With any new game there is a bit of trepidation around getting started. Do I need to do this or that? Is there a special sequence of events I need to follow? Open world games like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, dispel many of those feelings by allowing players to move freely through the game without a set destination or end point. Having said that, there are a few things players can do to make their Reckoning journey easier.
5 Tips To Improve Your KoA: Reckoning Experience
Train Skills to Suit your Character
There are a lot of skills available for whichever style of play you wish to pursue. So many in fact that it can get a little overwhelming when deciding what to learn and to what extent. Make things easy on yourself by training the skills which best suit your character. If you’ve chosen finesse and are on the path to becoming a rogue, then train the stealth and ranged skills. You’ll have time later to add certain perks to your character from the other classes, but focusing on pertinent skills now will make your character stronger and more effective.
Use Weapons that Fit Your Style of Play
Who doesn’t love a sword bigger than an entire body, right? Maybe. Regardless, if you’re on the path of might, then you’ll want to carry longswords, hammers and the like. You wouldn’t expect a warrior, armored to the teeth, to be swinging around a dagger or casting spells so don’t make your character either. Stick with weapons that fit your character build to gain expertise. By doing so, your character becomes a more powerful, precise fighter.
Block, Dodge, Move and Get Out of the Way
Fighting can be all hack-n-slash if you so desire, but there are going to be times when the enemy is too tough to stand in front of it and tank all that damage. Learn to get out of the way and move your character around during battle. Combat is not fixed, nor is there a delay in motion so start using dodge right now. Block is another great way to lessen the damage your character will take. Shields are plentiful so its best to acquire one and make use of it. If you want to be a fluid, graceful fighter who leaves others in awe, then get moving during battle.
This is one skillset that every character needs to know. Potions aren’t cheap and don’t grow on trees, but with some basic alchemy characters can use knowledge to create concoctions from the harvests they’ve acquired. The benefits are endless and requires little effort.
Get a House
We’ve already covered ‘How To Get A House‘ in another article, but the point needs to be made for acquiring one. Storage is tight and always is in games where gear is a feature. In order to save all the items you obtain, you’ll need a place to stash them. That’s where a house comes in. There’s a quest early on in Reckoning which will allow you to procure a house and start hoarding.
Invest in archery as a secondary fighting option. Archery gear advances as the game progresses which means more powerful arrows and bows will present themselves. In Reckoning, archers auto-aim at targets so there isn’t much thought or skill needed to use a bow. As a secondary weapon, a character can shoot off a great number of arrows before having to engage an enemy in close quarters which gives you the advantage. The damage an enemy takes will be less than running them through with a sword, but will wear them down a bit before you close in for the kill.
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