🐼 Zhang Fei – 5* Holy / Yellow from War of the Three Kingdoms

New War of the Three Kingdoms hero is released: Zhang Fei

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

Zhang Fei

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/85 923 816 1527
4/90 1056 934 1747
Origin Family
War of the Three Kingdoms Kingdom
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.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Viper Blade
  • Deals 530% damage to the target.
  • All allies reflect status ailments that affect defense back to the attacker for 3 turns. This effect can’t be bypassed.

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.

Kingdom family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 2% / 4% / 6% mana each time a Minion is summoned for the Hero.
  • 3% / 5% / 7% heal each time a Minion is summoned for the Hero.

Morale Boost

Heroes belonging to this family as well as heroes fighting alongside with them receive additional persk in War of the Three Kingdoms:
+10% attack, + 3% defense, +7% health

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

June 2022

Sep 2022

Jun 2023 (Big Balance Update)

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

The reflect buff is changed to no longer bypassable.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New War of the Three Kingdom Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v46]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Zhang Fei ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Zhang Fei.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Zhang Fei worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Zhang Fei ?

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

  • Would you give Zhang Fei Fighter Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Zhang Fei’s character design?

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

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Legendary Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 1.65% chance of summoning Zhang Fei.

But that statistic can lead our minds astray in exactly how our odds play out as we continue summoning.

Some useful insights:

  • 15 times out of 100, you’ll get Zhang Fei by pull 100 (26,000 gems)
  • 56 times out of 100, you’ll get Zhang Fei by pull 500 (130,000 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Zhang Fei by pull 1,796 (467,200 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Zhang Fei by pull 2,761 (717,900 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Zhang Fei by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $259.97 (US) to summon :one::zero::zero: times, 846,364 of those players wouldn’t get Zhang Fei

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Zhang Fei by the 1800th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $4,671.53 US to summon :one::eight::zero::zero: times, 49,663 of those players wouldn’t get Zhang Fei

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.

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Feedback Poll - Zhang Fei (post release)

:question: Is Zhang Fei 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 Zhang Fei 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 Zhang Fei’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Reflect Defense Ailments

0 voters

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

Note this means her Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

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

0 voters

:question: Is Zhang Fei worth giving Fighter 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 Zhang Fei is best used?

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

0 voters

:question: How do you think Zhang Fei is best used?

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options

Very nice special, I could use a good holy in my roster.


Looks like he is kinda a counter to the current meta in top defenses - purple tank, Morel and Frigg double def down.


I’m not excited about this hero. I like my lady loki a ton… But i don’t love that i have to activate the opponents special before i can send it back at them… But i guess this can be useful… But just when there is a defense down hero on the other side.

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Does he reflect back damage amplifiers like motega and Franz?

Pretty much the lianna of this portal. He’s meant to dish out a huge amount of damage, the defence reflect is just a small bonus on the side


The part about “this effect can’t be bypassed” reads as if the protection is a buff.

This suggests that you fire him before Morel/Frigg and then if they fire, the defense drop is reflected.

Is there a kind soul with the talent grid of this sniper? Please share :pray: :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance!

Could anyone try Zhang Fei + Wu Kong costume ? Can Zhang Fei protect Wu Kong costume like Jean-Francis ?

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I’ve thought of this but I don’t think that’s how it works. The effect reflects DDs back to the attacker after all and this hero was designed to primarily counter guan yu

I think so but it might work :sweat_smile:


Someone from youtube tested already… It does not work with Killhare’s def down so guess most likely it won’t work with c.WK’s def down either…


Could you post the video ?

Not mine; encountered him today in a raid.
As indicated, he is basically a great sniper. But that’s it. No game-changer if you’re not bringing def down heroes. Besides, the DD reflect is only to the attacker, so all the other heroes remain unharmed.
And I also think Franz (and Balbar) his special is not affected, as it is no defense ailment; it is a damage amplifier.


I have a feeling that Leonidas’ design was inspired by Zhang fei at one point.

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It was not a video. It is actually a comment under Anchor’s latest video on Wo3K. You will see that comment as you scroll down.

“Unfortunately Zhang Fei does not prevent Killhare’s downside. Just tested it out.”


Then it is a change since Beta as I have tested this in Beta, and that time the defense down ailment is not applied to my only bunny which applies defense down to itself.


Here you go

I maxed this dude for W3K’s défense purpose and benefits from his moral boost

He is nice but à bit overwhelming comparee to thé NEW shiny heroes who hit several targets at the sape Time. He is just a heavy sniper, hitting between 950 to 1050 damage in attack (mana troop 30, no buff or debuff of any sort)

The defense down reflect is a nice protection, but nothing amazing. I dont have Poseidon costume but his aliment protection looks way more useful

Down here his emblmes path, attack > defense > health


Thank you! And agree, no game changer. But he is finished and I have the emblems. Let’s see how it goes.

No LB candidate for sure but a welcome add to my roster

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