With the arrival of Fated Summon, this is the strategy I will be personally implementing as an FTP.
Happy for anyone to critique.
Step 1: Save and hoard gems. Mystic vision and all that. The usual.
Step 2. Choose the portal with the cheapest* summon rate
[*Note: be sensible about this. Balance this with the type of portal, obviously don’t do a stupid portal like elemental summon; ideally pick a portal that has no classic heroes eg Challenge Festivals].
That would be 10 summons for 2,600 gems.
Eg. Challenge Festivals 1 & 2:
This is still cheaper (30 summons for 7,800 gems) than the other portals (Eg. Atlantis is 30 summons for 8,400 gems; Covenant is 30 Summons for 9,400 gems)
IF POSSIBLE DON’T go for the expensive portals. [PS WHAT IS THE COST OF BLACK FRIDAY SUMMONS?] Because you want to maximise the number of summons with your gems, for the Fated Summon.***
Step 3: Reach 100 summons exactly; don’t go over and don’t do a 10 pull when on 95 as that is a waste.
Step 4: When you reach 100 summons, pick a hero from Fated Summon
Step 5: Repeat, for as long as the list of Fated Summons is available.
Step 6: While doing Steps 1-5, have at least 3 TC20s running, to hoard 5* heroes, in anticipation of Soul Exchange. Keep HA10 running too…
Step 6b: Check this store for weekly gifts, which can include coins: http://empiresandpuzzles.com/ [MONDAYS]
Step 7: Rinse and repeat…
Tagging @Muchacho because I kept forgetting to tag him but there are plenty of others I’d like to tag…
What do y’all think?!
*The above strategy assumes the heroes on offer aren’t around forever (or that it is time sensitive)…hence the manic rush to get to 100 and be a relative portal “cheapskate” but this could well change if, for example, the Fated Summon heroes are around for a long time… It also assumes that you really want a handful of heroes in the Fated Summon; admittedly they may be behind the current meta, but still, if that’s what you want…
** The above strategy is also subject to new info on the next round of Fated Summon heroes. If I see a good one in the next round, I will hoard gems.
*** Of course I will still be using my reward pulls after completing various quests for different events…