Play Online: Band Of Heroes
Genre: RPG, Shooter
Band of Heroes Review
At first glance, the game logo gives a Final Fantasy impression. This game is a mix of RPG (Role Playing Game), Shooter (2D Shooting) and Fantasy (sword and magics). As you complete each level, you will be able to unlock more mission/stages, new characters and upgrade your heroes skills, and more stories about getting back the gem stolen by the evil witch. You start out with a character name Josh who wanted to obtain the precious gem from the castle’s treasury but end up stolen from him by some evil guys. Worse to come, the guards caught sight of him in the treasury when the enemy has fled. Now you have to play as Josh with the objective of getting back the gem. During your journey, you will meet up with some characters. You can have up to 3 party members including the leader to fight in the front-lines. Each active party member will provide abilities support such as Healing and Shield. Only the leader will be able to cast his ultimate. One thing I find is that, I couldn’t switch leaders during battle to use different ultimate skills depending on the situation, making this game a little lacking in strategy. It’s more focus on shooting enemies and evading their missiles.
Band of Heroes Combination Guide
[EARLY-GAME] Josh (Leader)
There won’t be any characters to combine at first as Josh will be soloing in the early game until he meets Erica the Archer in the forest. Josh will be attacking enemies from far by using his knives-throwing techniques. His ultimate skill Grand Slash doesn’t prove useful since you have to be really close to the enemy to perform the attack.
[MID-GAME] Selene (Leader), Josh, Erica.
After partying up with Erica to fight against the same enemy, you will then meet with Selene in a dungeon. Selene is more like a Cleric who heals her party member constantly and resurrect them after they have died. Selene is indispensable for this and the later missions. Use Selene’s ultimate to heal party member when wounded.
[LATE-GAME] Glenn (Leader), Selene and Ray
With Glenn as Leader, use his ultimate to shield off enemy attacks (magic missile or fireball) and kill off multiple mobs (summon skeletons). Selene is a must to have to constantly heal party members. As for Ray, he will be able to upgrade your party members shooting abilities with high rate of upgrade drops during battle. In addition, Ray has a unique ability that does not allow him to die first unless all his party members died, and it is capable of summoning drone to constantly heal him and attack nearby enemies. This combination makes it a formidable tank party.
List of Characters’ Upgrades in Band of Heroes
Grand Slash : Josh performs a wide sword slash. Causes 300% damage to all enemies in front of him.
Lucky Strike : Every hero in the band gains 10% to cause 2x damage when hitting an enemy.
Sword Mastery : + 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 % to Grand Slash area and damage.
Treasure Seeker : Enemies + 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 % gold when eliminated.
Throwing Mastery : Knives throwing rate is increased by + 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 %.
Gold Magnet : Gold Magnet area is increased by 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 %.
Lucky Star : + 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 % to Lucky Strike.
Dodge Mastery : Josh gain 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 /15 % chance to avoid any damage from any source.
Hail Of Arrows : Erica shoots arrows at enemy causing 200%. The arrow go right through the enemies.
Disciple : +300% to fire rate of every hero in the band.
Spilitting Arrows : Erica’s arrow gains +5/10/15/20/25% chance to split into two arrows after hitting an enemy.
Elite Guard : Erica’s Hp and damage increases by 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 %
First Aid : + 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 % chance that the enemy will drop the healing potion when eliminated.
Battle Fury : Erica fills up the super power meter by 0.5 / 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0 / 2.5 % each time she gets damaged.
Piercing Arrows – Erica’s arrows gain 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 % chance to go right through an enemy.
Drill – + 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 % to Discipline.
Selene (Dark Cleric)
Healing Wave : Every hero in the band restores 15% of HP.
Brotherhood Of Pain : When any hero in the band gets damaged, every other hero in the band gets 25% damage instead of that hero.
Demon Skin : Selena’s HP is increased by 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 %.
Bloodlust : Every enemy killed fills up 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 % of the super power bar.
Resurrection : If any hero in the band dies, he or she will revive with full HP after 100 / 80 / 60 / 40 / 20 seconds.
Anesthesia : The damage from any source is reduced by 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 %.
Regeneration : Every hero in the band restores 0.5 / 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0 / 2.5 % of max HP every second.
Dark Side : When super power is activated, Selena’s fire rate rises by 100% for 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 seconds.
Glenn (Air Wizard)
Ice Vortex : Protecting vortex appears around the band for 5 seconds. It stops the hostile projectiles and damages the enemies in range.
Wind Armor : There is 25% chance to reduce any damage by 355%.
TailWind : Glenn’s Razor Waves speed is increased by 20/40/60/80/100%.
Storm Armor : Wind Armor’s chance to reduce the damage is increased by 5/10/15/20/25%.
Haste : All the heroes in the band move 10/20/30/40/50% faster.
Turbulence : Razor Waves slow down the enemies by 10/20/30/40/50%.
Tornado : Ice Vortex time is increased by 1/2/3/4/5 seconds.
Air Mastery : Glenn’s fire rate is increased by 10/20/30/40/50%.
Flamethrower – Launches a wide beam of flame forward causing 400 damage to each enemy affected.
Too Young To Die : If any souce causes lethal damage to Ray, his Hp reduces to 1 instead and the rest of the damage is distributed among the rest of the band evenly.
Loot Magnet : Bonus and Gold Magnet area is increased by 40/80/120/160/200%.
Loot Expert : The chance to get weapon bonus is improved by 2/4/6/8/10%.
Napalm Bomb : When the bomb hits an enemy, the enemy starts to burn. The fire burns for 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 seconds causing 50% damage each second.
Overdrive : Flamethrower’s beam thickness and damage is increased by 20/40/60/80/100%.
Healing Drone : Grants a healing drone who restores +2/3/4/5/6% of max Ray’s Hp for 5 seconds.
Attack Drone : Grants a battle drone who attacks nearest enemy each 0.5 seconds causing 25% damage.