It’s Time for Sand Empire 2019!
@Mariamne’s excellent guide to Sand Empire
Rewards & Flag Requirements!
|Stage||Normal Flags||Normal Rewards||Advanced Flags||Advanced Rewards|
|1||3||6x Clean Cloth||10||7x Metal Ores|
|2||3||6x Common Herbs||10||7x Potent Laves|
|3||4||10x Clean Cloth||11||7x Sunspire Feathers|
|4||4||6x Crude Iron||11||9x Metal Ores|
|5||4||10x Common Herbs||11||9x Potent Leaves|
|6||5||7x Large Bone||12||9x Sunspire Feathers|
|7||5||8x Leather Strips||12||5x Fine Steel|
|8||5||10x Crude Iron||12||7x Fine Steel|
|9||6||9x Large Bone||13||12x Grimoire Dust|
|10||6||Scabbard, 2* Yellow Trainer||13||, 2x 3* Yellow Trainer|
|11||6||2x Minor Healing, 8x Leather Strip||13||3x Potent Healing, 5x Hardwood Lumber|
|12||7||2x Minor Mana, 13x Oil||14||3x Mana, 5x Midnight Root|
|13||7||2x Antidote, 13x String||14||2x Bomb Attack, 8x Hardwood Lumber|
|14||7||2x Arrow Attack, 5x Crypt Mushroom||14||2x Super Antidote, 8x Midnight Root|
|15||8||2x Axe Attack, 5x Crystal Shard||15||Epic Hero Token, Super Mana|
|16||8||2x Mana, 5x Firestone||15||Super Healing, 4x Meteor Fragments|
|17||8||2x Axe Attack, 7x Crypt Mushroom||15||Revive Scroll, 6x Dragon Bone|
|18||9||2x Potent Healing, 7x Crystal Shard||16||Time Stop, 6x Meteor Fragments|
|19||9||2x Mana, 7x Firestone||16||Tornado, 6x Orichalcum Nugget|
|20||9||Yunan Avatar, Epic Troop Token, 3* Yellow Trainer||16||Rana Avatar, , 4* Yellow Trainer|
No Special Game Play
Unlike the other Seasonal Events (Springvale, Santa’s Challenge, and Return to Morlovia), Sand Empire doesn’t have a special gameplay mode like the Exploding Eggs, Frozen Tiles, or Exploding Pumpkins.
Normal and Advanced Modes
There are two modes for Seasonal Events, Normal and Advanced. You can play either or both, and must complete each stage in that mode to advance.
The modes are separated, a bit like tiers in Challenge Events. Unlike Normal/Hard modes in Atlantis, advancing in the Normal mode won’t give you access to the corresponding Stages in Advanced. You need to beat each stage in each mode to progress.
No Hero Restrictions
Unlike Challenge Events, there are no restrictions on hero or troop rarity in the Normal and Advanced modes. There are also no restrictions on hero Classes, unlike Class Trials.
You’re free to use any heroes you’d like!
No Replaying Completed Stages
Unlike Challenge Events, Seasonal Events don’t allow replaying a completed Stage — much like how Quests work.
Once you beat each Stage, it’s locked, and once you beat the entirety of the Seasonal Event, you can’t play any more.
If you fail at a Stage, you can retry as many times as you’d like, up until the Event ends.
During Seasonal Events, there is a special calendar with a different offer each day, each available for 24 hours.
The offers are not visible until the start of each day, and show for all players at the same time (for Springvale, they rotated at 00:00 GMT).
Once closed, the Offers Calendar can be accessed by tapping a special icon on the Stronghold screen.
Two of the calendar days also offer free items — typically these are crafting ingredients, and sometimes flasks or tokens.
Typically the offers on Seasonal Event Calendars are varied in price range, and often offer some of the best deals on purchasing particular individual ascension materials and gems. Not all items will be offered, and the quantity available for each item is typically restricted to just 1.
Sand Empire Offers Log
|1||24 June||200||Sturdy Shield||-||-||-||-||1||$1.99|
|2||25 June||1000||Mysterious Tonic||-||-||-||-||1||$9.99|
|3||26 June||200||Trap Tools||-||-||-||-||1||$1.99|
|4||27 June||2800||Damascus Blade, Fine Gloves, Sturdy Shield||2||3||1x Titan||4x Orichalcum Nugget, 2x Meteor Fragments||1||$29.99|
|5||28 June||200||Fine Gloves||-||-||-||-||1||$1.99|
|6||29 June||4700||Farsight Telescope, Compass, Warm Cape||3||2||2x Titan||8x Meteor Fragments, 8x Dragon Bones, 8x Orichalcum Nugget||1||$49.99|
|7||30 June||-||-||-||-||-||5x Fine Steel, 1x Dragon Bone, Summon Token||1||FREE|
|8||1 July||500||50x Sorcerer Emblems, 50x Rogue Emblems||-||-||-||-||1||$9.99|
|9||2 July||200||Warm Cape||-||-||-||-||1||$1.99|
|10||3 July||350||35x Druid Emblems, 35x Monk Emblems||-||-||-||-||1||$6.99|
|11||4 July||2800||Tome of Tactics, Trap Tools, Compass||2||3||1x Titan||4x Dragon Bones, 2x Meteor Fragments||1||$29.99|
|12||5 July||1000||Poison Darts||-||-||-||-||1||$9.99|
|13||6 July||10000||Royal Tabard, Mystic Rings, 2x Hidden Blade, 2x Orb of Magic||5||5||5x Titan||20x Meteor Fragments, 20x Dragon Bone, 20x Orichalcum Nugget||1||$99.99|
|14||7 July||-||-||-||-||1x Titan, 1x Raid, 1x World||-||1||FREE|
* EHT = Epic Hero Token; ETT = Epic Troop Token
Epic Hero Tokens Can Be Used for Seasonal Summoning
The Seasonal Summons replaces the regular Epic Hero Summons.
Because of that, unlike Challenge Event Summons, the Summoning Portal for Seasonal Events allows using saved up Epic Hero Tokens that can otherwise normally only be used for Epic Hero Summons.
That makes Seasonal Events the only place you can currently use Epic Hero Tokens for a chance at non-Season 1 heroes.
Many people regard Sand Empire as having good Seasonal Event heroes to use tokens for. For more discussion of this, please see: What is the best Seasonal Summons?
You’ll also have the same chance at the HOTM as usual when using Epic Hero Tokens.
Because Sand Empire 2019 is expected to run from the end of June until the beginning of July, you should have an opportunity to Summon while either HOTM is available.
For information on the June and July HOTM, please see:
During each of the Seasonal Events, your Base is updated in the spirit of the season.
For Sand Empire, this includes palm trees and coconuts scattered around your Base.
Like with the pumpkins during Return to Morlovia and snowmen during Santa’s Challenge, the coconuts will bounce when tapped.
What’s your favorite part of Sand Empire?
- Different Content – I like having something new to play that’s not available all the time
- The Offer Calendar — I like more opportunities to purchase items and gems
- The Ascension Materials – I like getting the Orb and/or Darts
- The Avatars – I like getting Yunan and Rana avatars
- The Loot – I like the items available for completing Stages other than the avatars and ascension materials
- Something Else – share in the comments below!
- Nothing – I don’t like anything about Sand Empire
For more polls, see the other Sand Empire 2019 threads below!
Share Your Teams, Results (once the event starts), and Ask Questions!
Many players will switch up their heroes used for each Stage, based on the monster/boss colors — are there heroes you’re using consistently for Sand Empire?
Are there any Stages you’re having a hard time with, and would like advice on beating?
Are you using particular items to beat Sand Empire stages?
Do you have insights on strategy to share, or questions?
Is there anything about Sand Empire that you’re wondering about?