Water w Charles & Khan
This guide is part of my article series on Prime League Illusion Builds for the Playoff section of IB Prime League.
If this build is not to your likeing, have a look at the rest of my builds on the main Prime League page.
This guide was made before the first battles in the playoffs have commenced. I have been busy in training grounds for the past week, crafting what I think will be the five strongest marches for the Playoffs of Illusion Battle Prime League.
You can find my five playoffs builds here:
1. Fire w. Charles & Khan
2. Earth-Wind Hybrid
3. Lightning w. Charles
4. Water w. Charles & Khan
5. Water w. Charles & Ignatius
As we have not yet had a playoff battle, I have no real IB data to go by. Therefore, I hope to see many of you trying out this build or one of my other playoffs-builds to report back with feedback and battlereports!
The build overview
This article is on water with Charles and Khan. In the pre-league water was utterly useless. However, with the new ToK passive skills available in the Playoff section of IB Prime League, we can now comfortably counter fire setups using this water – water was simply not viable in the pre-league.
How does this build work? We rely on elemental bonus of Merlin to dish out solid damage. Moreover, we hope that energy suppression allows water dragon to get heal off (as we do not know the precise energy reg. in IB Prime we cannot know yet if this is possible). Lastly, Attila is a solid off DPS and his silence performs incredibly well versus fire because fire is extreemly dependent on getting their ultimate abilities off quickly (a fire that dosen’t nuke, dies hard).
Moreover, we rely on Charles strong shields and boosting the base damage of Immortal Ultimate abilities through William and a few auras. Mostly tho, with all the “new” ToK passives available, the game has shifted from a focus on Immortal native abilities towards more of a balance where ToK skills perform incredibly well and outperform the value of e.g. blessings and the minor Ultimate-ToK-booster passive types.
Lastly, this build uses Khan to make sure we keep wounds up on our enemies. We thus make sure that no one can play a healer-reliant sustain march to out-sustain the high nuke potential of our fire march. Moreover, Khan deals very solid damage and one of only two Immortals to enable Desire ToK passive to perform well.
Merlin: Annihilation + Concentration + Spell Disintegration
Khan: Sniper + Desire + Anger
Charles: Vitality Touch + Assist + Weakness
Attila: Malice + Daeth Breath + Energy Suppression
Strengths and weaknesses
This setup is an all round march that will perform well aginst anything but also not excel at fighting anything in particular. It is a great default march to use and get comfortable with. Will do well in rallies as it balances sustain, damage and control nicely. If you are facing standard marches, this will perform very well. However, if your opponent is running the incredible meta fire build with Charles-Khan (see guides), you will need to mod this build into the hard-counter Water w. Charles & Ignatius.
In conclusion, a solid default march, no huge weaknesses and against most things. Idea for participating in rallys and defending towers (broad purpose gaming). Not so good for single-attacking, since we are not running a niche attack march.