⚔ [May 03, 2020] - 54th Raid Tournament - 5*, Buff Booster; No Purple/ Dark

:spiral_calendar: Schedule

Preparation Phase Begins Battle Phase Begins Rewards Distributed
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:no_pedestrians: This Week’s Restrictions & Special Rule

:fire: :leaves: :snowflake: :sun_with_face: :new_moon_with_face:
Elements Allowed
:superhero: :star2:
Hero Rarities Allowed
:person_fencing: :star2:
Troop Rarities Allowed
:fire: :snowflake: :leaves: :sun_with_face:
No Dark/Purple
:five: :star:
or lower
:four: :star:
or lower

:dizzy: Special Rule: :question: To Be Determined

:dizzy: Special Rule: Buff Booster

Each buffs adds an attack multiplier!

:timer_clock: History

=> Most Recent Occurrence of This Format: 🏅 [Sep 22, 2019] 23rd Raid Tournament! — 5* Buff Booster, No Dark/Purple

=> Click Here for Log of Past Tournaments

:left_speech_bubble: Before, During & After the Tournament: Share & Discuss Your Teams, Thoughts, Feedback, and Questions!

:speaking_head: Some topics to start off with:

Click for some suggested discussion points
  • Do this week’s restrictions on hero/troop rarity and elements make your bench depth better or worse suited to this Raid Tournament than Regular Raids?
  • Are there heroes you’re likely to use for this Tournament that you normally don’t make use of anymore?
  • Are there heroes you plan to power level for this Tournament, or level before the next time a Tournament like this one rolls around?
  • Do Costumes affect your team selection at all?
  • What are you thinking about using for your Defense Team?
  • Are there heroes you expect to see on Enemy Defenses that you think you’ll have a harder time dealing with than usual because of the restrictions or special rule in this Tournament?
  • Which of your heroes will you be likely to use on your Attack Teams?
  • Will the restrictions or special rule of this Tournament change your usual approach to color stacking or team building?
  • Are there elements of this week’s Tournament that are unclear to you?
  • Do you have feedback on the Tournament matchmaking?

:clipboard: Defense Team Tracking

Hat tip to @wineybrit for originating this thread idea with the second Raid Tournament

Click for suggestions on information to include in Defence Team Tracking
  • Which day of the Tournament is it?
  • How may times have you been attacked today, and in total?
  • What is your Defense Team’s win/loss record today, and in total?
  • What Defense Grade does your Defense Team have?
  • Which heroes make up your Defense Team?
  • What is the Team Power of your Defense Team?
  • What is your current Tournament Score and Ranking?

:gem: After the Tournament: Share Your Results & Rewards!

:world_map: Log & Guide to Raid Tournaments

A Log of past Tournaments, and an overview of how Raid Tournaments work, including Special Rules and Restrictions, Attacking, Matchmaking, Defense Grade, Scoring, and Rewards.

=> Click Here for: :medal_sports: Raid Tournaments – Log, Overview, Attacking, Matchmaking, Scoring, Restrictions, Special Rules, and Rewards


Tournament de Guv

Thinking this team:

Will update later with other options and previous time


Disregarding the rules here, just place Telluria + Vela and pray that offensively I’m not out by Day 2.


That’s probably like all the 5 star tournaments are going to look like from now on.



other viable heroes: Richard_C, Kiril (Marjana)…I see Telluria, Athena & Sonya as safe bets

@sleepyhead @Guvnor @ @BubblesUK


Mono yellow with an annoying central 3-packs and sniping wings…

…or the deadly Trimurti with yellow wings?:thinking:
@Guvnor, @Suicide_Bunny, @Vikingblood80, @BubblesUK, @Mr.Spock…?:wink:


If hadn’t stripped Guin would have tanked with her - she is ideal for this one but prefer going with Telly vs unemblemed Guin

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Lol I hope I don’t see either of those :dizzy_face:

I’d go Trifecta for sure


Thinking replacing Melendor with Boltusk +20 with Costume Bonus, one buff less and two reds in team but Attack Buff is not bad.


Looks good.

Mel will dispell enemy buffs, which is a plus, but he’s a lot less tough than +20 bolders

Just recently started to get 5* heroes. Telluria is my only viable 5*
Other options:
Green:melendor © (but heal clashes with Tell and invites a red stack)
Red: Colen, wilbur, sumitomo
Blue: Triton, kiril, boril
Yellow:hu tao (4/64, almost maxed), but not really suited to this tournament.

Can also do something like this?


I think you know the answer, and just hope it isn’t really that simple. :wink:

The combo that leaves attacker unable to cast any buffs or abilities wins under any special conditions.

So what that reds are allowed, so is Vela :man_shrugging:


I think for this one brynhild gonna shine, together with lets say costumed rigard or melendor its like 5 active undispelable buffs?

I’d go for choice 2, with Sonya / Khagan / Telly / Athena / Kingston.

Kiril is tempting, but Khagan already gives a defense boost anyway, and buff booster rules take care of attack.

Khagan slower than Athena, so even if Khagan is on the left Athena will probably fire first.

Sonya on left wing, as she’s same speed as Athena and Kingston, increasing the chances she will fire first and dispel anything that could reduce the damage from Athena / Kingston.

Richard-C is an option, as he will just directly reduce attack and may be sturdier than Sonya. On balance, he would leave other boosts behind… your call, in the end Sonya+20 is suitably sturdy and the fast mana may make a difference.

Khagan vs. Marjana, I agree with Khagan. With Telly around, he should live long enough to fire once, hopefully. And he exploits the buff booster mechanic.

I would be super scared to fight this.


this is a really tough one for me. 5* tourneys usually are…

Option 1:

Option 2:

AM worried about having three passives (Mel-C, Boldy, Aegir) though.

I usually go all 5* for these tourneys and pray, but my other 5*s are Margaret, Greg, Inari, Lepus. Marg and Greg and Inari all buff, but I also want dispellers handy.

May I pick your brains again @BubblesUK @Vikingblood80


Little options for me but easy pickings for someone.

Two no purples in a row is a bit harsh :no_mouth:.


1st draft…


Maybe too exposed to reds stacking and too rewarding with decent board…even if Vela :wink:

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Hi @Yayo, yes… but I don’t have any better options I think…
Here is my roster…


I would go for second selection and replace Marjana by Joon_costumed. And I would not put both healers on the same side…swap Sonya and Mel C.

Sonya Boldtusk Aegir Joon MelC

With Buff Booster it is ok to have more passive guys…as the buffs will increase the damage. If you are looking for more aggressive setup go for Greg instead of MelC…yeah that is what I would probably do. This crit chance is really nice on slash attacks.

Sonya Boldtusk Aegir Joon Gregorion.

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