🔪 Cillian – 4* Fire / Red from Slayers of Fell Shadows

New Slayer of the Fell Shadows Hero Released: Cillian

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


Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Slayers of Fell Shadows Slayers
:no_entry_sign: Resist: Damage caused by status ailments reduced by -50%
:dizzy: Special Skill: Stalling Reanimated Spite
  • Deals 315% damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • If the caster dies during the next 4 turns they are resurrected in the beginning of their next turn with 27% health. All status effects are removed when the caster dies.
  • Stack (Max 10): The caster gets +5% mana generation.
  • Stack +2(Max 10): The caster recovers 20 HP each turn.

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

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Apr 2022

:hugs: Family Bonus

The new heroes form the “Slayers” family and have a family bonus for each unique hero in the team:
The amounts and percents in Family bonus varies for each rarity.

Slayers Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 50% / 75% / 100% chance to receive the following stacks at the end of each turn:
  • Stack (Max 10): The caster recovers X HP each turn
  • Stack (Max 10): The caster gets +Y% mana generation
Hero rarity Recovered HP amount Mana generation increase
Legendary 10 HP each turn 5%
Epic 10 HP each turn 5%
Rare 5 HP each turn 5%

You do not need to cast the special skill for the family bonus to activate.

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

HP regeneration stack is now increased from 10 to 20, and 2 HP regeneration stack are given when you fire the special skill.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Slayers of Fell Shadows Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v40]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Cillian ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Cillian.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Cillian worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Cillian ?

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

  • Would you give Cillian Fighter Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get an Epic 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 17.5% chance of summoning Cillian.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 69 times out of 100, you’ll get Cillian by pull 20 (5,200 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Cillian by pull 156 (46,800 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Cillian by pull 240 (62,400 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 31 out of every 100 people won’t get Cillian by the 20th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :two::zero: times, 309,196 of those players wouldn’t get Cillian
  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Cillian by the 156th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :one::five::zero: times, 56,280 of those players wouldn’t get Cillian
  • 1 out of every 100 people won’t get Cillian by the 240th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :two::four::zero: times, 10,013 of those players wouldn’t get Cillian

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

Other Slayers Heroes:


Feedback Poll - Cillian (post release)

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

  • Damage Dealer
  • Survivor (Revive)

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Cillian 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 Cillian’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match his 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 Cillian worth giving Fighter 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 Cillian 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 Cillian is best used?

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options


Balance change since last Beta:

  • HP regeneration stack is now increased from 10 to 20, and 2 HP regeneration stack are given when you fire the special skill.

Like tyr but not as good

Pulled him and tested him in S1 8.7. He is great, from one perspective even better than Tyr because he hits 3 with 315%. The revival is the same and he gets continous healing every turn from stacks. One thing to remember is that when he revives, the stacks reset and they start from 0 again


Maybe not in everyday pvp, but for rush format this guy will be just as annoying as Tyr but even more dangerous. 315% to 3 is the second highest in the game after Khagan (Marcel got dethroneed), and you better have a dispeller ready otherwise he’s gonna keep coming back again and again.

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I think Gullinbursti-Cillian-Brynhild will be staples in my teams

I fully leveled him for the buff booster tournament. After seeing how well he was doing I gave him spare emblems up to +11. He’s been going strong, hasn’t died yet. Here are today battles if anyone is interested.


Do the stacks for Cillian count as individual buffs in buff booster?

Yes they count as individual buffs


Is it just for me or does the stack not work as described with a +20HP adding to 200 with a 10 stack. I only get max 100HP with a 10 stack! I think this is a bug

No the 2 stacks is 2 stacks of 10. Max stacks is 10. You just get 2 stacks of 10 by firing the special.

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Oh now I got it, thx, its just faster stacked. :roll_eyes:

Hmm just tested, this does not seem to be true. First stack, just one 10HP. Seven stack is 70HP, also 6 or any other number I get, this would not work if it is always +20, right

Again, my fault, didn’t fire the special, this stack is his passive. Now I really got it

The way it’s worded it’s very confusing, and it’s not just him.

Here’s the English version:

  • Stack (Max 10): The caster gets +5% mana generation

  • Stack +2 (Max 10): The caster recovers 20 HP each turn.

The first stack is very clear: each stack adds +5% mana generation, you get a maximum of 10 stacks, for a maximum total of +50% mana generation.

The second stack is not only confusing because of the unclear “stack +2” but also because it states that whatever the “stack +2” is, each one of them recovers 20 HP each turn and you get up to 10 of those stacks.

Looking at reality, the second stack should clearly read “recovers 10 HP” and then let us figure out that +2 means you get an extra stack each time the special is fired, or the entire thing could be rephrased to:

  • Stack (Max 10): The caster recovers 10 HP each turn. Firing special skills adds an additional stack each time, up to the defined Max.

I took a chance on him basing it off his stats when maxed. Then looked up his stats at +20 focusing on life and defense. Chose that path over attack to keep him alive longer…then limit broke…was not disappointed!


I just put limit breaker on him, really like what I’m seeing, think going to use him to replace Sumie on event team

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Node 19 … left or right?

Left…mana boost to make him just a smidge faster