Hero Guide- Be Extraordinary

Hero Guide

Are you strong enough to lead your army or a smart enough tactician to defend your Stronghold? Every battle has a hero that stands out and rises above the rest. Does your hero have what it takes?

Hero Level

Hero levels now go to 475. Each additional level adds significant boosts for Attack but also for Defense.

Barbaric Axe Costs

Let’s look at Hero levels from each side:

Attack and Wonder

As a lead player, you want your hero to be the highest level possible. Hero levels give great boosts in attack, debuffs, and march size. In addition, the new Nightfall levels have added in some of the new Super Troop Stats for leads in the hero tree and these stats have continued to be added with Athena’s Birthday Levels.

Defense

If your goal is just defense so that you are able to unshield your hero should definitely be level 475. However, many of us old school traps know that there used to be more strategy to whether or not you level up your hero. For traps hero level used to be key as if your hero level was too high, leads would not hit. However, with many of the updates now Leads don’t even look at hero levels anymore which makes this an easy place to get additional defense, attack debuff, and health stats.

However, if you are like me and still want to play old school keep that hero level low and compensate in other places. My hero level on my trap is kept low and I know other traps who keep their hero level low and are very successful. While Hero trees definitely add a nice boost there are places where it is possible to get bigger stats and compensate for what you lose in hero level. Recently at Athena’s Birthday Levels, they have started providing STD stats in hero levels.To find out other strategies for building the perfect defense be sure to check our Am I safe Article.

Skilling of the Hero Tree

You decided what you want your hero level to be. Now it is time to allocate skills. With Hero level 475 you have to know where to start and what to skill. Hero Tree honestly has tons of points currently which allow us to skill a tree and fill everything we need in. On my account I have a tree that is skilled for Wonder, Defense, and Attack and I still have more points that I could use.

Here is the key to skilling your hero. Always start at the bottom and work your way up. The most relevant stats are going to be at the bottom as the stats get bigger as you go down. With the Skill to Here function this has become even easier.

Steps
  1. Go to Hero Tree
  2. Click Unlock to Here
  3. Add Points Starting from the bottom up
  4. Attack Players- You want to focus on attack stats, defense debuff, defense annihilation, and troop and trap march size
  5. Traps and Fillers- You want to focus on defense stats, attack debuff, and if you’re filling rallies working to skill march sizes

Some people now say that the top parts of the tree are irrelevant and to just focus on getting the lowest levels done. It is true that the stats in Novice area are not big. However, there are definitely some things in the Novice area that you want to be sure are skilled.

Novice Skills
  1. Full Set Bonus
  2. Set Bonus
  3. Rune Multiplier
  4. Self Blessing Multiplier

In addition, it doesn’t hurt to skill the other things as those little boosts can add up. Once we get our hero tree skilled let’s move on to the next piece.

The Gladiator

With Gladiator Level now going to 150, we have bigger rally and solo sizes and increased stats available. All leads will definitely want these increases in stats.There are defense stats available in this tree as well including Super Troop defense.

How it works

Every level of your Gladiator tree can be opened with Gladiator medallions and the amount needed increases per level. Opening up the next level will give you more points for your skill tree. Gladiator is currently maxing out at level 150.

Gladiator Costs

How you set up this tree is dependent on what type of player you are.

Steps
  1. Decide how you want to set up your tree
    1. Attack Players- You want to focus on attack stats, defense debuff, defense annihilation, and troop and trap march size
    2. Traps and Fillers- You want to focus on defensive stats, attack debuff, and if you’re filling rallies working to skill march sizes
  2. As with the Hero Tree you want to Skill from the bottom up. Use the Unlock to here button again.

Now let’s say that you set up your account and you realize you want to change where your points are or you skilled something wrong. Here’s how you do that:

Press Reset Skills

Reset Skills

Press Reset Skills Again!

Push Reset Skills Again
Repeat the steps above for Skilling!

Example of Attack & Wonder Gladiator Tree to level 100
Example of Defense Gladiator Tree to level 100

The Duelist

The Duelist is another great place to get some good stat increases. Not only does the Duelist tree provide normal combat stats but it also provides Super Troop Stats which are very important at this time in the game. Duelist levels, like Gladiator, can currently go to level 100.

When Skilling your Duelist tree it will be very similar to skilling the Gladiator or hero tree.

Steps

  1. Decide how you want to set up your tree
    1. Attack Players- You want to focus on attack stats, defense debuff, defense annihilation, and troop and trap march size
    2. Traps and Fillers- You want to focus on defensive stats, attack debuff, and if you’re filling rallies working to skill march sizes
  2. As with the Hero Tree you want to Skill from the bottom up. Use the Unlock to here button again.

 

With this tree, it is easier to skill than the Gladiator due to sets of skills being in three. You definitely want to be sure you skill those Super Combat stats whether on the attack or defense side!

Example of Duelist Tree for Attack & Wonder
Example of Duelist Tree for Defense

Equip your Hero

Gear

Now that your trees are skilled you want to equip your hero with the best gear possible. For a list of the best gear check out our Gear Guide. Make sure you put your gear in presets and equip your skills preset for easy flipping back and forth between sets of gear.

Runes

Equip your hero with the best runes out there too. Currently the best Runes are the Halloween Runes, however, if you do not have these it is okay to continue using the Leviathan Runes.

Halloween Runes

While Halloween Runes are still the best for defense the release of Athena’s Runes this has changed the game for Attack players. These are the runes that every attack player wants. On the defense side, players will want to stick with the Halloween Runes.

Athena's Runes

Gems

Also, do not forget Gems. Currently, your best choice for gems is the Halloween Gems. If you do not have these than you want to continue using the highest level of Mythical Liberator Gems that you have. Note: The Halloween Gems do not have a set bonus, you will have to set up your gem set by hand in order to use the gem set preset for this.

Halloween Gems

VIP

Currently, VIP goes to level 925. This gives great increases not only in stats but in abilities. At level 850 you are able to orb your buildings to the highest luck level with one click (Check out our City Setup Guide for more info on Building orbs). Earlier levels have opened up Gladiator and Duelist Presets. VIP will definitely help with the presets you need for your hero and make your life easier!

VIP 925

With the massive game update, your hero will need to be at the top of his game to survive. Do you have what it takes?

 

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2 comments

  1. Wouldn’t you include troop health and health debuff in with defensive stats ?

  2. This article is well written and thorough. Thanks so much!