🎅 Carol -- 4* Fire/ Red from Santa's Challenge (Winter)

New Santa’s Challenge (Christmas) Hero in 2020 - Carol!!


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/75 678 701 1475
4/80 787 813 1710
Origin Family
Santa’s Challenge Winter
Image Aether Power Description
special-armor Special Armor At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +40% defense against Special Skills for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Perilous Present
  • Reduces the mana of the target by 25%
  • Summons an Elf Minion with 10% HP and 10% attack inherited from the caster.
  • The target receives a Gift Bomb. After 3 turns, the Gift Bomb explodes and deals 374 damage to the target and nearby enemies. The Gift Bomb also explodes when the target dies.
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:hugs: Family Bonus

Christmas (Winter) Heroes now all have a family bonus for unique heroes of the same family.

Winter Family
Bonus for 2 / 3 heroes:

  • +2% / +3% health for Minions
  • +2% / +3% attack for Minions

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

February 2022

July 2023

November 2023 (2nd Balance update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes to Carol from the last-seen Beta stats, skill & design.

Beta Summary

From beta-beat thread:

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Carol?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Carol.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Carol worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Carol?

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

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

  • What do you think of Carol’s special?

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

  • If you Summoned Carol and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Carol, and whether/how you plan to make use of her.*

*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 Carol when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Carol, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Carol (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Carol), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Seasonal Event Heroes.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Seasonal Event Epic Hero?

It’s important to remember that Seasonal Event Heroes have extremely low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Seasonal Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 25% chance of summoning a particular Seasonal Epic Hero.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 58 times out of 100, you’ll get a specific Seasonal Epic Hero by pull 30
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get a specific Seasonal Epic Hero by pull 104
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get a specific Seasonal Epic Hero by pull 160

Putting that in Perspective

  • 42 out of every 100 people won’t get a specific Seasonal Epic Hero by the 30th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 30 times, 420,000 of those players wouldn’t get the specific Seasonal Epic Hero

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get the specific Seasonal Epic Hero by the 104th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 104 times, 50,000 of those players wouldn’t get the specific Seasonal Epic Hero

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these two 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:

:link: Related Threads

  • Hero Card Index Thread - coming soon

Other Santa’s Challenge (Winter) Hero Threads:

Beta Information thread: 🧪 Early Information on New Christmas Heroes (Santa's Challenge) & Family Bonus [Part of The Beta Beat V33]

Buff Request Thread: Buff Carol -- She needs minions


Feedback Poll - Carol (post release)

:question: Is Carol worth Summoning For?

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

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Carol would be useful to keep?

Note - this is roster space dependent & isn’t the same for everyone!

  • zero
  • Just one
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5 or more

0 voters

:question: What do you think Carol’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Mana Controller
  • Delayed Damage Dealer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Carol 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 Carol’s Special Skill 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 Carol worth giving Sorcerer 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 Carol 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 Carol will be best used?

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

0 voters

Carol doesn’t have any minions? :thinking:


Still no minion, hope she can summon minion that be usefull for bloody battle

Soo, if similar to Jack, her bomb is cleansable/dispellable then no damage happens at all?? 3 turns seems a bit much to wait for damage (that can be cleansed prior to hitting) when there is 0 initial special damage. This hero is suspect :thinking:


Chao is better than Carol…

Same speed and stats and mana cut but Chao has initial damage… Oh and almost identical Family bonus :rofl:


She looks so useless, will keep one for cellection.
Scarlett is so much better

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She’s just a Chao that deals delayed damage but with more power. But I see her as ultility and a hero to support others on offence. 2 of them on the same team would be quite devastating.
However since she doesn’t summon minions, her family bonus is practically useless on herself. You’ll need to use her with other winter families for them to benefit the bonus


I disagree, she is sorcerer so she is much better at mana controlling than Chao.

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I think like pumpkin dude she be handy on the end bosses in events. also as a sorcerer that does some damage Is good for trails.
Plus fast mana after 3 turns gift explodes your bound to be ready to send another in too the middle boss does damage reduce mana keep repeating.

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I think it is mistake, because in case of not summoning she is even worse than Rudolph (who can almost the same, even more)

The fact that you have to explain why she is better than a mediocre season one hero says a lot about Carol…


I didn’t explain anything, I’m just stating what the card has and its unique features, she’s a really good mana controller that’s all.

“Good” mana controllers are :Hel,Onatel,Proteus, c renfeld, bauchan,Guin,Hansel etc
She is at best mediocre mana controler


She is a combination of sorcerer and mana cut though.

Why doesnt she make minions? Is this an error? She would not benefit from the family bonus.:man_shrugging:


Really lol’ed here aswell.
Is this first hero of any “family” which dont have any benefit from family bonus?
What the…


I really was excited of another 4* christmas hero with this family bonus, she would make a great combo with Buddy in bloody tournament defense. BUT she does not make minions, ok, that’s pretty stupid, but I guess you could add her to defense either way to make Buddy’s minions stronger, but that is the only thing she would do, since the bomb is CLEANSABLE, it takes 3 turns to explode so the chances of not cleansing that are really low. Honestly even if they raised the manacut to 50% she still would be only “ok”

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Why doesn’t she summon minions? She could either summon 1 for her and nearby heros or even summon 2 for herself.


Waiting for fix Carol post