But not a terribly difficult trials. I might give Domitia some emblems, but I don’t have any sorcerers worthy of the name. (Krampus, that was a hint that I could really use a Christmas gift…) Glenda gets the trainer.
Completed with - costume Kiril, Domitia, Krampus (3/70) Guardian Jackal and costume Li Xiu.
Didn’t need any battle items
Krampus at 3/70 did really well in Tank role, it’s the first time I have used him
Team like last time, dark and fire, ladies only.
They rock! The board was okeyish, so no big problems, a lot of avoiding being hit on both sides. Trainer (blue) to Magni, emblems stored for Marjana+8 and in Stock for Sorcerer (592) with nowhere to go to until Quintus(1/1) gets a costume - poor guy is last in line, with Zulag, Hel, Khiora and Obakan to go first…
Compared to last time, Marjana is up one talent. I really thought about going with a green-heavy lineup by subbing in Almur +19 and Kasshrek with costume bonus, but with everything that needs doing today, I decided to take the shortest route to success and just stick with my standard lineup.
No problems with the mob waves. Fired a few specials on wave 2 just because I knew I could recharge in time. Notably, I was able to preserve red, green, and purple diamonds and go into the boss wave with all specials charged. That gave me a significant leg up on finishing the trial quickly. Although I targeted Skittles with my snipers because she can’t dodge, Scarlett actually went down first thanks to tile damage from the diamond cascades. I was able to form more diamonds during the (very short) boss fight, and I used one bear banner to reverse attack down when it was clear that I was about to open up a can on the bosses with another diamond cascade. For the first time in recent memory, neither Scarlett nor Domitia evaded a single time. Classic case of basically everything going right.
Not enough rogue emblems for Marjana to get another talent. I’m out of impressive sorcerers after having finished Almur, so those emblems take Chochin up about three talents. He’s becoming a fixture on my three-star tournament teams with his mana control. Trainer hero goes to Isarnia.
I’ve decided to level Skittleskull before anything else just for the trials and it proved to be a wise decision. Benched c.Li Xiu for her and the trial went way easier (even though i had the best of boards. Green and purple tiles kept coming and coming and i was thanking and thanking rng). Put her near Brynhild for extra protection and managen increased. She works fine with Almur, her attack down has definitely been useful since this team is rather squishy and weak in defense, Sabina was there in case of emergency and Domitia finished off the bosses. I would have needed only some cleansing, since i decided not to use antidotes, but no big problem after all, it just meant a little longer battle.
Sorcerer emblems stacked for now, until i decide if further embleming Almur/Sabina o start giving a bit more sturdiness to Skittle. Rogue emblems will go to Brynhild.
Trainer went to Buddy.
Healer was Sabina. She was my first 4* healer to be fully levelled and is recently fully emblemed too. She is my go to healer whenever she is eligible for a team.
The attack debuffs. Inari and her dodge was pretty helpful and Peter’s silence has been one of my favourite specials ever since I got him. He was actually only my second 4 star hero pulled (Kelile being the first) and has been one of my other go to heroes. I have a duplicate Peters to level up too as I find him that useful.
Did my team change? Yes! For the first time I was able to run a rainbow team for this one, though perhaps should not have done for the last level.
Since last time, I have been levelling Inari and also Alice (really hoping for a windfall of rogue emblems some time in the future, though suspect they will go to Alice over Inari). LOL and a little windfall appeared the very next day with a drop of 30 rogue emblems from Mystic Vision!
So my team this time was
Inari (was at around 4.50)
Alice (was at around 3.3)
I was really just testing out Alice and should have switched her out for the last level since she was getting hit hard. Unfortunately, my only other blue hero eligible for the trials is Frosty and I didn’t want to run the last level with two healers, especially a 3* ones.
Costumes wasn’t a factor in my team.
The changes made the first two levels easier, as I had a nice rainbow team, but the last one harder (see above re Alice).
Yes, I nuked the final bosses on the third level. With two team members who were unlevelled and the rest being four star heroes (albeit with some emblems) they were gettng rather battered and unfortunately the purple tiles were lacking and Sabina was taken out before she could even fire.
The sorcerer emblems will be held until I need them, probably for Almur. The rogue ones will be saved for Alice.
The trainer hero also went to Alice as I am eager to get her fully levelled (although she got put on hold for Frosty).
Hey, there’s no shame in that team. Brynhild and Almur are bosses. This looks like a solid squad to me. Lots of green tile damage, if you can time specials right. A costume Kiril swapped in for Sabina for regular defense down to stack with Almur’s elemental defense down would be ideal, but presumably, you don’t have him or don’t have him ready yet.
Unless you are doing a lot of pulls to get special heroes, I recommend taking all of these folks to at least +18, so it’s just a matter of how you prioritize the order. I like an attack path for Skittles, though. Her defense is probably hopeless anyway, and her class sort of argues for attack with the jinx talent. (EDIT: Oops. Strike that. Jinx is the wizard talent.) Do you have her costume? I find that Skittles provides pretty impressive tile damage in two classes - sorcerer and cleric (with costume) - that really need it. Attack down is just a bonus.
I know it’s not that bad of a team, it’s just incomparable to some of those team and most of those heroes i will never ever get My pride is that it’s almost brand new, just up to one/two months ago i only had Sabina and Almur maxed, being finally able to build a team valid enough to finish the trial without needing any item is a success. My biggest regret is that i really have no other choice if not 3*. It seems i cannot pull heroes of some classes, Kiril’s costume being one of them (I have Kiril at +20, but the costume hates me month after month).
Skittles costume is a work in progress (i really maxed her just a few days ago, i started working on her after the last sorcerer trial). I power leveled it to third ascension to get the best bonus i could for the last level. Thanks for the heads up, i’m more of a “defensive” player usually, whenever i see a hero with low defense i try to increase it the most. Maybe with Skittle i’ll try the other way. I’m just 100% sure emblems will go to those 3 heroes. I’m not pulling for special heroes and even if i was, i wouldn’t pull them anyway and there’s no sorcerer waiting on the bench to be maxed, only a second Almur.
I was in a hurry so did not mess with the 4 hero challenge this time around. I did use all 4’s as it was my default from last time. I took out Danzaburo for c-Li Xiu who is one my newer toys. I am trying hard to like her, but I think I got her late. Here is the team:
Mobs went fine. Li Xiu’s color helped at least. Bosses were kind of tough, but it was also none of my heroes for this are that tough. I should have brought medium and small mana. I would have triggered Li Xiu once or twice at opportune moments.
I did use 1 dragon attack but it was a total accident from fat fingers, I didn’t need to.
Anyone else digging c-Li Xiu and want to fill me in? With costume bonus she hits harder, still not hard, but her mana cut is less. My complaint with the normal version is that cut wasn’t big enough. The marginal damage increase doesn’t make up for making a too small cut smaller IMO .
I prefer Gretel and LJ for sure for mana control. It is a toss up between her and Chao, but I may pick Chao.
EDIT: Quintus went up a node to +10. Rogue building for Domitia’s first node. It is finally her turn .
I don’t even remember what I used last time, but I know I didn’t have Mits so either used another Jackal+0 or cLi Xiu+0 in her place. Either way team is way more beefed up this round, and went from one of the toughest trials to “about average challenge”.
Really not too much to say apart from boom, boom, and more boom. Bunch of yellows lined up nicely under Skittles so cKiril+Jackal’s debuff meant she was basically dead after I fired all my specials and cleared the yellows. Then set Jackal on Scarlett but the damn rogue evaded twice! Thankfully the holy defense debuff did proc so when the next set of yellow tiles fell in place I just tiled her to death. Used Jackal again to flip Domitia’s buff, but red tiles filled in first so Marjana dealt the finishing blow.
Item tally: 2 antidotes due to damn Scarlett evading twice
Trainer saved, emblems to bring Mits to +7 and Marj to +19.