5-Minute Lessons: The Best Familiars in Bit Heroes' Early-Game

Want to breeze through the first few zones of Bit Heroes but don't know what familiars to use? This quick guide will get you going on the right path.

Browser-based and mobile games are a great way to break up those dull moments during the day. And, in fact, I love that there are more minimal-interaction games on the market -- games that only need a few bits of input before whisking us away on a 5-minute adventure. Bit Heroes is one of those games for me -- a browser-based/mobile dungeon crawler that's free-to-play. 

Since I know time is precious, I present to you the 5-minute lesson on Familiars -- creatures that fight alongside you in Bit Heroes. So, let's dig deeper into the importance of familiars and how you can best use them to help you progress through the game. 

Familiars and You

Familiars come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of rarity. Now, there is no easy way to get the exact Familiar you want as they only choose to present you with the opportunity to recruit them based on a number of factors, such as day, level of dungeon difficulty, and rarity level.

The optimal days to go Familiar grinding is on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with Thursday yielding the highest chance booster of 50%.

You're going to spend a lot of time grinding the dungeons in the first zone -- dungeon 2 and 3 mainly -- because you're going to need to recruit a Bob, a Shrump, and a Mer'lan, as well as find the fusion scroll to make Bor'lan.

Bob and Shrump can most commonly be encountered in the second dungeon of Zone 1 and Mer'lan is in the third dungeon, which is also where you'll find the Bor'lan fusion scroll drop. But what is fusion?

Building a Better Familiar

Fusion is exactly what it sounds like -- you grab some glue and duct tape and combine Familiars to make better ones. Familiars stats are scaled on your character's stats. When familiars are fused they gain 5% extra stat scale as well as a passive ability. The fusion familiars that we're focusing on are

Familiars stats are scaled on your character's stats. When familiars are fused, they gain 5% extra stat scale, as well as a passive ability. The fusion familiars that we're focusing on are Bor'lan and Shrampz -- with Bor'lan being the easier fusion to obtain.

These 2 fusion familiars are the current meta and will help easily carry you through to the third zone of the game. 

Now, in order to perform Shrampz's fusion, you're going to have to get a Grampz familiar, which you can find in the second zone's second dungeon. My advice to you would be to grind until you can get Bor'lan before you try to go Zone 2 to grind for Grampz.

Beyond Zone 3

There are some players that I've spoken with that have told me they even used Shrampz as their tank into Zone 4, so this is worth the grinding you're going to have to do. Chances are if you're reading this, you're going to spend some time grinding Zone 1 and aren't likely too worried about the later zones.  

Hopefully, this 5-minute guide helps you to get together the best team you can. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section below. Make sure to check out our other Bit Heroes Guides here


From Atari 2600 to TTRPG and beyond I game, therefore I am. Can generally be found DMing D&D on the weekend, homebrewing beer, or tripping over stuff in my house while playing VR. Hopeful for something *Ready Player One* meets *S.A.O Nerve Gear* before I kick the bucket.

Published Jun. 16th 2017

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