You are going to be purchasing most things the old-fashioned way in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Coins are still the primary currency. That being said, they aren’t the only currency. In Mirage, you are going to be collecting a variety of tokens.
Tokens can be used to acquire different services or even secure discounts. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about tokens. More importantly, we’ll tell you all the different ways you can get them and the best way to get them fast.
What Do Tokens Do?
There are three tokens in total, and they can each be used to secure the services of different groups of people. The Scholar Favor Token, on the other hand, is primarily used to pay musicians so that they can distract guards and create openings for you to slip into heavily guarded areas.
The Power Favor Token is used to bribe guards and hire sell swords. Needless to say, having your own private army serve you when you storm a palace is pretty nice. You can also use Power Favor Tokens to expunge your notoriety by speaking to a Munadi. While this may not be the biggest deal in the world, considering you can always just tear down three wanted posters to achieve the same effect, it is still a nice convenience if you have the tokens to spare.
Finally, there is the Merchant Favor Token. This is the most impactful token of the bunch. First of all, you can use it to intermingle with groups of merchants. Allowing you to gain entry into a number of tightly guarded locales.
Next, there are a number of chests that can only be opened by Merchant Favor Tokens. These chests provide large amounts of resources for upgrading your equipment. But that’s not all! You can also use Merchant Favor Tokens to secure permanent discounts at all shops.
For the cost of 6 Merchant Favor Tokens, you can get a pretty dramatic thirty percent off of every purchase at every shop.
How Do You Get Tokens?
As you help people, you will occasionally be provided with Tokens. As an example, sometime after completing the Blade in the Crowd, Tool in the Shed Tale of Baghdad, you will run into Naaji at the Abbasiyah Bureau. He will thank you for your advice and give you a Power Favor Token.
Another means for acquiring tokens is by completing Contracts. Every contract will provide you with two tokens. Most of these Contract missions also have additional requests. Completing those requests will typically earn you another two tokens.
However, Contracts are pretty involved, and are some of the more challenging pieces of content you will encounter in Mirage. Sure, the Concubine Contract mission will give you four Power Favor Tokens, but that is only if you don’t take any damage. If you get it once you will only receive two tokens. Harsh.
Finally, there is one more option. Which, if we are being honest, is the only real option if you want Tokens fast. You can pickpocket people. In the time it takes to clear a single contract, you will be able to fill your pockets with tokens. Creep up behind people and press the pickpocket button and then time press it again when the line passes within the confines of the rectangular indicator.
The best places to go pickpocketing are the markets. If there are shops, there are pockets to be picked.
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