Crystalborne: Heroes of Fate just released a few days ago, offering gacha goodness for everyone to enjoy. As a new entry in this very popular genre, this gacha game offers the familiar gameplay that we’ve grown to know and love, while also innovating in certain ways by incorporating elements from other genres.
If you’re just getting started with Crystalborne, then you might benefit considerably from the tips and tricks that we’ve compiled for you in this guide. If you want to start your journey on the right foot, then read on!
Complete the Campaign Missions to Reap Tons of Quest Rewards
While there are many game modes in Crystalborne including Arena, Bounties, and Conquest, it’s the Campaign that will provide some of the most important benefits in the game. These missions not only uncover more of the story and narrative as you complete them, but they also grant useful rewards if you manage to clear enough of them.
By clicking on the missions button located above the yellow “Battle” button on the main screen, you can access your missions menu, which will give you a list of tasks that you can complete within every chapter of Crystalborne. After you complete enough missions in a single chapter, you can claim the completion rewards, which are usually quite significant and can even include Hero Crystals to summon powerful characters. And while summoning materials are awesome and very useful, you can also obtain myriad interesting materials such as hero XP, salvage, and the ever-important Gems.
To this end, one of the most important things you can in Crystalborne, at least at the beginning, is breezing through the main campaign.
Breeze Through the First Chapter With a BlueStacks Macro
And speaking of completing campaign missions to obtain rewards, progressing through the story is something you’ll need to do in order to unlock many features in Crystalborne. To this end, one of your priorities as soon as you start should be to complete as many missions in the main campaign as you can. Luckily, speeding through the first chapter of the game is quite easy, especially if you’re playing Crystalborne on PC with BlueStacks since you’ll have access to the Macro Recorder, a powerful automation tool.
By creating an appropriate macro, you can effectively automate the entire first chapter of Crystalborne, saving you tons of time since you can leave the macro running and the game playing itself on the background, while you do literally anything else on the PC. Take a look at our BlueStacks guide for this gacha game if you want to learn more about how to do this!
Research is the Key to Success
While technically a gacha RPG, Crystalborne borrows elements from other genres such as strategy games, in the sense that, in order to increase your power and combat prowess, you’ll have to frequently research technologies. The said technologies are similar to the ones that you research in a war game such as Rise of Kingdoms, for example, which grant permanent bonuses for purchasing and completing certain projects. Some of these bonuses include increasing the attack, HP, and defenses of certain unit types or even stat boosts for all units, in general.
While this certainly sounds fancy, especially when considering that we’re talking about a gacha game, it’s really quite simple in practice. In order to reap the benefits from these upgrades, all you have to do is click on the desired technology, order the research project by investing the necessary resources (usually Silver), and just waiting for the timer to count down. Alternatively, you could also use speedups to instantly complete the research project or to reduce the time it takes to complete it.
Upgrade the Eclipse Rose to Gain Important Boosts
And speaking of elements borrowed from other genres, Crystalborne also has a building mechanics of sorts in which you will need to upgrade the Eclipse Rose, the ship that functions as your main HQ throughout the game. The Eclipse Rose is crucial for your mission in this gacha game since it offers facilities that will aid you greatly in many purposes. For instance, your Silver and Gem Bays produce Silver and Gems, respectively, which can be collected at any time. Gems, in particular, are quite important, considering they’re the premium currency in Crystalborne, which means that you’ll want as much of it as you can find.
Upgrading the many different facilities of the Eclipse Rose will significantly increase its productivity and effectiveness at many tasks, including silver and gem generation, and upgrade and research speed, and can also grant permanent boosts in combat by upgrading parts such as the Mess Hall, and Crew deck, and so on. Like researching technologies, however, upgrading the Eclipse Rose takes time. Luckily, this is a fire-and-forget type of mechanic so you can usually just issue an upgrade and stop paying attention to it until the next time.
Exploit Your Enemies’ Elemental Weaknesses
Each unit in Crystalborne: Heroes of Fate fall into different categories depending on their type and element. The latter, in particular, is quite important as, depending on how they match up against the enemies’ elements, they might find themselves either at a tactical advantage or disadvantage.
This system is quite easy to grasp, however, as there are only 5 elements and they are color-coded for your convenience. Red beats Green, and Green beats Blue. Meanwhile, Blue Beats Red. On the other hand, Purple and Gold are outside this trinity as they’re only vulnerable to each other. These type matchups are quite important to consider, especially when it comes to fighting strong boss monsters as they will help not only to protect your team against their attacks, but also to maximize the damage you can do to them.