So here's an example why Explore is totally worth it


#1

I decided to save some Glory and use Explore to trait my new Dragon Knight via Explore. I need 1 Runic Fire and 1 Runic Earth to get his second trait and then I just need to spend a few hours the rest of the week getting the arcanes I need.

In the last 45 minutes, I’ve gotten ZERO runic stones and FOUR arcanes. :wink:


#2

thats the way to go
farm minors or runics and arcanes may pop in xD
farm arcanes and you may feel dissatiscaction…


#3

yep. The funny thing is, because Dragon Knight is a base UR, his 3rd trait only requires 3 arcanes. Once I get this last Runic Earth, he’ll be fully-traited because I already have the needed arcanes.


#4

Yep, explore is always worth it in the long run. I’m on a bit of a bad streak for Arcanes as of recently so I’m trending closer toward 1/18 after my 113th Arcane drop, but still well within reason.

It is still very, very RNG dependent, though. Looking at my recorded drops, if I take the fastest I’ve ever gotten three arcane drops versus the slowest (assuming I’m still using my fastest possible team), it’d be somewhere between between three and a half minutes and two and a half hours to get three aracanes.


#5

Yeah, it’s definitely random. The thing is, I’ve traited well over a dozen legendaries in the last couple of months. That would have been nigh impossible without Explore. In fact, the time before we had Explore pretty much proves it…


#6

I’ve played about 30 more Explores this afternoon. I still haven’t gotten the runic Earth I need, but I’ve gotten FOUR MORE arcanes. LOL

The best part is that I also need to trait the new legendary. If I was actually trying her, I’d be getting nothing but runics and no arcanes. :wink:


#7

If you need any other brown/xxx arcanes, switch targets. Like if you need Brown/Blue arcanes hit Broken Spire, can still get your earth runic but if an arcane drops it is more useful.


#8

Oh, explore has been great for me. I think I’ve been averaging an arcane every 15 or so matches. I managed to finish traiting Emperor Khorvash and am only 4 away from traiting salad dragon from my playing over the weekend.


#9

Sure, I know that, that wasn’t really my point. I was just enjoying how ironically random the RNG can be sometimes.


#10

1 per 15 is close to the expected average. In 534 explores I got 34 arcanes, 1 per 15.7


#11

I find explore cruel, though worth it. It is as if it can tell what I am looking for and gives me everything else. Go looking for arcane and get lots of runic, go looking for runic and only get arcane. Go looking for both and get a string of celestial. Never what I want when i want it.


#12

Sometimes I get so very unlucky. Just the other week I was farming for my last summer that I needed.

I wasn’t done with my seals for the week so it was easy for me to keep track of my battles…
46! It took 46 to get the last one I needed. I was a little frustrated to say the least.

And then I find out the very next week there’s a pure yellow troop released… gaarr!
I would have much rather put those 46 battles in pridelands to trait up my courage if I had only had a crystal future telling ball :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

I once had a stretch of over 200 matches without a single arcane or celestial. :rage: