I am a returning player after stopping for about 1 year and 4 months. My king level is 86 with around 3.1k trophies (I lost 400 trophies by continuously getting rekt due to failed attacks lol). When I stopped, I remembered having everything maxed out (troops, spells, hero gear) and got bored as the only way to crack open strong bases was to use scrolls (around 4-5k trophy range). And now, I realized that bases at 3k trophy range are pretty difficult for me. I have only the cannon and knight elite boost after getting invited to a random alliance.
My question is, where do I even start now? There are so many new stuffs and I am getting demotivated to play (I have limited time to read guides, screw and look around) but the new stuff looks awesome. Should I start by forging my gear? Spells? Troops? Start maxing buildings/troops/spells? <<Difficult if I keep getting rekt. I have no idea lol. My hero stats also looks really low now in comparison to other players. I only have all legendary gears which I assume is not the highest tier anymore and 2 uber gears from the box. Should I start forging my uber gears or wait for better gears? And I saw a video in game saying that legendary gear can be forged into uber gear. So should I forge an existing uber gear or forge a legendary into uber? Or both yields the same results?
And what are the best spells/troops right now? I am using sonic blast (lv8), heal and swordrain. Boosted knights,cannon,froster. They are no longer maxed (they used to a long time ago).
Btw, I just spent 1050 gems on 5 uber box package, is it worth it? I currently have 10k gems and 750 pearls so forging shouldn’t be a problem but no idea where to start. Sorry for the wall of text and loads of questions, answers and help are greatly appreciated. Thanks