The raid challenges are still being tested in beta. However, it appears that they will be released sometime soon, in the next version. I am going to start leveling heroes based on the likely challenge scenarios, and I thought it only fair that I share this with the general community so that all of you can start planning as well and so there are fewer cries that the beta players have advantages. WARNING: all of this is subject to change! For SG I apologize if I have stepped over the line but I feel that we should level the playing field.
Briefly, the raid challenges so far look like they are going to be 3*, 4*, and 5* hero based. There were 1* and 2* challenges but there was some objection to them and it is unclear whether they will come out. In the latest builds we have only tested 3*-5*. In general, the troops allowed are similar to events – 2* troops or lower in 3* challenges, 3* troops or lower in 4* challenges, and all troops in 5* challenges
Each challenge has different rules. The general rules we have been testing are:
–Change all heroes to very fast
–Buffs last longer and may be undispellable
–No healing allowed
Some challenges allow all colors while some only allow four colors of heroes
Here is the strategy I am pursuing starting today; yours may differ of course.
I am leveling some slow but powerful 3* and 4* heroes for the very fast challenge
I am making sure I have tanky heroes in 3* and 4* (a lot of times they are the same slow ones as above)
I already have three or more of each color in 3* and 4* because of events but if you color stack and are short I suggest getting there
I am leveling some 2* and 3* troops
Some folks may use emblems on 3* but I need them on my 5* and I won’t sacrifice them
I am saving some 1* and 2* and I have thousands of rugged clothes to level them in case the 1* and 2* challenges come to light
I have plenty of 5* so leveling those is not a priority at the moment. I wish I had a bunch of AOE slow heroes but those would take too long and too many mats to level. Others may need those 5* of course
The raid challenges are really fun. There will be much debate on the payment system but we should leave that to the other threads.