🕵 Costumed Aouda – S4 Costume – 5* Holy / Yellow Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 4 Costume is released: Costumed Aouda

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


Costumed Aouda

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
:star::star::star::star::star:
Legendary
:sun_with_face:
Holy/Yellow
image
Ranger
F
Fast
5%
Level Attack Defense Health

4/80
+1 Costume
:crossed_swords:
871
984
:shield:
782
883
:heart:
1157
1434
4/85
+1 Costume
939
1061
843
952
1247
1546
4/90
+1 Costume
1074
1213
965
1090
1427
1769
Origin Family
Season 4 Underwild
Image Aether Power Description
special-boost Special Boost At the start of each turn, this Hero’s Special Skill deals an additional +30% damage for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Increased Special Skill Damage
The first time this character casts a Special Skill that deals damage, an additional 30% is added to its power.
:hourglass: Ability: Increased Damage Against Boosted Health
After this character casts their Special Skill cast, all allies’ normal attacks and Special Skills deal +70% damage against targets with boosted health for 4 turns .
:dizzy: Special Skill: Blade of Bundelkhand
  • Deals 250% damage to the target.
  • Deals 1140 extra damage if the target has boosted health.

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


:hugs: Family Bonus

Families give bonuses for each unique Hero of the same family in battle.

Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Heroes:

  • 20% / 24% / 28% / 32% / 36% chance to spawn an Underwild Gem on board when this hero casts Special Skill

Underwild Gem deals 50 damage to a random enemy each turn.

Underwild Gems can only be spawned on a normal shield on board that has the same element as this Hero.


:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Dec 2023


:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Attack is increased from 804 to 983.
  • Defense is increased from 844 to 883.
  • Health is iredursed from 1647 to 1434.
  • Damage increased from 200% to 250%.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 2 of Season 4 Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v59]


:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Aouda ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Aouda.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Aouda worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Aouda Ranger Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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Feedback Poll - Costumed Aouda (post release)


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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Damage Dealer (Over Time)
0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Aouda’s 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 Aouda is better ?

  • Normal Aouda
  • Costumed Aouda
0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Aouda worth giving Rogue 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 Aouda 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 Aouda 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 Costumed Aouda worth Limit Breaking ?

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

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Aouda 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

Great job on the artwork! Looks good and the costume special is good too

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wouldn’t she still be completely useless outside of boosted health even with the +50% special skill boost?

The OP is adjusted with the changes.
Polls are now enabled.

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I guess she needs to hit the target and nearby for 250% damage to be classied as -Decent- hero. But extra attack needs to be for only the target.

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What on Earth is this :poop:??
250% to ONE? That is -mediocre- hit THREE damage right there.
It should be hit 3, but keep that extra dam to the target. Even then she wouldn’t be anything special. No one will be spending their snack money in this portal.

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250% to 3 isn’t even that good anymore

No. Mediocre at best.

Oh, Kith already made this point.
So, I guess that’s two votes on hit-3 :smile:

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Observe the way to write -decent- and -mediocre- ! :smile:
How about that ‘great minds think alike’, huh? :smile::smile:

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I maxed Aouda and found her special tough to time. Do you wait until healer goes off? Is Aouda ready? Are you ready to hit with some other hero that will take down the over heal and negate the special anyway?

Now that I see this useless costume come out, I will reset the emblems the next time a worthy rogue comes my way.

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Special skill name is Scepter Of Bundelkhand (Not Blade).

Skill details are correct.

• Deals 250% damage to the target
• Deals 1140 extra damage if the target has boosted health,

image

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Looks like a specialist, and given boosting is even more common now than it was when original Aouda came out….

…I mean, of course you’re not going to bring cAouda against non-boosting enemies, but if you’re not exactly dripping in “max health reduction” heroes, she can help some players solve the problem of “this overhealer is keeping everyone at double max hit points.”

Well most new heroes at level 90 have above 2000 health without boosting and if we talk about boosted health+2000 it would make at average …umm 2500 or 2600
250% would cut i think 500hp or less + 1140
1640 from 2600 it leaves around +900
Thats not good for a sniper
Hurricane can kill 3 in one shot even if they have boosted health they will die 2 turns after
His burn is so op
Anyway im just a f2p this field is for the big players im prolly wrong lol

original is poor… costumed just exists in the most niche of situations. Honestly… how did they make her worse?

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Just have her be a Horus like sniper…she hunts misty very well though, since misty overheals very little

I don’t think SGG ability designers are in touch with current power levels.

Sure, 1140 sounds like a large number, but it’s barely half a health bar for most LB2 heroes - so if they have boosted HP, they’re guaranteed to have a surplus.

To make matters worse, at LB2 attack levels, going from 450% damage to 250% may lose more raw damage than you gain on the conditional increase.

…and then you have the coming-soon goblins that clear bonus health passively as a family bonus.

Ridiculous.

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I think they’re not even touching their game. This is not damage reduction, this is conditional effect where if the target has boosted health, it deals extra damage. The regular one made sense because it was to snipe huge amounts of damage and if there’s still some boosted health left, the 500 damage is applied. This one. The snipe is so weak, it defeats the purpose of the extra damage

If this 1140 hit was “reduce max hp” she would be great sniper.

Massive “damage” on non boosted health enemies and double the effect on boosted health.

Sadly this is just “do X if Y” which usually sucks (like Esme and her fiend protection)