Malicna – 5* Dark/ Purple - March 2021 HOTM (Hero of the Month) -- Initial Release

New HOTM RELEASED for Mach 2021: Malicna

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

If you’d like to discuss whether Malicna is appropriately balanced, or possibly in need of a buff or nerf, please see this thread instead: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Malicna


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 825 799 1443
4/90 944 914 1651
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Legends 2021
Image Aether Power Description
special-boost Special Boost At the start of each turn, this Hero’s Special Skill deals an additional +30% damage for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:no_entry_sign: Resists: his hero has an innate resistance against status ailments that Steal Health ( HPSteal RecoverSteal
:hourglass: Ability: This hero receives the following status effect on Mana Reduction:
  • The caster gets +94% defence against Holy for 3 turns.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Grimoire Skim
  • Deals 320% damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • Randomly casts one of the following Alternatives.

    Alternative 1
  • The Target and nearby enemies get -54% defence for 3 turns.
  • The target and nearby enemies get -54% attack for 3 turns.
  • The target and nearby enemies get -34% mana for 3 turns.

    Alternative 2
  • The target and nearby enemies get -24% defence for 3 turns.

    Alternative 3
  • The target and nearby enemies get -24% attack for 3 turns.

  • Elemental Link gives all dark allies a small amount of mana each turn for 4 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.
All-In-One Reference, courtesy of @Lumi
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:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes in the same Family.

Legends 2021 Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • +10% / +15% / +20% critical chance.

Bonus for 2+ heroes:

  • Elemental Link affects all allies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

August 2023

March 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early information on the March 2021 HOTM Malicna

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Malicna?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Malicna.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Malicna worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Malicna?

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

  • Would you give Malicna Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

NOTE: If you’d like to discuss whether Malicna is appropriately balanced, or perhaps in need of a buff or nerf, please see this thread instead: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Malicna

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

Or: How many summons are needed to get a HOTM?

Special thanks to @Garanwyn & @zephyr1 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 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 - Malicna (post release)

:question: Is Malicna worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Only if you’re summoning for someone else
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Malicna 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 Malicna’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer
  • Attack Debuff
  • Defence Debuff
  • Mana Debuff (hopefully)
  • Combo?

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Malicna compared to other Heroes?

Note Discuss Balance issues more here: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Malicna

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

0 voters

:question: How does Malicna’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match her 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 Malicna worth giving Cleric 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 Malicna is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

Another decently high attacker ruined by the cleric class. Happened to Reuben as well.

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Another RNJoke hero to annoy and frustrate people. I hoped these experiments ended with Rumpel and Dan, as noone really loved them… seems otherwise though.

When you are desperate and need the debuffs to apply, it will never happen.

But when you face her on some tournament or whatever, she’ll be on point 100% of the time.

I am one of those that liked Danzaburro, even though 33% of the time he lets down. But that babe here lets down 66% of time. Overwrites Kunchen’s/Tibb def debuff. Deals ok-ish, but not gamechanging damage to take her just for it (good old Frida is 290%, Norns is 280). There are plenty purple damage dealers at fast/average speed anyways.

And those hipster instagram glasses, really! I hate the artwork. Looks like some fan-art for Sartana that is about to tell some nasty NSFW story.

I don’t like anything about this hero really, and I hope there won’t be many good featured heroes to summon for this month because I would hate to get her to stare at me in my roster with this witless face.


I dont want this one. Can see lots of good in her and if get the first option pop out she is a superstar, but I wouldnt be able to handle the not knowing. Not a special style that works for me.

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I have one very big reason to love her - her element link. In theory, she should charge slow and even vslow (with 23th troops) from 10 or 9 tiles, because she will add mana for missing 3 tiles. What if take her with Alfrike and C.Quintus and then find 9 purple tiles?


Good point, if you run her with slow/very slow cards, she may help them charge if board becomes bad mid way.

Doesn’t justify 6 Tabards for me personally.

At least a nice ava…


The naughty sacrificetary :wink:


How do you pronounce her name? And I don’t like her Sartana horns.


2xAlfrike+1xMalicna=death even in non-fast wars. For me it is a good reason to chose her over a dupe or Zulag.

I mean if the board is that good you most likely would’ve won regardless. Likewise not worth 6 tabards (or even 4 trap tools) for me.


I am going with Ma ( as in “Look at me MA!, I’m on top of the world) - Lick ( as in can “excuse me fine fellow, would you mind dreadfully giving me a lick of your ice cream cone?”) - Na ( as in " Na, go away and buy your own”)


Funny fact - in Polish “malizna” is slang for “something very little, poor or of low value”. I think I will stick to pronouncing her name this way, it feels very accurate.


That good is 9 tiles and no more? On 3-2?
Do not agree.

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I think this HOTM has managed to reach previously unexplored depths of awfulness.


Why is there one good alternative and 2 times nothing?

Other heroes are fast with better specials every time.

She should be fast or @average cast always alternative #1.

HotMs have turned crappy. Where’s the next Gravemaker or sth worth summoning for?

Her name is program, Maligna :wink:


I hate the horns. It’s pushes over the edge of overly designed


Gone. Telluria killed them. :slight_smile:
From now on, HoTM requiers more thinking how to get the best of it. Personally, I’m ok with this trend.

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Personally, I dont like these RNG dependent heroes at all. Compared to Danzaburo that will do well 66% of the time (NEVER when needed most), Malicna has even worse chance for a desirable alternative (only 33%).
Not worth the mats, IMO.
Cool artwork, though.

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I feel that people are losing their minds over her RNG which is very unfair. Fwiw, she’s really not that bad. Not could be worser bad, but just okay. Even if she doesn’t get the OP skill 66.6% of the time, it’s a 260% hit three on a 776 attack hero who can hasten other dark heroes mana. Reuben, who is possibly her counterpart (hits three as well, cleric and almost the same attack stat) only gets 215% with no other significant support other than his crappy DOT reduction. The RNG should be seen as a bonus effect at this point