🌞 Zione – 4* Holy / Yellow from Contest of Elements

New Contest of Elements (Holy) hero is released: Zione

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


Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/75 738 750 1341
4/80 856 870 1555
Origin Family
Contest of Elements Super Elemental
Image Aether Power Description
ailment-immunity Ailment Immunity At the start of each battle, this Hero is immune to new status ailments 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: Express Delivery
  • Alters the power of all Holy shields on the board. When an attacking Hero casts the special, the shields become enhanced and give +30% more mana. When a defending casts the special, the shields become weakened and give -23% less mana.
  • All allies get +35% attack for 4 turns. For all Holy characters, the status effect becomes undispellable and last 2 turns longer.

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

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

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

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Round 2 of Contest of Elements (Holy) Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v59]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Zione ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Zione.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Zione worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Zione ?

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

  • Would you give Zione Cleric Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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Feedback Poll - Zione (post release)

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

  • Tile Enhancer (Mana, on offense)
  • Tile Nerfer (Mana, on defense)
  • Attack Buffer
0 voters

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

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

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

:question: Is Zione worth giving Cleric Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you don’t have a 5* Option
  • Yes, but only if you’re focusing on 4* Heroes/ Events
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • No… Not at all.
0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Zione is best used?

Note, as a 4* hero, please consider with this question up-and-coming players not just end-game players (where 5* heroes are a luxury not a given).

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

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

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

:question: If you would emblem Zione 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

Just got this hero, doesnt look like its even worth levelling, and my roster isnt great…
Maybe just for purple titans but have better options for mana generation


There is no change on the hero compared to Beta. Polls are now enabled.

I think shes cool…niche but cool :sunglasses:
Bought the ws deal and got lucky


For transparency approximately 30/pulls total


too bad she wasn’t buffed dispite beta feedback.

terrible special skill


A waste of roster space.


This one was good for 1080xp. No need to keep one as I’m not leveling her.

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Badest new hero i have ever seen


Does that make her the worst hero in the game?
At last Exeera got some competition


Boomer has a competition now in the 4* worst hero competition

Vlad is the king of the worst 3* the purple Gargoyle is the runner up

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This hero it’s a kind of 4* Rhys without his cleansing and healing

So useless

I politely disagree. Budatin is the worst 3* by far


reminds me a lot of Budatin with a mana generation ability that is so silly it would be OK (not great) as a passive or a family bonus, but not as a special skill.

So another hero with no special skill at all.

Second new 4 star hero in a row that is just plain junk. I wonder if that is by design. Maybe The big “balance update” nerf of all 3 and 4 star heroes was not enough. So now all the new 4 stars that come out are garbage, just to make absolutely sure you cannot use them instead of shiny 5 star heroes… I mean C2Caedmon really cost them money, nobody needs a 5 star green hitter anymore :stuck_out_tongue:

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Had not been following the beta threads so this hero came as a surprise. A 4* Elemental, YAY!

Started reading and scratching my head…“Huh”? The hero does nothing to scare the enemy and nothing of note to help allies. All at Average, not even useless at V Fast. Truly strange this hero made it out into the live game.

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I just got this hero. Shame she is so bad but i will leep her, just won’t level her


I actually finished the quest which is amazing for me (C2P) so I figured why not do 1 pull. Well it rewarded me with this ridiculous hero.

Now I’ve cried about releasing obviously OP heroes so I suppose this is my fate. I can’t make that complaint about this hero as I don’t think I could be more depressed about any other 4 star and I’ve pulled Vlad in the past.

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I’ve always struggled to understand the real value of tile-altering special skills, usually when you can cast them on offense there are very few tiles left on the board (or you are forced to wait and then usually your hero dies in the meantime) or when used on defense can be very easily avoided. But at least i can accept them when they are secondary effects of more substantial specials (high heal or attack or whatever).
But specials relying merely on tile-altering effects are a complete mystery to me. They feel like a wasted slot. I cannot think of a single scenario where i would pick Zione over every other yellow hero in my roster. I would rather 2LB Sally or the Frog (Ribbit? i forgot the name) or Poppy and pick them instead of Zione.
Obviously i pulled her. Will wait a bit for a well deserved buff before dumping her into whatever my yellow project will be at the time. Btw, i’ve noticed it’s awhile that those few epic heroes they are realeasing are usually worthless, at most highly disappointing.

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Her special is terrible, right there with Budatin, who basically does nothing except charging himself faster to do that nothing more quickly and also gets stoneskin. At least Zione is expressly meant to be used in yellow stack, so mana alteration of holy shields makes more sense for her. And she also raises attack, which might be handy since not many yellow heroes do that. Might be handy for titans for those without Rhys or Kara.

Her main selling point is that she is the easiest way to have yellow super-elemental family bonus, with those (slightly nerfed for 4*) elemental tiles. And that is only reason I will max her (since 4* don’t require a heap of mats). Extremely niche but handy in a pinch, especially in those PoG level 15 no specials no ticket challenges.

Oh, she is a 4*!?
I looked at her special this morning and was scratching my head why a 5* super duper elusive elemental hero would be so weak… :sweat_smile:

Wouldn’t she make more sense like that as a 3* hero? Power creep should be able to evolve Budatin’s skill set into something like her setup by now.

My 2 pulls got me…drum roll… Kvasir… and… drumroll … Waddles, who is new for me \ :heart_eyes:/

Now, if I try to compare the expected usefulness of good old Waddles against the new Zione, I’ll admit that I’ll prefer the nearly 5* Waddles over the close to 3* Zione :wink:


The only reason for this hero and Fosco (from Gods) exist, are to give a system the chance to give an event hero that is useless… Of course I get this two heros with 1 pull each.