:Crossed_swords: [10 Sep 2023] - 229th Raid Tournament - 5* Bloody Battle, No Nature/ Green

: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
:superhero: :star2:
Hero Rarities Allowed
:person_fencing: :star2:
Troop Rarities Allowed
:fire: :snowflake: :new_moon_with_face: :sun_with_face:
No Nature/ Green
:five: :star:
or lower
:four: :star:
or lower

:dizzy: Special Rule: Bloody Battle

Health Boost, Direct Healing, Heal Over Time, revival, and similar effects have no effect!

:timer_clock: History

=> Most Recent Occurrence of This Format: :Crossed_swords: [22 Jan 2023] - 196th Raid Tournament - 5* Bloody Battle, No Nature/ Green

=> 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:


This tournament is going to be a hard Cel

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Or it will be very unFortunate. Faster and Atk reduction tied to fiends that can’t be removed without specialized moves because no healing. And number one fiend remover, Arco, can’t be used. But at least that LB2 Fiend Resist Aether Power gets some use (Adalinda is already charging her staff).

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First thought…

5-0 start again for a 5* tournament. Hope it doesn’t end up like last week’s result.

Used a 4-1 Dark stack of Kageburado - Onyx - Khonshu - cVictor - Ruby/Xiaotu in all 5 matches. Boards were good Vs defenses around my level (5400-5600TP) and didn’t have much trouble. Kage is only at level 80 and died easily, but not before he did his job of setting up Khonshu for the kill.

Toughest match was the last one against a full LB2 team.

Aramis fired once, but got a lucky big cascade that charged Onyx to 3rd while avoiding charging opposing Sobek.

Defense hasn’t been attacked yet. Hoping cFinley will be effective Vs LB2 attackers.

Good luck everyone!


I never liked the 5* bloody battle very much, and it started very badly for me… The first fight and the first defeat - unfortunately, the board did not want to cooperate with my team and I was unable to achieve anything more than killing the tank :confused: After that it was easy and I finished the day with a score of 4-1.
The defense is performing as I expected and currently holds the score at 2-2.

Good luck everyone!


hahaha day 1 was annoying. My defense was 2-1, so it was an A, then with 6 minutes before Day 2 began, I was attacked and lost, so it ended 2-2 for Day 1, giving me a B

Day 1
O: 4-1
D: 2-2

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

O: 9-1
D: 2-2 (B, B)
Score: 7,787

I have been using 2x yellow, 2x blue, 1x purple

cMagni / Jana / Ludwig / c2Li Xiu / cLord Loki

Loki has helped a lot actually, for the last match I fought against an Alfrike and used Loki to copy her twice


Day 2 and non-LB2 heroes have become a rare sight. Only faced 4 level 85 heroes the entire day.

Continued with the same attack as yesterday, switching Xiaotu in for Ruby just once against a Waterpipe tank. Boards were good except for one match against an Anubis tank. No purple tiles, but managed to get Ruby to 3rd charge. That slowed the enemies down, but my Purple heroes died from Anubis’ poison before they could do more than kill 1 defender and avoid the zero.

Defense was 0-1 yesterday and slightly better today at 1-2. Attack success will determine how far I will go this tournament.

Day Offense Defense Score Def Score Total
1 5-0 0-1 E 4,039 200 4,239
2 9-1 1-2 D 7,727 7,727

Good luck everyone!


Today there were no strange events, thanks to which I managed to end the day with a score of 5-0 (9-1). I would like to pay special attention to this defensive team:

Why? Because until recently, Krampus was a very inconvenient opponent for me, and in fact, almost until the last moment, I was hoping that he might appear in SE (it was not confirmed who the last blue one would be for a long time).
But now I’m glad he wasn’t there :slight_smile: There was Quintin, who, together with Vela, finished off subsequent enemies one after the other for me. The campus only took further blows, allowing my heroes to recharge. And when he was already fired up, Ithar would steal his taunt and give it to someone on my team to effectively limit the actions of his yellow heroes. Without his taunt, I could freely choose my targets :slight_smile:

I will also mention this team:

Someone clearly made a mistake as to which color is strong in this tournament… I sincerely feel sorry for him…

Unfortunately, my defense lost today’s only fight and currently has a score of 2-3.

Good luck everyone!


O - 11-4 (5-0, 3-2, 3-2)
D - 1-1 (A,B)

Another bittersweet 5* tournament. 2 losses inevitable while other 2 were close. Sorrow tank is very annoying and I lost against one, wasn’t able to charge Bera before her. Def is barely getting attacks in, but I decided to give it a chance and continue hoping that both defense and offense will get better… I have been playing my game very very slow today, still went 2 losses. 1 was super unlucky… I had C2 Li ready to stop Milady on left wing, but Aramis on right flank fired right before the effect was about to end and I wasn’t able to stop MIlady from firing… That OP undispellable nonsense ailments block, hate that.

Most likely just another top 5%. but yeah, at this point it’s all just meh.

Played almost every flag with C Marj, LoLo, Bonecrusher, C2 Li, Erebus. Faced 2 Sorrow tanks so took Bera there.


Day 3
O: 3-2
D: 0-0

O: 12-3
D: 3-5 (B, D, D)
Score: 10,610

The matches I lost today were a Hippo Tank and a Sorrow tank. I scored 0 on both of those.


After 3 days, have 13-2.
Defense started E, now is B.

Attacking team: Scoratek - Kara - Jequn - cChao - Sonya/cSonya


Bloody Wednesday and lost the first and last matches of the day.

First up was a defense of cPanther - El Duque - cFreya - Erlang Shen - Gaillard. Board was average and managed to kill the right 2 heroes but the left side fired multiple times. Came down to my Onyx and Xiaotu vs the remaining cPanther. But she dodged the bunny’s hit and finished off my injured heroes.

Won the next 3 and got another 6000+ team of Jana - Phorcys - Celimene - Khufu - Hathor. Even with a healer in the defense, got a bad board and only managed to kill 2 of the defenders to salvage some points.

Defense has moved off E and is close to C. Will most probably buy back in when I get my 4th loss.

Day Offense Defense Score Def Score Total
1 5-0 0-1 E 4,039 200 4,239
2 9-1 2-4 D 7,727 400 8,127
3 12-3 3-5 D 11,537 11,537

Good luck everyone!


Three days in and going well.

O: 14-1
D: I think the first two days were E/D :face_with_spiral_eyes: and now I’m at a B

My strategy on offense has been to hope to fire specials as fast as possible and pray. Is it an extremely well thought out method? Not really! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: But for the teams I’m facing, it’s been very effective. The team that fits the bill for me is 3:1:1 consisting of Goretooth/El Duque/Tinsel/Pengi/Loki. Sorrow has been my favorite hero to copy with Loki so far.

Will this rudimentary strategy hold out the rest of the week? I’ll let you know :wink:

Best of luck, all! :crossed_swords::fire:


Today I lost in the fifth fight, but it was just a bad board… Overall, I’m happy with the result of 13-2 after three days of a bloody battle :slight_smile:
My defense had one win and one loss today, so its current score is 3-4.

Good luck everyone!


O - 14-6 (5-0, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2)
D - 2-4 (A,B,D)

Why did I even bother…

I am playing as slowly as I can and less than 20HP Thalassa fires and then I lose… then Cleaver fiend makes me lose. Then Barkley with his insanely OP fiends almost lost me another fight, I still don’t understand how those stupid fiends of his work, all of sudden my heroes just die and I don’t get why… I mean I do, I read his SS, but it’s still stupidly OP and stupid.

Every single game was close, red tiles non-existent every single flag, hard time finding just 7 red tiles every single flag. Should have been 4-1 though. That fiend lose was just so BS. I don’t think I’ll ever continue a 5* tourney ever again. Pure disappointment. I took 870 points from 2 loses today… and def, well you read it already. went down to D… Yeah, I am done… I wrote another stupid essay about yet another stupid 5* tourney that no one is gonna read up to the end anyway. I didn’t have unplayable boards, but when I can’t charge fast heroes of same color a bit faster and 7 red tiles are always hard to find every single flag… I only had 1 loss for 0 whole tourney.

Some Screenshots…

Oh man, why can’t I find my color tiles to kill that Oceanus and Thalassa with very little HP left on time, why? Both Thalassa and Oceanus were able to fire with any barely visible HP left.

I somehow pulled this one off…

As you can see, I always had some dead fully charged heroes ready to fire, but they died a turn before they could fire all the time today… So will this be yet another tourney I won’t even finish with continue? Possibly.


Day 4
O: 0-1

I am out, and can’t buy back in (not enough gems) but I wouldn’t anyway, my defense is a D


Got a taste of my own medicine at the start of Day 4 against a Khonshu tank. I just used mine as tank in the recent Arrow Barrage wars. He’s no defensive maestro, but when that passive hit with -24% mana gen down, it really screwed up the timing of my 6 tile team. Finding that extra one tile took a couple of moves and with no healing, the Aradia flank burned out my heroes. Did manage to kill 2 so not a zero.

That was loss number 4 and bought back in as I wanted to test the newly buffed cVictor. It is also fun fighting against heroes that I usually don’t face in raids and wars (Maybe I’m a masochist?). Won the next and then lost again in match number 3 against a Hippo - Anne - Milady - Phorcys - c2Magni team. Board wasn’t bad but I think I made a mistake of not killing Hippo first. With only the wings remaining, she fired and then fired again following Magni. That left my Khonshu fighting an uphill battle against 2 heroes. Killed the Hippo but couldn’t find the Purple tiles before c2Magni charged again.

Boards were Purplish good the last 2 so easy wins to finish 15-5. Defense has dropped back down to E (4-10).

Day Offense Defense Score Def Score Total
1 5-0 0-1 E 4,039 200 4,239
2 9-1 2-4 D 7,727 400 8,127
3 12-3 3-6 D 11,537 400 11,937
4 15-5 4-10 E 15,320 15,320

Good luck to those still playing!


I’m out today (used all 5 flags). I would buy back, but I’ve just bought desert background and don’t have 75 gems :smiley:

Almost won this one :wink: