Is Mother North the best hero in all of Empires and Puzzles? What about the best Healer? No -what about the best Reviver?
In this post, I’m going to take a look at Mother North and her Costume, asking:
- Which is best? And,
- How does it affect her overall value and standing within Empires and Puzzles?
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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.
Mother North’s Old Cynic Review
Mother North Vs. Costumed Mother North feels like an epic face-off, let’s jump straight into it with a side-by-side comparison:
|Mother North||Slow (12 tiles)||Recovers 30% health for all allies||Each fallen ally has a 50% chance to get revived with 10% HP||7% HP and 10% Att|
|Costumed Mother North||Slow (12 tiles)||All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turns||Each fallen ally has a 55% chance to get revived with 15% HP||7% HP and 10% Att|
A key difference between them is the order of their Specials.
Mother North, who’s long been criticised for her jumbled mess of a Special, does this:
- Heals for 30% (about 480-550 HP for an emblemed MN)
- then, Revives fallen allies
- and finally, summons a minion for each ally
On the other hand, Costumed Mother North will:
- Revive fallen allies
- then summons a minion for each ally,
- before finally, healing all allies for 612 HP over 4 turns
So, who’s better -Mother North or Costumed MN? (Empires and Puzzles)
Well, the order of the Special wasn’t the only thing to change, -we also got Incremental healing instead of a single wave.
And that’s significant because it’s a status effect now, which can be dispelled.
But even so, Costumed Mother North still brings a lot to the party:
- a 5% boost in Reviving odds (now 55%),
- and a 5% boost in the reborn base-line HP (now at 15%)
And as we mentioned above, critically, Costume Mother North does everything in the right order, to ensure all revived parties personally engage with the healing process.
For that reason, if I were forced to choose one version for Raiding, it would be Costumed Mother North, -she heals for more, and the risk of dispelling is pretty low/manageable.
While I’d also take her for Defense, it would be a matter of testing the market to see how things work out.
At the end of the day, I run 2 heroes capable of stopping Incremental healing on Raids, and they’d both be happy to meet Costumed Mother North, over her unflinching counterpart.
But the beauty of having the Costume is, having the choice.
Mother North Vs. The E&P Universe
Revivers form an elite super-group of heroes who dwell in the upper echelons of the Empires and Puzzles hierarchy.
Thankfully, we’ve also witnessed Alberich finally getting his long-awaited Costume.
Here are the 5-Star Revivers Of E&P:
- Mother North
And, here’s how they all stack up against each other:
The Best Revivers in Empires and Puzzles (Mother North?)
|Mother North||Slow (12 tiles)||Recovers 30% health for all allies.||Each fallen ally has a 50% chance to get revived with 10% HP||All allies get a Minion: 10% HP and 10% Att|
|Costumed Mother North||Slow (12 tiles)||All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turns||Each fallen ally has a 55% chance to get revived with 15% HP||All allies get a Minion: 10% HP and 10% Att|
|Alberich||Slow (12 tiles)||All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turns||Each fallen ally has a 33% chance to get revived with 23% HP||All allies get moderate mana over 4 turns|
|Costumed Alberich||Slow (12 tiles)||All allies regenerate 548 HP over 4 turns||Each fallen ally has a 38% chance to get revived with 28% HP||All allies get +38% mana gen for 4 turns|
|Heimdall||Slow (12 tiles)||Boosts allies’ health by 500 HP (Over-heal)||Each fallen ally has a 20% chance to get revived with 30% HP||All allies get +30% attack for 4 turns|
|Nadezhda||Tier-2 (12.3 tiles)||All allies regenerate 714 HP over 3 turns||Each fallen ally has a 44% chance to get revived with 40% HP||All allies get -50% reduced damage for 3 turns|
All of these heroes have the potential of changing the outcome of a battle, but for me, Costumed Mother North is the standout.
Looking back, I still like the look of Nadezhda and Alberich (whose Costume has really elevated him back into serious contention).
But who’s the best in your view? Let me know in the comments below.
Mother North’s Hero Grade (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
The Santa’s Challenge Summoning Portal is finally here, and I’m sure Mother North has been the target for a large portion of players (her Costume, only adding fuel to the fire).
Grading is simple -Both are Deities, but my personal preference goes with the new Costume.
So for my grading, the question is:
Is this hero’s Special capable of/likely to change the outcome of a battle?
Yes, yes, and yes. Both versions.
If not, do they still bring enough to the party to help defeat the deities?
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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