It took me approximately a year to get S3 5* heroes since S3 was released for the first time. Not by summoning them using gems (I don’t do gem summoning anymore since early last year), but only with Atlantis coins. Only Alfrike fully maxed and fully emblemed. Ratatoskr at 3/70 (he was my first and may ascend him by using some of my 19 hoarded tonics after I get 3/59 Lady Locke to max at third stripe, unless I get Kadilen’s costume or Frigg or Heimdall, or change my mind and ascend instead my 3/70 Chameleon, 3/70 2nd Evelyn, 3/70 Atomos, 3/70 Ratatoskr, 3/70 Zocc, 3/70 Elkanen, 3rd Lianna with costume or 3/70 Kadilen) and 3/63 Fenrir who will not be seeing scopes yet.
Seasonal heroes, if it can be helped, must be summoned only with the use of EHTs. Right now, I only have 20 right now after spending 40+ early last January with Mother North as the lone worthy pull, which will be used in my attempt to have my Master Lepus experiencing family bonus if I will be able to snag Killhare, Roostley or a 2nd Woolerton. After that, I am to hoard again EHTs by skipping SandEmpire since I only see Rana as the most worthy sand hero among the bunch and I already have mine maxed and fully emblemed. EHTs will be invested on Morlovia in November and maybe a few for Santa’s Challenge for a crack at Santa and Krampus.