Today, I wanted to share which Hero I decided to Limit Break and a simple strategy for getting the most outta them. I also wanted to know who you picked and why!
I’ve also written my own Limit Break 2 Guide, and it includes a helpful table and tool showing all 5-Star Aether Powers.
If you’re interested in another comprehensive guide, be sure to check out the forum where PlayForFun has created this!
Back to today, and the Hero I decided to Limit Break 2…
Caveat: This post contains gameplay speculation and personal opinion. It may also contain adult comedy, sarcasm, and Human error. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.
Why did I Limit Break the mighty Ludwig? (Empires & Puzzles)
Beta is a proper mind-f#%k.
I’m tellin you; there’s a conflict of interest between game balance and my personal roster.
I’m dealing with moral dilemmas, the likes of which school could never prepare you for!
Here’s the thing, when we were testing these new Aether Powers, it was really hard to remain impartial and offer my opinion based on the Meta.
-One issue for me was Ludwig, who initially had 6 Taunt Turns as his Aether Power.
When I tested him, 6 Turns felt like an eternity.
My inner voice was saying, “Just tell them it’s balanced, so they give your Ludwig 6 Turns of Taunt!”.
But man, all those years of Religion can make it hard to lie. I need a proper running start with that stuff.
Anyway, I returned to the Beta Lounge, hoping no one was sitting in my favourite chair that’s by the large window over-looking the garden pond, and I was all like, “Nah man, best we don’t let Ludwig walk out like this. -He’s gonna f#%k everything up”.
OK, Why Ludwig, Still… After the slight reduction?
The tactic I was alluding to above isn’t some grand piece of Rocket Science, but I’ll explain it anyway:
4 Turns of Taunt is enough to trigger most of the Quick Hitters (looking at you Jove).
Now, I don’t wanna talk ill of somebody, but Jove is a grade-A pr&#k, and we all know it. Feels good to finally say something.
Anyway, while it won’t work every time, it seems to work about 70% of the time for me.
Basically, you walk into Battle with Ludwig’s Aether Taunt switched on. Next, you Slap all the tiles you can at Jove and any other big Hitter (ideally a 3-hitter or an All-hitter), and then?
~You simply let them have at it.
Just let them swing away.
Just let go and let the universe take control.
We only hurt ourselves by holding onto pain. It’s true.
Here are some examples of Ludwig and his Aether Taunt Power:
Here, I’ve run tiles into Jove. Forcing him to fire off and hit Ludwig. Simple enough.
And the jerk couldn’t help himself!
But Ludwig is built for this stuff. Mine has over 1100 Shield and near 2000 Health. And check out his Talent…
Talent: PROTECT ~ +25% chance to get +25% defense for 2 turns after receiving and damage. The effect is applied at the end of the turn.
Here’s another example:
Leonidas (Cx2) is another one with an attitude problem.
In my opinion, Ludwig is ideally suited to take advantage of this Aether Taunt Power, especially on Offence.
I’m not saying that you can win every Raid with him, but he does offer an additional strategy for dealing with all these silly quick slappers out there.
And there’s nothing better than Taunting for 4 Turns while collecting the tiles he needs to fire his own Taunt. Pretty cool stuff.
Who Should You Limit Break, again? (Empires and Puzzles)
For me, Ludwig was always going to be my first choice because the Taunt adds a layer of early functionality to an already powerful, yet slow, Hero.
-None of my other Heroes could offer the same level of practicality with their Aether Powers.
Of course, there’s more to it, like the additional Stats your Hero will receive when gifted the Limit Breaker Mark II.
That said, my opinion is the same as it was for the first Limit Breakers; pick Heroes that you already use and love. Heroes that you Raid with, that sit on your Defense, and that you have fun with.
At the end of the day, unless you’re willing to pay (and I believe they will be in their own Summoning Portal), it’s gonna take a long old time to Limit Break your entire Raid or Defense Squad.
So for my part, I’ll be Breaking my favourite, most useful Heroes. Heroes that get a lot of playtime, especially my beloved Raiding Squad of try-hards.
Ludwig and his Free Aether Taunt (Empires and Puzzles)
My final thoughts:
Well, we all knew it was coming, and now it’s here.
The future is upon us.
As I say, I will write another more guide-y post with that quick-glance detail, but I wanted to post this today!
That said, feel free to have your say on:
- The Hero you picked to level (and their Aether Power), or
- The impact of the second Limit Breakers on the game.
The floor is yours!
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