Dungeon raids provide the means to fight against other heroes. Winning raids will reward the adventurer gold, trophies (used to determine rank in tournaments), honor scrolls, and other goodies.
Each person starts off with four raid tickets, and you get a new ticket every 2 hours. The number of raiding tickets available is shown on the My Dungeon tab in the town hub.
Preparing for Battle
Upon clicking raid, you'll have a selection of three opponents to choose from. The power level of each player is an estimate of how tough they will be in battle. The three opponents that you can choose from have increasing power levels from left to right (so the leftmost opponent has the lowest power level, while the rightmost has the highest). Clicking each of them will reveal the makeup of their team as well as the characters' individual levels (as displayed here). Additionally, the amount of gold, honor scrolls, and trophies that you will win from that player are also displayed while reviewing the player's team.
If the opponents that you are matched with seem too tough or unworthy of your time, you can spend gold to shuffle and receive a new set of opponents to choose from. In addition, you can also spend gems to refill your raid tickets. The cost of gems and gold required to refresh these features increases with the frequency in which you use them.
See, the following sections for more details about selecting an appropriate team and an overview of the battle system.
Choosing a Team
Choosing the right team for battle is crucial. There are several factors to consider when selecting your team:
There are 3 levels of speed in the game: Fast, Normal, and Slow. The speed of your heroes are displayed when you selected them. Fast characters are displayed as green, Normal are displayed as yellow, and slow are displayed as red.
Speed is an important factor when choosing a team because characters assign attacks based on speed levels. Your opponent's characters will always attack first, but attacks alternate by speed rating as follows:
Your opponent's fast heroes to attack first, then your fast heroes get to attack, opponent's normal heroes attack, your normal heroes attack, opponent's slow heroes attack, and finally your slow heroes attack.
This is important to know so that you can choose an effective team. If an opponent has a team of all fast or normal speed heroes, but you use a team of only normal and slow speed heroes, there is a likely possibility that all of your heroes will die before you get to declare a single attack. Additionally, heroes who share the same speed rating will attack in the the order in which they are selected for your party. For example, if you select Willow Swift first and then Shadowblade , Willow Swift will attack before Shadowblade does.
Hero Types / Elements
Each hero type or element is effective against another type of element. Please visit the Elements page to learn more about which elements are most effective against other elements. When selecting a team, make sure that you select a team that is either netrual to your opponent's hero types or strong against your opponent's heroes. Avoid using heroes that have a weakness to one or more of your opponent's heroes.
Additional Factors & Passive Traits
From time to time, the game will offer incentives for using a specified type of hero. These incentives vary, but can give your team a slight boost during battles.
Additionally, it's important to consider the passive traits of a Hero before going into battle. For example, Mangle Jaw has the passive trait of boosting the attack of all beast allies, which could be useful if you have a team of beast heroes. Other heroes have a higher chance to dodge attacks, which may help ensure their survival. Some heroes have boosted damage against undead heroes. The list goes on, but there are many wonderful traits that heroes can posses that impact gameplay. Research these traits to help yourself become and even better raider!
Once a battle begins, heroes will attack based on the their speed rating. Please see the "Speed" section above for more detailed information about speed ratings. Your objective is to take defeat the opponent's heroes before they defeat your last hero.
It's important to note, that PVP battles do not allow you to use any items or friend's allies during battle. You are restricted to only the four heroes that you select.
- If your opponent has mostly normal speed heroes, try using fast heroes so that you can declare attack first.
- Use heroes who have powerful attacks that can target multiple heroes. Such as Nitpik's Meteor Storm or Tsume's Soul Shred.
- If using heroes with single target attacks such as Torchy, try killing one of the opponent's heroes first. Eliminating one hero first means that the opponent can deal less damage to you. Ideally, aim for opposing heroes that have strong AOE (area of effect) abilities and can deal a lot of damage to several of your heroes.
- Consider bringing along a healer or reviver. You don't always want a healer on your team, but sometimes having a hero such as Archangel Emily who can revive your fallen heroes can mean the difference between winning or losing.
Notes and Tips
Watch your replays and find out which heroes work best in your team.
The official description of the recent changes in PvP can be found here:
Dungeon Boss forum: A message from the Devs: New PvP Changes (2015-11-13)