Continuing from a thread that was before reloaded .
If you are a new comer , first of all , Welcome to the game and forum!
I have gathered some of the few essential tips you need for a head start!
Please take your time and read all of these , they might help you a lot in the long run
- Tip 1 : Coordinate one type of a mech.
Never , go for a hybrid mech (a mech that uses 2 or all the elements of damage)
It will usually end up in having to multitask with everything (Resistence / HP / Heat & Cool / Energy & Regen)
- Tip 2 : Inspect your enemies weapons , know your odds of wining.
Either in campaign , or multiplayer , you should know how the weaons debuff / damage you!
Debuffs : Regen / Cooldown / HeatCap / EnergyCap / Resistence Drain.
- Tip 3 : Know the range of weapons.
This relates to the second tip , when you hold your mouse over an item , it shows a red line on the ground , thats the range where the enemy can use .
Use this to your advantage ! Use a teleport to go away out of their range and make them waste a turn to get withing range to shoot you.
- Tip 4 : Dont overweigh on useless items!
As of now , you are given 1000 KG to build a mech.
Never Use weapons you barely use in pvp , they take up space for a potentially good weapon and useless kg on your mech.
- Tip 5 : Good usage of modules.
Try to use coordinated modules !
A couple of HP plates , energy and heat modules.
If you are blessed to have a heat engine or energy engine , USE IT!
Its the most used module in the game , right next to HP Plates.
- Tip 6 : Rarities of weapons.
Because reloaded occured , you can no longer get mythical items from boxes.
Rarest tier is now legendary.
Epics are some of the most used and most usefull.
Note : You can only get : C (Common) - R (Rare) - E (Epic) from silver boxes.
Legendary items can be won from fortune boxes and premium boxes / packs.
Dont spend them on paint early on , you will regret it!
Save them for a box discount , the drop rates are higher , so its a better chanse for good items.
Either save or a box discount , or save tokens for refills on item portals .
Note : NEVER BUY PREMIUM BOXES! Its always a higher value to buy a premium pack.
A premium box gives 1 card with chanse of legendary for 75 tokens.
A premium pack gives 5 CARDS with a chanse of legendary for 335
You can save 40 tokens if you buy a premium pack
As of now , we know of 4 portals :
- Item Mania Portal - It gives a lot of items , 4 items per card with high drop rates!
- Gold Portal - Doesnt give any boxes , but gives a lot of gold.
- Item Portal - Usually designed for a special item.
- Unichorn Portal - The best , and rarest portal. It has extremely high drop rates for legendaries ! Sadly , this portal wont be seen , since the developers thought it was too overpowered.
- Tip 9 : Fuel and Refills.
1 Fuel Regenerates Every 5 minutes.
Meaning you regenerate a total of 12 fuel per hour.
Refills can be bought with tokens , one refill costs 30 tokens.
Its why i told you to save your tokens for portals
You can also gain reffils from leveling up.
Note : ALWAYS SPEND ALL YOUR FUEL! You need coins and items!
- Tip 10 : Levels and rewards.
Currently , there are a total of 150 Levels !
Each level offers these rewards :
- A Fuel refill
- An amount of coins
- 2 tokens
Remember , every 10 levels is an item box for level up.
Those boxes have a high chanse of dropping a legendary item.
If not a legendary , its an epic item.
The most recent update introduced silver coins or arena coins!
Theres a special shop in the pvp lobby , where you can spend these coins to buff your stats.
You can only get these coins in pvp , only 5 wins a day give these coins!
So make good use of them !
- Tip 12 : Engeneering ( Transforming and boosting )
Boosting works the same as the old versions , nothing changed.
You click on an item you want to boost , then when use other items to boost it.
Note : Boosting takes coins. Nothing is free!
Transforming was a new feature introduced in Reloaded.
It basically gives you the opportunity to uprage an item to the next tier.
In order to do that , you need a set amount of coins , and some items with the same rarity.
You get bonus points if you fuse with the same category . (Torso + Torso | Leg + Leg. Physical + physical etc.)
Side Note : ALWAYS SAVE EPICS AND LEGENDARIES! Dont use them to boost!
For the first 5 battles of the day , you get the silver coins , exp and an set amount of coins.
- Tip 14 : Competitive Plays
There are a total of 25 ranks in the game. You start at rank 25 when you start playing.
1v1 is very popular down there , so focus on 1 mech! Dont build any others!
One of the recent updates , included forced 2v2 for ranks 14-1.
Meaning , when you are close to rank 14 , you should atleast have a functioning second mech.
There is no point in making a clan , if its not top 10.
Clans are basically communities of 24 members , fighting for the top rewards !
A medal (for every clan member) and the 3 items from the weekly clan reward.
You get a ‘‘clan box’’ if you reach a set amount of wins multiple times.
Only won by the strongest of players.
Hold Leaderboard palce 1-3 for a shiny medal. ( pros only )
- Tip 17 : Premium accounts.
These can be bought with tokens for temporary effects.
You shouldnt buy these if you have a low amount of tokens , always save them up!
- 20% more HP in campaign
- 50% more rewards in PVP
- Ad free gameplay
Right now , we have 3 types of currencies :
- Silver Coins / Arena Coins
Silver coins can be used to buy permanent stat buffs.
Gold is used to buy boxes , transform and boost items.
Tokens are the most valuable!
They can be used for everything! (Except buying silver coins , you cant buy them)
These will help you find out if you can use the item or not.
The best items are that can be fused to mythical.
Exceptions : Teleports , Hooks and HP Plates
White - Common
Blue - Rare
Epic - Purple
Legendary - Yellow
Mythical - Orange
These were included not too long ago , they are basically campaign mechs , but with a twist!
Every player will compete for high rewards!
How to get higher points :
- Try to get as many perfects (win without getting hit)
What weapons to use in the raid?
Sadly , you need premium items to get high positions .
Some of them :
- Valiant Sniper
- Magma Blast
- Bunker Shell
- Crimson Rapture
- Tip 21 : Element / Type explanation
Physical - Requieres a bit of energy to use , if any at all.
Generates a small amount of heat
Deals a lot of damage.
Heat - Requiers a bit of energy. if any at all.
Generates a LOT of heat.
Shove your enemies into shutdowns! They’ll be forced to skip turns cause they need to cooldown!
Energy - Requieres a LOT of energy .
Generates a small amount of heat.
Drain your enemies to deal extra damage from the drain!
- Tip 22 : Keep any item that is rare!
When you get a new item , DONT FUSE IT STRAIGHT AWAY!
Be sure to ask some people if the item you got is keep-worthy.
NEVER FUSE LEGENDARY ITEMS!
You Might need them later.
I hope this will help you early on.
Best of luck in the arena!
Additional Guide Topics :
@Ricemech88 's top mech guide - Top Players Guide! [After SM Reload]
@El_Metre 's mech guide with Epic-Mythical Items - Current meta and how to counter it | Builds based on Epic to Myth items