Given that the the top teams in the leaderboards on the monthly challenge events tend to be monochrome, I’ve had the idea of building up a set of monochrome teams – one in each color for each level (rare, epic, legendary). Of course once you have all those heroes, you can mix and match as desired. The idea is to have enough heroes to be able to create anything from full rainbow up to full monochrome in any color at any level.
Of course, the 3* level is easiest to start with. I’ve got my 3* teams pretty well formed and all fully ascended and am working on their final levels now. The issue is that even after I have enough good heroes in each color, as I continue to pull heroes I didn’t have before, I’m faced with decisions again: Do I keep my existing team as is, or do I substitute in this new, possibly better hero? And if I keep this new one, then who do I kick?
So I thought I’d start an ongoing thread to get and give advice on the best heroes to keep for our monochrome challenge event teams.
Please share your thoughts, your teams, your questions and advice. What would be your ideal team of each color and level, of all the heroes that currently exist?
Here are my current 3* teams and dilemmas (bearing in mind that after the Wonderland event later his month, I will likely have even more):
Purple: I have leveled Chochin, Gill-Ra, Tyrum, Balthazar x2, and an unleveled Chochin. Should I keep my team as is, or sub in the second Chochin for someone, and if so, who?
Yellow: I have leveled Kailani, Melia, Bane x2, Gan Ju x2, and an unleveled Melia. This is one too many leveled already and I will probably get rid of one Gan Ju. Should I then keep as is, or sub in the second Melia, and if so, for who?
Blue: I have leveled Gunnar, Gato, Karil, Ulmer, Valen x3. Obviously too many and I plan to discard 2 Valens. Objectively, I think Valen might be better than Karil and Ulmer, but I like the variety. Is this a mistake?
Green: I have leveled Brienne, Isshtak, Berden, Mnesseus x2, and Belith x2. Obviously too many for one team, but I’ve chosen to think of the healers (Belith and Hawkmoom) as extras. In practice, I would almost always use at least one healer rather than go full monochrome – and that healer would be a Belith unless I need to avoid green. This means I probably really only need 4 non-healers per color, I know… but again, my idea is to have enough to do up to full monochrome, even if in practice I rarely actually do that. Eventually I may prune my set down further, as I’m sure there will be heroes I find I never actually use.
Back onto green… I also have an unleveled Friar Tuck. Is there any reason to keep him? I’m thinking not. He’s cute, but he’s weakened by the fact that he only affects his nearest neighbors.
Red: I have leveled Rudolph, Namahage, Azar, Nashgar x2, and Hawkmoon, plus a second partially leveled Hawkmoon. Again, technically too many, but see my notes under green above. I may well wind up getting rid of the second Hawkmoon.
I’m only just getting started on my 4s, figuring out who to keep and who to prune out. To date I’ve not got rid of ANY 4 or 5*, but that needs to change. To begin with, I now have 5 Grimms. I love Grimm, but he’s far from the only great epic blue, and I’m unlikely to ever use so many. Then again, there are wars to consider, too, so maybe I will, even if not for challenge events. What do you think?