Critique my 3 Star Team (for Pirate event)


#1

As I understand it, the next monthly event is Pirates, and purple is the reflect color. I have assembled my 3 Star beginner team (which is the only place I think I can compete), and would like any input you all could offer.

1 - Bane
2 - Graymane / Gunnar
3 - Brienne
4 - Nashgar / Hawkmoon
5 - Gan Ju / Tyrum

Here’s the initial plan:
Go with Graymane and Nashgar on the initial levels for speed where I probably won’t need to heal and stay alive.
Work in Hawkmoon and/or Gunnar when it starts to get more difficult. (Brienne + Spirit Link is awesome BTW)
Use Tyrum only if I need the debuff power.

I also have Friar Tuck maxed out (don’t ask), but I can’t see needing him.
I have still at level one the following:
Belith, Berden, Carver
Azar
Ulmer, Karil
Kailani
Prisca, Balthazar

I wish I had Kailani maxed instead of Gunnar since 2 yellows is the plan anyway, but I’ve had him a lot longer and I really need to work on WuKong with all my yellow feeders.
I’m nervous about only having Tyrum for debufing, and Belith is better anyway, so I may try to max her out in the next couple weeks.

So - any glaring holes in my plan? Any input, including criticism is welcome.
Thanks!


#2

I like your plan. I try to level Belith in between other heroes as she heals + debuffs. If you can, level her.

Balthazar is awesome against non-purple shielded yellows, and in general. Not all your pirate enemies will be purple, so this might be a good one to have.

You can do this several ways: Strike fast Strike hard no mercy sir! Or shielded (Gunnar/Kailani) and healing (Belith/Hawkmoon). Or a mix of the two styles. Whatever works for you!


#3

Nice thing about the early lvls of Beginner, they’re only 2 flags! So not much issue replaying them to test out your team! :grin:

And yes, I love Belith as a healer too. She’s a mini Melendor!


#4

You definitely shouldn’t have a problem completing beginner with that team. If you’re trying to be very competitive, I would recommend a few changes:

1.) Level Ulmer and/or Valen rather than graymane or gunnar, since their defense debuff is great for improving large combos, especially in conjunction with Brienne.
2.) Get a 2nd bane. There are some levels in Pirates where you will want double yellow, and none of the other yellow 3*s measure up.

Additionally, you don’t need to worry about Tyrum for buff removal in pirates since none of the heroes provide a self or team buff. Nevertheless I would level Belith since she is one of two 3* healers, and her buff removal is much more useful for Guardians and Knights.


#5

Thanks! I will take all of this into account. Not needing a debuffer right away is very valuable information.


#6

You should complete it. Won’t be top 100 competitive though.


#7

I’m late to the party here, but Boomer has holy defence buff which throws a spanner in the works as most people stack holy heroes for this event


#8

Thanks Mantis! That’s valuable info.