Eversoul as its core is an idle game - which means that your account will get stronger even if you don't play it all the time.. If you want to learn more about the genre or about the game itself, check our introduction to the game guide, available here:
Before we move to the guide itself, here are some basic common terms used in idle games like Eversoul.
- Soul - that's how characters you can use in this game are called.
- C - Common soul. Marked by a green background.
- R - Rare soul. Marked by a blue background.
- E - Epic soul. Marked by a purple background.
- + (for example R+) - this means a sub-tier between the big tiers.
- Food / Fooder - souls that are used to upgrade other Souls.
- Buff - a positive effect that makes your Souls stronger by increasing their stats or giving them new abilities.
- Debuff - a negative effect that makes your Souls weaker. Basically the opposite of a buff.
- CC (Crowd Control) - an effect that makes a Soul stop fighting. For example, Stun and Sleep can be classified as CC effects.
- DoT (Damage over Time) - a negative effect that makes a Soul receive damage over its duration.
- Cleanse - an ability that can remove debuffs from ally Souls.
- Dispell - an ability that can remove buffs from enemy Souls.
Characters (Souls) in Eversoul can be split based on various criteria: Classes, Factions and Rarity. Let's talk about Classes first.
- Caster - your typical mages. They hide in the backline while casting devastating spells toward the enemies and most of their damage usually comes from them,
- Defender - the frontline of your team. Their job is to stand there and take a beating, while keeping the backline of the team safe,
- Ranger - your pew pew characters. They sit in the backline alongside Casters, but while their skills are also deadly, their regular attacks actually can deal a lot of damage too,
- Striker - the agile frontliners. Compared to Defenders and Warriors, they have less bulk, but in exchange have higher damage output,
- Supporter - the heart of the team. Without healers or buffers your team won't be able to survive enemies' onslaught - their heals and buffs are really crucial. Just make sure to keep them safe!
- Warrior - a frontliner with teeth. While Defenders are all about bulk and Strikers about agility, Warriors sit in the middle trying to balance both sides.
Characters (Souls) in Eversoul belong to one of 6 factions:
The Human faction in Eversoul consist of characters that are pretty universal and can work in any team. Still, at the same time this means that it's hard to build a synergetic team within the faction.
- Catherine - the classical Supporter that you can find in most games. She can heal, shield, and buff her allies, but also she's the only Soul in the game who can make allies invincible,
- Cherrie - a Ranger who can inflict Burn DoT on enemies and increase her ATK at the cost of defensive stats,
- Claire - a Defender who can buff, shield and heal herself, but also CC enemies,
- Dora - a Warrior who increases her damage by sacrificing her own HP - one of the best early-game carries!
- Jade - a Caster who is more of a dps/support hybrid that's one of a kind in the game - she helps RNG characters to reach their full potential while doing great damage herself!
- Jiho - a Healer who focuses on buffing allies and healing a single ally.
- Linzy - a Warrior who cosplays as Assassin as she can teleport to the backline and kill important targets. She's also the first Epic Soul everyone will get for free from the tutorial,
- Mephistopeles - a Caster who uses massive AOE attacks and increase the chance enemies get hit.
The Beast faction in Eversoul is similar to the Human one, as their passives and skills make them pretty universal and easy to use in various teams, but at the same time you have here 2 characters that you must play together (Mica and Seeha).
- Aira - a Warrior whose skills have different effects based on her current HP. While she's low on HP, she will heal herself, while she's healthy, she will deal more damage,
- Clara - a Supporter who can heal allies, give them healing over time buffs and increase their DEF,
- Flynn - a Ranger who can decrease her fire rate, to increase her damage output.
- Haru - a Striker who deals more damage to enemies that are separated from their team and deals more damage to them if they are Bleeding,
- Honglan - a Caster who focuses on controlling the battlefield and doing hybrid (upfront and DoT) damage,
- Mica - a Striker who can debuff and CC enemies and who gets stronger when Seeha is on her team,
- Seeha - a Supporter who can heal allies, give them healing over time buffs and who gets stronger when Mica is on her team,
- Soonie - a Defender who deals damage based on enemy's DEF, remove buffs from enemies and increase the healing effects on all allies.
The Fairy faction in Eversoul focuses on controlling the battlefield with CC abilities.
- Chloe - a Defender who can increase own DEF, CC enemies and taunt the whole enemy team. She also has a cheat death passive that allows her to heal as she reaches low HP (but only once per battle),
- Miriam - a Ranger who can conjure magical bullets that make her skills hit harder,
- Naiah - a Caster who can put the whole enemy team (or just one important target) to Sleep,
- Nicole - a Ranger who can penetrate enemies' DEF and decrease their EVA,
- Renee - a Striker who increases own ATK and EVA, and deals additional damage, when she's under Haste buff,
- Talia - a Supporter who can heal and buff her allies, but also restore their MP (so they can use their Active skill faster) and remove debuffs. On top of that, she can CC enemies and debuff them and her damage is among the best in the early game so you can use her as your main carry,
- Vivienne - a Caster who can give the Haste to allies and restore own MP at a faster rate. She also can CC enemies.
The Undead faction in Eversoul focuses on damage over time effects and other debuffs.
- Erusha - a Caster who can inflict the Shock DoT, stun enemies and regain MP when attacking Shocked enemies,
- Jacqueline - a Striker who can assassinate enemies with low HP, became invisible, and inflict Bleed on enemies,
- Nini - a Caster who can inflict both Freeze and Burn DoTs, but also Silence enemies, stopping them from using their skills. She also restores MP faster than other characters,
- Petra - a Defender who can steal enemies' HP to heal herself and dispell buffs from them. She can also Shield all allies,
- Prim - a Supporter who can heal allies, increase their ATK, and remove debuffs from them, but also CC enemies and decrease their critical chance,
- Rebecca - a Ranger who inflicts Poison on enemies using AOE skills and who increases the DoT enemies take,
- Velanna - a Warrior focusing on AOE damage and inflicting Bleed on enemies.
- Violette - a Caster who can increase own ATK and damage output based on the amount of DoT effects on enemies.
The Angel faction is a special faction in Eversoul - not only they can be countered only by the Demon faction, but also they are much harder to obtain and raise. Since currently there's only one character in the Angel faction, it's hard to find what's their theme.
- Adrianne - a Defender who can heal allies, CC enemies and attack the important targets. She also gets stronger the more enemies surround her.
The Demon faction is a special faction in Eversoul - not only they can be countered only by the Angel faction, but also they are much harder to obtain and raise. Since currently there's only one character in the Demon faction, it's hard to find what's their theme.
- Ayame - a Caster who focuses on damage over time. She can also Charm enemies, making them a sitting duck.
On the image below you can see how the factions counter each other:
Each character that you can obtain in the game belongs to one of three rarity tiers: common, rare and epic.
- Common characters (green - max level is 40) will be rarely used even at the start of the game and will be discarded for a currency that you can use in a one of the shops,
- Rare characters (blue - max level is 60) will be used in the early game, but Epic characters will soon start replacing them. Still, Rare characters have an important function - they can be upgraded to Epic rarity (and higher) and then be used as fodder to upgrade the rarity of your Epic characters,
- Epic characters (purple - max level is 100) will form the core of your team once you obtain them, but getting a single copy of them isn't enough.
In idle games, the starter rarities are only the beginning. While their names were not revealed yet, we know what colors they will have: orange, pink, and blue/purple gradient.
To reach the higher rarities, you will need to raise Rare characters to Epic and use them as fodder, but also get dupes for the Epic characters you actually plan to use. We prepared a guide that explains how to use this system:
The team in Eversoul consist of 5 characters and similar to other games, you will obtain additional stats when you use more characters from the same faction.
- Have 3 characters from the same faction in the team - +10% ATK and +10% HP,
- Have 5 characters each from different faction in the team - +10% ATK and +10% HP,
- Have 3 characters from the same faction in the team and 2 from a different faction - +15% ATK and +15% HP,
- Have 4 characters from the same faction in the team - +20% ATK and +20% HP,
- Have 5 characters from the same faction in the team - +25% ATK and +25% HP.
Angel and Demon factions break the above rules though. If you add an Angel faction character to your team, it will act as if it belongs to the faction you have most characters of in the team. For example, if you have 3x Undead, 1x Fairy and 1x Angel, you will get the 4 faction bonus as the Angel character will be treated as Undead.
As for the Demon faction - they don't interact with other factions, but provide bonuses based on the number of Demon characters in the team:
- 1x Demon - +15% ATK
- 2x Demon - +15% ATK, +10% Crit chance
- 3x Demon - +15% ATK, +10% Crit chance, +20% Crit dmg
- 4x Demon - +20% ATK, +15% Crit chance, +25% Crit dmg
- 5x Demon - +25% ATK, +20% Crit chance, +30% Crit dmg
But what's different from other idle games is that in Eversoul you can also set a Formation and depending on your choice, you will get different bonus stats.
There are 4 formations you can choose:
- 3 back + 2 front - front characters get +9% DEF and HP, and back characters get +6% ATK
- 2 back + 3 front - front characters get +6% DEF and HP, and back characters get +9% ATK
- 4 back + 1 front - front character gets +16% DEF and HP, and back characters get +4% ATK
- 1 back + 4 front - front characters get +4% DEF and HP, and back character gets +16% ATK
Still, that's only the theory that you should be aware of, but in reality you won't build your team to obtain the faction buffs - especially in the early. Why? Because you will be limited by the fodder mentioned earlier. And the more characters from one faction that you will use, the slower your progress will become.
So what should you do to progress faster?
- Pick 1 character each from the 4 main factions (Humans, Beasts, Fairy and Undead) that you have most dupes of,
- For the 5th spot, pick a second character from the faction you have most dupes and fodder,
- Throw the characters you actually want to use in your team in the Synchro Device - this will allow you to level them past their level cap and still make them usable,
- Just do note that this will work when the difference in tier is is 1-2 tiers. When it's bigger, the stat bonus you get from Ascending up a tier will be too big and you will have to adjust your plan.
This will allow you to spread your Fodder nicely and by doing so progress at a much faster pace. And at the same time, you will be able to build your team to make use of the Faction bonuses.
For a dedicated early-game team building guide go here:
Check our tier list for the early game!
Tutorial is the first thing that awaits you in Eversoul. The game will teach you how to setup formation, use Active and Ultimate skills, how to level a character and other things. You will obtain Linzy midway though the tutorial. If you decide to skip all cutscenes, the tutorial should take you around 15-20 minutes or so.
At the end of the tutorial, you will unlock the Summoning feature and obtain the Infinite Newbie Ticket. As the name suggest, you will be able to reroll the ticket as many times as you want. After doing a pull using the ticket, you will obtain 10 characters and only one of them will be Epic. Still, this is enough to get the character you want, so don't be afraid to roll as long as you need. After accepting the pull you made, the game will progress.
Continue progressing through the story and by doing so, you will unlock additional features.
For more tricks and tips, check this guide: