🧙 Kornel – 3* Fire / Red from Tower of Magic

New Tower of Magic Hero Released: Kornel

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

3/55 535 555 910
3/60 662 686 1124
Origin Family
Tower of Magic Magic
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: When this character casts their Special Skill, they have 50% chance to deal 100% damage to all their enemies. If the Special Skill is fully charged, the chance is 100%.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Imaginary Increments
  • 1x Mana Charge:
    • The caster and nearby allies get +45% attack, and a futher 20% increase every time they are hit during 3 turns.
  • 2x Mana Charge:
    • The target and nearby enemies get -44% defense, and a further -4% increase every time they are hit during 6 turns.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.

:hugs: Family Bonus

The new heroes form the “Magic” family and have a family bonus for each unique hero in the team:

Magic Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 50% / 75% / 100% chance to cast +5% mana generation stack on a random ally when this hero casts their Special skill.
    Maximum stack size: 10

Note: Family bonus can be triggered on the first and second mana charge too.
The new heroes have passive abilities too, which can be triggered on the second mana charge only.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Feb 2022

Apr 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes since Beta.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Tower of Magic Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v39, v41]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Kornel ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Kornel.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Kornel worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Kornel ?

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

  • Would you give Kornel Druid Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Rare Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 33.2% chance of summoning Kornel.

But that statistic can lead our minds astray in exactly how our odds play out as we continue summoning.

Some useful insights:

  • 55 times out of 100, you’ll get Kornel by pull 20 (5,200 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Kornel by pull 75 (19,700 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Kornel by pull 115 (30,100 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 45 out of every 100 people won’t get Kornel by the 20th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :two::zero: times, 446,630 of those players wouldn’t get Kornel * 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Kornel by the 75th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :seven::five: times, 48,675 of those players wouldn’t get Kornel
  • 1 out of every 100 people won’t get Kornel by the 115th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :one::one::five: times, 9,710 of those players wouldn’t get Kornel

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


:question: Is Kornel worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re summoning for other heroes
  • Not at all

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:question: What do you think of Kornel compared to other 3* Heroes?

  • Over Powered (OP)
  • Little stronger than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Little Weaker than Most
  • Completely Broken (Under Powered)

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Kornel is it worth keeping & levelling?

Note this will be roster dependent & not the same for all players.

  • None (zero)
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four +

0 voters

:question: How does Kornel’s Special Skill match Kornel’s Base Stats?

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

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

0 voters

:question: What do you think Kornel’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Attack Buffer
  • Defense Debuffer

0 voters

:question: Is Kornel worth giving Druid Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you are focused on Event Competition
  • Yes, compared to other 3* heroes
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: Where do you think Kornel is best suited on defence (in a 3* arena)?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Kornel will be best used?

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams

0 voters


CB Brienne + C Brienne = Kornel :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:


Does anyone else think that his skill sound like that he gonna hit you with his dual-hand staff rather than use spell :rofl: ?

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Just tried out my +18 Kornel for the first time against a 10* Gorgon Queen. He can withstand at least 1 hit though it’s probably better to use a Banner that gives Def Up. My team was Kornel - BT - Falcon - Khagan - Yang Mai

So far hits of 46K, 55K (these 2 with timestops and dragon banners), 42K, 39K, 18K, 77K (last 4 attacks using just Turtle Banners). Keep forgetting to wait until the 2nd charge to fire him though :stuck_out_tongue:


Great! Thanks for sharing, I’m a strong supporter that we need to show our good (and sometimes great results) with those “weaker” heroes, not only with the creme de la creme of 5* :slight_smile:


Thanks. I’m a believer in “It’s not just what heroes you have, but how you use them” :smiley:

I have videos of the first 2 hits. Will upload

Edit : So I misremembered the first 2 attacks… Getting old :joy:
Used tornados instead of Dragon Banner, and I used Wu Kong for the first one

Switched in Yang Mai for the 2nd hit. Thinking about it, probably better to switch her position with Kornel. He needs Khagan’s mana and def boost more.

Edit 2 : This is my Kornel. Out of Druid emblems for the last 2 nodes


Cool fight! At the moment I am still leveling heroes for wars, but I am looking forward for when I will be able to focus on niche titan (& tournaments) heroes.

I’ll also be using him for Challenge Events since I don’t have Wilbur. Definitely Epic, and maybe even Legendary

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The name of the Special Skill for Kornel in the Op is wrong. That’s the one for Dolgoon and even there it should just be “Voluminous Vigor” without the “Stalling” at the front.
Kornel’s special skill is “Imaginary Increments”

Thx for noticing it @Liam_K

As I see it was incorrect in the Beta Beat topic too for Kornel.
I have copied the skill from there to here.
Now I have fixed it here and there too.

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It’s been about a month and I have found no use for Kornel (I have Wilbur). I thought maybe I’d use him in the last 3* buff booster tourney but even at 20E he just didn’t hold up. His buff feels like its 1 turn too short. Maybe useful in events but blue is the meta color.

Not worth keeping the emblems and definitely won’t be spending any aethers on either.


Thank you.I pulled him a bit back and have not levelled him yet.

Just pulled Kornel. Some time passed since his debut, so I guess people now have an experience with him. Is Kornel worth time? Should I max him?

I have him max since last tower and not really impressed. He reads nice but in reality I’m struggling to use him effective.

He’s 3* so the places he gets used are somewhat limited to tournaments and rare events for me.

In more detail:

  • rush tournament, useless because of his charge effect, most S1 heroes work better.

  • no heal tournament, not my first choice, yes his first special is very fast but for no heal I prefer damage and no only status effect heroes, most of the time it’s over really fast with 3*

  • buff booster, somewhat usable here, again there are more useful heroes I take before, moonhawk c for example is also red, also gives atk+ but also Hot and therefore one more buff and I don’t have to take another healer with me.

  • events. I’m also struggling here, first red is not my preferred color, whenever blue is halfway possible I use that, Gunnar c + nordri is just too good. When blue is not useful try green if you have dölgöön from this event. Far better event hero with def down and element link like Gunnar c.
    Kornel doesn’t make damage, so I could either use moonhawk as passive with similar effects and also heal or even mono namahage for the same atk+ effect and direct damage.
    His def down is only for nearby heroes which is a problem when the middle opponent is already dead.

So I lvled him because I don’t have something else to work, but I don’t really use him. Only during buff booster tournaments I see some value, although he is probably not needed there too. Not sure maybe someone else is more positive about him.


The hero card is updated with the Passive and Family balance changes.


The hero card is updated with Version 47 changes.

Hey guys,

I come here to give my feedback on Kornel and to be honest this is something I just realized a couple of minutes ago. In summary I can say that I FEEL DUMB KEEPING WILBUR IN MY NATURE TITAN TEAM BESIDES PULLING KORNEL SINCE FIRST RELEASE.

His impact on titan is definitely higher. First, he starts with -48% (in contrary to the card mentioning -44%) and the progression caps at -68%. That leaves Wilbur really behind. The only issue is that you need to reach charge 2 to do that but the fun thing is with +11% you can charge him faster than Wilbur (just 9 tiles) so that’s not a problem at the end.

I will definitely bench WIlbur while attacking Baba Yaga next time.


Thanks for mentioning this. I have put him on the backburner and didn’t really read his card. Given his ability, I’ll probably level him up quickly and put him on my titan team.

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