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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.png Gold earned from defeating monsters (this cost can be decreased by hiring and leveling up the correct Ancient, in occurrence of the ancient Dogcog.png Dogcog). Heroes automatically deal damage over time (except for Cid-Summer.png Cid, the Helpful Adventurer, who only upgrades base click damage). Currently, there are 54 Heroes in the game.

Mechanics

Leveling Heroes

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.png 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 2treebeast.png Treebeast from level 114 to 115 it would cost Floor(50 × 1.07114) = 111,871. But with Dogcog.png 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.png Gold gained, increase DPS of all heroes, click damage, and obtain new skills. The hero Wepwawet.png Wepwawet does have 2 upgrades that each multiplies another hero's DPS, namely 6betty.png Betty Clicker & 15kingmidas.png King Midas. Also, Cadu.png Cadu, Tomb Guardian and Ceus.png Ceus, Tomb Guardian have upgrades that improve each other.

Level Bonuses

Every hero except Cid-Summer.png 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 (1.0725=~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 nogild.png 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.png 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.

DPS Bonuses

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:

Gilded Heroes

Detailed Gilded Heroes Screen.

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.png Argaiv increases the damage bonus from gilds. Despite having a gilded sprite, Cid-Summer.png 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.

Acquiring Gilds

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 Ruby.png Rubies. For mobile, the cost is 200 Ruby.png 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.

Reassigning Gilds

Gilds can also be moved from hero to hero for HeroSoul.png 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 HeroSoul.png 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 HeroSoul.png 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 HeroSoul.png 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
Cid-Summer.png
- 5 - +20,900% - - - - - Clickstorm
Treebeast
2treebeast.png
2treebeast gilded.png
50 5 +1,900% - +0.5% - - - -
Ivan, the Drunken Brawler
3ivan.png
Ivan-1.png
250 22 +1,900% - +0.5% - - - Powersurge
Brittany, Beach Princess
Brittany nogild.png
4brittany.png
1,000 74 +1,900% - - - - - -
The Wandering Fisherman
5fisherman.png
Fisherman-0.png
4,000 245 +700% +25% +0.5% - - - -
Betty Clicker
6betty.png
Betty-0.png
20,000 976 none (+500,000,000% from Wepwawet) +107.36% +0.5% - - - -
The Masked Samurai
7samurai.png
Samurai.png
1.000e5 3,725 +1,900% - - - - - -
Leon
Leon nogild.png
8leon.png
4.000e5 10,859 +700% +25% - - - - -
The Great Forest Seer
9forestseer.png
Forest Seer.png
2.500e6 47,143 +1,900% - - - - - -
Alexa, Assassin
Alexa-Summer.png
Alexa-0.png
1.500e7 1.869e5 +406.25% - - +3% ×5 - Lucky Strikes
Natalia, Ice Apprentice
10natalia.png
Natalia-0.png
1.000e8 7.820e5 +1,900% - - - - - -
Mercedes, Duchess of Blades
11mercedes.png
Mercedes-0.png
8.000e8 3.721e6 +1,900% - +0.5% - - - -
Bobby, Bounty Hunter
12bobby.png
Bobby-0.png
6.500e9 1.701e7 +1,900% - - +3% - - -
Broyle Lindeoven, Fire Mage
13broyle.png
Broyle-0.png
5.000e10 6.948e7 +900% +25% - - - - Metal Detector
Sir George II, King's Guard
14sirgeorge.png
Sir George.png
4.500e11 4.607e8 +1,900% - +0.5% - - - -
King Midas
15kingmidas.png
Midas-0.png
4.000e12 3.017e9 none (+10,000,000,000% from Wepwawet) - - +3% - +193% Golden Clicks
Referi Jerator, Ice Wizard
16referi.png
Referi Jerator(G-2).png
3.600e13 2.000e10 +1,900% - - - ×3 - -
Abaddon
17abbadon.png
Abaddon.png
3.200e14 1.310e11 +1,039.0625% - - - - - Dark Ritual
Ma Zhu
18mazhu.png
Ma Zhu.png
2.700e15 8.147e11 +1,900% - - - - - -
Amenhotep
19amenhotep.png
Amenhotep-0.png
2.400e16 5.335e12 +100% +44% - - - - -
Beastlord
20beastlord.png
Beastlord-0.png
3.000e17 4.914e13 +700% +10% - - - - Super Clicks
Athena, Goddess of War
Athena nogild.png
21athena.png
9.000e18 1.086e15 +1,500% - - - - - -
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
22aphrodite.png
Aphrodite-0.png
3.500e20 3.112e16 +1,500% - - - - - Energize
Shinatobe, Wind Deity
Shinatobe..png
Shinatobe-0.png
1.400e22 9.173e17 +700% +10% - - - - Reload
Grant, the General
Grant.png
Grant-0.png
4.200e24 2.027e20 +300% +56.25% - - - - -
Frostleaf
Frostleaf nogild.png
Frostleaf.png
2.100e27 7.469e22 +300% +25% +0.5% - - - -
Dread Knight
Dread Knight-2.png
Dread Knight Gild.png
1.000e40 1.310e32 +1,900% - - - - - -
Atlas
Atlas2.png
Atlas Gild2-0.png
1.000e55 9.655e44 +1,900% - - - - - -
Terra
Terra.png
Terra gild.png
1.000e70 7.113e57 +1,900% - - - - - -
Phthalo
Phthalo2-0.png
Phthalo Gild.png
1.000e85 5.241e70 +1,900% - - - - - -
Orntchya Gladeye, Didensy Banana
Didensy.png
Orntchya-Summer.png
1.000e100 3.861e83 +1,900% - - - - - -
Lilin
Lilin.png
Lilin Gild.png
1.000e115 2.845e96 +1,900% - - - - - -
Cadmia
Cadmia.png
Cadmia Gild.png
1.000e130 2.096e109 +1,900% - - - - - -
Alabaster
Alabaster.png
Alabaster gild.png
1.000e145 1.544e122 +1,900% - - - - - -
Astraea
Astraea.png
Astraea Gild.png
1.000e160 1.138e135 +1,900% - - - - - -
Chiron
Chiron.png
Chiron Gild.png
1.000e175 8.386e147 +1,900% - - - - - -
Moloch
Moloch.png
Moloch Gild.png
1.000e190 6.178e160 +1,900% - - - - - -
Bomber Max
Bomber Max.png
Bomber Max Gild.png
1.000e205 4.552e173 +1,300% - - - - +50% -
Gog
Gog.png
Gog Gild.png
1.000e220 3.354e186 +1,300% +50% - - - - -
Wepwawet
Wepwawet.png
Wepwawet Gild.png
1.000e235 2.471e199 +950% - - - - - -
Tsuchi
Tsuchi.png
Tsuchi Gild.png
1.000e500 1.820e425 +1,300% - - - - +200% -
Skogur
Skogur.png
Skogur Gild.png
1.000e1,000 1.341e846 +1,900% - - - - - -
Moeru
Moeru.png
Moeru Gild.png
1.000e2,000 9.885e1,678 +1,400% +50% - - - - -
Zilar
Zilar.png
Zilar Gild.png
1.000e4,000 7.283e3,333 +1,000% +134.375% - - - - -
Madzi
Madzi.png
Madzi Gild.png
1.000e8,000 5.366e6,630 +5,150% - - - - - -
Xavira
Xavira.png
Xavira Gold.png
1.000e14,000 3.954e11,681 +1e3,667% - - - - - -
Cadu, Tomb Guardian
Cadu.png
Cadu Gold.png
1.000e25,500 2.913e26,444 none (+1e10794% from Ceus) - - - - - -
Ceus, Tomb Guardian
Ceus.png
Ceus Gold.png
1.000e25,500 2.146e26,444 none (+1e9094% from Cadu) - - - - - -
The Maw
The Maw.png
The Maw Gold.png
1.000e45,500 1.581e61,730 +1e13,490% - - - - - -
Yachiyl, The Primordial Soul
Yachiyl.png
Yachiyl Gold.png
1.000e72,000 1.165e98,692 +1e18,290% +11% - - - - -
Ace Scout Rose
Ace Scout Rose.png
Ace Scout Rose Gold.png
1.000e108,000 8.586e148,592 +1e28,992% - - - - - -
Ace Scout Sophia
Ace Scout Sophia.png
Ace Scout Sophia Gold.png
1.000e114,500 6.326e158,831 +1e28,992% - - - - - -
Ace Scout Blanche
Ace Scout Blanche.png
Ace Scout Blanche Gold.png
1.000e127,500 4.661e178,104 +1e28,992% - - - - - -
Ace Scout Dorothy
Ace Scout Dorothy.png
Ace Scout Dorothy Gold.png
1.000e142,200 3.434e199,738 +1e28,992% - - - - - -

Unused Heroes

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-Summer.png Cid, the Helpful Adventurer's current sprite. 

Looking at these sprites, we can see:

  • The "Dark Monk " sprite is very similar to Alexa-Summer.png 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-Summer.png 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 3ivan.png Ivan, the Drunken Brawler, since it has a name featuring "drunk".
  • The "Bandit" sprite shares features with 18mazhu.png Ma Zhu.
  • The "Link_4" Sprite may be a reference to Link, from The Legend Of Zelda. It bears resemblance to Sir George II.

Coolmath Heroes

On Cool Math, some heroes were changed to make them more kid-friendly:

Brittany nogild.png Brittany, Beach Princess is called Brittany, World Traveller.

3ivan.png Ivan, the Drunken Brawler is called Ivan, the Caffeinated Brawler.

Alexa-Summer.png Alexa, Assassin is called Alexa, Ninja Master.

Achievements

Achievement Name Icon Description
Guide
Guide.png
Level up heroes 100 times.
Coach
Coach.png
Level up heroes 500 times.
Teacher
Teacher.png
Level up heroes 2,000 times.
Mentor
Mentor.png
Level up heroes 10,000 times.
Levelupper
Mentor.png
Level up heroes 25,000 times.
Super Levelupper
Mentor.png
Level up heroes 50K times.
Considerate
Considerate.png
Get 25 hero upgrades.
Generous
Generous.png
Get 50 hero upgrades.
Benevolent
Benevolent.png
Get 100 hero upgrades.
Magnanimous
Magnanimous.png
Get 200 hero upgrades.

Trivia

  • Heroes from 20beastlord.png Beastlord to Shinatobe..png Shinatobe, Wind Deity were added in Patch 0.02.
  • Grant.png Grant, The General and Frostleaf nogild.png 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-2.png Dread Knight to Astraea.png 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.png Chiron to Wepwawet.png Wepwawet were added in Patch 0.24.
  • Heroes from Tsuchi.png Tsuchi to Madzi.png 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.png Xavira to Yachiyl.png Yachiyl were added in Patch 1.0e10.
  • Heroes from Ace Scout Rose.png Ace Scout Rose to Ace Scout Dorothy.png 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.
Heroes
Cid-Summer.png

2treebeast.png 3ivan.png Brittany nogild.png 5fisherman.png 6betty.png 7samurai.png Leon nogild.png 9forestseer.png Alexa-Summer.png 10natalia.png 11mercedes.png 12bobby.png 13broyle.png 14sirgeorge.png 15kingmidas.png 16referi.png 17abbadon.png 18mazhu.png 19amenhotep.png 20beastlord.png Athena nogild.png 22aphrodite.png Shinatobe..png Grant.png Frostleaf nogild.png Dread Knight-2.png Atlas2.png Terra.png Phthalo2-0.png Didensy.png Lilin.png Cadmia.png Alabaster.png Astraea.png Chiron.png Moloch.png Bomber Max.png Gog.png Wepwawet.png Tsuchi.png Skogur.png Moeru.png Zilar.png Madzi.png Xavira.png Cadu.png Ceus.png The Maw.png Yachiyl.png Ace Scout Rose.png Ace Scout Sophia.png Ace Scout Blanche.png Ace Scout Dorothy.png

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