The core gameplay cycle of Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is to venture into a dungeon, get as many gems as you can, upgrade Intori Village, upgrade your hero, and repeat.
To ensure efficient progression in the Heliocentric Studios title, you’ll need to know the key ways to improve your hero to increase your gems yield in each crawl through the dungeons.
So, here’s how to get more stamina, gems, coins, health, and sword power in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos.
How to get more stamina in Rogue Heroes
Stamina is a surprisingly vital part of this game that doesn’t feature sprint as a movement option. Instead, your stamina dictates how often you can swing a sword before needing a rest, and how far you can swim.
If your stamina depletes when you’re surrounded by foes or when you’re on open water, your hero will die and be revived back at your home. Furthermore, lacking stamina increases the amount of time that it takes to clear a patch of bushes and limits how far you can swim.
It’s for these reasons that many players want to know how to get more stamina in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos. To achieve this, you’ll need to go to Griff’s Workshop with a sack full of gems.
To open the Fitness Center, you’ll need to give Griff 300 gems. Luckily, you can commission the construction of the Fitness Center as soon as Griff’s Workshop opens. Once the Fitness Center is open, you’ll need more gems to upgrade various aspects of your stamina.
The first option is to boost ‘Max Stamina,’ which increases your stamina bar by ten per cent each time. ‘Max Stamina’ upgrades are relatively cheap and worth piling up before buying others.
Next, getting ‘Combat Endurance’ helps a great deal, but if you want to go out on the open water, buying one ‘Stamina Recovery’ and then ‘Swimming Endurance’ is the way to go.
How to get more gems in Rogue Heroes
As you get stronger through stamina, health, and power upgrades, as well as get better at the combat elements of Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos, you’ll be able to acquire more gems from each dungeon crawl.
Due to the mechanic of you needing to drop all of your remaining gems to re-enter a dungeon, your aim is to get enough gems on each run to upgrade and then be able to bring back more.
Eventually, one of your dungeon crawls will see you reach a new level, at which point you’re offered the chance to pay for a shortcut.
This fee to create a shortcut is rather large. However, to get more gems in Rogue Heroes, you should buy each shortcut as soon as possible.
The main reason for this is that each of the higher levels greatly increases the number of gems that you get for opening chests, smashing vases, defeating enemies, and when you trigger drops.
What seems to be a very steep fee to get the shortcut is very quickly recuperated on the next run, allowing you to get more gems much quicker than starting from the lowest level.
Another way to earn more gems is to make the most of the weak enemy spawn rooms that you can find in the dungeons.
While some of them have tricky hordes of Skulletons spawning and running around, some just have Bats, which you can easily pick off one-by-one until they stop giving rewards. So, defeat the enemies, but leave the spawn totem on low health until you’ve had enough.
You’ll also want to keep your eye out for golden chests, which require coins to open. Paying coins to open these chests, which are stuffed with gems, is always worthwhile. Be sure to enter the dungeon with a good 100 or so coins to make the most of any gold chests that appear.
How to get more health and magic in Rogue Heroes
Throughout much of the early game, and even when you unlock the ability to carry a potion, you greatly rely upon the health and magic drops while in the wild. As such, it’s essential to upgrade these bars fairly early.
To gain access to both enhanced health and enhanced magic, you’ll need to pay 120 gems to Griff at the Workshop to build the Intori Clinic.
The two nurses in the Clinic are colour co-ordinated to the enhancements that they offer, with health boosts purchased on the right and magic upgrades available on the left.
You can unlock a tremendous number of health boosts in the Intori Clinic, but the best upgrade stack to work towards is the blue ‘Health % Increase.’ This upgrade increases your health by a percentage rather than a set number of points, making it more effective as you upgrade further.
For the magic upgrades, it’s best to work your way across both ‘Max Magic Increase’ upgrades and then down to ‘Magic On Kill,’ which enables you to regenerate magic without relying on a magic bottle drop.
How to get a better sword in Rogue Heroes
Costing 180 gems from Griff’s Workshop, opening up the blacksmith known as the Lost Iron Forge allows you to upgrade your primary weapon: the sword.
The best route to take on the upgrades for your sword is to go directly from ‘Damage Increase’ to ‘Attack Speed,’ to the second ‘Damage Increase,’ and then ‘Critical Chance.’
Your initial critical damage rating stands at 200 per cent of your usual damage, with the first ‘Critical Chance’ stack alone being able to give you a 30 per cent shot at a critical hit with each swing.
The Lost Iron Forge upgrades certainly aren’t cheap, but they can work as an alternative to health upgrades if you’ve perfected the timing of your sword and shield controls in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos.
How to get more coins in Rogue Heroes
You can harvest coins for nearly all objects that take damage from your sword attack. From your enemies in the dungeons to bushes along the paths, you have a chance to get coins from several sources in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos.
Just by clearing all of the bushes, shrubs, crates, and vases from Intori Village – all of which will respawn – you could get around 70 coins. So, it’s good to whack away a lot of the greenery when you’re travelling to quest locations, and to kill all enemies that you spot.
For a more direct way of generating coins, you could turn to the Market Stall. If you use the method of getting the best produce prices in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos, you can end up with hundreds of coins in just one day of selling fruits and vegetables.
To maximise your stream of coins coming through Market Stall trade, you’ll need to unlock the Farm and be able to use it, which will cost you 400 gems and the time taken to complete a side quest.
By using these establishments and methods as a part of your routine between dungeon crawls, you’ll quickly find your hero being capable of exploring far and wide in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos.