Lightbearers Tower Guide

Lightbearers


[For stages 1-100]


Any and every hero is good(even raine) just make sure to have atleast a single good dps a Rowan and a Lucius.


[For stages 101-200]


You can easily do all these stages with only:


Lucius-Rowan-Fawkes-Belinda-Rosaline


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 Belind ais 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 Belind ais 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 Item:

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.


Estrlida will benefit alot from +10 or +20 SI due to higher stats but will be lower priority comapred 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 levelled 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 atleast 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.


Estrilda is 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, thats 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.


Estrlida:

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 strengh 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 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.


Set 1: Cecilia carry(Stall)


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


Key heroes:

●+30 SI Cecilia and +3FI(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 amazling to help Cecilia


Set 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 lightnung 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 lightnung 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:


Belinda group up(Burst)


Core concept : Use Belinda and Roslaine 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.




Found on r/AFKArena here.