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Faction Towers

Faction Towers are an addtional feature of the King’s Tower. It’s unlocked after completing stage 15-1.

Each tower can only be challenged by a team of heroes that are the same faction as the tower.

You can only complete 10 floors per day and the different towers are rotated on a daily basis.

There’s currently 4 different towers.

Credit to u/XapySlenderman on Reddit for the awesome stage guides!

Lightbearer Tower

Only Lightbearer heroes can be used to challenge this tower.

Lore

This shining edifice was erected millennia ago by King Anion in memory of his grandfather, King Luther, the first king of men and the first bearer of the light.

Many champions of men have attempted to reach the zenith of this inspiring monument, seeking to pay homage to the old king, yet have failed in surmounting the challenges that face them along the way.

The path to the old king’s sky tomb is treacherous and full of hidden dangers. Only the most resilient and resourceful are capable of summiting this cloud-capped trial of stone to pay their respects to King Luther.

Stage Guide – 1-100

Any and every hero is good (even Raine) just make sure to have at least a single good DPS, Rowan and Lucius.

Stage Guide – 101-200

You can easily do all these stages with only:

LuciusRowanFawkesBelindaRosaline

These 5 can easily make you reach 200 with a 70+ level difference against the enemies. Other heroes like Rigby, Raine, Cecilia, Oscar, Thane can be used but will not give you as good of results as the above team. For optimal progression you may choose the above team or if you don’t have the heroes you may use some other hero. Do note Rowan and Lucius are mandatory for low level progress. Thane can be used as carry but will not be useful for long as he falls off hard late game.

Until stages 240 you can also just do it with the core 5 but will struggle without Gwyneth later on.

Hero Usage

Some teams will require you to use both Gwyneth and Belinda for as much burst as possible to kill em before they kill you. But Belinda is mainly there to give her crit buff to Gwyneth.

Lucius can be not used for some stages where you need the double DPS units (Belinda+ Gwyneth) with Fawkes/Rosaline, but a tank is a must hence estrilda and Hendrik can be used here. Their purpose is not to tank but rather provide boosts or as for Hendrik’s case save your DPS.

Some teams will require you to use both Gwyneth and Belinda for as much burst as possible to kill em before they kill you. But Belinda is mainly there to give her crit buff to Gwyneth.

Lucius can be not used for some stages where you need the double dps units ( Belinda+ Gwyneth) with Fawkes/Rosaline, but a tank is a must hence Estrilda and Hendrik can be used here. Their purpose is not to tank but rather provide boosts or as for Hendrik’s case save your DPS.

Signature Items

Make sure Rowan gets his SI raised and then your dps like Belinda or Gwyneth.

Lucius +20 is nice but make sure your dps has a higher signature than Lucius, as Rosaline following your Dps is most optimal.

Make Rosaline +20 for a nice boost.(Her +30 is second most optimal in lightbearers after Rowan)

Fawkes and Hendrik don’t matter much until late game tower stages for stats. Their buffs are not important and can just be put at +10 for most of the time until you really need the stats.

Estrilda will benefit a lot from +10 or +20 SI due to higher stats but will be lower priority compared to all others.

Gwyneth is a mandatory +25 SI hero. She needs the haste and stats for Rosaline to follow her for which +25 is most optimal.

Cecilia is nice to have +20 but +30 is great for carry potential.

Bad Heroes

We all know the famous Raine being outclassed by Rowan and Rosaline. Rigby being a worse Hendrik. Thane doing shit dps after his fall late game.

Bad Matchups

Your worst enemies are: Ferael, Ezizh, Athalia (only in doubles or triples) and to some extent Skreg in a Ezizh energy team with Rowan in that enemy team.

Elder Tree

The elder is a very nice boost to all heroes, however you need it for alot of other places. So the only scenario you may use it for the towers is in the case where you reset your tree and buff up specific Virtues for a week or 2.

There is a priority in which way your elder tree should be leveled for the towers. This will be different for all the towers so don’t do this unless you wish to hard push towers for a few weeks.

Belinda will be your first easy dps to get, so buffing mage tree to at least 15 should be priority and then focus on keeping your supports alive. They are crucial for your progress.

The tank tree mainly only helps Lucius and Hendrik do more stuns with +15 and survive significantly longer with their +25 Tree skill.

Might is pointless as only estrlida will use it. But +5 or +10 is amazing for it as when Estrlida charges and hits the backline. The might buff allows Gwyneth to do significantly more damage in the 3 second time spam everytime Estrlida does this. Allowing Gwyneth to melt enemies like butter.

Ranger +15 is good for the small sword to constantly do decent damage and give fawkes and Cecilia more dodge to survive.

All towers cannot be pushed as hard as King’s Tower, hence your level difference won’t be as high against enemies as in King’s Tower. This allows all tanks to actually tank, not much but still a little bit.You will need Rowan though, to allow your tank to even survive 10 seconds and up.Hero Functions:

Hendrik for dps protection and initial pushback for Gwyneth lightning arrow to hit the frontline enemy too.

Gwyneth stuns and murders it.

Estrlida is mainly good with Gwyneth. As Gwyneth’s base damage kills enemies so fast Estrlida buffs Gwyneth with Her Ult passive and it just becomes too easy to even kill very thick tanks.

Hence a dps Belinda/Gwyneth With Roslaine and Rowan for every stage as support Lucius /Hendrik or both as tank one protects your dps. The other heals.

Fawkes your only solid CC usable almost every stage.

Estrlida used mostly only with Gwyneth for her buff.

Ceclia is used as a smart pick for those team comps where you need to reduce a hero’s damage by a significant amount. Mostly heroes like Arden, Mireal, Belinda etc. It does depend on your Cecilia ascension and gear too on how much beating she can take.

Oscar is also used to push Silvin and Athalia back but its very niche and situational and hence isn’t worth building rather than just taking a mercenary.

Rowan and Lucius are mainly healers who can also tank.

Counter Guide
Athalia

Use Fawkes or Rowan to take the hits and dodge. With T2 Gear Rosaline has the potential to survive but isn’t as good as before with her not being able to dodge her initial strike.

After Athalia hits Fawkes or Rowan, she will eventually ult. The scary part…

Athalia’s ult will always target high groups of enemies near each other. Meaning she will obliterate your dps Gwyneth or Belinda as Rosaline follows them making them the largest group. To counter this you will require a GOOD Hendrik who will save your dps from death most likely winning you the game.Nara:

Putting Rosaline is your best bet against Nara while, your dps does the damage. If Nara is in the backline, Gwyneth is the superior choice. Rosaline constant running away gives her the range to be in Rowan’s potions healing her and Lucius’s shield healing her.

Numisu

Just use Gwyneth for stationary backlines with numisu, otherwise pray for rng with T2 gear for your mages to dodge his offensive Totem’s damage. Try and interrupt his ult or burst him as his ult will one shot your dps most times.

Ezizh

With Belinda as dps Belinda and Rosaline on him.

Or just him and kill all others with Gwyneth and ignore him as Gwyneth doesn’t care for ults.

Eironn

Backline – Gwyneth

Frontline- Use Fawkes to coffin him, if not possible then use Hendrik/ Estrilda to stop his initial vortex.Tasi:

Use Gwyneth with Estrlida to kill if only in backline. As Estrlida constantly boosts Gwyneth with her SI increasing her damage.

Just use Fawkes to remove banish from your dps at right times. Otherwise is Fawkes can coffin her, that’s the only other way.

All other dps enemies like Belinda, Ferael, Mehira, Gwyneth, Arden, Saveas etc. Die from Gwyneth.

Lucius shield will prevent all cc that damages you. Hence Arden roots, stuns etc. can be prevented. No damage cc like tasi sleep, Mehira charm etc cannot be prevented. Hence stuns from Gwyneth are so good.

Hero Placements
Belinda

Almost always backline.

Gwyneth

Backline, almost always back middle

Rowan

Front where there is low dps or back middle or any other back positions too.

Lucius

frontline – in front or back (for initial stun)

Sometimes behind Rosaline to gain time to put his blessed shield down to survive before he gets burst down.

Hendrik

Front or behind Rosaline Same reason and Lucius.

Rosaline:

Can be placed anywhere.

Fawkes

back or front as a dodge tank.

Estrilda

Front or behind another tank or dodge tank.

Cecilia

Depends on the enemy you want to target.

Oscar

Anywhere he can survive 5 seconds.

Perfect Gear Sets

2 Intelligence type, 2 strength type , 2 agility

You need your( Belinda and Rowan) or (Rowan and Rosaline) to have perfect sets.

Lucius and Gwyneth always need perfects to perform well

Fawkes and Cecilia needs the dodge to survive.

Mercenaries

Taking Belinda as a merc later on will not make her have sufficient crit ,hence not enough damage. Fawkes will still work backline without the extra dodge as a merc.

All other heroes work fine as mercs.

[Stage Guide – 201-459]

These are team strategies for the endgame part of the tower. Here you have to make choices and really invest in heroes you want to go forward with. All the signature item and furniture item requirements stated below are the minimum for good team progress.

Team 1: Cecilia Carry (Stall)

Core Concept: You support Cecilia with healers and CC heroes while she kills most enemies 1 by 1. A very slow team but works perfectly with +30 Cecilia.

Key heroes:

  • Cecilia +30 SI, 3/3 Furniture
  • Rowan +30 SI
  • Rosaline +30 SI

Others:

  • Lucius to shield Cecilia for extra tankyness.
  • Hendrik is basically a cheat death for her and really good CC.
  • Estrilda is Hendrik but better cause she buffs the damage of a very slow team.
  • Gwyneth is more CC anti-heal due to her flaming arrows and more dps to help Cecilia.
  • Fawkes has crucial CC with his banish and his cleanse is amazing to help Cecilia.
Team 2: Gwyneth Carry (Burst)

Core Concept: Protect Gwyneth from CC and high damage and buff her attack with heroes like Esteilda and Rosaline and see her shine.

Key Heroes:

  • Gwyneth at +25 SI(For haste and accuracy) and +3 FI. Your main dps.
  • Rowan +30 SI. Main tank, healer and cc.
  • Rosaline +30 +3/+9 FI. CC, secondary damage, Buffs and gives Gwyneth really high crit even without the Arthur buff. She also triggers Gwyneth’s +20 SI effect.

Others:

  • Lucius is really good for his initial stun if he is placed in the backline as this prevents many danagerous attacks. His shields are ok support.
  • Hendrik is crucial for Gwyneth on any stage where there is a risk of her dying. Ferael, Athalia, Tasi etc stages. His knockback is great to link the frontline enemiy with chain lightning arrows from Gwyneth that is hitting the backline.
  • Estrilda is crucial for almost every stahe where she doesn’t get 1 shot. Her knockback is great to link the frontline enemiy with chain lightning arrows from Gwyneth that is hitting the backline. Her ‘Inspire’ skill and ult passive buff really boosts Gwyneth’s overall damage.
  • Belinda is great as a secondary dps and for the crit buff that she gives Gwyneth but isn’t used as often. She is great when she is used for the crit buff.
  • Oscar is anti-Silvina and Athalia of the team and can be really handy to get them into Gwyneth’s line of fire with his +30 SI kickback but is better to merc than build for yourself.
  • Fawkes is good for removing debuffs to allow Gwyneth do full damage and remove 1 enemy if required. Isn’t the best as he can sometimes remove an enemy that Gwyneth was able to hit with her lightning arrows.

Weaker sets:

Weaker Team: Belinda Group Up (Burst)

Core concept: Use Belinda and Rosaline to fire off 2 ults to grouped up enemies and kill em off really fast.

Key heroes:

  • Belinda +20 SI
  • Rosaline +30 SI +3/+9 FI
  • Rowan +30 SI

Others:

Oscar, Lucius, Hendrik, Estrilda and Fawkes can really help with the group up. Raine can supercharge her but is very situational.

Mauler Tower

Only Mauler heroes can be used to challenge this tower.

Lore

Nestled between mountainous peaks, this daunting citadel is carved directly into the rock. Its unassailable facade brandishes hard angles like weapons, seeming to challenge all who view it. Behind its walls, torch-lit arenas ring with the sounds of clashing weapons and brash taunts. A regular stream of fresh mauler warriors descend on the place, all eager to prove to themselves and the assembled clans that they are worthy of their Mauler moniker.

Wilder Tower

Only Wilder heroes can be used to challenge this tower.

Lore

This gargantuan tree draws Wilders of all stripes to its impossibly wide trunk. Inside, it is criss-crossed with meandering corridors, not carved but integrated into its growth pattern through ancient magics. The interior surfaces are covered with ropes of branch and vine that support the wondrous tree like a woody musculature. Those with an affinity for the forest find themselves inexplicably drawn to this behemoth, as to ascend to the canopy is to find oneself communing with the heart of the natural world itself.

Stage Guide – 1-100

All you need is a good DPS unit (Solise, Eironn, Tasi) and Arden.

Stage Guide – 101-200

You mostly just need these heroes to progress quite easily:

Eironn-Tasi-Nemora-Lyca-Gorvo-Saurus

You can achieve equal amounts of success with either Gorvo or Ulmus for Early game. Ulmus will provide more heals and roots that synergise well with Eironn or Gorvo that attracts enemies to himself with his ultimate and much tankier than Ulmus. And provides a shit ton of stuns.

However later on Gorvo will become superior and to survive with higher lvl difference healing is inferior to CC that Gorvo provides.

Signature Item

Lyca’s signature item to +20 is a priority to increase Eironn’s damage.You may upgrade Eironn’s signature to +30 as the first one. The rest don’t really require higher signature until the later stages. An elite Lorsan may also be used for these stages. Kaz may also be used. Saurus should be the second +30 for his amazing healing.

Eironn should still get his SI to +20-+25 first as his vortex speed depends on his mspd that his SI gives

Ulmus isn’t usable with atleast +20 SI. Lorsan only needs his activaion. Tasi and Nemora will need it to +20 much later on for stats until all are +30 for stats much later on. Gorvo already very good with his +10. +20 and +30 is a plus but not important to have.

Saurus is a must have +30 Team wide heal which is superior to Nemora’s ult.

Hero Usage

Seirus can also be used for these stages and make your team have 2 tanks but such stages,places where this is necessary are very low so just take a mercenary Seirus for such stages.

With the introduction of Saurus, Seirus isn’t even required anymore as Saurus does what Seirus does but 10 times more damage, tanking ,CC and healing.

Average Heroes

(Since there are no bad wilders)

Solise and Kaz can also be used but are usually not as efficient as the others stated above. Solise’s flower won’t survive long enough for it do alot of damage. But if it stays alive long enough, it will outdamage Eironn. So it depends on you if want try a thousand times for the right Rng for flower placement.

Kaz has insane dodge with +30 SI but doesn’t provide any cc or support for the team nor is a pure dps and relies heavily on rng. Not optimal to use. Still can be used as a tank in any stage without a brutus which are not many.

Seirus is tank that does nothing but take damage. His cc is very slow and indfeior to Gorvo.

Ulmus is the worst tank among them all as he can’t tank more than 5 seconds due to his terrible base stats and no damage mitigation.

Bad Matchups

Your most annoying enemy will be Brutus. He does alot of damage, heals and his roar makes your dodge 0.And since all the wilders except the tanks depends upon the dodge to survive its usually a bad matchup for them. Brutus also cannot be burst down due to his immunity sheild and hence is a serious threat to you. Enemy Tasi is mildly annoying if she one shots your Eironn. Ezizh will also be very annoying if you don’t kill him with Eironn very early on.

Ascension Priority

Eironn>Tasi>Saurus>Nemora>Lyca> Gorvo>Lorsan

If an Ezizh appears in the enemy team comps Usually try to kill him first with Eironn. Lyca , Saurus Tasi and Eironn can do good damage, so don’t always think if Eironn dies all is lost. But Eironn is the top priority to keep alive.

Team Cores

Eironn is your main dps with Lyca and tasi doing decent damage too. Nemora charms and heals which are a must for survival. Tanks just to take the initial hits. Lorsan can make sure a unit like Tasi even though avoids damage with her teleport still gets really low because of the link with some other enemy. Gorvo for a tank can interrupt a shit ton of ults right before they are casted saving you big time.

Note: Gorvo is a GOD for Athalia stages as he is the only one who doesn’t get one shot and escapes her. Dodge heroes die due to her high accuracy later on. Tasi won’t survive. Ulmus and Seirus can’t escape so they die from the next combo attack. Gorvo has a shield and jumps away making him very viable for lategame Athalia counter for wilder tower. He needs high ascension to do this though.Elder Tree:

The elder is a very nice boost to all heroes, however you need it for alot of other places. So the only scenario you may use it for the towers is in the case where you reset your tree and buff up specific Virtues for a week or 2.

Eironn needs the highest dodge to survive with pulling all the enemies. Same goss for Lyca to survive for her to provide her SI buff. The small swords are a nice bonus so 20+ is a good place for them.

Sustenace is great for Tasi’s haste.

Might +10 is godly for Saurus to do more damage.

Fortitude is only important for Gorvo to survive the Athalia while Sustenance is a must for tankt Tasi and Nemora. Alot more healing potential too with it.

Counter Guide
Brutus

No counter. Pray to the rng gods that he doesn’t spin while his debuff is on your heroes. We will kill all of em if that’s the case. However Gorvo can jump and interrupt the initial Brutus Roar.

Athalia

Gorvo, explained in detail above

Nara

Lyca fodder or use Lyca as fodder and Eironn near her so he pulls nara with his vortex and kills her. If Eironn is a must somewhere he can’t get Nara then just Sacrifice Lyca. If Gorvo is +30 SI you can also use him against Nara. Before that Lyca is a better choice.Fawkes:

Eironn to Vortex him and interupt with Gorvo before he coffins someone.

Tasi

Pray to the Rng Gods that Tasi teleports to the right to get hit by Eironn’s Ultimate or Gorvo to constantly stun her.

Saurus hard counters Tasi cause its much harder to burst him down with his constant heals and shields.

Shemira

Tasi usually banishes her. Not a threat when always cc’s by charm, banish,frozen or asleep. Just interupt her ult with tasi etc to survive or else you are dead.

Silvina

Usually targets Nemora so put her frontline and wait for Rng to make Nemora survive and Eironn pulls Silvina to him.

Thoran

Make sure his curse is always put on lyca or else it will be bad news if others get affected.

All other heroes like Ezizh, Ulmus, Eironn, Warek, Khasos, Lucius, Belinda, Gwyneth, Thane, Numisu etc are countered by Eironn.

Hero Placements

Wilders are special in the way that any and every hero can be placed in any slot depending on the enemies and perform very well

Perfect Gear Sets

Eironn is the only one needs it the most to dodge all the enemies he pulls towards himself. All others can do good with T2 wrong faction gear. Though, perfect gear on Tasi, Saurus and Lyca will always also be even better.

Mercenaries

Every hero can be loaned as a merc other than Eironn for later stages as with only 500 dodge in the non perfect gear he won’t survive as a merc.

Stage Guide – 201-459

These are team strategies for the endgame part of the tower. Here you have to make choices and really invest in heroes you want to go forward with. All the signature item and furniture item requirements stated below are the minimum for good team progress.

Team 1: Eironn Burst (Burst)

Core Concept: Eironn pulls in heroes and kill em while Tasi, Nemora and Gorvo cc them if required. Lyca and Lorsan are essential for the burst and Saurus is good for extra sustain if required.

Key heroes:

  • Eironn +30 SI and 3/3 FI. His furniture is really good as it basically makes it that he will never disappoint in damage.
  • Tasi +25 SI and 3/3 FI. Great cc, damage and tank.
  • Lyca +20 SI, 3/3 or 9/9. Good buffs and godly damage at 9/9. She will out-damage both Eironn amd Saurus with 9/9 FI.
  • Lorsan for the link that pretty much is necessary for the burst potential with the link against enemies like Skreg and Tasi.

Others:

  • Gorvo to interrupt the initial Brutus Roar and become a cc machine that can counter both Athalia and Nara.
  • Nemora for the charm and inferior healing. Her 9/9 FI is great to prevent Brurus too.
  • Saurus for the superior healing and extra dps and can take some hits. His +30 SI and 3/3 FI are great for pve in general.
Team 2: Eironn Stall (Stall)

Core Concept: Relies on Eironn, Saurus and Lyca doing damage overtime, while Tasi, Gorvo, Nemora and Saurus stall the team. Key heroes:

  • Eironn +30 SI and 3/3 FI. His furniture is really good as it basically makes it that he will never disappoint in damage.
  • Tasi +25 SI and 3/3 FI. Great cc, damage and tank.
  • Lyca +20 SI, 3/3 or 9/9 FI. Good buffs and godly damage at 3/3. She will out-damage both Eironn amd Saurus with 3/3 FI.
  • Gorvo to interrupt the initial Brutus Roar and become a cc machine that can counter both Athalia and Nara.

Others:

  • Nemora for the charm and inferior healing. Her 9/9 FI is great to prevent Brurus too.
  • Saurus for the superior healing and extra dps and can take some hits. His +30 SI and 9/9 FI are great for pve in general.
Weaker Team: Solise Carry (Continuous damage)

Core Concept: Enemies like Brutus, Skreg, Ferael etc were huge threats to Eironn comps back in the day but with the introduction of Saurus and Eironn Furniture, these have become quite easy to deal with even without solise teams.

The Solise teams relies on Solise surviving letting her flower survive to burst enemies down.

Key heroes:

  • Solise +30 SI and 9/9 FI for sufficient damage and consistency on flower damage.
  • Tasi +25 SI and 9/9 FI. Great cc, damage and tank.
  • Lyca +20 SI, 3/3 or 9/9 FI. Good buffs and godly damage at 9/9. She will out-damage both Eironn and Saurus with 9/9 FI.

Others:

  • Gorvo to interrupt the initial Brutus Roar and become a cc machine that can counter both Athalia and Nara.
  • Nemora for the charm and inferior healing. Her 9/9 FI is great to prevent Brutus too.
  • Saurus for the superior healing and extra dps and can take some hits. His +30 SI amd +3/3 are greta for pve in general.

Graveborn Tower

Only Graveborn heroes can be used to challenge this tower.

Lore

Once a place of final rest for the dearly departed, the necropolis now houses a new ominous tenant. Long gone are the days where the dead could rest and the living honor their memory. The evil that walks these halls has warped the natural order into a twisted perversion of itself. Dread energies enshroud this accursed place, where the once peaceful silence has been supplanted by the skittering sounds of bones against cold stone.

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