I’ve got a pretty good roster going, quite a few heroes ready to ascend, and the materials to ascend ~7 of them except for NO GLOVES. Sigh. Eventually I’ll find some.
My first ascended rainbow set of heroes: (* = 3* mat ascension target ** = 4* mat ascension target)
Delilah 3/70**, Tiburtus 4/70, Kiril 4/70, Caedmon 4/70, Scarlett 4/51
Ready to go (or close enough):
Wu Kong 3/60*
Alasie 2/60* **
Just starting out, unleveled or in first ascension: Gormek, Gravemaker, Melendor, Jack O’Hare, Sonja, Gretel, Chao, Cyprian, Justice
With examples I’ve played with, a 5* 2/60 seems less powerful than a 4* 3/60 despite what the game tells me about team power.
I’m not so sure about a 5* 3/70 vs. a 4* 4/70. My only real example is Del vs. Kiril, and I think Del is a touch stronger.
I don’t have 4* mats yet for any final ascensions; I do have 5 tabards, 4 darts, and a nicely matched set of 4 damascus blades and tomes. 2 rings, tonics, and scopes.
So any 5* hero I take to 3/70 is likely to sit there quite a while. I’ve heard the advice not to do this repeated many times.
Given a choice between a good 4* and a good 5*, I’d do the 4* first if other things were equal, but they often aren’t.
I ascended Del first because I had no yellow 4*s at the time, and I have no regrets. I’m doing Wu next. That none of the other yellows are close to ready makes it easier, especially 'cuz Wu is too squishy for titans where I need him. When I get darts, I’ll take Del to 80 too.
Gravemaker isn’t close to ready, and my first impressions are that he may be really powerful when maxed to 4/80, I’m not sure how great he will be at 3/70. I’m planning to do first Boldtusk, then Gormek, and probably Lance next. At this point, I’ll save Gravemaker for much later.
Kadilen is growing on me quite a bit. Melendor is good, but I’ve got a lot of healers, and he’s not started yet. I leveled Jack 'cuz I hadn’t pulled Melendor yet mostly. Even though I’ve got no idea if I’ll really take Kadilen to 80, (Especially if I get lucky and get Gregorion next month!) and won’t have mats to do it for a long time, I’m still thinking of ascending her to 70, and of my current lineup, probably Melendor next. Jack may just sit at 3/60 instead of rating ascension materials.
I’m really liking Alasie. Especially since she’s ready now, I’d take her to 3/70, knowing I won’t have enough scopes for quite a while, but I’ll give them to her when I get them. If Sonja was already at 3/60, I might ascend her first just because it will be cheaper than Alasie, but I certainly don’t plan to make her wait while Sonja isn’t ready yet. (Assuming I already know what Sonja will be like having played Caedmon)
Okaban vs. Sabina is an interesting question. Both are ready, both are good and useful. There are purple 5*s I want more than Okaban, and if I pull one (Hello, Guardian Panther), I might leave him at 3/70 for quite a while. I’d be happy ascending them both to 70, no matter which I do first.
Am I wrong in thinking that the relative strength of a 5* 3/70 vs. a 4* 4/70 is close enough to let their relative merits and how they fit into my roster drive the decision?