Faiez is a new 3-Star Hero from Season 5, Empires and Puzzles. -I’ll admit, I pushed some resources his way because he looked like a star. Now I’m getting a proper chance to play him, in this current 3-Star Buff Booster tournament, and I’m really excited to share the results.
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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.
Faiez, Stats and Special Skills (Rare Hero)
Core: Nature, Cleric, Slow
Special Skills (Plentiful Harvest) 1. Boosts health of all allies by 350 (can exceed max HP). 2. All allies are immune to new Status Ailments for 4 turns. 3. All allies get +30% defense for 4 turns.
Family Bonus (for 1/2 heroes) – 🌞 1. 50%/75% chance to cast -35% accuracy for 2 turns and 114 Burn damage over 2 turns on an enemy who deals Special damage to this hero. 2. If enemy’s Special defeats this hero, chance increases to 75%/100%.
Passive: 70% chance to 1. Boost all allies health by 10% (can exceed max HP) and 2. cleanse the latest cleansable status ailment from all allies.
Talent: MANASHIELD ~ +35% chance to resist any negative mana status effects or effects that prevent the use of Special Skills.
How Good is Faiez? (Empires and Puzzles)
First off, Faiez isn’t OP in the slightest, in fact, he’s amazing because he helps us deal with some of the very strong heroes in Empires and Puzzles.
And that’s exactly why I want to share what I’m seeing.
While I love 3-Star tournaments, I haven’t been faring as well since the introduction of some of the real big heavy hitters. And Treevil sits at the top of that list.
However, in this current tourney, and with the inclusion of Faiez, all of a sudden, I’m doing better.
Simply because, if Faiez manages to fire off, he protects the entire team from all status ailments, rendering the likes of Treevil, Costumed Gunner, and a bunch of other heroes, moot.
And even more, he protects your team against Kvasir’s menacing decree, that thou shalt not receive any new minions once his minions have stung you.
And even more… Faiez gives all allies +30% defense for 4 turns, and since they’re also immune to new status ailments, you can’t override it with Defense-Down.
Oh, and lest we forget, this guy’s passive is awesome;
- A 70% chance to boost all allies by 10% Boosted Health, and also Cleanse the lastest Cleansable ailment.
More good stuff?
Yep, he’s also Cleric Class, -so has a +35% chance to resist negative mana effects.
Faiez Vs. Treevil (Empires and Puzzles)
I don’t plan on jabbering on, I just want to highlight a decent hero who may be sitting on your bench. Or maybe, like me, you’ve had the opportunity to level him up, and now you’re drawing many of the same conclusions?
If Faiez does have a weakness, it’s his speed.
But when your main nemesis is Treevil, Slow’s actually OK.
Treevil, as we know, reaches his crescendo at Very Slow. So, there’s a very good chance that Faiez is already body-popping by the time Treevil’s getting his Thriller shimmy locked in.
The following table shows what Treevil does, Vs. the Faiez counter (re-counter, anticipated preparedness, fortification, bracing):
|Treevil||Very Slow (13.5 tiles)||Deals 280% damage to all enemies||All enemies get -34% attack, -34% defense, and -34% mana gen for 6 turns|
|Heals all allies by 350 Boosted Health||no they don’t, sry.|
Is Faiez Worth It? (Empires and Puzzles)
Yes, even at slow, he’s awesome.
I’ve found Faiez to be universally useful against other 3-Star heroes.
He’s not like Bertulf, in that I don’t see much use for Faiez outside of the 3 or 4-Star realm.
However, you’ll be surprised at just how clean he keeps your team.
That 70% Passive (Boosted health and Cleanse) could wash away any stains which appear before his Special, and his immunity buff will keep ’em clean for a long time after.
Faiez Review (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
I happened to pull Faiez alongside Rekhetre (a similar Season 5, 3-Star Over-healer), however, decided to level Faiez first.
Even though Rekhetre is an Average speed hero, who heals for more overall (360 HP), I couldn’t help but feel Faiez was the better proposition. And now I feel a little chuffed with what I’ve got.
That said, I’m still expecting a tough time with the rest of the tournament, but without Faiez, I’d probably be out already… or hanging on by a thread.
Have you pulled him, or faced him? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!
Hero Grade for Faiez (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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