POLL: Who is Better - Maxed Hero with MCB or Maxed Costumed Hero

Yeah, i have a maxed elkanen with mcb amd didnt even bother to try out his costume yet…

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But Elkanen with costume hits three harder. Regular Elkanen only does minor damage to target’s neighbors. Costumed Elkanen hits all three for the same damage.


Yes, that’s correct I missed that. Given the higher single target damage though, it about evens out in practical terms for me. Then I’d pick the sure health over conditional health steal.


@Rduke77 & @Gregor.Jax

So, is costumed Elkanen’s skills better than the skills of regular Elkanen with maxed costume bonus? As far as the survey goes, maxed Elk with MCB edges maxed costumed Elk by 6% as to this time of writing.

It’s a toss up I think. Elk with costume hits three enemies at full percentage harder (Elk with MCB hits minor damage to neighbors of target), but Elk with costume relies on enemies healing to “steal” the health while Elk with MCB heals for a percent of damage dealt. It’s situational…


If you glance at Guvnor’s thread, Costumed Elkanen does much more damage than regular. Costumes... Whats the Point? Which is Better?


That’s spread across three heroes though. Damage to the single primary target for Elkanen with MCB is higher. If you need to take out a single hero, there’s a bigger chance with Elkanen with MCB.

Anyway, as @Rduke77 pointed out it’s situational. Unlike some of the other hero costumes, one Elkanen choice isn’t overwhelmingly better than the other. And even in those cases for other heroes, you can always find exceptions - there are scenarios where Rigard with MCB is better than costumed Rigard. Just that the reverse is usually more common.

@Ultra above is also my response to your follow up question. Basically I agree with Rduke77’s assessment.

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Thanks for sharing your gray matter, guys. Anyone else?

And Vivica.
Also depend on what needs also: Brienne, Gunnar.

The poll, should have a 3rd and 4th option: Both Good, and Both Bad.
Example both good: Caed, Sonya, Tyrum, Vivica, Brienne, Gunnar
Example both bad: Prisca, Horghall


I thought of that, too, prior to making this poll. But in the end, I really thought of limiting the choices as simple as can be in order to establish which of the 2 heroes is really better overall. I do recognize that each has their specific use, but if ever we are faced in the future of 2 distinct heroes with the same powers, then this poll would serve its purpose, guiding the forums users and players as well.


Is he good for defence?
Is he good to be max emblem?

I have him maxed in both the original and costume version. I have yet to emblem him since Cleric emblems are very valuable and are used by several heroes in my roster, i.e. Snow White, 2 Rigards, Lady Woolerton and Ariel. But if I were you, I would emblem the original version. Maxing the costume version is necessary to improve the original version because of the costume bonus of +5% attack bonus, +5% defense bonus, +5% mana bonus and +10% health bonus.

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Hi @Ultra,

are you going to update this thread and add new costumes? :slight_smile:

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Oh please do. Yes please :slight_smile:

Yes, I will. Just bear with me, guys. :ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:


Greetings @Ultra … have you decided whether you are going to update this poll with the new costumes?


Darn. I was about to edit the original thread to include the latest tranche of costumes of S1 heroes. However, when I was about to apply the edit, the right pane shows that all those polls would revert back to 0.

@Guvnor @JonahTheBard @Rook @zephyr1 @Dudeious.Maximus @littleKAF

Can you confirm whether editing the original post would remove the previous poll made between the different versions of the heroes? TYIA.

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Yeah it would set them back, iv seen people say before they can’t change the post as all the votes be lost.

How many costumes you got left to doo?.

I have already saved the edited draft to a notepad on my office PC, slowly crafting it up as the weeks went by. The OP only lacked the last tranche of the costumes of S1 heroes.

Hmnnn… I don’t want to waste the vote and their effort put into it previously casted by the concerned forum users.


You may have to start another thread and maybe we could merge into this one somehow so it’s comes under the original post.
(I’m not sure)

@zephyr1 @Rook are better equipped to see if this is possible hopefully they will give us a answer :slight_smile:

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