Azmia Review, Empires and Puzzles (Season 5)

Azmia Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Azmia is the best 4-Star Epic Hero in Empires and Puzzles. There, I said it. And, you know what? It weren’t that bad. She’s a monster. A 4-Star Legendary, and a Cups magnet…

But, you gotta promise not to tell Small Giant, OK?

[Too late – Azmia was nerfed! I’ve updated her details, however, my review remains the same. Continue reading for my original thoughts…]

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Caveat: This post contains game-play speculation and personal opinion. It may also contain adult comedy and sarcasm. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment, and informational, purposes.

Azmia‘s Stats and Special Skills (Epic Hero)

Element: Ice (Blue)

Class: Monk

Mana Speed: Average

Family Bonus (for 1/2 heroes) – Sun 1. 10%/20% chance to cast -35% accuracy for 2 turns and 72 Burn damage over 2 turns on an enemy who deals Special damage to this hero . 2. If enemy’s Special defeats this hero, chance increases to 50%/75%.

Special Skills (Counterstance): 1. Recovers 20% 15% health for all allies. 2. The caster and nearby allies get counterattack with 120% 100% damage for 4 turns. Damage is increased by +5% with each counterattack, maxing at 150% 130%.

*** This hero was nerfed – Details updated ***

Passive: 60% chance to 1. Boost all allies health by 10% (can exceed max HP) and 2. cleanse the latest cleansable status ailment from all allies.

Talent: WITHSTAND ~ +30% chance to resist negative status effects.

Azmia Empires and Puzzles Hero Card Feat
Azmia – Empires and Puzzles

How Good is Azmia? (Empires and Puzzles)

I really wanted to write, ‘Analyzing Azmia’, just like my Analyzing Ferant post.

But that proved to be his jinx, so this time I’m gonna play it safe, act like this is just another ‘normal’ review. -So, SG can move along, nothing to see here…

I found Azmia to be a bit, meh… 😞

She’s been a complete disappointment since I levelled her and intrusted her with all the emblems.

I even had to bench her and play Boril instead, coz he’s much better.

Image of Boril's Limit Breaker button in Empires and Puzzles
Boril is the best

Think they’re gone, yet?

Good.

Here’s what Azmia actually does:

Azmia winning Empires and Puzzles cups
Azmia gets all the Cups!

I’ve redacted their names to give them some privacy, to allow them to properly heal from their ordeal.

After all, they didn’t know what Azmia was about to do.

They probably thought it would be an easy win.

All looking at my Cups, spying my Pork, cutting their eye at my poor man’s Defense.

But no!

Azmia got to shaking the very foundations of their reality!

What was wrong, was now right!

Every time they hit out, they got hurt.

The cries! The confusion! “Why on earth, for the love of dear mercy, is that 4-Star hero OVERHEALING EVERYBODY?!”

A GIF of a stressed player.

Azmia is sooo Awesome (Empires and Puzzles)

We all know what 120% – 150% counterattack represents: Super annoyance.

And also, top end counterattacking.

But Azmia is a revelation… She does sooo much more.

For starters, she’s an Average speed hero who recovers 20% health. And, that’s a good chunk early in the battle.

She also has a 60% chance of Overhealing all allies by 10%, and this is massive. As I play another healer in raids, I always fire off that healer (Esme) first, so if Azmia gives Boosted Healing, it actually Overheals.

Oh, and she has a 60% chance of Cleansing the latest ailment from all allies.

I was recently raiding, when we all got hit with this Burn ailment. Then, I fired off Azmia, looking for some healing and a shield. But, when I looked up, the ailment was gone.

A GIF of Homer who lost something.

…It was Azmia. She had cured us all!

See, I hadn’t finished reading her Passive; I got to the ‘Overhealing’ part, was completely chuffed, and just slipped away into happy daydreams.

OH-OH, and that Family Bonus, works SOLO. She don’t need no help. Just some space to do her thing.

Image saying, Dynasty of Dunes Empires and Puzzles
(Dynasty of Dunes) Season 5 – Empires and Puzzles

Is Azmia Worth It? (Empires and Puzzles)

Yes, but let me explain.

It’s been a long time since I’ve pulled a hero capable of forcing a shift in my play-style.

-Azmia is that hero.

In the past, ICE heroes have rarely featured in my raiding strategy, or held prominent roles on my defense squad.

However, Azmia does.

And now, with her inclusion, it opened the door to a collaboration with Esme, -the under-skilled (yet useful) healer.

Esme offers 40% healing, which is perfect for topping up all heroes, in hope of Azmia’s Overheal. And as both are Average, they’ll both fire off multiple times in battle.

However, it’s Azmia who forced the change. And she now resides on all of my important teams (Map/Stages/Tournaments/Raid/Defense).

And if you’re wondering how she does so well in raids against Legendary heroes, it’s her stats (limit broken, of course):

Sword: 616
Shield: 965
HP: 1628

Here’s Esme, with all the emblems:

Sword: 792
Shield: 911
HP: 1629

And also, Azmia’s healing helps to keep her alive:

Example of Azmia Passives in Empires and Puzzles cups
Azmia’s Passive Healing – Look at the shock in their eyes!

That’s 574 HP healing, when the Passive goes off (at least 60% of the time).

For the record, X-O-pod… sorry, Xnolphod, provides about 630 HP healing from his 32% Special.

Azmia Review (Empires and Puzzles)

My final thoughts:

Here’s the thing, at least my point of view:

If you’ve got top-drawer Deities, then Azmia’s still gonna offer you another angle to work with in a War, or a Tournament. That’s because, she’s way OP in my view.

And if you’re F2P or C2P, then she’s a dynamic, powerful hero, capable of shifting your fortunes, -well worth the little effort required to level her.

She’s a 5-Star hero, for the price of 4-Star Mats.

Do. Not. Tell. S. G. -I won’t go back to the way it was before.

Hero Grade for Azmia (Empires and Puzzles)

So for my grading, the question is:

Is this hero’s Special capable of/likely to change the outcome of a battle? Yes.

If not, do they still bring enough to the party to help defeat the deities? N/a.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity

This hero was subsequently Buffed or Nerfed by the developers. Details have been updated to reflect the changes.

Link to nerf statement: Here.

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A GIF of a stressed player.

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20 Comments

  1. I just got Azmia but she recovers only 13% health for all allies and counterattacks with 106% of the damaged received for 4 turn for herself and nearby allies. Is she still worth leveling up?

  2. Ferant has been trying to reach Azmia to tell her all about a rough patch he went through in life recently. Oddly enough, his good friend Krampus went through the same ordeal. SG better not even think about it this time.

    1. In honesty, I don’t think they will. Ferant was hurting real top end teams, I don’t think Azmia has the same ompth. But as you know, she’s still really useful and can create some interesting teams.

      Tell Ferant, times a healer… and meditation helps 🤕

  3. I summoned her and have her fully emblemed and limit broken. She’s truly a game changing hero! I ran her next to Ferant and fired him first and her right after. It kept the mana reducing counterattack from Ferant and switched the damage counterattack to her scaling counterattack. So both were in play at the same time! Awesome!

    1. ‘It kept the mana reducing counterattack from Ferant and switched the damage counterattack to her scaling counterattack.’… Wow.

      That sounds useful and like something they’ll “fix” in future. Cheers GamerrFreddie!

  4. I was lucky enough to pull her. Only downside ulo’s that she’s a monk, like most of my other heroes, so struggling to find the emblems. But we’ll get there, her and me. Eventually.

  5. Spot on as usual! Love her so much! You say you use her with Esme, I don’t have her leveled yet, would you use her with Ariel/cAriel? Speeding up her mana wouldn’t be awful, methinks.

    1. Hey Princess, yes! All in all, I’d take Ariel over Esme.

      As time goes on and these Fiends start to rattle through, Esme is looking better and better. But yes, Mana is just what would push Azmia over the top.

      Let us know how that pairing goes!

  6. She was my second summoning from the preview event of S.5. After reading this article I’m definitely putting her on the fast track and try out that combo of her and Ferent. O.C. what is your thoughts on teaming Esme and Captain of Diamonds to handle those minions masters?

    1. Hey Dominator, congrats! Sounds like a plan. I imagine ol Cap would have a field day with some of the defenses we see today.

      However, I’d be willing to sub him out when necessary.

      Thanks for visiting!

    1. Hey Marcus, it’s a hard call. She’s not the same person and I’m loosing cups now.

      She’ll still be a solid 4-Star, so for tournaments. But, I don’t have enough info to be conclusive on her use in Raids/Defense for now. If my cups are an indication…

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