🕵 Russula – S4 Hero – 5* Ice/ Blue: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 4 Hero Released: Russula!

:bar_chart: Stats


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed Mana CB
Very Fast
Level Attack Defense Health

+1 Costume
+1 Costume
+1 Costume
Origin Family
Season 4 Underwild
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: Decrease Ailment Duration – Duration of the first 3 status ailments this hero receives from Special Skills is decreased by 1 turn.
:hourglass: Ability (if costume is available): Increased Damage Against Boosted Health
After this character casts their Special Skill cast, all allies’ normal attacks and Special Skills deal +70% damage against targets with boosted health for 4 turns .
:dizzy: Special Skill: Vengeful Backstab
  • Deals 330% damage to the target.
  • The caster goes into hiding for 2 turns.
  • While hidden, the caster can’t receive new status effects or stacks; all damage ceived is reduced by -30%.
  • When the caster comes out of hiding, it deals 277 damage to all enemies that used Special Skills while in hiding.
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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:

  • 16% / 19% / 22% / 25% / 28% 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

Nov 2022

May 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Russula?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Russula.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Russula worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Russula?

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

  • Would you give Russula Ranger Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of Russula’s special?

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

  • If you Summoned Russula and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Russula 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 Russula when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Russula, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Russula (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Russula), 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 Russula (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 Russula by pull 30
  • 28 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Russula by pull 100
  • 50 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Russula by pull 300
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Russula by pull 898
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Featured Russula 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 Russula 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 Russula.

  • 28 out of every 100 people won’t get Featured Russula 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 Russula.

  • 1 out of every 100 people won’t get Featured Russula 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 Russula.

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 - Russula (post release)

:question: Is Russula 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 Russula 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 Russula’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Immediate Damage Dealer
  • Delayed Damage Dealer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Russula 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 Russula’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 Russula worth giving Rogue 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 Russula is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

Seems like a decent hero.

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Looks to me at very fast really strong and very good. Emblemed he could be great.


Depends on what the hiding does. Can she charge mana while hiding? IIRC she takes 30% less damage, but forgot everything else. That being said, she’s the first blue 5* VF hero.


Don’t forget rouge class.

I would say she doesn’t charge mana in hiding.

Hi, tested this. She charges while in hiding. It’s not a ghost form type Special.


There are changes, reduced status effects when hidden was removed:
" * While hidden, the caster can’t recieve new status effects or stacks; all damage received is reduced by -30%."


From the card:

Hiding, immune to status effects and stacks. Received damage is reduced by -23%. (Undispellable)

Note that the -23% is with special skill level 1/8.

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She is meant to counter the fast speed meta. Really good on offence and against any formation that’s not standard, since everyone gets to charge almost at the same speed


Here is the “hiding” buff on the card after it is cast ( only at 3/8)


Ah thnx, was missing this.
Makes no sense that this aint part of desciption of hero


When something is reduced by - 30%, isn’t it actually increased? Double negatives?


I just pulled her. Very good stats but the special looks kinda meh to me. 280% dmg to one and improved defence for 3 turns. In comparison Guardian Jackal does 270% dmg plus elemental def down and he’s a 4 star.
The 300 damage if somebody fires his special is quite niche. If she’s combined with for example krampuses taunt that might work.

Is there something I’m missing here?


No, her ultimate is really weak. This hero is useless so far and needs a rework. It’s strange it passed beta


As much as i try to find any use for her, i dont see it anywhere tbh. Rogue class goes againts her purspose aswell, not gonna chase this hero for sure.


Seems like the card is updated now…


I got it Today! I made my little daughter do 3 pulls of which Justice, Vivica and Russula! I went crazy!


Are you ok? Read all of her staff…

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