Just started playing Tap Titans 2 and are looking for a guide to artifacts, when to prestige, pets, clans and other gameplay related tips and tricks? Check out our beginner’s guide of everything we’ve learned so far, here.
A new Tap Titans saga, Tap Titans 2, released just over a week ago and if you’re new to the game you’ll quickly find there’s a lot going on there. Even old pros from the original Tap Titans will find some changes in the sequel that make gameplay somewhat different. We’ve been playing Tap Titan 2 a few days ago and have picked up a number of tips along the way. Below we’ve compiled a beginner’s guide of tips, tricks and helpful information for game elements like pets, clans, equipment, artifacts, which heroes to level up, when to prestige and more. The guide does incorporate some information we’ve learned ourselves in the game, along with information we gleaned from experienced sources on the official Tap Titan 2 subreddit. The subreddit serves as a wealth of information for anyone just getting started in the game or even those with a bit more experience, so be sure to check it out if the information you need isn’t found here.
Tap Titans 2 Beginners Guide: Tips And Tricks For Starting Out Right
Tap Titans 2 Sword Master
So the individuals doing damage in TT2 are your Sword Master and your heroes. Your Sword Master is your main hero, and in early gameplay, leveling up your Sword Master will be important in order to gain enough coins to purchase extra heroes to help in the fight, or upgrade skills.
Sword Master and heroes’ damage increases with each time you level them up, but the damage amount doubles every 20 levels starting at level 10. With this in mind, it’s best to try to reach those 20 level markers for increased damage (ex: 10, 30, 50, 70).
Sword Master Skills
In addition to dealing more damage with level ups, Sword Masters also have the opportunity to unlock various skills when they reach certain levels. These skills can enhance your gameplay and be useful for gaining more coins or fighting difficult bosses. Personally, the two skills I’ve found most useful are the Fire Sword and Hand Of Midas. I don’t even try to unlock any of the others now because these two seem most effective/useful. Once Sword Master skills are unlocked, they require mana in order to use them.
Sword Master skills are as follows:
1.Heavenly Strike: Becomes available when Sword Master reaches level 100. This skill deals a large burst of damage at once.
2.Critical Strike: Becomes available when Sword Master reaches Level 200. Increases your critical strike chance.
3.Hand of Midas: Becomes available when Sword Master reaches Level 300. Rains down gold for every tap for 30 seconds. My absolute favorite skill.
4.Flame Sword: Becomes available when Sword Master reaches Level 400. Multiplies your tap damage by a massive amount for 30 seconds. This is my second favorite skill to unlock.
5.Warcry: Becomes available when Sword Master reaches Level 500. Increases all your heroes' attack speed by a massive amount for 30 seconds. This can be a useful skill.
6.Shadow Clone: Becomes available when Sword Master reaches Level 600. A second “Shadow” Sword Master appears, dealing a ton of damage per second. I don’t like this one at all. It doesn’t seem to be worth the upgrade, but it’s not one beginners will encounter anyway, so don't worry about it for now.
Tap Titans 2 Heroes
As you earn more coins with your Sword Master, Heroes will become available for hire. Heroes fall into three classes: Ranged, Melee and Spell. As with your Sword Master, you want to aim at leveling these up 20 levels at a time before moving to another Hero to maximize damage they deal. In addition to leveling up, Heroes also have skills that unlock at the following levels: 20, 40, 60, 100, 200, 500, 1000.
Depending on the hero, the skills they unlock vary and give perks like gold and damage multipliers, higher chances for critical hits, damage to titans and more. There are varying ideas on which Heroes to upgrade first, but many players seem to recommend focusing upgrades on your Melee heroes (though having a mix of all types is good). The reason Melee heroes are recommended is because when you get to Rhys and Cosette, they both increase your Melee hero damage when you reach a new skill level. If you prefer to focus on your Ranged or Spell type heroes, though, then focus on upgrading the heroes that increase damage by that hero type. For ranged heroes, focus on Captain Davey Cannon. For Spell heroes, Kronus. You can check the skill unlock list for any hero by tapping on his or her avatar.
Tap Titans 2 Pets
As you progress in Tap Titans 2, you’ll be really thankful for your pets. You get a new egg for a pet every four hours or you can buy pets in the store. For every duplicate pet you get, it melds with your old one to level it up. Different pets offer different perks, similar to skills. Though each pet’s skills vary, they do several things for you. First, pets do a lightning attack every 20 taps. At level 500, pets can attack without your taps Pets also give a bonus to your Sword Master or heroes like increasing gold amount, hero damage or tap damage. You can see all the bonuses for different pets, here along with in-depth information about pets.
Tap Titans 2: Your First Prestige And When To Do It
In order to prestige in TT2, you need to reach Sword Master level 600. Most people will get there around stage 100. It’s best to go ahead and do you first prestige immediately after you reach level 600. Make sure you’ve hit Stage 105 though, as it will give you more relics to discover or upgrade artifacts with. See the artifacts section for more information about those. For more in-depth information on prestige strategy after your first, check out this comprehensive guide. A listing of relics by stage level for the original Tap Titans can be found here, however, I’m unsure if these remain the same for Tap Titans 2.
Artifacts Tier Listing: Which Are The Best Artifacts To Upgrade In Tap Titans 2? (LIST)
You can get your first artifacts after your first prestige. When you prestige, you’ll get a certain amount of relics and can use these to either discover new artifacts or upgrade artifacts you already have. Different artifacts provide different perks during gameplay and a number of folks on the TT2 subreddit have listed Artifacts by tier to help players decide which ones are best to upgrade. We have compiled an Artifact Tier list below, but you can find out more about artifacts, here.
Artifact Tier List
Tier 1 (Top Upgrade Priority)
- Book of Shadows (Increases relics from prestige)
- Heroic Shield (Increases boss gold)
- Axe of Muerte (Increases critical hit chance, plus high Artifact Damage)
- Furies Bow (Increases Pet damage)
- Fruit of Eden (Increases Melee hero damage)
- Charm of the Ancient (Increases Spell hero damage)
- The Sword of Storms (Increases Ranged hero damage)
- Blade of Damocles (Increases all hero damage)
- Parchment of Foresight (Increases Warcry effect)
- Aegis (Increases Warcry duration)
- Bringer of Ragnarok (Increases Fire Sword effect)
- Glacial Axe (Increases Fire sword duration)
- Hero's Blade (Increases Helmet bonus)
- Lethe Water (Increases Weapon bonus)
- Amethyst Staff (Increases Slash equipment bonus)
- Divine Retribution (Increases all heroes damage)
- Heavenly Sword (Increases all artifact damage). *** CAUTION – is reportedly buggy.
- Staff of Radiance (Reduces hero cost)
- Book of Prophecy (Increases gold)
- Invader's Shield (High Artifact Damage)
- Forbidden Scroll (Increases critical strike duration, good Artifact Damage)
- Ring of Fealty (Increases Hand of Midas duration, good Artifact Damage)
- Laborer's Pendant (Increases Hand of Midas effect)
- Swamp Gauntlet (Increases Shadow Clone duration, good Artifact Damage)
- Helmet of Madness (Increases Chest equipment bonus)
- Titan's Mask (Increases Heavenly Strike effect)
- Elixir of Eden (Increases Shadow Clone effect)
- Titan Spear (Decreases Hand of Midas cost)
- Oak Staff (Decreases Fire Sword cost)
- The Arcana Cloak (Decreases Warcry cost)
- Egg of Fortune (Increases Chesterson chance)
- Chest of Contentment (Increases Chesterson gold)
- Stone of the Valrunes (Increases Titan gold)
- Hunter's Ointment (Decreases Shadow Clone cost)
- Infinity Pendulum (Heavenly Strike cost)
- Glove of Kuma (Decreases Critical Strike cost)
- Drunken Hammer (Increases tap damage)
- Divine Chalice (Increases chance for 10x gold)
Tap Titans 2 Clans
Clans are a great feature that becomes available to players once they reach stage 25 in the game.
How To Join A Clan: To join a clan, you need to tap on the shield in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and choose a clan that is accepting new members.
What Clans Do: Clans are great for increasing you ongoing damage. Once you join a clan, a ship will appear in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Every 10 seconds, this ship will fire 10x your Sword Master’s damage per second. This amount increases with clan quests completed.
About Clan Quests: Clan quests can be found under the clan icon. Clan quests become available throughout the day. Anytime a clan quest fight time is available, you should participate. By fighting in the quest, you help your clan defeat Titan Lords, which in turn, increases the amount of damage that the clan ship does on your screen. Staying active in a clan is also the best way to keep from getting booted from your clan.
As we continue to progress in the game, we’ll be providing more intermediate to advanced guides for TT2 players so keep an eye out for those.