ℹ Costumed Natalya – 5* Fire/Red - Jan 2018 HotM Costume

New HOTM Costume is Released: Costumed Natalya

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

Costumed Natalya

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
attack-up Attack Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% attack 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: Burning Thread
  • The target receives 1212 Burn damage over 4 turns. This effect can’t be cleansed.
  • The target gets -50% mana generation for 4 turns. This effect can’t be cleansed.
  • Deals extra damage against Nature.
  • Elemental Link gives +10% mana generation for all Fire allies for 4 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.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

Sep 2023

The burn damage is increased from 940 to 1104.

Dec 2023

Jan 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

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

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Natalya ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Natalya.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Natalya worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Natalya Wizard Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Damage Dealer (Over Time)
  • Mana Generation Debuffer

0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Natalya’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 Natalya is better ?

  • Normal Natalya
  • Costumed Natalya

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Natalya worth giving Sorcerer 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 Natalya 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 Natalya 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 Natalya worth Limit Breaking ?

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

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Natalya 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


I had to open base Nats’ description on second tab to see what exactly has changed. That really speaks for itself.


Right? I wouldn’t mind the static costume bonus - and overall the costume seems like a greater increase in DoT than decrease in mana-gen - but it’s really less an interesting option and just a way to get a mild tweak + stat increase.


It’s very sad… should just boost the original and be more creative for the costume as it’s supposed to be something new. This way you have to pay and gamble for a hero to be made barely relevant.

Horrendous costume, the most redundant set of costumes ever made. Only redeeming thing here is that she is kinda hot


:recycle: :wastebasket: :face_exhaling:


What a joke. Lazy, lazy, and more lazy costumes


Disappointed with the costumes :broken_heart:
I feel like I want to take off all the costumes…


Pulled her from the Legends portal just now (so the poll can go live :)).
Sadly her stats & special are very underwhelming.

I would expect a featured & costumed hero to be above average (doesn’t have to be A++, but at least a B level hero). This one is not even a C level hero.

  • No passive
  • Low damage to only 1 target (no initial damage, then 235 damage for 4 turns), which can easily be healed back
  • -50% mana generation for only 1 target, which some classes have resistance for and is much weaker than ‘mindless attack’

If the special would hit more enemies (like Bjorn, 1 + random other, or like Yang Mai,1 + x% chance for extra attacks), then it would at least be a B level hero…

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The costume seemed to be arrived without any changes. Polls are now enabled.


Don’t have her and don’t know why but have always wanted her. Alas …my 10 saved pulls from my days of spending are now spent…meh…no Natalya


I just completed the tower and did 2 pulls, got c.Natalya.

Was hoping she would be a boost to the team. Reading above, it appears not!

Oh well, back to levelling Zhabog :sweat_smile:

Edit: On the bright side, im glad the costume gave her more “coverage”… that first outfit was totally impractical for the battlefield :crazy_face:


Zhabog’s ailment extender can compliment her skills though


Ideally, how would i play that? Wait for turn 3 of Natalya’s burn damage to pass, and then fire Zhabog on turn 4, to reset the burn damage?


Cover her best too much

I think the released version has dot for 1300 damage over 4 turns, instead of 940.

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1300 is the scaled DOT when she’s fully-maxed at LB2.


Got it, thanks! 20 characters

Give her burn damage the ability to spread to nearby enemies each turn. Then she would be interesting. These costumes that are nearly the same as the original are boring. I would be fine with that if there were significant improvements. I will pass on this during and after no spend