January 2021 Calendar - Empires and Puzzles Quests and Events

It is a new year, and this is the calendar for January 2021. Last year was pretty good in the game, with some interesting new events and heroes. Hopefully the Telluria-Vela rebalancing bruhaha never will be repeated! 

The major events and quests in Empires and Puzzles for the month are listed below. As usual, the quest dates vary a lot, so approximate dates for the major quests are given in this calendar. Major quests are drop unfarmable ascension items in the last two stages, so you don't want to miss them. This calendar is updated as additional information comes out.

Jan. 1  Bertila is introduced as the January 2021 HOTM. She is a green/nature slow mana speed attack-attack-on-everyone damage dealer and cleanser / ailment caster. See the full Bertila Review.

Jan. 1-4  Santa's Challenge event continues.  

Jan. 1-12  Path of Valor 6 continues from December.

Jan. 1  Farholme Pass 1 (Tome of Tactics).

Jan. 7-9  Atlantis Rising.
  • Featured Heroes of the Month with grades:
    • Kunchen - A slow mana purple tank, with a powerful heal and defense down special skill, making this hero a great tank and support hero. Rating: A.
    • Jean-Francois - A good fast mana AoE damage dealer, with the added benefit that protects team from defense down ailments. Rating: A.
  • Featured Atlantis Heroes with grades:
    • Ursena - Purple damage dealer, and one of the best heroes in the game. Rating: A+.
    • Inari - Quirky high tile damage yellow, with a dodge special skill. Interesting synergy with ninja heroes. Rating: Rating B.
  • View the 4 featured heroes for the November Atlantis Rises in All Heroes: Compare Kunchen, Jean-Francois, Ursena, Inari.
Jan. 10  Shiloh Desert (Poison Darts) (appx. date).

January 14-18  Pirates of Corellia.

Jan. 18-20   Masquerade Costume Event, featuring 25 new costumes. The new costumes were delayed to January from December. I have listed all the costumes in the event guide).

Jan. 18 - March 9  Path of Valor 7 begins.

Jan. 20  Morlovia Quest (Royal Tabbard) (appx. date).

Jan. 21-25  Tavern of Legends (HOTM that are over year old).

Jan. 23-24 Mythic Titans Event #2 (appx. date). 

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1  Valhalla Summons Event with Thor the featured Season 3 Valhalla hero.

Jan. 30 Farholme Pass 2 (Damascus Blade) (appx. date).

TBD:  Farholme Pass 1 (Tome of Tactics), Shiloh Desert (Poison Darts), Morlovia (Royal Tabbard).