No items used.
New emblems will go to second Lianna and Sonya.
My team this time:
Compared to last time, Thorne is up two talents, and Lianna is up 44 levels.
This has now replaced the Trials of Decimation as my favorite trial because this team makes it so easy. Pick any mob wave - fire (in order) Rigard, Buddy, Tiburtus, Thorne - watch mob wave disappear. Only hesitation is the need to recharge before the bosses, so I usually do this on wave 2 or 3, but taking out an entire wave in 3 seconds is still pretty nice, and makes the trial not take as long.
Arrived at the boss wave with all specials charged and a purple diamond on the board. Fire everyone at Lianna, and she’s literally almost dead before I match a tile. A couple of matches in, I got a crazy cascade that charged all three bosses on the same turn, but they all targeted different heroes, and I barely noticed that they fired (Buddy’s attack down at work). On the next turn, I took out both Lianna and Richard, and although Chao fired once more, he bowed out a couple of turns later.
Paladin emblems from a previous stage got The Mighty Thorne to +8, so no further movement there. Ranger emblems are now just sitting around waiting for Lianna to hit max. Trainer hero to Raffale.
C.Rigs - C.Tibs - C. Little John - Buddy - Jack O’Hare
Benched a bunch of blues and falcon to go 3-2 color advantage. Debated between Cyprian and LJ, but finally went with LJ because for his AoE and dodge.
Trial went like a breeze. Realised at the last boss level that Ninja tower had exhausted my minor mana and the system randomly allocated arrows! No mana at boss stage!! But didn’t need it. Rigard healed, cleansed and buffed like a boss and LJs dodge worked … every single time! All enemy heroes went off at least twice and got dodged … #DodgeSkills4Cheapthrills! Great synergy within the team and not-great-but-above-average boards. No items used, no heroes lost and the whole trial took just 6 mins!
Emblems banked for Seshat and maybe Clarissa. Trainer to Fura.
Reset emblem to no one because it no longer exists. RIP little red button.
EDIT: just look back at above post by @Circe, next time I think I will switch Cyprian with Little John Costume. +att -deff and Aoe is usefull.
EDIT2: just look back at bottom post by @Muchacho, next time I think I will switch Tibs-C to Tibs-CB, because there are only 3 bosses, and he hit harder and -def down is more longer then his costume…
I did it as part of the 4* challenge and it was surprisingly easier than I thought with no healer.
The bench (Sonya basically. Off color, nothing to debuff):
So what made me a little hesitant, aside from no healer, is this challenge made me use a lot of heroes I do use often and didn’t know how they would play together.
Tibs was mandatory for a hard D drop. I usually fire him after Buddy to extend the D drop.
Buddy for D drop, A drop, and minions for pseudo heal.
Cyprian because I love riposte in these trials. I was a little unsure how to play it with minions from Buddy, but figured having both of those heroes play at not perfect synergy was better than any other option I had.
The last two slots are where I struggled. I took Chao figuring his mana cut may help more than Sonya debugging nothing. I would rather have a weak hit with a mana cut then just a weak hit.
LJ costume. I literally have never played with the costume activated and had to look up what it actually did . Dodge, hmmm … that also plays weird with riposte. I tried to space the riposte and the dodge to avoid overlap aside from Buddy in the middle.
All in all it worked surprisingly well. Better than my main team with a couple of 5’s to be honest. I am not sure if I was lucky or if I am into something. I would describe boards as above average, but not great.
I used no items until the bosses. I used a few health pots and that was it. Cyprian died when I was paying attention. I could have easily finished with everyone alive
Richard went down first, then Lianna, and finally Chao:
Here’s to more trials like this than the first one which involved me being down to one last hero and blowing the bosses away with bombs and dragons !
Paladin stored for Richard. Cyprian won’t go higher as the last nodes involve a lot of D buffs
Ranger stored to either get Lianna up 1 or start Athena. I eventually need to split between the two.
Trainer to Justice on her way to 80.
@sleepyhead I had no idea Triton boosted healing pots. That’s a cute little fun fact. I don’t have him so only see him in raids, where pots do apply.
I did as well - more info on the challenge here
Great set-up for the boss stage, so this went smoothly in the end - no materials needed.
Emblems will go to Aegir and Neith once I have enough for the next level.
Here’s my team
Ready for the boss stage:
glad I could share this gem of a tidbit may RNG smile on you and grant you a Triton of your own!
@BigSlick nice team! I have always wondered how effective Chao could be heavily emblemed as a sniper. I always prioritized other rangers RNG decided to grace me with. Did you go A path on nodes? I would love to see his card if you have time and any feedback on him.
I use him in mono Raids and mono War. Pretty effective. Went down the left side of the Emblem track through level 10 for the defense and attack multipliers, then the right side through level 17 and back to the left for the health multiplier at level 19.
Finley +19 / Lianna / Khagan / Telluria +14 / cRigard +20. (Same as last time modulo emblems)
This was completely a breeze. Used 1-2 healing potions (HoT not ideal for hero in deep red) after a boss hit, but otherwise nothing.
Haven’t looked whether the last node is worthwhile for Finley, Tell needs nodes still. Green trainer will be going to a second Caedmon.
While C-Tibs would simply hit all, the downside to Tibs CB is you must ensure to set target at the center, otherwise there are chances that he will just hit two, if uncontrolled.
@Muchacho 4 star challenge
5 star probably would have went with this…
Nice work @Mallix, lots of costume bonuses . You’re a lucky summoner
It’s cool your team would be COMPLETELY different. I bet c-Boril doesn’t otherwise see the light of day much with the awesome heroes you have
@Muchacho yeah not a big fan of boril COSTUME. There was a 4 month period where i spent heavy and it was the perfect time to get great heroes. I only have 2 4 stars emblemed total. costume was the next best option. I actually dont have many other 4 star options. Im all about 5s.
Team last time
Thank you for sharing, all
I managed the first two stages, with:
Ei-Dunn - 14 emblems
By-Ulf - not fully levelled yet
An-Windr - special not maxed
I probably cannot overcome the final stage - do you think? It recommends 4000 in team power.
Mine is 2517. I have Azar fully levelled too use as well - that´s the heroes I got that fits the class requirements.
Stage 1-2 was fairly manageable though, so those recommendations usually do not make me shy away from a challenge. But 20 World Energy Flags is a lot to spend if the risk at failing is very high.
My general rule of thumb for myself from when my roster was less developed is that if I can beat the 2nd stage without using any items, I can probably beat the 3rd stage with items.
The first time I beat this trial I used about 2600TP - granted I did have 3.70 Telluria at that time but the rest of the team I used was 3*s. Might be harder since by ulf only heals nearby but you’d be surprised what you can beat! I would take timestops, dragon bombs, bombs, and mana usually. And having a healer when underpowered was essential because you’d really need them to survive the mobs without using items.
Nice work clearing the first two stages and good luck!
I didn’t do the 4* challenge lol because I’ve never tried this trial without Telluria and no costume rigs so no healer lol. I got lazy and wanted to save items XD. Kudos to those that did do it. (Also I’m a bit item poor atm after ninja tower )
Beat it easily with Tell +9, chao+18, tibs+20, clarissa+4 and sonya no emblems
Trainer saved for misandra
Ranger emblems saved for Onyx and Paladin is for Clarissa
I decided to make things more interesting by not taking my cRigard +18. It’s supposed to be challenging, right?
I sailed through the first 2 stages, but holy crap did things go sideways against the final bosses! I used a ton of items in stage 3 to pull it out. Emblems are being saved. Trainer hero to Ariel (3/50). This has been a nice challenge for me so far.
Well I autoplayed the first two stages with no problems, was saving the third stage for after war… real life struck. (grrr… won’t go into details… annoying stuff)
Woke up early this morning hoping that trials would still be there so I could attempt the last stage 4* challenge… it was gone.
Is it my imagination, or have they shortened the duration of the trials? I thought they used to last longer than 24 hours… or am I confusing them with other events?