As a matter of interest - although slightly off topic - i am going to (after my recovery) begin experimenting with high dose masteron or var to replace tren.
I like tren, and i personally do not get the sides that many speak of… but i do know that it is more suppressive as a nortestosterone, and i have heard subjective accounts that a dose of 700mg/wk or mast OR 700mg/wk Var can produce results similar if not better than a lower dose of tren - i assume something around 350mg/wk from what i know about the anabolic:androgenic ratio (to which i hold little value).
As per the cycle, i most certainly would NOT do a test taper or any protocol spurred on by a needle fixation. it is not a good idea… at all. Drop that mindset immediately, it is unhealthy.
Second, i wouldn’t do the taper for this cycle anyway… all short (or no) esters? Why would you extend the recovery beyond its needs?
Why stop the tren 2 weeks early? This ester is shorter than the test ester.
I too have heard that tbol is similar to dbol in effect without the water and gyno - but IMHO, dianabol without the water is… crap. It is the estrogen that makes it so damn effective, the increase in muscle size directly corresponding to increases in strength, the IGF stimulation, the mass increase therefore the more weight that can be lifted.
Sure the anabolism is good… but it is compounded by the estrogenic factor IMO and a non-aromatising dbol while sounding great - isnt dbol at all. I have not used tbol but from all accounts it is a disappointment if looking at it from a comparative POV.
If this is a strength/cutting cycle (which? They don’t really go hand in hand as a pure strength cycle will need a caloric surplus, water, size etc… Let alone the restriction in calories and increase of metabolic training and cardio needed to cut) then i would suggest a drug like Anavar - it will produce good strength - although IMO the test and tren hardly ever needs any additional support for someone not training to meet a specific sporting goal, like a meet or a show - IMO at least.
If you really have an issue with gyno - then i would suggest using letro as your AI. It really does work a ton better than adex.