The workforce right here at Phoenix Labs is happy to welcome the Xbox One neighborhood into Dauntless, our co-op motion RPG launching in the present day! Dauntless is all about teaming up with your folks to take down larger-than-life behemoths, crafting epic gear, and taking up bigger and tougher challenges to forge your legend as a Slayer within the Shattered Isles.
Dauntless has been in growth for over 4 years now, and we spent an excessive amount of time taking in suggestions from the neighborhood. As a result of a lot has modified within the final 12 months alone, I needed to take the chance to supply some suggestions for rookie Slayers to get essentially the most out of their Dauntless expertise.
1. By no means Cease Dodging: We designed fight in Dauntless to really feel quick and fluid, and the behemoths you struggle won’t ever offer you an inch so dodging is integral to efficiently taking down your goal. After preventing the identical behemoth just a few instances you’ll be capable of begin studying their actions and put together to dodge out of the best way of a projectile or tailspike that might simply smash your day.
2. All the time Verify Your Smiths: You have to be making numerous journeys to go to Moyra the Armoursmith and Wils the Weaponsmith over the course of your journey. It’s all the time good to test in with them following a hunt to see in case you have any new gear accessible to craft or improve. Even if you happen to can’t make something new, take a peek at what supplies you want for that subsequent degree. If ranged fight is extra your cup of tea, Janek Zai on the western aspect of city is your go-to supply for Repeaters and Grenade crafting. Repeaters are tremendous versatile weapons however will take slightly further time to craft all their requisite customizable elements.
three. Pursue Mastery for New Fight Choices: Mastery is a brand new system in Dauntless that grants rewards for almost all the things you do within the sport. Every behemoth and weapon within the sport has its personal distinctive Mastery achievements. Get pleasure from searching with the Hammer? You’ll earn Hammer mastery expertise each time you are taking your cudgel out on a hunt. Take a look at the Mastery display screen from the primary menu, and also you’ll see all of the goals you may meet – it’ll be value it to unlock new skills on your weapons, similar to alternate Particular Assaults and highly effective Weapon Mods!
four. Go to Gregario to Seize Hunt Cross Rewards: The Hunt Cross offers Slayers the power to earn seasonal rewards throughout 50 ranges. Even if you happen to don’t need to drop some Platinum for the Elite Cross (which has some fairly candy beauty rewards), all Slayers will obtain rewards for gathering sure objects across the metropolis, getting particular Break Components off behemoths, or finishing weekly challenges within the quest log. Platinum is Dauntless’ premium foreign money and can be utilized to buy beauty objects like weapon and armour skins, emotes, flares, dyes, and extra.
Gamers can buy Platinum within the Dauntless retailer and earn it by means of each the essential and Elite tracks of the Hunt Cross. Gamers can’t use Platinum to purchase stronger weapons and armour – these are strictly earned by means of development. Break elements are items of behemoths that gamers break off throughout fight, they usually’re additionally rewarded on the finish of a hunt. Break elements are the important thing substances to crafting and upgrading weapons and armour. Looking a behemoth like Koshai can web you elements just like the Important Thorn, Imposing Antler and Vinetooth. Break elements have completely different rarity ranges as properly. Every weapon and armour piece has a particular recipe that gamers will uncover by means of development.
5. Hold an Eye on Parts: Every behemoth in Dauntless has an elemental affiliation that you need to use to your benefit as you put together for a hunt. As an illustration, Frost behemoths are weak towards Blaze weapons. You’ll additionally acquire a protection enhance by carrying armour that matches the behemoth’s ingredient! Construct up an arsenal of various elemental gear units so that you’re prepared for any enemy you’ll discover within the Maelstrom.
6. Hold the Intermediary Busy: Cells are enhancements that you may socket into you gear and are a vital a part of your Dauntless loadout. Cells vary from unusual to epic rarity and vary from granting +1 to +three ranges of a selected perk. For those who go to the Intermediary, you may drop off two cells of the identical rarity, which he’ll flip right into a cell of the following rarity degree up. You too can combine and match cells to get completely different outcomes: match two of the identical cell precisely to obtain a robust model of that cell, match classes for a random cell of that class, or simply roll the cube by dropping off two completely random cells. Upcycle strategically to strengthen your construct!
7. Keep Alive with Bulwark Tonics: For those who’re discovering your self getting downed a bunch whereas studying the behemoths and getting your footing with fight, don’t hesitate to maintain an eye fixed out for Ironthistle and craft your self some Bulwark potions. They’ll massively cut back the harm you are taking for the following three hits in fight, so chug one throughout a break in fight for slightly security web.
eight. Don’t Waste Cell Energy: Perks don’t get extra highly effective than their +6 bonus degree, so ensure you don’t waste any invaluable itemization energy by going over the restrict. You’ll get some perks from gear and the remaining from cells, so attempt to hit the magical +6 candy spot for a large effectiveness bump with no wasted energy.
9. Don’t Sleep on Lanterns: Once you acquire the power to craft new lanterns, don’t miss out on the massive energy bump you’ll get from utilizing them successfully. Every lantern has a “faucet” potential and a “maintain” potential which cost in fight. Utilizing lantern skills ceaselessly (but nonetheless at one of the best strategic home windows) is a big approach to optimize your Dauntless DPS (harm per second)!
10. Follow Makes Good: Each time you struggle a behemoth, you’ll be taught extra in regards to the encounter and get nearer to mastering it. Be taught these DPS home windows. Be taught these assault patterns! Be like me and hold it a complete secret that you just chugged a thousand Bulwark Tonics studying the Rezakiri struggle! Hold at it, collect your folks, and present these behemoths the ability of a Slayer’s willpower.
See you within the Shattered Isles, and clear skies, Slayers!