Yep, and yeah, but Boril on the attack side will only be effective against Boss Joon, for others almost none effective, whereas you need Wilbur to reduce Boss Boril impact on your team.
I agree with @Oliz , I think Wilbur is more valuable here. You can use both if you prefer but I’d say Wilbur is more important.
I used Hansel for this one, so if you have him he is very nice too, to takedown the blue enemies
Thanks to you both. I’ll drop Boril and try Wilbur. I’m not talented enough (or brave enough) to try using them together.
I’m definitely trying for Hansel at my next chance!
He’s most effective against AoE hitters, so Trials of Fortitude is where you’d want to use him to kill Horghall.
I’d say Wilbur, Wu Kong, Rigard, Hansel, Jabbar, Gafar, Valeria, and Li Xiu all have radically more useful roles to play for Trials of Piety than Boril does.
That’s literally every 4* Monk and Cleric except Agwe — and even he’d make more sense than Boril too, since an AoE hitter would be more useful than Riposte against two bosses that don’t have hitting attacks and one that hits a single target.
So I guess I’d actually say Boril is the 4* hero I would least recommend for Trials of Piety.
But again, he’s one of the ones I’d most recommend for Trials of Fortitude.
Yikes, this is the guide I’ve been using and recommending to our players.
According to this, Boril is recommended for the Piety trials as riposte against Joon?
That guide is based on the premise that a player only has Classic Season 1 4* heroes and nothing else.
Boril can be used to kill Joon via Riposte, but it’s not a particularly easy strategy to undertake. Assuming you have Boril active when Joon fires, you still have a 40% chance he won’t even hit a hero with Riposte.
And once Joon is dead, Boril will do very little to contribute to the fight, since Friar Tuck and Boril won’t hit other than slash attacks, and Boril’s attack stat is low, and his tile damage against Friar Tuck will be weak.
Using only Season 1 4* heroes, Wu Kong is the most critical hero.
That guide says so too:
That’s pretty much me
Except you have Wilbur, which completely obliterates the premise of using Boril. Wilbur plus Wu Kong is a much better strategy.
Thanks for clarifying. I did swap out Boril for Wilbur, struggled with crappy boards but managed to finish with the help of some battle items.
I used Li Xiu, Elkanen(3/39), Leonidas, Rigard(+11) and Wilbur(+9)
The only change to lst time is Elkanen instead of Boril and a few more emblems
I almost completed the thanos challegne on the second stage
My Team Last Time
My Team This Time
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The first two Stages were easy, as expected.
Last time I finished without any items, so I thought this time would be fairly easy, but I actually had a really hard time, and took multiple tries and some reworking to finish.
I tried swapping in 4-70 Li Xiu in place of 3-70 Leonidas the first time, thinking some moderate mana control for all of the Bosses would be useful over Leo’s single target reduction, now that Li Xiu is maxed since last time. That might have worked well, but a couple (un)lucky hits against her back to back right at the start killed her. Things went downhill from there.
The second time I had a similar experience with Wu Kong getting killed immediately. Without his attack buff, I couldn’t kill the Bosses fast enough to overcome Friar Tuck’s healing, and I hadn’t brought any substantial items. Eventually I gave up and fled.
What finally worked as a safety net was bringing Time Stops to keep the Bosses from firing so I wouldn’t lose Wu Kong to a shot from Joon while Wilbur didn’t happen to be active. 3 of them and no other items was enough to make the battle easy.
Kind of a pain, and a waste of a WE flask (I have 66 more, so not really a big deal), but I think I’ll be set for next time. I could perhaps bring Revive Scrolls instead of Axes as an additional safety net next time, since Wu absolutely needs to be alive to finish with this team without carpet bombing.
Shiny New Emblems
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Rigard went from 4-70 to +2, stepping up the first node after the first Stage. I’m excited to be giving him Emblems now instead of Vivica. (I’ve stopped giving any Emblems to 5* heroes at +4, and don’t intend to resume giving them Emblems in the foreseeable future…probably not until I’ve substantially upgraded at least 2 4* and 1 3* in each Class, as they’re more useful for Raids, War, and Raid Tournaments.)
Wilbur also stepped up a node to +16. That excitedly puts me only 24 Emblems away from getting him to +18, which is where I plan to stop and switch to Wu Kong. So by the next time Trials of Piety rolls around, Wu will be getting Emblems, if not before.
CJ does The Jackal* …again
Same deal as the last yellow trainer:
Except now Jackal is at 4-56, stepping up 1 level thanks to the Trainer.
And I’m still wondering:
I had pretty much the same team as last time, except that Li Xiu was 3/60 then, others a couple of levels lower:
Hawkmoon 3/50; Wilbur +7; Wu Kong 4/70; Li Xiu 4/50; Leonidas 3/70
Spotty healing was the big problem here. I took big heal potions, big manas, antidotes (for blindness) and dragon attacks. I used everything except a couple of mana potions. Hawkmoon died in the third wave, otherwise it might have gone a little easier on the items. At the end, I charged and fired Leonidas 3 times in a row to keep Joon from firing and kill Tuck with the spirit link. It was relatively close, with two heroes down, two “in the red”.
Li Xiu is using the trainer. Emblems to Wilbur, hopefully sooner or later I have a cleric worth embleming… (Agwe probably doesn’t count…)
Just cleared the final stage. I was a bit worried when Joon plus a slash killed Hansel to remove my mana control. Then I started a cascade with Wu and it just kept going, all three of the final bosses just melted by the time we got to the tenth combo, that was nice!
Leo wae 4/60
Elk was 3/70
Rigard was 3/60
Swaped out Valeria for Li
Still had to bomb crap out of mr Tuck
I went with the same team as last time, except everyone is leveled. Hansel at 4.11 was saying, “Put me in, coach,” but I asked him to wait until next time. He spent the trial sulking accordingly.
I backed off on the “kill them with craft” items, since last time it went reasonably well without nuking them from space.
I over-committed on the four mob set and didn’t have Wilbur ready for the bosses. Since his link wasn’t up, I used a bomb to debuff Joon before he went off. Withstand. So, I used a second bomb to debuff Joon, and thankfully that one took.
I worked mostly on Joon first, since he can actually hurt folks in this trial. He kept going after Wilbur, which was annoying, but I killed him regardless.
Boril came next, with his counter-attack mitigated by Wilbur and healed by Tarlak, it was just a matter of time. I then had a beer with Tuck to celebrate.
The trainer will go to Poseidon, the emblems to Ma North and Tarlak (though I may sneak some to Wilbur). Next time: Hansel!
This one was annoying, since I had to whittle them down by tiles due to a very healthy team without any damage dealer.
Took a while, but I didn’t need any item. Inary had a 3* meal.
Watch the ridiculous boss fight.
Rigard and Ariel. Firepower is severely lacking as I have to rely on 3*.
Please tell the fishmonger to come to my empire at next atlantis.
Only replace Hawkmoon with Ariel.
I save 2 Dragon Attacks compared to last time which mean it is easier.
6 healing potions, 5 arrow attacks, 5 bomb attacks, and 3 dragon attacks.
Still waiting for Rigard and 4* monk…
Went with drake, 2x hansel, Wilbur and ariel.
Boril on last stage sucks when you’re getting crap tiles. Had to use bombs and axes to finish them off since I couldn’t dispel counter attack.
Course there are no 4/5* dispellers in monk or cleric class.
Will update with more details when I get on my computer box:
Well that didn’t last long, did it. Team last time:
Aaaaand this time. I’m getting to the point of ascending Elkanen because he’s the best of my “bad” 5* green options, and he’s a cleric. Good to see Wilbur and Rigard go up in talent nodes, Wu Kong max out at 4/70 instead of 4/1, and the troops go up.
I’d say this was a LOT easier than I recall. I think Wu Kong going to 4/70 helped a lot, as well as Rigard going up a massive amount compared to the last time. Generally, I was a little more prepared this time.
All I’m going to say on this one was “Oh, Friar Tuck is about go go off. I’d better nuke the board to finish it off.” And then I immediately connect the three green down the center and Friar Tuck goes off. Following through with my commitments, I did. Ah well, the last bomb and a dragon took care of it. Also, MAN was Boril the punching bag this last stage. I swear every bird and rock golem had his number. All 9 of those minor healing went straight into the little blue guy.
Vivica feels full now.
Not really, which is partially also why I’m thinking of final ascending Elkanen. It’s super tempting now just because my Cleric options are limited, but it was enough to get the job done. Wu Kong + Wilbur cascade squad is scary, man.
Mostly minor healing and some of the carpet bombs partially out of laziness and as an insurance policy.
Wilbur got from node 9 to 10 after stage 1 of the trials, but neither Rigard nor Wilbur got enough to go to the next node after that.
As always, thanks again Zephyr for posting these threads and linking the old ones. Much appreciated!
Wilbur - Drake - Rigard - Rana - Hansel