How to use Wilbur?

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#81

I thought I had Wilbur almost figured out and I just did a raid with him and Aegir. Bad mistake. Of course then I looked at Aegir and realized he was also sharing damage with my heroes. That’s what made me take another look at my heroes with potentially conflicting skills.

I want to learn how to use him with Sonya, Sabina, etc. all the debuffers - but I’ll practice that in some raids, not the wars!

#82

Rigard doesn’t remove spirit link.

#83

Definitely don’t use WIlbur with:

  • Aegir, Kailani and Gunnar (because they have the same Spirit Link buff)
  • Obakan, Boril, Cyprian, Elena, Boss Wolf, Sumitomo (Spirit Link has bad synergy with Riposte)
  • Elkanen, Leonidas, Musashi, Graymane, Prisca, Renfeld (Spirit Link has bad synergy with vampiric abilities)

Not recommended to use Wilbur with heroes that give substantially weaker defence buffs, like Victor, because they will overwrite Wilbur’s defence buff.

Use carefully with following elemental defence debuffers: Guardian Panther, Evelyn, Frida, because you’d want to exploit the spirit link along with damage sharing. King Arthur, Guardian Jackal and Guardian Falkon are OK.

Use carefully with Athena, because Athena has a better defence debuff, which has a great synergy with the spirit link. Fire Athena after Wilbur if possible.

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#84

Thank you for this! I still love Wilbur but I’ll have to be more careful to watch his team mates!

#85

As many have pointed out, Wilbur plus a debuffer (e.g., Sabina, Sonya, etc.) removes the Spirit Link from your opponents. It is also important to keep in mind that a limited area debuffer can and will do the same (e.g., Domitia, Frida, Evelyn).

I have had raid situations where I have fired Wilbur and then deliberately removed the link from 2-3 heroes, either with the intent of attacking them, or killing the other 2-3 still linked via their shared damage (same amount of damage shared between fewer heroes leading to a faster kill).

The bottom line is that you should have a plan for how you’re going to use Wilbur and use the spirit link (removing it and exploiting it are both ways of using it) before you go into the raid / map. That way you’ll have thought about the most likely scenarios and brought along the correct complementary heroes.

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#86

Thanks. I was planning on practicing with Wilbur using fellow debuffers in raids. He certainly does make you slow down and think carefully how/when to use him.

I just get such a thrill when three opponents explode at the same time, that I just can’t stop using him :joy:

#87

Another thing about wilbur.
Is to using him to save yourself from incomming ennemies special (snipers for example), they have tendencies to attack the lowest health.
It’s best to not hesitate using him sometimes. As it allow you to bite the bullet more often.

Wilbur makes a good aegir counter btw (even as a red)
As they will have trouble to heal, and their def is lowered.
Wilbur is also usefull against blue titans, he cleanse the def debuff from the titan.

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#88

Okay, I’ve been studying hard and practicing with him on raids. I’ve come to realize that he’s not suitable for every instance, needs careful handling and the right team mates.

When I can combine all that, he’s totally awesome.

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