ℹ Costumed Black Knight – 5* Fire / Red from Knights of Avalon

New Knights of Avalon Costume is released: Costumed Black Knight

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

Costumed Black Knight

Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Challenge Festival Avalon
:dizzy: Special Skill: But a Scratch
  • The caster has a 50% chance to drop any received damage to 1 for 4 turns.
  • The caster gets Taunt that prevents enemies from using Special Skills on the caster’s allies for 4 turns.
  • All allies get +54% attack for 4 turns.

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

:hugs: Avalon Family Bonus

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes to Costumed Black Knight from last-seen Beta stats, skill, and design.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Challange Event Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v44,v48]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Black Knight ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Black Knight.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Black Knight worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Costumed Black Knight ?

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

  • Would you give Costumed Black Knight Wizard Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:question: Is Costumed Black Knight 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 Black Knight 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 Black Knight’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Reducer
  • Taunter (Ally Protector)
  • Attack Buffer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Costumed Black Knight 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 Black Knight’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Costumed Black Knight’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 Black Knight is better ?

  • Normal Black Knight
  • Costumed Black Knight

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Black Knight worth giving Barbarian 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 Black Knight 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 Black Knight 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 Black Knight worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Black Knight 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 haven’t gotten a new red 5* since I got BK whilst literally hoping for Bauchan last year… C-BK would be so amazing to break my drought. :rofl:


Wouldnt you prefer any other red hero, since you already have functional BK? :slight_smile:

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I’ve a heap of barbarian emblems I could use on a second BK. :wink:

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I got him today and leveled him up. Here are the LB stats going shield path:


That is nasty! Got him as well with a 10 Pull, now I am kind of sad since I chose him in SE over Grimble :smiley: Luxury problems…

I have not limit broken Black Knight yet, but I will today. I am just out of feeders at the moment. This is all shield path. Wizard and barbarian work nicely that way.

Here is what he looks like maxed but not limit broken

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Could be even more defensive

Just need the next red aether event

This hero costume isn’t a must-have if you already got one. If you have the tiles to fire his special, you pretty much wins anyway. Defense wise, bringing a dispel can still counter him. He is just a tile spamming wall until your dispel is ready. Hence why no one uses him in War defense nowadays.


and also beacuse current META is buff immunity (El Nadahha, Hypnos, C. Panther, etc,…
He can be too easily shut down. I seriously consider going Queen of hearts to lvl before him, since her taunt cant be stopped by buff imunity or dispell and she still deals some dmg in case she cant get a card… Her defense stats are still relevant today 720 def, over 1500 hp before emblems…


So, we get a nerf to Costume Krampus, and then they release this guy? lol Sounds about right for this company.


Which node at 19? HP or mana? I got the red magic troop lev29 for +20% mana

Yep, I voted OP because apparently C Krampus was and they specifically said the 4 turn taunt was too damn much. Now they dangle the carrot again. Buyer beware on this one.

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This shows exactly why all the talk about “carefull balancing” from SG is just a bunch of nonsense. The dishonesty is what triggers me the most.


So which node at 19? HP or mana? I got red magic lv29 troops

I believe he is very relevant and I still would like to have his costume. His appearance he is very avant-garde

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dont fret this is an easy fix those that got him max him node 20 LB place him on defense team make sure the other 4 heroes compliment him perfectly so that the defense never loses and by the next update he’ll be nerfed like Krampus-C.

So which node at 19? HP or mana? I got red magic lv29 troops

I love it when I’m not chasing heroes. Just did a single pull with no intention of even wanting the new costume, since I am extremely happy with the BK that I got. And then he emerged from the portal with his glorious costume.

Since my OG BK is emblemed and limit broken, the new costume will be fast tracked so that I can take advantage of his 4 turn taunt. And it’s not like he loses a whole lot on his defensive stats.

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