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HANKS Training GUIDE part 1

Submitted by MrAshKill94 [1850991] on 12/10/18 02:53 AM - Last edited on 08/07/21 01:46 PM


Energy is the core ingredient to Gym Gains without it, you cant train. All players start with a Energy Bar capped at 100, and regenerate 5 energy every 15 minutes. The amount of Energy you receive can improved with Donator Status, your maximum Energy will increase to 150 and you will regenerate 5 Energy every 10 minutes. As mentioned previously without Energy you cannot train, but the efficiency of your trains are also affected by other things such as Happy, Gym, Education, Property, Job and Steadfast (Faction Perk). There are many things to consider, and unlimited variations in training methods which produce varying results. Training in the gym also provide exponential gains which are linked to the amount of the stat you are training, the exponential gains are capped at 50,000,000. At this point the gains you receive are constant, and are only affected by Happy, Gym, Education, Property, Job and Steadfast (Faction Perk).

You can also boost the quantity of energy you have up to a maximum of 1,000 by using drugs such as Xanax (250E) or LSD (50E), Energy Cans (20-30E) or specific job specials (1-7E per job point). Mc Smoogle Corp (MCS) is another energy boosting Block Benefit (1,750,000 shares) to acquire. This benefit block will give you randomly (normally once per week, but often more) a boost of 300 Energy. The current cost of this benefit block is around $1,400,000,000. If you cant afford this don't worry, its a luxury! Take note whilst Feathery Hotel Coupon is a booster, it acts as a energy refill and does not stack. Once your over your maximum Energy you will no longer regenerate Energy, and you cannot lose the Energy unless you use it or overdose on a drug.

Be active, nothing hurts your stat gains more than not being active or running out of cash. Torn isn't a sprint, its a marathon pace yourself!


Happy is a very important feature in Gym Training, it provides a boost to your gym gains. The quantity of happy you have, and its maximum is set purely by the property your living in, along with the staff you have hired. As you train in the Gym your happy will reduce by 40-60% of the Energy you spend in the Gym. Happy just like Energy is replenished overtime, you gain 5 Happy every 15 minutes, up to your maximum amount. If you use Happy Boosters or Job Points to go above your maximum happy amount you will have until :00, :15, :30, :45 until it resets back to the maximum amount (eg 400/100, becomes 100/100). Combining high happy and high energy to train is a great way to improve your stats quickly. The effects of optimum training methods at various stat ranges is still being developed. Below is a list of properties and the happy available (excluding unique properties), it is very important to get the very best property you can afford to rent.

Max Happy 
Fully Upgraded 
with Full Staff
















Believe it or not, but drugs such as Xanax could only be afforded by the very rich in the early days of torn, and because of this aiming for the sport science gym was a logical decision you could make. For those unaware the Sport Science Gym is only for players who have used a maximum of 50 Xanax and 50 Ecstasy, it offers superior gym gains across all stats when compared to other gyms. However with inflation growing out of control over many years the cost of drugs such as Xanax because affordable to the majority of the population. So my advice is if you already have access to the sport science gym and can afford boosters (such as cans or FHC's) then stick with your drug free approach, you should also use energy refills (150 Energy) and LSD (50 Energy) as this will not affect your access to this gym. However if you cannot afford boosters, then my advice is to cut your losses and move onto Budget Option #2.

However for all new players and those who are yet to gain access to the sport science gym you are far better off embracing the use of drugs and the risks associated with them. Drugs improve the speed of your gym progression, increase your stats faster and help you to become a more active player as you are forced to monitor the cool down timers to maximize your training results. Once you have taken 1000's of Xanax you will have high rehabilitation bills, however the cost of the energy associated with Xanax and its rehab is still cheaper than any booster such as Can or FHC.

Drug Addiction, Overdosing & Hermetic

Drug addiction is an element in torn you need to get used to. Each time you take a drug you gain varying degrees of drug addiction depending on the drug being taken and whether you overdose (it is generally accepted an overdose will increase the amount of drug addiction received by 200%). Your level of drug addiction has no link to overdose rates. Overdosing is completely random! 

Hermetic faction perk reduces the amount of drug addiction you receive from taking a drug. The below table shows the maximum Xanax use you can take based on varying Hermetic levels without being kicked from your education course. 
Thanks to Penicillin [1517799] for providing this information. The data is based on the player being a heavy drug user taking 3 Xanax daily. 

If your not a hardcore Xanax user, you can take up to 1 Xanax per day without ever needing to rehab (depending on the Hermetic level of your faction).


As you train your battle stats in the gym you will gain experience which will enable you to join better gyms for a fee. It is advisable to train your stats in gym/s which provide the best dot gains even if it causes your stats to unbalance. Its important to grow your stats as fast possible to reduce the cost of training.
Gym Cost to Join Estimated Energy to unlock next gym Strength Gains Speed Gains Defense Gains Dexterity Gains Special Requirements
$10 200 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0  
$100 500 2.4 2.4 2.8 2.4  
$250 1000 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.8  
$500 2000 3.2 3.2 3.2 N/A  
$1,000 2750 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.2  
$2,500 3000 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.8  
$5,000 3500 3.7 N/A 3.7 3.7  
$10,000 4000 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0  
$50,000 6000 4.8 4.4 4.0 4.2  
$100,000 7000 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.4  
$250,000 8000 5.0 4.6 5.2 4.6  
$500,000 11000 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.0  
$1,000,000 12420 5.0 5.4 4.8 5.2  
$2,000,000 18000 5.5 5.8 5.5 5.2  
$3,000,000 18100 N/A 5.6 5.6 5.6  
$5,000,000 24140 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0  
$7,500,000 31260 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.2  
$10,000,000 36610 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.2  
$15,000,000 46640 6.4 6.6 6.4 6.8  
$20,000,000 56520 6.4 6.4 6.8 7.0  
$30,000,000 67775 7.0 6.4 6.4 6.8  
$50,000,000 84535 7.0 6.4 7.0 6.8  
$75,000,000 106305 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.8  
$100,000,000 None 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3  
$50,000,000 None N/A N/A 7.5 7.5 Cha Cha's unlocked and the total of Defence and Dexterity is 25% higher than the total of Speed and Strength.
$50,000,000 None 7.5 7.5 N/A N/A Cha Cha's unlocked and the total of Speed and Strength is 25% higher than the total of Defence and Dexterity.
$100,000,000 None 8.0 N/A N/A N/A George's unlocked and Strength 25% higher than your second highest stat.
$100,000,000 None N/A N/A 8.0 N/A George's unlocked and Defence 25% higher than your second highest stat.
$100,000,000 None N/A 8.0 N/A N/A George's unlocked and Speed 25% higher than your second highest stat.
$100,000,000 None N/A N/A N/A 8.0 George's unlocked and Dexterity 25% higher than your second highest stat.
$500,000,000 None 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 Last Round unlocked, and taken a maximum of 50 ecstasy and 50 xanax. Please note you will lose access to this gym if you take ecstasy or xanax whilst this gym is active.
Approx $2,140,000,000 None 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 Requirements for this gym are unknown
Free None 3.4 3.4 3.8 N/A Be in Jail

Gyms colored in;
green are lightweight
yellow are middleweight
red are heavyweight
violet are special

Hank's Ratio for Ultimate Stat Gains

I have been training using this ratio for over 12 months now, and I have several other players using it religiously. For a Xanax user this is the most efficient method of gaining stats from training in the Gym. This ratio can only be used by those people who have unlocked all the heavy weight gyms. It will require you to purchase 2 special gyms, but this investment is well worth it in my opinion. Generally speaking you can start to use when you have between 100-200m total battle stats, but of course you can start adjusting your stats before this to reduce the transitional period.

Essentially this ratio enables you to train 3 different battle stats in special gyms (1 at 8.0 and 2 at 7.5). In order to maintain access to multiple special gyms at the same time for 3 battle stats you need to maintain a very strict ratio. To avoid you having to make manual calculations I have commissioned a userscript to calculate this for you. All you need to do is set your primary stat (I personally prefer Dexterity as my primary stat), but the choice is yours.

If your new to using scripts you will need to install a program to handle the scripts.

Install Greasemonkey if you are using Firefox:Greasemonkey Addon for Firefox
Install Tampermonkey if you are using Chrome:Tampermonkey Extension for Chrome
This ratio is the most effective training method for a Xanax user. A player with balanced stats with the same total will have an advantage over you in a fight.

Passive Ways to Increase Stat Gains

- Join a faction with Steadfast upgrade, this may range from 0 to 10. But can increase your training gains by up to 10%
- Complete the Sport Science Bachelor in Education this will increase your training gains by a further 2%
- Live in a property with a pool, this will increase your training gains by a further 2%
- Obtain a pair of Sports Sneakers for a 5% increase in speed gains in the gym (Fair warning, these are not cheap!)
- Get a job in a 10 star Strip Club (10% dex or def) or 10 star fitness center (3% gym gains)
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