How to Build a Legendary Monster Legends Team

Tips for building the best team in Monster Legends

In Monster Legends, the makeup of your team is crucial. Whether you're up against AI or actual players in multiplayer mode, pitting an optimal mix of monsters against certain enemy types is the name of the game. How can you construct the best team possible in Monster Legends? It depends on several factors, including what level you are and who you're fighting against.

In this guide, we provide a general walkthrough of the important details to keep in mind when building your team and working from a Monster Legends tier list.

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Monster Team Building for Beginners

While a well-crafted team becomes more important at higher levels, you can gain an advantage in the game's early stages by sending the right set of monsters onto the battlefield. In most battles, you can switch monsters in and out before the fight begins. To do this, select the Change Team button, then set your strategy based on the styles of opponents you're up against.

The key to knowing which soldiers from your army should heed the call during a skirmish is to have a solid understanding of the game's elements. You should also know which beasts fare best against others on offense and defense.

As you progress through the Adventure Map and gain more experience as a Monster Master, swapping fighters in and out to counteract different foes will become second nature. You'll need this comfort level to stand a chance against higher-level NPCs and in PvP battles.

Consult our Monster Legends Breeding Guide for a primer on each element-based line of monsters and their corresponding strengths and weaknesses.

Special Skills and Items

Getting a feel for which elements work best in which situations is a must. You must also be aware of the skills each member of your bestiary possesses and the best times to wield them in battle. The Skills tab in each monster's profile provides in-depth details of each skill, including its speed and stamina costs, and its overall effects.

Although many skills focus on dealing damage or beefing up a defense, others can be used to heal or rejuvenate one or more members of your team. Foregoing an attack to utilize one of these passive skills at the right time could save you from a costly defeat.

At the bottom of the Profile tab are a monster's special skills, the most powerful in their toolbox. Before committing to a team and tapping the Fight button, you should be aware of the special skills you'll have at your fingertips, and when and how to deploy those skills.

Equipping your monsters with the appropriate items before a fight is another important yet often disregarded element of team building. Dozens of diverse, level-dependent items can be purchased in the Monster Legends shop for gold or gems. Take your time while browsing the virtual shelves and make sure the team is properly equipped for their next adventure before stepping off your island.

Rather than relying only on skills alone, a well-prepared team stocks up on potions, scrolls, amulets, antitoxins, and other useful items before getting to business.

Legendary Monster Team Building

When you reach the game's advanced stages, building a team of Legendary Monsters becomes a realistic possibility. Reaching the point where you can assemble a Legendary squad is exciting.

Bred by combining two specific hybrids or purchased in the shop for a hefty fee, Legendary Monsters are the best the game has to offer. Their special skills, resistances, and impressive stat lines make each one the total package.

There isn't a perfect grouping of Legendary Monsters, and opinions vary depending on who you ask. Perhaps no other Monster Legends topic of discussion can stir up a passionate debate as much as this one. However, there are some guidelines you can follow when crafting a team of these elite warriors. These are similar to the rules you applied as a newbie.

These guidelines can also help you adjust your lineup based on the battles you'll fight in. The main difference, however, is that Legendary skillsets are deeper and require a bit more strategy. Bottom line, do your homework and know your Legendary beasts inside and out before sending them to war as a unit.

Here are some of the popular Legendary Monsters available.

  • Cavenfish: Speed (3,454), Power (3,080), Immune to Freeze, Special Skill - Pirate Execution.
  • Caillech: Speed (3,465), Power (3,146), Immune to Freeze, Special Skill - Ultra Frost.
  • Sarah: Speed (3,476), Power (3,234), Immune to Stun, Special Skill - Let's Fleece Them.
  • Glitch: Speed (3,465), Power (3,421), Immune to Possession, Special Skill - Crash Override.
  • Krampus: Speed (3,531), Power (3,124), Immune to Nightmares, Special Skill - Ruined Christmas.
  • General Thetys: Speed (3,421), Power (3,278), Status Effects 35% less accuracy, Special Skill - Release the Draken.
  • Frostbite: Speed (3,421), Power (3,476), 20% Extra Stamina, Special Skill - Ethereal Blizzard.
  • Timerion: Speed (3,388), Power (2,310), Immune to all Status Effects, Special Skill - Initial State.
  • Kaih the Eradicator: Speed (3,399), Power (3,663), Status Effects 50% less accuracy, Special Skill - Solar Flare.
  • Zyla the Faithful: Speed (3,498), Power (3,421), Status Effects 50% less accuracy, Special Skill - Chain Devastation.
  • Arch Knight: Speed (3,080), Power (3,080), Immune to Blind, Special Skill - Redeem Prayer.
  • Lord of the Atlantis: Speed (3,388), Power (2,926), Immune to Blind, Special Skill - Pressure Difference.
  • Rockantium: Speed (2,618), Power (3,311), Immune to Blind, Special Skill - Marble Hat.
  • Hiroim the Tenacious: Speed (3,476), Power (3,201), Status Effects 50% less accuracy, Special Skill - I Am Unstoppable.
  • Nox the Condemned: Speed (3,421), Power (3,542), Status Effects 50% less accuracy, Special Skill - Dauthuz.
  • Valgar the Pure: Speed (3,388), Power (3,388), Status Effects 50% less accuracy, Special Skill - Unleashed Light Power.
  • Captain Copperbeard: Speed (3,465), Power (3,531), Immunity to Stun and Freeze, Special Skill - Curse of the Cosmos.

Player versus Player (PvP) Team Building

Battling against a seemingly endless compendium of computer-controlled monsters is fun. But nothing beats the intensity of pitting your team of beasts against a set of foes owned and operated by another Monster Legends player.

When it comes to player-versus-player team building, there are two types of teams to consider: your Attack Team and your Defense Team.

Your PvP Attack Team

The Attack Team build concept is similar to the basic team construction described above. You select the three monsters that you wish to use in a battle. Instead of stepping onto the battlefield and modifying your team based on the opponents, you can make any necessary switches beforehand.

The PvP Battle tab lists potential real-life opponents who are waiting in a queue. You can enter combat with any of them by selecting the Fight button accompanying their team profile. This profile displays the monsters on each player's Defense Team and the number of trophies you stand to win or lose based on the outcome of the battle. Select the Change Your Team button to alter the makeup of your Attack Team at any time before starting a fight.

Just as you adjust your team members on-the-fly when battling computer monsters to counteract their particular strengths and weaknesses, you'll configure an Attack Team that has the best chance of victory against the set of beasts you chose to scrap with. Another key difference to factor into your decision-making when it comes to PvP battles is what you stand to lose.

If the best matchup presented to you at the moment seems too tough, practice patience. Wait for one suited to your best three monsters, especially if you stand to lose trophies and risk being dropped to a lesser league that you might not want to play in.

Your PvP Defense Team

Your Defense Team follows a different set of rules and serves another purpose. The battle queue described above lists players in your current league who are ready to take on all challengers who wish to fight their three monsters shown. These are those players' Defense Teams, which cannot be modified once a battle begins.

Because you don't have the luxury of seeing who you're fighting beforehand when constructing your Defense Team, there's no perfect blueprint. When planning your Defense Team, use three diverse and powerful monsters to ensure that you have a balanced mix of multi-element offensive attacks along with strong defensive and healing skills if needed.

Another important factor when selecting your Defense Team is to be aware of the serious limitations that come with it. Monsters assigned to your Defense Team are not available elsewhere in the game, whether it's on your Attack Team or in other non-PvP fights. Player-on-player battles are one aspect of Monster Legends, so keep this in mind when assigning beasts to your Defense Team.

Team Races and Team Wars: Joining Forces With Other Players

It's hard to top the excitement of coming up with a solid game plan and sending the best of your monster army up against another player. This is why the PvP leagues are always a beehive of activity. Monster Legends offers another path to prizes and glory that requires cooperation and collaboration among players.

In Team Wars, real players join up and wage a multi-day war against other teams with the accolades of winning and a bounty of War Coins. These hard-to-get coins can be used to purchase exclusive monsters and powerful items. In Team Races, groups of real-player teams are placed on an island and tasked with completing quests and winning battles within a specific time window. In the end, all members of the winning team typically receive a high-ranking monster egg that isn't accessible anywhere else in the game.

You need to build the Team Zeppelin (available at Level 16 or above) to be eligible to create or join a real-player team.

Creating your team makes you Team Leader automatically and also lets you specify the prerequisites for joining. Prerequisites can include whether your team is open to all players who meet the requirements, or if it's a private group where you can reject qualified players for any reason.

If you're not keen on running a team but are interested in joining one, there are a few ways to go about it. The straightforward method is to ask friends who play the game if they know of any teams looking to add players in your Monster Power range. Another is to check out the community-run forums and social media groups that Monster Legends Team Leaders and Co-leaders use for recruiting. You can also find potential teammates during chats and by making friends with other players.

One of the best places to find recruiters is the Team Hall section of the Social Point Monster Legends forums. Others include Monster Legends on Reddit and Monster Legends Recruitment on Facebook.

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