☀ Horus – Season 5 Hero – 5* Holy / Yellow: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 5 Hero is Released: Horus

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

Horus

Rarity Element Class
:star::star::star::star::star:
Legendary
:sun_with_face:
Holy/Yellow
image
Barbarian
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
VF
Very Fast
:crossed_swords:
799
:shield:
770
:heart:
1532
Origin Family
Season 5 Sun
:hourglass: Ability: Effects on Special Skill
40% chance to perform the following actions when this character casts their Special Skill
* Deals 70% damage to all enemies.
* All enemies get -34% attack for 3 turns.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Unrelenting Hunter
  • Deals 205% damage to target and nearby enemies.
  • Reduces max health of the target and nearby enemies by 110 each turn for 3 turns. Max health can’t get lower than 30% of the original health.

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.

Sun Family

Bonus for 1/2 Heroes:

  • 10% / 20% chance to make a cast -35% accurancy for 2 turns and X Burn damage over 2 turns on an enemy who deals Special Skill damage to this character.
  • If the enemy’s Special Skill defeats this character, the chance is 50%/75%
    (X = 98 for Legendary Heroes, 72 for Epic Heroes, 56 for Rare Heroes)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

Attack is increased to 799 from 791.
Defense is increased to 770 from 762.
Health is increased to 1532 from 1518.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Season 5 Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v46,v47]


:thought_balloon: What do you think of Horus ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Horus.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Horus worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Horus ?

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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Feedback Poll - Horus (post release)


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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Max HP Decreaser (Over Time)

0 voters

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

Note this means her Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

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

0 voters

:question: Is Horus 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 Horus is best used?

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Horus 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

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Didn’t really want to summon in game for a while, so i gave this portal a shot with the only coins pull I had and out pops this guy! i am lacking in holy hitters, so this is a marvellous result! :smiley: and with that i am done trying for s5 summons this time!

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Just pulled him trying for the other ones…
I’m really not convinced by reading his card
Max hp reduction is pointless and will be overwritten by any hp boosting healer
He’ll only deliver significant damage if activating his passive
Again, not thrilled on that pull

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I tried but decent results got two 5* in 12 pulls (so good odds)but both season 1 dupes…be great if he comes to me but not chasing anyone… best of luck ya’ll

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That is correct, but otherwise you could force your opponent to bring overhealers… If you have Aouda, the synergies between those two might be pretty nice :slight_smile:

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How often you see Gravemaker nowadays in defense and offense? Although he is very fast, doesn’t pair well with others or do instant OP damage.

My two GMs have been sitting on the bench for a while now.

Doesn’t play well in today’s meta.

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GM pairs very well Emilio, but yea that’s about it anymore.

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Meh. Somewhat OK hit-3 hero. His speed is his biggest asset. The HP decrease over time is decent, but matches are usually decided by raw damage and not some damage over time. I wouldn’t level him as I have other better yellows waiting in line.

Can’t say I’m impressed with the S5 portal so far. El Nadedda or whatever her name is is good, and Khonshu is good, but Papyros is a total piece of trash. Horus isn’t anything special. The red sphinx-looking guy is OK but is slow speed which means he’s limited to rush wars/tournaments.

I seriously don’t get all the hate… I have maxed him already and he does his second special almost everytime, which means that he hits 270ish and does an attack down at very fast speed to three opponents. Chance of bleeding appears additionally. When you pair him with a second family member (Sobek in my case) it gets even more annoying, since there can be burn damage and blind when he is being hit.

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Ya, and that’s a defensive move if the board doesn’t have enough tiles for the attackers to kill the opponent. The burn damage won’t win you the match in most cases.

In today’s meta, if the opponent has 1 life left and fires, can kill multiple members, in some cases, all your team. Especially later in the match.

Health reduction is mostly pointless in practice. Passive is good if activated for the attack down… 220% at least would have been better but he’s decent overall just not stand out really

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The point is not the burn damage, it is the powerful heal and aliment blocker. When both are charged, I fire GM, make a match, then fire Emilio on the next turn. I can get Emilio to do his thing fully in just 6 tiles rather than waiting for 12 tiles to have him fire twice. Its really the only way Emilio is useful otherwise he is too slow too be of much use. In this case it is a little defensive, but you get 1 of 2 ticks of GM , then you refresh that with emilio (to all, but slightly less powerful).

Back on topic of this hero, I like the reduction of max health, this minimizes the benefit of the over healers. At very fast it can be super useful.

My defense has (c)GM and keeps me quite satisfied in the diamond arena


But ofcourse what works for me dosen’t always work for everyone or even anyone else.
Also jumping back to topic. Although this guy’s max hp reduction is not why I would max him it has come in handy for me a few times with other heroes plus I would just love to pull him for my offensive team.

Have tried to get a cool yellow card from S3 and so on, this dude seems really ok!

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Does the max hp reduction increase with increased attack? Or is flat 330 health regardless of attack value?

Looks like a flat but for each turn

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Bought the first offer, seems SG wants me to level a yellow. Pulled Horus and Kara, along with 2 darts… now which to level :thinking:


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Anyone have first hand experience with Horus? I pulled him yesterday, my first S5 after many, many summons. I’m on the fence a bit. Seems a solid hero for damage quick, but nothing too crazy or devastating. I was considering leveling a second Wolfgang next, I’m not sure Horus should take priority.

I imagine his reduced max health over 3 turns doesn’t stack either if you fire him faster?

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He made me remember of Fura, the season 3 4* that I’ve leveled and never used. He’s very fast at least. Maybe holy is my strongest color but I didn’t got excited about him.

Season 5 family bonus and status tho… Even their skill lacks power, they will always be dangerous. Specially fighting S1 and S2 heroes.