⚖️ Brontes - 4* Nature / Green from Tower of Styx

New Styx hero is released: Brontes

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/75 750 778 1228
4/80 870 902 1424
Origin Family
Tower of Styx Styx
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: Decrease Defense Ailment Duration
This character has innate resistance against status ailments that affect defense. Applies also to status ailments that affect elemental defense.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Good Dose of Garlic
  • Special Skill has a different effect when charged with 100% / 200% / 300% mana:

  • 1x Mana Charge:
    • Recovers 25% health for the caster and nearby allies.
    • The caster and nearby allies get +24% mana generation for 2 turns.
  • 2x Mana Charge:
    • Recovers 35% health for the caster and nearby allies.
    • Increases the mana of the caster and nearby allies by 10%.
  • 3x Mana Charge:
    • Recovers 55% health for the caster and nearby allies.
    • Increases the mana of the caster and nearby allies by 30%.
    • The caster and nearby allies get +40% mana generation for 4 turns.

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

Styx Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 40% / 60% / 80% chance to cast -30% mana generation to all enemies for 2 turns when this hero casts their Special Skill.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Nov 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of Tower of Styx Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v50]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Brontes ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Brontes.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Brontes worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Brontes ?

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

  • Would you give Brontes Monk Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Healer (Immediate)
  • Mana Generation Buffer
  • Mana Increaser

0 voters

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

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Brontes worth giving Monk Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you don’t have a 5* Option
  • Yes, but only if you’re focusing on 4* Heroes/ Events
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

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

Note, as a 4* hero, please consider with this question up-and-coming players not just end-game players (where 5* heroes are a luxury not a given).

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Brontes 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 don’t like healers that only heal themselves and flanks, but that mana boosting can be handy.


Better than Mica?

20 char

I have this guy maxed already for the mana gain. Was happy to get him, wanted him more than anyone else in there.


I despise heal 3. Of course this is the only Styx hero I pull. What a joke.

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haha same here but i don’t mind him, he can come in useful somewhere… i hope lol

also don’t like the heal-3 part, but at least he will be good for depth… maybe combined with Brynhild or C-Kash on the other side…

Everyone’s mentioning they hate healing only to nearby allies, I do as well. But what I love is the 10%/30% mana gain. There are no 4*s like this guy. If you got him, you did good imho.


I pulled him and Arges. Will see I like the heal and mana gain power.

Yeah I agree about that mana, so I can digest up that limited healing. Just put full healer as one flank and damager as second, ie. Ludwig setup, if one fears healing won’t be enough. I bet Gullinbursti and Anabelle can be nasty as flanks. :smiley:


I think i agree.

At this early stage im thinking ill probably use him with grimble. Grimble charges him up with 10 minions. After that he will have everyone on mana overdrive. Also in case of emergency he can give grimble a 5 or 10 charge heal


I summoned this one and the yellow reviver from Styx. The family bonus is what intrigues me, the ability to reflect defense ailments back is powerful.

I am not enamored of this hero because of the heal three but he is good enough to use, the mana bonus will be very helpful as will the heal, putting the right heroes as flanks and it can be a very good support hero with nasty tile damage for a 4*.

Almost forgetting the ailment duration is cut by two so he’ll be resilient. Annoying AF at tank in tournaments (not rush!!).


Just to clarify it’s not reflect defense ailments as your heroes still get it (it just casts it on the enemies as well). I agree it is powerful but I recently learnt that enemies get it for 2 turns less (they get it for the same amount of turns as your Styx hero) so most of the time they only have it for 1 turn as a lot of DD is usually 3 turns.


Oh, I was unaware that it was like that. So this means I should be less concerned when facing them and carry on as before (more or less).

I saw my heroes with the ailments in the tower and when a +20 5* at full health is one shot, it feels rough. Didn’t check duration.

So the family bonus went from “Wow, OP” to “Hmmm, kinda helpful”

Thank you for the insight.

I have changed the family bonus and passive to match with the most recent balance changes.

It is 690 not 790.

20 Good Dose of Garlic :rofl:


Thx, I have fixed the typo in the OP.

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I saw a video where someone mentione Brontes and Ahmose had good synergy. I tried it out and decided to nearly max him. He looks great, cheers!


Hi Ugk26, how are you? Long time, no see. I pulled Charron from this portal and am over the :crescent_moon: - only 20 pulls! And pulled this one before on the same deal and am wondering whether i should max him too. Like others, I’m mostly interested in the mana. Now that yòu had him for a while, what’s your take on him? Thanks!