Costumed Elena (Secondary Costume) - 5* Fire / Red from Season 1

New Season 1 Secondary Costume is released: Elena

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

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Origin Family
Costume Chamber Classic
Image Aether Power Description
ailment-immunity Ailment Immunity At the start of each battle, this Hero is immune to new status ailments for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Dreaded Swords
  • Deals 242% damage to all enemies.
  • The caster and nearby allies counterattack with 115% of the damage received for 5 turns. The counterattack damage increases +10% each turn, up to 155%.

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

:hugs: Classic Family

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 7 of Secondary Season 1 Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v59]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Elena ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Elena.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Elena worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Elena ?

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

  • Would you give Elena Paladin Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:question: Is Elena worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Yes, but only when featured.
  • Not really
  • Not at all
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:question: How many copies of Elena 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 Elena’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Counterattack Buffer
0 voters

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

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

  • Perfectly
  • Better than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Worse than Most
  • Terribly
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:question: What do you think which version of Elena is better ?

  • Normal Elena
  • Costumed Elena (Old Costume)
  • Costumed Elena (Secondary Costume)
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:question: Is Elena worth giving Fighter 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 Elena is best used?

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

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

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

:question: If you would emblem Elena 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

It is sad that Elena is one of main story characters and she have some of the worst costumes.


This costume is also arrived without any changes.
Polls are enabled.

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I am 20 times happy to her art

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But happiness is a 5* :upside_down_face:

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She looks like she got injected with Extremis from Iron Man 3. Kinda like it though, it just looks lazy. Change armor slightly and paint lava on her body. Job done.

Elena is the main character of the game and for that role she signed a contract for being immune for buffs/balance updates for 10 years and being mediocre in all her costumes versions.


So I got her second costume from HA10, leveled and LB’d her, but emblems here are optimal for 1st costume:

unfortunately rogue and paladin trees aren’t very compatible for a counterattacker, so i’m going to need to pick one side and stick with it. this one does a lot more damage upfront with the trade off being that the counterattack scales instead of being a flat 155% all 5 turns. if i redo it for paladin, i’ll get sixty more attack, bringing it over 1000, and enough health to be over 2000 also.

Both talents are good but arguably paladin is better since she can heal herself after taking damage. Although druid might have been even better (see the absolute PITA that is c2Cyprian).

does anyone have her and prefer one side over the other?