Marjana and Marjana Costume Empires and Puzzles Hero Review

Marjana Costume was introduced in Empires and Puzzles in January 2021, and became one of the most anticipated of the final round of Empires and Puzzles Season 1 costumes. Regular Marjana was criticized because her relatively low base attack stat made her the weakest hitting of the Season 1 fast snipers. Despite that even Season 1 Marjana is very popular because she still hits hard, and her rogue talent makes her an excellent defense team hero.

Costume Marjana Stats and Special Skill:

Base Stats:
Attack Defense Health
763 704 1499

  • Power: 795
  • Mana speed: Fast
  • Class: Wizard
  • Element: Red / Fire
  • Origin: Costume Chamber
  • Level: 5* Legendary
Special Skill: Lava Blast
  • Deals 358% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies.
  • The target and nearby enemies get -54% defense against Fire for 3 turns
  • All Ice enemies get -34% attack for 3 turns

Original Marjana Stats and Special Skill:

Marjana Empires & Puzzles Hero
Base Stats:
Attack Defense Health
669 712 1404
  • Power: 755
  • Mana speed: Fast
  • Class: Rogue
  • Element: Red / Fire
  • Origin: Season 1
  • Level: 5* Legendary
Special Skill: Magma Smash
  • Deals 458% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies.
  • The target receives 300 damage over 6 turns.

Original Marjana + Costume Bonus Stats and Special Skill:

Base Stats:
Attack Defense Health
702 748 1544

Special Skill: Magma Smash
  • Deals 458% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies.
  • The target receives 300 damage over 6 turns.

Costume Marjana Review:

The costume version of Marjana presents an interesting option for titan attack teams. She brings a powerful elemental defense down of -54% defense against fire attacks. For red mono titan attack teams against green/nature titans, this is a powerful addition, as Marjana is the first red 5* hero with that power. 

For raid and war attacks, the elemental defense down also is powerful if you are stacking reds, for example against a green tank on the opposing team. 

For defense teams, Costume Marjana also will be effective due to the attack debuff she fires on blue/ice enemies. That combined with her fast speed and decent amount of damage can work well on defense. Her relatively low defense base stat makes her weaker as a tank, but she can perform well on flank or wing. However, counterbalancing that defense base stat is the attack debuff Marjana hits blue enemies with.

Regular Marjana with the costume bonus also can be very effective. Her high base defense and health stats make her a good wing or flank on defense teams. In addition her high damage sniper damage makes her perhaps more desirable than even her costume version for defense. Because of this, a lot of players will continue to use regular Marjana with the costume bonus on defense instead of costume Marjana.

Marjana With Costume Grading:

  • Attack: A
  • Overall Defense: A
    • Tank: B+
    • Flank: A
    • Wing: A-
  • Titans: A+
  • Raid Tournaments:
    • Rush: A
    • Buff Booster: A
    • Bloody Battle: A+
Overall Marjana Costume Rating: A+
What do you think of Marjana's Costume? Do you think she should be rated an "A" or an "A+". I consider her borderline and for her initial ranking have opted for A+ due to her great benefit on titan attacks and value on bloody battle tournaments.

Comments

Ronaldo said…
Thanks for the review. Looking forward to get her in the next Costume portal!!!!!
Telly said…
@Ronaldo, good luck with that! I'm looking forward to pulling her as well, mwahaha.
Anonymous said…
I got her... my first 5* costume. So stoked. She will replace falcon on my red team. Already got her noded half way
Telly said…
Nice pull, and nice 1st costume!
wahoojay1 said…
I got really lucky last month and got Marjana's costume and Gefjon...torn as to who should be on the defense team.
Telly said…
That's not a bad choice to have! I think it's a toss-up. On my defense, I think Marjana-C would work better, but that all depends on the heroes you have around her. Tough choice. Which are you going to choose?
Unknown said…
She have only simple attack. (fail)
Und ratting without costume?
Telly said…
You can find my grading of uncostumed Marjana at All Heroes: https://allheroes.eu/index.php?hero=Marjana