Kingston – New October 2019 HOTM (Hero of the Month): Thoughts & Discussion

New HOTM RELEASED for October 2019: Kingston!

Click for Sliced Up Full Artwork Posted by Small Giant


credit to @StephenNap89 for posting the full artwork screenshot

:bar_chart: Stats

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
:leaves: Nature/Green Fighter Fast
749 735 1266

:no_entry_sign: Resists: Burn

:dizzy: Special Skill: Stiletto Cyclone

  • Deals 445% damage to the target.
  • The target and nearby enemies get -31% attack, and a further -4% decrease every time they are hit during 4 turns.
  • Element Link gives +4% mana generation for all Nature allies for 4 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Kingston?

This thread is for initial thoughts and discussion on Kingston.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Kingston worth summoning for?

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

  • Would you give Kingston Fighter emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of Kingston’s special?

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

: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:

: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.

:bulb: Have an Insight on Kingston’s Game Mechanics?

Click for Info on Creating Player Guides

This thread is a great place to discuss anything and everything related to Kingston.

Once those discussions have yielded notable insights, I encourage others to make reference guides in #player-guides that synopsize specific questions and answers about Kingston.

Topics that are most appropriate for that are ones that players are likely to be searching for or wondering about in the future.

Creating a guide is a good way to make that information findable in the future without having to read through a ton of posts. You can make use of the Forum quote feature to avoid having to rewrite explanations that have already been well written.

Here’s an example of such a post: [GUIDE] How does the Queen of Hearts’ Taunt work with AoE specials, or specials affecting nearby enemies in addition to the target?

:link: Related Threads You May Be Interested In


Isn’t Kingston a fighter?


Very interesting skill design in that his damage doesn’t splash but his -attack does.

I can anticipate strategic dilemmas where you want to apply the -attack to a particular set of 3 enemies but the centre enemy you need to hit isn’t the one you most prefer to snipe with direct damage. It will present some thoughtful choices for how to best play the hero.

Would love to summon him. But as a low spender, I’m broke right now. So no Kingston for me…


Well, makes the answer to that question pretty easy. :joy::rofl::joy::rofl:


very similar to Alice (but stronger)…surprised he isn’t a rogue. I will max him but wont give him Poseidon’s emblems.


I have emblems set aside for him

I wont take him higher than node 7 most likely since i dont want to remove emblems from poseidon either who is already at 7

I’ll use both about equally as much so figure I’ll split the node load


Green alasie

20 characters

Did I miss the heroes speed?

If average, isn’t Lianna the sniper of choice in nature?

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He’s fast last i checked

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Believe he was fast last beta


If he was average, he’d be another greg

We don’t need anymore average mana snipers(and didnt need them to be average in the first place)


Ah…indeed. So hardly a new mechanic then.

See what happens as a low spender…I don’t even pay attention to how the Alasie’s that I kill with my 4* even work!!

I would argue that Kingston’s mechanic requires more consideration than Alasie’s though, as Kingston’s allows you to enhance the effect by pummeling the enemies for the next 4 turns, whereas Alasie’s is what it is upon application, and that’s the end of it.


Yep, copy/paste error. I updated it in one place, but not the other. Fixed, thanks!


Waiting for Kingston :slight_smile:

Hi all!


tomorrow I will have a Kingston

Zephyr, what’s this cake by your nickname?

Birthday or Forum Anniversary?

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Forum Anniversary.

That’s :cake:

Birthday is :birthday:


Happy anniversary! I don’t know how we would manage without you, my dear! :cake:

Is your :birthday: around December?



November, actually. It’ll pop up when it’s time. :slightly_smiling_face:


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