🎃 Costumed Frank - 4* Ice/ Blue from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)

New Return to Morlovia Hero Costume in 2021: Costumed Frank

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

Costumed Frank

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 Undead Obliterator
  • Deals 170% damage to all enemies
  • The damage is increased by 45% per each dead enemy.
  • Stack
  • Max 10
  • : All Enemies receive 20 Frost damage per each killed enemy or enemy Minion at the end of each turn.Stack
  • Max 10
  • : All enemies get -4% mana generation per each killed enemy or enemy Minion.

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

: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 Frank ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Frank.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Frank worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Frank Monk Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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Feedback Poll - Costumed Frank (post release)

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

  • Primary Damage Dealer
  • Support Damage Dealer
  • Mana Slower Hero

0 voters

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

Note this means his 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 Frank is better ?

  • Normal Frank
  • Costumed Frank

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Frank worth giving Barbarian Emblems to the original hero ?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you don’t have a 5* Option
  • Yes, but only if you’re focusing on 4* Heroes/ Events
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Costumed Frank is best used?

Note, as a 4* hero, please consider with this question up-and-coming players not just end-game players (where 5* heroes are a luxury not a given).

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options

I don’t have Skadi and I will probably never get her.
I really hope that I will get him for some minion hunting.


Saved some coins and he is my primary target this Halloween.
I really hope to get him, and if I get super lucky and get some dupes even better.

I already have skadi and don’t think I will get a second, but Frank is realistic. Just for minion wars I would level every dupe I get. This skill is ridiculous strong with skadi and although toned down for frank I’m sure he will be devastating in those wars.


Skadi barely killed minions with help from C Kiril until I maxed her with emblems. I don’t think C Frank will easily be killing any minions…many will be disappointed hitting Bera immediately after she fires and seeing zero minions killed. Original Frank is way better than his costume IMO.


Yeap, even with defence down, skadi cannot touch noor’s sparrow at full health. I can’t imagine c Frank even doing anything

There are Anastasia, Telluria, Frosth and Motega against whom he’ll work.Yes, they don’t appear so much in top defenses, but then again usually people don’t take 4* against top defenses.


I think I have all seasonal event 4* except Frank. I wasn’t able to get him last year, and I’d like to get him to complete my collection.

To be honest, I’m not sure where I’d use him outside of raid tournaments, and possibly challenge events.

Even though seasonal events are held once a year, I’m not fussed if I miss out on him again. Some heroes are worth chasing more than others. I mostly chase 4* and 3* challenge event heroes in my way.


Yes he won’t work against bera or freya minions and for sure not against noor.
So for pvp he is probably not the best choice in most cases.

But for war we have minion war, with super weak minions. And we have rush, where he becomes much faster and there are other minions, hotm element link, druid, some weaker minion summoners. You don’t have to kill always 5 at once and especially during rush you should be able to soften even some sturdier minions before using frank.

So 2 out of 5 war rules he should work really good and in the other wars he should work just fine against some teams. For me that’s enough to level him, also he is just a 4* so there isn’t a mats problem unlike with 5* heroes.


Just got him this morning… will test him later


I ve just got him

I may max him instead of sonya… although frank doesnt dispell but is a costume one. I feel like having a pseudo 5 star with him is that right?

Classic Isarnia Stats

Frank stats


For my frank he gets 12% mana gen + 11% from mana troop + 1% costume bonus. So it’s +24% for a slow hero, how fast would he be now?

He would need 10 tiles

Will it not depend who you pair him with?
I haven’t maxed mine yet but took him on a PvP raid against Bera with c.Kiril and Krampus and he killed all the minions.
I am lucky to have Krampus but in a 3-2 c.rigard or BT would work no?

Of course, but he can’t kill those minions on his own.
If you pair him with a good def down and atk+ he should be able to kill most minions.

But you need all those heroes alive and ready to fire when frank also fires. With skadi you can kill most minions also without help, although kiril c is just the perfect partner because they have the same speed and with the def down you kill all minions with guarantee, with luck even 2 layers.

If you loose one of your support heroes for frank, he probably won’t perform as good.

I think isarnia could be a good partner for him. Same speed and isa shouldn’t kill those sturdy minions and give high def down allowing maybe frank to kill 2 layers. But that should test someone who got luckier than me :cry:


I’m sorry if this has been asked before, but does anyone know how the family bonus will work now? If I bring a normal Frank together with the Costumed version, will I get the family bonus?


Francine plus costume Francine triggers the family bonus for 2 unique members



His attack is 655 vs Skadi vs attack 696. He will obviously need to be emblemed but I think with Kiril C down that will be enough in most circumstances (Skadi also doesn’t work well against Freya/Bera if she is unemblemed). In the off chance that it is not then LBing him will make him exceed Skadi.


His main problem is that he is slow mana speed. That’s a bummer. A big one. And to kill the big minions I think people will HAVE to limit break this guy or it just won’t work. Skadi required being emblemed to max her attack for it to work with C Kiril for me. And she’s still hard to charge and fire at the right time. Maybe people can bring Vela and soften the minions up first? Possible…but again, timing is tough.


40 less attack and 50% less from special skill should make a difference.
You have to give him emblems, a high attack troop and probably limit break him and he probably still needs support.

Nothing wrong with that, most heroes don’t work on their own.

It’s just that skadi has some natural partners, and even if they die, with a high troop and emblems she can often kill those minions on her own. I’m pretty sure frank can’t do that, he needs his support and if they die he gets into trouble.

Still the best 4* hero from seasonal events in my mind. (Maybe the sheep from Easter somewhere close, but that depends if you want a healer or damage deale). The rest doesn’t come near frank.
I would even say, with his costume he is probably in the 4* A league overall…