I don’t know about you, fellow forum users, but I never liked to use the “best” team in any kind of game. Not only in GoW but also in other games I liked to use weapons/characters/whatever you can equip or use, that has been called useless by the respective coummunity.
Prior to 1.8 I always liked to use the Berserker-Emperina combo, because most of my GoW friends thought that the Berserker is pretty rad, because of his range damage. Same with Orion. I didn’t really care about this and gave both troops a try. Man, I even enjoyed using the Nymph along with the Alchemist and tried to entangle the entire team. For me this had been a lot of fun.
When Wild Plains came out, I wanted to take my craziness to the next level. I tried to beat the entire questline and use only Level 1 troops. After a whole week of retreating and restarting I finished the questline with Aziris/Dire Wolf/Serpent/Cockatrice with all being Level 1. It was sometimes frustrating, sometimes surprising and always fun to do this challenge. Now that traits are all over the place, this is sadly no longer possible.
I don’t like PVP much because it limits your possible team choices to those who can deal massive damage in short time. Heck, today True Shot is considered the fastest method to collect trophies. Nothing wrong about that. But sometimes I have the feeling that only few people spent time experimenting with some troops who are considered garbage. When I learned about Skeleros uselessness I instantly leveled him to 15 and farmed challenges with him.
What I also like to do is the troop roulette. I take all my Level 15+ troops into account and just randomly choose troops and try to win with that team. I did this during the Darkstone Questline and I will do this also in the next Questlines as well.
At this point (if you even read this far) you probably think I’m crazy. If you do, I achieved my goal
TL;DR Let’s move to my questions of this topic: Do you experiment much with troops? Do you limit yourself to the best or do you give also the “underdogs” a try? Are you like me and try to avoid using popular teams?