Arfanias – 5* Dark / Purple - June 2022 HOTM (Hero of the Month) -- Initial Release

New HOTM Released for June 2022: Arfanias

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 848 810 1522
4/90 970 927 1742
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Legends 2022
Image Aether Power Description
attack-up Attack Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% attack for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:no_entry_sign: Resist: Resist Health Steal Ailments
This hero has innate resistance against status ailments that steal health.
:hourglass: Ability: Effect on Mana Reduction
This character gets +30% attack for 3 turns when their mana reduced.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Dagger of Shadows
  • Deals 360% damage to the target.
  • The more mana the enemies have, the more damage they will receive up to 550%.
  • The caster gets +75% chance to dodge Special Skills that deal damage for 3 turns.
  • Element Link gives all Dark allies +10% defense for 4 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.

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 in the same Family.

Legends 2022 Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • +10% / +15% / +20% attack.

Bonus for 2+ heroes:

  • Elemental Link affects all allies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early information on the June 2022 HOTM -- Arfanias [Part of The Beta Beat V48]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Arfanias ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Arfanias.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Arfanias worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Arfanias ?

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

  • Would you give Arfanias Rogue Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

Or: How many summons are needed to get a HOTM?

_Special thanks to @Garanwyn & @zephyr1 for assistance on summoning odds and proofreading for this section.

It’s important to remember that HOTM have very low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a HOTM.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 12.3% chance of summoning the HOTM.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 73 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 100
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 229
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 352

Putting that in Perspective

  • 27 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 100 times, 270,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 229th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 229 times, 50,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

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 - Arfanias (post release)

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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Dodge (Self)

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Arfanias 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


Arfanias is druid…I thought he was rogue?

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@PlayForFun is his class correct? Druid or rogue?

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Good catch. He is a rogue, unless SG has nerfed him already… But in that case, he would be barbarian? :joy:


I like him more as a druid. I have too many rogues waiting for emblems…


How many druid dark hotms are there in the new age. Chakkoszrot, viscaro and now this guy? There has to be a mistake.

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Good catch.

I have fixed it. It supposed to be Rogue.


I got the s5 4* that gives 20% mana… I want to believe that him with afarnias together would pair nicely. I don’t like using two snipers to kill one hero… But with 20% mana for all… I might be willing to change my mind.

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Aint a bad hero sure not the top of list of dark heros that are out there …
Got 23 tabards if i pull ill max*… ill give a bit of bling to …

  • if any other 5* dark heros i may get whilst pulling may jump the queue instead :wink:

If I get him, I may seriously consider training zocc. The synergy between them is quite top notch


I’ll level him.


Got him on my first 10x pull… :star_struck:wish the game were more generous and dropped more often 4* mats. Arfanias will have to wait for tabards for little longer, Diaochan gets the first set.


Well I managed to get mine


1 x 10 Solstice pull



A decent multidimensional hero I think. I wrote a full review here:


Got one! Yeah…he came in a 10 with feeders


Despite having idiotic luck with purples and always pulling the best ones like crazy, I struggle with snipers for that color. My only one really is Costumed Sartana, but I don’t have her emblemmed. So this guy could really fill a hole in my roster.

Which means I will probably never get him.

It is a decent hero for sure. Too bad mostly for PVP, as the map mobs usually don’t have mana so he hits them with the wrong end of the stick.


not a bad hotm, although snipers are out of fashion lately…

He’ll get tabards some day, if I have nothing better to level

He’d synergize well with konshu

This guy just feels swanky as heck. He also looks dynamic and well designed