Costumed Misandra just Moonwalked outa the Empires and Puzzles Atlantis Portal and she’s looking pretty cool. But how does she compare to the other Mindless Attack monsters?
In this post, I’m gonna cover a lot of ground, but I’m also going to present all of the Mindless Attack Heroes for your careful consideration.
Caveat: This post contains gameplay speculation and personal opinion. It may also contain comedy and sarcasm. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.
Costumed Misandra’s Stats and Special Skills (Ipu Drum Chain)
Element: Ice (Blue) Class: Rogue Mana Speed: Fast
Lagoon Family Bonus for 2/3/4/5 Heroes: +3%/+6%/+10%/+15% Attack.
Costume Bonus: 3% Attack, 3% Defense, 6% Health, 1% Mana.
Special Skill (Ipu Drum Chain): 1. Deals 280% damage to the target. 2. Has a 42% chance for additional hits on random enemies up to 3 times. Additional hits deal minor damage. 3. Hit enemies automatically cast Mindless Attack on a random ally when Mana is full at the start of a turn during 3 turns.
Talent: EVADE ~ +20% chance to dodge direct damage from offensive Special skills.
Is Costumed Misandra Worth Levelling? (Empires and Puzzles)
The first thing I noticed with C. Misandra was her 280% hit. -For a new Hero, she hits like a HotM.
But it’s all an act.
Just like some viral video of somebody learning the hard way, Costumed Misandra plays coy, throwing a questionable right hook.
-You take it squarely on the cheek, wipe the area with the back of your hand, and then display a cheeky smirk…
Next thing you know, you’re hazy as f#*k and you’ve lost all equilibrium.
Henched over now and holding your stomach, you look across and see the unexpected; light flickering off the knuckle duster she’s sporting.
“-That ain’t Queensberry!”, you shout out.
“Jimmy, Dan, you guy’s alright?! I’m all f*#ked up over here.”
But there’s no response; coz they’re dizzier than you.
A shadow engulfs you as all of Misandra’s mates get to stepping with confidence in your direction.
“Jimmy. Dan. … I’ll be seeing you on the other side.”
Understanding the Numbers Behind a 42% Chance Mindless Attack (Empires and Puzzles)
Costumed Misandra is a Fast Hero who inflicts a 3-turn Mindless Attack (MA) on her victims.
For me, and I guess most of you, Mindless Attack is the most devastating Ailment in the game.
It really is a full stop to most battles. And the more enemies you can inflict, the more likely proceedings will be drawn to a close.
But do you really understand the numbers behind a 42% chance?
Sure, a mathematician might talk about “Proportions” and “Whole Numbers”. But I’m not willing to do any of that. Instead, I got this bit of science for you:
This is Poppy. I’m sure you saw her this morning in the 3-Star Tournament.
She’s interesting because her Special holds a 42% chance of tagging up to 3 additional victims; same as our protagonist. I lined her up this morning to best illustrate the hopes and dreams held within 42% and this is what she did…
When thinking about similar 5-Star Heroes, Yang Mai (the 2021 HotM) comes to mind.
Yang Mai is Fast, hits for 280% damage, and has a 50% chance of hitting additional enemies, up to 4 times.
And no one takes her seriously at all!
I don’t think 42% is enough to bank on unless Costumed Misandra’s facing my team. In which case, I’m sure she’ll slap away until she’s entirely spent!
-If you can calculate the precise odds of her hitting all 4 targets, feel free to share your skills in the comments below.
Update: Check out the first comment. Holodigm was kind enough to lend a hand with some numbers.
C. Misandra will likely hit 3 targets 17.5% of the time and 4 targets 7.5% of the time. On average, it’s reasonable to expect her to hit 1.67 times per Special.
Thank you Holodigm!
Costumed Misandra Vs. the Other Mindless Attack Heroes
Here’s the illustrious table, pitting Mindless Attacker against Mindless Attacker:
|Hero||Mana Speed||Damage||Mindless Attack (MA)||MA Turns||Other|
|Costumed Misandra||Fast (8 tiles)||280% to the target||Target & 42% chance of up to +3 random enemies (up to 4)||3||Additional hits deal minor damage (140%)|
|Hohenwerf||Fast (8 tiles)||450% to the target||Target (1)||*4||Fiend stealing 30% max-health/|
|Bubbles||Fast (8 tiles)||480% to the target||Target and shift to another enemy if triggered within the 4 turns, resetting the duration||4||The target gets -44% Defense for 4 turns.|
|Kullervo||Average (10 tiles)||300% to the target & 470% to a random enemy||Target and random hit enemy (2)||3||MA is uncleansable and lasts 2 turns longer against Dark Heroes|
|Zocc||Average (10 tiles)||300% to the target||Target (1)||3||Increases the mana of target by 50%|
|Waddles (4-Star)||Fast (8 tiles)||365% to the target||Target and shift to another enemy if triggered within the 3 turns, resetting the duration||3|
|Quintus Cx2||Slow (12 tiles)||300% to target & NB||Target & NB (3)||4|
|Alfrike||V. Slow (13.5 tiles)||200% to hit targets||5 random enemies||3||Reduces max health of hit enemies by 224 (up to a min. 30% health)|
*= Linked to Fiend attachment.
Considering Costumed Misandra (Empires and Puzzles)
In the last year alone, we’ve seen 5 new Mindless Attack Heroes. Whereas, Alfrike is from way back in 2020.
It’s given me time to consider how to grade them, because I really favour Mindless Attack as a skill and am therefore likely to overvalue them on occasion.
Also, at the moment it’s rare for a Mindless Attack Hero to have a significant secondary. However, we all know this will change over time.
For now, I’m happy that if a Hero inflicts Mindless Attack on 1 enemy (Hohenwerf), then that’s a Deity: T-1.
For 2 enemies (Kullervo), it’s Deity: T-2.
And for 3 and above (Quintus Cx2), it’s Deity: T-3.
Not much accounting for Speed at the moment, because up until now, the slower the Hero, the more Mindless Attack they tend to inflict.
Of course, someday soon, we’re likely to see a Hero who hits all enemies with MA at Average, produces 60% HP Minions, and reflects Status Ailments back for 5 turns. ~But we can only discuss a Hero based on what we currently have in front of us.
And where does that leave Costumed Misandra and her 42%?
After all, she’s not guaranteed to hit any more than one single target.
[For the record, Kullervo is my personal favourite Mindless Attack Hero.]
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Costumed Misandra (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
I happen to think the Power Creep is moving rather swiftly at the moment and figure we’ll be seeing lots of new monsters over the coming months.
In fact, the new Ninjas (if anything like Beta) will be sure to blow you away in a couple of days.
As for C. Misandra, she’s not in their league, although, will mean different things to different players:
If you’ve got a stacked roster, she’s not likely to impress.
Imagine me, back in my early E&P days, pulling Malosi. All of a sudden, I had a Hero who could stop some of those crazy Status Buffs that were being used with impunity.
Well, Costumed Misandra is a step beyond.
Even more on C. Misandra!
Sadly, C. Misandra only hits for 280%, with a diminished value to additional slaps. And while that’s pretty solid for an old-school, pre-warp, Control Hero, it’s not much for 2023.
As for fielding her on Defense, it’s gonna be a bit of a gamble (is the glass half full or half empty?). And based on Yang Mai’s 50% example, most of us wouldn’t be too concerned.
That said, Yang Mai doesn’t have Mindless Attack behind her blows and is therefore pretty forgettable. -But I bet you’ll remember where you were the first time Costumed Misandra opens up a can of whoop-ass on you.
Costumed Misandra could easily be a Deity: T-3 if she fired off and caught just +2 more enemy Heroes.
But she’s simply too unreliable; the only thing we know for certain is that she’ll get 1. And at 42%, I suspect she’s designed to fail more than she succeeds.
Still, I’d like to award her an extra half Star to account for all her locked-in potential. Please add the half Star yourself, as you scroll past her grade below.
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Hero Grade for Costumed Misandra (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 ⭐★★
As for her NON-Costumed state? Around the Warrior mark, I’d say. But when she goes off, it’s gotta be a sight to behold.
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