Hero Reports (LEADERBOARD) | Data Extracted:01/16/2019

Data is extracted from the Top 100 LEADERBOARD Players. The Date and Time of the sampling is Random. The process takes many passes and cycles as players are included in the Top-100 only after remaining present for 10 minutes or longer. This ensures the right teams and players are being recorded - as many with a lucky roll can make it in for a couple seconds and are immediately bounced out never to return!

1) Top 15 Used Heroes (This does include duplicates on a team) D = Defensive Grade. O = Offensive Grade. GPAb = GPA Blend of the D + O.
2) 5 Stars Not Used Only including Legendary Heroes as including Epic would make for a long list and not really provide any insight.
3) Top 5 Alliances Defined as the Alliances with the most # of members present in the Top-100 during a RADOM collection date and time! If the number of members present is a tie, it's sorted by Alliance name alphabetically (This method identifies the more active LEADERBOARD participants for the period).
4) Most Duplicated Hero (A Hero gets 1 'vote' for each instance they are included 2 or more times on a players LEADERBOARD team)
5) Hero Pos Top 5 (ea Type) This adds the Left/Right Rear positions together, the Left/Right Flank positions together, and the Stand alone Center position. The Report then identifies the Top 5 for these 3 sets of data.
6) Hero Pos Top 5 (multi Type) This includes the Top 5 Heroes being used in more than one position - by the total in all Positions (so a True Top-5 Hero could be replaced in this data set).
7) ***NOTICE*** HERO GRADE/GPA CHANGE - This is now available within the review itself using a visual excerpt from the Hero Utility.
8) Top-100 EPIC Hero Appearances - It is VERY UNLIKELY that there is data in this extract anymore (or very rare).

Empires & Puzzles - Top 15 Heroes Used

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Star Heroes Not Used

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Alliances

Empires & Puzzles - Most Duplicated Hero

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Heroes Each Positions

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Heroes Multi Positions

Empires & Puzzles - Top-100 EPIC Hero Appearances

In regards to Rare Heroes - they will never be found in the LEADERBOARD data. There are enough players with a fully ascended Legendary team.
It is becoming more and more rare that EPICS's are included in these teams.

Data Archives

The Period in Review: Jan 07 - Jan 16


Top-100 Players

The continued increase in team variant positioning and compilations this period is significant. The pool of acceptable 'substitute' Heroes for their long-term counter-parts of the Top-5 has expanded. Changes have been evolving for the last several data extractions. There have been back to back lows in the Top-5 and a drop even in Gravemaker's numbers.

TROPHY RANGE: 2,629 to 3,020 (both a lower and higher bound than last sample)
TROOP RANGE (MIN*): 01 to 29 (Avg 13.03)
TROOP RANGE (MAX): 10 to 30 (Avg 19.37)

This is the first sample that includes player Troop level range tracking.

*Measuring min range as there are a good amount of stacked element teams. Troops for most players, currently have high degrees of maturity variation levels.

Alliances - Current


Alliances - Cumulative

Having the most qualified members present within the current sampling period


Having the most qualified members present since July 2018 (periods summed)

The Top-5 Alliances
1) Inviolable
2) Go Rin No Sho
3) MNA
4) Moon & Star
5) Oceano Pacifico

The Top Player
Alliance: MNA
Trophies: 3,020


The Top-5 Alliances
1) Crystal Palace
2) Seven Days Departed
3) Aggressive
4) Blazing Dawn
5) Seven Days Fermented

The Top Player
Player: Zero*
Present: 14 of 23 (61%)
Ranks Summed: 145 (Avg Rank: 10.36)

* uclapack in 13 of 23

The DaRkNeSs is RISING

3,269 is the HIGHEST OF ALL TIME (TROPHY COUNT SCORE in regards to v17/18 of the game). Yes I did my homework. We have a score to beat!

THE ULTIMATES drop another 4% of their total usage after last weeks low.... A whole 37 uses!

Misandra DROPS OFF THE BOARD after rising in her 2nd week. Mother North doesn't make it to her 2nd week! Marjana disappears again.

Zeline SETS HER ALL TIME LOW! Ties Sartana's all time usage low of 5.80% 01/16/19 - dropping to the very uncommon #5 position for her!

DARKNESS RISING - The Dark Heroes are getting a LOT of attention... several Dark Heroes on the board.

Go Rin No Sho makes it's debut at #2 this week! Way to go 5 Rings!

Kageburado DEBUT's @ #13 this week... This very fast NINJA ASSASIN is making waves and onto a lot of teams!

GRADING CHANGES - M..M..M..M..M..M..muh Morgan!

Empires&Puzzles Morgan Le Fay gets a TITAN GRADE Increase from B to A in TILES January 2019

She drains you of your ESSENCE...

Reduces Fire damage to 6% of its full effect...

all while being FAST about it!

'M' is a Bad Axe Witchy Woman

I've asked a few close friends who if they could have anybody - who would they want - and MORGAN LE FAY has been their answer.

I am a witness to her being used much more! Makes sense as those who obtained her last round - would by now be wrapping up full leveling/ascension.

She gets upgraded for:

her DAMAGING EFFECT when it comes to straight tiles VS TITANS!

Those of you fortunate enough to own her - Cheers to that. Enjoy.


#1 Gravemaker in 68 of the Top-100 (15.20%|500) down 7 uses and 8 duplicates He extends his consecutive WIN streak to 22 in a row at #1. Duplicate use down from 12 to 8 this week.

#2 Guinevere in 41 of the Top-100 (8.20%|500) down 9 uses holds on to #2!

#3 Alasie in 37 of the Top-100 (7.40%|500) down 6 uses, up 1 position.

#4 Sartana in 29* of the Top-100 (6.00%|500) 1 duplicate up 1 position. Only one that doesn't drop!

#5 Zeline in 29 of the Top-100 (5.80%|500) down 15 uses and drops to an uncommon #5. SETS HER ALL TIME LOW IN A TIE WITH Sartana.

THE ULTIMATES set a new lowest use record today! 01/16/2019 lowest use @ 42.6%% which is 4% lower than the lowest use record that was set last data collection. Highest use @ 56% on 11/03/18 in the pool of 500 heroes.
Gravemaker holds the record for highest use @ 18.60% in the pool of 500 heroes set on 10/27/18.
Sartana and Zeline hold the record for lowest use @ 5.8% in the pool of 500 heroes set on 11/24/18 and 01/06/19 (Sartana) and 01/16/2019 for Z.
Magni holds the record for highest use @ 7% outside the Top-5 set on 7/29/2018.
NEVER has any of the Top 5 stepped outside of the Top 5 since data sampling began on 7/29/18.


MAGNI CRASHES INTO THE WALL BLOCKING HIM FROM THE ULTIMATES CAMP! He is just shy 1.21% of stealing the #5 spot from Zeline!

#6 Magni in 22* of the Top-100 (4.60%|500) 1 duplicate up 13 uses! Up 7 positions into the #1 spot of the Contenders!.

#7 Lianna in 22 of the Top-100 (4.40%|500) up 9 uses and up 3 spots.

#8 Joon in 16 of the Top-100 (3.20%|500) up 7 uses - hes Back... up 6 spots!

#9 Alberich in 14 of the Top-100 (2.80%|500) - back in Business Again!

#10 Drake Fong in 13 of the Top-100 (2.60%|500) down 4 uses, down 3 spots.

THE RISING: Top 11-15
The DaRkNeSs is RISING

DaRkNeSs RISING! We have 5 Dark Heroes in the RISING this week! They are definitely stirring things up and SARTANA is leading them to her...

#10 Khiona in 13 of the Top-100 (2.60%|500) - up 4 uses and up 4 positions.

#12 Victor in 12 of the Top-100 (2.40%|500) down 4 uses and down 4 positions.

#13 Delilah in 11 of the Top-100 (2.20%|500) up 1 use down 1 spot.

#13 Kageburado makes his slashing DEBUT @ #13 in 10 of the Top-100 (2.20%|500) 1 duplicate

#15 Hel in 10 of the Top-100 (2.00%|500) down 5 uses down 6 positions.

#15 Guardian Panther in 10 of the Top-100 (2.00%|500) down 11 uses and down 9 positions.

Misandra, Marjana and Mother North go missing...

Weekly Review|Data Archives

Classes and Talents

Release Date: January 11, 2019

This is the official Empires & Puzzles Release notes for the new version.

Version 18 Release Notes

You will find many great articles regarding the new release on the official Empires & Puzzles Forum such as the following:

Classes and the Defense Meta

Kamikaze Assassin’s E&P Classes

Kamikaze Assassin’s E&P Classes
This link was provided to me. The contents were assembled by Kamikaze Assassin.
Kamikaze Assassin is a long time member of the Crysal Palace orgainzation and it's subsidiaries.
Currently with 'I am Batman'.
Thanks for your efforts in putting this together and making it available KA. As well maintaining it.


Rilf's Hero Classes Talent Guide

Rilfs Hero Classes & Talent Guide     Alternate Link

This link was provided to me.
The contents were assembled by Rilf the Leader of Seven Days Hunting.
I'm including samples of the spreadsheet that will be of great interest to any player.
Rilf we appreciate your work on this, thank you!


RaZoR Reaches #1: Reflection

January 8, 2019. 3,083 Trophies.
I made the decison to get the #1 spot over the past 3 weeks. King of the Hill for 6+ hours on 2 different occasions today.
Staying on TOP of Crystal Palace, Seven Days Departed, Blazing Dawn, Seven Days Fermented, Ritual, Seven Days Reborn, Crystal Assasins etc.
Trading top spots with the same - PicklesXJ of Ares Acolytes (Hey Pickles) was my most competative bout for #1 lasting several hours.
What's BS about this is there is no HIGH SCORE to shoot for? To be continued... or maybe not.

I play Russian Roulette everyday... a man's sport.

It became the TO BE CONTINUED VERSION... I started investigating this in early December 2018. I have personally seen the score in 3,1XX - just not rising to 3,200 yet - I believe that is possible, but I have not seen it. You can’t raid someone less than 300 trophies below you, so you’ll run out of opponents. That is when you receive the 'No Opponents Found' message.

Anyway. Tonight (1/17/19) I would have broke 3,100. However at the request of a undisclosed player I whacked @Heretic whom revenged me the instant I would have achieved it!

Special Congratulations to @RoXy of TITAN MAFIA whom made it to position #2 while I was on my long stance @ the Top!

So following is my proof - I have my High actually recorded. These were taken over January 08-09 and January 17th of 2019. I tried to put together a fair representation of that time-frame.

As a member of Militia Misfits (@MrsBCW & @MrB).
As a Member of 666 : HERETIC : 666 (@666Sweetness).
As a Member of Go Rin No Sho (@Slingbow).



I have done my research. I’ve been in the hunt. I’ve asked the right questions. I have the answer - to the best of my knowledge. In today’s terms obtained in v17 and this was posted after release v18.

Kamikaze_Assassin posted 3,269 - @JimMayehem @ level 60 joined Crystal Palace 199 days ago.

TEAM: Misandra (29) Zeline (29) Guin (29) Grave (29) Kage (29) - the parens are troop levels.

I’ve seen JimMayehem in my runs - he is now level 62 - current trophies 2,615 210 days a member.

This checks out - this is the HIGH SCORE TO BEAT! Set approximately 1/10/2019.

Hopefully it is being updated in the Empires & Puzzles Official Forum as it increases so we know what we are shooting for!

TITAN of TOON! Entry by @NAKA