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Marketplace Guide - Purchase Tips & Strategies

Updated December 15, 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the Clash of Streamers Marketplace guide; a guide on the best loot to purchase as well as the best strategies to use to maximize your account progression through theMarketplace.

In the Beginner's Guide and the Resource Management Guide we discussed the fact that purchasing loot in the Marketplace is one of the best ways, if not the best way to spend Gems.

However, exactly what you purchase depends on a variety of different circumstances!

Since the Marketplace is essential to your overall account progression, it’s important that you are making purchases as efficiently as possible.

In this guide, we’re going to take an in-depth look at this building to determine exactly what you should buy, and when!

Marketplace Basics

It’s important to go over the basics of the Marketplace and talk about why it is so significant.

To start, the Marketplace offers loot at a better price than any other building.

This is because each purchase that is available in the Marketplace is offered at around a 5% better price than the default loot price.

On top of the default discount, you can also get added discounts which range from 10 - 100%.

Overall, all of these discounts bring about the best possible value that you can buy these resources for.

The Marketplace also has three sale rarities:

Each day, the sale rarity starts at legendary. However, as you make purchases and purchase enough discounted deals, the sale rarity will switch to epic, and then eventually to rare.

At a higher rarity, better and more expensive loot will be offered. This means you have much higher potential value to gain through the discounts.

When purchasing something on the Marketplace, you also have a chance to get the same purchase a 2nd time - for free!

This is a mechanic called free rebuys. You can increase your chance of free rebuys through achievements collected by purchasing deals in the Marketplace, as well as through PogChamp pet abilities.

The Deal Specialist ability is one of the best, if not the very best PogChamp pet ability available (take a look at the PogChamp Pet Strategies).

The free rebuy mechanic can provide you with an absolute ton of value, since it allows you to get any of your purchases a 2nd time for free.

To maximize your loot from the Marketplace, it’s important that you equip the Deal Specialist ability on your active PogChamp pet.

Take a look at the Pet Abilities Guide for more info on setting up an active pet.

While you may not notice yourself earning a ton of free rebuys, occasionally it will happen. In the long run, this makes the world of a difference in terms of your account progression!

So, what exactly should you buy in the Marketplace?

Instant Purchases

By default, there are several different purchases that should always be made without question. They should be purchased both with additional discounts, as well as without additional discounts.

They are the following:

  • Gems
  • TriHard Scrolls
  • Seasonal currencies
  • Heroes

Gems should be purchased for the obvious reason of… well, it's just free Gems. This is fairly self-explanatory.

On the other hand, you should always purchase any TriHard Scrolls, seasonal currencies, and heroes; even when they don’t have added discounts!

Why purchase TriHard Scrolls?

TriHard scrolls are probably one of the most, if not the most important resource for your progression.

They are important for several reasons:

  • They allow you to collect a ton of heroes and easily complete the Upgrade Event
  • They allow you to collect a ton of faces, which in turn allows you to unlock the different Loyalty Tree sections

Since the Upgrade Event is one of the easiest Weekly Events to complete, constantly purchasing TriHard Scrolls will give you the best possible opportunity to complete the event as often as possible.

Take a look at the Weekly Events Guide for more info on completing the Upgrade Event.

In addition to that, your ability to collect a ton of default faces is vital to unlocking different Loyalty Tree sections. Since the different Loyalty Tree faction sections are essential to late-game combat progression, this is a massive deal.

Take a look at the Advanced Combat Guide for more info on the Loyalty Tree.

The reason for purchasing heroes is basically the exact same as the reason for purchasing TriHard Scrolls.

In addition to the reasons listed above, hero purchases allow you to rapidly improve your team since a ton of heroes sold in the Marketplace are 4-star or better.

Your ability to constantly improve your team is essential to maximizing your account progression!

Why purchase seasonal currencies?

Seasonal currencies give you access to some extremely good purchases in the seasonal shop. You can purchase some high power heroes, some Legendary Stars, or any other random resource.

This allows you to do the following:

  • Complete Weekly Events quicker
  • Improve your team quicker

Even if you don’t have a need for the seasonal currencies you should still purchase them even when they aren’t discounted. This is because you will always receive the Gem value of all your remaining seasonal currencies after the seasonal event concludes!

You have nothing to lose by purchasing seasonal currencies!

Overall, if you purchase all of the stuff listed above on a regular basis, you’ll be progressing at a very good pace.

What should you purchase under different circumstances?

Circumstantial Purchases

You might have noticed that every instant purchase listed above is relatively cheap. Since they are so cheap and so useful, it makes it very easy to come to the conclusion that they should always be purchased.

Any other loot in the Marketplace should only be purchased when discounted at 10% or more!

This includes all of the following:

  • Kappa Scrolls
  • Get Lucky Chips
  • Casino Chips
  • Community Chips
  • Athene Coins
  • VIP Tickets

While all of these resources are still useful for a variety of Weekly Events, they are not as useful and as essential as the instant purchase loot found in the section above.

Furthermore, some of these purchases are extremely expensive!

This is why some of these purchases should only be made when heavily discounted.

For example, Kappa Scrolls are worth more than 1M a piece. If you are purely a free-to-play player, it will be extremely difficult to afford purchasing Kappa Scrolls whenever they appear.

In cases where you are lacking Gems or aren’t actively working towards completing a Gem Event, you should avoid spending too many Gems on Marketplace purchases!

Whenever you can find the resources listed above for reasonably cheap prices when discounted, they should be purchased immediately.

Gem Event Purchases

When working towards completing the Gem Event, you should approach the Marketplace with a completely different mindset.

The mindset is the following: purchase everything, discounted or undiscounted!

The reason for this is simple: you will gain a ton of value from the base discounts of the Marketplace loot in addition to the Gem Event completion.

In fact, this is actually one of the best ways to work on progressing through the Gem Event.

However, it’s important that you first know whether or not you are able to complete the entire Gem Event before deciding to purchase everything in the Marketplace!

If you can’t manage to complete the entire Gem Event, it’s simply not worth purchasing everything in the Marketplace since you won’t be getting the full event completion loot (event artifact, powerful hero and shiny pet).

This is why locking the Gem Event is one of the best things you can do. Locking the Gem Event gives you the freedom to purchase everything on the Marketplace, knowing that none of your Gems are ever going to waste.

Take a look at the Weekly Events Guide for more tips on completing the Gem Event.

The only time you might not want to purchase everything is if you are really strapped on Gems.

This can happen for a couple different reasons:

  • You are purely a free-to-play player
  • You have exhausted all of your Gems to complete previous Gem Events

In situations like this, what should you do?

Limited Gem Pool Strategy

Whenever you have a limited pool of Gems, you have to be much more strategic with your purchases.

You should do the following:

  1. Equip the Deal Specialist ability on your active PogChamp pet.
  2. Wait until the daily reset.
  3. Always purchase Gems, TriHard Scrolls, seasonal currencies, and heroes (even when undiscounted, see the Instant Purchases section).
  4. Purchase other resources when offered at reasonably cheap prices through discounts (see the Circumstantial Purchases section).
  5. Use your free refreshes (6 free refreshes if VIP 5), and continue to make purchases until it costs Gems to refresh.
  6. Wait 8 hours until you have your free refreshes, and then repeat the steps above.

By using the purchase strategies found above, you will be collecting a decent amount of resources while also preserving the majority of your Gems.

While this is not completely optimal, it’s the best thing you can do if you don’t have a ton of Gems available to make purchases!

High Gem Pool Strategy

In some cases, you may have a ton of Gems at your disposal.

You should use this strategy if you fall into one of two categories:

  • You have accumulated a massive pool of Gems by being very patient and waiting for a long time (can be both a free-to-play and pay-to-play player)
  • You regularly receive a ton of Gems and already have a substantial pool of Gems (mainly applies to pay-to-play players)

If you fall under one of the above categories, you have a lot better options for how to approach Marketplace purchases.

You should do the following:

  1. Lock the Gem Event (best if it’s rare, epic, or legendary rarity).
  2. Equip the Deal Specialist ability on your active PogChamp pet.
  3. Wait until the daily reset.
  4. Purchase everything in the Marketplace.
  5. Use your free refreshes (6 free refreshes if VIP 5), and continue to purchase everything until it costs Gems to refresh.
  6. Wait 8 hours until you have your free refreshes, and then repeat the steps above.

This will allow you to accumulate a ton of loot and Marketplace achievements, all while working towards completing the Gem Event!

NOTE: If you have paid to progress in Clash of Streamers and are receiving a ton of Gems on a regular basis through various purchases, you should always buy everything in the Marketplace (both discounted and undiscounted).

While it’s best that you do this while working towards completing the Gem Event, if you are a huge pay-to-play player, you can still do this even when you aren’t working on completing the event.

If you are a player interested in making purchases, see the Pay-To-Play Guide for a guide on how to get the most out of your money.

As you continue to purchase everything off of the Marketplace on a regular basis, you will be accumulating an absurd amount of loot. This will allow you to complete any of the other Weekly Events at an extremely fast pace.

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