Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas is a gacha RPG with a twist, in the sense that you have to pay more attention to your clan setups instead of your individual characters, in order to create powerful squads and breeze through the stages. However, even with the best characters in the game, you’d still need to keep several things in mind if you want to progress with ease. This guide is meant to give you a few tips, tricks, and pointers on how to prepare your teams and win all your battles.

Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas Combat Guide with the Best Tips and Tricks For Winning Battles

Let’s begin!

The Hardest Battles Are Won Outside of Combat

When it comes to combat in most gacha games, your mind might instantly jump to simply choosing a team, activating auto-battle, and watching as the game plays itself. And while Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas is like that to an extent, the game also gets quite tough fairly quickly, which means that you’ll actually need to put some thought and effort into your squad setup, as well as on upgrading your units to have them perform to their fullest potential.

Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas Combat Guide with the Best Tips and Tricks For Winning Battles

There are two main elements you have to consider when choosing your team. The first is your actual team composition, which means that you have to keep a balance of roles and types of heroes in your squad. The second is the status of your individual heroes, regarding their skills and character levels, in the sense that you should always upgrade your main units as much as you can, in order to boost their performance at all times. 

The first aspect is quite easy to address; simply keep a team with a balanced composition, and you should be fine for dealing with most challenges. In other words, striking a balance between Tanks, Warriors, Mages, Support, Assassins, and Marksmen can go a long way towards helping you succeed. The second aspect is also simple, but requires a lot of time and resources, since you need to farm a lot of materials in order to upgrade your heroes.

Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas Combat Guide with the Best Tips and Tricks For Winning Battles

Nevertheless, while it’s important to save resources for upgrading only the characters that you plan to keep for the long run, there’s actually no harm in investing resources on your current team, to increase your strength in the short term. This is further supported by the fact that Bloodline has a built-in “Reset” system in the Champions menu, which lets you return any character back to level 1, refunding all the materials you ever spent building them up. This essentially lets you experiment with different characters and setups, without actually committing any valuable resources to this endeavor.

The Best Team Formations Trivialize Tough Encounters

While choosing the best Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas champions is important for maximizing the potential of your team, arranging your units in an appropriate manner for your current team setup is also as important as it allows the beefier heroes to fight in the frontlines, while the more fragile units attack and fight from the relative safety of the back rows. In other words, the best characters would be utterly wasted if you don’t arrange them correctly in your formation. 

Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas Combat Guide with the Best Tips and Tricks For Winning Battles

Remember that there are six types of units in the game, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. For instance, Tanks and Warriors are happy to fight in the frontlines, since their superior defenses lets them absorb lots of damage, while Marksmen, Supporters, and Mages are better suited for acting from the back rows, away from potential threats. Meanwhile, Assassins are special types of DPS units that directly jump to the enemy’s back rows and attempt to take out their stronger units. This makes them versatile in terms of what position they can occupy within your formation.

Proper arrangement of your units can make short work of even the toughest battles. However, even if you have the best heroes, keep them upgraded, and arrange them correctly, there’s still the issue of your actual role in combat as the player, which revolves around the correct timing for the usage of their skills. This leads us to our next point… 

Proper Usage of Special Skills is Exceedingly Important

While the auto-combat system does an acceptable job of clearing the easier stages, it struggles to clear the harder content, especially because it doesn’t know when to use the heroes’ skills to their full potential. As such, it’s better to turn auto-combat off for the harder battles, and instead control your team manually. You’ll find that, in this manner, you will be able to win battles that you usually couldn’t when relying on the CPU, without the need to spend valuable resources on upgrading your current formation.

Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas Combat Guide with the Best Tips and Tricks For Winning Battles

When in doubt, or whenever you’re going up against a team with a higher combat rating than your own, you could benefit tremendously from controlling your team manually, instead of letting the CPU make all the important skill usage decisions in your stead.

Sometimes, Grinding and Farming is the Only Choice

Despite all that we’ve mentioned above, there may be times when you simply aren’t strong enough to proceed. Even if you’re manually controlling your best characters, which have been upgraded as much as you possibly can, you might find that you just get wiped out by the enemy’s superior strength or levels. In these cases, your only choices would be to either work on trying out different team setups by resetting your current characters, or simply grinding some more to further power up your current squad.

Regardless of your choices, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to grind for more resources to upgrade your characters even further. Luckily, there are many systems in place for you to harvest many of these materials, some of which we’ve explained in our Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas beginner’s guide. From the districts in your city, and the AFK grinding in the world map, to plain old stage grinding, there are many ways to grind and farm in Bloodline. The good thing is that some of these systems actually run in the background, so you can continue playing as normal, or even go offline, and you’ll still continue to receive funds both from the AFK grinding as well as from your city districts.

Bloodline: Heroes of Lithas Combat Guide with the Best Tips and Tricks For Winning Battles

Whenever you run into a wall, feel free to take a breather and come back in a few hours, so you can spend your resources on upgrading your team even further. Furthermore, remember that you can always freely reset your characters whenever you want to try out a new setup.