⚔ [26 Apr, 2020] - 53rd Raid Tournament - 4* Bloody Battle, No Purple/ Dark

:spiral_calendar: Schedule

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

The allowed elements and hero/troop rarities, as well as the Special Rule will be available once the Tournament opens for joining and setting Defense Teams.

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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 Dark/Holy
:four: :star:
or lower
:three: :star:
or lower

:dizzy: Special Rule: Bloody Battle

Healing, revival, and similar effects have no effect!

:timer_clock: History

=> Most Recent Occurrence of This Format: 🏅 [Sep 15, 2019] 22nd Raid Tournament! — 4* Bloody Battle, No Dark/Purple

=> 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


All you had to do was post the word “First,” @Guvnor, and we would understand. I almost thought they were already setting up for the next Raid Tournament.

What’s that?


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On YouTube in the “Comments” section, you typically have that one person who always posts the word “First” to very popular YouTube videos as a way of saying, “Look at me. I was here first making business with the topic before any of the rest of you losers!”

I equate that with your jumping on the next Raid Tournament discussion without knowing authoritatively what will be the element restrictions or “Tournament Rule.”

I’m just giving you a hard time.



Damn, you’re good!


OP updated to reflect the rules :slight_smile:


Tournament de Guv

Time for a bit of fun me thinks

Last time I used this which got me a defence rating of A,A,A,A,B

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Probably going with this, I think.


Struggling a bit with this one. Advice welcome and appreciated :slight_smile: @Vikingblood80 my brainstorming buddy, and of course @BubblesUK who has advised me on tons of raid tourney defenses before (btw, if you prefer I not tag you please let me know :slight_smile: )

Only Yellows I have are below, plus Hu Tao (IMO too slow and I only have him at +1 anyway) and Wu Kong (can really punish a bad board, but is also really frail at +1…)

Thinking of this one:

  • Yellow core of mana cutters, prioritizing higher mana cut of normal Li
  • Grimm to soften up the enemy (and with Rigard unavailable… people bringing costumed Melendor will waste his HoT and dispel, that leaves costumed Sonya…)
  • Scarlett for high attack and the Rogue talent

I was thinking of a Green in place of Scarlett, to discourage/punish those who would stack Costumed Sonya and Blues. I could put Jack O’Hare or Caedmon in that slot… or Little John, but slow in the wing won’t cut it, I think.

Other eligibles (leaving out healers):

  1. Red: Gormek +9, Colen +2, Kelile +1, Lancelot +15
  2. Green: Skittles +6, LJ +11, Jack +9, Caedmon +9
  3. Yellow: Hu Tao +1, Wu Kong +1
  4. Blue: Sonya costumed +15, Triton +7, Valeria +5
    (Val is on iffy ground as she’s mostly useful vs. healers… Triton at least hits hard even though half his skill is wasted)

Really hope I pull Gretel and Jackal soon :slight_smile:


interesting tournament,

having doubt between mono Holy of not.

Wu Kong 4/70 - Danzaburo +1 - Mist +11 - Li Xiu +1 - Guardian Jackal +11

or leave Wu and Danza out for Hansel and Grimm or Sonya

What is wisdom :face_with_raised_eyebrow:, advice is welcome! Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

I’d probably consider a fast on the left wing rather than Grimm - it’ll work well as is, I just like to go fast on wings where possible :+1:


I set up this defense, holy straight. Was thinking to bring in buddy or Emblemed grimm, but not sure if this is of advantage.
what is the opinion for defense: regular li xiu or dressed li xiu?



thanks, appreciate your usual well-thought advice :slight_smile: I might add Sonya in place of Grimm then, as the dispel (or cleanse) will still work - Triton hits harder but I lose the healing bonus. Probably cleanse, most buffers are also healers so dispel will be less useful here…

This. As @BubblesUK said would use her instead of Grimm and I am gonna do this.

I am totally fine with marking. Go a(sleepy)head.


Sonya costumed is the only cleanser this week working against : Kelile, Scarlett, Gormek, Falcon, Wilbur, Grimm, Peters, Hansel, Buddy, Gretel, Jackal, Mist(?)

See how useful she is while Paladin Sonya is almost useless this week. (Only against Boril and Wilbur).


No brainer this week: Danza +1, HuTao+1, Grimm+10, Gormek +10 are the only other candidates despite slow heroes this week.
…forgot about WuKong :face_with_raised_eyebrow: really


thanks, appreciate your well thought advice :slight_smile: and your defense is looking good - would be afraid to attack that. Buddy’s really solid, wish I had him.


Thx. Gave LiXiu another talent node and sped up leveling Scarlett for this tourney…just finished her in time this morning.

Don’t bring reds!!! :joy:

Looks good, best of luck :+1:

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