Hah! My Senior Orc Strategist II laughs at your Poison Dryads! Now I love to see them. It is usually 5 Stat-IIs and an easy win.
I don't think they will be added to the Spire, as that would be highly unfair to the lower chapters who can fight there. As for the tournament, there has been no mention from anyone on Beta about 4-star troops, not even from players who do 30 or 40+ provinces. Them showing up in the higher Rings on the world map, 17+, makes sense, because if you are that far out, you have completed more than enough provinces to open chapter 18 and have some 4-star troops of your own.All of the following are from Ring 17. I don't have a marble prov open, so don't know about it.
Only the enemy can produce these troops, although some look like ours. That means they could appear in the spire and tourneys. I haven't seen them in there, but haven't been looking. If you see them there, please let us know.
The Shrine of the Champions is a small AW, 15 sq., so doesn't take much space. You get free orcs based on how well you do in tourneys and your req. culture. So, if your orc production isn't great, but you do well in tourneys, it can be helpful. However, the key to me is the AW produces Orc Warriors which is my least used unit. Even less than the Drone Rider. They are good against dogs, but frogs are better. On the other hand, I love the Orc Strategist and use it a lot and I mean a lot. I built the AW to see what it does. It will be deleted at some point since I don't use the Orc Warriors and I have almost 6 million orcs.Any feedback on whether the Shrine of the Champions AW is worth building?