Despite the title, this is not referring to the losing strategy of putting out all 1* defense teams. That has already been argued enough to publish a best-selling self-help book. Rather, my question is this: can intentionally-weak heroes be useful to form an AW defense team that is actually intended to defend successfully?
For example, consider the following setup:
Sabina - Sharan - Guardian Owl - Sharan - Rigard
Obviously, the two Sharans will be defeated very quickly, leaving the remaining 3 heroes to defend. There’s a few subtle effects that this setup has, though:
- It immediately reduces the time between arrow attacks, which can be particularly helpful at the beginning of a fight when the attacking team likely hasn’t charged their specials yet.
- Due to the placement of the Sharans, the arrow benefit comes without allowing space for the attacker to ghost mana.
- It increases Guardian Owl’s special damage by 120%, which will likely get a chance to fire since he’s tanking. This could be nullified if the attacker doubles or triples on purple, except…
- If Guardian Owl is defeated, the remaining members form two purple corner healers that dispel buffs/debuffs and would be more annoying to take out if the attacker brings multiple purple.
Do you think a defense like this could be viable in an actual war?