Earning and Losing Streaks
A Daily streak begins at one after you complete the Daily for the first time, increases by one each time the Daily is completed, and resets back to zero whenever the Daily is still not completed at Cron after a day that it is scheduled (or checked off in the Record Yesterday's Activities pop-up the next day). If a Daily is not scheduled on a particular day (or you are resting in the Inn), then you do not lose the streak if you do not check off the Daily on that day. However, if you do check off a Daily that is not scheduled for that particular day (or you are resting in the Inn), you will still gain gold and experience and add to its streak. Additionally, a Mage who casts the skill Chilling Frost can, for one day, prevent all uncompleted Dailies from losing their streaks (but will not prevent damage). A Rogue who casts the skill Stealth can prevent a certain number of uncompleted non-challenge Dailies from losing their streaks and also avoid the associated damage from them for the day when the skill is used.
A Habit can have two streaks; one for positive clicks and one for negative clicks. A Habit that is positive-only or negative only will only have one streak. Each streak behaves the same: a Habit streak begins at one after you click that side of the Habit for the first time, increases by one each time that side is clicked, and resets back to zero whenever the Habit's counter reset frequency is reached.
Habitica rewards maintaining Daily streaks (but not Habit streaks) with increases in gold rewards and a greater chance of item drops. For each day the streak has been maintained, you earn an ever-increasing streak bonus equal to 1% of the Daily's value (on top of any normal bonuses from Perception, etc.) and the item drop chance subtotal is increased by 1% (see drops for more information about drop chance).
Streaks for your own personal tasks are not visible to others. However, if you are participating in a challenge that contains Dailies or Habits, your streaks for the challenge's Dailies or Habits are visible to other players when they click on your Display Name in the View Progress Of dropdown at the top of the challenge's page.
Streak achievements only apply to Dailies. There are currently no achievements for maintaining Habit streaks.
If you complete a Daily 21 times consecutively, you earn a Streak Achievement badge. This achievement can stack; you earn a streak achievement for every multiple of 21 achieved on a Daily, so you'll get another streak achievement at 42 consecutive days, a third at 63, and so on. For every instance you earn the Streak Achievement, your base item drop chance bonus subtotal is permanently increased by 0.5%. You do not lose Streak Achievement badge(s) once you have earned them, even if you delete the Daily, eventually lose the streak, or reset your streak using the Orb of Rebirth.
Occasionally, you need to reset or adjust your streak counter. Maybe you rebirthed and found it unmotivating to lose all of your streaks.
Perhaps you had a Daily you did consistently before you started using Habitica. Then adjusting the streak counter could be used to give yourself credit for these pre-Habitica Dailies.
To restore the streak counter, select the appropriate Daily or Habit and click on Advanced Settings. Here, you will find one or two text boxes corresponding to the streaks of that task. Set the number for each streak by either typing in a number or using the up and down arrows, then click Save.
Determining Previous Streaks
After a streak counter has been reset to zero, there is no way to find out what the streak used to be. If your streaks are important to you, it is recommended that you regularly save a record of them, for example, by writing them down in a text file.
The Data Display Tool gives you an easier way to do that. Access the tool from the Developers section of the footer, select Stats and Streaks Backup after entering your User ID and API Token, and follow the page's instructions.
If you have already lost your streaks without having had a chance yet to record them, you can use the Data Display Tool's history sections to estimate your previous streaks.
For Daily streaks, use the Dailies History section and count the number of blue checkmarks before the first red "X". For Habit streaks, use the Habit History section and count the number of positive and/or negative clicks within the Habit's most recent counter reset frequency. More detailed information can be found at the top of the respective pages on the Data Display Tool.