ℹ Costumed Khiona – 5* Dark/Purple - September 2018 HotM Costume

New HOTM Costume is Released: Costumed Khiona

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

Costumed Khiona

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Tavern of Legends Legends 2018
Image Aether Power Description
special-armor Special Armor At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +40% defense against Special Skills for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Dispel on Special Skill
When this character casts their Special Skill, they dispel the newest status effect buff from all enemies.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Bleeding Hammer
  • Deals 300% damage to the target.
  • The caster and nearby allies get +45% attack, and a further 20% increase every time they are hit during 4 turns.
  • Element Link recovers +4% health for all Dark allies for 6 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes in the same Family.

Legends 2018 Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • +10% / +15% / +20% defense.

Bonus for 2+ heroes:

  • Elemental Link affects all allies.

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Costume bonus is changed:
    • Attack is increased from 775 to 911.
    • Defense is increased from 721 to 847.
    • Health is increased from 1397 to 1818.
  • The passive is added.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 4 of HoTM Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v57]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Khiona ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Khiona.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Khiona worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Khiona Fighter Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

Feedback Poll - Costumed Khiona (post release)

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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Attack Buffer
0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Khiona’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 Khiona is better ?

  • Normal Khiona
  • Costumed Khiona
0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Khiona 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 Khiona 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 Khiona 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 Khiona worth Limit Breaking ?

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

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Khiona 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

Can´t believe this doesn´t get buffed before release. Or maybe I am just missing something? Is she really loosing 72% damage just to increase the length of the buff by 1 turn??? Who is supposed to be interested in this? The hero was junk before and now gets worse? Yes I know the stats get updated, which is fine, but new stats are not much use if the hero stays alive to do nothing at all. But let´s buff Satori instead lol.


She may get little buff in the next 7 months on September balance update :sweat_smile:


You mean an average speed 300% sniper isn’t desirable? :exploding_head:


She was a little interesting when talents where first introduced. As a rogue she’d become Neo from the Matrix (simpler times)

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The only way I’d find a use for this hero is if the attack buff scales to at least Gazelle level, though ideally Ranvir / Wu Kong levels. But even then you’d need to be slapped by every minion out there.

Has / could anyone test the upper limit, please?

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The hero card is updated with the changes.
Polls are enabled.

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Wow, she got no buff from beta. Even if this was at very fast speed, she would still be a very bad hero compared to what’s out there today. Even old school Malosi looks overpowered in comparison to her.
She’ll definitely need a hero balance discussion thread because for me, she’s the worst hero in the game at the moment.


Think it was Hurricanes LB2. I really need the XP to finish him off in time for war. 4/80 Khiona took one for the team. No regrets after seeing the results of this costume.