Vergumkaar Fusion Guide & Tracker
If you’re going for the Vergumkaar Fusion, make sure you plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss out on a Champion and that you have enough potions for all the ascension requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the last day and realizing you missed something silly like having enough Void potions to ascend Tuhak.
Our Excel spreadsheet gives you a visual timeline of all events so you can plan ahead, as well as a detailed table where you can fill in your progress on levelling and ascending Champions and see how far along you are.
Download the sheet here: Vergumkaar Fusion Guide & Tracker.
In addition to planning ahead with our tracker, here are some helpful tips as you tackle the events:
The Champion Training event lasts for the majority of the duration of the Fusion, and it’s a grind with 3 Rares and an Epic available as rewards. One thing players often forget to do to maximize their points during Champion training is to level Champions to Lvl. 10-15 before using them as food. Personally I do this for 4* and 5* champs as this gives you the best bang for your buck. For example suppose you level four 4* Champs that are about to be food to level 11 – that’s already 120 points (10 levels * 3 points * 4 champs). If you do that for four food champs that’s 480 points, which is ~4.5% of what you need for Ripperfist (480 / 10500). Suppose over the course of the event you’re upgrading four of these 4* champs to 5 star, this tip gives you 1920 points or >18% of what you need for Ripperfist. I could beat this dead horse some more, but I think you get the point. The same logic applies for 5*. For 2* and 3* though the points / level make it less interesting. Each 1->10-15 will cost you ~2-3 brews or 3-5 rounds on 12-3 Brutal.
There aren’t really any shortcuts in the dungeon events. If you’re able to do Lvl. 20 of the main dungeons (Spider, Fire Knight, etc.) that’ll be your best return on investment, but if you’re struggling on Level 20 I recommend Level 16 (lower energy cost / attempt) based on the drops I’ve seen (not conclusive, but generally yield / energy seems better).
Also for dungeons unless you’re already ahead, I would recommend stopping once you hit the Rare Champion. If it’s tight, don’t get greedy for an Epic book – not worth it. If it was a Legendary Book or Sacred Shard (not gonna happen) or maaaybe Void Shard (possible) then maybe go for it, but otherwise save your energy and switch to Champ training once you hit the Rare.
First off, make sure you keep gear right before the step levels (i.e. wait at 11 or 15 before the event). Secondly, save lots of silver, because any way you cut it, it’ll be expensive. We’ve written a comprehensive guide on expected costs here: Artifact Enhancement Guide. Basic summary is that the weighted average yield per silver spent is roughly the same for 4*/5*/6* when going to Level 16, and a bit better on 6* for Level 12. All in all you’re best off upgrading 6* gear due to the point rewards. If you want to get all the way to 6000 points on 6* gear alone you’d need to upgrade 15 pieces from 0 to 16, which is expected to cost you 28.6M silver (1.909M / piece). Consider this and decide how far you want to go.
Whatever you do, don’t upgrade artifacts as they’re more expensive. Unless you’re loaded, in which case you don’t have to strategize 🙂
Summoning / Champion Chase
The biggest “tip” here is to save up Mystery (green) shards and use them to collect points. It’s easy, but requires planning ahead. With that said you’ll be collecting a lot of these as you train on campaign, so you’ll be able to get a few hundred points from Green shards even if you haven’t planned ahead.
For Champion Chase you can get points from other stuff as well, such as claiming Champions as rewards from other events, fusing events (so save your Rare->Epic fusions if you have any ready for when the Chase is on), as well as shard fusing (in case you’ve saved your shards). You also get points from Champion drops but it’s not very reliable. Finally you can also get points by buying champs in the market, but it’s not a very good use of silver in general.
You can always buy ancient shards in the shop if you need an extra push in one of these events, but generally we’d recommend keeping your gems for energy for the dungeon and training events if you can.
That’s it! Hope this helps, and hope to see a lot you claim your Vergumkaars in a few weeks. Remember to grab the tracker to plan ahead. Good luck!