Gaming Mobile Top Ten Monster Legends Tips and Tricks Perfect this mobile role-playing game by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on September 24, 2020 Mobile Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email Monster Legends is an enjoyable game, and it's more fun when you develop a successful strategy and stick to it. Follow the tips and tricks in this Monster Legends guide to become a true Monster Master. 01 of 10 Know the Elements Inside and Out Monster Legends Just as a chemist has intimate knowledge of the Periodic Table, a Monster Legends player must understand the game's elements and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Everything in the game revolves around these elements, from which habitat to build for a particular monster to the temple they require to advance past level 10. Our Monster Legends breeding guide is categorized by element, from Fire through Metal, and provides key details about each. You can learn more about the elements within the game as you progress through the beginner levels and follow the predefined goals, matching single-element and hybrid monsters with their appropriate building types. Perfecting the elements is also key when squaring off in battle. 02 of 10 Adjust to Your Opponent Team building is an important proficiency you need to refine. A well-structured group often determines whether or not you leave the battlefield triumphant. Monster Legends provides a unique feature that isn't available in most fights, both real and virtual. You can add or remove team members from the scrum based on who your opponent is. Making these changes on-the-fly lets you carefully strategize before committing to a battle. This way, you can be sure the monsters you send into the fray give you the best chance against a particular set of foes. Choosing which monsters to use at a given time should be based on their offensive and defensive strengths or weaknesses against certain elements, and the special skills and resistances each possess. 03 of 10 Perfect Your Special Skills Each of your monsters has a specific set of skills that can be viewed on their profile page, along with pertinent details like their effects in battle. Understanding a monster's basic skill set is important before picking a fight. Their special skills can win a battle when utilized correctly. Special skills are featured at the bottom of the profile screen. These skills are often the most powerful. Many can attack multiple foes at the same time or heal and protect several team members simultaneously. Perfecting these elite skills and knowing when and where to deploy each skill is a key survival skill in Monster Legends, especially against upper-echelon enemies. 04 of 10 Take a Goal-Oriented Approach From the moment you step into the world of Monster Legends, it's clear there are many interesting things you can do from your starter island. While it may be fun to freestyle right out of the gate, structure is a good thing until you're established. You can deviate from the path as you become more comfortable. When Pandalf greets you and walks you through specific tasks, listen to him. The furry little guy is a seasoned Monster Master and knows his stuff. Even after he takes a back seat, the Goals button is almost always in view. You should press it regularly. Following the tasks set out for you in the order presented can help you advance to higher levels and provide a more satisfying gaming experience. As far as warfare is concerned, it's also good to follow the Adventure Map as designed. Hopping from fight to fight in a progressive manner helps you gain invaluable experience while getting used to different types of foes and battle strategies. You can also rack up a ton of loot and XP (experience points) along the way. 05 of 10 Become a Champion Breeder The only way to compile a strong and diverse bestiary is through the magic of breeding. Pairing two creatures together to produce a Rare, Epic, or Legendary monster is a surefire method for owning the game's most powerful beasts. A lot of breeding in Monster Legends is a crapshoot, and often the result is not what you were hoping for. You can't be afraid to experiment, though, and eggs can always be sold to the shop if you aren't satisfied. The result of sending two monsters to the Breeding Mountain is anything but certain. However, there are guidelines you should follow to give yourself a better chance at the desired hatchling. Our in-depth breeding guide contains everything needed to perfect the science of in-game mating. 06 of 10 Make the Most of Your Inventory In the heat of battle, many Monster Legends players focus on offensive and defensive skills. They tend to forget about the useful inventory they're carrying around. Whether obtained in victory or purchased from the Shop's massive selection, these items can give you an edge over the competition. Before a fight, know the purpose and effect of each item you have, and be ready to use items when necessary. No matter if it's a healing scroll or a stick of dynamite, your inventory is as important as your monsters' skills. 07 of 10 Build Wealth by Sharing and Recruiting There are many ways to obtain gold and gems in Monster Legends. These include receiving a bounty for winning a battle or earning loot from your monsters in their habitats. You can also purchase virtual money with actual cash if you wish. One simple method for gathering wealth is to link your Facebook account and share updates and other statuses when the game prompts you to do so. In most cases, you'll receive gold or gems as compensation. Another way to stuff your coffers is to invite friends and family members to play. To get started, build a Recruitment Tavern on your island. The tavern can be purchased in the Buildings section of the Shop for the low price of 500 gold. Your game account must be linked to Facebook to send invites from within the tavern. In addition to gold and gems, successfully recruiting new players can earn you free food and monsters. 08 of 10 Tilling the Fields Food is a necessity when it comes to survival and success in Monster Legends. Without proper sustenance, your monsters can't level up, and you'll languish in the newbie areas. Food is also needed to upgrade habitats and other building types at certain levels. You can earn food through daily bonuses, defeating computer-controlled monsters, or by stealing it from other players during PvP battles. It can also be purchased in the Shop with gems. Your monsters require a lot of food, and these methods don't produce enough to keep up. This is why you need to build and maintain farms on your island. This allows you to grow your own crops. Farms are purchased in the in-game Shop. The farm size and output depend on your level. You can only build one small farm when starting out. That number continues to grow along with you, maxing out at 14 farms for players at level 55 or above. 09 of 10 Practice Patience Outside of combat, many actions in Monster Legends involve waiting around. Constructing a new building, breeding two of your beasts, or waiting for an egg to hatch have a countdown timer. The stronger the monster or the more complex the architecture, the longer the wait. The game offers a way to speed things up if you're willing to fork over some virtual dough. It's tempting to spend gold and gems rather than dealing with downtime, especially early in the game. However, you'll need that loot later as demand increases, and everything becomes more expensive. Save your money. That restraint will pay off tenfold as you advance unless you don't mind spending real-life money to purchase gem packs from the in-game Shop. In that case, patience may not always be a virtue. 10 of 10 Keep Your Island Clean Cleaning is boring! Whether it's your room, laundry, or anything else, this task is nothing more than a necessary chore. The last thing you want to do when playing a video game is clean. In Monster Legends, however, you should feel different about straightening up around the house—err, island. Using your workers to clear bushes, rocks, and trees provides more space to erect habitats, farms, temples, and other important buildings. That's not the only benefit of cleaning your island. You'll earn XP for each natural impediment removed.