Master Lepus is an Empires and Puzzles powerhouse who just got hold of his own costume, possibly making him the best hitter in the game.
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Master Lepus’ Old Cynic Review
There’s no getting around it, I’ve been dissing Master Lepus for a while now, and I’m starting to feel guilty about it.
I mean, he’s just doing his best, like we all are.
It’s time to make amends.
Let’s stop the bickering and instead come together to celebrate the takeover of Costumed Master Lepus, -who is surely now the best Pound-4-Pound hitter in Empires and Puzzles?
Master Lepus Vs Costumed Master Lepus (Empires and Puzzles)
Let’s face ’em off: Master Lepus Vs. his Ego
|Master Lepus||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 410% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies||Caster gets -20% defense for 3 turns||Druid|
|Costumed Master Lepus||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 280% damage to all enemies||Caster gets -24% mana generation for 4 turns||Barbarian|
For me, Costumed Master Lepus is the clear winner here.
280% damage to all, for a Fast charge, sets a new precedent, which I hope to illustrate a little later on.
As for his Class, Druid gives you a chance to summon a Thorn Minion, while Barbarian gives you a chance to apply bleeding from any attack.
Let’s move on and compare their ailments.
Lifelong Ailments (Master Lepus Vs. Costume)
We’re going to have to touch on… Mmmm… No, Talk about, their ailments at some point, so may as well be now.
-20% defense for 3 turns is a serious hazard for the original Master Lepus, who was already suffering from extremely low health.
In my opinion, it’s just too much of a burden for him to bear.
But -24% mana for 4 turns (his Costume), that I can work with. Don’t get me wrong, it’s far from ideal… but “beggars and choosers are two different things”, as the old-timers used to say.
Optimistically, I’d suggest there are also a few things we can do to mitigate it, stuff like:
- Mana or Status Effect protections from other Heroes (Poseidon, Emilio, Garnet, Vanda, and many more)
- Mana Boosting (Ludwig and Xnolphod are the big names)
- Pep talks
While I haven’t tested these methods, they should work. And over on the E&P forum, the contributors there have it all figured out. In fact, I highly recommend perusing this post.
The Springvale family have a long history of being plagued by misfortune, but in this case (with Costumed ML), there’s a good chance, and good reason, to work around the inconvenience.
Costumed Master Lepus Vs. ALL COMERS!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
* THIS IS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! *
Fighting! Out of the Blue Corner! Weighing in at 90KB, he stands at 13cm tall…
Known as The baddest MF to hop these mean streets, he is the flashiest bunny this side of Disney, he is the little Egg Cracker himself….
Costumedddd MASTER LEPUSSSS… UUSSSSSS!
Coming to the ring is the Champion… Weighing in at a mighty 200MB, developed by Small Giant games -now owned by Zynga Inc…
Made up of all the colours under the Sun, Inspired by all the cultures across the globe, They are the dreamers of the Pixel Dream….
The entire roster of Empires and PUZZLESSSS… EESSSSS!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Table:
|Master Lepus||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 410% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies||Caster gets -20% defense for 3 turns|
|Costumed Master Lepus||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 280% damage to all enemies||Caster gets -24% mana generation for 4 turns|
|Odin||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 100% damage to all enemies||Deals extra damage per Holy shield on the board, -Up to 244% (plus increases allies mana generation)|
|Frigg||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 100% damage to all enemies||Deals extra damage per Nature shield on the board, -Up to 244% (plus reduces enemy defense)|
|Morel||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 180% damage to all enemies||All enemies get -34% defense|
|Mr. Pengi||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 450% damage to the target||Will potentially hit another 15 times -up to 1,498% damage|
|Quenell||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 320% damage to the target & NB||Gains a +40% power boost for her next Special, with a possible top-end hit of 520% damage to 3 targets (1,560% total)|
|Faline||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 330% damage to the target & NB||-64% mana generation to the quickest of the Heroes hit (all 3 if the same)|
|Captain Nemo||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to the target||Deals 600% if the caster has a status ailment|
|Calm Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 245% damage to all non-Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease healing|
|Irritated Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 490% damage to all Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease healing|
|Killhare||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to all enemies||All allies get -20% defense|
|Costumed Killhare||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 330% damage to all enemies||All allies get -20% attack|
|Octros||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 180% damage to all enemies||Deals extra damage per Fire shield on the board, -Up to 340%|
|Wolfgang||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 250% damage to all enemies||health on the back end|
|Congalach||Slow (12 tiles)||Deals 310% damage to 5 random enemies||Stacks -9% attack on target|
|Cristobal||Magic 2 (12.3 tiles)||Deals 215% damage to all enemies||Deals 430% damage to all enemies IF they have more than 50% HP|
|Milena||Magic 2 (12.3 tiles)||Deals 420% damage to all enemies||Dispels buffs from all enemies|
|Ruby||Ninja-3 (15 tiles)||Deals 370% damage to all enemies||If you don’t know, you must read the review|
|Ninja-3 (15 tiles)||Deals 360% damage to all enemies||Will bypass defensive buffs|
Costumed Master Lepus is the main focus of this table, but the original is included for reference.
In my research, I couldn’t find another Hero who comes anywhere close to hitting all enemies for as much (at Fast). Can you?
Let me know in the comments below!
Master Lepus’ Hero Grade (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
I happen to think Costumed Master Lepus is an incredible Hero… a real top-of-the-line damage dealer.
His original version hit for 410% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies, and that was top-drawer stuff.
However, his ailment (reduced Defense) really made him feel squashy.
Costumed Master Lepus has no such ailment, and his health/defense looks perfectly reasonable.
And let’s not forget about that Costume Bonus:
- Attack +3%
- Defense +3%
- Health +6%
- Mana +1%
Even if you can’t mitigate his mana ailment at all, he’s still a ridiculously good Hero to own.
So for my grading, the question is:
Is this Hero’s Special capable of/likely to change the outcome of a battle?
If not, do they still bring enough to the party to help defeat the deities?
Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity
I’ve graded the original version of Master Lepus, a Warrior, -which might seem a bit harsh. But, it’s really about how you get the most out of him. He can definitely make a strong case to be considered an Archangel.
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