Just start playing? I bet you have a lot of questions!
This will not answer your every question, but hopefully I’ll give you enough information that you won’t feel so blind and/or uninformed.
First – when you finish reading this post – if you haven’t already, I encourage you to read through the forums. Some of what I’m about to go into has already been touched on by others and it’s a good idea to listen to other points of view. Also, remember that I am just a player like you who decided to write down his experiences with the game. I am not “right”. I am giving advice from my own experience and game playing style. You very well might disagree.Heroes
– The heroes in this game can be acquired by two methods. You may purchase some of them with game coins, which are acquired as rewards for completing dungeon quests and selling your unwanted gear. The rest can only be acquired with gems. Gems are given very sparsely as rewards for completing difficult dungeon quests, leveling your party, and probably a few other things as well. Gems and coins can be bought with real world money in the game store just like many other games. Fair warning – Gems are EXPENSIVE.Gems
– The use of gems is in your face the entire time you play the game. It’s up to you to decide how you will use them when you acquire them. They can be used to buy new heroes, buy skill points for your heroes, speed up training of your heroes, purchase weapons and armor, revive your heroes in battle, purchase mystery chests, and probably more that I am not thinking of from the top of my head.FREE Gems
– That’s right, FREE - or, in some cases, make a purchase and gets gems as a bonus. At the top of the game screen you will see a button for free gems. Tap on it and a pop-up will appear to watch a video for 1 free gem. These videos usually last between 15-30 seconds and advertise other games or services. There is also a button that says “Get More” gems free. Tap on it and you will be taken to a page sponsored by “Tap Joy” that will offer other ways of getting gems for free. Some will give you gems for installing and running other apps. Some will ask you to try their service. And, still others, will ask you to complete a purchase. All of them will award you gems.SylkeCherub, how do you use your gems?
– Funny you should ask.
I use my gems for two reasons ONLY. I use them to purchase new heroes. And, I use them for training my heroes. As far as I’m concerned, all other uses are not worth my gems.Hero Skills
– Each hero has a skill tree. Follow this link for a decent description given by Karnage and scape211 on this forum. (http://ggnbb.glu.com/showthread.php?4349-List-of-Skills-for-Premium-Heroes
) When you train your heroes, it costs time and money. Both increase as you increase in level.
For each level you will be given 1 free skill point. For 5 gems, you can get 2 skill points. This is probably the single best use for gems in the game.
If you are gem poor, choose the hero you think will best utilize the extra skill points.My Favorite Heroes and Why1. Fel’mor – If you are only going to buy 1 gem based hero – this is the one you want!
1.1. Provocation – This will agro the entire battlefield – be sure to wait for all mobs to complete their entrance unless you are absolutely desperate.
1.2. Stun Charge – This causes an instant dash to the target dealing 3X his normal damage (which is already noteworthy) AND stuns them for 5 seconds (Stuns DO NOT work on bosses) This usually is a sure death to your target – I save them for poison spitting spiders.
1.3. War Shout – This increases damage and attack speed (and healing btw) by 30% for all heroes for 15 seconds. Spam this, because it’s easy to forget you have it and it makes a considerable difference.
1.4. Vampirism – This gives you up to a 20% lifesteal with every attack. (Fel’mor hits hard, so this is a noteworthy skill)2. Kassia – This is my second choice to spend gems on. She comes with a high base damage giving her skills (identical to Alia) a feel of being on steroids.
2.1. Deep Freeze – This freezes the enemy for 10 seconds and deals a BIG hit. ( I save these for Darkness mobs)
2.2. Arrow Storm – This rains arrows on the whole screen. I like to call the “Clear Screen” because except for the last levels it destroys everything on the screen
2.3. I maxed out Accuracy and Agility after these, and put my last few points into Rapid ShotI also purchased Nar’Ghal with whom I’m well pleased. I wanted another tank, and once you use Fel”mor, Tiberius is worthless. The more I use Nar’Ghal, the better I like him, but his base damage is weak, so he doesn’t hold a candle to Fel’more. I think he’s overpriced. He should probably only be 325 gems.
Also purchase worthy is Nixx. Nixx is similar to Thea, but I like her pain field skill called Sorrow. A useful crowd control spell.