Are you feeling the pressure from too much work? Are you frustrated and nothing is working out for you? Or are you just plain bored out of your mind? The solution to your hundred and one dilemmas in life is here. Battle your frustration and boredom by tapping away on the screen of your smartphone in the brand new game Tap Summoner. This tap to play game is a product by the gaming powerhouse of FredBear Games LTD. Tap Summoner is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store. The game comes in a reasonable package size of 295MB and provides days and days of gameplay in that size unless you become so addicted that you manage to end the game in 24 hours.
The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The most recent version of Tap Summoner is version 1.2 and was updated on 04 April 2017.
Tap Summoner is one of the rare purely taps to play games available both for Apple and Android operating devices. The game stems from a browser version of the game with the same concept that got immense popularity in a relatively short amount of time on the internet. Introduced in an age where flash gaming was the latest thing, the original Summoner games quickly gained a loyal and devoted player base through the unique and extremely addictive gameplay. The mobile game Tap Summoner basically continues upon the original legacy of strategy based browser games and incorporates all the elements of gameplay in addition to providing a beautiful looking and highly interactive user interface. Where the original Summoners browser based game was just a mindless clicking game where the main objective was to summon as many creatures as you can, the mobile game builds upon an interesting storyline and takes you on an adventure as you compete with your friends on Facebook for the title of the Ultimate Summoner!
The gameplay mechanics of Tap Summoner are fairly straightforward and the game is designed to be played by players of all ages and genders so naturally the difficulty level is quite low. However, earning the title of Ultimate Summoner in the game is something reserved only for the most dedicated and passionate players. The game has an exponential reward rate but that comes coupled with an even more sharply increasing price rate for upgrades and power ups in the game.
Purchasing in game items or the Golden Coins as they are referred to in Tap Summoner is also an alternative option for those players whose fingers start aching from tapping on the screen too much or if you think tapping the screen too fast might be detrimental to the health of your smartphone. Therefore, if you are not a pay to play player, this guide includes some tips on how to proceed with your upgrades in order to level up the fastest and follow the fastest path to becoming the Ultimate Tap Summoner!
1. Choosing The Heroes To Summon
In each faction, there is an ensemble of two different kinds of Heroes. “Melee” heroes are the characters which can only attack physically and from a very close range. These heroes usually wield weapons like swords, lances or axes and have a very high attack power and abilities. Their lack of range is usually compensated for by their large health points and good defensive as well as offensive skills. Similarly there are “Ranged” heroes in the game which can attack from different distances varying from character to character in the game. The Ranged heroes are usually found in the Summoners guild and have a fair bit of magic at their disposal. This allows them to attack enemy creeps and heroes while staying at a safe distance. However these ranged heroes have much lesser hit points as compared to the stronger Melee heroes and therefore are much easier to kill. They also usually have a lower movement speed and a slow turn rate so escape is usually harder for them if caught unawares by a Melee enemy hero.
Both Melee and Ranged heroes have their uses in different games and your chances of winning or losing are partially already decided while the Hero picking/summoning phase is under process. For example, if your team has only Melee carry heroes and does not have a single Summoner Ranged hero, it will do very badly in the early game lane phases especially if there are a lot of enemy monsters lined up against you. This hero line up has great late game potential due to the immense damage per second output of an all Melee team but it will be actually very hard for the Melee heroes to reach a point that will enable them to make items that will help them deal that damage in the late game phase. Similarly an All-Ranged hero team is a recipe for disaster because a single Enemy Melee hero with higher attack can easily take out two to three ranged heroes without dying.
There is simply no defined criteria for choosing the line-up for your team as the process is not under your control and the game throws random heroes at you for summoning purposes. However at the higher levels, it is prudent to actually plan during the extra time before picking any heroes and aim for combination line-ups. This is an excellent strategy in most cases and creates great synergy between the summoned heroes regardless of whether they belong to the same faction or not.
A team that is entirely focused on taking towers or a team that includes many high attack heroes will surely be able to end the game much faster than a team which has heroes fighting solo after each battle. Remember, Tap Summoner is a strategic effort and you can win a game only and only if you synergize your plans with the requirements of a particular level.
2. Become The Aggressor And Tap Away
So you have decided to become an Aggressor! This is the chosen path of warriors, the true men who never hesitate to give their all in the quest to rise above the mortal quagmire of simpleton tappers. Beware of the dangers that will beset you when you take this path for they are not few and certainly not easy to overcome. The first and foremost requirement of following the path of the Aggressor is to make sure your fingers are very well rested and you are not in a family gathering or public event where you could be scolded for the extreme tapping behavior that is required of you. You begin with zero summons and only a single hero in the center of the screen of your smartphone. Click on him and you will be able to order a set of instructions involving either physical attack or magic.
No extra perks or benefits are available to you at the start of the game but as you progress to the higher levels more and more summoners become available to you along with many upgrades and power ups that start to unlock. Remember, you have chosen the path of the Aggressor so it is best to invest your earnings and rewards into upgrades and perks that increase the power of your summoned warriors.
Try to get as many levels as possible into the “increase your summoner power” upgrade as this will be your bread and butter for baking delivering much more damage in the game. Getting many levels into this upgrade will be quite difficult as the coin requirement for each successive upgrade exponentially increases. There is a solution to this problem: as soon as you get the first golden coins, instantly unlock the perk known as “Summoners Chasm”. This perk allows you to gain a Summoner tap multiplier of 10 times more for both the maximum and minimum limit which allows you to gain an insane amount of taps in a very short amount of time while the multiplier boost is active. It also reactivates after every 300 seconds therefore it is a must have perk to get the maximum benefit of combining maximum taps per second with double power of taps as a result of the upgrade points you put into the “Summoners Chasm” perk.
Another core tip for all players who have decided to follow the path of the Aggressor is to avoid spending golden cookies on additional features like “Lucky Spin” or the “The Wheel of Fortune”. Both of these features eat up your gold coins very fast and you will not be able to save up for the later perks which give you a really huge boost like the “Summoners Chasm” and “Lightning Strike” perk both of which nearly double the tap multiplier you can achieve for a short period of time.
At the end it all comes down to how much time you can spare for this epic time wasting game. Be mindful of the fact that tapping away and summoning heroes is a very addictive experience and you will find yourself unable to think about anything else while you are senselessly tapping away on the screen of your smartphone. Therefore choose with caution and do not let Tap Summoner take over your life and the human Universe!
3. The Chosen Strategist
It seems like the passionate path of the Aggressor was not one destined for you. No matter, wizards and magicians have always been one step ahead and even stronger than many legendary warriors so fret not. Rejoice in the knowledge that this path requires much less physical effort and can potentially save you from embarrassing yourself in a crowd or an important meeting.
Unlike the path of the Aggressor, you do need any physical strain for this path but you do need a good amount of mental concentration and decision making ability. Needless to say this path is for those clever players who have found the way to make the game work for them while they sit back, relax and watch the magic happen on the screen of their smartphone.
Once you have chosen the path of the “Strategist”, the first thing you need to make sure of is to follow the objectives given to you by the game for at least the first 7 levels. This will ensure that you get a handsome collection of Heroes, Magic and Perks. You need to mainly focus upon increasing the upgrades available to your summons which indicate the number of auto-taps that the game is performing while you are not touching the screen at all. This idle tapping serves to perform attacks on the enemy even while you are not watching the screen. Upgrades like the “Mine Trapper”, “Black Hole”, “Divine Light” and “Summoners Rift” are a few initial perks to increase your idle auto tap power. Do not try to upgrade the initial few perks beyond a level of 5 because they start to cost too much in gold coins and provide only a little increase to your idle tapping power.
As you begin to move ahead to the higher levels you will notice that you can now summon heroes with cross disciplinary abilities like strong warriors with a small arsenal of magic spells up their sleeves. These arcane warriors will form the cornerstone of your strategy for the level and as a Strategist you have to take into account all the different abilities that they possess in order to make the most lethal combination possible. Some of these abilities might not be coincident with each other and you have to take precautions to make sure that the spells at any level do not backfire upon your own summoned army rather than decimating the enemy in front of you.
4. All Depends Upon Your Reflexes
Tap Summoner is a game that pits your skill against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called a Champion, you have to practice as much as you can in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player of Tap Summoner is to have killer reflexes and an extremely short reaction time. This is a game in which team fights take at most ten to fifteen seconds and in that limited time you have to make split second decisions about which skill to use or to retreat from the enemy and save your heroes from dying unnecessarily. This perfect timing that you will notice in many pro games and competitions is a product of sheer hard work and countless hours devoted to practice in the game.
In the first few levels of the game you will be falsely led to believe by the in game tutorials that there is plenty of time available for you to easily tap your way out of every level. However do not trust the developers on this because they have made sure that you are forced to try hard to even barely survive during the later levels. During the higher levels, you will instantly feel pushed by the need to tap as fast as you can because if you don’t the enemy will run you over and you will lose.
A key reflex that you need to focus on developing is the use of your skills. Instead of trying out a new hero every other day, choose a single hero that you like or you think you can play well after summoning him into battle. Give two to three hours of practice to fully understand what each skill of that hero does. Some new players get exasperated when a fight starts and begin to spam all of their skills. This is the main cause of those team fights with the enemy ending badly for your side. Each of your hero skill has a defined Area of Effect and using it beyond that area will net you no damage on the enemy heroes. Also, each skill has its separate mana cost which varies wildly and spamming all skills at once will only leave you drained of all your mana. This makes any kind of repeat summoning impossible for you.
Another reaction that you need to master is the sixth sense of detection in this game. This sense only comes with time as you play more and more games. Having a good sense means you literally get a gut feeling that something is wrong and you might be need to summon more heroes to combat an enemy ambush at times. At other times you might feel a knot in your stomach before a team fight is about to start and this allows you to anticipate the enemy’s attacks ahead of time. Use this sense to your advantage and become the ultimate Summoner in Tap Summoner.