🏰 Ludwig – 5* Dark / Purple from Clash of Knights

New Clash of Knights hero is released: Ludwig

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 779 910 1554
4/90 891 1041 1778
Origin Family
Clash of Knights Wolf
Image Aether Power Description
taunt Taunt At the start of each battle, this Hero gets Taunt that prevents enemies from using Special Skills on the Hero’s allies for 3 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Fullmetal Pelt
  • The caster gets taunt that prevents enemies from using Special Skills on the caster’s allies for 6 turns.
  • The caster gets +84% defense against Special Skills for 6 turns.
  • Nearby allies receive mana each turn for 6 turns. Received mana increases each turn until the last turn, when 100% mana is received.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

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

Wolf Family
Bonus for 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 35% / 50% chance to make a cast buff undispellable

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

August 2023

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes since Beta.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Clash of Knights Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v42]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Ludwig ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Ludwig.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Ludwig worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Ludwig ?

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Legendary 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 1.65% chance of summoning Ludwig.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 15 times out of 100, you’ll get Ludwig by pull 100 (26,000 gems)
  • 56 times out of 100, you’ll get Ludwig by pull 500 (130,000 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Ludwig by pull 1,796 (467,200 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Ludwig by pull 2,761 (717,900 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Ludwig by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $259.97 (US) to summon :one::zero::zero: times, 846,364 of those players wouldn’t get Ludwig

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Ludwig by the 1800th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $4,671.53 US to summon :one::eight::zero::zero: times, 49,663 of those players wouldn’t get Ludwig

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

:european_castle: Hero Threads

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Wolf Clan


Feedback Poll - Ludwig (post release)

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

  • Taunter / Ally Protector
  • Defense Buffer (self)
  • Mana Charger (Nearby Allies)

0 voters

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

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Ludwig worth giving Paladin 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 Ludwig is best used?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Ludwig is best used?

Choose up to 3 options

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

0 voters


The most important question is though: Does Ludwig have a wig?


Up to this point they released OP heroes, now the power creep has surpassed that so they started releasing broken OP heroes now. Great. He is the new Telluria.


6 turn taunt with potentially a 50% chance it cannot be dispelled. Oh and everyone gets 100% mana during the taunt. Sounds like a blast to face. Instant death for hero with a special is the next logical step in future portals.


The only real counter to this one is buff preventer. Mist is the best, as she is also holy, albeit 4*. Thank god I have Onyx.


Just imagine this guy being flanked by Heimdall and a slow hard hitter, or even another healer, if you dont get the yellow tiles instantly you are dead because he keeps charging his flanks.


I think his hard counter would be Mist+Onatel, because Onatel could steal all the mana he gives.


Lepiota is a good counter, even though she is purple.


True. And let’s not forget about Hansel/Gretel/Peters/Tettukh/Merlin. Miki can be technically one but he’s slow, so harder to use. Alfrike is too slow. And all but Lepiota can be cleansed.

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Cant wait to face a LB one with 20 emblems in a ‘very fast’ tourney or war.


I dont think he can be effective in vf. As he only gives the max amount of mana when the effect has ran its course.

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Flanked by Alfrike and Lady of the Lake.


Well, all surrounding heroes will get a super every 2 turns basically. Thats bonkers.


The whole hero is absolute bonkers. No yellow tiles and he can make slow and very slow heroes go apeshit on you.


This is actually 350% mana over 6 turns.
Starting with +16.66% mana in the first turn, and then +33.33 in the second, 50% in the third, 66.66% in the forth, 83.33% in the fifth, and a total 100% full charge in the sixth turn.

This guarantees you that you can fire the nearby heroes 3 times without the need of charging mana outside what Ludwig gives.
So 100% mana in total gained so that you can fire your heroes in the 3rd turn, 5th turn, and the 6th turn.


That make sense if diamonds was 10 times cheaper !


I remember when I was writing that Black Knight being Barbarian makes no sense and people were replying that making him a paladin he’d be for sure overpowered and broken.

20*20 times LOLz :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Let’s hope they are punking us and they release these heroes significantly toned down.


Peoples with Onatel will be happy to face him, others won’t.