Streaks track the consecutive number of times a Daily has been completed on schedule. The 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. If a Daily is not scheduled on a particular day, 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, you will still gain gold and experience and add to its streak.
You lose a streak if you fail to check off a required Daily before your next Cron. In this case the streak is reset to zero. However, see Restore Streak Counter below; the streak can be restored manually if the task was completed on time but circumstances prevented checking it off on time.
Habitica rewards maintaining a streak with increases in gold rewards and a greater chance of item drops. For each day the streak has been maintained, the player earns 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).
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 the player has earned the Streak Achievement, their 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 or eventually lose the streak.
Streaks for a player's own personal Dailies are not visible to others. However, if the player is participating in a challenge that contains Dailies, the player's streaks for the challenge's Dailies are visible to other players when they click on a player's name in the "How's Everyone Doing?" list at the bottom of the expanded challenge description.
Restore Streak CounterEdit
Occasionally, you need to reset or restore your streak counter. Maybe you did finish your homework on time, but you didn't get a chance to mark it done on Habitica.
Perhaps you had a Daily you did consistently before you started using Habitica. Then restoring the streak counter could be used to give yourself credit for these pre-Habitica Dailies.
Edit the appropriate Daily and click on Advanced Options. Here, you will find a box with up and down arrows. Set the streak for that Daily using the arrows, then click "Save and Close". Your streak is now restored.
Determining Previous StreaksEdit
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 Data menu, select "Stats and Streaks Backup", 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 "Dailies History" section to estimate your previous streaks by counting the number of blue tick marks before the first red "x". More detailed information can be found on the Dailies History page.