Trials of Strength Guide
|Fighters & Barbarians||Nashgar, Oberon, Azlar, Elena||
Red/Fire & Purple/Dark
Dates & Associated Threads
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Class Trials Cycle Order
Trials of Strength 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
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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 + 3x||4100||0|
|5x + 5x + 5x||4000||80|
|5x + 5x||3500||580|
|5x + 5x||3000||1080|
|5x + 5x + 5x||3000||1080|
|5x + 5x||2500||1580|
|5x + 5x||2000||2080|
|5x + 5x||1500||2580|
Recommended Items for Trials of Strength
|All||Antidotes||Trials of Strength is full of DoT (damage over time) effects: Oberon in Stages 1 and 2, Nashgar in Stages 1 and 3, and Azlar in Stages 2 and 3 all cast them — all of which can make Antidotes useful.|
|All||Health Pots||The Fighter and Barbarian Classes are relatively light on healers, though Fighter Boldtusk and Fighter Delilah are excellent choices. Healing pots are always a smart choice, but if you lack a healer option they may be an outright necessity.|
|All||Mana Pots||If you do have a healer option, mana pots can be useful to top up your healer when needed.
Be mindful that all forms of mana pots can be difficult to sustain production of with frequent usage.
|All||Time Stops||Time Stops can be an effective, albeit resource-expensive, way of preventing Bosses 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 Strength
@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.