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TriHard Pet Strategies - Best TriHard Pet Abilities

Updated December 15, 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the Clash of Streamers TriHard pet strategies guide; a guide on the best TriHard pet auto-skill and passive ability strategies.

TriHard pets feature a wide range of unique abilities; both for auto-skill and passive abilities.

TriHard pet passive abilities focus on two primary areas:

  • Late-game combat progression
  • Blockchain export/rent cost reduction

In this guide we will go over the various TriHard pet auto-skill abilities and passive abilities, analyze the potential effectiveness of each, and determine the combination of abilities which might have the biggest impact on your overall account progression.

Auto-Skill Abilities

TriHard pets have a total of 7 auto-skill (combat) abilities.

They are the following:


Rugged Defense

Auto-Skill: Your defense is solid as stone increasing your armor by 40%.


Fortified Armor

Auto-Skill: Fortifies your armor, reducing the effects of armor break by 30%.


Wound Suppression

Auto-Skill: You suppress your wounds, reducing the damage from bleeds by 60%.


Paralyze

Auto-Skill: Attacks have a 20% chance to petrify the target for 1 round.


Bloodshed

Auto-Skill: Attacks grant 10% armor break and make targets bleed, dealing (25% of attack) damage for 4 rounds.


Blood Armor

Auto-Skill: When you are covered in blood (below 30% health) your armor increases by 60% for 3 rounds.


Holy Armor

Auto-Skill: Grants all allies holy armor when they fall below 50% health, increasing their armor by 25% for 2 rounds.


Before unlocking the ability to use one of these auto-skills, you must first have an active TriHard pet guardian. This only happens once you have captured the TriHard hatchery, and you have unlocked the TriHard section in the Loyalty Tree by collecting 50K default faces.

For more information on how to setup auto-skill abilities and apply them to certain heroes, take a look at the Pet Abilities Guide.

In the sections below, we will take a look at some of the best possible strategies with these auto-skill abilities.

Double Stun Strategy


Paralyze

Auto-Skill: Attacks have a 20% chance to petrify the target for 1 round.


The strategy that involves this ability is potentially one of the best ways you can use a TriHard pet guardian.

To start, you want a Hunter with the following auto-skill abilities:

  • Double Shot
  • Stunning Arrow

These two abilities will allow you to attack two targets at once, with a 20% chance to stun each of them. Overall, Double Shot gives you a 36% chance to stun at least 1 of 2 enemies that you hit.

When you have a TriHard pet guardian with the Paralyze ability applied to your Hunter, you also have another 20% chance to stun one of two heroes each attack. Overall, Paralyze gives you a 36% chance to petrify at least 1 of 2 enemies that you hit each turn.

In total, with both of these abilities combined, you have a 59% chance to stun at least 1 of 2 enemies that you hit each turn.

This has extremely high crowd control potential, allowing for an insanely effective support Hunter class.

Overall, one very good ability-set to use on a Hunter with this strategy would be the following:

A Hunter with this build will be extremely effective at stunning, petrifying, and freezing enemies. Additionally, the Rebirth ability grants a second life just in case the Hunter is dropped quickly by some crazy multiplier.

The crowd control potential of this build is insane!

  • When using the ultimate ability, you have a (1 - (0.75 * 0.75 * 0.75 * 0.75)) = 0.68359375 ~ 68% of freezing at least 1 of 4 backline enemies.
  • When using a basic attack, you have a (1 - ((0.8 * 0.8) * (0.8 * 0.8))) = 0.5904 ~ 59% to stun or petrify at least 1 of 2 enemies.

This is one of the most effective support Hunter builds out there, and is probably the one of the best strategies to try with your TriHard pet guardian.

This strategy is the same one that was also mentioned in the LuL Strategies Guide. A team with both the LuL & TriHard double stun strategies can have insane potential for locking down all enemies!

Tank Warrior Strategy

This strategy can be used with one of two abilities:


Rugged Defense

Auto-Skill: Your defense is solid as stone increasing your armor by 40%.


Fortifed Armor

Auto-Skill: Fortifies your armor, reducing the effects of armor break by 30%.


Overall, the point of this strategy is to get a Warrior which is tanky to the point that barely any damage can be dealt to it.

Take a look at the following Warrior ability-set:

This ability-set is potentially the best ability-set for a tanky Warrior. It has the best armor scaling, the best healing to help the Warrior stay alive, and has a ton of additional armor by default.

This tank Warrior strategy intends to improve the tankiness of a Warrior with this ability-set!

If you use the Rugged Defense ability on your TriHard pet guardian, you will have an additional 40% armor on your Warrior which is a huge amount.

A Warrior with this much armor would only really be vulnerable against heroes with a lot of armor penetration.

If you use the Fortified Armor ability, you will be reducing the effects of armor break on your Warrior.

What is the best option?

There is no clear answer as to whether Rugged Defense is better than Fortified Armor or vice versa. They are both very situational abilities.

If you notice yourself stuck on an opponent and that your Warrior is getting absolutely crushed, there is a chance that the enemy heroes have high armor penetration!

In this case, Fortified Armor would be better!

However, by default, Rugged Defense would likely be better because it’s mainly Rogue classes which have armor penetration; and there will only usually be 1-2 Rogues on an enemy team at a time.

With that being said, have Rugged Defense equipped on your TriHard pet guardian and the ability applied to your best Warrior.

Once your pet is a high level and high star, the effects will be quite noticeable!

Passive Abilities

TriHard pets have a total of 9 unique passive abilities.

They are the following:


Battle Strategist

Passive: Being a battle strategist reduces the cost to swap abilities by 1%.


Advanced Tactics

Passive: As a seasoned war veteran all your battles cost 1% less Gems.


Shapeshift Master

Passive: Knowing you way around shapeshifting reduces the cost of swapping faces by 1%.


Skin Collector

Passive: Being a collector of skins increases skin buffs by 1%.


Pledge of Loyalty

Passive: You pledge your loyalty and are rewarded with reduced cost of swapping talents in the Loyalty Tree by 1%.


Borrowed Time

Passive: You live on borrowed time, reducing the cost of renting streamers by 1%.


Pet Attraction

Passive: Attracts pets and reduces the cost of renting them by 1%.


Pet Exporter

Passive: Being a pet exporter reduces the cost of exporting pets to the blockchain by 1%.


Hero Trader

Passive: Being a hero trader reduces the cost of exporting streamers to the blockchain by 1%.


These abilities are extremely diverse, offering a wide range of uniquely focused abilities.

As a result, they create two clear strategies that can be used during different stages of the game:

In the next sections you will learn about each of these strategies.

Late Game Combat Strategy

During the Clash of Streamers late-game, battles in the Campaign Tower become far more difficult and expensive to participate in.

As a result of the difficulty in the higher stages, you are forced to wait until you can improve your team, or try to optimize your lineup through other means.

Oftentimes, this involves spending Gems in the following areas:

  • Swapping abilities to try to optimize damage against the boss
  • Swapping Loyalty Tree talents to anti-spec the class/faction/skin of the Campaign Tower boss

All of this constant swapping of abilities and talents gets very expensive in the long run. This strategy focuses on improving these Gem costs so that-late game battling can go much more smoothly!

This strategy uses the following TriHard pet passive abilities:


Battle Strategist

Passive: Being a battle strategist reduces the cost to swap abilities by 1%.


Advanced Tactics

Passive: As a seasoned war veteran all your battles cost 1% less Gems.


Pledge of Loyalty

Passive: You pledge your loyalty and are rewarded with reduced cost of swapping talents in the Loyalty Tree by 1%.


All three of these passive abilities will improve your ability to progress during late-game combat. Since you will likely constantly need to swap out abilities in the Spellbook and talents in the Loyalty Tree, the Gem cost reduction is a huge deal!

Additionally, it’s even better to do this strategy while you are under the effects of a 10% Gem cost reduction from completing the Gem Event in the prior week.

While not fully necessary, it will help you save a ton of Gems in the long run.

So, this strategy works out to the following steps:

  1. Complete the Gem Event during one week.
  2. Equip the above abilities on your active TriHard pet during the week you complete the Gem Event.
  3. Wait for the weekly reset.
  4. Progress in the Campaign Tower until you hit a wall.
  5. Once you hit a wall (usually on a boss), change the Loyalty Tree talents of your streamers to anti-spec the faction, class and skin of the boss.
  6. If needed, modify the abilities of your high DPS streamers have more single-target abilities.

It should be noted that fighting like this is very expensive. Therefore, it's not recommended for free-to-play players since you won’t have a huge stockpile of Gems to begin with.

Most players should simply progress through the Campaign Tower for free, or while working towards completing the Gem Event or a seasonal event. Take a look at the Campaign Climbing Guide for the best ways to progress through the Campaign Tower.

If you are a pay-to-play player, you might find this strategy very useful to help you progress through extreme late-game combat stages.

Take a look at the Pay-To-Play Guide for more info on the best Gem purchases you can make.

Additionally, there is one more ability that will improve your ability to progress through late-game combat.

Take a look at the following ability:


Skin Collector

Passive: Being a collector of skins increases skin buffs by 1%.


The Skin Collector ability simply improves skin buff percentages. This can be great if you have collected a ton of skins and have very high skin buffs to begin with.

Take a look at the Beginner's Combat Guide for a section on skin buffs, and the Achievement Farming Guide for a section on how to collect a ton of skins and increase skin buff percentages.

Overall, by utilizing these abilities during late-game combat, you'll significantly improve your ability to progress further while paying fewer Gems.

Blockchain Strategy

The Blockchain strategy centers around two primary objectives:

  • Lowering Blockchain export cost
  • Lowering hero/pet rental cost

There are two abilities which lower Blockchain export cost, and two others which lower rent cost. Unfortunately since there are a total of four Blockchain related abilities, we cannot have them all enabled at the same time.

This is why it is important that you figure out your Blockchain objectives beforehand!

If your goal is to rent heroes and pets, you should focus on the abilities meant for renting heroes and pets.

On the other hand, if your goal is to export heroes and pets, you should focus on the abilities meant for exporting heroes and pets.

What’s better? Renting or exporting?

This is another question where the answer depends completely on your objectives.

If your goal is to make money in Clash of Streamers, equip the following abilities on your active TriHard pet:


Pet Exporter

Passive: Being a pet exporter reduces the cost of exporting pets to the blockchain by 1%.


Hero Trader

Passive: Being a hero trader reduces the cost of exporting streamers to the blockchain by 1%.


This will most likely be the goal for many players. If you happen to fall in this category, take a look at the Blockchain section for more info on how you can make money playing Clash of Streamers!

If your goal is to maximize your account progression, equip the following abilities on your active TriHard pet:


Borrowed Time

Passive: You live on borrowed time, reducing the cost of renting streamers by 1%.


Pet Attraction

Passive: Attracts pets and reduces the cost of renting them by 1%.


These abilities will lower the DUBI cost to rent heroes and pets drastically. As a result, you will have a much better collecting colored pets as well as progressing through very difficult combat stages since you will be spending a lot less DUBI.

The Blockchain building is almost unavoidable if you enter the Clash of Streamers late-game.

Make sure to have a good idea of your Blockchain related goals before equipping any of the above blockchain strategy abilities!

If you are confused by the Blockchain and don't fully understand what it does or how it works yet, take a look at the guide How to Make Money in Clash of Streamers for a rundown on the basics of the Blockchain.

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