Art of Conquest Heroes Guide to help you learn to play with Rufio, Avril, and Avalon along with tips to help you upgrade heroes.
At the very onset of Art of Conquest, you are asked to choose one hero. You are presented with three heroes in the beginning, each one with a unique playstyle and abilities. When it comes to choosing a hero in Art of Conquest, it all comes down to which hero compliments your individual playstyle in the game.
However, it does not mean that you are forced to stick to your initial decision for the entirety of your playthrough. As a player, you have the complete liberty to change your hero in the later stages of the game.
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Art of Conquest Heroes Guide
Known as the Golden Stallion, Rufio belongs to a tank class and needs to stay in the frontline. When fully upgraded, Rufio is able to dish out about three times his normal damage.
Coming to his attacks, he has Heroic Leap and Chopping Blade. The Heroic Leap essentially lets him leap into the air and cover great distances while dishing out damage.
With both these attacks, you should have easy access to the backline and deal with archers without any issues.
However, do note that if you plan to play as Rufio in Art of Conquest, upgrade him as much as you possibly can.
- Heroic Leap – Rufio will jump into the air and slam the ground dealing damage in an AoE as well as stunning all affected enemies.
- Chopping Blade – Rufio will control his blade using his mind and slice through the enemies in front of him.
- Strong Physique – Recover health faster after suffering damage.
- Blade Dance – Spin with your blade and deal damage within an AoE.
- Resilience – Rufio will regenerate a certain amount of HP per second.
- Destructive One – Adds a multiplier to your damage dealt to all enemies
Since Avalon is a leader, his role in the battlefield is restricted to providing support to his troops. If you are new to the game, you should definitely gain some advantage from his Natural Leader ability.
Another good ability is called Focus Fire that greatly benefits the archers.
Apart from this, he has Capture Supply that ensures that you earn plenty of resources at the culmination of every battle. If you playing the game for the first time, I definitely suggest trying out Avalon.
Lastly, another thing to note about Avalon is his Supply Cap perk that essentially increases the total number of units you can deploy on the battlefield with Avalon by your side.
Avalon’s skills include
- Arrow Volley – Avalon will target 80 flaming arrows on the battlefield and enemies affected by it will take 15 / 33 / 60 / 96 / 141 / 195 / 258 / 330 / 411 points of Burning Damage. The more your might, the more damage you will be able to deal.
- Summon Archers – A group of Archers will be summoned behind Avalon to assist him for 30 seconds. The powerof the Archers cannot exceed 120 / 250 / 450 / 700 / 1050 / 1500 / 2000 / 2500 / X. Command increases the power of the Archers summoned, and the level of your Stronghold increases their level.
- War Horn – Avalon will blow his War Horn to boost the attack speed of nearby allies by 6 / 12 / 20 /30 /45 /60 /80 / 100 / 120% for a total of 8 seconds. Command also gives an additional boost to attack speed.
- Archer Mastery – All surrounding Archers receive a boost in health and damage by 2 / 4 / 7 / 10 / 14 / 19 / 25 / 32 / 39%. Command also gives additional boost to attack and max health.
- Ardent Aura – All humanoid units have an increase in max health by 2 / 4 / 7 / 10 / 14 / 19 / 25 / 32 / 39%. Command also increases max health.
- Natural Leader – Increase Bronze Supply cap by +1 troops / 40 / 80 / 120 / 160, and allows you to deploy 1 additional troop
If you are all about devising a strategy and sticking to that strategy, you cannot go wrong with Avril. She is not only the queen of ice but also a master strategist.
She possesses Ice Wall ability that lets her create a large wall of ice between her allies and enemy troops.
In addition to this, she has Blizzard that lets her freeze her adversaries dead in their tracks. However, one important thing that you need to bear in mind is that Avril is incredibly mana hungry and you should consider storing up some before heading into the battle.
Avril’s skills are as frosty as you’d expect them to be.
- Ice Nova – A frost nova will be summoned on the battlefield dealing damage to enemies within a circle of radius 6.5.
- Glacial Shard – 35% chance to shoot out a glacial shard. Applies freezing damage to the target as well as a less impactful freezing effect to the nearby enemies.
- Ice Wall – An ice wall that prevents enemies from passing through. Breakable by bigger units.
- Blizzard – Summon 30 hailstones which deal damage. Freezing damage to enemies is applied.
- Gifted Mage – Additional points to your Magic attribute.
- Rapid Cast – Cast your spells twice in a battle as well as have reduced cooldowns
Upgrade Heroes in Art of Conquest
As mentioned earlier, heroes like Rufio are able to dish out about three times his normal damage, when fully upgraded. Keeping this in mind, you should definitely consider upgrading your characters in Art of Conquest.
It is arguably one of the most important concepts in the game and you should always try to take advantage of it. Another important thing that you need to keep in mind is to create a balanced hero; otherwise, you will be strong in one area and weak in others.
As a general rule of thumb, you should always start with upgrading a hero’s default ability, then support ability, and finally to DPS because it usually gets relevant near the end game.