As I got daily AB, to kill yellow troops i decided to make a table to decide which is best for fast D1 explores to get things done quick.
Tables below base on 20 explore(mostly D1, with some small variety of other difficulties) runs. That gives 100+ battles and 400+ troops. I assume error margin of data presented below is at 0,25% per color (so 1,5% per kingdom)
As an aside, I normally take 2-3 days to finish such tasks, but this Tuesday an alt got the Purple hunter killer task, and completed it long before reaching delve level 200 during the faction event. There were only 2 purple in the first and final room, but plenty in the rooms between.
It never did. At least since i’m playing GoW (arround 2,5year). At that point these kingdom were never a best choice for explore-killing colored troops.
In Explorde before remake, you could encounter troop from neighbouring kingdoms, that’s why best kingdom for farming specific color was almost never the kingdom with arcane mono-colored traitstone.
Red used to be Grosh-Nah (big number of red troops between orcs and for some reason red dragons from dragon’s claw and red deamons from Blighted Lands were happily roaming arround).
Blue, was always Merlantis, as blue troops from Blackhawk and Swords Edge used to roam there.
For Brown it used to be Drifting Sands.
Adana for yellow.
Khetar was one of best for Purple.
Green… it was either Zaejin or Pan’s Vale - not sure, but troops from this two kingdom liked to roam into each other.
And i’m almost 100% sure of these kingdoms, as i used to do a LOT of explores (traiting new legends every day/two with grinding all traitstones (mainly 16 arcane’s) from explore), and took some notes of most common colors in these places…
Now, after remake it also never been the way it is now(didn’t do the numbers at the begining, but pretty sure Merlantis was top Blue, and Pridelands was somewhere where it is now or even below top 5 for Red) - every faction added to the game changes the numbers, every week troop/event troop also. New mythics and legends dont change much as they are skipped in my calculation.
Depending what color will be Khaziel Faction troops- it might fall from the top - if all 3 non-legends wont be brown, Drifting Sands will be better place to encounter Brown enemies.
One final note -> Grosh’Nak has red/brown(Lava?) Arcane traitstones, but most of it’s troops are red and green, it puts it in top 4 for farming red and top 5 for farming green. Higher than Zhul’Kari which even is a “Green” kingdom…
One person analysis counters what you used to call “common sense” in other topics
Common sense might be misleasding, that’s why i made this topic - these 6 tables might be usefull for newer players. I might even add info about Arcanes that can be farmed there (on the way).
Especialy that i’m planning on updating them with every new troops released.
It will require only to update statistics for 1 kingdom (where new troops/factions is added) -> check numbers on all 6 six colors of that kingdom, and see if it moves into top 5 or falls down (if it falls, i’ll have to recalculate whole color again - or at least kingdoms from that color, that aren’t in top 5…) everything ~20minutes weekly (40 when new faction is added, because will recalculate twice)
this week’s Darkstone brown/purple troop will require calculating statistic for Darkstone for purple and brown troops, as Darkstone is not in top5 in any of these:
troops (epic or lower)
total troops (minus legends and mythics)
% of color below legend
And with 43,5% of purple Darkstone kick Khetar from top5 purple
Just a random thing worth noting, depending on what the bonus is for the week, it may cause some troops to not show up.
Example: In one of the events which caused many of the Stormheim troops to have stat bonuses, it caused Urska Wanderer and Serpent not to show up, which didn’t have any bonuses. They started showing back up once the week was over.
Some other troops just never show up in Explore as well due to troop role. I don’t think I’ve seen Arctic Fox, Penguin, Berserker, Frost Giant, Northender, or Snowy Owl from what I recall from farming Stormheim Explore 12.
It kinda makes the chart harder to follow, unless you want to manually confirm how many of the troops actually do show up as intended.
Yes, they are. I’m looking only at probability of encountering X colored troop, based on troops colors and rarity, but as you mentioned below - there are other factors that people will find important.
(like for me - all troops types and their traits are less important, because i’ll probably farm these on low level explore with some 1-hit aoe caster - in case i get any quest to kill X colored troops)
Finished updating all tables to not include commons into calculations.
Included all kingdoms into all tables.
Will update them tomorrow when new mythic is here. Should be easy tweak of 3 columns in all tables for 1 kingdom. (number of troops, number of troops on specific color, number of colored mythic.all mythic)
it shouldn’t affect the general structure of tables, unless there’s a tie between kingdom and that mythic ratio shifts one kingdom over another.