i usually go for thieves as fast as possible, pref. 3-6 of them and on my carry place i like hitman as the first one, 1 beaver,1 elvis, 1 scientist at tile 1 for my future AK, 1 scientist i swap at lvl 10-20 for a witch, in the back a second hitman to get leaks, 1 tavern and 3-4 jillys but all can vary depending on luck with cards and other factors, when i reach 2020 gold i buy 1 money bin(lvl 30ish?) and if lucky i get holgar at level 40+ish, if not i continue to carry on with hitman thats my optimal game strategy as of yet, but still have trouble killing early challenges, the 3-4 first ones are easy but after lvl 30 challenges i only get close to killing them and of mass challenges a few creeps get through, but later on i wipe them all out =) my lategame play is in strategy forum started by glamrune, i also took some advice from gamer in same forum that helped me alot with bonus round survival. Okey its only in easy but you'll find my name in all maps but the golden grounds and not to brag but i got pretty decent bonusroundladder ranks there =) i mazebert in the summer so i think i've gotten pretty good at it =) but there is always improvement for more ofc! have your strategy changed any since the new patch?
Well, my startagie is always a bit different, depend on the cards you get. And of course, the cards you CAN get. I try to beat all "Quests" on the 500 rounds. Right now i got a Rabbit -> Holger near spawn and further back a hitman which will be a Scarface later. Started to push my holger with pots and items as far as i can before round 50, so i can kill horseman and challange anf of course MEAD! I try to trade as much mead as possible for "Water of Life" to get the item chance upped. Later on, around 150 or so, i build an Iron man as AntiAir or to the front as power level unit. (Try Ironman with 2-4 Paintings and some speed items ^^ you can get the tower to 70+ in a dozen rounds without your carry losing kills/exp) And then the normal procedure. Beaver/Jillys with attack speed and lucky pants for stun support. Normally i go for League boots+Pants+Withered set (Cactus and Toad). If you have a dozen beavers with it... Well you can imagine. And if its gettin TOO close, i can still whip out balu for holgar (to get the mass/normal stuff) and the Blofield to take care of bosses. No special equip to mention here besides at least a cactus each...
I see that many people like to place their carry tower at the very beginning (on the 1st map). That works fine for say Dandilion or other range 1 and 2 towers. But for 3+ range, you get the most travel time on the second main island of 6 squares. I place mine in the back, 1 down from the topmost tile.
Me too! Although sometimes I facepalm myself after doing that, and getting Helm of Hades five rounds later... lol