After you get past the point where you are scraping to get together a team that works, the next question is, what of the sea of Common, Rare, Ultra-Rare, and Epic troops should I be focusing on? I think it’d be very helpful to assemble a list directed to helping these players, as well as more advanced players who have significant holes in their collections. The closest thing I was able to find to this kind of resource was this old thread.
Being usable in the endgame pvp/gw in tandem with higher-rarity troops. Think your empowered converters: they fill a unique niche.
Having good scaling abilities that permit use in all the higher-leveled content with higher-rarity troops. There are not many of these below Legendary rarity, which is why we also focus on…
Substitution: while players should eventually be able to accumulate all Legendary-rarity troops and below, Mythics are harder to obtain for all but the most hard-core players. Some troops are obsolete in the endgame, but can work as a decent substitute if a player doesn’t have the Mythics, and stand out as significantly better than their peers. This is especially true for the scaling content. I think it would be good to identify and mention these options as well. (Example: Rowanne. However, let’s not include troops like Zephyros, great early game pulls that don’t scale well enough to use in the endgame.)
Resource generation. This is why Sunbird and Firebomb are on the list. I’ve also included a handful of soul-generation troops, for those who must scrape by without Pharos-Ra.
No faction troops will be included - I’m focusing on chest pulls for now on this list.
Here is a starting point. Please let me know what I’m missing from the list (or if I included something that’s useless to endgame players).
(Note that there can be strong strength disparities; they just have to be late-game viable, not equal to each other.)
EDIT: See this post for an updated list.
Daughter of Ice
Fist of Zorn
Skrymir the Lofty