⚖️ Charon - 5* Dark / Purple from Tower of Styx

New Styx hero is released: Charon

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


Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Tower of Styx Styx
: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: Ferry From the Beyond
  • Special Skill has a different effect when charged with 100% / 200% / 300% mana:

  • 1x Mana Charge:
    • Boosts health of all allies by 450. Boosted health can exceed max HP.
  • 2x Mana Charge:
    • Each fallen ally has 50% chance to get revived with 10% HP.
    • All allies regenerate 609 HP over 3 turns.
  • 3x Mana Charge:
    • Boosts health of all allies by 700. Boosted health can exceed max HP.
    • Each fallen ally has 65% chance to get revived with 27% HP.
    • All allies regenerate 952 HP over 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.

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • HP boost at charge 1 is increased to 450 from 350.
  • HP regeneration at charge 2 is increased to 609 from 459.
  • Revive chance at charge 2 to is increased to 50% from 40%
  • HP boost at charge 3 is increased to 700 from 600
  • HP regeneration at charge 3 is increased to 952 from 732
  • Revive chance at charge 3 is increased to 65% from 60%, and revived HP is increased to 27% from 20%.

Some changes are arrived with the 2022 November balance updates:

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 Charon ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Charon.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Charon worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Charon ?

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

  • Would you give Charon Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • HP Booster (Immediate)
  • Reviver
  • Healer (Over Time)

0 voters

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

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Charon worth giving Cleric 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 Charon is best used?

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Charon 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

I don’t understand why the second charge only regenerates, but charge 1 and 3 boost health. Makes no sense at all. I also don’t understand the third charge. Boost health by 600 and then regenerate 732 health… I suppose that’s great, but if you’re already at or over max health the regeneration does nothing unless you are taking damage.

That being said, looks like a strong hero. 5-tile boosted health if you urgently need it. Third charge is ridiculous, but it’s a charge hero so that’s fine and he won’t be OP on defense.

I suppose it’s more of a regen boost for those heroes that get revived

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The HoT is useful for fallen allies that get resurrected. :+1:


Is this the one I really want? Hmmm lets find out what my saved coins will produce for me.
Good luck in the portals everyone!

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I’d take one and be happy. I need boosted health… But i feel it it’s not especially likely I’ll get him since I’m not pulling until January.


Is he really worth the hype? I just want him because he looks like a badass old man

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Charon is really old man Rigard.

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Desperate move, $$) buff him boost 700 and hot 900+.


I can see that! Lol. and young rigard is still everywhere so I think he stands the test of time.
Would love him but really not interested in spending tons just to be disappointed with renfeld again.

Congratulations to all those who were lucky enough to get him :heart:

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Finally he arrived!
How about others hunters, anyone chasing him or just being lucky? How is he rated compared to other Styx?
Don’t know if anybody has done any test yet?
I have other ongoing projects so a review would be nice.

Happy gaming

Noticed this too. His heal went from 350 to 450, the revive percentages went up, and the HoT also went up. Blatant cash grab. 1% chance, there are what, 5 heroes currently? So you need on average 500 summons to get him. At regular gem prices for single summons (350 gems = $3.50), that’s what, $1750. If just 10% of people are lured by the upgraded card to do summons for him that’s a ton of money for SG. Lame.


Got him on a 10 pull this morning, I was just trying to get some aethers LOL…

Based on the comments so far it sounds like I hit the jackpot, maybe I should go play the lottery. I also grabbed Chomper, Bubbles, Ebba, Hammertusk, and Miriam in 3 ten pulls.

Can’t wait to level Charon though, he’ll probably be in every defense lineup.


He is the fist in the face of all Xnol owners…

Meanwhile I’ve not pulled anything decent in months smh. Why do I even bother

Actually, it’s Tetisheri who has the +20% mana boost now, but at Fast speed.

Charon is amazing to use and looks to have been improved further from beta. I wrote a post about him on my blog for those interested:

Thank you.


Charon is interesting reviver in that that he’s usually better than other revivers in most situations, but is much worse at VF speed where other revivers are better. 9 tile revive is something only Alberich can potentially achieve and his revive has lower chance anyway. Of course Charon will be also much worse at defense.

Did ~40 pulls so far and no luck, but that’s probably Karma for getting Oceanus in 5 pulls (who’s also great, albeit in different manner, so no complaints).