Guide to Building Your Victorian Mansion in Heroes of the Dark
One of the very interesting features of Heroes of the Dark is the ability to build your own Victorian mansion. The mansion serves as the headquarters for all your heroes but more importantly, this is also the place where you will obtain the majority of the essential resources that you will use in your adventure (i.e., Gold, Moondust). In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the various rooms that you can build in your mansion and how to effectively upgrade them.
The Throne Room is the heart of your mansion. What rooms you can build as well as how many of them you can build is determined by the level of the Throne Room.
To level up the Throne Room, you will need a certain amount of Gold to construct the upgrades. Alternatively, you can also spend Lunar Gems which is the game’s premium currency. Upgrading the Throne Room will give you access to new rooms to build, the increased the maximum number of rooms you can build, and increased maximum level of said rooms.
Should you choose to upgrade by spending Gold, you will need to patiently wait for a short to the long amount of time depending on the level that the Throne Room will upgrade to. You can shorten the construction time by consuming Speed-up items. The amount of decreased construction time depends on the type of Speed-Up item that you use. There are various types such as “Lower Speed-Up” (decreases one minute) and “Divine Speed-Up” (decreases three days). Spending Lunar Gems instead of Gold will instantly complete the construction; however, your Gold will still be decreased. Interestingly, you can keep using Lunar Gems to instantly construct rooms even when your Gold reaches zero.
The spending of either Gold or Lunar Gems for constructions and the use of Speed-Ups to hasten said constructions are not only done in the Throne Room. These can be done on practically all other rooms in the mansion.
The mansion is where you will primarily harvest essential resources needed to either improve the mansion or make your heroes stronger. These rooms can be upgraded individually to boost their production output.
Additionally, you can also assign heroes to rooms to further give buffs to its production capacity. Even when a hero is assigned to a room, they can still be sent to battle.
Vampiric Ritual Room
The Vampiric Ritual Room is where Blood Crystals are produced. Blood Crystals are required by Vampire heroes for levelling up. There are five tiers of Blood Crystals that you can produce, and a new tier is unlocked when the room reaches the required level.
Assigning Daeva von Meremoth decreases the production cost of Small Blood shards (Tier I) by 25%. On the other hand, assigning Nifa, the Vanquisher gives you the ability to craft eight more Small Blood Shards at a time.
Human Lunar Laboratory
Human heroes require Battery Crystals for upgrades and the Human Lunar Laboratory is where these can be manufactured. There are five tiers of Battery Crystals that you can produce, and a new tier is unlocked when the room reaches the required level.
Assigning Stamatus Abernathy decreases the production cost of Small Battery Shards (Tier I) by 20% while assigning Nicole Lambda allows you to craft seven more Small Battery Shards at a time.
Lupine Purification Chamber
Werewolves need Purified Crystals for upgrades, and these can be crafted in the Lupine Purification Chamber. There are five tiers of Purified Crystals that you can produce, and a new tier is unlocked when the room reaches the required level.
Assigning Izara decreases the production cost of Small Purified Shards (Tier I) by 20%. Meanwhile, assigning Locust allows you to craft seven more Small Purified Shards at a time.
Gold is the primary ingredient for constructing an upgrading room and the Gold Foundry is where it is generated on an hourly basis. Moreover, it also stores acts as storage for the Gold that it produces. Upgrading the foundry increases the hourly output as well as the amount of Gold that it can store.
Assigning Bishop to the foundry grants you an additional 30% of Gold output while assigning Voss, the Royal One gives you a chance to win a Gold voucher.
Crafting the essential crystals in the Ritual Room, Lunar Laboratory, and Purification Chamber require a resource called Moondust and the Moondust Factory is where you can manufacture exactly that. Like the Gold Foundry, it generates Moondust on an hourly basis and stores a moderate amount of the dust it makes.
Assigning Dorian to the foundry grants you an additional 30% of Moondust output while assigning Alessa gives you a chance to win a Moondust voucher.
The Vault acts as additional storage for generated Gold and Moondust. Additionally, it also protects these resources from the hands of enemies who may invade your mansion. Unlike the previous rooms, you cannot assign heroes in the Vault.
When a battle becomes too grueling, some of your heroes may come home with heavy injuries. These injuries will result in their maximum health being degraded.
To get your heroes back to tip-top shape, you must send them to the infirmary for healing. Assigning Altinay increases the Infirmary’s healing speed by 10% while assigning Dr. Wolfgang adds an additional slot to the infirmary and also decreases the healing cost by 15%.
The Garrison is your mansions’ primary defense against other players who want to invade your mansion and steal its resources.
There is a maximum of three waves in the Garrison and each wave can hold five heroes. When an enemy attacks the mansion, they will have to go through the waves of your Garrison first. The more waves there are (assuming each wave is fully filled with five heroes), the better your defenses will be against foreign attackers. More waves are unlocked when your upgrade the Garrison to the required level.