Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Importance of Scroll Trading

Once you build a House of Scrolls, you will receive a new Scroll every 24 hours. You can either check the House of Scrolls or the Scribe to see which new Scroll you have been given. Scrolls can sold, used or exchanged with other players at the Market. It is best to use these scrolls to research Lost Arts rather than selling them for resources.

Side Note: The House of Scrolls can be upgraded to reduce the research time of all Lost Arts.

Here are some tips to use Scrolls efficiently and effectively.

#1. Avoid "Wasted" Scrolls
You will receive a new Scroll each day, but only for the very next Lost Art(s) that you have not yet unlocked. For example, if you have just unlocked the Lost Art of Composite Bow you will be given a scroll for Bran's Seal each day.

You will continue to be given Bran's Seal Scrolls until you finally unlock it. This particular Lost Art needs Bran's Seal Scroll 1 and Bran's Seal Scroll 2 in order to be unlocked. Individual Lost Arts can require up to 20 different Scrolls to unlock (Wyverns & Dragons). Make sure you unlock each Lost Art as soon as you have the correct amount/type of scrolls to do so.

#2. Exchanging Scrolls
Exchanging Scrolls with other players makes it easier to obtain the scrolls you need. Horsemanship for example, requires 6 different Scrolls to unlock. Let's say you have 6 Scrolls; Horsemanship Scrolls 1-5, and an additional Horsemanship Scroll 3. You can trade your extra Scroll 3 to another player for his/her Horsemanship Scroll 6.

You can check Scroll trade offers in the Market and if no trade is available you can create your own. People will generally only trade if they are getting similar or rarer Scrolls in the trade. You won't be able to get a Horsemanship scroll by trading a Divine Blades Scroll. It is possible to get lucky with a favorable trade offer such as this, but it is not likely.

#3. Progression
Getting further through the Lost Art tree allows you to create much better units. Producing powerful units is much better than buying them at the Black Market or trying to get some from Battlegrounds as Spoils of War. In addition to this, you can unlock better resource facilities in the later levels such as the Spring of Life and the Forge.

I am currently level 39 and I wasted at least 12 Scrolls because I forgot to exchange for scrolls and unlock new Lost Arts. I now have 5x Wayfaring Scrolls, 4x Smuggling Scrolls and 3x Divine Blades Scrolls all of which are now useless. Make sure you follow these tips and don't make the same mistakes I did.

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment below with any questions, concerns or insight!

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  1. Can't seem to figure out how to upgrade the house of scrolls, there is no "info" button like many of the other improvements. Any advice?

  2. I meant to say "House of Shadows" not "House of Scrolls".

    1. There is no "House of Shadows" upgrade queue; the upgrade queue is within that Lost Art only.

  3. how does one get loyalty oath scroll?