☀ Waqas – Season 5 Hero – 3* Fire / Red: Thoughts, Discussion & Summon Results with Feedback

New Season 5 Hero is Released: Waqas

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


Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Season 5 Sun
:hourglass: Ability: Effects on Special Skill
70% chance to perform the following actions when this character casts their Special Skill
* Deals 70% damage to all enemies.
* All enemies get -34% attack for 3 turns.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Unyielding Protector
  • Deals 205% damage to all enemies.
  • Reduces max health for all enemies by 110 each turn for 3 turns. Max health can’t get lower than 30% of the original max health.

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.

Sun Family

Bonus for 1/2 Heroes:

  • 10% / 20% chance to make a cast -35% accurancy for 2 turns and X Burn damage over 2 turns on an enemy who deals Special Skill damage to this character.
  • If the enemy’s Special Skill defeats this character, the chance is 50%/75%
    (X = 98 for Legendary Heroes, 72 for Epic Heroes, 56 for Rare Heroes)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New Season 5 Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v46,v47]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Waqas ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Waqas.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Waqas worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Waqas ?

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

  • Would you give Waqas Paladin Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

  • If you Summoned Waqas and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Waqas, 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 Waqas when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Waqas, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Waqas (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Waqas), 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 - Waqas

:question: Is Waqas worth Summoning For?

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

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Waqas 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 Waqas 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 Waqas’s Special Skill match Waqas’s 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: What do you think Waqas’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Max HP Decreaser (Over Time)

0 voters

:question: Is Waqas worth giving Paladin 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 Waqas 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 Waqas 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 Waqas worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Waqas 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

1 Like

Just got him. I think he will be good for tournaments.
I like the effects

Is he better than Sudri?

No. Sudri is head and shoulders better. Hits all and hits harder.


I find it strange that this 3s has the same health reduction per turn as Horus, a 5s.

Yes I know Mana speed, but Waqas proportionally is considerably better than Horus.