TC13… Something that I haven’t used for a while ever since I have 2 x TC20s starting in July. I wouldn’t say they were totally useless to me. In March I was still relatively new, and I was leveling things up relatively evenly. So I was really excited to finally got my SH to 15 and then TC to 13. That’s then at the suggestions of veteran players that I should really focus on TC20 for the long term.
So that’s when the road to SH20 starts and along the way I also needed to update my Iron Storage (for the SH20 stockpile), and Food Storage (for the eventual TC20 research stockpile). So why did it take me until July? I am C2P and did not use VIP Pass for the 2nd builder.
While the SH/IS/FS were upgrading, I’ve got 2 TC13 working for me. Back then there was no War Opt-Out feature so I was also building a bench heroes. Having TC13 helped me fulfill a lot of that goal where I was able to get a lot of the 3* heroes fully leveled. Most of my 4* at the time came from Hero Tokens (Melendor, Kelile, Li Xiu), and through TC13, I was able to get Gormek, Colen, Cyprian (plus duplicates of Melendor and Kelile). The percentages aren’t high, but they did come through for me occasionally.
TC13 might see its usefulness dwindled, but it really depends on where your base is.