Brimstone is terrorizing Heroes on the daily and something needs to be said! Empires and Puzzles just let this lava-filled freak out of his box and now he’s fronting like it’s the Apocalypse and time to put on a show.
But I rebuke that nonsense!
That said, I’ll warn you now, -I’m busy with other things today. I don’t have the time to tell you all about how Malosi was startled when he first encountered Brimstone.
How he was busy counting how many “Mississippis” he could get in before a Luna Beam struck again when POW! He was lying on his side and asking for teddy.
I got things to do!
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Caveat: This post contains gameplay speculation and personal opinion. It may also contain adult comedy, sarcasm, and Human error. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.
Brimstone’s Stats and Special Skills (Infernal Flames)
Element: Fire (Red) Class: Barbarian Mana Speed: Average
Construct Family Bonus: Construct Core is charged each time this character receives damage
Special Skill (Infernal Flames): 1. Deals 200% damage to all enemies 2. Summons an Infernal Fiend for all enemies. The fiend damages its target with 80% attack every turn. 3. Infernal Fiend absorbs healing and disappears after absorbing 35% of its target’s max health. 4. When summoned, the Fiend gives -54% defense against Fire for its targets as long as the target has the Fiend. Can not be Cleansed. 5. All allies get +86% defense against Ice for 3 turns.
Passive Skill: DESTRUCTIVE CORE ~ Activates each time this Hero uses their Special Skills. When fully charged, deals 180% to all enemies. The damage is scaled by the amount the Core is charged.
Talent: WOUND ~ +30% chance to apply bleeding from any normal attack.
Aether Power: ATTACK UP ~ +20% attack for 6 turns.
Brimstone; The Living Nightmare (Empires and Puzzles)
Brimstone has been running Amok for too long!
You know, when I logged onto my computer today, it asked me if I wanted to use “Face Authentication” in future.
Why do these guys want to know sooooo much about me?
Why would I want to give a face bio to tap-a-rap-tap on a bloody keyboard?!
Why stop there, how about a vial of blood every time I log in?
I didn’t go for the Fingerprint Capture so why would I go for the Mugshot?
Brimstone was my first suggestion for Deity: Tier 3 in my new Think Tank, under the assumption that I wouldn’t get around to reviewing him.
But I figured, as long as I kept to the point and didn’t waffle too much, I’d bang this out in a couple of hours!
Brimstone Vs. The Hitters of Empires and Puzzles
I suspect Brimstone hits harder than any other All-Hitting Average Hitter in the game. Including the new monster Xiamara.
Here are Xiamara’s damage numbers from my Beta testing (which was LB2):
Xiamara’s first hit: 754, 603, 597, 584, 635
And here are Brimstone’s numbers from my in-game Raid testing (also LB2):
Brimstone’s Special Skill hit: 0 (Evade talent), 412, 402, 443, 477
Brimstone’s Core hit: 736, 583, 578, 657, 706
Brimstone’s Total: 736, 995, 980, 1100, 1183
That’s more than Anne’s first hit.
Hell, that’s more than Khufu!
Khufu’s hit: 971, 704, 823, 867, 964
How is he achieving this level of damage?
It’s due to the flow of his Special Skills:
- First, his Special Skill fires off inflicting 200% damage to all enemies, and in the ensuing chaos, he drops off his Fiends
- Then, his Fiends attach -54% Defense against Fire (Brimstone’s Element)
- Next, the Core erupts for 180% damage to all enemies (if fully charged)
- And finally, due to the already compromised Defense Status of your Heroes… they d.i.e. 😢
Qualification: There are other variables at play here, things like Troops, Hero Stats, and the Construct Core charge percentage.
Brimstone Vs. Empires and Puzzles
This is a quick Copy and Paste of Xiamara’s Table for reference:
|Hero||Mana Speed||Damage||Secondary||ATK Stat||Total Hit Score|
|Brimstone||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 200% damage to all enemies||Summons Fiends that do loads, included reduced Defense, plus Passive does 180% damage||939||9,390|
|Brimstone’s Core without Fiends||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 180% damage to all enemies||You then apply the -54% Defense against Fire before this hit which prob doubles it||939||8,451|
|Xiamara||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to all enemies||More power next attack and Mana Punishment||1019||15,285|
|Xiamara 2nd||Average (10 tiles)||+200% max power||Mana Punishment||1019||25,475|
|C. Guardian Kong||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to all enemies||Allies reflect Status Effects and 115% damage back to the attacker… /Ice. Dispels buffs from all enemies||848||12,720|
|Sobek||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 290% damage to all enemies||Attack bypasses defensive buffs||859||12,455|
|Hachiko||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 270% damage to all enemies||All Allies counterattack for 80% for 4 turns, plus +40% Crit Chance||877||11,839|
(Total Hit Score = Atk Stat x Damage % x Number of targets)
Altogether, Brimstone is simply devastating.
Brimstone (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
There are more and more monster Hitters appearing in Empires and Puzzles and with the addition of Aether Powers, some are frustratingly difficult to manage.
Brimstone is especially interesting because his Hero Card reads like a casual stroll through the park, when in fact, facing him is more like being dragged through the park by your hair.
😊 My thoughts are warm and wholesome.
And we haven’t even mentioned his Titan prowess.
-He’s so strong that he’s considered a Titan Specialist… all the while, he’s also shockingly efficient at destroying Heroes.
Remember to cover your eyes when he fires off.
Now, time to peel off the sticker I put over the camera so I can set up this “Face Authentication” thingy…
Hero Grade for Brimstone
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 ⭐⭐⭐
[Please always check in-game Hero Cards to confirm details and never chase Heroes]
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