Age of Apes: Fighters Guide (List and Overview)

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In this article, I am sharing a list of all Fighters in Age of Apes, with a quick overview of their skills, strengths and weaknesses, as well as my personal impressions regarding each of them. This is useful if you are looking to better understand the heroes in the game and make better decisions when it comes to investing in one or another to develop them as your main Fighter.

Initially, I started this article with the intention of also sharing a list of the best heroes in the game, but since it got too long with the review of each character, I decided to leave that shorter list for another article. If you’re interested in the rankings, you can find the list of the best Fighters in the game here.

Until then, let’s see what fighters we have in the game and what are my thoughts for each of them. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses, as well as the paths that Fighters should follow in order to be as useful as they can be is essential in Age of Apes.

Therefore, we’ll start by looking at the list of heroes currently available, see what each of them is capable of and be ready to make a more educated choice when it comes to training them.

Age of Apes: Fighters list & overview

I am listing the fighters below in a random order, based on the fighters I currently have in the game. I will make sure to update this article if new fighters are added and/or if any changes are made by future updates.

Maverick

This is probably the easiest Fighter to get and star up since you get rewarded with medals for him from completing the Rocket Missions. He is an Epic fighter. His skills are:

  • Pilot (boosts ratings of Pilots)
  • Almighty (a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts, but no real specialization)
  • Support (skills that make him a good support hero).

Skills

  • Flying High: Reduces received damage for 2 turns. Reduction based on level: 200, 300, 450, 600, 800.
  • Charge: Increases Pilot’s attack by 4%, 8%, 12%, 16%, 20%
  • Jet Acceleration: Increases Pilot health and March speed by 4%, 8%, 12%, 16%, 20%
  • Survival Expert: 10% chance to heal lightly wounded soldiers following normal attacks. Healing factor: 80, 160, 240, 320, 400 – depending on level.

Finally, if you invest enough points in Maverick’s talents, you will unlock one , or potentially more, of the following skill talents (each requiring a minimum of 45 skill points invested in the same category)

  • Prepared: Troops’ defense increases 6% to 30% depending on level (Pilot Talent Tree)
  • Guerrilla Expert: Increases troop marching speed and defense (Almighty Talent Tree)
  • Balanced: Troops get an attack and defense boost (Support Talent Tree)

My thoughts: Easy to rank up, making him a good option for all players. Not a great hero otherwise, but can be a good support unit and even gatherer. Becomes better support hero at 4 stars, unlocking the healing ability. Invest in Almoghty and Balanced talent trees.

Sir Francis

An epic fighter whose main usage in the game is a mixture between gathering and support. Here are his talents:

  • Leader: focuses on leading varied armies (multiple troops)
  • Gather: offers boosts to gathering jobs
  • Support: skills that make him a good support hero

Skills:

  • Earthquake: Deals damage and reduces enemy attack power with a value that increases based on level
  • Specialized Harvesters: Food and Iron Gathering Speed increased based on level
  • Logistics Specialization: Increases carrying capacity of troops, as well as their marching speed
  • Siege Expertise: Increases attack and health of Wall Breakers

His Talent Skills are:

  • Inspire troops: attack and defense of troops increases based on level of the skill (Leader Talent Tree)
  • Stockpile: Obtain resource chests after gathering 100k food (Gather Talent Tree)
  • Assistant: Increase the attack of Wall Breakers (Support Talent Tree)

My thoughts: Obviously a great gatherer, needed to collect resources for your city. Could even become a useful support hero if you plan on doing some PvP and attack cities, due to the boosts received by Wall Breakers. I wouldn’t 4-star him though as he is a blue hero (more common). Three star maximum and focus on Gathering.

Oscar

A legendary fighter that you can purchase with real life money. You can read if it’s worth buying Oscar here. His talents are:

  • Pilot: boosts ratings for Pilots
  • Hunt: the fighter excels at fighting mutants
  • Speed: good speed and marching capabilities

Skills:

  • Dragon’s Breath: Deals damage (300/400/500/600/800) and Continous damage for 3 seconds (50/100/150/200/300)
  • Wild Profession: Damage to White Mutants increased by percentage (8/16/24/32/40) and XP gains increased by percentage (6/12/18/24/30)
  • On the fly: Pilot attack increases by percentage (6/12/18/24/30) and speed increases by % (4/8/12/16/20)
  • First aid kit: After normal attacks, chance to heal slightly wounded troops (200/400/600/800/1,000) increase the damage of skills by % (10/20/30/40/50) and increase normal attack damage by % (4/8/12/16/20)

Talent Skills:

  • Hot Pursuit: Pilot’s health and defense increases based on level
  • Infinite Power: Damage to White Mutants increased by up to 50%
  • Marathon: Troops’ marching speed increases

My thoughts: The easiest legendary to skill up if you have some money to spend on his development. Perfect for PvE battles and a good overall hero. I recommend focusing on the Hunt skill tree and make him your main Mutant smasher.

Mike

An epic Fighter that has the following talents:

  • Shooter: boosts ratings for Shooters
  • Almighty: a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts in various areas
  • Speed: good speed and marching capabilities

Skills:

  • Deadly Whirlwind: Deals damage based on level (375 up to 1,000)
  • Swift Shooters: Increase the attack of Pilots, as well as marching speed
  • Ape Toughness: Increases the defense of Shooters, as well as health
  • No survivors: When enemy troop numbers fall below 50%, damage increases by 5%

Talent Skills:

  • All in One: Increases attack and defense of all troops
  • Roses and Guns: Shooter’ attack and health increases
  • Glorious Feet: Troops marching speed increases

My thoughts: Definitely an attack oriented Fighter. Not the best in my opinion, with a poor 4th star skill. I would focus on the Shooter talent tree just to get the All in One skill.

Bruce

En epic Fighter that is sometimes featured as a reward in various events. His Talents are:

  • Hitter: boosts ratings for Hitters
  • Almighty: a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts in various areas
  • Support: skills that make him a good support hero

Skills:

  • Unchained: Deals direct damage to enemies (375 – 1,000, depending on level)
  • Mighty Hitters: Hitters get an attack bonus
  • Vengeance: After being damaged by a normal attack, there is a 10% chance to increase the attack of own troops for 1 second by 20% to 105%, depending on level
  • True Leadership: Hitters’ defense and health increases

Talent Skills:

  • Endurance: Hitters attack increases based on level
  • Training Exercises: Increases the attack of all troops and defense of Hitters
  • Hold your ground: Increases Hitters’ defense and health

My thoughts: Bruce is the first truly specialized Fighter so far with obvious boosts to hitters. This would make him a great support in my opinion, increasing the overall value of any army that has hitters in it. So focus on Support Talents.

Scott

A blue fighter who has the following talents:

  • Hitter: boosts ratings for Hitters
  • Hunt: the fighter excels at fighting mutants
  • Skill: the fighter gets boosts for active skills

Skills:

  • Divine Justice: Deal direct damage (200 – 600)
  • Heavier Bats: Hitters’ attack and marching speed increases
  • Nemesis: Increases damage to Mutants and experience gained by fighters
  • Standard Armor: Increases Hitters’ health and health.

Talent Skills:

  • Revolt: Troops’ attack and marching speed increases when the number of troops is below 50%
  • Predator Instincts: After defeating White Mutants without returning to the city, damage increases based on level
  • Calm: Troops’ attack increases.

My thoughts: An interesting common here that is easy to star up and skill up. While there are definitely better options out there, for free to play players, Scott might prove useful as a support thanks to the direct damage it deals and boosts offered when fighting White Mutants. Get him to three stars and focus on the Skill talent tree to get the most out of him.

Laurent

A legendary hero that is also offered as a reward for in-game events. These are his talents:

  • Leader: focuses on leading varied armies
  • Gather: the fighter is good at collecting resources
  • Skill: the fighter gets boosts for active skills

Skills:

  • Flowers of Life: Heals troops (300 to 1,100 points)
  • On Schedule: Food and iron gathering speed increases
  • Transport Improvements: Carrying capacity of all troops increases
  • On Sight: Obtain resource chests after gathering and delivering 100k Uranium

Talent Skills:

  • Siege Professional: Wall Breakers’ attack and defense increases
  • Plan Carefully: receive resource chests when collecting food and iron (over 100k each)
  • Lucky Monkey: After the release of a skill, there is a 20% chance to recover rage and increase troop attack for 2 seconds, based on the skill’s level.

My thoughts: Laurent is definitely a great gatherer, with support capabilities (his healing skill is useful in combat). It is expensive to star him up to actually get all the benefits as you basically need him at 2 or ideally 3 stars to make him the best gatherer possible. Also focus on the Gatherer skill to specialize him better.

Fuscata

An epic hero with the following talents:

  • Leader: focuses on leading varied armies
  • Almighty: a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts in various areas
  • Support: skills that make him a good support hero

Skills:

  • Divine Lightning: Deals damage based on level and stuns enemies for 2 seconds
  • On the Counter: Counterattack damage increased when defending the city
  • High Speed Damage: Increases troop attack and defense
  • Victorious Healing: Heals slightly wounded heroes after winning a fight

Talent Skills:

  • Dazed: Enemy troops’ attack is reduced for 2 second after a skill is released
  • Vigor: Increase the attack and defense of your troops
  • Strong Hand: When defending the city, troop attack and health increases

My thoughts: This is obviously a hero you want to keep at home, defending your city. This is the only reason why I won’t complain about him not being specialized: when defending, he will lead various troops, so it’s a good thing in the end. Get him to three stars at least and focus on the Almighty (or even Support) talents.

Korutopi

An epic hero with the following talents:

  • Leader: focuses on leading varied armies
  • Almighty: a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts in various areas
  • Attack: a well rounded fighter, capable of defeating all enemy types

Skills:

  • Boomerang Strike: Deals direct damage (300 to 1,000 based on level)
  • Defense Expert: When defending City, reduces normal attack damage
  • Rapid Healer: 10% chance to heal slightly injured troops every 3 seconds after a normal attack
  • Strike Hard: Increases troops attack and Defense Tower damage

Talent Skills:

  • Deadly Move: After releasing a skill, increase attack of troops for 3 seconds
  • Military Training: Increases marching speed and defense of troops
  • Strong Offense, Weak Defense: Increases troop attack, but decreases defense

My thoughts: Another hero that can be used as your main defender, but also a support hero thanks to the direct damage dealing or potential healing capabilities, if you get him to three stars. Focus on the Leader talent tree to get the Deadly Move skill.

Rodriguez

An Epic Fighter with the following Talents:

  • Leader: focuses on leading varied armies
  • Almighty: a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts in various areas
  • Attack: a well rounded fighter, capable of defeating all enemy types

Skills:

  • Excavation: Deals direct and continuous damage to enemies
  • Towering Strength: When defending the City, increases damage of Defense Towers
  • Force Expansion: Increases number of troops and their attack
  • Convoy Escort: Increases the damage of own skills and reduces incoming skill damage

Talent Skills:

  • Master of Defense: After a skill, reduces the normal attack damage of enemy troops for 3 seconds
  • Energized: Increases attack and marching speed of troops
  • Ferocity: Increases troop attack, but decreases defense

My thoughts: This fighter is almost identical to Korutopi, so it would make little sense to focus on both if you have them. I personally like Korutopi better as his 3rd skill is better in my opinion. But if you don’t have him, Rodriguez can be used as a city defender.

Louise Armstrong

A legendary fighter with the following talents:

  • Shooter: boosts ratings for Shooters
  • Almighty: a kind of a Jack of all Trades, offering all sorts of boosts in various areas
  • Skill: the fighter gets boosts for active skills

Skills:

  • Multitasking: Deals damage and heals troops at the same time
  • Deterrent Strike: Normal attacks have a 10% chance to cause additional damage and reduce the attack of enemy troops for 2 seconds
  • Super Shooters: Increases Shooters’ attack, defense and health
  • Stand Out: When the number of troops is below 50%, increases attack, defense and marching speed

Talent Skills:

  • A Long Life: Normal attacks have a 10% chance to trigger healing and increase attack of Shooters for 2 seconds
  • Shooting and Shooting: Increases the Shooters’ attack and marching speed
  • Mixed Results: After the release of a skills, there’s a 20% chance to recover Rage and increase the defense of Shooters

My thoughts: It’s pretty obvious that Louise is pretty much amazing. Great skills with a bit of a drawback from talent skills. You get the best one from investing in the Shooters talent tree, which is not ideal. I would still invest in the Skill tree and not look back!

Maximus

A legendary fighter with the following talents:

  • Leader: focuses on leading varied armies (multiple troops)
  • Conquer: good at attacking cities
  • Attack: a well rounded fighter, capable of defeating all enemy types

Skills:

  • Double Strike: Deals direct damage, with a chance to deal the same amount again
  • Only Bullies Allowed: a 10% chance to increase damage when attacking Cities
  • Desperate Counter: When the number of troops gets below 50%, there is a 20% chance to increase attack and defense of troops
  • Siege Commander: Increases defense and attack of Wall Breakers, but also converts some defeated ones into Seriously Wounded

Talent Skills:

  • Emergency Rescue: Increases Healing rate and decreases enemy troop attack
  • Razed to the Ground: Increases attack and defense of units when attacking Cities and Buildings
  • Mad Monkeys: Increases troop attack and health, but decreases defense

My thoughts: Maximus is a BEAST. The ultimate hero for PvP. He’s so good that it’s scary. Focus on Conquer to fully specialize him in razing cities or any of the other two talents if you don’t care too much about cities.

T.Ny

A legendary hero with the following talents:

  • Pilot: boosts ratings of Pilots
  • Hunt: Excels at fighting Mutants
  • Support: skills that make this fighter a good support hero

Skills:

  • Sugar Overdose: Deals direct damage (500 – 1,300) and stops enemy attacks for 2 seconds
  • Mechanical Frenzy: Increases attack and marching speed of Pilots
  • Monster Buster: Increases damage dealt to White Mutants, as well as XP gained by fighters
  • Rain of Bullets: After normal attacks, there is a 30% chance to reduce enemy troops’ defense and attack. There is a 5 second cooldown.

Talent Skills:

  • Fire Suppression: At the start of the battle, increases attack and defense of pilots for 10 seconds
  • Know Thyself: Each time a White Mutant is defeated, increases damage
  • Mechanical Assistance: As a Deputy, increases Marching speed of troops and attack of Pilots.

My thoughts: Not as impressive as it looks, this Fighter is too much all over the place to really be useful. Strong indeed, but you will never know if you only use this hero for fighting Mutants, as a deputy or an attacker… really not worth it, in my opinion.

Whew! This is it! It took a lot of time to compile this list, but it’s finally here and I am very happy with it. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of the heroes in the game right now and you’re ready to choose the best ones for your city. If not, check out the list I linked to at the beginning to see the winners.

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