ℹ Perseus – 5* Ice/Blue - Dec 2017 HotM


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Legends 2017
Image Aether Power Description
attack-up Attack Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% attack for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability (if costume is available): Dispel on Special Skill
When this character casts their Special Skill, they dispel the newest status effect buff from all enemies.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Everlasting Wound
  • Deals 405% damage to a single enemy.
  • The target gets -100% increase for any healing received for 4 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.
  • The caster and nearby allies get +94% defense against Nature for 4 turns.
  • Elemental Link: gives 10% mana generation for all ice allies for 4 turns. This effect cannot 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 2017 Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • +5% / +10% / +15% mana generation.

Bonus for 2+ heroes:

  • Elemental Link affects all allies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

Sep 2023

Dec 2023

:boom: Summons Availability :boom:
Or: Where can I get this Hero From?
Past HotM are available from a number of locations depending on their age.

As Perseus has been released for >24 months, he can ONLY be summoned in the Tavern of Legends Portal.
He can also be “Trained” using the Hero Academy Level 10.

Tavern of Legends
HotM’s which are >12 months of age are added to the summons pool in the Tavern of Legends Portal.

Hero Academy Level 10 Retraining
HotM’s which are >12 months of age are also added as a possible outcome of Hero Academy Level 10 Retraining.

More information on HA10 Retraining here: 🤓 Hero Academy! FAQ, Links, Guides and Discussion

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get an old HotM?
Below Maths is current as of September 2020.
Subject to change as additional heroes are added to the Portal.

It’s important to remember that the Tavern of Legends Portal has the lowest odds for a specific hero of ANY portal… No amount of summoning will guarantee a Featured Hero.

You have a 0.25% chance of summoning a specific Featured Past HotM from the Tavern of Legends Portal (0.0125% for a specific Non-Featured).

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 2.47% chance of summoning a particular Featured Past HotM (0.12% chance for a specific Non-Featured & 12.27% chance for ANY Past HotM).

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

Some useful insights:

(Each 30x Summons costs 8,000 gems or ~$79.99 USD).

# of Summons ~ USD Cost
Odds for Specific Featured Past HotM Odds for Non-Featured Past HotM
10 $26.00 2.47% 0.13%
30 $74.99 7.23% 0.03%
100 $250.98 22.14% 1.24%
500 $1,251.88 71.39% 6.06%
1,500 $3,749.63 97.66% 17.10%
5,000 $12,500.75 99.9996% 46.48%
10,000 $24,998.50 99.9999999986% 71.35%

Putting that in Perspective

If 100 people were to complete 100x summons, spending ~$250 USD:

  • 27 WON’T get ANY Past HotM
  • 78 WON’T get a specific Featured Past HotM
  • 99 WON’T get a specific Non-Featured Past HotM

If 100 people were to conduct 1500x summons, spending ~$3,750 USD:

  • 1 WON’T get ANY Past HotM
  • 23 WON’T get a specific Featured Past HotM
  • 83 WON’T geta a specific Non-Featured Past HotM

If 1 Million players each completed 10,000 summons, spending ~$25,000 USD:

  • 1 WON’T get ANY Past HotM
  • 1 WON’T get a specific Featured Past HotM
  • 286,500 WON’T geta a specific Non-Featured Past HotM

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these two 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:

:link: Related Threads

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Feedback Poll - Perseus (post release)

:question: Is Perseus worth Summoning For?

NOTE, you can currently only get Perseus from the Tavern of Legends or HA10.

  • 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 Perseus 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 Perseus’ Primary Purpose is?

  • Sniper (Primary Damage)
  • Support Damage
  • Healing Inhibitor
  • Nature Defence Buff

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Perseus 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 Perseus’ Special Skill and Intended Purpose match his 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: Is Perseus 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 Perseus is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

Has anyone tinkered around with him against Frigg? Would he make a decent counter to her with his +94% against nature?

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Just bring 3 jades

20 characters

Ignore this dog. He has snout fever.

Yeah, he’s not nearly as bad as many on here make out.

“Die laughing”?


Oxygen thief.

Curious now with HotM families and the added elemental link if people are using him. I just got him from HA10. I would max him next but they haven’t made a quest with 5 scopes for a reward …. Yet …. ?

Seems pretty viable now!



Short Answer

Not using, same with vampires like Valeria

Fix, SGG could add blocking minion creation so useful for undead horde war rule

Long Answer



Several fixes have been proposed ( see notes )

But SGG business model requires filler ( see notes )


Click for notes





Filler & Choke points

(Will SG changing summon's ODDs, REALLy make any significant "QoL" difference ?! - #3 by Gryphonknight)


I think similar to the sand empires heroes his usefulness has fallen out with the removal of healing aid. I do see him as a viable counter to the annoying slayer stacks but he is probably a bit niche role rather than someone you’ll take all the time.

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I’m glad they had costumes for the Sand People. Yunan with the 33% mana boost was a plus. Rana with the water damage was odd, but it’s much more useful if you plan to use Yunan or Roc with her. Otherwise the sand damage gets overwritten and is pointless.

Got him from the recent Tavern. Not really gonna do anything with him unless maybe I get a 2017 HotM.

@PlayForFun I just wanted to flag this card has not been updated to reflect family bonus and elemental link.

Thanks for all you do around here!


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What is the information to include?

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Family bonus and element link


The EL and family bonus. I tried to capture them in one pic:

Thanks for your work @Guvnor



Thanks @Liam_K . Sorry, didn’t see you beat me to it first.

There are so many healers, and big healers, running rampant these days it has actually increased his value IMO. No regrets on resources spent on mine because this sight is a beautiful thing:


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shame no costume, anyone has him limit broken without costumed bonus


Here it is an LB1 version for him without CB.

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Thanks, stats pretty low without the bonus