Upgrading Heroes involve the increase of its basic stats like HP, attack, defense and its general toughness in dungeon fights and PvP raids. This is done by collecting hero tokens found in specific dungeon levels as a possible reward from the boss treasure chest and results in an increase of stars (★★★★★), up to 6.
If you are looking for a way to get more abilities for your Heroes, then check out the Ascension page. That's another way to gain more power.
Where to Begin
In the campaign map, there are token portraits of each hero available in the game. Clearing the dungeon will reward the adventurer anywhere from 0-3 Hero tokens. By collecting enough of a specific type of Hero token, the adventurer can unlock new heroes and even upgrade its star rating. Once a token is collected from a specific dungeon, that token is grayed out and is unavailable until the dungeons reset at midnight. By spending 20 gems per refresh (increases up to 80 gems per refresh), a specific dungeon level can restock its token immediately.
Once there's enough tokens collected, an option to upgrade the Hero is available in its profile tab. Clicking on it will raise the upgrade threshold to the next level. It is free to upgrade, and its stats will be improved across the board.
Token Costs per Star Rank
|Current star rating||Hero Tokens to upgrade to next level|
|★★★★★★||NA - maximum reached|
If the base star rank of a hero starts at a higher star rank, then the amount of tokens to unlock it is the sum of the tokens required up to that rank. For example, Lady Nimriel begins at star rank 3, thus she requires 10+20+70 = 100 tokens to unlock.
The following table gives an overview where to find tokens for your favourite Heroes. Not all Heroes can be upgraded by collecting tokens found in dungeons. But you can collect tokens from Portal Summons, buy tokens in the Shops or collect them during a Special Event.
| Hero|| Campaign|
| Other locations|
|Abigail the Brutal||Great||Aether Shop|
|Alexandros||Heroic||PWN Shop/Aether Shop|
|Archangel Emily||Heroic||Gem Shop/Honor Shop/PWN Shop|
|Augustus||Heroic||Event/Guild Crown War|
|Balog||Heroic||PWN Shop/Aether Shop|
|Black Diamond||Honor||Honor Shop/Aether Shop|
|Bovus El Doro||Great||Quest/Event/PVP|
|Chief NubNub||Honor||Aether Shop|
|Cruel King Bramble||VIP||Event/Portal Event/Shop|
|Dagrund Blacksmoke||Honor||Honor Shop/Aether Shop|
|Dhaegon Stonecrusher||Campaign Reward|
|Ella Ametryst||Honor Shop|
|Ember Sanguine||Aether Shop|
|Grog Gnog||Big Event/Portal Event/PVP|
|Hansuke Undying||Event/Portal Event/PVP|
|High King Valkin||Portal Event|
|Ignus the Mad||Event|
|Jabber Clenchjaw||Great||Aether Shop|
|Kai Makani||VIP||Event/Portal Event|
|King Yorick||PWN Shop/Tower of PWNage|
|Kobal the Pestilent||Great||Aether Shop|
|Kozar Bonebreaker||Aether Shop (occasionally)/Event/PVP|
|Lady Nimriel||Quest/Event/Aether Shop|
|Life Reaper Brom||Heroic|
|Lord Zomm||Event/Portal Event|
|Lupina||Treasure Room/Daily Rewards/Event|
|Mangle Jaw||Honor||Aether Shop|
|Masuta Kira||Heroic||Aether Shop|
|Overlord Executum||Honor||PWN Shop|
|Phenol Thoxian||Heroic||XP Island/Event|
|Pontifex Mortis||Honor||PVP/Honor Shop|
|Rocky the Shiitake||Daily Rewards/Quest/Shop|
|Rogar Stonecrusher||Great||Aether Shop|
|Samurai Takumi||Honor||Honor Shop/Aether Shop|
|Selwyn the Enduring||Great||Aether Shop|
|Shadow Queen Daeris||Guild Games|
|Shieldmaiden Astrid||Event/Portal Event|
|Sifu Jianzhi||Heroic||Daily Rewards/Event/PVP|
|Stone Fist||Great||Aether Shop|
|The Furnace||Event/Portal Event/Aether Shop (occasionally)/PVP|
|Therand Fiddlestrom||Honor||Gold Island/Aether Shop/Event|
|Yasmin Bloom||Great||Aether Shop|
Notes and Tips
- Starting on November 19,2015, heroes have the capacity to increase their max star level from 5 stars to 6 stars.
- Stars determine the difficulty of Special Events (★ Easy, ★★★ Medium, ★★★★★ Hard)
- In Dungeon Raids and in The Tower of Pwnage not only the level of individual Heroes and their number of Ascensions matter but also their star level does