🎃 Costumed Francine - 5* Nature/ Green from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)

New Return to Morlovia Hero Costume in 2021: Costumed Francine

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

Costumed Francine

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Return to Morlovia Morlovia
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: Steal Buff
When this character casts their Special Skill, they have a 50% chance to steal the newest dispellable buff from a random enemy that has buffs. If no enemy has buffs, deals 70% damage to all enemies.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Stalling Electric Stab
  • Deals 225% damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • Cleanses status ailments from all allies at the end of each turn for 3 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.
  • All Ice enemies get -54% defense against Nature for 3 turns.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Morlovia Heroes now all have a family bonus for unique heroes of the same family.

Morlovia Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 3% / 6% / 9% mana generation

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Oct 2022

Dec 2022

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes since Beta.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 5 (Halloween Event Hero) Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v41]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Francine ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Francine.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Francine worth summoning for?

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

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

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

: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


Feedback Poll - Costumed Francine (post release)

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

  • Cleanser
  • Damage Dealer
  • Elemental Defense Debuffer

0 voters

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

  • Normal Francine
  • Costumed Francine

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Francine 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 Francine 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 Francine is best used?

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options


another evelyn thats wow


But noticed only now that her cleansing shenaningans can’t be dispelled, which makes her much more useful than her vanilla version. Elemental defense down on three is also great.


People seem to be missing that while she indeed has the elemental def down, it only works on ice heroes. So while still useful on titans, she won’t replace Evelyn completely on regular offense, as she’ll only amplify nature damage on the blue hero in defense.

Undispellable cleanse for 3 turns is, however, a very nice addition. But having pulled her, I am still torn whether it’s better to focus the emblem path on her Rogue version or Sorc version (costume). Rogue feels like a better talent of the two. Luckily that dilemma is 9 tonics away.


Do you think her costumes elemental defense down against Ice stacks with Friggs and/or Phineas Fogg’s specials?

It is really strange that she only debuffs blue with a niche EDD. She is such a hard to utilize hero because of this. Regular Francine can be used anywhere, while the costumed one is really limited to titans. And I assume sorcerer/rogue don’t compliment each other as well. I rather get phileas fogg at this point
Also instead of what she got now, I wished this time they actually inversed her skills and make it so that enemies get their buffs dispelled over 3 turns. That would be so much practical than a niche EDD on blues

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Y’all are getting too hung up on her elemental defense down. A great skill for those without Evelyn, Almur, or Phileas, but aside from that…

… It’s just a cherry on top

Imo, it’s not even her main purpose. If it were, she would be lowering an amount much higher, closer to Phileas.

It’s akin to her original “extra damage vs ice”. Sure, it can make a difference, but too niche to plan specifically toward. Most of the time, it really won’t even come into play [at all].

Her real draw is the undispellable 3 turn cleanse.

That :poop: is amazing (imo) and why I’m pumped I have her (got two) :grin: Actually gonna level both of em tbh, as cleanse is [still] a rare enough skill as it is. Let alone an undispellable, three turn cleanse; that just doesn’t even exist

(Sure, would’ve rather got Victor, or Vanda’s, costume for variety sake, but imo, all of these 5* are well worthy of dupes - so when in Rome :kissing_heart:)

Phileas Fogg; 1 taget gets -58% def down against nature

C Francine; All ice get -54% def down against nature

Happy gaming


Yup :+1:

Without lowering more than 54%, her EDD is essentially lesser than in every way (aside from those rare instances where four, or more, enemies are ice). I mean, even the duration is a turn shorter.

Therefore, not her primary purpose (imo) less she’s your only nature EDD. I consider her undispellable, three turn cleanse much more valuable.


At the level of my alliance (let’s say top 10), I never face any dispellers in wars, though. So whether her cleanse is dispellable (regular Francine) or undispellable (costumed Francine) makes no difference. Which is great, so I have no reason to try to pull Francine (again).

If you already owned Francine prior to this, and already have a nature elemental defense debuffer, then yeah, her upgrade is a step up [at best]. Similar to Vanda vs C. Vanda; the extra turn is great, but the original isn’t too far off, that it’d be considered a significant enough loss. C. Victor is the only one of these that went from pretty bad → must have :joy:

But imo, undispellable is still huge. I face dispellers every. single. day., and that :poop: ain’t ever going away. & The only way that Francine’s cleanse is even worth a damn is if it can cover you those full three turns. + Well, cleansers are a rarity alone in themselves.

Although, I didn’t have Francine prior to this, so imma be happy either way :slightly_smiling_face:

Some of these heroes are applying the same elemental defense so as far as I recall they do not stack.
But someone who pulled her can confirm.
Of course it can stack with defense down.

Stacks with Frigg (she’s normal def down) / doesn’t stack with Fogg/Evelyn (actually overwrites Fogg’s better def down, ‘luckily’ on blue heroes only).

If anyone has LB Francine, it would be much appreciated if you can post her stats.

Just pulled her but I never have much need of cleansing and I have a LB Almur with a higher EDD so I see her on the bench for a very long time.

Edit: I’m so dumb sometimes. I was looking at her 1/1 card for the special. Of course I see now that she’s equal to Almur in EDD. With a higher attack stat and special attack, though with LB some of his stats are higher.

All things being equal I gusss she would replace him in the titan stack but since it’s a marginal improvement I won’t be prioritizing her I think.


Just pulled her costume, she will be a nice addition to my anti ‘blue’ tank war teams.

I just wish I could use Sorcerer emblems instead of rouge emblems .


Is the undispellable nature of the cleanse, at Fast, OP? Costumed Francine looks awesome & ive got 30 days to get her. I wrote a full review for her, here. Thank you!

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For me it isn’t any more OP than ailment shield.

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Her benefit is she gets THREE rounds of cleansing. So you don’t have to hold that cleanse/special if you see a Frigg or Morel or whatever close to firing. You can launch her special and let the undispellable cleanse take care of their ailment in a turn or two (or three) without worry.

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