Diaochan is a new 5-Star hero from Empires and Puzzles, War Of The Three Kingdoms, and while I hope to review them all, I had to start with her… because she looks seriously devastating… (OP).
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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.
Diaochan’s Stats and Special Skills (Lady’s Charm)
[This hero was buffed after this review. Details have been updated, however, the review remains the same]
Element: Dark (Purple)
Mana Speed: Fast
Family Bonus (for 1/2/3 Kingdom Heroes): 1.
2/4/6% 3/6/10% 2/4/6% mana each time a minion is summoned for the Hero. 2. 2/3/4% 4/6/8% 3/5/7% heal each time a minion is summoned for the Hero.
[This Family Bonus was buffed/nerfed after this review – Details updated, although the review remains the same.]
Special Skills (Lady’s Charm): 1. Recover 35% health for all allies. 2. Summons a Lackey Minion for the caster and nearby allies with
15% 16% HP and 19% 25% attack inherited from the caster. 3. Each time a Lackey Minion hits an enemy, it steals a random dispellable buff from the enemy and gives it to its owner.
Talent: DELAY ~ +15% chance to drop the mana generation of the enemy by -50% for 2 turns after dealing damage. The effect is applied at the end of the turn.
Is Diaochan worth Levelling? (Empires and Puzzles)
Heroes like Diaochan make my life simple; she’s clearly a badass.
The fact is, Diaochan is easily one of the best healers in the game. You could even argue that she is the best.
35% healing, PLUS a big healthy Minion plumped right in front of three heroes, -that’s massive for a Fast healer.
On top of that, these Minions got some extremely sticky fingers.
Diaochan’s gonna be fantastic for both Offense and Defense.
However, I still wanna dig a little deeper & take a look at stuff like:
- Healing -Vs. the best Fast healers in the game
- Minion HP/ATT -Vs. the best of her contemporaries, and finally,
- I want to gain a full understanding of the unique abilities that her Minions possess.
Soooo, let’s go!
Diaochan’s Healing (Old Cynic Review)
Please note, these tables are not exhaustive. I only need so many to make a case.
That said, if you feel like someone’s missing, who really deserves a shout-out, please let me know in the comments below. It’s really easy for me to miss a hero sometimes.
Along with V.Fast and Fast heroes, I’ve also included a few top-end healers, -just for reference.
|Diaochan||Fast (8 tiles)||Recovers 35% health for all allies||Summons a Minion for caster and NB with 16% HP and 25% Attack. Minions got sticky fingers.|
|Milena||Tier-1 (5.6 tiles)||Recovers 25% health for all allies||Cleanses teammates|
|Garnet||Ninja-1 (5 tiles)||Boosts health of all allies by 180 HP, which can be added as extra HP if already full||Vaccination nurse|
|Grazul||Very Fast (6.5 tiles)||Recovers 15% health for all allies||Vaccination nurse (fills in when Garnet’s on lunch)|
|Toxicandra||Fast (8 tiles)||Recovers 30% health for all allies||Cleanses and gives nice pep talks|
|Xnolphod||Average (10 tiles)||Recovers 32% health for all allies||Full-on mana god|
|Director Zuri||Average (10 tiles)||Recovers 42% health for all allies||The complete healing package|
|Lady Of The Lake||Slow (12 tiles)||Recovers 42% health for all allies||Minions slap heads ’til mana drops out|
This table is damning, clearly illustrating my point; Diaochan provides an insane amount of healing for the 8 tiles required to charge her.
She destroys the field when it comes to Very Fast and Fast, and is actually quite competitive when it comes to Average healers, too.
Oh, by the way, she also produces a few Minions… which are just a tad, talented.
Diaochan’s Minions Vs. The Rest (Empires & Puzzles)
I’m not gonna cover every Minion summoner in the game, but here are a few for reference:
|Hero||Mana Speed||Minion Ability||Minion Health||Minion Attack|
|Diaochan||Fast (8 tiles)||Relocates stuff that “used to” belong to somebody else||16%||25%|
|Director Zuri||Average (10 tiles)||dash||15%||22%|
|Motega||Tier-1 (5.6 tiles)||Target feels punch drunk||14%|
|Bera||Fast (8 tiles)||Stop enemy getting their own Minions and poisoning them, too.||20%||20%|
|Freya||Fast (8 tiles)||–||20%||20%|
|Lady Of The Lake||Slow (12 tiles)||Mana reducer||14%||15%|
As you can see, Diaochan incubates some real plump, healthy-looking, Minions. However, it should also be noted that she only produces 3 of them. While the others on this list are working hard to push out a full litter of 5 (Lady of the Lake aside).
Diaochan’s Minions (Please Sir, I want some more…)
“You’ve gotta pick a pocket or two” -that’s what they were singing Officer. Next thing I knew, all my buffs were gone!
It’s plain as day, Diaochan is running a street gang (allegedly). Don’t be fooled by the fancy get-up, even Fagin had a pucker jacket.
Diaochan sends out her minions to dip hands in pockets and to come away with those goodies. I seen it with my own eyes, Guv. And when they come back, she gives ’em chocolate!
These minions be high as f#*k. All they know is Stealing and Sugar Rushes. -And that’s not a proper childhood for no one!
Jokes aside, Diaochan’s Minions are ridiculous, and at 15% HP, they’re no pushovers, either.
- Each time a Lackey Minion hits an enemy, it steals a random dispellable buff from the enemy and gives it to its owner.
A saving grace for those who face her: it’s only one buff per hit.
But you could quickly be facing a gang of her Minions, as she gets to healing and Summoning.
And with a maximum of 9 hits… she might have all your stuff in the end.
Diaochan Review (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
If I were forced to identify Diaochan’s weaknesses, I’d offer the fact that she’s a Summoner.
Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed an influx of heroes emerge from the Portal, with the sole intent of f#*king with Summoners.
But even in the worst-case scenario, Diaochan’s gonna shine; because she’s still gonna heal for an insane amount (35%).
It’s true, there’s very little to worry about if you pull Diaochan. Just put her on the field and sing along…
“Yoouuuu’vvvee gotta pick a pocket or two!”
Hero Grade for Diaochan (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.
What are your thoughts? Did I get it wrong or miss something? Let me know in the comments below.
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