The last few month, 6 or so, saw the rising of a new top defense line, with heroes like Krampus, Bera, Freya, Cobalt, Garnet, Onix, Elizabeth, Friggodin, c.Kadilen and a few other. Next to older heroes, these fellows are godlike. Not much you can do against them unless you also own the latest available stars.
This new defensive meta, mixed with the formations global beta, made me turn my raiding patterns 180 degrees around. Before the new age defense rised, I was raiding almost exclusively mono against the tahk, with a high success rate against that time’s top defenders. The new defense heroes and latter the introduction of formations made my mono attack teams become almost entirely dependent on the starting boards, which is synonimous with loosing 90% of the time. So I had to improvise. After some period of trial and error, I came up with this formula, slightly depending on the enemy team.
Joon/Marjana/Sartana for left wing;
c.Rigard, for left flank;
Mitsuko/Vela, for center;
Kageburado, for right flank;
Malosi, for right wing.
Of course, all being +18 and up.
I now use this formation to raid all enemies, with Joon and Mitsuko as main post holders, 90% of the time.
I gave up serious mono fire power and special skill simultaneous charging for speed, damage reflexion, dispelling and, most important, enemy special skill blocking. Stil, succesful attack rate on top defenses is definitely not as high as it used to be before the new generation of defense heroes took over. But, for teams with none or few of the above said top defense heroes, succes rate has sky rocketed, close to 100%. I no longer fear the likes of Mother North, Alby, Telluria, Grave, Kunchen, Finley and co.
How did the new generation of defense teams affected your raiding?