Uraeus – 5* Holy/ Yellow - Feburary 2021 HOTM (Hero of the Month) -- Initial Release

New HOTM RELEASED for February 2021: Uraeus

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

If you’d like to discuss whether Uraeus is appropriately balanced, or possibly in need of a buff or nerf, please see this thread instead: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Uraeus


Uraeus

Rarity Element Class
:star::star::star::star::star:
Legendary
:sun_with_face:
Holy/ Yellow
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Sorcerer
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
A
Average
:crossed_swords:
778
:shield:
727
:heart:
1324
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Hero of the Month
:no_entry_sign: Resists: This Hero has the innate resistance against Sand Damage.
:hourglass: Ability: This hero gains 50 HP when a minion owned by them is destoryed.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Strike of the Cobra
  • Deals 485% damage to the target.
  • Damage Bypasses target’s Minions
  • All Enemies who own a minion or fiend recieve 315 Sand Damage over 3 turns.
  • Element Link summons a Nature Minion for all Holy allies with 5% HP and 10% attack inherited from the caster.
All-In-One Reference, courtesy of @Lumi
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All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.


:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early information on the February 2021 HOTM Uraeus


:thought_balloon: What do you think of Uraeus?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Uraeus.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Uraeus worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Uraeus?

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

  • Would you give Uraeus Sorcerer Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Uraeus’ character design?

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

NOTE: If you’d like to discuss whether Uraeus is appropriately balanced, or perhaps in need of a buff or nerf, please see this thread instead: ⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Uraeus


:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

Or: How many summons are needed to get a HOTM?

Special thanks to @Garanwyn & @zephyr1 for assistance on summoning odds and proofreading for this section.

It’s important to remember that HOTM have very low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a HOTM.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 12.3% chance of summoning the HOTM.

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

Some useful insights:

  • 73 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 100
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 229
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get a HOTM by pull 352

Putting that in Perspective

  • 27 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 100 times, 270,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get the HOTM by the 229th pull

  • If 1 Million players each summoned 229 times, 50,000 of those players wouldn’t get the HOTM

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

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Feedback Poll - Uraeus (post release)

:question: Is Uraeus worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Only if you’re summoning for someone else
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters


:question: How many copies of Uraeus 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 Uraeus’ Primary Purpose is?

  • Primary Sniper
  • Support Sniper
  • Minion Killer

0 voters


:question: What do you think of Uraeus compared to other Heroes?

Note Discuss Balance issues more here: https://forum.smallgiantgames.com/t/hero-balance-discussion-uraeus/226337?u=guvnor

  • Over Powered (OP)
  • Little stronger than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Little Weaker than Most
  • Completely Broken (Under Powered)

0 voters


:question: How does Uraeus’ Special Skill and Intended Purpose match his Base Stats?

Note this means his Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

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

0 voters


:question: Is Uraeus worth giving Sorcerer 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 Uraeus is best used?

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

0 voters


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

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

0 voters

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The biggest question is missing from the poll.
How do you pronounce his name?

You-ray-us? Oo-ray-us?

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(jʊəˈriːəs) in English.

Ureus in Czech.

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Sorry, don’t read IPA :stuck_out_tongue:

You-ree-us, I guess

Hey Guv

A bit nit picky but these options don’t really fit Uraeus

An update might be appropriate? Thanks @Guvnor

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Another not really great HotM.
He is not half bad against minion makers, but still an average sniper in the end.

Sadly, that’s the best we can have in HotM zone right now.

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@Guvnor a little edit in the poll (he is not an ailment redistributor)

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When I saw that I had to check I didn’t accidentally click on Bertila :rofl:

In my opinion, after Glenda and at least until Frosth it’s the only HotM really worth summoning for.

He’ll provide nice supporting snipe beside Joon and will be the answer to the purple minion making centers that recently saw some popularity in the game. He not only ignores minion on target Gefjon-style (which after having used Gefjon for some time I really appreciate) but also applies DoT sufficient to burn away any remaining creeps on other heroes. Nice alternative to direct minion removals, because even without minions in play he remains somewhat useful.

Also he eats emblems which are not so popular and sought after (he’s first Sorc sniper), which will make it easy to pump him up.

I see myself swapping my Malosi for him in my yellow stack when facing teams without heavy buffs/ailments or when fighting said Bera/Freya centers. Will be disappointed to miss him, though after heavy pulling on this round of Valhalla, I may need some luck (and with Thor and Vivica+Joon costumes this month, I kinda feel my luck for yellows this year was spent).

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On offense he’ll be great with Skadi against minion makers. Fire him first then Skadi. Everything dies in 3 turns at most.

That being said my darts will go to Odin so even if I manage to get him he’ll be sitting on a bench for quite some time.

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HA! I posted that idea first :stuck_out_tongue:

I believe Freya/ Bera wont be popular tanks anymore after Uraeus entrance!

But if Odin tanks, then Freya/Bera can flank just nicely :wink:

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This might have been answered in a previous thread. But his ability to add 50HP after a minion dies. Let’s say he has low health but he has a minion. The opponent applies enough damage to kill him.

A) Would his minion keep him alive with 50 HP?
B) Does the extra 50 HP go into the damage calculation thus the added HP could keep him alive or not depending on the damage?
C) does that 50 HP not get applied at all since it was a one shot kill?

Just curious. I’m assuming it’s option B. Would be awesome if it was A bit that would be more of a resurrection buff.

My .02 on the Hero itself.

We have to realize that HOTM aren’t going to be game changers anymore. But this is one of the best to come in the last few months. I have Gefjon and her ability to apply damage bypassing the minions is VERY nice. And most Minion makers in the game currently are Purple from Valhalla. So it will be a nice addition to my yellow stack along with a Delilah. I also love the added health pet killed minion. That will be useful.

And then the DoT damage to the rest of the enemy on 3 Turns is going to be more useful then we realize. Very nice hero and if it was Fast instead of Average it would be on par with some of the best S3 Heroes. But still very good in my opinion

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Screenshot_20210131_221600

Holy always appreciated…

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I dunno.

Alice does 430%
Kingston does 445%
Seshat-400, Sartana-452, Joon-468.

And then with 485% bypassing minions. That certainly ups the ante!

Then compare DoT next:
Gravemaker does 298
Vela does 156
JF 302, Bera 180, Clarissa 224

Decent sniper dmg + strong DoT?

Granted there are stipulations. But…
I think there are some up-and-coming spenders that are having a hard time NOT fielding summoners :rofl:

Then compare stats… sheesh

Certainly the Bera movement is about to see a down tick in their watch towers.

I’m going to try and refrain from using any verbiage that relates to balance and… try… really try hard, to just show any discrepancies between similar skills from now on.
That said,
My first impression: his skill has good synergy with just each internal component. Without the need of a helping hand. Even his resistance, protects him against an enemy Uraeus!

He is very well constructed imo. And reminds me of another Hotm from last year, by construction alone.
The stipulation should keep him from defense and is solid enough, that it won’t matter if it doesn’t.
He looks to be offensive.

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What does this mean?

“Damage Bypasses targets Minions”

Exactly that :slight_smile:

Normally: damage preferentially is done to minions; ala meat shield

Uraeus: direct damage from his special skill is done directly to the hero. Ignores any minions in play.

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At 1st glance seems to be a counter to the S3 purple minion machines. But the dot will require multiple rounds to remove one minion copy. Against Bera’s pet dot ailment, element link won’t work. So either get the sand dot or element link pets, but not both against Bera.

So, boils down to an average speed gold sniper with a little extra. If I get him, a definite wait and see.

That’s correct. Yoo-ree-us

u·rae·us

/yo͝oˈrēəs/

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