🔵 [Nov 25, 2020] Trials of Survival -- Guide, Sharing & Discussion!

It’s time for Trials of Survival!

This is the Fifth of the Trials in the 20th Cycle!

NOTE: The Trials officially start at 7:00:00 AM (07:00 GMT). This post is scheduled to go live 4.75 hours earlier at 2:15:00 AM (02:15 GMT).

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:ballot_box: Polls

:question: How did you do last time on Trials of Survival?

  • Last time I beat all 3 stages
  • Last time I beat just the first 2 stages
  • Last time I beat just the first stage
  • Last time I wasn’t playing yet, or was unable to beat any stages
  • Last time…I’m not sure, they’re all a blur

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:question: How did you do this time on Trials of Survival?

  • This time I beat all 3 stages
  • This time I beat just the first 2 stages
  • This time I beat just the first stage
  • This time I couldn’t beat any of the stages

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:question: Did you need to use a lot of items this time on Trials of Survival?

(hat tip to JAWS_3D for this question)

  • Yeah, I nuked the bosses from space. Ripley would approve.
  • I used some items to finish off the bosses, but it wasn’t the full arsenal
  • I used support items like mana, banners, healing, and maybe a battle item or two, but nothing too crazy
  • I just used some minor items, like healing, mana, or antidotes
  • I didn’t use any items

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:question: Overall, how do you feel about Trials of Survival?

(hat tip to @Rapisu for inspiring this question)

  • I love all the Trials equally :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
  • It’s definitely my FAVORITE of the Trials
  • I like it more than many of the Trials
  • It’s about average for me
  • I dislike it more than many of the Trials
  • It’s definitely my LEAST FAVORITE of the Trials
  • I hate all of the Trials, give me my Emblems and let me get back to farming :rage:

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:left_speech_bubble: Share Your Team & Results!

Post your team in a comment down below, and how you did!

:dizzy: Special Questions for Trials of Survival

  • Trials of Survival is well-named for its general lack of healers in the Barbarian and Rogue Classes — how did you do without healers?

  • Or are you lucky enough to own Brynhild or Puss in Boots?

  • The Barbarian and Rogue Classes have a lot of heavy hitters — are you able to put together a strong offensive team?

:grey_question: Standard Questions for All Trials

  • Did your team change notably since last time?
  • Have Costumes caused changes to your team?
  • Did changes to your team make the Trials any easier or harder?
  • What items did you use, if any?
  • What are you doing with your shiny new Emblems?
  • If you beat Stage 3, who’s eating the 3* Trainer Hero?
  • Anything else interesting to share?

:link: You may also be interested in these older threads from previous times Trials of Survival occurred:

Click for List of threads for previous Trials of Survival Discussions

I am considering the 4 Hero Challenge :thinking:. Any 4, but only 4 … this may not be the one to try it on either :laughing:

Good luck out there!



Easy enough.


Changes made: C-Richard now maxed, replaced Marjana with Inari.

Needed some minor healing to keep the wings in good health till the boss wave, boss wave ended quickly, lion head left first, Nashgar fired once before meeting his demise., leaving Scarlett.

Trainer saved, rogues to Marjana, barbarians saved.


Nordri - Grimm - Jott - Alice - Jackal

Super easy despite no healer. No items used. Jackal died in the last turn but battle was almost over.

No reset token. Emblems banked. Trainer to either Zulag or I might finally consider taking Khagan upto 3/70 just in case I can get his costume.


This is always a battle. No healers and cruel bosses. I depend very much in the board, silence them and power up with Miki an then shoot 'em. This time, no blue tiles available, got close, but resisted to nuke them (option 2). emblems stored for Malosi and Marjana, Trainer to Shadereave.


Grimm+20 - Jott+18 - Marjana+18 - Jackal+20 - Little John+18


Same team

Bit harder to set up this time round, used a few healing pots

But nailed the big boy first luckily

Lost a couple this time too

Just enough in the end

Saving all loot


Completed with the same team:
Grimm, Malosi, Richard, Brynhild and Jackal
Use a purple banner in the last round


Kinda new set up- danza and scarlet out done me well in past trials :+1: used some healing and green pot a time stop. Board was being annoying just not getting any rhythm to it just making matches and that’s it (if that makes sense)

Emblems in storage got loads of barbarian was thinking the shark?
Trainer BT 2


the game gave me a lot of rogues. Dont know why



Team used, I considered using a maxed 2nd Danzaburo instead of Marjana but meh…

I had to spend a lot of healing potions to ensure the victory. Few axes a bomb and dragon attack to kill Azlar before firing.

Emblems for Scarlett and LJ. Trainer for Colen.


Obviously a trials that requires healing potions. I put Brynhild in the middle to reduce this, but still used 5 of the second biggest and 3-4 of the second smallest healing potions.

Domitia +2 / Mok-Arr +8 / Brynhild / Marjana +20 / Grimm +20.

No real problems. Mok-Arr is less “useful” on the first two levels, but shines against the three red bosses in the last one.

Trainer to second Marjana. Barbarians for Mok-Arr, I guess (have to keep him alive long enough to fire). Domitia will likely get at least a couple more levels of emblems.


Good board combine with ninja dodges several times. No died and no items used. Lucky for me :smile:



My Team Last Time

My Team This Time

Last Time 4* challenge and now come back with Miki, last time struggle without using items almost all died, Jott didn’t help, maybe because lack of blue tiles.
Other Options


Decent boards, 4 heroes mana ready.

Nashgar fire to my emblemed Grimm followed by slash attack Azlar and died! :open_mouth:
Well, but completed without using any items :muscle:


Emblems Barbarian maybe for Little John or later Frank, Rogue keep for a while.
Trainer keep in stock, still waiting rings for Gefjon.


Only 4 heroes with lack of healer… :muscle: :sweat_smile: :open_mouth: :scream: :man_shrugging: :thinking:
I was late reading this… maybe next trial this could be nice challenge… :+1:


Same team as last time with 4* challenge, as it works quite well:

No healers, so had to use 1 potion for jott (all the mobs seemed to target him…)
Scarlett and azlar went down without firing, while nashgar fired once before being killed.


My team this time:

  • Domitia +18
  • Marjana +3
  • Grimm +20
  • Little John +20
  • Brynhild +19

Compared to last time, Marjana is up three talents

The trick here is to get through the mob waves by taking as little damage as possible, while also keeping specials charged for the boss wave. I probably could have been a little more liberal in my use of specials in the mobs, but I did get to the boss wave with all specials charged, and red, green, and purple diamonds on the board, thanks to a late, lucky combo. Also, my two heroes who are beyond Brynhild’s reach (Domitia and Marjana) were in decent shape, health-wise. Fired all specials and popped all diamonds, forming a blue diamond in the process. Just a few turns in and Azlar is dead while Nashgar is burning and near death. Unfortunately, he fired with his dying breath, putting Marjana in critical health. With only Scarlett left standing, however, I decided to let Domitia and Marjana go, and finish with Grimm, Bryhild, and LJ. Slower that way, especially with two greens, but I saved all my items, and the outcome was not in doubt.

Just one more barbarian emblem to get Nordri - my only blue elemental defense down hero - to +20. Rogue emblems saved for Marjana. Trainer hero to Guardian Falcon.


I usually need to use many items last level of Survival, since I have no healers and only 1 5* for total TP ~3800. But this time I managed to get to boss round with minimal damage, all heroes charged, and a sea of blue tiles for Jott. It looked like the Caribbean :rofl:

Took about 3 moves after that and game over.


Here is the team and victory pic because I forgot to take a team only pic:

In the 4* challenge Danzaburo was in place of LJ. It went well then but it was a tough call on who to use. I went with LJ this time. He is off color, but the mana slow would be helpful. Slowing the mana would put less strain on Gretel to control all 3 bosses.

The benefit of Danzaburo was survivability and his bottle special. Given I can’t control the bottle special I opted LJ.

Mobs were fine and I was liberal with specials as I had no healers. Made it to the bosses with no items used and all specials charged. Boss fight went okay. The LJ and Gretel combo stopped all bosses from getting off a single special. That’s good because their slash attacks were hard enough on my relatively fragile team. I used all my medium health pots and a bunch of mana to keep Gretel and LJ up as needed. Jackal died late to slash attacks and I was out of health pots.

Thank goodness for mana controllers. If those bosses were getting specials off too, I’d have been toast. I am working on Li Xiu costume currently, so that should help even more to control mana going forward.

Rogue emblems to Jackal (now +16 or +17). He is stopping at +18 and then Domitia will finally get some love. Barbarian to LJ who is now +3. I got him late and neglected him for a long time. Ever since getting his costume though I have really started to come around to him.

I am really glad I didn’t try this with 4 heroes. That would have been a hard fail. :laughing: