🎃 Costumed Vanda - 5* Fire/ Red from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)

New Return to Morlovia Hero Costume in 2021: Costumed Vanda

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

Costumed Vanda

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

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Return to Morlovia Morlovia
Image Aether Power Description
dmg-reduction Damage Reduction At the start of each battle, all damage received by this hero is reduced by 10% for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Steal Buff
When this character casts their Special Skill, they have a 50% chance to steal the newest dispellable buff from a random enemy that has buffs. If no enemy has buffs, deals 70% damage to all enemies.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Stalling Twilight of Ruin
  • Deals 115% damage to all enemies.
  • The caster steals 51% of any healing applied to all enemies for 3 turns.
  • All allies are immune to new status ailments for 3 turns.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Morlovia Heroes now all have a family bonus for unique heroes of the same family.

Morlovia Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 3% / 6% / 9% mana generation

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Oct 2022

Dec 2022

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes since Beta.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 5 (Halloween Event Hero) Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v41]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Vanda ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Vanda.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Vanda worth summoning for?

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

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

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

  • Would you give Costumed Vanda Wizard Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

: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 Vanda (post release)

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

  • Damage Dealer
  • Ailment Protector
  • Healing Stealer

0 voters

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

  • Normal Vanda
  • Costumed Vanda

0 voters

:question: Is Costumed Vanda worth giving Sorcerer 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 Vanda 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 Vanda is best used?

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options

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Pulled the Queen of… crime!!! Really happy! Now im wondering how she will fit into my teams… Grazul replacement?


Really happy with her costumed stats. Will be a strong candidate for me to limit break.


She’s actually the only one I really want to have from Morlovia, as RNGesus have never given me any status ailments blocker. She was good before, but now she is just amazing.

The only issue is that I’m torn whether pull now with my EHTs or hoard them for Christmas…


So I made one pull…



I’ve just pulled Costume Vanda, do you think it is worth maxing her is I already have a maxed Grazul and Emilio?

I almost never use Grazul any more, Vanda seems like another that does a very similar job

SHe put Graz to shame. Fantastic pull

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She attacks all and steals heal. She is very good

I really like Costumed Vanda; the immunity for 3 turns from a very fast hero might help a lot. I wrote a full review here. Thanks!


Just pulled her costume earlier, and I have her base model sitting at 3/70. Waiting for one more set of rings, but there’s a long wait line. Nadezhda, Yang Mai, and Lady Loki are also thirsting for rings. What is it with women and jewelry??? Decisions, decisions…

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Omg, man I envy your dilemma.

Lady Loki is my wet dream, as an ultimate cleanser.

Nadezdha, since the pace of generation of new heroes is like Maglev, is not very well explored, however the card reads very well.

But Vanda is very annoying On defence, not to mention how good she is on offense.

Tried my Best to help :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:


Ha, that’s how you can pull now with your EHTs and hoard them for Christmas!

I got Vanda last year and whizzed her up. I don’t use her as often as I expected (probably not as often as I should) but there are times she really hits the spot. Now I have the costume I’ll be whizzing that up too! The only reason she isn’t on my regular defence is that Black Knight has the tank spot and is not interested in giving it up any time soon.

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Thanks! I guess the only solution is to get more rings.

Got her with my very first EHT used! So excited, will work better on my defense than Mitsuko or Baldur. Also allows me to strip Grazul’s emblems…such a useful hero!!


She seems like good counter to C-Kadilen, as she is faster and she can block that annoying dodge before it ever becomes an issue. Also 3 turns is a lot for VF speed.

Hate to say, she doesn’t help against C-Kad. She blocks any ailments that are put on your team. C-Kad buffs her own team with dodge ability.


I just pulled her …. with Hannah as tank and Vanda at flank that heal steal will be soooo good


Also that elemental chest is absurd. In nearly 3 years in game I have never got 2 eht. Even 1 eht is rare.

Gongrats, thats awesome luck! I wish to get C.Vanda too.

Drat, now I noticed that costume just adds one round of protection against debuffs, because I read that it blocks buffs on all enemies. Me sad. Though three rounds of protection against debuffs are still nice. Thankfully I have Onyx, but still.

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Yes their synergy is incredible. One of my alliance mate has this setup. Hanna, Emilio and Vanda. The pain is real.