Hey there Battle Bots!!
With the New DC Event there are some questions arising on just how to progress in the Event with limited Characters, more specifically when it comes to Battles with Thugs & Gangs.
In this post I will go over the Basics of the Battles to help you out, so take a peek below and see if this resolves your questions/issues.
WHEN WILL THE THUGS APPEAR?
There are two different kinds that you can currently Battle…
THUG: will not trigger until you start Fight or Flight Pt. 3
GANG OF THUGS: Triggers around Fight or Flight Pt. 7
WHAT DO I NEED TO START A BATTLE?
First, you will need to collect Super Vitamins as they are needed each fight, no matter Character or Thug used.
Thug Battle: Requires FOUR Super Vitamins per Battle
Gang of Thugs Battle: Requires SIX Super Vitamins per Battle
Super Vitamins (Rare): Chris Peek Into Neighbor’s Medicine Cabinet OR Bruce Buy Vitamins OR Jerome Search “Lost and Found” Box OR Bottle City of Kandor OR Peter Confiscate Pills
If you do NOT have the amount of Super Vitamins required, you will see “NOT READY” on the Battle screen no matter what Character(s) you select.
Once you have the amount of required Super Vitamins, then “FIGHT” will appear once you select your Character(s).
HOW DO I SELECT A CHARACTER?
Just tap on either of the + signs on the Main Battle Screen.
It will take you to the Character Selection Screen. If you see a lock on the Character, you do not have them available.
Tap on the Character(s) you want to use for the current Battle and a check mark will appear on them. If you want just one, that is fine. Then tap on “GO” to take you back to Battle Screen.
WHAT CHARACTERS CAN BATTLE?
The Characters you can use will depend on WHO you are battling…
Superman: Hit 3, Damage 4
Wonderwoman: Hit 3, Damage 4
Superman Peter: Hit 2, Damage 2
GANG OF THUGS CHARACTERS:
Superman: Hit 3, Damage 4
Wonderwoman: Hit 3, Damage 4
Now their Hit Power and/or Damage it takes to defeat them may change as Event progresses, I am not sure on this… but we will have to see what happens as the Event progresses. I hope at least their Damage will increase so they last longer and can fight more Thugs/Gangs.
DO I NEED TWO CHARACTERS TO BATTLE?
Not really, NO! This all depends on how fast you progress in the game but more importantly the STRENGTH of the Thugs/Gang of Thugs.
In other words, you ONLY NEED ONE CHARACTER TO BATTLE.
Two will make it go faster and give you better chances, but only one is required to Battle. More on this below so keep reading.
Now that you have the Basics, let’s look at a few Battles so you can see how the Thug/Gang of Thugs chosen as well as Character selection WILL make a difference.
The first thing I will do is get you familiar with WHAT you want to watch for when picking a Thug to Battle.
Look around your town for all the available Thugs. In my game, I had 2 of each.
Tap on each individual one and look for TWO things on the Battle Screen…
- How much Damage can they Inflict on your Character (Fist)?
- How many Hits will it take to Defeat them (Bars)?
You are looking for an opponent that is weaker than your current Character(s) you can use.
Let’s look at an example:
This Thug can Inflict 1 Hit each (shown by the fist) on your Character, and it will take 2 Damage in return from your Character to defeat him (shown by the bars).
So if you use Superman Peter, you have decent odds as Peter can Inflict 2 Damage with each Punch and it will take two Hits to defeat Peter.
In short, your one Hit with Peter (2 Damage) is better than the Hit from the Thug (1 Damage). You will win this Battle with Peter
Another Scenario with Odds of failure high…
In this Scenario, Peter still has a good Hit Power (+2 Fist), however… he will go down with 2 Damage to him. Where as the Thug has a low Hit Power (+1 Fist), but he needs EIGHT Damage to take him down.
In short, in two hits Peter does 4 damage and the Thug still has 4 more left. The Thug will hit Peter just once with 2 Damage and Peter will go down. You will lose this fight. Now if you have Superman, the odds are better.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE?
If you do not have enough to take down a Thug the first time, you can always try again once your Character heals up. Then it is just a matter of tapping on the Thugs roaming around to find the one that is down from 6 to 2 Damage remaining, then Battle them again.
You will only be rewarded ONE Super Vitamin for a loss.
(You will also notice the harder Thugs will give you a lil more payout if you do win.)
GANG OF THUG BATTLES
I will tell you right off, you WILL need one of the following to happen to defeat a Gang of Thugs.
- Use one Character (Wonder Woman) twice
- Use two Characters (Wonder Woman & Superman) once
The reason for this is the Gang has much higher Hit and Damage, so it will take you multiple battles to defeat them with one or you have a good chance defeating them right away with two.
Again, try to find a Gang of Thugs that will benefit you the best during a fight. One with Hit and Damage that won’t hurt your Character too bad, but that you can defeat with your Characters Hit.
This group of Thugs will go up against Wonder Woman. She can only Inflict 3 Damage where as the Gang will inflict 6 Damage right off. She has no chance. She will lose this fight.
No worries though, once she heals… find the group again (you will see their bars now showing the recent Damage from her last battle) and try again. You can see they now only have 2 Bars left, so her attack at 3 WILL win the Battle this time.
WHAT IS HEALING?
Each time your Character goes into Battle, they will take Damage. In order to be able to use them again they must heal from that Damage back to their full Capacity (Bars all filled up).
There are a few ways to Heal your Character. First tap on any Thug or Gang of Thugs and then go to the Character Select Screen (tap on +). Here you will see your Character has taken Damage and “HEAL” is showing over them.
Depending just how badly they were last hurt, will depend on the time to heal and/or the Clam Cost to Heal them instantly.
Here are the times I saw in my game, let me know if you saw Differently.
1 Bar: 2-3hrs Heal Time (saw both)
2 Bars: (No info yet)
3 Bars: 9hrs Heal Time
4 Bars: 12hrs Heal Time
If you want to Heal them Instantly, there is of course the Clam Buy Out Option. You may seen one on the screen like show above (32 Clams for 4 Bars), but you can also just tap on “HEAL” over the Character to see individual options.
You can select a specific amount of Bars you want to Heal your Character too. Either fully Heal or Partially Heal them and wait out the rest of the time. All OPTIONAL.
Here are the options I saw per my game for Clam Healing
1 Bar: 8 Clams
3 Bars: 24 Clams
5 Bars: 40 Clams
If you take one of the 3 Clam Options from the Heal Screen, you will see “HEAL” appear over the one you selected. Tap on “HEAL” to add what you just purchased to your Character (s)
CHARACTERS MUST HAVE FULL BARS TO BE ABLE BATTLE
HOW CAN I SEE HOW FAR MY CHARACTER IS HEALED?
Now if you have no Thugs wandering and have no idea what status your Character(s) currently have, there is a shortcut. Just go find them in the Hall of Justice.
Tap on it to open the Hero/Outfit section, locate your Character(s), tap on them to see their Current Status.
You can see in mine that Wonder Woman is completely down from Damage,
Superman is ready to Battle,
Peter needs to heal one more Bar in order to be ready to Battle.
WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?
This will depend on where you are in the game as far as Extra items, but here is a general idea of Payouts.
1 Man Tears
2 Man Tears (for Harder to Defeat Thugs)
22 Sacks of Cash
GANG OF THUGS:
42 Sacks of Cash
EITHER BATTLE LOSS PAYOUT:
1 Superman Vitamin
FULL ON BATTLE
Now that you have an overall idea, let’s run through some Battles.
Here is a Thug Battle from start to end. I have selected a low level Thug to go up against Peter.
The Battle plays out in the separate screen as Peter deals one blow and inflicts TWO Damage on the Thug.
Since the Thug could only take Two Damage before he went down, Peter won this Battle.
Here is a Gang of Thugs Battle from start to end. I selected Wonder Woman as she is the “Freemium” option for Players. Now the Gang of Thugs are more difficult to take down. These guys will inflict 6 Hit Power against Wonder Womans 3 and will take 5 Damage to defeat them.
It goes to the Battle scene…
Wonder Woman was not strong enough nor could she inflict enough Damage to take them down, so she lost. Reward is ONE Super Vitamin.
The Gang of Thugs Wonder Woman just fought are tracked down for a second fight (I used Clams to instantly Heal her. you can wait for the Heal Time). The Gang of Thugs are down to only Two Damage remaining, so this will be easier.
Another Battle Scene Plays out.
This time Wonder Woman was able to defeat them. She did take on full Damage too and will need to heal again, but she was able to win the Battle and get the Reward.
TWO CHARACTER BATTLE
Now for those of you that have more than One Character to Battle. It will go a lot faster and you will be more likely to Win more Battles.
Superman & Wonder Woman Battle VS Gang of Thugs
6 Hit inflict capability and 5 Damage required for this Gang of Thugs.
Superman & Wonder Woman can Inflict 6 Hit Total and take on 8 Damage Total from the Gang of Thugs.
Both Characters are selected and the Battle is started by tapping on “FIGHT”
Battle scene plays out…
Gang of Thugs are Defeated, Reward given, Superman & Wonder Woman took Damage of 3 each (the 6 split between them) and will need to Heal before the next Battle.
- Collect Super Vitamins
- Find a Thug/Gang of Thugs you can easily Battle
- Pick a Character (s) that will cause the most Damage and win the Battle
- Collect Reward
There you have it, the overall idea of the Battles and the best ways to approach them. Hope this helps you understand that you CAN do it with just one Character. You just need to select the right Thugs and may need to fight more than once towards same Thugs.
How are you doing in the Battles? Does this help you more? Any other tips you would offer fellow Players? Any more questions on the Battles not covered? Let us know.