Updated Legendary Tier List for Dungeon Challenge 2.0 – August 31, 2017

Introduction

VCME has been undergoing extensive testing and tweeking to help revitalize the PvP experience. Presently speaking, the current set up heavily favours empty first waves and all out stuns to lock down attackers. This is by no means a fun mechanic as it is almost akin to flipping a coin in whether or not you get lucky in defender’s special timers.

As such, the new DC 2.0 changes will significantly buff Boss waves by granting them Stun and Silence immunity for the first turn. This means they will always be able to cast their Specials as it will be impossible to kill before they attack (worst case scenario is that they are on a 3 turn timer upon entering). However, this only occurs if you completely fill out all of your dungeons which removes the empty-wave meta.

While there will be rotating colour buffs and Kingdoms playing a role, my new revisions to the tier list will only take into consideration the immunity to crowd control.

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Dungeon Challenge 2.0 buffs

With DC 2.0, dungeon defenders will receive rotating colour buffs but every week will always have bosses gaining stun/silence immunity to guarantee them casting a special first turn. This will greatly influence how Bosses function as we know for sure a special will be cast. This will also mean that there will need to be revisions to current attacking rosters as older strategies of stun -> nuke will not work in this new day and age. Continue reading Updated Legendary Tier List for Dungeon Challenge 2.0 – August 31, 2017

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Jabberwock, Updated Tier List, and Summoning Event Overview

Introduction

The Jabberwock is a new Legendary Creature will be added into the game during the upcoming summoning event. Generally speaking, any new Creature should be stronger than older/existing ones due to Powercreep (the slow increase of stronger Creatures over time) and Jabberwock is no exception.

Jabberwock may not be as instrumental to your success compared to Green Giant, but Wood has been lacking a strong option for some time now. Due to his unique and interesting kit, Jabberwock will be a formidable Creature on your offensive line up due to his innate durability and lack of popular fire threats in PvP.

In addition to a review of Jabberwock, this article will include an updated tier list for Offense and Defense along with his placement within them.

On an unrelated note, I encourage you to join my discord Discord server as it is filled with helpful and knowledgeable players while also giving you a chance to discuss all things related to Creature Quest.

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Jabberwock at a glance

Jabberwock is a Legendary Creature that can come with 3-4 Combo Dots and is able to reach level 90 (or 105 with awakenings). Furthermore, they have 6 Red-Star awakenings that can provide powerful additional benefits. Jabberwock’s awakenings help him survive the current dungeon defense stunmeta as he is able to reduce up to 60% damage when awoken. Unfortunately, the final awakening does not have much applications at this current time as AoE damage is lackluster in both PvP and PvE.  Continue reading Jabberwock, Updated Tier List, and Summoning Event Overview

Shifts in the Battle Tower Meta – August 2, 2017

Introduction

VCME has released another major update that both upgrades countless non-Legendary Creatures, but also revamps the Battle Tower scoring system. The goal of these changes is to create Creature diversity along with more meaningful usage of non-Legendary cards.

This article will provide some insight on the shifting meta and how to best take advantage of the changes in the Battle Tower

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Battle Tower changes

The Battle Tower has undergone numerous revamps to both excite and raise the level of competition for a top score. Prior to this update, the key to success was to abuse on-colour damage and aim for as much mana and health remaining as possible. Furthermore, resurrecting strategies worked wonders as you could easily revive a dead teammate and continue going.

However, this update has now shifted the focus to using size-specific Creatures and having no one die to ensure the highest survival score possible. Continue reading Shifts in the Battle Tower Meta – August 2, 2017

Cerberus Review and Updated Tier List

Introduction

The Cerberus is a new Legendary Creature will be added into the game during the upcoming summoning event. Generally speaking, any new Creature should be stronger than older/existing ones due to Powercreep (the slow increase of stronger Creatures over time) and Cerebrus is no exception. However, unlike Astral Watcher, he will not be as irreplaceable as Dark has many powerful competing Creatures for that slot. Furthermore, his awakenings, while powerful, are not as amazing until unlocking the final star (15 Greater Essences) and may often be better left unawoken due to the innate power of their base kit.

In addition to a review of Cerberus, this article will include an updated tier list for Offense and Defense along with his placement within them.

On an unrelated note, I encourage you to join my discord Discord server as it is filled with helpful and knowledgeable players while also giving you a chance to discuss all things related to Creature Quest.

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Cerberus at a glance

Cerberus is a Legendary Creature that can come with 3-4 Combo Dots and is able to reach level 90 (or 105 with awakenings). Furthermore, they have 6 Red-Star awakenings that can provide powerful additional benefits; however, while the final awakening is incredibly powerful, the previous ones are poor-average and you may be better off leaving them unawoken (or only using Dupes) and saving your Greater Essences for someone else. Continue reading Cerberus Review and Updated Tier List

Legendary Creature Dungeon Offense Tier List

Introduction

Creature Quest has over 50 different Legendary Creatures to choose from to populate your Dungeon Offense team with. However, they are not created equally and some are significantly stronger than others.

This tier list will be part of a larger project that will help rank all Legendary Creatures across three different categories: Dungeon Defense, Dungeon Offense, and PvE with an averaged rank assigned to better help gain an understanding of just how powerful your Creature is.

Remember, this is just one aspect of the game and many lower ranked Creatures here have amazing value in the other two game modes. Furthermore, due to the scarcity of 4-dots, owning a 4-dot Legendary will dramatically catapult their value/usage on your team as they can hit 16x multiplier.

On an unrelated note, the most Mantastic guild in Creature Quest is recruiting high performing players with the main goal of achieving top 3 and beyond (repeatedly top 10 finishes with one 4th). Feel free to ping me in discord Discord under the Creature Quest channel.

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Fine print

As with any tier list introduced, there will be certain degrees of personal bias or misrepresentation for certain Creatures. Based on my experience in making tier lists of a different game, the first inception will have the most room for movement/growth as it will become easier to shift cards around once the template has been laid. Continue reading Legendary Creature Dungeon Offense Tier List

Legendary Creature Dungeon Defender Tier List

Introduction

Creature Quest has over 50 different Legendary Creatures to choose from to populate your Dungeon Defense with. However, they are not created equally and some are significantly stronger than others.

This tier list will be part of a larger project that will help rank all Legendary Creatures across three different categories: Dungeon Defense, Dungeon Offense, and PvE with an averaged rank assigned to better help gain an understanding of just how powerful your Creature is.

Remember, this is just one aspect of the game and many lower ranked Creatures here have amazing value in the other two game modes.

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Fine print

As with any tier list introduced, there will be certain degrees of personal bias or misrepresentation for certain Creatures. Based on my experience in making tier lists of a different game, the first inception will have the most room for movement/growth as it will become easier to shift cards around once the template has been laid. Continue reading Legendary Creature Dungeon Defender Tier List

Shady Characters Surprise Summon Event

Introduction

The Shady Characters Surprise Summon event has a modest array of Creatures to acquire, but I strongly feel that this is the bait before the real prize of what may possibly be a 4th of July event. Regardless, the temptation to summon is always there so I gave it a few attempts.

Summoning video

A strong explanation of each featured Legendary is given in the first few minutes of the video
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Conclusion

Let me know how you fared this Summoning event and whether or not you decided to participate.

Happy Questing!

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Suggestions for Improving Creature Quest

Introduction

Creature Quest is a well-developed game that still has room for improvement due to the relative youth overall. Furthermore, VCME takes player feedback very seriously and is receptive to suggestions and criticism. As such, I have devised numerous suggestions that I feel can help advance the game forward from at least a Quality of Life perspective based on my extensive mobile gaming experience.

The main goal of this post is to start a conversation that will hopefully be seen by VCME as well as providing a medium for community opinions overall. Thus, feel free to leave your own thoughts and suggestions as how you would improve Creature Quest without advancing the rate of Powercreep.

Combo dot rollover

Having Individual Variance (IV) is a dangerous thing in any game as you can essentially acquire a less ideal version of a Creature. This is probably most notable in Fire Emblem Heroes, but CQ has it as well. Now, the IV level is not as dramatic, but rolling a 3-dot Legendary can sometimes feel hallow, especially if you invest in it, awaken, and totem it to only summon a 4-dot down the road. To help combat this, I propose a combo-dot rollover system. This rollover system would have you fuse the new 4 (or higher dot) card to the old one that can act as an awakening, but will allow you to accept the new dots and replace the old ones. Thus, my 3-dot legendary that had some awakenings and full totems can still keep all of these and have it’s combo dot count increased from the new card (which is consumed).

Continue reading Suggestions for Improving Creature Quest

Creature Quest June Updates

Introduction

Creatures Quest has a major update in-store for the month of June that will feature various balances/buffs to existing Creatures, Guild enhancements, new Events(!), plus more hidden gems.

There is no specified date for this update, but it will come out soon

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Creature changes

The developers at VCME are continuously fine-tuning the various Creatures available to ensure all of them have a place in the current meta. This update mostly consists of various buffs/balance reworks to various Legendary Creatures. Continue reading Creature Quest June Updates

Creature Quest Dungeon Challenge Offense Guide

Introduction

Creature Quest features 3 unique game play modes that should all be taken advantage of to make the most progress possible. In this article, I will be focusing on the PvP (player versus player) Dungeon Challenge mode from a offensive point of view to better help you tackle your opponent’s dungeons with greater consistency. I will be covering how Prestige and attacking works, basic team building compositions, and in-game strategies for playing through their dungeons.

This posting will be using knowledge/terminology previously discussed in my New Player’s Guide as well as Dungeon Defense Guide.

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What is the Dungeon Challenge?

Challenge Dungeons are the weekly PvP (player versus player) ladder. You are able to create a dungeon with your own various sized creatures and then use your Challenge Points to attack other players. Each offensive and defensive victory awards Prestige (points that correspond to your numerical ranking) while failed defenses lose Prestige. There is no penalty for failing an offense. To better facilitate fairer match-making, players are divided up into Gold, Silver, and Bronze tiers. Continue reading Creature Quest Dungeon Challenge Offense Guide