Today, thanks to some listeners, I’ve got some great tips on how to accumulate strange coins and ascendant materials.
Lance Cabeca wrote in with some tips:
The daily mission is a great way to get some good loot for leveling up your character. Run each day on each character. Can even be done solo if you’re high enough level and awesome.
Need strange coins? This is also easy. Do the Nightfall and the weekly Heroic on maximum difficulty.
If you want to get as many coins, ascendant energy and shards as you possibly can, build another character of the same class that you have (if you are a warlock, build another warlock...or two!) and level them up to 20. Then you can run the harder end game instances with your main character, then drop your armor and weapons off in the vault and put them on your next character and do it again. If you have three characters that are all warlocks, and you ran the weekly heroic on the hardest difficulty using this process, you would end up with 27 strange coins per week.
You can also use this method to get raid gear, so you can do the raid 6x per week (3 on normal, 3 on hard) if you have three characters.
If you pvp & pve then choosing a faction is the way to go because all you rep gains combine together. Once you get to level 3, you get a legendary each level.