Despite all that has been said about Troops, I find that they provide THE MOST value for summons across the board.
The hero summons provide attenuating value the longer that you play. Why would I put 2600 gems to get 1 or 2 keepers IF I AM LUCKY on a hero summon? Silliness.
Two DIFFERENT alliance members spent 300 trying to get a single 5* card. Both of these alliance members failed. That doesn’t make me feel warm and squishy quite like getting a hero token and pulling Khiona Which happened to me. Same for Drake. I feel a greater sense of reward is held by those who are C2P than those who sink several hundos into the game.
HOWEVER. If I am looking for a 4* troop, I’ll take the 10% odds. If I only get feeders, FINE, because that is the absolute best way to level up 4* troops and best to stock up on.
So when I get in a snit and decide I may spend money on this game again, I’m probably going to buy 4 ten-pulls on troops. At the VERY worst, I’ll end up with 40 3* and can boost my lonely 4* red crit troop with the 3* reds I receive. More than likely I’ll get one more 4* that I can feed all those 3* I’ve been hoarding like an old granny in my sundry baskets.