Is Mist one of your options? If the heroes are mostly healers, then I’d load up on arrows, axes, bombs and dragon attacks
I plan to. One of them is The Wu, so probably power him up, along with c-Boldtusk, and let the tiles fly on the bosses.
I think my team is (in no particular order):
Li Xiu, The Wu +20, Rigard +20, Boril +18, and c-Boldtusk +20.
Good luck to all!
@TGW reminder time
Linking to my plan
Yeah, it’s a good plan, let’s do it. Rigard / Hansel 1 / Hansel 2 / Valeria 1 / Valeria 2, whee! Looking forward to thrashing these annoying bosses with this lineup.
Sure, the 2 Vals are weak versus one mob color, and against one of the bosses, but… she will make up for it in the boss stage.
Actually, she made up for it even in the mob stage. Charging with 3 ghosted tiles and piling the damage and DoT on the mobs, whew!
Went into the boss stage fully charged. 2 Vals and 1 Hansel on Joon, as he’s the one most likely to actually kill someone. Joon’s Monk talent kicked in, so 2nd Hansel goes after him too.
Finally, after 2 successful rounds of Hansel’s mana block and like 5 Valeria specials, Joon goes down.
In the meantime, &%^@ Boril had his ^$&!!( riposte up, so I had to keep an eye on the riposte damage to my team while I was popping diamonds and siccing my twins at em. And Boril’s and Tuck’s talents kept kicking in so I also had to hold one Hansel in reserve at all times.
Finally, Boril went down, leaving Tuck alone to face the full wrath of everyone…
and then Tuck FINALLY goes down. Yeesh.
Did have to use a few mana and health potions to make sure nobody died / to make sure Joon was mana blocked (didn’t want to risk him killing Rigard).
Monk emblems bring Valeria 1 to +7, and Clerics to Rigard 2.
Extremely protracted battle, though it was fun, a lot of from Joon and Friar.
The board at a point was so bad that Kun and Wilbur unprotected received hits from Boss Joon.
Trainer goes to Jackal no.4, cleric emblems to the Hatter, Monks saved.
Rigard / Wilbur / cBoldtusk / Hansel / Hansel
I always hate this one . Any with Cleric and Monk is frustrating.
I had to use a few minor mana pots for my Hansels to stop Joon going off, but otherwise no loss of lives (2x healers helps + wilbur).
TLDR: Mist was MVP.
Was not feeling confident about this at all. I went back and checked my vanilla team, but it had Viv and Joon so no help there.
Picked this team:
Sumle is a recent max. I haven’t played with him but I’ve heard good things and thought the others would buff him up nicely. Gafar was hiding in some corner of my roster. Never used him either, but considering he’d be anti-color to Joon as well as mess up Tucks heal. And then there’s Mist - I wanted her special skills buff (more on the other part of her skill later). I like running 3-2 color so debated Rigard. But I need Mist. Thought of using more yellows - Li Xiu, Wu, Lady Woolerton … I do have options, but nothing is standing out much. Also have Boril in blue … or Skittles if I dip into green and stack in Mneusses for his cleanse … But the red stack synergy looks good … unless Sumle suicides everyone on Boril’s riposte … argh!!
Give up. I’m running the 3-1-1 to test it on level 1 and 2. Level 1 is a breeze. Level 2 … I had trouble … THEN I realised the second part of Mist’s special will block BOTH Boril AND Tuck!! Well d’uh!!! Yes I’m definitely running this combo!
Level 3 brought bad boards. Struggled through mobs. Tried to set up for boss stage, but an unlucky cascade left me entering boss stage with a horrible board and only Mist charged up. Played slow and cautious trying to work the boards and line up the specials to time them together. Board is not helping me at all. Get one round off and Sumle misses … everyone!! Wtf!! Ok building again. Gafar is chipping away at Joon. Then that yellow monk takes a shine to my Mist and targets her till she is stone cold dead. And all I brought were axes, 2 types of mana and health pots (used none so far).
Screw it all! Mana-ed up the reds and let Sumle rip. He misses everyone. Again. At this point I’ve given up and pretty sure this will be the first trial in months that I will need to repeat. So I just throw all the mana and axes at them to be done with it. This time Sumle fires. The axes do their job. Joon finally dies. A red tile stack below Tuck takes him out. Boril fires, but the riposte isn’t very suicidal. And I’m ready to be DONE with this trial! Hit him with everything and it’s a wrap!! It actually went faster than previous piety trials. Unexpected but I’ll take the win!
Emblems banked. Trainer to Jade.
No reset token.
Trainer to Gulli #3.
Emblems for Björn.
Clecic blems saved.
epic battle and story! well done, both with beating it and with writing ! @Circe
Same team as last time. Completed with:
Wilbur, Hansel, Boril, Elkanen and Costume Boldtusk.
Same team but swapped out Joon +8 for Wibur
No 4* challenge for me sorry, i would of had Li, Rigard and C Isshtak
Set up a gem
Got Boril out of the way, and the next cascade did a lot of damage
Wilbur helped Lianna with a double kill
All loot saved
Bane + 14 Boril + 15 Elkanen 3.70 Boril 3.60 Hawkmoon to complete 2 stages. My alternatives were Hawkmoon and Bane dupes and Kailain.
This trial is annoying. I hope when I level Mist i have better time.
Did levels 1 and 2 with wilbur/wu/boril/rigard/leonidas 4/39.
Remembered the 4* challenge just in time for level 3, and leo out, li in.
Not much others options, skittleskull costume is far from finished.
Had to use some mana, as wilbur buff on the last mob-round killed them too quickly to fully recharge
One healthpotion to cure Wilbur when joon hit him just as the spiritlink/deffbuff wore out. Then:
Trainer to leo.
4* challange, I was use all 4* heroes last time anyway…
My Team Last Time
My Team This Time
I didn’t see last time using Boldtusk.C, but nevermind.
Decent start board and all mana charged.
Clean without using any items…
Emblems keep both for later, Trainer goes to 3rd Jackal.
wow great job managing it with that time! it will definitely be easier after you level Mist at least
4* challenge- decided to have fun with rainbow. Used some arrows and axes. Probably should have had wilbur in…
Here is the team (as described above):
My thought was keep Boril as tank with healers on either side. Li & Wu’s bonus comes from tile damage mostly in this set up, so if they drop their tiles still hurt. If I cascade with Wu activated my healers wouldn’t help anyway. Given the situation with Boril and me having no dispellers, Wu/Li suiciding was somewhat inevitable anyway.
Had dragons and bombs as back up, so I would rely on Rigard as an antidote. I was less worried about blinding then when I don’t have heroes whose specials need to hit. I got c-Boldtusk 2 months ago and am thankful I leveled him. I would be trying this with a 3* otherwise. He also gives me a tile damage boost after Wu inevitably suicides on riposte.
This is probably one of, if not my least favorite trial. If these trials were weekend get aways this one would be the one I make terrible excuses to get out of “I can’t this weekend, I am washing my hair” or “I can’t this weekend I am behind on dishes”…
Mobs went fine. I came close to using a healing pot or two in them, but managed. I wanted to be full strength for items at the bosses. I was genuinely nervous about this trial.
Got the bosses and knew I had to kill Joon first. Wu up + c-Boldtusk up = fling tiles like a crazed spider monkey!
Joon fired his special and immediately killed Li … , probably best case scenario. Joon goes down first .
I had a yellow diamond on the board and LOTS of good tiles (not green) for Tuck and Boril. I got Wu charged, thanked him for his service, and he promptly suicided on riposte but did some massive damage. Tuck took the cascades particularly hard so I finished him second .
Boril I beat through attrition. My Boril could riposte his attacks. My healers didn’t hit hard enough, even with c-Boldtusk bonus, for the riposte by enemy Boril to out gain their combined healing. It was a slow attrition fight with inevitable victory at that point. I didn’t have to resort to dragons or bombs either.
MVP is Wu. Without him this tria goes differently and may be impossible or taken an hour to beat depending who his fill in would be . This is also Boril’s likely last hurrah with emblems. When I finish Justice (64/80) I am final ascending Elkanen with that tonic from Shrikewood.
Cleric emblems stashed in the bank for Elkanen (see above). Monk for Joon, but we’re still for a node. I think he is going for +11. Trainer to Justice. I hate how long 5’s take …
Good luck out there!
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Welcome back @Olmor! I like your videos and missed seeing them.
@sleepyhead, no one would believe you are F2P with that roster . Nice use of Valeria though, I don’t see her used often.
@Circe you’re lucky, I wish I could find a Gafar +1 caliber hero on my roster I forgot I had! I will need to read up on Sumle. I know a lot of people are big fans, but I don’t recall a missing component to his power previously. Congrats on pulling through though!
I am digging that Quintus @SamMe! Mine is +10, but no costume (yet?). He is fun to play with and under appreciated I think.
Good call @Robkirky1, I would consider the game if I had to bring 3’s to this trial too I was 1 hero away from that!
Nice rainbow win @Mallix!
@jinbatsu is just throwing it in my face now that after 3 years I haven’t managed Hansel
Apparently I need to look into what Mist does. She seems popular for this. I don’t memorize S3 fully yet.
Continuing with @Muchacho’s 4 star only challenge. The following is the team that I used. My good 4 stars in these two classes are mostly passive heroes, so I had to depend on tile damage to kill the bosses. Hence, the inclusion of Wu along with Wilbur. BT served both as healer plus increasing red tile damage along with Sumle. The battle went well. Couldn’t setup the board properly for the last stage so had to use a few minor healing potions and one bomb for attack debuff. Everything hoarded for now.
@Muchacho lol! I don’t get lucky often, but when I do it’s disproportionate I do hoard my EHTs for seasonal events, hence the 2x Valeria, 2x Jack and 2x Lady Wooly I have hiding in my roster… plus a lucky Lepus and a lucky Rana.
as for 2x Hansel (and 2x Pixie), I hoarded gems up for a 10-pull a couple of Grim Forests ago. (no 5*s though, bah!)
Let’s just say I can claim credit for choosing WHEN to summon, and that RNG choose to be kind to me on those instances
PS great work using Li and Wu as kamikaze-ers and finishing Boril through attrition, with two healers and a riposter of your own. whew! that must have taken a lot of patience.