Event Currency Overview
The new event has quite a few currencies introduced. Each of them has their own primary method of acquisition though these methods overlap quite often. It can be quite confusing to keep it all straight so this will attempt to consolidate all of that info in one place.
There are 4 different Event Currencies:
Blessing Bags are a F2P currency. The primary method of acquisition is by spending Gems.
Confession Roses are a Light P2P currency. The primary method of acquisition is by spending real world money.
Chinese Knots are a Event currency. The primary method of acquisition is by completing the Heroic Summon event.
Fu are a Event+P2P currency. They primary method of acquisition is by completing the Heroic Summon event. However, if you want the top reward (Kiss of Ghost artifact) you will need to spend real world money.
|Currency||Auto-Loot Drop?||Max Obtainable by Gems||Total Gem Cost||Purchasable with real world money?|
CNY Chests (Gem Boxes) and Event Packages
The CNY Chests are this event’s replacement for the standard Gem box. Each purchase will give you one of the 4 Event Currencies as well as an additional reward.
Overall for value I’d say 999 chest > 388 chest > 2666 chest > 666 chest > 1888 chest
|Gem Cost||Purchase Limit||Event Currency||Additional Reward||Recommendation & Notes|
|388||3||20 Blessing Bags||5 Heroic Scrolls||Definitely Buy!|
The HS value alone makes this worthwhile. Even without the bags this is 77.6 gems/HS which is far cheaper than the standard 125 gems/HS.
|666||3||40 Blessing Bags||5 Super Coins||Probably Buy!|
I’m not the biggest fan of super coins. That being said 133.2 gems/coin is much better than the standard 250 gems/coin. If you’re aiming for Aspen at the top of the blessing bag rewards, that makes this an easy buy.
|999||2||499 Confession Roses||5 Prophet Orbs||Definitely Buy!|
199.8 gems/orb is insane value over the standard 450 gems/ orb. Roses being a P2P currency is the cherry on top. This plus the $5 CNY package might even be enough to get the Whithered Armor depending on Auto-Loot drop luck.
|1888||1||1000 Chinese Knots||Skerei Skin||Probably Skip!|
If you complete the Heroic Summon Event enough to get the Fu needed for the top rewards you’ll probably have enough Knots to make those purchases already. That makes this like 3/5ths of a Flamestrike, 10 Elite shards or 5 Heroic Summon Scrolls. Pretty bad value. If you need the skin for Skerei it might be worth it.
|2666||1||50 Fu||Xia||Probably Buy!|
Xia is a top tier hero, getting a copy for 2.6k gems isn’t a bad deal. Fu is an odd currency because while it’s very hard to get, the top rewards will be out of reach for most people. If you complete the Heroic summon event at least once this is probably worth it for the Aida skin. Worst case scenario the 50 Fu is worth 2.7 prophet orbs.
There are two different types of Event Package for P2P Players. One geared towards light spenders, and one geared towards whales.
The two CNY specific packages are for light/value spenders.
$5 Package (True Love Treasure): 2019 gems, 2 Prophet Orbs, 14 Heroic Scrolls, 999 Roses. The total value if you ignore the roses is 4669 gems or 933.8 gems/dollar. This is already a better value than the Monthly Senior Privilege Card which is the best recurring value per dollar package in the game at 800 gems/dollar. This package also makes it much more likely to get the Whithered Armor artifact which is a top tier artifact. If you spend any money in this event at all this is the package to buy.
$30 Package (Prosperity Card): 13320 gems, 60 feathers, Variable Gold (1.32m gold/level). Feathers don’t have a set value, but a reasonable estimation seems to be 100-150 gems per feather. That would put the total value at 19320-22320 gems or 644-744 gems/dollar. This is worse than the Monthly Senior Privilege Card (800 gems/dollar) but better than the Monthly Privilege Card (560 gems/dollar). This package doesn’t give any event currency so there is no need to buy this unless you want the gems/feathers at a decent price.
The standard “Value” packages are for people with lots of money to burn. You shouldn’t buy these unless you need the Event Currency to hit a premium reward because the gem/dollar ratio is terrible. Each of these packages can be bought up to 5 times.
This is the most straightforward currency. There are only a few ways to get it and it has no interactions with any of the other event currencies.
In order to reach the top reward (copy of Aspen) you’ll need 1600 points. This will take approximately 1333 bags as each time you give a bag you have a 20% chance to get 2 points instead of 1.
You can get a guaranteed 920 bags (140 for free and 780 for gems) meaning you’ll only need to get roughly 420 bags from auto-loot drops over the course of 2 weeks which should be easily obtainable. I’d recommend buying the 388 gem box x3 immediately and then waiting till the last day to see how many bags you need to get the top tier reward for the event. Use the 666 gem box and direct purchases to make up the balance.
As far as which hero to give bags to, here is a comparison of giving 700 bags to each hero
|Hero||# of Completions||Heroic Scrolls||Orange Arti Shards||Prophet Orbs||Elite Shards||Super Coins||5* Shards|
Emily vs Xia is about whether you value 3.5 Prophet Orbs or 1 elite hero summon more. Prophet Orbs have a lower individual return rate than the single elite summon, but helping to complete Prophet Orb events is very valuable.
Lutz will give you more pure fodder but you’ll miss out on the artifacts.
For brand new players who need artifacts and heroes, I’d say Emily > Xia > Lutz.
For newer players who still need artifacts but have solid roster I’d say Emily = Xia > Lutz
For veteran players who have plenty of artifacts, I’d say all 3 options are fairly well balanced. Most fodder from Lutz, help on the Prophet Orb event from Xia, chance at a usable hero copy from Emily.
For a much more detailed discussion of who to give bags to, please see this post!
This currency is also fairly straightforward. You can get it primarily by spending money and auto-loot drops and has no interaction with other event currencies.
You can only get 998 roses through gem purchases, so if you want the top reward (Whithered Armor) you’ll likely need to drop $5 on the CNY package unless you get lucky with auto-drops. Since this event runs 2 weeks, based on my current auto-loot drop rate I’d say you can probably get the Cthugha copy without spending any money.
|Rose Cost||Purchase Limit||Reward||Recommendation & Notes|
|99||N/A||1 Elite Shard||A dump for spare roses|
|299||N/A||1 Super Coin||Seems like a waste. I think I’d rather have 3 Elite shards|
|599||1||10 Heroic Scrolls||Buy this if you can’t get anything higher|
|999||1||Queen Skin||I’d personally say skip. Get 10 elite shards instead.|
|1999||1||50 Elite Shards||Buy this if you can’t get anything higher|
|2999||1||Cthugha, Cthugha Skin, 10 Feathers||Buy if you’re building a Cthugha, otherwise skip|
|3999||1||Whithered Armor, 20 Feathers||Whithered Armor is a top tier artifact. Top priority if you can get the roses.|
Chinese Knots + Fu
These two are connected in both the method of acquisition as well as what you can buy with them. You get these primarily from completing the Heroic Summon Event, though the Knots are supplemented from auto-loot drops and the Fu are supplemented from purchasing the Value packages.
You can’t get the top tier artifact (Kiss of Ghost) unless you spend at least $100 on the top Value package. You can get the bonus Aida copy as F2P by using at least 1400 Heroic Scrolls. You can get the Aida skin as F2P by using at least 400 Heroic Scrolls.
Fu is most definitely the limiting resource here. The knots seem like somewhat of a way to stop people from whaling their way into a bonus Aida copy. If you’re completing the event enough times to get the Fu you need for any of the top rewards you’ll have more than enough Knots to purchase whatever you want. If you’re just dropping $500 to get 200 Fu you can easily get the Kiss of Ghost, but you wont have enough knots for the Aida copy.
You get 50 Fu (10 Fu/100 Scrolls) and 1200 knots (Every 100 scrolls rewards 250, 200, 200, 250, 300, then loops back to the beginning) per full 500 scroll completion.
Remember that you can get 50 Fu from the top CNY gem box!
|Knot Cost||Fu Cost||Purchase Limit||Reward||Recommendation & Notes|
|166||0||N/A||1 Heroic Scroll||A dump for spare knots|
|966||0||N/A||10 Elite Shards||A dump for spare knots|
|1666||0||1||Flamestrike||Buy if you cant get anything higher. Unless you can complete the event 3+ times this the best way to spend knots. At the very worst this is a 5* fodder which is better then either of the two “dump” options.|
|0||18||N/A||1 Prophet Orb||A dump for spare Fu|
|0||88||1||Aida Skin||The best way to spend Fu if you can only complete the event 1-2 times|
|3666||188||1||Aida, 10 Feathers||The best way to spend Fu if you can complete the event 3-4 times|
|1666||288||1||Kiss of Ghost, 30 Feathers||Whales only|
TL;DR; So What Should I Buy For This Event?
- Make sure to collect the 10 free Blessing Bags every day (from your mailbox)
- Buy the 999 gem box x2 and 388 gem box x3 if you have the gems
- Buy the 2666 gem box if you have any interest in building a Xia and have the gems to spare
- If you’re a light spender, buy the $5 CNY package (True Love Treasure)
- If you’re a moderate spender, consider purchasing the $30 CNY package (Prosperity Card) for gems, feathers, and gold
- Complete the Heroic Summon event as desired, keeping in mind that 1) Aida is a Light hero and therefore hard to build, 2) Aida at first glance seems ABSURDLY powerful, and 3) The CNY event rewards are higher than normal Heroic Summon event rewards. If you’ve been hoarding scrolls, it might be time to use them.
- On the last day, see how close you are to each of the top tier rewards
- For Blessing Bags, purchase the 666 gem box x3 and then individual bags for 10 gems each to try and get to the 1600 score threshold. Keep in mind that this could cost upwards of 6-8k gems.
- For Confession Roses if you’re short of 3999, consider if you want to drop some real world money to acquire Whithered Armor.
- For Chinese Knots+ Fu, purchase what you can keeping in mind that you can get an extra 1000 knots and 50 Fu from the CNY gem boxes
Feedback and comments are welcome!
Guide by JConqistador