Kritika: The White Knights – The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
Kritika: The White Knights is an awesome action RPG where you get to control one of many different character classes, and travel across a wide variety of stages, defeating many different enemies along the way. In the process, you’ll get to level up, unlock many different skills, and unlock a plethora of equipment to enhance your character’s stats, allowing him or her to face even tougher challenges.
Like most games out there, Kritika has its own unique learning curve that you need to master in order to face its toughest content. In the spirit of giving you a quick start, we wanted to share the best beginner tips, tricks, and strategies for this action RPG.
A Great Gamer Requires a Great Control Scheme
As an action RPG, Kritika has a lot of real-time action. With the exception of certain game modes, most of the combat will have you running around stages dodging enemy attacks while counter-attacking with your own abilities. This back and forth of switching between running and attacking takes lots of practice to master, especially when it comes to avoiding damage entirely. While you can’t really do much for dodging basic attacks, you can actually move out of the way of the most dangerous enemy attacks and stay alive for much longer.
However, this movement style takes quite a bit of time to get used to, especially if you’re using the game’s clunky touchscreen controls. Luckily, if you play Kritika on PC with BlueStacks, you can easily control your game using your mouse and keyboard thanks to its Keymapping Tool.
Playing Kritika with virtual joysticks to control your character leaves a lot to be desired. Not only is it harder to move out of the way of enemy attacks, it’s also more difficult to accurately move from one point to the other, or to attack specific targets among a sea of enemies. Not to mention that the fact that you don’t have any feedback to feel that you’re pressing a button or moving an actual physical joystick makes it harder to execute precise movements. This is all remedied with BlueStacks
Grind XP in the Right Levels
If you’re just starting out in Kritika, you’ll notice that there’s quite a bit of grind required to get up to speed. Specifically, you’ll run into a wall shortly after starting, which means that you’ll need to grind certain stages in order to farm XP and other useful materials. However, some stages are better than others for these purposes.
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to advance as far as you possibly can from the very beginning; until you reach the aforementioned wall. Afterward, your best bet for farming XP and mats will be one of the earlier stages that you cleared, but on a higher difficulty level. Not only do these levels give dramatically better XP than their “Easy” counterparts, but they also give lots of guaranteed good drops, including keys for opening treasure chests with nice loot.
We recommend looking for a stage that you can beat easily using the auto-battle feature, and just let your character cut loose using the auto-repeat feature. If you’re playing on PC, you can simply minimize BlueStacks to the background while your character fights and collect that easy XP/items without having to press a single button. Make sure to check back every once in a while, though, as the auto-repeat mode is automatically canceled when your inventory is full. If you want, you can deactivate this option, but then you’ll miss out on some drops, which can potentially be better than what you currently have.
If the Levels Are Too Tough, Take Manual Control (Or Use a Macro)
Simply put, the AI in Kritika isn’t very good. But really, what mobile game featuring auto-battle has a good AI? In some cases, you might need to turn off auto-battle and assume manual control in order to dodge enemy attacks, or use your skills more intelligently than what the computer can do. This is important as, in these cases, while you may be too weak to complete the stage, it’s possible to eke out a close victory by playing smart.
In some cases, you could take this even further by creating a macro for a specific stage, and let BlueStacks farm these levels for you automatically. Instead of relying on the AI auto-battle, you can simply record yourself beating a level, and since these stages are always the exact same every time you run them, you can automate it via the resulting macro.
With the BlueStacks Macro Recorder, this (and much more) is possible with just a few clicks.
Activate, Upgrade, and Assign Your Skills
One of the most important ways to increase your power in Kritika is by purchasing and equipping new skills. Unlike other games, your character doesn’t learn skills automatically. Instead, you must enter the Skills menu and purchase them with gold. These skills, however, have a level requirement, but if you’re not keen on waiting, you can actually spend Karats (the premium currency) to unlock or upgrade certain skills without fulfilling the level requirement.
If this sounds a bit pay2win, it’s because it sort of is. Luckily, you don’t really need to spend money on upgrading skills; it’s perfectly possible to beat the stages by keeping your skills up to date with your current level.
Dump Your Excess Gear by Fusing and Transmuting Equipment
If you’re using the auto-repeat and auto-continue functions to get through most of the levels in the game (which you should be doing for the first few chapters, anyway), you’ll probably end up with a full inventory before long. After checking your inventory and making sure your equipment is optimized, you can fuse or transmute your extra gear to create pieces of a higher quality. While it’s not guaranteed that you’ll get something better, if you keep at it, you’ll eventually end up with gear of higher rarity, which almost always has better stats than their lesser counterpart.
As soon as you get several pieces of new gear, make sure to enhance and upgrade them as much as you can. As a general rule of thumb, you should renew your gear every 5 levels.
With these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be blazing through the first few chapters of Kritika: The White Knights. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to leave us your thoughts in the section below!