Empires and Puzzles Vela

Review updated to reflect the 31 August 2020 Changes to Vela:

  • Vela: Direct Damage decreased from 150% to 130%. Deals extra damage against Fire removed.
  • All Fire enemies get -34% attack for 4 turns changed to All enemies get -34% attack for 3 turns.
  • Water damage duration decreased from 4 turns to 3 turns, damage per turn stays the same.

Hero of the Month : Vela

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Attack 743 | Defense 729 | HP 1303
Class: Druid
Resist: Minions – The Hero has an innate ability to resist incoming negative effects and damage from minions.
Element: Ice
Special: Aquatic Outbreak
Mana Speed : Fast (8 tiles)

  • Deals 130% damage to all enemies.
  • All enemies receive 156 damage over 3 turns
  • All enemies get -34% attack for 4 turns
  • Element Link gives all Ice allies +10% critical chance for 6 turns. This effect can’t be dispelled.

Vela Hero Review

Vela is extremely similar to Zeline. The differences being their element, and the damage over time, and debuff.

Overall Vela has better stats, and better buffs than Zeline.

Vela in Offense

After the 31 August 2020 balance changes to Vela and Zeline have pretty much the same effect.

Both heroes perform a somewhat support role as their damage is not really significant enough to contribute to the fight.

Read more about setting up your teams for offensive raids here.

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.

Despite the changes in the reduction of damage, Vela still makes a very potent flank hero.

She is able to buy time for you tank hero to activate a few more times (by reducing the attacker’s attack) and to soften the attackers for your snipers to take them out.

Specifically, the changes made on 31/aug does not take away vela’s capability to be a flank hero, but makes it such that vela is a suitable tank for any hero (apart from telluria).

Read more about setting up your teams for raid defense here.

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)

Guide to Titan Fights

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
Overall A

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