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Leveling Guide & Requirements

Leveling is the most important aspect of the game.

You might also want to check out our Resonating Crystal Guide, which is quite relevant to leveling.

Level Calculator

We’ve made a Level Calculator that can show how many resources and time is required for each hero level.

Level Cap

The absolute level cap for ascended tier heroes is currently 475‬.‬ This can only be obtained by leveling 5 heroes to 240 and then directly leveling up the Resonating Crystal.

Every hero you own that has been evolved to the maximum tier of ascended will add 5 more levels to the cap beyond 240. Stars make no difference.

Note: Dimensional Heroes do not increase the level cap.

Common heroes have a level cap of 100.
Elite heroes have a level cap of 100.
Elite+ heroes have a level cap of 120.
Legendary heroes have a level cap of 140.
Legendary+ heroes have a level cap of 160.
Mythic heroes have a level cap of 180.
Mythic+ heroes have a level cap of 200.
Ascended heroes have a basic level cap of 240, and then up to 475 with the Resonating Crystal.

How to Level Your Heroes

Most of the hero EXP you’ll gain throughout your time playing will come from AFK Rewards. This has a cap of 12 hours, so you’ll need to login and collect it every 12 hours to maximize its potential.

You can also acquire hero EXP from Hourglasses. These special consumable items will instantly grant you a certain amount of hours worth of AFK Rewards.

Gaining Player EXP

This can be obtained from AFK Rewards and completing certain campaign chapters. There is currently no benefit to having a higher player level, it’s just for show.

Hero’s Essence

Hero’s Essence is used for levels that have skill unlocks. These levels will either unlock a new skill, or improve an existing one.

The current skill levels are: 11, 21, 41, 61, 81, 101, 121, 141, 161, 181, 201, 221.

You’ll need a total of 118,100 Hero’s Essence to level one hero to 240.

Hero’s Essence is also used for leveling past 240 via the resonating crystal.

Level Requirements

Level data has been moved to the Level Calculator.

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Austin
Austin
1 month ago

How do I lvl up my hero’s pass 300?

Mark Bradley
Mark Bradley
3 months ago

I can’t get my hero’s past level legendary+ 160 it say the hero’s are Maxed

Darren Whittle
Darren Whittle
Reply to  Mark Bradley
3 months ago

There are some heroes that are capped at Legendary+ (Arden, Saveas, Silvina…). You can see them in the “Portrait” section in the heroes tab.

Simon
Simon
7 months ago

How much dust do I need after 240 for each level?

James Cotter
James Cotter
1 year ago

You need to update. After the recent patch the formula wasn’t updated and reads 240+(29*5)=410 when it equals 385.

Delta
Delta
1 year ago

What heros should i level up and should i only level 5 heros up ?

adqd
adqd
Reply to  Delta
1 year ago

Yes, only 5

Tofu
Tofu
1 year ago

I have 5 heroes level 240. How do I get them above that? In the Resonating Crystal, I clicked the Strengthen Crystal button until I ran out of gold and the hero levels did not change.

curious
curious
Reply to  Tofu
28 days ago

Me too. I think you need essence/dust. Probably a bug in the game which allows you to spend money and exp without leveling up.

MrFouffe
MrFouffe
1 year ago

The max level is over 410, look “Bitizen” on S65, he’s 418 ^^

Spookzqi
Spookzqi
Reply to  MrFouffe
1 year ago

and my highest hero level still 180 🙁

Kazazaduzkul
Kazazaduzkul
Reply to  MrFouffe
11 months ago

its cause there are now more than 34 heroes this is outdated

Tao
Tao
1 year ago

Apologies – still new to the game.
So 3/5 of my purple tier heros stopped leveling at 100,and I needed to ascend them?
I decided to revert them in the cart, and level up 3 different purple tier heros, however, it won’t let me level them past 60 because of a pentagram or something?
Help me please 😂

Magikitten
Magikitten
Reply to  Tao
1 year ago

Purple heroes “elite” capped at 100, unless you ascend them to elite+ which capped at 120. The pentagram is for you to boost other heroes to the same level of your 5 most powerful hero, thus a penta-gram

Shaldares
Shaldares
Reply to  Tao
7 months ago

Also, you can’t level a character too high past your lowest on the crystal. I believe it’s 40 levels in most parts of the game. So, if you level a total of 5 heroes to at least either 20 or 40, you should be able to raise 4 of them to level 80 before having to get #5 up to 60, etc.

NescafeN7
NescafeN7
1 year ago

I have image of proof that 360 is max level, if there is a way to show it to you i will gladly provide. Please contact me wia email or on discord and proof of that wrizz can be killed

Brynn
Brynn
Reply to  NescafeN7
8 days ago

U didn’t even leave ur email or discord number. How are we supposed to contact ya? Btw u should posted the link to ur image on this comment rather than wait for peeps to respond. Ur “proof” could simply be photoshopped tbh so good luck trying to fool people. Alot of peeps have photoshopped their levels to make it look as if it is real until i ask them if they can show me their entire hero collection then they will simply deny it and throw insults to make themselves feel better. It’s called being a liar and having an… Read more »

Kurzerk
Kurzerk
1 year ago

Hello,

Sorry if this is posted elsewhere, but I was wondering what the Ascension requirements were? Do you need any of the same hero after hitting Legendary+ or is it all type based?

Somebody
Somebody
Reply to  Kurzerk
1 year ago

That’s under the Buildings > Temple of Ascension

commentator
commentator
1 year ago

So after lvling my tasi and lucius to mythic plus at 180, I ran into an unexpected surprise of finding out they’re stuck there until all pentagram heroes are above 160.
Thought I’d just post this here, so other people would know, maybe u guys can put that somewhere in tips

Commentator
Commentator
Reply to  commentator
1 year ago

So an update: You only need to get to 160, not above it, idk why they write that, that’s very confusing, but you can pass 180 with the other heroes being at 160 leg+ on pentagram, no need to upgrade them to mythic as well

Campso
Campso
Reply to  commentator
1 year ago

Same thing happens when you reach lvl 200. Other heros need at least lvl 180 in order to keep leveling 1 hero past lvl 200. I would like to know if its similar at lvl 220…

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Campso
1 year ago

Same at 220, just came looking to see if others had found the same thing. Only got one ascended hero so far, 2 M+ and the other 2 M at max level for their tier. It says I can’t level up my ascended hero until all heroes on the resonating crystal are above level 200. This would imply that I need to have 5 ascended heroes to level up one of them above 220, which is gonna take a while!

Your mom
Your mom
Reply to  Campso
1 year ago

The max possible difference between the highest and the lowest hero is 40 levels for upgrading the highest

Logan
Logan
1 year ago

It is better to level up Shemira to 121 (and use 3000 dust) or level up all the other 4 to 101 (already 2 are to 101). Thanks.

qrex
qrex
1 year ago

There’s a typo on the total gold required to level a hero to 121.

SmellsLikeTeenSprite
SmellsLikeTeenSprite
1 year ago

I believe there was a hero (don’t remember which) that had a skill evolve at lvl. 91
Of course I can’t remember now, but I’ll send a follow-up if I remember
If it’s relevant, of course

Safari
Safari
1 year ago

Could you also add a table for AFK Rewards? i.e. the amount that is earned per minute for each player level?

Ineept
Ineept
Reply to  Safari
1 year ago

You get one hero essence every 4 minutes and 15 seconds roughly. You get on invigorating essence every 12 minutes roughly.
The rest is dependent on your campaign progress.

Bastard of winterfell
Bastard of winterfell
1 year ago

Could you add pentagram level requirement, i noticed all pentagram hero must be above lvl60 for me to ascend brutus to lvl81

Fishing989
Fishing989
Reply to  Bastard of winterfell
1 year ago

lv 81 needs other 4 to be lv 60
101 > lv 80
121 > 100
141 > 120
161 > 140
181 > 160

and so on. from what I’ve noticed

MEGAMIND
MEGAMIND
1 year ago

Aside from the xp requirements per lvl, can you also add a commutative xp requirement column beside it? Like for lvl 141, you’d need 8.111m exp to reach this lvl. That would be a nice addition

Relton
Relton
1 year ago

Character level does effect how much afk xp you can get via the VIP perk boost you get every 10 levels. IIRC lvl 40 as f2p gets you lvl 2 and lvl70 will get you lvl 3. Spending money will obviously accelerate this and essence will likely gate your advancement but it doesn’t do absolutely nothing.

mwb
mwb
1 year ago

On level 76, I think you meant to put 20,000 xp, but it says 2,000. Also, could you add that certain thresholds require heroes in the Pentagram (Resonating Crystal) to be all be at least a certain level? I’m assuming that it occurs in more than just 100 > 101, which requires at the 5 heroes to all be lvl 80 or above.

I love the site – it has been super helpful. Thanks for the hard work!

Dren
Dren
Reply to  mwb
1 year ago

I know you need all 5 to be at least 60 to get 81 as well.

lostero
lostero
Reply to  Dren
1 year ago

Yep this should be added to table

LaserUnicorn
LaserUnicorn
1 year ago

Could you include the level cap for each different rarity?

DSX
DSX
Reply to  LaserUnicorn
1 year ago

Level Cap is
Mythic+ heroes have a level cap of 240.
Legendary+ heroes have a level cap of 160.
Common heroes have a level cap of 100.

Aven2k7
Aven2k7
Reply to  AFKArena
1 year ago

You could also add

Mythic heroes have a level cap of 200.
Legendary heroes have a level cap of 140.

Peter
Peter
Reply to  Aven2k7
1 year ago

Ahh thank you. I was scrolling through looking for level cap of mythic.

Vantemi
Vantemi
1 year ago

Nice guide, just a quick question how do we get star to a hero cause now i see ascended hero got star on it. What should we do to get the star? Thanks!

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