ℹ Vela – 5* Ice/Blue - January 2020 HotM


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 801 785 1405
4/90 916 899 1607
Origin Family
Hero of the Month Legends 2020
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.
: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 200% damage to all enemies.
  • All enemies receive 252 Water damage over 4 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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Note: this is an old image of Vela. An updated one will be added when available.

:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes in the same Family.

Legends 2020 Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • +10% / +15% / +20% healing.

Bonus for 2+ heroes:

  • Elemental Link affects all allies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Aug 2022

Jan 2024

:boom: Summons Availability :boom:
Or: Where can I get this Hero From?
Past HotM are available from a number of locations depending on their age.

As Vela has been released for between 12 & 24 months, she can be summoned from both the Atlantis Portal (December 2020 & December 2021) and in the Tavern of Legends Portal.

She can also be “Trained” using the Hero Academy Level 10.

Atlantis Portal
Old HotM’s are featured in the Atlantis Portal a total of two times. Once in the month proceeding their Anniversary Month of initial Release (11 months after release) and again on the next Anniversary Month (23 months after release).

Tavern of Legends
HotM’s which are >12 months of age are added to the summons pool in the Tavern of Legends Portal.

Hero Academy Level 10 Retraining
HotM’s which are >12 months of age are also added as a possible outcome of Hero Academy Level 10 Retraining.

More information on HA10 Retraining here: 🤓 Hero Academy! FAQ, Links, Guides and Discussion

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get an old HotM?
Below Maths is current as of September 2020.
Subject to change as additional heroes are added to the Portal.

It’s important to remember that the Tavern of Legends Portal has the lowest odds for a specific hero of ANY portal… No amount of summoning will guarantee a Featured Hero.

You have a 0.25% chance of summoning a specific Featured Past HotM from the Tavern of Legends Portal (0.0125% for a specific Non-Featured).

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 2.47% chance of summoning a particular Featured Past HotM (0.12% chance for a specific Non-Featured & 12.27% chance for ANY Past HotM).

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

Some useful insights:

(Each 30x Summons costs 8,000 gems or ~$79.99 USD).

# of Summons ~ USD Cost
Odds for Specific Featured Past HotM Odds for Non-Featured Past HotM
10 $26.00 2.47% 0.13%
30 $74.99 7.23% 0.03%
100 $250.98 22.14% 1.24%
500 $1,251.88 71.39% 6.06%
1,500 $3,749.63 97.66% 17.10%
5,000 $12,500.75 99.9996% 46.48%
10,000 $24,998.50 99.9999999986% 71.35%

Putting that in Perspective

If 100 people were to complete 100x summons, spending ~$250 USD:

  • 27 WON’T get ANY Past HotM
  • 78 WON’T get a specific Featured Past HotM
  • 99 WON’T get a specific Non-Featured Past HotM

If 100 people were to conduct 1500x summons, spending ~$3,750 USD:

  • 1 WON’T get ANY Past HotM
  • 23 WON’T get a specific Featured Past HotM
  • 83 WON’T geta a specific Non-Featured Past HotM

If 1 Million players each completed 10,000 summons, spending ~$25,000 USD:

  • 1 WON’T get ANY Past HotM
  • 1 WON’T get a specific Featured Past HotM
  • 286,500 WON’T geta a specific Non-Featured Past 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:

:link: Related Threads

This or That Threads

Balance Change History:

Other Discussion Threads:


Feedback Poll - Vela (post release)

:question: Is Vela worth Summoning For?

NOTE, you can currently only get Vela from the Tavern of Legends or HA10; or in December 2020 & 2021 Atlantis.

  • 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 Vela 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 Vela’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Direct Damage Dealer
  • Damage Over Time
  • Attack Debuffer
  • Crit Boost
  • Combo!

0 voters

:question: 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

:question: How does Vela’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match her Base Stats?

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Vela worth giving Druid 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 Vela is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters


For me Vela is useless now. I use her becouse i don’t have another 5* blue full ascend. When i will have one things will change.


Well gotta say that Vela is still solid hero, seeing quite a lot at 2500+, those black scenarions, where Vela would go straight to the oblivion aint happening.

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Vela popularity was of course linked to Telluria. She was omni-present in defence because Telluria was.
Delaying and kill duo.

She is still a nice hero to have and didn’t get punished as much as Telly.
She could still be used everywhere with much effectiveness, it’s just she is not the obvious choice for defence anymore. (Which i don’t think it’s something bad).
Probably Finley now is overall better for defence.

I don’t think Vela owners should be as much disappointed as Telluria owners.

Fact is that many had them both :grin:


I have neither, but I do think Vela got the worse fate than Telluria, Telluria is still a top tier tank (ofc not as OP than before) But Vela in my mind is ruined because the extra dmg was completely removed.

EDIT: Today in AR, did a 10 pull and got the hero that was in the top of my list 6 months ago, but today feared to get her. That hero is Vela, and it’s honestly kind of sad to pull someone who used to be good and now sucks. Well maybe they’ll bring some small extra dmg back against fire, al though i’m not expecting it lol.


I have both and I think you’re 100% spot on.

I understand why the devs did what they did but Vela’s attack feels so impotent now and I have absolutely no hesitation going mono red when I do rarely see her on a raid D.


They should buff back the -24% attack to -34% attack. She would be usefull offensive in the new meta Frigg, Red Tank, Odin with this change.

Weak and fragile, attack weak, he is a hero only in numbers if you have no other blue, I have it plus 19 talents (I have no other druid) and using me only in an attack in war elsewhere is not entitled to play. (killed hero)

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Can we vote on changing Vela back to her original self?? The meta has changed so much she would actually be relevant.


Give Vela back her old skills!


Will Vela finally get some buffs? She deserves it.


Vela is back!!!

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Buffed! Is she back to being good?

Extra damage against fire seems to do about 50% more on the initial hit. DOT against fire heroes was 93 vs 72 for others so about 30% more.


The hero card in the OP is updated with the balance changes.


My sweet Baby girl is back. So happy. Putting emblems back in. :droplet::cold_face::blue_heart:

I’ll try to convince her to forgive you, Zynga. She didn’t deserved that.

Glad it was reverted. :sunflower::shamrock::pray:t2:


It was worth writing those posts :smiley:

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She is back but soooo late.

Had forgotten her, was dusty on the bench, I thought at 3-70, turns out at 4-80. Memory came back when I saw her but had tried (successfully) to avoid looking at her during the time.

Telluria kept emblems the entire time because she remained useful for the mana slow and mild heal, Vela was stripped back and NEVER used.

Poor Vela. She may get a few flags in war if some runs red tanks or double flanks. Glad she was DESERVEDLY returned to form.

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Not in today’s game no. She is on the weaker side of average. Though ok, I guess at least she is useable now in weaker rosters.