🦸‍♂️ Hohenwerf - 5* Fire / Red from Sanctuary of Gargoyles

New Sanctuary of Gargoyles Hero is released: Hohenwerf

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


Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Sanctuary of Gargoyles Gargoyle
:hourglass: Ability: Gargoyle’s Stoneskin
Every time this Gargoyle casts a Special Skil, their Stoneskin hardens. The next 3 times they receive damage, it is dropped to 1. This effect can’t be dispelled.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Possessor of Penance
  • Deals 450% damage to the target.
  • Summons a Gargoyle Fiend for the target. The Gargoyle Fiend absorbs healing and disappears when it has absorbeb health equal to 30% of its owner’s max health.
  • The Gargoyle Fiend forces its owner to cast Mindless Attack on a random ally when mana is full for as long as the owner has Gargoyle Fiends. This effect cannot be dispelled.
  • The Gargolye Fiend explodes after 4 turns, dealing 150 damage to the target.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes of the same family.

** Gargoyle family**
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

Immune to Poison damage / Immune to Poison and Burn damage / Immune to Poison and Burn and Water damage

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

The passive now last 1 hit longer as it is announced in the February balance updates.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Sanctuary of Gargoyles Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v48]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Hohenwerf ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Hohenwerf.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Hohenwerf worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Hohenwerf ?

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

  • Would you give Hohenwerf Barbarian Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Hohenwerf’s character design?

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Legendary Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 1.65% chance of summoning Hohenwerf.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 15 times out of 100, you’ll get Hohenwerf by pull 100 (26,000 gems)
  • 56 times out of 100, you’ll get Hohenwerf by pull 500 (130,000 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Hohenwerf by pull 1,796 (467,200 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Hohenwerf by pull 2,761 (717,900 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Hohenwerf by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $259.97 (US) to summon :one::zero::zero: times, 846,364 of those players wouldn’t get Hohenwerf

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Hohenwerf by the 1800th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $4,671.53 US to summon :one::eight::zero::zero: times, 49,663 of those players wouldn’t get Hohenwerf

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 - Hohenwerf (post release)

:question: Is Hohenwerf 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 Hohenwerf 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 Hohenwerf’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Fiend Summoner
  • Mindless Attack Debuffer
  • Delayed Damage

0 voters

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

Note this means Hohenwerf’s Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

  • Perfectly
  • Better than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Worse than Most
  • Terribly

0 voters

:question: Is Hohenwerf worth giving Barbarian Emblems to?

  • 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 Hohenwerf is best used?

  • Left Wing
  • Left Flank
  • Tank
  • Right Flank
  • Right Wing
  • Not on defence at all.

0 voters

:question: How do you think Hohenwerf 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 Hohenwerf worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Hohenwerf then which Emblem Path would you select ?

  • Sword path
    (Selecing Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecing Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)

0 voters


Oh wow…I really would love this guy in my roster…I have arco and just love him!
This guy is awesomeness :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::kissing_heart::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
I want it! …I want it! … I want it! :laughing:

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Im glad that Hohenwerf looks alot better. A potential infinite mindless attack with no way to really remove it, would have been a nightmare to deal with. Also, given that Stoneskin got a buff recently, wouldn’t his stoneskin be 3 hits instead of 2?


Which heroes have innate immunity to the mindless attack of his minion?


Got this dude on 10 pull. Got emblems for him, so guess he’s next up


First Gargoyle event I was aiming for hohenwerf, but he didn’t get released. I pulled 500 times(?) and got el duque and lots of dupe galliairds. So I was happy I got him in less than 50 pulls this time around!


Very good hero, kinda similar to Zocc, but much better:

  • is fast vs average
  • hits way harder
  • does delayed damage by fiend

He doesn’t raise target’s mana like Zocc, but this is compensated by longer ailment.


Heroes like Grazul or Garnet can give immunity to ailments all of your heroes.

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Isnt Vela have to do with minions? His is a fiend so they should be different, correct?


Doh! Of course thank you for that info.

Grace is looking better being fast and with the elemental link for 2023


Which of the 2022 HOTM would she best pair with for giving the fiend immunity to an entire defense team? Is this a good idea with the prevalence of El Naddaya?

el nad is far better, imo

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I was thinking no friend, no mindless attack. So Grace would be a good counter other than ailment protection . I plan to level 1 bit not for defense.


Not much info on this hero compared to most others that are new.

Is there a reason?

I got one, and slowly leveling him up to 3/40 now, started using him in raids. He packs quite a punch even at this level. I’d say that the main problem with this hero is that he can kill the enemy too fast for his debuff to take effect.

There are 2 reasons:

  1. The attack is quite high as it is now, and if enemy was hit with tiles before, there’s a good change they won’t survive the hit.
  2. If enemy survived, but didn’t have enough mana, naturally you’d want to charge them faster, throwing tiles at them, and the tiles can kill them before they can damage themselves or anyone.
  3. The last explosion can also kill them, especially since they’re not able to heal properly.

Good thing about him is that while he has his stone skin effect, he is basically protected against counterattacks.

Other than that - he’s a pretty solid hero, good fast 5* red sniper, not many of them are available.

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Another interesting side-effect of Hohenwerf against Alexandrine - the fiend counters Alexandrine’s healing which happens when Mindless Attack is cast by the fiend. So she is healed by 0, and the fiend becomes damaged, but not dead.

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i like his idea

the explosion is a bit underwhelming being on one target

only that part is weak and could use a range or number increase.

congrats to everyone who got him :slight_smile: