Anoushka – 5* Dark / Purple - March 2024 HOTM (Hero of the Month)

New HOTM Released for March, 2024: Anoushka

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 927 1016 1793
4/90 1061 1163 2052
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Legends 2024
Image Aether Power Description
regen Regen At the start of each battle, this Hero regenerates 420 health over 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:no_entry_sign: Resist: Resist Blind
This character has innate resistance against status ailments that affect accurancy. Doesn’t apply to status effects from allies.
:hourglass: Ability: Health Recovery on Status Ailment Received
This character recovers 10% health when they receive a status ailment or negative stack.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Strange Incense
  • Recover 25% health for all allies.
  • Steals all dispellable buffs from the target and randomly distributes them on allies.
  • The target falls asleep.
  • While asleep, the target can’t attack or gain mana.
  • All damage dealt to the sleeping target is increased by 40%.
  • The sleeping target is woken once it takes damage. This excludes damage from Minions and Fiends.
  • Elemental Link gives all Dark allies +10% additional Special Skill damage for 4 turns. This effect cannot be dispelled.

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

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early information on the March 2024 HOTM -- Anoushka [Part of The Beta Beat V64]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Anoushka ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Anoushka.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Anoushka worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Anoushka ?

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

  • Would you give Anoushka Druid Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

  • If you Summoned Anoushka and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Anoushka, 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 Anoushka when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Anoushka, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Anoushka (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Anoushka), 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


Feedback Poll - Anoushka (post release)

:question: Is Anoushka 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 Anoushka 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 Anoushka’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Healer (Immediate)
  • Buff Stealer
  • Opponent Disabler (Sleep)
  • Dmamage Increaser (Sleeping target)
0 voters

:question: What do you think of Anoushka 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 Anoushka’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Anoushka’s Base Stats?

Note this means Anoushka’s Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

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

:question: Is Anoushka worth giving Druid 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 Anoushka is best used?

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

:question: How do you think Anoushka 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 Anoushka worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes, but only once
  • Yes, twice
  • No
0 voters

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

  • Sword path
    (Selecting Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecting Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)
0 voters

:question: What do you think about the artwork ?

  • Amazing
  • Refreshingly new
  • It’s ok
  • It could be better
  • Very bad
0 voters

Couldn’t they change her name to Anushka :melting_face:
Hoping her name will be changed :crossed_fingers:

After getting grandpa (Balbar) I’m not interested in grandma(this lady) :upside_down_face:


Seems bad.

25% heal is bad , on average mana is awful

Buff steal is okay (many do it at faster mana and/or more than one)

No damage


If she is fast speed than she will be good, but she can be good in design.

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If I’m reading it right the target get sleep ailment only to waken up after getting damage.

So If she cast her spell, target falls asleep, if another ally hits the same target or hits all the enemies then that only target (while asleep) receives more damage then it will turn to normal again.

Sleep should last like 2 or 3 turns if you’d ask me.

Now she sounds a bit weak to me…


quick question, target falls asleep for how many turns? on offense she can be quite good if you dont hit sleppy one

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Unimited turns until you deal some non minion and non fiend damage to the hero.

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until the target takes damage. So you can sleep an enemy on the wing, kill the rest without hitting the sleeping target and kill that one as the last one. Snipers are useful when using her.


No changes since beta @PlayForFun

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Correct, polls are now enabled.

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I really feel her skill is intended for a fast hero (both heal and sleep), but she’s average because she’s a HotM and not an event hero.

(Still, I need a 5* dark healer so I’ll try to get her)

They have quiet a lot of HP and to passives to recover it. Maybe an annoying tank.

What baffles me is blindness immunity as it would only apply to tiles. So maybe titans?

Overall, really weak.

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U mean the opposite. The target doesn’t wake up from minion and fiend damage, but wakes up on tile or special skill damage. But yeah, terrible HOTM.


They wrote “non minion and non fiend damage,” which means any damage that isn’t from fiends or minions. Non = Not


Balbar’s wife


Lol, now i see, in my mind an illogical way to describe it, but yea.

I don’t believe it

Got her from my first March summon!!!


Love the art! Love nothing else.

Increase speed to Fast and healing to 350 Boosted Health and then I might be intrigued enough to level her, maybe…

Must have missed this Beta :thinking:


Decent hero, well designed. Very good job Small Giant games!

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