The Phoenix Perch is the second Place of Legend you will find in Cinder Caldera. It can be devilishly difficult to reach, however, compared to previous Places of Legend (and subsequent ones as well, thank goodness)! Once you reach it, though, you will be able to complete quests like A Burning Question and The Fabled Phoenix.
As far as the best combo for Phoenix Feathers, it doesn't seem to matter. According to the meters on my screen when I play, each hero seems to have a roughly 22% chance of bringing home a Phoenix Feather. So as long as you send 4 heroes every time, you'll have the maximum chance of bringing home a feather (about 88%).
Where is the Phoenix Perch?
It's located near the easternmost corner of Cinder Caldera; for easier reference, I've posted a screenshot below (click on it to see it larger). As you can see, I still haven't opened up that land myself! But I'm getting close...
Available at level:
Maximum number of explorers:
XP per explorer, per adventure:
(Click on the name of a reward to learn more about it)
Golden Vault Padlock
Silver Vault Hinge
Brass Ingot (Giovanni only)
Blueberry (Indigo only)
Stone (Tanya only)
Dragonwing Torch (Thunderhoof only)
Oats (Magnus only)
Egg (Scorch only)
Each place of legend has its own set of rare items available, and each explorer has slightly different odds of finding each item. This can make deciding which explorers to send to which place a bit tricky. For this reason, I've put together handy guide tables for each of the places of legend. Across the top you'll see the names of the explorers, down the side are the rare items available, and in each slot is the explorer's percentage chance of bringing back that item.*
Percentages are additive, so in the case of places that allow two or more explorers, simply add the explorers' percentages to see what the total likelihood of bringing back that item is for those explorers.
* Please note that all percentages are approximate. I had to go by the little dials shown in the interface, so I may be off by a few percentage points on any given explorer/item combo. In addition, I am only at Level 27, so there are many heroes and places of legend which are not yet available to me. I will add them as I am able, or if you would like to contribute this data, please contact me at the email address shown on the Welcome page.