We’ve all been there. You start the game and feel it’ll be impossible to burn through the tens of thousands of coins you’ve accumulated. Cut to a few weeks later, and you find yourself drier than the Sahara, hoping someone will magically toss a few gold pieces into your Grimdark mug. If you’ve suddenly become broke overnight, don’t fret; it’s relatively easy to crawl back onto the cushy stacks you once had—it just takes discipline and a bit of knowledge. Here’s how to get more coins in Warhammer 40K: Tacticus and avoid spending the ones you already have on useless upgrades or abilities.
What to Spend Coins On in Tacticus
There are really only a few things you can spend coins on in Tacticus: upgrading your units/equipment and items from the daily shop. It should be relatively easy to keep a pile of fat stacks, but so many players succumb to being broke after just a short amount of time. Spending coins on frivolous things is one way to make sure you waste precious resources.
One glaring example is spending coins on upgrading abilities that don’t need to be upgraded—yet, at least. Take Incisus, for example. You’re not going to use him much after beating the initial campaign, at least for a while. Therefore, investing in upgrading his abilities doesn’t make much sense, as that can cost a lot of coins quickly.
Another example is Aleph-Null. According to the tier list, Aleph-Null is a great all-around character, but their passive isn’t as useful as their active. Most players suggest putting resources into the active but somewhat ignoring the passive until later levels. You can save yourself thousands of coins by following that advice.
In short, you want to make sure that the abilities you’re upgrading make sense. You also want to spend coins on upgrades from the daily shop, as that can help save you tons of energy in the long run. At the same time, not every upgrade makes sense to buy. You should check what upgrades you need right now and down the line in order to decide if it’s a financially sensible buy.
How to Get Coins in Tacticus
There are a ton of different ways to get coins in Tacticus, which is good news for you if you’re currently broke. You’re probably aware of a few of the methods, but there are some tips you can keep in mind to get the most out of every day. You should also remember that Saturdays are Double Gold, meaning that you can very easily double your income on those days. With that in mind, here are some ways to get coins in Tacticus.
Stop Raiding Campaign Battles
First things first, if you’re raiding campaign battles for upgrades—stop! You are missing out on so many coins by raiding battles instead of fighting them yourself. It can be tedious to grind out 50+ battles every day, but you’re missing out on the Lightning Victory bonus, which doubles your coins. Pair that with the Saturday Double Gold bonus, and you could be leaving thousands of coins on the table.
Whether you raid battles or fight them yourself, you should also pick whatever battle awards the most gold coins. Well, you’re first going to want to pick whichever one has the highest percent chance of dropping the upgrade you’re hunting, and after that, pick which one offers the most potential coins. Early Indomitus levels might only award 10-20 coins, while other missions can easily be three times that.
Crates and Other Miscellaneous Rewards
Another thing to keep in mind is that you’re going to get coins from random crates and miscellaneous rewards throughout the game. Things like Arena season milestone crates, Onslaught level-up crates, and more all reward coins. Albeit, it’s not a ton of coins, but hey, every little bit counts.
Make sure you’re constantly playing Arena—and winning. This is an easy source of raid tickets, character shards, and coins. You can even get a little bit of Blackstone that way too. You should also keep Missions in mind, as they can reward coins, shards, and even Requisition Scrolls.
If you’re really in a bind and need coins yesterday, you can always buy coins in the shop with Blackstone. Currently, you can buy 3,000 coins for 65 Blackstone, 11,000 for 200 Blackstone, and 50,000 for 800 Blackstone. You can sometimes find the 11,000 coin offer in the daily shop at a discounted price of around 150 Blackstone.
You should know that this is not at all a recommended way of spending your Blackstone. Blackstone is a precious commodity, and unless you’re dropping money on the game, you only get it from free codes released by the devs or through in-game crates. There are definitely better things to spend Blackstone on in Tacticus than coins, which are pretty easy to get.
When you reclaim equipment, you get back any salvage and gold that you used to upgrade it. This means that if you have a leveled-up weapon sitting that you don’t need anymore, you can easily reclaim it and get that gold back.
You can reclaim equipment by going to your character screen and clicking the inventory button in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen. Here, you’re going to want to click the plus button next to the amount of salvage you have. This brings up the Reclaim Items screen, where you can get back some of those resources you spent.
Completing Extra Battle Pass Levels
Even if you didn’t buy the premium Battle Pass, you could still do this method of getting gold in Tacticus. At the end of each Battle Pass, you can complete additional levels to unlock an Epic XP Tome and 4,000 coins. This can be repeated indefinitely until the pass ends, making it a decent way of indirectly farming coins.
You’ll need to complete the Battle Pass to be able to do this, but that’s not too hard if you’re an active player. There are coins and other great rewards in the Battle Pass anyways, so you should be trying to complete it anyways.
If you’re not already doing Salvage Runs, you should be. You should double be doing Salvage Runs if you’re tight on gold. Salvage Runs are some of the easiest ways to get gold and a few other resources in-game. At higher levels, you can be getting thousands of coins per run. You also need to do Salvage Runs for the daily mission, so there’s no excuse not to do these runs. They take at most a minute to complete, and you can do two per day.
We hope you enjoyed this quick Tacticus guide on how to get more coins. Hopefully, after reading this, you’ve come up with a solid plan to crawl out of poverty and go back to the fat stacks you once had. Arguably, the most important tip in this guide is to stop raiding and start grinding out your battles when farming upgrades. You leave so much gold on the table by ignoring the bonus from Lightning Win bonuses.
If you have tips of your own for getting coins in Tacticus, let us know in the comments; we’d love to hear them!