Monster Legends Tips and Strategy Guide

If you love playing Nintendo’s epic monster RPGs, then you will fall in love with Monster Legends. This free-to-play social role-playing game lets you build your own monster island, breed strange and fascinating creatures, and fight enemy creatures in a battle arena.

In this game, you will be combining two monsters to create a powerful creature. There’s no story, just monster battles and breeding, which can become quite addicting. You can add friends, recruit them to get rewards, and fight enemy monsters to get more rewards. Quite a rewarding experience!

You may already be familiar with this gameplay style from Dragon City, but you will still want to know more to avoid losing a monster battle or paying cash for gems. This Monster Legends guide provides tips to help you win battles, earn rewards, and make those mean, green fighting creatures more powerful.

Five Ways to Get Your Battle Strategy Right

Combat Strategy Guide
Combat Strategy Guide

The Adventure map gives you a chance to battle a host of deadly creatures. You also get an opportunity to fight boss monsters and earn free gems, XP, Gold, and other rewards by defeating them. Battling monsters is simple, but defeating them is not easy. There is some strategy involved. Here are some tips to get your strategies right to defeat hard-to-beat monsters:

1. Know the elemental affiliations of your monsters and your enemy's monsters. Before hitting the "Fight" button, you get a chance to get your formation right and know who your enemy is. Check the enemy’s elemental affiliation. Remember that each element is stronger or weaker against certain other elements. For example, monsters guarded by the Water element do additional damage to monsters belonging to the Fire element. To know more about creature elements and their strengths and weaknesses, refer to the table below:

Stronger Than
Weaker Than

2. Form your team correctly. Once you have identified your enemy, it’s time to get your team formation right. Choose monsters with elemental affiliations stronger than the enemy monster(s). Click on the "Change" button to switch to a stronger creature if you think the current one is weaker (level-wise or element-wise) than the enemy monster(s). Don't click the "Fight" button until your team is formed the way you want it.

3. Know your monsters' special skills. Knowing special skills beforehand can be extremely helpful. You can choose only those creatures whose skills can inflict maximum damage. Each monster has its own special skill. To know its special abilities before a battle, click on a habitat > monster icon. You can find out the unlocked and unlockable abilities in the skills menu.

4. Find out about multiple-enemy damage. Several of these skills inflict damage to one enemy at a time, whereas a few inflict damage to multiple enemies. For example: Pandaken’s Firewall skill inflicts damage to all enemies, but requires cooling down for one turn. You can check if a monster's ability does one-enemy or multiple-enemy damage by placing your mouse cursor over a skill in the "Skills" section.

Special Items
Special Items

5. Use special items during battles. While battling, you can choose special attack, healing, or defense items by clicking “Items” just below the "Recharge" button. Click on the "Buy" button to purchase them using gold, and then the "Use" button. Then click on the enemy monster (if it is an attack item) or the friendly monster (if it’s a healing or defense item).

Food Can Help Your Monsters Defeat High-level Enemies

Build farms
Build farms

Inevitably, you will encounter high-level monsters that are hard to defeat and less vulnerable to damage, so you will need your own higher-level monsters. Make sure you level-up your monsters at regular intervals and use them in the battlefield. To level-up your monsters, and make them stronger, feed them.


Build multiple farms to grow food. Click on the "Build" button associated with "Farms." Next click on the farm and select "Grow Food." You can grow three types of food: Blue Lizard’s Tail, Sweet Pepper, and Sea Grapes. The longer their growing time, the more Food points they yield (see below).

Three Crops Compared

Food Type
Growing Time
Food Points
Blue Lizard's Tail
30 seconds
Sweet Pepper
5 minutes
Sea Grapes
30 minutes
150 Food, plus 1000 XP

Build at least three farms, grow some food, and collect the food when ready. Next, click on a "Habitat" > "Monsters" > "Monster" icon and then click on the "Feed" button. You can click on it multiple times to level-up your monsters. Tip: You can collect 500-5000 Food by fighting monsters.

Don’t forget to upgrade your farms, which is an option once you pass level 9. Upgrading them will raise the max limit from 150 to 3000 Food.

You Can Get Gems for Free: No Hacks or Tools Required

Gems play a big role in Monster Legends. You can use them to speed up breeding, farming, and the construction of buildings. These rare trinkets can be bought for cash. Although players often seek hacks and tools to get gems, and some of these tools do work, most are just breeding ground for malware monsters.

Thankfully, there are legit ways to get gems.

One of the best ways to earn free gems is to collect XP and level-usp, because you get at least one free gem with each level-up. The level meter at the top of the game screen shows how many XP you’ve collected and the remaining XP you need to level up.

There are many ways to get XP. Follow these tips to get quick XP and level-up quicker.

1. Complete goals: Look for goals located to your left. Complete them and earn around 500 XP. You can click on a goal to find out what rewards are in store for you after completing it.

2. Clear debris: You can earn additional XP by removing trees, small and big rocks. (Large and medium rocks give 5000-15000 XP and trees up to 500 XP. The only drawback is that removing these items takes a few minutes (or more than an hour, for a big rock), and while your worker is busy with this you won’t be able to construct buildings.

3. Fight monsters in the Adventure Map: Fighting monsters will earn you 1060 XP. Each level gives you around 1000 XP. So buckle up and battle creatures to level-up faster. Fighting Boss monsters in the Adventure Map can earn you three to five gems.

4. Add friends: You can earn additional rewards by adding friends and visiting their islands.

Breed Monsters to Hatch Powerful Creatures

Breeding Mountain
Breeding Mountain

One of the best aspects of this game is monster breeding. We have seen this in Dragon City, and now Monster Legends allows players to do the same, with more unique monsters to breed. Here are some breeding tips to create more powerful creatures:

Build all four basic habitats – Fire, Nature, Earth and Water (can be unlocked at level 10). You can keep a maximum of two monsters in a habitat. Expand your habitat by upgrading, or build another.

Buy eggs and hatch them in the hatchery. Once the monster is hatched, put it in its respective habitat.

To breed monsters, you will need two monsters from two different habitats. Click on "Breeding Mountain" > "Breed" and select two creatures from the list. Next, click on "Start Breeding."

Combine elements when you breed. You can breed plenty of powerful creatures that possess qualities of both parent monsters. Just get your combos right. Keep tabs on elemental affinities of each monster and combine monsters belonging to two different elements to create a stronger monster.

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sky 3 years ago

how to use the special abilities?

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Hikapo 2 years ago from California

it will randomly popup on your screen if its usable.

Toni Anderson 2 years ago

How do you use the one that gives life back to a fallen monster? I've bought 2 of them and it didn't bring my monster back?

Hamed 2 years ago

where does the special kill ability appears. I have reached level 24 and still did not see it pop out

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Vampsdes 2 years ago from Missouri, US

Very informative hub! I did start playing this game, but I found that using gems for so much was bothersome. I might go back and give it another try now that I know the fighting style better. Thanks!

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2 years ago

thanks for helping me beat level 36

Devante 19 months ago

I lost all of my monster on monster legends and I had 52 and when I try to do something I can't get them back

john 19 months ago

Is there any way to change the skills a monster is using? I know you unlock new ones at regular intervals and I've trashed a couple because I found my others were more appealing in PVP. But I want to change them back for more damage in single player. Can it be done?

Shane 18 months ago

No; I am pretty sure you can't unless your monster learns it again. MY GUESS!

Derek 16 months ago

What do u think the vest epic monster is. I no i need alldiffernt kinds but wich one isthe strongest

koka 16 months ago

please help get xp and food,gems monster legends

debbie gerstenberg 15 months ago

Game sticks cheats you out of y9ur rewards. Won't let me in space ship. How do I get ? About fed up with game cheating me out of points ect. Fix the game please.iam about ready to trash the whole game. Sick of it sticking. I can't win this way. Thanks. Please tell me how to get into space ship? Or what I need to do.

Debs76 15 months ago

How can i send monster to other players

13 months ago

Join team War Leaders!

TheOneThatGotAway 10 months ago

Very useful thanks a lot for the post Anurag2008 basically summed up about everything. I imagine this helped more noobies then they care to admit

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Anurag2008 10 months ago Author

Thank You

Mark 9 months ago

To answer some questions...

1)You cannot send monsters to other players.

2) There is no single best Legendary monster. All have something unique depending on the situation.

3) You cannot get a skill back unless it becomes an option again when you reach a level up point.

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