The Empires and Puzzles Soul Exchange has just swung around again, and despite it being a busy day (New HotM), I wanted to put something together to mark the occasion.
(Looking for the August 2022 Soul Exchange? It’s here!)
Giving up 10, 15, or 20 heroes in exchange for 1, is always gonna be a big decision, so please get more opinions!
There’s a lot to consider, including your current roster.
For example, you might not have a solid 5-Star Fire hero but already have a solid 5-Star Ice hero. So, it might make more sense for you to exchange for the element you’re weak in than to double your already strong Ice range.
There’s also the real danger of overstretching for that top-tier hero, and completely depleting your reserves.
Finally, I’m not judging your picks, we’re just talking here. There’s no wrong or right, so please don’t walk away feeling like you’ve picked the wrong one.
Also, I don’t mind folk disagreeing with me. That’s the whole point, to get views from all sides.
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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.
Empires and Puzzles Soul Exchange May 2022
Here are the 15 heroes up for grabs in the May 2022 Soul Exchange:
Let’s go through the tiers, and I’ll offer my personal opinion on the best heroes from each.
Please note: My opinions are off the cuff and without any research (which I would normally do for my other reviews).
Tier One (10 Heroes) – Soul Exchange, Empires and Puzzles May 2022
Here are the heroes offered in exchange for 10 of your legendary heroes:
Here’s how I’d rate them:
#1. Kunchen (Soul Exchange Heroes)
Kunchen is my top pick here because he heals for a fantastic 42%, inflicts Defense-down on all enemies for -34%, and cleanses all allies.
On top of that, he provides +46% Defense for all Dark heroes.
His Cons? -He’s Slow.
#2. Norns (Empires and Puzzles)
Norns is next because she’s a great hero for completing Stages. Her odd element switching trick can be really useful, once in a while.
#3. Perseus (Soul Exchange Heroes)
Perseus is so old… a 2017 hero. Surely, when levelled up he looks like a new 4-Star? That aside, I like the -100% decreased healing for 4 turns, -which can’t be cleansed. Great for finishing off a stubborn healer, or a hero harbouring a healer.
He also has a great +94% defense against Nature (Titan anyone?) and a +10% increase in Mana generation for all Ice.
I wouldn’t sell my neighbour’s cat for any of these heroes today. But a year or so ago, Kunchen was a real player.
Tier Two (15 Heroes) – Empires and Puzzles Soul Exchange May 2022
Here are the heroes offered in exchange for 15 of your legendary heroes:
#1. Ariel (Soul Exchange Heroes)
Ariel still has an argument to be considered one of the best healers in the game. At this stage, she’d lose that argument, but she’s still a powerhouse.
On an Average charge, she’ll heal for 40%, increase mana generation by 24%, and cleanse all allies. Pretty bad-ass.
Now, as a prime example of what I was talking about earlier, regarding how you should select the best hero for your roster, I did the same.
You see, I took part in the Soul Exchange and only had enough for a Tier-2 hero.
However, I did have a spot for a Nature hero. And, there’s a Nature hero on this list who I happen to really like, and who I thought would form a really nice synergy with the rest of my Defense Team…
#2. Lady Of The Lake (Empires and Puzzles)
I’ve already reviewed Lady of the Lake, sharing the reasons why I like her so much.
It’s her speed and weak minions that let her down. Of course, I hope to mitigate those issues!
I still rate Ariel above her for sheer use. Ariel offers a lot for Average, while LotL is Slow.
Also, Bera’s a nightmare for the good Lady.
Still, I’m over the moon to finally have her.
#3. Devana or Grimble (Soul Exchange Heroes)
Devana’s a superstar. If you’ve read my blog, you’ll know she’s one of my best heroes.
I know people have their own ways of dealing with minions, but Grimble could be the right hero for you.
I happen to have Costumed Gormek, and he’s my second option… My first option?
Generally speaking, if she can get out in front of a summoner, her anti-minion minion, will do a decent job of managing them.
Hero for Hero – I rate Devana more highly than Grimble. But he has to be part of this conversation, especially in the current meta.
Tier Three (20 Heroes) – Soul Exchange, Empires and Puzzles May 2022
Here are the heroes offered in exchange for 20 of your legendary heroes:
*Before I deal with the rest, I have to point out that Lepiota is a rare hero who dispels Stacks from a target. -She might become really useful in future (if not already).
Oh, and let me add. This is a great group of heroes to choose from.
#1. Mother North (Soul Exchange Heroes)
I’m gonna keep this sort, I rate Mother North as the best hero in the game (that doesn’t make her the best, it’s just my opinion).
Mother North is so good, that I nearly killed off some of my fully levelled heroes in order to make the 20 heroes needed to get her.
Not a good idea, -it would have completely destroyed my already limited roster.
That said, she’s not the most fun hero on this list…
#2. Lord Loki (Empires and Puzzles)
Lord Loki looks like so much fun for Raiding.
Even though I wanted MN, I kept looking at his Special and thinking about all the fun we’d have together.
If you don’t know, Lord Loki copies the target’s Special and will then use it as if it were his own… Badassery to the highest degree.
#3. Black Knight (Soul Exchange Heroes)
Black Knight is a great Taunter, although not my favourite. He’s a Fire hero, making room for all the other Dark OP options out there, and he buffs his allies with +45% attack, increasing by +20% every time they’re hit.
Sif was great and her Beta Costume looks awesome, but for me, it was easy to pick these heroes over her.
Empires & Puzzles Soul Exchange
I really enjoyed seeing all the great heroes on offer this time around, in the Soul Exchange. And it was great to get hold of a hero who really improves my roster.
Anyway, those are just my thoughts, and I’d love to get yours! So, please leave a comment below.
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