Tank question - For beginners


#1

Beginner question. To be a good tank do you need a high heart or shield number? Position central?


#2

Central position the tank.
Usually I think high shield is better, but it’s good to have both. Also stats don’t mean everything, the special is also important.


#3

It is not always stated, but tanks are defensive heroes when you use that term.

Wu was a tank for me early on because he was my first maxed 4*; however, he is seldom called a tank in general discussion.

Look at player guide section. The hero grades by anchor give a specific grade for tankish ability.


#4

I’m looking to start playing empire puzzle soon but what should I know first


#5

Guinevere. 20 characters


#6

@kennie_fluffball there’s a lot to read in the forums, probably the Player Guides and Gameplay & Tactics sections are particularly useful.

I would add this to your reading list for sure, maybe even the place to start: Advice for New Players, or "All the things I wish someone had told me when I first started."

Also recommended reading: What exactly is a Gacha? (Read before posting things about "unfair pulls")

Best of luck!


#7

What @EvilSmoothie said.

Generally the slower the mana speed, the more “survivability” the hero needs to be a good tank, which comes from defense + health (plus whatever the troop provides). But also consider what the special does - damage, healing, reflect, ???

A really general answer that I like, and use all the time, is… when you get more and more raid/war experience, a really good tank is one that you most hate to see on your opponents team (although this is partially colored by the particular makeup of your team)!


#8

I came across the following way of calculating ‘tankiness,’ which I continue to use because it works well for me. 2xDEF+HP (heart/life)= value of tank.

May the RNG gods smile on you!! :wink:


#9

In addition to @badassninjadad quoted Tankiness, you also need to think about the impact of the special. A sniper is rarely a good tank because it’s firing doesn’t shatter your hopes.

Please have a look at Anchor et al’s rankings, which has a column for defensive tank:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSF-s84Wp9lMfFJBizwJchbVGCCB53RCjwdBummfqpSWVHqoss3NBSgmbur3EehZgc0OupLoQRtgPzO/pubhtml


#10

Lots of money, paracetamol, xanax, and lots of patience. . Money to summon heroes, headache from RNG, xanax for waiting for months to get materials to ascend your heroes. A few new phone , the game can drive you into frustration and all you want to do is to break your handset.
So expect alot of fun…good luck


#11

This is a good calculation I was sent recently by @Lesley-annia

2xDEF+HP (heart/life)= value of tank.

Are you in an alliance - that could help you

Other good teaching alliances are available


#12

Oops sorry @badassninjadad . Just realised the calc I referenced came from you!

Note to self: pay more attention !


#13

Here!
And this …


#14

If you DONT spend a bunch you wont get far.


#15

Don’t fret @Annieb. :wink: The method of calculating ‘tankiness’ didn’t originally come from me. It came from one of our great posters out there, but I have no idea where or when i read it. It was some time ago but have found it a very useful metric for calculating which tank is most effective. Cheers, and good luck to you!


#16

Thanks a lot I appreciate it


#17

Thanks a lot I appreciate it and lol


#18

I didn’t mean to do lol sorry