Help revising Defense Team

Hey everyone,

So I’ve hit a bit of a wall in raids. My current team power is around 3500, and as much as I try to get into the diamond club, I can’t quite get there. I tend to hover around 2200 cups. I’m working on leveling my heroes, but I’ve gotten some feedback that some of my choices could be improved.

Current Team:
Caedmon-Kageburado-Guinevere-Proteus-Evelyn

Some of the feedback I’ve gotten:

  • Caedmon’s debuff is helpful, but his single target damage isn’t high enough
  • Proteus is better on offense than defense

Also, I won’t have the mats to fully ascend Evelyn for… a while, so I’m happy to replace her. At this point, I’m really only convinced with Kage and Guin. I’d love to get some feedback on what changes I should make to improve the team. I included my roster below - I don’t expect any new heroes anytime soon and I only have the mats for… one blue OR red 5*, so the three spots (in addition to Kage and Guin) should be 3 4* or 2 4* and one of a red/blue 5*. It took me a year to get the mats to ascend Kage and Guin, so I don’t expect to be able to level another purple/yellow anytime soon.

Anyways, here’s the team I think I should train up:
Boldtusk/Kiril-Kage-Guin-Rigard-Magni

Here’s what I have available:

Red 5*
Elena
Anzogh
Guardian Kong
Khagan

Blue 5*
Frida
Isarnia
Magni

Purple 4*
Proteus
Tiburtus
Rigard
Cheshire Cat
Sabina
Ameonna
Jabbar
Boomer
Merlin
Cyprian

Green 4*
Caedmon
Little John
Kashhrek
Melendor
Buddy
Gobbler
Gadeirus
Skittleskull

Blue 4*
Kiril
Triton
Grimm
Boril
Captain of Diamonds
Agwe
Sonya

Yellow 4*
Wu Kong
Li Xiu
Hu Tao
Danzaburo
Chao

Red 4*
Colen
Boldtusk
Wilbur
Scarlett
Gormek
Sumitomo

Thank you for your help!

Following - just to see recommendations. Thanks

Guievere needs fast heroes to capitalize her skill, to srtike attackers before they would even charge their specials:

Anzogh - Kageburado - Guinevere - Evelyn - Magni

Too many healers in your defence and not enough hitters.
Try;
Kiril (Tibs/Jabbar) Guin Kage Magni

Put at least one emblem level on each.

If that doesn’t keep you in diamond, I don’t know what will.

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Did you put Tib on the left and move Kage to the right for personal preference, or because of the left-to-right firing of specials?

This actually would be an ideal lineup for me because Kiril is fully leveled and Tib is in the final ascension, just not to his talent grid yet, so I could focus on finishing him up and then getting Magni ready.

Thanks for sharing this!

Awesome.

L2R firing, yes. Magni or Kage hitting anyone with def down is often a lethal strike.

Glad you went with Tibs over Jabbar. Jabbar’s not great I realised today.

First question: are all those 4*'s maxed?

My biggest piece of advice: your defense team isn’t what gets you into diamond. Attacking gets you into diamond. For that you need variety. I’d worry more about being able to raid opponents with higher amounts of trophies. You want a lot of those 4* maxed for that. I only have 6 maxed 5* and I made it to top 34 globally just by standard raids.

My defense isn’t great, but that isn’t what is most important. For yours: I’d say go just the one healer. Definitely Guin tank with Kage on flank. Maybe Tiburtus on the other side? Kiril on wing,

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Wouldn’t mind seeing
Wu-cyprian-kershek-Wilbur-Grimm

I don’t think one part (offense/defense) is more important. It’s about balance, and that’s kind of the problem now. On offense I can gain ground, but when I’m waiting for flags, my defense team isn’t able to hold, so I end up just banging my head on the wall.

Which, ultimately, is still something I’m happy about because I feel like I’m getting as far as I can with the tools I have. I feel like if I could just stop giving back ground, I’d be fine. After all, many of my cups from 500-1500 were from failed raids on my defense.

They are not all fully leveled, but I don’t think it’d take all that long to max a 4*. Granted a line up using Tib and Kiril as I mentioned, would greatly reduce my time to train cause I already trained them.

Thanks!

Thanks for your input. I’m really looking for a lineup that has at least Kage/Guin and then likely another 5* (either blue or red, although I’m not impressed with any of the red 5s I have on my roster today).

Follow-up question…

Given Magni’s defense boost, should he and Kage be switched?

So… Kiril / Tib / Guin / Magni / Kage?

Are any of your 5* maxed? Hard to stay above 2400 with 3/70 5* heroes.

As nice as your 5* heroes are, unless you have the mats, I’d focus on your 4*.

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Either way…

Flanking guin with purple is good.
So is magni flank. Try both

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