This guide is going to give you a basic idea of what all you should consider before getting or upgrading your vigilantes. It will help you decide which vigilantes to get and how far to upgrade them. At the time of making this guide, there are 15 vigilantes in the game & since new vigilantes are added almost every month in the game, I’ll be making separate posts for a detailed breakdown of each vigilante. But this post is only going to give you a general idea of what I consider necessary for deciding whether or not to purchase or upgrade a vigilante.
You can either watch this video below or continue reading the post:
First, it is important that you understand the different types of vigilante skill. So, let’s take a look at the skills first. There are 2 different ways of classifying vigilante skills:
The first way to classify them is based on whether they can be upgraded or not:
There are upgradable skills, which can be upgraded using vigilante fragments to increase their effectiveness and there are non-upgradable skills, which can not be upgraded using vigilante fragments.
The other way of classifying vigilante skills is to classify them based on whether or not you are required to use the vigilante in your march to activate those skills.
Active skills are the skills that require you to use a specific vigilante in your march for the skills to work. Passive skills are the skills that are permanently activated once they’re unlocked regardless of whether or not you use a vigilante in your march.
Basically, what you would want to do is, you would want to unlock all passive skills that improve your battle stats & maximize the level of these skills if they’re upgradable so you can get a permanent stat increase from doing so. You would also want to upgrade one vigilante with good active skills all the way upto 5 stars which you can use as your main vigilante for attacks. (Now you can use 2 vigilantes in your march with the new vigilante investment)
Currently I’m working on Firelord as my main attack vigilante because of his 5 star skill that increases troop attack by 25% at max level. If you don’t like Firelord, you could use another vigilante as your main vigilante. It’s totally upto you who you want to use.
Vigilante Packs, Fragments & Cost:
As far as vigilante packs are concerned, the first $5 pack gives you the best value. So, the most cost effective way to upgrade vigilantes would be to purchase the $5 vigilante packs daily & then wait for the next day for the pack costs to reset. Once you unlock all the passive skills for a specific vigilante, you can stop purchasing packs for that vigilante unless you want to use it as your main vigilante.
For Ethan & Suri, the pack costs never reset so it is going to cost you a lot more than normal vigilantes to upgrade these vigilantes.
The number of fragments required to unlock / upgrade your vigilantes are as follows:
1 star – 300 fragments
2 stars – 600 fragments
3.stars – 1500 fragments
4 stars – 3000 fragments
5 stars – 4500 fragments
You need a total of 9900 fragments to upgrade a vigilante from 0 to 5 stars.
For vigilantes like Angie, Bruce & Paul, who’s $5 packs give you 450 fragments each, you’ll have to spend at least $110 to upgrade each of them to 5 stars.
For vigilantes like Marcus, Izumi & Ceasar, who’s $5 packs give you 400 fragments each, you’ll have to spend at least $125 to upgrade each of them to 5 stars.
For vigilantes like Firelord, Wendy & Nick, who’s $5 packs give you 300 fragments each, you’ll need to spend at least $165 to upgrade each of them to 5 stars.
But that’s not the end, after upgrading a vigilante to 5 stars, you would also want to purchase more fragments to upgrade their upgradable skills, if any.
How far to upgrade your Vigilantes:
Now, I’m going to go over each of my vigilantes & tell you how far you should upgrade them
For Angie, you want to 4 stars for her passive 20% bulker attack. If you’re setting raids for your clan, you might also want to consider getting Angie to 5 stars for more raid capacity & upgrading this 5 star skill to level 5.
For Fire Lord, you may want to stop upgrading him once you get him to 2 stars since his last 3 skills are all active skills. But if you want to use him as your main vigilante, you should go all the way upto 5 stars.
For Bruce, you would want to stop at 3 stars for the passive 20% bulker defense increase
For Marcus, you’d want to stop at 3 stars as well to unlock all his passive skill.
For Andrew, you should get him to 4 stars for 10% vehicle defense
For Paul, you may stop at 2 stars to unlock both is passive battle skills, but if you also want the passive 10% crime ops speed increase, you could go all the way up to 4 stars.
For Tracy, you’d want to upgrade her to 5 stars to get the 15% shooter attack increase
For Adriana, you want to get her to 5 stars to get more Hospital Capacity.
For Ethan, since the packs don’t reset, you can go up to 2 stars for 10% shooter defense. But, if you want to unlock his 2nd passive battle skill as well, you could go all the way up to 4 stars for 10% shooter attack (But that’s going to cost you a lot more than upgrading other vigilantes to 4 stars.)
For Wendy, you would want to stop at 2 stars if you’re not using her as your main vigilante
For Suri, there is no need to unlock her since she doesn’t give any passive battle stats. The only reason I have her unlocked is for the 30% Cash Gathering Speed buff that she gives which helps me a lot during the gathering event.
For Melvin, you want to get him to 4 stars for his passive 10% shooter attack. If you’re setting raids for your clan, you might also consider getting him to 5 stars for more raid capacity.
Catalina isn’t very important as she doesn’t give any battle stats. However, having her at 1 star at least is good for increasing your Energy Recovery Speed.
For Izumi, you want to upgrade her all the way up to 5 stars to get the passive 20% biker attack increase.
& finally for Caesar, you want to get him all the way up to 5 stars as well to get the passive 20% enemy biker attack reduction skill.
Those were all the 15 vigilantes currently in the game. I’ll be making separate posts for each vigilante in the future. I hope this guide helps you decide which vigilantes you want to purchase.