I’ll give you some information why this setup works still.
I have 59 towers now, I’ll post the picture up later when I finish building what I planned to build.
With Rage Drain island Destar cannot (or rarely can) take my base. He will get drained, and won’t have enough rage for Spell Flux to kill my red mage. Destar will have to focus on killing storm and then killing red mage. By the time those are dead either he will be dead or he will be flying right above dark flak and blue mage. If he gets the CL off on them he is a low HP already and will be finished off by Ice Turret in the back.
With Perch he will have time to regenerate rage and have enough rage for Spell Flux to kill my red and after that, it’s a wrap, CL on rest of towers…
If I removed Rage Drain Island and shift my base back to first long and first short, I will not be able to rage drain Destar on middle long. Which again, results in him approaching my kill island with enough rage to flux my red mage tower.
At this point, there is not upside of me adding perch on Rage Drain Island because the buff will not stop Destars spell flux from killing my red mage tower.
Why am I talking about Destar? Because he is most heavily flown dragon right now (not to mention that it is NO SKILL REQUIRED dragon) that I am facing.
Once the day comes where I see some new dragon taking my base with ease due to me not having perch buffs I will adjust then.
For now, my setup still works and I don’t need to rely on buffs of the perch to kill expert dragons.
@MikesGoN2GetU as I have explained, no… Even when I have gear it wont matter because destar will come with full rage and flux my red mage and CL rest with the 5th spell. So no, gear doesn’t matter.