- Post 1: Preface + Where to get potions and how to use them
- Post 2: Reduction to move TU (seconds) + Entrance Speed (+bonus)
- Post 3: Tips for using potions + Customising entrance speed / move TU
Neo monsters is an incredibly strategic game and the monsters are all carefully balanced with their attack damage, defence and movesets. An unfortunate downside of that is we are not able to upgrade them much with boosts or customisation. However, we can reduce the time it takes for them to get their first turn, aka their entrance speed, and lower the TU of their skills so they can attack more frequently. This is far stronger than you might think! This guide is going to take you through the benefits of "potting" your monsters and give you some advice on how to prioritise use of your potions.
Where to get potions and how to use them
Potions are primarily gained from completing limited-time event content. At my time writing this it's very common to see 2 epic, super epic and legendary potions in each of the bigger events (10+ days long). Legendary potions are typically very near the end of each event and will require some time devotion as well as only being possible to get for experienced players. If you're someone who plays lots then this is where you can get an advantage over other players!
Another place potions are gained is when hatching monsters you already have from eggs. If that particular monster is between +0-8 then it will get an additional +1 automatically added. However, if the monster is +9 already you will instead be rewarded a potion. This is only going to happen to you once you’ve been playing the game a while and is usually only relevant for epic and super epic monsters.
To use a potion on a monster you must go to the bonus potions screen in the menu. Once there you should see a screen like this…
By clicking “use” it will use a potion on the monster selected. It will automatically select the correct potion to use. Once a monster has been potted you’ll see a number on it under “bonus”. You can see on my Malwing above it’s got +5. The button next to that will bring up the following screen…
Here you can choose to customise how much of a bonus is applied to the monster’s entrance speed and seconds reduction of the moves. The entrance speed isn’t clear on this screen but don’t worry because this guide will explain that. Also, it may not be clear why you’d want to reduce the bonus applied to either of these but that will be explained in the later section “tips for using potions”.
Very important note for new players:
The four starters and the free monster Chronox all evolve twice and become classed as a monster with more stars once they are (starters from epic -> super epic and Chronox from super epic -> legendary). It is very important that you make sure you use bonus potions on them before evolving them the second time. Doing so will allow you to have their final form at +9 by using potions that are far easier to get. For Chronox this means you must get and use 9 super epic potions before turning it into the final form and for the others you must get 9 epic potions for each (36 total). The starters are used as ingredients for all these monsters evolving so it can get a little confusing but make sure you read the next note too.
Important note for using monsters as ingredients:
Whenever you evolve a monster which you have multiple copies of it will automatically select the one with the HIGHEST bonus. Therefore if you have 4 Galvboss with one +9 and the others +0 then don’t worry, the Galvbane you create will be +9.
If you have multiple copies of a monster and are using one as an ingredient (sacrificing it for another monster to evolve) then it automatically select the copy with a LOWEST bonus. Therefore if you have 4 Galvboss with one +9 and the others +0 but are making Wolfrozor then don’t worry, it will consume a Galvboss+0.
While creating the final forms of all the starters and Chronox you will need two copies of each starter in their 5* form. Therefore, you should make one which is +9 that you keep and one +0 that you use to evolve Chronox into a legendary.