Total Battle – Hero & Captains Guide

Useful Tips for Hero & Captains

Which Captains Should I Hire and Why?

Captains are unique warriors who lead marches on monsters, as well as to crypts and resource-gathering points on the World Map. The Leadership, Authority, Dominance, and Might stats of Captains are lower than your Hero’s. They also have three equipment slots instead of six.

You need Captains in order to progress in the game and advance your development.

There are more ways to level up Captains than Heroes:

  • By attacking a monster squad (except for rare and heroic ones).
  • By attacking other players.
  • By exploring Crypts — the higher the level of the Crypt, the more experience you gain.
  • By using special experience chests that can be purchased as part of time-limited offers.

The most efficient way is to attack monster squads and other players.

There are 26 unique Captains in the game.

CleopatraStrength of your entire army
Ramses IIHealth of your entire army
MinamotoStrength and health of your ranged troops
Wu ZetianStrength and health of your flying troops
LeonidasStrength and health of your melee troops
AlexanderStrength and health of your mounted troops
HerculesStrength and health of your army against epic monsters
BrunhildStrength and health of your flying troops
AmanitoreStrength and health of your army in group marches, raids, and reinforcements
CarterCrypt exploration efficiency
Tar capacity
AydaeStrength and health of your guardsmen
LogosStrength and health of your specialists
TengelMarch speed and march range
ProscopeStrength and health of your scouts
DoriaValor points bonus
StrorResource gathering speed
Army carrying capacity
DustanConquest points bonus
IngridStrength and health of your monsters
BrannStrength and health of your engineer corps troops
Ye Ho-SungStrength and health of your melee troops
BernardStrength and health of your ranged troops
LuciusStrength and health of your mounted troops
Xi GuiyingStrength of your ranged troops
Strength of your scouts
SofiaHealth of your entire army
FarhadResearch speed
AuroraConstruction speed
BeowulfHealth & Strength of your entire army

You can obtain more Captains by summoning them in the Summoning Circle or purchasing offers in the Triumphal Challenge shop.

Tip: The level cap for Captains is 500. Please note, however, that Doria’s, Carter’s, and Dustan’s bonuses will stop increasing after level 300.

Which Heroes Should I Unlock and Why?

Your Hero is a great general who leads your marches and rules your City. Much like Captains, Heroes are crucial for advancing your development. Compared to Captains, Heroes have higher Leadership, Authority, and Dominance stats. They also have six equipment slots instead of three.

You can level up your Hero by:

  • Attacking monster squads (including rare monsters and unique epic squads).
  • Attacking other players.
  • Using special experience chests, which can be purchased in limited-time offers.

The game features 15 Hero avatars.

AlrickEnemy marches on your City take at least 4 hours without speedups
Thaddeus+25% to the maximum Leadership of your Hero and Captains
Matemhain+200% to the strength and health of your engineers. The restoration delay of your Walls is reduced to 30 seconds
HaemonIn a City ruled by Haemon, Clan bonuses are twice as effective
MerionesIncreases the stats from a full set of Hero’s equipment by 1.5 times while in battle
FaronThe “Grey Eminence” title: a +900% bonus to delegates (calculated as current delegates * 10)
ThelensiaEvery 20 hours, Thelensia receives a gift from her lovers
AyrinUnlimited march time. You can send marches to other Kingdoms without inter-Kingdom portals
Svyatogor+50% to the strength and health of your troops under Svyatogor’s command in marches with no Captains
RyjongThe march speed of your army, Hero, and Captains is doubled
Guan YuIf your opponent’s troops and your own troops have equal initiative in battle, you land the first blow if your allies aren’t taking part in the battle
YamatoUpon successful completion of a scouting mission, Yamato kills a Hero belonging to the City’s owner. The slain Hero cannot be revived for 20 minutes
Nectarius+250 Sacred Potions per hour. +1,500 to the maximum capacity of Sacred Potions
GarvelBasic avatar
JuliaBasic avatar

How to Unlock Hero Avatars and Switch Between Them

At the beginning of the game tutorial, you can choose from one of two basic avatars — Garvel or Julia. After that, if you want to switch to a new Hero, you’ll need an “Unlock and change” item.

Once you’ve unlocked a Hero, you will no longer need to use the “Unlock and change” item to switch to them. Instead, you’ll have to use the “Change avatar” item.

Unlocking a Hero Avatar

If you haven’t yet unlocked the desired Hero avatar, follow the instructions below.

Select the icon showing your Hero’s avatar to open the Hero and Captain selection menu.

Tap the icon for switching avatars, which is immediately above your current Hero.

Swipe between the greyed-out avatars to select the one you want to unlock.

Once you’re sure about your selection, use an available “Unlock avatar” item or purchase one for 1M Gold to use it straight away.

Once you’ve used the item, the desired avatar will be unlocked and will immediately replace your current Hero.

Switching Between Unlocked Hero Avatars

If you wish to switch between Hero avatars that you’ve previously unlocked, follow the instructions below.

Select the icon showing your Hero’s avatar to open the Hero and Captain selection menu.

Tap the icon for switching avatars, which is immediately above your current Hero.

Swipe through your unlocked avatars and select the one you want to switch to.

Once you’re sure about your selection, use an available “Change avatar” item or purchase one as part of a package.

Once you’ve used the item, the desired avatar will immediately replace your current Hero.

Tip: You can only change your Hero’s avatar once every 20 hours.

What Are Talents and Why Do I Need Them?

Each time your Hero gains a new level, they get talent points. The talent points that you get for each Hero level follow a specific pattern and range within various level groups. Starting at Hero level 86, you get 10 talent points per level. The Hero’s level cap is 500.

Some talent nodes in the four available branches feature unique bonuses that cannot be obtained in any other way.

Battle Tactics

  • Chance to deal double damage

Expert Battle Tactics

  • Troop training speed
  • Army carrying capacity

Economy

  • Map tile bonus effect

Archaeology

  • Bonus XP in Crypts

Talents always affect your Hero, your army, and your City, regardless of the status or location of your Hero. Most talent nodes can be upgraded to level 20. Some only have one level, however.

Talents that you have researched can be reset and re-assigned using the “Reset Talent points” item. You can buy this item in the Miscellaneous section of your Items for 18K gold or purchase one as part of game offers.

You can reset talents in your Hero’s talents menu.

Recruiting More Captains

You can hire new Captains by collecting their fragments. You can obtain them either by researching Captains in the Academy or by using Summoning Scrolls in the Summoning Circle.

Once you have enough fragments to unlock a new Captain, follow the steps below to unlock and hire them.

  • Select the icon showing your Hero’s avatar to open the Hero and Captain selection menu.
  • Select an empty Captain slot.
  • Press the Captain selection button.

Once you’ve accumulated enough fragments to unlock a new Captain, that Captain will be highlighted in color, while all locked Captains will be shaded in gray. If you have multiple Captains unlocked, then you can swipe left or right in the selection menu to view your options.

  • In the “Hire a Captain” section, click Summon to spend the required fragments and hire the selected Captain.
  • The hired Captain will be automatically placed in the selected free slot.

Tip: You can read more about the Summoning Circle and Captains’ star levels.

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  1. Cool, I have many captain fragments and 3 captains. However I do not have free captain slots. So I cannot recruit captains. How do I get more captain slots ?

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