Let’s make your hero-benche a bit more organised.
3*: Bane (3-50), Friar Tuck, Isshtak, Oberon, Prisca, Balthazar, Gan Ju, Kailani, Gunnar, Karil, Nashgar, Belith.
4*: Caedmon (4-16), Kiril (3-60), Wu Kong (3-23), Kelile (2-46), Boldtusk (2-45), Tiburtus (2-41), Grimm (2-39), Peters (1-23), Little John (1-12), Kashrek (1-5), Boomer, Boril, Wu Kong, Skittlesskull, Sabina, Chao, Melendor, Scarlett, Tiburtus
5*: Aeron (2-58), Gravemaker (1-29), Elkanen (1-24), Magni
Giving general advice is difficult, because every hero can be used differently and is better for other aspects of the game compared to other heroes. This document, made by Anchor of 7DD, shows you what and how heroes excel in each area:
3 star team
People have suggested me to build a basic 3* bench first. I did so by upgrading three 3* of every color. I benefit a lot of it still, given the fact I lacked 4 and 5* heroes. While upgrading my current 4* heroes I am still using the 3* for color stacking in raids, wars and titan hits. Also, a basic 3* bench helps you complete the Intermediate stages of special events more easily. I would conclude the following:
If you decide to upgrade your basic 3* bench I would work on: Bane, Friar Tuck, Balthazar and Nashgar. Leave the other heroes aside until you get better 3*, such as Valen, Hawkmoon etc. This shouldn’t take too long. To see which 3* are quite worth it, visit: Best 3* heroes?
4 star team
You currently have 18 4* heroes, which gives you the opportunity to use the ‘’ right ‘’ heroes for every aspect of the game. These aspects are: Titan hits, Raid/War offense, Raid/War defense, special events and farming the map. The last two I won’t pay attention to, because you will be able to use what you have. If events are more important to you than any other aspect, I would ask someone else to reply or suggest you to search through the forum.
4 heroes are marked overall as A in the above spreadsheet and are worth ascending any time: Kiril, Boldtusk, Grimm and Peters. I would work on building a base of 4* heroes before ascending your 5 stars. Just as with the 3*, you will then have a balanced bench for the Epic event stages also.
Wu Kong is a must use, I’ve read about players using Wu Kong even on 10* titans. 1 Wu Kong is enough and you should use him on every titan. Kiril and Boldtusk for the attack and defense boosts and heals and Grimm/Tiburtus for the defense debuff which allows you to hit harder. You have covered the essentials with these heroes. Scarlett would be nice as well, considering she decreases the attack of her opponent and thus your survivability. I would use Boldtusk when possible on titans since he boosts your attack a lot more than Kiril.
People suggest you to use 3 opposite colors of the titan it’s color, but you could use 2 if you like that better. I would definitely use:
Red Titan: Wu Kong, Boldtusk, Grimm + blue (could be Kiril, but also another pulled Grimm, Sonya or 3* blue) + a color of choice except green; Tiburtus, Sabina, Scarlett
Blue Titan: Wu Kong, Kiril, Grimm/Tiburtus, Little John, Melendor (Caedmon has less tile damage)
Green Titan: Wu Kong, Boldtusk, Tiburtus, Scarlett, Kelile
Yellow Titan: Wu Kong, Boldtusk,Tiburtus, Sabina + 2nd Tiburtus (or Grimm)
Purple Titan: Wu Kong, Boldtusk, Grimm, Chao, currently Bane, maybe 2nd Wu Kong later if you don’t pull Jackal, Gretel or Li Xiu.
I don’t prefer upgrading that 2nd Wu Kong and would wait on one of the mentioned three heroes above.
Kiril, Boldtusk, Grimm and Peters are considered must have for offensive raids/war according to the spreadsheet. However, if you want to stack color against the opponent’s tank (middle hero) you will need to ascend quite a few of your heroes. Besides the heroes mentioned above I would suggest ascending: Caedmon, Tiburtus (x2) for their debuffing abilities and damage special skill damage. Melendor and Sabina for their healing abilities. Scarlet to lower one of the opponents heroes attack. This provides you with a minimum of two heroes of each color and no yellow heroes. I would try to make a base again of three heroes of each color. This would result into also ascending: Chao, Kelile, Boril, and another 3* yellow.
The only 4* hero marked as A for defense raids is Kashrek. You have it in your bench, so ascend it. Then 11 of your 4* heroes are marked with a B. My guess for a rainbow defense team is:
Boldtusk, Grimm, Kashrek, Tiburtus, Chao.
In this order, so Boldtusk boosts your attack first, Grimm applies the debuff, Kashrek heals and takes the most damage while having the most survivability, Tiburtus and Chao as hitters benefit from the first two special attacks. Also in this order, so that if your opponents hits your hero with strong tiles he or she will hit the hero next to it with weak tiles.
I don’t like Chao on defense. I think he’s easy to beat and doesn’t cause a lot of trouble with his special attack. I would replace Chao with either: Scarlett or Melendor. Another Tiburtus or Sabina is possible, but then you will have two purple heroes next to eachother with the current setup. Not ideal, but possible with a different setup and tank.
5 star team
I am not yet experienced enough to write a lot about these heroes. But Magni would fit everywhere, especially in offense and defense! He’s very strong and versatile. So does Gravemaker in offense and defense. On titans they are both marked as B, so pretty useful as well. Aeron is a lovely healer. His special not only heals, but also cures your heroes from any status ailments and shields the two next to him from new status ailments during the next 3 turns. His element link also provides a small defense and offense boost to other dark heroes in your team. He’s especially good against heroes such as Gravemaker and Azlar. You can save Aeron his special, let them fire their special, immediatly heal and cure your heroes and laugh. You can also use it in advance to avoid 3 of your heroes getting the DOT (damage over time) debuff.
I would create a base of 3* and/or 4* first. It’s up to you which one you choose. My decision to create a 3* base was purely focused on Intermediate special events and the lack of 4* heroes. For your 4* team it would a smart move to ascend the heroes which provides you better titan hits and scores. It could possibly give you better loot and your entire alliance benefits from it. It also already provides you with a better offensive team, knowing you’ll ascend:
- Kiril, Boldtusk, Grimm, Tiburtus, Little John, Sabina, Chao, Melendor and Scarlett.
With these you could make your rainbow defense team:
- Grimm, Melendor, Boldtusk, Tiburtus, Chao (replace with Scarlett).
- Boldtusk, Grimm, Little John, Tiburtus, Chao (replace with Scarlett or Melendor)
Note that you can switch out a lot of these heroes for others, I’m just giving examples of what I think wouldn’t be a bad defense team.
3*: Hawkmoon (3-50), Tyrum (3-50), Bane (3-50), Friar Tuck, Balthazar x2, Ulmer, Berden, Jahangir, Kailani, Nashgar, Graymane x2, Gunnar
4*: Kashrek (4-18), Kiril (3-60), Chao (3-41), Tiburtus (3-33), Boldtusk (3-30), Little John, Kiril, Colen, Kashrek, Kelile, Li Xiu, Tiburtus, Melendor
5*: Alasie x2
3 star team
I would ascend: Friar Tuck, Balthazar x2, Ulmer, Berden, Nashgar
4 star team
You have two 4* heroes marked as an overall A: Boldtusk and Kiril. Ascend them both.
Red Titan: Boldtusk, Kiril, Tiburtus, + whichever is ascended (Ulmer, Graymane if ascended)
Blue Titan: Kiril, Tiburtus, Kashrek, Melendor, Little John
Green Titan: Boldtusk, Tiburtus, Colen, Kelile + whichever ascended (or Hawkmoon)
Yellow Titan: Boldtusk, Tiburtus, Tiburtus, + whichever ascended (or Tyrum)
Purple Titan: Boldtusk, Chao, Bane, Li Xui + whichever ascended
This depends again on the tank and colors used of your opponents. Kiril and Boldtusk are must-haves. Tiburtus, Colen, Kelile, Li Xiu and Melendor are useful as well.
Just as for your other bench, Kashrek serves great as tank. Everyone else except Chao and Little John (at first) would be useful also.
For a rainbow defense team I would suggest:
Kiril, Boldtusk, Kashrek, Tiburtus, Li Xiu
I don’t think Kiril will serve well in this team and that position, so I would change to:
Melendor, Boldtusk, Kashrek, Tiburtus, Li Xiu.
5 star team
Alasie is great for all aspects and definitely worth the materials.
If you focus on titans first, you will use: Boldtusk, Kiril, Tiburtus, Kashrek, Melendor, Little John, Colen, Kelile, Chao and Li Xiu. That’s everyone. Your most used heroes for titans based on my advice will be Boldtusk and Tiburtus, so ascend them to max first.
I hope this provides you with a couple of new insights and that it gives other players the opportunity to easier give advice by adjusting and improving mine.