🧪 Early information on the May 2022 HOTM -- Kara

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This thread is to provide early insights and discussion on the May, 2022 HOTM, Kara

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.

Kara Beta Info & Stats (Extremely Likely to Change)

Gender: Female
Power: 802

Attack: 751
Defense: 762
HP: 1437

Element: :sun_with_face: Holy (Yellow)

Class: Paladin
Family: Legends 2022

Innate Resistance: Resist Defense Ailments
This hero has innate resistance against status ailments that afffect defense. Applies also to status ailments that affect elemental defense .

Innate Ability: Mana on Buff Dispel
This character receives 10% mana each time a buff is dispelled from this character.

Mana Speed: Average

Special Skill: Shieldmaiden’s Protection

  • The caster gets Taunt that prevents enemies from using Special Skills on the caster’s allies for 4 turns.
  • The caster gets +74% defense against Special Skills for 4 turns.
  • All allies except the caster get +34% attack for 4 turns.
  • Element Link gives all Holy allies +10% defense 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:

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A HotM with taunt. That’s pretty huge along with the big Def up and resistance to Def down.

The start of new Yellow tanks again?

Xman flanking her could be a pain


A Taunt HOTM! Unfortunately no overlap with seasonal events, but I’ll be planning pulls over the next few months aiming for Kara rather than Zagrog or Silvaria.

Basically looks like a Krampus variant.
Both taunt
Defense against special skills for Kara rather than regular defense for Krampus
Attack for both
Elemental link with defense adds even more of a “tanky” feel to her.

No defense down is a helpful passive.
Mana boost on dispel will help Kara charge up against to keep taunt. I have found I certainly like Hanitra’s passive of getting mana when receiving a buff.

My initial thought is that Krampus and Black Knight are better than Kara. Maybe Kara’s passives can help boost her. I don’t think she’s so much more powerful than either Krampus or Black Knight that it will cause problems. Perhaps being Holy could be the kicker here.
Let’s see how wrong I end up being.


Taunt hotm, jeez! Can someone remind me what events should happen in May?

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Telluria vibe written all over


Finally a worthy Hotm to pull after telly, if they won’t nerf before release:lol:


This seems odd - a male hero with a special that references a “maiden”. Unless he’s got a little helper (the shieldmaiden), I’m scratching my head. Also, “Kara” is more commonly a female name where I come from.

Should this element link be for holy heroes instead?


It will change i guess

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Sorry, I have fixed the gender, and also the elemental link too. (It will give defense not attack buff)


Thanks, @PlayForFun . You’ve got a tough job, and you do it well.


Taunt HOTM.
I think I need a drink.


OMG, it sounds too good to be true.


For the people that are going to ask it. The innate passive of getting 10% mana each time a buff is dispelled only works ONCE per turn.

So IF you get dispelled, no matter how many buffs, he gets 10% mana. Similar how Zagrog only gives 20% mana once whenever he bypasses defensive buffs, regardless of how many defensive buffs he bypasses.


Yup. Definitely too good to be true. Looks like another Tell episode coming up in July. When this HOTM floods defence teams.


OMG I need her so badly ! A taunting HOTM !

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He/she is now better than cKrampus. Pre-release nerf alert detected!

Nonetheless, I don’t have any taunter except Green Bear, so if I pull him/her it is a no-brainer for ascension for me.


She might not be nerfed because at that time we will have S5, more powerful, heroes coming out so she wont be much of a problem. Maybe she is at the level or a bit inferior than black night, The defense to special skill only means that you can easy kill with tiles where you usually make the most damage IMO
She is ok but definitely not a game changer adding to the collection of taunt heroes: red, blue, purple and not yellow

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Poll: Who is better: Kara or Krampus?

  • Kara
  • Krampus

0 voters

Assume Krampus includes both Krampus and C.Krampus.

I would delete the link to sacred heroes and give the benefit to everyone.
If not, he’s just a normal hero…
It is true that he has one more turn than Krampus.
But Krampus summons a minion.
And also 44% defense with 10% increase each hit
As well as 50% more attack for all.
But I would still remove the element link

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Nice one. Definitly will be trying to get her