Here is a simple spreadsheet that I use to track all the ascension materials that I receive from the game.
I thought that this might be helpful, so please feel free to use it for yourself if you like to keep track of such things. When you open it, go to “File” and then click on “Make a copy”, and you will have your own version of the spreadsheet.
PS: The numbers in the sheet are just placeholders so that the percentage doesn’t become undefined.
Directions on how to use the sheet
You need to manually fill the “Received” and “Used” columns and the “Inventory” column will populate by itself. When you are using it for the first time you might need to do a little bit of back calculation to find out how many AM-s you received till now. This can be done pretty easily.
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For example, if you have 10 hidden blades in your inventory and you have 2 maxed red 4 star heroes. It means you have used up 8 hidden blades, and therefore in total you have received 18 hidden blades till now. So just put the numbers 18 and 8 in columns B and C, and column D will update automatically (10 in this case). Do this for all items and you should be set. Don’t forget that 5 star heroes on their 3rd ascension tier uses the same ascension items as that of 4 stars on their 4th ascension tier. Click here if you want a full list of what items are used for ascending each color of heroes.
Once you do this, you should be set and from this point on wards, whenever you receive or use certain AM-s, just update columns B and C accordingly.
Also, don’t forget to change the “Start Date” (that will be different for different players). That can be easily found out by going to your Achievement section of your Google Play or Game Center and see the date on which you completed the tutorial. The “Current Date” updates automatically everyday.
Hopefully, this spreadsheet will help you get a perspective of the bigger picture and how many ascension items you get on an average over the time that you have spent on the game. It also shows how RNG works for everyone. Personally, I have felt so many times that the game gives me certain items more than other items, but given enough time I started observing that I have obtained each item in a more or less equal fashion (within the purview of probability of course).
Click here if you are interested in my personal AM acquisition rate ever since I started playing.
Please feel free to tag me if you have any questions regarding the spreadsheet.