🌞 Ironmaw – 5* Holy / Yellow from Contest of Elements

New Contest of Elements (Holy) hero is released: Ironmaw

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 1078 1041 1789
4/90 1234 1191 2047
Origin Family
Contest of Elements Super Elemental
Image Aether Power Description
attack-up Attack Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% attack for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Troop Mastery
Passive Skill as attacking character:
This hero’s Troops deal extra elemental damage against weaker element.
- Dealt extra elemental damage: +100%
Passive Skill as defending character:
This hero receives less elemental damage from Troops of stronger element.
- Received elemental damage: -10%
:dizzy: Special Skill: Chains of Light
  • Deals 500% damage to the target and all Dark enemies.
  • All enemies get -39% mana generation for 4 turns. Against Dark characters, this status effect becomes uncleansable and lasts 2 turns longer.
  • Deals extra damage agianst Dark,

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

Super Elemental Family

Super Elemental family makes Mono teams even stronger.
This hero enhances Holy element.

  • One or more shields are enhanced to Power Gems each turn.
  • The amount is same as Holy heroes in the team. 5 Power Gems per element can be on board at the same time.

The Power Gem deal 20 damage to a random enemy each turn until it is matched. When Power Gems are matched , they deal 10 damage to all enemies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jan 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Attack is increased from 999 to 1001.
  • Defense is increased from 964 to 966.
  • Health is increased from 1648 to 1660.
  • Damage is increased from 460% to 480%.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 3 of Contest of Elements (Holy) Hero - Ironmaw [Part of The Beta Beat v62]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Ironmaw ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Ironmaw.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Ironmaw worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Ironmaw ?

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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


Feedback Poll - Ironmaw (post release)

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

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Mana Generation Debuffer
0 voters

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

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

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

:question: Is Ironmaw 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 Ironmaw is best used?

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

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

  • Yes, but only once
  • Yes, twice
  • No
0 voters

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

  • Sword path
    (Selecting Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecting Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)
0 voters

:question: What do you think about the artwork ?

  • Amazing
  • Refreshingly new
  • It’s ok
  • It could be better
  • Very bad
0 voters
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Nothing special for a hero of such rarity


His hero card is updated with the changes.
Polls are now enabled.

Entirely, I would say he us an average 5*, I summoned 30 heros and I got Ogima , I am very happy for that lol

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Too weak, needs a buff

I have zaria, ironmaw and griffex.
Am I lucky or unlucky?

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This hero reminds me of Jana, given he’ll hit 2 heroes most the time :thinking:


Ironmaw’s iron


well, i’ll say, he looks cool at least :joy:

Literally billions of possible titles and art designs, yet these mofos chose to put this discount ‘Luke Cage meets Village People’ in “chains of light”. I mean…bruh

The “available for the first time” is killing me!!!


Solid stats could be great on offense decent on Titan!

Yea, i like him. He will obliterate purple mono teams. I feel like people forget how high his atk stat is to multiply against his ability stat. He is going to deal a lot of damage to purple teams like eset does. I don’t think he is op or anything, but i like his ability, and his picture reminds me of Underbite from the venture brothers cartoon, so i love that. The guys who are hating on the art must not know who they were trying to make him look like.

It’s just a reminder to field rainbow in defenses lol, otherwise too many elementals that can be devastating

The OP is adjusted with the january balance update.

Do you guys think he is worth the mats? I pulled him today and I do not know what to think about him.


I think he can be good on Attack. However really don’t see him doing well on defense. Average Sniper that can also hit other dark with - mana regen is actually not that good IMO

Reason you never see him on defense. Good to bring against a purple tank potentially but still with all the Immunities, dodges,taunts, etc an average sniper really won’t do it.

Still think he needs a rework and some adjustments to his special skills. Staying at 2/60 for me

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So I got this guy, and I wonder if he would work well with salmon Loki ? Like would the extra targets and damage help offset the random? It’s the fish worth using a fated summon on ?

I think he’s an improvement from Jana (who gets good ratings) so he’s a decent hero, just not up there with a lot of other more OP heroes :thinking:


he is great hero on attack yes
on defense not so but think about how many great heroes(dark) will not be used as this is main tactic if he us in defense

so there is no strong board tilea against him and actually that is great on defense as you don’t know what is worst not to go with dark hero or to go

debufd mana gen to all is actually now great if you ask me and don’t forget elemental shields firing all rhe time

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