Review updated to reflect the 19 May 2020 Nerf to Vela:
- Amount of extra Water damage to Fire enemies reduced.
- Attack ailment to all Fire enemies reduced from -54% to -34%.
Hero of the Month : Vela
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Attack 743 | Defense 729 | HP 1303
Resist: Minions – The Hero has an innate ability to resist incoming negative effects and damage from minions.
Special: Aquatic Outbreak
Mana Speed : Fast (8 tiles)
- Deals 150% damage to all enemies.
- All enemies receive 208 damage over 4 turns
- All Fire enemies get -34% attack for 4 turns
- Deals extra damage against Fire
- Element Link gives all Ice allies +10% critical chance for 6 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.
Vela Hero Review
Apart from the selective status ailments against Fire enemies, Vela has additional damage, better stats, and better buffs than Zeline
Vela in Offense
Vela excels when the opponent has extensive Fire heroes in their defence (2-3 Fire heroes). Otherwise, Vela will only be doing little damage (150% compared to Kadilen @ 190%) and some water damage with her special. You would be better off bringing any other Ice heroes if you are facing a rainbow team with a Fire Tank
However, when you do find the right situation for Vela, she will wreck havoc on your opponents.
Vela in Defense
Vela does not fit into the tank position too well because she has relatively less tanky stats.
However, she can be built to be in a tank position because her druid talent can somewhat provide a mini-heal to her. She is also able to significantly weaken your opponents such that your snipers will be able to take out your enemies with ease.
Vela fits in the Flank/wing position where by you your tank and/or flank heroes promote the opponent to bring Fire heroes in their offensive raids. An example would be :
Vela | Nature | Fire | Nature | Any Element
Nature | Vela | Nature | any element | any element set up.
The idea behind such a defence is that a your opponent will want to double or even triple up Red heroes to be able to tank out your tank and flank position quickly.
Vela would punish them for such a set up and make it difficult for your enemies to play around.
Vela VS Titans
Vela helps with suitability against Titans, and the bonus critical chance to your Ice heroes also add a significant amount of tile damage.
Overall, not a must for titans, but viable to use against titans. (Unlike Grimble)
Vela Review After Nerf
Overall they have made vela less punishing against Red heroes (and enemies). This does not impact vela’s offensive capabilities or titan fights as much.
However it does make a difference in raid defense, mainly that vela is less punishing against red heroes, especially when the attacking team has a bad board.
Overall Vela is still highly viable for defense and offense and titan fights. Still well deserving of her A grading.
Vela Hero Rating / Grading:
Offence – B
Defence Wing – B
Defence Flank – A
Defence Tank – A
Titan – A
Tournaments Bloody Battle – A+
Tournaments Rush Attack – A
Tournaments Buff Booster – A