I'm pretty new, but I've been doing quite well up to 700k score. I have a Tank that has been training HP, STR, DX and BL and a Mage training mostly HP and CoC but have recently added a lower level AMF and SS. I have been going with high AC armor on both minions, with an extreme long term (probably unachievable) goal of cutting damage down to nil. I've kind of hit a road block around the 700k score level and have been unable to progress for quite a while. After getting +100% bonuses since starting, now I'm down to ~+50% with the opponents I can beat. I think it's time to switch my strategy up a bit. Here's what I have in mind, but I'm open to constructive criticism and other suggestions.
Change 1) Adding a a ranged weapon to my tank.
Theory: Currently I do no damage in ranged rounds and it makes me quite vulnerable to teams focusing on Fireball, etc. It would be nice to be able to kill or at least weaken a minion in these rounds.
Concerns: splitting income between armour, melee weapon and ranged weapon could lead to nothing being very effective.
Related Question: Better to go with SoD or Chakram? (No ELB as want to keep BL) Basically is the splash damage or increased BTH more valuable?
Change 2) Add an enchanter with a Familiar doing ranged damage.
Theory: As above. Could be used in conjunction with Change 1. Added benefit of having dedicated enchanter which seems to be the way most people go at higher levels. Also could train AS and get more effectiveness than training HP. Also would train base decay for off chance it's successful.
Concerns: Diluting EXP with an extra minion. Also, having 3 damage dealers seems strange to me.. although I guess only 1 of them requires money for weapon upgrades so could be okay?
Related Question 1: Halidon vs FF? I'm leaning towards Halidon for concentration of dmg on one minion. Anyone can provide insight?
Related Question 2: What EO/ED spells would you recommend to compliment my strat?
Change 3: Swap CoC for FB?
Theory: More ranged damage.
Concerns: FB does less damage than CoC (assuming CoC minion lives to deal it). Not really enthusiastic about this, but it had crossed my mind.
Any help is appreciated! Let me know if you have any other suggestions I haven't thought of.