First of all, sorry if a similar thread already exists; it could have eluded my search but hopefully not.
The recent addition of new units to my roster has prompted me to finally change my ARD setup, and after a lot of trial and error I’m curious to see what other effective strategies are out there.
It would be great to see your screenshots, explanations, and results! I’ll start it off:
Current all season layout. I don’t have much data on its effectiveness since I just made it.
The idea is simple: go left or right and you’ll have to tank 2 units each of a different color and damage type. Slot in hardy bearing seal to deal with pesky vantage units and Brave Ike. AKA “Nuke strat.”
old anima season setup
Lyn has firesweep bow and Duma has armored boots.
old dark season setup
Cecilia has the cleaner and armored march.
Previous setups would usually lose <200 lift per week, with a 50% win rate maybe. Sometimes you get lucky sometimes you get wrecked.
Popular strategies I’ve encountered:
Desert map with a bunch of ranged cavalry - Problematic if you fill your back line with structures forcing engagement turn 1.
Lava map with flier emblem + goad flier and galeforce - Should be easier to deal with if you have bow units and dancers
Any map with +10 L!Alm, Ophelia, Thrasir, etc. - I don’t know if anything exists that can tank multiple fully merged Alm hits; he’s such a destructive force! You have to make specific offense teams should you encounter setups that rely on these specific units.
I found out that locked teams persist even if you sacrifice a unit! Brave Eliwood is no more cos I foddered off his assist for arena scoring… but his ghost remains!