⚔ [13th Nov 2022] - 186th Raid Tournament - 4* 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

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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 Holy/ Yellow
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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: ⚔ [27th Mar 2022] - 153th Raid Tournament - 4* Buff Booster, No Holy/ Yellow - #102 by Liam_K

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

:speaking_head: Some topics to start off with:

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  • 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.

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First thoughts, don’t have a lot of purple 4*’s and no tank for sure


I’d like to use Mielikki or Ferrant, but I think after seeing the top 10 defenses from March, I’m going to go with this group as my first draft.


This is probably the crew I will go with. Not sure about the double HoT, but it’s hard to ignore it as a buff.

I would love to get cMel in here somehow with his wizard superior talent, but I don’t know how to make that work.


First draft here, got some purple options but most are without emblems or lb so pretty weak. Think the ripostle and heal from Azmia & Junaid could work pretty nice here

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I will go with this defense. I think Mielikki is still better tank than the passive C Rigard :smile:.


C Rigard is the obvious tank for this 1 what with +48% attack. After that its make sure you have a buff dispeller and a support healer. Im using Sonya for buff dispel and Junaid as my support healer. Im throwing in Ahhotep for the +75% chance of their S5 passives going off.

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C-tibs became a very valid tank due to super talent

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First thought…

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Double HoT can be a little hedged by minions IMO.
…but don’t you worry about being too passive? Only wings can make damage :thinking:

Great team (I would like to have second Tib or Cillian), but I really don’t feel this tank… It may be your “weak point” (cGormek with his “superior” dispel is allowed)

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C Rigard is good. I have him with 75+20 as well but I think Mielikki’s minion is better than the heal over turn. The minion can stack up but the heal over turn can’t. C Rigard can be counter with normal S1 heroes like Sonya and Caedmon but Mielikki’s minion need non S1 heroes to counter which is harder to counter. However, this tournament is no yellow, C Rigard will be tougher. Overall, I don’t know who is really better. So, I want to try Mielikki tank and see if she work well or not :slightly_smiling_face:.

C Gormek’s talent can’t dispell Mielikki’s minion mana regen. And the only red cleanser (Shale) is weak. The red stack will have problem against ailment and Mielikki also apply undispellable -24% atk down on all red for 6 turn.

As I say before, I think more people have Sonya or Caedmon than C Gormek. I think Mielikki is better against most people.

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Thats a good point re Mielikki. Might go for this then. Or maybe Ptolemy could be used for his 30% instant heal and possible boosted heal.

C.Gormek removes all minions immediately, so his superior talent is not really relevant here. (As you know, Mielikki’s mana-generating buffs come from her minions.)
Also, since minion remover has a skill that works on its own, I usually don’t stack red here; just have C.Gormek on the team as an off-color, Mielikki becomes a tile dump, and attack team just clears the board for C.Gormek to be charged up.

Still, using Mielikki as a tank is a nice perspective.


I know it :slight_smile:
…but cGormek can eat all her minions. I wrote about his superior abilities, bcause thanks to them, his value in this tournament has increased significantly (more players will want to use him). Normally I wouldn’t use him as red, but against Mielikki is a great choice.
To sum up, we have a S1 hero (in strong color) who destroys minions and gives a chance for “bonus” dispel. Looks great for me :slight_smile:
I also have cRigard but I didn’t use him (as a tank) for fear of superior talents (cMelendor, Kiril, cGormek). This is probably the end of the era of Rigard’s dominance (but he is still a good hero)

It may be truth, otherwise the Mielikki (as a tank) wouldn’t make sense.

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Thats an excellent line up.

This is a good point. I’m not sure who else to bring. If C Kelile was ready she would probably make the cut.

I have my mielikki tank and I’m putting my 20 emblem costume Sonya. her superior talent making that massive minion will protect the mielikki minions.

It might be ok since with Buff Booster slash attacks do high damage too

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He has indeed. 10% chance for 10% heal plus added defence