Epic Seven – New 3-Star Heroes, New Exclusive Equipment, and North Wintenberg Chapter
Epic Seven, the popular free-to-play turn-based RPG by Smilegate continues to push updates and more content with its scheduled bi-weekly update live streams on their official YouTube channel hosted by community managers Mashuu and Nue. These live streams give all players a list of things to look forward to, like the new events coming, new content updates, and the various new heroes introduced to the game. Players can also get free currencies in the form of Leifs and gold just by filling out surveys shared during the live streams.
This update took into account the new Re: Zero Collaboration which introduced the Re: Zero IP characters Rem, Ram, and Emilia and exclusive content for Re: Zero in Epic Seven. Apart from the collaboration reveal, new content in terms of new 3-Star heroes for every element as well as 3 new exclusive equipment are also being added. Apart from these new heroes and equipment, the main story also progresses as the heroes reach North Wintenberg in Episode 3 Chapter 9. Let’s see what the new heroes and equipment are all about!
New 3-Star Heroes Explained
The new 3-Star heroes are introduced in the livestream hosted by community managers Mashuu and Nue on the same day when the Re: Zero Collaboration was introduced which took away most of the heat and interest of the community. However, these new 3-Star heroes are very unique and strong. Here is the list of the heroes: –
- Melany (3-Star Fire Warrior)
- Helena (3-Star Ice Knight)
- Christy (3-Star Earth Knight)
- Camilla (3-Star Light Warrior)
- Penelope (3-Star Dark Thief)
Melany is a 3-Star Fire elemental Warrior class unit that specializes in dealing with critical hit damage and does not require a high critical hit rate. However, being a 3-Star unit, her base stats are on the lower side but the requirement of not depending on critical hit rate can let players focus on very high critical hit damage as well as high Attack substats on gear. She does this with her 3rd skill I’ll Blow You Up that attacks all enemies and inflicts a decreased speed and stigma debuff for 2 turns. This skill states that a successful hit will always be a guaranteed critical hit. Her 1st skill Freeze! Is a single target damaging skill which has a 30% chance to stun for 1 turn. This skill can be soul burned to increase the effectiveness of stun to 90% and the attack is guaranteed to be a critical hit. Her 2nd skill is her passive skill Agility which gives her a 25% chance to reduce incoming damage by 50% as well as increases her combat readiness by 10% after the end of every turn Melany takes.
Her skills are as follows: –
Freeze! – Attacks the enemy, with a 30% chance to stun for 1 turn.
Agility (Passive) – When attacked, has a 25% chance to decrease damage suffered by 50%. When more than one damage reduction effect is granted, only the strongest effect is applied. At the end of the turn, increases the Combat Readiness of the caster by 10%.
I’ll Blow You Up – Attacks all enemies, decreasing Speed and inflicting stigma for 2 turns. A successful attack always results in a critical hit.
Helen is a 3-Star Ice elemental unit from the Knight class which specializes in providing support to all allies with her abilities as well as a hero whose abilities scale with her Defense. Helen is one of the few heroes who scale with Defense. However, she has an abysmally low base speed at 91 so we can advise players to use her carefully in PvP areas but she can be a good tank for different PvE modes. Her 1st skill Blunt Strike is a single target damaging skill that scales off her Defense and increases another random ally’s combat readiness by 15% at max skill enhancements. We always recommend maxing the 3-Star unit’s skills as they do not cost MolaGora to upgrade. Her 2nd skill Wild Swing is another single-target damaging skill where she increases her Defense for 2 turns and recovers health before striking the target. This skill also deals damage according to her defense as well as heals her according to her MAX HP.
Her 3rd skill Sword of Grace is a unique and loaded skill that provides a bunch of buffs to all allies. This skill states that Helen will be given a Counterattack buff for 2 turns while all allies will be granted Increased Speed and Barrier buff for 2 turns each. The barrier strength also scales with her Defense. This skill’s cooldown will be reduced by 2 turns every time allies take damage from an AOE skill.
Her skills are as follows: –
Blunt Strike – Attacks the enemy before increasing Combat Readiness of a random ally except for the caster by 10%. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s Defense.
Wild Swing – Attacks the enemy before increasing Defense of the caster for 2 turns and recovers Health. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s Defense, and the amount recovered increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Sword of Grace – Adopts a counterattacking stance for 3 turns, and grants increased Speed and a barrier to all allies except for the caster for 2 turns. Barrier strength increases proportionally to the caster’s defense. After suffering an attack that targets all allies, decreases skill cooldown by 2 turns.
Christy is a 3-Star Earth elemental unit from the Knights class which specializes in counterattacking and landing provoke debuffs as well as protecting the back row allies by giving them 50% of her effect resistance. She is burdened with the 3-Star low base stats as well as the low base speed at 90. However, if she can counterattack with her passive inbuilt as well as we recommend using her on a Counter Set, then her low base speed does not become a problem. Christy’s 1st skill Sword of Protection is a single target damaging skill that has a 50% chance to inflict a Provoke debuff for 1 turn. This skill’s damage scales with her MAX HP. Her passive Oath Shield states that Christy gets an inbuilt 15% chance to counterattack as well as gives the back row ally 50% of her own effect resistance. This effect resistance cannot be dispelled but if the back row ally dies then it becomes null. Her 3rd skill Hymn of Courage is an AOE attack buff spell for 2 turns for all allies except her. This skill instead increases her defense for 2 turns as well as recovers her own HP according to her MAX HP.
Her skills are as follows: –
Sword of Protection – Attacks the enemy, with a 50% chance to provoke for 1 turn. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Oath Shield – Has a 10% chance to counterattack when attacked. At the start of the first battle, increases Effect Resistance of the ally in the back row by 50% of the caster’s Effect Resistance. The rate of this effect does not change after it is activated, and the effect is dispelled only when the ally in the back row is defeated. When the caster is in the back row, the effect is not activated.
Hymn of Courage – Increases Attack of all allies for 2 turns. Increases Defense of the caster for 2 turns and recovers Health. Amount recovered increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Camilla is a 3-Star Light elemental unit from the Warrior class that specializes in dual attacks as well as providing attack buffs for your DPS units. Camilla can be a really strong warrior unit as she takes less damage when her 3rd skill is off cooldown as well as she can buff her attack and combat readiness. Her drawbacks are her low stats due to being a 3-Star unit. Her 1st skill Flashing Blade is a single target damaging skill that can inflict a decrease defense debuff for 2 turns with a 35% chance as well as a dual attack with an ally if Camilla is granted an increased attack debuff. Her 2nd skill Tactical Maneuver gives herself a Skill nullifier buff for 1 turn as well as an increased attack buff to herself and allies with the highest attack for 2 turns. This skill also increases her combat readiness by 50%. Her 3rd skill Swift Execution is a single target damaging/finisher skill which if defeats an enemy, will recover her HP to full. This skill also states that when it is available or off cooldown it will decrease the damage Camilla receives by 30% when attacked.
Her skills are as follows: –
Flashing Blade – Attacks the enemy, with a 35% chance to decrease Defense for 2 turns. When the caster is granted an increased Attack, it triggers a Dual Attack from the ally with the highest Attack.
Tactical Manoeuvre – Grants the caster skill nullifier once and increases Attack for 2 turns before increasing Attack of the ally except for the caster with the highest Attack for 2 turns. Increases Combat Readiness of the caster by 50%.
Swift Execution – Attacks the enemy and when the enemy is defeated, recovers the caster to max Health. When this skill is available, it decreases damage suffered by 30% when attacked. When more than one damage reduction effect is granted, only the strongest effect is applied.
Penelope is a 3-Star Dark elemental unit from the Thief class which specializes in high DPS, providing debuff reduction as well as self-increases attack. Her drawbacks are her low base defense and HP that makes her a squishy target but on the positive side, her 3rd skill lets her Stealth which can negate getting targeted however she is still weak to AOE attacks. Her 1st skill Merciless Sword is a single target damaging ability that increases her attack by 15% before doing damage. If this attack kills a target then her combat readiness is increased by 75%. Her 2nd skill Preliminary Plans decreases the debuff duration of debuffs by 1 turn on all allies as well as grants herself a barrier which scales with her Attack for 3 turns. This skill also grants her an extra turn. Her 3rd skill Disarm brings a new debuff called Resource reduction which reduces the amount of fighting spirit and focus by half. She inflicts Resource reduction on the target as well as has a 75% chance each to inflict Decrease Attack for 2 turns and Stun for 1 turn. This skill also grants Penelope a Stealth buff for 2 turns.
Her skills are as follows: –
Merciless Sword: – Attacks the enemy before increasing the Attack of the caster by 15%. When an enemy is defeated, increases the Combat Readiness of the caster by 75%.
Preliminary Plans: – Decreases debuff durations of all allies by 1 turn before granting a barrier to the caster for 3 turns. Grants an extra turn to the caster. Barrier strength increases proportionally to the caster’s Attack.
Disarm: – Inflicts resource reduction on the target by 100% before attacking them, with a 75% chance each to decrease Attack for 2 turns, and stun them for 1 turn. Grants stealth to the caster for 2 turns.
New Exclusive Equipment
Exclusive equipment are needed for heroes that are seen underperforming in various areas of the game. In this patch, we will see 3 new exclusive equipment for the heroes Choux, Assassin Cartuja, and Kitty Clarissa. Players can get these from the Hall of Trials by using their Wisdom’s Gaze. The stats of this exclusive equipment are fixed but the amount is random between a specific range. Here are the new exclusive equipment and their skills: –
Snowy Mountain Horn (Speed 5-10) (5-Star Hero Choux)
- Chop – When a critical hit is made with Chop, has a 40% chance to activate Fwoooosh!
- Fwoooosh! – Damage dealt when using Fwoooosh! It increased by 20%.
- Help Me, Cream! – Grants all allies Immunity buff for 2 turns when using this skill.
Silent Green Flash (Effectiveness 8-16%) (4-Star Hero Assassin Cartuja)
- Battle Frenzy – This skill increases Evasion Chance by an additional 5%.
- Battle Frenzy – After successfully evading, increases combat readiness of all the allies by 10% except the caster.
- Sudden Assault – Decreases skill cooldown of this skill by 1 turn.
Bag of Sweet Treats (Effect Resistance 8-16%)(4-Star Hero Kitty Clarissa)
- Get Away, Meow! – Recovers the health of the ally with the highest Attack after using this skill. The recovery amount is proportional to the casters max HP.
- Meow I’m Angry! – Has an 80% chance to inflict Restrict on the target for 2 turns after using this skill.
- Meow I’m Angry! – Decreases combat readiness of the target by 20% after using this skill.
That is it for all news regarding the new heroes and exclusive equipment. Players can feel free to read the official patch notes to get a better understanding of the content coming. We highly recommend playing Epic Seven on a PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse.