Loop Hero – Beginners Guide, Tips and Tricks
Loop Hero sends players into an endless loop as they attempt to rebuild the world. Along the way, they’ll collect all kinds of resources, build a base camp, fight monsters, and take on the Lich who put them in the middle of this dark new world in the first place.
The game is quite complex, although it is very easy to learn and start. So in this guide, we are going to go over some important things that beginners should know in order to start mastering the loop.
There are three ways to exit the loop
There are three ways to exit the loop and return to base camp, and they all have a different level of impact on your gathered resources.
- Through the camp tile at the end of the loop using the Exit button at the bottom right of the screen – this allows you to keep any items you have collected.
- At any point in the loop using the exit button – this will allow you to keep 60% of your collected resources
- Die – allies will come to rescue you, but you will only keep 30% of the resources you find
Right click to save time
Although battles are automatic, you can right-click to enter Planning Mode, which gives you time to check your maps and gear before your character leaves a tile. Just click again with the right button to allow time to progress.
Resource cards affect your character’s stats
Each resource card you place will also have an effect on your character. Each Prairie card will heal you for 2 HP each day, while Mountain cards will grant 5 HP to your maximum health for each adjacent boulder or mountain. Read the descriptions of the cards carefully before placing them.
Placement of cards is complicated, so experiment
The placement of cards, especially for resource cards, is complicated, so try to place combinations of cards side by side. Placing Meadows next to mountains can have some interesting interactions and turn them into Blooming Meadows, giving more HP and an extra resource, just like stacking different types of cards in grids.
You can build mountains
Placing a 3 × 3 grid of rocks or mountains will result in a mountain top which will provide a lot of extra resources and a huge health bonus. They will also spawn harpies on the loop.
You can build in your camp
Any resources you collect can be used in your camp to create new buildings that will give you healing potions, better gear, or other perks. It is also possible to upgrade these buildings by clicking on them and selecting the upgrade option.
Place the battlefields at the start of the loop
Battlegrounds can spawn loot chests, and the loot that drops will be relevant to the level of the loop, so you want to get that loot at the start of the loop, not at the end.
Bosses appear on the camp tile
Bosses will spawn on the Camp Tile and build structures around it while you are looping. Instead, build your own structures there so they don’t have as many free tiles to build on.
Save Oblivion Cards
Oblivion cards can be used to remove boss structures, so save them for when the boss shows up. Removing their structures weakens them and will make the boss fight easier.
You don’t have to fight the bosses
If you prefer to dodge a boss so as not to waste a lot of resources, you can press the retreat button on the camp tile and leave without punishment. You will eventually have to face the boss, but you can wait to be sure how strong your character is.
Stack your treasures
The rewards of a cash ladder completed with the loop level, so placing all resource cards except one around it and waiting to drop the last one just before exiting the loop is a good way to get resources valuable.
Equipment can be changed in the middle of a fight
If you are fighting multiple enemies and a nice loot drops, you can equip it right away, you don’t have to wait for the fight to end.