🔥 Zaria – 5* Fire / Red from Contest of Elements

New Contest of Elements (Fire) hero is released: Zaria

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 1076 1018 1709
4/90 1231 1165 1955
Origin Family
Contest of Elements Super Elemental
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.
:hourglass: Ability: Troop Mastery
Passive Skill as attacking character:
This hero’s Troops deal extra elemental damage against weaker element.
- Dealt extra elemental damage: +100%
Passive Skill as defending character:
This hero receives less elemental damage from Troops of stronger element.
- Received elemental damage: -10%
:dizzy: Special Skill: Cataclysmic Divination
  • Deals 290% damage to all enemies.
  • If there are 6 or more Fire shields on the board, damage is increased to 340%.
  • If there are 12 or more Fire shields on the board, damage is increased to 500%.

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

Super Elemental Family

Super Elemental family makes Mono teams even stronger.
This hero enhances Fire element.

  • One or more shields are enhanced to Power Gems each turn.
  • The amount is same as Fire heroes in the team. 5 Power Gems per element can be on board at the same time.

The Power Gem deal 20 damage to a random enemy each turn until it is matched. When Power Gems are matched , they deal 10 damage to a all enemies.

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Jan 2024

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

  • Damage with less than 6 tiles is increased from 200% to 250%.
  • Damage with less then 12 tiles and more than 5 tiles is decreased from 420% to 300%.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of Contest of Elements (Fire) Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v60]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Zaria ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Zaria.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Zaria worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Zaria ?

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

  • Would you give Zaria Sorcerer Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:question: Is Zaria worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Yes, but only when featured.
  • Not really
  • Not at all
0 voters

:question: How many copies of Zaria 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: Zaria’s only Purpose is dealing damage.

:question: What do you think of Zaria 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 Zaria’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Zaria’s Base Stats?

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

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

:question: Is Zaria worth giving Sorcerer 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 Zaria is best used?

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

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

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams
0 voters
Choose up to 3 options

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

  • Yes, but only once
  • Yes, twice
  • No
0 voters

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

  • Sword path
    (Selecting Attack talent nodes when possible)
  • Shield path
    (Selecting Health and Shield talent nodes when possible)
0 voters

:question: What do you think about the artwork ?

  • Amazing
  • Refreshingly new
  • It’s ok
  • It could be better
  • Very bad
0 voters

200% to all at average speed in worst case doesn’t seem Cataclysmic enough to me honestly.

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see you again on covenant with better odds in about 1 month

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All these tile based skills are off putting imo.


When I go on offense against Roz there always seems to be at least 6 tiles I can’t match so she’s annoying. But with Linus I have yet to see 12 tiles when he’s charged. They seem much better on defense. Which is logical, because on defense they don’t get charged by matching tiles, but by getting hit, so having enough tiles is more likely.

Linus is still fine, just not as good as I imagined him.

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All these heroes (i mean those that rely on tiles in their own color) are garbage on offense but potentially useful on defense.

I see her main point in forcing people to attack with red, so by using something else that punishes red attackers could be an interesting tactics. At least a blue tank, but preferably something anti-red. In rush that could be Ahmose. Otherwise maybe Ma´at or that finnish frog thing. I bet more (powerful) such heroes will come out in the future, they seem to be quite popular right now with SG (Brimstone and Ukkonen against blue for example)

The changes are updated in the OP. Polls are now enabled.

Guess I was kinda lucky today :grin:


i am not a fan of the 6 tile damage nerf…

she is worse than octros costume… he can reach 420% in 8 tiles and in her case… only 300%

i know her stats are higher but still…

congrats to everyone who got her, it is a pass for me :frowning_face:


that old hag is creepy but for all i know that lady is 25.


There are heroes that already damage 300% to all at average and you need 6 extra tiles to reach that with her? Save your money this portal. Should have been tiered, 300, 400 then 500.


Got her on a free pull. So thats fun!

But, as mentioned above. A whole lot of heroes already do 300% and over at standard, with a lot of extra features. Just to name a few, Kong-C(300%+dispell+ice counter), Cardinal R(330%+fiends), Octros(situational), Sobek (290%+70% extra). We can even compare to Archie and Edwin, green easter lama and green halloween servant. They do 250 to all at fast, and block ailiments…

Taken count on how low percentage it is to pull, and how rare and hard to get she is. They did her dirty with that special. Should have been 300%, 420% and 550%.

But since i dont have any red yo level atm, and i have 19 rings, she will slowly get worked on up to max, while i hope for a buff or correction of her.

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You all understand that this old hag is 3000 years old, right? Maybe in her time when she was a young whippersnapper 300% to all was all the rage. Clearly, she didn’t age like fine wine like granny did. If she had, her special would be better. Unfortunately, she’s outdated as released.
Despite my speech of honoring her for all her grueling years of whooping butt cheeks. It is an honor to have her join the squad.


Not impressed. Lots of heroes do that kind of damage at average speed, and are not tile dependent. You’re almost never going to have 12 tiles on the board for the strongest hit, but there will be plenty of times when you don’t even have 6. Not that I care though, as we don’t need constant power creep. Not a bad hero per se, but too situational and I don’t like situational.

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I’ve been lucky AF and pulled her and honestly, she will sit near the bottom of red heroes I have to ascend. I’ve never seen a situation raiding against the type of heroes that need a certain amount of tiles to reach that last tier. I see a major buff coming to her quite quickly because she is quite hard to use on offense with the idea of needing to charge her 1st then have 6 more red tiles to get some decent damage

I don’t think she’s getting buffed. Anzia the Ice Space Nun is even worse (glorified Boril) and she didn’t get buffed.

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Easier to aquire heroes that does a bit less, similar, same or more at standard mana speed:

Cardinal R
Queen G
Green Knight

And those are just at the top of my head. There are surely even more heroes… And only 1 of those are tile dependent. (Octros), but at a better rate…

She kinda looks like a joke sadly.

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I’m apparently in the middle of an incredible luck run as I pulled Zaria for my second featured hero in a row (just pulled tweedles also). For F2P I feel like I should be incredibly happy, but man I’m just not.

Both of those heroes seem really sub-par relative to so many other recent releases. Zaria… like what even is the point? I’ll use her on titans for sure, but not wasting any LB mats on her, and even going to 4.80 feels like a waste.

There are heroes that do higher damage AND battle effects without needing to jump through hoops or get lucky with tiles. I don’t understand at all.


6-11 tile is the “normal” fire range (like 70% of the time) for these tile-dependent heroes, about 20% of the time it’s <6 and 10% of the time 12+ tiles. So having 420% damage reduced down to 300% is pretty sad. 420% was too much, 330% seems like the right range to me. That’s as strong as Queen Guo (slightly stronger with stats) without the extra effects.