Bit Heroes Guide: Helpful Tips and Tricks for New Players
Bit Heroes is one of those games that has a little something for everybody. Whether you're looking for some retro dungeon crawling, PvP action, collectible pets, or a guild to play with, there is a lot going on in the game -- so much so that it can be a tad overwhelming for new players.
But that's why you're here! In this guide, we're going to provide you with some hints and tips to help you have the best experience you can in Bit Heroes. Enough jabber, let's dig into some basics!
- Note: I generally play on Android but, for the purposes of the guide series, I'll be playing in the Kongregate browser on a new character.
Beginner's Tips and Tricks for Bit Heroes
Use the Post-tutorial Setup
I'm going to assume that you're already familiar with the basics of the game as presented by the tutorial missions, but let's look at a few settings that might not have been mentioned -- like the Video Ads setting. Turning this on will give you the option to watch a short video ad up to 10 times a day.
Doing so will grant you extra energy to go on quests, tickets for PvP, or materials for upgrading your equipment. This is a great way to start stocking up for equipment upgrades later.
Make Use of Auto Mode
Auto Mode is a great way to grind dungeons for items and materials at the beginning of the game, and doesn't require much hands-on involvement from you. Just make sure to keep an eye on your health so you don't accidentally wipe the dungeon.
I'd also recommend checking the Decline Dupes, Decline Merchants, and Decline Treasures boxes in the Settings tab.
Look Out for Video Chests
Grab video chests whenever you see them, as you're guaranteed at least 1 rare item per chest. These items can be recycled for rare materials that you can put toward upgrades or fusions back in town.
Play at the Right Times
Each day of the week has different daily bonuses for you to take advantage of. So you'll want to spend extra time playing on certain days, depending on what you need to get out of the game at any point in time.
The table below breaks down the different bonuses you get depending on the day:
|Monday||+25% Exp, +25% Familiar Chance|
|Tuesday||+25% Exp, +25% Item Find|
|Thursday||+50% Familiar Chance|
|Friday||+50% Item Find|
|Saturday||+30% Exp, +30% Item Find, +30% Familiar Chance|
|Sunday||+100% PvP Exp, +100% PvP Item Find|
By using this chart you can figure out the best days to try and gain new familiars, find items, or power level through PvP.
Know When and How to Earn Familiars
Familiars are a hot topic, but you don't have much control over when and how they appear. Basically, every fight you get into you have a small chance to impress a monster you're fighting and will get the option to recruit it into your group.
Depending on that monster's level of rarity, you'll have varying success rates and costs for turning it into a familiar. Here's how it breaks down:
|Rarity||Capture Chance||Persuade Chance||Gold Cost||Gem Cost|
|Common||4%||40%||1,000 Gold||200 Gems|
|Rare||2.5%||20%||2,000 Gold||400 Gems|
|Epic||1.5%||15%||4,000 Gold||800 Gems|
|Legendary||1.5%||10%||8,000 Gold||1,600 Gems|
Remember: your chance to capture familiars is greater on Monday, Thursday, and Saturdays. So if you're trying to grind for a particular familiar, those are the best days to do it.
- Note: I also want to point out that if you go the gems route, you'll always have a 100% persuasion rate -- so save up those gems unless you don't mind spending money.
As far as which familiars are the best to start the game with, Batty and BooBoo (the starting tutorial familiars) aren't that bad for the first zone. But if you manage to capture a Tubbo and a Mer'lan, you'll be in great shape through Zone 2. Ultimately, though, you're going to want to shoot for fusion familiars like Bor'lan and Shrampz.
Choose the Right Stats and Weapons
This is where people tend to divide into different camps. After polling the community a few separate times, the general consensus is that the best stat spread is 1-0-1 in strength, health, and speed. With high strength and speed, you'll easily get off 3 - 4x as many attacks per cycle compared to the enemies you're fighting, and generally you'll be able to kill them before they can even hit you.
I generally put my player on the back line of the team and prefer to use weapons with higher speed (like the Destiny Bow), as well as trinkets that boost my speed. Starting with a spear is a viable option as well -- especially if you get the Impaler, as it has fairly good damage stats for a Zone 1 weapon.
Putting points into heath was generally not recommended by the other players I spoke with until the later levels of the game, as there are a number of armor pieces that confer good heath buffs, and "tank" characters are generally not needed unless you're planning to do lots of raiding.
Make Friends to Start Grinding Early, Then Do Heroic Runs
The best way to grind out dungeons is to make friends with other players -- particularly those with a higher level than you -- and take them as companions into dungeons. The other (easier) option is to join a guild, as you can add guildmates to your team without having to add them to your friends list. Being in a guild also earns you honor points, which can be spent on items in the guild shop and so free up your gold for other uses.
With two level 20+ characters on your team, you can easily grind through the first zone to power level. Once you get your level up, the best way to grind is to do heroic runs. You'll get more of everything in terms of bonuses, and it's the best way to get those familiars to notice you.
Once you have a few good familiars like a Booty (fusion of BooBoo & Batty), Shrump, or Tubbo, you'll be able to start running the Gauntlet. Gauntlet is a great way of earning large sums of EXP and has a number of different levels of difficulty for you to play through -- so you can experiment to find the best auto-grind settings for you.
Hopefully, these tips and hints will give you the extra edge you need to start playing Bit Heroes. There is quite a bit of grinding and luck involved in this game, but it is a pretty fun game to play. And if you find an active guild, there are some good conversations to be had.
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