Valiant Force Training and Fusion Systems Guide
Training -- also called Card Fusion -- is vital for optimizing your heroes in Valiant Force. Because the training system is required for job advancement and key stat boosts, you will find yourself severely outmatched as the game goes on if you don't learn how to take full advantage of it. Luckily, we're here to help guide you through the process.
To unlock the ability to fuse your cards, all you have to do is achieve player level 7 (note that your player level is not the same as your heroes' levels). This can be done in a day or two as long as you remember to claim your daily quest rewards, as these grant a large amount of player XP.
How to Train/Fuse Cards in Valiant Force
Now that you've reached player level 7, you can fuse cards by going to hero screen of the character you want to upgrade and selecting Train in the Job Level section on the right (see image above). Do that, and you'll be taken to a screen like the one below, where you'll be asked to select some of your other units to fuse into the center one.
Notice how different units contribute a different percentage to the main hero's training. The higher the unit's current number of stars, the more it will contribute. Feel free to use any units that only have the potential for 1-3 stars, as they are just fodder for your 4 and 5-star heroes. Even units with a maximum of 4-star potential will serve as fodder eventually, but in the early game you can still squeeze a lot of use out of them.
Once you've chosen which units you want to fuse into your center hero, simply pay the gold and watch the training bar increase. Don't forget that all units used for fusion will be lost forever, so double-check to make sure that you're not using anyone important.
Keep feeding units, and eventually your hero will achieve 100% Training, granting them instant stat bonuses. But it doesn't stop there. You just maxed out the hero's Job Training, but it still hasn't increased their Job Level. So why not? Odds are your hero hasn't reached their maximum Hero Level yet, which is 20. If you look at the image below, you'll notice there's both the Hero Level on the left side and the Job Level on right side.
Once your hero has maxed out both his/her Hero Level (20) and their Job Training (100%), you'll finally be able to upgrade them to the next Job Level by tapping the green Upgrade button on the right.
Once you do that, you'll receive some sizable stat increases, a heightened max level for the hero's skill, and a +1 next to the unit's job name to denote their current Job Level. Their Training will return to 0% and their Hero Level will be brought back down to 1 so that you can experience the fun of raising them back up all over again. If you plan on advancing your hero into a more advanced job, then you'll have to get them to their current job +2.
How to Get More Fodder For Fusion in Valiant Force
You'll probably burn through your supply of 1-3 star heroes quickly, but luckily acquiring more fusion fodder doesn't require too much effort on your part. Here are few methods:
- Pay Gold: You can spend 45,000 gold to summon a pack of 10 1-3 star units, which will usually be enough to fully train a 3-star hero and most of a 4-star hero. Though you shouldn't overdo it at first, gold will become much less of an issue as the game goes on.
- Farm: Maps 22-3, 23-3, and 24-3 are ideal for farming low-potential heroes thanks to their low energy cost to run and decent hero drop rates.
- Quests: Daily quests throw a surprising number of hero tickets at you, and doing them also grants you XP, gold, and items, so there's really no downside to doing them.
- Be patient: you can get a free 1-3 star summon every day. While this method is admittedly slow, it also doesn't take up any play time or resources. It adds up, trust me.
Now that you understand how fusion and training work in Valiant Force, you are well on your way to assembling the ultimate fighting team. But if you want even more help, then you can check out some of our other Valiant Force guides here on GameSkinny.