Vela – 5* Ice/ Blue - January 2020 HOTM (Hero of the Month)

New HOTM RELEASED for January 2020: Vela!

:bar_chart: Stats


Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Hero of the Month
:no_entry_sign: Resists: Minion Effects – This Hero has an innate ability to resist incoming negative effects and damage from Minions.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Aquatic Outbreak
  • Deals 150% damage to all enemies
  • All enemies receive 156 Water damage over 3 turns
  • All enemies get -34% attack for 3 turns
  • Deals extra damage against Fire.
  • Element Link gives all Ice allies +10% critical chance for 6 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled
All-In-One Reference, courtesy of @Lumi
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Graphic under construction

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

May 2020
Vela was balanced in May 2020 as part of V30.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 5 Telluria & Vela Balance Updates [Part of The Beta Beat v30]

Official Announcement: May 2020 Balance Update - Details & Release Notes

August 2020

Aug 2022

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Vela?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Vela.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Vela worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Vela?

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

  • Would you give Vela Druid Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of Vela’s special?

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

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:

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

Special thanks to @Garanwyn 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 two 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.

:bulb: Have an Insight on Vela’s Game Mechanics?

Click for Info on Creating Player Guides

This thread is a great place to discuss anything and everything related to Vela.

Once those discussions have yielded notable insights, I encourage others to make reference guides in #player-guides that synopsize specific questions and answers about Vela.

Topics that are most appropriate for that are ones that players are likely to be searching for or wondering about in the future.

Creating a guide is a good way to make that information findable in the future without having to read through a ton of posts. You can make use of the Forum quote feature to avoid having to rewrite explanations that have already been well written.

Here’s an example of such a post: [GUIDE] How does the Queen of Hearts’ Taunt work with AoE specials, or specials affecting nearby enemies in addition to the target?

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:link: Related Threads You May Be Interested In


Feedback Poll - Vela (post release)

Is Vela worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Not really compared to upcoming HotM
  • Not at all

0 voters

What do you think of Vela 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

How does Velas Special Skill match her Build?

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

0 voters

Is Vela worth giving Druid Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Depends on who else you got
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

Where do you think She’s best used?

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

0 voters

How do you think Vela will be best used?

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

0 voters


A post was merged into an existing topic: The Ridiculous Bragging thread

She is good, but I already have Mikki amd Ariel. With my current roster I don’t really need a new 5* blue but she is a nice addition if summoned.

As most know, Jean Francois is up for some hot and heated (haha fire) debate, but Vela is a nice new HOTM that will be interesting to test with a crit bonus and decent DOT

Was targeting Buddy, used all 32 EHT and all my gems (4100) for total of 47 seasonal summons…

0 Buddy… ZERO (@littleKAF favorite number)
I told my brother and he try 1 pull for himself and… Buddy for him…

On the 46th pull… Vela appear… I just sacrificed those 45 recently pulled heroes for her…

Btw… still 0 Gormek… 4th Domitia… :crazy_face:

I don’t know whether Vela is worth as consolation or not… I already have Ariel and Magni maxed, still have 8 telescopes, shall I ascend her? I am F2P so I don’t know when I will get another blue 5*…


17 EHT, no Vela, no Buddy or Mother North, but ---- drumroll ----Thorne :see_no_evil:


32 EHT, 5 Rudolph, 1 Buddy, 1 Elena & Vela…

My goal was Buddy and if possible Vela, Elena is a nice plus bonus… So I am ok…


Vela: passive skill, resist minion’s effects
Grimble: am i a joke to you?


Pulled her have the scopes . Guess go to 3/70 and see what happens


Somebody please share a picture of her full screen. I want to see her hair!

Been waiting for new month with my ‘hoarded’ tokens (not sure if they were hoarded if there was just 12 of them). Got Vela on my 4th or 5th pull. I was (and still am) unimpressed about her, but guess it’s better to have HotM than not. She’s 3rd in the ascension queue (after Frida and Misandra). Her blue fast aoe is going to be an improvement to my 8-7 farming squad. No other uses for now. 10% crit on titans aint worth those scopes.

Guess I have to be unimpressed with more heroes. They drop like crazy when I don’t want them. Still sitting on 3 Grimbles.



Yeah that Feb HOTM is kinda meh dontcha think? :rofl:


My Puss in Boots unimpressed by Vela … Waterlogged mice not a good scenario :crying_cat_face:


Vela’s cool! I got her after 11 single pulls and one 10 pull (mostly 3* feeders). I needed another blue 5*. I already have Frida +2, Isarnia 4/19 and Richard 1/1 waiting in the wings. I think I’ll level Vela before Richard.

Still want MN though. :wink:

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You might wanna reread the card. It‘s attack lowered. Not def :wink:

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Oops, thanks!

20 attack down

Welp, this didn’t take long


Did 5x10 pulls got 2 Thornes too :joy: did get Velo tho

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