Completed with Costume Melendor, Red Hood, Costume Magni, Tiburtus and Kadilen
decided to give an all-vanilla team a try. Personal rule: can include costumes.
The following get benched: Lepus, Seshat, Gregorion, Jack O’Hare, Triton. Yikes. I’ve been extremely lucky with Rangers, I now realize.
And I don’t have costumed Rigard.
Who am I left with?
Caedmon to dispel Brienne,
Melendor to also dispel Brienne and be my only healer,
Tiburtus for defense debuff
Costumed Sonya to cleanse Horghall (now I’m picturing her giving Horghall a bath like one would a dog…)
last slot left between 3/70 Kadilen, Chao, and a bunch of 3*s. Kadilen gets called in as she can protect against the Chao/Horghall bosses, strengthen my green tiles, and is neutral color against all the bosses (whereas Chao would be weak against enemy Chao).
right. boss stage - Chao is the first target for his speed. He slashes Sonya and Melendor before I can kill him. Brienne goes down next, finally falling to a Tibs / Caedmon / Sonya combo. Kadilen’s shield goes up and helps against Horghall, and finally he too falls.
had to use 3 mana potions on emergency just before Horghall or Chao fired, to ensure Sonya (I didn’t bring antidotes!) and Mel (my only healer) would survive. But happy to see I made it with only vanillas.
Ranger emblems in the bank to bring Greg to +5, and Druid emblems undecided (if I ascend Kadilen, she’s gonna get some). Green trainer to dupe Hansel.
I forgot to take a screenshot of my team but you get bonus points if you recognise the 2 “hidden” heroes
No items used.
Lianna and Kadilen…?
My Team Last Time
My Team This Time
No change, only Seshat is now at optimum emblem 18, will give other emblems to either Tiburtus or Buddy.
Almost all charged, decent board, with some minions in them.
Buddy died, have try to revive him by Alby twice but no chance
Everything is handled good, and without items
Emblems Ranger for Tiburtus, Druid keep it maybe next for Caedmon-C.
Trainer goes to 2nd Brynhild.
Sent Vela to the bank and gave Lianna a chance this time going all ranger
Fight was a walk in the park, took out Chao immediately, followed by the big guy in the right before focusing on Brienne in the end. No items needed.
Druid emblems to the bank as Vela has reached +20 with the PoV emblems already and I’m short on druids…Ranger emblems to Evelyn, trainer to Miki.
Decided to switch things up a bit this time.
Removed Lianna (+15) and Evelyn (+6) and put in Red Hood (+1) and Zimkitha (+1)… Just for something different.
Still made it thru without items… Did get a little hairy at the end as the board dried up but hey
No token. Trainer to Grevle. Emblems for Lepus & Evelyn.
My team this time:
- Noble Rigard +20
- Melendor +c20
- Vela +5
- Caedmon +18
- Buddy +19
Vela is up two talents, and somehow, I had a brain fart and forgot Tiburtus was eligible for this trial. I had him costumed and missed him. (SGG should maybe look at making this more obvious.) So instead, I brought along Melendor +c20. Not a big downgrade, except from a damage perspective.
With two healers, the mobs are not an issue. Entered the boss wave with all specials charged and a green diamond on the board. Wanted to focus on Horghall to get rid of that annoying attack down, but the board decided we were going after Chao instead. Whatever. To only have one purple hero this time, Chao still seems extra vulnerable to purple tiles. Maybe it’s Rigard’s attack boost. Anyway, Chao went down first. Right before dying, Horghall got off his special, boosted by Brienne, and it still didn’t kill any of my heroes, so that should tell you what you need to know about this trial. Down goes Horghall, then Brienne. No items used. I don’t think of this as a particularly good trial for me, but the job gets done efficiently.
Holding all emblems as I try to collect iron for upgrades to the Hero Academy. They will go to Vela and Chao, eventually. Trainer hero to Horghall, my first green legendary in over a year and a half of playing, who I summoned during Sand Empire.
Easily won with this team even though there’s 2 ice heros
Rigard is +19, Athena is +18, kadilen is +1, Vela is +17, Seshat is +2. Vela will be getting the druid emblems (to +19) and Seshat will be getting the Ranger for a while. (Chose Athena over Seshat because I use her on every Titan).
RigardC+7 - Seshat+18 - Neith+6 - Lepus+18 - CaedmonCB+12
Same team as last time.
- On the bench: Alasie, Evelyn, Vela, Tibs, Triton, Buddy 1 and 2, Gad, Jack, Mel, Dapper Rigs, Viking Sonya 1 and 2, Lepus, Chao, Caed, Mireweave, Gullinbursti, Ranvir 3.70, and Lianna 2 4.1
- Up and coming: Dapper Rigs 2 4.39
What a great starting board!
Chao and a regular attack took Alb out. Tiles took Chao out.
Athena got the double tap for the finish.
Trainer to…Morgan, emblems to Lianna and Vela.
The team with the alternates:
Went pretty smooth. Two dispellers kept Brienne in check. A couple antidotes and maybe a health pot, but that’s it.
Tibs is probably done at +18 for now. I will need to start a new ranger. Druid emblems saved for Kadilen. I didn’t have enough to go up a node.
I did not use Proteus
Unless your primary focus is diamond level raiding Noor has plenty of use. She is a solid support hero. In general the context of most reviews on the board are from a disproportionately high number of upper level players rating her in the context of top ranked war teams and diamond raiding. She can be leveled and found useful in plenty of other ways if you enjoy playing with her.
I love this idea! I may try to do a whole trial circuit with only vanilla heroes/costumes. That sounds super fun to try. The trick will be me remembering …
I’m considering doing that too, but it will depend on the trial I’m too lazy to inventory now, though now that I have the monk Boldtusk costume, I THINK I can manage…
Let’s do it but make the caveat 4 and 5* only. If your other alternative is 3’s, then I guess you can fill in a non vanilla. What do you think?
Team last time / Team this time
Was going to swap out C.Rigard For C.Mel, but forgot. Swapped out Gad for Buddy and Kad for 4/52 Alasie to try her out. I know I’m going to have an emblem issue between Lianna and Alasie, but that mana slow is nice for now and Lianna is waiting on 4 more tonics.
Lost Triton on Horghall’s last strike and Buddy was close behind, but finished it with no items used.
Emblems saved for now, Trainer to Alasie.
game on! and also, LOL! sorry Proteus, time to take a break, you’ve been too stressed lately!
Just realised I actually have a maxed melenador oh well haha took this used a few items
Druid emblems in stock Athena for ranger once maxed trainer zeline
I beat all 3 levels again and this time, I didn’t have to use all my items My team was Lianna (4/51), Rigard in his costume (+18), Tiburtus (+19), Berden (maxed) and Gullinbursti (3/28). I switched Gullenbursti in for Kadilen because sometimes when I run 3/2, I don’t get the tiles I need and I thought it’d be better to have one different colour.
I am saving my emblems for now and Lianna ate the 3* green trainer hero