My benched maxed 5* heroes are:
︎ Ares - obtained as a featured past HOTM in Atlantis and made regular raid tank since sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2018. Stripped of emblems and sidelined when I got Telluria as a free draw in some free pulls in early March during Atlantis Rising. Not seeing anymore action, not even for Class Quests or Legends Quests.
︎Grazul - also obtained as a lucky draw on her month of release as HOTM and greatly used against Telluria-tanked teams to nullify her mana regen ailment and Vela and GM’s DoTs. Gaining dust around the corner after the 1st Telly nerf in favor of highly-emblemed Boldtusk, who may revive for the needed heal if his talent kicks in and I can fire him in 9 tiles.
︎Jean Francois - stoked getting him because of the hype prior to release as a free draw on some free pull, I maxed this hero to support and nullify my Master Lepus’ self-ailment. Used him only once or twice as part of my second monoread team.
︎ Domita - my first dark legendary, both original and costume version maxed and emblemed to +4. I HAD 5 of her but refused to ascend a 2nd one despite of the availability of her costume. Not seeing action because of the recently acquired and maxed Clarissa and Guardian Panther. Maybe in my second monopurple in wars against yellow tanks… maybe when the new war modifiers finally kick in live.
︎ Sartana - my 4th dark legendary acquired and maxed. No costume but with same predicament as with my Domitia. Maybe when I get her costume.
︎ Rana - obtained her last year but only maxed her this year after seeing Roc when released in the live game. Maybe she will see action as part of my 2nd monoyellow team after maxing 2nd Guardian Gazelle and 2nd Joon with costume.
︎ 2nd Gravemaker - obtained from the 1st Tavern and proceeded to max him bit never yet used him, planning to be with my first emblemed GM and Grazul, all three at very fast mana, to be accompanied with 2nd BT, 2nd Wilbur and/or 2nd Falcon, all epics maxed but lacking emblems.
︎ 3/70 Vivica - once my only healer in my monoyellow, she was benched since I acquired Lady Woolerton and Gullinbusti, epic holy healers far easier to obtain and max. Will only see action IF I get her costume as her defense down is something I wont ignore as I don’t have fast White Rabbit. Her costume will also make me make her fire as average mana regenerating hero.
︎ 3/70 Richard - my 1st ever 5* hero, he has been with me through thick and thin in 2018 when I was still a fledgling and struggling player. Scopes have bypassed him in favor of Athena, Frida, Ariel, Master Lepus, Snow White, Vela and Miki in that order. Next set of scopes goes to my 1st 3/70 Magni or Finley, if I get the latter. I think he feels betrayed by me.
︎ 3/70 Gregorion - my second or third legendary hero (forgot which came first, Greg or Drake) obtained thru free pulls on the month of release as HOTM (I was F2P then before Atlantis came, making me a C2P). Also with Richard, Drake and maybe Tiburtus or Sabina through thick and thin when I was still using rainbow teams in maps and quests, including offensive raiding when I havent learned stacking yet that time.
I also have several other 3/70 legendaries and maxed epics and rares and their dupes and costumes who I barely use nowadays, including 1st G.Jackal+20, 2nd Jackal+19, 3rd Jackal maxed but unemblemed, etc. and may only see action sometimes during challenge events, raid tourneys and sometimes against titans.