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Hello everyone, I wanted to make a short/simplified Playthrough Route Guide.

This will guide you through what content you should/shouldn't be playing, and why.


Everything stated here is my opinion, and therefore should not be taken as "The Know All Guide".


-le Route

Campaign

Normal - 10-55 iPWR

FreePlay

Hard - 100-165 iPWR

EndGame

Insane - 155-240 iPWR

NM1 - 245-350 iPWR

NM2 - 355-475 iPWR

NM3 - 485-600 iPWR

NM4 - 605-700 iPWR

EndGame Incursion

NM4 - 655-700 iPWR

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Playthrough Route Details

Campaign Normal - Tutorial EZ Mode

This is pretty straight forward, just play through the campaign and beat the content, by the end of it you should be about level 20-23.


FreePlay Hard - Leveling - Scroll Down for Map Details

After beating campaign move on to FreePlay Hard, play this mode till you reach level 50.

Create a second charcter and get it to level 50 on FreePlay Hard.

Create a third character and get it to level 50 on FreePlay Hard.

Create a fourth and final character and get it to level 50 on FreePlay Hard.


EndGame Insane - Gearing Up - Scroll Down for Map Details

Gear up here, then move on to NM1.


EndGame NM1 - Gearing Up

Gear up here, then move on to NM2.


EndGame NM2 - Gearing Up

Gear up here, and then move on to NM3.


EndGame NM3 - Gearing Up

This is where you want to really focus on you passives and build to prepare for NM4.


EndGame NM4 - Gearing Up

You've made it, celebrate, and prepare to really fine tune your gear for NM4 Incursions.


EndGame Incursion NM4

Farm here to get the best/final gear in the game.


Leveling Map Details -

Play 5 different maps to get the Daily XP Bonus. Yes, there are optimal choices, but I say just have fun with it. (Higher iPWR = more XP, but don't play Betsy.)

After beating the 5 different maps to complete the Daily XP Bonus, farm the highest iPWR map you can beat in a timely manner. (DON'T DO BETSY!)


Gearing Up Map Details -

Play 5 different maps to get the Daily Loot Bonus. You should always beat the 5 highest iPWR maps you can beat (QUIT TRYING TO PLAY BETSY!), if you can't beat it, don't play it. You need/want that Daily Loot Bonus!

Recommendations, but probably not the best.

1. Gates of Dragonfall

2. Dragonfall Bazaar

3. Forest Crossroads

4. Liferoot Forest

5. (Highest iPWR beatable map.)

After beating the 5 different maps to complete the Daily Loot Bonus, farm the highest iPWR map you can beat a few waves on (loot will drop after wave 2, so you want to try and beat wave 2 ogre and mobs). If you are trying to make the jump into the next Difficulty, then try Liferoot Forest on the next difficulty, it's the easiest map in the game.


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Skipped Content Details

Incursion Hard

Only play this for Monthly/Daily, playing EndGame Insane will reep better iPWR gear than this.


Onlsaught Normal/Hard

Only play this for GoldenEggs, playing FreePlay Hard (XP) or Endgame Insane (Loot) will reep better XP and iPWR gear than this. Also this does not benifit from Dialy Bonus XP/Loot.


EndGame Normal/Hard

This content should never be played, lower xp and lower iPWR gear than FreePlay Hard.


EndGame Incursion

This content is too difficult for its rewards.

Aside from when you reach NM4 and need better NM4 gear, then you can farm this if you can beat it to get better NM4 gear. BUT ONLY NM4! (I SWEAR IF YOU TRY TO BETSY I'LL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND KICK YOUR DOG!)


EndGame Onslaught

Only play this if you are wanting GoldEggs, playing Endgame (Difficulty) will reep better iPWR gear. Also this does not benifit from Daily Bonus Loot.

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Here is the spreadsheet version of the guide.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wF67XRwmQO0SncISsVJnSL2Bm8b3b6cjCa6KxHpOopY/edit?usp=sharing

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Thanks a lot! If you're willing, can you add in a list of maps to farm on Free Play Hard for leveling? Or are they all about equal? Both with and without the daily bonus? I read somewhere that the "best" was Wyvern Den until it got nerfed into the ground. So now I'm not so sure which ones to do. :/

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@k005 quote:

Thanks a lot! If you're willing, can you add in a list of maps to farm on Free Play Hard for leveling? Or are they all about equal? Both with and without the daily bonus? I read somewhere that the "best" was Wyvern Den until it got nerfed into the ground. So now I'm not so sure which ones to do. :/

Throne Room is generally the most popular choice.

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EndGame NM1

Gear up here, then move on to NM2.

EndGame NM2

Gear up here, and then move on to NM3.

EndGame NM3

This is where you want to really focus on you passives and build to prepare for NM4.

Which maps should I choose for gearing up? D:

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@vSyNd quote:

EndGame NM1

Gear up here, then move on to NM2.

EndGame NM2

Gear up here, and then move on to NM3.

EndGame NM3

This is where you want to really focus on you passives and build to prepare for NM4.

Which maps should I choose for gearing up? D:

I find Liferoot to be the easiest. But you'll probably want to do Throne Room in NM3 for your final NM3 gear set before going up to NM4. (Or possibly Incursions but I'm pretty sure Throne Room drops higher ipwr?)

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EndGame Incursion

This content is too difficult for its rewards.

To clarify, I think he means solo only. With friends or a group who knows how to build and has the right NM4 gear and passives, NM4 Incursion Gates is fairly easily beatable. All NM4 Incursion levels drop the same ipwr items (675+). Right now, I am finishing up all 4 of my heroes equipment this way. I would say it's worth it the rewards to get your gear beyond ipwr 700, but only if you meet the prerequisites listed above. 

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@[FF'A] Anomaly quote:


@vSyNd quote:

EndGame Incursion

This content is too difficult for its rewards.

To clarify, I think he means solo only. With friends or a group who knows how to build and has the right NM4 gear and passives, NM4 Incursion Gates is fairly easily beatable. All NM4 Incursion levels drop the same ipwr items (675+). Right now, I am finishing up all 4 of my heroes equipment this way. I would say it's worth it the rewards to get your gear beyond ipwr 700, but only if you meet the prerequisites listed above. 

Thanks for the info, I completely agree, I updated main post with this information.

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Thank you very much, I just bet the campaign and there was so much new stuff to play. And I didn´t know what to do best. 



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@salzaran quote:

Thank you very much, I just bet the campaign and there was so much new stuff to play. And I didn´t know what to do best. 



No problem, yea it can be quite overwhelming.

Even though I listed some things as "Skipped Content", doesn't mean you shouldn't try it out if you want to for fun btw.

Main point is to have fun, just know...

"If you want to have a nice route on what to do, this guide is here for you." -vSyNd

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This might be a dumb question, but why shouldn't we do Betsy?  Does she simply give crap rewards or something?


And thank you for the info.  I just hit 50 with my first character today, so having this nice To-Do list will help as I continue my journey.

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I have a newb question for you if you wouldn't mind answering. I am new to this game, mainly play solo and enjoying it a lot. Is there a specific purpose to leveling up 4 characters? 

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@Suzaku4489 quote:

This might be a dumb question, but why shouldn't we do Betsy?  Does she simply give crap rewards or something?

It gives the same xp as the other maps with the same ipwr, but it takes way too long to do it compared to the others, so basically it's looked at as xp/hour and betsy is just not viable. 

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I have a newb question for you if you wouldn't mind answering. I am new to this game, mainly play solo and enjoying it a lot. Is there a specific purpose to leveling up 4 characters? 

Tower versatility, essentially. Later on it would be quite hard to do some of the higher level maps with just one type of towers. (This was the case in DD1, too.) Just by having those different tower types you can create more strategies, have more flexibility, and just have an overall easier time. 

In terms of leveling I'd suggest getting one character to 50 first. Then level your second character to 50 and so on. Each level 50 in your hero deck apparently gives an experience bonus to the other heroes in your deck.

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@Synapse24 quote:

I have a newb question for you if you wouldn't mind answering. I am new to this game, mainly play solo and enjoying it a lot. Is there a specific purpose to leveling up 4 characters? 

Yes, having 4 different characters means more tower types. More tower types = more options when it comes to defending lanes.


1. EVERYONE needs a Waller Squire.

the other 3 are just up to you, but just remember you need Physical AND Magical damage with your towers. And if you want a DPS hero, you are going to need a slot for it as well.

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Feel free to pass this guide along, post it wherever you need, post it as your own guide, or cite it if you want. Just get the information out there to help the newer players get to the end game.


Also, have fun!

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@TheCrimsonTea quote:

Pretty useful topic, thanks for sharing it. We need to educate our new found player base. :)

I couldn't agree more. I'm sure many people are confused on where to go after Campaign and reaching level 50. There are just so many useless options (unfortunately) when looking at the Wartable.


I have an idea of how I'd like the route to be changed, but just an idea doesn't mean it will get put into the game, so I'm just sittin on it.

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