My team this time:
- Vivica 3^70
- Leonidas 3^50
- Rigard +20
- Li Xiu +20
- Boril +18
Compared to last time, Boril is up 8 talents, Li Xiu is up 1, and Leonidas finally claimed the orbs and has been hulking up on yellow feeders. He’ll be stuck at 3^70 eventually, though, because I only have 2 or 3 sets of darts, and I plan to give them to Vivica anyway.
It did seem like the extra oomph from Leo made a difference in the mob waves. Yellow tiles were quite strong. I was able to keep Boril active for basically the whole fight, which also helped. Entered the boss wave with riposte active and all specials charged. Fired off a dragon and bomb and went to work. Joon riposted on Li Xiu the first time, so that helped. I was also able to fire both Li and Leo at Friar Tuck twice each, prolonging the dreaded heal. I was actually in really good shape by the time the first dragon burned through and I renewed both a bomb and dragon, but then a cascade got away, and Friar Tuck healed. Unlike usual, however, that wasn’t a back-breaker, as Joon committed suicide on Li, and after a bit, Friar did the same with a regular attack on Vivica. Seeing Tuck go down without the need for further items was a cause for rejoicing, as taking down Boril after that was just a matter of time, even with Li and Viv already dead. Compared to last time, my item usage was WAY down (2 dragons and 2 bombs vs. 2 dragons, 5 bombs, and 5 axes last time) so I’m very happy.
Boril got to +18 with emblems from earlier stages; I’d probably stop there, but I have no other clerics that are ready for emblems - OK, except Mnesseus - so I guess I’ll keep giving them to him for now. I literally have no monks eligible for emblems, even at the three-star level, so I’m really hoping to pull Wilbur in Atlantis this week. I’ll even reset Bane’s emblems for him. Wonderful feast, indeed! Trainer hero goes to Leonidas.