Save the Divine Realm
The much-awaited idle combat RPG Heroic Expedition is now available on mobile, and players can also enjoy it on PC by using the installation steps shared in this guide. If you are wondering what to expect in terms of gameplay, this post covers that as well.
Heroic Expedition comes from the same developers behind epic titles like Odes to Heroes and Idle Heroes. However, it has a fusion of roguelike dungeon battles, city-building, and RPG elements, all wrapped up in one. Your role in the game is to build a kingdom of heroic characters to fight monsters that have infested the Divine Realm.
Collect Epic Heroes
In this game, you will assemble a large cast of heroes. There are five factions, which include ocean forest, dark, light, and chaos.
Depending on the chosen class, the heroes come with different play styles. Some of them can be ranged fighters like mages and archers. Others can be sword-wielding melee warriors or martial arts experts. You also have support heroes with healing abilities and tanks who take enemy strikes to protect teammates. And, of course, the offensive damage dealers.
You can summon heroes using gems or premium faction-specific stones. There are common and elite characters that have two abilities, plus the epic characters with three skills.
The heroes in your possession also have a star rating and level. Using the ascension system, you can increase their stars by spending certain elements and having multiple copies of the same character. As you ascended heroes, this boosts their base stats such as HP, ATK, SPD, Armor Lv. Also, you will unlock new skills after the characters reach specific levels.
A Plethora of Game Modes
When it comes to combat, Heroic Expedition features five-on-five duels. You place heroes from any faction in their slots, two at the back and three frontline characters. Fighting is automated, so winning depends on your team composition.
During combat, your heroes have two bars above their heads. The green one represents their health, while the yellow one charges up as they unleash moves. The latter is the energy bar. Once it fills up, a yellow ring encloses the charged-up hero, who then uses an ultimate ability.
Apart from the main adventure campaign, you will unlock new game modes as you build new buildings in the manor. Some of the structures launch other PvE game modes like the Expedition Minas Ruins, Mirror Space, Runestone, Daily Boss, etc. Also, there are decorative items. While some decorations are just aesthetic, others give you additional PvP bonuses. For example, the wind altar increases SPD for heroes in battle. In the PvP arena, you can fight real people from all over the globe.
Lastly, Heroic Expedition has a tribe system. In other games, this is equivalent to guilds. You can add friends to your tribe or join one to compete in the hunting arena or mystic exploration mode to beat guild bosses & rival teams. These challenges provide you with stats boosts, rankings for your tribe, and a ton of resources to utilize elsewhere.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Heroic Expedition on PC
• Prioritize Tasks
Heroic Expedition features a task section. It challenges you to do common things in the game to hit a given target of repetitions. For example, the task list can challenge you to upgrade your hero 2 times, claim auto-battle income 3 times, pull up one advanced hero draw, accept a particular challenge x number of times, and so forth. When you complete them, you get points. For every 20 points, you gather, this unlocks a new chest that has resources.
Keep in mind, though, that the tasks include refresh daily and weekly. Therefore, don’t forget to claim them.
There are also ordinary achievements. They drop gems and other fun rewards. However, you have to accomplish a milestone like reaching a certain player level, clearing a specific stage or leveling up the hero to a specified rank, and so on.
• Equip Characters
Enhancement items unlock at hero level 100. They give your hero unique stats like crit damage, block break, etc. They are character-specific, but you can change up their attributes and refine them.
You can also enhance your gear to higher levels. Alternatively, there are energy ores in the game to equip. These resources offer unique bonuses, and each does something different. For example, some ores boost energy recovery for your heroes, allowing them to charge up and use their ultimate skills faster. Others activate resurrection, enhance HP, and so on.
• Reset & Regress Heroes
Besides ascending your heroes, you can also regress or reset the characters in your collection. One feature allows you to get more resources, while the other provides more flexibility in how you upgrade and ascend your heroes.
Hero reset lets you spend 50 gems and get back all resources off that character. On the other hand, you can use 500-gems to completely regress heroes to their original copies and take up another route to rank them up.
• Upgrade Your Buildings
As you get through the campaign levels, you are going to be able to upgrade your buildings. Each one specifies the resources required to level it up. Once you upgrade the resource-generating structures in the manor, they give you more output.