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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Top 5 Favorite Heroes After Completion

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In anticipation of the release of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes in February, I talked about my Top 5 favorites before the game’s launch. Since the game’s release I have written a review for it you can see here. Not only that I have put over 85 hours into it recruiting all the 120 heroes. When I wrote the last piece, I said I would make a new list after launch. So here is my Top 5 Favorites after completing it.

My Top 5 Favorite Heroes From Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

5. Momo

So, kicking us off in the number 5 slot is great sorcerer, Momo. Many things about Momo remain a mystery until more lore or info is revealed. Momo is one of if not the most powerful magic users in the game. In JRPGs, I love my magic user and being able to deal massive damage from the back line. Most of the time you usually have the powerful physical or defenders in the front. This leaves ranged and magic users in the back protected to deal more damage from range. Momo has multiple rune lens spots open, which are items you can equip in the game to get access to different magical spells and abilities.

The great thing is he can use the majority of the most powerful spells in the game. There were times after upgrading weapons that while using Momo I would just “auto attack” and he dealt some of the highest damage. I like that they didn’t reveal much about Momo either which maintains some of the mystery about the character. One of the things we know is Momo went through centuries of magical research. With the goal to shape himself into his idealized vision of cuteness. Also, once he was recruited, he was a mainstay in my active party for the rest of the game.

4. Maureus

Number 4 on my list now is the “meathead” wizard Maureus. Like I mentioned in the other piece Maureus doesn’t know a lick of magic. He will definitely try to convince you he does though. He even has a unique ability like most characters do, but his ability is called “muscle magic.” This ability gives him a strength boost making him stronger while in battle. Overall, I love the character design with the muscles and looking buff, but Maureus will have you believe he’s a wizard. I used him quite a bit throughout the game.

3. Reyna

Next up on my top 5 Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes favorite list is the tank of all tanks, Reyna. Out of all the characters on the second playthrough, she was by far the most difficult for me to recruit. You have to fight her and deal a specific amount of damage in a limited time, and I struggled a bit. I had to wait until I unlocked the “secret room” at HQ and leveled a bit before I got her. Once I recruited her, she was a mainstay in my active party for the rest of the game. Reyna has the ability to “cover and strike” which means occasionally she will cover for an ally and take the damage herself.

Then she will strike back at the enemy dealing damage. I believe she is the best defensive character in the game. Super easy to get her “armor class” to S rank which the better it is the less damage you take. I would say 95 percent of the time she didn’t take more than 1 damage outside of the boss fights. It isn’t an exaggeration when I say she was the tank of all tanks.

2. Melridge

The person who has a chance to claim the number one spot but isn’t quite there yet, is the strategist Melridge. Melridge not in every aspect, but some aspects actually remind me of Shu from Suikoden. He always had a plan and didn’t necessarily care if his words offended. He told you how things were at face value. To me, Melridge was a strategic genius, that helped progress the story.

There is even a part of the story that he helped immensely in like with helping Euma’s situation. Also, you can’t forget when he was able to get some backup in a dire situation.  Another bonus is you get to use him in battle, and his Dragon ability animation looked spectacular. The more and more I play Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes he has a chance to claim my number 1 spot, but that won’t be easy. He was a mainstay for a while but did fall to 3rd back row magic user behind Markus and Momo due to not being able to use as powerful magic as those 2.

1. Markus

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The number 1 spot just like the previous list goes to Markus, King of the Revenants. A big reason for this is that he was a community-voted character through the Discord for the game. One of the stretch goals for the Kickstarter was voting on different characters for the game. Markus was the character I voted for, so I feel personally attached to him. He is a very powerful magic user like Momo and every time I could have him in my party he was there. Just like with Momo, he can use some of the most powerful Rune Lens spells, making him one of the most powerful mages in the game.

The voice actor does a great job and the interactions with Milana had me laughing. Milana is a necromancer who claims Markus is her thrall, so you can only imagine the interactions between the two. One of the DLCs coming for the game is “Elden Magicks.” So, I am looking forward to that and seeing how much more they decide to flesh out Markus’s lore.

Closing Remarks on My Top 5 Heroes

There were a few changes from the pre-launch list. Every time I play Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes I will always try to use someone new or discover something about a different character. So, in the future, the list could change more, but I really like these characters. There is one character that needs an asterisk by her and that is Leene. She is the last character you recruit, so I’ve had the least amount of time with her. I know she is pretty powerful, and I have seen multiple videos of her dealing tons of damage, so she gets the honorable mention. Stay tuned right at Lords of Gaming for more Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes content in the future.