Pounder is an Epic Melee Hero who was once the best tank in the game however things have not improved for him and other newer heroes have surpassed much of his utility. That is not to say that he is a bad tank, however he has many weaknesses which make him a far less valuable asset than he could be. For instance his aid skill is all but useless and his favored target is defensive buildings which makes him problematic to use when attacking in Lords League, Battle Royale, Guild Clash, and Resources Raid, although certainly not a death knell, you just need to get creative.
Some players think he is useless at this point, and at the highest levels that is probably true, but don't be fooled into thinking he is weak. He can still be quite useful at mid levels but investing resources into him may feel like a money sink. One thing is for sure, there is certainly no better example in this game of a great fall from grace.
Pounder is a short and stumpy troll like character who wears a very light set of leather armor. He dons an old style leather football type helm which completely covers his eyes and wields a drum which he apparently is able to use to stun and life leech his opponents.
His skill deals a small amount of aoe damage and stuns ground targets inside a roughly 8 tile circle around him. It states that he lands on a random spot, but really he lands on top of his current target.
|Active Skill: Skyfall|
|Leaps and lands on a random spot. Deals X (+Y% ATK) DMG to multiple enemies nearby, inflicting stun for Z secs. Deals M% more DMG to buildings. Also heals Pounder for N% HP and increases DMG Red by O% for 10s.|
|Cost 4 Rage.|
|Has a 15ss cooldown.|
Skyfall Rage cost becomes cheaper when the skill is upgraded.porcodio
*Levels 26 - 30 Require Enlightenment.
|Aid Skill: Infernal Forces|
|Increases base HP and base ATK of Ox Warrior mercenaries deployed by this Hero by X%. Requires Active Skill level Z.|
Pounder can further enhance his potency by evolving new skills and abilities. His fortitude skill enhances Mortar and his Divine Skill deals damage to all enemies including Mercenaries and Walls in an area of about a 10 tile circle around Pounder and can be quite effective at wiping out groups of mercenaries.
|Evolve Level||Skill Name||Skill Level||Requirements||Cost|
Hero Level: 50
|Increases 7,500 + 15% HP.|
|Taurus||Finesse Strength||1||Hero Level: 70|
Player Level: 35
|Increases 300 + 10% ATK.|
|Gemini||Fortitude Power||1||Hero Level: 80|
Player Level: 40
|When a Hero is deployed, the Mortar is enhanced, increasing ATK by 30% and HP by 150%. Deals a 100% DMG area attack every 4 attacks, stunning target for 2 secs.|
|Cancer||Finesse Blessing||1||Hero Level: 90|
Player Level: 45
|Increases DMG Reduction by 30% while defending and stationed in Heroes Hall.|
|Leo||Divine Bloodcap||1||Player Level: 50|
Hero Skill Level: 10
|Leeches (4,000 + 75% ATK) HP from nearby enemies. Increases SPD and HP Recovery for you and your Ox Warriors for 15 secs.|
|Virgo||Finesse Tenacity||2||Hero Level: 125|
Player Level: 60
|Increases 20,000 + 50% HP.|
|Libra||Finesse Strength||2||Hero Level: 140|
Player Level: 70
|Increases 1,000 + 35% ATK.|
|Scorpio||Fortitude Power||2||Player Level: 80|
Hero Skill Level: 13
|When a Hero is deployed, the Mortar is enhanced, increasing ATK by 40% and HP by 200%. Deals a 150% DMG area attack every 4 attacks, stunning target for 3 secs.|
|Sagittarius||Finesse Blessing||2||Player Level: 90|
Hero Skill Level: 14
|Increases DMG Reduction by 70% while defending and stationed in Heroes Hall.|
|Capricorn||Divine Bloodcap||2||Hero Level: 160|
Player Level: 100
|Leeches (9,000 + 110% ATK) HP from nearby enemies. Increases SPD and HP Recovery for you and your Ox Warriors for 15 secs.|
|Aquarius||Fortitude Power||3||Hero Level: 165|
Player Level: 110
|When a Hero is deployed, the Mortar is enhanced, increasing ATK by 50% and HP by 300%. Deals a 200% DMG area attack every 4 attacks, stunning target for 5 secs.|
|Pisces||Divine Bloodcap||3||Hero Level: 175|
Player Level: 120
|Leeches (20,000 + 175% ATK) HP from nearby enemies. Increases SPD and HP Recovery for you and your Ox Warriors for 15 secs.|
Glory Point StatsEdit
Being an epic hero, Pounder can have up to 12 Glory Point levels. Each Glory Point level will add a bonus to Pounder's HP and ATK.
|Level||HP Bonus||ATK Bonus|
- Pounder's aid skill provides a reasonable buff to Ox Warrior mercenaries however they are significantly behind Wizards and Sharpshooters in damage potential and of course their preference to go after defenses can be a big problem, but you may find some utility in using him an aid to Bullhead in certain game modes.
- Pounder can deal a considerable amount of aoe damage since both his skill and divine skill are pure aoe they can be combined to wipe out swaths of mercenaries in El Dorado and Arena although far less reliably in the latter. If you are a newer player who is struggling with reliably clearing El Dorado it may be quite helpful especially because his divine also heal him from a substantial amount. Other heroes who can be used to do much the same include: Bullhead, Toxic Shaman, Won Ton, Ambrosia, Arctic Lord, Ironclad, Landslide, Great Sage, and Demon Slayer to varying effect.