Event Keys are only usable on the existing kingdom featured in the game.
So this week, it says ‘Swords Edge Troops’. What that means is when using a key you have a chance to pull any troop associated with that kingdom (this does not include faction troops, which can only be pulled in their faction by using shards in the portal).
Event keys are scarce, it is not wise really to use a lot of them. Furthermore, check what you actually have from the kingdom, and what you actually want. If there’s nothing you want, maybe save them.
Time in the sense of how long you play the game over weeks and months allows you to build up resources, but they are very quickly spent. You will encounter people with everything, they’ve got there from playing for years and building things.
Glory helps buy the weekly troop. It used to also be able to buy the ‘Spoils of War’ in quantities of more than 10 packs (1800 glory) but it got nuked a while back. This doubles the scarcity issue, because with SOW, you can buy event keys, but now it’s limited to 10.
In general in a decent guild, you might accumalate maybe 150-250 event keys per month, depending on tasks completed and buying SOW weekly.
Generally speaking, there is a new Legendary on a cycle every 4/5 weeks and each month you can try and get that with event keys.
Event keys are not really a viable strategy of getting a mythic from that kingdom pool for a new player. The chances are low, circa 1% off the top of my head.
I basically havent played as long as some, maybe it’s 3 years now, I dunno, but by doing PvP a lot, I have caught up in terms of glory and this glory allows you each week to get the new troop and then push it to max level, once you have been playing a while. I didn’t even guild for maybe 4/5 months after starting playing, but still have caught up.
The glory troops are generally ok, they are more powerful generally than those obtained by gold key chests. Look out in particular for empowered converters. Some glory troops are junk, but they are required to help boost kingdom levels. Right now, at your time in game, it’s about collecting resources through playtime. Trying Mythics with gem and glory keys and guild seals, maybe spending 50 event keys once every legendary kingdom week (like today) and building and building.
Glory will soon grow, but it can easily diminish in early game, so be wise with spending.
You will pick up these glory troops via chest pulling at Mythic pulls each time there is one. The most recent 3/4 troops won’t be in that pool, but everything else ever released bar a few exceptions (an example only the mythic up for grabs is in that pool when it’s new Mythic time) will be there. In other words, always get at least one each week to start the build of your collections, maybe seeing how much glory you have will allow you to buy more copies. Another bonus is the arcane traitstones with them, they are what you need in early game, so keep your eye on your needs, which is usually based around your favourite or most frequently used troops starting out. Time will get you them all.
As an example we had an old guildee rejoin with a new account a while back. He started from scratch and was soon at L1000 and had most of all the troops by the time he quit again :). Getting a good guild to help gain troops and resources is essential and I should know, I went without one for a while!
Oh and guildee @Shimrra just answered the same