Norman - 5* Fire / Red from Champions family

New Champions hero is released: Norman

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 1092 1070 1815
4/90 1249 1224 2077
Origin Family
Tavern of Legends Champions
Image Aether Power Description
knights-endurance Knight’s Endurance At the start of each battle, this Hero has a 15% chance to drop any received damage to 1 for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Mana Buff on Status Ailment Received
Receives +24% mana generation for 3 turns, when this character receives ailment or a negative stack
:hourglass: Ability: Mana on Taunt
Each time an enemy receives Taunt status effect this character’s mana is increased by 10%.
:hourglass: Ability: Ignore Taunt
The character’s Special Skill is not affected by Taunt.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Unstoppable Charge
  • This Special Skill ignores Dodge effects.
  • All allies get 100% chance to bypass defensive buffs with their attacks for 4 turns. Defensive buffs include counterattacks.
  • Deals 320% damage to all enemies.

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.

Champions Family

Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:
+35% / +50% / +65% attack

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Feb 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Bypass chance of defensivebuffs is increased from 60% to 100%.
  • Damage is decreased from 300% to 285%.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 1 of Champions Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v63]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Norman ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Norman.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Norman worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Norman ?

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

  • Would you give Norman Fighter Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

  • Defensive Buff Bypass Buffer
  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
0 voters

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

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

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

:question: Is Norman worth giving Fighter 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 Norman is best used?

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

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

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

:question: If you would emblem Norman 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

In 3 pulls… this guy came out!


This guys gives all allies 100% chance to bypass defensive buffs…

Does that include taunt?

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to him only yes as his passive give him this ability

With allies, it does not include taunt. Only his attack skips taunt, due to his passive. The defensive buffs include basically counterattacks and def ups.


The hero card is updated with the changes.
Polls are now enabled.


it ignores dodge thats fine. How about Evade?

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Which heroes do you have in your mind?

I am very interested in getting aim reviews in this guy, is he too much support hero or balanced, considering the enormous pace other heroes have moved last months

Happy gaming

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Evade = Dodge, so I’d assume so

Just as effects that resist mana ailments also affect Sorcerer talents, or minion blocking affects Druids


I think he is well worth the effort, but not top of the top. What he actually does - he is hitting for 315% dmg (with his passive) and that’s all. However, unless you block him, he will hit through everything you have (dodge, taunt, counter, def buff).

I do think, that the release of such a hero, one you almost can’t stop, is quite well-timed. In the era of Goblins, who manipulate att and def in their special way, withering him, or growing yourselves is the best way to counter him.

Releasing him half a year ago would be much more troublesome.

Of course, I don’t have any goblin, so he will be troublesome for me :smiley:


So he is Neema with benefits to all allies…

all this time ive had Russell and i never tried it. i surely hope so cause superior evade is annoying lol

very underwhelming hero

needs a serious buff really


Yeah, almost like a HoTM.

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Possible bug?

Gestalt, Vaishali, Satori, Sha whujing and someone more

Sha fires and put his dodge on all his allies. Enemy side.

Norman fires and all allies get “bypass “
But in roughly 50% av the cases when teammates fire, they are dodged.

Isn’t dodge seen as defensive buff?
If no then it would be nice with explanation.
If yes then we have a bug here.

Please confirm by testing .

Happy gaming

Ps. Could imagine players that chase would have him e.g. against Sha which is in many top team. But it obviously doesn’t work

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dodge isnt considered an defensive buff by SG - counterattack or def up is

Then this hero is very limited.

he should have been given at least 20% mana on taunt so he would have been fast vs phorcys def but no not even this

and biggest joke is that nerfed damage after beta


And I got him and I like him and will make him my red project.

He ignores dodge, taunt, and defensive buffs (piercing of which is applied beforehand) and hits all for 315% damage (30% of which comes from passive). Plus he provides defensive buffs piercer to all.

On top if he gets mana slow he just replaces it with mana speed-up.

He’s essentially Sobek (who is still great), but better. What’s not to like?

Sheesh, people complain about OP heroes such as that fast Gargoyle in current beta and when there is hero that is well balanced everyone says how it’s useless and worse than HotM.