Boom Beach finally introduces heroes in the game and they really bring a huge advantage in the game.
The first hero is Sergeant Brick — a woman soldier veteran stranded on your island. She can be unlock once the hero hut has been repaired at HQ level 4.
Her starting heath is 1000 with a moderate movement speed and medium range. Starting base damage is 80 per second. The most awesome feature of Sergeant Bricks is her passive ability — Grenade Spammer. That will allow her to throw grenades at the enemy building she is targeting. The stats and damage of her ability will increase depending on the level of the hero.
Aside from her basic features, Sergeant Brick also boast awesome active abilities which there are three of them: (1) Cluster grenade, (2) Iron Will, and (3) Battle Orders.
Cluster grenade allows the hero to throw a grenade but there is a twist since shrapnel scatter upon impact. It is like an accurate aim of 4 grenadiers in a single click. Cluster grenade consumes the same energy as artillery.
Iron Will perhaps is the most favored ability of the sergeant up to date. At level 5 of the ability, the defense of friendly troops raises up to 50%. Just be sure that your troops are inside the Iron Will aura.
Battle Orders is like the rage spell of Clash of Clans or that speed serum in Mega Crab events. If you do the math behind the damage increase, also include the red statue boosts on your island.
For now, I am trying different combination to match Sergeant Brick. It appears that the warrior ambush strategy would not work well because of differences in speed. Mass bazookas really works well, though a delicate operation, if you want to annihalate a base in a few seconds using the battle order skill. For now, I’ll settle with Iron Will that fortifies my tanks and scorchers.
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