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Heroes are the heart of Clicker Heroes and the main source of DPS (damage per second) in the game. They are the game's characters that can be hired with a certain amount of Gold Gold earned from defeating monsters (this cost can be decreased by hiring and leveling up the correct Ancient, in occurrence Dogcog Dogcog). Heroes automatically deal damage over time (except for Cid-Summer Cid, the Helpful Adventurer, who only upgrades base click damage). Currently, there are 50 Heroes in the game.


Leveling Heroes

The player can level a hero up by clicking the "LVL UP" button next to the hero's name after hiring it. Shift+Click levels them by a max of 10, Z+Click levels up in increments of 25, Ctrl+Click levels them in increments of 100, and Q+Click levels up in the maximum increment actually purchasable with the player's current amount of Gold Gold up to 9,999 levels. Pressing T will toggle between the levels. Leveling up a hero increases the amount of DPS it does. Leveling up a hero will also increase the cost of the next level up by almost 7%. (The exact increase is 6.975%.) This will result in a near doubling of cost for every 10 levels.

To find the cost of levelling a hero in the future use: Floor(Floor(BaseCost × 1.07CurrentLevel) × CostReduction)
e.g. To level 2treebeast Treebeast from level 114 to 115 it would cost Floor(50 × 1.07114) = 111,871. But with Dogcog Dogcog at level 7 for a 6.69% hero cost reduction, it would be Floor(111,871 × 0.9331) = 104,386.

Each hero comes with a series of upgrades that become available when they're levelled up. These upgrades allow the player to multiply the hero's DPS, multiply the amount of Gold Gold gained, increase DPS of all heroes, click damage, and obtain new skills. The hero Wepwawet Wepwawet does have 2 upgrades that each multiplies another hero's DPS, namely 6betty Betty Clicker & 15kingmidas King Midas. Also, Cadu Cadu, Tomb Guardian and Ceus Ceus, Tomb Guardian have upgrades that improve each other.

Level Bonuses

Every hero except Cid-Summer Cid, the Helpful Adventurer gets a 4× damage multiplier every 25 levels from level 200 upwards, and a 10x multiplier every 1000 levels until 8000. This makes the earlier heroes viable in the late game, but the cap means that later heroes will ultimately get the player further.

There is another exception to these rules: all heroes after Frostleaf nogild Frostleaf have a 5× damage multiplier every 25 levels from 525 to 725, instead of a 4× damage multiplier for other heroes.

In patch 1.0e10, however, 5 new heroes were added, starting with Xavira Xavira. These heroes gain a ×4.5 damage multiplier every 25 levels, starting from level 200, but do not gain the ×10 damage multipliers every 1000 levels from level 1000 to level 8000.

DPS Bonuses

There are some heroes that give you a multiplicative global DPS bonus. The final DPS multiplier is ~80.677 (80.67699371337890625 to be exact).

The following heroes have DPS bonuses, in order of appearance:

Gilded Heroes


Detailed Gilded Heroes Screen.

Gilded Heroes receive a stackable +50% damage bonus each time they receive a gild. Gilding a hero will also change their appearance. A detailed view of the Gilded Heroes can be accessed by clicking on the "Gilded" button at the bottom of the Hero list.
Argaiv Argaiv increases the damage bonus from gilds. Even though she has a gilded sprite, Cid-Summer Cid, the Helpful Adventurer cannot be gilded by conventional means. Gilding her, however, is useless since her DPS is 0.

Acquiring Gilds

A random gild is awarded for beating level 100, and for every 10 levels thereafter. These random gilds are awarded only once per 10 levels and will not be given again after ascending, yet will after a transcendence. After an ascension, rewards continue as normal once reaching the previous ascension's Highest Zone Ever.

In the Shop, 3 random hero gilds can be purchased at any time for 30 Ruby Rubies. For mobile, the cost is 200 Ruby Rubies. The detailed view screen can also be accessed from here by clicking the "?" button. Since they may have been paid using real money, these "Paid Gilds" are given back after Transcendence, by a small number every time the player receives a normal gild every 10 zones. By level 300, all purchased gilds have been returned to the player.

Reassigning Gilds

Gilds can also be moved from hero to hero for HeroSoul Hero Souls in the detailed view.
Clicking a gilded hero will remove 1 gild from that hero and randomly reassign it to another for 2 HeroSoul Hero Souls. Ctrl+Click will bypass the confirmation popup and instantly proceed to said transfer.
Shift+Clicking on a hero will move a gild from a random hero to the one selected for 80 HeroSoul Hero Souls. There's no actual way to transfer a gild from a precise hero to another precise hero: at least one of the two must be randomly chosen.

Holding 'Q'+Clicking on a hero will move all gilds that a player currently has to the selected hero. The cost of doing this is equal to 80 HeroSoul Hero Souls times the amount of gilds currently owned that are not on the selected hero.

List of Heroes

Hero Name Sprite(s) Base Cost Base DPS Personal Damage Upgrade Bonus Global DPS Upgrade Bonus Click Damage From DPS Upgrade Increases Critical Click Chance Increases Critical Click DPS Multiplier Increases Gold Found Unlocks Skils
Normal Gilded
Cid, the Helpful Adventurer
This nice young fighter showed up to take some of those clicks off your fingers.
- 5+20 900%
A series of slow, wooden grunts from this creature indicates to you that it is friendly. It must have come from the Great Forest.
2treebeast gilded
505+1 900%+0.5%
Ivan, the Drunken Brawler
Once a prized fighter, Ivan can now be seen frequenting taverns challenging foes in his drunken stupor.
25022+1 900%+0.5%
Brittany, Beach Princess
"Are we going on an adventure? Like, you know, ohmygod?"
Brittany nogild
1,00074+1 900%
The Wandering Fisherman
He wouldn't tell you his name, but maybe you'd rather not know. His spear is good for catching fish, and popping bloops.
Betty Clicker
This word-renowned master chef is aligned with your interests for only one reason. She goes out of her way to gather only the freshest ingredients for her recipes, including her famous Fat Bat Fondue.
20,000976none (+500 000 000% from Wepwawet)+107.36%+0.5%
The Masked Samurai
His menacing weapon will no doubt prove useful to you. He says he was once a great leader in the eastern lands, but you're not sure whether or not to believe him.
1.000e53,725+1 900%
This walking lion-creature seems friendly enough, but something seems very unnatural about it - especially its face. Its claws seem sharp enough, however, to help you kill some monsters.
Leon nogild
The Great Forest Seer
News travels fast, and even the Trees can hear. They sent the Seer of the Great Forest to assist you on your journey.
Forest Seer
2.500e647,143+1 900%
Alexa, Assassin
She gives you a name that you are sure is not real. She will help you, but you should probably be careful around her.
Natalia, Ice Apprentice
Not everyone is capable of magic, but Natalia has shown much promise. She is an apprentice of the renowned Ice Wizard, Jerator.
1.000e87.820e5+1 900%
Mercedes, Duchess of Blades
The best warriors are flocking to you for a chance to participate in this madness we call an adventure. Her blade is really sharp, and she will gladly put it to good use by chopping off heads in your service.
8.000e83.721e6+1 900%+0.5%
Bobby, Bounty Hunter
He claims to be the best mercenary money can buy. And by your best judgement, he does appear to be very skilled. Except with that strange contraption on his back, he seems to have developed a habit of frequently spiraling through the air and smashing head-first to the ground.
6.500e91.701e7+1 900%+3%
Broyle Lindeoven, Fire Mage
This mage is the most efficient means for turning gold into fireballs. Lindeoven was hired many years ago to oppose Jerator in the Third war of the Skies, but it is well-known that he only won on account of the physical miscalculations of his opponent.
Sir George II, King's Guard
He left the service of his king, Midas, when he heard the news of your efforts. He did not say why he left, and in his silence you can sense something amiss. His cunning and expertise in battle can provide valuable DPS to the mobs.
Sir George
4.500e114.607e8+1 900%+0.5%
King Midas
When his highest guard, George, left to join you, it wasn't long enough before Midas himself came looking for him. Then it dawned on him that there is more gold to be made at your side than from exploiting his own kingdom. Also he wanted to try some of Betty Clicker's chocolate covered bloops. (The text cuts off once purchased)
4.000e123.017e9none (+10 000 000 000% from Wepwawet)+3%+193%
Referi Jerator, Ice Wizard
By most accounts, the greatest wizard of all the lands. So powerful, he was hired by the gods on many occasions to fight in their wars. But in the Third War of the Skies, during a powerful incantation, he tripped on a rock and misfired - permanently freezing solid his own head. And lost the war.
Referi Jerator(G-2)
3.600e132.000e10+1 900%+3
A great being has taken material form to discuss the massacre you've performed. He demands payment, and offers a compelling amount of power in return. Perhaps you should do what he says.
3.200e141.310e11+1 039.0625%
Ma Zhu
He does not reveal his face, but an aura of power betrays who he is. The Eastern Gods have now been alerted to your cause (whatever it is) and this one wants to help. This one will help for a hefty sum of gold.
Ma Zhu
2.700e158.147e11+1 900%
He stares at you with a smug, knowing look. Perhaps you don't know why you're here, or what you're really doing, but the Gods have taken a definite interest. Why they demand so much money, though, is astounding.
As an abandoned child, he would befriend the beasts in the wilderness. He is known as the Beastlord, and his powers are greater than those of any mortal.
Athena, Goddess of War
Born with hate and bloodlust, Athena finds joy in the demise of others. She will gladly drain the life of your enemies.
Athena nogild
9.000e181.086e15+1 500%
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
Aphrodite's power lies in her beauty. Her looks can melt the hearts of her foes.
3.500e203.112e16+1 500%
Shinatobe, Wind Deity
"The winds have picked up your call for aid," she says. She appears to levitate above the ground, and her presence suggests she holds within her the power of a thousand hurricanes.
Grant, the General
Don't be fooled by his mortality. Feared even by the Gods, Grant is a superior military tactician and a great addition to the team. Mostly because he comes with his army of 10,000 soldiers.
Winter comes and goes with his presence. Old as the dawn of time, Frostleaf maintains the balance of the seasons. "It is time for winter. Let's start the season along your side," he says.
Frostleaf nogild
Dread Knight
Abandoned and forgotten, his heart has been tainted black with hatred and vengeance. He wields the power of a black ring which draws its magic from the darkness of his soul.
Dread Knight-2
Dread Knight Gild
1.000e401.310e32+1 900%
Once a captain of a warship, he was condemned to depths of the sea after his ship was sunk. He remained at wheel navigating the rough seas long enough to save the lives of his crew. Lying on the ocean floor for more than a century, he was resurrected and granted the power of the blue ring which draws its strength from his loyal heart.
Atlas Gild2-0
1.000e559.655e44+1 900%
"Overseer of the lands under the forest canopy, the Forest Ranger is sworn to protect it against all threats that may endanger its inhabitants."
Terra gild
1.000e707.113e57+1 900%
Able to travel across realms far beyond our world, the Green Ranger cultivates and promotes growth. She will vanquish all monsters that threaten life.
Phthalo Gild
1.000e855.241e70+1 900%
Orntchya Gladeye, Didensy Banana
Entrusted with the orange ring, this Ranger provides safe passage across worlds. Her title may only be 'travel guide', but her fists pack quite a wallop.
1.000e1003.861e83+1 900%
There's no way around it. She will ask for your head and you will comply. All who gaze upon her fall under her love spell and people do crazy things for love.
Lilin Gild
1.000e1152.845e96+1 900%
An immortal warrior born and bred to fight, has time and time again proven how deadly a sword in her hand can be. She obtained the red ring from defeating the previous Red Dimensional Ranger.
Cadmia Gild
1.000e1302.096e109+1 900%
Born in the first world, the child of two war heroes, he was destined to become the savior of realms. Endowed with the white ring for being pure of heart, he was the first ranger tasked to protect the multiverse from evil.
Alabaster gild
1.000e1451.544e122+1 900%
Cocky, spunky, and fearless, there's nothing she can't do. Before you stands the strongest of the rangers. Her ring gives her the power of time travel. She can slay today's monsters yesterday, at a hefty price.
Astraea Gild
1.000e1601.138e135+1 900%
This talented archer will increase your average number of limbs per hero by roughly 0.05.
Chiron Gild
1.000e1758.386e147+1 900%
It is rare for a member of his clan to travel above ground, and rarer still for them to offer their services to traveling adventurers, but your reputation precedes you and Moloch cannot resist the temptation to join your cause and see new worlds.
Moloch Gild
1.000e1906.178e160+1 900%
Bomber Max
Chief Explosivist. Prime Primer Primer. Detonation Sensation. Guy with a bomb.
Bomber Max
Bomber Max Gild
1.000e2054.552e173+1 300%+50%
Nobody is quite sure how long Gog has been following you, or what his intentions are, but he seems to be collecting discarded weapons from your previous battles. Perhaps he could be compelled to fight beside you.
Gog Gild
1.000e2203.354e186+1 300%+50%
Opener of the Ways.
Wepwawet Gild
Just off the road, you spot a man furiously boring into the earth. As you approach, he silently beams a smile, hands you a shovel, and, before you realize what's happening, you too are digging holes.
Tsuchi Gild
1.000e5001.820e425+1 400%+300%
Skogur's forest used to be a peaceful refuge until someone started killing all the wildlife.
Skogur Gild
1.000e10001.341e846+1 900%
In a desert land, legends speak of a hero named Moeru who protects the innocent. Or, at least, that's what we've been told.
Moeru Gild
1.000e20009.885e1678+1 500%+50%
The self-proclaimed Forgenista.
Zilar Gild
1.000e40007.283e3333+1 000%+134.375%
Bards sing epics of the infamous queen whose kingdom was banished into the depths of the ocean.
Madzi Gild
1.000e80005.366e6630+5 250%
Withal she appears
Is Xavira more human
Or is she more deer.
Xavira Gold
Cadu, Tomb Guardian
The elder brother.
Cadu Gold
(+1e10794% from Ceus)
Ceus, Tomb Guardian
The younger brother.
Ceus Gold
(+1e9094% from Cadu)
The Maw
The Maw chitters at you with anticipation. Is it hungry?
The Maw
The Maw Gold
Yachiyl, The Primordial Soul
"I am Yachiyl, the first soul. Now the cycle is complete, and I am hero once more."
Yachiyl Gold

Unused Heroes

With Steam releases of the game, in the game's directory, the sprites of all heroes can be found. Along with the normal heroes, there are several unused sprites in the game. There is no known way as of yet to make them appear in-game. Note: All of the unused sprites have a gilded sprite file, but is exactly the same as the normal sprite. Also, when viewing the large hero sprites, all unused sprites still have files that show their name but contain Cid-Summer Cid, the Helpful Adventurer's current sprite. 

Coolmath Heroes

On Cool Math, some heroes were changed to make them more kid-friendly:

Brittany nogild Brittany, Beach Princess is called Brittany, World Traveller.

3ivan Ivan, the Drunken Brawler is called Ivan, the Caffeinated Brawler.


Achievement Name Icon Description
Level up heroes 100 times.
Level up heroes 500 times.
Level up heroes 2,000 times.
Level up heroes 5,000 times.
Level up heroes 25,000 times.
Super Levelupper
Level up heroes 50K times.
Get 25 hero upgrades.
Get 50 hero upgrades.
Get 100 hero upgrades.
Get 200 hero upgrades.


  • Heroes from 20beastlord Beastlord to Shinatobe. Shinatobe, Wind Deity were added in Patch 0.02.
  • Grant Grant, the General and Frostleaf nogild Frostleaf were added in Patch 0.06.
  • Gilding mechanism was introduced in Patch 0.10. This patch also introduced the ×4 and ×10 multipliers.
  • Patch 0.11 added a "Gilded" info button at the bottom of heroes list.
  • The Rangers (all heroes from Dread Knight-2 Dread Knight to Astraea Astraea) were added in Patch 0.17. This patch also made it so that Heroes who haven't been unlocked, can't get Gilded.
  • Heroes from Chiron Chiron to Wepwawet Wepwawet were added in Patch 0.24.
  • Heroes from Tsuchi Tsuchi to Madzi Madzi were added in Patch 1.0e3. Unlike the other heroes, their sprites face left, according to the player.
  • Heroes from Xavira Xavira to Yachiyl Yachiyl were added in Patch 1.0e10. These were the last heroes added as of November 13, 2017.

2treebeast 3ivan Brittany nogild 5fisherman 6betty 7samurai Leon nogild 9forestseer Alexa-Summer 10natalia 11mercedes 12bobby 13broyle 14sirgeorge 15kingmidas 16referi 17abbadon 18mazhu 19amenhotep 20beastlord Athena nogild 22aphrodite Shinatobe. Grant Frostleaf nogild Dread Knight-2 Atlas2 Terra Phthalo2-0 Didensy Lilin Cadmia Alabaster Astraea Chiron Moloch Bomber Max Gog Wepwawet Tsuchi Skogur Moeru Zilar Madzi Xavira Cadu Ceus The Maw Yachiyl