Blackstone is one of the hardest-to-get materials in Warhammer 40K: Tacticus, and you shouldn’t go spending it all willy-nilly. You’ll get a lot of it in the beginning by redeeming codes, completing various missions, leveling up, and through the battle pass, but later on, it’ll be harder and harder to come by. If you don’t want to dry up quickly, you should only spend it on a few things. Here are the best things to spend your Blackstone on in Tacticus.
Epic and Legendary Items
Every day, you can refresh six items in the store multiple times by watching ads. Depending on what pops up, it might be worth buying. It’s generally never a good idea to buy common, uncommon, and even rare items with Blackstone. Coins are another story, as you basically have a never-ending supply of them.
Instead, you’re going to want to spend Blackstone only on any Epic items or Legendary items that pop up in the shop. There are a few slight caveats, though. Epic items are only worth it if they’re cheap enough and if you have a character to slap them on that, you use and is meta-relevant. Legendary weapons are almost always an immediate buy if you have or will have a legendary character that can wield them.
An item like the one in the above image is a great buy for the character Re’vas, who is commonly played in multiple different parts of the game like Tournament Arena, regular Arena, and Guild Raids. 900 Blackstone isn’t cheap, but the item is insanely valuable and will immediately boost your Re’vas’s damage to unforeseen amounts. They will have to be legendary in order to use it, but you can easily find their shards in requisition drops and the eventual campaign when it gets released.
This is easily the most commonly recommended way to spend Blackstone in Tacticus. You’ll earn one energy every five minutes, which can feel like a bit of a slog, or you can buy energy refills. The first energy refill can always be done by watching an ad, and you should never buy it with Blackstone. 25 Blackstone or a 30-second ad? It’s a no-brainer.
After that, you’ll have to spend 50 Blackstone and then 110 Blackstone. No one suggests dropping any more Blackstone than that on Energy refills, and you could even skip the 110. There is a package in the shop that gives 60 Blackstone a day for just a few dollars, so with that, you could easily buy the first energy refill and have some leftover.
This one is up for debate, but if you like dropping money on the game, then requisition orders aren’t a bad idea. Players that don’t like spending more than a few bucks a month or who spend nothing should never buy requisition orders. Requisitions can be fun and exciting, but remember that you’re essentially gambling — this is a gacha game, after all.
One pro Tacticus tip is never to open requisitions one at a time. It is always better to open ten of them at once and get the guaranteed character than it is to open ten individual orders. It can be hard, we know, but just wait to open all of them, trust us.
You can find requisition orders in the shop in quantities of one, three, and five. They will cost 300 Blackstone each (300, 900, 1500). If you’re a baller and have the ability to load your account up with Blackstone or refer a lot of people, requisitions are the easiest way to boost your account.
You could also just buy ten orders for 3000 Blackstone. There’s no downside to this since it’s the same price as the other amounts; most people just don’t have 3000 Blackstone lying around.
Beyond those three things, there isn’t really anything else worthwhile to spend Blackstone on. Energy refills should be prioritized first, and then you should consider buying any legendary or epic equipment. If you have a lot of Blackstone and buy it regularly, requisition orders aren’t a bad idea, either. However, if you know there’s a new character event coming, save at least 2,240 Blackstone for energy refills throughout the event. The more energy you have, the higher you can power up the new character.