So after watching Tacet’s video on XP and traitstone farming from a few weeks back
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9xPNiTYf2I ), I went to try it out and found that without a couple of the magic kingdoms at 5*, and some of the magic bonuses from higher hero levels, it’s actually quite hard to one-shot a team even on normal.
So I started looking around for other possibilities that might work better at lower levels, but I’m curious as to what others use or think might work. I’ll start with some of my own:
Note: I’m going to assume 4 magic kingdoms at level 10, as a base. This is reasonably easy to obtain even at lower levels. (Especially with doing a lot of PVP)
Also all class choices are based on level 20 in the class to get the +5 Magic Bonus with a certain colour of weapon. And also taking the +2 Magic perk.
Old God’s Banner (Purple/Purple)
Notes: Any scythe, or purple based weapon can work here. I’ve put Creeping Death (Magic+1 damage) as it’s the easiest to obtain, and adds the Death Marks for an added bonus (but shouldn’t be relied upon). The other equivalent option would be Scythe of Corruption which only requires a Purple Mastery of 17, and doesn’t have the Death Marks. Wicked Scythe (Magic as damage) at 7 Purple Mastery is an ok back up at 1 less damage. The best option would be Morthani’s Scythe at 30 Purple Mastery (Magic+4 damage), with Death’s Grasp (Magic+2) at 27 Purple Mastery in second. Crescendo would also be viable I think, but is only avaliable through special events or bundles, so if you don’t already have it, you’re out of luck for now. (Like me)
With Old God’s and two Magic Links (Sorc and G.Spider) Creeping Death, Death’s Grasp and Wicked Scythe fill up in 2 matches, however Morthani’s, Crescendo, and Scythe of Corruption are all 15 Mana, and so would take 1 extra mana to fill. You could probably throw in a second G.Spider instead of one of the other two to get around this though.
Speaking of the other troops, they’re all there to mitigate the issue of you not having purple matches to make. Other than brown, any match you make moves you closer to more purple. And if you get really lucky and have Twisted Hero’s ability hit magic on your hero, you game will probably end very quickly
In most cases this team clears challenges (at Master rank, normal) in 2 casts, depending on the challenge (try to get one that doesn’t have any Epic or higher troops in the kingdom you want)
This next team is theoretical as I don’t have the weapon (or traits) to test it:
Holy Banner (Yellow/Yellow)
Sun and Moon / Priest**
The idea behind this team is to use Mercy’s Empowered to try and get Sun and Moon off in the first turn. It will be a bit hit and miss based on starting board layout, but Alchemist is there to help out if you get stuck. Dust Devil is only in there for the Air Link, though if you have him as Empowered, he can help get that earlier kill.
You could in theory run this team under Purple, but since Mercy converts Purple to Yellow, I felt it was easier to focus on Priest.
Final note: You could in theory do Tacet’s video farming team (Hero, Soothsayerx3) with Mechanist now assuming you have the third trait, though you will be missing out on the +2 Magic perk that Archer has (since Mechanist doesn’t have it, and you’ll want the Construct one anyways)
Anyone else got any interesting ideas for fast traitstone farming?