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Water with Khan (holy counter)

This guide is part of my article series on water builds. If this build is not to your likeing, have a look at the rest of my builds on the water build page. I have multiple builds for any taste available, IB, PvE, arena/ToS builds and F2P/cheap builds.

This article is on a spender water main march relying on Bathony to dish out rediculess damage while running Merlin as the best damage dealing mage-support in the game!


This setup is pretty standard meta and emulates what the earth marches have been doing for years now – protecting their backlines, ensuring that our heavy dps’ stays on as high troop count as possible and thus deals out insane amounts of damage to anything.

Merlin and Khan are amongst the absolutly strongest damage dealers in the current meta. On top of that, Attila and Herald are absolute beasts if you craft the march right. They will deal damage and control your enemy as well as anyone else AND on top of that they add the strongest damage vulnerability combo in the game. Absolutely insane march that can and will kill even holy marches!

Merlin and Khan deals insane damage and even with assist on Herald and Attila will deal a good chunck of damage too.

On top, we rely on Herald and Attila (with unique artifact) to add debuff the enemy boosting the physical damage and magic damage dealt to the enemy by 35%. In addition, Herald will add another 35% damage dealt (physical and magical with unique). Combined 70% more damage!

If you have Ragnar unlocked, you should use him instead of Herald. We need unique on Herald to boost the damage of Merlin, but since that might not be feasible for you to get the unique artifact for Herald (not even out yet) you should be using Ragnar if possible untill you can get Herald’s artifact.

You want to run this passive loadout:

Khan: Weakness + Assist + Adrenaline Rush

Merlin: Annihilation + Concentration + Fighting Master

Herald: Energy Suppression/Life Link/Resist + Oaken + Malice

Attila: Energy Burst + Death Breath + Fighting Will

Countering enemies

There are small changes that needs to be made to the above default ToK setup depending on what you are fighting. Like if for example you are up against a lightning march with Khan Ysg, throw away Link and put in energy suppresion.

Changes you might want to consider are:

  1. You want to play around with Coercionshelter and misleading here on Attila instead of Energy Burst depending on your enemy.
  2. If you are fighting other waters (Merlin’s) you need resist on Herald. Fighting Khan’s you wanna do energy suppresion over resist/life link. Fighting neither magic nor Khan, you want Oaken or life link. If your enemy is a sustain enemy or a burst ultimate dependent setup, link/supp. best. If you are against heavy phys team, oaken or link.

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Published: 28-06-2022