🧪 Early information on the January 2022 HOTM -- Viscaro

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This thread is to provide early insights and discussion on the January 2022 HOTM, Viscaro.

All Information from Beta is Subject to Change!

Don’t get attached

Details from beta, especially brand-new beta content, don’t tend to be very reliable for actual hero release.

It’s incredibly common that heroes are changed during beta testing, or sometimes even after testing but before release. That is, after all, the purpose of beta testing.

So I wouldn’t get too attached to any of this — it’s not unheard of for entire portions of skills to be removed or reworked, or for radical changes to stats to be made.

Viscaro Beta Info & Stats (Extremely Likely to Change)

Gender: Male
Power: 798

Attack: 727
Defense: 805
HP: 1382

Element: :new_moon_with_face: Dark (Purple)

Class: Druid

Innate Ability: Cursed Sapling Summoner
When an enemy summons any minions by Special Skill, the hero summon a Cursed Sapling Fiend to that enemy.

Innate Resistance: Resist Negative Minion Effects
This Hero has innate resistance against incoming negative effects and damage from minions .

Mana Speed: Slow

Special Skill: Cursed Garden

  • Deals 190% damage to all enemies
  • Damage bypasses target’s minions.
  • Summons a Cursed Sapling Fiend for all enemies. The Fiend damages the enemy with 55% 60% every turn.
  • The Cursed Sapling Fiend absorbs healing and disappears when it has absorbed health equal to 40% 45% of its owner’s max health.
  • Attacks from Cursed Sapling Fiend deal extra damage if the target has minions.
  • Element Link gives all Dark allies +10% attack for 4 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

Or: How many summons are needed to get a HOTM?

Special thanks to @Garanwyn for assistance on summoning odds and proofreading for this section.

It’s important to remember that HOTM have very low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a HOTM.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 12.3% chance of summoning the HOTM.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 73 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 100
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 229
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 352

Putting that in Perspective

  • 27 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 100 times, 270,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 229th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 229 times, 50,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these two 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:

For a full list of items currently in beta testing, as well as their related threads, please see the master #beta-beat thread:


This is a good anti minion hero. Also, this Elemental Link is the exact same as the link by Chakkozrott. Is this a typo? or are they reusing this link again for this next set of hotms?


First time ever I might consider to wait with pulls because of HotM, my only anti minion hero right now is Captain of Diamonds.


I know that he is slow but it seems a bit overpower, 55% damage and 40% healing drain plus the passives. I definitely like to have him


Noor alter ego. Seems meh. Slow with no direct damage, fiends with no ailment at all. As useless as vollermock


Looks like Esme may get a run after all.

The elemental link it’s +10% attack for 4 turns.


At first I thought this might be the Noor version of a Fiend HOTM.

The special skill alone is trash in non rush format. He looks like Vollermork who continually disappoints me. The extra damage if target has minions is helpful, but the worst “status effect” of any of the fiend heroes that generate a status effect.

The innate ability is where Viscaro comes to play. I’d rather an enemy summon a minion and a fiend than neither.

Is the innate ability limited to the special skill minion caster? If Freya casts minions to all allies, I assume only Freya gets a minion?

The innate resistance adds another element to making this an anti minion hero.

I can’t see myself using Viscaro in a non rush format. If the enemy doesn’t have minions, I might as well just use Quintus. If the enemy has a Freya/Bera tank, I’d rather just use another Holy hero if the goal is to take out the tank.

In rush, I see Viscaro being a solid counter to the Christmas Hero defenses. I would worry about handling Krampus’s taunt. But I’m not sure this is the best counter to those heroes.

The thing I’m wondering is if Viscaro is better than Noor. I’m thinking they’re pretty equivalent and useful in very similar situations.

Perhaps I’m underestimating the 40% health steal and the higher fiend damage per turn than Liz. But Liz and Hannah both come at a faster speed and with a better secondary effect (they are top heroes after all).


:rofl: with more & more Fiends spread being planned via Jan-2022 HoTM across the game, I am sure ESME’s rating will suddenly change ! :rofl:
henceforth, talk of other healers being better + why is Esme not doing this & that additionally for me to get impressed… will be put aside !

Good luck to all, for getting your own Fiend hero coz, HoTM has a higher number spread !

Elizabeth is avarge mana.

I like this hero a lot would help me vs christmas family in VF rules

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Oops meant faster. I’ll edit.

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This hero looks like hot garbage to me. Am I taking crazy pills? How much damage are we really talking from these minions? Like 25 on attack and 50 on defense?


34 per fiend without emblems (on attack).

And currently he’s bugged it seems as I don’t see any extra dmg to enemy with minions.

Yea he’s pretty sad at the moment.


As expected, another HOTM with mediocre skills… at slow speed, at least give him some upfront damage like Elizabeth…

As a Noor lover, who lacks Elizabeth, I am VERY excited!


Wait why are we going back to +10 healing for the e link?

Seems to be a typo from the template it was copied from.

They are really looking to kill Bera/Freya…

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They need people to pull for new heroes for defense :smiley:

He reminds me of senan, but without the speed stack. And I just realised he doesn’t even deal damage. Yeah he is the Noor of 2022
I also highly doubt he could do anything to a Freya tank. First of all Fiend’s attacks are affected by defence buffs and Freya gives a defence buff, so it’s mostly going to chip the damage. And Freya spawns her ravens left and right especially as tank. Maybe if this type of fiend bypasses minions it would be quite good