Should a person keep lots of level 1’s, or discard them for level 2’s? Or do you skip those completely for levels 4-8? And at what proportion? When hacking and deploying, I wonder how many of the low level stuff I should carry. Just curious what others think or suggest
In order to capture a portal by yourself, you need 2 L4 Resonators, 2 L5s, 2 L6s, one L7 and one L8. When upgrading portals, you usually need one L7 and one L8 resonator. So, a reasonable strategy will be to carry the same amount of resonators in each level, starting from L4.
For example, if I have 200 resonators in each Level, I would be able to capture 100 portals and upgrade an additional 100. If I tend more towards capturing and less towards upgrading, I could reduce the number of L7s and L8s. If I tend more towards upgrading (as most L8s should, actually), I could reduce the number of L4-L6 resonators.
There are two reasons to carry lower level resonators:
- As a L8 player, lower level resonators are usually harder to come by. So sometimes I compensated for the lack of L4s (compared to my L5s and L6s) with L3s or lower.
- Handing out equipment to lower level players (especially L5s, who still need L3 resonators in order to completely capture a portal by themselves).
The ratio that worked best for me, after taking into account the various factors and the amount of use I had for each item level, is to have, for each L5 resonator: ~2 lower level resonator (L1-L4), 1 L6 resonator, ~2 L7 resonators, ~2 L8 resonators.
I usually had ~700 resonators in my inventory at any one time, but I can’t pretend to have a strategy behind that number. It just the average amount the I carried.