[Master] -- 👻 Soul Exchange

:pencil2: Purpose

Master discussion & information thread for the Soul Exchange feature, added to Empires and Puzzles in Version 45.

:memo: General Info

The Soul Exchange {SE} is a feature added to empires and puzzles as an attempt to partially solve the “duplicate hero” issue that most long-term players have.

The feature allows you to exchange some of your excess Legendary Heroes {5*} for one from a list of options.

The list of heroes is the same for everyone and is split into 3 tiers of “goodness” {or percieved goodness by SGG really}. Each tier costs more “souls” to exchange; 1 soul = 1 hero:

  • Tier 1 = 10 souls
  • Tier 2 = 15 souls
  • Tier 3 = 20 souls

:ghost: How it works!

Pretty simple really; the Soul Exchange will appear as a “pop-up” on your Base screen, and remain there for 2 days.

  1. Open the Soul Exchange by tapping the pop-up

  2. Select the heroes you’re trading in.

    • If you select too few, you will be unable to choose the desired hero… vice versa, if you choose too many for the desired hero, you’ll be prompted to return to “deselect” a couple of them.
  3. Select the hero you want from the list

  4. Hit OK & confirm your choices.

And that’s it! You are now the owner of a level 1-1 copy of the selected hero!

:thinking: Heroes Available

Check comment immediately below. I have made these a “wiki” so they can be updated by people over time as the SE reappears.

:spiral_notepad: Some Things to Note

Slash answers to common questions.

  • You can only make 1 (ONE) exchange per Soul Exchange… so choose wisely!

  • Yes the list is identical for everyone

  • Yes the Soul Exchange will return down the track {based on SGG’s communications}. It’s unconfirmed how often but they indicated “a few” times per year (so 3-4 times). SGG also indicated that the heroes available would change each appearance.

  • All heroes recieved will be at 1-1, regardless of the level of heroes you put INTO the exchange.

  • You will be prompted to confirm an additional time if you have selected a hero which is levelled (partially or fully).

  • You need to have “unlocked” a hero before you can select it in the exchange… Favourited heroes will still be unselectable so no need to worry about accidentally picking your +20 LB’d Alfrike!
    This can be done from the “selection” screen in the Soul Exchange, so still be a little careful.

  • You will NOT get the costume for a hero unless it specifically states you will get it in the Soul Exchange
    {Example in #1, it shows Costume Horghall so you get the costume and hero. Rana however does NOT show her costume so you don’t get it.}

:link: Related Threads:


:ghost: Soul Exchange Options!!

This comment is a “wiki” which means that people can edit it to update with future SE appearances. Please be careful not to break anything!! :stuck_out_tongue:

# Date 10 Souls 15 Souls 20 Souls
1 Feb 28th, 2022
0700 UTC
  • Sargasso
  • Rana
  • G. Chameleon
  • Reuben
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Thor
  • Jean-Francois
  • Alasie
  • Ursena
  • Horghall (+Costume)
  • Gravemaker
  • Skadi
  • Garjammal
  • Inari
  • Killhare
  • 2 May 30th, 2022
    0700 UTC
  • Kunchen
  • Norns
  • Elradir
  • Khagan (+Costume)
  • Perseus
  • Grimble
  • Devana
  • Lady of the Lake
  • Anzogh
  • Ariel
  • Lepiota
  • Sif
  • Mother North
  • Black Knight
  • Lord Loki
  • 3 Aug 22th, 2022
    0700 UTC
  • Khiona
  • Ranvir
  • Lady Locke
  • Natalya
  • Raffaelle
  • Senan
  • Auoda
  • Zeline
  • Captain Kestrel
  • Theobald
  • Onyx
  • Director Zuri
  • Quenell
  • Asterius
  • Morel
  • 4 Novemver 17th, 2022
    0700 UTC
  • Malicna
  • Hanitra
  • Gregorion
  • Russell
  • Vela
  • Ludwig
  • Caitlin
  • Cristobal
  • Saoirse
  • Cobalt
  • Alfrike
  • Faline
  • Frigg
  • Emilio
  • Finley Costume
  • 5 February 17th, 2023
    0700 UTC
  • Arfanias
  • Guinevere
  • Grace
  • Tahir
  • Alexandrine
  • Dark Lord
  • Akkorog
  • The Hatter
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Alice
  • Quartz
  • Kara
  • Arco
  • Lewena
  • Milena
  • 6 May, 2023?
    0700 UTC

    Note, we will not know what is in each SE until they appear.

    Poll about the options in Round 5:

    More polls:

    1. POLL: Soul Exchange #1 - Who did you take?
    2. POLL: Soul Exchange #2 - Who did you take?
    3. Soul exchange POLL [Aug 2022]
    4. Soul exchange - which one will you pick? (poll)
    5. POLL: Soul Exchange #5 - Who did you take?

    Thx @jinbatsu for collecting them.

    Visual list about the earlier options (Thx to @LatiyFundiy):

    Click for the image


    Much asked hero exchange is finally round the corner on 28-February, unless something happens…

    Which heroes are your expecting / want to be available for exchange ?

    Which non-season-1 heroes are you ready to give up ?

    • I have dupes of FriGG, Odin, LaLo, Skadi, Mitsuko + some HoTMs of last 3 months lined up behind the S-1 chaps for exchange…
    • A hero I would like to have = Ruby, Topaz, Morel, Costume Ariel, ToXi … :smiley:

    Thanks for sharing & Good luck with you exchange plans !


    Probably too late to affect what will actually be offered, but my (half-way realistic) choices would be:

    A) Mother North / Alberich / Heimdall
    B) Miki / Tarlak
    C) Frida / Leonidas with Costume

    Leo-C is one I really need, but having a maxed Leonidas already, I don’t know if it’s worth paying a premium there.

    Available for trade: 3 Iris / 2 Viscaro / 2 Hanitra / 1 Balbar / 1 Russell / 1 Frosth / 1 Norns / 1 Fenrir / 1 Zulag / 1 Mok-Arr / 2 Telluria / 1 Domitia / 2 Quintus (none leveled) / 1 Thorne / 2 Kadilen (none leveled) / 1 Azlar (none leveled) / 2 Khagan / 1 Vivica / 2 Isarnia (none leveled) / 1 Richard (none leveled) / 1 Magni (none leveled) / 1 Horghall (none leveled) / 1 Joon

    So… 32 available for trade.


    ruby for red, elizabeth, actros, or a tempting red hero. Mickey for blue, option for green can be many heroes.


    Agree, it is late to affect …
    one of the recent updates must’ve already put the hero list into the game APP, to be activated on 28 Feb. (guess, that’s how it works…)

    For me, it is more of a guess… & personally hope that the list is not the same as that of beta, bcoz, I don’t want anyone from that list.


    i have about 50 heroes i would like, but, to shorten it:

    Onyx: Just to complete the original ninja set.

    JF: To have a hero with Burn dot, and for buff tourney

    Topaz, Grimble, and Eloise: Minion eaters.


    I just want to be able to plan ahead… so… every 3 months… every 4 months? What I don’t want is to hear on launch day… we still don’t know how often we are going to run it.


    It would be great if you put at least a very good purple on the list as most of the alliance use purple tank, please SG, at least for once… make us feel special. Thank you :blush:

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    Ursena is not bad 20

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    I see a bunch of killhare tanks… But yeah… I’d take a bera/freya.


    Anyone else already running 4 x TC20 for the next time SE comes around? Getting S1 5* dupes is my main concern now. I need to get 15 more for the next premium hero (after the one I’m getting tomorow). Hopefully SE won’t turn out to be another hoaxs featuring second hand heroes in the top tier… I’m not expecting Xnolphod, Penolite or Quentin, but I’ll be fine with the likes of c.Kadi, c.Marja, Miki, Skadi, Frig, Odin and many, many others. I’d even be happy with Evelyn or G.Panther.

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    I’m excited to finally get something out of this SE.

    Just a made up list for the next SE

    10 souls- red hood/ jade/ frosth/ akkorog/ victor
    15 souls- gefjon/ the hatter/ misandra/ neith/ Dr moreau
    20 souls- mitsuko/ eiora and fluffy/ king arthur/ odin/ malicna


    My gut feeling is that SG has set the standard for each tier (which is what we saw in beta and likely what we will see tmr). I am not expecting the quality of the heroes in each tier to change much, at least for the next few rotations.

    I doubt if they would include heroes that occupy the defense lineup among top teams at the moment (c.Kad, Frigg, Odin etc.)… As SG has pointed out on a few occasions that they want variety in defense teams (and this is also why Telluria, Vela and c.Krampus got nerfed). If so, then I think it is unlikely they will make those heroes available in SE any time soon or otherwise it is moving in the opp direction. I wish am wrong, as I am craving for c.Kad and Frigg myself as well. But I won’t put my hope up.

    Likewise, I will be very satisfied with an elemental def down hero or a titan specialist, both of which don’t really appear in defense that much, but super helpful in offense and hitting titans.


    They need to stop being stingy and give us something useful for the SE. They can’t just keep giving us the useless heroes all the time. It’s practically insulting us if they keep doing that.


    This SE thing itself is probably the most generous thing that SG has ever done… as far as I can tell lol. :rofl:


    Not getting that from se

    i have 3 TC20 planned to produce heroes. gonna time them together so i get a chance at a 5* every 16hrs

    I really wanted to clear out 20 heros but I might just have to do Ursena since it looks like she’s just a beast for titans.

    Really wish we could do at least 2, I’d clear out my 50+ dupes lol. Even if it was one per tier that would be better.

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    Here’s the problem with the SE as well, since I know now the main purpose is for players to clear their rosters.
    If let’s say you want a guardian chameleon that is worth 10 souls and you pick him, that’s it. You can’t clear anymore of your roster. Then this pretty much defeats the purpose of a player trying to clear his roster.
    Maybe that’s why they also strategically placed chameleon in the 10 souls category. Choose chameleon and you get a strong support yet unconventional hero, but you don’t clear as much as your roster. And cham is considered the ‘weaker’ titan support. So either way the player gets the shorter end of the stick. But it’s like…for goodness’ sakes man. Do they have to calculate to such a degree, that it comes out as being petty?