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Time Gate Thread?

Time Gate Thread?

BaronDoctor

For myself, though? Artemis, Korth, or Zo--oh hi Zorbu come to play again? Sounds like fun let's go.


Lady_Galadri3l

Rip...I got Torogar, Faridah, and...Xander. The only thing I don't have between them (other than epic items) is Faridah's achievement...hmm. Guess I'll go with Torogar?


BaronDoctor

Yuck. The only one of those with any theoretical upside without a major rework is probably Torogar, so. Ew.


Lady_Galadri3l

Yeah...I kinda hoped when they said a year-one champion would always be in free time gates they meant one you *didn't* have everything for.


brooky12

not timegate, but this weekend is the first weekend since i've started that i have all the champions in the weekly chest.


BaronDoctor

Always a fun milestone. Next one is probably when you have the evergreens on the weekly chest purpled out so you have a shot at gearing *other* characters.


Exley21

Thanks for posting. I've got Regis, Korth, or Jaheira. Any suggestions?


BaronDoctor

Regis and Korth are about even and both are pretty great. Jaheira's a good buffer who likes being in early to collect stacks for her buff, which is kinda enemy-type-specific. I'd suggest Regis, as he's a year 1 champ who's never coming back again other than via time gate.


Exley21

Thank you very much, Regis it is!


Kidlike101

Hi, I'm new and my current wall is between lvs 250 - 300. I got Melf, Vlahnya and Dhadius. I'm leaning towards Melf because I have nothing except the core champ in that slot but are any of these good?


BaronDoctor

Melf is the best of those. He helps you go faster and is very easily positioned. The other two aren't super-great, which is okay because Melf is good at speed and speed is the number one way to get more power fast.


Kidlike101

Oh he's a speed champ? Then I need him, the game progress is snail slow when you start out. Thank you!


Lady_Galadri3l

He also requires a lot of favor to really get going though, as he's slot 12, and one of the more expensive slot 12s at that.


Kidlike101

Well... that dampens my enthusiasm... Le sigh, my luck with the free gates is just terrible.


Lady_Galadri3l

He's still good to have for when you can reliably unlock him though.


create_a_new-account

> Vlahnya boosts the dps of everyone in front of her has an awesome ultimate that makes boss areas much easier https://idlechampions.gamepedia.com/Vlahnya


MrManager226

I've got Sentry (already have Stoki), Rosie, and Wulfgar. Leaning towards Wulfgar due to Icewind Dale content.


BaronDoctor

Wulfgar is Y1 and not coming back. That said, he's very situational and Sentry provides a speed bonus (via reducing area requirements, which stacks with every other speed boost). Rosie is garbage. I'd suggest Sentry.


kaz_enigma

Jim/Binwin/Pwent I already have Pwent, don't have a slot 3 swap yet, and Jim looks kinda bad anyway? Binwin then?


BaronDoctor

Jim's okay in the right formation. Binwin hasn't ever gotten to be as good as "okay". Go for Jim.


GoodTimeNotALongOne

Ive been waiting! I'm a super noob only been playing for like a week. This is my second time gate I believe and i have never seen an event. (I think its cool i see the introduction of Icewind though). So i have the core champions, plus Hitch. My last time gate gave me Jahiera, but I end up using Jarlaxle (because of the gold find increase, especially with Hitch) This time gate is offering me Stoki, Sentry, or Black Viper. I think I should choose Sentry, but both Sentry and Stoki swap with Jarlaxle and Jahiera, so I'm not sure if that alone should make me choose black viper or not. I doubt it but just wanna make sure. Tl;dr: Noob uses Jarlaxle over Jahiera, questions Sentry/Stoki > Jarlaxle. Black viper?


Akumakei

Ignore Black Viper. She's very niche, and the others are not. Stoki is useful so long as double-dipping is a thing. Unfortunately it's... less of a thing now. Sentry is useful in speed formations. That's a significant amount of time, so my vote is for Sentry.


GoodTimeNotALongOne

Thank you! Getting Sentry 😎


BaronDoctor

Black Viper is another rogue (and would play into Jarlaxle, and for early days boosting that gold find is nice). She's not *good*, but you can only use 1 slot-4 champ at a time. Sentry does speed things up, but...given your slightly unusual circumstances I'm not sure.


Crossbones87

Avren, Krond, Warden. I Know Avren is a must but he's going to be in an even in a few days, don't know a whole lot about the other two.


BaronDoctor

Krond is an okay DPS in a highly competitive slot (Shandie and Krull). Warden is an okay DPS/Support in a highly competitive slot (Avren). Avren is going to be in an event in a couple days (but getting a head start on gear and variants isn't a bad thing). I might say Avren anyway, but wait until you get a second opinion?


Lady_Galadri3l

Warden is great swap for higher levels, because their debuff persists. Since Avren is in the next event, I'd say go for Warden. (And also they won't be available in events in the future)


Akumakei

Beadle, Rosie, Wulfgar The only one I don't have is Rosie, so this is actually a question because she's so... utterly useless. Thoughts? My instinct says Beadle.


BaronDoctor

Beadle great. Rosie garbage. If your mind says "gotta catch 'em all", go ahead and collect Rosie for your bench. I'd suggest Beadle though, because there's just so many variants B+G are eligible for.


Naturebeast

nova / jim(already have this one unlocked) / xander Any suggestions? i'm not sure what they do (nor do i really use jim) - if you can say why one is better than the other i'd like to know :)


BaronDoctor

Xander is kinda use-impaired. Rule of thumb: always pick up new champs if available. Nova is a great support / tank with the one caveat that she's competing for space with Avren. There will be times you can't use Avren, though, and those are times Nova will shine. I'd take Nova.


kein_name

strix or paultin (third option is pwent but i already have him)


BaronDoctor

Paultin does Gold Find and buffing in slot 4. Not the best at either, but not many champs do both. Strix is a decent if somewhat dated DPS / support in a highly-competitive (Avren, Nova) slot. I'll admit I'm a little biased towards Paultin, but he's just super-convenient.


shadowmend

Stoki, Artemis, or Spurt? I already have Stoki.


BaronDoctor

Spurt. Decent buffer/debuffer with the ability to buff from 1-2 range makes him pretty position-flexible.


finLprtoTyp

Alliteration heavy this week: Sisaspia, Strix, Spurt. Already have Spurt.


BaronDoctor

Strix is good if a little dated and competes with Avren in the same slot. Sisaspia is good, if mostly for her weird tags and ability to qualify for all patrons. Hard to go wrong with either one you don't have.


austinliminh

Hi, I'm new and my current wall is between lvs 200 - 210. I've got Briv, Binwin, Farideh. Can you give me some suggestions?


urfyness

Briv is considered one of the better champions. Farideh and Binwin are both not great.


BaronDoctor

Briv is great. Binwin and Farideh never quite got all the way to "good"


austinliminh

>Thank you very much. I will take Briv.


NoDogNo

Gromma, Omin, Jim I'm thinking Gromma because the only tanks I have access to are Evergreens, which means I'm locked into Nayeli 99% of the time (no Dragonbait yet).


BaronDoctor

Probably Gromma, yeah, at least until you start picking up more available tanks.


NoDogNo

Thanks! It's nice to feel like I'm starting to figure this stuff out.


urfyness

stoki, sisaspia, jim? I'm leaning towards stoki because apparently she combos really well with krull.


KaiBarnard

combo-ed, they 'fixed' her - as far as I'm aware - depending on what in slot 1 Sis is maybe the best


IlivarraDourden

Gromma (already have), Aila and Krydle.


BaronDoctor

Always take new champs, Aila over Krydle.


urfyness

Aila is the easy choice.


KyatiLegion

Nerys, Omin, Dhadius. Doesn't look like Dhadius is great, and already have Gromma for the same slot as Omin.


BaronDoctor

Omin is pretty good for gold-find. Nerys and Dhadius are both kinda weak.


KyatiLegion

That's what I was figuring to get him for. The 12 slots are my most useful champs now so can't see fitting in Nerys.


kaelfaec

My options are Birdsong, Rosie, and Freely- I already have Freely. Recommendations between Birdsong & Rosie?


BaronDoctor

Birdsong not garbage and provides decent support. Rosie garbage.


KernalCheddar

I Have Regis, Aila, and Lazaapz. I just started a couple days ago, who should I focus on?


BaronDoctor

If you just started a couple days ago, you'll probably get the most immediate benefit out of Regis, as he's in slot 2 and very easy to use (strong buff, modest debuff, modest heal, gold-find, positionally-flexible). Aila in slot 9 is one of the best tank / debuffers in the game and Lazaapz (also slot 9) plays well with the best DPS in the game (Zorbu). None of them are bad, none of them are bad choices. I can see arguments for any of them.


KernalCheddar

Currently I'm stuck around 100 for how far I am, so I'll go with Regis


KaiBarnard

Stoki , Walnut or Sisaspia - all new Walnut was tempting but Beadle will win out nearly everytime - Stoki, not so much now - Sis just won it for me


BaronDoctor

Sisaspia's good in probably the best-balanced-and-designed-slot (they all are good at what they do and they all do different things but none of them is an overwhelming favorite). Stoki's okay at wall and Walnut is okay if you need a tank out of that slot but not ideal.


Msurdej

Beadle/Grimm, Kthriss, Birdsong. Missing Kthriss, have Bird in greens/blues, Beadle in Blues/purples. Have most of the characters (K'thriss is the only 1 slot champ im missing), so who should I go for?


BaronDoctor

Rule of thumb: always pick up new champions. Go for K'thriss.


Tschudi

I believe I got shafted: Strix / Môrgæn / Vlahnya


stuw23

I'd go with Strix, based on her being year 1 so not coming back in events. No real best or worst choice there I think.


Tschudi

Thanks for the input, good point. Didn't think of her being year 1. Strix it is.


BaronDoctor

Strix is dated and competing with Avren in slot. Morgaen has the potential to be halfway decent. Vlahnya is pretty much outdone in every way by B+G.


Danizomi

Morgaen, Black Viper, Ishi. Already have Ishi, don't have the other two or know anything about how useful they are. I was hoping for something better, but maybe one of them will be worthwhile, at least?


stuw23

Black Viper is really not great, andMorgaen has potential to be a decent buffer, so I'd go for her.


BaronDoctor

Morgaen okay. Black Viper not even best DPS in slot.


wiedmaier

Deekin, Havalar, Nerys I only have last event's three, Briv, Spud, and Zorbu.


BaronDoctor

Deekin is one of the best speed champs. Deekin.


JohnRPG

Definitely Deekin for speed.


HFXGeo

Gromma Jaheria or Walnut. J is the only one I’m missing of the three but Gromma needs better gear. Is Jaheria useful for anything?


JohnRPG

J is good if you're going to use her the whole run, but I always want to use Sentry for speed, so building J stacks is harder. Gromma, OTOH, is worth gearing up.


BaronDoctor

Always get new champs. Jaheira's the best buffer in slot and is good in situations you can farm her stacks (beasts, fiends, humanoids).


risumon

This is a hard one for me, I have all the heroes and don't really use these 3. Sisaspia, Warden, or Catti-brie?


BaronDoctor

Warden's competing with Avren and Nova and is gonna be hard to see a use case. Catti-Brie has one ult-related gear piece, Sisaspia has two. I mean, of the two of them I'd call it a coin flip.


risumon

Yeah, I agree. I think I'm going Catti B.


clairkat

Got Warden, Artemis and Dhadius. Already have Dhadius so between the first two


Lady_Galadri3l

Warden. A good swap-in/out at higher levels because their debuff persists. Only drawback is they compete with Avren.


clairkat

Benefit of the core and patrons means having more than one good character in each slot is a bonus. Warden it is. Cheers!


Ankkaroch

Korth, Torogar and Birdsong. I have Torogar from the last event. I'm leaning towards Korth. However I do not have another another character in slot with Makos. Should I take Birdsong to work toward Modrons.


BaronDoctor

Hard to go wrong with either of them, but if you're leaning Korth for one reason or another go with that.


KaiBarnard

Korth is kina meh and in a competative slot, I liked birdsong but Lazaap is my go to most times now


KaiBarnard

Korth is kina meh and in a competative slot, I liked birdsong but Lazaap is my go to most times now


NotThatWarwizard

My non-standard Champs are: Krull / Donaar / Pwent / Farideh / Hitch / Torogar / Morgaen. My options are Paultin / Nova / Nrakk (I've never seen any conversation about any of them on here). Any opinions?


BaronDoctor

Paultin's in slot 4 and has both gold-find and buffing. He's not the best for either but he's convenient. Nova is the slot 11 character of choice if you can't use Avren (who's in the upcoming event). Nrakk is part of the endgame-meta gold-find team and competes for Hitch's slot. Paultin or Nova...probably Nova if I had a guess.


Anything_Random

Oof I got Wulfgar, Pwent, and Rosie, I guess I'll go with Rosie since she's the only one I don't have


Anything_Random

Oof I got Wulfgar, Pwent, and Rosie, I guess I'll go with Rosie since she's the only one I don't have


Anything_Random

Oof I got Wulfgar, Pwent, and Rosie, I guess I'll go with Rosie since she's the only one I don't have


Valkyriesride711

Paultin, Nrakk, or Krydle? I’m also super new if that makes a difference


Valkyriesride711

Paultin, Nrakk, or Krydle? I’m also super new if that makes a difference


Valkyriesride711

Paultin, Nrakk, or Krydle? I’m also super new if that makes a difference


Wolffgang_

Hello all. Very new player, only have Strix from last week (plus Drizzst and Hitch) Options are: Freely, Donaar, Gromma Thanks!


Solusar0

Donaar, Evelyn, Omin (owned) I gated for Krull already, so I have a swap for Slot 6 (Evelyn). Only have Celeste in Slot 2 (Donaar). Planning to pick Donaar, but want to get a second opinion first.


redhatonmars

donaar's event is next week


Solusar0

Completely forgot to check how long til their events came around. Thanks for the reminder! Evelyn it is.


SwordCoastTroubadour

I've got Artemis, Nerys, and Birdsong. Any thoughts?


Solusar0

edit-removing glitch multi post, looks like I'm not the only one


DoctorApocalypse

Torogar, Evelyn, Shandie Just starting out and picked up Briv in last week's time gate to tank. Both Evelyn and Shandie look good, but not sure which to pick.


BaronDoctor

Shandie. Best speedster.


redhatonmars

shandie is a very good speed champ.


Harkoyo

I get Briv, Warden and Dhadius. Don´t know which to chose.


BaronDoctor

Briv good.


Anything_Random

Oof I got Wulfgar, Pwent, and Rosie, I guess I’ll go with Rosie since she’s the only one I don’t have


SwordCoastTroubadour

I've got Artemis, Nerys, and Birdsong. Any thoughts?


Megahuts

Birdsong


SwordCoastTroubadour

Thank you


BreakingNoose

Artemis/Spurt/Binwin They're all slot 3 and I have Gromma already, so my thinking is go for Binwin because he's a year 1.


Megahuts

Spurt is possibly more useful, but Binwin is ok and has some small niche uses.


chadokage

Spurt, Ishi (who I don't have yet), or Krydle?


Megahuts

Ishi, if you just want her to have her, otherwise spurt.


allexena

Havilar, black viper, binwin I dont know much about any of these three, any advice?


Megahuts

Havilar. Good tank


SeekerDK

Pretty noob here. Walls between 200 and 300 depending on campaign. Got Zorbu, Avren and Shandie. Have none and I'm at a loss Shandie, besides from being a speed hero, seems meeh. Though I don't have any speed heroes so still might be an idea. Avren buffs seems really strong (and fun). Is it? Zorbu, get mentioned a lot as a good hero, but the is he really? ​ Thanks in advance.


chadokage

Pick up Zorbu, he has a buff that uses his lifetime kills to make him stronger, so the earlier you can get him, the better. That said, Avren is one of the best buffers in the game, he will help you break that wall.


SeekerDK

Reading some other posts and seems I have a chance to get Avren soon anyway? I'll go with Zorbu. I missed the part where the stack persisted from run to run and though it was just that he didn't lose stacks on wipes or wave change. Thanks u/chadokage :)


Megahuts

Avren is next week.


HWBTUW

You have three *excellent* champs there. Shandie is a speed hero (and available for 2 patrons!), and she's not bad as a support either. It really hurts me to suggest passing her up, but she is probably the weakest choice here (ignoring the scheduling). Avren is a top-tier support, second only to Krull, but his event starts next week so you needn't feel bad about passing him up. Zorbu is *the* DPS champ. Even if he wasn't the strongest choice in this set (and really only Avren and Krull could possibly compete), you should unlock him as soon as you can, for two reasons. The first reason is the thing that makes him the best DPS in the game: Lifelong Enemies. Those counters never reset, they just go up as you farm more. The sooner you get Zorbu, the sooner you can start ramping up those counters and making him stronger. The second reason is that his +1 INT feat is arguably the single best feat in the entire game (enables Strahd and up to +6150% damage in 13+ int buffs), and it can't drop if you don't have him unlocked.


FrankyBoyLeTank

Vlahnya, Lazaapz and Nrakk. I'm hesitating between Lazaapz and Nrakk. I'm just starting the farm favor so I'm leaning on Nrakk. But then a tank for INT runs and evil teams is tempting. How big of a difference does Nrakk do on an Azaka farm? Thanks


Megahuts

Not a big difference. I pretty much never use him. If you need a tank, lazaapz is decent.


ShallowLikeUs

What’s the best choice between Krond, Paultin, and Krydle. I don’t have any of them yet.


HWBTUW

Krond is a middling-strong DPS, Paultin is a middling support, and Krydle is hot garbage. Within their respective categories, Krond is probably the strongest, but a mid-strong DPS is less useful than a mid-tier support. So on that basis, I'd say Paultin. If you often find yourself wishing for a DPS with an AOE attack, Krond *does* have a spec for that. If you're a completionist, you should note that Krond is a Y1 champ and you'll have to get him through time gates eventually. Paultin will still be around for one last event, since he's a Y2 champ.


ShallowLikeUs

Thanks for the info!


Megahuts

Paultin


colorsofthestorm

Avren, Gromma, or Paultin? I don't have any of them (and I have 2+ characters in all 3 slots, so it won't help me unlock multiple parties). I've heard Gromma is good, so I'm leaning towards her, but I wanted to get a more experienced opinion or two before committing.


Megahuts

Gromma, Avren is next week.


colorsofthestorm

Thank you! That makes it an easy choice.


HWBTUW

Avren is by far the best but his event starts next Wednesday, so I'd want to unlock someone else. Gromma is pretty good, although since the change to avoid double-dipping on debuffs she's not spectacular. She can tank but she's not very tanky, but she's a decent non-positional support with Circle of the Arctic. Paultin is decent, but not great. I'd say he's a little worse than Gromma overall, but he does offer gold find (on the other hand, he shares a slot with Jarlaxle, who offers far more gold find than he does). I'd say that Paultin and Gromma are roughly even, with Gromma having a slight edge. There's just one other factor to consider: Gromma is a Y1 champion, so if you want her you'll be spending cash or a time gate (and if you want her achievement for all three variants, at least three time gates). Paultin is a Y2 champion and hasn't had his last event yet. You can get him and all of his achievements without time gates. So based on that I'd strongly recommend Gromma.


bukkakeberzerker

I'm looking at Nova, Catti-brie, or Shandie; I don't have any of them, and the only things keeping me from going for Shandie is that I don't have anyone to switch for Jamilah, and I already have Krull. I've got Jim/Farideh, so Catti doesn't seem appealing. With Avren coming up in the next event, I'm wondering if Nova/Avren is a better "problem" to have than Shandie/Krull?


Megahuts

Shandie, unless on of the others will let you get modron automation.


bukkakeberzerker

Looks like it's Nova then, since that's the only slot without a second. Thanks for the advice! :)


Megahuts

You are going to love the core. Makes a massive difference!


BaronDoctor

Shandie / Krull isn't a problem. Shandie rolls speed, Krull rolls push. That's a pretty clear "pinch-hit" / rotation kinda thing.


justtjord

Beedle, Deekin (already have) or Jim ?


Megahuts

Beedle


HWBTUW

Beedle is probably better than Jim overall, but I like Jim more. Beedle can be a great support but long rest stacks are not my favorite mechanic. Jim is a decent support for other magic users, a decent DPS, and he's got some niche applications. He can turn minions into mimics, which is nice for Azaka farming. If you're using Krull, you can get stuck on boss levels with one minion left because Plague: Traitor can't do anything with only one target, and Jim's ability to turn minions into abyssal chickens can let you clear the level.


BaronDoctor

Beadle. Even without playing with the Rest stacks he's still a pretty solid buffer and available pretty much everywhere.


Marmooset

Freely (already have), Black Viper, or Barrowin. Egh. Any advice? Thanks!


Megahuts

Freely, if you don't have full epics.


HWBTUW

Freely is the only really good champ there, but it's not wise to pass up unlocks. Some variants get super restrictive and an extra body is always at least a *little* helpful. So, between BV and Barrowin: * Barrowin is a Y1 champ, so time gates are the *only* free option. BV is Y2, so she'll be around in one last event. * Black Viper requires farming, like Zorbu. This is a pain. Unlike Zorbu, she's got a finite set of bonuses that you unlock. Also unlike Zorbu, she is hot garbage even after a lot of farming. * Black Viper is a pure DPS champ and offers precisely 0 utility to the rest of the party. If she's not your primary DPS, she might as well not be there (other than hit-based targets). She's...probably not going to be your primary DPS. * Barrowin is a support champ. She can eventually off-tank (her overwhelm goes from 5 to 20 at level 210, but you *need* another tank to boost her HP), provides healing (nothing spectacular), and provides a reasonable amount of all champ damage. Blessed Hammer has potential to be a good boost, but IIRC it's bugged and doesn't work. TLDR: Barrowin, because she'll actually be useful on occasion, and she's Y1 so you have to use a time gate on her.


Marmooset

Thanks, folks. Both had very good points, but I felt like I should be going through an ESPN paywall to read HWBTUW's analysis! Good stuff! So Barrowin wins by a beard.


Luftetar

Nova, Evelyn, or Jim? I already own Nova, but zero gear.


Megahuts

Jim


DanNZN

Strix or Korth?


Megahuts

Korth


luvgukbab

Havilar, Alia, Ishi I have couple swaps for slot 9, 10 Ishi is my first swap for Jarlaxle


Megahuts

If ishi gets you the modron core, then ishi. Otherwise Alia.


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TwiztidZK

Avren, Rosie (Already have), Xander? I know Avren's event is soon, but should I go ahead and grab him or go for Xander?


Megahuts

No great choices. I would probably get Avren now, as it still gets you two extra gold chests compared to unlocking next week.


BaronDoctor

One of the best in the game, trash, or garbage. Avren.


HWBTUW

I usually wouldn't suggest someone with an event this close, because you should usually take an unlock over gearing up and Avren's event is so close he should probably be counted as unlocked...but in this case, I'd take Avren. Avren is just *so good* and Xander is so bad that it's not worth giving up the gear.


WholesomeMapleSyrup

Havilar, Nerys, or Barrowin?


BaronDoctor

Havilar.


HWBTUW

Nerys is actually pretty good but she's in Zorbu's slot. Worth considering if you don't have Zorbu, but in that case I'd recommend picking up Zorbu soonish with a manual time gate so you still won't see a lot of Nerys. Havilar is a pretty good tank and a minor speed champ (one of her imps provides double progress, but only from fiends). Probably the most useful from this set. The only reason to pick Barrowin here is for completionism. She's from Y1 so if you want her, it will have to be through time gates. The other options are much stronger.


Megahuts

Havilar, unless on eof them would let you unlock the modron core.


HowDoIWhat

Paultin (PBBBBB), Dhadius (BBBBPP), Lazaapz (not owned)?


sleeping_dude

Laz is solid go for her


BaronDoctor

Lazaapz. I think I'd recommend Lazaapz even if you had all three of them.


teejab

Sisaspia, K'thriss or Birdsong? don't have any of them yet.


HWBTUW

Probably Birdsong. She's my go-to DPS for Strahd. Krond works pretty well too, but Birdsong can be used as a support if necessary. She's not *great* as a support, but it's a good option to have. If you have Keen Mind for Zorbu, she's a much lower priority. She *is* a Y1 champion, if that matters to you. If you have Zorbu's Keen Mind feat and aren't worried about collecting Y1 champions, then I would recommend Sisaspia. She's not as consistent as I like, so she's not on my regular comps, but she's been surprisingly handy for variants. K'thriss isn't *bad* or anything but I don't find myself using him very often. Pick up up when his last event rolls around.


teejab

I do happen to have Keen Mind, so I guess i'll grab Sis. Thanks.


Scortius

I got Gromma, Melf, and Paultin. I was looking to get Gromma with gate pieces, so that was a nice surprise, but Melf seems like another great choice for speed. I have no idea about Pultin. Any thoughts? I can activate my 12-slot to a moderate level if it helps and I have a good number of tanks already (though more never hurts).


Bruce_Flash

I love Gromma. Easy to place and helps me push to higher levels. Melf is a speed champ that can help you accumulate gems if you're willing to grind. Paultin is a distant 3rd


Graey

I got Beadle&Grimm, Evelyn, Qillek. I have none of them. I am thinking I want to go with Evelyn because it will give me 2 on that slot and if I am reading this right, she is a year 1 event champion and I cant get her outside of time gates? Can anyone confirm or advise?


BaronDoctor

B+G and Qillek are far higher priority picks than Evelyn. B+G is eligible for pretty much almost every variant. Qillek provides a global heal. Evelyn, on the other hand, is a mediocre tank.


Graey

Ok, I am going B+G then. They are buffed this weekend too. The biggest thing I had going with Evelyn was filling a slot that I needed in order to unlock multiparty, but I have a few more open to go and that same slot will get filled during Liars Night anyhow. Thank you


HWBTUW

It sounds like you're a newer player. In that case, I wouldn't worry too much about year 1 champions. Don't *avoid* them, just don't give them special weight for choosing a time gate. Just work from the merits. Advice given on the premise that you are a newer player: * Evelyn is a year 1 champion, but there's no rush to get her. She's just not that good. She's one of the weakest champions in slot 6. If you're a completionist and can't bear the idea of using a time gate to get a year 2+ champion when you could unlock a year 1 champion, go ahead and get her. If you are *extremely close* to unlocking Modron Automation, by which I mean you will qualify soon without relying on manual time gates or getting lucky with free gates, go ahead and get her. Otherwise, steer clear and use your next available manual time gate to get Krull. He's in the same slot and one of the best champions in the entire game. * Qillek is a pretty good support in general. He's particular about positioning, but it's worth the effort. He's a viable healer, and if you're facing whole-party damage he's the best by far. He has synergy with Sentry and Aila, who are both good in their own right. The main problem I have with him is that he shares a slot with Briv. * Beadle & Grimm are *really* good as a support, and okay as a DPS. Managing Long Rest can be annoying, but it can be automated with a familiar for only mildly worse results, or ignored for moderately worse results. If you don't have a lot of champions to choose from, they would be an *excellent* choice. Variants that restrict which champions you can use are daunting when you don't have many options in the first place, but B&G are allowed into most of them.


daywalkerthrowaway

Donaar, Lazaapz, Ishi. ​ I have Drizzt unlocked but don't have swaps for Celeste/Jarl yet. Still fairly new and don't know which to pick.


Bruce_Flash

Lazaapz. An evil tank that is versatile and can be used as a support as well. I never use Ishi. Too much competition in that spot. You'll be able to unlock Donaar next week


Rhoxx

I am a new player and don't really know what I'm doing with the time gate. I got: Strix, Vlahnya (Have Delina and Hitch), Krydle


Bruce_Flash

Dang. Not great choices. I will say Vlahnya. She's helpful when clearing out mobs on boss levels with her ultimate


Nekomiya

I got Stoki, Morgaen, and Turiel. Who should I choose?


Bruce_Flash

I'm going to suggest Stoki. She's a Year One Champion and she helps with Gold find.


Bruce_Flash

Barrowin, Pwent, Vlaynha. I know the real answer is none of the above. I ultimately chose Barrowin since she's a Year One Champion Should I have chosen someone different?


Kyoudou

For this an overview of your champs would be helpful. But if you have most of them, Barrowin is pretty fine.


Zeefzeef

Strix, nova or black viper?


sleeping_dude

strix or nova based on what utility you want. nova is buffer but avren in the same slot is better, strix is dps but many dps in other slots are better "zorbu, jim, jarlax,...etc".


Kyoudou

if in general you have very few tanks, Nova might be the better choice. If your character pool is decent, probably Strix is.


Naylaaaaaa

Got Zorbu, Briv and Paultin. Already have Zorbu which has 4 blues one purple and still one greenie. Any suggestions?


sleeping_dude

briv is a solid choice. a most have


Naylaaaaaa

Thank you very much !


xmyr

Strix , Aila and Omin... Any suggestions ? I have Gromma that can be in Omins position.


sleeping_dude

aila is very good, one of the best. omin is a must have for his gold increase (a multiplier of 100 or more "1.0%+04" ) if you are at a stage where you run azaka farming omin is better. if you lack on gold omin can give you huge boost to gold find. your choice


terrrrrible

Regis, Donaar & Jaheira. Total noob, so none of this means much to me yet. Still running Grand Tour with a team of Tyril; Makos & Asharra; Calliope, Celeste & Hitch; Jamilah & Turiel (last week's Time Gate); Nayeli. I make enough to unlock Arkhan, but haven't figured out if I need to swap them in for anyone yet. Suggestions...?


Kyoudou

all three are good champs, but Donaar is up in the event in 4 days. Here's a [calender](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/418175513186795550/766465590470115358/unknown.png) I'd probably go with Jaheira, she's a good buffer. Regis is too, but there's a lot of good buffers in slot 2 and only 1-2 in slot 4


HWBTUW

Regis is one of the better year 1 champions. He's a great support (although pretty bad as a healer), and since he's from year 1 time gates are the only way to get him. I'd go with him. Jaheira isn't bad, but since she's so dependent on specific enemy types you might struggle to use her effectively. You'll want to look up each adventure that you're doing to see which specialization will be most useful. I personally love Donaar but he's not the strongest. You'll also be able to get him next week in an event. Do not waste this time gate on him. One last bit of advice--"enough to unlock" Arkhan is probably not enough to use him well. You'll need enough to get to his specialization (e27 gold), and some gear for him. Bulk Up is the less useful spec, but it's the only helpful one until you've got at least a blue shield for him. With a blue or purple shield, Usurped Power becomes useful and it's a fun formation building challenge (you want as many buffs as possible landing *next to, but not on* Arkhan).


szypty

Nova, Barrowin, Spurt. I only started like 2 weeks ago, so i only have default champions and Catti-Brie and Hitch unlocked.


Kyoudou

Nothing great. Nova is decent, rather good, but you'll get Avren in a few days, which is the best unless unavailable, which he is actually decently common. Barrowin can be a nice off-tank, but generally is worse then Tyril. I personally like Spurt, because he's a cool character in the RPG, but it's difficult to use him while you need Nayeli to tank. Yeah, I fear there's arguments for all of them. Personally I'm more of a "wanna catch them all" and would go Barrowin.


szypty

Cheers, thanks!


Gackovo

Warden, Birdsong, and Krydle. This is an interesting week. (Owned are Krull, Stoki, Zorbu, Gromma, Melf, Sisaspia, Regis, Donaae, Freely, B&G, Nova, Feeling, Jaheira, Korth, Shandie, Torogar, Qillek, Omin, Evelyn, Narrowing, Spurt, Lazaapz, Turiel, Jim, Walnut, Binwin, Ishi, Wulfgar, Farideh, Pwent, and Xander)


sleeping_dude

don't know if you are still waiting for an answer or you are trolling. but if you are really asking then warden is the only useful of those 3.


Cayeaux

Krond (Shandie, Krull) Morgaen (Drizzt, Lazaaps) or Black Viper (Farideh, Jim, Freely)?


HWBTUW

Black Viper is trash tier even fully farmed, and it takes quite a bit of farming to get there. Do not waste a time gate on her. She's Y2 so you'll be able to pick her up and do her variants when the event rolls around. Krond is Y1, so he's got that going for him, but not much else. He's a decent DPS but "decent" doesn't cut it for a pure DPS character. Get him if you're a completionist. Morgaen is a reasonably good support. By far the best option here.


Kyoudou

probably Morgaen