Doctor Who: Legacy Character Guide

About This Guide

This guide outlines the various characters found in Doctor Who: Legacy and their gem colour, special abilities, outfits and ways they can be obtained. It was originally designed to help players decide who they wanted to try and unlock, and is a constant work in progress with contributions from many members of the Whovian community. Anyone is welcome to contribute, if you are new please read the loose guidelines found toward the end of this guide. Please note that while we try to keep this guide as accurate as possible there may still be some errors, let me know in the comments if there’s anything that needs fixing.

It is extremely important to understand that special abilities don’t count for everything. Every character begins with unique HP, attack and heal points, and these automatically increase every time you level up (not just rank up). Bear in mind that this is all completely separate to how you choose to distribute your points. For example, Strax and Clara have exactly the same gem colour and special abilities, but Clara has a much higher HP than Strax, so the outcome can be completely different depending on who you play with. If you want more information see Craig’s spreadsheet under the ‘external links’ section of my guides page.


18/04/14 – I’m back! I really want to apologise for not keeping this up-to-date, March and April were totally hectic months and I had to let a lot of things (including my blog) slide in order to keep up. I have season 5 sitting on my tablet, but I”m not touching it until I get this guide up to date. Again, I’m sorry, I’m so sorry. Please keep all your season 5 contributions coming, I still really need your help more than ever to fill in those gaps!

5/3/14 (4:42 am GMT) – New patch being released today! I’m a bit busy at the moment, but give me until the end of the day (GMT, I’m actually in a different time zone but we’ll go with that) and I should have any new content up here. Once again anything you can offer is helpful :)

15/01/14 – I know a lot of content is due to be released soon, I’ll try my best to keep up. Please bear in mind I’m in a different time zone to most of you, so please give me up to 24 hours after a character has been released to add it to the guide. In reality I’m on here multiple times a day so it shouldn’t take that long.

Guide Contents

  • Blue Gem Characters
  • Red Gem Characters
  • Green Gem Characters
  • Yellow Gem Characters
  • Black Gem Characters
  • A Few Things to Note About Contributions
  • Character Roll Tips
  • Notes Regarding River Song
  • Missing Characters (Unknown Gem Colour)

Thanks to arthur1812, Daniel Townsend and kaboobie71 for their major contributions, and also Foggy Leggy, Kev-Kev, Erik, bar s, StTyrael, orangeplumbob, tps, David Markfield, Howard, Craig, Fiveofeight, Elewynn, Wonny, Mlu and Euan. Also, thanks to Tiny Rebel Games for listing this guide on their site!

Blue Gem Characters

This section currently contains:

  • The First Doctor
  • The Eleventh Doctor
  • Adipose (Blue)
  • Angie Maitland
  • Bitey the Cybermat
  • Captain Rory Williams
  • Dorium Maldovar
  • Queen Nefertiti
  • Sam Garner
  • Silent Priest (Blue)
  • Spoonhead 11th Doctor
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • 11th Doctor Flesh Clone

Red Gem Characters

This section currently contains:

  • The War Doctor
  • The Tenth Doctor
  • Adipose (Red)
  • Church Cleric
  • Clara Oswald
  • Fan Ood Sigma
  • Ianto Jones
  • Jennifer Lucas
  • Jenny
  • Martha Jones
  • Meta Crisis Tenth Doctor
  • River Song
  • Rory the Handbot
  • Silent Priest (Red)
  • Special Agent Amy Pond
  • Strax
  • Winston Churchill

Green Gem Characters

This section currently contains:

  • The Second Doctor
  • The Seventh Doctor
  • Adipose (Green)
  • Artie Maitland
  • Captain Henry Avery
  • Church Verger
  • Craig Owens
  • Fan Churchill
  • Lorna Bucket
  • Punishment Medic
  • Rory Williams
  • The Girl Who Waited
  • UNIT Medic
  • UNIT Soldier

Yellow Gem Characters

This section currently contains:

  • The Third Doctor
  • The Sixth Doctor
  • Adipose (Yellow)
  • Alex Thompson
  • Amy Pond
  • Brian Williams
  • Canton Delaware III
  • Church Bishop
  • Handles
  • Jack Harkness
  • Madame Vastra
  • Ood
  • Old Canton Delaware III
  • Punishment Soldier
  • Sarah Jane Smith

Black Gem Characters

This section currently contains:

  • The Eighth Doctor
  • The Ninth Doctor
  • Adipose (Black)
  • Dr. Edwin Bracewell
  • George Thompson
  • John Riddell
  • K9 Mk 2
  • Malohkeh
  • Miranda Cleaves
  • Oswin Oswald
  • Porridge
  • Silent Priest (Black)
  • Stormageddon
  • Tasha Lem
  • UNIT Commander

A Few Things to Note About Contributions

I have hardly any rules regarding contributions and don’t mind how much or little you contribute, but please note the following:

  1. Please comment if you can add anything – whether it be new characters, screenshots or just a small gap – and I’ll credit you at the top of the guide. I’m also happy to include a link to a profile or blog of your choice.
  2. Comments are disabled on all other character guide pages, please only post your contributions on this one.
  3. I try to moderate comments ASAP but it may take me up to 24 hours (or, in some rare cases, 48) to update the actual guide. I’ve arranged the comments so the newest ones are displayed first, so if you can’t find some information it may be in the first few comments.
  4. Apologies if I miss any of your comments or forget to credit you, don’t be afraid to give me a prod! I don’t bite, I promise.
  5. Thanks all screenshot submitters, I appreciate that uploading them to a third party site is extra trouble. It’s best to take the shot at the “rank” screen, that way I can get the character’s icon, rank and special ability details all in one go.
  6. If you know of a character that’s not listed anywhere on this guide, please let me know. Even if you don’t know the gem colour or anything about them its still helpful to know they exist.
  7. The end of this page contains characters with an unknown gem colour, getting information on these is a priority. Even if you only know their colour (eg you’ve seen somebody else’s screenshot) it’s a huge help.

Character Roll Tips

When you start the game the price of the season 7 character roll is 4 crystals. Upon completion of season 7 it the price of the roll goes down to 3 crystals, and down again to 2 when you finish season 6. Some characters are roll-exclusive, so you should definitely consider it when it comes to spending your hard-earned crystals. (thanks to arthur1812)

Notes Regarding River Song

It’s come to my attention that most search engine hits for this guide come from people trying to unlock River. She is an notoriously difficult character to unlock, and there is nothing you can do to improve your “rare drop” rate – it’s fixed regardless of how strong you are or how many combos you get. Her gem colour and special ability is the same as Jenny’s so she may not be worth your time trying to unlock anyway, but it’s of course up to you. If you need help completing levels (the ‘basement level’ seems to be the one most people get stuck on) be sure to check out these external guides. If you get past the angel levels you have the chance to unlock characters like Nefetiti and Brian, who may turn out to be much more valuable members of your team.

Missing Characters (Unknown Gem Colour)

These characters are a priority, if you know anything about them please comment.

  • Liz X
  • The Fifth Doctor (release expected soon)
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385 comments on “Doctor Who: Legacy Character Guide
  1. Jonny Bam says:

    Also, this may not necessarily have anything to do with the game, but why is the 12th Doctor not counted as the 13th Doctor? Seeing that they threw in the mystery “War Doctor”? Wouldn’t he be considered the 9th? Which would make Matt Smith the 12th Doctor and Peter Capaldi the 13th?

    • 50thDoctuh says:

      Because the War Doctor doesn’t count as “The Doctor” because with the name is a promise and the War Doctor doesn’t initially keep that promise.. so therefore he counts as a regeneration but not as the doctor.. but if you wanna go by regenerations.. capaldi would be the 14th and Tennant would be 10th and 11th

  2. Jonny Bam says:

    What is special about the expert characters?

    • Hi Jonny, scroll down a little bit. I answered this question for a fellow Whovian a few days ago :)

      • Jonny Bam says:

        I’m not sure if I’m being oblivious or not. How long ago was it? The ones further down are all summer/spring.

      • Oh, probably my fault, I may have answered the question on Facebook instead. Sorry mate! Basically, the expert characters have higher stats than their counterparts and also “extra special” abilities. For example, expert Ianto at rank 2 can stun for 4 turns (whereas most can only stun for about 2). They’re very useful for beating the harder expert levels.

        As a tip, if you are yet to beat any expert levels, I found “One Shot” and (if you have the fan area) “Daleks at the Rift” to be the two easiest ones. Once you have the First Doctor and Ianto you can use them to beat the other levels.

        I hope this helps, sorry for jetlag causing my brain to muddle a little!

      • Jonny Bam says:

        Oh I see. I used a bunch of time crystals to beat One Shot and get the Expert version of the 1st Doctor. Since his skill was the same I wasn’t sure. Thanks!

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  4. […] Doctor Who Legacy Character Guide: Along with the Wiki, good place to check up on characters’ stats. Also has some season guides. […]

  5. Jonathan says:

    New question… If it counts as a question: How on earth do you beat The Rebel Flesh: Solur Tsunami in Season 6? They do that poison thing and every time I heal or attack I take in a bunch of damage. It says “resist.” I don’t want to waste 10 time crystals to win it. Any untold secrets I should know?

  6. Jonathan says:

    No, that definitely answered it. :) Thanks! My next question: are you able to change a Doctor’s gem color?

    • Unfortunately not, all characters have have set gem colour that can’t be changed. However, when you upgrade your character to rank 5 (“5 stars”) it unlocks a second predetermined gem colour for that character, so you can get damage from 2 gem colours :)

  7. Jonathan says:

    Hey guys,
    I’m curious about the 4th Doctor, (Tom Baker). I was wondering if he is an unlockable Doctor in the game? Also there is 18 available slots for “Doctors”? Is anyone far into it to know what they are?

    • Hi Jonathan,
      The 4th Doctor is coming soon, the Legacy team can’t add a character until the actor agrees and Tom Baker only just did. The other Doctor slots are for special “expert versions” of the Doctor, I believe so far there’s a Tenth Doctor+, Eleventh Doctor+, First Doctor+, Twelfth Doctor+ and one other I can’t remember :)

      • Jonathan says:

        Thank goodness, I’m a Tom Baker fan. Plus I love the scarf lol.

        So be prepared for questions. Because if I ever run out I’ll intentionally find more haha: What does it mean in the store where it says, “Season 7 Character Roll”?

      • Always happy to help, anytime you have a question just ask! Keep an eye out on Doctor Who Legacy Facebook page, when they release a new Doctor that often give out codes so you can unlock them right away :D

        The character roll gives you a random character (including the Doctor) or costume from series 7 – it’s cheaper than buying characters outright because you don’t know what you’re going to get. Did that answer your question? Feel free to ask more :)

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  9. Osian says:

    The 5th Doctor has a green gem colour. Liz X has a yellow gem colour. Rose Tyler has been added and she has a green gem colour

  10. MarMaLade says:

    Don’t know if it is very important, but the Fifth Doctor is green gem carachter.

  11. Kitty kat says:

    What does DMG mean on DW legacy!?

  12. Kitty kat says:

    The 5th doctor if I’m correct is yellow like liz x

    • Teaghan says:

      5th Doctor
      gem color:green
      Ability:Brave Heart:when partially charged it will drop in extra green gems the next turn(amount depends on level),when fully charged it will give you extra time(really helpfull in time attacks!)

  13. Kitty kat says:

    I got liz X gem couler yellow

  14. Carp says:

    Liz X is yellow

  15. Derik says:

    Liz x is a yellow char. Her ability powers up all yellow gems currently on the board.

  16. Craig says:

    Ive added some of the S5 Character stats (only about L14-L16) just to see how they compair, and its quite interesting. Using the 10/5/3 weighting structure a L 15 charcater used to be about 80ish points its now looking about 130. Thats a 50% increase if thats true all the way up. We want to Upgrade the new characters ASAP

    • Craig says:

      Managed to win against one shot. But it took an hour, as i generally only do 500-600 damage to the left toclafane. The one thing i did learn though is that if you have a team with a couple of quick turn around powers. Such as the Green Medic(poison one) Its well worth spending the crystals on the Healing S-Perk and select Heal 10% every time a power is used. On average, in my whole team i was healing about 11 times in every ten turns. So getting that 10% heal boost, on top of a healer or two(plus pink gems) really keeps health up

  17. arthur1812 says:

    hey as one of your original contributors, I have become admin at the wikia and I double check everything there, all information you find there is available to you as a resource. keep up the good work.

    • Thanks Arthur, I was planning on grabbing everything off the wiki today. Like I said in another comment I know the wiki essentially “killed” my guide (but it’s ok, I knew it was inevitable) but I still get a decent number of hits from google and the tiny rebel website so I don’t want to give up yet. Let me know if they are ever looking for wiki admins, I may be interested :D

  18. neuroticnaz says:

    So I rolled for a character from season 6 and I got the metacrisis doctor. Yay! But I don’t understand his ability. It says : unlock all gem. Could you please clarify? Thanks!! Btw LOVE your website!

    • Thanks! I don’t have him, but I think it refers to the ability to “unlock” gems on the board that have been locked by enemies. Eg the cybermen do it a lot, the gems become locked in place so you can’t move them.

  19. Wonny says:

    Liz X is Yellow Gem

  20. Erik says:

    Will you keep this guide for Season 5?

    • Hi Erik,
      Yes, I’m planning on it. Sorry about the lack of uodates, I’ve been really overwhelmingly busy lately but Easter weekend is the perfect time to pull myself together!

      • Erik says:

        Ok, it’s because the wiki is already doing a great work on that. Take a look there later if you want. I’ve also been a litle busy lately, but I’ll try to report in occasionally. Also: Season 5 is live!

      • I know, I got the patch even before they announced it :) Yeah the wiki is doing a good job, but I resolved that as long as my guide was on the Tiny Rebel site (me and Adipose TV were the first!) I would keep it updated. Also I have a higher search ranking.

  21. Some Dude says:

    Hey, Liz 10 has been confirmed. So have Tasha Lem and some silence (Not sure how much info you already know about, this might not be helpful at all).

    Do you know which levels seem to have better Time Crystal Drops?

    • Hi, I’m so, so sorry about the slow reply. Thanks for the information, some of it didn’t actually know :) From what I can work out all levels have an equally finite chance of dropping a crystal, although there are some where crystals will always drop the first time you win them (eg Season 7 finale and some fan area levels).

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