July 4th Weekend Deals are here! But do they represent value for your hard earned (or purchased) units?
So the short answer is yes, based on my updated Unit Value Spreadsheet for Thronebreakers, which has just been updated with the 2021 July 4th Deals.
Feel free to use it to make your own analysis on the deals by changing the unit values. Uncollected and Cavalier players are welcome to customize it for their progression offers as well.
Ok, let’s get into the deals!
This isn’t a crazy offer, and most players won’t be excited by the 5-Star materials, but you have to get it to progress up the deal ladder. Still, it’s half a 6-Star and a generic 5-Star Gem for 1K units, so it’s not bad.
The 4K deal usually isn’t great value (sometimes it’s actually negative value), but this is a solid deal. 6-Star Stones are tough to come by for free-to-play Summoners, as are Nexus crystals. 3 full Tier 5 Basic is enough to Rank 2 a 6-Star, and the Tier 6 Basic shards puts a small down payment on your first Rank 4 6-Star.
We’ve got two 10K offers to evaluate, so this is where things start to get interesting. In the past, 1 of the 2 deals represented significantly greater value. This year, the two deals are actually pretty close in value, but are geared toward different types of Thronebreakers.
The Superior Nexus bundle is geared toward “average” Thronebreakers who need to grow their roster and an immediate prestige boost. Even though the Rank Up gems are random, they still contain a ton of materials. The 2020 6-Star Nexus is a pick 1-of-10, which almost guarantees a great champ. The 2020 list is amazing, as the options include Immortal Abomination, Apocalypse, Black Widow Deadly Origin, Cosmic Ghost-Rider, Dragon Man, Guardian, Hit Monkey, Longshot, Mojo, Mole Man, Professor X, Red Goblin, Sorcerer Supreme, Spider-Ham, and Tigra. If you’re going this route (like me), make sure you list out your top choices because it’s going to be tricky making that decision on the fly.
The Superior Catalyst Bundle is for Thronebreakers who have a path to their first Rank 4 6-Star and need to stay on top. There is a significant amount of Tier 3 Alpha and Tier 6 Basic in this deal. Usually I feel like Kabam makes players “overpay” for chase resources in the Cache Deals but this is actually pretty good. In fact, it’s a slightly better unit value than the Nexus Bundle, but most players can’t use the materials right away, which should be a strong consideration.
A full Tier 5 CC Selector is also very valuable, and the 6-Star Stone Selectors are effectively generic. Some players may have preferred 6-Star Shards over the 6-Star Featured Crystals, but let’s face it, the players this offer is geared toward need Rank 4 materials at pretty much any cost and everything else is a nice throw-in.
A 6-Star Generic Gem for 3K units? Yes, please! I’m pretty sure 95% of Thronebreakers who get this far are going to spend the extra 3K units. A 6-Star Generic Gem is still insanely rare and can change your account.
Well, that’s it for my review. Let me know what you thought about the deals and if you pulled any great champs from the offers.