Congalach is a new Empires and Puzzles Underwild hero, and I figure, one of the best hitters in the game. But before we stick a Pound4Pound badge on his chest, we need to break it down…
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Caveat: This post contains gameplay speculation and personal opinion. It may also contain adult comedy and sarcasm. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.
Congalach’s Stats and Special Skills (Spectre’s Flail)
Element: Nature (Green)
Mana Speed: Slow
Family Bonus (for 1/2/3/4/5 Underwild Heroes): Between 30% to 54% chance to spawn an Underwild Gem on board when this hero casts Special Skill. The Underwild Gem deals 50 damage to a random enemy each turn.
Special Skills (Spectre’s Flail): 1. Deals 310% damage to 5 random enemies 2. Stack (Max 10): Each hit gives its target -9% attack.
Passive: 1. Received damage is reduced by -20% for the first 3 times this hero receives damage from Special Skills.
Talent: Revive ~ +30% chance to revive with 1 HP after a fatal attack. The revive is applied at the end of the turn.
Is Congalach worth Levelling? (Empires and Puzzles)
Yes, -This guy is awesome. I haven’t done the numbers yet, but look at it, 310% damage to 5 or 1 enemy… He’s a wrecking machine!
That’s a possible 310% x 5 against a single target…
The only negative is his speed; Slow. But that could be mitigated somewhat by Troops or Mana heroes. Either way, Congalach’s trouble.
Congalach’s Special Skills
Congalach will hit 5 random enemies for 310% damage, -just like Alfrike does. So potentially, one straggling hero could soak up 4 or 5 of his hits, and end up limping back to the village alone.
And along with the smacks, they’ll also receive a “Stacking” Attack ailment, reducing their Attack by 9% with each hit.
Taking the card at face value leaves me thinking this is crazy:
- If Congalach hits a hero 3 times, they’ll suffer -27% Attack -Until Cleansed (if possible?).
- Congalach will hit a Titan 5 times, therefore reducing its Attack by 45%.
- Congalach could hit the Titan again and Max out the Stack, at 90%! Titan or teddy bear?
Imagine the potential with those high-level Titans…
Heck, imagine muting some of the big hitters on Defense… All the while, smacking the senses right out of their heads!
That said, how will the rest of us remedy this? Well, not for the first time, I’ve searched for a 5-Star hero who can remove Stacks (in fact, “Stacked Ailments” on this occasion), and only ever found Lepiota.
But Lepiota only removes Stacks from an enemy target.
Can you think of another who removes Stacks from allies? Please let me know in the comments below!
Basically, if you have the means to increase Congalach’s mana speed, you could reduce your enemies to mere cheap magicians, lighting up the screen with fancy colours, but unable to cause any real harm, -like a Shark without claws.
How Good is Congalach? (Empires and Puzzles)
|Congalach||Slow (12 tiles)||Deals 310% damage to 5 random enemies||Stacks -9% attack on target|
|Calm Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 245% damage to all non-Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease healing|
|Irritated Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 490% damage to all Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease healing|
|Killhare||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to all enemies||All allies get -20% defense|
|Cristobal||Magic 2 (12.3 tiles)||Deals 200% damage to all enemies||Deals 400% damage to all enemies IF they have more than 50% HP|
|Milena||Magic 2 (12.3 tiles)||Deals 390% damage to all enemies||Dispels buffs from all enemies|
|Ruby||Ninja-3 (15 tiles)||Deals 370% damage to all enemies||If you don’t know, you must read the review|
|Ninja-3 (15 tiles)||Deals 360% damage to all enemies||Will bypass defensive buffs|
As expected, Congalach looks good in this company.
He’s not the hardest hitter, but when you think that his damage will build as enemies fall, it’s a great trade-off.
And if there’s only one hero left?
Say “Cheese!” -They’re about to get smacked into next Tuesday.
Other heroes with the ability to compound their damage, the likes of Zekena and Jabberwock, while quicker than Congalach, don’t have his absurd level of damage.
-Nor his powerful secondary; Stacked -Attack.
The last thing to cover is Congalach’s Passive:
- Received damage is reduced by -20% for the first 3 times this hero receives damage from Special Skills.
This is a nice defensive ability that should help Congalach survive long enough to fire off.
And while we’re on the subject, he’s also a Fighter Class hero. Can you imagine him rising from the dead to settle the score with the back of his hand?
Congalach Review – Empires and Puzzles
My final thoughts:
Congalach only has one weakness; Speed.
But if he were any quicker, it would’ve been com-plete-ly insane.
Even at Slow, Congalach looks fantastic… the amount of damage ranges from considerable to immense (from 5 victims to 1).
But is he too slow for Defense? Not really. Still, when he fires off, he could change the game. He could sway the battle in your favour. He could mute the Titan, the Monsters, and all the voices in your head :).
Congalach’s super cool.
Hero Grade for Congalach (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 ⭐⭐★
What are your thoughts? Did I get it wrong or miss something? Let me know in the comments below.
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