My team this time:
- Gormek +12
- Poseidon 4^80
- Grimm 4^70
- Colen 4^1
- Valen +20
Compared to last time, Gormek is up 3 talents, Valen is up 1, Poseidon is maxed (up from 4^48) and my new red project, Colen, is in for Namahage 3^50.
Historically, this is one of my better trials, but this round didn’t go nearly as well as usual. The mob waves weren’t that difficult; maybe used a couple of small heals, since Boldtusk still eludes me. Opened the boss wave by firing all specials at Elena, popping a yellow diamond, and firing Poseidon at Elena again. Also used a bomb to blunt the bosses’ attacks.
Somehow, I still didn’t manage to kill Elena before she fired. Didn’t really have a bad board or anything. I don’t think I’ve ever allowed her to fire in this trial before. Azlar also fired the next turn, which put me in a world of hurt. All of my heroes were burning, and I used all my healing potions to keep them alive. Seeing that reflect from Elena’s special applied to all bosses (why was I thinking it was only her that got the buff?) made me hesitant to try applying more tile damage, especially with a 2-2-1 stack, where the reflected damage could pile up pretty quickly and combine with Azlar’s DoT. Just unloaded with items, saving only 4 dragon attacks.
Really disappointed with this performance. I anticipated that Colen would make this trial easier, but when I was unable to kill either Elena or Azlar before they fired, things got hairy really quickly. I don’t really have options to make this team any better. The only heroes I could switch in would be maxed but unemblemed three-stars. Just have to hope for better luck next time, I guess. Maybe use items to ensure that Elena dies, then try to defeat Azlar with tiles. We’ll see in a month or so.
Anyway, Gormek falls a few emblems short of +13. Up to 57 fighter emblems for Poseidon’s first node, so maybe he will get that soon. Still hoping for Boldtusk, and if he shows, I’ll probably hold the emblems for him instead. Waiting to pull emblems from Valen until I no longer need him in class trials. Right now, I still need him in this one and Trials of Decimation both. Trainer hero goes to Colen.