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Except for tiles, and minions, all attacks are colorless
Because of 5* heroes with emblems and the attack stat soft cap, this team is no longer viable. See Elo rating deflation.
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Reflect Damage ability
A lot of players think reflect damage is a defense buff.
Obakan & Cyprian are not defense heroes but attack heroes and I will explain how.
The stronger their opponents- raid, quest bosses, titans- the harder the enemy hits them and the higher their reflect damage.
Since defense stat is non- linear, an ally +10% defense buff is better than an enemy-10% attack debuff. This also means doubling defense has a higher impact than doubling attack. But for a reflect damage hero, lowering its defense stat ( many enemies do this, very common on Season 1 map) results in a substantial increase in incoming AND reflected damage.
4* versus 5*
A 4* 4.70’s lower defense stat versus a 5* 4.80 is usually a disadvantage but with reflect damage it becomes an advantage.
4* Hansel’s Special skill defense buff
Hansel does not have reflect damage ( Cyprian covers Rigard and Tiburtus) but his fast mana speed and huge special skill defense buff is a very nice substitute.
Rigard - boring but effective
Rigard is average mana speed ( fastest for a “Heal all allies” until rumored blue 5* Ariel ), immediate 42% heal is strongest in the game ( will scale with increased HP from classes - as will minions- unlike Heal Over Time ), cleanses all allies of any DOT or mana reduction debuffs.
Tiburtus - Improved Ramming Pulverizer
Ramming Pulverizer is one of the most powerful special skills in the game ( see defense debuff above ) and lasts an insanely long 6 turns.
Tiburtus is the only Ramming Pulverizer hero with Pierce - from his Ranger class- giving him an improved Ramming Pulverizer ( see Notes).
Purple and Yellow are weird
Obakan & Cyprian’s physical attacks do double damage against yellow and they take more damage from yellow so their reflect damage does more damage to yellow while bypassing the yellow enemy’s defense stat ( Guinevere’s high defense, low attack does not help her against these two heroes).
Since Cyprian’s reflect damage covers Rigard and Tiburtus, both purple, this effect is magnified.
5* yellows do not have reflect damage.
Accuracy debuff- friend and foe
As far as I know, reflect damage is immune to accuracy debuff ( both enemy like Solar beam AND ally like Gambler’s Stance) which is 5* yellows most fearsome ability and very common on yellow bosses and titans.
Fast mana speed mana control
Hansel’s mana control takes care of purple enemy Rigard, or Kunchen, as long as Rigard’s mana shield does not proc.
Fast mana speed special defense buff & mana control
Splash damage - my favorite
Her raid/ war defense team is all 5* Heroes. Many of her titan teams are mono color, 4-1 or 3-1-1 with a mix of 4* and 5* heroes. But in a pinch, she can always pull out her Cyprian team and do substantial damage.
The cherry on top of this sundae, Obakan was the first hero Gryphonkit summoned from her Legendary training ( and my favorite Classic purple 5* hero. Which I still do not have).