Empires and Puzzles November 2022 Soul Exchange is here, and it’s crazy who’s up for 15 Souls. You know who I’m alluding to! Awesome stuff.
In this post, I’m gonna share my personal opinion and do my best to identify the best Heroes in each Tier. #1 is my pick for Best!
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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.
Empires & Puzzles Soul Exchange
Let’s quickly cover the same stuff I cover every time:
Giving up 10, 15, or 20 Heroes in exchange for 1, is always gonna be a big decision, so please get other opinions, too!
There’s a lot to consider, including your current roster.
For example, you might not have a great 5-Star Ice Hero but might already have a solid 5-Star Holy Hero. So, it could make more sense for you to exchange for the Element you’re weak in, rather than double your already strong Holy range.
There’s also the real danger of overstretching for that top-tier Hero, and completely depleting your reserves.
Please note, I’m not judging your picks, we’re just talking here. There’s no wrong or right, so please don’t walk away feeling like you’ve picked the wrong Hero.
Finally, I don’t mind folk disagreeing with me. That’s the whole point, to get opinions from all sides.
All Heroes: Soul Exchange, Empires and Puzzles November 2022
OK, here we go. All of the Heroes currently up for grabs in the November 2022 Soul Exchange:
Please note, due to the immediacy of the Soul Exchange, my opinions are off the cuff and without the same detailed research I would normally conduct for my other reviews.
Tier One (10 Heroes) – Soul Exchange, Empires and Puzzles November 2022
The 5 Heroes on offer in exchange for 10 Legendary Heroes:
I had to go and check the card to find out what in the heck Gregorion did for a living. -That guy is a junk file (no disrespect). Anyway…
#1. Hanitra (Soul Exchange Heroes)
I have and use Hanitra. And while it’s true that she’s not a Starter for any of my teams, she is a great bench Hero (assuming you don’t already have a Dodge Hero on retainer).
Hanitra’s fantastic when used against the Big Hitters and the likes of Alfrike.
She’s a solid Hero who in my estimation, is actually slightly underrated.
However, she’s not a battle winner. -She’s not particularly decisive and doesn’t do anywhere near enough when triggered to justify such a big spend. Put simply, I wouldn’t pay 10 Souls for her. I would wait for the next Exchange… Unless I had a specific plan for her use.
Is she the missing piece for you?
#2. Vela (Empires and Puzzles)
Vela has been around for a long old time now so I’m not gonna talk too much about her.
She was recently Buffed with a slight increase in damage and a 10% hike in her Attack Ailment. Still, Vela doesn’t excite me at all.
I would save my Souls, but forced to pick a #2, it would be Vela. Sorry.
PS. Vela and Telli are both currently available in the Fate Summons chamber (fun story in that post if you’re interested).
Zero. Nope. Save ’em.
Tier Two (15 Heroes) – Empires and Puzzles Soul Exchange November 2022
The 5 Heroes on offer in exchange for 15 Legendary Heroes:
#1. Ludwig (Soul Exchange Heroes)
You already know how I feel about Ludwig and yes, I make this ‘The Deal’ of the Soul Exchange.
Those that have him, love him.
And those that don’t have him, love him from afar (1.28 secs).
I’d love to know how SG rate their Heroes. Is it based on usage per owned copy? Interesting stuff.
There are definitely quicker, better, stronger, Purple options for Defense. But most of us don’t have them!
And yes, Ludwig is Slow and that’s always been the problem.
- But, he is the original Mana God. And he offers Taunt for 6. long. turns.
- He looks cool.
- And, he’s from the Clash Of Knights, ~a Premium Portal.
Even my Malosi is happy about my attempts to bring this Monster to our humble roster.
It’s important to note: There are only a few Heroes who you can just stick on Defense and expect free cups. And, Ludwig isn’t one of them. In most cases, he’ll need some synergy.
But this is a fine Hero to capture for 15 Souls. That’s my personal assessment.
My entire roster is currently on edge, no-one’s quite sure who’s gonna have to make space.
And as soon as this post is published, I’ll be back in the Office, making phone calls and making trades.
#2. Cristobal (Empires and Puzzles)
The rest of this tier is strong but, of course, none of them can measure up to Ludwig in my eyes.
Still, I’m a fan of Cristobal so I’ll put him in second here. That said, I like Colbalt and Saoirse, too.
Saoirse is a badass, it’s just that first Charge is Slow (Slayers/11 tiles), and it prevents her from being a real top-tier elite Hero. Take a look at Adalinda, who I make a Deity: T-3, for comparison.
Cristobal and Cobalt both offer a similar option, but it’s Cristobal who has the higher potential. Both feature in my Hardest Hitting Heroes countdown. And both are somewhat of a liability on Defense.
As mentioned above, it’s all about what Element you need, your preference, and your general roster requirements.
#3. Colbalt (Empires and Puzzles)
Cobalt is a long-established solid Hitter. He has the possibility of bypassing Defensive Buffs, including Counterattack.
As covered above, besides Ludwig, it’s really about what you need. And there are a few decent, previously fantastic, Heroes to choose from.
Tier Three (20 Heroes) – Soul Exchange, Empires and Puzzles November 2022
The 5 Heroes on offer in exchange for 20 Legendary Heroes:
This has been an unusual Soul Exchange for me, -just the way the Heroes were ranked. Anyway, my picks from the Premium list are…
#1. Alfrike (Soul Exchange Heroes)
Alfrike is now getting on in age and it’s seen in the amount of damage she inflicts, but it doesn’t matter. Because she’s here to win the battle by slapping your Heroes silly.
And now you have a chance to get her on your side!
I recently discussed the virtues of Alfrike in the comment section of my Hero Ranking Page, if you’re interested in why I still value her so much. But in short, she is the raining Mindless Attack Queen.
At Very Slow, we know that there’s a good chance to get to her before she fires off, but we also know what happens if we fail.
Of course, anything Rush, and she becomes impossible to handle.
Alfrike is an absolute monster. She may not make your Defense Team, depending on your roster, but if you like winning, she offers one of the most devastating Specials in the game.
#2. Frigg (Empires and Puzzles)
Frigg is from Season 3 and is quickly losing her edge.
And as we move forward and new Monsters appear, so does her value diminish.
Still, Frigg is a Fast damage inflictor and importantly, a Fast Defense-Down Hero.
She’s a blanket Hitter who will find easy synergy on most Defenses.
Frigg isn’t exciting anymore, and there are definitely more interesting Heroes below, but Pound-for-Pound, in my estimation, she still offers more than them.
#3. Faline (Empires and Puzzles)
Faline offers Speed and guaranteed action, and that’s why I have her above C. Finley.
Finley has the potential to give you more, but Faline will deffo get the job done. Plus, she has that -64% Mana generation for 1 unfortunate sucker.
But, I wouldn’t argue C. Finley over her. Just what you need. I run a Holy Stacked Raid Squad (3/2), so have an affinity with Holy Heroes!
#4. C. Finley (Soul Exchange Empires and Puzzles)
This is interesting; Costumed Finley is up for grabs on the Soul Exchange. Well, I mean, I think it’s the Costume. The picture and the Special are from the Costume, but there’s no Costume symbol on the card, as seen on my example card above… Maybe I’m missing something?
Anyway, if it’s the Costume, this is a fantastic offer. C. Finley on Offense has gotta be a mess maker (where you can time his Special better). The numbers don’t lie: 420% to the target, plus that -56% reduced Defense, plus trying to catch the entire team 😁.
A super Ice Hero who may well be worth more than Feline depending on your roster and needs.
#5. Emilio (Soul Exchange Empires and Puzzles)
I’ve never been a massive fan of Emilio. But if you Burn anything, then Emilio offers immediate synergy.
His main attribute is his Speed; Very Fast (6.5 tiles).
That said, the way his Special is set up means you’ll most likely always get the second part of his Special first:
- 365 Burn over 5 turns
- All allies immune to new Status Ailments for 3 turns
-And that immunity is his second attribute; protection from Status Ailments as early in the battle as 6.5 tiles.
And of course, once you set ’em alight, he can come back ’round with slightly more Burning and also some respectable healing for all allies.
He’s a nice Hero and I suspect you’ll know if he’s a fit for you.
His Special only requires one enemy to be burning but still, in isolation, he’s not worth 20 Souls for me.
Empires & Puzzles Soul Exchange
I really enjoy sifting through the Soul Exchange, but I must say, the real stars here are Slower Heroes and that matters.
If you’re used to playing with V.Fast, Fast, and Average Heroes, it may be a bit of a shocker as you acclimatise to the new metric.
Still, for me, Ludwig is the best offer, Soul-for-Soul.
It feels like you went to the shops and they got the ticket price wrong. You even mentioned it while paying, but the Clerk don’t get paid enough to care.
As you leave, you double check the Security Guard ain’t fixing to flex. And once outside, the soft breeze feels sooo nice on your skin 😄.
Guys, one and all, enjoy the Soul Exchange!
Before you go, who’s your pick for the Best or even better, tell us who represents great value. -Who’s flying under the radar here?
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