Leonidas and Leonidas Costume Empires and Puzzles Hero Review

Leonidas Costume was introduced into the Costume portal of Empires and Puzzles in January 2021, and became one of the most anticipated of the final round of Empires and Puzzles Season 1 costumes. The original Leonidas had an interesting skill set, but was viewed as mediocre, so was not used much by upper level players. However, the costume version of this hero undoubtedly has made him a lot more popular, especially for titan hits.

Costume Leonidas Stats and Special Skill:

Base Stats:
Attack Defense Health
749 773 1347

  • Power: 793
  • Mana speed: Average
  • Class: Barbarian
  • Element: Yellow / Holy
  • Origin: Costume Chamber
  • Level: 5* Legendary
Special Skill: Spartan Charge
  • Deals 390% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies.
  • The target and nearby enemies get -54% against Holy for 4 turns.
  • All Dark enemies get -34% attack for 4 turns.

Original Leonidas Stats and Special Skill:

Original Leonidas Hero Card Empires and Puzzles

Base Stats:
Attack Defense Health
731 718 1221
  • Power: 752
  • Mana speed: Average
  • Class: Monk
  • Element: Yellow / Holy
  • Origin: Season 1
  • Level: 5* Legendary
Special Skill: Spartan Cleave
  • Deals 365% damage to the target.
  • Reduces the mana of the target by 40%.
  • Heals the caster for 75% of damage dealt.

Original Leonidas + Costume Bonus Stats and Special Skill:

Base Stats:
Attack Defense Health
768 754 1343

Special Skill: Spartan Cleave
  • Deals 365% damage to the target.
  • Reduces the mana of the target by 40%.
  • Heals the caster for 75% of damage dealt.

Costume Leonidas Review:

The costume for Leonidas is a substantial upgrade over the original. The original Leonidas did have a good special skill set, but at average speed his damage done was too low to make him desired for either attack or defense, as players advanced in the game. However, Costume Leonidas is a different story. Finally he is the yellow elemental defense down hero, providing an ailment of -54% defense attacks from yellow/holy. That makes Leonidas great to bring along to titan attacks against purple titans. Bring a yellow mono team and once Costume Leo fires, the hits on the purple titans double. 

For raid and war attacks, the elemental defense down also is powerful if you are bringing yellow heroes to the attack, for example against a purple / dark tank on the opposing team. Likewise all dark enemies get a -34% attack ailment for four turns. 

For defense teams, Costume Leonidas also will be effective due to the attack ailment on purple enemies. This makes Costume Leonidas a potential option for tank or flank on defense.

Regular Leonidas with the costume bonus also gets a nice boost in his base stats. However, for all purposes, the costume version of this hero seems like a better choice.

Leonidas With Costume Grading:

  • Attack: A
  • Overall Defense: B+
    • Tank: B+
    • Flank: A
    • Wing: B
  • Titans: A+
  • Raid Tournaments:
    • Rush: A+
    • Buff Booster: A-
    • Bloody Battle: B+
Overall Leonidas Costume Rating: A
What do you think of the costume for Leonidas? Do you think he should get a higher grade due to the elemental defense debuff on titans?

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