Hero Spotlight: ErethTips and Guides
“Take my good-looking attack!”
We’re back with another Along with the Gods Hero Spotlight, featuring Ereth! If you missed our previous edition featuring Melvin, you can read it here: https://moot.us/lounges/345/boards/1686/posts/4598706/hero-spotlight-melvin-emptiness-will-lead-us-to-the-new-world
Ereth is a natural 4-star Fire attribute Melee Hero and this Handsome Noble is revered as the King of Minor Arena. Just take a look at the top ranking Minor Arena players and you’ll see a commonality among them: Ereth. He’s also powerful enough to take center stage in a variety of other game modes. Ereth has a number of characteristics that elevate him above his station from a natural 4–star Hero to the level of a high-tier 5-star Hero.
Ereth can now be obtained through Hero Combination in the Temple of Heroes by combining: Phantom Knight, Kaho, Starfish Shaman and Fishman Harpoon Soldier. Read on to find out what makes Ereth so great and how to make the most of him!
-Ereth’s active skill Stab hits a random opponent, removes all beneficial effects on that opponent and increases Ereth’s Attack Power by 30% for 10 seconds. -His first auto, Shining Sword, homes in on the enemy with the highest Physical Attack and can hit up to two other adjacent enemies, and has a 50% chance to blind the target for 5 seconds. -His second auto Shh! homes in on the enemy with the highest Magic Attack and can also hit up to two adjacent enemies, with 50% chance to Silence the target for 5 seconds. This attack can punch a huge hole in Magic backlines, with Magic Heroes often being quite frail on the Physical Defense side, and if they manage to survive they’ll be completely nullified and vulnerable with the Silence status. -Ereth’s passives give a 15% boost to his Attack Power and can entice any opponent who attacks Ereth with a 15% chance. As you can see, Ereth has a great kit with high damage, limited AoE attacks that can inflict crippling Status afflictions, remove all beneficial effects on a target and buff his own attack by 30%. Ereth doesn’t provide much in the way of traditional support to the rest of the team but his devastating damage and status spreading are more than enough for him to contribute to a team.
Ereth’s skills are great by themselves but the animations he performs when executing his skills also grant him several frames of invulnerability (i-frames). As Ereth teleports around the battlefield terrorizing his enemies, they’ll find him difficult to pin down and hit. This also helps make Ereth less frail than other DPS Heroes. Possessing Ereth alone will shoot you up the Minor Arena rankings. In other game modes such as Infinite Tower and Raids and even Major Arena, Ereth is very much still a viable hero. Ereth can also help clear mobs with ease in Scenario mode and can play a key part in the Pantahras and Earth Drake Raids.
Ereth’s rune set-up has quite a few possibilities; however Ereth is best used as a primary Melee damage dealer so keep that in mind when you’re deciding how to rune him. Some players prefer to boost Ereth’s Critical Hit Rate and Critical Hit Damage to boost his overall damage output whereas others prefer to boost his Attack Power to achieve this goal. Evasion runes on Ereth can be used to make him even more difficult to get a hit in for the opponent with his i-frames and increased Evasion numbers. Vampire runes are popular on many Melee Heroes and can be used on Ereth to give him better longevity, especially as his high damage output will lead to plenty of recovery from the damage inflicted. Warrior runes are always going to be a viable choice on any Hero and will provide Ereth with protection from Inability Effects. The rune sub-stats you’ll want to look out for are Attack and Attack Speed, with Critical Rate also being useful. Try and find a combination of these runes that work for your Ereth and the team around him. If you want Ereth to have a bit more self-sustain then you can opt to make him a bit more “defensive” with Vampire runes and some specific Awakening choices.
Ereth’s Awakenings are fairly straightforward, however your choice for Awakening II comes down to personal preference. Awakening I: Increase Attack Power as you want Ereth to do as much damage as possible Awakening II: You can go with either here as some players enjoy giving Ereth a bit of a buffer from physical hits whereas other players want Ereth to inflict as much damage as possible with the addition of the Bleed status, however the Physical Shield seems to be the more popular choice among high-ranking Arena players Awakening III: Increase Attack Speed as you’ll want Ereth to attack as much as possible and enter into his animation’s i-frames faster Awakening IV: Increase Attack Power as you want Ereth to do as much damage as possible Awakening V: Increase Critical Hit Rate as it increases the Critical Hit Rate for not just Ereth but also the rest of the team. Increased Critical Hit rate benefits Ereth greatly, especially in Minor Arena Ereth vs Blith situations Ereth is absolutely worth the time and resources it takes to Transcend him. His attacks grow much more powerful when he’s transcended and he becomes even harder to kill. He’s well worth the investment it takes to transcend him all the way to Level 66. In Minor Arena you’ll often see Ereth paired with a Hero like Blith, a Tank who can provide healing support and defensive cover for the rest of the team from the frontline while Ereth provides the offensive firepower. Ereth benefits from having a frontline partner, especially with his Leader Skill giving 10% more HP for each ally in the frontline in PvP battles.
Ereth is particularly dangerous for backline Heroes, especially Magic Heroes, who naturally have lower Physical Defense and are automatically targeted by Ereth. Ereth is also one of the most effective Heroes available against opposing Blith, another Minor Arena staple, who is notoriously hard to kill. Whether you’re using him or facing him, there’s no escaping Ereth and the way he defines the Minor Arena meta. Ereth is a must-have Hero for all players. He is arguably the best Minor Arena Hero in the game and is a useful Hero to have for Scenario, Infinite Tower and other PvE situations as well, and is more than capable as a Raid Hero against Earth attribute Bosses as well. Let us know what you think of Ereth and how you have him set up! Bringing you the future of gaming today, Team PlayDapp