Bertila – 5* Nature/ Green - January 2021 HOTM (Hero of the Month) -- Initial Release

New HOTM RELEASED for January 2021: Bertila

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

If you’d like to discuss whether Bertilais appropriately balanced, or possibly in need of a buff or nerf, please see this thread instead: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Bertila


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 774 834 1474
4/90 886 955 1686
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Legends 2021
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: Resists: This Hero has the innate resistance against ailments that affect accuracy. This does not apply to status effects from allies.
:hourglass: Ability: This hero gains a small amount of mana when a minion owned by them is destroyed.
:dizzy: Special Skill: En Garde
  • Deals 340% damage to all enemies
  • Lifts all cleansable status ailments that affect attack or defence from all allies and randomly distributes them on enemies.
  • Element Link summons a Nature Minion for all Nature allies with 6% HP and 10% attack inherited from the caster.
All-In-One Reference, courtesy of @Lumi
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:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes in the same Family.

Legends 2021 Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • +10% / +15% / +20% critical chance.

Bonus for 2+ heroes:

  • Elemental Link affects all allies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

Jan 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early information on the January 2021 Bertila HOTM

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Bertila?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Bertila.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Bertila worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Bertila?

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

  • Would you give Bertila Fighter Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

NOTE: If you’d like to discuss whether Bertila is appropriately balanced, or perhaps in need of a buff or nerf, please see this thread instead: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Bertila

: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 - Bertila (post release)

:question: Is Bertila worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Only if you’re summoning for someone else
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Bertila 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 Bertila’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Primary Damage Dealer
  • Support Damage Dealer
  • Ailment Redistributor (Attack & Defence ailments only)

0 voters

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

Note Discuss Balance issues more here: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Bertila

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

0 voters

:question: How does Bertila’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match her 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 Bertila worth giving Fighter 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 Bertila is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters


290% damage to all is pretty nice. I am annoyed though that she does not redistribute debuffs before dealing damage, as that would cleanse attack debuffs and put defense debuffs on enemies for extra damage. Kinda like artwork though.


Bah, your last three poll items are “results shown on vote”. I need to know what other people would use her for, I don’t have a clue myself! What do you mean, work it out? :rage:

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No they aren’t.

None of them are. Just hit “show results” button and you can see what others voted.


A defense with Freya or bera as a tank…and a mana booster (misandra/ariel/odin/mica/) should make her beastly

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Ahh well, must show different as the poll owner; guess you’ll just have to vote then on the last three.

The questions are written as “you THINK”

Can always cast your vote based on your current thoughts and then go back and change it later if you change your thoughts.


I don’t mind, was just bored and noticed it as well, thanks for making the polls and putting the heroes up to talk about.

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For events and tournaments she will shine. Also vfw
Events in legendary that hit all will be useful.
She is cool but the other special don’t meen alot attack n defence chucked back imo can be too late n game with slow mana.
Frigg and odin say who this clown :smirk::woman_shrugging:


If you don’t have frigg but have Odin, bertila is a half decent consolation/stand in for her

Odin and frigg work as they fast.
Bertila is slow it wouldnt work, the secondary defence doesn’t even apply to dot blind etc. So your defence may get hit with def down you gotta charge her up to swap it back to make that effect work. I played with in beta gave emblems had hard time to find a boss who gave def down and attack was somewhere in S3 like almur. That affect is generally pointless in a raid but in other parts of the game she bee cool. Personally I wouldnt bring to a raid or put on defence.


Put her in right flank on def with a mana boost and minion thrower

i just thought bertila is a blue Yunan , decent one but hard to find the heroes that synergies with it as it is slow mana…

I just fail to get Bertila with 89 EHT (I do get 3 Krampus + 1 Santa).

I can use 24 pulls at costume in the middle of the month. Should I make another attempt at her or should I save the keys to boost my chance to get Uraeus next month?


Bertila is green just like Yunan, not blue.

Oh yes, I don’t mean to be ungrateful, thanks for the thread and the poll as always. Unless I don’t get Bertila this month, in which case it will be All Your Fault for reasons that make perfect sense.

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Nice artwork

(20 characters)

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Also failed to get the HOTM, although I only used around half the EHTs you spent earlier. Lucky for you to get all those Krampuses as also wanted one, too. But I will have to settle with Mother North as my 1st legendary in Santa’s Challenge since 2018.

Anyone already picked this new HOTM yet? It’s just odd for me not able to pull a HOTM with those 47 EHTs spent within the minute the switch of HOTMs occurred as I usually get them with far fewer EHTs or coins in the previous months. I guess getting 5 Reubens out of free pulls last month exhausted me of HOTM freebies this month.

I also am hesitating spending 100+ of my hoarded masquerade keys this month even if costumes for Marj and Leo may already be released. We’ll, I guess it will depend who will be featured then since they have a bit higher chances than those non-featured. We will soon see.


I’ve pulled Bertila. Spent 24 EHTs and did a 10-pull looking for Mother North (got 4 Reubens, so stopped pulling in Dec). Still no go as far as MN is concerned, but Bertila showed up as a consolation.

I was thinking of ascending Zocc next, but now wondering whether Bertila would make the cut ahead of Zocc