Crystal Tournament Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks
Crystal Tournament

Are you ready for the next Crystal Tournament?

Read below to learn which goods to stock up on and which units to train to be sure you’re as prepared as possible to help your fellowship win big in the next tournament!

Summary

Prepare

Whether you’re a caterer, a fighter, or a little of both, these tips will help ensure you’re ready for the types of goods and units you’ll need the most for the best tournament performance.


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Goods

These are the goods you’ll use the most when catering in the Crystal Tournament:

Marble
Marble
Crystal
Crystal
Elixir
Elixir

Extras

If you have any Vallorian Guards from winning the Vallorian Valor in past events, this is a great province to use them!

Vallorian Valor

Training

Train plenty of the following types of fighters to ensure you’ll have the best units to handle the Shady Characters found in the Crystal provinces:

 

 

Elves

BEGINNER
Treant
Treant
Sorceress
Sorceress
Sword Dancer
Sword Dancer

Players in chapter 1 can train mostly Sword Dancers to use against any enemy, and train a few Archers for long-range shots against the Enchantress.

Once you have unlocked Treants and Sorceress, train more of these and just a few Sword Dancers to use against the Enchantress.

INTERMEDIATE
Treant II
Treant II
Blossom Mage
Blossom Mage
Sword Acrobat
Sword Acrobat

Train mostly Treant II, and train Blossom Mage instead of Sorceress. They will perform better in this province.

Train a few Sword Dancer II or III to use against the Enchantress as they will perform better than the Cerberus II in this province.

ADVANCED
Elder Treant
Elder Treant
Banshee II
Banshee II
Sinister Cerberus
Sinister Cerberus

Although the Vallorian Guard specializes against Heavy Range Units, we found that in this province, only the Vallorian Guard III performed better than the Elder Treants. The Vallorian Guard II only performed better in encounters against Heavy Ranged units exclusively.

Train Banshee II instead of Blossom Mage, and Sinister Cerberus instead of Sword Acrobats.

LATE-GAME
Vallorian Champion
Vallorian Champion
Ghastly Banshee
Ghastly Banshee
Ranger
Ranger
Frog Prince
Frog Prince

After unlocking the Vallorian Champion, train these instead of Elder Treants unless you have a training speed advantage for Elder Treants.

Ghastly Banshee technically performed better than Blossom Mage. Train Ghastly Banshee unless there is a significant training speed disadvantage to do so.

A few Rangers might come in handy for fights facing a majority of Enchantress. Avoid using them in fights facing more than 1 War Dog or Orc Deserter.

A few Frog Prince can be useful for fights facing a majority of War Dogs. Avoid using them in fights facing more than 1 Enchantress.

 

 

Humans

BEGINNER
Paladin
Paladin
Priest
Priest
Axe Barbarian
Axe Barbarian

Players in chapter 1 can train mostly Axe Barbarians to use against any enemy. Train a few Crossbowmen for long-range shots against the Enchantress.

Once you have unlocked Paladins and Priests, train more of these and just a few Axe Barbarians to use against the Enchantress.

INTERMEDIATE
Paladin
Paladin II
Priest II
Priest II
Storm Barbarian
Storm Barbarian

Train mostly Paladin II, and some Priest II as they will perform better than the Banshee I in this province.

Train a few Storm Barbarians once unlocked to use against the Enchantress as they will perform better than the Cerberus II in this province.

ADVANCED
Blessed Paladin
Blessed Paladin
Sacred Priest
Sacred Priest
Sinister Cerberus
Sinister Cerberus

Train Blessed Paladins until you have unlocked the Vallorian Champion. The Blessed Paladin performed much better than the Vallorian Guard I & II in this province.

Train Sacred Priest until you have unlocked the Ghastly Banshee as the Priest performed better than the Banshee II in this province.

Train a few Sinister Cerberus to use against the Enchantress.

LATE-GAME
Vallorian Champion
Vallorian Champion
Sacred Priest
Sacred Priest
Ranger
Ranger
Frog Prince
Frog Prince

Vallorian Champion performed better than Blessed Paladin in this province. Train Vallorian Champions unless there is a significant training speed disadvantage to do so.

Train Sacred Priest to use in fights facing 1 or fewer War Dogs. Ghastly Banshee performed only slightly better; train these only they have equal or faster training speed compared to Priest.

A few Rangers might come in handy for fights facing a majority of Enchantress. Avoid using them in fights facing more than 1 War Dog or Orc Deserter.

A few Frog Prince can be useful for fights facing primarily War Dogs. Avoid these in fights facing more than 1 Enchantress.

THE ENEMIES

Enchantress
Enchantress

Mage Unit
Moves: 4 Spaces
Attacks: 3 Spaces

War Dog
War Dog

Light Melee
Moves: 5-7 Spaces
Attacks: 1 Space

Orc Deserter
Orc Deserter

Heavy Range
Moves: 3 Spaces
Attacks: 3 Spaces

Faineant Frog
Faineant Frog

Heavy Range
Moves: 1 Space
Attacks: 8 Spaces

NOTE: After the first few provinces the Faineant Frogs are replaced by Cannoneers. Both units move 1 space and attack 8 spaces away.

Tactics To Consider

Eliminating the Enchantress should be your top priority. She can put a spell on your fighters that will reduce their defense by 40%, allowing her friends to hit your fighters 40% harder.

The War Dogs, Orc Deserters, and Cannoneers are no match for the Treants and Paladins, but with the help of the Enchantress’s spells, they will do a lot more damage.

Fights with large combinations of all 3 enemy types will be the most difficult.

We recommend these be catered or fought manually using a mix and match of your fighters according to the obstacles on the battlefield, especially after round 3 of the tournament.

 

 

AUTO-FIGHT

Most tournaments in the first few rounds can be won with auto-fight. This can be a great option for beginners to complete tournament provinces than can be done with goods alone.

For many of the first rounds of fights, if you pick the right units, the fight is easy enough for auto-fight to do as good of a job as manual fighting would do with far less effort.

Of course, choose at your own risk. The more difficult the fight, the more likely it is that you will lose more units with auto-fight than with manual fight.

AUTO-FIGHT ELVES

BEGINNER

5 Treants or a combination of Treants and Sorceress

Treant
OR
Sorceress
OR
Treant
+
Sorceress
INTERMEDIATE

5 Treants II or a combination of Treants II and Blossom Mage

treant II
OR
Blossom Mage
OR
treant II
+
Blossom Mage
ADVANCED

5 Elder Treants or a combination of Elder Treants and Banshee II

Elder Treant
OR
Banshee II
OR
Elder Treant
+
Banshee II
LATE-GAME

5 Vallorian Champion, 5 Ghastly Banshee, or a combination of Vallorian Champion and Ghastly Banshee

Vallorian Champion
OR
Ghastly Banshee
OR
Vallorian Champion
+
Ghastly Banshee

AUTO-FIGHT HUMANS

BEGINNER

5 Paladins or a combination Paladins and Priest

Palladin
OR
Priest
OR
Paladin
+
Priest
INTERMEDIATE

5 Paladins II or a combination of Paladins II and Priests II

Paladin
OR
Priest II
OR
Paladin
+
Priest II
ADVANCED

5 Blessed Paladins or a combination of Blessed Paladins and Sacred Priests

Blessed Paladin
OR
Sacred Priest
OR
Blessed Paladin
+
Sacred Priest
LATE-GAME

5 Vallorian Champion, 5 Ghastly Banshee, or a combination of Vallorian Champion and Ghastly Banshee

Vallorian Champion
OR
Sacred Priest
OR
Vallorian Champion
+
Sacred Priest

MANUAL-FIGHT

Manual fight is recommended in most instances for fewer losses of units. Manual fight may or may not make a significant difference compared to auto-fight in the easiest battles (usually only the first round of the tournament for each province.)

Use Paladin or Treants
vs
Orc Deserters, War Dogs, Cannoneers and one or fewer Enchantress.

Take out the Enchantress first as they will do the most damage to either of these units.

Paladin
OR
Treant

Use Priests, Sorceress, Blossom Mage or Banshee
vs
Enchantress, Cannoneers, Orc Deserters and one or fewer War Dogs

Priest
Sorceress
Blossom Mage
Banshee II

Use Axe Barbarians, Sword Dancers or Cerberus
vs
Enchantress, War Dogs and one or fewer Cannoneers or Orc Deserters.

Axe Barbarian
Sword Dancer
Cerberus

Use combinations of Treants/Paladins/Vallorian Guards and Sorceress/Priests/Blossom Mage/Banshee
vs
large combos of all 3 enemy types.

Treant
Palladin
Vallorian Guards II
+
Sorceress
Priest
Blossom Mage
Banshee

 

 

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