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This topic is intended to be the one place where discussions about mastery points occur. I have combined all the information currently available that I know about. Please let me know if I missed anything.
Some information about racking up Snoutlings is also included. Please scroll down to get there.
Useful links for experience and maximum damage:
Mastery Points Required to Level Up :
Currently, we are working the new table out. With v2.1, it seems that all rank-up requirements have once again been tweaked, which makes this entire table obsolete again. I apologise for the inconvenience! Blame Rovio.
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Mastery is obtained from the Mighty Eagle Dojo, playing levels, and playing events.
Here is how the pig level and the Mastery obtained correspond:
Additionally, for every other enemy that is on the screen when the pig is defeated, 1 bonus Mastery point is added.
If the defeated enemy is a very strong enemy, there’s a 33% chance that the received amount of Mastery will be doubled.
Following pigs drop double Mastery with a 33% chance (exceptions where noted):
– Boss-types (Prince Porky, Wizpig etc.) (King Pig has a 100% chance to drop double Mastery; and the small Ninja boss in Thursday’s dungeon only drops single Mastery)
– Brute-types (Brawler, Big Pirate etc.) (100% chance to drop Mastery, except for the standard Brute)
– Knight-types (Cactus Knight, Shogun etc.)
– Shaman-types (Ice Shaman, Witch Doctor etc.)
– Moustache-types (Foreman Pig, Big Boss etc.)
– Wizard-types (Lightning Pig, Frost Pig etc.)
– “Big” versions of normal pigs (Banshee, Corporal etc.) (Rogue Leaders only drop single Mastery)
Strategies for upgrading mastery
Farming snoutlings for Dojo offerings by far the best and fastest way to rank up your birds. The preferred strategy is to have enough snoutlings to buy all snoutling offers at the Dojo whether the offer is on your priority list or not. This will use a minimum of over 2000 per day.
The currently best places to farm Snoutlings are:
1. The Daily Dungeons.
The Snoutling reward maxes out at 310 Snoutlings for the Normal dungeon and 500 Snoutlings for the Elite dungeon. Make sure to do a daily run!
2. Mouth Pool.
This level is located on the Pig Head Mountain behind a Friendship Gate. It consists of 10 waves (which is the highest amount of waves in any level in the game), the first 9 each featuring a Mage pig that will run away after 3 turns. If you defeat it before it runs away, it will yield 10 Snoutlings, which is the highest reward for defeating a pig in the entire game. Together with the other pigs in this level, you will easily gain ~110 Snoutlings per run. If you bring along a team of Lightning Bird, Skulkers and Piggy McCool, this number can increase to 300 and more! Simply keep using Lightning Bird’s and Skulkers’ secondary effects on McCool.
IMPORTANT: For all players that started with the game in v2.0.0 or later: Make sure to clear Mouth Pool as soon as possible. The sooner you clear the level, the easier it will be for you to defeat the Mage pig before it runs away.
3. The PvP Arena.
The better you rank on the leaderboard, the more Snoutlings you will receive. (For those that don’t like the Arena, starting just a few minutes before the end of the week will get you a high chance for a high Snoutling price for a minimum of work.)
The better you rank on the leaderboard, the more Snoutlings you will receive.
5. Castles and Chronicle Cave levels.
They used to be better for Snoutlings but got nerfed in recent updates.
6. The Daily Calendar.
As a log-in bonus, you will receive Snoutlings on each 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of a month, for a total of 925 Snoutlings per month (except for a non-leap February, where you will only receive 425 Snouts).
– Wealthy Rogues.
These are rare pigs that can appear in any level except for a few Castle levels and Boss levels. Defeat it for 50 Snoutlings!
It is not recommended to spend Lucky Coins on Mastery. If you still want to do so at the Dojo, never spend it on 15 LC upgrades. This simply is not economical. If you have a lot of LC’s and you don’t wish to go through the effort of farming, you can consider spending LC’s on 1000 mastery for all.
The recommended way to spend LC’s is in combination with snoutlings to get your birds to rank 70 really fast: First you should make sure you have a good supply of snoutlings, then spend the LCs on re-rolls (5 LC) after all snoutling offers are depleted. That way you gain an average of 3000 mastery for 5 LC and 450-600 snoutlings (depending on the discount).
If you have farmed a lot of snoutlings, and you do not have all classes yet, you can consider ranking up all your existing birds to rank 15 first. You will notice that when you have only one class (or classes for only one bird, at that) which has not reached rank 70, the snoutling offer will never disappear (there are only 3 possible offers left) so you can buy the remaining mastery all in one go. Then when you buy a new class, you can instantly upgrade to rank 70 by buying a few hundred Snoutling offers in a row.
When you already have a class for your bird and are getting a new one, you will notice it does not start off at rank 1. That is a bonus introduced in v1.5.3 and equals half the Mastery rank of your highest-ranked class for the same bird. So if you have a Knight at rank 10 and are purchasing Samurai, it will be rank 5 from the start. Use this to your advantage to save a lot of Snoutlings.
Best places to get Mastery points (listed in order of best to worst):
1. Mighty Eagle Dojo
The Mighty Eagle Dojo becomes available after retrieving the magical sword from your alter ego in the old nesting burrows. The Dojo offers mastery points in exchange for snoutlings or lucky coins. A discount is applied to snoutling offers based on the amount of collected daily stamp cards (maxes out at -30%).
The Dojo has a new selection of 3 offers 3 hours after you bought something. Its offerings are either 500 mastery for one class (100 snoutlings minus discount), 500 mastery for all classes for one bird (15 LC), or 1000 mastery for all classes (75 LC).
When you buy an item it is immediately replaced by another item. A good strategy is to choose the item highest on your priority list, since you might get another. Eventually the 3 items offered will all require Lucky Coins, and you probably won’t have enough unless you are willing to spend lots of real money. On average the dojo offers about 6 snoutling offers per visit (66% chance per slot). The actual number of snoutling offers you get normally ranges from 0 to ~16.
Since Lucky Coins are more difficult to gain in good quantities, it is preferable to stick to the Snoutling offers.
As of 1.4.8, there are three different types of events each giving different Mastery rewards:
– Mini Campaigns which are set in a separate overworld and are usually places to gather new classes or class upgrades. Upon finishing it, you have the chance to obtain up to 6,000 Mastery for all birds and additional Mastery for single birds which is the biggest amount of Mastery you can earn at once in the game.
– World Boss events where a very strong boss will raid the island! By defeating it, you collect points for your team made up of 14 other players, which is facing another team with 15 players. The team that has more points in the end will get double rewards on the reward wheel! If your team wins, you can obtain up to 5,000 Mastery for all birds and additional Mastery for single birds; if your team loses, you can get up to 2,500 Mastery for all birds and additional Mastery for single birds.
– Invasion events where many pigs of a certain type will appear on the island. Battle them to collect points for the leaderboard. When the invasion ends, you can obtain up to 1,500 Mastery for all birds and additional Mastery for single birds.
The next best source for Mastery are the Chronicle Caves (given that either your birds are strong enough, or you have a lot of friends you can use). Note that you can only use caves to level up two of your birds, since the third bird has to be an ally. If you plan to grind, utilising auto-play is recommended.
I’d recommend any 5-wave level from Cave 9 or 13-5 for a bigger Mastery output, or 4-5 if you want a slightly quicker game or if you have weaker birds.
These cave levels are also quite good to grind for Snoutlings! But the best source for Snoutlings is currently Mouth Pool, probably.
Castles are the next best source for mastery points after Events and Caves.
@Dr_Ishmael’s table below gives the potential points from each castle. Note that, because pigs drop mastery at a rate of ~33%, you will only receive 33% of this potential, on average. Getting reliable results for mastery / min will really require automated runs.
• The best for wave 1 is Cobalt Pig Castle; ties with SRC for second for 4 & 5 waves
• The best for 4 waves is King Pig’s Castle; 4 waves of KPC is the same as SRC and CPC for 5 waves. Wave 5 of KPC has Prince Porky, who ignores high damage, while for everyone else, you want high damage. Note that King Pig has 100% chance of dropping double mastery in last wave.
• WizPig’s Castle: Very low mastery
To sum it up – if you prefer complete runs of a level (preferably on auto-play), KPC is your best bet. If you don’t mind restarting the level after you cleared one wave, go for CPC.
Dungeons only give mastery to 2 of your birds, since you have to borrow a friend’s bird or Piggy McCool.
You can attend a dungeon once per day for free; if you want to have another go you will have to spend LC’s.
Since pigs in dungeons give the same amount of mastery that you can also collect in castles, this makes it not so much of a good source.
Pigs will not drop more Mastery if you play a dungeon on Elite difficulty! Only the Snoutling output and the difficulty are increased.
6. Other Battles
Battles other than castle, caves, and events also give you increases in mastery. So while you are farming for resources, or for snoutlings to buy more mastery, you will be increasing your mastery.
The best non-castle, non-dungeon, non-cave, non-event level for Mastery is probably Eastern Sea-6.
7. The Daily Calendar
As of v2.0.0, on the 10th day of each month you will receive 500 Mastery for all unlocked bird classes, and 1,000 Mastery for all unlocked bird classes on the 24th day of each month.
As of v2.0.1, the golden chests that are studded with red jewels, which can be found waiting at the end of each Friendship Gate, as well as those found at the 5th level of each Chronicle Cave, can contain a random amount of Mastery for all unlocked bird classes (so far, values of 200, 750 and 1,000 have been confirmed).
Additionally, regular (brown) chests, which are scattered across the island waiting after certain levels, can also yield Mastery (so far, the value of 125 has been confirmed).
This can help for newbies to quickly rank up their birds, but unlike all other methods to acquire Mastery that are listed here, the supply is limited as the chests do not replenish.
Information obtained from posts from the following nesters:
Additionally, HUGE thanks to the user MVNLA2 for originally starting this topic up!
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