Late post for posterity. My team this time:
- Noble Rigard +20
- Tiburtus +c20
- Vela +7
- Lianna 4^55
- Buddy +19
Switched out Caedmon +18 for my home-stretch Lianna. Maybe should have waited until she’s finished/emblemed, but I’m eager. That’s all the changes to my personnel, but I believe this is the first time through with post-second-balance Vela, which gives me another way to counter Brienne’s attack buff. (That doesn’t make it OK that Vela has now been “adjusted” twice when the real problem is Telly; I miss my extra damage against red.)
Nothing important in the mob waves other than the usual concerns about making sure everyone gets to the bosses fully charged, which they did. Bonus: ended up with purple and blue diamonds on the board. That put me off to a great start, but then the board went very red and yellow, and I almost messed up by letting Groot fire with Brienne’s buff. Ultimately, that only cost me Tiburtus, although two others ended up in red after that. But I regrouped to take out Groot first, then Chao, and finally Brienne with no items used and no other real danger presented.
Chao got another talent on a previous stage, but again, those emblems are going to Lianna as soon as she’s ready. (In the interim, they make Chao better on my war bench.) Druid emblems saved for Vela’s really expensive 8th talent. Trainer hero to - who else? - Lianna.