When a player has obtained all the necessary materials for it, a unit can be awoken in the Hero Awakening menu, accessible through the Party Tab. This location can also be used to see which units owned are currently eligible for awakening and what materials they require.
After awakening, units will start at level 1 but will retain their passive kill counts, arte percentage and herb usage. They can be raised to a maximum level of 79. All awakened units receive a fifth passive; if they have already reached the required kill count for that passive, it will be unlocked automatically. An awakened unit will also be able to use an additional 20 of each herb and is capable of being limit broken four times, to a maximum level of 119. There is currently no way to limit break a 6-star awakened unit except by use of duplicate awakened copies of the unit; due to the cost, however, this is not recommended.
Units eligible for Power Awakening gain a boost to their leader skill after being awakened. Additionally, they may receive an alteration to their active skill (either an adjustment to effect or reduction in LC cost) and/or an additional leader skill.
Unit must be level 99
5 P-Tokens specific to the unit
3 Goddess Orbs of the same type as the unit
20 Spirit Orbs of the same type as the unit
80 Fairy Orbs
In addition to normal Hawks, a 5-star unit eligible for Power Awakening can be Limit Broken with a Forcebird, regardless of the unit's type. However, Forcebirds cannot be used to limit break the 6-star version of the unit.
Units eligible for EX Awakening are always limited-issue units not part of the Common Summon Pool. When they are awakened, they will gain an additional leader skill and a change to their unit art. In addition, the unit's arte may change (dealing extra damage and/or gaining a boost to any additional effect), and their active skill's cost may be reduced or effect increased. Their existing passives may be improved as well.
Units that have undergone EX Awakening can also change their costumes. This can be done by accessing the unit's status screen and tapping the "Change" button next to the unit's gear slots. The unit can only use costumes of other versions of the same character that are in a player's Hero Index.
Unit must be level 99
5 EX-Tokens specific to the unit
5 Goddess Orbs of the same type as the unit
30 Spirit Orbs of the same type as the unit
100 Fairy Orbs
Please note that EX Awakening units cannot be Limit Broken with Forcebirds.
Each unit requires a certain number of EX-Tokens (marked with a gold border) or P-Tokens (marked with a silver border) specific to them in order to be awakened. The type of token depends on the type of awakening for which the unit is eligible. Below are samples:
Each awakening summon is accompanied by an Awakening Quest in the Events portal where the items required for awakening can be obtained. Note that while any awakening materials can be obtained from any of these quests, the P- or EX-Tokens for the featured characters have a higher drop rate in the stages associated with those characters.
Below is the standard format for awakening quests; some awakening quests may be structured differently. Please see the individual awakening quest pages for details.
Hell or Heaven
Path of EX Awakening
There are also additional stages focused on the characters featured in the accompanying awakening summon. These stages have a higher drop rate of the featured characters' EX-Tokens.
Hell or Heaven
P-Token quests run on a rotating schedule. Please check the page for the current Awakening Quest for more details.
Each awakening material has a limit on how many can be acquired as drops during a particular Awakening Quest. Anything over the limit is converted into Fairy Orbs. These limits are reset when a new Awakening Quest becomes available.
10 per unit
5 per unit
5 of each type
50 of each type
During the course of a given Awakening Quest, contracts can be completed for repeatedly clearing the EX-Token quest stages. These contracts may give Hawks, Hero Stones, Stamina Gels, or various awakening materials; completion requirements and rewards may vary between Awakening Quests.
Please note that P-Token quest stages do not count towards contract completion, and materials earned from contracts do not count against farming limits for the current Awakening Quest.