Empires and Puzzles recently introduced hero ‘Limit Breakers’, creating the opportunity to add more levels, to what was previously a maxed hero.
This post will explain what Limit Breakers are, how apply them, and what resources you’ll need. I’ll also give you my view on what heroes you should Limit Break.
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What’s Empires and Puzzles’ Limit Breaker all about?
Limit Breakers, also known as Advanced Hero Levelling, is a new feature which lets you increase the value of an already maxed hero.
How many levels can you increase a hero’s stats by? +5. So, a 5 star maxed hero on level 80, can now be increased with Limit Breaking, to level 85.
When you Limit Break a hero, they’ll receive an initial Boost in their stats. Then, as you feed/level them, their stats will increase based on their rarity:
- 3* heroes (Rare) will receive an initial Limit Break Boost of 5%, and each Advanced level will increase their stats by a further 1.54% (per level).
- 4* heroes (Epic) will receive an initial Limit Break Boost of 3.2%, and each Advanced level will increase their stats by a further 1.03% (per level).
- 5* heroes (Legendary) will receive an initial Limit Break Boost of 2.9%, and each Advanced level will increase their stats by a further 0.92% (per level).
(please note, these stats are pre-launch and may have changed slightly)
By the end of all this levelling, a 3 star hero will stand at 113.34% of increased stats, a 4 star at 108.63%, and a Legendary at 107.61% (excluding emblem, costume and troop additional stats).
How do you Limit Break your Hero?
After you max a hero, the LEVEL UP button will now read, LIMIT BREAK. Hit the LIMIT BREAK button, and you’ll be taken to another screen which will show you what materials are required:
Hit LIMIT BREAK! again and you can begin levelling the hero for another 5 levels.
Empires and Puzzles Limit Breaker Quests (Aether)
A new resource was created especially for this Limit Breaking feature called, Aether. They are like special emblems that are used to Limit Break a hero.
Each element class (Holy, Dark, Fire, Ice, Nature) has their own set of Aether. So, you’ll need Holy Aethers to Limit Break Devana, for example.
There are also 3 levels of Aethers, indicated by a I (3*), II (4*), or III (5*).
Aether III, the type needed for 5 star heroes are of course, the rarest.
Here is a chart showing the current cost of Limit Breaking a hero:
|Rarity Class||Aether I||Aether II||Aether III|
|Rare (3 star)||5||–||–|
|Epic (4 star)||20||5||–|
|Legendary (5 star)||35||20||5|
Finally, you can get these Aethers from the new Limit Break Quests (Mirages of Omega), War loots, and Raid tournament loots.
Limit Breaking Costumed Heroes
Costumed heroes must be Limit Broken twice: once for the hero, and then additionally for the costume. If you don’t plan on using the costume, there is no benefit in Limit Breaking the costume (just do the hero).
Which Empires and Puzzles Heroes should you Limit Break?
Of course, it’s entirely up to you.
I’ve taken the position that I’ll always prioritise heroes in my Defence, and Raid, squads. Although, I don’t have enough Aethers to Limit Break them yet!
After completing the first Mirages of Omega quest and receiving Ice Aethers, I choose to Limit Break Gunner, with 3 star Raid Tournaments in mind.
It is highly unlikely that I’ll Limit Break any of my 4 star heroes, because I just don’t use them enough to justify it (Rigard aside).
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Sources: E&P, Guvnor’s post on the SG forum
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