Chess Rush: Tier List and Best Combos

Chess Rush Tier List and Best Combos used by Top Players and Meta ones to rank up faster in just a few games.

What is Chess Rush?

Chess Rush is a free round-based strategy game that is similar to other Auto Chess games out there. Developed by Tencent and released on July 3, 2019, it is currently on its early stage with a growing number of followers. This game is currently playable on mobile at Google Play and iOS. What makes Chess Rush unique is it offers a fast-paced game called Turbo mode.

About Turbo Mode

Most Auto Chess matches last up to 40 minutes depending on how long you can last. Chess Rush has a turbo mode game promising battles that could last up to 10 minutes, making this game stand out against other games out there.

Turbo mode gives you faster experience and gold at the expense of having low HP (60).

Chess Rush Best Combos

Here we list Chess Rush Best Combos that you might need to rank up faster and beat the opponents in no time.

Synergy Combos in Chess Rush

Race (Species) and Class buffs are called Synergies in general when it comes to Auto Chess games. Here we list top best chess piece hero combo in Chess Rush used by top tier players.

Druids, Dragon, and Rider Combo

This is the strongest combo in this patch. A meta to those who want to rank up faster.

The top combo in this guide includes:

Easiest Build

  • Everbloom
  • Evergreen
  • Nightowl
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Witch Doctor
  • Scourge
  • Dragoon
  • Moonlight Dragon
  • Venom
  • Templar Knight

6 Riders, 3 Dragons list

  • Scourge
  • Calamity
  • Templar Knight
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Dragoon
  • Hog Rider
  • Moonlight Dragon
  • Venom
  • 2 Sorcerers to complete 10 set, or 2 AoE crowd control pieces if you want stun locks

6 Dragons, 3 Hunters

  • All 6 Dragons mentioned above
  • Famine (I prefer this one because it is easier to make it 3 stars)
  • Stalker Drone S90 (the AoE laser is the thing)
  • Shakaraka (King of the Sea)
  • You can change the existing Hunters with Kraken if you want more stuns

Everbloom can be exchanged with Calamity if you can manage to have a 2-star on this piece. The aim of this build is 4 riders.

These 10 pieces are the strongest right now. Details below will explain why.

Demon

Demon heroes in Chess Rush are the top choice for top players in high ranks because it deals an additional 40% damage. You only need 1 demon in the chessboard. The best Demon piece to use for this build is Scourge due to Flames of Wars that deals AoE damage or stuns opponents depending on health percentage. Another reason why Scourge is a top choice is that it is a Rider Hero that will be an additional line up to the class.

Elf Druids

Elf is a Race which has a 25% chance to dodge enemy attacks if stacked to 3/3 and should be paired with Druids for an easier 3-Star Formation.

The best Elf Druids to pick:

  • Everbloom
  • Evergreen
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Witch Doctor (A beast Druid to get 4/4 Synergy)
  • Nightowl

Riders

Riders are very strong in this game and almost to all Auto Chess genre. Rider buff includes an additional armor with strong magic resistance to all spells. Rider pieces also have shield abilities and healing spells from Templar Knight.

Top Rider choice:

  • Scourge
  • Dragoon
  • Calamity
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Templar Knight

Positioning for this combo:

  • The front liners consist of Scourge, Calamity, Evergreen, and Templar Knight.
  • Keep Unicorn Cavalier protected in the 2nd floor and must be in the middle as this is your main damage dealer.
  • Dragons can be put to the second row.
  • This combination will be weak against AoE and Crowd Control so make sure they are scattered 1 to 2 grids away from each other.
  • Witch Doctor and Nightowl can be at the third row as they need more space to hit to be able to summon their abilities.

Counter for this combo:

Despite being strong, this combo has a counter you can pick if someone has a better line up than you when it comes to Druids, Dragons, and Rider synergy.

  • Elf Assassins
  • Sorcerers
  • Demon Punishers
  • Beast Druids (if you fail to get 3/3 Dragons)
  • Cyborg, Engineers, and Assassins

Dragon, Rider, and Sorcerer Combo

Dragons are strong once 3/3 Combo stacks because they get full mana at the start per round. This means that Dragoon gets to transform early on. Riders are excellent to pair with Dragons. The Sorcerer class is also advisable because of Moonlight Dragon, a Dragon Sorcerer.

Here’s the lineup for Dragon Rider combo:

  • Moonlight Dragon
  • Dragoon
  • Venom
  • Scourge
  • Misfortune
  • Calamity
  • Frost Lotus
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Void: Destruction
  • Marsh Lord

Positioning for this combo:

  • Scourge, Calamity, and Dragoon can be put on the front lines, that is, if Dragon 3/3 Synergy is already achieved.
  • Be aware of AoE opponents and spread the pieces 1 or 2 grids away from each other.
  • All other pieces should be behind the tanks.

Hunter Rider Combo

Hunter Rider Combo is a Melee range strategy wherein Riders serve the front lines while 3 Hunters are behind to shoot arrows until opponents are wiped out.

Here’s the recommended list for Hunter Rider combo:

  • Void: Doom
  • Dragoon
  • Misfortune
  • Stalker Drone S90
  • Calamity
  • Templar Knight
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Scourge
  • Hog Rider
  • Famine

Demon Punisher Combo

Demon Punishers are the new meta because of its pure damage benefits once fully stacked. The Demon race is also full of AoE spellcasters that are beneficial when facing against both Melee and Range opponents. The Demon race gets its full potential once paired with full Punishers. Although this combination is pretty strong they are quite hard to build.

Elf Assassins

Most Assassins belong to the Elf Race. This combo consists of physical damage elusive and high critical formation to bring down the enemy in seconds. Elves are not hard to build since they belong to the low tier but are pretty weaker on early stage. Patience is key to this one.

Elf Assassin Combo list:

  • Nightingale
  • Everbloom
  • Evergreen
  • Unicorn Cavalier
  • Stinger
  • Sword Dancer
  • Forest Breath

Beast Druids

What makes Beast Druids an ideal combo in this tier list is because it is among the easiest to build in Chess Rush. The Beast’s racial ability gives Spawns/Summons and Allies additional damage. Higher Beast synergy level gives a chance for Summoners in the Chessboard to spawn its minions directly at the start of per round. Beast Druids are the Zergling type of build in the game.

Cyborg Hunter Combo

Once you are able to get to Level 8 faster than the rest, Cyborg Hunter is the best combination out there. Most Cyborgs are easy to build and paired with Famine as the 3rd Hunter for the 3/3 Hunter ability.

The reason you need to get to Level 8 and above earlier is to get the two Legendary Cyborgs to complete the set.

The Cyborg Hunter build consist of the following:

  • Famine
  • Stalker Drone S90
  • Groundsmasher
  • Steel Fist
  • Miss Supersonic
  • Bionic Ninja
  • Terminator T3000
  • The Ultimate Weapon Joey

The power of Gurru

Gurru, Jelly Druid

Whatever combo build you are trying to achieve, Gurru should always be a part of it. Gurru is a Jelly Druid piece that you can use to combine other pieces. For example, if you have 2x 1-star Scourge, you can use Gurru as a replacement for the missing Scourge and use it to make that piece 3-star. In Dota Auto Chess, Guru is equivalent to IO. For a clearer reference, Gurru can be compared to Ditto in Pokemon that takes another form of a monster. Most top players have 100% Jelly attendance which means you should pick it when it is available.

More combos, guides, and strategies are coming soon as we unmapped uncharted categories in the game. If you have any suggestions, kindly comment down below.

3 thoughts on “Chess Rush: Tier List and Best Combos

  • October 9, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    I also like & use very often( high drop rate ) the 6 warrior combo for the extra tankiness. Of course with the General of War( if available ) , for the last 4 i like to use 4 warlocks for the extra lifesteal and survability of my heroes

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  • December 18, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    What is best tank role? in chess rush is icetusk are tank

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    • December 18, 2019 at 3:55 am
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      Knights have many of the best tanks in the game aside from Warriors.

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