Greetings heroes! Welcome to the world of Korelis. In this guide, we will teach you the top tips and tricks to help you master Legendary.
Assembling your heroes and battling epic monsters is the heart of Legendary.
The core of playing Legendary is the battle game. In this game, your team of heroes will face off against waves of enemies, making matches on the puzzle board to power your heroes’ attacks. The goal of each battle is to knock all the enemies out before your heroes get knocked out.
Swap adjacent gems to make matches of 3 or more like colored gems.
The basic action of Legendary is to attack. To do this, swap two adjacent gems on the puzzle board to make a line of 3 or more of the same color in a row. You can swap gems in all 8 directions, and a swap must create a match of 3 or more in order to lock in. The color of gems you match will fuel the attack of any heroes on your team that match that affinity color. The five hero types are Fire (red gems), Water (blue gems), Earth (green gems), Light (yellow gems) and Dark (purple gems). So, if on your turn, you were to make one match with red gems and another with yellow, all Fire and Light heroes on your team would attack enemies.
Keep making matches as the combo timer allows to maximize your attacks.
Combo attacks are the key to mastering Legendary. Learning their ins and outs will allow you to make the most of your team. On your turn, once you make your first match it starts the combo timer. This is the glowing light indicator that moves from left to right over your health bar. You have until the timer reaches the right side of the screen to make another swap. If your swap creates or adds to a match, it will restart the combo timer, allowing you to make another swap. If you fail to make a match or the time runs out, it will end your turn. When the combo timer is active, you can both create new matches of 3 or more and add gems onto existing matches. A single match can be a T, L or even H shape; using the combo timer you can make matches of 8 or more gems of the same color! The higher your combo count, the more damage your heroes will do!
The more gems in a match, the more damage it will deal. Making new matches also increments your combo multiplier. When damage is calculated, each attack is increased by +25% for each combo (eg if your combo multiplier is shows “Masterful 5x Combo” then you will deal 200% damage on each attack).The full details of how damage is calculated is explained later in this guide. But for now, just know that the more gems matched and the higher your combo count, the more damage your heroes will deal.
Understanding enemy properties is the key to taking down powerful bosses.
Each enemy you face has the following properties:
- Attack - how much damage they will deal when attacking
- Health - how much damage they can take before being knocked out
- Defense - each time they are attacked, the enemy blocks from this many attack points
- Turn counter - the number to the left of the enemy’s health bar shows the number of turns until they attack you
- Affinity - the color shown on the enemy’s health bar determines what types of attacks it is strong or weak against
After each time you attack, all enemy’s turn counters count down by one. When the counter reaches zero, the enemy will attack your team and reset its turn counter. If an enemy attack reduces your team’s health to zero, you are knocked out and lose the battle.
Match heart gems to heal your team.
In addition to the five affinity color gems, you will notice that there are also pink heart gems on the board. Matching these gems will restore HP your team. Healing works just like attacking, the more heart gems you match and the higher your combo counter, the more HP you will recover. Your team’s HP is shown in the pink health bar above the match board. When healing, your health cannot go above your team’s maximum health.
Tap an enemy to override the AI and target them.
At the end of your turn, the game will choose a target for each of your attacks. If, however, you would like to make sure your attacks target a specific enemy, you can tap them to target them. If an enemy is targeted, you can tap them again to "untarget" them or tap another enemy to target it instead.
Affinity Strengths and Weaknesses
Watch the damage flyoffs to learn which affinities are strong and weak vs others.
The key to taking your strength to the next level is understanding how the relationship between affinities. Each affinity deals double damage against a certain affinity, and half damage to another:
- Fire attacks deal double damage to Earth enemies and half damage to Water enemies
- Water attacks deal double damage to Fire enemies and half damage to Earth enemies
- Earth attacks deal double damage to Water enemies and half damage to Fire enemies
- Light attacks deal double damage to Dark enemies and half damage to Light enemies
- Dark attacks deal double damage to Light enemies and half damage to Dark enemies
Remember to keep these relationships in mind when building teams, as well as selecting the right team and ally for each mission.
Match 5 or more of the same colored gem to create Power Gems.
Power gems are special gems you create after making a single match of 5 or more of the same color. The gems will be used to fuel an attack, and a power gem will be created on the board matching the color of the gems that created it. A power gem has a roman numeral on it that displays its level. A match of 5 creates a level I power gem, 6 creates a level II, 7 creates a level III and 8 or more creates a level IV. The power gem will be created in the spot of the last gem that was added to the match. Power gems have two uses. If you use them in an attack, all characters of that color will attack ALL enemies instead of a single enemy. Additionally, it will increment the bonus counter by 1x for every level of the power gem (this is on top of the incrementing the bonus counter just for making a match). For example, if you made 2 matches, and one of them used a level II power gem, your would do a 4x combo. Creating and using power gems effectively is key to dealing massive damage and taking down difficult bosses. The second use of power gems is explained in the Team Up Attack section below.
Team Up Attacks
Swap two power gems to trigger a Team Up attack and unleash massive damage.
If two power gems of any color are next to each other, you can swap them to trigger a team up attack. Team up attacks are a surefire way to deal massive damage to all enemies in the wave. A team up attack will destroy all gems of those two colors that are on the board, and use them to power attacks by all heroes of those two affinities. Additionally, these attacks will attack all enemies instead of just one, and the combo meter will also increment based on the level of power gems used. For example, let’s say you that in a single turn, you made 2 matches and one team up attack. The team up attack used a level IV green gem and a level II red gem. Your total combo meter would be 9x, and your Earth and Fire heroes would attack all enemies this turn.
If a hero's gem is glowing, then they are ready to use their Battle Skill.
Each hero you equip has a special battle skill that can be triggered in battle. Some skills are attacks that pierce enemies’ armor, others poison the enemy, others heal your team, create power gems or shift the color of gems on the board, and more. There is a huge variety in types of battle skills. Before a battle skill can be used, it must first be charged. A skill is charged each time you destroy a gem that matches the affinity of an equipped hero. Once its skill is fully charged, the gem on its battle portrait will start to glow. To fire a battle skill, simply tap the portrait of the charged hero. In battle, you can preview a hero’s skill by tapping and holding on its portrait.
Setting a character as Team Leader activates it's Leader Skill in battle.
Each hero you own has a leader skill. This is a passive skill that activates only if that hero is the leader of your team, or if the hero is an ally you have brought with you into battle. Make sure you set up teams with different leaders, and make sure to bring the right leader character and ally into each battle.
Selecting the right ally for each battle is critical to your success.
For most battles, you can bring an Ally with you to help your team. This can be a guild mate, an in game friend, or an adventurer (which is a random other player who is close to you in rank).In addition to attacking enemies and adding to your health and recovery pool, the Ally’s leader skill will be active. After winning the battle, you can send Honor Points to the ally to thank them. These are used to open special card packs that help you grow your strength.
Before digging too deeply into the metagame features in Legendary, we wanted to stop and give you ten of our top pro tips for getting the most out of the game.
1) Keep Your OS Up to Date
We know that Legendary uses a lot of battery life; this is normal for such a graphics heavy game. A way to make sure Legendary drains as little battery as possible is to make sure to keep your OS up to date. Players who are many updates behind the latest version of the operating system commonly have performance problems when playing Legendary.
2) Link Your Account
Protect your account by linking it in the settings menu!
If you value your collection of heroes, you will link your account. This way you can transfer your Legendary save between devices (if you get a new phone for example) or if something happens to your local save on your device. Find the Link Account button by scrolling to the bottom of the Store and visiting the Settings menu.
3) Enable Notifications
Turning on notifications will help you get the most out of Legendary. You will be notified when other players send you honor points and gifts, when they rally you to help fight raid bosses, when weekly events start and more. Notifications are the best way to stay up to date in Legendary. If you do not have notifications on, you can find the Enable Notifications button by scrolling to the bottom of the Store and visiting the Settings menu.
4) Set Multiple Teams
Set up multiple teams so that you are prepared for any scenario.
Between battle skills, leader skills, affinity strengths/weaknesses and enemy types, having the right team is about more than just your most leveled heroes. Different team compositions will be valuable in different scenarios. To get the most out of Legendary, use the Team Selector to set multiple teams to help you out in different battle scenarios. Before going into battle, make sure you pick the team that is best equipped for the enemies you are likely to face. You earn the ability to set more teams as you rank up.
5) Your Leader Character
Your Leader Character represents you to other players in the game.
When guild mates, friends or other players see you in the ally selector or leaderboards, you are represented by the leader hero of your first team (the leftmost team in the team selector). This is the hero that other players will bring with them into battle. Make sure to equip a powerful leader on your first team so that other players want to bring you into battle. During events, master players switch up their leader character to one who is best suited for that event to maximize the attractiveness of their leader. The more players that use you as an ally, the more honor points you earn.
6) Join a Guild
Joining an active guild is the fast track to growing your might in Legendary.
Being in a guild is the best way to play Legendary! In addition to getting instant access to up to 30 other leader characters, you will get more honor points, get gifts from your guild mates, and get guild rewards for participating in each event. Guild membership is the best way to earn mana for awakening your heroes, and sending and receiving gifts is only available to guild members.
7) Leader Skills Stack
Leader skill bonuses can stack. So if you have a leader skill that causes all Earth heroes to deal 106% damage, and you bring in an ally whose leader skill causes all Earth heroes to deal 108% damage, your Earth heroes will deal 114% damage for each attack. Make sure you use this stacking ability to get the most out of your team when selecting an ally.
8) Daily Gem Pass
The Daily Gem Pass is the best deal on Gems in the game.
If you’re a patient player, the Daily Gem Pass is the most affordable way to get gems. It gives you the biggest discount possible on gems. The trick is that you have to show up once a day, every day of the pass to pick up your gems. If not, you lose them. Other ways to pick up gems include participating in the solo leaderboard during an event, completing quests for the first time, ranking up and earning 3 stars on every mission in a quest.
9) Tier 7 Card Pack
If you are looking for the best heroes in the game, opening the 7th tier of a tiered card back gives you the best possible odds for getting high rarity characters. Also, unlike the first 6 tiers, you can purchase the 7th tier multiple times.
Heroes and Teams
The world of Korelis is filled with heroes, dragons, magical creatures and dangerous villains of all types. Learning the characteristics of heroes in collections is key to mastering Legendary.
Your hero card communicates all the key information about them.
You can tap any hero card to inspect it. The card front will show you the following information:
- Hero name
- Type and species
- Team cost (shown in the upper-left corner)
- Level and Level Max
- Battle and Leader Skill icons
- Attack, Recovery and Health stats
- Rarity stars
When you’re viewing a large card, you can also tap it again to turn the card over and view expanding information, including the character’s story, on the card back.
Your hero's stats determine their properties in battle.
The core of your hero is their stats. Attack determines the base amount of damage they deal with each attack. This number is how much damage the character will deal if you power them with a single match of three gems with no combos. Recovery determines how much HP the character recovers when you match heart gems. The recovery of all team members are added together to form the base team recovery. This total recovery is the amount of HP the team will recover if you make a single match of three heart gems with no combos. Health determines how much HP the character contributes to the team. The health of all heroes on a team is added together to determine the amount of HP in the health bar during battle. All three of these stats will increase when you power up, evolve or awaken your hero.
Unfilled stars indicate that a hero is capable of evolving to a more powerful form.
The rarity of your hero cards is shown on the bottom of the card by the number of filled in stars:
- 1 Star - Common
- 2 Stars - Uncommon
- 3 Stars - Rare
- 4 Stars - Ultra Rare
- 5 Stars - Epic
- 6 Stars - Legendary
Many heroes are capable of evolving past their initial starting point. If you see unfilled stars on a hero card, it means the hero is capable of evolving to the next level of rarity and becoming even more powerful.
Below each hero’s name, you will see it’s type and species. The type will give an indication of it’s stat composition and the type of battle skill it uses. It’s species is largely fictional. However, some leader skills, battle skills and enemy skills target certain heroes based on type or species.
If you tap the Cards button on the bottom of the screen, you can then navigate to the hero book from the tab bar on top. The hero book will show you entries for all heroes you have collected or battled, let you inspect those cards and show you how close you are to a complete collection of heroes.
Setting multiple teams helps you be prepared for any battle.
Don’t forget to set up more than one team! Each team can hold 5 total heroes, including one leader. The higher your player rank, the more teams you will be able to set. Set up teams to make it easy to take on different types of battles. For instance, many players set up 5 teams where a different affinity hero is the leader of each one. This way, they can easily set their team before battle based on the types of enemies and boss they are going to encounter. Make sure you are well versed in the affinity strengths and weaknesses, as well as the leader skills of your various heroes, when setting up your optimal teams.
Growing Your Power
Legendary is all about growing the power of the cards that you collect. There are currently three different ways to increase the power of a card you own.
Power up your heroes to increase their stats.
Power up is how you fill a card’s XP bar and level it up. To access power up, tap a card you own in any team selector or else on the card screen. When inspecting the card, you will see the power up button. You can power up a card by sacrificing up to 6 other cards to it. The higher the rarity and level of those other cards, the more XP you will give to the card you are powering. Additionally, any sacrificed cards whose affinity matches the card you are powering will give +50% XP. In addition to hero cards, you can also use any XP potions you have earned. XP potions are granted primarily through event participation and card packs. Completing the power up action will also cost gold. The more base XP you are creating (XP excluding the affinity bonus) the higher the gold cost will be. After tapping the power up button, you will be taken to the Fortune’s Favor screen. Here, you draw a card to earn a bonus between +5% and +100% XP. If you are unhappy with your first draw, you can spend gems to draw from the deck again. Each time you draw, the odds of better bonuses increases. You can also choose to watch a video advertisement instead of spending gems on your second draw. The most efficient way to power up a hero is to choose 6 other cards or potions of the same affinity and sacrifice them all at once. This will maximize the bonus you earn from Fortune’s Favor.
Evolve your heroes to transform them into a more powerful form.
Many cards are capable of evolving to a greater form. This is communicated on the bottom of the card via the stars. If the hero has any unfilled star containers, it means this hero is capable of evolving to more powerful forms. To access evolution, tap a card you own in any team selector or else on the card screen. When inspecting the card, you will see the evolution button. In order to evolve a hero, you need the proper catalyst cards and gold. Catalyst cards are earned through playing the campaign, playing the daily dungeons, participating in events and opening card packs. Evolution Frenzy events and the Vault of Essence are particularly good places to earn the catalysts you need. Many catalysts can be crafted. If you are missing a catalyst, tap on it to inspect. You will be shown its crafting recipe as well as a list of where to earn the catalyst if it is available as a mission reward. When looking at a catalyst recipe, if a number shows as green on a catalyst card, it means you own the components needed to craft it. Simply tap the catalyst card to view and complete the crafting recipe. Once you evolve a hero, it transforms into a higher form. Its name and visuals will change, its maximum level and stats will increase and its skills will change as well. It is always positive to evolve your heroes!
Awaken a hero 5 times to double its stats!
Awakening is the way to unleash your heroes’ ultimate power. Through awakening, you can double a card’s stat power. To access awakening, tap a card you own in any team selector or else on the card screen. When inspecting the card, you will see the awakening button. You need two things in order to awaken a hero. The first is a duplicate of that hero card. The second is mana, which is a currency earned primarily through participating in the guild leaderboard during events. You sacrifice the duplicate card and spend the mana to awaken your hero. Each time a hero is awakened, its attack, health and recovery stat increase by 20%. The level of the sacrificed duplicate card don’t matter, so don’t bother leveling up your duplicates if you’re only going to use them for awakening. Each hero card can be awakened 5 times total. Once fully awakened, a hero’s stats are doubled! It is critical to understand the interplay between awakening and evolution. If a card is evolved, its awakening level is reset to 0. So, don’t bother to awaken cards you plan to evolve in the future unless the stat boost is valuable right now.