With its massive success, Loop Hero has fans eager to get past the first loop. Loop Hero is by design a repetitive game. You will encounter mostly the same cards, enemies, and traits during a given playthrough. As such, it’s important to know which benefits are worth picking up for the Lich and which enemies are better left alone on your way to the fight.
What cards should you include?
While there are many viable options here, there are a few choices that are indispensable:
First, let’s point out the obvious synergy between Rocks and Meadows. The Rocks and Mountains cards are going to give you a boost to your overall HP. When you combine them in a 3×3 formation, you’ll get a Mountain Peak which grants an even larger bonus. This is a key consideration for any Warrior run. The Warrior synergizes well with any sort of health regeneration or health pool boost. You’ll want to prioritize regeneration health as you move around your loop.
Second, look to place Vampire Mansions next to Villages in order to create a Ransacked Village. After a player has completed three loops (i.e., cleared the Ransacked Village three times), they’ll be converted into Count’s Lands which heal for more and grant better rewards from quests.
Oblivion is an important card for destroying structures around the Lich once it spawns. These structures give the Lich a passive bonus, so save your Oblivion cards from destroying them and having an easier fight.
Important Stats for the Lich
Due to the RNG nature of your drops, you’ll have to play this by ear mostly. Like any good frustrating RPG, while there is an optimal stat priority, sometimes the items simply won’t drop.
- Weapon Damage
- Attack Speed
Bear in mind that these stats are important for the fight with the Lich. They are not necessarily the best stats for getting to the boss fight. You’ll definitely want to make sure you have an Evasion rating of at least 30% or so since the Lich hits ridiculously hard. Otherwise, you’ll need sufficient damage to make the fight end quickly.
Best Traits for the Lich
- Article of Protection
- Blissful Ignorance
Article of Protection is hugely important for the Lich fight. It acts as a shield that will absorb the first couple of massive hits that the Lich will put on you. Somersault and Bucker synergize well with one another and leave you relying less on Vampirism. Somersault is the better solo trait if you don’t have the option to get both since it turns Evasion into an offensive opportunity. Lastly, Blissful Ignorance can be important if you have no Oblivions when the Lich is about to spawn. If you fill your hand with Oblivion cards, you can ensure your journey to the boss and remove any passive buffs that the Lich gains from nearby structures.