At what point should you try featured 5* crystals
Noob371 Posts: 26 ★
I only have about 15 five stars, mainly because I keep getting dupes on horrible champs from basic crystals. My question is with so much bad luck should I try for the featured crystals now? Or wait until I get more 5* champs.
I wasn't going to R4 any 5* champs until I had champs that I considered 'god tier' for my roster. If a champ needed to be duped, I wasn't going to take them to R4 unless they're duped. If I had a champ like LC or GR that didn't need to be duped, they'd go up to R4.
Initially I had a duped CM 5* that I took to R4 and then realized how scarce 2ta's are.
Then, I got to a point where I had a bunch of R3 champs that could've gone to R4, but the scarcity of resources didn't make me feel like *I* wanted to spend them. I have an older account, so a lot of my R3s are of the variety of:
- duped Hawkeye
- duped Rhino
- duped Juggy
- duped IF
- duped Rocket
- unduped SL
- unduped LC
- unduped Civil Warrior
Then I started to focus on 5* crystals with a more specific character rates (like dungeon crystals) and the featured 5* crystal.
One of my first champs out of the featured was Hype. I brought him to R4 unduped quickly.
Here's what soured me on the featured crystals: I was pulling OG champs a generation or two old. I pulled a couple of DV's and a couple of Blades from featured crystals --- ALL SOLID PULLS --- ALL WERE APPRECIATED --- NONE WERE COLOSSUS
I was looking more for IMIW or CAIW or Corvus or some of the "new" OG champs. So I was happy, but disappointed. I wasn't pulling the new king damage generators (which is why you're going to the featured premium cost).
That's why I think it's important to build a base of 5*s before you throw a bunch of shards at an RNG game mechanic. Get your 5* roster to a point that you can hit 5* featured arena minimum every cycle. 200 5* shards * 2 arenas per week is 1,600 5* shards per month.
I don't crazy play this game, and with 5* shards from arena and monthly events, I seem to be earning 2-3 5* shard crystals a month. The more pulls, the better your RNG for the cool champs. That's the only way to 'beat' the RNG.
I generally advise waiting for 2 things - the point when shards flow so quickly for you, you can afford to waste 5000, and seeing a featured crystal pop up with a lot of champs you want for specific reasons. For example, I opened a few of the last round of featureds because they had a lot of suicides friendly champs that I wanted.
Unless like 90%+ of the featured pool is good, but that will never happen
if you don't need 5* dupes - go featured
if you need some decent new champ (t2a burning for example) - make some math depending on your roster where your odds to get one are greater (atm basics' ratio of decent/trash champs is still lower, I guess)
if you target some specific champ who's only in featured - go featured (or save till he's added in basic. can do some math as well considering you can open more basics)
otherwise - basic all the time
Thanks bro i just checked my roster and i have 55 5* and i realized that no meaning of opening basics from now i should open featured crystals.
Never even considered featureds because I couldn’t be bothered to save up for the most part, but then I decided to do the math and realised I had a 40% chance to pull a champ I was happy with from featured, and only about 20% from a basic, and on that note, I risked it and it paid off. So that’s when I’d say it’s worth it, when it comes out as a 1/3 or better chance at a champ that will benefit your roster
My personal stance is I only open featured with shards from cash deals. Shards I grind for are for basics only. That extra 5K is significant.
Right now i'm opening features because of the specific ones i want, but my 5* roster is big. If the next featured crystal isn't that good, i will go back to basics.
Good for you!. I was very unlucky with featured until this crystal. I was 0/15+ on them.
If you're thinking about expanding the capabilities of your roster (rather than just adding warm bodies) , do the maths on Featured and see if it's worth it for you:
Go through the basic pool, and divide all the champions up into categories relative to your existing pool:*
*Things you might want to consider:
So think about what each champion could do for you, compared with your existing champions. Add up the totals in the three categories, and multiply each by thirty.
- If you have a great champ, Awakened at 5/50, is it really game-changing to pull them as a 5*?
- If you've got a 5*champ Awakened, are an extra 20 Sig levels with it, or would they be disappointing?
- The first time you pull a 5* like Star Lord or Hulk, they're pretty meh. The second time, they practically become a whole new champion.
- Awakening (For example) Winter Soldier wouldn't do much for me at present, but if I was regularly questing with Killmonger, he's a much better result.
Then do the same for the Featured crystals, but at the end, multiply up by twenty.
Now look at which group has more game-changing champions? More disappointments? Are 20 Featured crystals likely to do more for you than 30 basics? Ultimately, you're the only one who can make that decision.
However, if I hadn't yet Blade, I might have saved for him...
Didn't get either, but pulled IceMan and Sparky, which were in my list of champs I would be happy with. Have enough for 2 more right now, but scared to try again after the luck with the first 2.
Oof that sucks, main reason I went for the featured is that I’ve been sat on 2 tech gems for over a year and my “best” tech champ was civil warrior. From 2 featured I’ve had Darkhawk and spark so yeah 😂 paired with the magik I pulled from basic earlier this year and 2019 has already doubled my 4/55+ roster