Empires and Puzzles October 2022 Fated Summons is here, and it’s the first of its kind.
The Fated Summon is a new credit system where you earn credits by Summoning 3 or 4-Star Heroes, but Daily Summons and extra bonus draws are not included.
Once you’ve filled the Fated Summon Bar you’ll be able to choose a Hero from the selection provided.
For more on the mechanics, be sure to check in-game.
For my part, I’m here to talk about my favourites from the options available, but as usual, these things are often more complex than, “who’s the best hero”. Because your roster and play style are vital to the decision-making process.
I’m not judging your picks, I’m just talking. 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 opinions from all sides.
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.
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Empires and Puzzles Fated Summons October 2022
Here are the 20 heroes up for grabs in the October 2022 Fated Summons, and what’s immediately clear, is that we’re not dealing with the same calibre of Hero normally seen in the Soul Exchange.
That said, there are a few real gems available.
For this post, I’m going to rank the Heroes in each Element, highlighting my favourites. Although I won’t be dragging my feet on this one coz I just finished with the best Tank in Empires and Puzzles yesterday!
Also, please note, due to the immediacy of the Fated Summons, my opinions are off the cuff and without the same level of detailed research I would normally conduct for my other reviews.
Let’s get this started with a screenshot of all the heroes currently available:
Purple / Dark Heroes: Fated Summons (Empires and Puzzles)
Here are the Dark Heroes offered in this Fated Summons, followed by my ranking (#1 is my pick of the bunch):
#4: Sartana (Empires & Puzzles)
Sartana’s an old Sniper and I’m happy to discard her.
#3: Kageburado (Empires & Puzzles)
At one point in time, Kageburado was everywhere. He’s a very fast Sniper who really does sting like a bee. 450% is a big hit early in the battle. Nemesis does 470% for 6 tiles (plus a little more). Might be nice for a Stack if you need it, but I wouldn’t personally.
#2: Seshat (Fated Summons)
Seshat does look interesting; a Sniper with a replicating Minion. Sit her out on the Wing and maybe she’ll build up a nice little collection during the game. Plus, she Dispels 3 enemy targets. And then that little Mana Gen. I wouldn’t mind her at all. She’s not the best Purple here, but she’s a great little budget operative. -Strong traits of Devana about her.
#1: Freya (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
I’ve had Freya for a loooonng time and can personally attest to her value and contribution. This near-premium level Minion maker is great for Maps, Raiding, and everything basically. I wish she could stop Minions like Bera can, but instead, she provides +30% Defense for all allies and +120% attack to all allied Minions. Oh, and she’s a great Tank and offers lots of synergy options on Defense. But again, it’s all about what you need for your squad.
Yellow / Holy Heroes: Fated Summons (Empires and Puzzles)
Here are the Holy Heroes offered in this Fated Summons, followed by my ranking (#1 is my pick of the bunch):
#4: Thor (Empires & Puzzles)
All right, these guys are a bit closer.
I’m gonna stick Thor in fourth. I like him more for Raids than Defense, but even then, I’d rather take Bai Yeong. Thor just looks like a lot of work. I’d still be gripping onto the side of my chair in the hope that my team don’t get slapped silly (-40% accuracy).
#3: Poseidon (Fated Summons)
Poseidon is an old hero with a Skill that is still relevant today; A general protection against negative Mana effects and effects that block Special Skill usage. I recently got him and levelled him. Now he’s an option on my roster but he hasn’t managed to secure himself a spot in any established Lineup. That said, I’m glad to have him. He’s a great alternative against some of the modern monsters we’re seeing. He may be slightly undervalued here, but he is a specialist. Whereas Vivica is an iconic Healer who can still offer wholesale problems if you don’t treat her right. Close call, but I would reflect heavily on your roster before picking between these 2.
#2: Vivica (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
Vivica is an old classic, but she is really solid. 44% health for all allies and +63% Defense, plus a general Cleanse for everyone. Also, she’s a Rush Event specialist. I personally wouldn’t level Vivica at my stage of the game, but then, I already have loads of other Healers to choose from. If you Stack Holy and don’t mind a Slow Healer, Vivica may be the one for you. The best way to avoid disappointment is to review your roster for weaknesses and consider your ongoing strategy. Also, Ariel is on this list and is a better option imo.
#1: Onatel (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
Onatel’s an easy win for me. She’s still a pain in the a**. Decent hit at 250% to 3 on Average (a little less than Devana), and then the Mana theft: ‘Caster steals generated Mana of the target and nearby over 4 turns, starting low and increasing every turn until on the last turn when all the generated Mana is stolen. Can’t be Cleansed.’ Funnily enough, Poseidon should offer protection against Onatel (I’ve never confirmed as they’re old and I can’t find her on a D right now. If you can confirm, please let us know in the comments). Anyway, of the 4 here, I like Onatel the most. When she fires off, she’s normally quickly making her way ’round to firing off again! However, none of these Heroes are the crazy-stupid we’re accustomed to talking about on this blog.
Blue / Ice Heroes: Fated Summons (Empires and Puzzles)
Here are the Ice Heroes offered in the Fated Summons, followed by my ranking (#1 is my pick of the bunch):
#4: Richard (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
Richard was a bad man at one point, whacking his big hammer all over the place! And just today, for the first time, I saw his new Classic Family bonus, which does add something to the mix. Still, there are loads of better options. I wouldn’t waste my Mats on him, but again, I do have some of those better options.
#3: Vela (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
If you scroll back to the top and look at the main image again, you’ll see Telli and Vela side by side. And those who know, know.
Sad times man. I’m sure they smiled and embraced at the photo shoot reunion. Reminiscing on the good old days, -a twinkle in their eyes as they spoke.
Then at lunch, they disappeared together, eating alone in the corner of the Food Court, where they could talk in private.
Finally, as the last LED Ring Light was turned off and the studio began to empty, Old Telli smiled and whispered, “I’ll always remember you”.
Sorry, Vela is OKish. Her Passive (immune to Minion damage) is annoying and she’s quick. She’s not a superstar, but might be just enough for Stacking.
#2: Ariel (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
For me, Ariel is much better than Vivica, even though they’re both #2 in their respective Elements. Also, this game is all about Damage, so I have to take the monster hitter over the monster healer. But Ariel is long established as one of the best Healers in Empires and Puzzles. She heals, speeds up the team, and Cleanses all Ailments. Lovely stuff. Again tho, if you’re looking for an Ice Hero, look back at your roster first and see what you need.
#1: Skadi (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
Skadi is still terrorising folk today. 220% damage to all, damage increased by dead enemies and a Stack of Frost damage based on killed enemies OR enemy Minions, at the end of each turn. Plus, -6% Mana based on the same stuff. I swear Skadi will mess you up with the small-print! For ref, Sobek (who bypasses defensive Buffs) does 290% damage to all on an Average Charge.
Green / Nature Heroes: Fated Summons (Empires and Puzzles)
Here are the Nature Heroes offered in the Fated Summons, followed by my ranking (#1 is my pick of the bunch):
#4: Lianna (Fated Summons)
I don’t like Snipers at the best of times, and Lianna’s never done much for me.
#3: Telluria (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
Telluria would smother the life out of you in the old days. Still decent, just more ornamental now.
#2: Ratatoskr (Empires & Puzzles)
This is no disrespect to Ratatoskr owners, who are fierce protectors of this very cute-looking squirrel. It’s extremely close for me between the two (Tarlak). Ratatoski happens to heal for an extraordinary amount, at 44% on Average. Plus he has tile-altering powers which will help with Titans and provide Team Synergy options. For all-round play, he may be the better of the two, again, depending on what you need. But #1 is something you don’t get access to every day, so I had to go that way…
#1: Tarlak (Fated Summons)
I wrote about Bertulf ages ago, and he is still a permanent fixture in all of my Titan teams. He gives all allies +100% attack in the same way that Tarlak does. But here’s the difference 1: Tarlak will also heal allies for a little bit and 2: He’s not gonna play dead every time a Titan so much as looks at him. It’s a close call between Ratatoskr and Tarlak though. Ratatoskr can be a ‘main Healer’, and so shouldn’t be sniffed at. Depends what you need!
Red / Fire Heroes: Fated Summons (Empires and Puzzles)
Here are the Fire Heroes offered in the Fated Summons, followed by my ranking (#1 is my pick of the bunch):
#4: Elena (Fated Summons)
Alright, last group.
I own and use Elena. She’s a great hero, particularly useful in Wars and Rush Events. But, there are more unique Heroes available on this list, and you could pick up Elena from a number of different places. She’s not special nowadays, but she’s still solid.
#3: Tyr (Empires & Puzzles)
Tyr is selfish and stubborn. Lots of people like him, but I’m not among that number. He can be annoying but I just prefer more general heroes. And, this guy has worse social skills than me.
#2: Grazul (Fated Summons)
Her healing isn’t much and the immunity she offers against Status Ailments only lasts for 2 turns. Still, I’m like, “but I can change her”. I like Grazul as a second Healer; it’s the speed (V.Fast) I like with the potential of getting someone else off, too (some of this stuff don’t read right).
#1: Mitsuko (Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons)
Mitsuko hits 3 for a decent amount on Average, but more importantly, reduces their Mana by 20%. She also has a nice anti-Ice Counterattack to play with. I like the potential here, maybe play her with other Mana Controllers or, of course, Stacked.
Empires & Puzzles Fated Summons
And who do I think is the best of the lot? A few names would be Freya, Skadi, Ariel, Onatel, and Tarlak.
Anyway, that was my opinion. What’s yours?
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