In most mobile RPG games like Hero Wars, a good chunk of your time is dedicated to upgrading and strengthening your characters. You need to make sure that your team is performing optimally at all times, especially if you’re looking to try out some of the most challenging content. However, before you go ahead and invest resources on upgrading your characters, you must first ensure that you have a good base team to begin with. After all, you wouldn’t want to waste materials on sub-optimals characters that you’re gonna swap out eventually, anyway.
Indeed, the first part of your progress in Hero Wars should be dedicated to unlocking powerful characters and preparing for the challenges ahead. As we mentioned in our tips and tricks article for this game, Hero Wars has a sharp difficulty curve that increases as soon as you unlock your fourth character. Once you unlock Aurora and add her to your team, you’ll have a hard time getting 3-star ranking in the following levels since she’s very squishy and will almost always get killed in a few hits, lowering your star ranking.
In other words, if you want to win at every turn in Hero Wars, then you’ll need some good characters for your team. Keep in mind that it doesn’t always have to be the best or meta characters; a balanced team with decent heroes is all it takes to get you through most levels.
Creating a Balanced Team
In Hero Wars, creating a good team is not so much about recruiting the absolute strongest characters, but about unlocking the characters that you can feasibly upgrade at a steady pace. In this sense, while it’s awesome to unlock a meta character, you might not benefit much from them if you can’t upgrade them. Whereas, if you manage to obtain a slightly weaker character, but that you can quickly upgrade and evolve, then he’ll give you much more bang for your buck.
With that being said, a standard team in Hero Wars consists of a tank, a healer, and three DPS characters. The catch here is that you must ensure that all your heroes do the same type of damage, whether physical or magical. You could make an exception for a healer in a physical-based team since healers always do magical damage.
With that being said, let’s go ahead and define each role in a team:
- Tank: Both in stats and skills, tanks excel at staying alive while absorbing the brunt of the enemy’s damage. In other words, a tank’s role is to get hurt so that the rest of your team doesn’t have to. Some stats that are paramount to this role include lifesteal, dodge and, of course, magical and physical armor.
- DPS: This is one of the most difficult roles to fill as the heroes you can use here vary considerably according to what you unlock, as well as to which characters you can feasibly upgrade in a short period. Keep in mind that the idea of DPS is to do as much damage as you can in the shortest amount of time. You can achieve this with virtually any hero, as long as they are upgraded enough. The only difference between the characters would then be their skill sets and damage type.
- Healer: As its name implies, it is the duty of the healer to keep the party alive. They are always magic-based so you don’t really have to worry about their damage type. Furthermore, what sets each healer apart is their skills as some of them focus more on healing, while others have additional crowd control abilities.
Best Characters in Hero Wars
Now that we have learned what each role has to offer our team, let’s go ahead and dive into our recommendations for best teams for the early game in Hero Wars.
Starting out with the characters that will absorb most of the damage in every encounter. Luckily, some of the most decent tanks in the early game are already given to you for free:
- Galahad: For being a starter hero, Galahad is quite a catch since he boasts awesome physical armor, as well as the ability to dish out a lot of damage on his own. He suffers a bit when it comes to dodging, as well as staying alive since he doesn’t have any type of self-heal. However, Galahad is ideal for team comps who value offense as the best form of defense.
- Aurora: I know we said Aurora is a bit squishy at the beginning, but she’s actually one of the best tanks at the start, as long as you keep upgrading her. The caveat here is that Aurora is not actually a physical tank, but rather a character that relies on dodging and stunning the enemy to survive. The fact that most of her skill damage is magical makes her ideal for magic-based teams. Otherwise, her unbuffed damage would be too weak to compete.
- Astaroth: This is also another character that you receive right from the start. Astaroth is ideal in PvP as he can burn the enemy’s energy and delay them from using skills. Furthermore, he can conjure up a shield that protects your team from physical attacks. What little damage he can offer, though, is magic-based so he fits right in with a magical team.
This is the most varied role which, ultimately, comes down to personal preference and hero availability. Keep in mind that the best characters are the ones that you can upgrade quickly and consistently.
- Daredevil: As a standalone damage dealer, Daredevil is decent enough to get you through the first few chapters of the game. She can deal great damage to the entire enemy team with her skills, as well as debuff single enemies and reduce their movement and attack speeds. Her attacks are physical-based.
- Kai: A spellcaster with a penchant for throwing enemies into the air and dealing lots of damage to the entire opposing team. His attacks are magic-based so he goes well with a team that can buff this type of damage. Lastly, he’s a durable character as his passive skills grants him increased vampirism, allowing him to heal himself with every hit.
- K’arkh: This melee hero attacks from the frontline and goes very well with Kai. He has a passive skill that automatically attacks enemies that are thrown into the air, dealing double damage if his level is high enough. He can also prevent enemies from attacking for up to 8 seconds. While not very tanky in terms of stats, his unique skill set makes him a great offtank.
This is, somewhat, the most straightforward role in the game. You have to choose between having a dedicated healer, or using a character with both crowd control and healing capabilities. Your choice will depend on the survivability of your team, in general.
- Thea: Thea becomes available early on in the game and is one of the safest choices for healers in the early stages. She has two different heals, one for single target and another that heals the entire team. She can also silence the enemy team, which is a great bit of support considering that she boasts awesome heals.
- Maya: One of the most prohibitively expensive healers to upgrade, considering that her soul stones only drop from chests. She has the ability to heal her allies over time, as well as to poison and entangle enemies, dealing damage and incapacitating them.
Getting the strongest characters in Hero Wars can be very challenging. Luckily, as long as you follow the general guidelines we shared in the first section, you should be able to beat most of the challenges of the main game. However, if you want to dabble in PvP, then you’d do well to unlock some of the best heroes in the game, possibly including some of the ones that we shared above.