Hell difficulty is on a whole different level compared to Extreme difficulty and below. Although the number of hearts, skills, and attack patterns are very much the same as Extreme, the demons Combat Power and stats have increased tremendously (almost twice as much). Moreover, you can only utilize heroes with type advantages against the demon. The enormous power gap leads us to adjust certain strategies and team compositions to defeat it.
Why Farm Hell over Extreme?
- Guaranteed 2x loot drop on Limit Break materials (Red Demon’s Horn, Gray Demon’s Wing, Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear)
- A Guaranteed drop of costume enhancement materials for party leaders (Alluring Perfume, Splendid Fabric, Brilliant Component). Gold Box also guarantees these materials (8% drop).
- Drops more Gold (UR Treasure Chest)
Hell Demons Stats
|Demon||# of Hearts||Stamina||CC||Level||Attack||Defense||HP|
Requires Speed Attribute Heroes (Blue)
While the usual strategy for this demon is to freeze/petrify before the end of your turn, doing this in hell difficulty makes it less efficient because it will just drag out and prolong the battle. Thus, fighting toe-to-toe is a smarter choice.
Knowing that the boss can still be affected by most debuffs (except for Bleed / Poison / Shock / Corrosion), it is advised to utilize heroes with skills that can deteriorate the demon’s power:
- Cancel Stances - Prevents the boss from assuming a stance that increases its HP by 50% and decreases damage taken by 30%.
- Decreases Defense-related stats - Decreases the Demon’s Defense, Resistance, Crit Resistance, and Crit Defense which will eventually allow you to clear the stage much faster.
- Extort - Decreases the target’s stats and increases its own by the same amount. Ban can extort the boss’ Attack and Defense, allowing you to inflict more damage while receiving weakened attacks.
- Decrease Attack-related stats - Decreases the Demon’s Attack, Pierce Rate, Crit Chance, and Crit Damage allowing you to survive his simultaneous attacks. Useful when you run a full damage team.
Team Buffs and Damage Effects will also help reduce the boss’s incoming damage and help you beat the boss much faster.
Although using Blue King is still a viable option for additional sustain, be aware that using petrify will remove all of the existing debuffs on the demon. If your partner has applied Extort and Decrease Defense-related stats, using Petrify can be detrimental.
Meliodas, Traitor (Dark) - High damage due to his Unique effects (Offense-Defense Hybridity), Amplify, and Pierce Attack skills.
Escanor, "The One" (Blue) - Main Damage Dealer (Single-target nuke) for Speed attribute heroes.
Ludociel, Festival (Blue) - Main Support/Damage Dealer. Removes debuffs and boosts allies to inflict more damage while reducing the enemies' damage.
Lillia, Christmas (Blue) - Main Damage Dealer with Flood damage.
Arthur, New King (Blue) - High damage due to Sever and Unique effects. His skill can also cancel stances and stun the enemy.
Ban, Nunchuck (Blue) - Best attacker with high defense. Able to Decrease Defense-related stats, Cancel Stances, and Extort.
Ban (Blue) - Inflicts high damage and provides damage mitigation by decreasing the Demon’s Attack-related stats.
Eastin (Blue) - Best buffer to increase the Attack-related stats of your party members. She is awesome to pair with Blue New King Arthur and Blue Zeldris. She has decent HP and Defense due to her Unique ability.
Slater (Blue) - Reliable damage dealer capable of removing and disabling stances. He almost guarantees a critical hit when the demon has an empty Ultimate Move Gauge.
Zeldris (Blue) - Inflicts heavy damage when the demon is debuffed. He is also capable of recovering HP and generating high output damage with Blue Eastin in the team.
Jenna (Blue) - Her costume set bonus grants her the ability to acquire an additional Alluring Perfume after clearing the Death Match (Used to enhance Cosmetic items).
Jericho (Blue) - Increases Speed attribute allies' Attack-related stats by 10%.
Marmas (Blue) - Increases Speed attribute allies' HP by 30%.
Full Damage Team
Requires HP Attribute Heroes (Green)
Hell difficulty may require a different strategy than Extreme as it could be hard to burst the demon without using your Ultimate skills. This time, a safe Ult Rush team with a mix of good damage mitigation is highly recommended:
- Fills the Ultimate Move Gauge - Heroes that can add orbs to your team using Skills / Unique abilities.
- Barrier - Provides an extra layer of protection against the demon’s attacks.
- Heal - The demon is immune to all debuffs so you need some heals to prevent from getting team wiped.
Team Buffs and Damage Reduction Effects will also help your team to survive while the demon is in a flying state, especially for teams that are waiting for the demon to land on the ground so they can unleash more damage.
Merlin, Festival (Green) - Main damage dealer using her Power Stike attacks
Liz (Green) - If all allies are HP attribute in Death Match, their Skill Ranks are increased at the start of the turn.
Gowther, Halloween (Green) - Mainly used to skill-up & increase damage
Elizabeth, Princess (Green) - Makes Ult rush possible due to her Ultimate and Unique abilities. She also provides all the needed sustain for your team with her cleanse and heal.
Escanor (Green) - A great offensive option with higher HP and Defense compared to Green King. Oftentimes used as part of the Ult Rush teams because most of the time you’ll be inflicting damage with his Ultimate.
Gilthunder (Green) - Second best attack buffer with good Ultimate damage. His Ultimate is fairly easy to max out due to him being an SR hero.
Helbram (Green) - Best attack buffer for burst teams. Only recommended if your party member goes full support or if your team has top-level equipment sets.
King (Green) - The best damage dealer. Just make sure he is well protected by support heroes because Green King has a low overall defense compared to other damage dealers like Green Escanor. His unique ability to increase Crit Chance for each Ultimate Move Gage orb allows him to Crit most of the time.
Merlin (Green) - Provides a barrier to protect the team and mitigate incoming damage. She also adds an Ultimate Move Gauge orb for your team to provide a head start in battle, especially when running an Ult rush team.
Valenti (Green) - Lowers the incoming damage as an effect of her Unique ability. Make sure her Necklace and Earrings have Resistance bonus stats to maximize its effect.
Zaneri (Green) - Her costume set bonus grants her the ability to acquire an additional Splendid Fabric after clearing the Death Match (Used to enhance Outfit costumes). She also provides sustain through healing and removing debuffs. Additionally creates a barrier to protect your heroes. Also works by placing her in the sub.
Allioni (Green) - Increases all HP attribute allies' Attack-related stats by 10%.
Cain (Green) - Same effect as Green Allioni -- increasing all allies' Attack-related stats by 10% in Death Match.
Jillian (Green) - Increase HP of all HP allies by 30%.
Full Protect Team
- must have the best equipment and good support from party members
Demonic Beast Howlex
Requires Strength Attribute Heroes (Red)
The strategy is pretty much similar to how the Extreme difficulty is played - BURST. This time around, timing is more crucial because the window of opportunity is narrowed down. Stalling the game and taking too many turns can be disastrous because the demon gets stronger the more turns you take -- Howlex increases its Defense and Attack-related stats when attacked by heroes.
To cite a few examples on how to burst the demon, one popular way is to accumulate large stacks of Red Derieri’s passive buff so she can one-shot Howlex at Phase 3 with her Ultimate. Another cheesy way is to utilize Red Gowther’s rank up skill to combo with Red Arthur’s level 3 buff, then use Red Escanor’s level 3 Amplify attacks to burst the enemy. Ignite effects from Red Demon Meliodas will help your team to dish out more damage.
- Amplify - Red Escanor deals tremendous damage in combination with the level 3 Buff from Red Arthur and Red Gowther.
- Increase Skill Ranks - You will need a succession of skill rank ups to level up your cards to rank 3.
- Buffs - Works hand in hand with Amplify skill and increases the damage dealt by 30% per active buff on self.
- Ignite - Increases the damage taken by enemies to +10% for each stack
Damage Reduction Effects will also help your team to survive from the demon’s incoming damage. Howlex is immune to CC which makes freeze/petrify/stun effects useless.
Derieri (Red) - Best attacker to burst down Howlex especially at Phase 3. Stacking up the buffs from her Unique ability can eventually one-shot the demon.
Sariel (Red) - Damage dealer with Power Strike attacks
Escanor (Red) - Along with Red Arthur’s buff and Red Gowther’s rank up, Red Escanor inflicts heavy burst damage from his Amplify skills.
Arthur (Red) - Essential unit for Amplify teams. His buff is used to boost your team’s attack related stats, especially for Red Escanor. Additionally, his ultimate inflicts additional burst damage.
Ban, Nunchuck (Red) - Has a Weak Point effect on his skill which results in 3x more damage against Debuffed enemies. A good combination with Red Demon Meliodas’ Ignite skills.
Gowther (Red) - Primarily used to skill-up your buffer and attacker’s cards.
Meliodas, Demon (Red) - Deals bonus damage with type and race advantage. His Bad Blood with this demon also decreases the damage received by 30%. Has various skill effects that can help you burst Howlex (Ignite, Infect, Weak Point).
Elaine (Red) - Her costume set bonus grants her the ability to acquire an additional Brilliant Component (Used to enhance Weapon Costumes).
Elizabeth (Red) - Used as a pseudo-healer in the sub-slot where allies are healed for 10% of max HP at the start of the next turn when taking damage.
Jericho (Red) - Increases Strength attribute allies' Attack-related stats by 10%.
Ultimate Burst Team
Various rewards are given after clearing the Death Match which is necessary for Hero Limit Break, Hero Awakening, Equipment Awakening, and Costume enhancement materials.
|Red Demon||Gray Demon||Howlex|
|Guaranteed Reward for winning in Death Match or repelling the boss with the help of Hawk’s Mama||Red Demon’s Horn x2||Gray Demon’s Wing x2||Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x2|
|Party Leader Reward||Alluring Perfume (Used to enhance Cosmetic items)||Splendid Fabric (Used to enhance Outfit Costumes)||Brilliant Component (Used to enhance Weapon Costumes)|
|Gold Box (8%)||Alluring Perfume||Splendid Fabric||Brilliant Component|
|Silver Box (12%)||UR Treasure Chest||UR Treasure Chest||UR Treasure Chest|
|5* Awakening Stone||5* Awakening Stone||5* Awakening Stone|
|Bronze Box (80%)||Red Demon’s Horn x2||Gray Demon’s Wing x2||Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x2|