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Upgrade Heroes

Tokens and Hero Stars

Upgrading Heroes involve the increase of its basic stats like Health (HP), Attack (ATK), Defense (DEF) and its general toughness in dungeon fights and Dungeon Raids (PvP). 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 Hero Stars (★★★★☆☆), up to 6.

Other ways to upgrade your Heroes are, of course, the Level of your Heroes, and ...

Ascensions

If you are looking for a way to get more Abilities, more Special Attacks, and unlock powerful Traits for your Heroes, then check out the Ascension page. That's another way to gain more power.

Runes

Runes are shiny and something like the gear of your heroes. Don't let them go naked into Dungeons, boss! Check out the Runes page!

Epics

Your most powerful, favorite heroes can do even better if you get them an Epic weapon. Well, not all your heroes wield a weapons. That's why we call this mighty upgrade Epics.

But back to the Hero Stars, boss ...

Where to Begin

Campaign map

Campaign map

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.

Upgrade

Squinch can be upgraded from 2 to 3 stars.

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.

How to get more Hero Tokens

That's not the only way to collect Hero Tokens. You can find them in Event rewards, Hero Calendar, Honor Shop, Aether Shop, Daily Rewards, many Quests, crown quests for Guilds, the The Tower of Pwnage, Portal Summons, and even Free Hero Tokens, see below.

Token Costs per Star Rank

Current star rating Hero Tokens to upgrade to next level Stats boost
To Unlock 10 N/A
★☆☆☆☆☆ 20 No boost
★★☆☆☆☆ 70 +12.5%
★★★☆☆☆ 100 +25%
★★★★☆☆ 150 +40%
★★★★★☆ 250 +60%
★★★★★★ N/A - maximum reached +100%

Stat Boosts

Each Hero Star boosts all stats of the hero. The more stars a hero has the more powerful they become.

Hero unlocks

Alternatively to Portal Summons the Hero Tokens can be used to unlock Heroes. You need to collect a specific number of tokens. After the hero is unlocked you can team them up, and use them for Dungeon Runs or Dungeon Raids. If the base star rank of a hero starts at a higher star rank, that is, higher than one star (★), then the amount of tokens to unlock it is the sum of the tokens required up to that rank. For example, Nimriel token 0 Lady Nimriel begins at star rank 3 (★★★), thus she requires 10+20+70 = 100 tokens to unlock.

Token locations

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
Normal Mode IconCampaign
Dungeons
Challenge Mode IconChallenge
Mode
Portal Summon Gold
Great
Portal Summon Gem
Heroic
Portal Summon Honor
Honor
Portal Summon Gem
VIP
Other locations
Abigail token 0 Abigail the Brutal 6 5 Great Aether Shop
Admiral Kreel token 0 Admiral Kreel Heroic Aether Shop
Agnon token 0 Agnon Event
Alexandros Alexandros 2 Heroic PWN Shop/Aether Shop
Emily token 0 Archangel Emily 1 Heroic Gem Shop/Honor Shop/PWN Shop
Aria token 0 Aria Aether Shop
Augustus the paladin token 0 Augustus 1 Heroic Event
Balog token Balog the Loud 2 Heroic PWN Shop/Aether Shop
Bauble token 0 Bauble 1 Heroic
Black Diamond token 0 Black Diamond 3 Honor Honor Shop/Aether Shop
Bovus token 0 Bovus El Doro Great Quest/Event/PVP
NubNub token 0 Chief NubNub 6 5 Honor Aether Shop
Cobressa token 0 Cobressa 1 Event/Portal Event/PVP
Craw token 0 Craw
Cruel king token Cruel King Bramble VIP Event/Portal Event/Shop
Dagrund token Dagrund Blacksmoke 1 Honor Honor Shop/Aether Shop
Deadeye token 0 Deadeye Event
Dhaegon Stonecrusher token icon Dhaegon Stonecrusher 1 2 Campaign Reward
Drakk the Warlord token 0 Drakk the Warlord Event
Ekko token Ekko 6 4 Honor
Ella token 0 Ella Ametryst Honor Shop
Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine Aether Shop
Ferno token 0 Ferno VIP Big Event/Heroic
General Krexx token 0 General Krexx 1 Heroic Event
Goretusk token 0 Goretusk Big Event
Grog Gnog token 0 Grog Gnog Portal Event/PVP
Hagrim Felhorn token 0 Hagrim Felhorn Event/Guild Crown War
Hansuke Undying token 0 Hansuke Undying 1 Event/Portal Event/PVP
High King Valkin token 0 High King Valkin Portal Event
Hopper token 0 Hopper Event/Portal Event/PVP
IGOROK token 0 IGOROK Heroic VIP PWN Shop
Icebloom token 0 Icebloom 1 Heroic Event
Icepick token 0 Icepick 2 Heroic Event/Aether Shop/PVP
Ignus Ignus the Mad 3 2 Heroic Event
Indigo token Indigo 2 Heroic
Iris token 0 Iris Event
Jabber token 0 Jabber Clenchjaw 7 6 Great Aether Shop
Jibber token 0 Jibber Clenchjaw Event
Jin Lei token 0 Jin Lei
Julius token icon Julius 1 Heroic Event/Aether Shop
Kai Makani token 0 Kai Makani 1 VIP Event/Portal Event
Yorick token 0 King Yorick PWN Shop/Tower of PWNage
Kobal token Kobal the Pestilent 7 6 Great Aether Shop
Koros token 0 Koros Heroic Event/PVP
Kozar Bonebreaker token 0 Kozar Bonebreaker Aether Shop/Event/PVP
Nimriel token 0 Lady Nimriel Quest/Event/Aether Shop
Leonidus token 0 Leonidus Chall Reward/Quest
Brom token Life Reaper Brom 3 1 Heroic
Lily Blossom token 0 Lily Blossom 1 Heroic Event/PVP
Zomm token Lord Zomm Event/Portal Event
Lupina token Lupina Treasure Room/Daily Rewards/Event
Malice Token Malice 1 Heroic Event
Mangle jaw token Mangle Jaw 6 3 Honor Aether Shop
Marrow token 0 Marrow Big Event
Masuta token 0 Masuta Kira 1 Heroic Aether Shop
Nitpick token 0 Nitpick 7 5 Great Aether Shop
Overlord token 0 Overlord Executum 2 Honor PWN Shop
Phemus token 0 Phemus 8 7 Great Aether Shop
Phenol token 0 Phenol Thoxian 3 1 Heroic Event
Pignius token 0 Pignius Maximus 3 Heroic Event
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis Honor PVP/Honor Shop
Rocky token 0 Rocky the Shiitake Daily Rewards/Quest/Shop
Rogar token 0 Rogar Stonecrusher 7 6 Great Aether Shop
Takumi token Samurai Takumi 3 Honor Honor Shop/Aether Shop
Selwyn token 0 Selwyn the Enduring 7 5 Great Aether Shop
Shade token 0 Shade Heroic Aether Shop/PWN Shop
Daeris token 0 Shadow Queen Daeris Guild Games
Shadowblade token 0 Shadowblade 3 1 Honor Aether Shop/Event/PVP
Shieldmaiden Astrid token 0 Shieldmaiden Astrid Event/Portal Event
Sifu token Sifu Jianzhi 2 Heroic Daily Rewards/Event/PVP
William token Sir William 6 6 Great
Solaris token 0 Solaris Heroic VIP Big Event
Squinch token 0 Squinch 9 9 Honor Aether Shop
Stonefist token 0 Stone Fist 7 5 Great Aether Shop
The Furnace token 0 The Furnace Event/Portal Event/Aether Shop/PVP
Fiddlestrom token Therand Fiddlestrom 2 Honor Aether Shop/Event
Torchy token 0 Torchy 6 4 Honor Aether Shop
Tsume token 0 Tsume 6 4 Honor Aether Shop
Viperia token 0 Viperia 1 VIP Event/Portal Event/PVP
Willow token 0 Willow Swift 7 6 Great
Yasmin token 0 Yasmin Bloom 7 5 Great Aether Shop
Yokozuna token 0 Yokozuna 3 2 Heroic
Zen token 0 Zen 1 Guild Event
Zurk token 0 Zurk 7 6 Great Aether Shop

Notes and Tips

6 star heroes
  • 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

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