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  • ANB League FAQ

    Given all the questions regarding the ANB Leagues, here's my attempt to consolidate those that I can think of and have seen recently. I'll keep this topic open so people can add more and I'll update the main post below.


    Official announcements:Leaderboards for Events can be found in either the:
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    How often do these events occur?
    • We honestly have no idea, there's no schedule nor any advance notification - you'll see the icon in the game, or a player may post an alert.
    • Based on previous events, seems to be roughly every 3 months.

    How are the Leagues structured?
    • The event is done over 3 Leagues: Bronze, Silver and Gold
    • Each league runs for one week, with a week break in between
    • Each league have their own set of rewards and you start a new Hero for each of them

    What carries over from the main profile/account?
    • Gems
    • Crafting Mastery Level
    • Crafting Perks
    • Recipes
    • Medals

    How can I enter the Bronze League?
    • You must have a Hero at level 30, or higher, in you profile/account
    • You'll see the event icon on the left side of your Gear page: light blue circle with Bronze wings.
    • Wait until the event start and press the yellow "Create Hero" button in the event details page.

    How can I enter the other leagues?
    • Silver: you must have reached at least Trial 20 in Bronze league
    • Gold: you must have reached at least Trial 20 in Silver league

    How do I use my Silver/Gold ticket?
    • You don't need to do anything, the game will "use" it automatically.
    • In that, you will only see the Silver/Gold event icon if you got the required ticket - if you didn't then you cannot join the event.

    How does the gameplay timer work?
    • The timer limits the amount of "in map" time you have during the league, once you've used up all the time, the event is effectively finished for you
    • The timer paused while you're in Home Town, viewing Inventory/Abilities/Minimap/etc.
    • Once the main event time is up, any left over gameplay time is lost.

    How much time do I have for each league?
    • Bronze => 12 hours
    • Silver => 9 hours
    • Gold => 6 hours

    Can I have more than one char per event?
    • No, you can only have ONE active char per event
    • Think of it as an account with only one Hero slot, can delete and recreate the Hero as many times as you like, but you'll obviously be back at level 1 (with any Champion Levels earned) each time.

    Do I need to complete the specific Trial for the reward?
    • As far as I am aware, no. It's more of a "complete at least Trial X" thing, so you'll get the reward for Trial 10 if you complete Trial 11.

    Do I need recipes to make Ephemeral items?
    • No, Ephemeral boxes allows you to create any unique/set items, you do not need the recipe for them.

    When do the medals get sent?
    • Based on previous times, medals will be sent out about 1 week after each League finished - before the start of the next one
    • This is because the devs go through the results to verified them first.

    What happen when the event finished?
    • Once the main event time is up, you can no longer start a new map with your ANB Hero, regardless of any remaining gameplay time
    • You can still manage your inventory and abilities for the Hero
    • The ANB Hero remains there until you decide what to do...

    How long can I keep my event Hero?
    • You can technically keep the hero for as long as you want, but do note the following:
      • The event icon associated to the hero will remain in the left side of your Gear/Abilities menu - if you have too many, they will "wrap-around" and prevent you from pressing on the other icons
      • Too many Event heroes will also means your Heroes page will get very cluttered, and potentially prevent you from changing Heroes.
      • XP and items on the event Hero will remain separate until you do the transfer, see below.
      • You have been warned...

    How do I transfer items/XP from ANB Hero to main account?
    • After the event finished, you need to press the End Event button in your ANB Hero's Gear menu, one of 2 things may happen:
    1. If you have an available Hero slot on the main account: The ANB Hero will be transferred there and is now considered as one of your main Heroes
    2. If you do not have an available slot: The ANB Hero will be deleted.
    • Items and XP are then transferred to your main account (see the "Ending the Event" post below for more details)

    I've used up all the event time, can I end the event now?
    • No, you have to wait until the official finish of the event - after which, the [End Event] icon will be available.

    (more to come...)
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    • #3
      ANB Leagues #1 (Feb 2019) Players' Posts:
      Please note that there was a major content and balance patch in April 2019 - so you can't really compare the "levels achieved" between the two leagues, not to previous ANBs...


      ANB Leagues #2 (May 2019) Players' Posts:

      Originally posted by NoSuchReality View Post
      Basic advice.

      Play the class you are most comfortable playing.

      Identify your goals before you start.

      Set a Gem budget for Bronze, knowing the Silver and gold likely follow shortly (one week gap last time)

      Plan your play time and non-play time to your schedule. Do not rush your non-play time.

      Make all major purchases at the beginning. I.e if converting gems to gold, do it at the start. If buying Endars for push at the end, buy them at the beginning.

      Decide now how much you can boost your crafting level before tomorrow. Craft as necessary, but remember rare and occasional epic will carry you.

      When the event starts, post pictures and questions if unsure. The forum is very helpful on the fly during the event.

      Have fun and don't turn the event into a chore from pushing too hard.


      Quick tips:

      Starts early, get your Hero to level 70, then you can sit back and wait for the abilities to upgrade for a bit first

      Prioritise your class' abilities - know what you need to upgrade first and keep it upgrading until you reached the desired level, useful to open at least the 2nd upgrade slot (400 Gems), 3rd is a bit expensive (900 Gems)

      Craft XP jewelry every now and then - I did uncommons every 10 levels (using Gems), you can do Rares if you want - it gives you about 30% more than Uncommons, for 3x the costs.

      Boosters is a must for those with limited time...

      Speed upgrade abilities help with Synergy levels, it costs 43 Gems to get each ability from level 1 to level 5 (or 18 for 1 to 4) - budget accordingly...

      For pushing lower Trials:
      • Pick a favourite boss - they are on a 5 Trials rotation, 1/6: Magroth, 2/7: The Broken Dragon, 3/8: Elban, 4/9 Garm, 5/0: Kara
      • Keep doing that trial until you unlock the next 6 trials - finish time around 3:30 or so...
      • Then move up 5 trial levels, so you're facing the same boss again


      Leveling tips:

      There are a number of different methods, if you have the Gems and or materials, crafting XP Jewelry and/or XP gear every now and then will be a big help.

      1. Rush Trials

      The general idea is to play Story only to get you to level 10, and then do Trials until you get to level 70.
      Deciding on which Trial level to play is important - since the mobs level are fixed: Trial 1 => level 10, Trial 2 => level 20, and so on, to Trial 7 => level 70.
      Obviously running Trials with higher level mobs will get you better XP, but spending too much time on a higher trial is wasteful - especially so when there's a gameplay limit involed.


      2. Farm Canyon of Whispers

      Rush story all the way to map 20 Canyon of Whispers, in the second world; then simply farm the 3 starting groups, abandon and repeat until you get to level 70.
      This method worked well for me, since the mobs scaled to your ANB Hero's level, and are relatively quick to finish off. There's no real risk here, other than possible mind-numbing boredom - start map, rush, cleanup, abandon, repeat...


      (others?)

      Gems cost for Event Hero, total 1,545
      • Inventory rows: 5, 10, 15, 15, 15
      • Team: 25, 50
      • Abilities:
        • Attack: 5
        • Utility: 10, 20 (at level 51)
        • Passive: 25, 50 (at level 55)
        • Upgrade: 400, 900 (same as normal)
      • Stash pages: free - 6 pages unlocked
        • This Stash is only for the Event Hero, you don't get to "keep" it, even if you keep the Hero after the Event.
        • You get 2 Rows for each page for free, the rest are unlocked with Gold (same price as normal)

      There seem to be a bug with this - the game occasionally fails to connect properly on startup, and doesn't recognise your ANB hero, so you end up with the normal unlocking cost instead. If the prices doesn't match the above, exit and check your device's connection, then restart the game.


      Sample Gems usages, from my Silver #1 run
      • Unlocks: 1,545
      • Boosters:
        • XP: 200 x13 => 2,600
        • Currency: 75 x2 => 150
      • Jewelries: 3 Uncommons = Total: 156
        • Level 2: 1 => 3
        • Level 10: 2 => 6
        • Level 22: 5 => 15
        • Level 31: 7 => 21
        • Level 40: 10 => 30
        • Level 50: 12 => 36
        • Level 60: 15 => 45
      • Abilities: Total: 43 each ability, Warrior have 21 => 903
      • This may have been a bit much, going to level 4 probably would have been enough, and reduced the total to 378, which was what I did in Gold #1, and will be doing for ANB League #2.
        • 1 --> 2 = 3
        • 2 --> 3 = 5
        • 3 --> 4 = 10
        • 4 --> 5 = 25
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        Ending the Event

        At the end of the Event, you can press the "[End Event]" button in the top right of your Event Hero's Gear menu:

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        Pressing to button will open a prompt to confirm ending the Event, which also tell you what will happen with your Event Hero.

        If you're planning to keep your Event Hero, make sure you have a Hero slot available (one of the 5 normal slots) - either by deleting an existing Hero that you want to "replace", or use Gems to unlock the additional slot, if available. An available slot is one that have "New Hero" and the blue plus button.


        To illustrate, normal account, before starting the event - only 5 slots (these screen shots are from a much older version of the game - the process is still the same though)

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        After creating Event Hero, there are now 6 slots - same number of available and locked slots.

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        Here, the event hero will go into the free slot, the one saying "New Hero", at the end of the event

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        But, if I create another char, there's no free slot left:

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        So if I want to keep the event hero, I need to:
        - delete one of them, "Test" or "Another" OR
        - unlock the next slot


        So, what really happens to the Event Hero and items?

        If you delete the Event Hero:
        • Crafted Celestial items will revert to the Cube form and sent via in-game mail
        • Event Hero's Champion Level XP, if any, will be added to your account's Champion Level XP*
        • All other Event Hero's items will be sent via in-game mail to your main account
        • Event Hero's Gold is added to your account's Gold
        • Event Hero will be deleted, and the Event Slot removed
        • The in-game mails will expire after 4 WEEKS - make sure you get your items before then

        If you keep the Event Hero:
        • Crafted Celestial items will revert to the Cube form and sent via in-game mail (expire after 4 weeks)
        • Event Hero's Champion Level XP, if any, will be added to your account's Champion Level XP*
        • All items that were in the Event's Stash will be sent via in-game main to your main account (expire after 4 weeks)
        • Event Hero's Gold is added to your account's Gold
        • Event Hero will "move" to the available "normal" Hero slot - the Event Slot is then removed.
          • All items and unlocked inventory rows, abilities, team slots will stay the same for the Hero - except for crafted Celestial Items, noted above.
          • Event Hero is now counted as one of your 5 (max) normal Heroes, and have access to all the shared things for your account: Gold, Gems, Stash, Champion Level XP
          • Anything that you haven't unlocked for the Hero now follows the "standard" costs to unlock - so best to unlock everything you can/want while still "in the Event"

        Notes on Champion Level XP:
        • We're talking about the actual XP amount gained, not the Level.
        • Higher level needs more XP.
        • So if your normal account have CL 300 and your Event Hero got to CL 300 as well, the combined will give you roughly CL 450 (these numbers are roughly what I remembered for my account in the last Event.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nhat View Post
          (reserved for general gameplay tips, will include links to more detailed discussions and stuff...)
          Nhat, it might be helpful to reprint your guide on how many gems you will need to accomplish various activities (e.g., open up a second ability slot, upgrade first few abilities faster, etc).

          I would add that if the goal is to just get to TL80 for the first celestial, it can be reached using the EE boxes and rare jewelry awards from the event. But if people want to go higher than that, they will need Legendary gear.

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          • #6
            About how many story levels typically do?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jerry new View Post
              About how many story levels typically do?
              Usually only as far as map 20 - if you're doing the "farm CoW" method for leveling. The exception would be during Bronze, I suppose, since you have more playing time - some people go back and push to the 4th world for farming materials...
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              • #8
                Ok, I've "fleshed out" the faq and tips section a bit more - went through the first 10 pages of "General Discussion" sub-forum. Will look through the "Players Helping Players" sub-forum next.

                If anyone have any suggestions or questions, not yet covered in the FAQ above, please post them here, thank you.
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                • #9
                  I have not tried the "farm Canyon of Whispers" before. I usually stop playing Story Mode at Broken Dragon. Is that a faster way to farm XP?

                  What I found is that some of the gear drops from earlier trials were valuable if you run the trials earlier rather than later. I usually go back and forth from story to trials as I level up to the enemy level of the next trial.

                  Thanks for your work on this guide!!
                  Last edited by Ozymandius; 05-19-2019, 12:16 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ozymandius View Post
                    I have not tried the "farm Canyon of Whispers" before. I usually stop playing Story Mode at Broken Dragon. Is that a faster way to farm XP?
                    Not sure if it's really faster or not, I favour simple gameplay over efficiency, so CoW worked best for me, less thinking involved, haha.

                    For Bronze#2: Each run averaged around 30 seconds, with average 3 runs per level, so that's about 1.5 minutes per level, from 40 something to 70 => that's about 45 minutes. I've seen posts of people taking a lot less time, so don't know.

                    If you're lucky and get a lot of Elites, or craft more XP gear, then obviously things will go faster...
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                    • #11
                      A very helpful thread. Many thanks, Nhat.

                      Quick note: gemstones in your celestial items aren‘t lost but sent to you as well when you end the event.
                      I‘ve read somewhere about unsocketting them and therefore left one inside intentionally.
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                      Bronze2: #62 Warrior (Dekay) TL118
                      Silver2: #33 Mage (Nancy) TL129
                      Gold2: #20 Mage (Nancy) TL131

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nhat View Post

                        Not sure if it's really faster or not, I favour simple gameplay over efficiency, so CoW worked best for me, less thinking involved, haha.

                        For Bronze#2: Each run averaged around 30 seconds, with average 3 runs per level, so that's about 1.5 minutes per level, from 40 something to 70 => that's about 45 minutes. I've seen posts of people taking a lot less time, so don't know.

                        If you're lucky and get a lot of Elites, or craft more XP gear, then obviously things will go faster...
                        In my recent run, I did the CoW route. I didn't stop at the first three mobs though, I pushed across the bridge and took the four additional small mobs and chest on that side too. It didn't add much time, but seem to drop a number more books of learning and gear pick-ups. I felt (didn't take data) like the gear drops and books allowed me to keep my gear/abilities on pace with my leveling. It also provided enough gold to craft rare XP jewelry picking haste/power to buff through the attacks faster.

                        Excellent summary in the FAQ as always.

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                        • #13
                          Ok, I think I've got most of them - there wasn't much more in the "Players Helping Players" section, nor the Archived topics. As always, feel free to add things or asks here, and I'll update things in the main FAQ.

                          Links to the various announcements, finalised leaderboards and other "what I did" posts have been added too.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nhat View Post

                            Not sure if it's really faster or not, I favour simple gameplay over efficiency, so CoW worked best for me, less thinking involved, haha.

                            For Bronze#2: Each run averaged around 30 seconds, with average 3 runs per level, so that's about 1.5 minutes per level, from 40 something to 70 => that's about 45 minutes. I've seen posts of people taking a lot less time, so don't know.

                            If you're lucky and get a lot of Elites, or craft more XP gear, then obviously things will go faster...
                            45 minutes at CoW plus time to get there? How long did it take to get there so how long in total?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bob Pond View Post
                              45 minutes at CoW plus time to get there? How long did it take to get there so how long in total?
                              Bronze #2 took me roughly 1 hour to get to CoW, so it's almost 2 hours in total to get to level 70 - ran Warrior and did full clear of other levels, which obviously takes longer than the "rush" suggested. My best was around 1 hour 30 minutes total, again Warrior - I'll do rush in Silver and see how much I can improve on it...

                              I think Martin (on Discord) took 45 minutes in total with CoW, and there were posts there of people taking only 20-30 minutes or so - not sure what class those were...
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