In Empires & Puzzles the term "tank" refers to the hero placed in the center of your team.  Of the 7 tile wide battlefield, only one tile hits each other hero, while the tank will absorb all three center tiles.  Because of this, a tank must have high defense and high health.  Traditional examples of quality tanks would be Boril, Kashhrek, and Justice. These heroes are iconic tanks because they have more than just high defense and health, but because they also bring a strong team buff, or enemy team debuff along as well.

Quality Tanks by Star

Below is a listing of potential tanks, separated by star and element.  Just because they are listed does not mean that they may not be the best overall hero for that particular element, only that they would soak damage well and that their Special Skill  is useful.  The absolute top tier choices per star are in italics. Alternatively, you could view this list of all tanks, regardless of stars or recommendation.

Quality Tanks by Star
Element 2 star 3 star 4 star ** 5 star **
Dark Silthus Prisca Cyprian Kunchen
Tyrum Tiburtus
Holy Sha Ji Kailani Li Xiu Guinevere
Bane Justice
Nature Brogan Brienne Kashhrek Horghall
Ice Olaf Gunnar Grimm Richard
Boril Aegir
Fire Jill (none) Boldtusk Ares

Note 1:  Speak up in the comments below if you disagree with any of the recommendations present.  While there are many passable tanks, the key here is to have two of the "top tier" tanks listed for each element at each star.  If we missed a truly outstanding, top-tier tank, please let us know below.

Note 2:  The recommendations for 4* and 5* best-in-class are declared here after much research on the forums, along with heavy weight given to scores provided by Anchor's Hero Grading Spreadsheet.

If you are most interested in the 5* heroes and Heroes of the Month, you may also be interested in Razor's Weekly Review to see what the Top 100 are using on their teams.

Last updated December 13, 2018.

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