Lumia Saga may strike a familiar chord for fans of the mobile MMO genre, but the game brings plenty of new features to the fore. If you’re one of the people who has just started a new adventure in the magical and extraordinarily cute world of Lumia, then you’ll have a much easier time progressing through content after you read these essential tips and tricks.
For a more in-depth guide on how to quickly set up Lumia Saga on your PC using BlueStacks, you can check out this article. Before you do, however, these are 7 important things that all new players in Lumia Saga should know prior to creating their first character.
Classes and Sub-Classes Are Equally Important
When you create a character in Lumia Saga, you choose not one, but two classes. We absolutely love this innovative mechanic from Century Games because it lets every player escape the confinements of a single role without having to level up an entirely different character. At the same time, however, this means that you have to tend to both of your classes in order to be successful.
All of the four main classes currently in the game feature a sub-class that allows them to perform a completely distinct role in a party. The Mage, for example, is an extraordinary DPS, but can become a healer if he or she switches to their sub-class, the Warlock. But more about this in our guide to classes and character development. For now, suffice it to say that you should not neglect the skills or talents on either of your classes. At some point in the game, we guarantee they will come in handy.
Your Talent Build Matters
There are many ways to customize your character in Lumia Saga and we don’t just mean the way they look. The Magic Core system is an innovative take on gear, but since it is rather complex, we discuss it at length in this article. Another, simpler way to customize your hero is to tweak with their talents.
Each class and sub-class features a unique talent tree and every tree has three possible paths. Every step of the way, you must choose one of three possible talents, but you don’t have to stick to a single path if you feel like experimenting with multiple buffs. To begin with, you might find the tree to be slightly confusing, so you can use the game’s suggestion system to specialize your character. Once you get a hang of their strengths and weaknesses, however, you can re-spec for free.
Stats Are More Important than CR
Whenever you obtain a Magic Core with a higher rating, the game will suggest that you swap it in, regardless of its stats. During the early-game, this might be an acceptable practice, especially since you’ll need to reach certain CR thresholds in order to unlock more instances and other rewarding activities.
As you begin to properly develop your character, however, you should choose 2-3 stats to focus on and prioritize the cores that improve these stats, even at the cost of lower CR. Unlike in other MMOs, stats actually matter in Lumia Saga, so you might find that your character is underperforming compared to others who have a lower Combat Rating than you. This is almost always due to the fact that your gear is not correct in terms of the stats most needed by your class/specialization.
The Autobattle Feature Can Be Useful…
As you proceed with the main questline, you will come across a couple of progression walls that will require you to farm for XP in the open world. In situations such as this, the Autobattle feature can be a blessing, especially since you can select the abilities that your character is allowed to use on his or her own.
You can also make great use of the Autobattle feature in solo instances, during World Boss fights, as well as for the purpose of normal difficulty Instances. But not all activities can be completed in this way.
…But It Will Kill You in Epic Instances
Heroic and Epic Instances feature mechanics that will eventually kill you and your entire party if none of the players are actually present. For example, bosses sometimes become immune during a fight and secondary mobs must be defeated to lower the boss’ shield. Your character will know no better if you leave them to their own devices and the enemies will eventually defeat your party.
Depending on the difficulty, at least one player must control their character manually in order to succeed in more difficult Instances. While it may be enough for one player to pay attention in a Heroic Instance, Epic Instances usually require the active participation of everyone involved.
Max Out Cultivation XP Each Day
Lumia Saga is tremendously fun even during the early-game, when you’re just getting to know your character and their abilities. That being said, you’ll want to level up as quickly as possible in order to access more content and better gear. Unfortunately, there is a cap to how much XP you can obtain per day from farming monsters and gathering materials.
You should of your best to reach this cap each day in order to maximize your XP gain over the first week. This will ensure that you can keep up with the demands of the Newbie Orientation quest and gather all the rewards made available to you in this manner.
You Need Survivability (More than DPS) to Farm
For levelling purposes, you might be tempted to think that the class that deals more damage is the most useful one. This, however, is not always the case. Take the Mage, for example, who has a particularly hard time staying alive in close combat. If you want to leave your character to farm XP in an area of their level, you need to make sure that they can stay alive for extended periods of time. The Warlock is far more useful in this respect, just as the Oracle is compared to the Scholar, in spite of the fact that the latter does more damage than the former.
Most of these things you will learn as you progress through the game. It’s important, however, that you choose a class that will allow you to play in a manner that you enjoy. Furthermore, once you have created a character, you should prioritize XP gain every day, at least until you reach level 50 and gain access to most of the useful content. Finally, don’t forget to have fun! Because in a world defined as “an outbreak of cuteness”, not enjoying yourself can be considered a crime.