Topic: order of development, importance of heroes.
The Heroes in the game are a source of features that influence all aspects of the game, from development to big wars. The cost of Heroes for real money can reach more than $2000 at maximum development, which means that developers single out this class of obtaining enhancement option especially.
Each Hero can be enhanced both by increasing its individual level and by increasing its Prowess in the form of adding a star, which opens up extra active features.
There are more than 30 Heroes in the game, they are of 3 colors (green, blue, violet) and 8 slots for them. Sets of their features vary a lot.
Let’s find out what Heroes are better, for what and why.
Basic set of Heroes
At the very beginning of the game you should focus on creating green Heroes. It’s much easier both to boost them to higher levels and to increase their Prowess. Besides, some of these Heroes will be on the active list for quite a long time.
He is upgraded to level 20 and 3 stars of Prowess. He is useful exactly because of Prowess levels, as Bowmen Health and Infantry Defense features considerably influence the army’s stamina in combat.
He is upgraded to the maximum level 30 and 3 stars of Prowess. He’s useful with all 3 of the offered skills and stays in the set for a very long time. He can be replaced only by a violet Hero, and not just any but with quite boosted level and Prowess.
He is the first one to be boosted from the very beginning of the game. He is maximally useful for development because he makes Research and Construction cheaper, which saves quite a lot of resources. The best thing to do is to increase his Prowess to 3 stars as fast as possible. It will give a significant reduction on wood and food in improving buildings.
He is upgraded to level 10 to increase Prowess to level 2. Hospital Capacity that he gives can save your army at the beginning. In general he isn’t compulsory to boost, but it wouldn’t hurt to have him in the set.
The other green Heroes are inserted as they appear, but there’s no real point in boosting them, not to slow down development. It’s better to pass their fragments to Alliance Spirit Store to hold celebrations.
Advanced set of Heroes
While you collect basic Heroes, you should also collect perspective Heroes for the Advanced set at the same time, without exchanging them or giving them away. It’s important to receive the basic Hero cards through Summoning Horns. Hero fragments from the Advanced set for Prowess enhancement are also taken from many Heroes with the help of Summoning Horns.
Some Heroes are available from Sealed Fragments. The Advanced set contains those heroes that are possible to obtain mostly from Sealed Fragments. In its development you count especially on Alliance Exchange with the participation of your farms.
Level – 50, Prowess – from 3 stars. He is strong for Infantry Damage reduction and Bowmen Damage reduction, which are among the most powerful features in the game. When he reaches levels 20-25, he can replace Colgrevance. At these levels the quality of his features, even without Prowess levels, already exceed those of Colgrevance. His advantage is also that he is easy to collect thanks to various sources in the game.
Level – up to 40. Prowess – 1-2 stars. He gives Research Speed-up from the basic skill, and with Prowess reaching 2 stars he speeds up Stamina Recovery.
During Construction he is replaced with Lady Rhona with 3 stars of Prowess.
Level – 10-20. Prowess – 1 star. In a basic skill he gives City Army Health. This feature works only in defense, when you are attacked (including in the mines in Magic Spire). It’s not important how much he will be boosted. If you have more relevant Heroes like, for example, Sir Balin, you can neglect developing Sir Pellinore, boosting him to the point where Experience spending stops being small.
Expert set of Heroes
This set is first of all a result of long collecting. Hero fragments from it are collected exclusively through using Summoning Horns and only Agravain is available to collect through Alliance Exchange.
Level – to 50, Prowess – from 4 stars. Only when reaching the Prowess level of 4 stars, Agravain can compete with Caradoc and replaces him in the list of active Heroes.
Level – to 50, Prowess – from 1 star. This is one of the most useful rare Heroes because even his basic feature is valuable. The other features are also strong. But due to his rarity it will be difficult to collect him to a good level of Prowess.
Anyway as soon as you come across him, you should put him in the active list and boost his level as fast as possible because even in his basic form he gives Infantry Defense, which plays an important role in combats and trial.
Level – 50, Prowess – from 1 star. The good thing about him is that he is put in a slot, where he is the only one giving combat features.
Level – 50, Prowess – from 1 star. Just as Tristan, he is the only Combat Hero in his group.
In combination with Tristan he gives extra Round Table bonuses.
Elaine of Garlot
Level – 50, Prowess – from 1 star. She has a lot of Combat features and is the only one with them in her group. But you need additionally active Baudwin and King Arthur’s Soul to have her maximally useful without extra actions.
King Arthur’s Soul
His level is not developed. He has a special function: When you have all 3 Heroes from the “Royal Return” group, before your army starts its march, King Arthur is appointed, so that all Heroes of his group are all set and the March bonus becomes activated. Before attacking the enemy the King is replaced with Balin.
So you get a combined bonus in the form of boosted March and all current bonuses of Balin.
The sources of Experience for Heroes in the game process are Barbarians and various temporary game Events, but these sources give relatively little Experience.
You have to collect 270 Summoning Horns and make a big Summoning in the Master section, which in the end is 10% cheaper than summoning for 3 Horns once. At the same time you collect Experience and Heroes.
It’s a good source but it’s better to use it to collect Horns and fragments of rare Heroes.
If you complete Merlin’s Trials successfully, quite a large number of coins will appear, which you can spend on a quick boost of levels of all Heroes.
Ceremony for Hero Experience
It’s a fast but rather wasteful way.
Boosting Prowess to a significant level requires a lot of time, especially if we talk about violet Heroes. That’s why it’s important to use sources providing them wisely.
Before boosting Heroes’ Prowess you have to get the card of the necessary Hero. Here you shouldn’t hurry and try to create these cards from the fragments you have. The optimal way is to summon Heroes with the help of Horns.
It’s important to wait for the whole card from the summon, saving 20 parts this way, which are needed to summon the basic card.
It will be especially useful in developing violet Heroes like Agravain, Balin, etc. Request Summoning Horns in Alliance Exchange. This way you will achieve your goal faster.
The most efficient source of collecting fragments will be Alliance Exchange, especially if you have correctly created farm-accounts.
The farms daily supply fragments of the necessary Heroes. You can get them in Alliance Spirit Store, Trials Shop and when the farms complete the trials.
As the Exchange is carried out, Hero fragments are also collected through completing Merlin’s Trials with your main account, where the reward for the last defeated castle on each path in the trial is a set of fragments.
Also keep in mind that in completing the trials you should spend trial tokens to buy violet Sealed Fragments. This is a quick way to boost, for example, Sir Balin to a needed level.
A very fast way to buy the missing fragments of Heroes is through the Spirit Store.
Unnecessary Heroes can also be exchanged for Alchemist points in Crucible. This option isn’t very profitable but it exists as an option in the game.
Yet the best option is to pass the unnecessary fragments of Heroes to the Spirit Store to hold important ceremonies.
Just as any source of account power, Heroes require a comprehensive approach. And just as any source of power, it’s a long process of gathering, which you should be patient with, acting in a correct and profitable way: you should collect Heroes of the result set in advance, have an economical approach to basic Heroes’ growth, efficiently use sources of growth.
This way you can create a strong set faster than most players.