Ace Fishing: Wild Catch Best Fish Catching Guide

Catching and advancing in Ace Fishing: Wild Catch can be tough if you do not know what you are doing. In this complete guide, we will go over various points to help you catch all the fishes including the boss fishes. Please note that some of these tips may only be useful to you if you are beginning to intermediate players. Please feel free to leave your tips too if you have some tricks or cheats as well.

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How to Better Catch More Fishes in Ace Fishing: Wild Catch

Catching the Fish
You first go through these techniques through your beginner’s tutorials, they are so important that you will keep on using them and eventually mastering the techniques to become to best fisher in the game.

Strength Bar Fill
Fish Yanking
Understanding Fish’s Behavior
Increase Your Damage to the Fish
Stacking Rod’s and Reel’s Special Properties
Use Rare Lures Together with Long Lines
Backward Fishing for Boss Fishes

Strength Bar Fill

When you fill up the strength bar, sliding the reel button up can pull the fishing rod. This is extremely important against rare and boss fishes, as it is your main method of pulling in the fish to shorten the line distance. Without able to release the strength bar a couple of times, chances are your lines will not hold.

Your goal is to fill up the strength bar as fast as you can to avoid complications. You have two methods of filling up the strength bar.

1. Consecutive Spins
Usually common and non rare fish will let you have more consecutive spins. When consecutive spin occurs, the fish icon becomes green and you can gain strength bar fairly quickly. However, for boss fishes you typically have to rely more on maximum tension.

2. Maximum Tension Point
Keeping the line at max tension can boost your strength bar. However, keeping it for too long will cause the line to break. Practice and practice to fully master the art of keeping the line at max at all times without breaking it.

It should also be noted that having the tension below the minimum can lose the fish as well.

Fish Yanking

While fighting with the fish, sometimes they will fly out of the water and allowing you to yank them. A left or right arrow will appear at the bottom, always make sure that you hit those marks in time to get some free line distance quickly.

Yanking the fishes shortens the line for a second or two after you successfully execute the yanking pull.

Understanding Fish’s Behavior

Different fishes behave differently, take the time to fish in a certain region for a long period of time to understand their pattern. The pattern matters as well relative to your own gears. When you are new to the region, slow down and practice with the fish’ behavior pattern to have an easier time of catching them.

The fishes pattern usually switch between the following patterns:

1. Fighting Mode – This is when you can tighten your tension really fast to break the line.
2. Green Mode – This mode lets you do consecutive spins to build up the strength gauge.
3. Exhaustion Mode – This mode is a little rare which trick you into releasing the pull. During this mode you can actually shorten the line or even pull the fish in if they’re close enough.
4. Full Exhaustion Mode – You achieve this mode when you take the fish’s strength or the yellow bar hp all the way to zero. During this stage you will have to pull to bring the fish in, if you let go of the reel you can still lose them.

Increase Your Damage to the Fish

To boost the speed and ease of you catching the fish, you both have to master the technique and have the right gears. Below are some of the major factors that involve with the damage in terms of gears.

1. Rod Damage Score
2. Rod’s Special Extra Properties
3. Boosters Active
4. Reel Damage Score
5. Reel’s Special Extra Properties
6. Line’s Tension Rating

To improve the damage, you could consider “power-up” both your rod and reels. You should however, only upgrade green or above rod or reels as it would really be a waste of coins with white. Or if you have the cash, use some real money to get 4 or 5 stars parts and upgrade them for the full effect.

During early stages, you will have enough coins saved up to get later tiered rods and reels. However, as you progress through the stages, you may find it necessary to power them up individually until you can tackle later stages.

In addition, you should only upgrade later gears instead of earlier levels as you can progress through the earlier rods fairly quickly. Only pump you hard earned coins when it is absolutely necessary for you to do so.

Your character levels do not seem to affect the level up chance of your rods or reels. However, higher level “standard” upgrades using coins can fail.

Stacking Rod’s and Reel’s Special Properties

Although this tip should fall into the one where you should boost your damage. But it should be noted that you should aim to have gears specialized in certain areas to improve your damage. By stacking the damage bonus, you will have even better shots to catch the fish in that specific area.

Use Rare Lures Together with Long Lines

When you implement anything but common lures, you have a chance of encountering boss fishes. The chances are that without the longer lines, your big boss fish will simply swim away. So always equip both the rare lures along with the long lines if you are starting to do boss hunt fishing. Never equip one without the other. This way can save you the repair fees for both your rods and reels as well.

Now, if you use longer lines to a normal lure, that would be a waste of line as well. As you never need the line length or tension to catch the weaker normal fishes (given you have enough rod and reel power).

Backward Fishing for Boss Fishes

When you have trouble beating the bosses of your specific area, consider to move ahead in areas. Bosses become much easier with higher level fishing gears and lines.

Boom Beach Complete Offensive Troops Guide

Building out your troops and attack is key to expand your base island in Boom Beach. In this guide, we will go over the basic technical ways to boost the power of your troops. However, please note that this guide is written for beginners as a generic overview summary of Boom Beach troops. We will not discuss the tactics or unit drop strategies for this guide.

Landing Craft and Units
Boom Beach Unit Overview
Gunboat Actions
Armory Upgrade
Statue Upgrade

Landing Craft and Units

You can train and store your units through the Boom Beach landing craft. Upgrading the landing craft increases its troops capacity. The landing craft can hold one troops types at a time, so you can only get a mixture troops strategy at a later time when you have built more landing crafts.

When you change the unit type from the landing craft, the cost of the current troops will be refunded. You can still use a Landing Craft while the upgrade is ongoing, but you cannot load new troops in it.

The landing crafts can have different lights on it noting the status of the troops.

Green light: The Troops in your Landing Craft are ready.
Yellow light: New Troops are being trained.
Red light: The maximum Troop capacity is not yet reached on this Landing Craft.

Below is the levels of the landing craft and the troops capacity that they hold.

Level 1: 5
Level 2: 6
Level 3: 7
Level 4: 8
Level 5: 9
Level 6: 10
Level 7: 11
Level 8: 12
Level 9: 13
Level 10: 14
Level 11: 15
Level 12: 16
Level 13: 17
Level 14: 18
Level 15: 19
Level 16: 20
Level 17: 21
Level 18: 22
Level 19: 23
Level 20: 24

Boom Beach Unit Overview

Rifleman
Heavy
Zooka
Warrior
Tank
Medic

Rifleman
Unit Size: 1
Training Time: 1 Minute
Movement: Moderate
Attack Range: Medium
Unlock: HQ Level 1

The Rifleman is the first of the available troops in Boom Beach. They are the “zerg” units of Boom Beach, the best strategy is to deploy a large numbers of them. They can quickly destroy enemy defenses.

Rifleman units are the best against Cannons or defenses with slow rate of fire. However, they are weak against mortars which deal AoE area of effects damage which can deal higher DPS against lumped groups of riflemen.

Heavy
Unit Size: 4
Training Time: 6 Minutes
Movement: Moderate
Attack Range: Short
Unlock: HQ Level 2

The Heavy is the second of the available troops in Boom Beach. They have higher HP compared to other units and is used as a shield. However, they have little DPS in terms of damage output.

You generally want to deploy Heavy before your other lower HP units so that they draw enemy first first. However, they are weak against cannons or defenses that deal tons of damage.

Zooka
Unit Size: 2
Training Time: 4 Minutes
Movement: Slow
Attack Range: Long
Unlock: HQ Level 5

The zooka is equipped with a large rocket launcher which deals massive damage. However, she has low hitpoints and can tank very little damage. The best way to use them is to accompany with other tanky units such as Heavy. Make sure that you drop them with a good timing so that they have a buffer distance.

It should note that because they have really weak defenses, all defenses can easily kill them. In addition, a mine’s explosion can easily take out a group of Zooka units.

Warrior
Unit Size: 3
Training Time: 6 Minutes
Movement: Fast
Attack Range: Melee
Unlock: HQ Level 8

The Warrior moves very fast where they are possible to run through light defenses. In addition, they are great as long as they break through the initial enemy defenses as they heal themselves with every blow.

Tank
Unit Size: 8
Training Time: 36 Minutes
Movement: Slow
Attack Range: Long
Unlock: HQ Level 11

Tanks are well the tanks of Boom Beach. It moves slowly while taking and dealing lots of damage. The best way to use Tanks effectively is to use them in a group, however it may be smart to use Heavy or Rifleman as support when attacking Sniper Towers and Cannons.

Medic
Unit Size: 5
Training Time: 10 Minutes
Movement: Moderate
Attack Range: Short
Unlock: HQ Level 15

The Medic is the last of the available troops in Boom Beach. The Medic heals other troops by throwing Medkits towards them. You want to place Medic right behind units that may get attacked, however you want to make sure to leave enough spacing so that they are not targetted by enemy defenses.

Gunboat Actions

Your gunboat has a few actions that can help or break your Boom Beach invasion. Below is a list of them and how you can take advantage of these battle actions. You can upgrade the starting energy of Gunboats by upgrading the gunboats themselves. You can upgrade the damage of Gunboats via the Armory.

Artillery Shells
Barrage
Flares
Medkit
Shock Bomb
Smoke Screen

Artillery Shells
Cost first: 3 Battle Points
Cost each next: +2 Battle Points

Artillery deals splash damage to all unit types including your own troops. So you should always be sure not to fire them while your troops are next to the buildings. You could use the Artillery to trigger the mine and boom mines.

Always use the Artillery attacks against defenses that have placed two buildings together. This works the opposite way as well to make sure your defensive buildings are not placed too close to each other.

Barrage
Cost first: 10 Battle Points
Cost each next: +6 Battle Points

Similar to Artillery, barrage is a more of an AoE (Area of Effect) attack that deals damage to buildings in a wider radius. It’s good to trigger the mines and boom mines to avoid the losses of your units, however the Barrage attack does damage to your friendly units as well.

This attack is best used against defense buildings that are placed close together, so look out for those opportunities and avoid setting up weak defenses.

Flares
Cost first: 2 Battle Points
Cost each next: +1 Battle Point

Flares can be used to direct your troops to focus fire on specific buildings, or direct them into bindspot positions that do not get attacked. One great way is to look out for enemies that place their HQ right in the back with little to no defense.

Medkit
Cost first: 6 Battle Points
Cost each next: +3 Battle Points

The use of Medkit casts a heal over time area with your troops. The heals can be stacked and increase with more upgrades.

One viable strategy is to place via either on top while your troops are shooting and taking fire, or when they are en route to the next target.

Shock Bomb
Cost first: 7 Battle Points
Cost each next: +3 Battle Points

If your own troops are in the area of effect they will be shocked and stop attacking for the duration. The shock bomb upgrades increase the time duration. Simply place the shock bomb on the defensive buildings that you think will deal the most damage to your troops.

Smoke Screen
Cost first: 2 Battle Points
Cost each next: +1 Battle Point

Your own troops can not attack while there in the smoke. However, they remain unseen from the enemy defenses neither. By using the smoke and flare together, you could potentially move your troops straight to the HQ of the defender.

Armory Upgrade

Once built, use the armory to research for upgrades to make your troops stronger. The research of the troops cost you gold and will be the main item that gold is used for.

Sculptor Statue Upgrade

The Sculptors are additional ways to boost the power of your troops among other things. You will need to build the Sculptor to create the statues. You first have to loot the mystical crystals are stolen by the black guard and kept in their base buildings. Destroy enemy buildings to find them. The possibility to find these crystals is shown when you scout an enemy village. It is show as “Change to get ?”, below the resources.

Idol = 7 Life Shards, 1 hour
Guardian = 7 Life Crystals, 4 hours
Masterpiece = 7 Life Essence, 12 hours

Dragon Friends Complete Guide to Make More Coins

Early on in the game, a good investment of your Dragon Friends coins is important to help you expand further without running into “coin walls”. In this guide, we will go over some key concepts to help you make and earn more coins. Please feel free to add your own tips if you have other coin making strategies!

Some of these may sound simple and straight forward, but you really have to execute all of this to become a mean cash producing machine that will allow you to expand your island!

Please check out the rest of our mobile game guides for more helpful tips for Dragon Friends.

Dragon Friends Coin Making Guide Index

Farming for Gold Coins
Complete Quest for Coins
Max Feed Everything to Maturity
Social Help To Earn More Money
Fully Fill Out Your Animal Slots First
Hibernate Low Performing Animals
Perform Magic on Your Dragons and Farm Animals
Placing Your Animals Inside Small Pen
Activate Raining Clouds
Fish for Coins
Unlock Coin Treasure Box
Complete Collections
Sell Your Livestock and Dragons
Use Real Money to Buy Coins

Farming for Gold Coins

Farming is the first thing and easiest way for you to earn gold coins early on. The best things to farm for coins are the tomato and Chamomile. Note that you can use farm house auto farm to help you plant the seeds automatically after your collection. You can also plant the longer duration seeds if you know you will be away for a long time.

Complete Quest for Coins

Questing generate quite a bit of coins for you especially for the tasks that require no gold coin investment. Complete those quests for some quick coin gain. For the quests that require you to invest a tons of starting coins, you typically will not make those coins back unless you play for longer period of time.

Max Feed 4 Star or Long Term Dragons to Maturity

If you have any 4 star animals that are on your island or dragons, feed them to maturity to obtain higher coin generation rate. However, since you will be constantly getting rid of the animals or dragons that produce relatively less, you should only invest your precious coins on the live stocks that you plan to keep.

Social Help To Earn More Money

When you help the people on your social friends list, you can get rewarded with coins and exp when they accept. This can be a nice source of coins when you have run out of things to do in the game.

Fully Fill Out Your Animal Slots First

One of the biggest expense in Dragon Friends is to expand your island. Before you put the coins into expanding the island, make sure that you have filled all the animal and dragon slots first. By filling up all of the slots first, you ensure that your island’s producing coins at maximum efficiency.

Hibernate Low Performing Animals

As you gain more dragons and animals, sometimes you would benefit by putting away the animals. This way whenever you expand your island, you will have instant queue of animals to be released out from hibernation. You can then earn make the coin money by waking those hibernated animals.

Perform Magic on Your Dragons and Farm Animals

When your animals or dragons have reached level 10, you can “cast magic” on those animals to boost. A successful magic casting can either change the creature into higher star rating or changing it to an entirely different breed. You should always cast the magic to boost the dragons or animals. With higher star rating, the creature can have higher coin capacity which improve your ability to make more money.

Placing Your Animals Inside Small Pen

The small pens in Dragon friends allow an additional 20% coin production boost. However, the animals must be producing or generating the extra coins while inside the small pen. This means that you cannot grab the 20% bonus by collecting immediately after you place the animals.

Activate Raining Clouds

The clouds floating on your Dragon Friends island can be tapped and hold. Release the rain on top of the crops to receive a bonus of 10% to both gold coin and exp. The extra coin bonus is rewarded when you harvest the crops.

Fish or Grass for Coins

Occasionally you will see some batches of grass on your island or fishes coming out from the sea. Tap those fast to receive some small amount of coin cash.

Unlock Coin Treasure Box

Similar to the fish or grass, you can find treasure boxes from time to time. They can be unlocked or locked which requires some gems to unlock.

Complete Collections

All of the creatures that you have transformed using magic or breed go into your collection book. Some collections offer you coins or even Dragon Friends gems as collection rewards.

Sell Your Livestock and Dragons

If you run out of spaces to host your livestock or dragons and out of hibernation spots, sell those dragons or livestocks for money. Always keep your breeding garden active as breeding is free, and you can sell those for extra money.

Use Real Money to Buy Coins

The last resort to earn coin is by spending gems aka real money. However, you should save up your gems to upgrade breeding related services or buildings as priority. Do not spend the gems on coins as you can get those entirely for free if you are just patient enough.

Dragon Friends Breeding and Star Rating Look Up Guide

Dragon friends is the latest dragon breeding game on the iOs system. Dragon Friends offer many different kind of animal and dragon breeding. Sometimes when you see that your friends or unknown player have gotten a cool looking dragon, and you want to see the base elements to do the dragon friends breeding, use this dragon breed look up table to help you quickly find the star rating as well as the dragon breeding element.

Element
Type
1 Star
2 Star
3 Star
4 Star
SheepSheepTangerine SheepPink SheepBlack Sheep
DogDogCacao DogOrange DogGreentea Dog
CatCatPink CatOlive CatSkyblue Cat
CowCowKhaki CowCherry CowBlueberry Cow
GooseGoosePink GooseBlack GooseGreen Goose
PigPigBaby PigLittle PigOld Pig
GoatGoatBlack GoatGreen GoatRed Goat
DonkeyDonkeyYellow DonkeyGreen DonkeyBlue Donkey
TreeTreeChocolate TreeMint TreeCherry Tree
EarthEarthChocolate EarthCherry EarthBlue Earth
Tree
Earth
RoseYellow RosePurple RoseRed Rose
Earth
Tree
WoollyBlack WoollySky-Blue WollyPink Woolly
FireFireBlack FirePurple FireGreen Fire
Fire
Tree
FireflyIvory FireflyCherry FireflySky-Blue Firefly
Tree
Fire
FairyGrape FairyTangerine FairyKhaki Fairy
Earth
Fire
MagmaGrape MagmaBlack MagmaGrey Magma
ColdColdAshy ColdPink ColdYellow Green Cold
Cold
Earth
MountainBlack MountainRed MountainYellow Mountain
Cold
Fire
SpikyStrawberry SpikyGrape SpikyMint Spiky
LightningLightningGrape LightningStrawberry LightningBlueberry Lightning
Tree
Lightning
MoonlightGreen MoonlightTangerine MoonlightBlack Moonlight
Lightning
Earth
StoneCacao StoneOrange StoneBlue Stone
Fire
Lightning
HedgehogGreen Tea HedgehogTangerine HedgehogChocolate Hedgehog
Tree
Lightning
MeerkatLime MeerkatSky-Blue MeerkatPink Meerkat
Lightning
Fire
AfroPurple AfroYellow AfroMint Afro
Fire
Cold
MistYellow MistYellow Green MistWine Mist
WindWindGreen WindBlue WindTangerine Wind
Earth
Wind
Wild FlowerCacao Wild FlowerBlue Wild FlowerPurple Wild Flower
WaterWaterOrange WaterScarlet WaterBlue Water
SpecterSpecterScarlet SpecterAshy SpecterGreen Specter
Wind
Fire
FlamingoBlue FlamingoYellow FlamingoWhite Flamingo
Water
Earth
ConchGrape ConchLemon ConchWine Conch
Water
Tree
UmbrellaRed UmbrellaPink UmbrellaWhite Umbrella
Fire
Wind
FlowerYellow FlowerLime FlowerBlue Flower
Tree
Water
CoralTangerine CoralGrape CoralMint Coral
Earth
Water
LakeMint LakeWine LakeMoonlight Lake
Wind
Water
Odd-eyedMint Odd-eyedChocolate Odd-eyedTangerine Odd-eyed
GemRubyVampire RubyIvory RubyCold-Blood Ruby
Fire
Lightning
SandstormPink SandstormGreen SandstormBlue Sandstorm
Water
Lightning
CloudChocolate CloudKhaki CloudGrape Cloud
GemTurquoiseLemon TurquoisePurple TurquoiseOrange Turquoise
Earth
Lightning
Fire
BuffaloWine BuffaloGrey BuffaloWhite Buffalo
GemSapphireBlood-red SapphirePurple SapphireGold Sapphire
Lightning
Tree
Fire
ThunderOrange ThunderBlack ThunderRed Thunder
Tree
Fire
Earth
ButterflyGreen ButterflyYellow ButterflyPlum Butterfly
VolcanoVolcanoPurple VolcanoRed VolcanoSilver Volcano
Cold
Water
Wind
NeroWine NeroBlue NeroBlack Nero
AuroraAuroraPink Mane AuroraYellow Mane AuroraBlue Mane Aurora
Earth
Water
Tree
SunlightGreen SunlightScarlet SunlightRed Sunlight
Fire
Lightning
Water
AshBlue AshYellow AshBlack Ash
GuardianGuardianBlack GuardianSilver GuardianRed Guardian
Cold
Water
Lightning
IcicleRed IcicleBlack IcicleWhite Icicle
EmperorEmperorYellow EmperorGreen EmperorBlue Emperor
Lightning
Wind
Earth
LaserRed LaserBlue LaserWhite Laser
InfernoInfernoGold InfernoWhite InfernoBlack Inferno

Honorbound Evolution Guide

Evolving in Honorbound is very important especially at mid to end game where you are trying to build a strong hero. When you are starting in the game, it is easier to have a starting team without thinking too much about evolution since you really only need a semi decent team to push through the initial dungeons.

In this guide, we will go over some key points when evolving your other heroes to make sure that you do not waste your resources on necessary upgrades and help you obtain stronger evolution.

If you have found this evolution guide helpful, please check out the rest of our Honorbound guides listed under our mobile game guides section.

Evolution and Stars
Evolution and Stats
How to Evolve for Optimize Stats

Evolution and Stars

The different stars for any given hero means When you evolve your heroes, the higher star number will count as the base. For example, if you evolve 1 star and 1 star, your end evolution result is a two star hero. If you evolve a two star with either 1 or 2 star, your end result is three star.

What this means is that if your goal is to evolve to four star quickly using the least number of heroes. Keep on evolving 1 such as 1 star + 1 star -> 2 star, then use that 2 star + 1 star for a three star, then finalize it with three star + 1 star = four star.

This method is efficient when you are building out your first team to get to a four star hero quickly. However, towards mid game you will need a better method to maximize your stats for the heroes.

Evolution and Stats

You evolve your heroes to obtain stats carried over from previous evolution. The percentage of the stats carried over is 5%. It is rumored or a planned update in the future may transfer 10% of the stats when the hero is at level 100, however it is not implemented yet.

Only the base stats which are obtained through leveling are transferred over in evolution. This means that Attribute rank ups or equipped items DO NOT affect the evolution results. The only stats that can affect evolution are the ones that are gained through leveling up of your heroes.

How to Evolve for Optimize Stats

Dumb Way
Based on experience, the dumbest way and strongest way to evolve the strongest hero is to train 16 heroes at 1 star, level to all of them to level 100 at each step. For example,

Evo 1 * Evo 1 = Evo 2
Evo 2 * Evo 2 = Evo 3
Evo 3 * Evo 3 = Evo 4

Although this is the easiest way without thinking, it is extremely time consuming and not worthwhile. If it takes roughly 1 week to level 1 hero to level 100, it will effectively take you 16 weeks just to get 1 hero to ultimate max. By the time you pull it off, the developers may have already released new heroes that can beat your design.

Optimized Evolution
Because of how the base stats are designed. The optimized way to evolve is to simply to max the last stage of the evolution. This means evolving two level 100 3 stars evolution to 4 star evolution. You do not have to worry about anything before three star. Now if you want slightly higher stars, you can start leveling with 2 star evolution as well.

Do not start your unit making with 1 stars as the percentage boost at that low evolution do not really make much difference for your investment.