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Best Fiends Leveling Guide

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Learn How to Level up Fiends Fast and Easy

In this guide, I will explain how to level up to friends in Best Fiends and why you want to.

The max fiend level is currently 50. It is going to take a lot effort to get even just a single fiend to level 50. I am going to explain all the ways I know to level up fiends so you can get yours as high level as possible.

Why You Should Level up Fiends

Stronger fiends will beat slugs faster. They will do more damage.

Higher level fiends will also have better abilities. This is very important on harder levels. Your fiends will have the best abilities possible at level 20.

You Use Metormites to Level up Fiends

There are two kinds of meteormites. Blue and yellow.

Blue is more rare than yellow, but you need much less of them. You will need many yellow meteormites, and they are quite easy to get.

Yellow and blue metromite
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How to Get Metrormites

Beat New Levels

The easiest and straightforward way to get metormites is to beat new levels.

You get keys and metormites after beating levels.
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Also, keep in mind that beating hard levels will get you double the reward at the end. A small consolation prize for how annoying these levels can be. But it is something.

You get double rewards when beating hard levels. A 2X is shown on the end of level rewards.
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Don’t expect to get rich from just beating levels, though. Often you will get more metormites from using keys or playing in events.

Find Metormites in Levels

Find Things in Levels

There are also ways to get metormites in levels. Rarely will there be tiny bags you can match to get a pitiful amount of metormites. You can also get tiny rewards when dropping cages as well. Doing some other things like matching certain

There are bags you can match on levels to get metormites. The bag has the blue and yellow metormites on it.
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The Final Moves After Beating a Level

At the end of a level, every bomb on screen will explode, and you will also get a tiny bit of extra metormites. So if you can win a level without exploding bombs, then save them. Doing this will get you a tiny bit of extra rewards at the end.

Metormite icons pop up after beating a level giving you an extra reward.
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Losing Levels

You also get a very small reward when you lose levels. It is not much help after you get past the early parts of the game, but the reward is better than nothing, I suppose.

Note: To get this reward, you have to run out of moves. Quitting or restarting the level yourself doesn’t count.

When you lose a level you get a tiny reward by picking a reward crate.
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Beat Lug’s Lootballoon Levels

You get a tiny amount of metormites when you beat Lug’s lootballon levels. It is never much, but it gives you something to do.

I feel this would be most useful early in the game when you have a lot of low level fiends. I am so far in the game that stopping to do this is not even worth the time anymore. I wish the developers would boost the rewards for doing this.

Lug's lootballoon levels give allow you get extra metormites.
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Use Keys to Open Crates

When you open crates, you will get metormites most of the time. Sometimes you will get a jackpot and get a lot more of them. Outside of doing events, opening crates is where most of your metormites are going to come from. It is easy to get keys as well.

Best Fiends crates. You use keys to open them.
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Here are ways you can find keys.

  • You get keys from beating new world map levels.
  • Sometimes you can rarely find them while playing levels.
  • Spinning the Fiend of Fortune.
  • Play in events
  • Complete season quests
  • Watch video ads.
You can find keys on levels when playing Best Fiends.
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Spin the Wheel of Fortune

You can spin the wheel of fortune twice every ten minutes after watching ads. If you have VIP time, you don’t need to watch ads.

You can get blue and yellow metormites from the spins or things that will help you get more metormites.

You can spin the Best Fiends Fiend of Fortune Wheel two times for rewards.
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Complete Events

Both weekly and seasonal events give lots of metormites as rewards. Outside of playing in seasons, completing events is the fastest and only reliable way to level up fiends without spending any money. This is how you will get your fiends to a high level if you have the time.

There is always some event going on in the game. Even if you don’t fully complete events, you can get smaller rewards.

You get 2 gold when you reach Bob in a Best Fiends board game event.
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Make Progress in Seasons

Seasons often give a lot of rewards. Even without the pass, you can expect to get some metormites.

A screen explaining how Seasons work in Best Fiends.
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Seasons also give upgrade vouchers. 

You get 3 upgrade vouchers when you buy the season pass.
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These special items let you pick any fiend you currently have and upgrade them once without using any metormites.

The main way to get upgrade vouchers is to pay money for the season pass. Buying the season pass gets you three of them, and you can unlock some by beating season quests as well. These are great to use on your most expensive fiends.

I got one once from an event, somehow. I don’t remember the details, but I got one without buying a season pass. These items must be a very rare event reward.

If you want to hear my thoughts on buying the season pass and the quests, I have a guide for it!

I would not pay for a season pass just to level up fiends. I would only do it if I planned on playing a lot after buying it and had enough time to do it. Buying a season pass is a good way to level up many fiends if you have the time.

Complete Earthworm Levels

Beating Earthworm levels is a nice way to get extra metormites. If you beat levels on hard difficulty, you get many rewards.

The rewards you get from beating expert mode earthworm challenges.
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Collect Daily Gifts

Every new day while playing the game, you can get a gift.

These gifts don’t give you too much. But often, you get something that will help you level up fiends or make progress in levels. Sometimes you get a small amount of metormites.

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I have also seen events that give rewards for just opening the game and claiming them. Be sure to look out for these events!

This Best Fiends event gives you 5 gold bars for free.
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Make Progress in Fiend Quests

After beating so many fiend quest levels, you reach treasure chests that give rewards. You get things that help you level up fiends.

The Best Howie's Quest level map.
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What Fiends Do You Level up First?

How I Decided What Fiends to Level Up

My strategy is first to get all my fiends to level 20. At level 20, they have the best abilities. Getting fiends to level 20 will help unlock new areas as well. Once all of my fiends are level 20, I only focus on leveling the fiends I plan on using often.

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The Fiends I Level Up

  • Converter block fiends
  • Plus shaped bomb fiends
  • Double direction bomb fiends
  • Earthworms
  • Area bomb fiends
  • Epic Fiends (If you have any. I have one.)

If you stick to only leveling up these fiends, you have a nice selection of fiends to use on levels without wasting too many resources. If you are a new player, you will slowly unlock these fiends as you play the game.

Why I Don’t Level up Single Direction Bomb Fiends

You know those cute fiends you get early in the game that have bombs that only explode in one direction? For example, Temper, Jojo, etc. These fiends are very weak once you start unlocking more fiends.

The fiend Temper. Temper is level 18.
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I don’t recommend leveling up these fiends much. The moment you get cross bomb fiends, single direction bomb fiends become replaceable and just not as useful. Why use a bomb that only explodes up or down or left or right when you do all directions at once?

I recommend getting these fiends to level 20 and then stopping. Getting these fiends to level 20 will allow you to do some decent damage and have the strongest bombs until you unlock newer fiends.

Why I Don’t Level up X Bomb Fiends

X bomb fiends are very situational. I don’t recommend using them.

The bombs are too inconsistent. Almost no levels are made so that having x shaped bomb blasts is better. These bombs are also harder to aim since you have to use them somewhat in the center of what you want to explode to hit multiple things.

It is easier to just use a plus shaped bomb fiend instead.

X bomb fiends tend to do more damage than the others. So I did use them at earlier levels. But now I rarely do, since I can use earthworms instead. Sometimes I still use Beebert since I don’t have a yellow earthworm unlocked

I suppose if you get them to level 20 and have some styles and the fiends do more damage, use them until you have better.

Beebert has a X shaped bomb.
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Why I Level up Converter Block Fiends

If a level requires you to get to so many blocks, you are going to need to use a converter block fiend. Don’t try to beat levels without them. I do it accidentally sometimes, and it almost never works.

Since these fiends do low damage, sometimes they feel like a burden.

By keeping these fiends levels high, you can somewhat fix this issue. But the damage won’t go up fast. Keep in mind, though, that by converting blocks, you will get longer chains and do a lot of damage anyway.
I tested using these fiends as damage dealers, and it worked well in the past before I unlocked more than one earthworm.

Brittle is a purple Converter block fiend.
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There are also double Converter block fiends. I am too low-level in the game to know if you unlock these fiends in the future or not. But I can see you can spend gold to get them earlier.

Once these fiends are unlocked, I don’t recommend leveling up the standard block collection fiends anymore. Consider these fiends a replacement for the older ones.

This is also why, for now, I am not leveling up my converter fiends anymore and focusing on my others. Since I will probably replace them in the future.

It costs 250 gold to unlock Miguel.
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Why I Level up Plus Shaped Fiends Cross Bomb Fiends

I level up Plus shaped bomb fiends because they have a lot of utility, and the bombs can reach multiple spots at once. During some hard levels, this is extremely useful.

Plus shaped bombs win levels. I wish I could get all of these fiends to level 50.

Carmen has a plus shaped bomb.
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Why I Level up Double Direction Bomb Fiends

Double direction bomb fiends are like upgraded versions of the first fiends you get in the game. Instead of exploding bombs in one line, these explode in two lines.

These fiends can feel very situational. But I find myself using them somewhat often in levels. There are levels they are very effective. It very much depends.

I use them enough to feel the cost of leveling them up is worth it. I particularly like using Rascal.

Rascal had a purple double horizontal bomb.
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Why I Level up the Earthworms

Earthworms are extremely helpful. I recommend getting at least one as soon as reasonably possible. Having two is even better!

These fiends have skills that damage slugs directly. It does percentage-based damage, so it will always be high. If this does enough damage, it defeats the slug.

Once you get high-level earthworm fiends over level 20, any level that only requires beating slugs is extremely easy. These fiends completely remove any challenge from these types of levels. Just match the same color as your earthworm, and if things go well, you win.

But the hard part is you have to collect stars beating levels that don’t help during events and seasons. You have to go out of your way to get these fiends. It is annoying to do, and some earthworm levels are frustrating. But it is worth the time, long-term, and I am happy I unlocked the three earthworms I have.

Dee and her information screen.
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Why I Level up Area Bomb Fiends

Out of all the bomb types, area bombs are the most reliable and useful on pretty much any level. They do good damage. Their bombs also work great on levels that require you to explode many things at once.

Whisper and Newt are two of my most used fiends because of their damage and how helpful they are. Try to level these fiends up as often as possible. But also keep in mind to level up the other useful fiends as well!

Just keep in mind that for some levels, plus-shaped bombs work better. Always look at the level and consider changing bombs if your current strategy is not working!

My whisper does 100 extra damage becasue of two styles.
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What About Epic Fiends?!

Epic Fiends are the strongest fiends in the game. These cost money, though, so I assume most players don’t have one. I only have Karma because my account is so old. I unlocked them when they still cost gold.

Karma and the information screen explaining the character.
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If you feel like epic fiends are worth the money, I recommend leveling epic fiends more than the rest. But not too high, as the cost is expensive, and you can’t always rely on any one fiend being at a certain level. 

Unless you are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on this game to get all the epic fiends. I don’t recommend that, but if you do, keep in mind that you will still need block converters at some levels.

The fiend Bam with a description. Bam costs $29.99 USD.
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Level up Fiends Evenly

Try to level up fiends evenly. Leveling up one fiend to a very high level might seem like a good idea. But it is not.

What happens if you can’t bring that fiend to a level? On some levels, you might need a converter block instead of your favorite fiend. Also, what if a level doesn’t have the color blocks you need? I love Karma, but if a level doesn’t have green blocks or I need to use Gene, I am out of luck.

There is a funny sign present when a fiend is not on a level.
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It is better to have a team of fiends somewhat close in level. So that all of them are viable when needed and none feel weak. Maybe level up a few fiends more than the rest. But don’t go so far as to have some fiends be ten levels higher than the rest.