Disney Heroes: Red Skills Preview
Red Skills debut in it’s beta form on Server 1 with update 1.12.2! Starting with this update, a small batch of heroes will have access to a brand-new Red Skill. We plan to add more Red Skills for additional heroes over time in future releases.
Red Skills are a new, fifth hero skill that are designed to provide a potent passive ability or substantially buff another skill. For example, Emperor Zurg’s new Red Skill deals more damage per shot when he is channeling “Ion Blaster”. This damage increases with each shot up to a maximum until he is interrupted.
Because Red Skills usually work together with other skills, they can have an outsized impact on your heroes’ combat power! And, similar to other skills, you can level up your Red Skills to become more powerful still.
Accessing Red Skills
Like other skills, you’ll need to promote your hero to red rank in order to gain access to their Red Skill. Unlike previous skills, you’ll need to unlock a Red Skill before it becomes active.
Unlocking Red Skills
Before a Red Skill becomes active in combat, you’ll need to unlock it. Unlocking a red skill costs Gold, Hero Chips and Red Skill Chips. Red Skill Chips can be earned by playing through the City Watch’s new Epic Mode.
City Watch: Epic Mode
Unlocking Epic Mode
In order to unlock Epic Mode in City Watch, you’ll need to beat Super Hard mode.
Then, to start an Epic Mode City Watch, you’ll need to a team of heroes of red rank or higher, at least one of which has a Red Skill. Only red heroes can be used in Epic City Watch!
Collecting Epic Keys
You will also need to spend 12 Epic Keys to start each Epic City Watch. Epic Keys can be collected by battling in the Super Hard mode of City Watch. You earn 3 Epic Keys for completing a region in Super Hard mode. So you can earn up to 15 keys per day if you do Super Hard mode every day.
Earning Red Skill Chips
Red Skill chips drop in Epic City Watch each time you complete a region. The more heroes you have in your party that have Red Skills, the more Red Skill Chips you’re awarded. You will not receive Red Skill Chips for Mercenary heroes used in battle.
Daily and Weekly Wards
Epic City Watch shares the weekly ward from the Super Hard difficulty plus one additional ward that changes daily.
Heroes with Red Skills in 1.12.2
Note that names and skill icons for Red Skills in this update are still being finalized. Once finalized, they will be released. Each hero will have a custom Red Skill name and icon soon!
- Emperor Zurg
- Kevin Flynn
- Jack Skellington
- Duke Caboom
- Huey Dewey Louie
- Miss Piggy