Beginner Tips: Heroes
In Valkyrie Connect, ALL HEROES HAVE A PLACE TO SHINE and, once obtained, your HEROES WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, so you can raise the heroes you like best.
That said, a hero's strength rises significantly with its star rating, so it's easiest to use heroes that start at 3★ or higher. The easiest way to get new 3★ heroes is from summon events, available on the Summon screen.
All heroes can improve their star ratings to 5★, so if a hero you like is too weak, you can always come back and raise them later.
A beginning player will only need ONE PARTY OF FIVE HEROES. Most players recommend focusing on a balanced team for the Arena to begin with. This team can also be used in quests and events. You'll want to raise more heroes later in the game.
Use heroes in quests and they will gain experience points which will increase their level. You can also consume Mana from the Heroes screen to manually level up heroes quickly.
Numerous kinds of "Orbs" drop from quests. Setting these to heroes will allow you to "Upgrade" them, which will change the color of their frame. This will improve their stats and will allow them to equip more gear.
Promoting a hero and raising the star rating will have a massive effect on the hero's stats!
Collect a hero's Souls to increase their star rating. Souls can be obtained by getting duplicates of a hero you already own in a summon, or by performing a hero's final Hero Quest (accessible from the Quests screen). Raising a hero's star rating is the most time-consuming way to raise your heroes, but also the most impactful.