I only mention this because it specifically relates to arcane purchasing strategies, but keep a close eye on your Runic stones as well. You get virtually none (of any useful color) of these a week if you primarily play PvP. Even if you are constantly actively opening your glory and gem keys, the small amount of runics cannot keep up by the time you start buying approximately 16+ arcanes a week from glory packs and you are going to be bottlenecked anyways. This applies even more if you primarily use your gems on VIP chests, where you get zero runics, and still have a lot of stuff left to trait. What I thought was a massive stockpile has severely dwindled since the guild patch.
For reference and colors notwithstanding, you need 4 times as many runics as arcanes for commons (four runics to one arcane, all limited to one color), 4 times as many for rares and ultra-rares (2 times as many of both runic colors - 4/4:2 and 6/6:3, respectively), 2 times as many for Guardians (all one color, 60 runics vs 30 arcanes), 1.33 times as many for Epics (8 of both color vs 12 arcane), 1.25 times as many for most legendaries (10 of both colors vs 16 arcanes), 0.56 times as many for Imps/mono color classes (10 runics of one color, 18 mono arcanes), and 0.38 times as many for Mythic (16 runics of one color, 22 of two different arcanes).
Even if you can get the mono-blue arcanes next week, it is likely to severely hit your supply of blue Runics, especially if they are already dwindling since recently we have seen several blue arcane types. Also keep in mind that mono color arcanes are essentially useless after you have traited their respective commons, guardian (some of them being not desirable to begin with when looking at costs), and class (and Imp, if you really really like them). Plan accordingly!
I specifically left them (Red/Brown on 1/30 and Green/Brown on 2/20) off since we don’t know if they will be available or not for glory packs. If they are I’d imagine most would plan on buying at least 6 to reach mythic, or 8 if they want to trait it. Also if you are in need of Red/Brown, Jan 2nd will be cheaper too (400 for 2 vs 500 for 2).
Keep in mind as well this is over a month away and highly subject to change and clarification as we get closer.
As the console version gets closer and closer to synchronizing with the PC/Mobile version, you can see the ever shortening list of troops that will be released on console in the near future. They haven’t said much about how the next phase will unfold, but we have a clear list of troops to expect.
when entire new kingdom is added - all its cards go instantly to the chests
when a card is added through event and has its event glory bundles then it waits (i think 2 weeks?) till it is added to regular chests.
so you either buy it off the event glory bundle (or open event chests for it depending on rarity) or wait 2 weeks.