Kings and Legends Taxes vs Purchasing Cards Comparison by KTCAOP
If you are looking for crystals, spend your gold on buying legendaries or epics in the Auction House instead of levying taxes.
=> Levying Taxes nets you 40 crystal per gold, however, having higher rarity cards in your seaporting deck will give a bonus to how much you are rewarded when you seaport*. Levying Taxes may be a short term gain, but buying epics and legendaries is a better long term investment.
Counter Argument – When I levy taxes, I also get silver to buy packs and I can get epics and legendaries from there as well!
=> While you may get an epic, the chances of a legendary, however, is very, very low. Legendaries are a better long term investment. You might buy 5 elite packs and not get a legendary, whereas with 500 gold, you will most likely be able to buy some sort of legendary rune out there. Again, legendary runes are a better long term investment.
=> Furthermore, the epic cards that you *do* get are random and may not even be useful to you. This may mean wasted gold. If you go into the AH and use that gold, you know exactly what you are getting and that may be a better investment in gold for you.
=> It is true, however, when you compare buying an Elite Pack using gold compared to levying taxes, levying taxes win. An elite pack costs 15.000 silver or 98 gold. If you levied taxes twice a day, each gold would give you 200 silver and 40 crystal. 98 Gold would thus give you 19600 silver and 3920 crystal. Buying an elite pack levying taxes *is* better than buying the Elite pack with gold. However, buying Elite Packs may not be the best way to get the runes you want.
Side note – If you really wanted to buy Elite packs using silver, there are lots of ways to get silver outside of levying taxes. Boss runs can often give you a lot of silver. If you are in a guild, you can even get a bonus which will allow you to get even more silver if you do a boss run with your guild. If you really want to use silver to buy elite packs, doing a boss run will be better than levying taxes! It is faster and you can get better rewards.
In conclusion, while it is true that levying taxes is a better use of gold than using the gold directly to buy Elite packs, you will get a better deal in your gold if you instead buy cards off of the auction house. You will know what you are getting, you will be able to buy epics and legendaries directly, and by having more epics and legendaries, you will be able to get more silver and crystal when you seaport.
* – This is confirmed to be true. When you seaport, you gain rewards in a linear fashion with respect to time. However, the “Power” of the deck that you use when you seaport does affect the reward that you receive. The higher the “Power” of your deck, the more rewards you will receive. “Power” is measured by the number of higher rarity cards that you have in your deck.
Having a full deck of commons (30/30) will give you a power of 3.000
Having a full deck of goods will give you a power of 3.600
Having a full deck of rares will give you a power of 4.500
Having a full deck of epics will give you a power of 5.400
So on and so forth. Again, the higher the “Power” of your deck, the more rewards you will receive when you Seaport.Other Kings and Legends Articles
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