Since the 1.08 update, I have been wanting to get back into soul farming. Mostly because of the massive souls required to get all troops to 20. However, since the soul reward in Arena was halved, I needed a new team to farm challenges.
- Hero(Arrow of Slaying)
- Drake Rider
Pridelands banner for +2 red bonus.
With the Necromancer trait, Valkyrie gets 50% bonus souls for winning. Unfortunately, the bonus is applied before the soul cap of 40 souls per game. Necromancer does not boost your souls past the cap. What is does do is reduce the time it takes to reach the cap. It takes five casts of Valkyrie with Necromancer to reach the cap, instead of eight casts without the trait.
Because Valkyrie now reaches the cap faster, my old team could not damage the enemy team fast enough. My challenge of choice is Khaziel Mining with Dwarf Miners. On Warlord II, each miner has 6 armor and 18 life for a total of 24 defense. I chose to use Arrow of Slaying and Druid because when combined, they can do 16+9 damage to an enemy, or 25 total damage. This makes them efficient at killing Miners. As long as I can fill Druid once every two arrows, I can almost guarantee two Miners will fall. Furthermore, since the hero has 12 attack, he can two-hit the first miner with skulls.
Deep Borer can be pesky at times with armor gain; this is where Drake Rider steps in. Drake does 9 damage minimum, and converts yellows to red. Since Valkyrie takes ten mana to fill, and has a +2 red bonus, it takes two yellow matches to make up for one missing red match. It is much more convenient having twice the reds to use, than having yellows that take longer to fill.
Update: Druid’s first trait is water link, which matches Valkyrie perfectly, who also has water link. Not to mention his other two traits, which are phenomenal as well. It would probably be better to use 2x Druids instead of Arrow of Slaying. However, another thing Arrow of Slaying can do is two-hit the Deep Borer who has 15 armor and 17 life, or 32 defense.
Update 2: Druid’s second trait is blessed. With 2x Druids, there is a 50% chance of getting a magic bonus at the start of the match. If Valkyrie gets +1 magic, then it takes 4 casts to hit the cap instead of 5. I highly recommend dropping Arrow of Slaying for a Second Druid. This will be even more prominent as I unlock Druid’s last trait, fast.