Last time, we went through a lot of Gameplay Tips to Improve Your Game. It is now time to take a closer look at the Characters in The Alchemist Code!
Everything in the game is based on the characters. You want to collect them, to make them stronger… in order to take them with you into battle. But just setting a team up won’t be enough to progress into the game.
The Alchemist Code Characters
Let’s take the first character, Logi, as an example.
Level & Experience Points
The fastest way to make a character more powerful is to level it up. You can do so by gathering experience points.
You can check your character’s current level, max level and the number of experience points required before the next level in the top left corner of the screen.
Now, there are 2 ways to gain experience points:
- Fight with the character you want to level up as a member of your team
- Use items to make it gain experience points quickly
To use some items, you can tap on the “Enhance Unit” button of the right part of your screen, and then tap on an item.
You will get most of these just by playing the game, as rewards for a fight or a quest.
Stats are what makes your character hit harder or be more resistant. It is basically what makes a character powerful or not. Each type of character has its own gameplay, and the stats of your character will depend on its gameplay style.
For example, Logi is a melee defensive character. His main stats will be HP (Health Points), PAtk (Physical Attack), Agi (Agility) and some defense (PDef and MDef).
To increase your stats, there are once again a lot of possibilities:
- Level up your character
- Equip items on your character
- Evolve your character
- Get a more advanced job on your character
A job is what defines your character’s gameplay. Jobs are divided into frontline, midline, and backline and can be of various types: magic, support, defense, damage dealer, etc…
Logi’s first job is Soldier. A Soldier is a frontline defense character, able to deal damage as well as reducing the damages received.
As a general rule, a unit has at least 2 job professions. Every unit starts with an initial job, and progress to unlock a new job profession upon reaching a certain Limit Break level.
We can see that the Logi in the picture above only unlocked his first job. But he will be able to unlock another one once he completes his first Limit Break star.
Each job of a character has several levels in it (e.g. Logi’s Soldier job has 3 levels).
You can level up a character’s job when you complete a full gear set on the character and tap “Job Lv Up!”.
Limit breaks are the best way to enhance the overall potential of your character. The reason is that it will increase your unit’s max level, which means more stats in the end.
It additionally enhances your Combo stat, which will give you more chance to proc a Combo attack, resulting in more damage.
You can check your character’s current limit break level by taking a look at the upper left corner, where you can see “Limit break”. The more stars are filled, the stronger your character will be.
Limit break can be done anytime if you have the unit’s Soul Shard.
The cost in Soul Shards increase every 5 Limit Breaks. It starts with 5 Souls Shards until you complete your first star, then 10, 15, 20 and finally 25 per Limit Break.
Abilities are the skill sets of your character. Each character has its own ability categories.
Logi starts with 2 ability categories: War Arts and Basic War Arts, and he will unlock a few more later. As said above, these categories will change depending on your character (e.g. War Arts will become Priest Arts on a priest character).
You can power them up using gold but their level can never be more than your character’s level.
It is really important to spend gold on the abilities as it will unlock some additional abilities upon reaching some levels inside a given category, and will make your skills more powerful during the fights!
Unlocking new abilities is really important as it will giive you much more possibilities to adapt all the situations (e.g. Logi’s War Arts will give him a few skills: one to adopt a defensive stance and another to make him hit harder)
The “Ability Setup” part of the screen is related to this topic, but we will keep it for another time as this is not a beginner’s option.
Each character is associated with a particular element (e.g. Logi is a Light element character).
There are five of them: Fire, Water, Wing, Thunder, Light, and Dark.
Each of those will deal more damage to another element while taking more damage from yet another one.
Light and Dark are a bit different are they are both strong AND weak against each other.
Check the picture below to understand of the calculations work:
Leader skill is a particular skill that is unique to a character and can give a global boost to your team. But not every character has the chance to possess a Leader Skill.
That is pretty simple to activate a Leader Skill. When you set up a team, you have to define one, and only one, leader. If your leader has a Leader skill, then its effect will be activated.
It is important to gather all sort of Leader skills to be able to create the perfect team for every situation.
Move, Jump & Attack Range
Let’s quickly take a look at some important strategic points.
We already covered what are the stats before but there are some particular stats you need to know about: Move and Jump. Those stats are fixed and totally depend on your character’s job.
Move represents the maximum number of squares your character is able to move each turn on a horizontal plane.
Jump is the same as Move but with a vertical plane. He will not be able to do big jumps if his Jump stat is low.
Another important stat is the Attack Range. Some characters can only do melee attacks (e.g. soldier, thief…) while others can only attack from distance (e.g. archer…).
Be sure to check that before taking your new character into battle!
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