🕵 Costumed Russula – S4 Costume – 5* Ice/ Blue: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 4 Costume is released: Costumed Russula

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

Costumed Russula

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Very Fast
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Season 4 Underwild
Image Aether Power Description
rage Rage At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +15% attack, and a further 1% increase every time they are hit during 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Decrease Ailment Duration
Duration of the first 3 status ailments this character receives from Special Skill is decreased by 1 turn.
:hourglass: Ability: Increased Damage Against Boosted Health
After this character casts their Special Skill cast, all allies’ normal attacks and Special Skills deal +70% damage against targets with boosted health for 3 turns.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Artful Backstab
  • Deals 300% damage to the target.
  • The caster goes into hiding for 2 turns.
  • While hidden, the caster can’t receive new status effects or stacks, and all received damage is reduced by -30%.
  • When the caster comes out of hiding, it deals 357 damage to all enemies that used Special Skills while the caster was hiding.

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:

  • 16% / 19% / 22% / 25% / 28% 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.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

May 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 5 of Season 4 Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v63]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Russula ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Russula.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Russula worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Russula Ranger Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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Feedback Poll - Costumed Russula (post release)

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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Incoming Damage Reducer
  • Delayed Damage Dealder
0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Russula’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 Russula is better ?

  • Normal Russula
  • Costumed Russula
0 voters

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

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

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Russula 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 like the higher damage to all at VF speed.

Wow, another stat boost costume

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The costume arrived without any changes.
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Seems that the passive may make her be worth it after all. Still hate that this is just a stat boost costume

They did her dirty no one will level her up. She suck before and still suck now. Her new passive is one of the worst costume passive also.

she really just is a bad version of Kushanku.

How is this passive the worse? It’s situationally good, being a good buff against overheal. And she’s v fast which gives that buff fairly quickly to all for 4 turns

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I rather have finley costume that does around 700 poison damage to all at fast speed or athena displell to all. I like those costume bonus better. This is good against over heal and it nice but it does not do that much damage and it only viable if you have special ready to fire after it.

Just pull her :joy:.

@PlayForFun Could you create balance discussion thread for Russula Costumed ? :sweat_smile:

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@u2371 here is it for you:

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