Path of Valor Empires and Puzzles Guide - UPDATED

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The Path of Valor quest in Empires & Puzzles provides an opportunity to grab some 4* ascension materials and a lot of emblems. 
But is buying the Valor Pass worth it?  
I have an opinion on that question, and hopefully this PoV guide helps in making that decision (see below). 
The cost of the Valor Pass is about $10 US, $10 Euros, and it gives you a lot of additional rewards.  Most top and mid-level players buy the pass because the premium rewards are attractive.  But I recommend waiting to make the decision. Here's why: Wait until you see if you will finish the PoV each time, before making the purchase.
UPDATE: What about the Elite Valor Pass? NO.
The so-called "ELITE" Valor Pass was introduced in May 2021 and costs about $30 US and 33€ (Euros). The answer is easy: NO DON'T BUY THIS, it's NOT "ELITE." Even the top players, and big spenders are avoiding this one!

Path of Valor 10 - July - August 2021

Path of Valor 9 features the following rewards.

Featured Ascension Materials: This PoV features a Farsight Telescope. If you spend the 10 dollars or euros, for the Valor Pass, you also can get a Royal Tabbard.

Typical Path of Valor Rewards

The number of different valuable valor rewards have been changing with different PoV events. These are the typical rewards provided. You should check the specific updates below to see the quantities for each different PoV.

Ascension Materials & Emblems

  • 4* Ascension Materials
  • 3* Ascension Materials
  • Class Emblems

Tokens (EHT, ETT), Challenge Coins & Gems 

  • Gems
  • Summon Tokens
  • Epic Troop Tokens
  • Epic Hero Tokens
  • Challenge Coins
  • Coins - Undewild
  • Avatar (before May 2021 only)

Flasks & Iron/Food Bundles

  • WE Flasks
  • Raid Flasks
  • Iron Bundles and Food Bundles (10k, 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k bundles)

Is The Valor Pass Worth It? Path of Valor Strategy

For some players, the Valor Pass is worth it, if you want to advance more quickly in the Empires & Puzzles game.  The extra premium rewards from the VP helps a lot. You receive a lot of unfarmable materials, emblems, and iron and food bundles.  
However, it can be difficult for many players to complete the Path of Valor and qualify for the highest reward tiers.  So, the best strategy is to WAIT until the the Path of Valor is close to the end and make sure you are going to be able to complete it before buying the Valor Pass. 

Is The ELITE Valor Pass Worth It? Usually NO. 

The Elite Valor Pass is one of the worst offers in the game. It has one of the lowest gem values (i.e. highest cost per gem), and gives little advantage for its high cost. Most players, and even the big spenders, recommend NOT buying the Elite Valor Pass. It's main feature is the possibility of getting up to 9 extra Valor Chests at the end of the event (if you complete it).  UPDATE: Those chests are worse than even regular Monster Chests, and I have not seen any unfarmable items in one. 

What About The "Valor Avatar Frame"?

The very worst part of the Elite Valor Pass is the "Valor Avatar Frame". That's a frame that you can put around your avatar. It basically marks you has having unwisely purchased an offer - the Elite Valor Pass.
So, if you do buy the Elite pass, I'd recommend not using the frame, at least.  

The only way I'd change my recommendation on the Elite Valor Pass is if it were changed, giving the players a certainty of at least 2 or 3 unfarmable 4* ascension items, or at least 3000 more gems. 

Use the Path of Valor Life Hack, because not everyone can complete the PoV:

  • WAIT before buying a Valor Pass. You can collect all the rewards at any time. So if you wait until you are near the end, and then buy the pass, you still will collect them all, even the premium valor pass rewards.  
  • Make sure you will be able to complete the Path of Valor before buying the Valor Pass
Also, check the rewards first, and make sure you want them, or need them. For example, if you have 35 tonics already, it may not be worth it for you to get one more by buying the Valor Pass.

Past Path of Valors:

Path of Valor 9 - May 2021 - July 2021

Path of Valor 9 features the following rewards.

Featured Rewards: Ascension Materials & Emblems:

RewardWith Valor PassFree
4* Ascension Materials1 Poison Darts1 Royal Tabard
3* Ascension Materials1 Trap Tools1 Orb
Class Emblems160 Sorcerer70 Sorcerer 

Path of Valor 8 - March 2021 - May 2021

Path of Valor 8 features the following rewards.

Featured Rewards: Ascension Materials & Emblems:

RewardWith Valor PassFree
4* Ascension Materials1 Mysterious Tonic1 Poison Darts
3* Ascension Materials1 Orb1 Sturdy Shield
Class Emblems160 Rogue70 Rogue 

Path of Valor 7 - January 2021 - March 2021

Path of Valor 7 features Ranger emblems - 230 Ranger emblems with a Valor Pass, and 70 emblems without one. Specific challenges for this version of the event include:
  • Kill Titans.
  • Complete Daily Challenges.
  • Win Raids.
  • Attack in Wars.
  • Defeat enemies.
  • Summon Heroes or Troops.
These are the specific valuable rewards for this PoV:

Ascension Materials & Emblems:

RewardFreeWith Valor Pass
4* Ascension Materials1 Mysterious Tonic1 Mystic Rings
3* Ascension Materials1 Hidden Blade1 Sturdy Shield
Class Emblems70 Ranger 160 Ranger

Tokens (EHT, ETT), Challenge Coins & Gems: 

RewardFreeWith Valor Pass
Silver Daily Summons Token04
Epic Troop Token01
Epic Hero Token01
Valhalla Coins0300
Challenge Coins030
Gems150400
AvatarsUraeusMalicna

Path of Valor 6 - November 2020 - January 2021

Path of Valor 6 featured Paladin class emblems - 230 Paladin emblems in all with a Valor Pass, 70 emblems without the pass. Specific valor challenges for this version of the event included:
  • Kill Titans.
  • Complete Daily Challenges.
  • Attack in Wars.
  • Gain Experience for Heroes.
  • Defeat Enemies.
  • Summon Heroes or Troops.
These are the specific valuable rewards for this PoV:

Ascension Materials & Emblems:

RewardFreeWith Valor Pass
4* Ascension Materials1 Mystic Rings1 Farsight Telescope
3* Ascension Materials1 Warm Cape1 Hidden Blade
Class Emblems70 Paladin 160 Paladin

Tokens (EHT, ETT), Challenge Coins & Gems: 

RewardFreeWith Valor Pass
Silver Daily Summons Token04
Epic Troop Token01
Epic Hero Token01
Valhalla Coins0300
Challenge Coins030
Gems150400
AvatarsReubenBertila

Path of Valor 5 - September-November 2020

Valor Challenges:

  • Defeat Titans.
  • Complete Daily Challenges: You get valor points for completing individual daily challenges every day, plus for the Valor Challenge tier. This makes doing the daily challenges more important, and will make the event longer to complete for many players.
  • Tournament Battles - raid tournaments.
  • Attack in Wars.
  • Defeat Heroes - in raids.
  • Summon heroes or troops - from various summon portals, or the daily summon.
These are the specific valuable rewards for Path of Valor 5, including more emblems than in the past:

Ascension Materials & Emblems:

Reward Free With Valor Pass
4* Ascension Materials 1 Farsight Telescope1 Royal Tabard
3* Ascension Materials 1 Trap Tool 1 Warm Cape
Class Emblems70 Monk 160 Monk

Tokens (EHT, ETT), Challenge Coins & Gems: 

Reward Free With Valor Pass
Silver Daily Summons Token 0 4
Epic Troop Token 0 1
Epic Hero Token 0 1
Valhalla Coins 0 300
Challenge Coins 0 30
Gems 150 400
Avatars Zulag Glenda

Path of Valor 4 Rewards - August/September 2020

These are the rewards for Path of Valor 4:

Ascension Materials & Emblems:

RewardFreeWith Valor Pass
4* Ascension Materials1 Royal Tabard1 Poison Darts
3* Ascension Materials1 Orb of Magic1 Trap Tool
Class Emblems70 Fighter40 Fighter

Tokens (EHT, ETT), Challenge Coins & Gems: 

RewardFreeWith Valor Pass
Silver Daily Summons Token04
Epic Troop Token01
Epic Hero Token02
Valhalla Coins0300
Challenge Coins030
Gems150700
AvatarsZoccBai Yeong

Path of Valor 3 Rewards - June/July 2020

These are the specific valuable rewards for Path of Valor 3:

Ascension Materials & Emblems:

Reward Free With Valor Pass
4* Ascension Materials 1 Tonic 1 Poison Darts
3* Ascension Materials 1 Orb of Magic 1 Sturdy Shield
Class Emblems 70 Druid 40 Druid

Tokens (EHT, ETT), Challenge Coins & Gems: 

Reward With Valor Pass Free
Silver Daily Summons Token 4 0
Epic Troop Token 1 0
Epic Hero Token 2 0
Atlantis Coins 300 0
Challenge Coins 30 0
Gems 700 150
Avatars Noor Raffaele

Comments

Hiron said…
Hey Telly!

Current Path of Valor rewards contain Paladin emblems, not Rogue :)

Thanks for the wonderful source of information on the game!

Cheers
Telly said…
@Hiron Hey thanks for the compliment. Glad you like it. I fixed that, now it says "Paladin"!
Anonymous said…
Hi telly!
Thanx for the post. I was having trouble deciding to buy the POV or not. So I appreciate your help.
God bless u.
Unknown said…
Love this site. You're always up to date on the latest for this game. I sat and stared at the cap of PoV and thought to myself "This elite pass is just not worth it. Am I missing something?" Then I went to trusty google and found your thoughts. I completely agree. Thanks for doing the review on it.
Telly said…
@Anonymous and @Unknown: You're welcome. I had an even stronger opinion on it, but toned it down for the article!
Unknown said…
thanks for the review Telly, agree the elite pass is a joke!
the frame is even worse. Though in many other games the avatar frames attract many $$ spending, surprised to see it featured 1st time in a greedy game like e&p.

Telly said…
@Unknown: So far, the avatar frame is not being accepted by the top players, for good reason. I really don't think it will catch on, but you never know. I'd never use it, personally.
suvrat said…
@telly do you think that the raid 4 task "40 raids in platinum or higher is fair? I mean i have been playing for 3 months now I barely can maintain to be in golden raid. How can I do 40 platinum raids now! This is so bad!
Telly said…
Unfortunately, I think some of the Path of Valor tasks cannot be completed by newer players (like under a year). You still can complete some of them, and get the loot from doing so. I agree that raiding in the platinum arena cannot be done by newer players.
Cernicalo said…
I can attest your thoughts, POV pass might be worth some spending if you completed it and really need the additional flasks, emblems, special up level things…, but the elite is less than a joke. If these prices would be like the special one when finishing the POV, then it might be worth for some players don’t care about spending money, but with normal chests it is like a kick in the ass.

Regarding the comment on raids, the same is true for middle players having to win diamond area raids. This is a natural evolving game experience: the more experienced you are the further you can come. I don’t think that is unfair or not ok. Personally I want to have a challenge also when getting more experienced and not only things I easily can handle in auto play like most of the recurring quests like nature, serenity and co
Unknown said…
Is it me or are the points maxed decreasing for this season. I know last season i was able to open five of the chest without buying the elite package. Would like to see some numbers keeping them honest.