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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.

Leveling Planner Spreadsheets

Want to plan how many resources you need to level up heroes? Check out these spreadsheets made by players:

AFK Arena Calculator by WrathOfTheElvhen / Freyja (You’ll need to copy this one use it).

Leveling Planner Spreadsheet by Vladimir

Level Cap

The absolute level cap for ascended tier heroes is currently 455‬.‬ 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.

As there’s currently 43 ascended tier heroes, the cap right now is 240 + 5×43 = 455.

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 455‬ 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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James Cotter

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

Delta
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Delta

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

adqd
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adqd

Yes, only 5

Tofu
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Tofu

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.

MrFouffe
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MrFouffe

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

Spookzqi
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Spookzqi

and my highest hero level still 180 sad

Kazazaduzkul
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Kazazaduzkul

its cause there are now more than 34 heroes this is outdated

Tao
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Tao

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
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Magikitten

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

NescafeN7
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NescafeN7

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

Kurzerk
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Kurzerk

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
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Somebody

That’s under the Buildings > Temple of Ascension

commentator
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commentator

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
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Commentator

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
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Campso

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
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Tom

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
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Your mom

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

Logan
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Logan

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
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qrex

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

SmellsLikeTeenSprite
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SmellsLikeTeenSprite

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
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Safari

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

Ineept
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Ineept

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
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Bastard of winterfell

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

Fishing989
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Fishing989

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
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MEGAMIND

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
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Relton

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
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mwb

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
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Dren

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

lostero
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lostero

Yep this should be added to table

LaserUnicorn
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LaserUnicorn

Could you include the level cap for each different rarity?

DSX
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DSX

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.

Vantemi
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Vantemi

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!