Patch 1.7 brought the Resetta Stone (Reset Stone) to Tacticus after major changes were made to certain characters. Players felt that their resources were now wasted after upgrading characters like Yarrick and Haarken, only to see them get nerfed. Both of these characters are still extremely useful, but they were no longer as strong as they once were.
In an effort to help make the nerfs easier on the player base, Snowprint gave everyone a single Rest Stone that they could use to gain back all the energy and time they spent on a character. If you didn’t have an account when patch 1.7 was released, you, unfortunately, won’t have a reset stone and will have to wait for the next one to be given out.
These Reset Stones will probably be given out a few times a year, depending on how many nerfs Snowprint hands out. If you have a Reset Stone or are interested in learning more about them, here’s a quick guide on the best way to use Reset Stones in Tacticus.
How the Reset Stone Works
The first thing you should know about Reset Stones in Tacticus is that you don’t have to use them on the character that got nerfed. You can even save them and hoard multiple Reset Stones at the same time, waiting for the right moment to use them. In the case of the nerf that led to the first Reset Stones being handed out, the characters still were viable across multiple formats in the game, so there was no real need to reset them unless you had them fully maxed out.
After using a Reset Stone, you’ll be given all the coins, badges, orbs, shards, XP (in the form of XP books), and upgrades you used on that character. Equipped items will just be removed; they won’t be reverted to their base stats. Any upgrades that required crafting will be refunded as the crafted upgrade. This means that if you combined 9 Plague Bells to make a Death Bell, you’d get the Death Bell back—not the 9 Plague Bells.
As for the character, they’ll be reverted to the lowest possible rarity and ascension, as if you had just pulled them from a requisition scroll. They’ll be Stone I, with their abilities at 1 as well. If they’re a Common character, their passive will not be unlocked. This is a true, full reset, as you might expect from the name.
To use it, you just go to the character you’d like to reset and open the page that lists the different rarities and ascensions. You can get there by just clicking the stars underneath the character on their information screen. Here, you can see the bonuses you get by promoting and ascending your character, but if you have a Reset Stone, there will also be the option to use it on them and get all your resources back.
How to Get a Reset Stone in Tacticus
The only way to get a Reset Stone in Tacticus is through the developers. You can’t buy one in the shop, but that’s not to say that they won’t be added at a later date. For now, though, it seems the devs are only releasing them after major nerfs to characters that have an impact on their playability. These nerfs are typically announced on their Discord, which is also where a lot of the Tacticus promo codes for Blackstone, shards, and coins are also announced.
Using the Reset Stone Work on HRE and LE Characters
Characters like Tjark or Ulf who were released in events will be reset to their base rarity, not the rarity you leveled them to during the event. This means that a Reset Stone used on Tjark will revert him to Rare, regardless of whether you leveled him to Epic or even Legendary during the event. That said, you will be given the materials that would’ve been used to level Tjark to those rarities.
Characters like Shadownsun from the Philosophies of War event cannot have the Reset Stone used on them just yet. You’ll have to wait until these characters finish their LE runs, which is after the 3rd event. Each LE comes around 3 times, so only after the 3rd will you be able to use the Reset Stone on them.
Who To Use Reset Stones On in Tacticus
Now on to one of the most important topics, who to use Reset Stones on in Tacticus. There’s no clear answer here since everyone will have a different roster and different amount of resources invested in certain characters. As it stands right now, the characters that were nerfed don’t really deserve to have a Reset Stone used on them.
Yarrick is still strong, as well as Archimatos. Haarken isn’t as great as he used to be, but you still need him for Fall of Cadia and the Elite Campaign. He also sees some use in other events like Tournament Arena, and the meta is constantly changing, so you might regret your choice to reset him in the future.
We recommended holding on to your Reset Stone for the time being. Unless you have a Legenderay Pestillian that’s fully maxed out, it doesn’t make too much sense to reset anyone nerfed characters in the current meta. You can always check the tier list and see if you have any super high-level characters that are at the bottom, but unless they’re high Gold or Diamond, you’re better off saving your Reset Stone for another time. They won’t be given out often, and we’ve only been given one so far, so it’s better to wait.