📯 Ratatoskr – Season 3 Hero – 5* Nature/Green: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 3 Hero Released: Ratatoskr!


:bar_chart: Stats

Ratatoskr

Rarity Element Class
:star::star::star::star::star:
Legendary
:leaves:
Nature/Green
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Monk
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
A
Average
:crossed_swords:
753
:shield:
741
:heart:
1353
Origin Realm
Season 3 Alfheim
:dizzy: Special Skill: Nuts of Yggrasil
  • Recovers 42% health for all allies.
  • All Nature shields on the board become enhanced. Enhanced shields have +64% attack when attacking hero casts the special, and -57% attack when defending hero casts the special.
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:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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


:thought_balloon: What do you think of Ratatoskr?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Ratatoskr.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Ratatoskr worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Ratatoskr?

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

  • Would you give Ratatoskr Monk Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of Ratatoskr’s special?

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

  • If you Summoned Ratatoskr and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Ratatoskr 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 Ratatoskr when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Ratatoskr, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Ratatoskr (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Ratatoskr), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Season 3 Heroes.


:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Valhalla Non-Featured Legendary Hero?

Below odds are current as of June 30, 2020. Odds will change as additional S3 5* heroes are added to the “non-featured” hero pool.

It’s important to remember that Season 3 Valhalla Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Season 3 Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 1.43% chance of summoning Ratatoskr.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 13 times out of 100, you’ll get Ratatoskr by pull 100
  • 51 times out of 100, you’ll get Ratatoskr by pull 500
  • 76 times out of 100, you’ll get Ratatoskr by pull 1500
  • 89 times out of 100, you’ll get Ratatoskr by pull 1500
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Ratatoskr by pull 2073
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Ratatoskr by pull 3186

Putting that in Perspective

  • 87 out of every 100 people won’t get Ratatoskr by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 100 times, 870,000 of those players wouldn’t get Ratatoskr

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Ratatoskr by the 2073rd pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 2073 times, 50,000 of those players wouldn’t get Ratatoskr

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

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Feedback Poll - Ratatoskr (post release)

Is Ratatoskr worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Yes, but only if you’re summoning for someone else.
  • Yes, but only when the Featured Hero
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters


How many copies of Ratatoskr 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


What do you think Ratatoskr’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Healer
  • Offence Tile Buffer
  • Defence Tile Nuker

0 voters


What do you think of Ratatoskr 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


How does Ratatoskr’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match her Base Stats?

Note this means his Attack, Defence & HP Stat

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

0 voters


Is Ratatoskr worth giving Monk 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


In Defence, where do you think Ratatoskr is best used?

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

0 voters


How do you think Ratatoskr is best used?

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

0 voters

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I need a 5 star healer since I just cant seem to get Viv.
So I am happy with my pull of the squirrel.

I guess if you can match a green gem simultaneously with his special, it can do some serious dmg.

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What Nature shields? Do they mean the green tiles or a Nature defense Buff?

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Shields = tiles

Basically ratatoskr debuffs / buffs any green tiles ON THE BOARD at the time of casting.

So if we look at using him in the attacking team:
Basically makes each tile worth x * {tile}

Not sure what X is tho, didn’t see any calculations from beta testing.

What we do know is that:

  • Ratatoskr stacks with Tarlak (and other similar normal attack buffers)
  • Ratatoskr TILE BUFF stacks with ATTACK buff (e.g. BT or Heimdall)

Another thing we know is that timing with Ratatoskr can be tricky… His special works by charging tiles ON THE BOARD but usually you’ve used all/most of the tiles on the board to charge him up (and your other greens). So essentially you have to wait, work the board a bit before pulling the trigger on his special in order to get a full benefit

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looks good for titan

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Worth noting that the green tile buff can also surpass Tarlak’s cap. Heimdal + Tarlak + Ratatoskr can result in very deadly green matches.

What does make Ratatoskr tricky to use though is that he’ll only enhance the current green tiles on the board. The ones that follow later after his skill won’t be enhanced.

Basically, he rewards smart board manipulation, and I personally like that design as it is dependent on player skill to make the most of it. Worst case, he’s an average speed healer – best case, he’s a great support buffer and healer.

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I wasn’t quite sure how he worked, so I just tested him at Level 1/1. When Ratatoskr activates, any green tiles that are on the board show up with extra attack. Any new tiles that move onto the board go back to normal (no extra attack). So it is definitely best to fire his special if there are a lot of green tiles on the board.

Here is a shot after some tiles moved up - they go back to normal

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Yeah I think it’s not that big of a deal that it’s only on-screen tiles, because my experience with titans is that so much of your big scores comes from getting that one gem hit where every buff and debuff is active. Its hard and/or expensive to keep all the effects active the entire time, but having it for one or two big cascades where you use Ratatoskr should be enough to net huge scores.

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Here is a scenario!

You have a fair few green tiles on the board, charge Rata with mana potion, fire him off which activates the green tiles On the board, got all that But what about the following green tiles from that same go that following during a combo as they would then become part of that same special skill move.

Hope my question makes sense.

Cheers

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No, the squirrel only buffs all green tiles, that are on the board when its special will be activated. Following green tiles won’t be buffed, no matter if they’ll follow on the next turn or during a big combo on the same turn.

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Of all the heroes I tested in Beta the squirrel has the greatest potential but is also the hardest to use right. Timing his special once you have a lot of green tiles in play will cause major damage… but getting those green tiles seemed to get hard when he was charged

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I read your explanation twice, but still don’t get it.

The attack part seems the most obvious: green tiles on the board get boosted. As I understand it, they do +64% more damage upon attack. So this is a bit like a +64% attack buff (with combination of hero buffs).

And how does it works for defense? Is it a -57% damage from green ennemies? I don’t understand that part.

It means that if you put him in your defense team, the person who raids you will get a -57% on all green tiles.

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Oh, all clear! Yeah that make sense otherwise, little squirrel would be useless in defense!

BTW, everytime I see this hero, I read Ratajkowski :sweat_smile:

I’m surprised it hasn’t been mentioned yet, but my first thought on seeing his skill was that the ideal titan scenario would be to use a Scroll of Alteration (preferably on an already green-laden board) and then fire Ratatoskr.

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Praying for no cascades & then fire a tornado for good measure! :stuck_out_tongue:

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This hero, combined with Greg and Tarlak is going to be insane, since I pulled her/him, I’m seriously considering maxing her/him over Telluria because (s)he fulfills a role that I need met.

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All Nature shields on the board become enhanced… for 4 turns or something like that. That would make more sense.

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That would be really broken in my opinion because these tiles would also be enhanced by any attack buffs too and there are way too many. It would make a costumed Rigard + Ratatoskr green stack incredibly destructive. Then add in extra crit damage and you’d be balling out of control.

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