Here is a guide on what your traps and castle should be to at each given level.
(Note: This is a reasonable level of "camping" to get to these. Just don't raid too much)
Bold red is the in game level. Bold is just something to note. Bold italics is trap level. Bold underlined is castle upgrades. Italics is throne level.
Level 1: The only thing to get here, is upgrade your saw at least once at the FIRST dungeon. Why? this saves some money, as you always get a free saw upgrade at the second dungeon. And make sure you get key capacity up to at least one level. (I think it is required.)(DO NOT GET MINE CAPACITY OR LOCK UPGRADES YET)(Do not respin on ingredients until you get to i. e. the 7th totem, when you get 10% on eyes)
Level 2-5 By level four, get your cannon, saw, and RG up to level 5. This will hold off a brave heart 3, (which some people get) or a level 1 lucky crystal/wealthy duke. at this point, try have key capacity up to level 4, no more, and key regen up to level 2-4, no more as well. Depending on how ambitious you are. (Note: your lock will more and likely be upgraded to level 2 at this point, DO NOT get it any higher.) (Note: Start respinning once or twice per ritual when you have 10% chance on an eye, which is something like the 7th totem. Respin twice per ritual unless you don't have enough obs for your liking, then respin once, or only respin with ten orbs if it lands on leaf.)(Never respin on mushrooms or eyes.)
Get your wealthy duke up to level 1, and don't upgrade your Brave Heart.
Level 6-7, Get your cannon, RG, saw, and either homing cannon or blue guard up to Level 7, as it can hold off a level 3 brave heart and a level 2 Duke/Lucky. Get your Key regen up to level 4 if you already haven't. and get your skull gold bonus up to level 1-3 if you can manage that.
Get wealthy duke up to level 2
Level 8-15, Get the rest of your traps up to this level, (Level 7) except lil scorcher and ricochet, if you can't. Get your Key capacity, regen, and Skull gold, up to level 4 Try and get your merchant up to level 3-4 by the end of level 15. DO NOT GET ANYTHING ELSE! You can get key capacity and skull gold up one or two levels if you have a hard time getting gold, but you should avoid it if you can.
Get wealthy duke up to level 3, do not get wise judge or sun lit.
Level 16-23, Get ALL your traps up to level 9 at this point, if you can. After you cross the level 25 threshold, make sure all the traps are at level 9, except possibly the scorcher and ricochet, get those up to 5, reasonably. Upgrade Merchant to max (level 11), and upgrade key capacity up to 18-24 keys, whichever you are comfortable with, then get as much skull gold bonus as you can, while getting good trap levels.
If you don't have very many eyes, and at least 11 mushrooms, get level 4 wealthy duke to level 4. If you have a large amount of eyes, get foreseer to level 1.
Level 24-27, Get your Ricochet and scorcher up to level 9 or 10, and the rest of the traps up to level 12. get your skull gold up to about 500 per skull, and then upgrade your lock and gold mine speed to level 4. Then get your gem defense up as high as you can until the end of this level. (Note: If ever you feel you don't have enough keys, upgrade your key capacity a couple of levels.)
If you have gotten Wealthy Duke level 4, get foreseer at this point. If you already have foreseer level 1, get level 2 by level 27.
Level 28-33, Get all your traps up to level 15, except ricochet and scorcher, get those as close to level 15 as you can afford, approximately level 12. Get Gem defense up to about 45%, then max out your skull gold. Keep getting key capacity when you need.
You should be able to get your foreseer up to level 2 at this point, possibly 3.
Level 34-39, Here is the big jump, get your traps to level 20, and ricochet and scorcher up to about level 17. Max out gem defense, and start upgrading key regen.
Get level 3 foreseer at this point. maybe 4.
Level 40-45, Get your traps up to Level 26, and at level 45 keep getting them up higher. Max out key capacity and key regen, and get gold mine upgrades if you so desire. It is not recommended to upgrade locks.
Get level 4 foreseer by level 45.
This guide does not include how high your gem count and league status should be. Keep it reasonably close to this guide.
This guide is a recommendation, if you don't follow it exactly, you should still be fine.
Edited by berndt_toast, 22 September 2016 - 02:13 PM.