The challenge-event is the part I enjoy most about this game. After almost quitting because of rank 51 in rare and epic (you needed top50 instead of top100 back then) I achieved top10 in every event and got my first rank 1 in die Pirates event. Especially the Sunday is always thrilling because you never know if you stand in top 1/10/100.
This guide is only about epic since I don’t have the wisdom you need for top10 in rare or legendary.
Now let’s get started. What do you need? In all events you only need blue, red heroes and Wu Kong. Don’t focus too much on others even if Jackal or Boldtusk for example look good. The perfect hero lineup is:
Blue: Kiril, 3x Grimm, 2x Triton
Red: Gormek, Wilbur, Falcon, Colen, Lancelot, 2x Scarlett
Yellow: Wu Kong
You don’t need more heroes for rank1. Possible teams depending on the stage:
- Wilbur, Falcon, Scarlett, Lancelot, Scarlett
- Gormek, Falcon, Scarlett, Lancelot, Scarlett
- Wilbur, Falcon, Scarlett, Lancelot, Colen
- Wilbur, Falcon, Lancelot, Colen, Wu Kong (only stage 10)
- Kiril, Grimm, Grimm, Grimm, Triton
- Kiril, Grimm, Grimm, Triton, Triton
If you don’t have the event / Atlantis heroes you will not be able to achieve rank 1. Top10 is feasible without Lancelot (use Boldtusk), Triton (use Sonya) and Wilbur (use Gormek). Only Falcon is a must (except for Grim event). I have been top10 with my alt without Falcon but you need a lot of experience and world energy.
What items do you need? The answer is simple. You need bombs, axes, arrows, mana potions and small mana potions. A good amount is 100 of each.
Since Pirates was my best event so far we start with the Pirates level and what to do. You see an overview about all opponents and rewards here. Thanks to @Mariamne
Beginners would choose a red team because of Peters. To maximize your points you will not do any turn in wave three. So why should you focus on red? The answer is blue. The best team in my opinion is team 5 or 6 (doesn’t really matter)
The items you use are mana potions, arrows, axes and bombs.
You start with the first turn by trying to get a very high combo and at least 40% mana on every hero (4 blue stones). I will not give any recommendation on a minimum of combo because it varies between all events.
After the first turn you use axes, bombs and probably arrows to kill wave 1 and 2. In wave three all heroes need 100% mana. You use the specials in the sequence from left to right and wave three is completed.
Stage 2 to 5:
Those stages are very similar to stage 1 but you will eventually need 100% mana with the first turn and refill Triton / Lancelot in the third wave. The best teams for those stages are team 2 and 6
Stage 6 to 9:
Those stages are different because in wave three you have more than just one difficult boss. Now Gormek needs to be replaced by Wilbur to maximize the damage (except for Grim-event because red is reflected). Usually red is the best choice because you have a double debuff with Wilbur and Falcon.
You start with a high combo again. If you achieve your minimum limit you bomb everything until stage 3 and kill the third wave again with your specials.
The teams you use are team 1, 3 and 5 depending on the level and event. The higher the stage is the more important is Colen because his damage is higher than Scarlett.
If you are not able to kill the third wave just using specials you will need another turn or you will need to have full mana by your first turn. Starting level 9 I personally use small mana pots instead of arrows. If Lancelot is activated you only need a mana and a small mana pot to fill up a hero completely.
This stage is maybe the most difficult. In some events it is possible to bomb the two waves completely if you use all arrows, axes and bombs. Sure thing you could add one Colen attack to that by using mana potions.
Usually you start trying if you see the right gem using team 3, 4 or 5. I personally don’t use Wu Kong anymore. You can use the gem directly and hope that you are getting enough other good stones if you hit all enemies with the gem. If you have the red gem on the right side like in Pirates event you really should generate and use it in wave 3 because a green hero is there. You definitely need to use Wilbur before you use the gem because all opponents have the same amount of life. If you can use two heroes by filling them with mana pots you should focus on Wilbur and Falcon.
As a first draft that is all I can tell you about the epic event. I don’t tell anything about the match bonus. If you want to learn about it @Wharflord has a very good guide on YouTube. Peoples are asking why I don’t need any healer. Using only one turn and skipping if the combo is to low you don’t really receive damage and the health bonus is not affected.
I do expect a score of around 650-655k to achieve top10. It is almost impossible to know upfront the needed score of rank 1. But since peoples are getting stronger and more experienced it won’t take long that somebody will get to 690k (not in the Grim-event).
If you found any mistakes don’t hesitate to contact me. Since I am not a native English spealer (I am German) maybe some text passages are confusing. Just tell me.