Better traitstone drop rates for higher difficulties


Yes, I think the OP is on console. And I think he is trying to take full advantage of the +50% Bombot buff this week.


Am i the OP? If so…Yep I’m on console. PS4. I think we are a week or two behind PC/Mobile. This week it’s. …Help Sparkgrinder grind up brown mana troops. So I tried to be thoughtful and give people 4 of em to smash. Sorry for the possibly stupid question but I’m new to this. Thanks


That’s You! :smiley: , on game forums OP has two primary meanings based on context “Original Poster” or “Over Powered”.

If for some reason your not using Bombots this week, Start Immediately! They have +25% from Adana and +25% from Mech. There are lots of variations to use, for fast play the only thing that is better is if your opponent is using the Princess Esp 1 Troop Defense (now patched on PC).


Ok! Awesome! Thank you for clarifying that for me. I knew it was something that referred to the person who posted. But I couldn’t figure out what the acronym actually stood for.


I miss Bombot week I didn’t play for 2 days and 1 day I was just in explore but I still got 1000 trophies.


Suggested numerous times, but there used to be no explore mode with an intrinsic bonus. But there should be a bonus.


So I am having a complete brain fart here, but in the past wasn’t there an increased rate of stone quality drop based on difficulty level? :thinking:

And then didn’t the devs end up removing it from the game? :astonished:

Somebody who’s brain is working come and clarify this, please! :disappointed_relieved:


That’s if you complete the challenges, not exploring.

  1. They Added Explore based on complaints players had when farming Traitstones that the drop rate was too low (Explore was created offering 2x and 3x drop rate for top level stones)
  2. What they removed was difficultly level to PvP.
  3. Chance to get zip stones and there were modifiers that were removed (I think)


I honestly do not believe that 2x 3x stuff at this point. I just finished exploring tirelessly for at least 40 battles in a row. And I obtained 6 of the 8 Arcane Swamp Traitstones that I need to get KRYS to the next trait. If it was giving 2x or 3x…can’t remember…shouldn’t I have gotten more? I am terrible at math. Does this add up?


The approximate rate for Arcanes in explore is around 6%, or 1 in 16. The ‘normal’ rate in other modes (PVP, challenge, quest, arena) is around 2%, so the 3x likelihood is quite substantial. If you got 6 arcanes in 40, you had quite a lucky streak, but these things tend to even out over time. I’ve gone for stretches of 60 or 80 explores with 0 arcanes a number of times, and once got 3 Arcanes in 4 battles.


I see your confusion… its 2x or 3x the drop rate not double or triple the stones.

Base Quest/Challenges/PvP etc. Rough Numbers: Minor 60%, Major 30%, Runic 9%, Arcane 2%, Celestial 1%. Before you start an Explore you’ll see at the bottom Runic, Arcane, and Celestial have an increased percentage to drop not double (or triple) stones. So sayaround: 18%, 6%, 3%


Thanks for explaining that. So I actually did really well at obtaining the ones that I did. At some point I got 2 in a row. When that happened I definitely knew it was luck.

@Strat Yeah at first I thought that. But I figured it out when it only gave me one and I made sure I read the information about the chances are increased or something like that. I hadn’t been farming traitstones…I didn’t realize how valuable they were. I was just cruising along with my “superior” team. I tell you. I thought I was big stuff when I reached level 10 or so and I pulled a Ranger out of the guild chest. The excitement of a one shot kill to all four troops! Now I am level 240 or so…and I am realizing that even though I have gotten a lot of stones from playing PvP etc…it’s not enough. I’m glad I have another goal in the game now. I took a look at your link. So a 1.90-1.95 percent chance of pulling Arcane. It’s gonna be a long night…


Sort of… For all activities in the game except ‘Explore’ that has 3x chance for an Arcane Traitstones to drop. So while battling in Explore its 1.95 x 3 lets just call it 6% :smiley:


Hey @EmsDad15, I have been there and done more than my share of farming. I have seen you around the forums and appreciate your contributions. In the spirit of sharing you might find this a decent resource for creating some fun new teams to play with while farming those stones all night!
Happy Hunting!

GoW Team Build Compendium


:grinning: Thanks! I will check this out. I really like playing with different troops. I like playing Arena. If I build a team that doesn’t play well together I retire and try again. It’s fun. I’m in the guild Prophets. We are around 350 in the league. PS4 We started out this week 161 in guild wars. But what’s strange is that’s where we started last week.


And another 100 matches without a single arcane dropped :frowning:

@sirrian @Saltypatra Could we please get some love on the pitty timers, that give you an arcane after doing xx matches without a drop?

I’m slowly losing the will to play due to the diminishing rewards, the higher you get.
Levelling up is slow now, post 1050, but not to bad (just way slower), pvp gold rewards are lower, and if I want to work on traiting cards, which I still like to do, I have to sit through hours of playing without a single drop.

That does take the fun away… I’m sorry to say…


Btw, what I was trying to say about the levelling is, that I don’t mind that it takes 35 to 40 matches on warlord 2 to make a level. At least I get rewarded at the end for my effort, even if it’s just a raised level number.

I wish you would apply the same the traitstone farming, with the before mentioned pitty timers.


It’s not just a raised level number though, it’s 100 glory and an event key. I’m over level 1100 and I can usually get 3.5k from the 3 trophy battles. Vip 6 and dragon armour.


@Mad_Butch Just an FYI and follow up. I have been back to Explore after the 3.05 update. And the Arcane drop rate on the X1 is seems in the ballpark to me. Although I haven’t needed to try Khetar where I encountered my abysmal ‘luck’ prior to the update.