Elite heroes are the middle class of heroes. Due to the accessability of Legendary heroes you should not plan to spend too much time using your elite heroes (with a few exceptions). Your elite heroes will be very competant in the early game until you have legendary heroes to replace them. Elite heroes can all be hired with Shards and are a coming outcome from rolling with Gems.
There are a couple of elite heroes that are useful to keep around for mid-game rolls. They are:
- Executioner: At 4/9 skill he has a 2 second stun that is useful in Boss Battles.
- Shaman: The biggest debuffer in the game. At 3/9 his skill reduces enemy attack by 42%!