The Most Powerful Glyph Combo In Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians
With a huge array of creatures available in Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians, there is a staggering number of possible strategies for region grinding and PvP.
While having a viable team combo is critical to winning in the arena, glyph sets are how one player sets their creatures apart from any others.
Wondering what the absolute best Elemental Guardians glyphs you should be using? Let's dive into understanding how glyph sets work and picking the one best stat to increase!
Elemental Guardians Glyph Basics
While you will get plenty of glyphs just by playing through the storyline's Shattered Island areas, you'll need to farm the the Glyph Dungeon in the Dragonmist Isles if you really want to improve your 4- and 5-star creatures for viable PvP fodder.
Proper glyph placement is often more important than rank, level, or even evolution. Why? Because it's often a better indicator of how well a creature will perform. If two parties with the best creatures of equal level are facing off, the team with the better glyphs will win.
Over time, you will need to change glyphs as you acquire new ones. Removing common glyphs only costs 1,500 crystals, but epic glyphs get extremely expensive, with some commanding 25,000 a pop!
Free glyph removal usually comes around once a month as a special event, so hold off on changing your glyph sets until this event shows up -- unless you have a huge surplus of crystals at your disposal.
In some cases, common glyphs are actually better than rarer ones. While they will have fewer sub-stat bonuses, their upgrade costs are far, far cheaper, so you will end up with better stats more quickly while spending fewer crystals.
How to Choose Glyphs
The main question when assign glyphs is often, "Which glyph do I choose?". Choosing between a glyph that grants a percentage boost or flat boost isn't always clear cut. The answer is that it depends entirely on the creature.
With the nat 2 star creatures you start summoning early on, the flat boost is almost always going to better. Later, when you summon nat 4 creatures and evolve them (or upgrade creatures manually to 5 stars), the percentage glyhps end up far, far outclassing the flat boosts.
The best glyphs to utilize can vary depending on what region you are currently farming. The final wave dragon bosses in the Air Elemental Tower, for instance, tend to use negative status effects, so piling on Resistance-focused glyphs can help you survive while farming air evolution materials.
Some creatures have special attacks that gain bonuses to damage based on specific stats, like defense or total max health. In those cases, a six-glyph set based on one of those stats can be the best way to go for maximum damage output.
Those specific instances aside, there is one particular glyph combo that is far and away the best way to upgrade your creatures. It helps you dominate in the PvP arena and gives yourself an edge in any region, from the Shattered Islands to the Dragonmist areas -- and even the limited-time secret dungeons.
Best Elemental Guardians Glyph Set
To be viable as a core team that can compete, your creature stats should be around 1k+ for defense, 1.2k+ for attack, and 10k+ for HP. However, those stats should occur naturally through leveling up and evolving.
While it would seem like the HP and/or attack stats would be the ones to bump up through glyphs, there is no question that speed is the best stat in the game. Speed affects how quickly a creature's turn-bar fills. With higher speed, you not only attack first but use turns more quickly and refresh your ability cool downs faster.
If you go first, you can get the win by using skills that prevent the other team from functioning properly. Whether you have creatures that block healing, prevent buffs, paralyze, poison, or blind, you want your creatures going first to neutralize the opponent's team build.
Speed is also a massive boon for any creature that has a percentage chance to take more than one turn in a row, like the earth ninja. While there are more powerful creatures out there with better abilities, you can turn the tide by attacking three times in a row with high speed.
Increasing speed is the way to get PvP wins once you have a killer team build
Picking Speed Bonus Glyphs
A creature gets a +10 bonus to speed when you group together three -- and then eventually six -- haste-type glyphs. This isn't the only way to get a speed boost with a glyph combo, however.
This issue is a common misunderstanding with new players -- the glyph type controls what bonus you get for having multiples of the same type. But any type of glyph can potentially have bonuses to any of the stats.
For instance, if you have a tank creature with huge HP reserves, vitality glyphs are the way to go. But be sure to pick individual vitality glyphs that give speed bonuses. You get the best of both worlds this way, gaining a speed boost from the individual glyph and then a 20% bonus to health on top by using multiple vitality glyphs.
Going full speed on all glyphs leaves you weak in other areas, however, so your best glyph combo should look like this: speed/speed/speed/defense/hp/hp.
What do you think is the best glyph combo to use in Might & Magic, and what team build are you utilizing for PvP wins? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians guides here:
- Beginner's Tips and Strategy Guide
- Elemental Guardians Tier List
- Evolving Arcane Eagles Guide (Fire, Earth, Water, & Air)