🕵 Prof. Lidenbrock – S4 Hero – 5* Holy/ Yellow: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 4 Hero Released: Prof. Lidenbrock!

:bar_chart: Stats

Prof. Lidenbrock

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Season 4 Underwild
Image Aether Power Description
heal-increase Heal Increase At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +50% increase for any healing received for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Start Battle With Mana – This hero receives 20% mana at the start of the battle.
:hourglass: Ability (if costume is available): Boost Health on Special Skill
When this characters casts their Special Skill, they boost the health of all their allies by 10%.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Glaring Grace
  • Cleanses status ailments from all allies.
  • Boosts health of all allies by 200. If health exceeds max HP, it is added as temporary HP.
  • All allies’ haelth is boosted by 600 HP over 4 turns. The effect duration is reset if the target receives status ailments.
All-In-One Reference, courtesy of @Lumi
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:hugs: Family Bonus

Families give bonuses for each unique Hero of the same family in battle.

Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Heroes:

  • 30% / 36% / 42% / 48% / 54% chance to spawn an Underwild Gem on board when this hero casts Special Skill

Underwild Gem deals 50 damage to a random enemy each turn.

Underwild Gems can only be spawned on a normal shield on board that has the same element as this Hero.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

August 2023

Dec 2023

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Info: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 1 of Season 4 Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v36]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Prof. Lidenbrock?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Prof. Lidenbrock.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Prof. Lidenbrock worth summoning for?

  • Would you use Prof. Lidenbrock on Defense? Offense? War? Quests/Events? Titans?

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Prof. Lidenbrock?

  • What heroes would you take when facing Prof. Lidenbrock as an opponent?

  • Would you give Prof. Lidenbrock Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of Prof. Lidenbrock’s special?

  • What do you think of Prof. Lidenbrock’s character design?

  • If you Summoned Prof. Lidenbrock and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Prof. Lidenbrock and whether/how you plan to make use of her.*

*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 Prof. Lidenbrock when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Prof. Lidenbrock, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Prof. Lidenbrock (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Prof. Lidenbrock), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Season 4 Heroes.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get an Underwild Featured Legendary Hero?

It’s important to remember that Season 4 Underwild Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Season 4 Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 3.3% chance of summoning Prof. Lidenbrock (Featured).

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

Some useful insights:

  • 9 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by pull 30
  • 28 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by pull 100
  • 50 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by pull 300
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by pull 898
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by pull 1380

Putting that in Perspective

Gems cost $99.99 US for 10,000. A 30x Summons costs $83.99 US.

  • 91 out of every 100 people won’t get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by the 30th pull.

  • If 1 Million players each spent $83.99 USD to summon 30 times, 904,687 of those players wouldn’t get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock.

  • 28 out of every 100 people won’t get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by the 100th pull.

  • If 1 Million players each spent $281.97 USD to summon 100 times, 716,133 of those players wouldn’t get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock.

  • 1 out of every 100 people won’t get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock by the 1,380th pull.

  • If 1 Million players each each spent $3,863.61 USD to summon 1,380 times, 9,975 of those players wouldn’t get Featured Prof. Lidenbrock.

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these 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


Feedback Poll - Prof. Lidenbrock (post release)

:question: Is Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Cleanser
  • HP Booster (Immediate)
  • HP Booster (Over Time)

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock’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 Prof. Lidenbrock 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 Prof. Lidenbrock is best used?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Prof. Lidenbrock is best used?

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

0 voters

Let‘s compare her with Heimdall :thinking: or let‘s not :roll_eyes:
I‘ll be waiting for that post later…:joy:


She’s defo an interesting one! But another light cleric healer? Ehhh :sweat_smile:
Wonder if she’s a contender for viv’s throne!

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Doesnt she counter elizabeth?
Since elizabeths minions give mana gain reduction

Mana gain reduction ailment *

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Will the effect duration is reset if the target receives status ailments from S3 realm ailments ?

I think her skill is designed for counter Dr. Moreau skill.

Yes, any ailment from any source.


So, her buff will be remain forever until that realm ailments end ?

I got her as the first hero on my 10 pull will be interesting to see her in action


Definitely a great hero to have on defense in rush rule. Would replace my gullin if I’d be lucky to get her.
Waiting for her to be featured :+1:t3:

Apologies if this was answered elsewhere, I searched but did not find an answer.

Do negative stacks such as Skadi’s count for resetting her heal?

I ask because stacks we considered a different mechanism to ailments and buffs initially. Her special only mentions ailments, not negative stacks.

Stacks are considered different from ailments.

As far as I am aware, the timer doesn’t reset from stacks but I could be wrong.

Thank you. If it did then it would be permanent healing offsetting the permanent damage.

Was hoping it did (selfishly of course, because I do not have Skadi and as of early this AM I do have the good Professor)


Do i understand it correctly like this.
Ally has 200 HP, gets 600 extra HP from the Prof, so 800 in Total.
Ally gets hit for 700 HP, so he’s at 100hp.
so if effect is over, he dies. Correct?

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I’m not sure I’ve understood you completely but based on what I think you are saying then no they won’t die…

if hp is under max just consider it a standard heal. If it goes over max hp, it over heals and hp is bigger than max. Either way the added hp is permanent, unless attacked, just like a normal heal

the only difference is that the duration of the heal over time (150 per turn for 4 turns is 600) is reset back up to 4 turns if they get a status ailment during that time


Pulled her earlier today. Quite pleased with the results at 3/54 right now. So instead of an HoT we now have an OHoT - I love this mechanic!

Got to thinking… there are heroes, I think Riddles family, that the duration of their negative ailment resets when a character is healed, so with Lidenbrock’s special being as it is, the ailment and the heal with exist symbiotically until one or the other is cleansed. What a chess game this has become!

Realizing Dr. Moreau does this same thing as well as @u2371 said earlier. This is getting wacky.


More play testing of her has lead the to following observations:

The 20% mana at the start of the match is not to be slept on. 9 tiles to get this thing started. With the right troop in place, this is going to be lightning fast for a “slow” hero.

Paired up with Mica, it was nearly unbreakable. +DEF, +MANA%, shared damage, OHoT for everyone. The fact that Mica can get to first charge so quickly is the key.

Put my Queen of Hearts in that lineup and she took 5 Alfrike’s cubes for 30 damage each, so 150 spread out over the squad.

The Mica/Lidenbrock synergy is wild. On to finding the next one for the Professor!


What, praytell, is OHoT?

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Over-heal over time.