5 Secret Tips No One Knows in Angry Birds Epic

Tutorials can teach a lot, but they can't always help you choose what weapons to use, how to avoid spending money, and when you're about to do something stupid.

If you can't find what you're looking for here or want to check out more Angry Birds Epic walkthroughs, common fixes, and tips, take a look at the Master List

The latest mobile game to join the hit Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Epic is a new take on the traditional turn-based RPG. The familiar disgruntled faces have moved beyond flinging themselves at buildings and have now taken up swords, healing harps, and wizard hats on an adventure to battle egg-stealing, vegetable-stomping, pirate ship-stealing Pigs. 

Unfortunately for the majority of us, while Angry Birds Epic does its best to break down the gameplay into bite-sized tutorials and helping loading screen hints, there's a lot of information they simply skip out on and you find out yourself... often the hard way.

Don't fall into the same trap! 

Here are five things you should know before you throw away your in-game items, your real-life cash, or your phone out of frustration, forever.

1. You don't need to spend money on the Golden Chili (Or any other in-game items)

One of the first in-game advertisements pops up on your screen is a limited time offer for 50% off the Golden Chili. It asks for in-game currency, but you will never make enough Lucky Coins before the offer expires - it's an invitation to spend real money to get the item.


At full price, the Golden Chili is worth 125 Lucky Coins. After a few days of play, you will likely have earned that many Lucky Coins just by playing the game normally.

(See How to Get Lucky Coins, Snoutlings, and Essence of Friendship For Free to learn about getting more Coins!)

2. The newest weapon is not always the best weapon

As you progress, you will acquire many different blueprints for weapons, off-hands, and potions. Check the stats of the weapon. The game makes it easy for you to compare the Attack (sword symbol) or Defense (heart symbol) of the new weapon/off-hand, but all of these items also have secondary effects, which have a certain % change to cause an extra effect.

These can be very important and very useful. When fighting mobs, you will often be faced with enemies that can buff all enemy targets with shields or increased Attack power. Having a weapon with a high chance to Dispel will help negate these enemy buffs.

3. The Attack Power stat on blueprints is just a guideline.

Similar to #2, just because the Attack Power on a blueprint appears lower than your current weapon does not mean that it is not worth making. Remember that every time you craft a weapon, you will roll a die to determine its stats. With each star, your Attack power/Defense power will increase, and so will the % chance on its secondary effect. 

A lower 3-star weapon will almost always beat out a higher level 0-star weapon. 

4. You will trash the weapon/off-hand weapon you are currently holding. 

When you are running low on crafting materials and want to break down your old weapons/off-hands, remember that what you are currently holding is what you are throwing into the trash can.

This seems a little backward, and has caused me no end of rage for throwing away a really good weapon just because I had the wrong item selected or I pressed the Trash Can button in the Item Equip screen by mistake instead of the red X in the corner to continue out of the screen.

There are no take-backs. 

5. When spinning for Golden Pig rewards, don't waste your Essence of Friendship.

While there are those who have the luxury of a million Facebook friends who don't mind being bothered each and every single day to give you a Friendship heart... many of us don't. Nor do we want to shell out real pennies just to roll a bad hand again.

My advice is to save those heart stones for making Potions or crafting weapons/off-hands. 

If you do not get the rewards you wanted from the daily Golden Pig fight, try refighting the battle (yellow middle button on the Spin screen, with what looks like a rewound sword) to see if you get more stars and a better spin. It can be a little time-consuming, but it is free.

I only advise doing this with the Golden Pig fight because this is the only battle that is not repeatable immediately, and can only be done once a day

(See also How to Get Lucky Coins, Snoutlings, and Essence of Friendship For Free for more about getting Essence of Friendship from your Facebook friends.)

If you have any questions or tips you'd also like to contribute, feel free to leave a comment!

For other guides and tips for Angry Birds Epiccheck out the Master List.

Featured Columnist

Avid PC gamer and long-time console lover. I enjoy sneaking, stealing everything not nailed down, and shooting zombies in the face. I'm also a cat.

Published Mar. 19th 2015
  • Zachary_8237
    Hi thanks for telling me this stuff only one thing did help me but it had to be worth the time No.5 was the one that was good thank you dude.
  • Bobby_5716
    Hi everyone! Totally stuck on level 50 (cave 14) in AB's Epic.. Anyone have any suggestions?? Thanx!
  • ferpy
    but u CANT rebattle the golden pig

    fix that pls
  • Nicky_8575
    Does anyone know how to get stuff out of your bag once it is put in? IF so can you please tell me how. Thankyou
  • ferpy
    i think u cant droop off bag thinks :(
  • bria _9775
    OK there is this big boss he's holding a bone its just him all it takes is one hit from him an one of my birds are dead an when he kills one he heals his self what can I do to find away to beat him
  • Ismael_6133
    On the tip #5, as you stated, you can't re-fight the golden pig battle by pressing the arrow with the sword in the middle at the end, because they don't give you that option at all.

    The only way you might do this is if, before the battle is over, you press the pause button and re-start the battle there, but NEVER after the battle is over. You can re-star any battle this way, as many times as you want.

    But remember, if you are in a multilevel battle, when you re-start the battle you go back to the beginning of the battle, not at the level you were at the moment.

    Plus if you do this after resting for a few hours, and have your 5 bonus swords that will give you 2x experience, then you have an advantage if you have to re-start the golden pig battle. I have done this and many times.
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Yes, the information in this article is a little dated now since it's been updated several times since and they removed that option to refight the battle if you don't like your loot. That was one of the things that I was disappointed to lose, but rested experience is nice.
  • onlineous
    I agree with 'linkbait'. The title is quite misplaced, these are not tips 'nobody knows' but this is rather a angry birds epic starting guide. Nothing wrong with writing a guide for starting players, but please be clear about that from the start of the article.
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Yes, the title was an adjustment on my editor's part (iirc, after linkbait's comment). It was originally something innocuous like "5 things to know before rage-quitting ABE."
  • Richard Rae
    One good use of the "replay" button is when you've got a "borrowed" character in your line-up, and you lost the battle; if you're pretty sure you could win it with what you have and a different strategy, tap that button and you won't lose your "borrowed" character and can try the fight again (and again, and again). If you quit out of the battle after the outcome, that borrowed character won't be available again unless you pay Lucky Coins (not advised) or wait the designated time limit.
  • combattt_8393
    I use a hack for Angry Birds Epic Hack that gave me unlimited lucky coins, snoutlings & friendship essence. Here it is: http://g4mehacks.com/angry-birds-epic-hack/
  • Angry Birds Epic
    Where are the Secret Areas and their bosses?
    - Acy
  • Linkbait
    This is outrageous linkbait.
    It's clear you didn't play the game long and are talking without knowing much.

    the in-game money comment is specially stupid.
    First, you don't even know there are classes that require gold because you didn't play long enough. Second, you have no clue about the higher tiers of cauldron and anvil, because you didn't bother to follow your own advice and save and buy the first tier.

    You need over 2500 gold coins to get all the items to second tier (is there a third?) and all the classes. That means, after discounting the less than 200 you get from the whole game except golden pig, 2300 from Golden Pig.

    Golden Pig gives you 35 God Pieces a week (including the facebook bonus).
    So to get the pieces that are so easy to come by just by playing, you need around 70 weeks of daily playing.

    Anyone may have the opinion "spending money on this is stupid", but saying "you don't need it, it's easy to get them" when you've probably played the game for just a day...
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Thanks for the info! :) You sound like you've played a lot yourself, and like it a lot - and that's pretty cool to me since I have to explain myself ad nauseum every time I bring up that I like it. Gamer elitism, it'll get you no matter where you go, I guess.

    You may also have realized at this point that this guide (and others, I'm not done writing them yet) is not meant for you. And I don't mean that in a bad way. I'm glad that you have the game figured out and so well. But also note that most of these guides are intended for those players just starting out and just figuring stuff out. It's the little things, especially early on, that can get you frustrated enough to uninstall something before you've really learned to like it.

    They don't NEED to shell out real money just to nab that Golden Chili, because it really does take about an extra day or two to get enough Lucky Coins for it. They should know that.

    I also hope you understand that you and I have radically different playstyles. I have absolutely no problem replaying and grinding levels just to have a complete trail of 3-star flags following me. I have no problem replaying certain levels over and over again because I want specific crafting/potion materials and I don't want to waste my Friendship Essences re-rolling. I will beat that Golden Pig over and over again when I play it until I get a Treasure Chest and until I see extra (edit: SNOUTLINGS, not Lucky Coins, gah) popping out of it. It's a casual game. I'm not in it for the story. I like the combat system. And I have all the time in the world.

    As for "spending money on this is stupid," quite the contrary. I have no problem with people doing this - micro-transactions make the mobile market go round. More power to them, and I envy their ready supply of cash. But it is not hard to follow the game prompts and pay up when they tell you to. The intention of these guides is to point out that it is not a necessity and to give some tips on getting started without. Because you're right, that is the harder path.

    This is how I play my casual games, and that's how I gear these guides. I'm glad you don't need them, but I hope you understand that other people do. For the rest... well, you have an account now. Maybe you can give your insight too. :)

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