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Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 21:24:24


asdfgh
Level 16
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How does the Draft Boost artifact work?
I see two ways:

    * It needs to be in a slot all the time.
    * It just needs to be in a slot when claiming a draft.


Got it in the middle of the "Africa" level and cant seem to be able to figure it out.
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 21:28:08


Leia - Princess of Coinwheels
Level 57
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Is it a Passive Artifact? Then it only works in a slot.

If it's an Artifact that only works every x hours, it needs to be in the slot while using and the x hours after that to cool down.
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 21:35:30


krinid 
Level 60
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I think he means: does leaving it in a slot for a longer period of time result in bigger drafts?

And the answer is ... not from my experience. First off, assume you're talking about Draft Boost, this bad boy:


I equip it before drafting and it gets me good bonuses, and oddly the only impact I've seen on whether it's equipped or not is:
1) Usually, when equipped, regardless of how long it's been equipped for, the draft is higher than expected.
2) Usually, when not equipped, regardless of how long it's been unequipped for, the draft is what is expected.
3) However ... there are oddities, such as I'm expecting a normal sized draft, can't be bothered to equip the artifact, but then it's a huge draft.
4) Another oddity: sometimes I'm expecting a huge draft, equip the artifact, and get a totally normally sized draft with bonus, ie: aligned with #1 above. Even odder is that sometimes after one of things, 6 mins later on the next draft, I get a #3 (b/c I'm expecting a small draft and can't be bothered to equip the artifact and just click it, but then it's a big one). Can't explain it. Because you can never go back and equip/unequip the draft you just had to compare, and you never truly know all the factors that led to the draft size. But these oddities are only about 5% of the time. 95% of the time it acts as expected as per #1 and #2.
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 22:11:24


asdfgh
Level 16
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Yeah that's the card krinid.
My biggest concern is that Army Camp Boost, Bonus Money Boost, and Mine Boost are all on a per second that it's in a slot.
Since I already have the tech Draft Boost and this is only an uncommon I cant see the difference.
I'm trying to decide which uncommon to upgrade next, here's what I have.

    * Money, Resource, and Army Cache Boosts
    * Hospital and Draft Boosts.
    * Mercenary, Hospital, and Army Discounts.
    * Alloy and Item Values'.
    Have 3 doubles and 2 Active to sacrifice and Hospital and Army Discount once I get another uncommon.

    I thinking Draft Boost if it doesn't need to be running all the time, if not Hospital Boost or Mercenary Discount.

    Any Thoughts?
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 22:19:04


krinid 
Level 60
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Those are some good artifacts you have! And you have these all in Uncommon and are upgrading one to Rare? Sweet!

Draft boost is a good one IF you are willing to micromanage it in/out for drafting.

Hospital boost is also a good one but again IF you are willing to micromanage it in/out when capturing territories (as opposed to waiting for armies/money/bars/crafts).

Actually those are all good ones ... your Army Discount, that's a Passive? Nice.

Merc Discounts is probably the best? I find myself in the later levels getting near the end of the level and having mercs left but they're so expensive that I can't make use of them. Item Value could also help that problem maybe, but I'd think Merc Discount would help get armies quicker and thus bonuses/caches/etc quicker as well.

Which map are you on? With all those artifacts, I'd guess you're on China or Afro Garg?
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 22:22:19

Zonk
Level 58
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I would take hospital, then draft. But I have doubts. :D
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 22:27:32


krinid 
Level 60
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Hospital, Draft, Mercs, Item value - all are good choices tbh.

My order would be: Mercs, Hospital, Item, Draft.

B/c you will 100% get value of Mercs, Hospitals, Items ... but Drafts you will only get the value if you are very diligent on your micromanagement of rotating that artifact in/out for each draft you take.
Artifact Question: 1/11/2021 23:05:22


asdfgh
Level 16
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krinid
Which map are you on? With all those artifacts, I'd guess you're on China or Afro Garg?


I did Tutorial thru Far Land. 2-5 levels and K-PX twice, skipped four then did Old Town, skipped three more and am on Africa with about 350 territories left. I dig every site even if I've completed the level, I wait until I start my last digsite to move on. I started playing after the dig sites were a thing, so I've gotten a bunch. Going back to do Reconquest 1065 after Africa.

Edited 1/12/2021 05:44:22
Artifact Question: 1/12/2021 03:04:37


krinid 
Level 60
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Wow, impressive ... actually I didn't realize you could reclaim the artifacts from the same level. I thought they were level powers and would disappear.

Do you know what the earliest level with artifacts is?
Artifact Question: 1/12/2021 05:43:43


asdfgh
Level 16
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Floating Rocks has the first one.
Artifact Question: 1/12/2021 16:40:00

Dj Storm
Level 58
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Mercenary discount works when equipped - you equip it for the recruiting then unequip it, reaping the benefits. It doesn't need to be equipped all the time.
Hospital boost, equip it while conquering, acts the same way.
Tech boost, same.
Selling ores, alloys and items, same.
Money, army and cache boosts, same. You can verify by playing a map once and writing down the cache contents, playing again to check that the values are the same, then equipping artifacts and seeing the change. Or easier, conquer an arena, see the rewards for winning the battle, don't start the battle, equip artifacts and see the rewards increasing.
Regarding drafts, I have no indication they work differently, and assume you need them on just when drafting.
Smelting and crafting efficiency work when smelting/crafting starts. Equipping once the work started won't give some ores back, unequipping after work started won't rob you of some ores.
I assume doubling work when smelting / crafting ends. To check, start a bunch of slow bars with the artifact unequipped, then equip it before smelting ends, and 《fingers crossed》you might see an extra bar.
... however such level of micromanagement would be insane.
Artifact Question: 1/12/2021 16:47:19

Phoenix
Level 18
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Floating Rocks has the first one.

I think I got my first artifact from Huruey's Castle but I can't check atm. So, I'd say except from the tutorial you get artifacts from every level.
Artifact Question: 1/13/2021 09:22:25

Dj Storm
Level 58
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You can replay levels. Dig sites aren't limited to two plays per map, you can replay a level multiple times to dig the sites. Floating Rock has the first dig site, a common artifact in 8 hours.
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