Heroes of the Month - Empires and Puzzles HOTM Complete List and Ranking

This is a list of each Hero of the Month - HOTM - in Empires & Puzzles, since Hel was first released in June 2017.  I've also included a ranking each HOTM with a preliminary grade. If I made any clear errors or omitted any of the HOTMs, let me know.

One trend I am seeing is that the older heroes of the month are starting to feel a bit dated, in terms of their base stats. The more recent, on average, are coming in with higher stats. Still some of the older HOTM are great, like Hel, Delilah, Zeline, Zimkitha and Drake Fong. Gravemaker is starting to feel a bit dated, and in raids is not shining like he formerly did, now that more powerful HOTMs are coming out, such as Telluria or Vela. Same with Alberich, who now is more easily beaten when he's on a defense.  

What do you think?

Gravemaker getting outdated?

Heroes of the Month Grading and Complete List:

2017 HOTM

HOTM Date Grade
Hel Jun-17 A
Athena Jul-17 A
Ares Aug-17 C+
Musahi Sep-17 B+
Alberich Oct-17 B
Thoth-Amun Nov-17C-
Perseus Dec-17 C

2018 HOTM

HOTM Date Grade
Natalya Jan-18 B+
Zeline Feb-18 A+
Delilah Mar-18 A
Aeron Apr-18 D
Alasie May-18 A+
Gravemaker Jun-18 A
Gregorion Jul-18 B+
Drake Fong Aug-18 A+
Khiona Sep-18 B
Aegir Oct-18 B+
Zimkitha Nov-18 A+
Evelyn Dec-18 A

2019 HOTM

HOTM Date Grade
Onatel Jan-19 A
Kunchen Feb-19 A
Frida Mar-19 B+
Anzogh Apr-19 B
Margaret May-19 B
Ranvir Jun-19 B
Seshat Jul-19 A+
Miki Aug-19 A+
Grazul Sep-19 B
Kingston Oct-19 A+
Neith Nov-19 B
Grimble Dec-19 C+

2020 HOTM

HOTM Date Grade
Vela Jan-20 B
Jean-Francois Feb-20 A
Telluria Mar-20 A
Malosi Apr-20 B+
Clarissa May-20 A
Raffaele Jun-20 B
Noor Jul-20 D
Zocc Aug-20 B
Bai Yeong Sep-20 B-
Zulag Oct-20C-
Glenda Nov-20 B+
Reuben Dec-20B

2021 HOTM

HOTM Date Grade
Bertila Jan-21 B
Ureaeus         Feb-21A-
Malicna Mar-21B
Frosth Apr-21 B
Yang Mai May-21C+
Elradir June-21B+

HOTM Hero Cards And Grades

I have moved all the hero cards for each Hero of the Month over to All Heroes, which I keep updated - Heroes of the Month.  

One note about hero cards that you may see floating around:  Be careful in relying on the stats in the hero cards, because they may have changed with buffs or nerfs.  For example, Margaret received a buff in May 2020, adding a 3-target damage and an increase in her minimum dodge: 
  • Deals 150% damage to the target and nearby enemies added.
  • Increased minimum dodge probability from 20% to 30%.
So she's now much better than she once was. BE CAREFUL of outdated comments or reviews you may find floating around the Internet because of that. The same is true of a number of heroes that have been buffed, or nerfed, people's comments on them may now be outdated. Here, I update the ratings / grades at All Heroes after each round of buffs/nerfs. In addition, for the more in-depth reviews I have done here for most recent heroes, I go back and update the reviews after each nerf/buff.