Hello, forum friends! I would like some advice from you today. Thank you for reading and for any suggestions.
For the last few months I have deliberately installed a tower defense that was lower than the best I could field. This enabled me to comfortably stay in the Platinum Arena (i.e., not drop out of it overnight), while accruing a large slate of revenge opportunities so that I could easily and quickly fill my raid chests each day.
During that time I have mostly ignored what would be / could be my ‘best’ team, in favor of strengthening my bench for war and flexibility for titans, events, etc. At the time I elected to take this path we largely didn’t know what raid tournaments would look like, and I figured I wouldn’t be competitive in the five star eligible tournaments no matter what strategy I took, so I was better off rounding out my stable of three and four star heroes.
However, a few things have happened lately that make me think it’s time to re-evaluate. I have beaten a few teams with 4,000+ team power, a mark I have long held in a sort of mythic reverence and awe (and that - correctly or not - I closely associate with the Diamond Arena). This has happened in a few war conditions, in a few test raids I’ve run (when not filling my hero chest), and in the recent raid tournament (where, it was like Fight Club - you HAVE to fight).
Additionally, I have twice pushed over 2,4000 trophies, without trying and without a flask (funnily, both times I just went over and then found myself out of raid flags - I have yet to actually officially win a raid in the Diamond Arena).
Finally, I am now nearing the point where I almost have to push my best team up - that is, the alternative options (another Chao to 3.60 type stuff) are less and less compelling.
I figure a push would have to consist of two parts: installing the best tower defense I can (and probably level / emblem it where possible), and ensure that my attack team options are sufficiently varied and powerful. If you want to help, I’d be interested in hearing if you think my roster is ready, what defense you’d install, and any other suggestions you have.
Assume I have all season 1 and 2 four star heroes in each element (not quite true, but it will be easier than listing my full roster) - I will list the five star / event / season / HOTM I have. Assume they are all maxed unless noted. Finally, assume I can put ~250 emblems on one hero in every class.
Dark: Merlin, a second Proteus, and a 1.1 Thoth-Amun that I have the materials to max
Fire: 4.32 Guardian Falcon currently being leveled to max, 3.70 Mitsuko, 3.70 Santa Claus, 1.1 Anzogh - I can max out one of the five stars
Holy: 4.72 Onatel currently being leveled to max, 1.1 Leonidas that I can only take to 3.70 (and I only have 1 dart)
Ice: 3.42 Aegir currently being leveled until 3.70 / until I get two more capes for a 2.60 Frida, 1.1 Thorne - I have the telescopes to max one of these
Nature: Buddy, 4.38 Mother North currently being leveled to max, 2.60 Evelyn, 2.60 Morgan Le Fay - I can bump either of those two to 3.70, but only have two tonics
As you can see, the biggest weakness on my roster right now - and it is glaring - is my complete lack of snipers. My best option currently is probably Caedmon + emblems. In raids I mostly rely on attrition, keeping as many heroes alive as I can while Mother North charges. My defense would probably have to be similar, with as many tanky hard to kill heroes as I can muster.
I think the best I could do right would be something consisting of Mother North, Onatel, Boldtusk with emblems, Grimm with emblems, Caedmon with emblems, and Proteus with emblems. Maybe Mother North, Onatel, Boldtusk, Proteus, and Caedmon. N.B. that Onatel flanked by two maxed Protei is an option, though I recognize the normal gripe about how the AI will play them poorly and actually HURT Onatel’s mana steal.
Future 1: maybe Mother North, Mitsuko, Onatel, Aegir/Frida, and ??? (Caedmon?)
Future 2: this would take longer, but Mother North, Onatel, Thoth-Amun (and give up waiting for Sartana), then some combo of Mitsuko and Aegir/Frida.
I can see a case for Santa, but there are two downsides there: he would be a second slow hero, and I lose Mitsuko and the synergy she provides with Onatel.