Trials of Decimation Guide
|Fighters & Wizards||Balthazar, Elena, Oberon, Ulmer||
Red/Fire & Purple/Dark
Dates & Associated Threads
Next: [Oct 28, 2020
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Class Trials Cycle Order
Trials of Decimation is of the Ten Class Trials
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Final Boss HP
Each Boss in Stage 3 has
History: Increased Difficulty of the Final Stage
Click for Archive of Version 19 vs. Version 20+ Final Stage Difficulty
According to the Version 20 Release Notes, the Final Stage of Class Trials was made harder:
We’ve now been through a full cycle of the Trials since then, so we’ve seen those changes in action, particularly in Final Boss HP, where it’s most directly observable.
It’s also possible, however, that other adjustments were made to Defense or Attack, or to the monsters prior to the bosses.
|Trials||v19 HP||v20 HP||Increase|
Carpet Bombing/Item Nuking
For many players who can get through the monsters to the Final Bosses, but struggle to beat the Final Bosses, carpet bombing/item nuking the Bosses is a viable strategy.
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If you plan on carpet bombing/item nuking, focus on surviving until the Bosses, and don’t worry too much about counteracting them, particularly if you’re going for a full nuke them from orbit approach.
Use your item slots for your attack items, and any remaining slots for health.
Battle Item Damage Reference
|Battle Item||Forge Level||Direct Damage||Max DoT||Max Total|
|Dragon Attack||16||400||132 (requires playing 6 turns between each attack)||532|
Carpet Bombing/Item Nuking Strategies
|Strategy||Direct Damage||Additional Damage Required for Stage 3 Bosses|
|5x + 5x + 4x||4300||39|
|5x + 5x + 5x||4000||339|
|5x + 5x||3500||839|
|5x + 5x||3000||1339|
|5x + 5x + 5x||3000||1339|
|5x + 5x||2500||1839|
|5x + 5x||2000||2339|
|5x + 5x||1500||2839|
Recommended Items for Trials of Decimation
|2, 3||Antidotes||Oberon in Stages 2 and 3 causes DoT, and Ulmer in Stage 3 causes a defense debuff, which can make Antidotes useful, particularly if you don’t have Wizard Kiril to at least overwrite the defense debuff.|
|All||Mana Pots||Because healer options are relatively plentiful for Trials of Decimation, healing pots may be less necessary. You may prefer mana as a safety net, in case you’re having trouble charging a healer at a key moment.
Be mindful that all forms of mana pots can be difficult to sustain production of with frequent usage.
|1, 2||Time Stops||Wizards and Fighters lack dispellers, which can make Elena’s Wall of Swords a bit more troublesome. If your team isn’t strong enough to weather that buff, Time Stops can be an effective — albeit resource expensive — approach to preventing Elena from firing, and providing you more opportunities to manage the board to charge specials and do damage.
Be mindful that Dragon Bone can be difficult to come by to make this a sustainable approach.
|All||Banners||Banners are always a good option for increasing defense and/or attack.|
|All||Revive or Miracle Scrolls||Revive or Miracle Scrolls can be an effective option if your team is on the weaker side, and the little extra boost will get your through.
Be mindful that Midnight Root, Orichalcum Nugget, and Meteor Fragments can be difficult to come by to make this a sustainable approach.
A helpful reminder from @Gryphonknight:
@Mariamne’s excellent overview of the Trials of Decimation
@madmarv’s Video Tutorial Using Classic 4* Heroes If Possible
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@madmarv has been doing a video tutorial series for each Trial, attempting to use only classic 4* heroes if possible.