KNIFE! KNIFE! Edwin’s got a KNIFE! Empires and Puzzles need to regulate this numpty before he hurts somebody. He’s already sliced open his own head, -went too deep too, -looks properly confused. Put the chopper down geez, it ain’t worth it! And I ain’t trying to drink your funky tea neither!
Alright, I didn’t get nooooo sleep but I’m marching on. One step at a time.
I’ve got no choice! Edwin looks devastating. And I know I’m gonna be seeing that big thick coconut-shaped skull peering back at me over the next few months.
So I gotta call it for what it is; Ugly.
This guy is soooo ugly but still, takes the time to Perm up his hair and put in some cute Ringlets.
What in the actual hell?!
Can’t fool me, tho. -That is not the face you want following you into a dark alleyway at night.
Imagine, his sinister smirk peekabooing you from beyond the shadows, murmuring something about, “Start from the outside and work your way in”.
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.
Edwin’s Stats and Special Skills (Hemlock Tea)
Key Facts: Nature (Green), Fast, Paladin, Morlovia Family
Special Skills (Hemlock Tea): 1. Deals 250% damage to all enemies. 2. The attack bypasses defensive buffs (including counterattack). 3. All enemies can’t get their Status Ailments cleansed from Special Skills for 3 turns.
Passive Skill: STEAL BUFF ~ When this character casts their Special Skill, they have a 50% chance to steal the newest dispellable buff from a random enemy that has buffs. If no enemy has buffs, deals 70% damage to all enemies.
Morlovia Family Bonus for 1/2/3 Heroes: +3%/+6%/+9% Mana generation.
Talent: PROTECT ~ +25% chance to get +25% defense for 2 turns after receiving and damage. The effect is applied at the end of the turn.
Aether Power: ATTACK UP ~ +20% Attack for 6 turns.
Is Edwin Worth It? (Empires and Puzzles)
I googled it! [Wiki] Don’t drink the “Hemlock Tea”; that stuff is poisonous!
Edwin has some bad intent, I told you!
OK, enough hoopla, is Edwin even worth it?
Yes, he’s very powerful.
In short, Edwin is a faster Sobek.
Albeit, Edwin is of the Nature element while Sobek is of Ice.
That means that Edwin’s most likely competition will actually come from the other Nature Heroes who own the show when it comes to Fast Hit-3/All Heroes with solid Secondaries.
But I really like Edwin because he’s a fantastic Hitter who doesn’t have to worry about Counterattacks or buffed Defenses. He eliminates all stress in that area, and that really should be highly prized.
When Edwin hits, especially after you’ve gone to the trouble of employing Defensive Buffs, it’s gonna feel like a real kick in the … What’s-Yours.
Gonna feel like the sharp end of a shark running across your soft, delicate, skin.
Slicing and dicing!
Edwin Vs. Archie and Empires & Puzzles
Let’s compare Edwin with some of his competition:
|Hero||Mana Speed||Damage||Secondary||ATK Stat||Total Hit Score|
|Edwin||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 250% damage to all enemies||Attack bypasses defensive buffs. Can’t cleanse from Specials for 3 turns||922||11,525|
|Archie||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 250% damage to all enemies||Enemies immune to new Status Buffs for 4 turns/receive 150 damage for each attempt. Caster gets done||871||10,887|
|Jove||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 450% damage to the target & Minor damage to all other enemies||All enemies get -50% decrease for any Boosted healing and -75% less Mana from Specials for 3 turns||842||11,367|
|Ceto||Changing Tides 1 (8 tiles)||Deals 320% damage to the target and minor damage to all other enemies||If enemies use Special in the next 4 turns, they get -34% Attack, -34% Defense, and -24% Mana generation||994||9,542|
|C. Guardian Panther||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 285% damage to all enemies||All enemies get -34% Defense against Dark and are immune to new buffs for 3 turns||819||11,670|
|El Naddaha||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 305% damage to the target and nearby enemies||Target and nearby immune to new Status Buffs for 3 turns/ receive 200 damage for each attempt||852||7,795|
|Sobek||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 290% damage to all enemies||Attack bypasses defensive buffs||859||12,455|
|C. Guardian Kong||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to all enemies||Allies reflect Status Effects and 115% damage back to the attacker and block negative effects from enemies’ Ice Special Skills. Dispels buffs from all enemies.||848||12,720|
(Total Hit Score = Atk Stat x Damage % x Number of targets)
Edwin’s strong as an Ox.
Oh, and C.G.P is a badass!
Edwin and Resisting Cleanse (Empires and Puzzles)
There are two parts of Edwin’s build that we haven’t discussed:
- His Ailment, which causes his targets to resist Cleansing, and
- His Passive that grants him a 50% chance to steal Buffs or Hit All for 70%
The Resist Cleansing looks quite powerful but, of course, will require a good bit of fortune or management to get the most out of it.
What makes it better, is that it’s non-Cleansable itself.
And there are so many Heroes who could benefit from this skill, including Edwin’s own compatriot, Matilda.
I think Edwin’s Cleanse Resist could be annoying to face, but it is absolutely circumstantial.
-It’s hard to manage and is more often than not an unexpected bonus when something really good comes of it.
Edwin’s Old Cynic Review
I reckon Edwin is gonna be useful in most areas of the game.
His damage output is up there with the best, and he slips through Defensive buffs like they ain’t there. -Presenting a real problem when he possesses this much speed and power.
And when placed alongside some other New Wave monsters, his Resist to Status Ailments Cleansing might have you rage-quitting in complete frustration.
For me, he ranks right up there with the best of the Tier-2 gods, without breaching the threshold that delineates the fact that he could break the game.
The goal with Edwin will be to avoid the hit or heal ASAP.
-This is how most of us have been dealing with big Hitters for a while now because we no longer live in an age where you can turn the other cheek.
If Edwin hits twice, I suspect the lights will dim and the curtains will close. But he’s not alone, just the latest iteration.
Edwin will fit right into what must be considered the “Attitude Era” of E&P. -Blood, Guts, and Straight-Talking everywhere.
I’m told Morris is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the PG Era…
Hero Grade for Edwin (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 ⭐⭐★
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