It does .
I think this might be your issue, depending on how you’re doing it.
As you set heroes, it defaults to the highest TP Troop for each.
But if you have multiple heroes of the same element, when you remove one, the Troops on the others stay unchanged.
To imagine a scenario, say you had 2 purple and 3 other heroes, and then you:
Removed a non-purple hero
Added a third purple hero in its place
Removed a different purple, dropping back to 2 on the team
Then you’d end up with a lower power Troop on the new purple, because the higher power Troop would have been held by the purple that wasn’t removed until after the new one was added.
Here are screenshots of that in action:
The game agrees on the ranking of those Troops , although I don’t know if I’d say it’s a “good bump” — a Level 1 4* is worth 41 TP, and a Level 15 3* is worth 45 points.
So it’s a 4 point bump.
This formula appears correct, and the resulting observation is useful:
Based on that, a Level 11 3* and Level 1 4* are equal for points
— so the Level 1 4* will be chosen first by default unless you have a Level 12 or higher 3*.