I think my first pick will be Gefjon, as the timing is right in terms of color, class, and need. She would be an upgrade over any of my red hitters (Tahir, Yang Mai, Marjana, G. Kong, Khagan), and she also helps in the minion meta. I chased her hard - or as hard as an FTP can! - when she was released, but I missed her. Also love her artwork.
Second pick will be Grimble. Made the mistake of holding my EHTs in Christmas 2019 until January to chase Vela (who I got) instead of Grimble in December. Minions weren’t very prevalent back then, and Vela was quite good. We all know what happened next. Minion spam made Grimble a great hero, while Vela got beaten to death with the nerf hammer over the GTV meta. I need some non-sniper purples, some hitting clerics, and minion control in purple (the only color where I don’t have it). Also, he would make four 2019 HotM on my roster, so nice family bonuses and shared elemental links. Plus, his animation is hilarious. Would take him first, but I have purple projects and no cleric emblems.
Three picks would be a stretch for FTP, but if I get a third, LoLo is the obvious choice.
Not only rush, he works in def quite good, but better as tank/flank than a “normal” reviver’s place , ie left wing. He is mainly an overhealer/attack buffer, if he needs to revive someone it means he failed in his main skill
I also use him in autoplay team for higher seasons, works well too.
I have had Heimdall since spring 2021 and I got Lord Loki in 2022. Being slow, Heimdall often has problems surviving to fire (it’s true, I only emblemed him to +9) and his revival rate is very low. So I rarely use him and the most as secondary healer (I use him only during rush or as support to Gazelle).
Lord Loki, on the other hand, I use him all the time, no matter the format, and he works great against top defences. Because of the stats he also has a survivability issue though and I have him at +20 and lb.
I have all the S3 heroes in the list (and a Lord Loki dupe). I also have Grimble, so my choices are between Malosi (v. fast, shutting down buffers like Ludwig), Inari (I don’t have a good dodger, but she seems kind of squishy) and Raffaele (I am a sucker for healers, and I love his healing and art, even though he is slow; but I also have already other healers and many other Ice heroes waiting to be maxed - Esme, Thanatos, Ariel, ).