🦅 Aino – 5* Ice / Blue from Legends of Kalevala

New Legends of Kalevala hero is released: Aino

This thread is for discussing strategy related to Aino, as well as your thoughts on him.

Aino

Rarity Element Class
:star::star::star::star::star:
Legendary
:snowflake:
Ice/Blue
image
Cleric
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
A
Average
:crossed_swords:
778
:shield:
801
:heart:
1456
Origin Family
Legends of Kalevala Kalevala
:hourglass: Ability: Power of Sisu
When this character starts a turn with low health for the first time during a battle, they recover 15% health and receive 15% mana.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Summer Carol
  • Cleanses status ailments from all allies.
  • Recovers 40% health for all allies.
  • All enemies get -24% mana generation for 4 turns. Against Nature characters, this status effect becomes uncleansable and lasts 2 turns longer.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.


:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes of the same family.

Kalevala family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

Receive -10% / -25% / -40% less damage from the Special Skills of the stronger element. (Nature)


:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes to Aino from last-seen Beta stats, skill, and design.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Legends of Kalevala Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v49]


:thought_balloon: What do you think of Aino ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Aino.

Based on preferences Forum members have expressed, please try to stick mainly to Aino and not wander off topic too much to other heroes.

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Aino worth summoning for?

  • Would you use Aino on Defense? Offense? War? Quests/Events? Titans?

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Aino ?

  • What heroes would you take when facing Aino as an opponent?

  • Would you give Aino Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Aino’s character design?

  • If you Summoned Aino and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Aino, and whether/how you plan to make use of them.*

*NOTE: Summon Results posted without any commentary/feedback at all should be flagged as Off Topic and removed, based on preferences expressed by the Forum community. Please include some comments about what you think of Aino when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Aino, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Aino (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Aino), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Legendary Event Hero.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these three threads for more information and context on summoning odds:

If you’ve read them a million times before, you may consider reading them again before deciding on your budget for summoning. A little time spent deciding on how much money you want to risk on summoning goes a long way to avoiding disappointment, frustration, and regret later. :slight_smile:


:thinking: Wondering About Your Personal Situation?

Feel free to discuss your team and roster here, and ask for advice from other Forum members.

If you’d like more extensive advice on sorting out your particular roster, I recommend creating a new thread in #gameplay-help-tactics, and posting screenshots of your hero roster, along with your questions.


:link: Related Threads You May Be Interested In

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Feedback Poll - Aino (post release)


:question: Is Aino worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Yes, but only when featured.
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Aino would be useful to keep & Level?

Note - this is roster space dependent & isn’t the same for everyone!

  • Zero
  • Just one
  • 2
  • 3
  • All of them

0 voters

:question: What do you think Aino’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Cleanser
  • Healing (Immediate)
  • Mana Generation Debuffer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Aino compared to other Heroes?

  • Over Powered (OP)
  • Little stronger than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Little Weaker than Most
  • Completely Broken (Under Powered)

0 voters

:question: How does Aino’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Aino’s Base Stats?

Note this means her Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

  • Perfectly
  • Better than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Worse than Most
  • Terribly

0 voters

:question: Is Aino worth giving Cleric Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Depends on who else you got
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No I don’t think so
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Aino is best used?

  • Left Wing
  • Left Flank
  • Tank
  • Right Flank
  • Right Wing
  • Not on defence at all.

0 voters

:question: How do you think Aino is best used?

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options

:question: What do you think is Aino worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Aino then which Emblem Path would you select ?

  • Sword path
    (Selecing Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecing Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)

0 voters

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I’d like him for my blue stack. The Revere Ariel.

I hope to get lucky pulling this hero…I’m sure it will be a good fit for me. I’m really short on cleansers in my roster, I only got 2 5* ones( Lady Locke and Glenda). :crossed_fingers:

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Looks great (both her skill and artwork). Not many healers cleanse first (maybe Lidenbrock only actually) and is also pretty handy on offensive side with crippling enemy mana generation (that cannot be cleansed, mind you).

The uncleansable part of the effect only applies to Nature enemies. the other elements can cleanse the ailment

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Ah ok, well, shame, though still better than nothing I guess.

Aaaargh seriously, can we stop making blue healers? Alexandrine, Passepartout, Zircon, this guy, holy cow, enough already, pick another color. And again a cleric… sigh.

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Ariel, Rumpelstiltskin, Raffaele AND another one in the upcoming Styx event.

I’d argue that Rumpelstiltskin, like Anzogh, tarlak, Red Hood and Aegir, aren’t healers but heroes with the potential to heal.

Also Esme. 20 Wolves.

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I want one please and thank you

Ariel is better.

Go for Ariel

How do you figure this? Now the downplay is starting to look suspicious.

Ariel Base Stats:
731/768/1260
Vs.
Aino Base Stats?:
779/802/1458
:x: Ariel
:white_check_mark: Aino


Ariel’s Skill:

  • Recovers 40% health for all allies.
  • All allies get +24% mana generation for 4 turns.
  • Cleanse status ailments from all allies.

Vs.

Looks close? Not really…

Glaring issue for Ariel is skill timing doesn’t cleanse first to remove any limiting heal ailments before restoring the hp.
Another problem is the mana gen is dispellable.
The nature caveat is NOT cleansable
(that +2 turns @PlayForFun?)
:x: Ariel
:white_check_mark: Aino


Now the passives:
Aino, along with this entire family…

SHOULD TAKE THE HEALTH PATH!

I don’t know what % the passive will kick in, but I’m guessing 10%? Is that right @PlayForFun?
Any higher than that, and this family are the first 8* heroes in the legendary portal… 10% is bad too. You will really have to watch those tiles! Hopefully the passive doesn’t kick in until 5%.
That’s a smidge more balanced. Except for the rogue… yikes! If it kicks in less than 10%. Then the defense path may make more sense!

At the Base? The current 15% passive = 218 hp
That number will go way up after Blems & LB… It’s not minion health… it’s hero health!

Edit… snap… and the +15% mana! If that’s enough to trigger the skill after you were just about to kill her…??..you will be the one who snaps!

Ariel’s passive? None…
:x:Ariel
:white_check_mark:Aino


Next the family bonus:
That’s debatable. Some may call it a wash.
Some may give it to Ariel, and I would normally agree with them! However…
considering the family members . . .
this tie-breaker will still go to
:x:Ariel
:white_check_mark:Aino


Lastly the Costume:
Clear win for Ariel! For now… According to Krampus, Ariel has 1 year.
Oh… look!

:joy:

:white_check_mark:Ariel
:x:Aino

Winner?
Not even close…

7 Likes

I’ll probably get this guy… I’m so full of ice healers…

Mana bonus for both Ariel and her costume turns your fast hitters into machine guns (vfast). Go test it out with lvl 29 troops.

That’s the most important. Instant cast whenever you ghost 3 tiles. Can turn the tide of the battle very often.

The cleanse first doesn’t remove minions or fiends, so it’s kinda useless.

I already have Ariel and costume but I want Aino as well. One more 5* healer is never enough .
The issue concerning cleanse first before healing or inverse I would analyze according to the opponent
Most important is having different options.

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@PlayForFun do you have any idea of an estimate % for Power of Sisu’s "low health"

I scanned your beta report and can only find that feelings were mixed on the gain %.

I’d really like to know what “low health” means

Just pulled her. Seems like a decent healer. 2nd 5s breaker I got

As I recall this 15% heal + 15% mana kicks in when the hero’s health bar goes red.
And I think that is at 30%.