Atlantis Rises Best 5 Heroes (Empires and Puzzles)

Atlantis Rises is the event for the second world (Season 2) of Empires and Puzzles, and it features some powerful heroes, many of whom are still capable of competing today.

But who’s the best 5-Star Atlantis Rises hero? Here’s my countdown of the top five…

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Caveat: This post represents game-play speculation and personal opinion. It is not advice.

Top 5 Atlantis Rises Hero Reviews – Empires and Puzzles

Atlantis Rises was running when I first started my Empires and Puzzles journey, but soon enough, we were onto Season 3 (Valhalla) and these heroes took a back seat.

Here’s my personal selection of the Best Atlantis Rises 5-Star heroes. Please share your list in the comments below!

#5 Mitsuko (Atlantis Rises Review)

Special Skills (Mirror of Flames): 1. Deals 245% damage to the target and nearby enemies. 2. Reduces the mana of the target and nearby enemies by 20%. 3. All allies reflect all status effects and 115% damage from enemies Ice Special Skills back to the attacker for 4 turns.

Mitsuko Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Mitsuko is a powerful mana reducer who’s still handy today.

She hits three targets for 245%, which is only 10% less than Devana, and also cuts their mana by 20%.

Mitsuko has a nice anti-Ice reflection and counterattack which should assist if she’s placed as Tank or on the Flank.

-Not a bad return for an Average speed hero.

While Mitsuko’s not a show stopper, she is a solid addition to the team.

And, you can put her skills to use in any part of the game: Raids, Defense, Titans, and Stages.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel

#4 Poseidon (Empires and Puzzles Review)

Special Skills (Ruler of the Seas): 1. Deals 450% damage to the target. 2. All allies resist new negative mana effects for 3 turns. 3. All allies resist new effects that block usage of Special Skills for 3 turns.

Poseidon Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Poseidon was once a fan favourite, but his day was done and it was time to retire.

Still, he tried to keep a hand in, and could often be found coaching the younger stars.

Then one day, he heard his name being mentioned by the big-wigs again. Something about his talents being suited to a very specific problem…


Ruby was a new Ninja hero, with this crazy Special -Stripping all enemies of their mana… 100% of it.

Poseidon, now a middle-aged, pot-bellied recluse, was needed again. -Solely because he could protect against mana theft.

It was the spark he needed to sort himself out; he’s been eating right, hitting the gym, and was even recently spotted squeezing into his old spandex bodysuit.

And with Rubys popping up everywhere, the people really need hope… So, good luck Poseidon! We’re all rooting for you!

[That said, I’m yet to find a video of an in-shape Poseidon actually protecting his team against Ruby. If you’ve done it, let us know what happened in the comments below!]

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel

#3 Inari (Atlantis Empires and Puzzles Review)

Special Skills (Lucky Nine): 1. Deals 180% damage to all enemies. 2. All allies get +56% chance to dodge Special Skills for 3 turns. Each dodge summons a Sakura Fox Minion. 3. Sakura Fox Minion has 8% HP and 30% attack inherited from the caster. It adds 7% mana to its owner at the end of each turn.

Inari Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Inari didn’t always have this skill set. Before her recent buff, she didn’t hit anybody!

The buff saw her gain a 180% hit for all enemies, and it really makes a difference.

If you’re looking at Inari, you’ve got to be thinking about her Dodge, and thinking that it doesn’t compare to C.Kadiel or even Margaret.

It’s true. And the reason?


Inari is Average, while Margaret is Very Fast and C.Kadilen is Fast.

But, what if you don’t have those heroes? Or, if you run a stacked Holy team?

-In both scenarios, Inari can do a job for you.

Let’s not forget, Dodge will protect your team from the likes of Ruby, -a skill in very high demand at the moment.

Finally, while Inari may not be the best, she’s a credible second/third option, and with her buff, one of the best heroes in Atlantis Rises.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel

#2 Tarlak (Empires and Puzzles Review)

Special Skills (Martial Prowess): 1. All allies get +100% normal attack for 4 turns. Stacks with similar status effects up to a maximum +160% normal attack. 2. All allies regenerate 324 HP over 4 turns.

Tarlak Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Tarlak is clearly a numbers guy.

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I was singing the praises of Bertulf, a 3-Star hero with exactly the same Skills:

Tarlak will increase normal attack by a whopping 100%, and it will stack up to 160%.

Of course, there’s nothing better than a 5-Star hero to bear the punishment of a Titan, or to challenge elite opposition.

We all know the value of this kind of Special, but it doesn’t make it any less… Special, or devastating.

And it’s because of the high impact Tarlak can have in a battle, especially in Raids or against Titans, that I have no choice but to class him as a Deity.

However, he’s not my personal choice for best Atlantis Rises hero

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity

#1 Ariel (Atlantis Rises Review)

Special Skills (Divine Protection): 1. Recovers 40% health for all allies. 2. All allies get +24% mana generation for 4 turns. 3. Dispels status ailments from all allies.

Ariel Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

For a long time, Ariel was in all the best Empires and Puzzles teams.

That’s because she does it all:

* Heals at the top end,
* Increases the mana speed of her allies, and
* Cleanses her team of ailments.

It’s the perfect bundle.

Sure, it would be great if she Cleansed first, but that’s really the only complaint you can make.

And, Ariel isn’t a complex hero to use or understand, she’s simply one of the best at what she does.

Even today, 2 Seasons later, people are still referring to her when discussing the premier healers in E&P.

And, while she can’t lay claim to that title anymore, she’s not too far off the mark.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel

Honorary mention – Kageburado (Atlantis Rises Empires and Puzzles)

Special Skills (Break Strike): 1. Dispels buffs from the target. 2. Deals 225% damage to the target. 3. Deals 450% damage if the target has more than 50% health remaining.

Kageburado Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

While simmering down my list of the best heroes from Atlantis Rises, I kept pausing on Kageburado.

If it wasn’t for Poseidon’s sudden rise to prominence, Kagburado would’ve bagged the spot.

I love his strike, hitting a target for 225% damage, or 450% if the target has more than 50% health remaining.

But more than that, it’s the fact that he dispels buffs from the target first… and he does that at Very Fast.

In today’s game, Kageburado could prove particularly useful.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel

Empires and Puzzles, Atlantis Rises Best Heroes

Atlantis Rises was a weak Class, that much is true. And as a result, it’s underrepresented among the current top tier.

Yesterday, I went through all 100 Top Defense Teams and found only 2 Atlantis heroes present!

Mitsuko was used on one occasion, and Poseidon, on two. That’s it!

But what are your thoughts? Who’s the best Atlantis hero of them all? And, who’s still useful today?

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  1. I have completed all of the Atlantis stages, both Normal and Hard, been through a couple of Atlantis Rises and I have successfully managed to avoid pulling ANY of the hero’s above!
    With the latest round of Atlantis Rises I fully expect to get nothing for my efforts.

    Oh well……….

  2. did you forgot Ursena, or was it on purpose?
    for me still one of the best, my personal list would be
    1. Ursena
    2. Inari (buff is great)
    3. Ariel
    4. Tarlak
    5. Poseidon

    1. Ursena’s damage is meh. I leveled her as my second purple and regret giving her ascension mats. She’s good against titans and aether bosses, but that’s about it. Her damage is mediocre and she has simply been outclassed by more recent heroes.

      1. I never drew Ursena or Poseidon despite playing for most of the life of this game. I will say Ursena was one of the most impressive visual specials when she was released. And she had her 6 months or so as the Tank of all tanks. Till she was replaced by the next big thing. I do have Ariel, and her costume makes perfect sense. When looking at pure healers on their 1st or 2nd level firing (which leaves off Garnet ninja at 3x to be a little fair), Arioel was often rated as the best pure healer. She was fast, she buffed teammates in a very important way (high mana boost), and she even brought very stout defense as a potential tank.

        NOW, she overheals too! It was a fair and appropriate buff up. She now fits with the modern heroes and is threatening again. Even Papi Poseidon has improved enough to be more macho (And he was already really macho) in the modern game.

        I doubt Ill talk myself into spending on atlanteans (I really only would use costume Ariel or Poseidon, have or dont need the others?). Just wont pay even if I do score the others. But Costume Ariel and Dad are almost worth it even for me.

  3. Great list! I’ve been playing E&P since the beginning and have managed to pull every s2 hero except for Tarlak and Inari. I have 2 maxed Ariel and no regrets.

  4. Hi!

    I have Kage, and his ability to dispel before hitting is very useful. Then, he’s Very Fast, so can often attack before the enemies.

    For the same reason i like Ametrine a lot! But that’s OT 😉

  5. Great post.
    I find Mitsuko more of an offensive hero. She was great eliminating Finley, when he was in every defence. When the fiercing cobalt took Finle’s place she became less attractive, but now with Milena, bobo, Theobald and other heavy blue hitters around she is relevant again.

    Poseidon sat on my bench for ages but when alfrike was interduced he got his place back.

    Don’t think inari would be relevant in couple of weeks when hanitra will be available. A fast yellow Dodger.

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