Full disclosure, I did get a LITTLE lucky, but I had the squad to make the Lord of Lythronaxes cry.
I opened with a level 28 Hi Ho Silver and layed into LL with Defense Shattering Impact. The king hit me with an instant Rampage first that didn’t crit and didn’t kill me, and then destroyed Hi Ho with a counter-attack.
Then I sent out Indiana Jones, but didn’t want to risk the cloak. So I went with Cleansing Impact – which was stupid in retrospect. I should’ve used Armor Piercing Strike. Still, got a decent chunk of damage before getting slaughtered by a rampage and a counter attack.
Feeling all hope had been lost, I sent in Rancor and hoped to holy heaven a Defense Shattering Strike would be enough to put me in range of a swap in DSR. And wouldn’t you believe it! Lord Lythro used Nullifying Strike instead of Defense Shattering Rampage or Instant Rampage, letting my Rancor get off a solid Defense Shattering Strike and leaving it with 2000 health remaining.
So I swapped in Kevin for the DSR win.