🏅 [Dec 29, 2019] 37th Raid Tournament! — 4* Buff Booster, All Elements

:spiral_calendar: Schedule

Preparation Phase Begins Battle Phase Begins Rewards Distributed
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:no_pedestrians: This Week’s Restrictions & Special Rule

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Elements Allowed
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Hero Rarities Allowed
:person_fencing: :star2:
Troop Rarities Allowed
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All Elements
:four: :star:
or lower
:three: :star:
or lower

:dizzy: Special Rule: Buff Booster

Each buffs adds an attack multiplier!

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:left_speech_bubble: Before and During the Tournament: Share & Discuss Your Teams, Thoughts, Feedback, and Questions!

:speaking_head: Some topics to start off with:

  • Do this week’s restrictions on hero/troop rarity and elements make your bench depth better or worse suited to this Raid Tournament than Regular Raids?

  • Are there heroes you’re likely to use for this Tournament that you normally don’t make use of anymore?

  • Are there heroes you plan to power level for this Tournament, or level before the next time a Tournament like this one rolls around?

  • Do Costumes affect your team selection at all?

  • What are you thinking about using for your Defense Team?

  • Are there heroes you expect to see on Enemy Defenses that you think you’ll have a harder time dealing with than usual because of the restrictions or special rule in this Tournament?

  • Which of your heroes will you be likely to use on your Attack Teams?

  • Will the restrictions or special rule of this Tournament change your usual approach to color stacking or team building?

  • Are there elements of this week’s Tournament that are unclear to you?

  • Do you have feedback on the Tournament matchmaking?

:clipboard: Defense Team Tracking

Hat tip to @wineybrit for originating this thread idea with the second Raid Tournament

When posting, include:

  • Which day of the Tournament is it?
  • How may times have you been attacked today, and in total?
  • What is your Defense Team’s win/loss record today, and in total?
  • What Defense Grade does your Defense Team have?
  • Which heroes make up your Defense Team?
  • What is the Team Power of your Defense Team?
  • What is your current Tournament Score and Ranking?

:gem: After the Tournament: Share Your Results & Rewards!

  • What was your score and ranking?

  • What did you get for loot?

:world_map: Guide to Raid Tournaments

An overview of how Raid Tournaments work, including Special Rules and Restrictions, Attacking, Matchmaking, Defense Grade, Scoring, and Rewards.

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:thinking: Feedback on Raid Tournaments

Please note this important announcement from SG about the reduced loot:

:link: Related Threads

For all related links, please see the guide thread below:

=> Log of Past Tournaments


My guess:

4* Buff Booster tournament, no Greens

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No yellow/holly, 4* bloody battle. (Or 3*)


After reviewing the tournament log, I’ve decided to change my raid type but I’m staying with the restricted color and the hero level
Raid type - BLOODY Battle
Element Restriction - HOLY
Hero LeveL - 4*
Im thinking that holy needs to catch up to the rest of the elements that’ve been restricted…

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Ooh I was close!!

Defence Team

Second Iteration

First Pass:

First pass:



Good Morning everybody!

I am quite ashamed but may I ask you for helping me with my defence team?
I know that after playing for about two years I have to know the simplest basics but I…did not think about them…just tried my best…sometimes it worked, sometimes failed (exactly, that is life) but where is the shame asking experienced people for help?
I really do not want to bother or making circumstances.
My apologizes…

Wish you good luck and great success.


Course you can ask!

Easiest way to help would be to know what you got available, so if you got Screenshots of your roster?


Here’s what I’m posting. I went back and forth on a few but this is my flag in tha sand!


I will try with this setup…


If you have a better red, I’d suggest replacing Wilbur. Buddy already gives you opponent defence down, so Wilbur will overwrite that. Plus the enemy damage sharing counts as a buff for the defending team.

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hi all, any comments on this defense team?

I also have Melendor, but prefer Caedmon to add some offensive power.

not sure between Sabina or Cyprian, but probably go with Sabina due to higher emblem investment.

This only leaves me with one booster of my own, but 3 dispellers. A fair trade off.

Or I could replace Sonya with Triton:

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The best tank at this tournament is Kiril. Adds 2 buffs for each ally, that brings a +70% attack for each one. Though his worst enemy, Caedmon, is out there, green is the slowest epic colour, let’s not forget that (there are 3 slow epic green).

Another great tank at this tournament is obviously our old pal BT. One less buff than Kiril, but a nice chance for immortality.

I guess there is a chance for Boril and Cyprian also to shine, no matter how much I dislike these heroes. Tbh, there are a lots of players out there, who don’t know to fight perfect riposte. If you decide for this type of defensive line-up, then Cyprian is twice better than Boril right now. There is no yellow healer or dispeller. And yellow is the weakest colour overall. Even the special one, Danza, is just a gambler. So, Cyprian could be a winning choice.

Buddy is also and always one of the best choices. He’s not a buffer, but is tough and debuffs the enemy.

For bad choices, I would say the slow ones, snipers, Grimm and Wilbur (because he gives buffs to enemy). And the worst tank is obviously Sir Lancelot. Though he has great buffs, is too squishy for being tank. Could be a good flank though, but I wouldn’t count on it.

L.E. For those having the costumes for Rigard and Mel, they are also great tanks, of course.


Thank you that you want helping me…:slightly_smiling_face:
And sorry; I‘m a little bit busy…:neutral_face:

Will probably go with my most heavily emblemed rainbow 4*, which would be the ones shown below

One potential substitute for blue might be a +10 Sonya instead of Grimm. Also have a +14 Kiril
Also not sure about Gretel. Only potential emblemed replacement for her is a +18 Jackal.

Could this Tournament be a chance for costumed Tiburtus, Melendor and Li Xiu (no Rigard’ Costume here :persevere:)? Tibs+def down to all Tank? Some ideas for ideal Flanks?
Do you imagine no snipers in the wings? No Caedmon/Sonya? Maybe too much questions :joy::joy::joy:


Lol, because I have none of those, I forgot about costumes :man_facepalming:

I will edit my post. Of course, Rigard and Mel costumes are also great tanks.



Imho, a fast dispeller sniper should be one of those. So, Caedmon or Sonya, depending of the colour of the tank. For the other flank candidate, I think of Li Xiu being a great one. Anyway, the point is as long as the tank is a healer (Kiril, BT, Rigard C or Mel C), the flanks should be the most annoying hitters.

P.S. I wouldn’t set a slow hero at this tournament, in any position. Like somebody said long time ago, the buff booster tournaments are the most similar to normal raids. Defend and attack like you usually do. We dispel and cleanse at every daily raid after all.


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