Hero Upgrades

Heroes Overview

Collecting and upgrading Heroes is the main way to get stronger in Battle Breakers. There are a variety of ways to improve your Heroes.


Increasing the level of your Heroes is the first step to making them more effective. Each level a Hero gains increases their stats. Hero max level is determined by the level of your Headquarters and the Hero’s rank, which comes from promotions.


Heroes can be promoted, increasing their rank up to a maximum of +10. Each rank gives an increase to the Hero’s base and maximum Special Ability levels, the number of elixirs they can consume, and their maximum attainable level. Promotion requires a mixture of gold, reagents and elemental shards. You can gain elemental shards by selling unwanted uncommon and rare Heroes, and you can occasionally find them for sale in the Marketplace.

XP Books

XP is used to upgrade your Heroes. Heroes can be upgraded using either general XP or XP that matches their elemental affinity.


Every Hero has a current and a maximum star rating. Star rating is an approximation of the power level and rarity of a Hero. Evolving Heroes increases their current star rating. The higher the current star rating, the better the overall stats and power of the Hero.


Elixirs are uncommon and rare items that can be used to permanently increase the stats of a Hero. Each hero can only consume a limited number of elixirs. As Heroes gain rank through promotions, they will become stronger and can safely consume more elixirs.


Every Hero comes with their own weapon and armor that cannot be replaced. However, you can upgrade and evolve their gear to make them stronger. This requires building the Crystal Forge and acquiring ore from the Burny Mine.


You can evolve a Hero to improve their stats and appearance. Evolving is also the only way to improve a Hero’s Passive and Commander Skills. It is safe to evolve a Hero any time you meet the requirements as skill experience and stat gains will transfer to the evolved Hero. Most Heroes can be evolved at least once.

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