Congrats @Noble_Weasel , you are a top notch F2Per for sure.
I agree with the sentiment of 4’s. I would say most of my truly key heroes are STILL emblemed 4’s and I am battling well into diamond these days. I also target the larger teams in wars; 4300 TP< +/-. The emblems are key, get them to 18-20.
As for the comparison to @sleepyhead , I think you owe our tired friend an apology. You may be referencing some of my lucky blue pulls, but our narcoleptic comrade’s roster is heads and tails above mine as is his time commitment and dedication. He is a phenomenal player.
So per the early suggestion @Sam-I-Am and some others I got back to basics with a real grinding team to work through S3 hard. I am still in province 14 (been raiding a lot lately, but here are two examples:
It is very similar to my challenge quests teams I used to run a year or more ago with the
exception of adding a few key pieces, namely Gullinbursti. One difference is back then my riposters had emblems, they have both been stripped to +1.
The pig for overheal and damage output, Gretel for mana control (still my best option), costumed Boril for riposte, costumed Melendor for HoT to offset DoT’s, dispel, and D up. The 5th usually goes to a hitter.
Joon for blind and power. I used costumed Lianna to help slow mana on a boss. I rarely use her in costume but I think in maps that may change. I just need to remember to put her back as she is in my D . I didn’t want to lose two slots to riposters for max damage and coverage so I use Boril’s costume. I know the percentage is lower but I like the full coverage with a single slot. It hasn’t proved an issue yet, but I have a long way to go. Not even half way in hard yet.
I miss having a D drop. I used to use Buddy on my quest teams for the A & D drop and minion meat shield. I am curious to see how the teams shape up with other color combos too. Given I am in the same province I made the change a lot of the colors combos haven’t needed too much tweaking.
Did the first half of my very first very fast war … all my previous wars the special ability has made some nuance or wrinkle, but this is a whole different game. I managed two one shots. The third didn’t have a great board but I still got the tank, who happened to be QoH. Happy to have taken her out, I actually did 2 or 3 times thank you Mother North . I see a lot of her, Alby, and Alfrike.
Changed my war D to accommodate. Usually it stays the same. Last I checked it was only attacked once, but the enemy one shot me. . I wish you could watch your D fight some times.
Thanks to some recent additions we’re dropping 9’s and I hope to maintain that. We soft cappped at 8’s typically prior. The higher the titan the better the loot. The trick is getting A, the newbies are no slouches!
Good luck out there!