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First time poster here. I’ve been playing 6 weeks and been lurking and reading here just as long. What a fantastic community and resource for new players. Following y’alls advice I’m well on my way to SH20(started 17 tonight,) with iron storage already upgraded for 18. Did a rainbow 3*, then a 4*. I’m doing the recruit bank TC11, skipping to get chests, farming 8.7 or elsewhere as needed, etc. If it’s in a player guide here and considered good strategy, I’m doing it. Well, at least I’m hopefully doing it.
I’m C2P, I guess? If they put a sale up for 30$ or less I’ll most likely get it. So I have done a few 10x pulls(several ill-advised) and a 30x Atlantis last month. I ended up with several of the unique 4* so just went with them as my first rainbow 4* team. Wu, Proteus, Wilbur, Kiril, Caedmon. They’re all on final ascension now nearing max. I was able to complete all levels of Avalon and the couple rare quests recently. Side note: I started April 5 and had no idea what guardians were. Wish I’d pulled for them instead of chasing 3* to make my first rainbow team, ugh.
Thankfully, in all those I pulled no 5* except two Anzogh. 5* are pie in the sky to me at this point, for reasons I’m well aware of. Honestly, I like it. I’m a jump through hoops kinda guy, so building slowly and not getting out over my skis is appealing. So, I have a ton of 4* and 3* and am perfectly fine and happy to level them and make my Titan teams, Emblem quest teams, War bench, Mono teams etc.
Then came Atlantis Rising. As fate would have it, after buying all four of the gem specials, I was sitting on 2974 gems. Would have had 2600 more but I made a late night holy 10x pull earlier in the week looking for a 4* project after Wu. RNGesus smiled upon me and gave me…3 more Wu. What a blessing to be short for that 10x Atlantis pull I would have surely taken. I was meant to spend those gems on world energy refills instead, so I obliged. Now I’ve got 13 days of TC2 training(thank you @BarryWuzHere for the updated spreadsheet, 1.3 or 1.9 FTW) and I was able to advance from S2 3.1 to 12.1 normal on auto play, which got me 5 pulls to boot. Oh, and level up twice.
Clearly Atlantis Rising is a game changer, especially for newish players. Not brand new players, but those with enough hero’s that need leveling, and have the willpower to save loot tickets, flasks, and gems. I won’t be doing any pulls for the next few months(famous last words) but instead saving up for this event to farm to level the hero’s I already have. Advice: If you do this, make sure to come into the event with iron storage empty, and no long builds, because it will pile up faster than you can imagine.
In that time, I’ll get TC20 going and it will immediately train all the 4* classic that I don’t have(with no dupes or 5*.) Which brings us to the question at hand.
You have every classic 4* and all are maxed. You want to set up a raid defense team that will help you stay high in cups. Who are you going with, in what order, and why?
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