Mythic Troops are the highest base-Rarity Troop or card you can find in Gems of War and are therefore very difficult to earn. Here are some tips to help you earn a Mythic Troop.
Due to the power of a Mythic Troop's Spell, Traits and Skills, they are very rare. The chances of unlocking one traditionally by opening Chests is very low. However, there are a number of other strategies for earning a Mythic outside of opening Chests.
Join an active Guild
Active Guilds participate in Guild Events and have members who complete more Battles. Together, the Guild can earn better rewards from Guild Events through completing higher Stages. When each member earns more Gold more Guild Tasks can be completed earning the whole Guild Keys to unlock more Chests. The more rewards, the more Chests you can open and the higher the chances you'll have of earning a Mythic.
Higher Guild Chest upgrades made with Seals will include Mythic droops in the drop-pool of potential Troop Rarities you can earn from Guild Chests. For more information, please see this article.
New Mythic releases
A new Mythic is released on the first Friday of every month. This is the best week to target a specific Mythic from Chests. During the week of its release, the new Mythic is the only Mythic that can drop from Glory Chests, Gem Chests, Guild Chests and VIP Chests. Gold Chests do not drop Mythic troops, and Event Chests can only drop the new Mythic if it belongs to the weekly event kingdom.
NOTE: You will need to have earned more than 10,000 Guild Seals for Guild chests to have a chance to drop Mythic Troops.
Mythic Troops in Chests
Chests are the traditional method of earning Troops. The higher the value the chest you open, the more likely the chance of gaining a Mythic Troop.
- Glory Chests - Glory chests will occasionally drop Mythics
- Gem Chests - Ultra-rare or better Troops (10x better chance for Mythics compared to Glory Chests)
- Event Chests - Only Mythics belonging to the Event Kingdom for that week can be earned (If the newly released Mythic is part of the Event Kingdom then it can also be earned from Event Chests).
- Guild Chests - The more Guild Seals your Guild collects each week, the better cards you'll find in this chest
- VIP Chests - The best chest to earn Mythics from, and if you don't, other rewards are guaranteed.
TIP: For more information on the rewards of each chest, please see this article: Chests, Keys and Chest Rarity.
Why can't I get Mythics from chests?
Gems of War is built around chance and luck. Some players may get to level 1,000 without having earned a Mythic whereas others may get one by the time they reach level 400. There is a chance to get lucky and earn new cards and an equal chance to earn extra copies of existing cards you own. For example, if it is possible to get 1 in 50 Legendary cards from Gem Keys, sometimes you will get 4, but other times you might get 0. Mythic Troops are incredibly hard to obtain and the chances of earning one from a Chest are random.
Ascend a Troop to a higher rarity
Many Common, Rare, Ultra-Rare & epic cards are actually VERY strong in Gems of War and with the right team combination can even outperform Legendaries and Mythics. Ascending a Troop using duplicate copies of the card can increase the Troop's Skills or Stats and the power of its Spell at high enough levels of Ascension.
Note: You need to have one spare copy to Ascend a Troop. In the example below, to Ascend Yaga's Hut to Mythic, while it costs 15 copies you would need 16 total copies to complete the ascension.
Buy a pack
A Mythic Troop is Guaranteed in the Growth Pack II and Path to Glory II Packs found on the Offers screen. This is one of the few ways to earn a guaranteed Mythic in-game.
These packs will offer a random Mythic, unowned if possible, that is available from Chests.
For example, Xathenos, will not drop from these packs because they are only available to craft in the Soulforge.
Crafting in the Soulforge
Mythics can be crafted if they become available for the week in the Soulforge. For an ongoing update of Troops in the Soulforge, you can visit the player-made website here. As opposed to Chests which are random, crafting in the Soulforge is one of two main ways to guarantee a Mythic Troop. It's also a good way to target a specific Mythic that you're after.
Xathenos, Dark Smith Drezna & Zuul'Goth
Xathenos and Zuul'Goth are Mythic Troops that can only be earned by crafting in the Soulforge - they are not available in chests.