Reminder to anyone participating about the 4* only challenge:
One of my favourites, although it’s annoying because I only have 1 healer - Brynhild, who I tank and put Miki and Jott as flanks. So then Grimm is always exposed and gets severe damage. My last hero I use Peters, he is now +18 and he can manage to dodge a lot, so he doesn’t take as much damage as Grimm.
I always need to use health pots on Grimm unless I get a very good, blue board at the end.
Ultimately, as long as I don’t lose those middle 3, I am good
Five tacos says a reset emblem isn’t included in the final level’s loot.
I already completed mine, 10 minutes before it went live #joke
I already know my strategy: nuke the bosses, get the emblems and the trainer, enjoy the rest of my day.
4* challenge and I decided to live dangerously and bring a 3* to a no healer team. Because more elemental def down on a 3-2 anti color team will work, right? Right!?! biting nails
Thought about taking extra health pots, but realised either I’m going to kill or get killed. May as well stick with mana.
Yea look I love these heroes. But no healer … omg I’m going to die!!
So, first couple of levels go ok. Don’t have to use items. Team is taking hits but hitting back. But come on we know it comes down to the last boss stage!
Played cautious, set up specials and board for boss stage. Heroes have taken hits. I just KNOW they will kill Nordri in the very first slash strike!! Ok fingers crossed let’s go!
2 very slow moves and a minute later … wait what …
Wait a minute … what just happened here? takes a whole minute to stare at the screen and make one more move …
Wait wait … must take screenshot quick quick.
Well damn …
I’ll figure out emblems, trainers and stuff later. Let me just bask in this for now
(Still no reset. Dinosaurs are playing with them in extinct-land)
Team slightly changed, Kelile+11 out, Marjana+3 in, on the bench Malosi+7 - wanted Defense Down of Grimm instead of rainbow and had Miki to shut up the bosses. Board was yellow, of course. Few blue tiles so I had to mana up Miki a lot, lost Grimm once and revived him. Boss Scarlet fired once, but no serious damage done. She went down first, followed by Azlar, then Nashgar. MVP Miki! Silencing the bosses and double up tile damage. Emblems saved for Malosi and Marjana, Trainer to Khaghan. Forgot about the 4* challenge, next time!
Your team seems familiar, mine is almost the same.
Benched for the 4* trial: Marjana and Mok-arr, and Kelile.
Mobs-rounds went okay, but my start with the bosses was not great. Used some healing, some antidotes against the attack-debuffs and burns, and a few bombs to kill off Scarlett and Nashgar.
Went through fine with my team. Used a purple banner as a precaution on the last round:
Grimm, Malosi, Costume Richard, Brynhild and Guardian Jackal
I managed the first two stages with
3 * Agnes (My goodness, is she squishy!)
3 * Nashgar
4 * Brynhild (Not levelled, lacking ascension materials)
3 * Nordri
4 * Scarlett (Not levelled, lacking ascension materials)
And a whole bunch of arrows and potions, so now I am down to zero again!
The above team was really all I had of classes, that fit the requirements.
I am not going further, since the second stage almost killed me!
Good luck all
Oh, emblems to be used on Azar and Agnes! (Lacking other options, and it will be a long while before I can level a 4* and gather ascension materials for a 4* anyway - I am relatively new)
4* challenge well Mok-arr out Peters 3/60 in do have a few others at 3/60 but went for colour diversity. Used health as no healer and some time stops.
Everything in storage at the moment.
4* challenge again!
Plan: Li Xiu costume, Grimm, Little John, Scarlett, Danzaburo.
Decided to drop Little John (weak color) for a 2nd Grimm (double Blues - I will callthem the Brothers Grimm!), while keeping Danza for the fun factor. So two Blues and two Yellows as strong colors, and Scarlett for the attack debuff.
Benched Gormek - redundant with Grimm around.
Poor Grimm, I really need to apologize. He used to be on every Blue squad, but I dropped him once I ascended Isarnia. He still comes out for late war teams though, and I’m happy he go the chance to shine in this Trial. I’d almost forgotten I had a second maxed Grimm hiding in my roster - will not forget again!
Brothers Grimm + Scarlett, then Danza’s swords did a big number on the bosses (except that nasty dodging Scarlett). They all fired, but Azlar and Nashgar missed and antidotes cured the ailments. Azlar fell first because he was the main target for the Brothers Grimm, then Nashgar. Then Scarlett killed Danza out from under my nose (eeeek!)
And she kept dodging specials while i worked the board… until finally I made a 5-match of blue tiles under her. Boom, bye bye Scarlett. My Scarlett’s the only real one.
Rogue emblems bring Margaret to +7.
Barbarians in the bank, maybe Azlar to +4, maybe I’ll hold them from the younger Brother Grimm.
Done with only health potions and antidotes used, thankfully not the Titanium Shields!
Maybe next time I will bring arrows. With Danza’s blind and 3 Rogues, the dodge/blind chance is quite high. (Somebody else can do the math, I’m letting my brain rest).
4* only challenge complete!
Two antidotes and nine healing pots used. Hardest 4* only challenge so far since no healer. Made sure to line up the board before bosses.
Another change to my team, this time brought in C.Richard 3/70 for Inari.
Then AI chose him for the slash attacks
Used a few minor healing pots on C-Richard, at the end he was slashed to death but made significant impact. Trainer goes to Gormek, emblems all saved
My team this time:
- Domitia +18
- Marjana 4^80
- Grimm +20
- Little John +20
- Brynhild +19
Compared to last time, Grimm is up 4 talents. I also stripped Scarlett of her rogue emblems and gave them to Brynhild; together with what I’ve collected since then, it brought Brynhild to +19. I also switched out Azlar for Marjana, because having three squishy heroes is one too many for Brynhild to keep alive with her nearby healing.
No trouble with the mob waves until the last one, when they started targeting Marjana way too often. Since she was out of Brynhild’s range, I had to use healing potions on her. Entered the boss wave with red, green, and purple diamonds on the board, and a blue one ready to make, so I basically knew this was a slam dunk. Focused fire on Azlar, and he went down without getting his special off, so no need for antidotes this time. Took down Nashgar next, but not before he and Scarlett ganged up on Marjana and killed her. (I think they got word of how good her costume looks in beta and went into a jealous rage!) Anyway, I finished the job pretty easily without her.
Rogue emblems give Marjana her first talent; maybe she can evade some of that damage next time! After maxing Gormek, Grimm, and LJ, I’m still debating what to do with barbarian emblems. Could start on Azlar, or I could use them to beef up a few of my three-stars for challenge events and raid tournaments. I have Nordri, Azar (with full costume bonus), Nashgar, and Namahage all as options. I could max all four of them for what it would cost to take Azlar to about +11. Trainer hero goes to second Boldtusk.
4-star challenge meant only changing out one hero.
Had my team fully charged, but no Diamonds heading into the Boss stage.
Used Time Stops to keep Azlar at bay when I realized I didn’t bring any tonics for his burn.
Swapped in Costume Li Xiu +19 for my 5-star and Time Stops for Tornadoes (as I’m low on them after that Ninja Tower), but apparently didn’t take the screen shot, you can see the full team in the screen shots below.
Fully charged for the Boss stage and tried to eliminate as many Dark shields as possible, but no Diamonds set up.
Victory with a few Time Stops, Minor Mana, and Healing Potions Used.
Emblems for Domitia and Azlar
My Team Last Time
My Team This Time
Miki out, Jott in, he is already maxed about 2-3 days ago.
Decent start on boss wave.
Struggle to not using items, and finished…
Emblems keep in stock now, Trainer also keep for later Shale (worst Ninja I know), I hope he get buff someday.
Gutsy pushing through without using items. Nice board set up for the Boss stage.
I like the Double Brynhild set-up. I should’ve given that a try.
I did the 4* challenge and it went surprisingly well for this trial. I had to think through my team a little more, which seems to work out. I should think more often
The 4* bench:
c-Little John +1
Even though I love her 800 attack and DoT Kelile sat for Danzaburo.
Little John’s mana control would have helped, but not at the expense of weak tiles IMO.
With Gormek I already had a strong color D dropper in Grimm and an elemental D dropper in Jackal
The team strategy was basically Jacakal has a massive attack and elemental D drop. Gretel plays into Jackal’s elemental D drop and controls mana. Scarlett is neutral color, massive A value, and drops A herself, Grimm is my strong color general D dropper. This gets me to the last hero, Danzaburo. I took him for a few reason:
1 - He is tough. Most of my other team is glass cannons. I have no healer and can only bring so much healing.
2 - He is yellow and plays into Jackal’s elemental D drop.
3 - 2 of his 3 powers would really help. If he blinds they miss, which is nice. The real power I was hoping for is bottles for the D and mana boost. The D boost would be huge for these heroes.
For the items I was a little risky as I took no back up dragons or bombs. Either my plan would work or I would fail.
The fight went pretty well. I used 1 or 2 health pots in the mob waves. I used lots of specials in order to kill faster so I held up and let the last mob guy live on the last stage to recharge. Going in no specials with this team would be suicidal.
Bosses went well. I used mana pots (4) on Gretel to keep Azlar and Scarlett in check. They never fired. Nashgar fired twice I believe. He was the lesser of 3 evils and would take his hits. I didn’t want to burn that many mana pots on all 3 bosses in case the fight became protracted. Danzaburo’s blind made one of Nashgar’s specials miss. The other special I just absorbed and used antidotes. Azlar died first, Scarlett second, then cleaned up Nashgar. Lost no one.
I used about 8 health pots total, 4 mana pots, 1 antidote.
Danzaburo gave me all freezes and swords, I never got my bottle . He was great though, no regrets.
Congrats @Dudeious.Maximus, winning easy even with 3:60 off color 4*. This can be a brutal trial. I bet the silence helped though.
Nice work no items @jinbatsu. I definitely could not have done that.