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Commander of the Light Knights

Reach rank 50

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How to unlock the Commander of the Light Knights achievement

  • The NerevarineThe Nerevarine440,242
    30 May 2013 29 May 2013 03 Apr 2014
    63 12 30
    Reaching rank 50 may be a serious time investment. It will take the average player a couple months of play; however, using these tactics and some buffs from Happy Cards, I was able to go from level 1 to level 50 in less than 3 weeks by playing daily with a team and focusing strictly on XP gains (starting in the final week of a traditional Special Challenge event). In addition to earning this achievement, rank 50 allows you 35 weight on the cleric and warrior, and 30 on the mage; as well as boosts your 'luck' rank eight levels which increases the odds of getting better gear as rewards. The maximum level is 60, and increases the weight cap on each character by 5 (maximum).

    Special note: 'Experience Up' helmet buffs only effect in-game levels (1-5) and will NOT increase the amount of experience you earn towards your rank!

    Special Events: Quick XP
    The quickest way to rank up is the traditional Special Challenge (not Castle Defense) or Save the King when they are available. Killing 'Slayers' or the king will net you around 100-150 XP per kill, and the matches only last 10 minutes instead of 15. To kill Slayers, try using 'Smash Power Up' and 'Uppercut Power Up' in conjunction with shield-bashing, smashing or rushing, or use cannons and ballistas to shoot them. To kill a player who is King, use warrior's rush or Berserker spin-blade and don't worry about staying alive afterwards, just die and kill him again for another 100 XP. For additional XP, kill the Bonus/Boss Monster, and/or be in the enemy castle at the end of the game.

    Co-op Grinding: Unreliable XP
    Since the Special event game types are not always available, you can alternatively have a large group of eight play co-op mode. The strategy here is to move the entire team up the map as fast as possible and then instead of taking down the enemy's castle gate, move the team all to one side of the castle and kill the bots that will immediately all start coming to you. By not killing the castle door, you disable any randoms or bots from tapping down the enemy's tower and ending the game earlier. This is also a great way to farm for item boxes. The problem with this approach is that if you have humans on your team who are not with the program, they'll probably have no problem breaking into the castle and capturing the Big Tower if you're killing all the enemies -- unfortunately, this is very common.

    Alternatively, you may be able to get away with doing team skills in the castle endlessly with a party of 8. If you're lucky, the rest of the team won't end the game quickly and you'll be able to earn a few thousand XP every 10-15 minutes. Make sure to have as many Skill+ buffs on your weapons before doing this method to insure you always get 3 team skills by level 5.

    Important note about Co-op! Co-op mode requires four players and ends when there is less than four. It will also continue endlessly without searching for new players if you don't leave the lobby. If you are trying to get in a co-op lobby with only friends, you simply must stay longer than the randoms you originally get matched with.

    Quick Match: Main Event
    When in Quick Match, or just as a general approach in all game types, focus on getting in team skills, capturing spawn towers, buffing teammates with clerics and mages, and killing other players as a Warrior. Being in the enemy castle when your team wins will earn you an additional 200 XP. Being the person to deliver the killing blow to the enemy gate will earn you 100 XP. Killing players who have "approached your castle" will net you additional experience (up to +100 XP), as well as killing players who are on kill streaks or who have recently killed yourself or your teammate.

    The best class for XP is the Cleric. Spam skills on other players like Dash (it has a short cooldown), Heal, and Dispel. Resurrect and Sacred Armor are very good for helping a fallen teammate or buffing the fighters protecting you, but they take a long time to cooldown and should be used more strategically. By playing a more passive role as the cleric you'll be able to observe how other people play and pick up some moves from watching them fight.

    Fastest Possible Solo Method
    Edit, April 3 2014: This game is constantly changing. The special challenges have been tweaked, new ones introduced, and most importantly the Slayers are now far less vulnerable to being smashed, making killing them a bit trickier than it used to be.

    Using this approach, I was able to reach level 60 in under a month after resetting my save, however I am invested in Happy Wars for more than your average XBLA game so this solution may not work for many. They have a Happy Card sale roughly every two months. Happy Cards can provide low-level players with some decent buffs at the expense of some actual money, but they give random rewards. It is possible to receive these buffs from simply playing the game, however it is extremely rare.

    If you want to keep your Happy Cards purchase in the realm of the cost of an average XBLA game, your best bet is to earn 5-6 Warrior stickers from the game's Mission Mode and then use them on weapon packs and cross your fingers that you get something with Smash Power-Up Lv3 on it and maybe a Rush+ so you can kill the enemies in Special Challenge with ease. Then just put Smash Power-Up Lv3, Lv2 and Rush+ on a weapon and that warrior is ready to send Slayers flying off cliffs for easy XP. Unfortunately if you are in the realm of $10-20 the Happy Cards are a huge gamble.

    For further reading, I posted a guide for 60 quests as well as a general Happy Wars strategy guide here:
    Happy Wars (Xbox 360)Happy Quest HunterThe Happy Quest Hunter achievement in Happy Wars (Xbox 360) worth 93 pointsComplete at least 60 Quests

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    HolyHalfDeadhttps://www.trueachievements.com/Shadow+Hydras.htm - your Rank is based on your Total Score (Overall Score + Overall Bonus Score). Your 290k is your Overall Score, not your Total Score.

    If you can get an average score of 1000 per match, then with a 3000 bonus score per match this achievement will take around 35 hours.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 09 May 15 at 21:54
    APOAL FRDont be surprised if achievement dont pop when you reach rank 50, play and finish an other round and you'll get it. I guess achievement dont pop when you reach the rank by bonus xp.
    Posted by APOAL FR on 24 Sep 15 at 21:37
    GodLike499@APOAL FR I had the same problem. I used a rank boost to get me over the edge to get level 50, and the achievement didn't pop. I got kinda worried that it had glitched out on me forever. I played another game, and it popped as soon as the completion screen came up. I think it may be because it checks your level at the end of the match, but any XP boosts that you use will be applied after the level check. I also had VIP at the time, so I'm curious if the would affect the achievement popping when it should as well.
    Posted by GodLike499 on 16 Jan 18 at 03:37
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  • DeviSlatorDeviSlator430,273
    05 Jul 2015 25 Jun 2014 14 Aug 2014
    18 9 8
    CASTLE BOOSTING METHOD

    You will need 510,000 EXP for level 50.

    If you are a competitionist then I would advise going for this alongside the Archangel achievement as all of those heals will count towards this. However, boosting gives you more Happy Stars, Items and Weapon EXP which help in getting the other achievements.

    What you require
    Preferably 8 people in a lobby wanting to boost (set up a session on TA!)
    At least a couple of people need Items with Team Skill buffs (e.g. Lightning Arrows+)

    What will help you progress a lot quicker
    Team Skill buffs (Found on Armour) (avoid Happy Miracle or Teleport)
    Team Skill EXP buff (found on Helmets)
    Conserve AP buff (found on Accessory)
    Conserve Team Skill buff (found on Accessory)
    EXP booster weekends (keep an eye on TA news!)
    Premium Membership*
    Double EXP vouchers*
    *These can be awarded for free in game otherwise you need to trade Happy tickets for. You can get Happy tickets free in game or you may have to pay real money for them. The effect can be stacked so if you have membership and use a Double EXP you will get 4x the EXP

    Method
    Set up a lobby.
    Select Co-Op.
    Start the match.
    Stay in the castle and take turns casting Team Skills to get EXP. The more people partaking, the more EXP you get. A typical score is around 1,600 per game. On a good game you can get over 2,000 EXP in 15 minutes and have even seen some people cap out at 3,000.
    Once the game is over, exit out, create a new lobby and repeat.

    Hints and Tips (in no particular order)
    Not all Team Skills are created equal - Try to avoid Happy Miracle and Teleport as they offer less EXP.
    If you launch the Ultimate Weapon Team Skill, hit start and select respawn to get back in as quickly as possible.
    Make sure to only launch one skill at a time - be patient, everyone will get a turn and you want everyone in every team skill for max EXP.
    For extra EXP, select a Cleric player type and cast Heal after every Cheer and Sacred Song team skill. You can cast Dash or Sacred Armour after other team skills but don't spend too long doing this, make sure you can jump in to the next team skill ASAP. (Heal + Buff can be found on Weapon, Dash and Sacred Armour can be found on Helmet)
    For extra EXP a Mage class can cast elemental buffs.
    Don't launch the first Team Skill until the clock has started otherwise you waste EXP.
    Pay attention to enemies that could interrupt your Team Skill, you may need to launch before they get within striking distance.
    Make sure you are actually in the Team Skill as sometimes it can throw you out.
    If you are launching the Team Skill use the camera controls (right stick) to make sure everyone is in.


    In a perfect world, you'd get 2,000 EXP per game - 8,000 with the premium membership and double EXP vouchers. However, I find that I get more like 6,000 EXP per hour. As a rough guide, this will take around 50 hours without using the premium items mentioned. I got 3 free one day memberships during one of the title updates and have also earned plenty of free Happy Tickets which I've spent on the Double EXP vouchers.

    I'm at level 43 which is about halfway with 25 hours of play time.

    Be prepared for a grind and bear in mind that getting he Archangel achievement will take considerably longer. I can get 40-50 heals in a good 15 minute game when castle boosting but that's still going to be 50 hours of perfect boosting. Will likely take a lot longer.

    Sometimes you will get rushed by the AI and beaten very quickly, other times you will have randoms who will beat the AI but I think around 6,000 EXP per hour is reasonable amount to expect from this method.

    Let me know any comments!
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    ZogiasI've looked in every Shop that I am aware of, and don't see anything called a double exp voucher, or anything similar. I see the "Rank Up Boosts" in the Support Item category, but I'm thinking those are for ranking up to level 5 within a single game. What am I missing?
    Posted by Zogias on 30 Apr 15 at 14:23
    DeviSlatorDouble EXP vouchers are called RANK UP BOOSTS
    Posted by DeviSlator on 29 Mar 17 at 00:07
    FoogaJust to add as I’m sure there will be quite a bit of people reading this before the servers shut off:

    I noticed this in a boosting session today. I was working toward the Zephyr team skill achievement, and I don’t have any mage items which grant the “Team Skill EXP Up” perk. People in my session were getting to level 5 when I was level 3, which means they had it, but I got MVP at the end (for most score) almost every time.

    That doesn’t make sense if these people are in the same Team Skills I’m in, and they’re getting +90 EXP every time and I’m only getting half that, but my measly weapon enchants that I’m off-casting between Team Skills is putting me at #1.

    The only deduction I can make is that the Team Skill EXP Up perk doesn’t count towards your Rank score that you’re given at the end of the match, only the in-game EXP used to gain the in-game 5 levels to get new moves.
    Posted by Fooga on 02 Jun 18 at 07:30
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead530,499
    12 May 2015 12 May 2015 17 May 2015
    9 1 0
    You will get this if you already have the Xbox One achievement
    Happy WarsCommander of the Light KnightThe Commander of the Light Knight achievement in Happy Wars worth 132 pointsReached rank 50
    Your Rank is based on your Total Score (Overall Score + Overall Bonus Score), which is increased by playing Quick Match, Co-op Mode, Special Games and Skirmish Mode. You cannot increase your Overall Score past 50,000 (Rank 30) playing Skirmish Mode. You need a Total Score of 510,000 to reach Rank 50. You are halfway when you get to Rank 43. Happy Wars Wikia has a complete list of the Score required for each Rank, together with the rewards.

    The score you get from each match is the total of your Kill Score, Assist Score and Tactical Score. You can get addition bonus score from Premium Member Bonus (100%) and Boost Item Bonus (100%). A Premium Member 1 Day Pass costs 20 Happy Tickets, or you can buy a 7 Day Pass for 56 Happy Tickets or a 30 Day Pass for 180 Happy Tickets. You choose to use a Rank Up Boost at the end of each match. A Rank Up Boost costs 4 Happy Tickets, or you can buy 10 of them for 15 Happy Tickets. You can get Happy Tickets from completed Missions (eg Win a Quick Match battle for 5 Happy Tickets). Premium Member passes and Happy Tickets are sometimes given away. There are also special events that give bonus score.

    A match can last up to 15 minutes, and the longer it lasts the better chance you have of increasing your Total Score. The more friends you have playing with you, the more you can control the match. You should be able to get a score of about 1,000 in a typical length match, and with both bonuses applied that would get you an additional bonus score of around 3,000. So whilst it will take around 140 hours to get an Overall Score of 510,000, you could reach Rank 50 in about 35 hours.

    Your Overall Score (does not include Overall Bonus Score) is shown after every match, or you can check it from the mission The road to Score Hunter found under Collections -> Mission Mode -> Missions.
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