Valhalla / Season 3 Hero – Lady Loki
Special Skill: Trickster’s Malice
- Takes all dispellable status ailments from all allies and randomly casts them on all enemies.
- Deals 150% damage to all enemies.
- Deals additional 8% damage per transferred status ailment, up to 278% damage in total.
Lady Loki Hero Review:
Firstly lets take a look at what considers as “dispellable status ailments”. Since there is already a comprehensive list out there, you may refer to it yourself.
Now that we have got that covered, we quickly go through the most common status ailments.
- Mana generation reduction (telluria)
- Water damage (vela)
- Fire damage (gravemaker, jean-francois)
- Blind (drake fong and many others)
Given their prevalence in the defense team (as of now), it is quite realistic to assume that Lady Loki will be able to dispel at least 1.5 status ailments per ally on activation of her special (7-8). This gives about a 190% damage on her special skill. (To hit the 278% damage cap will require you to transfer 16 status ailments. That is 4 per ally, Lady loki herself is not included.)
For that maximum effect to occur, that would be quite rare. Usually you will want to activate Lady’s Loki’s special once there is any status ailment on your allies, to reduce the amount of damage, or to increase the effectiveness of your heroes. (especially if it is water damage or fire damage).
At 182% damage + status ailments afflicted on to enemy heroes + average speed is already quite good for a special skill.
That being said, do note that Zimthika and Lady Loki are very similar in their special skills. I personally prefer Zimthika over Lady Loki because a faster mana speed results in a higher consistency of use. Afterall, the main thing is removing the status ailments from your hero, have the status ailments transferred to the enemy hero is simply a bonus.
Lady Loki in Offensive raids
Is Lady Loki effective versus Telluria tanks? Given the prevalence of GTV (Gravemaker, telluria, vela) combo, how well does Lady Loki do?
In all honesty, that combination is really quite annoying to break, and Lady Loki’s special might have just enough firepower.
When you manage to transfer the DoT + mana generation reduction, the defending team will have a Heal over time effect active. You won’t be able to outright kill them with Lady Loki. However, this means that you require significantly lesser tiles or another snipe to break the formation.
Secondly, when facing the GTV combo – status ailment cures never seem enough. (Or rather it’s because you will want at least off color status ailment cures. If you can’t kill telluria with tiles, you can at least out heal the DOT that Gravemaker and Vela bring.) A third status ailment cure + Damage dealer is ALWAYS welcome.
Overall, Lady Loki can be used against a variety of defending teams, given how there is almost ALWAYS some sort of status debuff in the defending team.
Lady Loki in Defense
Lady Loki’s special is a lot more unreliable in defense. Being unable to control when Lady Loki activates her special makes it easy for the attacking player to play around Lady Loki.
Definitely not recommended – there are many other Fire heroes that can be placed on your defending team.
Lady Loki against Titans
Lady Loki does not have any significant effect that maximizes your titan scores.
Lady Loki is a generic red hero in this aspect (for tile damage)
Lady Loki Hero Grade/Rating
Titan – B
Offence – A+
Defence Tank – C
Defence Flank – B
Defence Wing – C
Defense Overall – C
Tournaments Rush Attack – A
Tournaments Buff Booster – C
Tournaments Bloody Attack – B