Free troop cards (Tournament newbie guide)

Currently, there is no cost to enter the tournaments to earn tokens or credits to use to buy boosters without spending real cash.  The number one thing most new players don’t know is that the tournaments are not based on your regular army!  When you first start your first match in a tournament, 10 temporary boosters are opened.  You can then choose which faction you will play as during the remainder of this tournament.  2 players will be matched up, the victor then goes on to the semi finals (so 3 consecutive wins will win the tournament.  With each victory in the tournament, you will receive either tournament tokens, or saga credits.  Collect these and by constantly entering the tournament and participating and use the tokens and credits you earn towards boosters, which will provide you more troop cards for your permanent armies (the ones you use for quests).


To participate in a tournament, click the War tab on the upper right of the screen (red)

war tab


On the next screen, click the tournament tab.  You will be able to join a tournament for either tokens or saga credits.  Both can be used to purchase booster packs, but it is best to keep focusing on the same one (you cannot combine tokens AND credits to pay for boosters in a single transaction).



Once you have joined, just wait for the tournament to start.  Sometimes people just keep joining and it moves quickly, sometimes you need to wait a bit.  If that’s the case, just get some experience from quests and consider advertising how many players are in the tournament in world chat.  Most just tend to type something to the effect of 4/8 tourney” to remind other players.  Remember that these tournaments are sealed deck.  Once the tournament starts, you will be presented with a screen showing you which cards you got (thus the ‘sealed deck’).  Remember that these cards will only be available for the remainder of your participation in the tournament.  Sometimes an opponent in the tournament logged off and you will win automatically – and get credits or tokens easily in the process, so it really is in your best interest to participate in tournaments as you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Good luck, and enjoy your free cards!



Newbie guide on units, cards, command points and unit creation

Not all cards in saga are the same.  Some single can make a full unit (Dragons would be one such example), others require multiple cards to make a full unit (human archers).

To check the specifics of a card, do the following:

  • Push the ‘s’ key in game, or click on your Stronghold
  • Click the Card Management icon

You can now browse through your cards.  You’ll notice that some have a value labeled CP listed, with a number next to it.  See below for an example.  CP stands for command points.    All units have a maximum CP value of 30.  So if you are creating a unit of Elven Warriors, each card has a CP value of 2.  All units have a base CP value of 5, so if you have 12 Elven Warrior cards in your unit at a CP value of 2 CP per warrior, your new unit will cost 29 CP to deploy during quests and PvP matches.

Elven Warrior marked


Some units require 12 cards total for a full unit (as the example above details), others require 25 cards, and some a single card.

Another example would be the coveted Great Dragon.  This card has a CP value of 25.  Add the 5 CP for the unit base, and a Great Dragon will cost 30 CP to deploy.

dragon management  marked

As a general rule, any card with a CP value higher than 6 will be a single unit.  Eagle Riders, Treants, Charioteers etc all have a CP value of 6, so it would thus take 4 identical cards to make a full unit.  If you are short of the cards needed for a full unit, you will still be able to create and use the unit for quests and matches while you attain more cards to complete the unit.



How long does construction take for my buildings?

There is no precise answer.  The build time depends on several factors including how many peasants are set to build/repair and any researched upgrades from the university.

The buildings will not complete if you just sit around staring at the screen.  The best thing to do is to complete some quests and check back after you have done a few.  Keep in mind that not all buildings take the same amount of time to complete, so stock up on peasants and get to questing!