In this post I will answer the question whether or not alchemy and legendary potions are actually worth it. Experienced players will most likely know the answer to this question (but might not know the specifics) but for newer players this might be valuable information.
It's a simple question with a simple answer: Yes alchemy and legendary potions are worth buying!
Keep in mind that exact prices can change in time ~ last updated May 2021.
In the end, everyting comes down to numbers, so let me do the research for you and provide you with the facts that matter!
A pack without any potions will have an average value of $1.14, let's be clear that this means that you will usually lose money when buying packs. However, opening packs is a lot of fun so I don't blame you if you do. That being said, we should take a look at the cost and value of alchemy & legendary potions.
The legendary potion doubles the chance of finding a legendary card.
Without a potion you have a 0.8% to get a legendary potion (per card) and with a legendary potion this will be buffed to a 1.6% chance.
When you buy a pack with 5 legendary potions, a pack will have the average value of $1.63.
This means that your pack will be worth $0.49 more than without legendary potions. Keeping in mind that you will have to buy 5 legendary potions at a price of 40 DEC resulting in 200 DEC. At the time of writing, 200 DEC is worth around $0.18 which means that adding legendary potions to the mix will gain you a net added value of $0.31 per pack, definetly worth it!
The alchemy potion doubles the chance of finding a gold foil card.
Without a potion you have a 1% to get a legendary potion (per card) and with a legendary potion this will be buffed to 2% chance.
Adding 5 alchemy potions to your pack openings will result in a pack having the average value of $1.45.
Which means that your pack will have an increased value of $0.31. However, alchemy potions cost 50 DEC each, which will result in a total cost of 250 DEC per pack.
At the time of writing, 250 DEC equal around $0.22, which means alchemy potions will provide a net added value of $0.09 per pack.
Combinding alchemy and legendary potions
We have talked about adding legendary potions and alchemy potions separately, but what about combinding these potions, does it provide additional value?
Adding both legendary potions and alchemy potions will result in a pack value of $2.04, which is great. However, you have to keep in mind that you have to buy both legendary potions and alvehmy potions, at a total cost of 450 DEC per pack. This will cost you $0.40 (at the time of writing).
So let's do the math, you pay $0.40, but you get a gained value of $0.90 per pack, which results in a net profit of $0.50 per pack.
The conslusion is defintely quite simple, potions are just worth the cost.
That being said, it's remarkable that alchemy potions are actually more expensive than legendary potions, since legendary potions are actually more valuable. Still, combinding both legendary and alchemy potions is pretty much the best strategy and will result in the most profitable situation.
If you cannot afford 5 alchemy potions and 5 legendary potions, you shoudl focus on getting the legendary potions first.
I hope this information was usefull and will help you out with your splinterlands journey, happy battling!
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