🐼 Cao Cao – 5* Ice / Blue from War of the Three Kingdoms

New War of the Three Kingdoms here is released: Cao Cao

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

Cao Cao

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 861 876 1582
4/90 985 1003 1811
Origin Family
War of the Three Kingdoms Kingdom
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.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Order to Overwhelm
  • Deals 330% damage to all enemies.
  • Summons a Wei Soldier Minion for each ally with 20% HP and 25% attack inherited from the caster.
  • Each hit from a Wei Soldier Minion dispells all dispellable buffs from the target.
  • All allies get +30% defense 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.

Kingdom family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 2% / 4% / 6% mana each time a Minion is summoned for the Hero.
  • 3% / 5% / 7% heal each time a Minion is summoned for the Hero.

Morale Boost

Heroes belonging to this family as well as heroes fighting alongside with them receive additional persk in War of the Three Kingdoms:
+10% attack, + 3% defense, +7% health

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Aug 2022

Sep 2022

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Health is increased to 1439 from 1425.
  • Minion HP is increased to 20% from 14%
  • Minion Attack is increased to 25% from 20%.
    (These last two items were because of the 2022 June balance changes)

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New War of the Three Kingdom Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v46]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Cao Cao ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Cao Cao.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Cao Cao worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Cao Cao ?

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Cao Cao 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 Cao Cao

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Cao Cao 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 Cao Cao

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 - Cao Cao (post release)

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

Before Balnce update:

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Minion Summoner
  • Dispeller

0 voters

After balance update:

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Minion Summoner
  • Dispeller
  • Defense Buffer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Cao Cao 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 Cao Cao’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Cao Cao’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 Cao Cao 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 Cao Cao is best used?

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Cao Cao 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


love the artwork of this hero, looks cool…


Didn’t even see this one…omg…sleeping Beauty at it again
Went back and looked …he’s cool…I want one! … :grin:


Basically, this is the 5* version of Xiahou Dun and Yao. I love both of these heroes and use them a lot. So yes, would be very nice to get their 5* brother as well.


We all missed him! Because he only appeared in the portal a couple of hours after the portal opened :sweat_smile: I’m surprised people aren’t really voting he’s worth summoning for? Is this because he’s slow and his 4* brother is fast?


His cape is missing? Hope to add it back


He is much better if he is Average tho.

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My analysis of Cao Cao.

  • His 4 good specials justify his slow speed.
  • Food-for-Thought = MoNo and many other heroes are SLOW, and I don’t see anyone complaining about them… so… !! :rofl:
  • There are important support options available to speed him up = Mana / Magic troops, Man speeding heroes.
  • He makes his whole team dispellers thru the minion = No dispeller needs to be taken… a unique advantage to the team…to take other key heroes to WiN !
  • 5 dispeller minions on 5 heroes = machine gun fire dispels happening …IMAGINE, which heroes will become less powerful… :wink:
  • The BEST part is…his minions dispels riposte without any damage to the host hero… HOW COOL IS THAT !

Already voted him as an absolute top hero for summon with logic… details in the hero analysis.


3* = Minion to self
4* = Minions to self & nearby
5* = Minions to all allies = most powerful to deal with many many scenarios without any risk to minion hosting hero.


Oh forgot about him, I could have given you @PlayForFun his stats before release. I will do the math for LB stats at least later today :+1:

When I summoned a bunch at 3am I didn’t see this guy…what’s with that??


Released later…alot of us didnt see him until late

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Staff forgot to add him to the portal.

Staff have added him to it about 2 hours and 30 minutes later:

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Single coin pull, and here he is… I still believe he should be average… Or hopefully, he’ll be buffed.


i guess he will not go good with diochan🤔


I like him too, not the greatest hitter but love the minions. Slow may be too long to wait but nice potential.


Congratulations! He would be an amazing addition to any roster!

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He looks much more royal with the cape. I agree. He is the king of the Wei Kingdom, and deserves his cape.