ℹ Costumed Guardian Jackal – 4* Holy/Yellow from Guardians of Teltoc

New Guardians of Teltoc Costume is released: Costumed Guardian Jackal

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

Costumed Guardian Jackal

Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Very Fast
Origin Family
Challenge Festical Guardian
:dizzy: Special Skill: Severing Strike
  • Deals 280% damage to the target.
  • The caster and nearby allies get +94% defense against Dark for 3 turns.

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

:hugs: Guardian Family Bonus

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of Challenge Event Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v54]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Guardian Jackal ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Guardian Jackal.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Guardian Jackal worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Costumed Guardian Jackal ?

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

  • Would you give Costumed Guardian Jackal Barbarian Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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Feedback Poll - Costumed Guardian Jackal (post release)

:question: Is Costumed Guardian Jackal 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 Guardian Jackal 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 Guardian Jackal’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Defense Buffer

0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Guardian Jackal’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 Guardian Jackal is better ?

  • Normal Guardian Jackal
  • Costumed Guardian Jackal

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Guardian Jackal 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 Guardian Jackal 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 Guardian Jackal 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 Guardian Jackal worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Guardian Jackal 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

@PlayForFun Epic not legendary

Hmmm not that great costume skill, but it will buff up the basic more useful and fragile original


Thx, I have fixed it :slight_smile:

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Guess they learned their lesson when they bumped Panther’s EDD and later received massive backlash. So I guess the remedy is to offer element defense buff and make the costume utterly useless compared to the base.


The only purpose of his costume is to buff base Jackal and his terrible defense for Titans.

Also, does anyone know how high is the buff? CE CB = S1 CB for 5*, but we know that S3 costumes have different bonuses for 5* and [3*,4*]. So does G. Jackal has 5%/5%/10%/5% or 3%/3%/6%/1% bonus? He definitely deserves former, as he’s one of first batch CE heroes …


Looks like we have our third terrible costume.

First LOTL.
Then Frigg.
Now Guardian Jackal.


Yeah. His costume is only good to buff stats. Another lazy effort by Zynga.


I always like elemental buff defense, since you can use along normal defense up.

Guardian Jackal on offense can now counter Guardian Panther on defense (changes his def down to def up) which is great skill). If guardian Panther isnt present on def, you use normal jackal.

Profit both ways, I like the costume :slight_smile:


Elemental defence version better but he did arrive …. Though over shadowed by legendary mates :grinning:


Any word on if this will be added to HA 8?

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Costumes are not available in HA 8 so, and such is not tested in Beta. So no news on this :frowning:


SG should question their hero design team, it is either an inner sabotage or a rival company has placed a member into this team. after so many years and recent experiences how can a costumed hero be designed worse than the original one. No logic can explain that and this is not the only one ( see also c frigg and c Lotl) so sad to see how they are completely lost

Little note to SG, if you are not capable to balance things out which obvious you are not lately, listen to your community


It’s still a good addition. You can buff original Jackal’s stats now. They are quite sad, even with LB. Congrats!

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Zynga’s business strategy is sound. They would have analysed possible revenue generation scenarios for each costume iteration and each new hero release.

There are at least 2 golden geese Heroes each month. Energy and resources are poured into these Golden Geese Heroes.

Bulk of Whales will chase, flooding Zynga’s coffers with their minimum revenue of US$20m per month.

It’s deliberate. Carefully calibrated.


Stats increase is the only benefit & a welcome one.

Thanks !


I pulled the costumed hero on my last free pull. Seems to be the “level to get the bonus and then hide him in the closet” type costume. (I use Khagan that way.)

What is this costume trying to achieve really? Glass cannon but trying to be defensive. At least if he was fighter it makes a tad bit of sense as a suicide tank. If he revives he can buff dark D to nearby allies to weaken dark stacks. But no, he’s given barbarian for no apparent reason, as if anyone is going to use him on titans. Like wtf

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And really? The first 4* festival costume and this is what they come up with?


Yeah, the special is not impressive. Though the design is nice. This is how I imagine Anubis.

Don’t mind the costume bonus though (Atk > Def > HP).