⚖️ Virgil - 3* Ice / Blue from Tower of Styx

New Styx hero is released: Virgil

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


Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Tower of Styx Styx
:hourglass: Ability: Decrease Defense Ailment Duration
This character has innate resistance against status ailments that affect defense. Applies also to status ailments that affect elemental defense.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Poet’s Protection
  • Special Skill has a different effect when charged with 100% / 200% / 300% mana:

  • 1x Mana Charge:
    • Recovers 15% health for all allies.
    • All allies get +40% defense against Nature for 2 turns.
  • 2x Mana Charge:
    • Recovers 25% health for all allies.
    • All allies get +54% defense against Special Skills for 3 turns.
  • 3x Mana Charge:
    • Recovers 45% health for all allies.
    • All allies get +94% defense against Nature for 4 turns.
    • All allies get +74% defense against Special Skills for 4 turns.

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

:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique heroes of the same family

Styx Family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 40% / 60% / 80% chance to cast -30% mana generation to all enemies for 2 turns when this hero casts their Special Skill.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Nov 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of Tower of Styx Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v50]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Virgil ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Virgil.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Virgil worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Virgil ?

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

  • Would you give Virgil Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:question: Is Virgil worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re summoning for other heroes
  • Not at all

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Virgil compared to other 3* Heroes?

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

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Virgil is it worth keeping & levelling?

Note this will be roster dependent & not the same for all players.

  • None (zero)
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four +

0 voters

:question: How does Virgil’s Special Skill match Virgil’s Base Stats?

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

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

0 voters

:question: What do you think Virgil’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Healer (Immediate)
  • Defense Buffer (against Nature)
  • Defense Buffer (against Special Skills)

0 voters

:question: Is Virgil worth giving Cleric Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you are focused on Event Competition
  • Yes, compared to other 3* heroes
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: Where do you think Virgil is best suited on defence (in a 3* arena)?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Virgil will be best used?

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

0 voters

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

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

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

  • Sword path
    (Selecing Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecing Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)

0 voters

Got him on my as one the two event heroes I pulled. He seems… hrm… not good. But maybe I am rusty in my sight… maybe if you need defense against green, like in the currently running tournament…

Yeah, we definitelly needed another 3* blue healer. And hey, look, defence against nature! Oh boi, we definitelly didn’t have this effect applied by blue 3* healer before. /s


seems to me like the upgraded version of guardian lemur

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Yes he’s another blue healer, but he’s one who charges in 6 tiles. All the other 3* Blue healers are average speed, so even his 2nd charge is faster

Edit : I haven’t leveled and tested yet, but Styx heroes charge at 6/9/12 tiles

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Anyone leveled this guy yet? I have 3, and I’m trying to decide whether to feed two of them to the third or just feed all of them to Dawn.

I kept only one, but he got a limitbreak since I have no other green blocker in blue. I would feed them away to Dawn.

I have updated the OP with the balance changes related to family bonus and passive.

I just realize he is the new toughest 3* for now. The Treevil has been dethroned :smile:.

He has 585 Def & 1149 Hp (585x1149=672.165) vs Treevil 614 Def & 1050 Hp (614x1050=644.7).

I don’t think the passive is called “Decrease Defense Ailment Duration” since it make them immune to def down ailment in stead of decrease the duration.

I’ve been using him for just a few weeks, my first Styx hero, and I like him. His first heal comes quickly, and if I can wait for the third, it’s a big heal, plus the ailment resistance is a great help against burn or mana-slowing and whatnot. Plus the Styx defense down resistance is an excellent passive, like Kunchen and Malosi. I’ve given Virgil some emblems and it was an easy decision.

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