The latest LINE game is a take on the single tower defense war game, and it’s quite something else watching all of the quirky and silly LINE characters duke it out in heated battle! I’ve put together a guide that should help you beat the levels and keep your Rangers in tip top shape, so check out below the LINE Rangers cheats and tips that will help you get the most out of this game!
1. Pay attention to the Rangers Day bonuses!
With the recent June 18th update, LINE Rangers now has bonuses that occur on different days of the week. If you’re planning to do something, take a look at the current day.
Tuesday: Completing a stage will give your team double experience points.
Wednesday: Completing a stage will double your chance of finding treasure.
Thursday: Completing a stage will earn you double coins.
Friday: Combining rangers to level them up will give them double experience points.
So if you can, you should only make progress on Tuesday through Thursday, and wait until Friday to do all of your leveling to get the most out of the bonuses!
2. Add some friends and help them out!
Like the other LINE games, there is a currency that you can only receive if you help and get helped by other players. See if any of your current LINE friends are already playing, and if they’re not, ask them to help you out! Not only will you gain friendship points which you can use to buy new Rangers, but you can also summon them in battle when the going gets tough. Just tap the friend button at the top left during a level and some of their rangers will drop in to assist you. They might help you out of a tight spot! When you first start out, you are automatically given 4 computer friends. Go to the “Friends” menu and send them help for a total of 80 friendship points. You can do this once every day!
3. Make a lot of low-cost units at the beginning of levels!
So far, this strategy seems to work most of the time. At the beginning of a level, make several of your cheapest ranger, while making sure to upgrade your mineral production speed every so often. By doing this you’ll have a small buffer that will keep your tower and allow you to save up for your stronger units. The key is to balance between making rangers and leveling up your mineral production rate. If you send too many rangers out at once, you won’t have enough minerals later for your stronger rangers when the enemy will! If you level up your mineral production rate too much, you won’t have any rangers to protect your tower! Keep in mind that the maximum level for mineral production is 8.
4. Collect as many rangers as you can!
At the end of every level, there is a roulette that at first seems random, but if you have good timing you sometimes get what you want! You should always aim for the rangers, as you can level up your existing rangers with extra ones. The other way to get rangers is to use the Gacha machine, which has different tiers to it. The most basic tier gives you 1 star through 3 star rangers and it costs 100 friendpoints to use. The next tier ranges from 2 star to 4 star, and it costs 10 rubies to use. The higher tiers increase accordingly. Rubies are the game’s premium currency (can only be obtained through events or bought with real life money), so be wise about spending them! Another incentive to collect rangers is that each ranger belongs to a specific set, and if you collect all the rangers in one set, you get 5 free rubies! Check the collection page to see which ones you have and are missing.
5. Build a balanced team!
Rangers come in 5 different flavors. Making a balanced team is key to victory!
Health: Rangers with very high HP, making them your frontline fighters, soaking up most of the damage.
Attack: Rangers with high attack power. They’re usually ranged attackers, so they have little HP. Make sure to send these guys behind your health rangers.
Speed: Rangers with high attack and movement speed. These guys move very fast and attack very fast too!
Balance: Rangers that are well rounded in all aspects.
Splash: Rangers that have attacks that hit in a small area, meaning that they can hit multiple targets at once.
Generally speaking, you want to have low-cost health rangers to start levels out. As I explained in the section about making a lot of low-cost rangers at the beginning of a level, being able to churn out several health rangers will buy you time to level up your mineral production rate so you can dish out your more powerful and expensive rangers! After the initial beginning phase, what comes after is up to you. One strategy I like to do is send your health rangers out first, then send attack and splash rangers behind them. The health rangers will take all of the damage, keeping your fragile attackers safe from harm.
6. Don’t forget your power ups!
At the beginning of a level, you can select from 4 different power ups to bring with you into battle. You can either buy these or win them at the end level roulettes. The meteor power up rains meteors down that do a ton of damage to enemies over a wide area. The freeze power up damages enemies but also freezes them, keeping them in place for easy pickings. The tornado power up pushes all enemies back to their tower. The invincibility power up makes your tower and all of your current rangers impervious to damage for a little time. All of these power ups are very useful so don’t forget about them and don’t hesitate to buy some if you’re stuck on a particularly hard level!
7. Upgrade your tower and your rangers!
Going to the “Upgrade” menu allows you to power up certain features. The most important features you should upgrade are production rate and max limit: these will allow you to send out more rangers at a faster pace. Missile power is useful too, but Tower HP is not that great. If enemy rangers have already reached your tower the battle is most likely already over, especially in the later levels. In order to level up your rangers, you have to fuse extra rangers into your original ones. By doing so, you’ll lose the extra ranger, but the base ranger will become stronger. There are some tidbits you should know, though. First, if you combine a base ranger with the exact same type of ranger, for example, fuse a brownie with a brownie, the maximum level of the base brownie will increase. If you use a different kind of ranger, the base ranger will only receive experience up to their current maximum level. Don’t worry about this too much though, since it’s more important to level up rangers from level 1 than leveling them up all the way to their maximum.
8. Find treasure to get passive upgrades!
If you notice there is a “Treasure” option on the menu. This menu lets you check what treasures you’ve discovered and where you can find them. The thing is though, finding treasure is completely random! Remember the daily bonuses I mentioned at the beginning of this guide? If you want to find treasure, you should do it on Wednesday! For example, you’ll see that the very first treasure can be found on Stages 1 through 4. Complete any of those levels and you’ll have a chance to receive the treasure. When you do finally find a treasure, it’ll randomly be ranked 1 through 3 stars. Treasures also belong to a set; when you find all 3 treasures of a set, they’ll will create a new item that will give you passive bonuses!
This is the item you get from finding the first 3 treasures. Notice how it’s only at 66%, though? It’s because the treasures aren’t all at 3 stars. They’re all at 2! So, if you want to upgrade the Butterfly Fan to its full potential, which means increased mineral production, you need to play the corresponding stages to find the 3 star versions of those treasures. This is very time consuming so don’t worry about this too much, only go after the better treasures if you have extra feathers to spare (and its Wednesday!).
9. If all else fails, watch someone else do it!
If you tap the little cog at the bottom left corner of the main menu, you’ll enter the options screen. If you then tap the “Notices” button on the right, you’ll find a list of updates. Scroll down until you find the one named, “LINE Rangers stage tactics video collection”. This lists a video for every level, and the video shows exactly what the person playing does to beat it. Resort to this if you’re having trouble with an exceptionally hard level and nothing else seems to be working!
That’s about it for the LINE Rangers guide, but if you have any suggestion or questions go ahead and leave a comment below. See you on the battlefield, Rangers!