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Heroes are the heart of Clicker Heroes and the main source of DPS (damage per second) in the game. They are the game's characters that can be hired with a certain amount of Gold earned from defeating monsters (this cost can be decreased by hiring and leveling up the correct Ancient, in occurrence of the ancient Dogcog). Heroes automatically deal damage over time (except for Cid, the Helpful Adventurer, who only upgrades base click damage). Currently, there are 54 Heroes in the game.
The player can level a hero up by clicking the "LVL UP" button next to the hero's name after hiring it. Shift+Click levels them by a max of 10, Z+Click levels up in increments of 25, Ctrl+Click levels them in increments of 100, and Q+Click levels up in the maximum increment actually purchasable with the player's current amount of Gold up to 10,000 levels. Pressing T will toggle between the levels. Leveling up a hero increases the amount of DPS it does. Leveling up a hero will also increase the cost of the next level up by almost 7% (the exact increase is 6.975%). This will result in a near doubling of cost for every 10 levels. The four Ace Scouts, added in patch 1.0e11, have a 22% increase in cost per level, resulting in over double the leveling cost every 5 levels.
To find the cost of levelling a hero in the future use:
Floor(Floor(BaseCost × 1.07CurrentLevel) × CostReduction)
e.g. To level Treebeast from level 114 to 115 it would cost
Floor(50 × 1.07114) = 111,871. But with Dogcog at level 7 for a 6.69% hero cost reduction, it would be
Floor(111,871 × 0.9331) = 104,386.
To find the cost for one of the Ace Scouts (added in patch 1.0e11) use:
Floor(Floor(BaseCost × 1.22CurrentLevel) × CostReduction)
Each hero comes with a series of upgrades that become available when they're levelled up. These upgrades allow the player to multiply the hero's DPS, multiply the amount of Gold gained, increase DPS of all heroes, click damage, and obtain new skills. The hero Wepwawet does have 2 upgrades that each multiplies another hero's DPS, namely Betty Clicker & King Midas. Also, Cadu, Tomb Guardian and Ceus, Tomb Guardian have upgrades that improve each other.
Every hero except Cid, the Helpful Adventurer gets a 4× damage multiplier every 25 levels from level 200 upwards, and a 10x multiplier every 1000 levels until 8000. This makes the earlier heroes viable in the late game, but the cap means that later heroes will ultimately get the player further. However, the cost of the heroes is about 5x more expensive every 25 levels (1.07
25=~5.427), so they become about 35.7% less effective every 25 levels (past level 8,000), 21.15 times less effective every 250 levels, 200,160 times less effective every 1,000 levels, and 103,223,913,637,256,445,703,897,099,064,455,967,375,759,839,489,322,820(1e53) times less effective every 10,000 levels.
There is another exception to these rules: all heroes after Frostleaf have a 5× damage multiplier every 25 levels from 525 to 725, instead of the 4× damage multiplier for other heroes.
In patch 1.0e10, five new heroes were added, starting with Xavira. These heroes gain a 4.5× damage multiplier every 25 levels, starting from level 200, but do not gain the 10× damage multipliers every 1000 levels from level 1000 to level 8000. This makes them more effective than the heroes before them. This means the heroes starting with Xavira will be about 20.6% more effective every 25 levels, 6.514 times more effective every 250 levels, 1,800 time more effective every 1,000 levels, and 357,084,781,870,941,892,075,577,118,803,109(~3.5e32) times more effective every 10,000 levels
In patch 1.0e11, four new heroes were also added. These heroes have a cost increase of 22% per level rather than 7%, but instead of a 4× or 4.5× damage multiplier, these heroes have a huge 1000× damage multiplier every 25 levels.
There are some heroes that give you a multiplicative global DPS bonus. The final DPS multiplier is ~80.677 (80.67699371337890625 to be exact).
The following heroes have DPS bonuses, in order of appearance:
- The Wandering Fisherman
- Betty Clicker
- Broyle Lindeoven, Fire Mage
- Shinatobe, Wind Deity
- Grant, the General
Gilded Heroes receive a stackable +50% damage bonus each time they receive a gild. Gilding a hero will also change their appearance. A detailed view of the Gilded Heroes can be accessed by clicking on the "Gilded" button at the bottom of the Hero list.
Argaiv increases the damage bonus from gilds. Despite having a gilded sprite, Cid, the Helpful Adventurer is the only hero that cannot be gilded by conventional means. If she could be gilded, or even just has a damage multiplier, she would be extremely powerful.
A random gild is awarded for beating level 100, and for every 10 levels thereafter. These random gilds are awarded only once per 10 levels and will not be given again after ascending, yet will after a transcendence. After an ascension, rewards continue as normal once reaching this transcension's Highest Zone Ever.
In the Shop, three random hero gilds can be purchased at any time for 30 Rubies. For mobile, the cost is 200 Rubies. The detailed view screen can also be accessed from here by clicking the "?" button. If gilds are bought using real money, these "Paid Gilds" are given back after Transcendence by a small number every time the player receives a normal gild every 10 zones. By level 300, all purchased gilds have been returned to the player. Note that buying gilds is one of the worst ways to spend rubies, as buying 3 random gilds in the shop are basically advancing 30 levels past a hundred, that are above your highest level in your current transcension(just don't buy gilds unless you have an insane amount of rubies and need some quick gild dmg bonuses).
Gilds can also be moved from hero to hero for Hero Souls in the detailed view.
Clicking a gilded hero will remove one gild from that hero and randomly reassign it to another for two Hero Souls. Ctrl+Click will bypass the confirmation popup and instantly proceed to said transfer.
Shift+Clicking on a hero will move a gild from a random hero to the one selected for 80 Hero Souls. There is no actual way to transfer a gild from a precise hero to another precise hero: at least one of the two must be randomly chosen.
Holding 'Q'+Clicking on a hero will move all gilds that a player currently has to the selected hero. The cost of doing this is equal to 80 Hero Souls times the amount of gilds currently owned that are not on the selected hero.
List of Heroes
|Hero Name||Sprite(s)||Base Cost||Base DPS||Upgrade Bonuses|
|Normal||Gilded||Personal Damage||Global DPS||Click Damage From DPS||Critical Click Chance||Critical Click DPS Multiplier||Gold Found||Unlock Skill|
|Cid, the Helpful Adventurer||-||5||-||+20,900%||-||-||-||-||-||Clickstorm|
|Ivan, the Drunken Brawler||250||22||+1,900%||-||+0.5%||-||-||-||Powersurge|
|Brittany, Beach Princess||1,000||74||+1,900%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|The Wandering Fisherman||4,000||245||+700%||+25%||+0.5%||-||-||-||-|
|Betty Clicker||20,000||976||none (+500,000,000% from Wepwawet)||+107.36%||+0.5%||-||-||-||-|
|The Masked Samurai||1.000e5||3,725||+1,900%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|The Great Forest Seer||2.500e6||47,143||+1,900%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Alexa, Assassin||1.500e7||1.869e5||+406.25%||-||-||+3%||×5||-||Lucky Strikes|
|Natalia, Ice Apprentice||1.000e8||7.820e5||+1,900%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mercedes, Duchess of Blades||8.000e8||3.721e6||+1,900%||-||+0.5%||-||-||-||-|
|Bobby, Bounty Hunter||6.500e9||1.701e7||+1,900%||-||-||+3%||-||-||-|
|Broyle Lindeoven, Fire Mage||5.000e10||6.948e7||+900%||+25%||-||-||-||-||Metal Detector|
|Sir George II, King's Guard||4.500e11||4.607e8||+1,900%||-||+0.5%||-||-||-||-|
|King Midas||4.000e12||3.017e9||none (+10,000,000,000% from Wepwawet)||-||-||+3%||-||+193%||Golden Clicks|
|Referi Jerator, Ice Wizard||3.600e13||2.000e10||+1,900%||-||-||-||×3||-||-|
|Athena, Goddess of War||9.000e18||1.086e15||+1,500%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aphrodite, Goddess of Love||3.500e20||3.112e16||+1,500%||-||-||-||-||-||Energize|
|Shinatobe, Wind Deity||1.400e22||9.173e17||+700%||+10%||-||-||-||-||Reload|
|Grant, the General||4.200e24||2.027e20||+300%||+56.25%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Orntchya Gladeye, Didensy Banana||1.000e100||3.861e83||+1,900%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cadu, Tomb Guardian||1.000e25,500||2.913e26,444||none (+1e10794% from Ceus)||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Ceus, Tomb Guardian||1.000e25,500||2.146e26,444||none (+1e9094% from Cadu)||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Yachiyl, The Primordial Soul||1.000e72,000||1.165e98,692||+1e18,290%||+11%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Ace Scout Rose||1.000e108,000||8.586e148,592||+1e28,992%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Ace Scout Sophia||1.000e114,500||6.326e158,831||+1e28,992%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Ace Scout Blanche||1.000e127,500||4.661e178,104||+1e28,992%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Ace Scout Dorothy||1.000e142,200||3.434e199,738||+1e28,992%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
With Steam releases of the game, in the game's directory, the sprites of all heroes can be found. Along with the normal heroes, there are several unused sprites in the game. There is no known way as of yet to make them appear in-game. Note: All of the unused sprites have a gilded sprite file, but is exactly the same as the normal sprite. Also, when viewing the large hero sprites, all unused sprites still have files that show their name but contain Cid, the Helpful Adventurer's current sprite.
Looking at these sprites, we can see:
- The "Dark Monk " sprite is very similar to Alexa, Assassin's original sprite, but with different weapons, and so may have been the original planned sprite for her.
- On the other hand, the "Dark Monk" sprite has the same weapons as Astraea.
- The "Warrior" sprite is the sprite used for gilded Cid, the Helpful Adventurer (only seen through a bug), which suggests that originally it was going to be possible for Cid to be gilded.
- The "Town Drunk" sprite may have been planned as a sprite for Ivan, the Drunken Brawler, since it has a name featuring "drunk".
- The "Bandit" sprite shares features with Ma Zhu.
- The "Link_4" Sprite may be a reference to Link, from The Legend Of Zelda. It bears resemblance to Sir George II.
On Cool Math, some heroes were changed to make them more kid-friendly:
Brittany, Beach Princess is called Brittany, World Traveller.
Ivan, the Drunken Brawler is called Ivan, the Caffeinated Brawler.
Alexa, Assassin is called Alexa, Ninja Master.
|Guide||Level up heroes 100 times.|
|Coach||Level up heroes 500 times.|
|Teacher||Level up heroes 2,000 times.|
|Mentor||Level up heroes 10,000 times.|
|Levelupper||Level up heroes 25,000 times.|
|Super Levelupper||Level up heroes 50K times.|
|Considerate||Get 25 hero upgrades.|
|Generous||Get 50 hero upgrades.|
|Benevolent||Get 100 hero upgrades.|
|Magnanimous||Get 200 hero upgrades.|
- Heroes from Beastlord to Shinatobe, Wind Deity were added in Patch 0.02.
- Grant, The General and Frostleaf were added in Patch 0.06.
- Gilding mechanism was introduced in Patch 0.10. This patch also introduced the ×4 and ×10 multipliers.
- Patch 0.11 added a "Gilded" info button at the bottom of heroes list.
- The Rangers (all heroes from Dread Knight to Astraea) were added in Patch 0.17. This patch also made it so that Heroes who haven't been unlocked, can't get Gilded.
- Prior to patch 0.22, 4× and 10× damage multipliers were not given after level 4150.
- Heroes from Chiron to Wepwawet were added in Patch 0.24.
- Heroes from Tsuchi to Madzi were added in Patch 1.0e3. Unlike the other heroes, their sprites face left, according to the player. However, every hero sprite is flipped on the Xbox version, so Tsuchi, Skogur, Moeru, Zilar and Madz look normal.
- Heroes from Xavira to Yachiyl were added in Patch 1.0e10.
- Heroes from Ace Scout Rose to Ace Scout Dorothy were added in Patch 1.0e11.
- Every hero from Treebeast to Astraea uses the same pose; legs wide apart with one hand on hip for the male heroes, and legs close together with one hand hip for the female heroes. Every hero afterwards uses a unique pose.