Hero Academy newb questions

Is it worth all the iron and time to build the Hero academy all the way to level 10?
Also is there a guide chart that shows the cost break down and days to build for each level?

Take a look at this thread:


it’s worth it if you have extra heroes.

As with Alchemy lab going to 10 let’s you run more things at once. You don’t need to run level 10 of either (currently I don’t anyway) but having them max levelled means you get to run more of the lower level stuff.

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If you’re f2p/c2p, HA can be beneficial in giving you a slim hope of s2, old hotms, and original monthly event heroes. Mind you getting a specific hero has very bad odds. But if you got time/ham/recruits, it doesn’t hurt.


The question is a bit of what else are you using that iron for. I’m f2p and generally always at an excess of iron so the potential to get more and better five stars is well worth it.

I choose hero academy over filling leveling fully barracks, watchtower, iron mines, advanced house, alchemy lab, and Hunters Lodge.

Hero academy will get me one five star a week. Tc20 at 5% each nets me maybe one a month.

HA is well worth it. I am also a newbie since my HA is just on its way upgrading. :yum:

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You are far from being a newbie. You are an oldbie :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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If u have lots of duplicate 5* or terrible ones and u have all ur storages maxed then it’s definitely worth it.it might be a small chance to get another non classic hero from the retraining but it’s a good chance so go for it

OP may also want to read and/or see this: Hero Academy level 10 - Results & Reporting.


There’s over 1,000 posts in this thread and several sub threads. I recommend this thread highly :grin: as the Creator of this thread is a very smart Man!

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In my experience i would say it is not worth building to level 10. It is a resource dump initially and continues to be a resource dump after building it (assuming you are interested solely in the so-called retraining option of 5*). SG’s efforts to solve the problem of excess 5s remains absent (surprise surprise that the carney-hucksters have still offered no real solution to the issue). Yes there is a stated chance - my reality has been nothing other than the waste of food and recruits. Ive given up at this point after the waste of materials and use both options to train troops - the retraining of duplicate 5s is a sham, much like the rigged games at traveling carnivals.

It all adds up to what you want from HA. I use HA to build troops. It is slow but it at least works. I also use it for retrain my dupe hero. I needed quite a few S1 heros and got them (Magni, Marjana, Azlar). So i am not really complaining. If you are working on a lot of heros you need a lot of food. I don’t have any projects or maybe potential s1 dupes (joon lianna). So food or recruits are never a problem. My stage in the game is 3 yr old and Very CTP and I have a decent roster to hold its own around 2600+ cups and mana troops at 26 each. So it all burns to what you really want to use HA for. HA 10 is for the strong hearts who are willing to be disappointed for 6 months or more with no real perks.