Tavern Guide – Drop Rates, Rewards and Tips

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TL;DR: How To Refresh Tavern Quests


Tavern Refresh Strategies
Strategy 3Strategy 5Strategy 6Strategy 8
Refresh 4arena ticket 4 star hero shardarena ticket 4 star hero shard chiparena ticket 4 star hero shard chip gemarena ticket 4 star hero shard chip gem
Refresh 5arena ticketarena ticketarena ticket 4 star hero shard chip
Profit (gems)35.7334.2217.22-1.99

Scenario 1: High profit, medium 7 RNG

  • Week 1-4:
    • Follow Strategy 3.

Scenario 2: Medium profit, high 7 RNG

  • Week 1-2:
    • Follow Strategy 3.
  • Week 3:
    • If you have 1x 7⭐ quests, follow Strategy 3.
    • If you have 0x 7⭐ quests, follow Strategy 6.
  • Week 4:
    • If you have not completed the event, follow Strategy 8.

Note! If you are VIP 0, consider following Strategy 5 instead of Strategy 3 to improve your chances of getting 2x 7 quests.

For more details, please go to the Refresh Scenarios section.

What is the Tavern

Updated November 16th, 2018


The Tavern is a feature that unlocks at level 28. The Tavern offers quests that can yield very useful rewards.

The quests can range from 1⭐ to 7⭐ where

  • 1⭐ quests are more common but yield lesser rewards.
  • 7⭐ quests are far less common but yield far greater rewards.

Quests can have up to 4 requirements that must be fulfilled before they can be started.

  1. A fixed amount of heroes must be used.
  2. At least one hero must be at or above a specific ⭐ .
  3. At least one hero must be of a specific role (Warrior RoleMage RoleRanger RoleAssassin RolePriest Role).
  4. At least one hero must be of a specific faction (Shadow FactionFortress FactionAbyss FactionForest FactionDark FactionLight Faction).

tarvern requirements

Note! A hero can only be used for one quest at a time. The hero is not lost and can still be used anywhere else.

After you have started a quest, the Speed Up functionality becomes available. This allows you to pay gemGems in order to complete a quest immediately.
It is not advised that you do this unless: If you have started your quests too late and need to complete 2 quests to receive the 100x gemGems from the Daily Quest rewards.

Speed Up
TierDurationSpeed Up
1⭐1 hourfree
2⭐2 hoursfree
3⭐4 hours10x gemGems
4⭐6 hours20x gemGems
5⭐8 hours30x gemGems
6⭐12 hours45x gemGems
7⭐16 hours60x gemGems

How does quests work


Quests can be in 1 of 4 different states. Some of which are overlapping.

  • Unlocked
  • Locked
  • Started (counts as Locked as well)
  • Completed (counts as Locked as well

Unlocked quests are automatically refreshed at the daily reset. They can also be manually refreshed by spending 10x gemGems per Unlocked quest.

Locked, Started and Completed quests are prevented from being refreshed. Thus, allowing you to save specific quests while refreshing others.

 

The Tavern only offers up to a fixed limit of new quests at the daily reset. The maximum limit is solely dependant on your VIP level.

Every Unlocked and Locked quest counts as 1 unit of the fixed limit.

For instance; if you are VIP 3 the Tavern offers up to a fixed limit of 7 new quests. Let’s say you currently have

  • 4 Unlocked quests
  • 0 Locked quests
  • 3 Started quests
  • 9 Completed quests

Then, at the daily reset, the Tavern will offer 3 new quests since the total number of Unlocked and Locked quests add up to 4 of 7.

Note! The 9 completed quests do not count, thus, can be saved.

Therefore, it is important to ensure that all quests are either Started or Completed before the daily reset or you will potentially lose some new quests.

How To Get More Quests


You can use basic quest scroll Basic Scroll Quest and senior quest scroll Senior Scroll Quest to add extra quests. These scrolls do not increase the fixed limit of new quests and can be used even if the limit has been reached.

  • basic quest scroll Basic Scroll Quest adds a random quest between 1 and 4 where as
  • senior quest scroll Senior Scroll Quest adds a random quest between 4 and 7.

As stated earlier the maximum limit of new quests is directly dependent on your VIP level.

Note! It is not the purpose of this guide to discuss the usage of real life money. However, when looking at the cost benefit of the different VIP level it is apparent that VIP 3 is the most cost efficient when it comes to increasing the fixed limit of new quests in the Tavern.

VIP LevelNew Quest Limit
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How to Refresh Tavern Quests


The Tavern Event was recently changed into a monthly occurrence (instead of weekly) and the completion rewards were improved as well. In particular, the reward for completing 2x 7 quests (10xprophet orb and 50x5 star hero shard) is worth so much that strategizing in order to complete it has become more relevant.

However, we do not want to simply keep refreshing our quests until we get 7 quests as that could end up being so costly that even the event rewards do not outweigh the costs. Thus, we try to find a strategy that can help us profit from the Tavern rewards and increase the chances of getting enough 7 quests to complete the event.

CLICK HERE: Datamined quest rewards and distribution

 Quest1234567
Probability25.6%27%23.2%15%8%1%0.2%

(Quest tier probability can be found in-game.)

Quest1234567
gem3-5 (60%)6-10 (40%)15-30 (40%)40-60 (40%)80-100 (40%)120-180 (40%)280-350 (40%)
3 star hero shard5-10 (20%)12-20 (20%)
4 star hero shard4-8 (20%)10-20 (20%)
5 star hero shard3-5 (20%)10-20 (25%)
basic summon scroll1 (40%)2 (40%)3 (20%)
heroic summon scroll1 (10%)2 (10%)
arena ticket1 (20%)2 (20%)3 (20%)
chip1 (10%)2 (10%)
prophet blessing30-50 (20%)80-100 (20%)
prophet orb1 (10%)2 (10%)
green artifact fragment30 (10%)
red artifact fragment50 (5%)

Quest rewards and their distribution have been datamined through game files. Gem rewards for 5, 6 and 7 quests have been modified according to anecdotal evidence.

With this information readily available a mathematical investigation was launched to determine 2 things.

  1. The most profitable refresh scenario in general.
  2. The most profitable refresh scenario on the path to forcing the required 7 quests to complete the Tavern Event.

The mathematical results can be found here.

Several strategies are relatively similar in terms of profit, thus, you will be given the option to freely choose the specific strategy that fits your own situation. Not all possible scenarios have been calculated, but many have been.

Gem values have been given to all quest rewards by the author of the investigation, however, depending on your situation you may value items differently.

For instance, you may value arena ticket Arena Tickets higher than 4 star hero shard4⭐  Hero Shards since your storage has been depleted and you have not yet finished the current Militants Event.

Note! The actual profit is not seen in raw gems but in terms of gem value from the quest rewards. Thus, you might end up with fewer raw gems, but having gained when including the gem value of the rewards.

  • The column “Profit (if Tavern Event is completed)” is the average gem value per quest reward.
  • The column “Profit (if Tavern Event is NOT completed)” is the average gem value per quest reward and from completing the Tavern Event by forcing 2x 7 quests.

To better understand the results and the relation between these two columns we further investigate each strategy’s probability of giving a single 7 quest depending on the amount of quests.

The calculations assume that the player receives 7 new quests daily (VIP 3) for a total of 4 weeks (28 days).

CLICK HERE: Odds of getting 7* quests

Note! Depending on your personal VIP level, the actual percentages might be lower or higher. However, their relation to each other is not affected by this change.

odd of getting 1 7 stars quest idle heroes

odd of getting 2 7 stars quest idle heroes

This investigation shows the relation between the two “Profit…” columns. In layman terms it means that a more aggressive refresh strategy (marked in blue ), which actually makes you lose Gems, can end up making you gain gems as your chances of getting a 7 quest to complete the Tavern Event increases.

However, since we do not want to spend unnecessary gems to get the required 7 quest, perhaps we could use a combination of these strategies depending on how much time is left of the Tavern Event and how many 7* quests we currently have.

This way we can refresh the quests relatively relaxed if we are in a healthy situation and change into a more moderate or even aggressive strategy if need be.

Let’s assume the Tavern Event lasts for 4 weeks (28 days) just for the sake of simplicity.

Refresh Scenarios

Tavern Refresh Strategies
Strategy 3Strategy 5Strategy 6Strategy 8
Refresh 4⭐arena ticket 4 star hero shardarena ticket 4 star hero shard chiparena ticket 4 star hero shard chip gemarena ticket 4 star hero shard chip gem
Refresh 5⭐arena ticketarena ticketarena ticket 4 star hero shard chip
Profit (gems)35.7334.2217.22-1.99

Scenario 1: High profit, medium 7 RNG

This scenario is for Average Joe.

  • Week 1-4:
    • Follow Strategy 3.

You should on average find 2.15x 7⭐ quests per 4 weeks by following Scenario 1. Strategy 3 is also the most profitable refresh strategy with a gem value of 7003.

Scenario 2: Medium profit, high 7 RNG

This scenario is for Bad Luck Brian.

  • Week 1-2:
    • Follow Strategy 3.
  • Week 3:
    • If you have 1x 7⭐ quests, follow Strategy 3.
    • If you have 0x 7⭐ quests, follow Strategy 6.
  • Week 4:
    • If you have not completed the event, follow Strategy 8.

Note! If you are VIP 0, consider following Strategy 5 instead of Strategy 3 to improve your chances of getting 2x 7 quests.

You should on average find 3.6x 7⭐ quests per 4 weeks by following Scenario 2. This scenario has a profit of 4516 in gem value.

This means, compared to scenario 1, you will on average get 40% more 7⭐ quests, but 32% less gem value. Thus, it is a valid trade-off in order to try and force the 7⭐ quests required to complete the Tavern Event.

Minor Optimizations

At any point, if you have 2x 7⭐ quests (or if you have already completed the ongoing Tavern Event) you should follow Strategy 3 for optimal profit from the quests.

If you are VIP 0, consider following Strategy 5 instead of Strategy 3 to improve your chances of getting 2x 7 quests.

It is debatable which of the two strategies is the best. It depends on other factors such as your personal gem valuation of the quest rewards.

By following Strategy 3 for 4 weeks you will on average

  • Get 2.15x 7⭐ quests.
  • Earn 7003  gemGems.

If you instead decide to follow Strategy 5 for 4 weeks you will on average

  • Get 2.6x 7⭐ quests.
  • Earn 6707  gemGems.

Comparing the two strategies we can see that

  • Strategy 3 is the most profitable refresh strategy offering 4.4% more profit over the course of 4 weeks

Strategy 5 has the highest chance of getting a 7⭐ quests, finding 20% more 7⭐ quests over the course of 4 weeks.


Special Thanks to u/SlutPuppy08, u/Draigos and u/AkuDemon

Guide Submitted by u/Shadeqt

More details about the math in this guide can be read here.


 

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