Me too! Along with Dark Maiden as a general support troop/mana generator, and probs Ranger .
Infernal King + Sekhma (With Dark Maiden in the middle, and Bronzelock/Anu’s Sceptre/MC up the top, I think) was a combo I seem to recall using for harder battles, especially when Pet Rescues were introduced.
I ran a Centaur team in my early-mid levels for PvP with Artema, Herdmaster, Star Gazer and Bul’Tauros (before having a hero on the team was essential).
Then used a Flammifer(?), Dark Maiden, Yao, (Sekhma?) team in PvP for a bit.
Then MC(?), Ish, FG, Star Gazer after which Talents were introduced.
Didn’t get TDS until after 1000+ but Pharos was my first craft, and used him to finish some of the quests on Warlord III-IV, making them when more painful than they already were .
Occasionally used him in PvP, for fun, but wasn’t as quick or reliable as my main teams.