Map: Moonbase

North Core Buffless Minion Survival Build

Author: MarkS

DU: 0/105 MU: 0/105

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Required Hero Stats
Hero HP Damage Range Rate
Apprentice 3200 5800 3500 5000
Huntress 3200 5700 2900 3000
Monk 3700 5600 5100 3700
Ev 4700 5100 2300 3100
Summoner 5500 5400 2600 2100

Build Status: Public

Difficulty: Nightmare

Game Mode: Survival

Hardcore: Yes

Mix Mode: No

AFK Able: Yes

Time Per Run: 1hr 40min

Mana Used: 0

Mana to Upgrade: 0

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Credit to Plane for this build :)

This build incorporates 10LTs as I will explain in Hint 2.

Basically 5 Archers as a frontline, followed by a spider/mage on each side of the entrances towards the core. Spider/mage should be far enough (5DU buff beam length) to not get hit consistently and can apply heals when needed without getting interrupted. Your minions will seldom get hit if you build this correctly as the LTs will pull most of the aggro from the ogres. It is recommended to have around 4-4.5k HP on your summoner to sustain the blows of the first waves.

Hint 1: First you'll need to resize your aura stack and place them here (Ensnare, Electric, Str drain) and leave the other str drain where it is. It is important that you DO NOT upgrade the buff beams until wave 1 is done and you have used your tower move jester to put everything into place as shown. Your minions will take a bit of beating during the first wave so its good to have decent HP on your summoner.

Hint 2: You will need 2 stacks of 5 LTs on your buff beam, along with a Deadly Striker Tower pointed SSE to finish off stuck mobs. Also included a gas trap on the LTs in case your LTs don't do enough damage to the djinn mobs and you get overwhelmed.

PS. I do have 2 AFK summoners each with a huntress guardian and an apprentice guardian equipped for maximum damage output, and each of them are standing on the LT stack to boost all 5 LTs effectively.

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16 October 2017

That gas trap would have saved me a survival :p Djinns love to despawn my buff beam otherwise

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19 January 2018

Liking the buffless strat. Good clear speed with more LTs. Works fine with 1 SD Aura but Ogres get stuck on the left stairway. Debating using 2 Deadly Strikers and moving the aura towards the stairs.

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19 January 2018

Sadly this build doesn't work without a Boost Monk after level 29, which kind of makes it useless. I'm at 5k life 4k hp 2.5-3k others for all of builders and it wasn't working. The left side gets hit too hard by Ogres and the top right archer dies to Djinn projectiles. Sometimes the Ogres hop over the left minion wall as well. I ended up dropping a couple LTs to add a couple more reflection beams on the right, 2 more buff beams for archers/mages on the left, and extended the buff beam attached to the LTs north so the mages are on it.