🧪 Early information on the July 2021 HOTM -- Devana

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This thread is to provide early insights and discussion on the July 2021 HOTM, Devana.


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.

Devana Beta Info & Stats (Extremely Likely to Change)

Gender: Female
Power: 792

Attack: 741
Defense: 756
HP: 1404

Element: Holy :sun_with_face: (Yellow)

Class: Ranger

Innate Resistance: Resist Dispells (image)
This hero has an innate reistance against Dispels of Buffs.

Innate Resistance #2: Resist Minion Effects
This Hero has an innate resistance against incoming negative effects and damage from Minions.

Mana Speed: Average

Special Skill: Arrows and Claws

  • Deals 225% 255% damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • Summons a Lynx Minion with 35% HP and 35% attack inherited from the caster.
  • Before a Lynx Minion hits a target, it destroys all Minions from the target.
  • Dispells buffs from the target and nearby enemies.
  • Element Link gives all Holy allies a small amount of mana at the end of each turn 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:

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This hero is awesome. He is what noor was trying to be

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Thanks for your work @Guvnor.

Just as a heads-up, the words “resist”/“resistance” have been misspelled 4 times in the description (they are in bold).

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Lol, typing quickly on the fly; was actually 5 mispellings I think lol :stuck_out_tongue:

She actually

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Actually, one of them was correct:

Well looking at this hero, she’s going to be hard to resist. Good counter for a LOT of meta heroes.

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Bera must be trembling now. This HOTM is her perfect counter: holy, resist minion damage and destroys enemies’ minions.:thinking:

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I want this one!

20wants!

That’s a super beefy minion!

Definitely good for Bera/Freya tanks. With average speed will she be too slow to change the the outcome of a fight? If you use her and Uraeus it could be the comeback team.

I think her minion has the highest bast totals in the game. I like her. She’s kinda cute too

My biggest concern vs. Bera/Freya tanks is not just her average speed, so much as only making one minion chomper when she activates. If Bera’s still standing, the lynx only has a 20% chance per turn of actually targeting Bera (who really needs to go down). So I don’t consider Devana to be an efficient minion eater.

That is one chonky lynx, though, and it adds quite a sizable bonus to her durability. It’s possible she tries doing too many things at once, all at the expense of doing those things well. But she sure has style, and when fighting Bera, I suppose we take what we can get. One minion eater is still better than none.

BUT THE STYLE!!! First hero to bring a full-sized animal companion, and it looks AWESOME! :smiley:

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Bye bye pseudo new meta with bera/freya tanks. Welcome new S4 meta soon.

SG strategy is sooooo obvious year after year it’s the same song again and again.

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Yeah she seems like a Bera/Freya counter the same way Reuben seemed like a GTV counter. It has pieces that you want, but I’m not sure it’s enough.

She could be decent for newer players that get her to use on defense. Decent damage, beefy minion, mana boost all can be nice for early players.

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This one will be a very solid hero with a lvl 23 mana troop.

Dispel to 3 will be another interesting feature. Think only Holy 5* with dispel is C.Vivica and she is slow…

But ranger class? Hmm… hard to have spare emblem for her…

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@KeeSnow That’s correct. Costume Vivica is the only other Holy 5* dispeller. So Devana will be a welcome sight for that

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This.

She is not a Bera/minion counter on her own. She is a hitter/dispeller and mana upper (the best elemental link ever, by the way) with a great minion that mitigates the minion threat from Bera (although Bera’s speed coupled with the fact that moths leave a lasting poision DOT means that at best she is mitigating something like 20-30% of the overall minion threat).

The unfortunate thing is to get the benefits of her elemental link you need to stack yellow - and if you stack yellow and get to 9-10 tiles then you have already killed the purple tank, which means the cut has already taken place and may possibly have left you high and dry. She would work so much better in yellow stack where Freya/Bera are flanking. This is the main reason i dont run yellow mono vs Freyas and Beras

All that said I would love to get her. Run her with lady wool, mist, uraeus and c joon. Put the level 17 on her and after 9 tiles she fires and gets uraeus charged the next turn. Removes any enemy buffs such as Freya defense up, or Sif reflect. Or even take out a taunt in a pinch. Very versatile

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This hero is pretty awesome. Ok damage, Pseudo 35% heal (bonus 35% extra slash attack each turn while minion is standing), minion destroys other minions if targeted, dispels(!), elemental link for mana boost, resists minions damage and effects, and the big one: RESISTS DISPEL OF HER BUFFS! This is one hero everyone is going to pull for!

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Am i reading it right?
The minion is cast only on self?

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Not sure why more people didn’t pick up on this. Yellow has a serious lack of dispellers, the one available hero is pretty paywalled, and as you mentioned slow to boot so almost certainly will be half a step too late.

I for one am excited to just have a viable dispelling option in yellow.

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I’m not sure if I thought this or actually said it aloud when I read the description of this hero:

Holy :poop:!

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