Training Tier 7 Mobile Traps is pretty expensive, but our friend, K458 (XoA) Gaia xox, has a great tip to save on speed ups!
Mobile Trap Training Gear
Mobile Traps have some fairly long training timers. Unfortunately, your training gear doesn’t boost trap training speed. However, some gear items exists that reduces that pesky trap training timer. The Kunoichi’s Machete has a trap training speed of 30% for legendary.
The rest that I found are all Ancient Relics. Even if you can only do a few you will benefit. I use the following items when I train traps:
- Kunoichi’s Machete for 30%
- Dragon Fang Helm (purple) for 24%,
- Dragon Bone Greaves (gold) for 45%,
- Typhon Head Pendant (gold) for 40%.
I found them by just tooling around the Ancient Relics. I know a list was published but with only one device it was easier to just find them myself. It lists the ones you have materials for first so you only have to look at a few.
Without putting them on, I looked in my Hero preset where I put all these items and skilled the right side of the hero tree and clicked on Stats and saw that I have a Trap Training Speed of 668%. This is approximately 25% boost in trap training speed over base research time.
The Mystery of Those Percentages Explained
I have always wondered how the time reduction percentages worked. I mean really, how can you still owe speeds if it’s over 100%. Well if you are in retail this is easier, it is like retail mark ups. You take for instance, a 200% speed reduction. Now, you are thinking, WOW, that will be a zero cost to me. Not so fast, it is a reduction, so here is the math:
Time of whatever is divided by 1 plus the bonus percent (as a decimal). That equals the real reduction. Let’s put that into an example.
Time / (1+bonus percent) = reduced time
You have a 1,000,000,000 speed cost for some troops and your gear gives you a 250% reduction. The cost in speeds with your gear will be:
Not too shabby, but still a bunch for T7 traps, may have to wait on that next pack to build, sorry Steph and Sky!
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