🤺 Cardinal Richelieu – 5* Fire / Red from Brave Musketeers

New Brave Musketeers hero is released: Cardinal Richelieu

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

Cardinal Richelieu

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 950 936 1935
4/90 1087 1071 2214
Origin Family
Brave Musketeers Musketeer
Image Aether Power Description
fiend-resist Fiend Resist At the start of each battle, this Hero is immune to new Fiends for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Damage on Special Skill and Cover Damage
When this character receives damage from Special Skills or in place of a character in Cover, there’s a 60% chance of deal 25% of the received damage on all enemies.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Web of Spies
  • Deals 330% damage to all enemies.
  • Summon a Spy Fiend for all enemies. The Fiend damages the enemy with 45% attack every turn.
  • The Spy Fiend absorbs healing and disappears when it has absorbed health equal to 30% of its target’s max health.
  • At the end of each turn, the Spy Fiend steals one of its target’s dispellable buffs and gives it to one character on the opposite team.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.

:hugs: Family Bonus

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Attack is increased from 801 to 881.
  • Defense is increased from 788 to 869.
  • Health is increased from 1553 to 1796.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Brave Musketeers Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v53]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Cardinal Richelieu ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Cardinal Richelieu.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Cardinal Richelieu worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Cardinal Richelieu ?

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

  • Would you give Cardinal Richelieu Sorcerer Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Cardinal Richelieu’s character design?

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


Feedback Poll - Cardinal Richelieu (post release)

:question: Is Cardinal Richelieu 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 Cardinal Richelieu 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 Cardinal Richelieu’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Fiend Summoner
  • Buff Stealer (by Fiends)
0 voters

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

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

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

:question: Is Cardinal Richelieu worth giving Sorcerer 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 Cardinal Richelieu is best used?

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

:question: How do you think Cardinal Richelieu 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 Cardinal Richelieu worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes, but only once
  • Yes, twice
  • No
0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Cardinal Richelieu then which Emblem Path would you select ?

  • Sword path
    (Selecting Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecting Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)
0 voters

:question: What do you think about the artwork ?

  • Amazing
  • Refreshingly new
  • It’s ok
  • It could be better
  • Very bad
0 voters

Looks nasty so far.


looks pretty solid … at fast would have been too strong, the ability to steal buff is great

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Villier’s big brother

A familiar ability; formidable stats. Hold onto your finely feathered hats!


The hero arrived with stat changes only.
Polls are enabled.

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Him and diaochan, fiends and minions that steal buffs

maybe im hallucinating but cardinal richelieu looks more like a woman

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Lay off the mushrooms, my friend.

He looks like a version of the Joker to me :joy:


No option for limit break twice?

Also just pulled him. Veryhappy with him! He will fit nicely next to Constance and Milady.


Oh, nice catch.
I have used an older hero for polls template, where there was no LB2 option.

I have adjusted the polls to have LB2 option too, but it means I had to reset that poll.
Sorry for the inconvinience.


Wouldn’t milady contradict with him? Unless you’re stealing the buffs the enemies have set up before milady


Good point. But Cardinal is Average and Milady is Slow. So I hope Richelieu will ‘steal’ the buffs before Milady activates, and then Milady will reflect them and the Cardinal becomes a sniper + Fiend bomber.

lmfao do you remmeber the family guy episode when peter punches a pregnant woman that he thought was a guy


Yesterday I (finally) finished leveling Villiers and then today…


Anyone have the title so I can update the wiki? Thanks.


Title is “Duplicitous Duke” @djp1997


My very first Red 5* hero, been playing since 2017 :sweat_smile::sweat_smile: no luck for polls, my 12th Legendary Hero finally a red one, 89 4s and 72 3s,