Tips for playing Clicker Heroes

Clicker Heroes is our awesome new mixture of RPG and idle clicker games, and while it seems simple to start with, things quickly get complicated! Confused as to how to start, or just want some tips on how to maximise your earnings? Take these tips to heart and you’ll soon be the best clicker hero of them all!

Clicker Heroes 1


To begin with, Clicker Heroes is easy. What do you do? Just click! See the monsters on the right? Click on them to attack and when they are defeated you’ll automatically pick up the gold they drop. Easy! You’ll defeat monsters, buy upgrades and progress through levels. Then you can start over again, only you’ll be better equipped than the first time, and you’ll be able to get further and do it in a lot less time. While your first playthrough might take weeks, eventually you’ll be able to get the same distance in a matter of minutes!

Defeat monsters to earn gold!

Monsters drop gold when you defeat them. This gold is what you’ll need in order to level up Heroes, unlock new ones and buy their upgrades. Each time you defeat 10 monsters, a new zone will appear which you can click on to move onto the next level. Monsters have more and more health in each new stage.

Boss monsters have timers!

Every five zones you’ll encounter a boss. You have 30 seconds to defeat it any way you can. If you fail, the timer will restart and you will try (and fail) again. Just like regular monsters, bosses become harder and harder as you get further. But what if you just can’t click enough in time? Well, what if we told you you don’t have to click at all?

Clicker Heroes boss

Hire Heroes to help!

Heroes can be bought and upgraded with your gold. The first, Cid, increases the amount of damage you do per click, but the others will all do damage automatically (known as DPS, or damage per second) – that’s right, defeating the monsters and earning you gold without having to lift a finger! It even continues when you aren’t playing, so coming back after some time away, you’ll have plenty more gold than you left off. Make sure not to leave the game on a boss you can’t defeat, though, as you won’t earn any money this way!

It’s often better in the short term to hire a new hero rather than upgrade an existing one, as the bonus gained from an entirely new character is normally higher than that of an upgrade. Still, it all depends on your situation at the time. Weigh up your options and pick the best one!

Heroes also have “skills” you can unlock and use at will. These all do various things for short amounts of time, like 30 automatic clicks a second or an increased chance of critical hits. Often they work well together! These abilities have variable cooldown periods, so make sure to save them for the most powerful foes!

Earn Achievements!

You earn achievements as you do in any other game – reaching certain milestones, levelling characters up to specific point, beating bosses and so on. However, unlike most games, the achievements in Clicker Heroes actually do stuff, like giving you a boost to your earnings or increasing the power of specific characters. Take a look at the achievements list and try to aim for the ones that will give you the bonuses you really want! For example, if there is an achievement for hoarding a certain amount of gold, it might be worth holding off on any purchases for a while until you reach it!

That’s the basics! Upgrade your heroes to do a ton of damage all the time, defeat loads of monsters to earn more gold, and work your way through the early stages. Things are going to get tougher though, so read on for the advanced class…


Are you ready for this? Are you sure? Have some hot, expert-level knowledge for masters only! Seriously: this is only for players who have at least reached Stage 100!

Gilded Heroes

Gilded Heroes are unlocked at stage 100 and every other 10 zones thereafter (eg. 110, 120, 130). Each Gilded Hero gives an additional +50% increase in DPS  for that Hero per Gild (this effect can be stacked, meaning a hero can have multiple Gilds and each one gives its own 50% bonus).

Gilded Heroes are randomly assigned, there’s no way to choose which Hero gets gilded and saving and reloading before a boss will not allow you to get a different gild either. You can de-gild a Gilded Hero at the cost of 2 Hero Souls, which will remove the Gild from that Hero and randomly assign it to another Hero. Through the process of elimination, you will eventually get all the gilds onto the Hero(es) you want. It’s not recommended to move gilds early on in the game as it is pretty expensive, and gilds don’t make that much of an impact until later.

Using the Shift Key, you can also gild into a Hero of your choice, taking a Gild from another random Hero at the expense of 80 Hero Souls. Though costly in terms of Hero Souls, doing this allows you to have your gilds exactly where you want them.

Clicker Heroes 3

Hero Souls? What are they?

Hero Souls are granted for every 2000 combined Hero levels (for example, if you have Cid at level 1000 and Treebeast at level 1000). Each Hero Soul grants a +10% DPS bonus. You can also obtain Hero Souls by beating Primal Bosses after Zone Level 100. However, the Hero Souls you earn will be applied onto your next run after you ascend.

Ascension? What’s that? This is getting complicated…

We said this was for experts only!  Amenhotep is one of the heroes, named after the Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. He is especially important because his last upgrade is what you need in order to “ascend” to the next world and get Hero Souls.

Think of Ascending as a “soft reset.” You’ll start the game over, but with your earned Hero Souls, which as established boost your DPS. Ascending is not dangerous, but it will be useless if you ascend without earning a decent amount of Hero Souls on your current run. At the right point, ascending will feel more like shifting into a higher gear than resetting, but ascending too early is quite pointless. When should you ascend? Well, that’s up for you to decide…

That’s all the help we’re going to give you, hero! Go out there, click on some monsters and make some serious gold! How far into the epic quest of Clicker Heroes can YOU reach?

55 replies

  1. I am wondering how I can export/import a file from miniclip while I am playing Clicker Heroes?

    I have another computer that I want to play this on but don’t want to start from scratch.

    • @ Jon : If you have a miniclip account, all you need is to log into that, from any computer. I’ve been switching between three systems, and the progress gets saved each time I simply close the browser (there were some bugs, like a few upgrades not being updated, but nothing serious)

      • I logged in, went into stand-by after a while, turn the PC back up and when I opened the game I was at level 5, before i was level 58… so that’s it for me, no point in playing this game.

        • @ CreeTar : I had similar experience with another game, but never with Clicker Heroes. I’m nearing 10th ascension. Some program might be restricting the flash from saving the updated status in your case, that is my best guess.

  2. This is the second time I am losing days of progress on miniclip. I have lost several ascensions. It is very annoying. If only there was an option to save my progress on my hard disk.

  3. What is going on with the miniclip version? I spent all day leveling up and after closing my browser I lost ALL my progress? That is unacceptable. What is going on?

  4. I have been playing clicker heroes for some time now on and was progressing quiet well but for the past few days when I go to play clicker heroes the play button does not display once the game has loaded anyone know a reason for this ?

    • @Widsey : As a quick workaround, try with another browser. If that works, clear the cache of the first browser. You can use a registry cleaner like ‘CCleaner’ too. Hope you are not using a proxy, it can trigger similar issues some times. Good luck.

    • i am having the exact same problem and I too Lost my all upgrades,hero souls ascensions , everything,and when i open it in another my game is starting from point zero , its like i never played the game. i need my upgrades back.

  5. I’ve been having the same problem with my progress not saving at all over the last few days and from reading the comments above, I’m not alone.

    Is this being looked into and will there be a fix put in place any time soon? Also, I’ve disabled anything which could be restricting my flash and I’ve still lost all my progress!

  6. I have had the same problem as Harold and others before, tried clearing my cache but even that has not done anything. before that i kept loosing progress as well dropping as many as 15 levels! We do need a save before closing button as well and perhaps a load from last save option.

  7. Are anyone reading this block?? we do need a save button…. please do something about it sorry my English 🙂

  8. Before i closed my browser yesterday, i reached Level 255. When I opened it this morning again i was looking forward to see a lot of money earned in my absence but instead i was fallen back into Level 209. I lost the progress of hours.

    And I also lost any motivation to continue this game. I don’t want to loose again as much progress again. You have to fix this issue. And maybe it is a good idea to add a button where you can save the game manually.

  9. When i log in miniclip account, the play button disappear. But when i log out, it appear. Please fix it now! This problem happened last week until now.

  10. As evident from the posts above, people are experiencing similar problems with the Miniclip version of Clicker Heroes for the last two weeks now. Kindly take prompt action to resolve issues before people lose all interest.

  11. The help says: “Hero Souls are granted for every 2000 combined Hero levels (for example, if you have Cid at level 1000 and Treebeast at level 1000).” – That´s wrong. Have them this moment and no Hero Soul is coming… :((

    I like a “save button”, too. Many new starts (sorry, bad english), because the game don´t save anything. Since 5 days my PC is running and running …

    The game is very nice. Greetings from Vienna/Austria

    Froschauge (frog-eye) :))

  12. I was having the same problem

    I closed all other tabs that had flash player, gave the game a second and then confirmed the save by opening it up in a new tab.

  13. hello , i have a little big problem with the game . I play this game for over 2-3 mounts now , i had 8 ancient and over 277 hero solls , that until yesterday when i enter the game to fin my self from lvl 0 with nothing left …. WTF is the problem ? ( i did not reset my game ) i tried clearing my cake , other browsers , but i get the same thing , but my awards are there (You have won 5 of 7 awards for Clicker Heroes.) Please help restore my game !!!

  14. Hi all greatings for this nice game,this game have a big problem at this moment, the game is not saving the progress im making, im playing then i leave the game to back later and see that the game is at the start point from my last enter in game.

    Pls fix this asap 🙂

  15. Get up to date mini clip I am really mad that I started playing on this site all the other sites have the 0.19 and we are stuck at 0.17 c there is not even the manual save button so we keep losing data and there is no relics or forge cores what so ever im so done with you guys if you are too take clicker heroes at least make it up to date for god sake

  16. same here game progress lost……… lost a few days…
    i see the blog posts and the problame is from long ago…
    i dont fell like playing…

    • update and matbe a sollution:
      after some testing – the cause of this is maybe because of LINDEOVEN, FIRE MAGE & SKILL
      as long as i DONT buy lindeoven skill – “metal detector” the game doesnt get deleted.

      the skill of KING MIDAS – “golden clicks” is OK (keeps the prograse in game)

      now checking abaddon skill…

  17. When i log in miniclip account, the play button disappear. But when i log out, it appear. Please fix it now! This problem happened last week until now.

  18. Start button is gone and there is no fixing it besides using another browser from what i read…but who is to say that won’t go out in time like it has now in my current browser…
    Good bye miniclip!…this game was an epic fail in saving progress and now with even being able to play the game…i will support another gaming site.

  19. Where are the updates? Version 0.17c.2 is old! Version 0.20 allows to save. I will play this game on another portal.

  20. game doesn’t work, this morning play button dissapeared… i’m buyer so i expect to play game normally…yes i check my cookies, clean cache….and still nothing, game opens but nothing happen :/

  21. Hello. After restart I lose all my progress and now when I’m restarting game my progress is not saving. Why it’s happening?

  22. What the hell… The game was unavailable for several days cause you were working on it, it’s now available but i’ve lost a lot of my progress >_<

  23. Hey, since a couple of weeks now, the game always starts in level 79, and cannot save progress. Not to mention the progress i lost. When will you fix this??

  24. Having the same problem with the game. It goes back to level 79. Hard Reset doesn’t work either. When you leave the game and come back to it later. It returns to level 79.

  25. Why doesn´t miniclip just reset all the information, and launch the game again??
    This problem is going on forever and no progress at all.

    • Well it seems that Miniclip has simply abandoned it! On their twitter page the Clicker Heroes developers seems to be very active! New patches, new “mercenaries” and so on…

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