Another Legendary Event (LE) is upon us in Tacticus, this time finally finishing the T’au lineup with Shadowsun, the supreme commander of the T’au Empire. Shadowsun seems like she will be a top-tier support character thanks to her ability and passive, so you’re going to want to grind out this LE and get it. It’s not going to be easy, though, but it will be well worth it.
Shadowsun’s ability lets her leap to an allied unit and instantly deal damage to the nearest enemy target, while her passive leaves behind a Command-Link Drone. Anyone next to her or the drone deal bonus ranged damage and a 10% chance to deal +1 hits, increasing for each round that has passed.
LEs aren’t meant for the faint of heart or casual players. They require high-level characters, and most people will not unlock the new character on their first try. That said, you can increase your odds of getting Shadowsun by following this guide and some other tips we’ve learned from past LEs. Here’s how to unlock Shadowsun in the Philosophies of War event in Tacticus
Understanding Legendary Events in Tacticus
LEs are a little different than Hero/Character Events, which are also used to introduce new characters, as we recently saw with Tjark and Ulf. While those quests have missions and award points for playing the game, LEs have specific tracks that you must progress through to unlock shards for the character. If you’ve played any of the quest events that are released a few weeks after a character’s Hero Event, then you will be familiar with some mechanics of LEs.
The good news is that your LE progress is saved for future events with the same character. This means that when we eventually see Shadowsun in another LE, you’ll still have your shards, currency, and track progress. This gives new players a second shot at unlocking the character, so don’t disregard this even if you’re new to Tacticus. You can save yourself a lot of hassle down the line by putting in whatever work you can during this event.
Legendary Event Tracks
There are 3 tracks for every LE: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Each section has different restrictions and battle bonuses, as well as limits on which factions can be used. Judging by the previous T’au LE, we can expect that Orks will be disallowed for the Alpha track, Imperial characters for Beta, and Chaos units for Gamma.
Within each track, there are certain battle requirements you can follow to increase the number of points you get from completing a battle. Things like no melee characters, characters with only 2 ranged hits, characters that don’t summon, etc., are all examples of different requirements you can complete for additional points on top of completing the level.
Each track has 12 battles, and each battle has bonus requirements that are mutually exclusive. This means that you will have to replay each battle multiple times to get the full amount of points from it. Once you’ve completed all the requirements on a mission, it will no longer be playable. The battles are similar to Onslaught, where you fight incoming waves of enemy units, so keep any tactics you learned battling those in mind.
The points you get for completing restrictions and battles are used to unlock currency, which is then used to open chests filled with Blackstone, coins, XP books, gear, and, most importantly, shards for the event character. You’ll need 150 shards to unlock the character and then another 60, 70, and 80 to increase their star rank. The milestone cost to get currency increases as you unlock more of it.
Legendary Event Tokens
Just like Tournament Arena and Quests, LEs have Event Tokens that you must use to play any mission in the event. For LEs, you’ll start with 6 tokens and gain a new one every 3 hours, up to a maximum of 12. You can also use ad watches to get tokens, which is highly recommended since tokens are more valuable than refreshing your shop or even getting an extra 50 energy.
There will also be packages you can buy that come with additional tokens and other goodies to help out with the event. If you have the cash or Blackstone to spare, this is a great way to use it. If you need Blackstone or other upgrades, you might want to check and see if there are any Tacticus promo codes you haven’t redeemed yet.
Legendary Event Missions
There will also be missions for this event that revolve around dealing damage, beating campaign levels, using specific faction units, and more. These missions award XP and fragments for the LE, so don’t neglect them. You should always be looking at which missions you are currently assigned and the best way to beat them. Completing your missions is the easiest way outside of the tracks to get LE currency and unlock shards.
There will be 10 regular missions available for players to complete, along with 10 premium missions. The premium missions will only be available to players who have paid for the Legendary Event package. New players are advised against spending money on the event, as it is unlikely that they will complete it. Save your money for future events when you have a higher-level team and a better chance at unlocking the character.
Characters to Use in Shadowsun’s Legendary Event
Now that we’ve covered the basics of Shadowsun’s event let’s go over the characters you are going to want to level and use during it. Judging from previous events, there is a list of characters you can already start getting ready.
If you’re unaware, Nandi is a community content creator and provides excellent infographics on who is best to use for these events. Previous events saw characters like Aleph-Null, Archi, Angrax, Aethena, Makhotep, Isabella, and a few other miscellaneous characters being frequently used to beat levels and complete requirements. The spreadsheet for the previous event made by Nandi can be found here, and you should expect a similar spreadsheet for the upcoming event.
There isn’t too much else to say so far. When the event finally releases, we will update this guide with further information. Until then, keep leveling your characters and preparing for the new Legendary Event in Tacticus!