Caitlin is a new Legendary hero from the Empires and Puzzles event, Slayers of Fell Shadows. There are four other 5 star heroes in the event, but Caitlin is my pick of the bunch.
While some may discount Caitlin on account of her Slayers mana speed (11 tiles), others will want to test the potential of the Slayers Family bonus, for themselves.
Because that Family bonus is grade A, with a cherry on top.
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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.
Caitlin’s Element, Class, Special Skills, Passives & Talents
Here’s her info:
Element: Holy (Yellow)
Mana Speed: Slayers (11 tiles + Slayers Family Bonus)
Special Skills: 1) Dispels buffs from all enemies. 2) Deals 180% damage to all enemies. 3) Deals additional 20% damage per removed status effect, up to 340% damage in total. 4) Stack (Max 10): The caster gets +5% mana generation. Stack +2 (Max 10): The caster gets 20 HP each turn.
Passive: STATUS AILMENT DAMAGE REDUCTION ~ Damage caused by status ailments reduced by -50%.
Talent: JINX ~ +25% chance to deal +15% extra damage per each active buff the enemies have. The extra damage applies to both normal attacks and Special Skills.
Is Caitlin worth Levelling? (Slayers of Fell Shadows)
It seems that nowadays everyone wants a god-like hero. Someone capable of wiping out the entire enemy team with just 1 tile. And while Caitlin can’t quite manage that, she does do a very good Terminator impression.
I think Caitlin is ridiculous -Why?
- Caitlin dispels enemy buffs first, and that’s huge for a big hitter. Heroes like Frigg, Odin, Kadilen, Morel, Kilhare, and Chakkoszrot, are all subject to counterattack. Caitlin’s not.
- Caitlin’s Special skill is enhanced according to the number of buffs she dispels (up to 340%).
- Finally, if you have two other Slayer heroes, Caitlin will slowly become a FAST mana hero over 10 turns. -Also earning up to 200 HP per turn.
Caitlin looks like a superstar to me.
With Caitlin in your Raid squad, you don’t have to worry about strategy, micro-managing the defense (Bai Yeong), or timing your attack (Chakkoszrot), you can simply CHARGE & HIT … and REPEAT until the enemy team is scattered, bloodied, and defeated.
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Caitlin – Empires and Puzzles Slayers of Fell Shadows
My final thoughts:
I’m obviously a big fan of Caitlin, but there’s something we haven’t really considered…
If you do pull Caitlin, how are you gonna get the other two 5-Star (or 4-Star) Slayer heroes, to team up with her?
While Caitlin would be useful without the full Family bonus, she really shines with it.
For that reason, Caitlin and the Slayers Family could really separate those willing to do whatever it takes to get them, from those who pull one hero, on a lucky spin.
Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel
*Downgraded to Archangel a year later based on current meta. For more, please see her section in my Slayers of Fell Shadows guide.
What are your thoughts? Did I get it wrong, or did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below.
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