I am not a fan of mismatched medals, however, I do have to scratch my head a bit at just how much people are struggling. I am in the top 100 on leaderboards. The only other time this happened without buying tier 7 is the other recent event wih skull medals and no skull troops.
Here is the team I use in case it helps anyone: [6035,6372,6874,1311,3024,3,2,2,2,3,0,0,14013] Blade Dancer, King Mikhail, Tartarus, and String of Teeth. Strategy is to use Blade Dancer at the beginning to do massive damage. Soon he will be weak so eh, let him die. Use your weapon to summon a replacement. King Mikhail is a mana generator. Tartarus does scaling damage. Only cast your weapon to summon a replacement.
Earlier in the event I instead used Tartarus, Desert Worm, Kobloid, String of Teeth. The focus here is to use Kobloid to make skulls, and use your weapon to summon a replacement if someone dies. Eventually as the fights get harder, Tartarus does more damage than skulls, hence the team change.
Most world events are faceroll easy at end game, so I enjoy the harder events. Not all events have to be easy for low levels. Personally, I would like to not have medals at all, or have them do something entirely different like cast storm. I wonder if people would still be upset if the event was just as difficult but the medals didn’t awkwardly clash.