[Apr 14, 2019] 🔵 Trials of Piety Teams – Share Yours & Discuss!

It’s time for Trials of Piety!

This is the 6th of the Trials in the 3rd Cycle!

NOTE: The Trials officially start at 7:00:00 AM TZ (07:00 GMT). This post is scheduled to go live 2 hours earlier at 5:00:00 AM TZ (05:00 GMT).

If you do not see the Class Trial in Quests as of 7:00:00 AM TZ (07:00 GMT), force quitting and reopening the app or restarting your device will usually work.

:beginner: Overview

Classes Bosses Monsters
Clerics & Monks Joon, Viivca, Boril, Friar Tuck Green/Nature & Blue/Ice

:sweat: Increased Difficulty of the Final Stage

According to the Version 20 Release Notes, the Final Stage of Class Trials is now harder:

We definitely saw that in action in Trials of Justice, Shadows, Strength, Mysticism, and Survival — but it was not so apparent in Trials of Fortitude and Serenity, where the HP of the Final Bosses remained the same.

It’s possible, however, that other adjustments were made to Defense or Attack, or to the monsters prior to the bosses.

Trials v19 HP v20 HP Increase
Strength 3907 4080 173
Fortitude 4195 4195 0
Mysticism 4051 4396 345
Serenity 3907 3907 0
Survival 3619 3907 288
Piety 4195 4195 0
Decimation 4051 TBD TBD
Nature 3763 TBD TBD
Shadows 3763 3907 144
Justice 3763 4051 288

If it is harder, the big question is: How much harder?

Trials of Piety previously had 4195 HP per Final Boss, and has stayed the same as of Version 20.

Originally that made it tied for the highest HP for Final Bosses of any of the Trials along with Trials of Fortitude, but with the Version 20 updates, Trials of Mysticism is now the highest Final Boss HP we’ve seen.

Trials of Fortitude was unchanged as well, so we can presumably take away some insight into the Devs’ mindset with the difficulty increases — they seem to have largely maintained the relationships between Trials.

With Friar Tuck amongst the Stage 3 Final Bosses, any increase in Final Boss HP would have likely been at least a somewhat noticeable effect on difficulty — so the unchanged HP is certainly welcomed.

Did you notice any change in difficulty for the Final Stage?

  • YES! It was much harder
  • Yes, it was a little harder
  • Yes…I think…maybe it was a little harder? Didn’t really seem any different.
  • No, I don’t think I noticed a difference
0 voters

:heart: Final Boss HP

Version 19: Each boss in Stage 3 had 4195 HP

Version 20: 4195 (unchanged)

thanks to @Expired for the screenshot!

Trials of Piety previously had 4195 HP per Final Boss.

That originally put it as the strongest Final Bosses of any of the Trials, and with Friar Tuck amongst the Final Bosses could sometimes make even carpet bombing/item nuking challenging.

:dart: Carpet Bombing/Item Nuking

For many players who can get through the monsters to the Final Bosses, but struggle to beat the Final Bosses, carpet bombing/item nuking the Bosses is a viable strategy.

This is one of the strongest sets of Bosses. Along with Friar Tuck’s ability to heal the Bosses, that can make carpet bombing/nuking a bit more challenging than some of the other Trials.

Battle Item Damage Reference

Battle Item Forge Level Direct Damage Max DoT Max Total
:dragon_face: Dragon Attack 16 400 132 (requires playing 6 turns between each attack) 532
:bomb: Bomb 12 300 0 300
:hammer_and_pick: Axe 8 200 0 200
:bow_and_arrow: Arrow 4 100 0 100

Carpet Bombing/Item Nuking Strategies

Strategy Direct Damage Additional Damage Required for Stage 3 Bosses
:dragon_face: 5x + :bomb: 5x + :hammer_and_pick: 3x 4100 95
:dragon_face: 5x + :bomb: 5x + :bow_and_arrow: 5x 4000 195
:dragon_face: 5x + :bomb: 5x 3500 695
:dragon_face: 5x + :hammer_and_pick: 5x 3000 1195
:dragon_face: 5x + :bow_and_arrow: 2500 1695
:dragon_face: 5x 2000 2195
:bomb: 5x + :hammer_and_pick: 5x + :bow_and_arrow: 5x 3000 1195
:bomb: 5x + :hammer_and_pick: 5x 2500 1695
:bomb: 5x + :bow_and_arrow: 5x 2000 2195
:bomb: 5x 1500 2695
:hammer_and_pick: 5x + :bow_and_arrow: 5x 1500 2695
:hammer_and_pick: 5x 1000 3195
:bow_and_arrow: 5x 500 3695

:school_satchel: Additional Recommended Items

  • Joon in Stages 1 and 3 causes Blindness, which can make Antidotes useful, particularly if you don’t have a clearer like Cleric Rigard, Cleric Vivica, Cleric Kunchen, Cleric Ariel, or Monk Aeron.

  • Because healer options are relatively plentiful for Trials of Piety, healing pots may be less necessary. You may prefer mana as a safety net, in case you’re having trouble charging a healer at a key moment. Be mindful that all forms of mana pots can be difficult to sustain production of with frequent usage.

  • Clerics and Monks are light on dispellers, which can make Boss Boril’s Perfect Riposte, Boss Friar Tuck’s Mana Buff, and Boss Vivica’s Defense Buff a bit more troublesome. If your team isn’t strong enough to weather those buffs, Time Stops can be an effective — albeit resource expensive — approach to preventing Bosses from firing, and providing you more opportunities to manage the board to charge specials and do damage. Be mindful that Dragon Bone can be difficult to come by to make this a sustainable approach.

  • Banners are always a good option for increasing defense and/or attack.

  • Revive or Miracle Scrolls can be an effective option if your team is on the weaker side, and the little extra boost will get your through. Be mindful that Midnight Root, Orichalcum Nugget, and Meteor Fragments can be difficult to come by to make this a sustainable approach.

If you plan on carpet bombing/item nuking, focus on surviving until the Bosses, and don’t worry too much about counteracting them, particularly if you’re going for a full nuke them from orbit approach. Use your item slots for your attack items, and any remaining slots for health.

A helpful reminder from @Gryphonknight:

:world_map: Guides

@Mariamne’s excellent overview of the Trials of Piety:

If you need it, @Mariamne’s full guide to the Trials and Hero Classes is here.

@madmarv has also been doing a video tutorial series for each Trial, attempting to use only classic 4* heroes if possible.

NOTE: @madmarv is planning to create new video guides for the updated Class Trial difficulty as of the V20 release.

:ballot_box: Polls

How did you do last time on Trials of Piety?

  • Last time I beat all 3 stages
  • Last time I beat just the first 2 stages
  • Last time I beat just the first stage
  • Last time I wasn’t playing yet, or was unable to beat any stages
  • Last time…I’m not sure, they’re all a blur
0 voters

How did you do this time on Trials of Piety?

  • This time I beat all 3 stages
  • This time I beat just the first 2 stages
  • This time I beat just the first stage
  • This time I couldn’t beat any of the stages
0 voters

Did you need to use a lot of items this time on Trials of Piety?

(hat tip to @JAWS_3D for this question)

  • Yeah, I nuked the bosses from space. Ripley would approve.
  • I used some items to finish off the bosses, but it wasn’t the full arsenal
  • I used support items like mana, banners, healing, and maybe a battle item or two, but nothing too crazy
  • I just used some minor items, like healing, mana, or antidotes
  • I didn’t use any items
0 voters

Overall, how do you feel about Trials of Piety?

(hat tip to @Rapisu for inspiring this question)

  • I love all the Trials equally :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
  • It’s definitely my FAVORITE of the Trials
  • I like it more than many of the Trials
  • It’s about average for me
  • I dislike it more than many of the Trials
  • It’s definitely my LEAST FAVORITE of the Trials
  • I hate all of the Trials, give me my Emblems and let me get back to farming :rage:
0 voters

:left_speech_bubble: Share Your Team & Results!

Post your team in a comment down below, and how you did!

  • Did you notice any change in difficulty from last time?

  • Did your team change notably since last time?

  • What items did you use, if any?

  • Trials of Piety is relatively heavy on healer options — did you bring any healers? And were you able to find sufficient firepower amongst your Cleric and Monk choices?

  • Monk Wilbur really shines for Quests and Trials, both for making survival easier, and for debuffing enemy defense. Do you have Wilbur, and if so, did you bring him along?

  • What are you doing with your shiny new Emblems?

  • If you beat Stage 3, who’s eating the 3* Trainer Hero?

  • Anything else interesting to share?

:link: You may also be interested in these older threads from previous times Trials of Piety occurred:


I have 4 more ascended heroes for this trial. I think I don’t need items here with my Mom.
Probably easiest trial for me.


Hasn’t landed for me yet, but this is what I’m planning to take in. Rainbow was a fun coincidence. My Wu Kong is finally high enough to replace the friar tuck I’d been dragging in. :joy:



So I put in my new Rigard to replace Hawkmoon. Now I don’t need 3* for any of the trials. Maybe next time I can replace Boril with Elkanen, but I don’t know yet if I raise Elk to 2/60 or to 3/70. Or maybe Wu Kong instead?

No items used in the first 2 stages, but I might bomb in the last one. I have antidotes against Joon, since I don’t know how good Rigard will survive and how often he will fire.

Wasted my WE for the mission chest, but it suits me well. A few more hours for Rigards meat diet. Once I max him he will also get Borils emblems + the ones I haven’t spend yet.

Trial of Piety is ok, though I dislike the passive trials. I rather have heroes and bosses that hit hard.

Did I mention I have Rigard?


This is probably my strongest trial:

Wilbur (+7); Hawkmoon (max); Wu Kong (max); Leonidas 3/61; Li Xiu 2/25

Did the first two very easily. Augmented Hawkmoon’s healing with 1-2 potions.

I have Agwe 1/12 as an option to have another offensive character (and an addition color), but he’s not yet strong enough to get through to the last stage, I fear. And while Mnessus’ dispell would be useful, at 1/1, he’s not really an option.

We’ll see how the third one goes…



My old team:

And my new team:

Last time I only got first 2 stages. Now Hensel was such a great addition to my team I did not even have to use any nuke items on the last stage. Took a while (bad timed Wu Kong misses + the ressistance perk made Hensel’s accuracy not ideal), but not even close. All these healers <3


Congrats on making it the whole way through this time!

Not nearly as many times nor as vocally as I did when I finally got 4* healers after months without them. :slight_smile:




In last stage all bosses shot ONCE :joy:

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The battle we almost over before the Hatter needed to steal reposte. Bombs away and cleanup.

Well this was just ugly.

The big change from last time was replacing Mnesseus with Li Xiu. Replacing Elkanen might have been a smarter choice since Mnesseus can dispel Boril’s counterattack. Elkanen, even at 2.60 is tougher though. Hard to say.

In any case there isn’t a whole lot of offense there. Started using items. Joon almost one-shotted Elkanen even with the attack debuff from the bomb. Sensing I was considering unleashing the whole arsenal the three of them got together and tried to use the Ultimate Defense:

No. No no no. Come on… reconnect. Please.

No fair. They had AT&T on their side.

Will try again tomorrow when I have energy again. Maybe with Mnesseus. Or not.


My Team Last Time

My Team This Time

I forgot to screenshot before, so Wilbur is up 2 Nodes more than the very start of the Trials.

The big changes are Vivica hitting max and going to +3, and Wilbur having stepped up from +7 to +11.

I also made progress on troop leveling.

The Battle

This one was straightforward all around for me.

I had an easy time in the first two Stages, with no concerns at all.

For the third Stage, I expected to need some minor healing and perhaps mana at least, but ended up not needing anything at all.

That was a contrast to last time:

This time, I had a fairly easy time, and don’t lose any heroes at all.

I think I played through a bit better, but Vivica and Wilbur growing up definitely played a part too.

Was It Harder?

I’d say not in any way that was noticeable to me.

If anything, it was much easier for me this time.

Shiny New Emblems

Wilbur stepped up all the way to +13 (!!!), and Vivica is sticking at +3 for now.

I’m planning to switch from 5* to 4* after +4, so I’m looking forward to getting enough Emblems for Vivica’s next step so I can switch to working on Rigard.

Are you going to eat that last bite?

Li Xiu got the Trainer Hero, giving a little speed boost to her progress — helpful, as I have a big holy queue.

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My alt

Finish first level :muscle:


this was one of my worst trials, i was limited to 5 heroes to use (Mother north 80, Rigard 70, Hensel 70, Viva 70, joon 70)
i always had my HP full with 3 healers and on the final boss Joon always dies first and keep suffering with Frair and Boril the last time it took me around 40 minutes to kill them as they kept healing and resisting Hensel buff, this time i switched rigard with Kunchen (4.30) to get their defense down and Hatter 70 after leveling them both, i had the option to put wilbur (70) as well but didnt need to, i kept stealing their buffs and it was very easy for me this time

i still didnt decide who to get the emblems yet, and the trainer is already fed to Gretel

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My team this time. Wu and Wilbur form a formidable duo which help unleash high amounts of tile damage. Last time I managed to beat the final stage but had to carpet bomb the bosses.
The new additions this time are Rigard and Ariel (who were both unlevelled previously… don’t think Ariel was even available during the last trial). This made the trial a lot easier with none of my heroes ever close to dying. Did not need to use a single item this time!

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Finished the first 2 stages, hope this team can finish the last one, should be ok especially with the items. What do you reckon? Wish I had a hero that dispells for this trail though :slight_smile:



I use a weaker team by replacing 3/60 Boril and Friar Tuck with Mnesseus and Namahage as the previous team lack firepower.

3 Healing Potions, 5 Arrow Barrage, 5 Bomb Attacks, 5 Dragon Attacks.

I bring Rigard and Hawkmoon, supported by Spirit Link of Kailani. I botched my first attempt as Gan Ju and Mnesseus do not have enough firepower to kill Friar Tuck after Joon and Boril die…, wasting carpet bombing items… :sob:

Wish I can pull him at the next atlantis…

The monk emblems still waiting for the gambling monkey to appear at my empire. The cleric emblems will go to Rigard.

After 5 months, I finally got Valen… Yes, that 3* dashing duelist have eluded me for 5 months… I am going to max him right away…

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Hope that will be enough for last stage: