🐵 Knuckles – 4* Ice / Blue from Jungle Hunters

New Jungle Hunter hero is released: Knuckles

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/75 681 727 1523
4/80 789 843 1766
Origin Family
Covenant of Champions Jungle Hunter
Image Aether Power Description
special-armor Special Armor At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +40% defense against Special Skills for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Damage Over Time on Special
When this character casts their Special Skill, they give a Hunter’s Mark on a random enemy. The target receives 150 damage over 3 turns. If a target already has this effect, the duration will be refreshed and the damage will be increased with 150, up to 1500 damage in total.
:hourglass: Ability: Hunter’s Vigor
When this character casts their Special Skill, they get +20% attack for 3 turns. This effect can be active in addition to other effects that alter attack.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Jungle Riposte
  • All allies get +30% defense, and a further 3% increase every time they are hit during 4 turns.
  • All allies reflect status ailments and negative stacks for 4 turns.
  • Stack (Max 10): The caster gets +20% attack against the weaker element.

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.

Jungle Hunter Family
Bonus for 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Heroes:

+5% / +10% / +15% / +20% HP,

Monster Island Bonus
Heroes belonging to the Plains Hunter and Jungle Hunter family receive the following perks on Monster Island:

  • +20% attack, +20% defense, +20% health
  • 50% less permanent damage taken.
  • Stack (Max 10): When this character casts their Special Skill, all enemies get -3% defense

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of New Jungle Hunter Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v56]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Knuckles ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Knuckles.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Knuckles worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Knuckles ?

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

  • Would you give Knuckles Paladin Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Defese Buffer
  • Ailment and Stack Reflecter
  • Attack Buffer (Stack)

0 voters

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

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Knuckles worth giving Paladin Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you don’t have a 5* Option
  • Yes, but only if you’re focusing on 4* Heroes/ Events
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Knuckles is best used?

Note, as a 4* hero, please consider with this question up-and-coming players not just end-game players (where 5* heroes are a luxury not a given).

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Knuckles 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


Struggling to find a good nieche to imagine this one in. Tournaments? Seems nit punishing enough without heal or direct damage. The damage buff stack is only for himself, and only for one element. Without heal and at average speed doesn’t seem to threatening.
Titans then maybe? There seem to be better alternatives with c2 kiril, grimm or Jott. They either provide healing, direct damage or a useful (de-)buff for titans that applies to the whole team.

Not quite sure where he is supposed to shine.

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He will shine vs skadi in minion wars. All allies reflect negative stacks. I haven’t seen stacks reflected before. Tiledump skadi and make her fire after knuckles is up and opponents will be hamstrung

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I see. That is very VERY specific though.

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Against new magic hero passives, then?

Hmm….what does that mean? :thinking:

additional info

Saw the same on Fur

That probably refers to the easter event heroes that often cast debuffs on themselves when they cast their special. Those can be blocked by the debuff-block effect, but not by this reflect-skill.

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Oh noo what did you do to furdy now he looks skin and old :hear_no_evil:

I was thinking rush war against someone like alfrike. I like the skadi and magic hero examples above. Maybe even against a bera tank?

I’m not too excited so we’ll have to see how much use he ends up getting.

He stack is to good for him to deal damage, but he can at least have something else to make him popular, ie

1 healing / boosted health
2 summon minions with A 15% and H 20%, or
3 summon fiends with A 25%

Otherwise he is considering a waste to his stats and wonderful skills.

it means that cannot be reflected status effects and stacks that is caused from minions (if minions make burn damage for example this burn yiu will get)

I’d give it a go :upside_down_face: reflect is a good skill to have with the new meta.

Let’s see how he holds up


and how has him working so far?

Had him as a tank the previous or the one before that tourney, my defense finished with an A, haven’t used him much outside of that, I have fairly deep roster.

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I just pulled him and can’t imagine where I’d use him… sounds like food for Snow White to me!

He looks great to me. Especially going against new magic heroes

Great for assaults. Great in raids against throwers of all kinds. Increased defense allows you to take the attack and deflect negative effects. This is a great skill. I use Kitty and Milady, I’m glad that another card came in with such a reflection.