Hero and Fodder List for Beginners

This guide is intended for beginners who are unsure whether they should keep a specific hero or use it as fodder.

The guide is not specifically made to judge the exact tier of each hero or in which environment (PvE, PvP, etc) they excel the most. It is meant as a more-than-vague guideline to help beginners avoid hindering their progress due to foddering valuable heroes for nothing.

In general, do not fodder/destroy any Dark FactionDark/Light FactionLight Hero until you know what you are doing as Dark/Light Heroes are EXTREMELY RARE!

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Hero and Fodder List for Beginners

High Tier Heroes


Strong heroes up to 10 (and beyond)

You should never use any of these heroes as fodder until you have enough experience with the game to have a clear understanding of what you are doing.

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes jahra Horus
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes sigmund idle heroes valentino idle heroes xia
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes kroos idle heroes karim idle heroes barea idle heroes skerei idle heroes king-barton
Forest FactionForestidle heroes demon-hunter idle heroes vesa idle heroes heart-watcher idle heroes valkyrie

They are all very strong starting from their natural 5 form and all the way up to 10 (and beyond).

However, all of them are not strong in every aspect of the game. Some are more PvP oriented, others are PvE oriented and a portion of them are so versatile they can be used in several aspects of the game.

PvP Heroes: Arena, Brave Trial, Tower of Oblivion

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes jahra Horus
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes valentino idle heroes xia
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes kroos idle heroes karim idle heroes skerei idle heroes king-barton
Forest FactionForestidle heroes demon-hunter idle heroes vesa idle heroes valkyrie

Using these heroes will give you an edge over other players who do not use similar top tier heroes in PvP.

PvE Heroes: Marauder, Guild Raid, Broken Space

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes jahra Horus
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes sigmund idle heroes valentino idle heroes xia
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes kroos idle heroes karim idle heroes barea idle heroes skerei
Forest FactionForestidle heroes vesa idle heroes heart-watcher idle heroes valkyrie

Very strong heroes and will enable you to deal a tremendous amount of damage to the bosses you are fighting.

Some are better on single target bosses, while others are better against multi-target bosses.

Aspen Dungeon: Solo run

These Top Tier heroes can reach Nightmare 1 if:

  • They are upgraded to 10
  • Guild Tech is maxed
  • Equipped with 6 gear

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes jahra
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes sigmund
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes karim idle heroes king-barton
Forest FactionForestidle heroes vesa idle heroes heart-watcher idle heroes valkyrie

Only idle heroes vesaVesa and idle heroes heart-watcherHeart Watcher are strong in the Aspen before their 10 form.

Mid Tier Heroes


Okay/Decent heroes up to 9 (and possibly 10)

Worth to keep (or fodder) depending on your specific situation.

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes aidan idle heroes blood blade Corpsedemon idle heroes kamath
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes ormus idle heroes flame-strike idle heroes iceblink
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes dantalian idle heroes Queen Cthugha
Forest FactionForestidle heroes rosa idle heroes groo idle heroes Malasa  

These heroes are only worth to keep depending on situational reasons.

Some of them can be used for cheesy strategies, while others can be good replacements in either PvE or PvP if you cannot get enough copies of the High-Tier heroes.

PvP Heroes: Arena, Brave Trial, Tower of Oblivion

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes aidan idle heroes corpsedemon idle heroes kamath
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes flame-strike idle heroes iceblink
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes dantalian Cthugha
Forest FactionForest

idle heroes aidanAidan is only decent if you are building a very specific cheese strategy around him. He’s not particularly strong if you do not plan on doing this.

idle heroes dantalianDantalian is very tanky and can be used in a defensive arena team to survive all 15 rounds and ensure you do not lose any rating when getting attacked by other players.

PvE Heroes: Marauder, Guild Raid, Broken Space

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes aidan idle heroes blood blade
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes ormus idle heroes flame-strike
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes Queen
Forest FactionForestidle heroes rosa idle heroes groo idle heroes Malasa  

idle heroes aidanAidan is only decent if you are building a very specific cheese strategy around him. He’s not particularly strong if you do not plan on doing this.

idle heroes QueenQueen and idle heroes grooGroo both offer debuffs that reduce the damage dealt by the enemy and are good as Position 1 tanks since they counter attack when being attacked.

idle heroes rosaRosa is a support hero who barely deals any damage. However, he contributes by debuffing the enemy while also buffing your own team. Can often increase your total damage done to bosses.

Aspen Dungeon: Solo run

These Mid Tier heroes can reach Nightmare 1 if:

  • They are upgraded to 10
  • Guild Tech is maxed
  • Equipped with 6 gear

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes corpsedemon idle heroes blood blade
Fortress FactionFortress
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes dantalian
Forest FactionForestidle heroes groo

Only idle heroes corpsedemonCorpsedemon and  idle heroes dantalianDantalian are okay/decent in the Aspen before their 10 form.

Honorable mentions: idle heroes ormusOrmus also works in the Aspen but might only be able to reach Difficult 1 at 10

Low Tier Heroes


Safe to use as fodder to fusion or awaken other heroes.

Some of these heroes can be relatively good to keep (or upgrade) early on if you cannot obtain enough copies of the Mid/High Tier Heroes.

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes kharma idle heroes baade idle heroes dominator idle heroes Field idle heroes walter Lutz
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes honor-guard Bleecker idle heroes miki idle heroes od-01 idle heroes mirage idle heroes emily
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes lord-balrog idle heroes fat-mu idle heroes gusta idle heroes Margaret
Forest FactionForestidle heroes dragon-slayer idle heroes faceless idle heroes eddga idle heroes starlight

Even heroes that are deemed to be fodder can be useful depending on the situation.

A beginner who does not yet have any rare hero still needs to focus on getting a full team of 6 heroes in order to progress in the game.

However, it is important to upgrade the more useful ones to 6 if you cannot obtain enough copies of the Mid/High Tier Heroes.

Situational Usage

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes walter Lutz
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes od-01 idle heroes mirage
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes Margaret
Forest FactionForestidle heroes starlight

idle heroes walterWalter has a stun on his Basic Attack and Active Skill which is helpful in the Arena, Brave Trial and Tower of Oblivion as well as mediocre boss damage.

LutzLutz is amazing against Mage RoleMages. But, that is not the only thing about him! His Basic Attack reduces the enemy’s armor and lasts permanently. This makes him an incredible strong debuffer against bosses.

  • Can reach Normal 1 in Aspen Dungeon at 9
  • Can reach Difficult 1 in Aspen Dungeon at 10

idle heroes od-01OD-01 is not the strongest of heroes. His Basic Attack hits 3 enemies, his Active Skills hits every enemy. He has okay multi-target damage and is very tanky for being a Mage RoleMage.

idle heroes mirageMirage comes with an attack steal on his Basic Attack and does bleed damage on his Active Skill. He is more common than idle heroes walterWalter and even deals more damage against bosses.

idle heroes MargaretMargeret is in the same position as idle heroes od-01OD-01. Okay multi-target damage and can be relatively helpful early on.

idle heroes starlightStarlight is your average damage dealer. However, her passive she gains at 6 is an amazingly helpful tool for you to complete the Brave Trial.

Trash Tier Heroes


Heroes that are definitely safe to use as fodder

You can safely use these heroes as fodder to fusion or awaken other heroes.

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadowidle heroes gbagbo idle heroes grummy-corpse idle heroes bone-general idle heroes bonecarver idle heroes deathsworn idle heroes glen idle heroes lamb idle heroes nightmare-knight
Fortress FactionFortressidle heroes storm hudde idle heroes time-mage idle heroes roy idle heroes sierra idle heroes liquor idle heroes lm-02 idle heroes iron-bambi idle heroes kristian
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes rogge idle heroes destroyer idle heroes tanner idle heroes akasha idle heroes lemegeton idle heroes immolatus idle heroes norma idle heroes aleria
Forest FactionForestidle heroes chief idle heroes wind-walker idle heroes ent-elder idle heroes headstriker idle heroes thale idle heroes kargath idle heroes grey-eyed idle heroes zekkis

Even heroes that are deemed to be fodder can sometimes be useful.

If you do not yet have any 6⭐ heroes and you do not have enough copies of the Low/Mid/High Tier Heroes. Then it might be a good idea to focus on upgrading some of the more useful fodder heroes as that will surely boost your power.

Situational Usage

FactionHeroes
Shadow FactionShadow
Fortress FactionFortress
Abyss FactionAbyssidle heroes norma idle heroes aleria
Forest FactionForest

idle heroes normaNorma is a relatively strong hero early game. Most veterans recommend getting her to 6 quickly in order to use her formidable tanking/healing kit in every aspect of the game.

  • Strong in the Brave Trial.
  • Can get to Normal 1 in Aspen Dungeon with sufficient equipment and guild tech.

idle heroes aleriaAleria also has her uses. However, they are a bit more niche and not everybody might want to use her. She has an Attack Steal passive which lasts permanently meaning that she can weaken hard hitting enemies and enable you to survive longer.

  • Strong against hard hitting enemies such as Bosses

Infographic


idle heroes family tree

Very interesting family tree made by demolition_control that will help you see the strongest Heroes of each faction with ease.
Updated December 13th 2018.

Hero and Fodder List for Beginners
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