🎅 Costumed Santa Claus -- 5* Fire/ Red from Santa's Challenge (Winter)

New Santa’s Challenge Costume is released: Costumed Santa Claus

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

Costumed Santa Claus

Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Santa’s Challenge Winter
:dizzy: Special Skill: Gift of Rock
  • Deals 150% damage to all enemies.
  • Summons an Elf Minion for each ally with 10% HP and 10% attack inherited from the caster.
  • All enemies get -24% attack for 4 turns.
  • All enemies get -54% defense for 4 turns.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Christmas (Winter) Heroes now all have a family bonus for unique heroes of the same family.

Winter Family
Bonus for 2 / 3 heroes:

  • +5% / +10% health for Minions
  • +5% / +10% attack for Minions

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Santa's Challenge Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v43]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Santa Claus ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Santa Claus.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Santa Claus worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Costumed Santa Claus ?

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

  • Would you give Costumed Santa Claus Sorcerer Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

  • If you Summoned Costumed Santa Claus and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Costumed Santa Claus, 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 Santa Claus when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Costumed Santa Claus, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Costumed Santa Claus (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Costumed Santa Claus), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Legendary Event Hero.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Legendary Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 1.65% chance of summoning Costumed Santa Claus.

But that statistic can lead our minds astray in exactly how our odds play out as we continue summoning.

Some useful insights:

  • 15 times out of 100, you’ll get Costumed Santa Claus by pull 100 (26,000 gems)
  • 56 times out of 100, you’ll get Costumed Santa Claus by pull 500 (130,000 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Costumed Santa Claus by pull 1,796 (467,200 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Costumed Santa Claus by pull 2,761 (717,900 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Costumed Santa Claus by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $259.97 (US) to summon :one::zero::zero: times, 846,364 of those players wouldn’t get Costumed Santa Claus

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Costumed Santa Claus by the 1800th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $4,671.53 US to summon :one::eight::zero::zero: times, 49,663 of those players wouldn’t get Costumed Santa Claus

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 Santa Claus (post release)

:question: Is Costumed Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Minion Summoner
  • Damage Dealer
  • Attack Debuffer
  • Defense Debuffer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Costumed Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Costumed Santa Claus’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 Santa Claus is better ?

  • Normal Santa Claus
  • Costumed Santa Claus

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Santa Claus worth giving Monk Emblems to the orginal heroes?

  • 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus is best used?

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options


I’m a bit surprised they didn’t increase speed to average. Saving that idea for later?
But then again…
The sorcerer emblems will manage that.

Does anyone other skill strip your entire team to their chonies? That’s more than Frigg can get to. This is an event hero! And event folks just might pay extra for toilet paper that has #nospend printed on it

Nice move SG! I mean it. Smart…

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But at slow speed he is less threatening than Frigg. There is also a precedent for a -54% defense drop in Saoirse who does the same but to 3. However, with the Slayer stacks she can gradually go up to fast speed.


and… I’m not a fan of Frigg for offense,
Defense sure…she’s a Stout
But I don’t like devouring green tiles in order to charge her to a Pilsner

It’s a worthy slow card. Too bad it’s a costume and not a buff


His damage percentage is too low to be Slow and the worse part he has quite low Atk.
Even 200% damage doesn’t compensate a decent damage for Slow Hit All Heroes. (Yet he is 150% to all)

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He will be a killer for rush attacks in my opinion. You’ll be lowering defense and attack making it harder to kill the wing revivers and making it easier for Alfrike or other damaging heros to wipe the team.

He’ll still be decenf/whatever in normal defenses but I can see him being utilized more for rush attacks.


Costumed Santa Claus’s full body picture

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I just pulled Santa. That -54% Def down is awesome.

Santa won’t finish a team, that not his job. You fire him and what follows finishes the team off. I’m lucky to have C.Marj but Falcon would do the job just as well.

Boldtusk, C.Santa, C.Marj/Falcon, C.Colen + Khagan

That’s game over in 6 tiles in a rush format.

And for Titan that def down is amazing. Slow doesn’t make a difference in a Titan as you can change that with mana potions.

All round this costume is fantastic


I agree, pulled him today as well. He’s my first -54 def down hero so I will definitely have a use for him. Wish it was an elemental def down though so I could combine him with Wilbur. Maybe once the event 4* get added to HA i will get lucky :sweat_smile:

Got him as well. He’s pretty metal. :metal: :sunglasses: :metal:

He would be great tank in current tourney. VF -54% defense is pretty much a death sentence, especially if followed by Alfrike or Senan. I think it is also biggest AoE defense decrease in the game. Otherwise probably good for titans and probably even in raids with correct support heroes.


Dölgöön has a -56% def down to all for 5 turns but as a 3 star, his stats even fully emblemed and LB are only about ⅔ of Santa of course.

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Here’s mine for comparative purposes. Just FYI really

Dolgoon is great don’t get me wrong but in rush his first charge is actually a little slower and then you need to charge him again. So 12 tiles needed.

Whereas in Rush Santa can easily be gotten to 6 tiles. And then with the firepower that can follow its game over.


You made me think about a Rock Santa and Wilbur combo.

So had a little play with a potential Legendary event team and I think this is a really good idea.

Fire them left to right and you get the shared damage but with -54% defence and -54% elemental down. Khagan and C.Colen then fire into that and wows. That’s an even better set up than I had already.

So there you go…Wilbur and C.Santa can 100% be friends


Thanks for checking that out, now I only need cMarjana :sweat_smile: maybe HA10 Will give me one after getting two regular ones already :wink:

Falcon works if you have him.

If not…good luck getting one of them!

I have neither but plan to let HA8 run for that reason once they’ve added the event heroes. Does the sharing of the damage makes it worth putting Wilbur in your setup since :santa: brings def down to all 2 or 3 end bosses?

Wilbur also protects your team with shared damage and defense up.

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he is an awesome hero. no brainer, both def down and attack down best for def also great on offense. probably the best overall hero but so underrated

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