In order to strengthen your Orc Army, you must periodically upgrade your Orcs. Upgrading your Orcs will increase their overall Power and Stats, making them formidable allies in battle and boosting their defense in Duels.
Traits represent an Orcs Strengths and Weaknesses. Strengths provide benefits in battle, with additional Strengths available to unlock as you promote your Orc. Weaknesses are traits that negatively affect your Orc. An Orc will acquire a Weakness as a Nemesis; should it ambush a group in battle and later flee, it will develop a Weakness against an attribute of its opponent (Race, Class, etc.)
Leveling up your Orcs will increase their overall Power. To level up an Orc, simply visit the Experience Vault by tapping on the “+” icon next to their XP bar. Once here, you may apply Grog to your Orcs to boost their experience.
Grog typically drops upon defeating your Nemesis at the end of a Campaign chapter. Grog is split into 2 different categories – Basic and Class.
Basic Grog applies smaller amounts of experience, but these can be used by any Orc regardless of Class. Class Grog can only be used by the specified class (Marksman, Destroyer, Tracker, etc.) but this provides more experience than Basic Grog. Additionally, there are 3 types of Grog – Cups, Bowls, and Barrels. Cups provide the smallest amount of XP, while Barrels provide the largest.
Note there are two types of Cups, with the smallest type providing 50 XP (Basic) or 500 XP (Class.)
There are multiple ways to apply Grog to your Orcs:
- Tapping this button will automatically apply all Grog appropriate to that Orc, providing the maximum benefit
- Apply Max
- Tapping this button will apply all available Grog of that type
- Alternatively, you can tap the arrow buttons to apply a set amount of Grog for that type
Once you have selected the Grog you wish to apply, simply tap the “Confirm” button to complete the process. Note that Orc Power is required to confirm your selections. You can review how much experience your Orc will receive in the XP bar across from the “Confirm” button.
Increasing your Orc’s star rating, or Rarity, is done by applying Glory and Orc Power. Upon increasing your Orc’s Rarity, their stats will increase. Glory can also be used to rank up your Orc, which in-turn unlocks additional Traits.
Glory can be acquired as a result of a successful duel. The victorious Orc will receive Glory based on the difficulty of the Duel; for example, if your Orc is weaker than its opponent, it will receive more Glory should it win the Duel.
To rank up your Orc, tap on their rank. On the next screen, confirm your choice by tapping the “Promote” button. You must have the minimum required amount of Glory and Orc Power in order to rank up your Orc.
To increase your Orc’s Rarity, tap on the stars at the bottom of the screen. You will have the chance to review the increase in stats as a result of evolving your Orc. Make sure you have the required minimum amount of Glory and Orc Power, and tap the “Evolve” button to increase your Orc’s Rarity. Note that, unlike Champion, Orc Rarity increases by the full star.