Topaz is a new Empires and Puzzles Ninja hero, and if you’re lucky enough to pull her, you’ll never have to worry about Minions ever again!
TOPAZ: Minion-Be-Gone; a household product, brought to you by the kind folk at Small Giant.
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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.
Topaz’s Stats and Special Skills (Lethal Needles)
Element: Holy (Yellow)
Mana Speed: Ninja
Family Bonus (Ninja): Bonus for 2/3 Heroes: 1. 5%/10% chance to dodge normal attacks and Special Skills. 2. 5%/10% chance to counterattack with 60%/90% of the damage received.
First Mana Charge (5 tiles): 1. Destroys all Minions from the target. 2. Deals 310% damage to the target. 3. All allies get a small amount of mana for each destroyed Minion.
Second Mana Charge (10 tiles): 1. Destroys all Minions from the target and nearby enemies. 2. Deals 350% damage to the target and nearby enemies. 3. All allies get a small amount of mana for each destroyed Minion.
Third Mana Charge (15 tiles): 1. Destroys all Minions from all enemies. 2. Deals 390% damage to all enemies. 3. All allies get a small amount of mana for each destroyed Minion.
Talent: DELAY ~ +15% chance to drop the mana generation of the enemy by -50% for 2 turns after dealing damage. The effect is applied at the end of the turn.
Is Topaz worth Levelling? (Empires and Puzzles)
Yes, -Topaz’s a monster hitter with the ability to clear the room… of Minions.
SG Ideas person: How many Minion Killers this season, boss?
Head Of All Things E&P: Yes!!!!!!!
It’s a joke!
Still, Topaz represents another missile fired in the War of the Minion Killers Vs. Mr. Pengi & Mates.
And it’s getting serious now…
Topaz Vs the Minion Summoners (Empires and Puzzles)
Topaz doesn’t actually target the Summoners at all. Instead, she focuses on the symptoms (the Minions)… My doctor would 😍 her.
Asking them politely at first, “Please calm the Minion thing down a bit, cheers”.
And if they don’t: WHHACK!
Now, I can’t condone this behaviour however, the true nature of humanity can’t be denied. . . Feels political, let me back off.
Here’s the thing, Topaz is needed. She’s another hero who can handle Minions, and it’s welcomed.
-And a Ninja at that… I like it.
I like the depth this all adds to the game.
So the question is, how good is Topaz?
She’s absolute top drawer.
Each of her Tiers hit for more than Ruby’s, maxing out at 390% to all. And the Minion effect?
The best way to illustrate it, is with a direct comparison to Eloise, -a new hero with a similar Skillset and an Average mana speed, making her a great baseline.
& we may as well take a look at a few others, while we got the sheet out:
|Topaz||Ninja-2 (10 tiles)||Deals 350% damage to Target and NB||Destroys all Minions from the target and NB. All allies get a small amount of mana for each destroyed Minion.|
|Eloise||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 270% damage to all enemies||Destroys all Minions from all enemies. If an enemy had Minions, they will be immune to new Minions for 4 turns.|
|Grimble||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 235% damage to all enemies||Destroys all Minions from all enemies. All allies get a small amount of mana for each destroyed Minion.|
|Topaz||Ninja-3 (15 tiles)||Deals 390% damage to all Enemies||Destroys all Minions from all enemies. All allies get a small amount of mana for each destroyed Minion.|
|Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 245% damage to all Enemies and 490% to Fiend and Minion Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease for any healing received for 4 turns.|
|Viscaro||Slow (12 tiles)||Deals 190% damage to all Enemies||Loads, including one of the best Passives in the game… See review!|
If you happen to have all these Minion Killers, then the question really is, how’d you like your beans cooked?
In isolation, I like a good Mana Boost. That said, Eloise’s a nice compact package. That said, Penolite’s so insanely aggressive. But Viscaro’s passive… man-o-man…
Topaz – Empires and Puzzles Ninja Hero
My final thoughts:
Topaz is a great hero but once in a while, you’ll inevitably come across a team which doesn’t rely on Minions.
Thankfully, Topaz whacks with the best of ’em, so there’s no real reason to bench her.
Topaz is real top-end calibre stuff.
Hero Grade for Topaz (Empires and Puzzles)
So for my grading, the question is:
Is this hero’s Special capable of/likely to change the outcome of a battle? Yes.
If not, do they still bring enough to the party to help defeat the deities? N/a.
No matter how you shake it, with that level of damage and Minion Control, Topaz is a…
Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity ⭐★★
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