Tips & Tricks for Harnessing the Mighty Eagle’s Awesome Power

At some point the Mighty Eagle will start making it’s way onto other platforms. When that happens it’s quite likely that A LOT more people will be flinging sardine cans in order to summon the destructive powers of the Aquiline Benefactor. We thought it was long overdue for us to put out an article containing tips, tricks, and best practices for achieving Total Destruction (100% destruction on a level) using the Mighty Eagle. I’m confident even those well-versed in the Mighty Eagle’s destructive powers will find some useful tidbits below. Enjoy, and don’t be afraid to speak up.

» If you need help with a specific level be sure to check out our Mighty Eagle video walkthroughs!

Tip #1: The Mighty Test Shot

I do this with almost every level. Before you throw any birds, first toss the Sardine Can out into an area and see what kind of destruction you get. I use this as a starting point to figure out what the birds I’m given might need to destroy. Sometimes you’ll see that one side of the level is almost completely untouched. That may be the area to focus your attention on before you launch the sardine can. But sometimes you’ll see that the Mighty Eagle, or MEagle as I’ll refer to him later in the article, took out all most everything on the level! Which brings me to my next tip…

Tip #2: No Birds Thrown

On many levels there is no need to first attack with the normal feathered friends. All you really need is the Mighty Eagle. This is why it’s often helpful to start with the test shot so that you’ll know if this is the best option. As a matter of fact on some levels it might be the only option. On level 6-4 of AB Original, the only way I was able to pass the level was by only tapping in the MEagle! The reason for this is explained in the next tip…

Tip #3: The Perfect Pile

This may be the single most important tip. Make a pile. Yup, if the level allows you to make a nice pile of debris you’re usually good-to-go as far as attaining your feather goes. Sometimes you have to create this pile yourself and while other times it may be handed to you on a silver platter. Which is the case with the previously mentioned level 6-4. The pile is already almost perfect so DON’T mess with it! And why is that? Check the next tip!

Tip #4: Own Worst Enemy

The Mighty Eagle’s only real enemy is himself. He comes in with such force that he tends to blast everything all over the place. This is bad. You can’t always control this, but if you watch the placement of your Sardine Can as well as create that nice clean pile, you can hopefully at least reduce it.

Tip #5: The Mighty Eagle Bounce

You may notice that the MEagle has a predetermined bounce every time he lands. It’s always the same. There are two key ways to use this to your advantage. The first is on a level much like 4-18, where the blocks are spread out vertically. Use the bounce to hit at the front of the structure but then take out some of the higher items. The second usage is when the majority of the structure is sitting on a platform just off the real ground. A well placed Sardine Can can cut through the front, bounce off the ground and finish off the back. Much like in level 10-2.

Tip #6: The Sardine Can Bounce

At times the “Can” is a little tricky to control. You may have noticed that the longer the Can is the air the faster its spin gets. This can be a problem when you’re trying for a precision placement. So when placing your Can take this into account. Sometimes you need a perfect placement, so a line-drive might be your best play, but often a lofty toss with a little spin maybe just what the doctor ordered. Also, using a well placed block much like a backboard can be very helpful. Lastly, this technique requires some skill and also plenty of luck. It requires using the delay between when the Can is launched and when the ME shows up to your advantage. If you need the Can to sit somewhere high but there is just no ledge to put it, bounce the Can off of something so that the can is still falling when the MEagle is summoned. Watch my video on Seasons Summer Pignic level 1-30 to see what I mean.

Tip #7: No Stragglers

Most times you may notice that you want to destroy as much as possible with your given birds, by flinging your birds into the mess of debris. But sometimes this is not the case. SOMETIMES you may need to play clean up and take out the little stragglers instead. It may seem like you’re wasting birds but in reality you are just cleaning up house and readying your pile for the MEagle.

Tip #8: Aftershocks

On some levels there are extra items on the level which aid in the destruction, like TNT boxes and stalactites. You may be tempted to hit these with your given birds and get the destruction started but that’s not always the best option. Actually in the case of the stalactites, that’s almost never the case. The stalactites will fall after the ME comes through so you may as well let them be and let them destroy leftover debris afterward. TNT doesn’t work exactly the same way, but it can have a similar effect. If the TNT is in the right spot, let the shrapnel the ME makes take out the TNT causing more destruction after the fact.

Tip #9: Live and Let Die

Don’t kill the piggies. Yeah, it’s what we’ve been trained to do, but when you’re playing for feathers you actually often want to AVOID killing them. The reasoning is pretty simple, if you kill the piggies before you’ve used all the available birds then you lose them — and sometimes you need that extra ammunition. Why waste your time on the piggies when the MEagle is going to finish them off anyway?

Tip #10: Patience

For this last tip, I feel I need to remind everybody, it’s just a game. An awesome game, but still a game nonetheless. If you’re having trouble with a level, skip it and move to the next or simply come back later. If I had a nickel for every time I skipped a level and then came back to it a bit later only to obtain the feather in the first few tries I’d have….like….a dollar. But the point stands, the more frustrated you get the worse your shots tend to get.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article. Feel free to leave a comment below or if you want to know more about the Mighty Eagle click here.

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Comments (143)

By chirag

i want mighty eagle for mac anybody knoes

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not on Mac at this time, sorry.

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By bird who would be king (@kingpiggy087)

PC?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No.

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By bird who would be king (@kingpiggy087)

darn.

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By crazyhacker (@crazyhacker)

It is because Rovio needs to find a good way for easy in-app purchases on the desktop platforms.

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By big mighty (@big-mighty)

@amslimfordy can you tell me how to purchase it for Android I keep trying and trying but it keeps loading and then the whole thing stucks. I play on an android tablet “coby kyros”. Can you help please?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m not sure what you mean, sorry.

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By hartis bird (@hartis-bird)

I’m being very good for the mighty eagle

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Another tip for using the ME bounce.
Like in 3-18,get the ME to bounce perfectly in the middle.

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By DrummerBird (@rockerbird123)

In Chrome, Mighty goes a bit underground before he bounces, so using him in Chrome is a bit harder…

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By Nick (@nicu4321)

Is Mighty Eagle purchasable in PC or a just a free Bird?

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

The Mighty Eagle is not available for PC for now but you can use him in Angry Birds for Chrome(you have to purchase it for unlimited use) and Angry Birds Facebook.

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By Nick (@nicu4321)

What about in App Store? Angry Birds Shop? Ovi? or in BlackBerry App world?

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Only available in iOS for now.

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

hello guys, i dont understand something in this mighty eagle(facebook angry birds version). theory says, i get feather for total destruction where total destruction means each and everything is destroyed. however, in all videos i saw, there is always some stone or wooden block still not destroyed yet they get 100% destruction. so what exactly is 100% destruction?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

“100% Total Destruction” is a predetermined amount of destruction. On some levels, you must destroy every single block. In others, there’s a preset amount that you must destroy.

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

thx for the reply mate. anyway we can know that required amount of destruction for each level?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Only by trying ;)

By Takacs David

Is it available for android tablet?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Only available on android through t-mobile atm.

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

anyone know tutorials for mighty eagle? mighty hoax lvl 16(FB angry birds), i destroyed each and everything still i get 99% destruction………..any ideas?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We have plenty of Mighty Eagle walkthroughs.

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

but none of them are of any stage of FB angry birds stage. not even 1!

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

The levels of Mighty Hoax present in FB are the same as in the Original app. So you can use the above link.

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

no they are not. i checked and found some to be like in the original buty very few. my problem is with the mentioned particular level. lvl 16 in mighty hoax. i destroyed everything, every block, thrice, but gets stuck at 99%. i also made sure nothing flew away because of bomb but no luck.
just want to make sure if anyone else got it there. thx for the reply though.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

@hnb13686 I will check it for you now. Will tell if I get successful.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Just got the feather. Check your Inbox.

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

nothing in my inbox yet mate.
damn, how come i dont get it. all the pigs and the blocks covering it, thats it. any hidden blocks?

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Check now.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We did not (and wont be) recording Poached Eggs or Mighty Hoax for Facebook since we aren’t convinced it’s any different — and certainly not more difficult — than ABo. But we do have some for Facebook’s Surf & Turf

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By hnb (@hnb13686)

mate, its a hell lot different stages. i agree, they are not as hard and i am not asking for videos for them all. i am just asking if anyone else got eagle in this particular level. cos i have tried everything i possibly could. its very easy stage but never goes above 99%.

By swaraj

is there any way to get mighty eagle for pc version ? If yes then how

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not at this time, sorry.

By Kevin

I can’t download t-mobile mall,so I can’t get mighty eagle for free.What should I do?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You should refer to the Mighty Eagle Explained post. It explains which platforms can get the Mighty Eagle for which apps and how much it costs. But in general, the Mighty Eagle is never free.

By Alekta

I have the same problem hnb above had. Mighty hoax level 16, destroyed everything and got only 99% eagle score! And that happened to me twice – I tried it one more time, although I knew that nothing flew away with the bomb bird (both times). What can I do?? My brother was able to get the mighty eagle on this level a week ago when he destroyed everything like I did just now.
Also I don’t understand how is this possible, but on Mighty hoax level 18 I only had 1 stone left (and it was not a perfect stone, it was already broken) and got only 92%, the same I had from before??
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I is easy level. Destroy all stones with three bomb birds and hit sardine can in the middle of broken glass structure.

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By u2girl03 (@u2girl03)

I have just recently purchased AB Seasons for my PC, and with a lot of time playing, I have been able to three star most levels. I thought ME was just for levels that you can’t finish without it. Is there another reason to use ME? Are there extra points or secret levels or something? I don’t use it unless I absolutely HAVE TO, since it doesn’t give you points…please explain. Thanks!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The Mighty Eagle is not available for PC at this time.

But yes, the Mighty Eagle can be used to obtain feathers, which is a separate sort of mini-game within the app.

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By u2girl03 (@u2girl03)

OK thanks…I was wondering why I had it for Chrome but not on the full PC version. Sorry for all the questions.

By german

How can i get the eagle to appear in all the angry birds games can somebody let me know.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Mighty Eagle is available on iOs (iPhones/iPads) and some Android devices.
Which platform do you play Angry Birds on?

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

A lot of people are having trouble with seemingly easy levels (at least to me), and they are the ones where you have bomb birds, or egg birds, and you have satellite objects that are not a part of the main structure, and the eagle may not be able to get everything. In that case, you really need to throw the birds, and get as much of the heavy debris as possible, like stone. Even the eagle needs help from his less mighty friends.

Stone is worth by far the most points, and it is 10 times more important to focus on this than the wood, usually. It’s also harder to break the stone, and if it is not hit directly by the eagle, there is a good chance the stone won’t disintegrate. Ice isn’t worth much, but it is very strong and hard to break, unless you have blue birds handy. Ice is also not guaranteed to break simply from an indirect eagle hit. Usually there is a key area where all the points are, that you need to make sure the eagle takes out. And often it will be stuff that is normally unbreakable with regular birds in normal situations, which makes it easy to overlook, and you wonder why you’re only getting 70, 80, 90% destruction.

By Photogirl800mm

Hi. I have managed to get all TEN 100% Eagles in GREEN DAY. However, the icon in the corner says there are 11. When I go to page two, there is just a dark shadow in the middle… ?? Please explain? Thanks!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

See our walkthrough for the Golden Grenade #1

By Angela

I got AB for XBox 360…I have received the ME, but on level 1-15, I cannot seen to get the “perfect pile” and always leave 2 to 3 concrete blocks and receive 99%. Any suggestions?

By Angela

Same for 2-12…?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Have you checked our video walkthroughs for those levels?
ME 1-15
ME 2-12

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By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

@amslimfordy I have noticed that with angry birds space you have given Might Eagle walkthrough videos for EVERY single level within a day of their release. The same with Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane part 2 + 12 awards levels. Also the same for angry birds seasons from Year of the Dragons onwards (apart from Haunted Hogs). I personally think that all of these walkthroughs are perfect. However I think that revisiting and creating walkthrough videos for Wreck the Halls and previous and Smugglers Plane pt 2 previous will make the site better, more efficient and will help you with the possible idea of putting a feather in the corner of each and EVERY 3* walkthrough video which I think is a fantastic idea, I hope you are working on something like this, as the 3* walkthroughs have recently undergone a massive improvement in the past weeks. And I for one want to CONGRATULATE you for helping to make the videos 5x better and even more “user friendly”. Anyway I hope you take my ‘advice’ for Rio and Seasons. Levels listed below are levels that currently have ME walkthroughs
{removed list}
Also I am not sure whether you are able to get the Space Eagle in the space egg levels, but if so then walkthroughs for them would be good.
Other ‘problems’:
Walkthrough main pages:
Space: No link to achievements. Little rollover button at top right box with red bird goes straight to the walkthrough page, not to an overall Space page, similar to Bad Piggies.
{removed: Seasons/ABo/Rio similar}
Bad Piggies: Complete Sandbox and Skulls Guides have comments instead of the mount of ‘walkthrough videos’. No link to achievements.
Amazing Alex: No link to achievements. “Click Here” link to walkthroughs goes to overall walkthrough page rather than just the Amazing Alex walkthrough page.
Web: Similar to Original, Seasons and Space problem.
Facebook: Is there, whilst there is a facebook link on ‘Web’ to Facebook levels as well, should be either or. Also similar problem to Web, Seasons, Space and Original.

Also, I realize that the reason that not all of the levels are already on is because they are more simple than the ones on, such as Seasons Greedings level 1-16, apparently, but I think if you or one of your associates here at ABN did create walkthroughs for each and every Mighty Eagle Feather, then you could re-order the levels into an episode by episode basis, similar to all of the 3* walkthroughs, for ease of use. Also, on page 33 on the ‘all Mighty Eagle Walkthroughs’ and pages 7 and 8 on the ‘Angry Birds Original Mighty Eagle Walkthroughs’, there is several random spaces, this makes it look very messy. I know that you will be very busy posting information and walkthroughs to do with Angry Birds STAR WARS in the next 2 weeks, but if you could find the time then please take my advice. Thank You!!! {removed: irrelevant}

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We see little reason to go back and do Mighty Eagle walkthroughs for older levels. When the Mighty Eagle was released, wedid walkthroughs for all levels that were requested (that is, need-based). It is unlikely that any additional levels from those sets are necessary.

Now, we have more people working on walkthroughs as releases/updates occur, which allows us to do Mighty Eagle walkthroughs shortly after release.

As for your other complaints, which I can’t quite follow all of them

• There’s an achievements drop down menu in the gold header bar, so it’s not necessary within each hierarchy. Amazing Alex has 1 achievement — we won’t go through the hassle of creating a whole page for that.
• Space Eagle cannot be used in Space Egg levels.
• Haunted Hogs ME walkthroughs are on YouTube (I haven’t had time to do posts here).
• The Quick Nav buttons for ABo/S/R/Sp are SUPPOSED to link to their walkthrough pages. Quick Navs for AA and BP are SUPPOSED to link to their custom landing pages, as these are separate franchises. Star Wars will go to walkthroughs once they exist.
• Complete Sandbox/Skulls Guides are themselves posts. They aren’t categories. They don’t contain any videos or walkthroughs. Therefore, they display number of comments. This is exactly the same as GE guides.
• Rio 3-star walkthroughs needed an image. There’s no mistake in picking ME — he’s as good as anything.

Since there is a lot of unneeded details in your initial post, some will be edited out.

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By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

Fair Enough, but i personally think that it would be better if you made the top right corner link, link to the main, and i personally think better, walkthrough page. This is just my opinion, and maybe you have had a previous discussion about the efficientness of these decisions. Also i am posting this here because i cannot enter the forums, whenever I click on the link on the nav bar I get logged out and when I type in my details or new details I get a red box that says there is already an account in this name or no account was found, why!!! Alo I keep on unfortunatley clicking on links when I am trying to click on different tabs during writing a comment, this makes what I have wrote disappear, I believe that there is a way of saving drafts and I also believe that this is automatic, how do I access these saved drafts!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Try clearing your Internet cache. This will likely solve your forum issue.

There are no saved drafts on the main site.

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By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

how do you find your internet cache?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It depends on your device and your browser. A quick Internet search should give you the answer. On most desktop browsers, Tools > Internet Options.

Also, please use the “Reply” buttons to keep threads intact.

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

When will the Mighty Falcon walkthroughs get here?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Are you being serious, @anonymousomeone?

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Yes. Are they already here?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think you are being rather inconsiderate of us.

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

I know, sorry, that happens a lot. I’ve been trying not to take so much for granted lately…

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By Kathy (@kathy)

Thank you @FujiToast for this helpful, very informative article. I am new to the Mighty Eagle and I was just flingin my.can all over the place after using up birds…this article will definitley help me improve ;)

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By Kathy (@kathy)

0Oh Yeah!!! Seconds after reading these tips I got 100% destruction on bad piggies 19-1:) thanks again@FujiToast ;)

By DITCH

Lately I have gotten the mighty eagle to slide along the ground after flying in from top left. I have been double tapping screen after it goes dark. Instead of normal v shape attack mighty eagle swoops down then slides rest of way along bottom clearing out ALOT

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Wow! Which game / episode / level were you playing, in case it makes a difference?

By Rimsun

I’ve also found that I can make him slide but can’t get it right every level. Sometimes it’s really easy and others it just doesn’t work. Any ideas on how to get him to slide every time?

By Missgina

How do I get the eagle to get the feathers, I tried to purchase it, no luck. I have an iphone5. Can I even get it? I have cleared every level, just need the feathered…grr, driving me nuts, please any suggestions?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not sure what you mean by “tried to purchase, no luck”.

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