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  • Advisor team steaming up; which toons to focus on?

    Hey all, a late happy new year to you!

    Currently building an advisor team to use as my main team, it has significantly improved since last time but would appreciate some more advice if possible.

    Currently, my main team is;
    - Advisor Leliana
    - Lady Seeker Cassandra
    - Scout Harding
    - Josephine (just got her from soldiers pack, so happy)

    I feel like I could aim for another Harding in the Civil War gauntlet and replace her with LSC, given her extreme complement with the powerhouses that are AL & Josie, making a potential new team out of SHx2/AL/Josie - would this be good or is keeping LSC better?

    Further, I wonder where I can reliably get copies of AL & Josephine and, if possible, acquire Advisor Cullen (really want him still). I have spent all of my gems on refills for Meta's (500+) but sadly only got 1 AL out of it and too many Ritts' to count, hope there is a better way.



  • #2
    Josie's and Scouts drop in the 1500 gold character pack, AL in the much more expensive pack. You have to buy quite a few because the odds are low of course, but that's a route you don't need to pick additional fights for.

    Otherwise, the gauntlet Metas, node 16 drops advisors, but again not at a great rate. There are Inquisition focused events, but you've just missed one so it might be a little while. The orange key raid The Right Armour drops different Inquisition guys depending on difficulty.

    If it's explicitly LSC you want, she also drops in the weekly White event I think.

    In terms of who to aim for, Josie or AC in dupes is likely your best bet, with an SH in support. AL and LSC are very good in the meantime. Building multiple SHs can be really powerful in specific circumstances (my main PG attack squad is based on 2 SH, Marius and Maryden!), but are a little fragile if you don't win quick.


    • #3
      Hi, thanks for the response. A shame Josie only drops from these packs, just got 1 so assume it'll be a long time before I got all of the other 2*'s and the no-dupes rule will be forfeit.

      I don't really want to use LSC - would like to replace her with a more advisor-focused unit if possible. Do you think DM + 2x SH + AL + Josie would be a fine team?

      Also what do you mean by a 'PG attack squad'? Very curious.


      • #4
        Hi friend, long time no see you online.
        Pixie told you very good tips, I agree with him/her.
        Don't worry, Josie drops at soldier packs isn't bad, you should open several but you can get dupes if you open it.
        Advisors drop at Metas gaunlet is pretty low, I didn't recomend to get advisors in that way, I usually play Metas and I only got 1 AC once and my mates are having low advisor drops too.
        Proving Ground lol.
        I think your team is more for attacking than for defending.
        Your team is pretty good but is better if you get Josie, SH and AC dupes.
        Usually SH work better if you have 3 with LSC or Maryden.
        And Josie works well with dupes or with AC, but if you use AC you need to get the new Dragon, Shriek, if you have enough gems go for it, it's one of the best dragons of the game if not the best and it's worth the gems.
        You still have 3 days to open 2 NRP, 1 if you are lucky and get it. NRP, not CP or GCP.


        • #5
          The best way to get advisor dupes is to get and orange key and play the right armour raid, Josie drops at insane and AC at ludicrous.
          But it's a pretty tough raid, you need a good advisor team and use runes to pass it, even if you get easy, you can lose some matches if you don't use runes.
          The best team to pass it is an advisor squad with Josie and AC dupes, maybe your current team could work too, i don't know it.


          • #6
            PG is Proving Grounds - the weekly PvP event that gives good gem rewards, where you lose banners when others attack you too. It's very competitive - it needs you to play at the right time of the week, it's hard to climb up the ladder, and easy to get knocked down.

            Here you see pretty much entirely Josie and AC squads, with a few variations including Shales and recently Piotin Aeducans. So you can build teams to take out very specific set ups you know you'll come across, but which are rubbish against others.

            Honestly, until you think your team is as good as they come, I wouldn't bother too much.


            • #7
              Last 2 PG Defense I used squad consisted of 3 Advisors Leliana, Lady Seeker Cassandra and Dragon Morrigan as D slot (shield) under speed, power and prestige stealth runes. Both times finished in top25 and got 600 gems total. But that was my defense. I didn't use them for attack.
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              • #8
                Wow, thanks for the responses all! Learned a lot. Also found out I likely need to adjust my team a bit . I will list my current main guys;

                - Inq. Ameridan x2
                - Scout Harding
                - Advisor Leliana
                - Josephine
                - Lady Seeker Cassandra
                - Merril x2
                - Ruby Shale x4, amethyst shale x2, diamond shale x2, Amber Shale x1
                - Dragon Morrigan
                - Viscount Varric x2
                - King Alistair x2
                - Shriek (new 3* dragon - got him from NRP! )
                - Solas
                - Paragon Caridin
                - Revenant Gurd
                - Saarath
                - Piotin Aeduncan
                - Krem
                - Blackwall
                - Sera
                - Rasaan
                - Red Lyrium Samson
                - Sten, the Arishok

                Out of this selection, which archetype/team would be the best for me to start getting ready for the orange raids? Really want to have a go at farming these with a team to potentially get AC's

                PS; Out of curiosity, would 4x inq. Ameridan + DM/Shriek or 2x inq. Ameridan + 2x LSC + DM/Shriek be good teams for the raid?
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                • #9
                  I suggest you to fortify your Shales.
                  So 2 Ruby, 1 Diamond, Par. Caridin are basic. Then you fortify 1 Amder for the D slot, and 1 more Ruby for attacking slot.
                  All Shales should have 4 basic gear: Templar Breastplate, Stealth dagger, epic and legendary flawless Crystals. Then in fifth slot you put 2-3 Bull's Edge, and 2-3 other Crystals, depending on the weakness of you Shales. And remember, in 5th slot you may put ONLY legendary or mythic equipment.

                  Upd: when you'll get Emerald, you'll need to change Amder on her in D slot. That's it, Good luck, then.
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                  • #10
                    I agree with Heal and Harm, you should focus on your shales and Paragon Caridin, but keep in mind that your shales will not work well if you don't have the right gear for them, above all crystals and stealth dagger and maybe is better for you to work in your advisors first if you don't have enough cristals for all your shales.
                    Before using an orange key,I think you should improve your team, The Right Armour raid is the toughest of all and I think is better to get a well geared, tiered and forted team before unlock the raid.
                    I think you should get 3 Josies opening soldier packs and Xenon at Metas if you don't have AC.
                    It's nice you got Shriek, you can use it with your Josie squad when you completed it.
                    Scout Harding, Advisor Leliana, Lady Seeker Cassandra, Dragon Morrigan, Viscount Varric, King Alistair and Piotin Aeduncan are pretty good too, I think you should tier and fort them as well.
                    Good luck!


                    • #11
                      I don't think Ameridan will work well for the raid, you need advisors or shales, he is very outdated and the raid is really tough.


                      • #12
                        Thanks for the reality check guys. Will focus on shales (sadly need crystals first - have 0 atm ) and advisors.

                        Also was able to clear civil war & meta's gauntlets completely for the first time, ever, using 2x KA / LSC / Josie. Pretty happy with the result, and also got 'lucky' with packs and drops along the way.

                        I now have 2x Scout Harding, 3x KA, 2x LSC and a Templar Banner, next to my already existing Josie, AL & Shales (my main units) - can I use any of my new units to create a more effective team using Josie? Noticed she was an absolute monster with 2 KA's and Shriek.


                        • #13
                          She is absolute monster with shrike becase of other reasons. But, anyway, this is very strong combination.
                          I suggest to combine Josy, Shrike, Advisor Cullen, Xenon and Harding. Very interesting, especially with right gear. Also you can use dupes of Josephine/Advisor Cullen instead of Xenon

                          Advisor Cullen you can get from Meta Tactics also from node 16, don't remember exactly. Node with 3 Advisors Leliana as enemies.

                          And dont forget to stealth Harding and Josephine. Without stealth they are actually useless
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for all the advice Should be good to go for a while now, Xenon/AC/Josie's will be my absolute focus, and gathering crystals for shale whenever possible!

                            Also will stealth the 2 haha, didn't have so before indeed. Sadly got no stealth gear atm but will do the second I get something.




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