Additionally, I’m assuming you’re using the basis of having a bunch of recruits stocked up with tons of food and tc19 able to churn heroes out very quickly; when giving that time frame to level 5* heroes. Before somebody is at that point, the progress is such a crawl.
I am basing the minimum amount on Extra low cost training ( RT11 ) because it gives the best Hero XP per recruit, best Hero XP per 1k food, and requires zero ascension items.
If a player needs 4* Heroes, then running three camps at Extra low cost training ( RT11 ) and one camp at Legendary training ( RT20 ) for an average of one 4* Hero per 10 days and an average of one 5* Hero per 40 days. Using duplicate 3* heroes for 4*/ 5* 3.60+ leveling.
Or just running four camps at Extra low cost training ( RT11 ).
Add some variation for Rugged clothes, free token/ free gem summons. Add some more variation, but not a lot, for players who like Uncommon ( RT02 ) and Common ( RT01 ) training.
If you are using your training camp heroes as they finish, your Level 20 Watchtower and Level 20 farms should be able to keep you in food.
So 2x- 3x rainbow 5* 4.80 ( 10-15 total heroes ). Closer to 3.2x rainbow 5* 4.80 if running four camps at Extra low cost ( RT11 ) with occasional Extra fast ( RT19 ) and players who decide to use Uncommon ( RT02 ) and Common ( RT01 ).
==Only leveling 5* Heroes==
But as I say above, if you level all 5* Heroes, you will not have any training camp heroes to level heroes to 4* 3.60/ 4* 4.80.
That is why I suggest, even if you are a cash player, you get four rainbow 4* 3.60 teams and two rainbow 4* 4.70 teams before trying out your first rainbow 5* 2.60 ( with no 4* heroes ).
==My partial rainbow 5* 2.60 team==
Right now my rainbow 5* 2.60 team is waiting for 1- 2x 5* healers, 1- 2x 5* splash damage and a 5* green. I have two red 5* 2.60, one blue 5* 2.60, one purple 5* 2.60, one yellow 5* 2.60 but they are all solo heroes, no synergy, no healers and either attack all or snipers.
I don’t think you addressed what I said, that an estimation you can level 2 or 3 rainbow teams of 5* heroes in one year is with the assumption that you’re swimming in food, recruits, and TC19 working overtime. It really sounds incredibly unrealistic to say 3 or 4 TC11’s can get you there. A single 1* hero is worth 180xp to a 5* hero. If you’re making 3x 1* heroes every 2 hours with 3 TC11’s, I have to say it’s unrealistic to expect to make 2 or 3 rainbow 5* teams a year. Very quickly in the leveling process of a single 5* hero, ten feeder heroes of 1* heroes won’t even bring your 5* hero up one level, at the cost of 100k food or more…
Just using three Extra low cost ( RT11 ) camps generates 4,257,360 Hero XP per year. A 5* 4.80 Hero requires 353,599 Hero XP or approximately 12.04 5* 4.80 or approximately 2.4 rainbow 5* 4.80.
This requires 72 recruits per day or 24 World Energy in 1.8-7.
During the year your Watchtower and Farms produce 543,303,960 food or approximately 36,220,264 per hero per year ( if divided among 15 heroes ). I did not track the numbers, but on my other account I once 1 day leveled a 5* 1.1 to 5* 4.80 without using my full food hoard of 22 million foo and 2300 unclaimed Extra low cost training. The food cost was actually a little high since I was using random color leveling instead of my preferred same color leveling.
If someone has accurate data for food required to level a 5* 1.1 to 5* 4.80, I would appreciate it.
324 x ( 26280 / 2 )= 4,257,360 Hero XP
4,257,360 / 353,599 = 12.04x 5* 4.80 heroes
14321 per hour x 24 hours x 365 days = 125,451,960 food
9x 5300 per hour x 24 hours x 365 days = 417,852,000 food
Total food = 543,303,960 per year
10 heroes= 54,330,396 per hero per year
15 heroes= 36,220,264 per hero per year