The Explorer is a powerful professional unit who has several handy functions in the game. Initially he is useful to explorer new Sectors on your home Island and remove the cloud that shrouds the land. Next he can be used to explore for resources at are a handy boost to production at all stages of the game, especially so early on, and lastly he can find adventures for you to get to higher levels once you reach Level 26.
Your Explorer is able to become even more useful by gaining Skills, which increase his efficiency. The Skills Tree can be found at the top of the Explorer page.
Find New Sector
As you open up new areas use the Explorer to push back the cloud further and allow you to advance into enemy held territory and through battles win it from the encombant Bandits.
When not exploring your own island your Explorer should always be finding resources, they take a great deal of time but the boost you get from found items will speed up your early development hugely.
Later in the game he will start finding resources that cannot be found on your island. These are found in small quantities by the Explorer, with larger caches being found in adventures. Until you reach Level 26 this is what your Explorer should be doing all the time.
As your Explorer gains skills, he will eventually be able to perform one of the two special searches that are found at the bottom of the list. For more information about these special searches, see the Artefact Search or the Rarity Search pages.
|Treasure Search Type|
|Short (6hrs)||Medium (12hrs)||Long (24hrs)||Very Long (48hrs)|
|Search Type||Min. Level||Cost||Duration|
|Short||26||50 10||24 Hours|
|Medium||36||150 30||32 Hours|
|Long||42||350 60||48 Hours|
A Savage Scout will take half the time shown in the table above, but the cost will be the same.
There is a less than 30% chance that an Explorer will find an adventure on each hunt but when he doesn't find one, he will return with Map Fragments instead, which can be collected and traded for a whole adventure at the Merchant Chest.
The chances of finding each adventure are shown below:
|Adventure Search Type|
|Adventure||Short (24hrs)||Medium (32hrs)||Long (48hrs)|
|Map Fragments||(3 Pieces)
|The Island of the Pirates||3.91%||2.48%||-|
|Witch of the Swamp||3.91%||2.48%||-|
|Stealing from the Rich||3.32%||1.55%||-|
|The Lost Skull||3.91%||1.86%||-|
|Sons of the Veld||0.16%||5.26%||4.68%|
|Victor the Vicious||0.06%||3.10%||6.81%|
|The Black Knights||-||0.62%||2.55%|
|The Dark Brotherhood||-||0.31%||2.55%|
|The Valiant Little Tailor||-||-||1.28%|
There are several types of explorer, although these come into two major categories; either a 'Normal' explorer, or a 'Fast' explorer. A fast explorer simply does all searches in half the time of a Normal explorer. No extra abilities are gained by a Fast Explorer, except when applied in it's Skill Tree.
|Normal Explorer||Available from the Tavern, this Explorer becomes available to buy at level 7. It is usually the first explorer a player will obtain.||varies+||3|
|Savage Scout||The Savage Scout may be purchased at any time from the Black Market tab of the Merchant Chest. It is a 'Fast' explorer.||995||10|
|Experienced Explorer||Another 'Fast' Explorer, this rare explorer can only be purchased from the Merchant Chest during the Easter Event.||475||
|Lucky Explorer||A third faster than the Experienced Explorer or Savage Scout, and also provides a chance of finding buffs during searches. This rare explorer can only be purchased from the Merchant Chest during the 2014 Football World Championship Event.||2.499
+: the first is free, the second is 800, the third is 1.600 .