I’ve been feeling like I’m really close to a great Knight-based team… but I haven’t quite been able to crack it. I think the Thorn Knight (this week’s new UR troop) might bust it open, because he has a decent ability, and a key color combination.
So let’s talk Knights! There are several good places we could start:
1 - Winter Knight. This is an amazing troop - he can Tank like a CHAMP in the top slot. Blue/Green 10, Armored, and freezes opponents on skull damage with traits.
2 - Knight Class hero. Sword’s Edge affiliation, blue weapon bonus magic, Knight Bond, and Gains 2 armor every turn! Perks can either make the hero another Knight, or give +8 armor. New Lion & Tiger weapon is especially useful…
3 - Emperor Khorvash. Blue/Brown 14, Leader & Stoneskin makes him a solid top-line troop. Deals solid damage to the top two troops.
4 - Lion Prince. Red/Yellow 11, Armored, Knight Bond. He uses unusual knight colors, his spell is cheap, it gathers mana, and hit the top TWO troops. He’s a better Boar Rider - no extra turn, but increased mana gen & damage.
5 - Lance Knight. Blue 7, Water Link & Knight Bond & Armored. Modest board manipulation - but that Water Link makes him worth considering.
6 - Knight Coronet. Yellow/Blue 12, Leader, Stoneskin. Another strong contender for the top slot, but he also has MASSIVE damage potential, and some board thinning/manipulation.
7 - Paladin. Green/Yellow 11, Air Link, Reinforced. Huge targeted damage is always a plus!
8 - Pride Guard Red/Green 12. This guy does MASSIVE targeted damage, boosted by allied armor! He’s like a Blade Dancer that doesn’t get weaker as you kill the enemy.
9 - Rakshanin Brown/Yellow 11, Fast, Stealthy. Deals half an enemy’s life + Magic + 2 damage - this asolutely crushes high-life opponents! Fast & Stealthy are great traits, too.
10 - Wolf Knight Brow/Yellow 8. Fireproof & Armor Piercing. True damage spell, which combos with the Emperor. VERY CHEAP damage.
11 - Thorn Knight, Purple/Green 10, Knight Bond, Armored. Modest damage to top troop, board manipulation, cheap spell, and (most importantly!) uses purple mana!
12 - Griffon Knight Blue/Brown 9. Super cheap damage, random, and yellow creation.
13 - Settite, Green/Brown 13. Modest armor boost & split damage. This could be a powerful combo with Hero’s Reinforced, Paladin, or Pride Guard.
14 - Templar, Blue/Brown 10, Water Link, Armored. A classic knight troop - global armor boost is small, but he also manipulates the board. Very strong with Pride Guard.
15 - Alastair, Red/Blue 12. MASSIVE armor gain, plus barrier. Plus board manipulation in the form of removing purples.
Using 4 troops of either Leonis Empire or Sword’s Edge gives all troops +10 armor. It’s tempting to go for 4 Leonis troops, including Pride Guard. But using the hero with reinforced might be better. Lion Prince & Thorn Guard & Lion & Tiger weapon is a sweet kill-system, but the mana isn’t well spread. Going for the Emperor & Wolf Knight seems strong, but you give up board manipulation.
Winter Knight (Blue/Green)
Lion Prince (Red/Yellow)
Pride Guard (Red/Green)
Let’s hear your ideas? I sure would love to justify my traited out Knight class…