[Discussion] Using item Hoards, Rugged clothes and Adventurer’s kits, to level 3* / 4* / 5* heroes
I used to have a hoard of 6k+ kits/ backpacks and 7k+ Rugged clothes. With Advanced House Level 9, and Atlantis rising, food is now a bigger concern than recruits. So I am now using Uncommon training ( RT2 ) and Extra fast training ( RT19 )
Due to the weird way Hero XP works, camps and loot drops, there is not a perfect way to level.
For leveling 3* 1.1 to 3* 3.50, using Extra fast training ( RT19, Rugged clothes ) appears to be the best use of resources ( food, recruits, Rugged clothes ).
The increase in food used in leveling is 1 m food instead of 0.69 m food ( rough ratio ).
This also lets you save kits/ backpacks for 4* / 5* heroes.
Unfortunately, players usually unlock Extra low cost training ( RT19 ) after they have most of their 3* teams finished.
For leveling 4* 1.1 to 4* 4.70, using Extra fast training ( RT19, Rugged clothes )
OR Uncommon ( RT02, kits/ backpacks ) appears to be viable strategy.
The food used in leveling is 5.8 m food ( RT19 ) versus 4 m food ( RT02 )(rough ratio ).
4* Heroes are the backbone of Empires. Unfortunately you will eventually run out of 4* heroes to level since 5* Heroes are where the game studio makes money.
For leveling 5* 1.1 to 5* 4.70, using Uncommon ( RT02, kits/ backpacks ) appears to be the best use of resources ( food, recruits, kits/ backpacks ).
The savings in food used in leveling is 15.3 m food ( RT02 ) versus 22 m food ( RT19 ) or a savings of 6.7 m food or 1.5x 4* 4.70 heroes or 9.7x 3* 3.50 heroes ( rough ratio ).
For players who wish to level a 5* hero using both, one strategy is to use Extra fast ( RT19 ) until you are 50% to max level, then switch to Uncommon ( RT02 ).
Use Extra fast training ( RT19 )
5* 1.1 to 1.25
5* 2.1 to 2.30
5* 3.1 to 3.35
5* 4.1 to 4.40
This works because food for level 1 is very roughly half of food for max level.
As @BarryWuzHere points out below, these numbers are not actual but for illustrating the food costs.
5* 2.1 food is very roughly half of 5* 2.60
5* 3.1 food is very roughly half of 5* 3.70
5* Heroes are where the game studio makes money.
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5000 + 0 = 5,000
5000 + 6800 = 11,800