He used to be a staple on all my Titan teams, depending on the color as my team compositions differ, but lately I’ve been using a 4-1 color build (4 of the strong + Ranvir) and seeing if that works better than a 3-1-1 that I’ve been using in the past. In the past I’d had Wu Kong on everything except rare yellow Titans due to the reflect, and a defense down that was typically Wilbur unless it was a blue Titan in which case I’d sub in Grimm. The ones that would do worst are the colors that have no +attack or -defense, so on purple Titans for instance (I don’t have Jackal), I’d have to bring a Wilbur AND a Boldtusk which I’d assumed cut down the damage a lot, but I only have an anecdotal feel for it, not any solid, statistical data on whether it’s better to go 4-1 or 3-1-1.
So just to try and keep the thread on topic, does anyone know which would be a more effective comp versus Yellow Titans:
Boldtusk - Cheshire Cat - Guardian Panther - really any high damage purple (currently Merlin for me) - Ranvir. (3-1-1)
Sabina - Cheshire - Panther - Merlin - Ranvir + Bear Banners. (4-1)
On the one hand, the 3-1-1 build gives a much bigger boost to attack value than Bear Banner but loses a 4th hero of the strong color. On the other build, it allows the maximum stack while still benefiting from Ranvir but the Bear Banner buff is weaker.
My anecdotal feel is that 4-1 is overall stronger than 3-1-1 but more dependent on good boards, and they’re both pretty similar in damage output, for me anyway. A bad board and especially paired with bad Ranvir luck means I can do abysmal damage, but a great board and a lot of luck regarding Ranvir and the weak spot can cause phenomenal 6 digit damage sometimes, albeit not on a regular basis.
Does anyone have any good Titan data on team compositions?
In general, is it better to bring a neutral-color (or even scarier, weak color e.g. Wilbur v. Blue Titans) but bigger buff or try and stack as much of the strong color as possible and compensate with banners/harpoons?
Edit: I might just make a new thread since this is starting to veer off topic. Titan Damage Optimization