Here is a basic gameplay and combat mechanics explained.
Health Points (or hit points) determine how many hits you can take before being knocked out in a fight.
Mana Points determine your total max mana, which allows you to use skills in combat.
AD stands for Adrenaline, and is required to use special abilities.
Skill Types: Instead of allies having magic abilities, a new mechanic is introduced, skills. The player and their allies now have skills that can be used in combat. All ally classes have built-in skills that will be automatically learned as said class levels up.
The player and other alchemists don’t have these built-in skills, instead they can use any weapon in the game. Weapons also can provide the users with unique skills, or skills from other classes. But be careful, not every weapon has the same skills so make sure you choose the right weapon for the right situation.
Keep an eye on the “Masteries” tab in the menu. Each time you level up, you’ll receive a few points to distribute into stats allowing you to increase you and your ally’s performance in combat.
It is recommended to play the game using the standard “WASD” keyboard configuration, try mapping these keys in the ‘keyboard config’ section of the options menu. It’s also recommended to
map the ‘Ok/Select/Action’ to the E or F button for ease of use. Alternatively, the game is also playable using a mouse for movement and combat, although it might make some navigation more difficult.
Use ‘Q’ to open your quick menu to see many different features in the game, primarily the crafting of potions and tonics.
Most potions are one-time-use battle items that can damage enemies or boost allies stats. Ingredients to craft these potions can be found all over the world, but appear more plentiful as loot from enemies, or can be bought from merchants.
These are just a couple tips to help newer players as they start their own journey throughout the Calriddian Isles.
There are many different ways to make money (Sen). Money is needed to buy better equipment, and it’s also needed to flex on your enemies. Who else can afford a 10000 Sen Protogun? Not them.
Currency in Blood of the Alchemists comes in two types: Sen, and UNN Coins. Sen is the Imperial standard that is used in Merros, Ephos, and parts of Murdahn. UNN coins are used in Tinderwind and parts of Murdahn as well. Exchange Sen for coins and vise versa at any bank throughout the world.
There are a few different mini games to do scattered around the islands that can provide you with quick easy money and EXP. Farmers will pay you for helping them harvest crops, fishing can provide you with varying levels of expensive fish that you can sell to merchants. Other people might be willing to pay you for helping them out. Keep an eye out for money making opportunities.
Grinding is another way to increase your funds and EXP, while also finding valuable alchemy ingredients in the process. Find loot to increase your party’s stats and sell unneeded items to make a profit. “Sen makes the world go ’round baby.”
Some strangers might need help as you travel the isles. Help them out to make some quick money as well as earn some bonus EXP.