Valhalla Forever: Top 5 Heroes (Empires and Puzzles)

Valhalla Forever is the third world (Season 3) of Empires and Puzzles, and it features some of the games best heroes.

But who’s the best 5-Star Valhalla Forever hero? Here’s my countdown…

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Top 5 Valhalla Forever Hero Reviews – Empires and Puzzles

This countdown was actually harder than anticipated because there are so many top tier heroes to choose from. That said, here’s what I ended up with (No. 1 is the Best).

You’ll find the hero’s Special Skills followed by a short review, explaining how the hero earned their position on the list.

#5 Bera (Valhalla Review)

Screenshot of Bera's Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Special Skills (Dísir of Dusk): 1. Summons a Moth Minion for each ally. Moth Minion inherits 20% attack and 20% HP from the caster. 2. Each hit from the Moth Minion gives the target the following status ailments: 3. The target receives 180 Poison damage over 3 turns. 4. The target can’t receive new Minions for 3 turns.

It was a close call between Bera and Freya. I’m a huge fan of Freya and find her +30% Defense-Up a useful counter against all the Defense-Down heroes out there.

However, Bera is amazing and despite the introduction of Alexandrine, she still dominates the Top Defense teams, worldwide.

Not only does Bera summon a Minion for each ally, but they poison the target and importantly, stop the target from obtaining any new Minions of their own.

In a Raid, I find Bera normally fires off more than once, and if it wasn’t for a good Cleanser, my own Minion summoners would be stuck.

Bera does so much for you, making her handy in Raids, on Defense, and ideal for auto-playing Map stages.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Archangel

#4 Heimdall (Empires and Puzzles Review)

Screenshot of Heimdall's Empires & Puzzles Hero Card

Special Skills (Boon of Gjallarhorn): 1. Boosts health of all allies by 500. If health exceeds max HP, it is added as temporary HP. Max temporary HP is 100% of max HP. Boosted health counters max HP reduction. 2. Each fallen ally has a 20% chance to get revived with 30% HP. 3. All allies get +30% attack for 4 turns.

Heimdall is a powerhouse, known for this over-healing and reviving.

And when he’s in the mood, he can blow that horn like he’s signalling the opening of heaven’s gate. The dead shall rise and the storm shall clear.

I placed Heimdall 4th on my list because he can be a real game-changer, -if he fires after a few of his comrades have fallen, his re-birth can be pivotal.

On top if that, he’s a real specialist when it comes to Very Fast Wars and Tournaments, where his over-healing and cheeky +30% Attack for all allies, is normally centre stage.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity

#3 Odin (Valhalla Empires and Puzzles Review)

Screenshot of Odin's Hero Card

Special Skills (Fury of Grimnir): 1. Deals 100% damage to all enemies. 2. Deals additional 18% damage per each Holy shield on the board, up to 244% damage in total. 3. All allies get +8% mana generation, and a further 3% increase per each Holy shield on the board for 3 turns, up to +29% mana generation.

When I think of Odin, I’m reminded of your typical consistent, yet underpaid, worker.

He shows up early every morning, takes his role seriously, and really wants to succeed.

He’s a team player who often sacrifices his own time, just to make something work.

See, there’s not much special about Odin. At least, it may not appear obvious. But Odin’s one watch, because he’s quite capable of carrying his team on his back.

Odin will strike all enemies and get his squad moving.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity

#2 Frigg (Empires and Puzzles Review)

Screenshot of Frigg's Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Special Skills (Brittling Force): 1. Deals 100% damage to all enemies. 2. Deals additional 18% damage per Nature shield on the board, up to 244% damage in total. 3. All enemies get -8% defense, and a further -4% decrease per each Nature shield on the board for 3 turns, up to -44% defense.

Our Dear, Dear Frigg, the frowning monarch.

Frigg is a pain. She props herself up on your screen and looks down on you, judging your every move.

A wry smile pierces her lips each time a Tile brushes her royal garment.

One more time, you imbecile, one more time“, she thinks, as your finger hovers over the board for your next move.

I’m sure Frigg is a lovely person, but she’s a bad hero. And, not in the 80’s way. But in your grandpapas way.

Her Defense-Down is normally the precursor to some serious punishment, which is about to be doled out by one of her heavy-handed teammates.

She is more than deserving of the #2 spot on my list.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity

#1 Alfrike (Valhalla Review)

Screenshot of Alfrike's Empires and Puzzles Hero Card

Special Skills (Cube of Dark Realm): 1. Casts 5 Dark Cubes to random enemies. 2. Dark Cubes deal 200% damage to the target. 3. Dark Cubes reduce max health from the target by 224. Max health can’t get lower than 30% of the original max health. 4. The target automatically casts Mindless Attack on a random ally when mana is full during 3 turns.

There ain’t really the words to describe the wrath of Alfrike. I shall try:

Oblivion
Utter Despair
Forcing One to accept their fate

Alfrike is a reminder to us all, that some things are worth waiting for.

In a game obsessed with Speed, Alfrike defiantly resists, standing alone, declaring, “nei!”.

Alfrike is my number 1 Valhalla hero because her Cubes are ridiculous. They cause so much damage, permanently reduce HP, and set-up a Mindless Attack which effectively renders your hero mute.

She can hold her own on Defense and is insane in Rush Wars & Tournaments.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity

Honorary mention – Sif (Valhalla Empires and Puzzles Review)

Screenshot of Sif's E&P Hero Card

Special Skills (Gold Weaver): 1. The caster and nearby allies counterattack with 100% of the damage received for 4 turns. 2. The caster and nearby allies reduce all received damage by 50% for 4 turns. 3. The caster and nearby allies get +24% mana generation for 4 turns.

Sif was a Girl-about-town, often seen to frequent the best Defenses.

At one point, she could cast numerous buffs for her entire team, but now… now she can not.

Sadly, there was a Formation nerf, and Sif was a heavy loser in the subsequent crash.

Players sought to re-shuffle their squads and Sif was left out in the cold. However, she is not forgotten.

So let this synopsis forever bear witness to the brisk wind, which once flittered through her hair.

Note: I take no joy in Sif’s misfortune. I simply report the happenings.

Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Warrior

Empires and Puzzles, Valhalla Forever’s Best Heroes

I know-I know, where’s Kadilen (without Costume), Lord Loki, Thor, Gefjon!, Ratatoskr, and Salmon Loki?

You are welcomed to be my guest and make a case for them.

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19 Comments

  1. The issues with Heimdall is that
    1. he heals & then revives. If 5he specials would be in order of ‘revive first & then heal’, he would be much more; and
    2. the revive rate (@ 20%) is way too low.
    Point # 1 puts Alberich & Nadezdah way above Heimdall & Mother North.
    Btw, I hear M North’s costume rectifies this. If true, then M North is the gal.
    Just my take.

    1. Mother North’s Costume special from beta:
      Special Skill: Hyper Porridge

      Each fallen ally has a 55% chance to get revived with 15% HP.
      Summons an Elf Minion for each ally with 10% HP and 10% attack inherited from the caster.
      All allies regenerate 612 HP over 4 turns.

      1. Resurrect with 15% HP
      2. Minion generation
      3. Regenerate HP over time

      Sweet!

  2. I don’t have Bera and Lord Loki. BUT I do have all the other heroes, most of them twice. My #1 is definitely ALFRIKE. Awesome! When paired with Ariel Xnolphod and Seshat she becomes very fast. I run a team Alfrike Ludwig Xnolphod Ludwig Alfrike. Extremely agressive. My second would be HEIMDALL. Then GEFJON OCTROS and FRIGG.

  3. Frigg is #1 by a mile.
    Alfrike is useless outside of rush wars and tournaments.
    Bera and Freya are overrated. The age of minion makers is over. The damage heroes pump out nowadays is so high that a few minions tickling me doesn’t matter by comparison.

  4. I just dont see Alfrike being being number one, personally. For me, I think outside of anything VF, shes kind of easy to deal with. Very slow means there are a plethora of heroes that can take care of her before she fires. Id put her around 3rd, or 4th. I think Odin, Frigg, and Bera are all better heroes than her as a whole.

  5. I pulled Gefjon today, very lucky!

    But atm i don’t know if it’s better to keep emblems to her or give them to Penolite…

    CYA & THX

  6. Hey cynic, would you limit break Alfrike? I’d love to move her onto my defense team, but I just don’t know if the extra D is enough to keep her alive long enough to fire her special? I don’t have the benefit of owning any many boosting heroes to help her out. Other option is Freya.
    Like you, I think alfrike is pretty awesome. Just want to use these darned aethers wisely.
    Take it easy!

    1. If you can make it work on defense then I think it’s worth it.

      My position on LB is simple; If the hero is used frequently, then it makes sense to up the odds in your favour and LB them.

      My Raid team came first, especially those also used on defense.

      Good luck Nurglesgift!

  7. Your description of Frigg made my day ! lol That’s exactly what is it when you fight her.
    More generally, I find all S3 heroes very good excepted one or two of them (Baldur, Fenrir, Lady Loki would need some buff). I use Sif, Frigg, Lord Loki daily.

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