🏯 Zircon - 5* Ice / Blue from Ninja Tower

New Ninja Tower hero is released: Zircon

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

NOTE: Zircon will officially launch at 2021-11-10T07:00:00Z (07:00 GMT).

Zircon will NOT yet be available when this post initially launches.

Zircon

Rarity Element Class
:star::star::star::star::star:
Legendary
:snowflake:
Ice/Blue
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Fighter
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
C
Charge
:crossed_swords:
735
:shield:
840
:heart:
1435
Origin Family
Ninja Tower Ninja
:dizzy: Special Skill: Wall of Ki
    • Special Skill has a different effect when charged with 100% / 200% / 300% mana:

    • 1x Mana Charge:
      • All allies’ health is boosted by 144 HP over 2 turns.
      • All allies get +24% defense, and a further 5% increase every time they are hit during 2 turns.
      • All allies are immune to buff dispells for 2 turns.

    • 2x Mana Charge:
      • All allies’ health is boosted by 504 HP HP over 3 turns.
      • All allies get +34% defense, and a further 5% increase every time they are hit during 3 turns.

    • 3x Mana Charge:
      • All allies’ health is boosted by 980 HP over 4 turns.
      • All allies get +54% defense, and a further 5% increase every time they are hit during 4 turns.
      • All allies are immune to buff dispells for 4 turns.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.


:hugs: Family Bonus (same as the existing)

Ninja Heroes have a family bonus for unique heroes of the same family.

Ninja Family
Bonus for 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 5% / 10% chance to dodge normal attacks and Special Skills
  • 5% / 10% chance to counterattack with 60% / 90%< of the damage recieved

The two effects have individual sequential procecing. So one may not trigger while the other might.


:test_tube: Changes from Beta

This section will be updated after release.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on additional Ninja Tower Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v43]


:thought_balloon: What do you think of Zircon ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Zircon.

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

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Zircon worth summoning for?

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

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Zircon ?

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

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

  • What do you think of special?

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

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

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

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Zircon 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 Zircon

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Zircon 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 Zircon

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

Original Discussion topic on old Ninja heroes:

Old Ninja Hero topics:

Other New Ninja Hero topics:

Beta information:

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Feedback Poll - Zircon (post release)


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

  • HP Booster (Over Time)
  • Defense Buffer
  • Dispell Preventer

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Zircon 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 Zircon’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Zircon’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 Zircon 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 Zircon is best used?

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

0 voters

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

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

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options

I have never had very good luck in the ninja portal
(never wants to give me anything more than shale) but OMG if I could pull this beautiful hero… wowsers :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Same! Many pulls and only 3 shales. Id throw a lethal uppercut to shale at this point.

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I feel the Shale pain!!! That’s all I can pull out of that stinkin portal!

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I want him. Blue heal booster which also prevents dispel and is a Fighter. With other ninjas he’ll also dodge so he’ll be very difficult to kill.

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By the way, do Round 1 ninjas have their own topics? I think not. I think there is a general topic for all of them but it’s kinda weird for those to not have each separate topic (where we could discuss some more controversial ones, such as Shale, Jade etc.). :shinto_shrine:

They have 1 general topic for all of them, which is added by Guvnor.
If you want, then I can add separate topics for them. :slight_smile:

Do you want me to add one for them ?

I dunno, don’t want to add extra work to you or other mods. So probably fine. If there are more people thinking it would be worthwile then maybe after.

In order to measure the demand I have added a poll for this:

We will see what other forum members think about this.

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Wow this dude is the perfect sidekick for Ludwig and Wolfgang, keeps them alive and makes buff undispellable. No more hoping for 33% or 50% chance to be a Superman

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I was the lucky one :slight_smile:

Wanted garnett since I only lack red 5* healer, but I am more than happy to grab him :slight_smile:

I know dispells wont work vs him, but I also wonder if def down heroes can lower his defense buff?

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Very happy camper here, got him in a ten-pull :slight_smile:
He will get the telescopes, emblems and who knows LB and will be a perfect flank for my Ludwig in offence.

Also got the blue Ninja troop to complete my rainbow Ninja’s, this is a good day :innocent:

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Congrats! Hope he’ll serve you well. I would be happy with any ninja barring Onyx (have one) and Jade (goes without saying).

Thanks Nightmare :slight_smile:
Im looking forward to see, what kind of defense I can come up with Zircon as healer!
Either around two winged baldurs, around Mica and Onyx or mixed with other more standard heroes.
But he will be in :slight_smile:

Hope you pick yourself a ninja as well!

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Anyone feel his special is highly similar to last week released green old guy, especially the effect to his allies. They increase defense and boost health for their allies and these buffs are indispelable. The differences are 1. Different charge mana, 2. Ghost allow you to ghost tile, but Zircon can’t.

Good comparison in some sense, though with some distinct differences if you dive into a bit :slight_smile:

Ludhaigh ghost form is a detriment to team in most cases but not all. And in those exceptions, his ghost is more beneficial and completely unique :

1 exception : 3:2 tight formation with Ludhaigh in centre, allowing your back heroes to get hit with tiles and charged faster (can be used as advantage - weak coloured tiles to back heroes)

  1. exception : Zircon can still be affected by prevention of buff spells (C. Sabina, Onyx, Chakki) while Ludhaigh cant

Zircon on other hand can go at very fast speed if wished.

Ill give you another comparison :slight_smile:

Did you know, Giant Jott trained under tutelage of master Zircon?
Giant, who went on a path to become more cunning and dexterous… And he found his master!

Can you pinpoint the resemblance in their fighting style? :stuck_out_tongue:


mqdefault2 ( Zircon picture is a bit smaller, he is a ninja after all and harder to catch… it has nothing to do with the availability of the picture on the internet currently) :stuck_out_tongue:

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hahaha

20 characters

I just tested Zircon defense up and undispellable buff vs C. Kiril.

C. Kiril did apply defense down on us.

So Zircon immunity to dispells only works for dispells… surprise no? :stuck_out_tongue:

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