Fans of the popular manga and anime franchise, My Hero Academia, can finally go beyond tuning in to the continuous adventures of Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki, and the rest of the students and teachers at U.A. High School as Sony Pictures Television has finally launched My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero globally.
Available on both Android and iOS platforms, My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero sets you on the role of your favorite students and teachers of U.A. High School on a never-ending quest to help citizens and rid the world of villains. Presented in a fully-3D open world, My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero does the franchise proud with its stylish graphics, intense action-packed battle effects and cut scenes, and topped off by an impressive array of voice actors.
My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero is certainly a huge treat for avid fans of the franchise who are also action RPG enthusiasts, but neither is a requirement for players to enjoy this heroic adventure of epic proportions.
As the game comes packed tight with a lot of content and features, the initial salvo of information can seem overwhelming. The tutorial session at the start of your journey, however, spans widely enough to ensure that you will grasp all the fundamental details you need to know every step of the way. As new features are unlocked, you will be guided through every first experience and indicators can always be seen whenever a particular aspect of the game requires your attention.
With auto mode available as well, not just for generating paths towards destinations, but also in combat, you can enjoy the convenience of going through battles without mashing away at the movement, attack, and skill buttons. If you just started your dive into the epic world of My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, our beginner’s guide can help you jumpstart your journey towards becoming the best hero in the city and go beyond, plus ultra!
1. Reroll For An S-Grade Hero
The tricky, and often disconcerting aspect of every game with a gacha mechanic is the absolute reliance on luck when it comes to acquiring characters. More so, if the means to do so does not come as easily as basic currencies do. Although My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero actually provides you with a trio of heroes you can use early on, recruiting even 1 more from the gacha can be a huge challenge.
While the starting team consisting of Deku, Chargebolt, and Red Riot is actually pretty awesome, having a fourth character early on, giving you more flexibility against different challenges, can go a long way. Given the difficulty of acquiring a character from the gacha pulls, as hero shards can be pulled as well, you should consider yourself lucky to be able to recruit a new hero from your first pulls, on top of the first 3 free ones on your team.
For those new to the concept of rerolling, the act simply means getting to the point of pulling from the gacha, and then restarting your progress if you do not like what you get. In this sense, it will take more time before you can actually start your adventure, depending on your luck, but the trade-off of starting with a new hero can go a long way. Rerolling is commonly done in RPGs that have lots of characters and a gacha mechanic. In some ways, it can give you some advantage that can make the initial challenges of the game a little easier to overcome.
Note that a key requirement to perform a reroll is that you have to start playing on a guest account first. Simply opt out of linking your game account to either your Google Account or Facebook Account and only ink them once you are satisfied with your pulls.
In My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, the introductory scene grants 100 hero coins if you watch through its entirety. The tutorial session itself is longer than that of most conventional RPGs. If you are going to reroll, it will certainly take some time even for just one attempt. As advantageous as it is, you can totally skip it as it is not a requirement for you to be able to play, enjoy, and progress through your adventure.
Once you are free to recruit on your own, you can tap on the U.A. icon at the bottom right side of the screen and choose “Recruit”. Before doing so, remember to claim all rewards from the mail and gift box as extra tickets or currencies may come from there. You should have about 3 tickets and enough hero coins to purchase another one.
There is a 1.2% chance to obtain an S-grade hero from the basic banner. To be honest, getting Momo Yaoyorozu, Fumikage Tokoyami, Shoto Todoroki, or Katsuki Bakugo should already be a win for you. Attempting a double S-grade pull on 4 attempts is a little far-fetched.
In any case, if you do not like your pulls, you can simply exit out of the game, go to your device’s settings, and clear the cache and app data for the game. If you are on iOS, you have to uninstall and reinstall the game entirely. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero has a huge game file and rerolling may take some time especially in combination with the tutorial you have to go through at the start of the game. There are also emulators available that you can use to speed up rerolling attempts.
2. Prioritize Progressing Through The Main Story
While most RPGs on mobile provide a story campaign to further immerse players into its world and provide rationale for the ongoing conflict and the protagonists’ reason to fight, RPGs like My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, which are based on an already existing franchise, may simply retell the same story. Although My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero provides the introductory chapter based on the manga and anime, the main campaign story takes on a unique turn of events, totally independent of the manga and series.
Beyond actually advancing through My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero’s story on its own, progressing through its chapters is key to moving forward in unlocking all features and game modes the game has to offer. Deku’s initial teammates, Chargebolt and Red Riot, can be obtained by progressing through the story campaign and additional shards will be earned as well for all 3 heroes to be promoted to the next grade.
In addition to unlocking added features and earning hero shards, numerous basic resources you will need to further empower your team of heroes are normally rewarded every step of the way. With or without subscribing to the auto battle feature, it becomes easy enough for you determine how your team of heroes may fare against a current mission. There are recommended power levels indicated on the pre-mission screen, and you will be informed if the feat will be difficult for you.
Decision points as to whether or not you should continue on with the story often arises when a new game mode is unlocked. You will naturally be forced into experiencing the new game mode once it is unlocked but you can already opt to exit once you are through with the first attempt. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero also has an energy system where stamina is consumed with every battle you engage in.
As such, it is important to consider setting prioritizations as to how to manage it all the time. If you are confident that you can still move forward with the story campaign, then it should be your top priority. Reaching a temporary dead end in the campaign should be the only reason for you to dive into the other game modes.
3. Upgrade Your Main Heroes As Much As You Can
Most of the challenges you will engage in your adventure within the world of My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero revolves around your team of 3 heroes. The story mode battles, in particular, sets them on a separate fight from one another, meaning that each one has to be able to stand on their own.
While we usually recommend being very selective and cautious when it comes to investing in heroes in most RPGs we have played, what makes My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero somewhat unique is that each hero, regardless of starting rarity grade, can be as strong and efficient as any of the top grade heroes.
In this sense, even the trio of starting heroes in your group can suffice for most, if not all of your needs and splitting resources beyond your 3 main heroes will just make it more challenging to have them reach their full potential. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero provides a lot of avenues for you to upgrade your heroes, and even customize their builds to some extent. As far as the heroes themselves are concerned, our recommendation is to go all out on upgrades, but when it comes to gears and cards, it is best to be a little more selective.
The most basic way of boosting each hero’s power is through training. Food items are consumed to level the hero up until the level cap is reached. You will then need training items like dumbbells and treadmills to rank up a hero and increase his or her level cap. Credits, which are the basic currency are consumed every step of the way.
The resonance system is what enables each character to be promoted to the next grade. Extra shards of the hero are needed to perform a resonance boost. Unlike conventional RPGs where a bulk load of hero shards are needed for a 1-time all-in promotion, My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero makes it so that you can spend hero shards in portions and stat boosts are acquired with every milestone. A rank up, however, comes with the best boosts so collecting all the required shards to raise a hero’s grade is still an important goal.
Reaching higher levels enable your hero to increase the level of their active skills. Reaching new ranks or grades, on the other hand unlocks new passive abilities. Once any of these skills become available, it is recommended to level them up. It only costs credits and there are plenty of ways to obtain more of them when you need to.
The support cards are one of the features that let you customize the way you build each of your heroes. You can have 2 active cards and 4 passive cards. Cards come in different rarities as well from 1 to 6 stars and some even have set effects beyond their outright effects. You will most certainly have a different setup from time to time as there are limited cards to choose from early on.
Each card can also be upgraded to increase its effects using reinforcement cards and can undergo breakthrough as well using a similar card. As far as support cards are concerned. At least invest in 4-star cards only and prioritize 5-star or higher grade cards.
Each hero also has a unique set of talents that can be upgraded using S-Factor. There is a limit to the talent level or total number of points you can allocate and the S-Factor you obtain will hardly be sufficient to even max out the talent level of any hero initially.
Starting from the central node, you need to max out the closest nodes to be able to invest in the next one. It is best to check what each node does and map out your end goal before you start investing. Although you can reset your allocated points, doing so will cost you hero points.
Unlocking more heroes gives you more assists to choose from and reaching SS grade adds a third assist. Each hero has a unique set of heroes that can assist them. There is also an affinity sytem where various materials can be gifted to each hero to raise their affinity levels. Each level of affinity reached increases the hero’s stats and also boosts the effect of an active skill.
Gears that you collect and equip apply not to each character but are instead shared across the team. There are 7 different equipment slots for you to fill in and while you will eventually start off collecting each type one by one, you will soon have more than what you need. Each piece of gear has different rarity grades and can be enhanced as well. You need enhancing mixtures for each upgrade.
Now, while part of the tutorial will guide you through an enhancement, we recommend that you hold off on subsequent enhancements. You will have green gears to begin with and blue ones soon enough. With a bit more progress through the main story, and through co-op missions, you will soon have purple gears. It is best to wait up until you obtain purple gears before choosing to expend enhancing mixtures.
4. Partake In Extra Game Modes
My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero certainly leaves players plenty of things to learn from and engage in with the story mode and hero upgrade mechanics alone. While we stick with our recommendation that the limited energy you have is best spent to progress as much as you can on story missions, there will be instances when you simply have to take a break from it and make your team of heroes stronger first. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero has tons of additional contents you can engage in and a lot of these can be found within the 4 different sets of game modes.
Under the solo game modes, you will actually find the Peacekeeping Handbook at the tops of the list. This is the actual story mode and choosing this option can lead you to discover the entirety of the story mode, which is divided across 13 chapters. You can revisit previously conquered chapters and stages and you may want to “review” some especially if you missed to secure a 3-star rating and claim the top rewards.
In some cases, hero upgrades and other enhancements will leave you wanting one type of resource more than others. The supply missions are your best source of some specific resources like food, credits, enhancing mixtures, and reinforcement cards. Each one can be attempted 20 times each day. Each supply mission also has 4 stages with increasing difficulty levels. You need to beat the first one to unlock the next stage and every level guarantees to provide much better resources.
The Hero Trial is a great source for additional hero shards. In addition to your first 3 heroes, you can obtain shards for Tenya Iida, Ochako Uraraka, Minoru Mineta, and Tsuyu Ayui. Progression through the campaign mode is required to unlock the other trials. You have 2 attempts per trial, which means that unlocking more of them sooner will benefit you.
Each trial comes with a recommended BP and while those that have higher BP requirements than what you have can be hard, you should still attempt them before a daily reset. More hero shards can be obtained for your first clear.
Progressing through the main story also unlocks more stages under the hero theater game mode. This centers around the main protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, and is a game mode that leaves you on your own without auto mode. Although completing each stage here with just 1 star is enough to earn you all the rewards, securing a 3-star rating and earning more star entitles you to earn hero coins on milestones reached.
Under the co-op game modes, the agency assessment stands as your first immersive experience in engaging missions along with up to 2 other partners. Naturally, you can only bring 1 of your heroes to battle and while auto mode is still available, the challenge level of this game mode makes it a better option to manually control your hero. You are given 5 attempts daily to engage in agency assessment missions and your overall grade is based on how fast you can complete the mission.
As time is of the essence, going through these missions with just 1 other partner is not recommended. Likewise going in to form a full team of cohesive and synergistic heroes are better than a trio of lookalikes.
There are also joint operations you can partake in. These missions can be engaged in by yourself but results will naturally be better with a full team of allies. Clearing the first mission unlocks the next one, which is a lot more challenging. There are plenty of random players to team up with but having friends and allies you can consistently team up with always works best.
Clearing daily missions will randomly give rise to an emergency incident once a day and you will earn commission bonus for every successful accomplishment of this mission. You can also join another player’s emergency incident.
No online RPG is complete without PvP content to ultimately test your heroes’ team strength against another player’s team. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, holds a variety of PvP game modes that certainly tests how strong your team has grown.
The Super co-op Battle is a fully automated PvP combat that pits all 3 members of your team consecutively against an opponent’s team. Climbing the ranks and accomplishing quests within this game mode earns you battle cards that can be exchanged for enhancement factors and other items at the shop. Your rank also determines the amount of battle cards you will earn per hour. Beyond individual and team BP, it is important to set your formations right for both offense and defense.
The arena, on the other hand leaves fighting entirely on your hands as auto battle is not available. While you also use a trio of heroes for your team in this game mode, you will only be using one at a time. You can switch or tag with any of your partners during the fight and this feature can also often trigger unique combos.
As there are no certainties on which heroes you will be battling with on the matches, be sure to take advantage of the training option, not just to hone your skills and combos for each member of the team, but also to see what the other heroes can do in the battlefield.
5. Join An Alliance As Soon As You Can
For most online games, particularly those that promote cooperative and competitive gameplay, and especially those that fall within the RPG and strategy genres, alliances have become an integral aspect of such games. Player social groups may have a different name like guilds, factions, clans, or loosely similar titles but it all boils down to a feature that goes beyond serving as an extension of the game’s social channels.
In this sense, it no longer becomes a question of whether or not you should align yourself with other players and join an alliance as you should always do so. The other alternative is to create your very own alliance to lead, and that is a feat best saved for when you have enough experience how alliances work and ensuring that you can muster the extra time and effort needed to continuously manage one.
Being a member of an alliance opens an opportunity to take part in an alliance-exclusive training session, where each alliance member contributes to deal as much damage within the alliance training session.
Be sure to donate at least twice daily to the alliance. The first one is free and the second one only costs credits. Every bit of participation in alliance activities earns you coins, which you can then exchange for various items at the alliance shop.
6. Accomplish As Many Goals For More Rewards
Although practically every battle or activity you engage in as you venture into the massive world of My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero earns you rewards outright, there are plenty more you can earn by aligning time spent on your adventures with the different goal objectives laid out for you.
The goals page can be accessed via its icon at the upper right side of the screen, and for the most part you will see indicators on it signifying a reward to be claimed, even if you have no idea of the objective you just completed.
For efficiency’s sake, it is best to familiarize yourself with each set of available goals. Having it serve as your guide towards progression can help you require more resources and streamline your activities towards the completion of as many objectives as possible.
A lot of these targets can be easily accomplished as prove by how often you get to see indicators on its icon. Some will evidently take more time and effort to complete, so pursuing the as early as possible is a good strategy.
The first tab, which is the recommended gameplay, outlines the usual game modes and challenges you are expected to partake in and should be marked as completed by the end of each day. Daily targets earn you activeness points and some resources per objective cleared. You should aim to earn enough activeness points to unlock all the chests at the bottom of the page but, if you can, push to accomplish each objective for some extra rewards.
Weekly targets focus on activities not considered for the daily ones such as the alliance training and agency assessments. You can earn hero coins for completing each objective so be sure to accomplish them within the week. There are level targets as well that push you to reach milestones across character and gear levels.
Hero coins serve as rewards so strive as much as you can to accomplish each objective. Hero ranking centers around unlocking more heroes as well as accomplishing challenges tied up to each of them to earn more stars. You can also earn hero coins for reaching milestones here so be sure to check it out.
Last, but not the least, is the entrance handbook, which essentially documents your accomplishments across every aspect of your adventure. There are plenty of targets here that you will reach without much effort so long as you continue to remain active. Just the same, it pays to check through the objectives you have yet to reach and have it serve as your guide towards subsequent activities.
7. Explore And Raise The City’s Prosperity Level
Although energy is what generally limits your adventures in the world of My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, running out of energy to pursue the main story and engage in various game modes can still leave you with plenty of activities and challenges to engage in to earn more resources and continue to make progress.
The mini map at the upper right side of your screen doesn’t just show you where your hero is within Honei City, but it also comes with plenty of activities and items waiting to be discovered. As exploration does not require energy at all, be sure to do some adventuring outside of the main story when while waiting for your energy to replenish.
My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero is not entirely about fighting villains and becoming a stronger hero, after all, as the residents you swore to help and protect has other needs that need tending to. Accomplishing daily quests and side missions entail an increase in the cty’s prosperity and reaching new levels with it comes with its own set of rewards as well.
Once you tap on the mini map, you will see the entirety of the city’s map, filled with icons and quests on the left side. You should prioritize daily quests as they reset daily while the rest can be accomplished at any time. Daily quests are very easy to pursue and accomplish and may often involve simple and quick errands that won’t even make you sweat. Once completed, you can pursue a variety of side quests, which are essentially similar to daily quests in terms of nature and general difficulty.
There are plenty of icons to visit on the map and you can spend as much time as you want exploring. If you notice the magnifying glass icons, be sure to check on them and claim collectible items. This is especially important for one of the events, particularly the trial guidance under internship season.
8. Spend Time Tending To The Dorm And Commissions
My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero also has numerous elements built into it that does not involve violence or battles of any sort. One of these features, which you probably might miss on during the early part of your journey is the dorm. This feature sort of makes you enjoy a dollhouse of sorts where you place the heroes you have unlocked in a dorm room and purchase furniture and other items to make it beautiful.
This feature is not entirely built just for your rest and relaxation away from battles here and there, how you manage each dorm and every bit of furniture you add into it contributes to the level of comfort it provides for its users. Each hero you have has a mood that wears off as they engage in commissions and resting in the dorm is the only way for them to recover their mood.
Your city’s level also leads to unlocking commissions. At certain milestones, commissions of higher levels become available for your heroes to take on. Commissions are relatively easy to accomplish and basically progresses on its own. Affinity gifts and furniture currency are the usual rewards for completing each commission.
There are specific requirements to comply with revolving around a hero’s type, level, and grade. Only heroes who are in a good mood can be sent for commissioning and once their mood drains, they can recover inside the dorm.
9. Take Advantage Of Special Events
The idea of incorporating missions or quests that add more value to how active players are in a game can certainly drive you to push a bit more in terms of effort and time spent on adventuring. As every bit of engagement earns you something and alignment of some accomplishments with in-game goals lead to more rewards, My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero always gives you that feeling that every bit of time spent within its massive world earns you more.
Beyond the inclusion of various goals to ensure more bountiful rewards, there are special and time-limited events that every player absolutely needs to take advantage of. A lot of the rewards you can earn from these time-limited events are difficult to obtain anywhere else, which is why a little more push is needed to accomplish the objectives set within each of the prevailing events.
There are 4 distinct event icons at the upper left side of the screen and with the exclusion of the first top-up event icon, the rest can earn you excellent rewards without spending actual money. The first event is the Peacekeeping Event, which is an unlimited one. Progressing through the story campaign can earn you additional rewards from this event and while it is available indefinitely, securing those prizes are best done sooner than later.
The internship season begins when you log in on My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero and will only be available for a few days for each sub-event. Trial Guidance gives you a chance, not just to unlock Tsuyu Ayui, but also to earn extra shards for her as well as a valuable Support Card Box that can net you a 4 or 5-star support card.
The Hero Trial Assemble event comes with objectives that are very challenging, centering around number of heroes, their levels, and ranks. As challenging as it is, it is a rare opportunity to secure enough shards to recruit Shota Aizawa, which is an S-rank character.
Trainee Benefits is an 8-day event where each day comes with a number of objectives commonly aligned with the usual activities you engage in as well as the goals. Each objective you accomplish earns you hero coins as well as points that unlock additional rewards.
Although you can only unlock new objectives on the day itself, you can continue to pursue the accomplishment of all past objectives until the last day. The milestone rewards you can earn from the points you accumulate happen to be crates that contain hero shards, so unlocking all of them can potentially help you recruit new heroes or make existing ones more powerful.
Full Blow Operation and Cumulative Consumption relate to how much stamina and hero coins you consume, respectively. You will naturally earn accomplishments for both these events especially if you are very active but be sure to keep tabs on it so you will more or less be able to forecast just how far you can go and spend a bit more if needed.
The Her List Event spans for nearly a month and holds various objectives and rewards that revolve around social contributions you can obtain from weekly quests and challenge quests. Although you can only obtain Mashirao Ojiro from the event with an ultra pass, there are plenty of other neat rewards you can nab with a bit of effort.
Relative to all the above sets of events, be sure to check on the gift box icon at the upper right side of the screen. There are daily rewards you can obtain simply by being in the game and remember to take note of the free energy you can grab from the Hero Supply.
Visit the mall as well and check the buff shop. The Stamina Buff only costs 30performance cards and you can easily afford it early on. The buffs you get out of the items in the buff shop are permanent and the stamina buff permanently increases your maximum stamina by 40. The sooner you purchase this, the better it is for you.
10. Claim More Free Hero Coins
At this point in time, you would probably be already convinced that My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero is free player-friendly enough in that pushing towards active participation in accomplishing goals and achieving event objectives should be sufficient enough to sustain a fast and steady progression.
After everything we have discussed so far, going through numerous instances where rewards, that include hero coins can be earned. As hero coins stand as the premium currency you can use to purchase tickets and recruit more heroes or obtain new support cards, every means of getting one should be taken advantage of. Additionally, the sooner you obtain more hero coins, the better it will be for your progression.
The first of additional instances you can get more hero coins is training with each hero you have. On the character’s page, tapping on the training icon unveils a list of combos for that hero that you should successfully execute to earn a few hero coins. To initiate the training, click on the start icon at the right side of the opage.
Most combos are easy enough to pull but to make it even easier, tick on the unlimited power option at the left side of the training screen. Although we are in on it for the coins, take this opportunity as well to learn new combos for your favorite heroes.
Within the U.A. menu, it can be easy to miss the achievements icon at the bottom left side of the screen. Beyond that, indicators on it are not the usual red dots that somewhat make it less enticing for you to look into it.
Whenever you achieve a feat, however, a hero coin indicator appears on top of it and more often that not, you will find that there are several achievements you have reached to earn you a lot of free hero coins. In addition to only visiting the achievements to claim some rewards, feel free to browse through the various achievement objectives as well. If you are close to reaching some of it and in dire need of more hero coins, at the very least you will have an idea of what objective to pursue.
Last, but not the least, My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero also holds a ranking board of sorts as an added incentive for the top performers on your server. Of course, pushing to become among the best, and letting everyone know about it, is every hardcore gamer’s goal but in this case, you can actually benefit from other players’ accomplishments.
The rankings not only tabulate and how the top players across various aspects of the game but provide incentives for everyone as well. If you see an indicator on any of the rankings, you can click on it and the gift box at the upper right side of the window to earn hero coins.
My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero certainly holds more secrets in store for its huge and still growing player base and we are almost certain as well that more content, especially characters, will soon join the adventure. For now, though, this is where we conclude our My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero beginner’s guide and we certainly hope that the tips, tricks, and strategies we shared here have proven helpful to you in your succeeding dives into the game.
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