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5-star Release Vaults & Hoarding

DormammuDormammu Posts: 3,232 Chairperson of the Boards
Whenever a new 5-star is released the developers will make one of those often-tempting legendary token vaults, featuring the new release and two others. This time around we get Thor and Black Bolt to go with the new Loki. An attractive trio, for sure. But these things always seem to catch me mid-hoard.

Of course, we can't use any hoarded LTs in these - just CP, which reduces the number of pulls a hoard will afford, making it more unlikely I'll have enough pulls to make an impact. While my impulsive side would love to get more BB and Thor covers, plus at least one Loki for roster completion and 5E nodes, but my sensible side tells me to preserve the hoard and wait for Wasp to leave the latest three and see what the landscape looks like then - offering a much better chance to fully cover Loki and possibly two other good 5-stars.

Just curious, what do y'all do when it comes to your hoards and 5-star releases?


  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,032 Chairperson of the Boards
    I am planning on spending at least some CP on the vault. I could absolutely use more levels for Thor, and Black Bolt is certainly useable too. And getting some Loki covers for essential nodes ain't bad either. Only have enough CP for around half a dozen fivestar covers, but that's good enough. I am saving my Latest tokens until Cap rotates out but I will probably need to open a bit to get a thirteenth useable cover for Okoye, so I might cover Loki and Wasp a bit more then.
  • MagicMagic Posts: 1,195 Chairperson of the Boards
    I feel your pain - almost always a good one is mid-hoard. But this one is fine for me - I have Thor champed (and you don't want too many covers - it's better is somebody tanks for him), and Bolt is maxed finally (just in time for Gambit nerf). So I will splash to get one Loki (or maybe I will decided to spend 250-500 CP - depends how quickly the Loki cover will show up... if it will). 

    Hoarding till Wasp leaves is my goal as well so I plan to keep most of the CP in place. But I don't have a lot - opened up my hoard for Okoye-JJ-Cap so I am down to ~900 CP.
  • ZeiramMRZeiramMR Posts: 1,285 Chairperson of the Boards
    I saved about 500 CP in case this was a good store. It is fairly good for me, I think... my Thor is 5/2/2 and Black Bolt is 5/5/2 (Medusa is at 324 so no feeder level to finish him soon). The only thing that might make it worth waiting and doing normal LTs instead is that my Okoye is at 0/4/6. 
  • BlackBoltRocksBlackBoltRocks Posts: 2,282 Chairperson of the Boards
    It’s a case-by-case basis for me. I’ll just give a summary of what I did starting with the Cosmic store.

    Cosmic store: blew my hoard of 2386CP to get both Surfer and Thanos covermaxed.

    Waited for GladiaThor to debut. When he did, I pulled from first the Friends from Work store, then waited for Thor to enter Latests before continuing to pull. That’s because my priority was Thor; i didn’t care who else was in the stores with him. When I finally got Thor maxed, the byproducts were Gambit, Archangel, and Banner being almost fully covered.

    (When Archie debuted, I ignored his store, because I’d already champed Thanos and didn’t care about Black Spidey.)

    Once I maxed Thor, the next goal was to max Gambit, which I did. Resumed hoarding after that.

    I didn’t care about Ghost Rider, so I waited till he was added to Latests before pulling until I got one cover for him.

    When Jessica debuted, I didn’t care about her store either (cos my Panther and Goblin are undercovered). Waited till she was added to Latests before I resumed pulling, and as a result I maxed Archangel. Resumed hoarding after that.

    Didnt care about BeardCap. So I hoarded throughout the period when Ghosty/Jessica/Cap were in Latests.

    When Okoye debuted, I pulled from both her store (with Panther and Spidey) as well as when she was added to Latests. Ended up maxing Jessica; resumed hoarding after that.

    When Wasp debuted, I pulled in both her store (with Jessica and Okoye), and when she joined Latests. Ended up maxing Okoye, and I’ve been hoarding since then.

    Now, I’m gonna blow the hoard on Loki/Thor/Bolt.
  • RichyyyRichyyy Posts: 284 Mover and Shaker
    I love these things, just as an alternative option. As I mentioned HERE, I think they should be running them constantly, regardless of whether there's a new 5* on the menu or not.

    But it definitely can be conflicting. You save all that CP expecting to use it on Latests, and then there's that tempting opportunity to finish off that old 5*, which might be suffering a little from power creep but could still be useful (and alternative routes to finish off these characters are desperately thin on the ground). I have Thor champed, but Bolt at 4/2/1, so I'm very tempted by this one. Thor covers wouldn't be a waste, because they'd just strengthen the best character around with champ levels, and finishing Bolt would be great. But 4/2/1 isn't exactly right on the finishing line waiting to be nudged over. And my 3/4/1 Okoye is in pretty similar need.

    So yeah. I'll probably spend some CP, and if I get a couple of Bolt covers in the right colors early, keep going. If not, I might stop. I should probably commit in one direction or the other, but I won't.
  • BorstockBorstock Posts: 1,041 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited August 2018
    Even though I play in 5* land now, I still tend to pull hoards based on chasing 4*s if there's a 4 I like.  The smarter part of my brain doesn't have the command authority to initiate the hoard necessary to chase 5's. That said, I'll probably use about 30 pulls trying to grabs some Thor and BBolt.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 2,071 Chairperson of the Boards
    I should based upon the last three 5* release vaults absolutely spend 0CP on this as I didn't receive a single cover for the new 5* in any of those vaults which is the main reason for spending to cover the 5E. But Thor AND Black Bolt are both just incredibly fun to play and whilst I'm not in the 5* level I do want more covers for both.

    So they got me and my CP. :neutral:
  • crackninjacrackninja Posts: 286 Mover and Shaker
    These are probably the most interesting decisions left for me.  Unfortunately rng still plays a major role...I tend to buy these until I get the 1 cover I came for, and hope I get some other useful things along the way.  With my bolt at 2-4-1, I'm not going all in to complete him, but if I get 3-4 covers before getting Loki, I will reassess.
  • bundles87bundles87 Posts: 9 Just Dropped In
    I'm committed to pulling 200 times from this vault. 2-4-1 bolt and 1-2-1 Thor (should easily pick up one cover from Valk though). It'd be nice if we could use LLs in these vaults, then I'd be pulling 400 times and be feeling great.
  • rixmithrixmith Posts: 707 Critical Contributor
    I'd love to get some more Thor and BB champ levels, but I have to pass. I've had terrible luck pulling Okoye (currently 3/2/1) so I need to wait until Loki rotates in and then splurge (I'll have a little over 100 pulls by then) to try to get Okoye champed.

  • Sim MayorSim Mayor Posts: 309 Mover and Shaker
    I've been holding onto 500 CP to splurge a little in this store, since any of the 5*s will benefit me. I hope it's Loki, just because I currently have at least 1 cover of every 5*, but BB or Thor is almost as good for me.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 1,921 Chairperson of the Boards
    I think anyone with an undercovered Thor should pull from the vault as he should be priority 1. 

    Everyone else (including me) with an undercovered Okoye should pull from Latests and just hope to avoid Hope (I’m usually not that lucky). 

    I’d love to get Okoye covered fast and then hibernate, but with no cover swaps and a 1/5/4 build, it may take most my hoard (and plenty of Wasps who also have a rough build of 4/1/0) to get her. 
  • Shintok17Shintok17 Posts: 583 Critical Contributor
    I'm not a big hoarder, but I save 400 CP as a minimum for the 5* release vaults. As a 4* player It's a Win Win. Getting the new 5* will help complement my champed 4*'s in PVP & PVE, since the new 5* boosted will have more match damage. It also gives me a shot at getting covers for 2 other 5*'s, preferably Classics. If the 5* hunt fails at least I will have a lot of 4* covers to finish covering or getting Champ rewards for.
  • DormammuDormammu Posts: 3,232 Chairperson of the Boards
    Yeah, I have Okoye champed, but my Thor is sitting at a pathetic lone cover :disappointed:
    Unfortunately my hoard is in its infancy and I only have about 40 pulls of CP, so I'm not going to get Thor near usable even if I do pull. My BB is 4/0/2 so I don't like my chances there, either.

    I'll probably still try for a Loki cover, but as soon as I get one I'm done and back to hoarding for a prime latest three.
  • Polly_P1Polly_P1 Posts: 95 Match Maker
    I always pull until I get the new toon, then I stop. I like my odds better when I can combine LT and CP
  • supergarvsupergarv Posts: 115 Tile Toppler
    I also just emptied my „hoard“, only 38 pulls (got 4 5*s, one Loki). Thinking whether to put my last 250CP into it to get more Thor - whats the next HfH classic 5* that I might keep those 250CP for?
  • Sim MayorSim Mayor Posts: 309 Mover and Shaker
    21 pulls from the vault = 1 Thor green for me.

    Unless it's really Loki in disguise.......
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,049 Chairperson of the Boards
    Keep in mind we have several weeks of celebration, i'm not 100% sure that there won't be some other special store coming down the pipe in a week or two with some other MCU tie in 5*s in it. Maybe in honor of the Innefectual Banner we got in Infinity War, 5* Banner will finally get that rebalance and a cool new store with 5trange and Widow or somebody lol.
  • AlexNapalmAlexNapalm Posts: 99 Match Maker
    From 21 pulls I managed 2 purple Lokis, 1 yellow Thor and one Green BB. Since I have Okoye and Cap champed, I'll probably try and hoard until Okoye leaves and then pull again. 
  • brontag1brontag1 Posts: 13 Just Dropped In
    edited August 2018
    145 pulls:

    Loki - Purple (5)
    Loki - Green (1)
    Loki - Black (2)

    BB - Yellow (3)
    BB - Black (6)
    BB - Green (1)

    Thor - Green (2)
    Thor - Yellow (2)

    Very happy with results.. already had Thor champed, had BB at 2 green/1 black.. so can champ him now and gives a good start to Loki  (150 Legendary tokens waiting to finish him off later)

    EDIT:  Forgot to mention, 2 of my BB covers came from setting him as my BH
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