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Getting into Captain Valor Raids or Acquiring Tier 4 Gems

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:38 am
by Bj_Knows
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Getting into Captain Valor Raids or Acquiring Tier 4 Gems

Tier 4 Gems are usually required to gain enough might to get into Captain Valor Raids (there are exceptions). Below are the costs of acquiring a single Tier 4 Gem:

Majerio's Shop (any color)
39- 52 Gold Shields

The Emperor's Court (Blue Lockbox)
approx. 66.6 Gold Shields or 200 free energy

The Hall of the Goblin King/ The Vile Gate (Red / Yellow Lockbox)
approx. 133.3 Gold Shields or 400 free energy

TVal Seasonal Event (Red Lockbox)
approx. 133.3 Gold Shields or 400 free energy

The Cursed Keep (Knight Valor- any color)
Gold Finish approx. 240 Gold Shields or 720 free energy
Silver Finish approx. 300 Gold Shields or 900 free energy
Bronze Finish approx. 400 Gold Shields or 1200 free energy

Research Note: This is a generalization, at v1.5 prices, Bronze Finish appears to give you the same number of Tier 4 Gems as v1.4 Raids with more time to complete Raids. Gold and Silver Finish reward you with more Tier 4 Gem (or Knight Valor) for quicker Raids. Generally Raids have been made easier.

Red Lockbox appears to have a 1 in 3 chance of getting a specific gem. On average, 3 tries should get you a Magic Gem. The cost of Gold Shields (for energy) or free Energy for Bronze Finish in the lowest Knight Valor Raid (Cursed Keep) appears to get you 3 tries in Red Lockbox. So 1200 free energy should get you a Magic Gem, either through Knight Valor, or through three tries on Red Lockbox.

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FT_NikoNarf wrote:Top dungeon info... From 3 to 7 gem shards always drop unless a full gem of the shard type drops.
[10e] The Emperor's Court (Trask): Blue t4 shards
[20e] Hall of the Goblin King (Direhorn & Goblin King): Red t4 shards and recipes (Block, Resilience)
[20e] The Vile Gate (Lord of Blades): Yellow t4 shards, recipes (One & Two Handed Bonus), and either essence or flux (any color) https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?p=4210#p4210



Note:
Number of Wound/ Waves is 725 in both v1.4 and v1.5.
This is 3,000 Knight Valor per Tier 4 Gem (v1.4). New price is 2,250 Knight Valor or 75% of old price (v1.5).
Cursed Keep (v1.4.2 2012-Oct-21)
approx. 3,625 Knight Valor(KV) [or 1.2 Tier 4 Gems], approx. 1,597 Hero Tokens(HT)
Metrics: 400 Gold Shields per Tier 4 Gem or 1,200 Energy per Tier 4 Gem
https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?p=5530#p5530


Bronze Finish pays 75% of old Raids
Little_Mike wrote:The Bronze Reward level typically provides 25% more time than previous raid durations at approximately 75% the original Valor/Hero Token rewards.
https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1495

Tier 4 Shards from Karnak Dungeon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:45 pm
by Bj_Knows
Bj_DWR wrote:Each run through the Karnak Dungeon appears to average 12 shards of random color. So I found it best for crafting the (edit: Karnak's Ring). I have never gotten a full Gem from Karnak's Dungeon.

Each run through all other Dungeons, average 5 Shards (Note 1).

Karnak's Temple (Random Color Lockbox)
approx 55.5 Gold Shields or 166.6 free energy

Note: Karnak Dungeon does not appear to drop full Gems.
Bj_DWR wrote:The Emperor's Court (Blue Lockbox)
approx. 66.6 Gold Shields or 200 free energy

The Hall of the Goblin King/ The Vile Gate (Red / Yellow Lockbox)
approx. 133.3 Gold Shields or 400 free energy