Not really a challenge per se, and it’s not my intention to prove whether Telly is OP or not. If I had to point out any takeaways from this video it would be the board manipulation and raiding techniques. Just a few things I’ve picked up over my stint in EnP.
One of the most prominent issues I see with raiders is that they don’t take their time analyzing the board, i.e. really assess how many possible moves are available to them and possible followup cascades for each.
Obviously nothing is guaranteed when making matches and cascading combos can sometimes define the outcome of a raid. Still, there’s a lot of things that we can do give us the best chances at winning raids.
Consider the following:
When’s the best time to trigger a defense special? Sometimes it’s good to trigger certain specials on purpose early on, even right at the beginning to minimize the overall damage, sometimes avoiding triggering a special is best and bypassing it for a single turn can keep you in the fight…
Who should you kill first? Every raid is different and it will vary case by case, but consider the mana of all of the heroes on D vs your own before firing your specials. When every special is crucial on your offense you must maximize damage as best as possible and start thinking about combining damage from specials and tiles and even strategically buying yourself a turn or two.
How many tiles does it take to charge your heroes ? Sad to say many people don’t know, and those of us who do, forget to consider that while making matches sometimes. Count the available tiles and figure out how soon you can capitalize on them before you can charge your manas. Not enough tiles ? How many are you missing ? How many potential moves before you can get all that you need. One trick I’ve learned is purposely creating dragons to get that last missing tile you needed or using the dragon to reach a tile that you weren’t able to match before.
Plan ahead. Once again, take your time and assess the board. If you don’t know what your next 3-4 moves will be you’re likely rushing too much and going for the low hanging fruit will inevitably bit you in the ■■■ more often than not. The diamond you seek wont always be readily available to you, I suggest you familiarize yourself with what fragments of diamonds look like, i.e. half or third of a diamond. Often times the diamond you wanted was only a move or two away but we screw everything up because we failed to recognized the pattern.
I hope these few raiding tips help anyone out there as well as see the video I included under a different light. Remember that there will always be a Telluria to beat, that OP hero that we despise because they’re just so tough kill or their damage is too devastating. Don’t give up just yet, whether you’re a mono raider, 4.1, 3.2, etc… you must understand that the opening board doesn’t always dictate the outcome. There’s still a lot of things at your disposal to turn the tides IF you play your cards right…
Lastly, everyone looses. EVERYONE. You’ll learn nothing from a victory on a good board, it’s learning hero chemistry and raiding techniques where the real challenge and fun lies… EnP is not about winning, is about progression…