🏰 Torben – 5* Fire / Red from Clash of Knights

New Clash of Knights hero is released: Torben

This thread is for discussing strategy related to Torben, as well as your thoughts on Torben.


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 1114 1018 1760
4/90 1275 1165 2014
Origin Family
Clash of Knights Bear
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: Ability: Health Recovery on Buff Received
This character recovers 5% health when they receive a buff or a positive stack.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Mark of the Prey
  • The target receives 80% damage for all the damage their allies receive for 3 turns.
  • The target get -44% defense for 3 turns.
  • Deals 200% damage to the target and nearby enemies.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.

:hugs: Family Bonus

Families give bonuses for each unique Hero of the Same Family in Battle.

Bear Family
Bonus for 1/2/3 Heroes:

  • All received defense status ailments will be replaced by a +40% / +60% / +70% defense buff for 3 turns.

Event Hero Bonus:

  • The members of this family have additional perks in the Clash of Knights event.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Dec 2023

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Defense ailment is reduced from 50% to 44%.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 3 of Clash of Knights Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v61]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Torben ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Torben.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Torben worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Torben ?

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

  • Would you give Torben Fighter Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these three 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:

:thinking: Wondering About Your Personal Situation?

Feel free to discuss your team and roster here, and ask for advice from other Forum members.

If you’d like more extensive advice on sorting out your particular roster, I recommend creating a new thread in Gameplay Help & Tactics, and posting screenshots of your hero roster, along with your questions.

:link: Related Threads You May Be Interested In

Feedback Poll - Torben (post release)

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

  • Chaining all damage to the target
  • Defense Debuffer
  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
0 voters

:question: What do you think of Torben 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 Torben’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Torben’s Base Stats?

Note this means Torben’s Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

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

:question: Is Torben worth giving Fighter 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 Torben is best used?

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

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

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams
0 voters
Choose up to 3 options

:question: What do you think is Torben worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes, but only once
  • Yes, twice
  • No
0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Torben then which Emblem Path would you select ?

  • Sword path
    (Selecting Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecting Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)
0 voters

:question: What do you think about the artwork ?

  • Amazing
  • Refreshingly new
  • It’s ok
  • It could be better
  • Very bad
0 voters
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wonder of how much he will be nerfed on release - but still want to get him & want to pair him up with carmenta


Looks like he was toned back a little but still worth having, good luck getting the hero you desire!

50 down to 44 is not butchered


Well, that was pretty easy :smile:

Got him with my 6th pull :grin:


Full image + title

Don’t think he and cTyr will be PETA pinup models anytime soon…


The OP is adjusted with the change.
Polls are enabled.


After buying both the 55 token deals in the shop I was lucky enough to pull him and a Domitia.

I’ll see how he pairs with Rochefort :slight_smile:


What was he before release?

Look at the top of this thread, it says what changed from Beta.

Alternatively, you could look at the Beta Beat thread for the new Clash of Knights heroes and see what the hero looked like in Beta (PlayForFun ALSO included that to make it REALLY easy, also at the top of the page).

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I did see that but when I read that he had been toned down I assumed it was a little more than just a few defence % points, hence the question. :+1:

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Congrats :tada:

I pulled Xiamara & Domitia :exclamation::smiling_imp: via same offer :exclamation:

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Is he essentially a red/interior Quintin or would you say different but similar?

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His damage share % is lower (80% to 100%), but he puts the ailment first, gives def down to the target, and then hits 3 for 200%. Haven’t tested him yet, but this means the target should get even higher damage of approximately 520% (200 + 160 + 160). He is also newer with better stats and better family bonus and a passive.


This is what I was thinking and wanted to see someone testing him out… his secret is the order of his skill for sure. The target will get a lot of damage on this first charge, and will probably be dead soon during those 3 turns


Oh yes that’s a good way of looking at it. I don’t see much synergy with the DD other than with the initial hit, as the damage share is not impacted by DD. Will be interesting to see how he turns out!

The main drawback that I can see is for the common use case of hitting a wing Reviver, he’ll only be hitting 2 instead of 3.

It’s a good thing he has his DD before his hit 3 and his 80% damage first. So the target will have more hits in theory

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I’ve managed to pull him and tested him for fun on map levels. He is very, very good.


Paired with carmenta it gets deadly