🦸‍♂️ Arco - 5* Nature / Green from Sanctuary of Gargoyles

New Sanctuary of Gargoyles Hero is released: Arco

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 836 894 1636
4/90 957 1023 1871
Origin Family
Sanctuary of Gargoyles Gargoyle
Image Aether Power Description
defense-up Defense Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% defense for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Gargoyle’s Stoneskin
Every time this Gargoyle casts a Special Skil, their Stoneskin hardens. The next 4 times they receive damage, it is dropped to 1. This effect can’t be dispelled.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Gargoyles of Redemption
  • Replaces all Fiends on all allies with Gargolyle Minions.
  • Summons a Gargoyle Minion for each ally. The Gargolye Minion inherits 30% HP and 20% attack for the caster.
  • All allies’ health is boosted by 75 HP for each Minion owned by allies.

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.

Gargoyle family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

Immune to Poison damage / Immune to Poison and Burn damage / Immune to Poison and Burn and Water damage

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

June 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Sanctuary of Gargoyles Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v48]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Arco ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Arco.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Arco worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Arco ?

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

  • Would you give Arco Wizard Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

  • If you Summoned Arco and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Arco, 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 Arco when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Arco, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Arco (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Arco), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Legendary Event Hero.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Legendary Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 1.65% chance of summoning Arco.

But that statistic can lead our minds astray in exactly how our odds play out as we continue summoning.

Some useful insights:

  • 15 times out of 100, you’ll get Arco by pull 100 (26,000 gems)
  • 56 times out of 100, you’ll get Arco by pull 500 (130,000 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Arco by pull 1,796 (467,200 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Arco by pull 2,761 (717,900 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Arco by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $259.97 (US) to summon :one::zero::zero: times, 846,364 of those players wouldn’t get Arco

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Arco by the 1800th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $4,671.53 US to summon :one::eight::zero::zero: times, 49,663 of those players wouldn’t get Arco

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 - Arco (post release)

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

  • Fiend Replacer (with Minions)
  • Minion Summoner
  • HP Booster (Immediate)

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Arco 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 Arco’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Arco’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 Arco worth giving Wizard 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 Arco is best used?

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Arco 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


Looking at you, Esme :slight_smile:

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So if the allies have fiends, when Arco fires his special, all allies will receive 2 minions? One from Arco’s special and the other from their fiends being replaced to a minion? Pengi is gonna have fun with this guy.


@rebelsouljah yes, if all 5 allies have 1 fiend, then your allies will have 2 minions after you fire Arco + your allies will get 2 * 5 * 75 = 750 HP boost.


Managed to pull this guy… just in time, i was in need of a “faster” healer than mother north. His minions are really beefy at 30% plus at least a 375 health boost.


Arco is what Esme wishes she could be

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So fire it after you’ve been hit by Elisabeth?

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Arco is the only hero where under the right situation could summon 10-15 minions in one go, plus he is very durable with the stoneskin passive. Not to mention leagues above Esme when it comes to fiend control.
Also heard that Elizabeth is a very good hero to use in bloody battles. But against arco, I think she has met her match.


I love this take, all the attention is on Goseck, but in my opinion this guy is the best in the portal.


this guy overheals as hell with minions already present. 1338 with two minions present and special only at 5.

I pulled him and was like, ok. I didn’t understand his skills at all. I thought if he produces two minions for example, each hero gets 150 health. I’m like, this is another underwhelming hero that makes no sense. Now that I understand how he works, this guys is absolutely amazing. I honestly feel these guys are getting nerfed. I hope not, but I played with that 4* I believe his name is Kato. He’s unbelievable! I mean nuts. Really happy with this portal.


Arco is abosuletly amazing and superfun to use like most of the gargoyles.Congrats to whoever got him !


SG RNG GODS please just give me a good green for once. Have chased every good green portal for ages (LoTL, Alliance Quest, Christmas) just give me one good green for once!!

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Just pulled him from 10 pulls, mixed coins and gems. Green was the only one I have mats for :upside_down_face:


I’ve pulled him today as well - now the question is does he get my next tonics ahead of c-LotL? I still need 3 so i have some time to think about…

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Got Arco today :heart_eyes::sunglasses::tada:


I really like Arco, his max overboost heal is at 1350 plus of course the 3 minions on each hero with 530HP (max emblems shield path + LB) so 2940 HP in total. At that point you won the fight anyways but it was fun to just see it :smile:

Too bad there is no other average speed green minion caster ( except old lady Telluria who is „meh“ ). I pair my green stack with C.Ariel and C.Krampus, Krampus minions increase Arcos overboost and C.Ariel overboost heal + the mana chunks help Arco charge faster and often even go off a second time.

As for the fiend removal. I prefer using him against Hannah. Elizabeth is not a really good idea imo. Her fiends mess with your mana and since Arco is average speed the -24%mana reduction (yes, even with a lvl30 mana troop) is really annoying, your board really needs to give you plenty of greens. I wouldn‘t rely on solely on Arcos as primary healer when facing Elizabeth.


If i ever pull him I plan on putting him on a team with Krampus, Frosth, Pengi, and Quenell. I used that team in beta and it was awesome!

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Team beefy minions :grinning: