The Empires and Puzzles Talent Grid appears once you’ve finished levelling a Hero. The Talent Grid allows you to attach Emblems to your Hero, and in doing so, increase their core stats and abilities.
In this post, I’ll explain how the Talent Grid works, and I’ll share my opinion on which path to take.
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MENU (Empires and Puzzles Talent Grid Guide)
1. What & Where is the Talent Grid?
2. Where can I find Emblems for the Talent Grid?
3. Attack, Health, Mana, or Defense?
4. How do you Reset the Talent Grid and retrieve your Emblems?
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.
What and where is the Empires and Puzzles Talent Grid?
The Talent Grid allows you to further develop your Hero. Completing the Talent Grid will result in improvements to your Hero’s Attack, Health, and Defense.
It will also trigger your Hero’s Class Talents.
There are currently 10 Hero Classes: Cleric, Barbarian, Fighter, Wizard, Druid, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, and Rogue.
Emblems also come in those 10 Classes, and can only be attached to Heroes of the same Class. So, Cleric Emblems can only be attached to Cleric Class Heroes.
Each Class (Cleric, Barbarian, Fighter, etc.) also has its own unique Special ability.
Lady Woolerton, for example, who is a Cleric Class, will benefit from Manashield (A chance to resist negative mana effects that prevent the use of her Special skills).
Where is the Talent Grid?
After you ‘level’ a Hero, a new button will appear where “Ascend” used to be. Now it will say, “TALENT GRID” (see below).
Where are your Emblems stored?
All of your Emblems are stored in your inventory:
Where can I get Emblems for the Talent Grid?
Emblems can be found in Class Quests (Trials), The Ninja Tower event, Raid Tournaments, Rare Titans, Mystic Visions, and Alliance War Chests.
Empires and Puzzles Talent Grid: Attack, Health or Defense?
First, it’s important to note that this isn’t advice, it’s simply my opinion.
So, which Talent Path should you take your Hero down?
Before I would advocate for Health/Defense/Mana, nearly always forgoing Attack in a subtle strategic effort to buy some breathing space, but no longer.
New Heroes are so powerful that I no longer believe that there is much to gain from taking a defensive path.
Many new Heroes are stronger than Legacy Heroes even when completely unlevelled.
And the gulf between them is massive.
So in short, I personally try to balance new Heroes (if I get them), bumping Def/HP/Atk as necessary, or with an older Hero, I will often still follow Health/Defense/Mana in the hope of gaining some survivability.
If unsure, please ask at the Forum, Facebook, or Reddit.
It’s always best to listen to lots of views on this and to find a strategy that works best for you.
How do you Reset the Talent Grid and Retrieve your Emblems?
There are two ways to Reset the Talent Grid. The first involves using a Reset Emblem, and the second involves paying with Gems.
You can earn Reset Emblems in a few places including, Alliance War Chests and Raid Tournaments.
Using a Reset Emblem is the preferred way of resetting the Talent Grid because it returns ALL of the Emblems attached, and 20% of the Food and Iron previously used.
However, when using Gems to reset the Talent Grid, you only receive 95% of the Emblems previously attached. And none of the Food or Iron.
Note: When resetting with Gems, each Hero type has its’ own price. For example, a 5-Star Hero will cost 171 Gems to reset the Talent Grid. Whereas, a 4-Star Hero will cost 57 Gems. And a 3-Star will cost 26 Gems.
Empires and Puzzles Talent Grid Guide: Sword or Shield?
That about covers it. Everything you need to know about Talent Grids.
One final point: With the addition of Limit Breakers, you now have 2 further ways to improve your Hero’s stats once levelling is complete: The Talent Grid, and now, Limit Breaking.
[Please always check in-game Hero Cards to confirm details and never chase Heroes]
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