Whatever you do, do not buy death knight armor. It screws you over so bad because you can’t sneeze without leveling up. 99% of anyone’s game time is spent in pvp and the matchmaking system seems to put too much emphasis on level.
Essentially what you run into is the scenario where you’re second and third fights in both ranked and casual are way too high and you’re relegated to farming the first team for months to catch up, which you never will, cause you keep leveling. I had to spend enough to get to vip 8 before I had enough legends to even get a 50% win rate on the second team, forget the third.
I’ve been playing for about 6 weeks and am level 700 and have yet to get enough units to ascend a single troop to mythic, yet all I see in pvp is pure mythics with maxed out kingdoms. It’s cheaper in the long run to drop the $100 and buy the two 500 gem armors so that you don’t get screwed over by your player level.
Cause trust me, it’s absolute grief (and disappointing enough to make me want to quit already).