ℹ Costumed Alberich – 5* Nature/Green - Oct 2017 HotM Costume

New HOTM Costume Released: Costumed Alberich

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

Costumed Alberich

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Tavern Of Legends Legends 2017
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.
:hourglass: Ability: Cleanse on Special Skill
When this character casts their Special Skill, they cleanse the newest status ailment from all allies.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Midsummer’s Reverie
  • Each fallen ally has a 38% chance to get revived with 28% HP.
  • All allies regenerate 548 HP over 4 turns.
  • All allies get 38% mana generation for 4 turns.
  • Elemental Link gives all Nature allies +15% attack and +15% defense for 6 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

Sep 2023

Dec 2023

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

The mana generation is increased to 38% from 33%.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 1 of HoTM Costumes (Round 6 of costumes in general) [Part of The Beta Beat v42]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Alberich ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Alberich.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Alberich worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Costumed Alberich ?

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Costumed Alberich’s character design?

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

Or: How many summons are needed to get a HOTM?

_Special thanks to @Garanwyn & @zephyr1 for assistance on summoning odds and proofreading for this section.

It’s important to remember that HOTM have very low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a HOTM.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 12.3% chance of summoning the HOTM.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 73 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 100
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 229
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 352

Putting that in Perspective

  • 27 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 100 times, 270,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 229th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 229 times, 50,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

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 - Costumed Alberich (post release)

:question: Is Costumed Alberich 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 Costumed Alberich 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 Costumed Alberich’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Reviver
  • Healer (Over Time)
  • Mana Generation Increaser

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Costumed Alberich 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 Costumed Alberich’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Costumed Alberich’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: What do you think which version of Alberich is better ?

  • Normal Alberich
  • Costumed Alberich

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Alberich worth giving Druid Emblems to the original hero ?

  • 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 Costumed Alberich is best used?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Costumed Alberich is best used?

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options


I think he is better now. The 38% dot mana 4 turns and the 38 revive… better chance on returning and with dot mana in 3 turns to 100. Nice combi with Ludwig and Xnolphod

I just pulled him a bit ago, super excited as I have wanted him ever since Tavern of Legends started!


plus new year bonus for mana he will charge like fast🤯

Can I ask why people think costume is better - isn’t the mana gain better than mana generation ?


Costume has 5% more revive chance, 5% more health upon being revived, also a bit higher HP and defense over original, and for me Cleric class is better for a healer because it helps to block mana reduction.

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I really want to have him, so I won’t pull him like never xD

Generally yes but +38% mana generation is huge buff (probably biggest party-wide mana generation buff in the whole game) and other aspects are buffed as well (notably Cleric class which resists mana cuts and such).

By the way:



Mana over time > higher revive chance

Mana generation doesn’t hold a candle to mana over time :kissing_heart:

(+ The heal is better too)

If I pulled C. Alby, I’d most def be using the original vs the costume version. Then again, I’ve always used Alby as a mana hero first, revive 2nd, healer 3rd.


I was thinking about it last night, the 2017 family bonus is mana generation + and with 3 it is +15%, two of the other heroes in that family have an element link of +10% mana generation. With a mana troop you would be hitting over 70% mana generation which is pretty high.


His mana gen is no joke man. This alby makes costume yunan feels as if he’s slow.
Although the costume is stupid looking, it looks as if he assimilated with horghall


That’s hilarious! His costume made me think of Horghall too!

Just pulled him with my 3rd Obakan. Was kind of disappointed at first because he wasn’t Seshat or Gravemaker, but then I saw his mana gen and his family bonus and I want disappointed anymore. Like already mentioned, his mana gen is sick. :grinning:

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One more thing. His costume will be much more useful on VF than base version, because base restores moderate mana independently of speed, but mana boost is proportional to tile charge of course. Now imagine him firing VF tournament and having VF speed on everyone plus 38% bonus …


C-Alby’s mana generation does not stack with C-Yunan, right? :face_with_monocle:

I cannot confirm this myself (I have classic Alby + C-Yunan).

No I don’t think the costume’s mana gen stacks

And I just got c alberich! And yes for someone who sings praises for c yunan, this Alberich who looked like he skinned an entire horghall to wear him is better than c yunan.


And I realised he went from being a white head to a red head

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Congrats on your C-Alby!! :partying_face::tada::tada::tada::tada::tada:

I remember that you missed out on C-Yunan. Hope that this can “make up” for it. :pray::pray:

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Secondo voi si sovrascrive la rigenerazione mana di Alby con quella di Odino?