It’s because of Wilbur that I didn’t bother ascending my 3/60 Gormek, who may be bulkier and deals damage but that damage is too little. Besides, Gormek’s defense down is only at - 34% while Wilbur is at - 44% to all enemies on top of buffing allies defenses to +63%. Wilbur is key for the survival of the entire team. Once he casts his skills, he can make your team survive a lot longer. BT is there to provide healing supplementing the fisherman’s role of getting the entire team last longer.
Vanda has ailment block also.
Wow. Your roster is getting better and better for a monouser. Lol.
Ive done the math. On paper, Marjana has base attack of 669 with specials dealing 458% damage. That would be 3,064 damage against a single target. With Wilbur (excluding in the calculation of the attack buff of BT and the elemental defense down of Falcon), that 3,064 damage is divided to 5 (assuming none of the enemy heroes died yet). That would be 612 damage received by each of the enemy heroes. But with Vanda with a base attack stat of 774 and dealing 125% damage to all enemies, that would be 967 damage dealt to each of the defending enemies. That is almost a 200 HP difference for each enemy hero.
My final verdict: set up your monored attacking team with Boldie, Wilbur, Falcon, Vanda and Colen. Colen is good enough substitute to Azlar, especially since you save up rings and much easier and cheaper to emblem. I think the battle with them is quick, like most of my battle using those 3 epic heroes with unemblemed Azlar and Mitsuko. Once set up, your next mission is for your epic heroes to fire in 9 tiles instead of 10 by leveling mana troops and/or opting for mana bonus nodes on their talents.
EDIT: I didn’t emblem my Azlar because I prioritized my Kageburado+19, Gravemaker+19, and Nordri+19, all opting for the sword nodes. I still have 535 barbarian emblems most of them reserved for my Ametrine once I get her to max so that my Sapphire+19 will have a good time enjoying the family bonus during raid defense tourneys, the same way Cobalt and Onyx do when set on defense at wings. Besides, Wilbur is there to protect the Leor and everyone else and Boldtusk to provide some needed healing.