Auto Chess Legends: A Complete Beginners Guide

Auto Chess Legends is a game that emphasizes fast and fluid gameplay that simultaneously avoids the emphasis on APM and twitch-like reflexes. How you play your pieces matters far more than how fast you can click!


In this Article we are going to list all the things which you need to know before conquering the world of Auto Chess legends.


Auto Chess is the most popular, addicted DOTA 2 Custom Map at the moment. Just like the name Auto Chess, in this game you just need to put your chess pieces on the table, everything after that is auto. But the best part is to win the game, you need to create the best strategy, that requires a lot of skills and of-course, a bit of LUCK. Inspired by such a huge spirit, Auto Chess Legends was born and ready to put your dignity onto a chessboard.


Your ultimate mission is protecting your KING from other players and be the last survivor on the chessboard. There are a total of 8 players and you have to build your own Chess-Army to defend as well as attack other players.

Source Image: I Am Hero

Every Chesspiece (or you can call a hero) has 2 attribute call: Race and Class. For example, Mr. Jester's Race is Goblin and his Class is Assassin. Especially, Drake (Human Dragon Knight), Lionidas (Human Beast Warrior) and Mist (Elf Dragon Mage) have 2 Race and 1 Class.

For now, there are 13 Races and 10 Classes:

  • Race: Goblin, Orc, Undead, Elf, Dragon, Beast, Element, Demon, Dwarf, Human, Troll, Naga, Orge.
  • Class: Warrior, Assassin, Mech, Mage, Knight, Hunter, Warlock, Druid, Shaman, Demon Hunter.

Every Race, Class has different buff and it only activates when there are enough heroes of that Race, Class on the chessboard. Each hero also has a different skill, and in order to win you need to combine all the elements appropriately. Details of the Races, Classes and Heroes in Auto Chess Legends will appear in the next articles.

What to do in Auto Chess Legends?

In the first round, you only have 1 gold, and the heroes that appear only cost 1 gold. If you see 3 indential heroes, you can lock the shop to wait the next round. After buying a hero, you can put it anywhere on your half board. The first 3 rounds you will fight creeps, a dead creep will randomly drop an item, those items can be combined too.

The real battle begins at round 4th, you will fight other players to death. After every round, you will receive experience points and golds.

In the image above, the bar shows 2/3 chesspieces. That means the player currently has 2 heroes on the table, and can have up to 3 heroes. The player's gold can be seen on the right. Gold is used to buy heroes or experience points (5 gold for 4 experience points).

3 identical chess pieces (1* or 2) can be combined to a mightier hero (3 heroes 1 -> hero 2, 3 heroes 2 -> hero 3), 3 is maximum. For example:

  • 3 Daxe 1* will be combined to Daxe 2*
  • 3 Daxe 2* will be combined to Daxe 3*
  • That means if you want a Daxe 3, you need to have 9 Daxe 1*

Except for the Druid Class, if you have 2 different heroes of the Druid, and 1 of them has 2 heroes 1, you can still raise 2. But if you want to raise 3* you must have all 4 different heroes of the Druid.

"A smart man knows when to take, when to wait."

Don't buy everything you see. Economic management is the most important thing in Auto Chess Legends. Sometimes 1 gold can change the face of the whole match, so use it wisely.

In case the 5 heroes appear on the table are not the heroes you want, you can spend 2 gold to ‘reroll’ and get 5 new heroes. But remember, if the new set has no good heroes, you've lost 2 of your investment. Hero can be sold at the same price, tap the hero then drag to the basket below the screen to sell it.

*Tips: 2 Jeatah (Druid class) 1 cost 2 gold, but when you combine it to 2* (just need 2 Jeatah 1*), you can sell it back to earn 3 gold. "1 gold can save the world".

Fighting in Auto Chess Legends

Every time you level up, put one more hero on the board. At the end of round 3, everyone will reach level 3 and have 3 heroes on the table. Round 4 is the time when players play against each other. You will be fighting another random player on your board. At the same time, your hero army will move to the other player's board and challenge them. Fighting takes place automatically, you don't need to do anything. Everything on the chessboard happens automatically, that's why we call Auto Chess.

Fighting on home chessboard

If you win on your home field, your King will not lose blood. But if lost, your King will lose blood based on the remaining troops. Total damage calculation is as follows:

Damage = Total number of stars of heroes remaining on the table

For example, Phamacist - 4 stars, Swift - 2 stars and Dusk - 1 star are left on the table, the total damage your King will lose: 3 + 2 + 1 = 6. When your King receives 100 damage, you lose. Initial damage will be low. But more and more later, when the number of troops increases, the damage will increase.

Fighting on away chessboard

While protecting your chessboard, your hero army also moves to the enemy chess board. If you win, that King will lose blood.

Gold in Auto Chess Legends

Gold can be received in three ways in Auto Chess Legends:

  • Defeat an opponent receive 1 gold
  • Continuous win or continuous loss can receive up to 3 gold
  • Gold is obtained from interest, equivalent to 10% of your remaining gold

Use gold wisely and try to save 50 gold as quickly as possible. Because when you have 50 gold, after each round you will receive an additional 5 gold. That's when you swing money like a rich man, you can buy experience points twice and reroll once. But remember to remain 50 gold otherwise you will easily be bankrupt.

The above are all the experiences that I have obtained and I will update more in the next articles. If you have any ideas that want to share with everyone, please contact me through the media channels of Auto Chess Legends.

Thank You & Stay tuned for more Auto Chess Legends Update!