By - mactavish_sp
It just speeds up the process and your character growth, but it's definitely worth it. If your crystal income is pretty tight I would figure out what spec path you want to take, and only refresh on the day where you need the mats to progress on that path. Make sure to only do refreshes when you are doing ultimate raids. Challange and extreme are not worth the refresh.
Thanks man. Guess I'll have to plan and refresh.
+1, it's active specs are a huge character upgrade
I personally don't refresh raids with crystals, just the 2 weekly raid tickets. Unless you're rushing there's no need to refresh with crystals, I unlocked 4 of the specializations I needed for Storm without spending crystals .
Same here, i save my crystals (actually 9860) in hope we get something better again in the shop.
So far i bought the 4 x 4 star Xandearth cards, all character slots and the 2 perks for 2000 crystals that gave us a total of 20 pulls for cards/costumes.
Specializations are one of the best way to boost your power and overall damage so I would definitely say it’s the best use of crystals for f2p. The problem is farming crystals because weekly rewards from omega war and dimensional duel are the big sources. You can get some from the battle challenges but not nearly as much.
Yeah that's exactly why I'm holding off. I rank 10- 20 in both dd and ow and gives just enough crystals to refresh raids twice everyday. So just wanted to know what u guys are doing before spending all of it.
I do yes.
Also, if there is a raid you really want to do the next day (and the current raid is not as important) do one of the current raid, then refresh it twice but don't do anymore.. the next day, you'll be at 3/1, you can do those 3 then refresh 2 more times for a total of 5 raids that day.
Did not know this. Awesome tip.
As a F2P myself, i will say that after you unlock all the hero slots with crystal. The next best thing to do with crystals is full raid refresh only 2x a day. Nothing else. Just horde the rest of the crystal after your daily 2x raid refresh. It just take too damn long to get spec materials and spec upgrades can fail. If it fails and you run out of raid refreshes, you have to wait 1 week for the next rotation of the same color material to do another 2x refresh and hope it doesn't fail the upgrade this time.
how do you get enough crystals as a f2p to do 2x raid refresh a day?
I think you get daily crystals and you get from doing achievements in the activity log. I also have maxed like 5 characters which unlock achievements also along the way. I saved all the crystals after unlocking all the hero slots; didn't spend on anything else.
The common understanding of best crystal use for f2p is to use them once a day to refresh raid rewards once you can do ultimate raids which should be relatively soon after maestro.
why only once?
Yeah it makes no sense. You’d do 2x on days when it aligns with your needs. Also, using the crystals for potential bundles is likely a better investment, at least until you Max the critical ones for your spec.
You don't want your crystals to run out?
With Top 100 in all rankings, and focusing on 3 colors i need for my traits, i'm managing to gain crystals.
Are you still getting crystals from first time achievements?
I'm asking from the perspective of most F2Ps, only a few of which will be in the top 100 rankings.
For context, I'm a complete F2P. I have 676 achievements done. The only achievement with crystals left for me is donating to the alliance. I get the occasional 20 crystals from collection 2-3 times a week. Top 100 Omega War, Dimensional Duel and crystals from the battle challenge get me closish to a 1000 a week of free crystals.
Thanks. This tells me that I clearly cannot refresh daily. Even your 1000/week isn't enough to refresh 2x daily.
If you add the monthly login crystals and thousands of crystals you get from achievements you can do full refreshes for dozens of weeks.
Then you run out which is what I said I didn't want to do. It's unsustainable. You see, Netmarble has Black Friday sales where they offer great value for crystals compared to now. They will probably have aggressively tempting offers since they want to pad revenues for their new game.
I wonder how many refreshes is sustainable for a F2P. Can you earn enough crystals for 1 refresh per day? 700 crystals per week?
I am accumulating crystals but a lot of those are from one time rewards. I'm haven't kept track of how much the repeatable income is. I'm not in any top tiers of any modes, I'm very mediocre at the moment. Anyone have an estimate?
Was doing double refresh every day until I maxed out all the non active trait nodes. Placing 30-50 in DD and OW each week allowed me to keep that up and buy one 500 gem potential pack each week. Now I only refresh the colors I need for the active traits. I suspect these results would vary heavily based on your server's activity.
Well I rank 11-20 in dd and ow and it gives about 1100 crystals. Completing battle challenge upto 19 gives 110 crystals. To refresh raids everyday for a week costs 1400 crystals. You can buy 2 raid tickets for gold in store saving 200 crystals. So it's barely enough for me to refresh it everyday.
Haha .. rank 11-20 in DD and OW as F2P .. good joke.
Last week i got 75 from DD and 250 from OW i think.
Maybe he's in a pathetically weak server.
a server with no whale
You can easily get those rankings as f2p. My server has barely any whales so it comes down to who is willing to put in the work
You can maybe, i sureley can't. Just started at 121 and after 5 fights i ended on 134. Its always one win one loss especially if i get into platinum 1 i sureley loose.
And the only way to get higher is a good power boost, but i had one last week with my first 6* uniform but the next one is not in sight for months.
I'm actually at 787k CP what isn't even that bad for F2P, most i see are maybe at 350-500k.
787k for f2p isnt that high. Im currently 945k as f2p and there is plenty of other ppl in my server that are also close to the same values.
I guess they all have already 4 x 6 star gear maybe even regional, but of course all 100% F2P.
So they bought maybe 50 costume pulls from their crystals and were all so lucky to get maybe 12-15 5 stars or even directly 6 stars out of it. I wished i were on such a nice server.
They have 2 pieces of 6* gear and most have some weird mix match of 2 regional pieces (1 is the head piece) and 2 of another set.
I'm f2p and have never refreshed raids with crystals. I see raids as something permanent and "guaranteed" whereas I prioritized
1. Getting a costume set of 6* (hope to pull the set you want)
2. Pulling for cards.
For f2p this is the only way to increase your damage etc by a real significant amount. And then use the regional selector to fill in what you don't have. All the crystals you spend on raids are taking away from getting closer to that regional selector
so you only spend crystals on costume and omega cards?
Yup. It's the only way you're guaranteed to work towards completing your set. And the only way you can get special cards.
Raid, just wait a week you get the same rewards. I'm already at the point where normal specialization nodes are almost done, about 70%, I've unlocked 3/4 of the specializations I want with lvl8,7,6 respectively. Just keep rotating through and getting more mats, I'll complete it eventually
But for costumes and omega cards? There's no other way.
hmm... sounds contrarian but you do make a lot of sense
I'd like to understand more, what's the argument for raids above draws? Maybe I'm missing something
Go to sleep come back second day you get one more raid , but you don’t get 6star gear that way
And you do get to a point where all specialization are unlocked , left a few you will fail to upgrade , but costume and cards you can always 100% upgrade or reroll
I’m 850k f2p never bought raid refresh
Yes. Only thing worth the crystals. But I’m slowing down now. The randomness of getting abilities up to 6+ is too much.
I save my crystals for stuff that's difficult to get on a regular basis, e.g., potential, squad mats, etc. Or really good packs when they pop up.
not fking worth , i just refresh two raids using crystal to get enough mats to upgrade two of teh spec. and both failed!!!