Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem is an incredibly fun mobile game with the added bonus that you can actually collect all the characters from the classic cartoon sitcom. You can then use these crazy rascals to stage battles where abilities look just as crazy as you would expect from the likes of Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck. Who wouldn’t love to repeatedly smack an NPC or another player’s characters with a 250lb safe? The act is priceless!
Funny moments aside, there are a few things you need to know as a new player before you dive into this World of Mayhem. Although you won’t suffer any exaggerated penalties for making the wrong choices, making the right ones can help you progress through the game much faster. Here’s what we mean below.
Day 1: What Should You Do?
The tutorial for Looney Tunes: WoM is brisk and to the point, so you won’t get much gameplay information from it. Sure, you’ll learn how to use your abilities in a battle, as well as how to summon more toons, but once the tutorial is finished, you’ll still know nothing about how you should spend your energy or your resources to make progress. That’s where we come in.
This is a list of the most important things you should do as a new player, starting with day 1:
- Prioritize events over the campaign, but prioritize campaign levels whenever an event is not on. First clear rewards for main story battles are very yummy, so you should attempt to grab them all as soon as possible. Otherwise, if you’ve already finished the campaign and no event is running at this time, you can farm battles 4 and 6 in each chapter for the best Illudium per Energy ratio.
- Every day, you want to fill your banks with crates that you’ve stolen from other people. Although you won’t get to be very picky to begin with – due to the fact that your team will likely be… well, rubbish – you can begin to refresh the search or discard existing crates to find better ones once your team improves. The first 1-star crate you steal each day gives you a special ticket that you can then use for a chance at great toon pieces. Plus, stolen crates are the best way to earn high-quality upgrade materials.
- Daily challenges are a great way to obtain tune-up materials for your toons. Complete as many of these as you can, but bear in mind that the best characters are in WB Studios and Avalooney, rather than Old School Day and Regional Traveler.
- Feel free to buy a Reatomizer per day so that you can complete your daily goals. The purchase will cost Illudium, but there’s no better way to spend this currency. Prioritize the Nuclear Reatomizer, followed by Epic, Molecular, and Regular.
Avoid These Toons
Some toons in World of Mayhem are absolutely worth upgrading as soon as you have enough fragments to summon them. In case you don’t know which of your characters to level up first, you can check out our guide to the best toons in the game.
At the same time, there are a few characters that might tempt you during the early-game, but that are just not worth your resources. These include:
Fishercat Sylvester Jr
You get him very early in the game as the third member of your initial party and you should feel free to use him until you get a better support. His teamwide heal is fairly good, but nothing else recommends him for expensive upgrades. The attack buff he places on allies is simply too weak, while his passive heal is equally unimpressive and must be triggered by an ally with hidden.
This epic toon has great stats overall, but his passives are just awful. One of them triggers when Rocket Coyote falls below 15%, while the other is only activated if he suffers from a DoT. In both instances, though, he usually winds up dead before his effects can become useful, not to mention that his basic ability is just too weak for an attacker.
Unlike the previous two characters, Rocket Sylvester can be useful, but his main drawback is that this is only the case in a very specific team composition that includes Penelope. His signature ability, a teamwide heal, can actually damage all of his allies, which has very limited potential in the wrong squad.
Put Together a Solid Team
The exact composition of a team can vary based on whether you intend to use it in PvP (offensively or defensively) or in PvE. Generally speaking, you’ll always want a defender, coupled with 2-3 attackers and 0-1 supporters. Two team compositions that are very frequently used are the following:
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, 1 Attacker (Photographer Sylvester, Penelope, or others), 1 Defender/Support
This team is one of the community favorites because Bugs Bunny’s stun can be used to counter the enemy Daffy Duck in PvP. You’ll need to include a Defender against squishier teams that can be defeated in 1-2 turns or a Supporter against teams that are likely to drag the fight on for longer.
Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck, 2 Attackers or 1 Supporter and 1 Attacker
Equally effective in PvP, this team relies on Foghorn Leghorn’s free taunt at the start of the battle to pick off at least one enemy attacker. You should use 2 additional attackers to complete your defensive team or 1 additional attacker and 1 supporter to ensure that everyone stays alive during an offensive battle.
Naturally, it will take some time before you can put together one of these two ideal teams, but at least you should know what you’re building towards. The more you are aware of your late-game goals, the better you can prioritize your resources and the faster you can progress in the game. At the end of the day, it might be fun to watch Looney Tunes characters do crazy things, but it’s even more enjoyable to see them crush their enemies!