🔵 [Dec 11, 2019] Trials of Survival Teams – Share Yours & Discuss!

It’s time for Trials of Survival!

This is the Fifth of the Trials in the 10th Cycle!

NOTE: The Trials start at 7:00:00 AM (07:00 GMT). This post is scheduled to go live 2.5 hours earlier at 4:30:00 AM (04:30 GMT).

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

:world_map: Full Guide

=> Click Here for the Guide to Trials of Survival

:ballot_box: Polls

How did you do last time on Trials of Survival?

  • 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

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How did you do this time on Trials of Survival?

  • 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

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

(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

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Overall, how do you feel about Trials of Survival?

(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:

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:left_speech_bubble: Share Your Team & Results!

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

:dizzy: Special Questions for Trials of Survival

  • Trials of Survival is well-named for its lack of healers in the Barbarian and Rogue Classes — how did you do without healers?

  • The Barbarian and Rogue Classes have a lot of heavy hitters — are you able to put together a strong offensive team?

:grey_question: Standard Questions for All Trials

  • Did your team change notably since last time?

  • Have Costumes caused changes to your team?

  • Did changes to your team make the Trials any easier or harder?

  • What items did you use, if any?

  • 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 Survival occurred:


Team last time
G.Jackal+18, Kage, GM, Miki, Musashi
replaced Jackal with Khoina
was a fair fight healing elemental link helped and musashi skill kept him alive, and miki really made good efoore silencing them
had to use couple of healing potions to be on the safe side

Barbarian will go to GM
rouge will have to wait
trainer will go to Ranvir

Reset Emblem: NO


Inari - Grimm - Elena - Kage - Azlar


Team Last Time:

Team This Time:

Changed in Alice for Khiona. Reason being for an extra Blue Stack for more damage. Also had BK in there to give the Berserk Attack Buff so she wasn’t as needed.

Other Options

Rogue Barbarian
Inari 4/80 Miki 3/70
Khiona 4/80 +5 Gretel 4/70
Marjana 3/70 Danzaburo 3/60
Peters 4/70
Scarlett 4/70
Marjana 2/60


Autofarmed the first two levels again. Took on the final round with relative ease again. Paid a bit more attention to BK this time so he didn’t die prematurely (always nice).

Targetted from the Right to Left this time. Went into the boss round with all specials charged. Fired BK first then Grimm then the others. Then just went about the killing motion.

Used in the end a couple small Potions & Antidotes.


  • Reset Emblem - NO
  • Barbarian Emblems - Into stash for Gravemaker Talent 9 (7 short now)
  • Rogue Emblems - into stash for Guardian Jackal number 2 (Got 301 ready now = Talent 15)
  • Trainer - Red Hood


My Team Last Time

My Team This Time

I decided to try changing things up, inspired by my recent triple Grimm Grimforest team.

The Battle

I really like the damage output on the monsters from this team. It’s definitely a nice synergy.

I had my Special Skills charged and the board set up really well right before the Bosses, but accidentally cascaded and lost my blue diamond and almost all of my blue tiles.

Since I knew it would be a longer battle having to work the board again, I ended up using two Time Stops out of an abundance of caution. Other than that, it was a straightforward win.

Shiny New Emblems

…I guess.

Inari is 38 Emblems short of +4, and I’m still completely torn what to do with my Barbarian Emblems after Little John +18 and Grimm +18.

I keep waffling between Namahage, Azlar, and another Grimm.

I’ve got 93 Barbarian Emblems now, so I should really decide already.

So Many Red Trainers, so few red heroes

I continue to off-color feed reds to my purples, which always hurts more with Trainer Heroes than regular feeders. That’s been especially true with a run of red Trainers from Christmas, and some coincidental ones from loot in the last few days too.

Nonetheless, Proteus number 4 is coming along nicely.


Last time, the team was

This time
Decided to try something different, put in Inari for Scarlett…compromised the attack down for dodge chances…and then forgot to bring mana potions, bad mistake…Inari could only fire once through out the boss stage…LJ died of slash blows…

Hopefully, Grimm #2 should be ready by the next trial
Items used : 5 super antidotes, 4 healing pots, 3 dragon and 1 carpet bomb.
In terms of items used, I guessed, this is worse than the last time.

Trainer goes to Marjana, emblems banked.


No items used thanks to Miki. The emblems will go to Azlar and Domitia.


Normal healing pots were all that was needed. Marjana, newly maxed, was new to the team.


First time completing this trial. I finished it, but used all my healing pots and lost a couple heroes. Hope to have a better team next time around.
Trainer went to Azlar, emblems horded for now.


Nicely done!!! Congratulations on first time completion!!!

Might I suggest next time taking some axes or bombs next time to complement scarlet in her attack down for when she’s not charged?


Well did the first two stages on my main and first alt. Here is who I took on my main:


Hopefully next time around I can have Scarlett up and running and I can also have LJ up and about as well. I also want to wiggle Roman Tyrum in there somewhere. Barbarian emblems went to Namahage (trying to get him to +15 so I don’t have any distractions embleming Grimm). Rogue emblems are being stashed for Kelile.

Here is who I took on my alt #1:

Not much change here except that LJ is emblemed. And Grimm and Azar got some levels. Only thing that was super irritating was Domitia and Scarlett dodging my specials when I needed them to hit. Barbarian emblems are being saved for LJ, and rogue emblems are being saved for Scarlett.


I don’t have the heroes to survive the fight but can manage to go to the last state with 3 heroes alive (but not much health).

So I went rambo-style with harpoons, bombs, axes and arrows. 1 harpoon per boss + all bombs, all axes and arrows killed all boss without need any tile.


Absolutely, great advice. I usually do bring some items unless I think I’m going to get slaughtered, like I did here. I really didn’t have my heart in it this time, especially after Danzos first couple snowflakes, but I just went with the default item selection, whether that was automatic or from last time I attempted this trial, idk.

Edit: I have some I need to work on, little John has been at 3-60 for way too long and of course another Grimm never hurts. But next time should be much easier, especially if I finish some 5*s


My Team Last Time

My Team This Time

Danza in bench, new Kelile join the team.

The Battle

Good start, all mana charged, decent board, used 3 heal so far.

Kelile is great and sturdy, and the last one opponent get def down by Grimm, then def element yellow, boom diamond yellow tiles.

Miki 3.70 is sturdy for everywhere, Titan (8-9 stars), event challange, maps, quests, now even for trials, so I think I do not want ascend him to tier 4, I will wait for others (based on my thread Blue: Miki or 2nd Magni and Red: Marjana or Grazul).

The Reward

Emblem: keep both for a while, maybe Barbarian Grimm, and Rogue Jackal.
Trainer goes to Colen.


Puss joined my team.
Yeah, a healer for the survival.

No items needed, Puss had dinner, emblems saved.

Took me exactly 5 turns on the bosses due to several decent combos, though only Azlar was charged when entering last stage.

Nice to watch.


No changes from Last time (maybe a couple of emblems on Marj): Grimm +20 / Scarlett / Peters / Little John / Marjana + 8

Used a lot of healing potions in the last stage, but otherwise unproblematic. Peters saved me from an Azlar rain of death as my healing was running out. Azlar went down first, then Scarlett, then Nashgar.

Barb emblems are waiting for a recipient, Rogue will presumably go to Marj, Red trainer will probably just go to my current project (Bauchan).


My team this time. I subbed in costumed Li Xiu in Scarlett’s place for fun.

  • On the bench: 2 Jackals, Gretel, Tony Danza, Miki 3.70, Musashi, Marjana, Scarlett
  • Up and coming: Cabin boy 4.45

Got to the bosses with everyone ready, and a diamond or two to boot. I staggered the Grimm attacks and used a bomb to account for Scarlett’s absence. The boards were very kind.

Li killed Azlar, much to my amusement. Boss Scarlett dodged Kageburrito, much to my annoyance. Grimm #1 finished her off, while a tile drop took Nashgar.

Li was fine to bring along, though I have better options. Maybe I will bring Musashi next.

Trainer to Colen, emblems to Kage and Khiona.


Did first two prob leave it at that!

Emblems for jackal barbarian saving


My last team went well and Kelile is now on her way to max…Gretel got some nodes more.

My team this time:

That was really easy, I start to like this trial :slight_smile:
Rogue emblems will go to Kelile when she’s maxed, trainer also for her…
Barbarian emblems might go to Gretel, you’ll see next time :smiley:

Azlar was the first to fall, quickly followed by his two companions :slight_smile: