Hero Ranking Page: Empires & Puzzles

Screenshot of Empires and Puzzles Base with words, Hero Ranking Page

This is my Empires and Puzzles Hero Ranking Page. The idea is to have a single page that records the Hero Grading of all the heroes I’ve reviewed, and some other notable champions.

Notes (Hero Ranking Page):

  • This Ranking Page is based on my Hero Grades which can be found, here. And also, my new Diety Tiers, details of which can be found, here.
  • Heroes are divided into Hero Grade groupings (Archangel, Deity Tier-1, etc.), clustered into Elements, and are listed alphabetically.
  • I spend way too much time evaluating these heroes, but I’m just a one-person team. I’m always open to other points of view, but it will take some solid reasoning to move a hero!

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.

This page is best viewed on a wider screen.

Deity: Tier-3

The great Celestials.
Reserved for those capable of breaking the game.

Deities: Tier-3 Page

OldCynic.com: Deities, Tier-3

Deity: Tier-2

The higher Divinities.

Deities: Tier-2 Page

OldCynic.com: Deities, Tier-2

Deity: Tier-1

The lower Divinities.

Deities: Tier-1 Page

OldCynic.com: Deities, Tier-1


Archangels Page

OldCynic.com: Archangel


Warriors Page

OldCynic.com: Warrior


Meeks Page


Dawa (3-Star)


Morris (3-Star)

Prisca (3-Star)


Shaarkot (2-Star)


Derric (1-Star)



OldCynic.com: Meek

New Hero Ranking Page (Old Cynic) Empires and Puzzles

I must admit, I wasn’t looking forward to updating every. single. diety. on the site (after the recent change), but we got there in the end.

There’s still more to go; heroes from Events, other notable heroes, and new heroes, as they arrive.

Of course, I’m sure there’ll be one or two which you might have bumped or dumped yourself, but on the whole, I think it’s a fair showing.

A lot of time has passed since I reviewed some of these heroes, and as expected, some have benefited, while others have suffered.

Cristobal, for example, lost out a little under the new system, as I considered the level of expertise and luck required to get the most out of him on Offense and Defense.

Adversely, Peñolite’s stock rose, as in time we have seen the introduction of yet more Monster Summoners. (And in anticipation of seeing many more.)

Anyway, I hope you find this page useful!

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  1. I liked the rankings although I’m surprised Bera didn’t make the list as she is cream of the crop as far as anti-minion heroes go.

    1. Hello, thank you! This isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s a list of heroes I’ve reviewed on one page, with a few other names thrown in that people might be interested in. I’ve reviewed lots of heroes so many are here, but I haven’t gone through the entire game for this list; it’s more a resource for this site. (I will add Bera when I next update this page.)

      For a snapshot of my picks of the Best Heroes in Empires and Puzzles, please see here. (Although, the game moves pretty quickly and this is now missing a few big names since its release). Thanks for reading!

  2. I very nearly breathed my coffee in when inread Sha Ji tier 2.
    When I started playing this bear was my first healer. He remained my healer all the way to season 1 province 22, where he was being one shot all the time.
    Fortunately Melendor and Raffaele arrived at the same time to take over. So yes, I do have a soft spot for the bear.

      1. In my opinion, gaillard should have deity status. I have a pretty deep roster (e.g. 7 out of the 10 tier 3 deities). For raids I use him very frequently as his special is so strong due to the current meta.

  3. Anastasia! I truly love her since I started using her. First skill is just plain good, second one really awesome. Thanks for your review at the time 😉

  4. Good news: Great article, as expected from OC
    Bad news: I do not have any from the Celestials.

    And I thought I had one because I have Costume White Rabbit.

    On the other hand, since there are at least two or three new heroes each month, I think nobody is safe. (Well, perhaps the guys who can spend 100 pounds each month).

    Thanks for helping us, OC

    1. Hey Mig-El!

      This page is primarily made up of heroes I’ve reviewed with a few notable heroes thrown in. As you hopefully know, Costume White Rabbit is way up there on my Guest Commenters, Tobov’s, Hardest Hitters List, so he is respected… just never reviewed him.

      Plus! … He’s a Celestial, if that’s what he means to you!

  5. Tx OC – Really useful, especially your reflections (e.g. Cristobal)
    Wondering where you would place (an unreviewed ninja) – Onyx… I find him so useful to counter Taunt heroes, with Zircon an Archangel would he make a deity with you… and if so which tier?

    1. Hi Colin, he does look like a great hero. He’s actually quite similar to Hypnos. Where of course he’s weaker, is in the order of events and more specific lower charges. I do like to really review a hero before committing to this page because that way I know I’ve done a thorough job. But looking at Onyx now, I would say he sits between Deity: Tier-1/2.

      A few of my thoughts are: He’s a Ninja and that first charge on D is a problem (but excellent for O). The 2nd and 3rd Charges are really great, and together he’s a fantastic weapon.

      I won’t commit further without a proper job, but he looks like the perfect offensive/Raiding hero -just in the wrong order. And I think the machine is getting better on D. Congrats on having him! I’d love a copy. What grade do you make him?

      1. Looking at the heroes I have and use to calibrate, I would say a solid 2. Agree he is offensive geared, so not 3*, but the L1 debuff against taunt heavy defences, puts him ahead of the tier 1 Ninjas to me. Thanks for your detailed consideration

  6. Hi!
    I really enjoy your blog and the ratings, super fun to read.
    How would you rate the current Alfrike, without costume, on your Deity 1-3 scale? (I’m just gonna assume she’s still a deity 😀 )

    1. Sorry Lumpi, I thought I answered this!

      I have every reason in the world to call her a Tier-3. That’s one hell of a Special.

      She’s sooo powerful that Lord Loki owners see her as a godsend on Defense, cause they can use her Special (albeit, quicker). But, she doesn’t fit into the current Meta; there are faster more synergistic Purples on offer, and she’s V. Slow. So, it’s in Rush Wars where she shines.

      The question really is, how much do you discount for Mana Speed?

      I was thinking about the Costumed Quintus in Beta, he’ll inflict Mindless Attack (MA) on 3 targets on a Slow charge (12 tiles / 1.5 tiles less than Alfrike). He’ll be a Diety: Tier-3 if released like that. [As an aside, I think I’m right in saying that C. Quintus was originally in Beta hitting all 5 with MA … at SLOW!]

      And with Mana/Troops being what they are, Alfrike could be quicker. Also, that’s X2 more MA for 1.5 extra tiles (although Damage + other variables differ). Kullervo will do 2 MA on Ave (10 tiles).

      Ludwig might be Purple because of Alfrike, coz sticking them two together on D would be improper.

      She’s old now, but still a monster and deserves her credit.

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