Intro: Hello there! Like many of you I am starting out in this game fresh and being left to figure things out on my own, as I learn more knowledge I will add onto this thread and encourage you to comment tips of your own! The Basics: As with all games fun there is competitive play, customization, leveling, and etc. Right out of the gate I had several questions in mind 1. How do I get Cards 2. How does improving cards work 3. And above all, how do I progress in the game. - 1: Getting Cards From what I gather there are 2 avenues in which you can obtain cards; questing, and buying crates. >questing will only give you cards relevant to your story and is by no means the way you should rely on getting that sweet formation >Crates: crates can be bought with 3 currencies as far as I am aware. Credits, Gems, and Arena tokens. These crates are where you receive nice cards. Credits = questing currency Gems = premium currency Arena Tokens = pvp currency Crates also contain "Items" which I will get to in the next section. -2: Cards! Their value and how to improve them! Currently there are 5 "Tiers" of cards, which you can Identify by colour and or marks on top of the card. T1 = Grey T2 = Yellow T3 = Green T4 = Orange T 5 = Blue As you could probably guess the higher the tier the better the card but why are items tiered aswell? What are items? And how do they play a role in leveling/training my hero cards? >Training and Items Now that you have your cards its time to make them better. But how do I do this correctly? Items fall into 2 categories, Promotional & Training, Training items are used to level up your cards and increase their stats, while promotional cards specifically serve the function of "promoting" your fully leveled card to its next tier I.E. T1 -> T2. Despite training items soul function being to train levels, all items (including cards themselves) can be used in place of these to level your hero. >Training: so you have your card and a bunch of items, what now? Which items do you use? Each hero has 2 affiliations of the categories "weapons" "smuggling" "mechanisms" & "force". Items that share the same affiliation with your selected hero will be marked with a gold star and will give your card a significant boost in Exp. The higher level the card, the more expensive training will cost, therefor when training try to use as many high tier and affiliated items in order to maximize effectiveness. >Promoting: you now have trained your hero to its max level and want to promote him to his next tier but you require some items to make that happen. When in the promoting screen most a list of items will appear that are required, tapping on them will give you detailed information on how to acquire them, most commonly these will be in "Special Missions" which can be accessed from the home screen. Once all Items are acquired promote and level once again! -3: Game Progression As far as I am aware there are 3 lines of progression 1. Story 2. Pvp (arena) 3. Your personal formation of cards. Pretty simple, really, like all game focus, play it all, get the best, be the best. Thats really the MO here. But above all have fun! A Few Tips And Pointers: -Keep your gems and only spend them on crates, premium currency appears to be obtained slowly but adequately for yourself to get some nice cards now and then, i myself had only played a day or two before recieving several T4's - When training train in clumps of 5 items, it will save you credits - need training items, there are quests that specifically drop them in the "Special Missions" area -pay heed to hero abilities, some are extremely useful and can turn the tide of battle - when battling find what needs to be killed as a priority, My order is; Atk Power Boosted enemies > Buffing Enemies > Easy 1 Shots > heavy hitting enemies > high health enemies, play around see what works for you. - sell T1 Items, use T2 or better, its more worth your while and selling gives you extra credits - have a card you'll never use? Dont sell it, use it as a training item in the training menu. Just cycle through the sorting filter at the bottom of the screen. This guide is still in its infancy, I didnt see one posted so I took the liberty of starting one. Future topics: -formation strategy -Arena - and really any questions you guys have, please post them Sorry for this being short and basic but its what I could do in my freetime, I will continue to add and edit but in the mean time; > post questions you have > and tips you have HAPPY HUNTING ALL!