This post was last updated onThe latest Hero of the Month in Empires & Puzzles is Bai Yeong, the Holy Ranger full of Danger. You can only obtain the Hero of the Month via the Epic Hero Summon, Elemental Summon, or Event Summons. Each summons grants a 1.3% chance for a bonus summons for the Hero of the Month (HotM). But how good is Bai Yeong, and are they worth spending those hard-earned gems to obtain?
Bai Yeong has good base statsCompared to the previous Holy HotM, Malosi, Bai Yeong has better base stats across the board:
Bai Yeong’s Special Skill in Empires & PuzzlesBai Yeong’s Special Skill primarily does 3 things:
- Miss Chance
- Healing Decrease
Elemental Link and SpeedThe two things we haven’t considered about Bai Yeong’s Special Skill are their Elemental Link and its Speed. Elemental Link has been a staple for HotM Heroes for a while now. In addition, Elemental Link is the most obvious example of Power Creep in Empires & Puzzles. When they first came out, HotM Heroes didn’t even have an Elemental link. After a while, they gain 5 or 10% Attack or Defence buffs for Heroes of the same element. Bai Yeong grants a +30% Defence buff to all Holy allies for 4 turns. This is a really significant boost, even if it only affects Bai Yeong. Bai Yeong’s Special Skill is Fast speed. This means it takes 8 tiles (excluding mana increase bonuses) to charge the Special Skill. In a Match-3 game, each multiple of 3 is a break-point for achieving things. In many cases, Fast (8 tiles) is as good as a Very Fast (6.5 tiles) Special Skill as they both require 3 matches to charge. With most of Bai Yeong’s status effects lasting 2 turns, it’s important you have their Special Skill charged when you need it. While Fast is often as good as Very Fast, I feel that Bai Yeong should have a Very Fast Speed to make it more possible to charge in the 2 turns that the effects last.
Bai Yeong’s Special Skill summaryIt seems like Small Giant have sacrificed a lot of power in exchange for a huge miss chance for Bai Yeong. But as it only lasts 2 turns it feels very lackluster. From their Special Skill, Bai Yeong seems suited to be an Offensive brawler rather than anything else. Decent Damage and Reduced Healing suggests they aren’t a finisher, but someone who sets up finishers. Miss Chance and the Elemental Link Defence buff are more defensive, but also pull in this brawler direction.
Bai Yeong is a Ranger for some reasonNote: We are ignoring the relative strength of Classes and assuming all Classes are equally useful for this argument. Given that we’ve just established Bai Yeong feels like an offensive brawler, you’d expect a class that allows them to keep brawling would make sense. Making sure they can use their Special Skill (Monk / Cleric / Fighter) would be fantastic. An ongoing effect of their own (Barbarian / Druid / Paladin) would make a lot of sense. But Bai Yeong is a Ranger, which can bypass enemy defenses.
Bai Yeong’s innate resistance in Empires & PuzzlesRecently, every HotM has had an Innate Resistance, meaning they can never be affected by certain debuffs. Small Giant tries to make these as unique as possible, but I can only assume with Bai Yeong that they are running out of ideas. It is a bit confusing. Bai Yeong’s has Innate Resistance against Status Ailments from Minions. Think about that for a second.
This is what this Innate Resistance DOESN’T do:
- Remove Minions
- Avoid Damage from Minions
- Prevent Mana Removal from Minions
- Block Buffs from Minions
- Stop Minions from removing other Minions
Kvasir’s minions apply the following effects:
- The target receives 14 Poison Damage over 2 turns.
- The target can’t receive new Minions for 4 turns.
To clarify, for this Innate Resistance to be useful, two things have to be true:
- Your Opponent is using Kvasir
- You are using Heroes which can give Bai Yeong minions
Is Bai Yeong worth trying for?All things considered; Bai Yeong in Empires & Puzzles is a brawler aiming to weaken your enemies for your main Damage dealers to finish. They feel like a split hero, having both effects which keep your enemy’s health low, and also affects which prevent them from killing your heroes. Bai Yeong is a Jack-of-all-trades, which is useful for your first few Legendary Heroes, but not once you have multiple Legendries of each element. If Bai Yeong is your first Legendary, they’re excellent. They have a diverse skill set so they will always do something in any team you put them in. But if they are your 2nd or 3rd Holy Legendary, they probably aren’t worth leveling. While they will always do something, they’ll almost never do everything – their effects are just too split up. I would suggest saving your gems for more impressive Heroes if you are specifically searching for HotM Heroes. If you were planning to spend your gems anyway, Bai Yeong is a nice bonus, but they shouldn’t be the main draw.
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