New HOTM RELEASED for January 2020: Vela!
|Hero of the Month||Hero of the Month|
|Resists: Minion Effects – This Hero has an innate ability to resist incoming negative effects and damage from Minions.|
|Special Skill: Aquatic Outbreak|
|All-In-One Reference, courtesy of @Lumi
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Changes from Beta
There appear to be no changes to Vela from her last-seen Beta stats, skill, and design.
Vela was balanced in May 2020 as part of V30.
Official Announcement: May 2020 Balance Update - Details & Release Notes
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.*
Avoiding Overspending & Heartache
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.
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.
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?
Related Threads You May Be Interested In
- 🧪 Early Information on the January 2020 HOTM (Vela)
- 🧪 The Beta Beat (v26) – Season 3 Heroes, Path of Valor, Costumes v2, Feb/Mar/Apr HOTM – Sharing the Big Picture on What's Going on in Beta
- 🧪 The Beta Beat (v25) – Path of Valor, Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar HOTM, Bug Fixes – Sharing the Big Picture on What's Going on in Beta
- 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 5 Telluria & Vela Balance Updates [Part of The Beta Beat v30]
- May 2020 Balance Update - Details & Release Notes