❄ Zengar – 5* Ice / Blue from Contest of Elements

New Contest of Elements (Ice) hero is released: Zengar

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 947 874 1864
4/90 1084 1000 2133
Origin Family
Contest of Elements Super Elemental
Image Aether Power Description
rage Rage At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +15% attack, and a further 1% increase every time they are hit during 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:hourglass: Ability: Troop Strong Damage Modifier
This character’s Troops deal 100% more additional damage against weaker element.
This character receives 10% less additional damage from Troops of stronger element.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Great Frost Axe
  • Deals 200% damage to the target.
  • If the target is of Fire element, deals 450% damage to nearby enemies.
  • The target receives 447 Frost damage over 3 turns.
  • If the target is of Fire element, nearby enemies receive 579 Frost damage over 3 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

Super Elemental Family

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

  • One or more shields are enhanced to Power Gems each turn.
  • The amount is same as Holy 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

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Contest of Elements (Ice) Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v54]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Zengar ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Zengar.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Zengar worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Zengar ?

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

  • Would you give Zengar Barbarian Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

:question: Is Zengar 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 Zengar 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 Zengar’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Damage Dealer (Over Time)

0 voters

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

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

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

0 voters

:question: Is Zengar worth giving Barbarian 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 Zengar is best used?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Zengar 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 Zengar worth Limit Breaking ?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

:question: If you would emblem Zengar 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

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Ummm…It’s an interesting heroe but you need that rival uses a red heroe on his team and this red heroe can’t die before you atack.
I’ll wait more information about :thinking:

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Interesting that these heroes seem less OP than the Holy and Nature Contest of Elements heroes


My guess is he’s too unreliable on defence?

Yeah he’s a niche hero to me.

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So, zengar…zynga. Coincidence? :thinking:

Zynga now creates op heroes or bad heroes
The middle does not exist.


Zengar, unless he hits fire heroes, does just 200% damage and some frost to one enemy. Meanwhile Jequn does AoE of 200%. And hands statuses to all but holy heroes who are partially screwed by gems. At Very Fast speed.

This batch of heroes is quite bad. The passive (which is on other elemental heroes that will probably show up in Covenant at some point if one does not like feeling to gamble with elemental portal) is only thing going for them. Compare them with LNY heroes or Hippo or whatever.


Don’t understand why this hero is designed like that. I hate to be that one guy, but just don’t bring fire heroes. Or if you have BK, just have him tank the hit. If it was against nature it made sense
Or if he has a stealth buff, they make him damage all

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Every family has duds. Looks like blue has a dud.


Blue has both twenty characters of duds


It seems one of the developers has a problem with Ice, considering also Klaern and Balur :slight_smile:


I think he will get buff before realease, he isn’t interesting at all.

the polar opposites have always been ice, never in between
The most popular/strong/ fan favourites ones are ice heroes: Miki, quintin, athena, alasie, M&M, waterpipe, the new guardian hippo
And the worse heroes all seem to come from blue as well: klaern, balur, exeera, porthos, russula

Not really. At time there were strong heroes of ice like Vela (pre-nerf), Miki, Iris too. Meanwhile fire got short end of stick with Noor and Reuben. Funny thing is now Ice sucks with Klaern and Balur while R&N is best HotM by far in a while and Tahir was also nothing to sneeze at.

Moral of the story: SGG’s ideas are probably dictated by RNG like the rest of this goddamn game.

Also, now I realized Zengar is one letter off from Gengar. Seems like SGG was looking Pokemon roster for name ideas.

It was half joke. I have no idea who the developers are and how their decision making works. I just got amused by the coincidence of having two back-to-back very weak Ice HotM and now the Ice heroes from the Elements Contest being worse than the Nature and Holy ones


Zengar is Roz’s older brother?

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Yeah, some of these heroes look really unhinged. Zengar looks like he creates crystal of something that is definitely not ice.

Didn’t think Jequn would be the most normal looking one (and that elemental gloves of his still look weird on him).

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