I find Gravemaker overrated.
Or worded better, he doesn’t stand a chance against my team. And the best part is, there’s no HoTM in my team. Just TC material and only two 5 stars. And yet this team eats him for breakfast.
There’s Boldtusk and Isarnia, who I fire off simultaneously, to pack enormous punches. When these two are active, tiles hit so hard. So that’s the time when I send stuff on Gravemaker’s head. He might die or survive and fire his special.
That’s when there’s Rigard, who disables the DoT.
And Caedmon, who with or without the help of tiles finishes off Gravemaker.
In emergencies there’s Justice, who can take a beating and will dish one out, but often Gravemaker is dead before she fires. But after she fires, misses don’t give DoT’s. Blind is nice against Gravemaker.
Also having two healers means I can survive Gravemaker firing twice, which happens quite often when I fight him.
But it’s not all about the team. Also, my puzzling strategy might be somewhat different than what most of you do. I see a lot of folks focussing on one color to fire off this or that hero. Or focussing on this or that area of the board to hit this or that opponent hero or avoid one. Or focussing on ghosting.
And that sounds like common sense. It does! It sounds like strategy. It is!
And I use these strategies myself as well, but they are not my first priority. My first priority is dropping as much tiles as high on the board as possible. Get those diamonds going. More damage and more mana. Who gives a hoot if Gravemaker is activated, when 3 of my heroes are activated as well and he’s near dead.
And the best part is, if you play your tiles like this, often you’ll see the board ‘sort itself’ by color. To create more diamonds, you need to create diamonds first. And you don’t get many diamonds by doing turn after turn of 3 tiles here, 3 tiles there. You want 6 tiles and combo’s flying off them. The higher up in the board the better.
TL;DR: stop complaining about Gravemaker, start improving your play. I’m not arrogant. I’m not condescending. I’m serious. This. works.