How to Play Monster Legends

Get started with this addicting multiplayer RPG

Monster Legends is a multiplayer RPG. The basic gameplay is easy to learn, with the in-game tour guide. Still, Monster Legends has complex and challenging aspects. Here's a guide to navigating this popular MMO, from building your first habitat to pitting your team against other players worldwide.

This information applies to Monster Legends on Facebook in a web browser and in the game's iOS and Android apps.

Monster Legends on Facebook

Develop Your Island

You've entered the world of Monster Legends, and you're eager to hit the battlefield. Not so fast! Before you think about fighting, assemble an army of beasts. To accomplish this, start building your own Monster Paradise.

The island where the game begins is your home base. It's the center of operations for creating, feeding, training, and growing your monsters from cute hatchlings to powerful beasts ready to take on all comers.

A Monster Master named Pandalf greets you when you start the game for the first time, walking you through the initial steps to get started with your first monster.

Pay close attention to this white-bearded sage. You'll want to understand how to perform these tasks going forward. Follow the structured milestones that Pandalf sets for you until you're comfortable enough to choose your own path.

Pandalf the Monster Legends Guide

Build Habitats

Monsters can't roam your island aimlessly. They need a place to live that meets their needs. Purchase habitats from the in-game shop to accommodate monsters. Each habitat is tailored toward a specific element and suits particular breeds. For example, a Firesaur needs a Fire Habitat to survive and grow.

Habitats are paid for in gold, and most have a minimum level requirement. After buying a habitat, select a suitable plot on your island where you can build it.

The Monster Legends Fire Habitat

Hatch Monsters

Purchase monster eggs through the shop or gain them through other ways, such as promotions.

Each of the available monsters in the shop features several important details. These details include how rare they are, how much revenue they can earn while on the island, and what type of habitat they need.

Once you acquire an egg, it's automatically placed in your Hatchery, and you choose when to begin the hatching process. If the Hatchery is full, your new egg is put into storage. After choosing to hatch an egg, sell your monster or place it in a compatible habitat.

Monster Legends hatchery holding a Firesaur egg.

Grow Food and Feed Monsters

For your monsters to level up and grow stronger, they need to eat. The bigger they get, the more they consume. Purchasing packs of food from the shop can be cost-prohibitive, leaving you with a stable of hungry beasts and an empty wallet.

This is where your starter farm comes in. It's available for 100 gold and upgradeable when you reach higher levels. On your farm, grow different types of food for a reasonable fee, with each bushel or crop taking a predefined amount of time to be ready. Speed up the growth process if you're willing to part with some extra gold.

On occasion, you'll need to fork over some gold or gems because growing the type of food you need at a given time may not be an option.

Growing food on your Monster Legends startup farm.

While you can develop several other types of buildings on your island, many require advanced levels and a lot of money. It's a good idea to purchase Worker's Huts right away. These useful structures unlock the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Monster Legend Worker's Hut

As you advance as a Monster Master, your original island won't be big enough to house your habitats, farms, and other buildings. At this point, consider purchasing additional islands by clicking the FOR SALE sign found on uninhabited areas. Choose the selection that fits your budget.

Purchasing more islands in Monster Legends

Adventure Map Battles

Once you've hatched some monsters and leveled them up a bit, try your hand in battle. To get started, select the Battles button, usually positioned in the lower-left corner of the screen. Next, choose Adventure Map.

Battles Adventure Map

You're taken to an island containing ten numbered landing points, each representing a battle where you're matched against a set of enemies. Hop from fight to fight as the battles get progressively tougher. The final step is to conquer the boss on that island.

Choose to change your team before each battle, inserting different monsters from your habitats for a better matchup. Monster Legends employs a turn-based fighting system, prompting you to choose an action for each beast when it's their turn. This action could be an attack or healing skill, a spell, the use of an item, or a pass so that you can regenerate some stamina.

The strategic decisions you make during each turn, as well as how you prepare your team before the first blow is struck, can be the difference between winning or losing.

Battling in Monster Legends

As you become better at knowing what actions to take at certain points, your prowess as a Monster Master will grow, preparing you for the eventual multiplayer skirmishes that are heralded as the best part of the game. With each triumph, you'll gain experience and riches. As you move from island to island, the opponents get tougher, and so do the rewards.

You get to spin a roulette wheel after each win for a chance at additional bonuses, including monster eggs, gems, and other useful goodies.

Explore Dungeons

After you gain enough experience to reach Level 8, start exploring dungeons, where each battle is comprised of three rounds instead of one.

There are multiple dungeons, each named after their respective reward type. For example, the Rune Dungeon rewards victors with Life, Stamina, Strength, and other rune types that enhance a monster's attributes. The Food Dungeon presents an opportunity to stockpile large amounts of sustenance for your beasts.

Navigating these dungeons means facing some formidable foes. The payoff is worth the risk as long as your monster team is up to the challenge.

Have More Fun With Multiplayer (PvP)

While there's a lot of fun to be had playing these Monster Legends solo components, the real excitement comes when you reach Level 10 and take part in player-versus-player (PvP) battles. You'll be tasked with configuring your PvP attack and defense teams, searching for enemies, and choosing to brawl.

Players fight each other to move up the Monster Legends leaderboard rankings and win their leagues. They can also steal gold and food from the defeated opponent as a spoil of victory. Gain or lose trophies as a result of multiplayer battles.

Strategy and preparation play a bigger role in PvP, so tread lightly until you feel ready for the big stage.

How to Get Gold and Gems

Acquire gold and gems in a number of ways, including defeating your NPC and real-player enemies or earning funds from idle monsters in their habitats. There are other methods to earn precious gems, including watching promotional videos or advertisements when prompted. You may be presented with offers from third-party advertisers asking you to complete surveys, sign up for services, and more in return for gems or other items.

Monster Legends also promotes social media interaction, particularly on Facebook, and often rewards players who choose to share their achievements and updated status with gems. If you can't wait, make an in-game purchase for more gold.

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