So I’ve got about 50 hours into Incursion and still haven’t decided upon the best strategy for early game shard spending. I’ve concluded that within your first couple of minutes it’s generally better (IMO) to buy buildables than gear because of the large amount of XP you get in proportion to your character level. Right now the first thing I do is upgrade the accelerator to get the minions moving out to mid a bit faster. That’s my strategy with most characters
The other day I got a piece of common gear that gives me -21% buildable cost at the cost of -7% skill damage for 0 activation cost. I use this with Reyna (whose skills have no damage) to buy an Elite Bot within the first 30-60 seconds of the match. So far it seems to be working pretty good to get my team that early game push.
What do you guys do with your early match shards? Is there a more efficient way to be using them than what I’m doing now?
Pro Tip: On Overgrowth if you go over the cliff to get to the first sentry instead of down the long corridor you can generally get as many shards at the start as players who went the long way without as much competition for them.