🕵 Costumed Xnolphod – S4 Costume – 5* Dark / Purple: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 4 Costume is released: Costumed Xnolphod

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

Costumed Xnolphod

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Season 4 Underwild
Image Aether Power Description
defense-up Defense Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% defense for 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: Boost Health on Special Skill
When this characters casts their Special Skill, they boost the health of all their allies by 10%.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Entrapping Enchantment
  • All allies regenerate 1060 HP over 4 turns.
  • All allies receive a small amount of mana over 4 turns.
  • Alters the power of all Dark Shields on the board. When an attacking Hero casts the special, the enhanced shields give 37% more mana. When a defending Hero casts the special, the shields become weakened and give -30% less mana.

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

Dec 2023

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Costume bonus is adjusted
    • Attack is increased from 829 to 867.
    • Defense is increased from 889 to 935.
    • Health is increased from 1489 to 1631.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 2 of Season 4 Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v59]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Costumed Xnolphod ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Costumed Xnolphod.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Costumed Xnolphod worth summoning for?

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

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

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Healer (Over time)
  • Mana Increaser (Over time)
  • Tile Enhancer (Offense)
  • Tile Nerfer (Defense)
0 voters

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

Note this means Costumed Xnolphod’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 Xnolphod is better ?

  • Normal Xnolphod
  • Costumed Xnolphod
0 voters

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

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

:question: If you would emblem Costumed Xnolphod 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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On the one hand, at least SG didn’t try to actually sell an exact copy of old!Xylophone as cXylophone.

On the other hand, I can’t help but notice that this avatar pin is on sale in the game store today, at the same time as cXylophone’s release:


Also? Carthago delenda est: #52RareQuestsAYear


The skill is not changed since last seen in Beta.
Polls are now enabled.

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Meh aweful skills Just regular healer

I must have missed something - this costume was the subject of a massive Nospend thread but it’s utter turd

Did they change him from Beta or something? It’s needs a massive thread to buff it :joy:

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Haha, that’s me atm, :cry:

I wished they went through with it and really did sell the Costume with original pre-nerf version, I had my popcorn ready damn it! :popcorn::cry:

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Yes he was changed. His first version was pre nerf Xnol with 20% mana and less healing.


I’m sure it’s not intended, but the costume art looks a bit k-k-klanish to me :cry:


And as a team-mate pointed out, why is the mini-goblin reaching for his “staff with a knobby end”?

Anyway, glad they changed the special from the first variant. By now they could really safely buff him back to original and no-one would mind

Now that you mention it :flushed:

I had the same thought. Hadn’t seen it until @Noisy mentioned it.

Klu klux clan…… wtf how did this get thru quality control???

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Good point!! But think goblin is reaching for the key. Still think someone would point that out before the release

A really poor costume with no possible use cases at all. They should be ashamed of themselves for producing this kind of garbage. Nobody in their right mind would level him up as it is now. Possibly the worst hero after Mok-Arr or Exeera.

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Good point! First thing I thought is he joined the Klan.
What were they thinking!!!

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And to make matters worse, he has an enslaved goblin on his hip!! :flushed::flushed::scream:

Yeah some very unsubtle undertones in this image

Surprised no one’s pointed out the (grand)Wizard class… Other then that just looks an old world executioners hood

Should be moderate amount of mana. If Toxi can for 3 turns at fast speed, then this dude can at 4.