Luck is a big factor in this game. In fact, it’s the dominant one.
But even luck needs to be provoked. And that’s where skill, planning and strategy do come into play.
Same here, my highest score ever is 64k and 6 months old, maxed Wu but no consumables, no Kiril/Boldtusk. My team grew considerably stronger since and I’ve started using consumables. I -should- be smashing that score, right? However, back then that score was against a 5-star titan and now we’re farming 8-star titans. That is a huge difference.
Personally I’d call it easy to learn, difficult to master. But that difficulty is not about team compositions. I agree, that’s not the most complicated stuff. I still think it’s interesting and fun, but all it takes is a good noggin’ and some reading comprehension, it’s not really “skill”.
I do think there’s a good amount of skill in getting the best results out of your board. About when to ghost, when not to. About how to kill that opponent without setting off this or that hero, when to fire the special and in which order, or when to hold off. About how to cope with bad luck, about working with what you get on that board. About also winning the raid with half of your team still standing and all of that well planned synergy gone. And, last but not least, about firing -fast- during time limited battles (titans, challenges).
I’ve found this game surprisingly deeper than I ever thought when I started playing this game. Since we’re both playing the same game though, I suggest that could also be due to different expectations at our starts