When it comes to gacha games, there are few opportunities to take advantage over those who have been playing the games for longer than yourself. This is because, regardless of your play style, you will have to grind through the same levels repeatedly to farm materials and unlock the best heroes, especially as a f2p player. In the case of Raid: Shadow Legends, even if you’re a player that purchases from the in-game store, there are no guarantees that you will receive a character that will help you get the upper hand.
These obstacles for progressing in the game and for creating powerful teams are deliberately implemented by the developers to close the gap between f2p and premium players. In this manner, even by purchasing items from the store using real money, you can’t obtain a significant advantage over other players, which helps to preserve the balance in the game.
However, did you know that there are other methods for powering up in Raid: Shadow Legends?
Making in-app purchases is only one way to speed up the grind, as well as for increasing the probability of obtaining heroes of higher quality in this game. However, as we mentioned above, all players will eventually have to grind and farm for materials. This fact gives an inherent advantage to those who play on BlueStacks, mostly thanks to the tools that our platform offers.
In this guide, we will talk about the most important tools that our platform has to offer when it comes to playing Raid: Shadow Legends. Furthermore, we will explain how to use our client to speed up the rerolling process in this game.
Increase the Odds of Receiving Awesome Heroes with the Instance Manager
As we’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, when it comes to gacha games, your team composition is one of the most important elements in battle. For this reason, a significant part of this game revolves around gathering materials to perform summonings.
Every time you perform a summoning, there is a chance to receive a common or infrequent champion, as well as a low probability of receiving a rare character. Moreover, depending on the type of fragment that you use for the summoning, you will also have a small chance of obtaining an epic or legendary character, which is among some of the best in the game.
The objective of this game, aside from completing the story missions, is to obtain fragments so you can perform more summonings in order to build a powerful team. Unfortunately, this process takes a lot of time—or money, depending on your play style. Luckily, there is a way to obtain a powerful hero right from the start: by rerolling the initial summoning.
Once you complete the first tutorial, you will receive a free Mystery Shard, which you can use to perform a normal summoning. Even though the highest quality characters you can receive from this type of summoning are “rare” characters, units of this rarity are far better than common champions. For this reason, rerolling on the initial summoning until you get a rare character is a great way to power up your team in anticipation for the first few stages.
With the BlueStacks Instance Manager, you can reroll with 2, 3, or with whatever number of simultaneous instances that your PC can handle. Even though this tool can’t increase the odds of receiving a good character, it can definitely increase the rate at which you perform summonings. In this sense, if you’re not satisfied with the results of the initial summoning, you can simply delete and reinstall the game in the corresponding instance, and progress until you finish the tutorial again. Keep in mind that reaching the initial summoning takes about 5 to 10 minutes with every reroll.
However, if you’re not keen on reinstalling the game and downloading the initial patch with every reroll, you could hold out until gathering 900 gems on each account, which you can use for purchasing 11 Ancient Shards from the store. Summoning with these fragments may result in a rare, epic, or legendary unit, with a good chance of receiving at least one legendary, and several epic characters. However, gathering the 900 gems can take a long time, especially as a f2p player. In this sense, this method is ideal for those who don’t mind investing time into the game on multiple accounts.
Once you’ve unlocked several good characters on one account, you may discard the others. Alternatively, you could consider creating a clan so that you can dominate your server with the combined strength of all your accounts. However, managing a clan requires a lot of time and effort, so it may not be an option for everyone. Nevertheless, those who manage to create a powerful clan will receive many rewards, especially if you join the clan from multiple accounts of your own.
Automate Even the Toughest Battles with the Combo Key
Due to the repetitive design of most gacha games, these titles often offer an auto-battle function so that you can focus on other tasks while your characters fight the enemy. Luckily, as we mentioned in our review of the game, Raid: Shadow Legends, is one of those games that emphasizes character development and team composition over battle performance. For this reason, you can simply assemble a good team, and let the computer handle the combat.
However, even though the auto-battle function is very handy for the easier levels, it loses effectiveness as you progress through the game since the computer doesn’t make effective use of your team’s skills. Problems such as these are why we invented the BlueStacks combo key.
This tool allows you to record command combos and reproduce them on future occasions with the press of a button. It’s a perfect function for games like Raid: Shadow Legends since the enemies that you’ll fight on each stage are static and never vary. Furthermore, thanks to the turn-based combat in this game, automating a stage with the combo key is as simple as recording yourself beating the level and then reproducing the solution every time you want to repeat said level.
Let’s take a look at a practical example of how to use the combo key. Enter the level that you wish to automate and start recording:
With the combo key running, complete the level.
Once you’re done, stop the recording and assign a name and key to your combo so that you can identify it in the future. Keep in mind that these combos are team-specific and that you’ll likely have to redo them if you switch your team composition.
In the future, every time you wish to automate this level, you’ll only need to press the corresponding shortcut and watch as your team tears the enemy apart.
Due to the design of gacha games, there is no easy or fast way to unlock the best characters. However, with the tools that BlueStacks offers, you can significantly reduce the tedium of having to beat the same levels over and over, and focus on what really matters: enjoying the game. Have fun with this one. Cheers!