Maulers Tower Guide

Maulers


[Stages 1-100]


These can be tough too... Just get a Brutus or Khasos or Safiya up and let them carry you.


[Stages 101-200]


You will need a variety of heroes for specific stages.

But Brutus and Safiya is a must for all teams to have optimal progress.


Brutus-Safiya-Skriath-Skreg-Vurk-Tidus



Alternatives:

These will make your life alot easier but Khasos and Warek can also be used and see alot of success until you reach around the 180+ stages. You may use Antandra as a carry but she won't last long until she falls off really hard.



Bad heroes:

Warek and Antandra become absolute shit and shouldn't be considered for optimal progression. Warek does ok with +30 but that far too heavy of an investment to make a hero 'ok' and not even good.



Signature Item:

Safiya should be your first +20 and first +30 and Skriath your second +30 from maulers. Brutus doesn't matter much until lategame where you need the stats. Vurk needs his SI atleast to +10 - +20 for good use of him. Khasos and Warek +1 or +20 both are fine to use depending on your emblem situations. Tidus can be +20 or +10 and that will be ok. Skreg atleast +10 is very nice for him to ult very early into the battle. Drez +10 or +20 is fine too. Anoki benefits a dent bit from +20 as his circle radius for his effects to trigger are quite small. Satrana is pretty decent at +20 now.



Bad Matchups:

Your worst enemy will be mostly Athalia, Ezizh ,Nara,Tasi,Rosaline and CC heavy teams. Backline killer teams like with Gywneth and Nara. Rowan will also not be favourable for you.



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.


Since the cores require mages,rangers and tanks +15-+25 are good enough. The other don't matter much. A bit for Numisu is good too. Might is the only reason Khasos has any use. Otherwise he sucks and still sucks endgame but got from being shit to last slot of maulers (Sometimes).



Counter Guide:


Eironn:

He should suck in your Brutus or Tidus and let Safiya put Static field on em and melt him. Todis interrupts his Vortex if Eironn is in the frontline.


Athalia:

Tidus


Belinda:

Numisu


Tasi:

Sometimes vurk can clutch kill her with his ult.


Arden:

Khasos Burst(viable till around tower 180 or below) Or survive till Safiya ults.


Shemira:

Safiya stun while she ults. Kill her or die yourself. Tidus can also fear her.


Ferael:

Skriath with +30 or overlevel or somehow make Saifya Ult. Clutch wins. Tidus with Safiya's static field or Drez can also deal with him.


Ezizh:

Skriath with Safiya burst and Skreg burst also on top of that


Mehira:

Vurk has a slight chance to kill her before she ults. Tidus and Drez are great at killing Mehira. Numosu can easily distract her and make her ult in the wrong direction.


Silvina:

Skraith can tank and still sandstorm with T2 gear against silvina. Also Tidus can deal woth her if she is low.



Hero placements:


Safiya:

always backline against a dps you want dead fast so that her ults hits that area.


Skriath:

Backline, better if middle for ult to suck more enemies.


Skreg:

frontline-melee enemiss


Brutus:

Frontline-magic or burst enemies.


Tidus:

Anywhere he survives


Drez:

Anywhere he survives


Anoki:

Frontline.


Vurk:

Backline most of the times.


Numisu:

Backline


Satrana:

Mostly frontline or backline is she can't take the burst.


Khasos:

Depends on his Furniture ability. If +3 then backline else if +9 them frontline.



Perfect gear sets:


The gear sets are important due to the mirco stats they provide instead of the base stats.


Safiya,Tidus and Skreg are the only heroes who really need the perfect full faction gear for extra stats. Tidus needs a perfect set as he goes in the frontline and without 700+ dodge he will die in 2 seconds.



Mercenaries:


You may merc any and every hero and se great success with them unlike other factions.


[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:Full Invade(Invade)


Core concept: It relies on Skreg +3 Furniture buffing heroes while melee heroes go fight on the enemy side and Anoki puts enemies on thier side.


Key heroes:

●Skreg +10 SI and +3/+9 FI, he just needs to tank and survive to provide his buff.

●Tidus +20/+30 SI +3/+9 FI, main dps and carry so he needs all the abilities and stats. His furniture is pretty godly.

●Anoki +20 is essential to pushback enemies to their own side.

●Brutus:Mainly there to tank any form of burst damage.

●Satrana: A really good frontline made that does heavy damage and anti-heal if invested with +30 SI and +3 FI

●Numisu is just great support for the team.


Others:

●Safiya: She is mainly there to put her Static field on Tidus to let him get enemies low.

● +30 SI Skriath is great burst and accuracy reducer to let Tidus live longer.

●Drez +20 SI +3 FI is a great secondary dps.

●Khasos: Is average if his Life leech works.


Set 2:Safiya and Skriath burst(Burst)


Core concept: Support Safiya and Skriath to burst down enemies and tanking all the hits and providing sustenance.


Key heroes:

●Safiya +30 SI is an amazing dps.

●Skriath +30 SI is great for initial burst and Safiya cleans up.

●Skreg +10 SI , he just needs to tank.

●Brutus:Mainly there to tank any form of burst damage.


Others:

●Tidus +20SI is good cc for several danagerous backline enemy teams.

●Numisu is just great support for the team with his heals and stun totems.

●Khasos: Is average if his Life leech works.

●Anoki +20 is essential to pushback enemies to their own side until Vurk has used his ult.


Set 3:Tiny Trouble(Continous damage)


Core concept:Vurk and Drez gain energy while the others cc and tank. As soon as they gets their ults off the double heavy damage is too much for enemies to handle.


Key heroes:

●Drez +20 SI +3 FI is a great secondary dps.

●Vurk +20/+30 SI is great dps but its hard to get him to ult the first time.

●Skreg +10 SI and +3/+9 FI, he just needs to tank and survive to provide his buff.


Others:

●Numisu is just great support for the team with his heals.

●Khasos: Is average if his Life leech works.

●Brutus:Mainly there to tank any form of burst damage.


Set 4:Satrana carry(Continous damage)


Core concept:Lets Satrana carry you with her ults while she is immune.


Key heroes:

●Satrana +30SI +3 FI to let her carry with the skillsand stats.

●Skreg +10 SI and +3/+9 FI, he just needs to tank and survive to provide his buff.

●Numisu is just great support for the team with his heals.


Others:

●Khasos: Is average if his Life leech works.

●Brutus:Mainly there to tank any form of burst damage.

●Tidus +20SI is good cc for several danagerous backline enemy teams.

●Safiya: She is mainly there to put her Static field on Tidus to let him get enemies low.

● +30 SI Skriath is great burst and accuracy reducer to let Tidus live longer.

Weakers sets


Set 1:Vurk carry


Core concept: Vurk on his own isn't enough dps nor does he gain energy fast enough nor is he reliable in dps and is the weakest among the buffs to Numisu, Satrana and Vurk. Support him with any mauler that can keep him alive till he ults with +30 SI. He either wins or loses.


As for artifacts, its quite situational what to use and due to having only 7 of them its very easy for every player to know what to use and when. Hence, I did not include them.



Found on r/AFKArena here.