El Naddaha just dropped outta the Empires and Puzzles Dynasty of Dunes portal, with one hand playing the Harp and the other ready to slap anybody who so much as thinks about buffing a teammate.
-Get ready for El Naddaha’s rapid ascension to the top!
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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.
El Naddaha‘s Stats and Special Skills (Legendary Hero)
Element: Nature (Green)
Mana Speed: Fast
Family Bonus (for 1/2) – Moon: 1. 10%/20% chance to cast -24% defense for 2 turns and 98 Water damage over 2 turns on an enemy who deals Special damage to this hero. 2. If the enemy’s Special defeats this hero, chance increases to 50%/75%.
Special Skills (Luring Song): 1. Deals 305% damage to target and nearby. 2. The target and nearby are immune to new Status Effect buffs for 3 turns, receiving 200 damage for each attempted buff.
Passives: On Special Skill activation, has a 50% chance to 1. Hit all enemies for 70% damage and 2. dispel the latest buff from enemies.
Talent: JINX ~ +25% chance to deal +15% extra damage per each active buff the enemies have. The extra damage applies to both normal attacks and Special Skills.
How Good is El Naddaha? (Empires and Puzzles)
El Naddaha is the answer to all our problems… our gaming problems. You won’t find a better anti-Buff package in Empires and Puzzles.
She punches with the savagery of an elite hitter, then flexes like a Control Hero on the back-end.
-She’s the complete package.
I’m not gonna lie, when I first saw her this morning at the Portal, I’m sure we exchanged some glances, -then I got ahead of myself, thinking we were meant to be and all that…
I had some Gems, which I had been holding for Underwild, but I looked at her, she looked away… I looked at her, she looked away… just felt right, you know?
Turns out, I was reading the signs all wrong.
It don’t matter tho, nothing to worry about, -I didn’t leave empty-handed. I got:
- Azmia (who looks… A-mazing),
- and Rekhetre x3.
All from 12 pulls.
A reasonable collection, which will keep me busy ’til rapture.
El Naddaha’s Hit (Empires and Puzzles)
We already know El Naddaha hits hard, but we also like tables to illustrate the point, so:
|El Naddaha||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 305% damage to the target & NB||No Status Effects permitted for 3 turns|
|Iris||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 325% damage to the target & minor to NB||Dispels buffs from the target and NB at the end of each turn for 3 turns|
|Quenell||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 320% damage to the target & NB||Gains a +40% power boost for her next Special, with a possible top-end hit of 520% damage to 3 targets (1,560% total)|
|Faline||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 330% damage to the target & NB||-64% mana generation to the quickest of the heroes hit (all 3 if the same)|
|Mr. Pengi||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 450% damage to the target||Will potentially hit another 15 times -up to 1,498% damage|
|Guan Yu||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 390% damage to the target & NB||Target and nearby get between -25% and -70% defense based on minions|
|Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 245% damage to all||Deals 490% damage against Minion and Fiend summoners. All enemies get -50% decrease for any healing|
|Eloise||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 270% damage to all||Destroys all Minions from all enemies and they can’t get new ones.|
That’s top-end right there.
Iris is highly rated by me because she helps the average player compete with monsters. But, when heroes are actually created to really push Control boundaries, we end up with El Naddaha.
-El Naddaha doesn’t play around with buffs, there’s nothing ambiguous about it, -she simply makes the targets immune. Great stuff.
Let’s dig a little deeper into that buff immunity… I mean, that’s what makes El Naddaha so much better than what we’ve seen; this is high-level striking, combo’d with high-level Control.
Is El Naddaha Worth It? (Empires and Puzzles)
Once El Naddaha’s done slapping heads, she starts chanting the mysterious words of the ancient tongue.
-Her Egyptian spell leaves her victims immune to new Status Buffs for 3 turns, and every time some smart-ass tries to help them out, she punishes them (for 200 damage).
As a reader discovered, El Naddadha will punish them even if her own ally tries to aid them (Wilbur’s Shared Damage for example).
I don’t have to tell you, Taunters are going to feel a little inadequate around El Naddaha, along with any other mainstream buffer.
Of course, Prof. Lidenbrock has a long-standing, ‘don’t give a f~*k’ position, when it comes to heroes like El Naddaha.
-However, the good Professor may not realise, that with El Naddaha’s speed and power, she may well have the presence of mind, to slap the resistance right out of her.
El Naddaha’s Passive Skills (Empires and Puzzles)
Passive Skills tremendously contribute to a hero’s overall value in Season 5.
In El Naddaha’s case, she actually has one of the lowest trigger rates, at 50%.
And for good reason… She’s already a superstar.
Still, she has an additional chance of hitting all enemies for 70% damage, and in a lovely twist of fate, the ability to remove the latest buff from (all) enemies.
For me, that second part really does turn up the dial on her anti-Buffer status.
Finally, we have the cool family bonus:
- Moon Family 1/2: 1. 10%/20% chance to cast -24% defense for 2 turns and 98 Water damage over 2 turns on an enemy who deals Special damage to this hero. 2. If enemy Special defeats this hero, chance increases to 50%/75%.
El Naddaha Review (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
El Naddaha should prove to be a wonderful hero who’ll really shine on Offense, where you can manage her timing and the selection of her targets.
Of course, you can add Defense, Titans, and Stages to her repertoire.
And at Fast, she stands a good chance of getting out in front of the pack, and stopping any silliness, before it even begins.
I really wanted to pull El Naddaha, but ever gracious in defeat, I offer my warmest congratulations to you jammy lucky b*st#rds who did.
“Do you bite your thumb at us, Sir?”
I do! I do bite my thumb at you, Sir!
Bonus Content: Who was El Naddaha?
Get this, El Naddaha is like an old Egyptian myth where a spirit gets her kicks from trying to drown unsuspecting men.
Anyway, she’d take the form of a beautiful woman, then hang out by the Nile in a transparent dress (I’m not making this up). From there, she’d call out to any passing Gents… by name…
They’d look over, see this beautiful woman, all dipping in the Nile, and be like, alright-alright, play it cool.
But then, unexpectedly, they’d become speechless! -Hypnotized by her, and obedient to her every demand.
Thankfully, in the story, his mate “saves” him and they run off together.
If you like this sort of story, but prefer a more formal tone, check out this amazing website I found. It’s called Wikipedia. -Loads of cool stuff there.
Hero Grade for El Naddaha (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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