Reason to "collect" 5*s?

JwallyrJwallyr Posts: 165 Tile Toppler
Is there a reasonable mechanic for which I should be concerned with trying to collect each of the 5*s that exist in the game?

Some background- I have a full 2* farm rolling, am very near to having the entire 3* tier championed (have all recruited and all but 8 championed) and have been steadily inching my way into 4* land. I currently have 38 of the 65 existing (including Valkyrie) 4*s, but most are at 1 or 2 covers and are by my estimation functionally unusable except as a "key" to open the "lock" of a required node.

While obviously I will eventually want to have the entire 4* and 5* tiers rostered, is the only reason to particularly care about rostering all 5*s similar, for unlocking the high end nodes in story mode? From what I have read, the high end PvP meta is all about the same 2 or 3 5*s (plus whatever the required character is), and the difficulty/expense of getting 5* covers through Classic Legends puts that well beyond my reach for the foreseeable future.

To put a point on it, I'm considering using some of my ~52 saved up Latest Legends tokens, both to increase my 4* roster and possibly to ensure that I have one of each of the current LL 5*s rostered for eventual use in Story mode required nodes. Is this a crazy idea? I already have 5* Ghost Rider rostered (random pull from an event vault) and a couple of Classic Legends 5*s (Back in Black Spidey and Hawkeye), so I'd be hoping to get one cover each of Archangel and Thor. I'm wanting Thor in particular, as the oldest 5* in LL tokens, and thus the most likely to be relegated to Classic status when Jessica Jones makes her debut.

Thoughts?

Comments

  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,344 Chairperson of the Boards
    At SCL7 and higher, there's a 5* Required Node. The Latest 5* are featured more frequently, but it does gradually rotate through the entire set, so yeah, there's reason to have at least one cover for each.
  • brollbroll Posts: 4,613 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited March 2018
    At SCL7 and higher, there's a 5* Required Node. The Latest 5* are featured more frequently, but it does gradually rotate through the entire set, so yeah, there's reason to have at least one cover for each.
    Also, if you're earlier in the 4* and not 5* focused yet it is probably best to pull classics for more chances and getting some of those 5*s at least to 1.  If you're doing that I would BH the 3 latest so you have a chance of covering them also.

    Vice Versa if you are doing 300 hoards trying to get some full covered 5*s before they leave latest (your best odds) then you should BH any Classic 5* you have 0 for until you get them all.

    It's definitely in your best interest to get at least 1 cover for all of them for the required nodes.  You don't have to do the 5E if you only care about progression, but if you even remotely care about placement get them all.
  • JwallyrJwallyr Posts: 165 Tile Toppler
    BH? I'm not familiar with that acronym.
  • Wil88Wil88 Posts: 101 Tile Toppler
    BH = Bonus Hero
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,335 Chairperson of the Boards
    Jwallyr said:
    Is there a reasonable mechanic for which I should be concerned with trying to collect each of the 5*s that exist in the game?

    Some background- I have a full 2* farm rolling, am very near to having the entire 3* tier championed (have all recruited and all but 8 championed) and have been steadily inching my way into 4* land. I currently have 38 of the 65 existing (including Valkyrie) 4*s, but most are at 1 or 2 covers and are by my estimation functionally unusable except as a "key" to open the "lock" of a required node.

    While obviously I will eventually want to have the entire 4* and 5* tiers rostered, is the only reason to particularly care about rostering all 5*s similar, for unlocking the high end nodes in story mode? From what I have read, the high end PvP meta is all about the same 2 or 3 5*s (plus whatever the required character is), and the difficulty/expense of getting 5* covers through Classic Legends puts that well beyond my reach for the foreseeable future.

    To put a point on it, I'm considering using some of my ~52 saved up Latest Legends tokens, both to increase my 4* roster and possibly to ensure that I have one of each of the current LL 5*s rostered for eventual use in Story mode required nodes. Is this a crazy idea? I already have 5* Ghost Rider rostered (random pull from an event vault) and a couple of Classic Legends 5*s (Back in Black Spidey and Hawkeye), so I'd be hoping to get one cover each of Archangel and Thor. I'm wanting Thor in particular, as the oldest 5* in LL tokens, and thus the most likely to be relegated to Classic status when Jessica Jones makes her debut.

    Thoughts?
    This is exactly what I’d do in your shoes. I think it’s great that despite still finishing out the 3* tier that you are that forward thinking. Yes, open Latests, try to get a single Thor before he rotates, then hoard some more until Angel is set to rotate out. Then try for Jess (since you already have GR). Meanwhile you can spend your CP on Classics. 
  • Rod5Rod5 Posts: 448 Mover and Shaker
    I would spend CP on Classics, and pull LTs till you have one each of Latest.

    Just don’t level the 5*s, they’re only good for unlocking the 5* nodes in PvE at this stage. Ultimately you’re looking to get CPs/covers from progression, and rostering 4s/5s is the best way to do this.
  • azninvasion2000azninvasion2000 Posts: 29 Just Dropped In
    When is a good time to switch from pulling Classics to Latest Legends? I've been pulling classics so far and I'm wondering if I should switch soon to focus on getting more 5*s. 

    I have about half the 4*s champed, and I have a couple 5*s with around 8 or 9 covers in them, and all I'm missing is 5* DD
  • BlackBoltRocksBlackBoltRocks Posts: 2,287 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited April 2018
    When is a good time to switch from pulling Classics to Latest Legends? I've been pulling classics so far and I'm wondering if I should switch soon to focus on getting more 5*s. 

    I have about half the 4*s champed, and I have a couple 5*s with around 8 or 9 covers in them, and all I'm missing is 5* DD
    What are your Archangel, Ghost Rider and Jessica Jones like.

    As a general rule, only switch when you have hoarded the equivalent of ~300 Latest LT pulls, or around 7500CP. If we go strictly by the 1/20 average for a Latest 5*, you'll need 260 Latest LTs, or 6500CP. The buffer is to protect you against the fickle RNG. Those numbers should allow you to champ the three 5* who are in Latests from scratch. Of course, the number goes down the more covers you have for those 5*.

    It also depends if you're ready to step into 5* land and what it entails. With a single 5* champ, your PvE experience will improve greatly, and your PvP experience will change significantly, but it's manageable. Once you get a second 5* champ, your PvP experience will change irrevocably.
  • azninvasion2000azninvasion2000 Posts: 29 Just Dropped In
    lol tinykitty i don't think i have it in me to accumulate 300 LL pulls or 7500 CP. how long does this usually take? i'm a pretty casual player
  • BlackBoltRocksBlackBoltRocks Posts: 2,287 Chairperson of the Boards
    lol tinykitty i don't think i have it in me to accumulate 300 LL pulls or 7500 CP. how long does this usually take? i'm a pretty casual player
    That depends on the individual. For myself, I can clock in an average of about 30CP a day, plus slightly less than one LT. So that equates to a total of ~50CP per day. Based on that, I would need 130 days to accumulate the 6500CP. If your rate is similar, you should be able to cover a Latest 5* for the duration of their stay in Latests if you pull as you go.

    It's worked for me, because I covered GladiaThor and Gambit when they were in Latests, and I also covered Archangel the day Jessica entered.
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