Heroes are the crux of your army. No matter how many soldiers you have, they cannot be taken into battle without a hero to lead them. Heroes also determine the troop types of soldiers taken into battle. Matching troop types against the enemy and proper placement of heroes is key to winning battles in Knights of the Rose!
The Tavern is where you'll find heroes for hire. In the Tavern screen you can see three heroes available to hire, their stats, troop type, and salary. Stats in green are higher than average, where as stats in red are lower than average. New heroes appear after throwing a party. Occasionally, you will even encounter a Legendary Hero. As you upgrade the Tavern, you'll find heroes with new troop types and more Legendary Heroes, though the costs for hiring heroes and throwing parties will increase. The Tavern is also unique in that you can downgrade it. The distribution of heroes available to you depends on the Tavern's level, so if later in the game you wish to find more of the earlier troop types, you may want to downgrade the Tavern.
As you level up your Tavern, new hero classes become available.
Legendary Heroes are unique, powerful heroes occasionally found in the Tavern. These are various legendary figures from throughout history and mythology. Legendary Heroes are more powerful than normal heroes and are quite rare, so be sure to hire them whenever you see one!
Legendary Heroes can always be noticed by their bright, shining aura, their unique portrait, and the star by their name. You can also acquire Legendary Heroes by using a Legendary Hero Card. These can be obtained from the Shop, opening chests, or assembled from Legendary Hero Card Fragments. Different classes of Legendary Heroes become available at the Tavern level indicated in the table, but they also are available at later Tavern levels.
Having parties is key to finding new heroes. For every party you hold in the tavern, you'll increase the Merriment Bar. Filling sections of the Merriment Bar will increase the likelihood of encountering Legendary Heroes. Filling the Merriment Bar completely will grant you a Legendary Hero Card Fragment.
The Heroes screen is where you can manage all of the heroes under your employ. Here you can see all the information about your heroes as well do a number of different things with them including:
- Organize your squads
- View and change your heroes' equipment
- Upgrade their skills
- Reincarnate them
- Enchant them
- Dismiss them
On the left side of the screen you can view all of the heroes you've hired. They are arranged by class (Infantry, Spearman, Cavalry, Marksman, Mage) and sorted by level in descending order. You can see if they are idle or busy somewhere, and also organize their squads.
In the top right area of the screen you can see all the information about a selected hero, including their level, rank, portrait, reincarnation level, equipment, and attributes.
If your hero level is lower than your castle level and reincarnation level he can gain experience from battles and training. The fastest way is by using the training ground.
Hero level determines how many soldiers he can lead in battle and which armor and weapons he can use.
The heroes ability in battle is determined by its four main attributes: Attack, Defense, Luck, and Leadership.
- Attack determines how powerful the hero's offensive abilities are in battle.
- Defense determines how resistant the hero is to enemy attacks.
- Luck determines the hero's probability of inflicting a critical hit when attacking.
- Leadership is the number of soldiers that a hero will take into battle. Leadership can be thought of as a hero's health in battle.
Attack, defense, and luck are all inherent and unique to each hero and will only change with Enhancement or Reincarnation. Leadership increases with hero level. Attack, defense, and luck are color coded according to the table below:
There are six ranks in total: D, C, B, A, S and SS. Your hero's Rank is determined by their attributes. Each Rank has a maxmimum attribute value that can only be surpassed with Reincarnation. Once a hero is reincarnated past this threshold, they will rank up.
In the bottom right section of the screen, you can see the hero's Skill, its level, and requirements to upgrade it. Upgrading skills requires three things: The hero must be the specified level, you must have the required number of skill cards for that specific skill, and you must have the required amount of gold.
With the exception of Leadership, the a hero's attributes can only be permanently changed through Enhancement or Reincarnation. The Enhancement screen can be accessed by clicking the Enhance button next to the hero's portrait.
Enhancement requires the use of a special item: Holy Water. From this screen you can use that item to change your hero's attributes. One thing to be wary of is that enhancement is not always a guarenteed improvement. However, if the new attributes presented are not desirable, then you can keep the original attributes instead. Also a hero's attributes will not surpass the maximum for their rank with the use of Holy Water. If the hero's attributes are at the maximum, then they must be reincarnated in order for Holy Water to become beneficial again.
Reincarnation is unlocked the first time you have a hero at a high enough level to reincarnate. The Reincarnation screen can be reached by clicking the Reincarnate button next to the hero's portrait. Reincarnation will permanently increase your hero's Attack and Defense. However, when reincarnated, the hero's level will be reduced to 20 levels below the required level for the reincarnation.
Reincarnation is the only way to improve your hero's rank. If one of your hero's attributes surpass the threshold for their rank after reincarnation, they will increase in rank.
After Reincarnation, if your hero rank goes up, you will find that your heroe's stats will almost certainly all be in Red. This means that they have worse stats than is typical for the new rank. What this means is, you will need to repeatedly use Holy Water on them until you bring them up to standard or dump them and train up a new hero - and just hope that your new hero comes through.
Attribute enhancement by reincarnation is random, and it can be symmetric (for example +10 Attack and +8 Defense) or highly assymetric (+20 Attack and + 4 Defense). Symmetric reincarnation guarantees that hero attributes remain balanced. Assymetric reincarnation can be good or bad, depending on the situation. The bad thing is when a typically defensive unit gets a big boost in attack and a small one in defense, and vice versa, which can make a hero too weak compared to the other heroes. The good thing is that an assymetric reincarnation can boost an attribute so high that the hero goes up one rank, which allows you to increase the other attribute by using holy water. This way an assymetric reincarnation plus some holy water can improve the attributes more than a symmetric reincarnation.
See also Heroes management.
- Hero cannot have any armor or weapons equipped
- Hero cannot be actively deployed in a garrison or Gold Mine Arena
You can start enchanting your heroes into other creatures after they reach level 20. Enchanting your hero will bolster your hero's attributes greatly, as well as transforming them in appearance. This can be done through the use of Enchantment cards. Enchantment is temporary though, so make sure to use enchanted heroes as much as possible while it lasts!
Each type of hero can have 3 kind of enchantments. The first boosts attack for 14 days, the second boosts defense for 14 days and the third boosts attack for 60 days. Enchantement cards for the third enchantment are only found during special events.
Enchantement cards are obtained by collecting Enchantement Fragments during battles (10 fragments transform into 1 card). The number of Enchantement cards needed depend on the Heroe level.
Enchantment Card TableEdit
The first two enchantments are considered "Normal Enchantments" while the 3rd is the "Special Enchantment"