The advice to make a full (rainbow) team of 3* before you start 4* is so you have a fully leveled team to play with, whether or not you ever play the Rare (3*) Events. You also need 30 fully leveled heroes to use all 6 flags in war.
3* are easier/faster to level than 4*. And a fully leveled 3* is more powerful than an unleveled or partially leveled 4*. Lastly, 4* have an ascension material cost to finally level up. See below.
My favorite 3* Blue is Valen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use what you have.
I would level Turin now (so you have a usable purple), but switch if you get Balthazar and finish Turin after; Balthazar is a great 3*
Berden, Belith, Brienne - Who you level first depends on what you need. Need a healer? Belith. Need a hitter? Berden. Need to increase your Attack? Brienne.
Hawkmoon is a healer, Nashgar a hitter. Which do you need on your team? (After I leveled Belith, I never leveled Hawkmoon, but that was me.)
Until you have leveled 30 heroes for war, I wouldn’t throw anyone away.
I have 3* troops…I level them till I get better 4* troops (but I have both). If you intend to stack (use multiple of the same color in your lineup), you will be able to use those troops.
As for lineup, yes it matters. When you are actively playing, you control your heroes, but when someone Raids you, or you use the auto play, the game AI function takes over and you’ll want to place your heroes accordingly:
- Healers, Brienne (multiply Atk) and/or Atk/Def far left
- Tank (most defense, hit points) in the middle
- Be aware of the color wheel (you may wish to place color opposites next to each other so they take less damage)
Right now you have Leveled: Hawkmoon and Bane. Babe should be your strongest hero for awhile, so he should be center. Your weakest heroes should be on your wings, plus placed for their abilities:
Brienne, Hawkmoon, Bane, Tyrum, Ulmer is one possibility.
You can look these heroes up in the summon gate to see their maximum stats and determine where you will eventually place them.
Lastly, welcome to the game! You might want to glance through the Master List of E&P Links for more hints, tips, tricks, and outright tutorials on the game.