⚔ [11th Oct, 2020] - 77th Raid Tournament - 5* Buff Booster, No Ice/ Blue

:spiral_calendar: Schedule

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

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Elements Allowed
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Hero Rarities Allowed
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Troop Rarities Allowed
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No Ice/ Blue
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or lower
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or lower

:dizzy: Special Rule: Buff Booster

Each buffs adds an attack multiplier!

:timer_clock: History

=> Most Recent Occurrence of This Format: 🏅 [Mar 1, 2020] 45th Raid Tournament! — 5* Buff Booster, No Ice/Blue

=> 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


No blue?

Bk tank here we go! :smiling_imp:

Probably flank with Freya and maybe Roostley.

GKong on both wings? Do I dare? :rofl:


Nah double flank BK with the double Kong :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


Nah… I’d rather have the reds at 1-3-5, and Kong’s too squishy to flank anyway lol

Thinking maybe this:

Full roster of anyone wants to make suggestions: https://heroplan.io/user/link/7cabeb22-d6f6-40cb-8267-c78fe52dccb5


Go on, then!

Buffs at tank and one flank, buffs at both wings.

One things for sure, it’ll do damage against a bad board :rofl:


The Top 10 finishers in the last tournament with the same rules. Hope it will help.
Thanks @Randy who done this overview.


Thinking about that, alternative killhate+20, freya+19, ursena+7, QoH :thinking:


Well ■■■■, I think I really only have two options for this one:

I do also have Ursena+17 on the bench but she doesn’t quite fit into either team.

First team allows me to use my most highly emblemed heroes, with the center trio each giving buffs; while second has no strong color counter but forces me to use Malosi, who is honestly a bit of a tile dump on D. GM also isn’t the best tank, this one’s gonna suck…

Roster if you feel like making suggestions:

yr opinions !!!

I’m gonna try this:

Not sure I have much better options, since I would like to avoid nature heros. Let’s see how it will work. Plus, just finished White Rabbit, and he would like to see some action. :wink:

No gravemaker instead of red hood? Elemental links count as a buff right? :slight_smile:

Idk with an aggressive team like that you probably don’t need the heal. It’s too bad your JF isn’t maxed!

What about zim, GM, BK, roostley, KH?

Thinking this…melendor is green but I really like that he debuffs and gives two buffs - also maybe wishful thinking but this encourages red stack which lacks debuffers?

My benched options are Tell+9, Kelile and Scarlett both +18, C-Li+18, Grimble lol. Really don’t have good ones for this tourney. I’m going with C version of Tusk as with buff booster that marginal attack increase from OG doesn’t matter as much, I’d rather have the extra heal. Costume also has better stats for counterattacking. My team is going to depend a lot on Elena for this one. :grimacing:

Alt account’s defence…

Went 12:0 in last week’s rush (but then let’s face it, Alfrike as the only 5* allowed was kinda unfair to 99% of potential attackers!)

Not expecting quite as much this week, but we’ll see!

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Here im thinking about using Grazul in place of Scarlett or Joon. But then i wont have enough damage i think.
This way i will put greens away from my defense (no dispellers) i dont expect too much but trying the best with what i have.

Good luck everyone!

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Remember, of course, that the two colours for dispel really would be green or purple.

A smart attacker might bring some purple against you (3-2 with red, or even try mono) - they won’t have any dispel at all with mono red, and bringing yellows against Ursena is asking for trouble…

It depends how much you’re relying on avoiding dispels, but going further to discourage purple isn’t the worst idea ever.

Either way, best of luck.

(As always, I’m not adding more dark myself purely because the ones I have aren’t good on defence)


I know Clarissa is v fast, but I’ve always found her somewhat lackluster on wing. Plus the elemental link is honestly the best part of her special IMO, so I’d swap cRig and Clarissa’s positions if I were you. This way she makes cRig much tougher to take down without good tiles. Plus two healers on flank is a bit too passive IMO, you want to punish as hard as possible on a bad board and GM+Clarissa does exactly that at v fast.

Same comments to @Slobix above regarding wing Clarissa, plus flank Melendor opens you up to a red-purple stack, and purple lacks no dispellers (Domitia, Seshat, Kage, Panther).

Also BT with those stats must be a lot tankier than Elena, even without the strong color I dunno if Elena at only +5 would be sturdy enough for non-RT format. I’d still go with vanilla BT since you never know when that revive talent might kick in and ruin the attacker’s day. I’d also put the mana troop on BT regardless so he charges one turn faster.


Thanks to inspiration from @Slobix and @Itty, I think I’m gonna go with this setup:

Might finally pull the trigger on getting BT to +18 now that the cost is halved. Was banking all those emblems for a worthy 5* fighter but hoarding 689 fighter emblems and not using them seems silly? Plus taking BT to +18 would only consume 45 emblems, which would only set me back about a month now that each quest gives 22 emblems. :thinking:


Thanks for input! So regarding that, I actually find Elena tanks way more threatening than BT tanks and she’s really only effective in the tank position for defense (except in very fast tourneys). She is a glass cannon type but it’s actually hard to charge average speed debuffers before she goes off as tank. (I’m not gonna worry about seshat, panther, kage as they’re relatively rare in my matchups with the strength of my roster.) Regarding mana troops - that’s correct on offense but it’s not quite so cut and dry on defense - I’d rather elena charge slightly faster than BT. She’ll just be way too slow as flank and counterattack is much harder to dance around when the riposter is tank than flank. Agreed with fighter talent being most annoying! I’ll consider changing to the non costume version. :slight_smile:

Also agree clarissa is better flank than wing but elena is a worse flank than clarissa is a wing lolol, harm reduction model

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