⚔ [06th Aug, 2023] - 224th Raid Tournament - 5* Buff Booster, No Holy/ Yellow

:spiral_calendar: Schedule

Preparation Phase Begins Battle Phase Begins Rewards Distributed
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:no_pedestrians: This Week’s Restrictions & Special Rule

:fire: :leaves: :snowflake: :sun_with_face: :new_moon_with_face:
Elements Allowed
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Hero Rarities Allowed
:person_fencing: :star2:
Troop Rarities Allowed
:fire: :snowflake: :leaves: :new_moon_with_face:
No Holy
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or lower
:four: :star:
or lower

:dizzy: Special Rule: Buff Booster

Each buffs adds an attack multiplier!

:timer_clock: History

=> Most Recent Occurrence of This Format: ⚔ [18th Dec, 2022] - 191st Raid Tournament - 5* Buff Booster, No Holy/ Yellow

=> Click Here for Log of Past Tournaments

:left_speech_bubble: Before, During & After the Tournament: Share & Discuss Your Teams, Thoughts, Feedback, and Questions!

:speaking_head: Some topics to start off with:

Click for some suggested discussion points
  • Do this week’s restrictions on hero/troop rarity and elements make your bench depth better or worse suited to this Raid Tournament than Regular Raids?
  • Are there heroes you’re likely to use for this Tournament that you normally don’t make use of anymore?
  • Are there heroes you plan to power level for this Tournament, or level before the next time a Tournament like this one rolls around?
  • Do Costumes affect your team selection at all?
  • What are you thinking about using for your Defense Team?
  • Are there heroes you expect to see on Enemy Defenses that you think you’ll have a harder time dealing with than usual because of the restrictions or special rule in this Tournament?
  • Which of your heroes will you be likely to use on your Attack Teams?
  • Will the restrictions or special rule of this Tournament change your usual approach to color stacking or team building?
  • Are there elements of this week’s Tournament that are unclear to you?
  • Do you have feedback on the Tournament matchmaking?

:clipboard: Defense Team Tracking

Hat tip to @wineybrit for originating this thread idea with the second Raid Tournament

Click for suggestions on information to include in Defence Team Tracking
  • Which day of the Tournament is it?
  • How may times have you been attacked today, and in total?
  • What is your Defense Team’s win/loss record today, and in total?
  • What Defense Grade does your Defense Team have?
  • Which heroes make up your Defense Team?
  • What is the Team Power of your Defense Team?
  • What is your current Tournament Score and Ranking?

:gem: After the Tournament: Share Your Results & Rewards!

:world_map: Log & Guide to Raid Tournaments

A Log of past Tournaments, and an overview of how Raid Tournaments work, including Special Rules and Restrictions, Attacking, Matchmaking, Defense Grade, Scoring, and Rewards.

=> Click Here for: :medal_sports: Raid Tournaments – Log, Overview, Attacking, Matchmaking, Scoring, Restrictions, Special Rules, and Rewards

JekylandHyde XXV medal:


Another LB2-Ludwig deluge. And LB2-Phorcys. Oh well.


I will try like this


Don’t like the look of it :rofl:

Hope I don’t come across your team

Good luck everyone


My first draft.


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Day 1
O: 5-0
D: 0-2 E

I don’t expect much from the defense because it lacks a dispeller (I don’t have any 5* or LB2 4*), but in attack Shar’Khai smashes opponents :wink:

Good luck everyone!


Lost the first match of the tournament, and I thought “Here we go again.”

Wasn’t a particularly scary team.

Went with Onyx - Khonshu - Kageburado - cVictor - Aino in attack. Got a bad board and didn’t get my Purples charged until Hawthorn fired and put up his reflect. Managed to kill him, but a foolish move of blowing up a Blue diamond charged Hippo, Alucard, and Nyx. The results were really bloody with my heroes’ body parts flying all over the screen…

After that, abandoned using a healer and went back to my usual “Kill or be killed” raiding style by bringing in Shrubbear. Not too many double LB teams and easy wins when I get my 6 Purple tiles.

Defense started 2-2 which is nice for a 5* tournament.

Good luck everyone!


Yeah i signed up and joined and then forgot to change … :roll_eyes: Had jabberwok in trials too …

Well this is the team … Least jabberwok is tank

Goood luck for the week folks … Also there are emojis to be got else where … Check out the community section :wink::green_heart:


O - 9-1 (4-1, 5-0)
D - 3-1 (A)

Surprisingly a fairly good start to a 5* tournament, def didn’t start with D or E.

This is my def.

This is the def I lost against.

This was just 2nd def of the tourney.

I don’t think I’ve seen a bigger off-color ever, sadly didn’t take a screenshot. Took Grazul, Becky, C Marj, LoLo, Erebus. Board literally full of yellow and green, I couldn’t do any other color match but yellow and green… I wasn’t able to fire any of my heroes before C Alf fired, despite having 2 diff colors of very fast heroes. Neither Grazul to block C Alf or LoLo to copy C Alf… At the end I wasn’t far from winning, but I wasn’t able to kill Teti, because Milena kept healing and Teti targeted my 3 most hurt heroes… AI shown it’s intelligent side again. Despite horrible starting board I took 276 points.

I’d be fine if def didn’t go under C rank and every day was 4-1, I never had big expectations in 5* tourneys, I only hope for reasonable results :smiley:, but so far so good.


Day 1
O: 4-1
D: 2-2 (B)

Day 2
O: 4-1
D: 1-0 (so far)

O: 8-2
D: 3-2 (B, A)

Today i got a 0 score on the one I lost, it had LB2 Ludwig tank, with Franz and Diachian (spelling?) as flanks, I had no chance, and on their wing they had Misty who went off about 4 times.


4-1 again on Day 2 and was a good result considering the teams faced. Continued mainly with the same team of Onyx - Khonshu - Kageburado - cVictor - Shrubbear. The team only comes in at 4884TP, but it punches above its weight when you get boards like these.

The single loss was against a rather passive team with the middle three of Hathor - Oniwakamaru - Myoin-ni. Briefly considered switching to a Green stack with El Naddaha to block buffs. In the end, I’d rather take my chances on getting 6 Purple tiles to 9 Green ones. The gamble failed and the tank fired at 2nd charge. Did manage to kill him, but not before Shrubbear’s taunt expired and the wing cGuardian Panther and Hurricane finished my team off.

Defense has flip-flopped between B and C the whole day, hanging in at 5-5 presently.

Day Offense Defense Score Def Score Total
1 4-1 3-3 (B) 3,265 650 3,915
2 8-2 5-5 (B) 7,288 7,288

Good luck everyone!


Popping in to wish everyone the best of luck :fire:! :crossed_swords: I am still (barely) alive after 2 days, but really not much to write home about :wink: I can’t wait for the next 3* tournament at the end of the month. Those are my favorite. :slightly_smiling_face:

From what I’ve been reading the last few raid tournament threads, it seems I need to LB2 my Shrubbear ASAP.


You might want to hold off a bit. The LB2 taunt is being reduced to 3 turns, though that is still good enough in my estimation.


Thanks for the info! Somehow I missed that. That’s the main reason I held off for so long - was worried about a nerf. 3 isn’t bad but I’ll see how it works in practice first :slightly_smiling_face:

In all honesty, I am worried 3 turns of autotaunt won’t be enough in a regular play, but in rush it will still be viable.


Depends on your team. 3 turns is still enough for my Hippo team to have to deal with it. That’s very often ready in 2 turns and having to go an extra turn brings in “massive cascade anxiety” just as much as 2 turns of it.

I have in fact lost in 3 turns with that hippo team due to that very scenario. Auto-Taunt should be a deterrent not an autowin.

Day 2
O: 4-1 (9-1)
D: 0-1 (0-3) E/E
Today I lost one fight against this team:

Bad board, good team, nobody fired, no comment :confused:

Good luck everyone!


O - 9-4 (4-1, 5-0, 0-3)
D - 6-4 (A,A)

And there goes a great tournament, 3 times in a row I can’t even charge my red very fast heroes… 3 times ultimate off color and 2 for 0 and once for 143… screw this BS.

Def got a close A at 6-4, but I am not wasting my time with this worthless nonsense anymore. I really LOVE 5* tourneys… I literally lost 1 raid in last 2 days, but yeah it gives me all the horrendous boards in the tourney… I got screwed over nicely today. Thanks.


And today I went 2-2
Both losses were to LB2 Ludwig and I had no tiles to charge my own heroes.

I did get 2 kills in one of them, and 0 in the other. I don’t have 75 gems and wouldn’t buy back in anyway.
My defense is B, A, B