Everyone loves a good crawl through a dungeon, right? Nothing better than dropping down to the subterranean depths and slaughtering everything that even thinks about looking at you funny.

And that's exactly what you get to do in Heroes of Loot 2. But what if you're not an experienced adventurer? What if you keep getting killed before you get past the first level?

Well that's where we come in. We're your dungeon guides, your dungeon masters if you like, here to make sure you get the best loot and the best murdering ratio possible.

Or to put it another way, here are some hints and tips for Heroes of Loot 2. We hope you enjoy them and find them useful. And if you want to add your own, toss them in the comments at the bottom of the article.

The characters

Heroes of Loot 2 is all about balance, and making sure that you're using the right tool for the right job. In this case those tools are the characters you're controlling.

At the start of every run you pick a ranged attacker and a melee attacker. But what's the difference between them, and which should you take into the depths with you?

The Elf

The Elf is a fast, reasonably squishy melee choice. He's all about the fire power, and getting you out of trouble. If you're cornered, switch to the Elf and leg it. His long range damage is solid too, but he's vulnerable up close.

The Wizard

The Wizard is the slowest character in the game, but he packs a big punch. If you're using him then you want to make sure you're taking enemies out at long range then switching to your melee character to mop up whatever's still alive.

The Warrior

A stompy monster of a character. The Warrior is all about brute force. Strong and violent in the best ways. Your best combination with the Warrior is the Elf, giving you a mix of speed, firepower, and up-close brutality.

The Valkyrie

If the Warrior stomps, the Valkyrie spins. Attacking with her is essentially creating a whirling dervish of slaughter and cackling. She teams up with the Wizard best, keeping the speed of your team up while giving you an excellent melee option and some long range damage dealing.

Hints and tips
  • You don't have to hammer the attack button, you can just hold it down to unleash a stream of violence and death in the general direction of your enemies.
  • Take out ranged enemies with ranged attackers. Use circle strafing to dodge incoming bullets and blast the bad guys to bits before they get a chance to get close.
  • It's fine to shoot through the door for a while to try and thin out the numbers, but a lot of enemies will only appear when you step into a room.
  • Take out melee enemies with melee attackers. You should be entering a room already swinging your weapon, cutting down everything that gets in your way.
  • Keep moving. It's tempting to stand your ground, but keeping on the move will make you much less vulnerable to getting cornered.
  • Smash everything. Many of the containers in the game are full of coins or healing potions, and you're going to need all of the help you can get.

  • Spend your coins if you can. The shops don't pop up very often, and even when they do you might wander past them without noticing, so stock up when you've got a chance.
  • Don't waste your special weapons. It's tempting just to keep your thumb pushed down on the attack button so you're ready to deal with whatever comes. When you've got your special weapons, don't do that, it's a waste.
  • Make sure you're ready for the arena levels. They crop up every now and then and it's really easy to be taken by surprise. As soon as you jump through the exit, get your thumb in place to start attacking.
  • Know what you need. If there's a giant stone statue you'll need to find an idol. If there's a large door you can't move you'll need a bomb. If there's a locked gate you'll need to find a key.