Congratulations, if you're reading this, you've beaten the main campaign of Wolcen. From now on, it's up to you to rebuild the city of Stormfall. It's going to take a lot of money and a lot of primordial affinity to construct all of the facilities on offer. I warn you now, this is going to take a long time to complete, so get ready for the long haul.
Wolcen Champion of Stormfall guide
While the main campaign takes a fair number of hours to complete, the post-game will take a huge amount of time to invest. This Wolcen Champions of Stormfall guide will explain how the post-game works, the first upgrades that you should invest in, and tips for getting the most gold, productivity and primordial affinity as is possible.
Our main Wolcen guide has further tips for the rest of the game, and you should look at our Wolcen builds guide for the best builds to use in the post-game dungeons. You'll be visiting them a lot, so it's good to have an idea of what will make them as easy as possible.
Once you've finished the campaign, you'll be sent back to the town of Stormfall and elected as the regent for your endeavours. As regent, it is up to you to rebuild Stormfall with the help of various advisers, each of them suggesting new facilities for you to build.
You'll spend time allocating productivity points, accumulated by running through dungeons, to projects that create new facilities and upgrades that your character can take full advantage of. The rest of the time is spent wading through dungeons and picking up the best loot to sell at the shop or upgrade your character further.
You'll begin your regency by talking to Thunderblade Zalahir in town. This takes you to the Stormfall Projects map. Here you can assign various projects at the cost of gold, primordial affinity, and productivity.
There's a very handy flowchart from Reddit user "Potpurri87" that shows you exactly which upgrades you need to unlock certain facilities, upgrades, and repeatable missions that reward you with more stuff.
Champion of Stormfall key facility upgrades
- Grab the Training Facilities, and Planning Committee I upgrades at Stormfall Keep and unlock the Seekers Garrison as soon as possible to get new missions for your townsfolk.
- Invest in some productivity bonuses after getting the Planning Committee I upgrade. This will increase the amount of productivity that each mandate or expedition yields.
- If you have saved up 5000 primordial affinity, construct the Enneract Lab to unlock Duplicate Skill I.
- If you have 50,000 gold saved up, you can unlock an additional stash tab to put all your loot in.
- Invest in Planning Committee II to unlock the ability to make the Siphon Chamber and Instillator. This allows you to convert primordial affinity into gold, or gold into primordial affinity.
- You can then invest in Planning Committee III to unlock some great facilities, such as the Dark Market or Transmutation Forge.
It's entirely up to you how you go about upgrading the town, but it will take a long, long time before everything has been built, perhaps longer than the campaign itself.
Fast ways to get gold and primordial affinity
There are not a lot of options early on for either gold or primordial affinity farming. Sadly, getting tons of primordial affinity is going to be difficult before making the Siphon Chamber. You do get 100 primordial affinity for each Enneract that you consume, so this will have to suffice for the short term.
As for getting lots of gold, during the early part of the post-game, you'll be able to unlock the Seekers Garrison. For a small sum of gold, you can send some of the townsfolk on an adventure, and they will pay you on their return. It won't be a great deal of gold early on, but every penny helps towards the rebuilding effort. If you have the time, expeditions yield a lot more gold than mandates (more on those in a second). If you survive up until the end of an expedition, then you can get tens of thousands of gold coins to spend.
Once you've unlocked the Siphon Chamber and Instillator, as well as a few more repeatable mission types, you should find that gold and primordial affinity will come at a much faster pace. If we find out any further top tips for getting either resource, we'll let you know in a future update.
How do I get productivity?
There are two ways to get productivity and there are key differences between them. For players who wish to just go through a small dungeon level with minimal stress, there's the Mandates Board. By accepting a mandate, you'll open a portal to a randomised level. You are given a particular quest to complete, usually to slay some big boss or a group of hard enemies that are highlighted on the mini-map. Once you have completed the mission, you'll be able to head back and turn in the mandate for some rewards.
You'll usually get a small amount of productivity for your efforts, which can be put towards your projects. The amount of productivity gained is bolstered by getting the productivity bonus upgrades in the Stormfall Keep.
At the beginning of a mandate quest, you may find a giant pillar that you can click on. This asks you whether or not you want to accept an offer of better loot bonuses or extra productivity in exchange for modifiers. These can be anything that makes killing enemies harder, such as giving all champion tier enemies (the ones highlighted in yellow) the ability to rain meteors nearby.
Why you should consider Expeditions
If you have a lot more time to commit, there are also expeditions. We'll be going into a ton more detail about what they are in our Wolcen Expeditions guide, but for now, we will discuss why you should do them over the mandates.
Expeditions are multi-level dungeons that will increase in difficulty as you progress through them and you cannot use the town portal to return to town. Not having town portals means you will need to be quite picky at what items you pick up along the way, though as comment user "dn3" rightly points out, there are trade points at the end of each area where you can sell your excess items. They are also the most efficient way to get gold early on.
What you can do though is spend a small amount of gold to roll the area modifiers to make the challenge more taxing. You can also put a map or incense, that you found on previous mandates or expeditions by defeating monsters, into the map slot. As for what happens once you go into an expedition, every level requires you to defeat a set number of basic enemies before the boss shows up. Once you beat the boss, two portals will open. One will go to the next dungeon level where the difficulty and rewards will increase, while the other goes back to Stormfall.
If you should die, you lose everything you've looted during the expedition and will not get productivity. There's an element of risk versus reward here, as wasting time is a real possibility, but also that doing that next dungeon level may give you extra loot and productivity.
You're probably finding a lot of good stuff out in either expeditions or mandate quests. Find out more about these gems and how they work in the Wolcen items guide. If you don't want to just use a build that someone else has made, make your own while using our Wolcen skill tree (classes) guide to assist in learning what passives might help or our Wolcen skills guide for active skills that can deal damage.