Costumed Sonya (Secondary Costume) - 4* Ice / Blue from Season 1

New Season 1 Secondary Costume is released: Sonya

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+2 Costume
+1 Costume
+2 Costume
+1 Costume
+2 Costume
Origin Family
Costume Chamber Classic
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.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Wrenching Strike
  • Deals 345% damage to the target.
  • All enemies are immune to new status effect buffs for 2 turns.

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

:hugs: Classic Family

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 8 of Secondary Season 1 Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v61]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Sonya ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Sonya.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Sonya worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Sonya ?

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

  • Would you give Sonya Rogue Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Sonya’s character design?

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

:question: Is Sonya 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 Sonya 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 Sonya’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Buff Immuniser
0 voters

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

Note this means Sonya’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 Sonya is better ?

  • Normal Sonya
  • Costumed Sonya (Old Costume)
  • Costumed Sonya (Secondary Costume)
0 voters

:question: Is Sonya worth giving Paladin Emblems to the original hero?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you don’t have a 5* Option
  • Yes, but only if you’re focusing on 4* Heroes/ Events
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • No… Not at all.
0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Sonya is best used?

Note, as a 4* hero, please consider with this question up-and-coming players not just end-game players (where 5* heroes are a luxury not a given).

  • Left Wing
  • Left Flank
  • Tank
  • Right Flank
  • Right Wing
  • Not on defence at all.
0 voters

:question: How do you think Sonya 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 Sonya worth Limit Breaking ?

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

:question: If you would emblem Sonya 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
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Uhm I am trying to understand the thought proces when they gave sonya this special… compared the Caedmon 2nd costume!


I got her today, this costume will probably go LB1. It’s a bummer it’s 2 turns when Mist does something similar, plus more, at fast speed for 3. At least at fast it is more likely to be ready, timing is just much harder.

Yeah, Caedmon is better. On my roster though, having a skill like in blue is helpful. Given base Sonya and C1 are 75 +20, doing the second costume will go fast.


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Such a letdown that they dismissed her with this shadow of Caedmons skill.
When I began playing in 2020, Sonya was one of my first 4* heroes.
She was sturdy so a big help.

When I later got first costume for her and Caedmon I switched back and forth between blue/green and dispel/cleanse as needed.

Costumes had such an interesting position for a while, giving you a reason to switch back and forth. Now costumes are mostly a pure stat-boost, and Sonya is suffering for this as the for some reason thinks that she should not be at Caedmons level

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I have finished mine and have been playing around with her:

I think she has actually proved very useful. I knew her impact was only 2 turns, but had forgotten it impacts all enemies. She has been coming in war attacks and diamond raids as the situation warrants.

I get the love for Caedmon’s second costume, just because she isn’t that doesn’t mean she can’t do anything. I think she’s been a great tool to add to my roster.



Re the Sonya vs Caedmon costume discussion, I guess Sonya doesn’t dispel existing because she blocks buffs to all. Caedmon C also dispels, but only to 3.

Different tools for different niches and all that.

Sonya costume is my current project, I think for usage, I’ll switch between her and the original depending on need.


I plan to 2LB mine next round of LB’s I do. She is very useful IMO.


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I don’t know maybe I’ve gotten spoiled with other second costumes. But when you look at Caedmon and you look at Li Xiu And Collen and Skittles and Rigard and Gormek and Kiril and even the 2nd for Sonya and Sabina are insulting. All those other heroes are doing at least three things. They’re a major upgrade. Blocking all from buffs for two turns is just nothing.

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Agreed, they should have just added her regular dispel all!..well may be her toon will get all that!

I really believe that Sonya Toon will only receive 5% extra damage and extra damage against Fire.:thinking:

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IDK, I think the 2 turn duration is being overblown. For example, I still use Malosi. He does the same at VF, but just to 1. At fast speed you can block all sorts of stuff now. Heroes charge SO fast these days.

Here she is 2LB:

Her snipe is good and superior dodge is handy. A value is nice too.

She isn’t a must-do, and takes more nuance than C2 Caedmon, but is useful. I do a lot of my fighting with counters and prevention, so she has fit into my teams really well.

Plenty of times preventing something(s) for a couple turns made all the difference.


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I was messing around with teams and Zhabog pairs well. In most of the battle I paired them her buff block was up more often than not once she fired. In this case, Missandra’s block was too:

It’s cool playing around with stuff. That being said, I still can’t find a good use for base Fura :laughing: