📕 Jaco – 3* Holy / Yellow from Untold Tales

New Untold Tales hero is released: Jaco

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Changing Tides
Level Attack Defense Health

3/55 579 535 898
3/60 715 662 1109
Origin Family
Untold Tales Defenders of Atlantis family
Image Aether Power Description
defense-up Defense Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% defense for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Effects on Special Skill
50% chance to perform the following actions when this character casts their Special Skill
- Deals 80% damage to all enemies.
- All allies get +21% critical chance for 3 turns.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Dubious Merchndise
  • Special Skill need consecutive uses to reach full power, the following order:
  • 1st:
    • Steals 33% mana from the target, and distributes it to allies.
    • Deals 235% damage to target and minor damage to nearby enemies.
  • 2nd:
    • Steals 33% mana from the target, and distributes it to allies.
    • Deals 310% damage to target and minor damage to nearby enemies.

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.

Defenders of Atlantis family
Bonus for 1+ Heroes:

  • This Hero is counted as part of the Atlantis family if teamed with at least 1 Atlantis hero. Heroes share the following effect when teamed with Atlantis heroes:
    • +5% / +10% / +15% / +20% / +25% defense.

Bonus for 1/2 Heroes:

  • 50% / 75% chance to give all allies +36% increased attack after this character receives Special Skill damage.
  • If the enemy’s Special Skill defeats this character, the chance is 75% / 100%.

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes to Jaco from last-seen Beta stats, skill, and design.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of Untold Tales Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v59]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Jaco ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Jaco.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Jaco worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Jaco ?

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

  • Would you give Jaco Sorcerer Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Mana Stealer and Distrubuter
  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)

0 voters

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

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Jaco worth giving Sorcerer 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 Jaco is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Jaco 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

Mana steal is always useful for 3 star tournaments. Wish the second charge more was more substantial.

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This alpha broken 3* hero has an atk stat of 766 before troops. This is a 3*???

Should have been more mana stolen for charge 2, 33% is not a lot for 5 allies

Where did you see 766? The table up top shows 715 atm

The attack is 766. Check out the portal .


He’ll fit right in next to Ribbit and Pixie. I hope they compliment each other.


Need to test this, but from my rough calculations I think the 33% mana steal is enough to make an average hero charge in 9 tiles with 4% mana speed bonus (either S1 costume, or Druid/Monk/Sorcerer).

This brings a few new heroes into play - particularly Ribbit, Bertulf and cDawa when colour stacking.

When he steals 33%, it’s 33% of what the hero currently has charged, right? So if a hero is only at 50% charge, him stealing 33% of this and distributing it to allies is not much at all, so you need to pick the right moment when to use this guy, ideally just before the enemy is fully charged.


Does distribute mean “divide amongst”? Like, if he steals 500 mana and his whole team is alive, they all get 100?

Quick testing against S1 elite enemies seems to indicate this is the case…which is a shame because it makes Jaco much weaker than I had hoped. Presumably that would make Jaco stronger against Ninja/Magic/Styx enemies or if you could apply silence (I don’t think there are any 3* silencers?)

Pixie is the only one i can think of

Yeah, the mana steal is not as simple as you think. Not a flat 33%, 33% of what the target has for their mana currently. And it’s shared, so that’s 33% of a small % of mana stolen and shared to all on a full team. But this hero is mostly going to be used on tourneys. The 5% mana may come in handy

“But this hero is mostly going to be used on tourneys. The 5% mana may come in handy”

Yup, and the mana reduction is a huge in Rush Attack… especially this week’s tourny with no blue, so no Dawn.

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Planning to use him together with Zarel. With her 5% mana boost and his 4% mana node, he’ll charge in 6 tiles and depending on who he hits, could charge up other Yellows who need 7 tiles.

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Jaco at LB1, attack → Def → hp path


Now that you’ve had a chance to use him, are you still happy with your decision to fully emblem him? If so, would you mind sharing a screenshot of the path you took? Thank you :slight_smile:

I am happy I emblemend Jaco.

This is the path I went with.
Although I see the majority actually prefer shield path (see the polls in post 2).

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Yeah, I’m still happy about it. He gets a lot of use in tournaments. The mana distribution is tiny, but it does reduce the number of tiles for other heroes. And the damage is pretty decent.

For emblems, I didn’t put much thought into it.
Just went sword and health, with one extra shield to get the defense to ~700.

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