Smilegate Holding’s latest new venture is none other than the hyped Outerplane, a 3D turn-based RPG that is set in the fantasy land of Mirsha where all types of heroes meet and greet each other. Smilegate’s previous game, Epic Seven, has become one of the biggest hits in the anime turn-based genre. Naturally, it seems questionable for the developer to release another competitive title in the same genre. But Outerplane has some clear distinctions than the former Smilegate RPG as the game offers a more intense combat environment and a plethora of new heroes to collect and play with. Outerplane is going to be available as a free-to-play game on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The game is set to release sometime in 2023 itself, meanwhile, players can play test the game in a closed beta environment by registering through their official website.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

In this beginner’s guide for Outerplane, we will be trying our best to explain all the basics of the game that are required to understand in order to make efficient and fast progression. We will be assuming you are a new player as it’s a beginner’s guide. We will also be listing the best ways to power up your heroes as you play the game. Here are the topics that we will be covering in-depth in this beginner’s guide:

  • Summoning System Basics
  • Currency System Explained
  • Combat System Explained
  • How to Make Heroes Stronger?
  • Missions and Rewards

Understanding the Summoning System

Outerplane is a turn-based RPG where players fight with their formation of 4 distinct heroes in the team. The games are quite strategical while the flow of the combat is super smooth, much like Epic Seven itself. However, the difference between the 2 games arises and is shown quite abruptly in the summoning systems. Much like other gacha games, the sole purpose of the summoning system is to give players new and strong heroes to recruit and add to their formations. Naturally, these heroes are available at different probabilities depending on the type of summoning banner. Currently, the main banners that a new player will see are as follows:

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

  • Infinite Recruitment Banner (1-time) – This type of recruitment banner is used for summoning 1-3 Star rarity heroes infinitely at the start of the game. This is a great system to encourage a strong start for the player. This summon banner is mandatory for new players to summon at and players will have the pleasure of infinitely summoning 10 heroes at a time until they confirm 1 set of 10 heroes. Players can infinitely summon only 10 heroes at a time, with each 10-summon guaranteeing players a 3-Star hero. Only a selected collection of heroes are available to be summoned through this banner. Players can only 1 3-Star hero per 10 summon made on the banner.
  • Rate-Up Recruit Banners – This type of recruitment banner is used for summoning 1–3-star rarity heroes. The featured hero will have a higher chance of being summoned if players are able to summon a 3-Star hero. The pity for the rate-up 3-Star hero is at 200 summons. This pity is in the form of mileage. Sadly, the mileage does not carry from banner to banner. But players will get the remaining amount of mileage as Star’s Memory once the banner ends.
  • Normal Recruit Banner – This type of recruitment banner is used for summoning 1–3-star rarity heroes. This banner contains all the 3-Star heroes available in the game. The mileage pity is also available in this recruitment banner. This pity is in the form of mileage. The mileage of the Rate-Up recruitment banner and normal recruitment banner are inter-connected. Once the rate-up recruitment banner ends, players will get the remaining amount of mileage as Star’s Memory.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Players will get tons of summoning currencies at the start of their journey in Outerplane from the pre-registration rewards as well as global launch rewards. We would highly recommend players to spend their Ether in the rate-up recruitment banner for a chance to get the latest hero in the game. Further, we recommend players do their Infinite recruitment summons after doing the rate-up summons to avoid getting duplicate heroes. Outerplane has an intensive shard system in place that allows players to grade up their heroes by collecting a certain amount of shards of them. But getting those shards early on hampers your progress as you won’t have enough variety of heroes to deal with the tough content. In Outerplane, the base rarity of the hero determines their probability of being obtained from the recruitment banner. In the system, the highest rarity of heroes has the lowest probability of being summoned while the lowest rarity of heroes has the highest probability of being summoned.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

The rate of summoning all rarities of heroes is as follows:

  • 3-Star Heroes – 2% Probability of being summoned
  • 2-Star Heroes – 19% Probability of being summoned
  • 1-Star Heroes – 79% Probability of being summoned

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Players require different types of summoning currencies to summon on different recruitment banners. The different currencies which are used during summons in the Summon system or to obtain heroes in general are as follows:

  • Ether – Ether is currently the only real summoning currency as of the 2nd closed beta test. Players can spend their collected Ether on either the Rate-Up Recruitment banner or the Normal recruitment banner to summon their favourite heroes. A single summon on either of the banners costs 150 Ether while a 10-summon costs 1500 Ether.
  • Choice Summoning Ticket (3-Star Exclusive) – Choice Summoning Ticket is the currency that is used for directly selecting a 3-Star hero of the player’s choice. If a duplicate hero was chosen, players will get the Shards for the hero instead.
  • Random Summoning Ticket (1-Star and 2-Star) – Random Summoning Ticket is the currency that is used for randomly summoning a 1-2 Star hero. If a duplicate hero was obtained, players will get the Shards for the hero instead.

Understanding The Currencies

Much like understanding combat mechanics is important to succeed in winning battles, understanding the different types of currencies is important to not waste them. These currencies which we are going to talk about are called the 3 “major” currencies and the judicious usage of them will definitely result in improved rate of progression. Naturally, as this is a beginner guide, we will keep the explanation in-depth and simple for new players to understand. Veterans of these types of games can feel free to skip this section and move on to the next one. These major currencies can be seen in the middle of the main menu and are as follows:

  • Gold
  • Stamina
  • Ether

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Gold is one of the 3 main currencies in Outerplane. Gold is pre-dominantly used only for upgrading heroes as well as to upgrade your gear. Gold is used in abundance while upgrading your gear to take it to a higher level. Similarly, Gold is also used when upgrading the levels of your hero or upgrading the skill of your hero. Gold is primarily obtained in abundance from the Gold Dungeon. Players can loot this Gold Dungeon 2 times per day. The higher the floor, the greater the amount of Gold received. Gold is also consumed at the same rate as the higher the gear enhancement, the greater will be the amount of Gold consumed.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Stamina is the playtime currency of Outerplane as it was only used to play the different content of the game. All the PvE content of Outerplane requires a certain amount of Stamina to be able to play. Naturally, the Stamina is the biggest positive and negative as players can get tons of progression if they have abundant Stamina. On the other hand, player’s progression can also get hampered due to lack of Stamina. Stamina is an AFK currency wherein, it recharges at a specific rate over time. However, players can also purchase more Stamina using their Ether at the rate of 30 Ether 60 Stamina up to a maximum of 10 times daily. Similarly, players can also get more Stamina by spending their Friendship points at the rate of 50 Friendship Points for 30 Stamina up to once per day.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Ether is the premium currency of Outerplane and it needs to be used conservatively and judiciously. There are 2 types of Ethers – Free Ether and Paid Ether. Free Ether can be obtained through log-in rewards, pre-registration rewards, daily and weekly missions, achievements, first time story clear rewards, in-game events, and developer compensation mails. Paid Ether can only be obtained by purchasing packs via microtransactions. As a rule of thumb, Free Ether will always be used first. Ether is majorly used only for summoning heroes from the Rate-Up recruitment banner and Normal recruitment banner.

Combat Mechanics of Outerplane Explained

Outerplane is by far one of the best strategic turn-based games as the game’s smooth combat animations, particle effects, combat mechanics, buffs, debuffs, and more play a very important role to give the player a feeling of control and competitiveness. Naturally, this type of feeling is greatly enhanced when players summon their favourite heroes and test them out in battles. However, to maximize your chances of winning in PvE content or beating other players in PvP content, you should start with understanding these complex mechanics of Outerplane. Starting with the basics, players are required to make a formation of 4 unique heroes in their team before the match even begins. Players are required to judge the enemies they are fighting and bring heroes that can counter those of the enemies. The classic element system can also be seen in Outerplane where each hero is assigned an element. Now, each element is either stronger or weaker against a different element. Light and Dark elements are neutral against Fire, Water, and Wind elements but are stronger/weaker against each other.

Firstly, we would encourage players to refer to a tier list for Outerplane to get a better understanding of the best heroes in the game. Most of the combat mechanics and tips are provided well enough by the game itself in the initial tutorial.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

One of the most unique aspects of combat system is the skill chain system where players earn skill gauge points depending on the nature of their heroes. For example, Defender heroes earn skill gauge points when getting hit by enemies. Marksmen get skill gauge points when hitting enemies. Healers gain skill gauge points when healing allies. Mages get skill gauge points when using their Burst skills. Players can use the Chain Skills to launch powerful attacks which start with 1 hero and finish with 1 hero. These Chain Skills usually land in a Break state for the enemy. During the Break state, the enemy is not able to move and take more damage from all sources as well.

Make Your Heroes Stronger in Outerplane

Outerplane is a turn-based RPG that features a ton of strategic elements. However, no matter what strategy you may deploy, it will all fail if your heroes themselves and weak and drop dead easily. This is where you should consider making them stronger in order to progress more effectively, saving both your time and resources. Players can access their heroes by clicking on the Heroes icon located at the bottom right-hand side of the main menu.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

In this section, players will find different ways to power up their hero. Here is a brief explanation of all the systems present in Outerplane to strengthen your heroes:

  • Leveling Up
  • Transcend
  • Skills
  • Gear

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Leveling Up is one of the best ways to directly increase the strength of your heroes as levelling up increase your base stats. These base stats include Attack, Defense, and Health stat of your hero. Each hero benefits from increase in these stats. Just like any RPG game, players can expect to level their heroes by taking them into battles where they earn small amounts of experience. Players can also farm the Bandit Dungeon daily 2 times per day at maximum. This Bandit dungeon is a consistent source of high-level experience materials that can be fed directly to the heroes to increase their levels. To level up any hero, go to the Heroes tab and select any hero you want to level. Go to the Info tab, and click on the Enhance Hero option. Players will see an interface where they can tap or hold the food materials to increase the level of the hero.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Transcend is a way of increasing the Star level of your heroes. Players will require fragments of the same hero to be able to transcend them. Each transcend phase increases their base stats greatly while also increasing their level cap. To transcend heroes, players will need 150 fragments of the hero. A single duplicate summon of the hero yields only 50 fragments. Hence, players will need multiple duplicates of a hero to be able to transcend them.

Skills of all heroes can be upgraded as well to provide some better damage multipliers and improve their overall utility of them. Skills of heroes in Outerplane can be enhanced according to the current level of the hero. Skilling up heroes takes Basic Skill Manuals and Gold.

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Gear is the primary method of increasing the overall strength of your heroes as they provide a massive boost to the hero’s power ratings. Consider them like Equipments in other games where equipping certain number of the same set of gear provides your heroes with specific skills. For example, the Attack Set allows heroes to gain flat 30% Attack if players equip 4 gears of the Attack set. That is on top of the stats provided by the gear pieces themselves.

Missions and Rewards

Missions are one of the most consistent sources of rewards given to players on a daily and weekly basis, respectively. Daily Missions and Weekly Missions are the main source of guaranteed rewards that every player should strive to complete and reap their rewards. We will be taking an in-depth look at some of the daily and weekly missions that can be completed each day and week, respectively. These missions reset according to the server time. In this section, we will look at the following different types of missions:

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Daily Missions and rewards obtained from completing them are:

  • Obtain Antiparticle Generator reward 1 time
  • Clear Bandit Chase 2 time(s)
  • Recruit hero 1 time
  • Enhance hero 10 time(s)
  • Login
  • Clear Special Request: Identification 2 time(s)
  • Clear Special Request: Ecology Study 2 time(s)
  • Enter Arena 5 time(s)
  • Clear Upgrade Stone Retrieval 2 time(s)
  • Clear Bounty Hunter 2 time(s)
  • Use 40 Stamina
  • Enhance Gear 10 time(s)
  • Send Friendship Points 10 time(s) to a friend

Rewards – Gold x 5000, Live Petri Dish x 2, Apprentice’s Toolbox x 1, Gold x 5000 + Apprentice’s Toolbox x 1, Gold x 5000 + Ether x 5

Beginner’s Guide to Outerplane – Make Effective & Efficient Progress

Weekly Missions and rewards obtained from completing them are:

  • Obtain Antiparticle Generator reward 5 time(s)
  • Recruit heroes 5 time(s)
  • Obtain Expedition rewards 5 time(s)
  • Clear Special Request: Identification 15 time(s)
  • Clear Special Request: Ecology 15 time(s)
  • Enter Arena 25 time(s)
  • Use 500 Stamina
  • Buy items at the Shop 30 time(s)
  • Dismantle gear 40 time(s)
  • Obtain Daily Mission Reward 25 time(s)

Rewards – Gold x 50,000 + Bronze Chest x 1, Ether x 30 + Cake Slice x 3, Basic Skill Manual x 1, Ether x 200 + Prosciutto x 1, Gold x 150,000 + Intermediate Skill Manual x 1

Stay tuned for more future updates and guides for Outerplane. We recommend playing Outerplane on your PC using BlueStacks with a keyboard and mouse for the best performance.