Explorers!

Today you’ll notice the 5 Step Kingdom Strike event is live in your neighborhood, and it’ll be live for the whole of today and tomorrow.

Thankfully, the average level is around 20 so it SHOULD be completely doable for people with a team at level 15 or higher (with a little cunning and trickery). Rather than go through the strategy for 5 separate and subjective battles, let’s talk about each enemy and how you beat them. I’ll be recommending ideal counters in the rare and epic tiers for lower level players.

Enemy Overview

Step 1:  Stegosaurus (18), Tyrannosaurus Rex (19)
Step 2:  Stygimoloch (19), Brachiosaurus (20)
Step 3:  Tyrannosaurus Rex (20), Brachiosaurus (21)
Step 4:  Tyrannosaurus Rex (20), Brachiosaurus (21), Blue (22)
Step 5: Brachiosaurus (21), Blue (22), Indoraptor (23)

Beating Stegosaurus

StegosaurusStegosaurus should be a familiar foe for most people. It’s a staple of early arena play and it’s biggest advantage is slowing moves. It’s built as a raptor buster, with both Superiority Strike and Thagomizer in its arsenal. But it’s weak against chompers. Tyrannosaurus Rex and Rex Gen 2, Allosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Gorgusuchus are all great counters and should dispatch it easily.

 


Beating Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus RexTyrannosaurus Rex is a damage monster above all else. It has three devastating attacks in Defense Shattering Strike, Defense Shattering Impact, and Defense Shattering Rampage, and it has the highest attack of all dinosaurs in the game. Beating it requires being faster (easy enough with it’s incredibly slow speed), and hitting harder.

Stuns, and distraction are also two ways to really deal with this enemy. Shields and armor won’t help in the slightest since every move it has breaks those. Oh, and Draco Gen 2 may come in handy. Suchotator’s Lethal Wound and Instant Distraction are ideal, and at 15 and above, Suchotator has enough health to handle a little damage. Using Monolophosaurus to double up on distracting moves and eliminate the second turn from T-Rex is also viable. Einiasuchus and Stegoceratops are also useful with stunning and have enough health to live for a turn.


Beating Stygimoloch

Stygimoloch is a bit of an annoying dinosaur when it comes to battles. I often forget how fast it is (clocking in with speed of 129) and combine that with the fact that it has Shielding Strike, Impact and Run, and Instant Charge, and you’re in rough shape.

Velociraptor, Ornithomimus, and Deinocheirus all outspeed it, which is essential when you’re trying to hit it before it puts up a shield and halves all your damage. Ornithomimus has the added advantage of being immune. Another route to go is using Ankylocodon to slow it down and beat it up, or Gorgosuchus to smash through any shields.


Beating Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus is always a lot stronger than it looks. It’s got a pile of health, a little armor, critically hits really often, and has surprisingly high damage.

Add to that the fact that it has Superiority Strike and Bellow, in addition to a resounding Rampage, and you may be in for a surprise. Most chompers will tear through Brachiosaurus, but most will be slower than it’s 111 speed. So while Tyrannosaurus Rex and Gorgosuchus and T-Rex Gen 2 do a good job at dispatching high-health Sauropods like Brachiosaurus, you might be better off with a faster shield breaker like Gorgosuchus or Baryonyx.


Beating Blue

Blue is a fascinating dinosaur. It’s the second fastest in the game at this moment, with 131 speed and an Epic rating. It also has both Pounce (distracting) and Short Defense (shielding) as well as a little armor.

But nine times out of ten, the computer has Blue open with Short Defense. Which means a shield breaker like Gorgosuchus, or anything that slows it down like Wuerhosaurus, Stegosaurus, or Stegoceratops will dispatch of Blue pretty easily. Think shield breaking and slowing, and you should be okay with Blue. Especially if you have something with armor of its own.


Beating Indoraptor

Near as we can tell, Indoraptor in the arena differs from how Indoraptor plays via the strike towers. Similar to Blue, I see Indoraptor most often using Cleansing Impact followed by Defense Shattering Rampage instead of doing what most do in the arena and opening with Evasive Stance.

So while nullifiers are normally helpful in taking on Indoraptor, you may not need one (beyond perhaps Tanycolagreus in case it does cloak and you still need a hit). But using something like Suchotator or Spinosaurus Gen 2 to get a lethal wound off is going to spell disaster for an Indoraptor who is faster, goes first, and blows it’s Cleansing Impact. Really, bleeding is the easiest way to deal with Indoraptor because even if it evades, it takes bleed damage.

Video Guide From Pocemon

Reward:

If you manage to pull this off, you’ll end up with an Epic Incubator with a total DNA count based on your current player level. Pretty sweet.

In Conclusion

These five step strikes can be a real grind for a lower level player. You’ve got two days to accomplish this goal, so be sure to take your time, and be sure to change your team for each step if necessary. If your team level is at or above 20, you really shouldn’t have too much trouble with this. If it’s below that, be ready to rely on Gorgosuchus (if you have it), Suchotator, and Tyrannosaurus Rex to help you through most of this event.

Good luck out there! Let us know how it goes!

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