Empires and Puzzles Hero League is a brand new PvP mode that has caused a lot of excitement. This post will serve as a guide to the League, which is now officially live!
I’m really excited about the PvP League so let’s dive in.
This post may contain speculation, personal opinion, adult comedy, and human error. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.
Empires and Puzzles League: The New PvP Mode
The Hero League is a new Tournament Event where you’ll face global Defenses in a PvP knockout-style league in an epic race for the #1 spot.
Each League runs for 4 rounds over 4 weeks and the bottom 25% are eliminated at the end of each round.
You’ll be able to find the PvP Hero League within a new tab inside the Raids icon section.
The ultimate goal is to accumulate points by battling other players’ Defenses and holding your ground with your own Defense Team.
You will earn points for Attacking and Defending. These totals will be combined to give you your total Round Scores.
A number of factors impact how Attacking Points are earned, like:
- Whether you win the battle
- The number of Heroes you defeat, and
- How well you match the tiles (shields)
Here’s a breakdown of how the Attack Points are scored:
|Enemy Defeated (Each Hero)
|Max 4-Shield Match Score
|Max 5-Shield Match Score
|Max Highest Combo Score
Fleeing a battle before it’s over will result in 0 points.
Each opponent will carry a Difficulty Bonus which will contribute to your Attack score. These are calculated by comparing the performance of their Defense Teams to your performance in previous Attacks.
And your Defense Team will earn Defense Points based on their performance. These are determined by the win percentage of your Defense Team.
These Defense Points will be issued at the end of each round based on your grade.
As with Wars and Tournaments, you’ll need to register to play in the Hero League. The Registration Phase lasts for one day and during this time you can prepare your Defense Team.
Ability to Change Your Defense Team during the League Event
Unlike other Empires and Puzzles Events and Tournaments, with the Hero League, you’ll have the ability to change your Defense Team at any point.
This will allow you to take advantage of the changing Event Hero Bonuses (see below), or adjust Defense Teams accordingly.
Also, if your Defense Team isn’t performing as well as you’d like, you can always switch it up.
The Battle Schedule (Empires and Puzzles League)
After Registration day, the battle begins!
The League will have 4 rounds of Battle Phases, and each Battle Phase will last for 6 days with a 1-day Cooldown Phase in between.
During the Battle Phase, you’ll earn points by conducting a maximum of 10 attacks per day.
Each attack uses 1 standard Raid Energy Flag.
Opponents are not skippable.
Defense Points are calculated based on your Defense Team’s performance and added to your score log at the end of each day.
After the 6-day Battle Phase period, there will be a 1-day Cooldown Phase. During this time the bottom 25% of registered players will be eliminated from the League.
If you manage to stay in the League, you’ll go on to play in the next round. The Battle Phases and Cooldown Phases will repeat for a total of 4 rounds per Hero League.
If you get eliminated, you won’t be able to continue in the current Hero League but you will receive Loot based on your Ranking and for each round of participation.
If you manage to stay in the League until the end, Loot is rewarded based on the following ranking groups:
- Rank 1
- Rank 2 to 10
- Rank 11 to 1000
- Rank 1001 to 10000
On the Hero League homepage, next to your score and ranking, there is a ‘?’ icon. If you press the icon it will display your League Log with details of your Attacks, Defenses, and ‘Rounds”.
The Rounds Tab contains your ATTACK SCORE, DEFENSE SCORE, TOTAL SCORE, and number of ATTACKS used.
Rewards for The PvP League Battle Mode (E&P Loot)
As we’re still in Beta, it’s not clear what rewards/Loot will be given in the Live version of the Hero League.
So for now, I’ll leave this section unpopulated.
Special Event Hero & Family Bonuses (Empires and Puzzles League)
Each Hero League will have Featured Families which will receive a Stat Bonus throughout the entire League.
Each round of Battle Phases will also have Featured Classes which will receive a Stat Bonus for that round.
The Featured Families and Classes will be shown within the Rules tab at the beginning of the League, so you can prepare your Defense Team accordingly.
As an example, the current Beta features the following:
- Round One: Ranger: +10%, Barbarian: +10%
- Round Two: Wizard: +10%, Fighter: +10%
- Round Three: Cleric: +10%, Rogue: +10%
- Round Four: Druid: +10%, Monk: +10%
Old Cynic’s Opinion on the Hero League…
I think this is a fantastic idea.
My favourite thing to do of late is to play the weekly Tournament and this looks like a knockout cup version of that.
There are a lot of positives as far as I can see, and great potential.
Information about this new Event/Mode is still developing and evolving, so for now I’ll leave my personal feedback for Beta.
That said, I welcome you all to have your say in the comments below!
What do you make of the PvP League?
What would you implement or change based on what we have above?
For more on this topic, you can also check out the Forum Post dedicated to it, here.
Have a great day, everyone!
[Please always check in-game Hero Cards to confirm details and never chase Heroes]
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