🔵 [Jan 1, 2020] Trials of Strength Teams – Share Yours & Discuss!

It’s time for Trials of Strength!

:world_map: Full Guide

=> Click Here for the Guide to Trials of Strength

This is the First of the Trials in the 11th Cycle!

NOTE: The Trials officially start at 7:00:00 AM (07:00 GMT). This post is scheduled to go live 15 minutes earlier at 10:30:00 AM (22:30 GMT).

If you do not see the Class Trial in Quests as of 7:00:00 AM (07:00 GMT), force quitting and reopening the app or restarting your device will usually work.

:ballot_box: Polls

How did you do last time on Trials of Strength?

  • Last time I beat all 3 stages
  • Last time I beat just the first 2 stages
  • Last time I beat just the first stage
  • Last time I wasn’t playing yet, or was unable to beat any stages
  • Last time…I’m not sure, they’re all a blur

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How did you do this time on Trials of Strength?

  • This time I beat all 3 stages
  • This time I beat just the first 2 stages
  • This time I beat just the first stage
  • This time I couldn’t beat any of the stages

0 voters

Did you need to use a lot of items this time on Trials of Strength?

(hat tip to @JAWS_3D for this question)

  • Yeah, I nuked the bosses from space. Ripley would approve.
  • I used some items to finish off the bosses, but it wasn’t the full arsenal
  • I used support items like mana, banners, healing, and maybe a battle item or two, but nothing too crazy
  • I just used some minor items, like healing, mana, or antidotes
  • I didn’t use any items

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Overall, how do you feel about Trials of Strength?

(hat tip to @Rapisu for inspiring this question)

  • I love all the Trials equally :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
  • It’s definitely my FAVORITE of the Trials
  • I like it more than many of the Trials
  • It’s about average for me
  • I dislike it more than many of the Trials
  • It’s definitely my LEAST FAVORITE of the Trials
  • I hate all of the Trials, give me my Emblems and let me get back to farming :rage:

0 voters

:left_speech_bubble: Share Your Team & Results!

Post your team in a comment down below, and how you did!

:dizzy: Special Questions for Trials of Strength

  • Fighter Boldtusk and Fighter Delilah are excellent healer options, but of course not everyone has them. Do you have one of them available, and did you bring them along? If not, how did you manage the lack of healers?

  • The Barbarian and Fighter Classes have some big hitters — the “Strength” name for these Trials is no surprise. Did you find it helped to have some strong attackers for your team?

:grey_question: Standard Questions for All Trials

  • Did your team change notably since last time?

  • Have Costumes caused changes to your team?

  • Did changes to your team make the Trials any easier or harder?

  • What items did you use, if any?

  • What are you doing with your shiny new Emblems?

  • If you beat Stage 3, who’s eating the 3* Trainer Hero?

  • Anything else interesting to share?

:link: You may also be interested in these older threads from previous times Trials of Strength occurred:


Surprised I did this. Used 20 minor health, 5 turtle banners, 5 Dragon and 3 bomb.


Trials of Guv

Team Last Time

[Didn’t screenshot/ report apparently]

Team This Time

Other Options
  • Elena 4/80
  • Miki 3/70
  • Magni 3/70
  • Gretel 4/70
  • Sir Lancelot 4/70


Autoplayed the first two stages as usual.

Battle of the final stage:



Used this team this time, the last time kage was at elena place
Her counter really made things much much faster

Emblems will go to Delilah and GM
Trainer will go to Vela
Reset emblem NO


Last time:

This time. Little John is a tad smaller due to stripping the emblems off him and giving them to Gretel, but I didn’t want to rock full rainbow this time around.

Gave Grimm some blue raspberry lemonade then it was off to the races.

Debating where to go with these fighter emblems since I’m pretty sure splitting it between Panther and Kingston isn’t the best of ideas. I’m also tempted to max out Boldtusk to 20 also. Idk.

Trainer going to Boldtusk #2 once I’ve got another red stack.


My team last year.

My team this year. I brought in Elena for one of the Grimms just to see how it would go.

  • On the bench: Lancelot, Gretel, Sumitomo, Magni, Poseidon, Panther, BT 1 and 2, Hu Tao, Miki 3.70, Grimm 2, Colen

Got to the bosses with most everyone ready. The boards were kind, as I was able to take Azlar out without him firing.

Nashgar and Elena both went off, but Kage took care of the counter-attack on each. Kingston followed up, finishing each in turn. No items used.

Trainer to Icewitch, emblems to Delilah and Kage.


Team last time

This time

Swapped out LJ for Kingston this time. Had about the same result though. Spent a revive on Sumi since I wasn’t paying attention and they struck right as I realized I missed the heal. Lost everyone but my +18 Boldy thanks to that revive. The fight dragged on with just Boldy for a few minutes as he hacked away on Nashgar while trying to maintain health.


Edited to have a video of the final stage battle :slight_smile:

I just noticed in my screenshots, I was using 3* Troops for Miki and Hu Tao, when I have 4* (both level 5 or 6 i think) troops for each of those 2 colours! Hahahaha i suck. I can’t even blame it on a hangover because I wasn’t celebrating and getting drunk for New Year. Oh well :stuck_out_tongue:

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Same team
But swaped out 3/60 Grimm for Magni

Oh dear, oh dear, o h dear!!

In came the Dragons, and then this happened, she revived and hit BT :sob:
Wasnt in the mood to do it again, so yup 75 gems


Big problem this time: Chef Boldtusk is in my raid defense, so normal Boldtusk wasn’t invited for this trial…

Went with Grimm +20 / Grimm / Colen / Kingston +5 / Little John.

Had 4 bombs, 10 antidotes, 10 mid heals, 5 mid manas.

Ended up using everything. If I had taken small heals instead of the bombs, it probably would have gone better. As it is, I had only Azlar left of the bosses with miniscule hits when his special went off and eliminated my last hero. Went for the 75 gems to get the emblems/trainer. I had Elena at 2/40 or so, probably too weak still, but would have made the difference with the reflect…

Elena is getting the trainer; Kingston the fighter emblems. Shopping for a good 5* barbarian.


Same team as last time. This ones an easy one for my team —thanks Miki!


No items used thanks to Miki. The emblems will go to Azlar and Magni.


Little John would save you 75 gems.

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First time that I have 6 leveled heroes: (even 7…forgot about Sumitomo)

Take in Grimm for Hu Tao? (Have more emblems for Grimm but need iron first to build.)


First of all, I was very disappointed to see that SGG did not, in fact, rename this to the “Trial of Smash It”. (reference) Ah, well. My team this time:

  • Poseidon +3
  • Azlar 4^80
  • Gormek +20
  • Boldtusk +20
  • Little John +7

Compared to last time, Boldtusk reached max emblems, Poseidon picked up another talent, and Little John is up 4 talents. This lineup is VERY unlikely to change for a long time. Perhaps if I ever max Elena, but I’m kind of doubting even that.

Mob waves are a joke with this lineup. Entered the boss wave with all specials charged, and with BT + Gormek + LJ + Azlar, the battle is half over at the end of the first turn. (Poseidon targeted Boss Azlar, if you are interested. Two moves in, I create a green diamond, which in turn recharges LJ, and it’s clear this one is Oh - VAH! Bosses Azlar and Elena never fired; Nashgar fired at the end and actually killed LJ, but really, who cares at that point? Nary an item was touched throughout the trial.

Both Poseidon and LJ fall short of the next node; trainer hero goes to Scarlett.


My team last time :point_up_2:
My team this time :point_down:

Welcome to the party Miki. The silence really came in useful. I didn’t even realize that it was going on til about 2 turns in (I’m not used to playing with Miki yet). Between that and Boldtusk healing, no nuking was required. However Sumitomo and Boldtusk were the only survivors. Starting on Boldtusk for emblems now. And I’m throwing everything into a Sabina right now so she got the trainer.


The Team and Fight

The team pretty much remains the same. No items were required. Had all my heroes charged up and full health before boss stage. I focussed on killing Azlar first, the Grimm brothers are awesome at killing reds. Then once he was down, Elena went down shortly afterwards. Little John kept their mana in check for the first few moves, so that helped me in getting rid of some junk tiles. Nashgar killed one of the Grimm brothers before he died, and that was more or less it.

Emblems and Trainer hero

The emblems went to Little John, thus finishing that project. The fighter emblems went to Rudolph, this is part of the project where I am trying to bring some of the key 3 star heroes to +6 emblems to be able to fight for top 1% in 3 star tournaments. Trainer hero hoarded for the last few levels of any future 5 star I might power level when I have the mats.


BT, Miki, Yunan, Gretel, Kingston

With Kingston and Miki joining the team it was a breeze.
Between Miki’s silence and Gretel’s mana reduction the bosses didn’t have a chance.

Natalya already ate the healer while I was still fighting. She’s going to be a problem