Epic War Legends is vastly different from any of the previous Epic War games. It's more of an RPG than a Strategy game. Players choose one of six heroes at the beginning, and there is a cost to change the hero. Players also equip a main and reserve army; if a troop dies the troop in the reserve will take over. Players click to walk, which depletes energy, and all events on their way are mandatory, except for vs PvP. During the battles players have no control, instead all troops including the hero attack automatically until all troops on one side die, or the battle times out (which is not displayed).