I don’t think really expensive equipment’s necessary, look at @alexbrand on cavern survival or serpentine on multiplayer treasure grove. They did well without a subscription, just the basic heroes. And @ducky,
Since most people don’t have, or can’t get the burl staff, Brenin was showing a way of doing this level which would work for everyone and teach the level’s lessons properly, whether they had a subscription or not.
So just saying: “You only have to have the burl staff”, makes it seem like anyone could have it. But not everyone can.
The same with “or a bunch of archers”, at this point in the campaign, players who are doing this level for the first time won’t have, boss star 2, which allows archers.
Maybe FrostedGaming did have a subscription, but did you know that?
Please don’t contradict a helpful statement with an unhelpful one.