🌴 Costumed Rana - 5* Holy/Yellow Costume from Sand Empire

New Sand Empire costume is released: Costumed Rana

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

Costumed Rana

Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Sand Empire Sand
:dizzy: Special Skill: Sand Storm
  • Deals 164% damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • The target and nearby enemies receive 584 Water damage over 4 turns.
  • The target and nearby enemies get -75% decrease for any healing received for 4 turns. This effect can’t be
  • Cleanses status ailments from the caster and nearby allies.

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

:hugs: Sand Family Bonus

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

May 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 4 Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v36]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Rana ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Rana.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Rana worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Rana Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Damage Dealer (Over Time)
  • Healing Decreaser
  • Cleanser

0 voters

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

Note this means her 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 Rana is better ?

  • Normal Rana
  • Costumed Rana

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Rana worth giving Monk 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 Rana 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 Rana 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 Rana worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Rana then which Emblem Path would you select ?

  • Sword path
    (Selecing Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecing Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)

0 voters

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Fyi copy paste error here @PlayForFun

Thanks for your work!

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I don’t think these are buffs. The number of turns shouldn’t have been bumped up. Increase the damage but decrease the number of turns.

They are supposed to be longer dots, dealing overall more dmg, not frontload dmg like snipers.

That makes them weaker to other heroes that do more damage in less amount of time. Look at cGM, Rayne, Emilio and tell me that these changes to the total number of turns makes sense?

Costume Rana buff (4 turn heal debuff versus previous 2 turn debuff)+ Fiend summoners have better synergy now

That is not my concern. I was talking about the DoT, nothing more. That’s what helps win fights and will help fiends be more effective in the long run. We aren’t going to agree and that’s fine.

Why are you comparing seasonal summoned heroes (with hero tokens) to the flagship of event heroes - Circus (seeing as they buffed them to hell with self dispelling, for example)?

You seriously expected the buff would make them comparable? Especially after the Winter nerfs?

Thinking objectively here. Seasonal heroes originally started out STRONGER than event heroes. Look at all the seasonal heroes and then compare them to event heroes. Most of them are considered by most to be better from the get go. The summer event has always been deemed the worst one BECAUSE they are so much worse than the others that they seem more like regular events, rather than seasonal. It is because of that, that I wanted to see them get an actual buff that would make them better overall. This buff doesn’t really do that.

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