Ever since Pokemon Go came out in 2016, augmented reality games have become very popular. Many big titles, including The Walking Dead, have made their way into the AR genre. Now, the renowned game series The Witcher has released Monster Slayer, an AR-based adventure.
Players can get The Witcher: Monster Slayer on both Google Play Store and the App Store. The free-to-play mobile game is simple but involves some mechanics which might be difficult for complete beginners to understand. Here’s a comprehensive guide for players to figure out the game.
Beginner’s Guide to The Witcher: Monster Slayer
1A Quick Overview
The Witcher fans might already know what they are doing. The action RPG game with an AR twist brings alive some new foes into real-life locations. The surrounding weather and time have an effect on the game.
The goal of the game is simple—slay the monsters. Players get trophies as they slay monsters of different difficulty levels. Potions, oils, and other items aid the players in combat. All the while, players are a part of a story-driven adventure.
2Tips for The Witcher: Monster Slayer Quests
Unlike countless other games, the quests in Monster Slayer are permanent. In simpler words, players cannot play the quests again. Once a quest is played, it has lasting effects on the rest of the game.
As a player progresses in the game, new quests are unlocked. Many of the quests are marked on the map while others can be unlocked by defeating certain monsters. As mentioned earlier, the game is affected by time, so certain quests are available only during specific times.
3Combat in The Witcher: Monster Slayer
The combat in the game can be tricky. To get the hang of the process, players can head over to the training section and train with the dummy. This gets players introduced to the attack and defense techniques as well as controls.
Before a battle, players have to pick items for the fight. Here, make sure to pick the appropriate gear. For instance, for a low-difficulty monster, the sword is enough. Do not waste bombs on such occasions.
Most of the time, a player uses the fast/strong attack type. Practice blocking as the timing has to be perfect. Note that a player cannot block mid-swing.
The combat skills fill up the critical bar faster and grant the player a critical hit. Similarly, slaying monsters faster gives bonus points to the player. Learn to parry, as it reduces the amount of damage a player receives.
Potions, oils, and bombs aid players in combat. However, try to use them sparingly as a player is more likely to run out of bombs before the monster is slain. Do not waste items on a low-difficulty monster, as they are easier to ambush.
4Some Other Tips
Slaying begins at home, so start by slaying the monsters in and around your house. This is a quick way of earning XP without going far from the house.
Players should not start a fight unless they are equipped with the right gear. This is why players should get loaded with oils, potions, and bombs before hunting down monsters.
Nemetons unlock at level 10. Until then, newbies can earn gold coins by completing the tasks in the Daily Contract. Once the Nemetons (the dead trees) are unlocked, players can get gold coins from them multiple times in a day.
Do not be a spendthrift with the skill points. At the start, a player can easily get and spend skill points on several specs. However, note that skill points are harder to obtain with increasing levels.
Be smart with the gold coins. Spend the coins on new weapons and equipment rather than small, unnecessary items like pouches.
Make friends and shower each other with gifts. Gathering ingredients and crafting items can be difficult. Giving and receiving gifts is an easier alternative to stay stocked up.