Dot Arena: Heroes for Normal and Nightmare CoF (Crucible of Fire)


Normal and Nightmare Crucible of Heroes are actually the same, what makes it feels harder is because HP and Power regeneration is disabled, so you'll need a little planning on when to use your heroes' Ultimate Skills.

Don't hesitate to try the Nightmare mode for 2x rewards, but if things gets too difficult, just use the "Easy Mode" option to continue your progress under Normal mode.


- Normal and Nightmare CoF Heroes -

Some Quick Tips:
   - Number 1 rule: Use "RETREAT" if one of your main heroes is dead!
   - Number 2 rule: Use "RETREAT" if your team is at a disadvantage!
   - Number 3 rule: Use "RETREAT" if you want to try a different strategy ("for learning purposes hehe").
   - Join a guild and hire Vincent or Abyss, but if you have them already, hire any hero you need (refer to the list below).

   - Do Smart Skill Prioritization: Early game tip to make your heroes effective in battle, refer HERE to learn which skills to max first or left untouched at the moment.

   - Avoid using "Auto Fights" unless you really intend to.
   - For the first 1 to 5 stages, try to fill all of your heroes' Power bars, including your reserves.

What Are Reserves?
   - Optional heroes that might be useful in certain situations. Charge their "Power Bars" in the beginning then keep them as your reserves, fire them off if needed. This could be useful for Nightmare CoF since Power doesn't regenerate after fights.
   - Ex: Replacing Neko with Eva: Eva is your reserve hero, but keep her Power full from the start in case you need healing later on.

   - It is actually ok to use more than 5 heroes. It's like basketball, you have your starting 5, 6th man (Eva), and your reserves. ^^

Labeling Guide
   - Highly Recommended Heroes = Popular CoF heroes that are viable for Normal and Nightmare CoFs. Heroes that can nicely fill up their power gauge without relying on regeneration, heroes with great utility for their teammates, and more.
   - Possible Alternatives = Nice heroes that can be mixed or used as alternatives to the recommended ones. Can be used for Nightmare CoFs, but limit only to 1 or 2 (use any of them as reserves though).
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- Lvl 30 to 52 (Before Purple) CoF Heroes -

Sample Team Formations
   - 1 Tank, 2 DPS, 1 Control, and 1 Support
   - 1 Tank, 1 DPS, 1 Control, and 2 Support
   - If you don't have an available hero for a certain position, hire from your guild or just fill in with what you have at the moment, go HERE to determine the roles of your other heroes.


Tank Heroes
   - 
   - Vincent (Combo with Eva, use Ulti when HP is half or less.)
   - BarbaroBrutusGillsRaff or any tank you have available at the moment, this works best if you have Abyss though. If you can't grab Vincent or Abyss, you might need to use and rotate multiple tanks.

DPS Heroes
   - 
   - Abyss (Can also start to tank around Blue+2.)
   - AtlasBlazerJadeLilithStatik or any hero with good AoE damage output are ok but needs a little thought on when to use Ultimate Skills.

Control Heroes
   - 
   - Bo&Mo
   - Medusa
   - Naomi
   - Noire
   - Uldor

Support Heroes
   - 
   - Eva (Combo with Vincent, can be replaced if heal is not needed.)
   - Jugo
   - Lokz (Great multi-purpose support hero.)
   - Neko (Commonly used as Eva's alternative.)
   - Shaka
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- Lvl 53 to 71 (After Purple) CoF Heroes -

Sample Team Formations
   - 1 Tank, 1~2 DPS, 1 Control, and 1~2 Support
   - Abyss, 0~1 DPS, 1~2 Control, and 2~3 Support
   - If you don't have an available hero for a certain position, hire from your guild or just fill in with what you have at the moment, go HERE to determine the roles of your other heroes.
   - Overall upgrades starts to matter here!


Tank Heroes
   - 
   - Abyss (If hiring, make sure it is nicely upgraded to tank.)
   - 
   - VincentRaffBarbaroJugoLeo, or any tank you have available at the moment, this works better when paired with Abyss.

DPS Heroes
   - 
   - Abyss
   - Atlas
   - Blazer
   - Bomb Bros
   - Jade
   - Lilith
   - Lumina
   - Raff

Control Heroes
   - 
   - Bo&Mo
   - Gabriel
   - Medusa (if you want a better skill cancel timing.)

Support Heroes
   - 
   - Eva
   - Hyral (Nice synergy with Magic heroes like Abyss and Lucia.)
   - Jugo
   - Lokz
   - Lucia (Nice synergy with Magic heroes like Abyss and Hyral.)
   - Neko
   - Shaka
   - Voo
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- Lvl 72 to 85+ (Purple +2 to Orange) CoF Heroes -

Sample Team Formations
   - Well, if you reached this point, then you should know by now how to create teams. Compose any team formations you feel is right. ^^
   - Overall upgrades really does matter here!


Tank Heroes
   - 
   - Abyss
   - Barbaro
   - Jugo
   - Leo
   - Raff
   - Vincent (yes, Vincent is back and viable again here)

DPS Heroes
   - 
   - Abyss
   - Atlas
   - Blake (notable back-line destroyer)
   - Blazer
   - Bomb Bros
   - Booster
   - Lumina
   - Raff

Control Heroes
   - 
   - Bo&Mo
   - Gabriel
   - Medusa (if you want a better skill cancel timing.)
   - Naomi

Support Heroes
   - 
   - Eva
   - Hyral
   - Jugo
   - Lokz
   - Lucia
   - Neko
   - Shaka
   - Voo
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Final Notes:
   - Heroes with Awakening Skills are NOT considered here for now to give mid to near high level players a better and accurate options. I will consider them if needed, but under a different bracket.

   - These are not the only heroes out there that can be used for Normal/Nightmare CoFs. I probably missed some Heroes that are also useful, but the above heroes should be enough. Learn, experiment, and share. Good Luck Guys!~ ^^

Nightmare CoF
   - Crucible of Fire: Nightmare Difficulty. During this mode, your hero does not recover HP or Power even when the battle ends.
   - The reward for every chest will be doubled, including items, gold and Dragon Scales.
   - You can click on the “Easy Mode” to change the difficulty at any time, however it’s irreversible.
   - Players who are VIP 10 or above can choose different difficulties for 2 resets, however if one wants to use the “Pass” function for CoF, the reward you’ll get depends on the difficulty of the previous CoF you passed. If player passed the first 5 stages with Nightmare difficulty and the rest of the stages with Easy Mode, When he passes his 2nd time of CoF, he will get 5 double rewards and 10 normal rewards.
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