Beginner’s Guide for Idle Angels – Angel Stats, Combat System, and More
Idle Angels is an idle role-playing game by MUJOY Games released for Android devices but can now be played on your PC or Mac with BlueStacks. When you play Idle Angels, you are going to meet plenty of bright and colorful characters called Angels that each have unique abilities. You can summon more of these Angels to fight multiple waves of enemies for you and ultimately defeat the monsters that secretly lurk the world. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll help you get started in battling with your extravagant Angels by explaining the basics and important must-knows of the game.
Main Menu Features
The main menu of Idle Angels consists of five tabs wherein each tab allows you to access different features of the game.
- Hall – This is where you do things like summoning new heroes, smelting excess gear, accomplishing daily quests, and competing in the game’s PvP arena. As you level up in the game, more features will be unlocked and be accessible in the Hall. Additionally, the Hall also serves as a home for your “Cover Angel”, or in other words your favorite Angel. You can change your Cover Angel anytime as well as change their attire (if available) and the background.
- Angel – This is where you can manage and upgrade your owned Angels as well as keep track of which Angels you do not own yet. This is also where you can keep track of the Angels outfits that you own and the ones you don’t.
- Battle – This is where your Angels engage in idle combat or in BOSS battles. The Angels that are fighting here depend on who is part of the line-up. The line-up can be edited anytime.
- Guild – This is where you can find or create guilds. Once a guild member, you can start doing guild-related quests to earn rewards as well as earn honor for your guild.
- Chat – This is where you can communicate with other players from other parts of the world. There are separate text channels for English, World, Battle Zone, Guild, and Private chats. Make sure to follow the chat etiquette rules specified by the game to avoid the risk of account banning.
Angels are the main characters of Idle Angels. There is a myriad of Angels that are currently in the game, and they can be acquired either by summoning them or by birthing them through shards.
Angels come in three careers: Mage, Warrior, and Archer. These careers determine the combat specialty of the Angel. Mages specialize in magical attacks that affect multiple enemies at once. Warriors specialize in frontline offensive attacks. Arches specialize in long-ranged attacks.
Each Angel is unique in not only their appearance but also their skills. An Angel has active skills and passive skills. The active skills are strong special attacks that they periodically use during battles whereas passive skills are permanent stat boosts. More skills can be unlocked by awakening an Angel.
Angels are also defined by their rarity. The rarer the Angel is, the stronger their base strength is and the more valuable they are to your line-up. But Angels being rarer also means that they are harder and more expensive to acquire. From highest to lowest in the hierarchy, the rarities of Angels are: SSR+ > SSR > SR+ > SR > R+ > R > N.
An Angel has a level that can be increased to upgrade their attributes. Attributes are what make up an Angel’s combative capabilities. On an Angel’s page, three important attributes are highlighted: Max HP (max amount of damage that can be sustained), Max ATK (max possible damage that can be dealt to enemies), and DEF (amount of damage reduced from enemies). However, there are exponentially more of these attributes that make up the three mentioned above and more information can be found in this guide on upgrading Angels.
The attributes of an Angel determine their CR, which is essentially a single number summarizing their power. In the PvP arena, the aggregate CR of your Angels in the line-up becomes a very useful metric in deciding who you should fight against.
Fate of Angels
An interesting feature of Idle Angels is Angel Fate. This feature grants an Angel bonus with buffs such as additional ATK power whenever certain Angels are part of the line-up.
To know the fate of the Angel, go to the Angel tab, select the Angel from your owned list, and click on the middle-most icon – which should be an icon resembling two diamonds.
Angels can have more than one fate with each fate having a different condition from others. Some fates require more specific Angels to be present in the line-up in exchange for a bigger buff. Note that the Angels used to satisfy the conditions of the fate are not going to be affected by the stat boosts.
Similar to other idle RPGs, Idle Angels also features a countering system in which an Angel’s abilities can be boosted depending on their career and the career of the Angel they’re fighting.
Things are a bit different though in Idle Angels with the career restraint system. When a career dominates over or “restrains” the other career, the attacking Angel gets 20% more damage. When the restrained career attacks the dominant career, the damage is reduced to 10%.
|Career||Deals 20% more damage when it attacks:||Receives 10% less damage when attacked by||Receives 20% more damage when attacked by:|
Idle Combat and Line-up
One of the main features of Idle Angel is being able to fight the continuously spawning waves of enemies to constantly collect resources.
The Angels that are fighting in idle combat are those who are part of your line-up. Your line-up is essentially the team of Angels that are participating in the battles you send them in. A maximum of six Angels can be placed in the line-up. Not all six slots are earned immediately once you start the game, and you need to earn them by leveling up your player level. An additional six Angels can be inserted into the line-up however they will only act as substitutes who will replace any Angel who gets eliminated during battle.
Idle Angels has an inheritance feature in which replacing a stronger Angel with a weaker Angel in the line-up results in the stronger Angel’s attributes and upgrades transfer to the weaker Angel. You can choose to reject the inheritance and keep the weaker Angel’s original attributes.
Idle Angels features plenty of BOSS battles where your Angels work together to fight a strong boss in turn-based combat. The main story progression is done through the completion of BOSS battles.
The order in which your Angels attack is based on their position in the line-up. Their slots in the line-up are ordered from 1-6 with rows 1-3 being the front row and rows 4-6 being the back row. Angels in the front row are prioritized over those in the back row. It is recommended to place Archers and Mages in the back row and Warriors in the front row.
When it is an Angel’s turn to attack, they will unleash their active skills first but note that only one skill can be unleased per turn. After all active skills are used up, the Angels will do two normal attacks (one normal attack per turn) before being able to use active skills again. An Angel must have enough MP before unleashing an active skill and this is indicated by the blue bar on their icon. If an Angel does not have enough MP, they will do a normal attack instead. Additionally, it is possible for Angels to not unleash a skill due to being affected by a stun or other status effect dealt by an enemy. Skill attacks can also be dodged by enemies.
The health of an Angel is indicated by the red bar on their icon. Once fully depleted, they will be replaced by a substitute Angel given that a substitute was even assigned in the first place.
The primary objective of a BOSS battle is to defeat the boss in 30 rounds or less. Not defeating the boss after 30 rounds results in an automatic defeat.