MLA 2020 Review and Guides
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an epic game
ML Adventure is an amazing game in almost every segment…
Mobile Legends Adventure is an Idle RPG sequel of the popular MOBA game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang made by MoonTon. Mobile Legends is probably the most popular MOBA on mobile devices at the moment whose characters have already the iconic status in the community. Moonton is not the first company that came upon an idea to use legendary characters in another game but it is the first company that actually made a great game using those characters in a different genre.
ML Adventure is an amazing game in almost every segment – gameplay is interesting and demanding, graphic and art reach the high standards currently set on mobile device game market, quality of sound is high and the game is updated almost on daily basis in order to provide the player the best possible gaming experience. All those facts help ML Adventure to grow up steadily and to increase player database every day.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
You will lead your Heroes through the new Era of Rebirth in a neverending struggle between Good and Evil…
The story of the game takes you in the Land of Dawn where you will lead your Heroes through the new Era – Era of Rebirth – in a neverending struggle between Good and Evil or more precisely Light and Shadow. You start the game leading 2 well-known characters – Layla and Tigreal – who are members of the famous Imperial Knights, into a patrol south of the Moniyan Empire. Everything seemed ok, the land was beautiful and peaceful, nothing suggested that our protagonists will start a great adventure when they went on that patrol. Nevertheless, soon they were ambushed by mad outsiders for no reason. After Layla and Tigreal prevailed in the battle they met Cyclops the mage and Rafaela the Angelic Healer who brought them grave news – Prophecy says that Lord of Light will be in danger because Shadow is lurking around and Doomsday is near. Prophecy also says that when sins and chaos intertwined, a horrifying being will tear twilight apart and lure Land of Dawn into unavoidable destruction.
Four Heroes decides that they will not stay idle while the end of the World is near and that they will do everything they can to uncover the truth behind this prophecy and to save Land of Dawn of imminent destruction. Soon they find out that creatures inhabiting the Land of Dawn are affected with something malicious which makes them grow to an unnatural size and go mad. Also, they confronted evil clones of Land of Dawn’s most famous Heroes who simply disappear when they are defeated. Without fear they continued their exploration and stumbled upon the notorious Ork Balmond for who they also thought is a clone. After a fierce battle, our Hero realized that Balmond is not a clone and that he is also looking to fight against evil clones who destroyed his settlement and his tribe. That was a sign that they will have to use Lord of Light’s help and visit Wishing Shrine in order to summon more Heroes who will help them in their cause.
After reporting all the things to the empire, Tigreal received a letter from the Moon Elf King. The letter says that the Orcs and Blood Demons are invading the Enchanted Forest and that the Temple of the Moon is at the edge of being destroyed. As an ally of the Moon Elves, the empire sent Tigreal and the rest of his party to save the Temple of the Moon. When they reached the Enchanted Forest they learned that Balmond’s tribe works with Blood Daemons and that Leader of Blood Daemons, Alice, and Balmond are plotting something. They fought their way to the Temple of the Moon only to find out that the leader of Moon Elves, Estes, is also a clone who used Enchanted Forest’s creatures to fight against them. Worst of all, Tigreal’s most trusted student, Alucard was leading an assault against them but luckily he was also a clone. When they finally liberated the Moon Temple they learned that only a Dark Elf Karina is alive and there is no sign of Estes and the rest of Elves.
This was only the game’s introduction and the rest of the story you will have to uncover yourself.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
You have a wide variety of Heroes at your disposal and each of these heroes has unique skills, roles, and origins…
As you can see, the goal in Mobile Legends Adventure is to make a party of powerful characters who will fight their way through the game missions. You have a wide variety of Heroes at your disposal and each of these heroes has unique skills, roles, and origins. The power of the Hero is represented by the number of stars they have. For acquiring more stars you will have to fuse two same characters or 2 or more heroes with the same origin. Origin or type of heroes is important because certain types are more effective against other types. There are 5 types of characters- Elemental, Tech, Martial, Light, and Dark.
If you assemble the party with Heroes of the same origin, you will be provided with bonuses but you can also combine Heroes with different origins for similar bonuses. In order to earn bonuses, your party will need to have 5 Heroes of the same type, 5 Heroes each with a different type or 2 Heroes with one type and 3 heroes with another type. Those bonuses are called ‘Resonance’ and there are 5 different bonuses depending on the Hero’s type selection:
Every Hero can be upgraded depending on the number of stars they have. Elite Heroes may be upgraded to up to 3 Red Stars while Epic Heroes can be upgraded to up to 5 Platinum Stars. Heroes start with ultimate ability unlocked at level 1. The other 3 skills are unlocked at level 21, level 51, and level 81. With each level, core stats of every Hero are upgraded gradually, so it is of utmost importance that you regularly improve the level of your chosen squad.
When you decide that you want to change certain Hero from your squad with another Hero you can do it easily in Dismantle Shrine and all resources invested in Hero will be refunded and ready at your disposal for another Hero. Every Hero has 6 equipment slots. Depending on Hero’s role those slots vary from attacking slots to defensive slots and one boots slot. Hero’s equipment can be bought in the market or earned in Labyrinth. There are 4 equipment grades – basic, uncommon, epic and artifact. When you collect all 6 items of the same grade you will receive additional bonuses.
Obtaining Heroes is achieved through Wishing Shrine where you can use 3 types of summoning – Premium Summon, Miracle Summon and Friendship Summon. Premium summons cost Diamonds which are one of the resources in the game beside Gold. Diamonds are earned through Idle Rewards and these are available every day, by completing other in-game tasks or you can buy them for money. Premium Summon guarantees you a possibility to acquire up to 5 yellow stars Hero. This means that you will have to patiently collect Heroes day by day and then fuse them together in order to assemble a powerful team. Miracle Summon and Friendship Summon works identically as Premium summon, but for Miracle summon you will need Miracle Summon scrolls which are collected through Events and for Friendship Summon you will need Friendship Hearts collected by interacting with players from your Friend list.
Mobile Legends Adventure is an Idle RPG meaning that you will not have to actively participate in combats if you don’t want. You can manually use Hero’s ultimates but other than that, every other skill is executed automatically by each Hero. This may seem boring but trust me, the game is extremely interesting and it is ideal for killing time while you wait for something or someone or when you are at work or on a bus.
As you will see, assembling the desired team is very demanding and not an easy task. You will be drawn into the Land of Dawn and you will have to login every day just to see if you are able to clear the next mission or to summon the desired Hero. MLA is improving with each new day and there is no doubt that this game has a great future in front of itself.
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MLA has several mini-games inside itself which needs to be played and possibly cleared after every login to fulfill Daily Quests, Weekly Quests, and Achievement Quests. Arena, Tower of Babel and Crusade are needed for Achievement Rewards while Labyrinth and Trials are used for gathering gear and resources. The campaign is separate and represents your overall progress through the main game story. Each of these game segments is shown by its building on the main screen, except Trials and Crusade which are both inside Time Portal Building. I will now explain to you all of the Buildings one by one.
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- Campaign Guide
- Wishing Shrine
- Fusion Shrine
- Time Portal
- Tower of Babel
- Arena Guide
- Dismantle Shrine
- Holy Sanctuary
At the center of the main screen, you can see a Castle with a portal. By clicking on it you will enter a campaign. The main Campaign is divided by chapters and every chapter has to up to 35 missions. Every fifth mission in every chapter increases the number of Idle rewards you will get by clicking on the chest which is located on the right side of Campaign Screen. Squad Experience, Hero Experience and Battle Points (in-game currency) are accumulated every minute depending on your overall campaign progress. You practically don’t need to do anything and you will get main game resources as the time passes but keep in mind that after 24 hours your Idle Rewards Chest will be full and you will not be able to collect any more resources unless you interact with the chest. That means that you will have to login every day to avoid wasting resources. During the day and depending on RNG (Random Number Generator) other important things will fill your Idle Reward Chests, such as Skill Stones, Equipment Coins, Gear, Hero Fragments, Advance Essences or much-needed Diamonds (the main currency used for summoning Heroes).
The campaign itself gradually increases in difficulty with every mission which indicates that you will have to improve your main Heroes regularly for steady progress. There is no specific squad required for the Campaign missions since the enemies changes with every nod, you only need to have a team powerful enough to clear it. Using a healer will definitely help you in some missions but it is not mandatory, so you should use Heroes with the highest power. Be sure to check the statistics of all members of your squad because it is important to put Heroes with the highest defense in a front-row regarding their role. For example, if you have a marksman with 3 red stars and a tank with 1 red star, your marksmen will have higher defense, therefore, he should be in a front row and your tank should take mid-row or bottom row depending on a defense of other heroes.
Campaign progress is the exact indicator of your overall power and you should always strive to clear as many missions as you can, especially since the number of Idle Rewards will increase drastically and more Idle Rewards means faster Hero progression.
For entering into Wishing Shrine you need to interact with the fountain which is located in the bottom center of the main screen. Wishing Shrine is the place where you will be able to summon Heroes in three different types of summons – Premium Summon, Miracle Summon and Friendship Summon.
Premium Summon is executed by using Premium Tickets which can be obtained by finishing quests, participating in Events or spending Diamonds. The price of one Premium Ticket is 280 Diamonds but you can buy 10 tickets at once for a discount paying 2500 Diamonds in total. You can summon any Hero from a Gallery to up to 5 yellow stars but Epic Heroes have a much lesser drop rate than Elite Heroes and Epic Heroes always come with 5 yellow stars. To summon a hero you first need to connect stars on a Star Map.
It may seem pointless but if you succeed in connecting as many stars as you can and if you repeat the same connection in the second summon you drastically increase the chance of summoning an Epic Hero.
Miracle Summon is executed by using Miracle Summon Scrolls. They are currently available only through Events but I believe that in future we will have a new game segment that will provide those scrolls on regular bases. Miracle Summon is similar to Premium Summon with the difference that in Miracle Summon you can pick an origin of Hero before summoning. Also in Miracle Summons, you will be able to receive Hero fragments as well.
Friendship Summon is identical as Premium Summon but for Friendship summon you will need Hearts. You can acquire Heart by interacting with friends on your friends’ list. One Friendship Summon costs 10 Hearts. It does not offer you a discount for 10 summons at once and you will have to spend 100 Hearts for 10 summons. The drop rate chance is the same as in Premium Summon.
You have to summon Heroes every day if you want to have enough Hero-materials for improving the number of stars on your main team. If you want to upgrade your Hero you need to visit the Fusion Shrine.
In a small mansion above Wishing Shrine in the center of the main screen, you can find Fusion Shrine. Fusion Shrine is the place where you can combine Heroes from your roster in order to obtain more powerful Heroes. The number of stars of every Hero can be upgraded if you combine Heroes from your roster. Heroes who are used as combining material are lost for good and they will be erased from your roster. Keep in mind that Elite Heroes can not be upgraded above 3 red stars. Here is the list of requirements for upgrading the number of stars of you Heroes:
- 4 yellow stars – 3 same Heroes with 3 yellow stars;
- 5 yellow stars – 3 same Heroes with 4 yellow stars;
- 1 red star – 2 same heroes with 5 yellow stars;
- 2 red stars – Chosen Hero with 1 red star and another hero of the same origin with 1 red star;
- 3 red stars – Chosen Hero with 2 red stars, same Hero with 5 yellow stars and one Hero of the same origin with 1 red star;
- 4 red stars – Chosen Hero with 3 red stars and the Hero of the same origin with 3 red stars;
- 5 red stars – Chosen Hero with 4 red stars, same Hero with 1 red star and the Hero of the same origin with 3 red stars;
- 1 platinum star – Chosen Hero with 5 red stars, the same hero with 1 red star;
Time Portal is located below Campaign on the main screen and it is shown as a portal between 2 rocks. When you interact with Time Portal you will see 2 different game segments – Trials and Crusade – and the current number of Chrono Stars in your possession.
Trials are the segment where you can pick a fight with 3 different adversaries in an attempt to earn Hero Experience, Advanced Essences and Chrono Stars. Every Adversary requires a specific team based on Hero origin, role or type of damage. This challenge is not particularly hard but demands a versatile roster if you want to beat every possible enemy on daily bases. For completing a challenge you will be awarded 1 Chrono Star to up to 3 Chrono Stars for beating all enemies.
Crusade is another segment located in Time Portal. In Crusade, your goal is to climb on the top of the mountain by eliminating all enemies in your path. There is a total of 9 different nodes that should be cleared and after every third cleared node you will be awarded chest containing Battle Points and random Hero Fragments. Also, after clearing every third node you will receive a one Chrono Star to up to 3 Chrono Stars at the top of the mountain. It is important to say that in Crusade your Heroes transfers their Heath from one mission to another which means that you will need at least one healer in your team if you want to successfully clear all the way up, every day. Currently, there are 2 healers – Estes and Rafaela – so you should consider relying on at least one of them for Crusade. I use both in this segment of the game. The overall difficulty of Crusade is increasing with every cleared stage, but don’t worry since you will be able to clear more than 200 stages before real troubles start to appear.
Chrono Stars, I mentioned earlier, are collected from both Crusade and Trials and they are counted together for acquiring rewards from Starsoul Chest. Time Portal resets every 7 days and during that time you will use accumulated Chrono Stars for obtaining Chrono Cards. Four Chrono Stars are needed for one Chrono Card and you will be able to obtain to up to 7 Chrono Cards. Having 3 Chrono Cards of the same type will award you with additional bonuses. When the Time Portal resets you will be able to collect awards from Starsoul Chest. In short, you will have 7 days to collect 28 Chrono Stars for maximum rewards. When we know that the maximal amount of Chrono Stars per day is 6 we conclude that you will be able easily to collect maximum rewards if you log in every day.
Tower of Babel is some kind of building made of more than 400 floors with enemies on each floor. The power of enemies gradually increasing with every cleared floor. You will use your best team for doing the Tower of Babel in the attempt to earn rewards available after defeating enemies on the selected floor. Rewards are Battle Points, Advance Essences, Diamonds and Hero Shards (Hero Shards are rewarded after clearing every 10th floor). The amount of rewards is also increasing as you move forwards making Tower of Babel an ideal farming spot. Enemies will have similar power as yours and you will learn the real qualities of different Heroes just by participating in this segment.
The labyrinth is probably the most interesting segment in Mobile Legends Adventure. Your goal is to clear the dungeon in pursue gear and other treasures. When you clear the same dungeon several times and earn enough Dungeon Medal Points you will progress to the next more difficult Dungeon which provides better rewards (currently there are 21 different Dungeon).
Every dungeon has at least 3 floors and every floor has at least 20 tiles (later on Dungeons consists of 5 floors with 35 tiles on each floor). When you start this challenge you will see the current floor with all tiles hidden. Your exploration starts when you uncover the first tile. Beneath hidden tile, you can find enemies, treasures, bombs, materials, and a lot of other practical tools that should make your exploration easier.
When you find an enemy all tiles next to that enemy will be unavailable for flipping so you will have to beat the enemy for continuing your journey. There is 3 kind of enemies – Common Enemies, Vigilance Enemies, and Boss Enemies. Common Enemy is a random team of 5 Heroes or Creatures. Common Enemies awards you with blessings when you beat them, which are very important because it boosts certain attributes of your team while in the dungeon and with gear. Lifesteal, Attack Increase or Attack Speed Increase are just some of the possible blessings. On each floor, you will find up to 4 Common Enemies and you will have to beat all of them until you find a key for the next floor. When you find the key you can move forward to the next floor or you can stay and clear remaining enemies. Vigilance Enemy is also a random team of 5 Heroes or Creatures but when you uncover this enemy you will lose the health of all your Heroes whenever you flip the tile while Vigilance Enemy is alive. This practically means that you will have to destroy Vigilance Enemy as soon as you find them. On some floors Vigilance Enemies will be revealed and you will have to flip tiles in order to move next to them for an attack. In this situation be sure to pick the shortest way possible. Vigilance Enemy also awards you with blessings and gear. Boss Enemy is the final challenge on the last floor of the Dungeon. Random team of 4 Heroes and a Leader will await at the end of each Dungeon. Boss Enemies are hard so be sure to have all possible blessings and full HP when you decide to attack them. For defeating the Boss you will be awarded key for leaving the Dungeon.
Later on, Dungeon Floor will have up to 2 furnaces which will be revealed to you but you will have to find a way for them to use them. Furnaces use materials you found when after opening tiles for crafting handy scrolls and tools. That stuff has many uses but my suggestion is to focus on making Benediction scrolls which will grant you that 2 Common Enemies on floor awards you with Epic Blessings. Ladder scroll is also important because of its open doors to secret floors containing a bunch of other materials, usable Heroes, etc…
During the exploration, your Heroes transfers their HP and cooldowns from fight to fight which indicates that your main Labyrinth team should have at least one healer. You can indeed find Heroes for hire in the Dungeon who are often more powerful than your heroes but it is smart to be prepared for any danger that lies ahead. If one of your Heroes dies during the battle you can revive him via furnace or by clicking on the appropriate tile, or you can replace him with another Hero from your roster. The difficulty of dungeons will gradually be increasing but since you will have to clear one same Dungeon multiple times before advancing to the next Dungeon you will have enough time to improve your Heroes to be powerful enough for the journey ahead. In the end when you earn enough Dungeon Medal Points for advancing you will be awarded special gear that should help you in the next Dungeon.
Labyrinth requires time, careful planning and strategy but it is definitely the most demanding and interesting segment of Mobile Legends Adventure.
The Arena is the PVP segment of Mobile Legends Adventure. Similar to other gacha games, Arena measures the power of your team in daily battles against teams of other players.
Every two weeks Arena resets and you start with 1000 points. For every win, you can earn up to 35 points and for every defeat, you can lose up to the same amount. The number of points received or lost is counted according to the rank of the enemy player who is attacked by you or who attacked you. There are 8 different Ranks:
- Warrior – Points Range 0-1099
- Elite – Points Range 1100-1199
- Master – Points Range 1200-1399
- Grandmaster – Points Range 1400 -1599
- Epic – Points Range 1600-1799
- Legend – Points Range 1800 – 1999
- Mythic – Points Range 2000+
- Mythical Glory – Points Range 2000+, and rank top 10 on the Points Ranking.
This means that if you attack a player who is ranked 2 or more ranks beneath, you will be awarded just several points but if you defeat the player who is ranked above, you can receive up to 35 points for just one battle. Attacking is easy because you can always find a player with the team you can beat, but keeping the rank is hard since you will be always attacked by more powerful teams and you will lose your points with each defeat.
For participating in Arena you are awarded 3 kinds of rewards – Season Rewards, Achievement Rewards, and Daily Rewards. Season Rewards grants you Diamonds and Hero Fragments according to your rank at the end of Season. Achievement Rewards awards you with Battle Points and Diamonds whenever you achieve a Rank you have never been before. Daily Rewards grants Diamonds and Equipment Coins every day according to your daily ranking.
The Arena is the best way to see your overall progress in the game compared to the other players. Players who are pay-to-win based will be always better placed in the Arena than free-to-play players and that is the fact you will not be able to change.
The Tavern is the place where you can and assign your Heroes to certain Bounties. Bounties currently grant you minor rewards and they are important only for Daily Quests except for the Title Promote Bounty which can grant you a decent amount of Diamonds when you finish it. Bounties reset every 24 hours.
Dismantle Shrine is located on the left side of the main screen. This building’s purpose is to help you with the Characters and Equipment you don’t need anymore. You can dismantle sufficient characters for Dismantle Shrine Crystals, Hero Experience and Advance Essences. Equipment that is not needed anymore can also be dismantled but you will gain Equipment Coins instead. Additionally, Dismantle Shrine can be used for Hero Reset. For example, if you invested resources in certain Hero but in a meantime, you opened better Hero who should replace the first one, you have an option to retrieve all invested resources for a small Diamonds fee. The price of reset depends on the number of stars Hero has and that Hero is downgraded to level 1. This is very handy at the beginning of the game and it could be helpful if you need certain Heroes for Trials.
Dismantle Shrine Crystals obtained by dismantling can be used in Dismantle Shrine Shop where you can by Hero Fragments. Here is the list of prices:
- 50 Random 5-star fragments – 20000 Crystals
- 30 Random 4-star fragments – 4200 Crystals
- 50 5-star Epic Hero fragments – 60000 Crystals
- 50 5-star Elite Hero fragments – 25000 Crystals
Holy Sanctuary is located next to the Dismantle Shrine on the Main Screen. This building is used to bless selected Heroes and grant them the level which is the same as the level of Heroes you already upgraded. In short, you will have more usable Heroes at your disposal free of charge. The number of Heroes who can be blessed depends on your Campaign Progress but you will also have to spend Diamonds to open new slots. As you can see in the picture I have 7 opened Blessing Slots. If I want to open 8th slot I will have to spend 800 Diamonds and for 9th I will have to clear Campaign 18-15.
It is totally up to you which Heroes will be blessed and you will probably pick Heroes with most stars but I suggest that you choose Heroes who will fulfill any required parameter in Trials. In other words, be sure to have enough Woman Heroes, Melee Heroes, and Heroes whose type is not the same as the type of Heroes you are using in your main team.
The Market is located on the left edge of the main screen. A Market is a place where you can buy various stuff by spending Diamonds or Battle Points. You must have at least one purchase each day if you want to clear Daily Objectives. I strongly recommend that you spend only Diamonds because you will need every Battle Point you earn for leveling Heroes. You can refresh the store once per day or you can spend Diamonds for additional refreshes.
This concludes everything you should know about Buildings and their functions in Mobile Legends Adventure.