Any player without a Teacher now has the option available to become a Disciple to another player.
Note that a player can only have one Teacher, whom can not be changed or removed, although there currently is no limit on how many Disciples a player can have. The term "Teacher" is a bit of misnomer, as anyone can become a Teacher without any requirements on actually teaching the Disciples anything.
They do not appear on the Friends list (all disciples acquired before the 16 April 2020 Update have been removed from there), nor are they able to send Friendship tokens nor requested cards to each other unless actually on the friendlist. Teachers and disciples can of course be friends, but that is done the normal way and is unrelated to the disciple status.
Becoming a Disciple
To become a Disciple, the would-be disciple can enter the Teacher sub-menu in the Friends menu after reaching Rank 3 and enter the six-letter player ID of the desired teacher into the box that appears. This can be done at any moment as long as the would-be disciple remains in League 28 to 15. It is not possible to de-league to L15 to become a disciple.
Finding a disciple
Best way is to find new players, and actually help them with advice. It is also possible to advertise through direct messages and in Chats.
Be aware that there has been a lot of "disciple-spam" since the new system was put in place, and a lot of players add any and all who post spam to their Blacklist meaning no further communication with them is possible. This can be detrimental to new players, as they exclude themselves from the help from more experienced players. Also be aware that Support will impose sanctions on anyone reported that is found to have broken the chat rules.
Once an ID is entered into the Teacher tab, players are unable to remove Disciples and Teachers. For a time, Support and Discord Admins could remove teachers, but as of October 2020 that is no longer the case. Despite what the Block confirmation states, Disciples are not removed when Blocked.
This leaves making a new account the ONLY way to get rid of an undesired Teacher.
- When the disciple-trainer relationship begins, the disciple gets 1 Disciple Chest containing 47-53 Epic Souls and 2000 Gold Coins.
- When a disciple reaches L15, it allows the Teacher to graduate the disciple, and the Teacher then gets a Teacher Chest containing 20 Legendary Souls and 20000 Gold Coins, for each disciple that reaches League 15.
- When a disciple makes any purchase, the trainer receives 5 gems for every dollar spent.