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Every hero except Aries takes the same time to proc. When a hero hits he gains 15 energy. The hit after 100 energy is when the hero procs. All heroes need 7 hits to gain 100 energy, the 8th hit is when the hero procs (and hits). Aries is different, he only gains 12 energy per hit. Aries needs 9 hits to gain 100 energy, the 10th his is when he procs.
This is why revite talent or crest is so important in head-to-head battles. Revite 5/5 are powerful and very hard to get.
Mino and other top Arena heros (revite 5/5/) are a very distant second to a Aries revite 5/5. But Mino is helpful in other situations like raiding and expert dungeons. Mino is the best stunner. The other stunners (TG, Champ, Immo) need to be close or fighting with their target. Mino will stun all ground troops on the map.
'Every hero' is slightly misleading. You see, while aries is the only hero that doesn't gain 15 energy per attack, plenty of heroes attack at different speeds, from the deadly fast Grizzly Reaper at 750ms, to the glacialy slow Atlanticore, at 2000ms. You also gain 15 energy when attacked (do you gain only 12 when hit by Aries? Someone needs to look into that), so the fastest hero will also proc much faster.
Thanks for your post about upgrading santa first. That is really interesting that you don't use your cupid 9/9 in LR. I figure I need a 5/5 revite for mine to be usefull. I also really need Aries for Arena and LR.