The purpose of this topic is to cover the best strategies for Faction Delve teams. It is not to complain about how difficult Faction Delves are. There are other topics for that, so I will flag as off-topic any complaints.
Faction Team Basics: First off, you want to make sure Puddling is your equipped pet. One look at that little guy’s smile should give you enough encouagement to overcome any challenge. Well, that, and a sizeable treasure hoard. But how large should your hoard be?
For faction delves done without potions, my hoards for Primal Rift, Silver Necropolis, Amanithrax, and ASE were 167, 155, 134 and 353, respectively. Some players did them cheaper, some did not. It’s all about finding the right fit for your strategy.
Edit: Sorry to edit this post after some people have liked it. Hopefully I don’t do anything to cause them to regret it. I suppose they could just unlike it tho. I plan to include one link to the other thread, the first time I learned of it was thru this Link: Delves: Strategies, tactics and tips - #1201 by TheIdleOne
Instead of reposting links again, which I sometimes mess up and stuff, I will post the individual player’s name and their post number, which out of 1440 plus will take sometime to locate. If I fail to notice a post with applicable faction team strategy, I apologize.
All Seeing Eye
Troops: Ocularen Leech, Ocularen, Xerodar, Watch Mother
Strategy: @theidleone post 749 uses a different strategy than I did. At first I resented someone questioning my judgement in this thread:
Pure Faction for All-Seeing Eye
But after reading his reasoning, I learned that his way better protected the Watch Mother from danger. The fact that he did it with 154 fewer Hoard levels is evidence of that. Now, I often mimic his recommended strategies from the start.
Avoid: I try to avoid rooms such as Fell Nest and Worm Tunnels on all factions, so those will go without saying. (Rock Worms are resistant to Hunter’s Mark, I need to remember that). Lord Ironbeard does bonus Skull Dmg to Monsters, so I’d avoid The Iron Gate room as well.
Team: Gobtruffle x4 (I had the Tank, but he died 1st room anyway)
Hoard: 100 Allegedly. I didn’t have Anu medal. 134 worked for me.
Strategy: Equip medal of Anu if you have one, get 2 Troops full of mana, and loop enemy to death.
Rooms to avoid: If you see the Legendary Submerge Room in your path, or the Leviathan Room, it’d be best to run a non-faction team.
Banner: ASE (for Treant)
Troops: Red Thorn, Golem, Dark Dryad, Alderfather
Hoard: 100, but I used 167 to help Dark Dryad’s survivability.
Strategy: The Delve Layout has changed since I completed it, but the basic success factor remains: summon a Treant and buff the heck out of it. @Spectrum completed it recently (post 1366). He used Red Thorn, Dark Dryad and Alderfather x2.
Avoid: The Usual Suspects.
Troops: Bone Golem, Draugr, Vanya x2
Hoard: Whatever is needed to survive two casts from Vanya. For me, that was 155. Remember that she can get +12 dmg from 3 blessed allies.
More is on the way…taking longer than I thought…that other Thread is so cluttered tho. Please be patient. And remember to equip yer Puddling.