Mother North Vs. Costumed MN (Empires and Puzzles) Review

Mother North Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

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 effect her overall value and standing within Empires and Puzzles?

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Caveat: This post represents game-play speculation and personal opinion. It is not advice.

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 comparisons:

HeroMana SpeedHealingRevivingMinions
Mother North
Slow (12 tiles)Recovers 30% health for all alliesEach fallen ally has a 50% chance to get revived with 10% HP10% HP and 10% Att
Costumed Mother NorthSlow (12 tiles) All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turns Each fallen ally has a 55% chance to get revived with 15% HP10% HP and 10% Att
Mother North Vs. Costumed Mother North

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:

  1. Heals for 30% (about 480-550 HP for a emblemed MN)
  2. then, Revives fallen allies
  3. and finally, summons a minion for each ally

On the other hand, Costumed Mother North will:

  1. Revive fallen allies
  2. then, summons a minion for each ally,
  3. before finally, healing all allies for 612 HP over 4 turns
Mother North Empires and Puzzles Hero Card Detail
Costumed Mother North – Empires and Puzzles

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%)
Mother North Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

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.

In-fact, over the last 12 months, while we’ve seen the introduction of a vast amount of new heroes, only one of them has been a reviver; Nadezhda.

Thankfully, we’ve also witnessed Alberich finally getting his long awaited Costume.

Here are the 5-Star Revivers Of E&P:

  • Mother North
  • Nadezhda
  • Alberich
  • Heimdall

And, here’s how they all stack-up against each other:

The Best Revivers in Empires and Puzzles (Mother North?)

HeroMana SpeedHealingReviveAdditional
Mother NorthSlow (12 tiles)Recovers 30% health for all allies.Each fallen ally has a 50% chance to get revived with 10% HPAll allies get a Minion: 10% HP and 10% Att
Costumed Mother NorthSlow (12 tiles) All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turns Each fallen ally has a 55% chance to get revived with 15% HPAll allies get a Minion: 10% HP and 10% Att
AlberichSlow (12 tiles) All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turnsEach fallen ally has a 33% chance to get revived with 23% HPAll allies get moderate mana over 4 turns
Costumed AlberichSlow (12 tiles)All allies regenerate 548 HP over 4 turnsEach fallen ally has a 38% chance to get revived with 28% HPAll allies get +38% mana gen for 4 turns
HeimdallSlow (12 tiles)Boosts allies health by 500 HP (Over-heal)Each fallen ally has a 20% chance to get revived with 30% HPAll allies get +30% attack for 4 turns
NadezhdaTier-2 (12.3 tiles)All allies regenerate 609 HP over 3 turnsEach fallen ally has a 34% chance to get revived with 30% HPAll allies get -50% reduced damage for 3 turns
Mother North and the E&P Universe

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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  1. I am going to chase Mother North, within reason. I won’t do my pulls until the new POV opens so I get max value for them.

  2. Wish the rng was better. All I keep getting is frosty. On my 4th pull of him. Been playing for over a year now and only have six five star cards. I’d love to get this card but game is a money pit. People are either super lucky or they got deep pockets.

    1. Hey Dopey, chasing individual heroes is definitely an expensive hobby, especially if you have no luck (like me recently). I’ve been levelling new(er) 4-Star heroes and embracing the grind instead.

      I happened to pull a couple of Frostys myself and will be levelling a second one. Hopefully TC20 or HA10 will soon give me something more worthy. Good luck!

  3. if you had to pick one, Costume MN or Costume Alby, which would it be? I feel like this is a tough decision. Obviously MN has the edge in revive, but Alby, because of family bonus is faster, and even more so after casting once with mana boost. That 38% mana gen is no joke.

    1. Hi g8slord, I think Alberich is cool -I like the card, the character, the idea. That aside, and just a Wishlist pick? It would be MN.

      For me, much higher odds of Reviving, now a solid 15% HP on re-birth, and a big old Minion as a barrier.

      You’re right about that Mana Bonus, I completely agree. I’d love to have him, but for the job in hand, MN.

      If you were forced to pick one, who you got?

  4. Saya mendapatkan alberich kostum dalam panggilan acara bebera blan lalu bersama kostum sheshat,, 2 Hero b,5 dngan 2 kali tarikan,, sungguh suatu keberuntungan. Dan kemarin mendapatkan mother north dngan kostum jg 1 kali tarikan. Benar benar gembira karna ini akun kecil dng lvel 32

    Translated: I got a costume alberich in a show call a few months ago with a sheshat costume, 2 Hero b,5 with 2 draws, really lucky. And yesterday, I got Mother North in a costume and pulled it 1 time. Really happy because this is a small account with level 32

    1. Selamat! Sekarang Anda harus memutuskan siapa yang terbaik.

      Terima kasih telah berkomentar!

      Translated: Congrats! Now you get to decide who’s best.

      Thanks for commenting!

      1. I faced a player this week who was playing unfairly.
        Costume mom on 1 side of Ludwig at tank, and Regular mom on the other.

        I lost twice and then won the 3rd.

        In the end, I cant say as either was particularly more threatening. They BOTH revived and healed too much to deal with initially. Finally I got a good board the 3rd go round and was able to mana block them and kill 1, and fortunately the other did not revive her on her next shot…which gave me time to kill Mom 2.

        But Luck was still needed. When an Enemy Ludwig does his thing, you need luck, because prayer, skill, and firepower…wont save you.

  5. Wonderful review 🙂 Its always awesome to read and hear others to agree on the awesomeness of ones heroes. I can’t wait to get her levelled, and emblemed up.

  6. Hi friends 🙂
    You may know me by my comments about Pingui, now i’m posting about MotherNorth(C).
    She’s a great asset (and a real pain when you attack someone who has her…)
    My question is : What’s your advices in order to have the best emblem path possible.
    If i understand well the costume logic, i have to emblem her in vanilla state. And the path are followed by her costume path is that right ?
    So…where to go ? 🙂
    Thanks for your reply (you old C and peers)
    And Happy New Year

    1. My understanding is, if you want the Costume to go a certain way, follow that path on the Base version.

      So, if you want a Left node on the Costume, go left on the base version.

      I don’t have a view on which way to take her, sorry. Maybe others can help more.

      Thanks for visiting Yardman!

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