This guide covers everything about Empires and Puzzles Challenge Events. (Seasonal Events are not covered in this guide, a separate one will be written).
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What are Empires and Puzzles Challenge Events
Empires and Puzzles Challenge Event – Beginner Guide
Empires and Puzzles Challenge Event – Pro Guide for high score
Why aim for the highscores?
- Top 1000 in Rare Challenge Event gives you 1 Epic Ascension Item, 1 Epic Troop Token, 1 Epic Hero Token
- Top 500 in Epic Challenge Event gives 1 Epic Ascension Item, 2 Epic Hero Token and 3 Epic Troop Token
- Top 1000 in Legendary Challenge Event gives you 3 Epic Troop Token & 3 Epic hero token.
These Summon tokens and Epic Ascension item are extremely rare and cost money or a significant amount of gems to acquire.
Using items and World Energy flask (which you get 13 for completion of challenge events) are easy to get items which “trade-in” to get items that are difficult to farm for.
Hero Selection for Challenge Events
You will want to have heroes that have
1. Defense reduction (Color specific & Generic)
2. Attack up buff
3. Heroes that have special skills that are able to hit 3 targets at once, with a high base attack stat. (Most of the end stages have 3 targets)
Item selection for Challenge Events
Rare: Arrow attack, Axe attack, Small Mana Potion, Mana potion
Epic: Axe attack, Bomb attack, Small Mana potion, Mana Potion
Legendary: Bomb Attack, Dragon attack, Tornado, Mana Potion or Super mana potion
Part 1: Understanding the scoring System
As you can see, the scores are divided into a Enemies Defeated, Time Bonus, Match Bonus, Health Bonus and Suspicious Chest
Enemies Defeated is a constant score for that particular stage.
Time Bonus is how quickly you finish the stage.
Match Bonus is based on the average number of combos within that round
Health Bonus is how much total health your heroes end with
Each Suspicious chest you defeat will reward you with 5000 points and 1 challenge coin.
Part 2: The high-score Strategy
Match Bonus Score
The score that you really want to focus on is the match bonus score. The score is based on the total combos divided by the total number of moves. Your target will be to match at least 7 combos on the first move. Doing so will help you to get a good score.
Getting this part down is already going to drain plenty of world energy. Typically most players run from the battle if they are unable to average 7 combos in the first move.
With the onset of challenge coins, it is viable to complete the stage to farm coins. (You will not use items to complete the stage if you cannot get the highscore to preserve your items)
Any remaining monsters in wave 1 and wave 2 will be killed off with your damage items, and the boss will be taken out with mana potions and your heroes special.
The final result will be 1 move with 7 combos, close to full health on your heroes and a timer within 1 minute.
As you progress to the more difficult stages where it is no longer as viable to take down wave 1 and wave 2 with damage items, it becomes a requirement to full clear wave 1 with a full cascade of high combos. This is where it drains the most World Energy. (It is not necessary to fulfil this requirement if you are not fighting for a top 10 placement.) Finishing the stage with a high average combo would be able to put you in placement for the ascension items (for rare and epic)
For Legendary stages,
For legendary stages, Tornadoes will be your life saver as it allows you to shift the boards to your favour and gives the most mana per item. Additionally, using a tornado would also not give the turn to enemy heroes to fire off their troublesome specials. Tornadoes also rack up combos without taking a turn.
Suspicious chests will begin as shielded.
They are unshielded for 1 turn when you take exactly two moves. You will only be able to kill them when they are unshielded, even with items.
this is what an actual stage will look like.
1. Enter the stage, pick a move and hope it cascades into 5-10++ combos.
2. Use arrows, axes, and one or two hero skills to clear the remaining waves
3. At the boss stage, fire off all your heroes specials, use up all your damage items, and recharge your hero mana to full over and over again to kill the remaining enemies. At this point you do not want to make any additional moves if possible.
You can watch this video for a visual guide on scoring
Preparation starts BEFORE the actual challenge event
Going for the high score is very expensive on items and word energy flasks.
So it is best that you get prepared ahead of time. If you are not ready for this challenge event, start preparation for next month’s challenge event.
Total battle items required:
Rare: 75-100 Arrow Attacks, 75-100 Axe attacks, 75-100 Small Mana potions, 30-50 Mana Potions
Epic: 75- 100 Axe attacks, 75-100 Bomb Attacks, 75-100 Small Mana potions, 50-80 Mana potions
Legendary: 75-100 Bomb attacks, 75-100 Dragon attacks, 50-80 Tornadoes and 50-80 Mana potion or Super mana potions in total.
Below are some of my scores for the previous challenge event. This will give you an estimate of how much you need to score for each category.
Good Luck, Have Fun. See you at the top of the leader board for future Challenge Events
Challenge Event scoring in action
Here’s a video of WeakTofu doing his Challenge event hit. You will notice that he resets the board multiple times and only going for the rest of the monsters after hitting 7 combos.
Challenge Event Rare score
Based on 2020 February, the minimum score for a top 1000 finish is 740,000.
Challenge Event Epic Score
Based on February 2020, the minimum score for a top 500 finish is 950,000
Challenge Event Legendary Score
Based on February 2020, the minium score for a top 1000 finish is 1,070,000
and a top 100 score of 1,180,000.