MINION MADNESS IS HERE! Are you Ready for it?

MINION SUMMONER'S

Buddy, Delilah, Freya, Inari, Kvasir, Lady of the Lake, Mother North, Puss in Boots, Queen of Hearts, Red Hood, Rudolph, Santa Claus, Seshat, Telluria and Thoth-Amun!

Paired up together in multiples they can put some serious Minion Meat you will have to eat through before you even attempt to gnaw on dem Enemy Hero bones!

I'm already hearing "I'm working on my Minion Team", "My Minion War D is awesome...", "I love my Minions", etc.

The Hostile takeover of the Hero Mini Me's could potentially change the landscape of Empires & Puzzles hero selection as well how many of us are accustomed to playing!

Well, if that were to happen…What is the best way to address this potential small package problem?

MINION KILLERS!

Who the hell are they?

The Captain of Diamonds, Gobbler and yours Truly the goat herder: Grimble.

The three Amigos no one batted an eye at in terms of their potential until NOW. The potential in a single turn attack to exceed 3 thousand HP using a single hero! Immediate heath increases of 500 to 1 thousand HP or MORE for each of your left standing heroes.

Yeah, that’s Fkn big… the question is not do you have any of them, it is did you keep any of them?

Watch an info-packed ensemble produced by RaZoR which will briefly school you regarding minions, some of their makers and more importantly the takers of their precious little lives...

with SPECIAL GUEST: The Captain of Diamonds

Ejolly - RaZoR

@PapaHeavy @Ranvir @jinbatsu @RudoDewbie @nevarmaor @DoctorStrange @Guvnor
@Rigs @Ber @LucasDaoc

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I had a feeling this was coming, it seems to be arriving faster than I thought.

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I wouldn’t say no one saw this coming. The general consensus when Grimble was released is that he will most likely be much more useful when all the new minion heroes join the game but during december, he was just a little too nice at the time.

My question is for those who have Grimble maxed - are you happy that you did? Is he a game changer when you face off against heavy minion teams? I love the fact that he is a more reliable AoE version of Misandra but I don’t know if his attack is still just too weak even against heavy minion teams

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My Grimble is still only at 3/70 but then I’m still fairly low level and usually he’s facing non-levelled minion makers or teams that are close to my standard relatively. Already though, I’ve used him to great effect - in teams that are often more powerful than mine. He was my very first 5* so obviously I was going to keep and use him.

Certainly I don’t rely on him as a hitter but with other purple heroes coming up that he can link to, I’m looking forward to getting that final tabard so I can see what he can really do.

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I haven’t leveled Grumble yet, but I do have Captain and Gobbler maxed. Grumble will get there, but other heroes keep cutting the line in front of him (Looking at you, JF, Telly, and Vela)

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Unfortunately I haven’t pulled any of these minion eaters. Even in low diamond where I reside I am starting to see more minion-heavy defenses. That significantly slows down the raid as it now takes two special hits to kill a weakened foe, one to get rid of the minion. I am now almost always using two healers when raiding just to increase my survivability.

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He’s my only purple 5 star so i maxed him in jan. When he goes off he’s sweet, but i find his special vs minion heroes is unreliable: it’s overkill, or too slow. Maybe 10% of the time it goes off and changes the match.

I didn’t chase him so I’m not disappointed, but i feel like he’s too unreliable to be a real counter for minion spam. Maybe different if/when i give him emblems and he gets even tankier but I don’t know

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The question now becomes which do I want more from Atlantis? Proteus or Gobbler? :laughing: :thinking:

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The first Atlantis’s and Wonderland I played I fed Gobbler and CaptD to heroes I had a greater need for, like Lianna and Alice, but recently, I made a point of stashing one of each of them away. I also picked up a Grimble when he came out. I haven’t done much to level up any of them though; 1/23, 1/7, 2/23. Grimble will probably make the 3/70 lounge for a while before grabbing tabards, since Kageburado has first dibs.
My minion Makers are coming along ok though, as I have 7 of the makers mentioned

The implication being that a minion eater is better than say a good AOE to clear the minions out? I would like to see the the results of serious testing on that. The minion eaters I have seen don’t do much when they fire even when the minions are up (except get rid of the minions).

This I’ve been waiting for. I knew we were heading here which is why I have my Grimbles, CoD and Gobbler sitting in my roster. Guess I should start working on them.

But after I finish my other ongoing projects provided RNGesus doesn’t decide to have mercy on me and drop one of my great wants on my lap.

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Great post.
I myself have been lucky enough to be playing with two maxed Delilahs for a looong time, so minion hell it is, exactly as you said.

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Love to here the feedback from the users of these heroes of any good synergies they have found. Telluria is definitely punishing and I have been pairing her with puss and boots to great effect.

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Question. Sorry to take over the thread but i have noticed with Telly that i can only have 3 minions at a time. What happens to the minions you build after 3?

If you can only have 3 at a time why would anyone want to use more than 2 minion maker heroes on their D team. It would be overkill after 3 IMO and a waste.

I however do have captain of diamonds and gobbler. Have yet to level gobbler but have the cap at 4/70. Haven’t used him once yet and not sure if i will unless i am using mono blue.

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That’s the HotM I wanted the most @DoctorStrange, Telluria. More than half my alliance pulled both her and Vela and I have this here rock :joy:
But It is what it is. I’d like to hear how these minion eaters do as well. Like mentioned above leveling a minion eater over an AOE hero may or may not make sense.

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@FroggyRay after taking Cap for a ride - not only was it fun as hell in planning (to keep him alive - which honestly wasn’t as hard as I thought) but Finley is my fav Hero to watch attack and to kill, and Capt I believe was the model for Finley, without doubt.

If I had Grimble still (literally ate the last one days ago) - he would immediately be in my leveling plan (actually he would be NEXT DARK for ascension) unless I can justify another reset for Quintis Costumed (who I’m told isn’t a great tank due to his defensive weakness). My 3rd Seshat would be great but the joy of Minion slaying by far would outweigh it. DARK is the power in this game IMO - and that would be where I want my minion killer (especially one that KILLS ALL) - now the small mana gains I can not currently quantify, I suspect they could be HUGE. On card Gobbler looks like an absolute BEAST especially with the potential healing power of a GOD and the destructive capabilities of the GOD of the GODS…

I wish Gobbler was Dark, as based on its card - I can easily quantify his potential.

Fortunately I do have Capt - and for this very reason I will class him for some extra staying power (when I get side swiped or I’m caught with my pants down) - ICE i personally classify as 2nd in line of power (likely in a tie with Fire).

In testing my new Defense, my new Raiding team and truly learning multiple ways to take out TELLURIA, the most successful Hero pairing against me was the TELLURIA & FREYA (A deadly Minion Combo)

Enough of my BS, best success to all of you.

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I just had to know…

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THE LIST (Courtesy of the Hero Utility)
I placed their Minion Basic stats in place of their name header.

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Nice I may need to start my grimble sooner than later. Waiting to hear feedback on a green tank war which was completely not even thought of until just this month. Times have changed for sure glad to see heroes coming of the bench for some use.

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