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TOPIC | [Guide] Best Element per Venue - UPDATE
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[i]A small tortoise emerges with a large stack of papers and spreadsheets.[/i] According to my calculations, when looking at distribution of enemies by venue and by elemental flight, then compared against elemental strengths and weaknesses, I believe the following information may be of use to those looking to enhance their Coliseum strategy. [b]Metrics: This is a numerical calculation based on: [list][*]Elemental Bolt casters [*]Frequency of casters [*]Meditate-using bosses[/list][/b] [url=https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7kgZuDQCH97Mjhkc3hBamRza0k]My raw data can be found here[/url]. Many thanks to the amazing @Sylvandyr for their spectacular coli tools and @osiem for the graphics. Special credit to @Daddyselephant for furnishing a constant supply of level 25s. [center][b][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/2001551#post_23069217]Best Venues by Elemental Flight[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/2001551#post_23069219]Best Elemental Flight by Venue[/url][/size][/b][/center]
A small tortoise emerges with a large stack of papers and spreadsheets.

According to my calculations, when looking at distribution of enemies by venue and by elemental flight, then compared against elemental strengths and weaknesses, I believe the following information may be of use to those looking to enhance their Coliseum strategy.

Metrics:
This is a numerical calculation based on:
  • Elemental Bolt casters
  • Frequency of casters
  • Meditate-using bosses


My raw data can be found here. Many thanks to the amazing @Sylvandyr for their spectacular coli tools and @osiem for the graphics. Special credit to @Daddyselephant for furnishing a constant supply of level 25s.


[center][b][size=6]Best Venues by Elemental Flight[/size][/b][/center] [columns][item=earth runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b] Best: Volcanic Vents Good: Crystal Pools, Mire, Rainsong Jungle Worst: Bamboo Falls, Redrock Cove, Kelp Beds[/columns] [columns][item=wind runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b] Best: Golem Workshop Good: Crystal Pools, Harpy's Roost Worst: Arena, Redrock Cove[/columns] [columns][item=fire runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Best: Rainsong Jungle, Training Fields Good: Mire, Sandswept Delta, Ghostlight Worst: Arena, Crystal Pools[/columns] [columns][item=water runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b] Best: Ghostlight Ruins Good: Bamboo Falls, Redrock Cove, Boreal Woods Worst: Waterway, Scorched Forest, Mire[/columns] [columns][item=shadow runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b] Best: Training Fields Good: Forgotten Cave, Arena Worst: Sandswept Delta, Mire[/columns] [columns][item=light runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b] Best: Sandswept Delta Good: Scorched Forest, Mire Worst: Golem Workshop[/columns] [columns][item=lightning runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b] Best: Arena Good: Scorched Forest Worst: Rainsong Jungle[/columns] [columns][item=ice runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b] Best: Bamboo Falls, Redrock Cove, Kelp Beds Good: Scorched Forest, Forgotten Cave, Crystal Pools Worst: Golem Workshop, Ghostlight Ruins[/columns] [columns][item=plague runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=red]Plague[/color] [/b] Best: Kelp Beds Good: Woodland Path Worst: Sandswept Delta[/columns] [columns][item=nature runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b] Best: Redrock Cove, Ghostlight Ruins Good: Golem Workshop, Sandswept Delta Worst: Forgotten Cave, Training Fields[/columns] [columns][item=arcane runestone][nextcol][size=4][b][color=deeppink]Arcane[/color][/b] Best: Golem Workshop, Mire Good: Sandswept Delta, Crystal Pools, Volcanic Vents, Arena Worst: Rainsong Jungle, Woodland Path[/columns]
Best Venues by Elemental Flight

Earth
Best: Volcanic Vents
Good: Crystal Pools, Mire, Rainsong Jungle
Worst: Bamboo Falls, Redrock Cove, Kelp Beds
Wind
Best: Golem Workshop
Good: Crystal Pools, Harpy's Roost
Worst: Arena, Redrock Cove
Fire
Best: Rainsong Jungle, Training Fields
Good: Mire, Sandswept Delta, Ghostlight
Worst: Arena, Crystal Pools
Water
Best: Ghostlight Ruins
Good: Bamboo Falls, Redrock Cove, Boreal Woods
Worst: Waterway, Scorched Forest, Mire
Shadow
Best: Training Fields
Good: Forgotten Cave, Arena
Worst: Sandswept Delta, Mire
Light
Best: Sandswept Delta
Good: Scorched Forest, Mire
Worst: Golem Workshop
Lightning
Best: Arena
Good: Scorched Forest
Worst: Rainsong Jungle
Ice
Best: Bamboo Falls, Redrock Cove, Kelp Beds
Good: Scorched Forest, Forgotten Cave, Crystal Pools
Worst: Golem Workshop, Ghostlight Ruins
Plague
Best: Kelp Beds
Good: Woodland Path
Worst: Sandswept Delta
Nature
Best: Redrock Cove, Ghostlight Ruins
Good: Golem Workshop, Sandswept Delta
Worst: Forgotten Cave, Training Fields
Arcane
Best: Golem Workshop, Mire
Good: Sandswept Delta, Crystal Pools, Volcanic Vents, Arena
Worst: Rainsong Jungle, Woodland Path
[center][b][size=6]Best Elemental Flight by Venue[/size][/b][/center] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/training_fields/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Training Fields[/b] Best: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b], [b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/woodland_border/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Woodland Path[/b] Best: [b][color=red]Plague[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b], [b][color=deeppink]Arcane[/color][/b] [/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/scorched_forest/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Scorched Forest[/b] Best: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b], [b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b], [b][color=red]Plague[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/sandswept_delta/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Sandswept Delta[/b] Best: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/forgotten_cave/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Forgotten Cave[/b] Best: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b], [b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/bamboo_waterfall/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Bamboo Falls[/b] Best: [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b], [b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/redrock/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Redrock Cove[/b] Best: [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b], [b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/waterway/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Waterway[/b] Best: [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b], [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b], [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b], [b][color=red]Plague[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/arena/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Arena[/b] Best: [b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b], [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/volcanic_vents/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Volcanic Vents[/b] Best: [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=deeppink]Arcane[/color][/b], [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b], [b][color=red]Plague[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/rainsong_jungle/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Rainsong Jungle[/b] Best: [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b], [b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/boreal_wood/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Boreal Wood[/b] Best: [b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b], [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b], [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b] Worst:[b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/crystalspine_pools/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Crystal Pools[/b] Best: [b][color=red]Plague[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b], [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=cyan]Lightning[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/harpys_roost/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Harpy's Roost[/b] Best: [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b], [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/ghostlight_ruins/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Ghostlight Ruins[/b] Best: [b][color=darkgreen]Nature[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/mire/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Mire[/b] Best: [b][color=deeppink]Arcane[/color][/b], [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=darkviolet]Shadow[/color][/b], [b][color=blue]Water[/color][/b] [/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/kelp_beds/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Kelp Beds[/b] Best: [b][color=red]Plague[/color][/b], [b][color=gray]Ice[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=deeppink]Arcane[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/columns] [columns][img]http://www.flightrising.com/html5/coliseum/images/venue/golem_workshop/_thumbnail.png[/img][nextcol][size=4][b]Golem Workshop[/b] Best: [b][color=lawngreen]Wind[/color][/b], [b][color=deeppink]Arcane[/color][/b] Good: [b][color=brown]Earth[/color][/b], [b][color=orangered]Fire[/color][/b] Worst: [b][color=gold]Light[/color][/columns]
Best Elemental Flight by Venue
_thumbnail.png Training Fields
Best: Shadow
Good: Fire, Water
Worst: Nature
_thumbnail.png Woodland Path
Best: Plague
Good: Shadow
Worst: Ice, Arcane
_thumbnail.png Scorched Forest
Best: Light, Lightning
Good: Ice, Fire
Worst: Shadow, Plague
_thumbnail.png Sandswept Delta
Best: Light
Good: Nature, Fire
Worst: Shadow
_thumbnail.png Forgotten Cave
Best: Shadow
Good: Ice, Lightning
Worst: Nature
_thumbnail.png Bamboo Falls
Best: Ice
Good: Lightning, Water
Worst: Wind
_thumbnail.png Redrock Cove
Best: Ice
Good: Nature, Lightning
Worst: Wind
_thumbnail.png Waterway
Best: Nature, Shadow
Good: Earth, Wind, Fire
Worst: Light, Plague
_thumbnail.png Arena
Best: Lightning
Good: Shadow, Light
Worst: Wind
_thumbnail.png Volcanic Vents
Best: Earth
Good: Arcane, Nature, Plague
Worst: Shadow
_thumbnail.png Rainsong Jungle
Best: Fire
Good: Wind, Water
Worst: Light
_thumbnail.png Boreal Wood
Best: Water
Good: Shadow, Light, Fire, Wind
Worst:Earth
_thumbnail.png Crystal Pools
Best: Plague
Good: Ice, Earth
Worst: Lightning, Fire
_thumbnail.png Harpy's Roost
Best: Wind
Good: Shadow, Fire
Worst: Light, Earth
_thumbnail.png Ghostlight Ruins
Best: Nature
Good: Water, Fire
Worst: Earth
_thumbnail.png Mire
Best: Arcane, Earth
Good: Light
Worst: Shadow, Water
_thumbnail.png Kelp Beds
Best: Plague, Ice
Good: Arcane
Worst: Earth
_thumbnail.png Golem Workshop
Best: Wind, Arcane
Good: Earth, Fire
Worst: Light
Thank you so much for this! I was just recently thinking about doing something similar.
Thank you so much for this! I was just recently thinking about doing something similar.
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Ooh, me likey! Easy to read and very handy, too c:
Ooh, me likey! Easy to read and very handy, too c:
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there are no words for how useful this is

thank
there are no words for how useful this is

thank
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@Redfoot

Can you explain your reasoning for the Workshop? Nature takes no extra damage from anything, but isn't in the top 3. Did you factor in attacking as well?
@Redfoot

Can you explain your reasoning for the Workshop? Nature takes no extra damage from anything, but isn't in the top 3. Did you factor in attacking as well?
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@WyvernVenom Yes, I took attacking into account - esp for the Workshop, when a mage with an effective flight can do some serious damage.
@WyvernVenom Yes, I took attacking into account - esp for the Workshop, when a mage with an effective flight can do some serious damage.
@Redfoot

Ah, I see. I only looked at defense for my physicals, for obvious reasons. What's the difference between an Arcane and a Wind mage? I've had Wind recommended. Is it just because Berserk is all-around better than Enfeeble? I currently have a Nature healer, and since he doesn't attack much I don't have a problem. I'll get around to replacing him someday, but when I do, should the replacement be Arcane or Wind?
@Redfoot

Ah, I see. I only looked at defense for my physicals, for obvious reasons. What's the difference between an Arcane and a Wind mage? I've had Wind recommended. Is it just because Berserk is all-around better than Enfeeble? I currently have a Nature healer, and since he doesn't attack much I don't have a problem. I'll get around to replacing him someday, but when I do, should the replacement be Arcane or Wind?
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@Redfoot

I have had some great success with both Ice & Light Fliers in the Mire, so this makes sense to me. If you need help gather data, let me know.
@Redfoot

I have had some great success with both Ice & Light Fliers in the Mire, so this makes sense to me. If you need help gather data, let me know.
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