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Illusion Connect Team Guide: Our Recommended Team Compositions to Dominate Each Game Mode

Illusion Connect took the mobile gaming world by storm when it launched 2 months ago and continues to maintain its position as a top-ranked strategy RPG on both Android and iOS platforms. There are a lot of factors to consider for strategy RPG enthusiasts as well as fans of anime-themed games to easily fall in love with Illusion Connect as its appeal goes well beyond the colorful roster of characters and their unique set of skills and voices.

Illusion Connect comes packed with a ton of content that players can revel in, providing several hours of activities available within and outside of battles. If you have just started diving into the fantasy world of Illusion Connect and still rummaging through its core concepts and game mechanics, we recommend that you read our beginner’s guide. Our comprehensive beginner’s guide contains a lot of the basic tips and strategies you need to start your adventure right as well as help you speed up your progression through the game’s numerous game modes.

While the roster of partners or radiants in Illusion Connect are not the exclusive attraction that makes it addictive, they are definitely the major source of excitement as players can mix and match different units to form their own ultimate teams. Although there is a natural intent to balance out each partner in terms of strength and utility, some of them simply outrank the others. With that said, we have also come up with our very own Illusion Connect tier list to provide you an idea of which heroes are on the top of our picks and which ones are unfortunately at the bottom. It is an opinionated list like the rest of the tier lists we have made but it can still guide you as to which heroes you should root for especially if you are going for a reroll.

illusion connect team compositions

As we mentioned in our tier list, partners are typically evaluated based on their individual capacity. As Illusion Connect is a team-based game for the most part, you would want to consider a bit differently when it comes to building different teams. Simply lumping together SSR heroes, even the ones at the top of the tier list, will not necessarily help you through each and every challenge you will encounter in the game. What matters more is how each member synergizes with the rest of the team and the leader and there are also game modes that favor certain classes of partners that you must adhere to for maximum efficiency.

In this Illusion Connect team guide, we will be providing our recommendations for teams to help you through the different game modes. It is understood that cost can be an issue with regard to team capacity and then there is also a concern of not being able to have each and every radiant outright. As much as we can, we will be providing substitutes as well for each team.

Normal / Collapsed Balanced Team

normal / collapsed balanced team illusion connect

Anna [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 18 ]

Fenebeth [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 16 ]

Kasumi [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Kiraya [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Maki [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 12 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Phoebe [ Class: Light – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Rotania [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 20 ]

Selena [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Yuffie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 14 ]

One of the more basic team setups that can cover a wide range of scenarios should involve a variety and good mix of classes in the roster. For the early stages of the normal and collapsed dream stages, especially the normal ones, getting through will require little team-building and cohesion. For the most part, even falling a bit short of the recommended power can still pull you through.

As you dive further into the main content, though, it becomes a bit more challenging. Some boss stages, in particular can make short work of your roster especially if you employ little to no strategy in building your team and deploying them. One of the bigger challenges in the story mode is that you sometimes need to see the entire set of waves first before can identify the classes you need to have on your team.

The above team is a very costly one in terms of actual individual partner cost, and the fact that each one is an SSR character. It is essentially an ideal collection of the units whom we feel are the best in their respective roles, keeping a good offense and defense ratio in mind as well, and without sacrificing synergy and team cohesion as much.

For starters, the typical number of guardians to keep in the roster is 2 and 1 healer will usually suffice. The rest can be allocated to attackers and support units. Kiraya and Selena are the top guardians in Illusion Connect and while having either in the team should help you enough through most battles in the campaign, fights that stretch long makes it best to have an extra guardian, especially since you only have 1 healer in the team.

Kasumi and Maki are the best attack partners around as well. Maki does a strong single target damage, while Kasumi’s ultimate can deal great damage to a column. Both attackers are best deployed only for the enemy leader as the rest of team’s damage-dealers can deal AoE damage. Yuffie increases the AoE damage of allies, making her a core necessity in this setup. Her lineup skill will not activate, though as there isn’t enough sorcerers on the team but that is okay.

Normal / Collapsed Balanced Team 2

normal / collapsed balanced team 2 illusion connect

Amon [ Class: Light – Rarity: SR – Cost: 13 ]

Diana [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 10 ]

Fenebeth [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 16 ]

Kiraya [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Nina [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 12 ]

Pan [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SR – Cost: 14 ]

Rikia [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SR – Cost: 12 ]

Saya [ Class: Attack – Rarity: R – Cost: 10 ]

Victoria [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: R – Cost: 14 ]

A team roster more suitable for beginners, this toned-down version of the first team recommendation employs as few SSR units as possible. The advantage is that there are more low-cost partners in this roster and still maintains a wide array of classes that can take on a variety of challenges. We are still sticking with the previous ratio of 1 healer and 2 guardians.

Nina, Saya, and Victoria, who are the first 3 partners to join your roster are actually strong units that we considered for our A-grade partners in our tier list. Each of them can be of great help to your team from the early game up to the end game. They can be upgraded to higher rarity grades and the best part is that doing so will not cause for an increase in cost.

Since we do not have Anna as a healer, though, Diana can at least provide some healing for the lowest HP partner in battle as well as the leader. Amon’s can contribute to dealing damage as well especially against fewer enemies but her worth largely banks on her ability to revive a fallen ally.

Normal / Collapsed Balanced Team 3

normal / collapsed balanced team illusion connect

Ann [ Class: Summon – Rarity: SR – Cost: 14 ]

Chiyo [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SR – Cost: 10 ]

Gigi [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SR – Cost: 11 ]

Jasmine [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 13 ]

Mary [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 8 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Nina [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 12 ]

Rie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 13 ]

Saya [ Class: Attack – Rarity: R – Cost: 10 ]

Shanti [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: R – Cost: 8 ]

Trimming the line further down in terms of ease of acquisition as far as the partners are concerned, this roster only considers one SSR grade, which is Miyuki. For this team, we only have 1 guardian, Shanti, who is among the lowest costing spirits. She will not be able to hold out indefinitely and Jasmine as a healer will only restore HP to the character who needs it most. Considering everything, this team is built more for offense and banks heavily in doing so at a faster rate given their overall low cost.

Normal / Collapsed Balanced Team 4

normal / collapsed balanced team 4 illusion connect

Ashwaya [ Class: Summon – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Diamond [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 16 ]

Diana [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 10 ]

Hotaru [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 10 ]

Kiraya [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Maki [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 12 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Saya [ Class: Attack – Rarity: R – Cost: 10 ]

Vivian [ Class: Light – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Yuffie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 14 ]

This is another healthy mix of classes that throws in one guardian and 2 healers instead. The rest of the team contributes heavily to offense with a good mix of single target and AoE damage-dealers. Ashwaya can dish out more damage against sorcerers while Yuffie ups AoE damage for the team. Vivian’s cost reduction of a succeeding summon can help speed up this team further in addition to contributing to DPS as well.

Roof Training Team

roof training team illusion connect

Ann [ Class: Summon – Rarity: SR – Cost: 14 ]

Frantiva [ Class: Summon – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 13 ]

Gagaku [ Class: Summon – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Gigi [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SR – Cost: 11 ]

Hersey [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Hotaru [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 10 ]

Kasumi [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Maki [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 12 ]

Pan [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SR – Cost: 14 ]

Saya [ Class: Attack – Rarity: R – Cost: 10 ]

The Roof Training game mode under the Daily Trials is where you can earn huge amounts of nightmare bottles to level up your units. Although you are free to choose any partner to be a part of your roster for the challenge, attack and summon type spirits are given a 150% increase in attack for this dungeon. If you have played this game mode with the default team you are using disregarding the recommended spirits and the respective buffs, then you should know that choosing other classes other than attack types and summon types will hardly make any difference.

To be honest, we are more fond of attack types than summon types but some summon types simply stand out, especially for the Roof Training dungeon. Ann, for one, can further boost the damage and damage resistance of allies in battle and the former is of great importance in this game mode.

Bounty Mission Team

bounty mission team illusion connect

Chiyo [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SR – Cost: 10 ]

Fenebeth [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 16 ]

Mary [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 8 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Nina [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 12 ]

Phoebe [ Class: Light – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Rikia [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SR – Cost: 12 ]

Rotania [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 20 ]

Tiffany [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SR – Cost: 14 ]

Yuffie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 14 ]

The Bounty Mission is your go-to place for all your gold needs and the amount of gold you can cash in depends on how efficient your team is with regard to dishing out AoE damage. Sorcerer, Light, and Spell type units gain an extra 150% damage rate for this dungeon.

Although you do not necessarily have to squeeze in a full team of AoE damage-dealers, it is better to consider spirits that at least deal damage to multiple targets. Some of these units have values that stretch beyond dealing massive damage. Yuffie, for example, further ups the AoE damage of allies by 16.5% whenever she is around. Chiyo and Mary will likewise boost the damage output of the team and Rotania is almost guaranteed to be at peak performance considering the general number of enemies in the field.

Witch Operation Team

witch operation team illusion connect

Angela [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 18 ]

Anna [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 18 ]

Annie [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SR – Cost: 12 ]

Barinas [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Diana [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 10 ]

Diamond [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 16 ]

Jasmine [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SR – Cost: 13 ]

Kiraya [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Selena [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Victoria [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: R – Cost: 14 ]

The Witch Operation under the Daily Trials is your top source of crystals and is the trickiest game mode of the three. Instead of eliminating enemies, the task here is to keep your leader as well as the other back row structures alive, with as much HP as possible when the timer runs out. No amount of damage your team does will have an impact on the outcome of the match so your sole focus in this game mode is defense and HP restoration.

Guardian class spirits receive a 200% HP boost within this dungeon and the effects of healing also double. We chose a ratio of 4:6 between healers and defenders prioritizing preventive measures in damage prevention and mitigation over health recovery. With more defenders in the team, the general strategy is to save the healers towards the latter end of the battle. If needed earlier than expected, then at least choose healers that focus on healing the leader and the back row structures you need to defend.

Sorcerer Team

sorcerer team illusion connect

Annie [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SR – Cost: 12 ]

Chiyo [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SR – Cost: 10 ]

Kasumi [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Nicola [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Nina [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 12 ]

Phoebe [ Class: Light – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Rie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: R – Cost: 13 ]

Rikia [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SR – Cost: 12 ]

Yuffie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 14 ]

This roster banks largely on AoE damage-dealers with Yuffie being a central figure. This team will also allow Yuffie’s lineup skill to activate and with the exception Kasumi and Annie, the rest can deal AoE damage or are sorcerers.

Arena Team

arena team illusion connect

Anna [ Class: Heal – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 18 ]

Fenebeth [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 16 ]

Kasumi [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 17 ]

Kiraya [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Maki [ Class: Attack – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 12 ]

Miyuki [ Class: Spell – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Phoebe [ Class: Light – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Rotania [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 20 ]

Selena [ Class: Guardian – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 15 ]

Yuffie [ Class: Sorcerer – Rarity: SSR – Cost: 14 ]

Our first recommended team to take you through the entire normal and collapsed dream campaign is also our recommended roster for the arena. Beyond the balanced mix of classes, save for a summon type, it can cover a wide range of abilities as well. Phoebe’s defense reduction and Yuffie’s AoE damage boost can work wonders for the team. You can swap in Saya for either attack type and Victoria for either guardian. Anna is difficult to replace as a healer but if you do not have her, then Diamond is our best pick.

Most especially with Illusion Connect’s growing roster, there are certainly more teams that can be built and some might even perform better than the ones we recommended. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as an ultimate team in the sense that there are rosters always built to trump any given roster. Beyond the team composition itself, timing of deployment is critical in every battle. Using the above rosters or your current roster for that matter, while employing auto battle, does not really utilize each member’s abilities to the fullest. In this sense, it is always better to take matters into your own hands on important battles.

And that’s it for our Illusion Connect team guide. We certainly hope that you learned a lot about the team rosters we shared and that you enjoyed reading through each set of teams as well. Remember that what works well for one player may work differently for another player depending on play style and preferences so in the end, your team roster’s components will rely entirely on you judgement of who to keep and who to switch out. If you have some tried and tested team rosters as well as opinions on the above teams you would like to share, feel free to do so via the comment section!

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