This is a great summary of tips for new players. This topic helped me when I started playing. But specifically, the most important point that helped me, was point 4. I want to delve deeper here… because it’s so important to ensuring you enjoy the game and get those rare ascension items for the 4 stars and 5 stars.
This is more so for the new players lurking, in case they are wondering why you recommend the 3 star heroes first:
Aside from needing more food and time, 4 star and 5 star heroes need specific items to ascend and continue getting stronger. You will not have these items right away. You cannot get these items from map levels. You cannot buy all these items frequently, with the exception of the limited promotions (key word limited).
Most importantly, you are not guaranteed to get 4 stars or 5 stars… nor should you expect to get them as soon as you start. If you just wait for them, you are not going to get far at all, and you won’t enjoy the game. It took me 3 months of pulls before I got a 4 star.
Comparatively, you only need to get to Training Camp level 10 for a chance at 3 stars, or level 12 for guaranteed 3 stars. You can also guarantee getting them from Elemental summons and Epic summons, and if you’re lucky, you can get one from the Regular Summon. While you wait for gems, you can simply use all your strongest heroes to move through the map or grind for resources.
I find the items come naturally from playing the game. But to guarantee that you get off to the quickest possible start in the game, a 3 star team will be your quickest and best bet. They are quick to max out in levels as a result of not needing rare ascension items and less resources.
Whether you’re planning on spending money for gems or not, this is what I recommend to get 3 stars quickly:
- Save until you get at least 300 gems,
- Wait for the Elemental Summon of the color you are hunting for,
- Rinse and repeat.
Aim to get your 3 star teams maxed out first. Get one or two teams of 3 star heroes (5 ~ 10 3 star heroes), then you can start focusing on 4 star heroes. Then 5 stars.
Healers that replenish all heroes HP. Regardless of rarity, the first one you get will be useful right away and should replace frail Sharan. Healers will save you from having to craft potions, and will be used for a long time.