I just did this for fun, but am wondering if there are any thoughts on this.
Edited by Avran_Sylt on March 31, 2018 11:47PM
Given that at minimum you receive one Superior Blue quality item (Dup=5gems), and at minimum 3 Fine/Common quality items (Dup=1gem). The least amount of Gems available to extract from a crate is 3.
Which means that in the event that opening a number of crates equal to the number of Superior items, you only pull Unique Superior Items, you will have up to x*3 gems.
For the Scalecaller Crates, the number of Superior Items is 18.
So at minimum you receive 54 Gems from 18 Crown Crates.
After this point, assuming Superior + 3 Fine/Common, each crate will at minimum yield 8 Gems.
An Apex mount is worth 400 Gems, (400-54)/8= 43.25 -> 44 Crates + 18 previous = 62 Crates needed in order to be assured one specific Apex mount.
At minimum this is 20,800 Crowns buying 4 15 packs and 2 crates.
Which means purchasing the 21,000 Crown Bundle will allow you to straight up purchase an Apex mount of your choice.
This equates to $149.99 USD without any other modifiers on Crowns Purchases.
(If you factor in RNG, the Worst case becomes around $190.00)