🔵 [Jan 29, 2020] Trials of Shadows Teams – Share Yours & Discuss!

It’s time for Trials of Shadows!

This is the Ninth 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 2.5 hours earlier at 4:30:00 AM (4:30 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.

:world_map: Full Guide

=> Click Here for the Guide to Trials of Shadows

:ballot_box: Polls

How did you do last time on Trials of Shadows?

  • 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

0 voters

How did you do this time on Trials of Shadows?

  • 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 Shadows?

(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 Shadows?

(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 Shadows

  • Sabina, Lady of the Lake, Costumed Vivica, and Costumed Hawkmoon are the only true healers available for this Trial, since Rumpelstiltskin only heals by chance. Do you have Sabina or Lady of the Lake, or the Costumes for Vivica or Hawkmoon? Did you bring any of them along?

  • How did you deal with Boss Scarlett and Skittleskull’s attack debuffs? Some possible options include Antidotes, using Rogue Khiona to overwrite the debuffs, using Sorcerer Mitsuko for mana control, using Sorcerer Ameonna to shed to status effects on herself, using Rogues Inari or Margaret to dodge the specials, using Rogue Peters to silence, or using Rogue Costumed Tyrum to clear the ailments.

: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 Shadows occurred:


Trials of Guv - Shadows

Last Time

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Previous Trials of Shadows

This Time

Tried something different. Swapped Inari out for Jackal #2. Rest of the lineup the same :slight_smile:

Double jackal is fun but… needs a little more healing than I could give off the tiles I got…

Options on the Bench


  • Inari - 4/80
  • Alice - 4/49
  • Marjana - 3/70
  • Peters - 4/70
  • Scarlett - 4/70
  • Marjana (#2) - 2/60
  • Danzaburo - 3/60
  • Guardian Jackal (#3) - 3/60
  • Kelile - 3/60
  • Scarlett (#2) - 3/60
  • Guardian Jackal (#4) - 3/14


  • Lady Locke - 3/70
  • Cheshire Cat - 3/60
  • Skittleskull - 3/60


Autoplay the first two rounds as usual.

Final Stage Video


  • Reset Token - NO
  • Rogue Emblems - Banked. Now at 400 total. Will probably use some on Jackal #2 and the rest on Alice
  • Sorcerer Emblems - Banked. Now at 193 of the 225 needed to take Morgan to +19
  • Trainer - Fed to Alice, now 4/49

Skittles 3/60 or Ursena 2/11? That trial is a PITA for me. Last time I went with Skittles and Gill-Ra. Now I have Danza short before max, so he is set.

My available heroes:

When I look at my rogues…uhhh. Margaret?! I think I have to bring up some more sorcerers for compensation. The cat and Mits…? Long-term…


No items needed.
Trained Vela.
Emblems stocked for now.

LotL died during the boss wave, but Puss kept spawning minions and whittled em down the road.


Team as last time, maybe slightly stronger. Domitia+7, Kelile+9, Sabina+18, Skittleskull+8, Marjana3/70.
Used 2 Dragon Storm and 2 times Titanshield to cover my healer in the middle, went fairly well, lost Marjana on the way, but decided not to revive her. Emblems went to Sabina now +19 and a real killer for a 4* healer with 749 attack. Kelile will get the rogue emblems as I like to make my 4* stronger - 5* far too expensive! The blue trainer was fed to Miki, now on 4/78.


This used to be my weakest Trial, because I couldn’t even field a full roster of maxed 4*s, but thanks to some fortuitous pulls and steady leveling, I fielded Sabina+19, Skittleskull (new), Guardian Jackal (new), Scarlett+19, and Kelile+5.

Skittles and Jackal replaced my 3/40 Marjana and 3/70 Domitia, giving me a much better color balance that made me less susceptible to the RNG. I was able to get through the boss battle with just 4 Super Mana Potions (all for Sabina) and didn’t have to nuke them from orbit, like I did last time.

I’ll probably emblem Skittles and Kelile. Blue 3* trainer hero will be fed to Vela, currently at 2/45.


Team last time

Team this time

Swapped out Danzaburo for costumed Li Xiu this time for more predictable behavior and the battle was much easier than previous. Payed more attention to using antidotes this time when needed, Sabina is now emblemed up too, so that played a factor. Last time battle strayed into the 10 minute range, this time closer to 4-5 minutes.

Emblems saved for now, trainer goes to Ariel… she’s now just 4 levels away from being my 3rd maxed 5*.

Big thanks to @zephyr1 for these challenge threads, they have really helped me track changes and learn from my past.


Just did the first two!

Emblems for jackal n ghosty prob take to 18+ and that will be that.


Ooooookay. Last time I didn’t upload a picture or anything, Christmas holidays :slight_smile: but my team was something like this, maybe Kelile was finally maxed, but I don’t really remember :smiley:

This is the last trial where I still had to rely on a 3* hero - Gill-Ra. Useful against Skittles and Scarlett, but very squishy.

As I posted above, my roster isn’t that good with maxed out Rogues and Sorcerers. Or Rogues at all :smiley: Ursena will follow the path to max, but that will take a while. But I have Danza almost maxed and his color is a better addition than Skittles. So I decided to go 2-2-1 for some power in purple - I switched Ursena in and left Skittles on the bench.

My team this time:

Went good with Danza, but he freezed at the boss stage -.- so I decided to nuke them a bit again. 4 arrows, 1 dragon and 1 bomb left…Ursena is not the best choice, but stable enough to do some damage and to add to purple tile damage against the purple monsters…


  • Rogue emblems go to Danza/are stocked (282 in inventory)
  • Sorcerer emblems stocked for Sabina#2 (almost maxed, she’ll go to +4) and Ursena (419 in inventory)
  • trainer will go to Vela, once she’s on 4th tier

Same team
Last time Maj was +7
I actually enjoyed this one, had to revive, bad timing coz after that the board was epic
Took out the Rouge Scarlet first

This is where i had to revive, nearly had Dom beat

Got her, then check out the board lol

Skittle really had no chance, even with a heap of off colours

Emblems for Maj and Ursena
Trainer for Viv, on her way to 80 :smile:


Autoplayed first couple of stages and the minions on the third stage. I used a few items facing the bosses as both Scarlett & Skittles got off a few specials, and some didn’t dodge fast enough. Inari was my MVP.

Jackal didn’t miss and I actually used mana pots to strategically time Inari’s special. Dom was the first to die as yellow tiles lined up nicely in the middle of the board.

Scarlett and Kelilie tag-teamed well to chip away at Skittles and with Jackal firing too, battle was over quickly.

Trainer will go to Vela. Emblems - well I need to build up my iron stores first, so into my inventory they go for now.


My Team Last Time

No screenshot available, but not so much change.

My Team This Time

The Battle

Boss stage, all mana ready, and have a nice start board. No item used so far.

Easy trials with this team setup, used 4 heal, 1 bomb, and all 5x bear banner to flip Skittleskull and Scarlett attack debuff.

The Reward

Emblems keep stock both for now.
Trainer goes to 2nd Grimm.


Kinda glad the tournament is on a brief hiatus, gives me time to properly do the trials across all 3 profiles. Here is who I took on my main:

Jackal was finally class quest ready. And I decided to pair him with Danza. Danza was so happy to see him that he fired the swords twice and no snowflake. Costumed Hawkmoon is the best decision SGG had made on the 3 star costumes. The costume made Hawkmoon a 1000x better. I love pairing her with a regular healer from time to time as when the regular healer casts, I can cast Hawkmoon right after to clean up any residual health. The sorcerer emblems are being stored, and the rogue emblems are being saved for Kelile’s 18th node and after that, Jackal (who is going all the way to +20 I might add).

Here is who I took on my first alt:

Well as I mentioned earlier, I did end up pairing costumed Hawkmoon with Sabina on this profile. Little lacking in the hitters but the attack boost helped greatly with tile damage from Scarlett and Hawkmoon combined. Apparently Danza on my 2nd alt was so happy for my Danza on my main he fired only one sword and one mana and defense boost. No snowflake at all. :grin: Sorcerer emblems are being stored for now, rogue emblems are going to Scarlett.

Here is who I took on my 2nd alt:

Little purple heavy but this team got the job done when it counted. Emblems are being stored for now.


Last time:

This time:

It feels weird and wrong to say this, but I can’t wait to get a Tony Danza levelled for this. Anyway, a good enough crew for now. Relatively minimal item usage, and boss rogues didn’t evade that much, so piece of cake for me.

Not enough to get Peters to +19.

Ty again zephyr!


With Icewitch finished, I rotated her in for Marjana.

  • On the bench: Marjana, Scarlett, Tony Danza, Jackals #1 and #2, Nat 3.70, Ameonna, C Cat, Peters, Ceremonial Li

I killed the yard trash too quickly, and wasn’t ready when I got to the bosses. Then, I had a big cascade without the benefit of Isarnia’s def down. Aces.

Scarlett went down on tiles, but not before she and Dom retired Sabina and Khiona. I used a bear banner to flip Skittles’s debuff. Tiles and Mitsuko finished the last two.

Trainer goes to Vela, emblems to Mitsuko and Khiona.


same team, Sabina+18, Jackal+12, Ursena+5, Danzaburo and Scarlett

No big problems, used a few blue small mana and green antidote and some arrows.

Hero Trainer is for Vela who I pulled yesterday with a Golden Token YESSSSSSSS (me so happy :-))


Same team as the last time

Though minor difference : last time Marjana was 4/76, now +5., not that this made much significant impact but then it helps to have one sturdy hero in the team that won’t get one shot by Boss lady Domitia.

This is one trial where, if I don’t use item, I will be sacrificing some team members like Danza due to his freezing skill,…Scarlett. G.jackal.

Initially, the battle went on smoothly until Dom and boss Scarlett started to proc dodges…

To keep the squishy bunch alive, I had to use minor mana pots on Sabina to help with healing in addition to the healing pots, since the board was not so good almost through the battle, and Danza froze when it matters most, proc only 1 sword. G.jackal 2 is coming up for his replacement.

Items used : 1 arrow set, 10 healing pots, 2 antidotes pots, and 10 minor mana pots; a far cry from the last time when no item was used though at the expense of 3 heroes.

Rogue emblems would go to Marjana eventually, sorcerers’ banked, trainer goes to Richard.


I only used one bear banner to reverse Skitttle’s attack debuff. The new emblems will go to Domitia and Quintus.


This was my team. Didn’t need any items. Lady Locke works a treat in cleansing the attack downs and providing a hefty dot. Emblems go to Sabina, and stored for Domitia