I couldn’t wait for an in-depth review to show just how diverse this new hero Bera can be. She is incredibly dynamic and plays extremely well into the new minion meta, once again proving that team composition is everything. Minions open up a whole new world of strategy play, we’re not limited heavy direct damage as a primary strategy. Instead, we can focus on synergies between peripheral special skills such as defense down, attack boosts or riposte paired with an optimum minion madness team to take out any OP defense.
This is nothing but a brief video showing how important she is in the new world of minions. Bera finds the sweet spot of not being 100% a plug-in-play hero but also not so limited as what some consider a niche hero.
Her abilities can be leverage with other existing special skills such as:
- Damage over time (DoT)
- High minion defense buffer (20%)
- High attack minion attack (20%) + further 120% boost when paired with Freya
- Negate further minion spawns from target
Use Bera to counter heroes such as Telluria and Freya on defense to prevent them from spawning new minions. This removes the hp boost and further attack from the defense. Exposing them to your own onslaught.
Bera and Freya are a match made in minion heaven. Use them together whenever possible.
Stack Bera with other DoT heroes. The constant DoT from Bera where not huge it still eats away at the defense non-stop. Stacked with other DoTs plus other minion attack and the damage can be HUGE.
Add defense down whenever possible, specially when pairing Bera/Freya. Freya’s minion boost + defense down debuff means you can sneak in hundreds of hp damage each turn. It will be enough to finish off several heroes regularly.
Given that minions are spawned left to right and the right most minion always being pushed off when new ones are spawned, time your minions right to prioritize and protect Bera’s own minions for perpetual minion prevention as well as damage over time. Try to maintain Bera’s minions sandwiched between other minions for protection. Order of minions matters. Spawn other minions first before Beras to help ensure her minions are always on.
There’s several other nuances that make Bera one of my favorite new heroes, we’ll leave those for another time. Until then. Happy raiding…