Would it be possible to add the selected heroes to the Leaderboard score information? I'd love to know how different groups have performed, especially for the multi-billion point leaders.
Currently I'm playing on Easy with Vraes, Fyona, Kjartan, and Tamilin--I chose them after trying out different group combinations, and deciding I liked that particular challenge (especially with the limited AP curse capabilities across the team). Haven't died yet but still in Episode 1. I'm focusing on a defensive approach which has worked very well so far, but some battles tend to take a long time. The team has sufficient accuracy, boosted by Choking Ash when needed, and they use few potions and rest infrequently which I'm hoping helps increase my score--they can literally go through dozens of battles without resting by switching to SP drain gear against easier enemies--but overall damage isn't all that great.
She does! But, like Fyona, it requires hitting first (instead of an automatic-hit AP curse). I haven't actually raised Tamilin's Thrown skill at all and have Torrent of Steel only at level 1, but she hits around 50% on bosses cursed with Choking Ash (she doesn't bother to use it on standard enemies). I'm planning to increase both of those in the future (my idea is to eventually raise ToS to level 3 or 5 for the area of effect, but not bother going to level 8 for the 2 AP reduction). She's working on Blacknight now and will soon be devoting most of her points to Ranged Onslaught and Deadly Intuition, which should significantly help out the team's poor damage output.
This is my first team to enter Episode 1 so it's very experimental. Easy difficulty allows a lot more flexibility--talent/skill/attribute choices would definitely need to be revised in the higher difficulties. I picked up a lot of great advice browsing the forums, but this team is not one I've seen described and analyzed as much as some of the others.