🕵 Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock – Season 4 Costume – 5* Holy/ Yellow: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 4 Costume is released: Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock

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

Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Season 4 Underwild
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: Start Battle With Mana
This hero receives 20% mana at the start of the battle.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Dazzling Gleam
  • Cleanses status ailments from all allies.
  • Boosts health of all allies by 500. If health exceeds max HP, it is added as temporary HP.
  • All allies’ health is boosted by 400 HP over 4 turns. The effect duration is reset if the target receives status ailments.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Families give bonuses for each unique Hero of the same family in battle.

Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Heroes:

  • 30% / 36% / 42% / 48% / 54% chance to spawn an Underwild Gem on board when this hero casts Special Skill

Underwild Gem deals 50 damage to a random enemy each turn.

Underwild Gems can only be spawned on a normal shield on board that has the same element as this Hero.

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 1 of Season 4 Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v57]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock worth summoning for?

  • Would you use Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock on Defense? Offense? War? Quests/Events? Titans?

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock ?

  • What heroes would you take when facing Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock as an opponent?

  • Would you give Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock Monk Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock’s character design?

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

:question: Is Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Cleanser
  • HP Booster (Immediate)
  • HP Booster (Over Time)

0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock’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 Prof. Lidenbrock is better ?

  • Normal Prof. Lidenbrock
  • Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock worth giving Cleric 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 Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock worth Limit Breaking ?

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

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Prof. Lidenbrock 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

Lazy costume ignoring all beta feedback. Huge disappointment.


This comment looks both familiar and correct. Shame the spirit of this commentary was not taken into consideration by SG prior to launch since it was widely shared in Beta, Beta Beat and here on the forum.

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Still a good hero though… especially with a beefier upfront heal! Very happy to pull her from my 3 saved coins (after a good sign from nice loot in MV and daily summons). Already have one maxed, so will level up her costume quickly now! :grinning:


Loved her base version, was deceptively good with the duration reset of the HoT due to ailments.

The beefier upfront heal looks enticing and congratulations on this “low cost” upgrade to an excellent hero you already have.

Would love some input from Beta participants about the new overheal/max health reduction interaction (yes, know that this remains Beta and is not final release, BUT it feels as though the latest iteration is closer to the final version that the initial proposal). The overhealers all feel vulnerable now.

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Pulled her costume today and I don’t have the base hero maxed, so wondering if she’s a good healer compared to others such as Cleopatra and Director Zuri? Would she be worth the darts?

Depend on what other heroes you have with “cleanse” first.
That’s the biggest strength in my opinion.

Happy gaming

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That’s a good point, I don’t have any priority cleanses except Furdi at 3/70 who probably won’t be a prority cleanser for long. Are there actually many other healers that do prority cleanse?

give her magic troops lv 29 and pair her with a bard hero. with talents+20. She will be the average speed in the attack ( with 9 board can issue the skill)

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an example case: Your team is hit by Archie. After that Cleopatra’s buff will backfire and cause damage instead. if her passive procs you might have a chance to get rid of Archie’s 4 turn spit “after you eat the damage”.
Prof (both versions) will cleanse “everything” not only latest ailment 100%. And apply her heals.
Costume Prof is monk which means she can be filled with 9 tiles with 4%monk+5%costume+5%bard+20%magic troop and she is practically fast for the first round, due to her amazing passive.
And even though boosted hp is in the spotlight for the upcoming health reduction mechanics change, it is still the only tool to revert the reduction.

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She’s excellent. That first heal goes faster bc of her passive. I use her all the time.

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She’s actually better now than she was at the time of release because of her priority cleanse. That means buff blocker (which is much more common now) won’t stop her oHoT. My biggest gripe was small upfront heal, but costume counters that. Still, I can’t imagine I would try to pull her costume for such small upgrade, but if you have her then there is no reason not to ascend her.

Also, neither Zuri or Cleo overheal and the latter doesn’t even cleanse. So would go with C-Lidenbrock.

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Thanks guys, that’s really useful info and in that case I might consider giving her darts at some stage. I also don’t know any other priority cleansers once Furdi gets his cleanse removed (big balance update), so I guess she’s unique in that regards. I’ll work on getting my yellow magic troop to 29 in the meantime to get her to average speed :slight_smile:

There are other priority heroes with cleanse but I don’t recall healers for the moment. I admit it is Saturday :joy:

Happy gaming

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20 characters of Anabelle

Good attacker this one!

Aino is another hidden gem with priority cleanse, and she’s completely another story for her capabilities.
There’s also Augustus but he’s not as remarkable as Aino imho.

I do not consider Ana-Belle as a cleanser. She’s more like an emergency lever which will purge everything good and bad and she needs right timing to execute. She is extremely effective against likes of Queen GuoWang and Milady btw. She has to be used with caution.

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Oh yes completely forgot about Aino, the (basically) reverse Ariel. I don’t hear her mentioned much on the forums so she slipped my mind :sweat_smile:

I know how good Aino is in defense from test raids with one of my alliance buddies. Especially if there’s more members of the family. The bonus is underrated. Kalevela heroes are resilliant, especially when close to death, and that can give them a chance to flip the game.

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