Guide to Crest Plate use

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Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on May 5 2017, 7:13am

This is a simple thread that documents how many crestplates are needed for each building level. Also included are simple math to calculate how much gold each crestplate is worth for each level. Since they were released with the Orisons of Glory pt 9 event, I hope this thread will help you plan how to use the set of plates you earn to your best advantage.

This thread includes the following information:
Building level, number of plates to build this level building, the amount of gold each plate is worth in upgrades, and the ​ number of plates to reach this level building.

EDIT 2017-07-12 the final osman section is completed! Many, many thanks to the numerous people who contributed values out of my reach! Enjoy, and happy KaWing.

Lowlands Crest Plates


Missing from this section is gold/plate, which may be added if deemed relevant. These buildings don’t offer much return.

Tier 1: stable, barracks, workshop and Tier 2: forge, beastiary, war cathedral and Tier 3: war aviary, subterranean factory, summoning circle and Spy: guild: and Defense: defensive tower, lookout tower (spy)
  • level 1: 1 plate, total plates to this level: 1
  • level 2: 1 plate, total: 2
  • level 3: 1 plate, total: 3
  • level 4 (lookout tower only): 1 plate, total: 4
  • level 4 (guild only): 3 plates, total: 7
Tier 4: cursed foundry, circle of elementals, titans lair and Spy stronghold of shadow and Defense: lookout fortress (spy)
  • level 1: 10 plates, total plates to this level: 10
  • level 2: 15 plates, total: 25
  • level 3: 20 plates, total: 45
Misc: Defense: defensive fortress
  • level 1: 3 plates, total plates to this level: 3
  • level 2: 6 plates, total: 9
  • level 3: 20 plates, total: 29

Highlands Crest Plates


Note: lands you can build on lowlands and ALSO on highlands still require lowland plates and prices, even on the highland lands. These include:
Subterranean factory, war aviary, summoning circle, cursed foundry, circle of elements, titans lair, defensive fortress, guild, stronghold of shadow, and lookout fortress.

Tier 5: the hatchery, the colony, torture garden and Spy: volary and Defense: changeling watchtower (spy)
  • level 1: 10 plates, 1.25b/plate, total plates to this level: 10
  • level 2: 20 plates, 1.25b/plate, total: 30
  • level 3: 40 plates, 1.25b/plate, total: 70
  • level 4: 120 plates, 1.25b/plate, total: 190
All above gold/plate values for spy buildings will be slightly lower (buildings are slightly more expensive), defense will be slightly higher (building is slightly cheaper).

Misc: Defense: arboreal dungeon
  • level 1: 2 plates, 1.63b/plate, total plates to this level: 2
  • level 2: 7 plates, 1.46b/plate, total: 9
  • level 3: 35 plates, 1.36b/plate, total: 44
  • level 4: 115 plates, 1.24b/plate, total: 159

Hoarfrost Crest Plates


Military buildings: blood barracks, elven temple, rime fortress and Defense: red war citadel and descry fasthold (spy) and Spy: unkari ice tree
  • level 1: 4 plates, 5b/plate, total plates to this level: 4
  • level 2: 6 plates, 5b/plate, total: 10
  • level 3: 15 plates, 5b/plate, total: 25
  • level 4: 15 plates, 5b/plate, total: 40
  • level 5: 20 plates, 5b/plate, total: 60
  • level 6: 25 plates, 4b/plate, total: 85
  • level 7: 55 plates, 2.27b/plate, total: 140
  • level 8: 75 plates, 1.67b/plate, total: 215
  • level 9: 125 plates, 1.2b/plate, total: 340
  • level 10: 300 plates, 0.5b/plate, total: 640

Abyss


Military: selachian maw, kraken lair, sea nymph temple and Defense: undersea keep, beacon tower (spy) and Spy: cult of the abyssal eye
  • level 1: 5 plates, 8b/plate, total plates to this level: 5
  • level 2: 7 plates, 7.14/plate, total: 12
  • level 3: 15 plates, 6.67b/plate, total: 27
  • level 4: 15 plates, 6.67b/plate, total: 42
  • level 5: 40 plates, 6.25b/plate, total: 82
  • level 6: 40 plates, 6.25b/plate, total: 122
  • level 7: 85 plates, 5.29b/plate, total: 207
  • level 8: 125 plates, 3.6b/plate, total: 332
  • level 9: 375 plates, 2.4b/plate, total: 707
  • level 10: 500 plates, 1.8b/plate, total: 1207

Osman Rai


Military: empyrean lair, kraken lair, sea nymph temple and Defense: shackled storm, prizmai thaumalens (spy) and Spy: prizmai ashtarak
  • level 1: 1 plate, 30b/plate, total plates to this level: 1
  • level 2: 3 plates, 25b/plate, total: 4
  • level 3: 7 plates, 21.43b/plate, total: 11
  • level 4: 15 plates, 20b/plate, total: 26
  • level 5: 25 plates, 20b/plate, total: 51
  • level 6: 40 plates, 18.75b/plate, total: 91
  • level 7: 80 plates, 18.75b/plate, total: 171
  • level 8: 175 plates, 17.14b/plate, total: 346
  • level 9: 300 plates, 16.67b/plate, total: 646
  • level 10: 500 plates, 14b/plate, total: 1146
  • level 11: 550 plates, 13.64b/plate, total: 1696
  • level 12: 600 plates, 13.33b/plate, total: 2296
  • level 13: 700 plates, 12.14b/plate, total: 2996
  • level 14: 800 plates, 11.56b/plate, total: 3796
  • level 15: 900 plates, 11.11b/plate, total: 4696
  • level 16: 1000 plates, 10.75b/plate, total: 5696
  • level 17: 1100 plates, 10.23b/plate, total: 6796
  • level 18: 1200 plates, 10b/plate, total: 7996
  • level 19: 1500 plates, 8.67b/plate, total: 9496
  • level 20: 1750 plates, 8.29b/plate, total: 11246
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on May 5 2017, 7:13am

2018-04-24 Update


This post is a follow-up to the OP that will give some advice/numbers/math on how best to recycle old tokens for pure gold. Most of us have loads of old tokens, and most of us would like to get something out of it. Most people know the build a building/tear it down farming method, but that’s tedious at low building levels (where you get the most gold), and doesn’t give much gold at higher building levels (which takes much less time to burn tokens, but yields MUCH less gold per token liquidated).

So, this thread will detail the following:
  • Amount of gold returned by tearing down a building at the listed level
  • Amount of gold returned PER TOKEN SPENT on the building
  • A percentage showing how much gold you’re getting back relative to the maximum possible amount (i.e. building/tearing down a lv1 building will be 100% of the max gold per token you can possibly get back)
  • The number of tokens it takes to build a building up to that level (​)
So to summarize, I’ll tell you how efficient it is to build/tear down a building. You can decide what efficiency level works for you. High efficiency gold gain = takes a long time; low efficiency gold gain = takes much less time.

Note:
Lowlands and highlands are not included here. Those buildings are not worth enough gold (IMHO) to farm any meaningful amount of gold from.

Hoarfrost Crest Plates


Military buildings: blood barracks, elven temple, rime fortress and Defense: red war citadel and descry fasthold (spy) and Spy: unkari ice tree
  • level 1: sells for: 4b, you earn: 1b/plate, 100% potential gold return rate, total plates to this level: 4
  • level 2: 10b, 1b/plate, 100%, total: 10
  • level 3: 25b, 1b/plate, 100%, total: 25
  • level 4: 40b, 1b/plate, 100%, total: 40
  • level 5: 60b, 1b/plate, 100%, total: 60
  • level 6: 80b, 0.941b/plate, 94.1%, total: 85
  • level 7: 105b, 0.75b/plate, 75%, total: 140
  • level 8: 130b, 0.604b/plate, 60.4%, total: 215
  • level 9: 160b, 0.471b/plate, 47.1%, total: 340
  • level 10: 190b, 0.287b/plate, 28.7%, total: 640

Abyss


Military: selachian maw, kraken lair, sea nymph temple and Defense: undersea keep, beacon tower (spy) and Spy: cult of the abyssal eye
  • level 1: sells for: 8b, you earn: 1.6b/plate, 100% potential gold return rate, total plates to this level: 5
  • level 2: 18b, 1.5/plate, 93.8%, total: 12
  • level 3: 38b, 1.41b/plate, 88.0%, total: 27
  • level 4: 58b, 1.38b/plate, 86.3%, total: 42
  • level 5: 108b, 1.32b/plate, 82.3%, total: 82
  • level 6: 158b, 1.29b/plate, 80.9%, total: 122
  • level 7: 248b, 1.20b/plate, 74.9%, total: 207
  • level 8: 338b, 1.02b/plate, 63.6%, total: 332
  • level 9: 518b, 0.733b/plate, 45.8%, total: 707
  • level 10: 698b, 0.578b/plate, 36.1%, total: 1207

Osman Rai


Military: empyrean lair, kraken lair, sea nymph temple and Defense: shackled storm, prizmai thaumalens (spy) and Spy: prizmai ashtarak
  • level 1: sells for: 6b, you earn: 6b/plate, 100% potential gold return rate, total plates to this level: 1
  • level 2: 21b, 5.25b/plate, 87.5%, total: 4
  • level 3: 51b, 4.63b/plate, 77.3%, total: 11
  • level 4: 111b, 4.27b/plate, 71.1%, total: 26
  • level 5: 211b, 4.14b/plate, 68.9%, total: 51
  • level 6: 361b, 3.97b/plate, 66.1%, total: 91
  • level 7: 661b, 3.86b/plate, 64.4%, total: 171
  • level 8: 1.261b, 3.64b/plate, 60.7%, total: 346
  • level 9: 2,261b, 3.5b/plate, 58.3%, total: 646
  • level 10: 3,661b, 3.19b/plate, 53.2%, total: 1146
  • level 11: 5,161b, 3.04b/plate, 50.7%, total: 1696
  • level 12: 6,671b, 2.91b/plate, 48.4%, total: 2296
  • level 13: 8,461b, 2.82b/plate, 47.1%, total: 2996
  • level 14: 10,311b, 2.72b/plate, 45.3%, total: 3796
  • level 15: 12,311b, 2.62b/plate, 43.7% total: 4696
  • level 16: 14,461b, 2.54b/plate, 42.3%, total: 5696
  • level 17: 16,711b, 2.46b/plate, 41.0%, total: 6796
  • level 18: 19,111, 2.39b/plate, 39.8%, total: 7996
  • level 19: 21,711b, 2.29b/plate, 38.1%, total: 9496
  • level 20: 24,611b, 2.19b/plate, 36.4%, total: 11246
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby GodOfDeath on May 5 2017, 8:14am

Thsnk you! This was much needed to plan out what is best worth to spend them on :)
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on May 5 2017, 8:19am

Yeah, I'm bummed but not surprised about the diminishing returns at higher levels. Over 4x more efficient to build lv1 in abyss compared to getting a lv10.
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby Velox on May 5 2017, 8:21am

I love u! been waiting for this in forums
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby zorkay on May 5 2017, 8:23am

Good to see. Wanted to test for myself, but to much effort. Thanks!
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on May 5 2017, 8:29am

Yeah zorkay, that's how I felt about lowlands. I'll add them at some point to make it complete, but I thought this was shorter and sweeter.
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on May 5 2017, 9:26am

Further reflections, which I think are correct:
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby Tzshifter on May 5 2017, 9:27am

Hey, thats pretty good
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Re: Guide to Crest Plate use

Postby PeanutButterWithJellyTime on May 5 2017, 10:55am

Quality thread!! Kudos
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