Ok, this is going to be a weird bug to explain:
A couple of days ago, I was raiding when the defending team’s Zulag’s special fired, and the three purple members on my team dodged it. My Kadilen’s Costume Dodge bonus was initiated, which had just saved my Kingston from Tyr’s special (he dodged). Then, Zulag fired and all three of my purple heros did the dodge animation. I would have though it just an animation glitch, but the little thorn minions also appeared, as summoned by the dodge. This was early in the fight, and I’d killed both the tank and other flank without activating the defender’s specials, so these were the only two specials that COULD have been dodged. The aftermath:
I tried to carefully kill Tyr and Richard, and leave Zulag so that I could repeat what happened, but a) the next time Zulag fired my costume bonus had expired and I hadn’t been able to recharge Kad yet, so then b) I saved Kad’s special until just before Zulag was about to fire, but a cascade of tiles (and an unexpected army of minions) had nearly killed Zulag, so if I fired Kad, Zulag would have died. Finally c) another accidental cascade killed Zulag (being a flank did not help her survive).
I haven’t been able to find another raider using Zulag on defense, so I’m hoping that another forum member will be able to see this and validate/reproduce/prove totally erroneous my experience. I can only think it was either a) my team dodging her Elemental Minion Summon or b) somehow the dodge of Tyr’s attack triggered all of my purples to dodge her somehow?