These are tips and guides for how to play and win effectively as both Survivor and Raider.
- THIS IS NOT A FIGHTING GAME!!! It’s not at all in the slightest a fighting game. Especially for new players, the goal is not to hurt or kill the Raider, it is for Survivors to survive against him. If you are his level, that means you can at best fight him to a standstill until you run out of energy, at which point you will die if you don’t know how to escape properly. If you are higher level than him, you can do some some damage but ultimately you will run out of energy and it will be same as above. For the basics, don’t fight, run away and live to not fight another day.
- Don’t lead the enemy to your teammates. If he’s got you, then you are dead. Don’t drag teammates down with you to try to force them to save you. You won’t be saved and he will get 2 kills instead of 1
- Rescuing Citizens is the most surefire way to level up quick while denying the Raider energy for levels. Citizen’s out and keep away from the Raider to keep him weak while the team gets strong. You can most easily find citizens by listening for them calling for help.
- If versing Frieza, Namekians will be among the Citizens. Namekians sometimes carry Dragon Balls. In additions, Frieza gets extra energy from killing Namekians without Dragon Balls, so rescuing them is triply important. Namekians speak differently than humans so you can prioritize their voices once you recognize them.
- If you pick up a Dragon Ball, etiquette dictates giving it to whoever has the most. You can see how to drop it in the bottom left corner of your screen. Drop it near the person who has the most when you have an opoortunity so they can summon Shenron. DO NOT STAND THERE HOLDING IT, especially when the other person is in front of you, spamming Dragon Balls. Give it to them.
- While searching chests for Power Keys, you may find a Radar. There are 3 Radars. Citizen Radar, Power Key Radar and Dragon Radar. Dragon Radar comes in 3 levels that make all the Radars see a further distance away. The Citizen Radar is mostly useless but the Power Key Radar and a Lvl 2 or Lvl 3 Dragon Radar is strong enough to dictate what you should be doing that match. Power Key Radar means go find the Power Keys while letting allies place them. 2 or 3 Dragon Radar means it’s time to search for the Dragon Balls almost exclusively (though I recommend rescuing citizens along the way)
- If you have the Super Time Machine placed, space out transforming to fight off the Raider. The Super Time Machine is a bomb counting down to the Raider and he wants it gone ASAP so keep him distracted 1 person at a time to get that clock to count down as fast as possible.
- If you have to hold the enemy down, right-click is your dodge. Melee attacks are the best option to waste time so do them whenever possible or simply fly around and keep him focused on you.
- If you should happen to have to fight, stay at range and fire ki blasts(melee attack button at a long distance) if possible, especially if you have a teammate holding the enemy down in melee. This does way more damage than melee does. Don’t waste your special since it will drain your transformation fast. Save it as a final hit.
- If you happen to get the Dragon Balls and be the one to summon Shenron, evaluate the situation. Is your whole team alive at level 1 and 2 against a level 2 Raider? Maybe wish for everyone to level instead of just yourself. In almost any other case though, you’ll want to make yourself stronger instead because level 4 is much, much stronger than a level 3 due to no time limit on the transformation.
- Remember that this is a team game and not a solo game. Sometimes sacrificing yourself so that the team wins is the best play. Don’t kill yourself for nothing but don’t be afraid to die if the situation requires you to take a big risk.
Recommended Survivor Skills
Passive Skills: Emergency Transformation(only while learning), Barrier Auto-Recovery, VIP Special, Expert Driver [Speed Boost], Expert Driver [Jump Boost], Wall Kick
Grapple for easy escape across the map. You start with it.
Motorbike for high speed transport across the map for an escape or quick zone change. Add on Expert Driver’s for faster speed and higher jump.
Charming Pose for a faster version of Solar Flare that can be used to stun the Raider for just a moment then Grapple far far away.
Saiyan Pod got nerfed since beta but it’s still great if you plan it ahead of time. Easy travel anywhere on the map.
Trap Device is great in caves because it’s got a low cooldown and the Raider has to get stunned by it to reach you in the cave most of the time. Run into a cave, drop it, hide wait for the stun then Grapple out. You may even be able to drop another at the cave exit for an extra stun when he leaves
Emergency Transformation will save you if you aren’t good at transforming before you get hit. Once you learn though, it can be put aside.
Barrier Recovery is great because you don’t have to carry around the Barrier capsules anymore.
VIP Special for cheap Cooldown Drinks and Energy from the vending machines
Wall Kick is a bit difficult but once you learn it, you can get up walls very quickly.
Advanced Survivor Tips
- If the Raider finds you, keep him busy for as long as possible. Fight him for a second, fly into a cave, drop a trap or wait for him to enter and use charming pose, motorbike out of there at high speed, get a little distance then grappling hook far away. It won’t be very long but seconds count, especially in the beginning.
- Use the tactic above to harass the Raider if you are at his level or above. 7 people poking him and keeping him distracted adds up the time. Only do this if you’re confident in your escape skills though, otherwise you’ll just be feeding him.
- If in Comms, give all Dragon Balls to whoever has a high level Dragon Radar and keep the Raider off of them.
- You can drop Dragon Balls from high in the air. If the enemy has one, fight him to make him drop it, pick it up, fly high and drop it before flying away. He will lose track of the ball and that will give your allies an opportunity to get them.
- Don’t Summon Shenron if the Raider has a Zone Destruction ready to use. He can block Shenron with it. If he’s saving it, go to an area where you’ve found the key (or one you don’t want to look for it at) and Summon Shenron and just grab the balls again. Be ready to fight in this case though cause he’ll want the Dragon Balls.
- People rarely look up, if you’re out of cooldowns then fly as high as you can to run. He may lose track of you and even if he kills you, he can’t finish you off until you finish slow-falling to the ground.
- While the Super Time Machine is charging, keep it between you and the Raider at all times. If he starts trying to go around, use Charming Pose or simply dodge away. He will likely try to melee at that distance and dodge rolls avoid melee attacks easily. Lay traps, dodge and Charming Pose to keep the Raider chasing as long as possible. He will eventually just start destroying the machine but many won’t start until after killing the Survivor near it.
- Against Kid Buu’s Super Special Attack, the most surefire way to dodge the blasts that almost cover the map is to hide under something that can’t be destroyed. The blasts won’t penetrate even if you’re inside the AoE.
- When absorbed by Buu, use senzu beans to revive others if you have any, otherwise find Fat Buu ASAP and then resurrect after escaping.
- Don’t fight Spopovich. He seems weak and if the Raider is bad he will be weak, but a good player on Spopovich can end the game without leveling no problem. Keep him from getting energy from you or Citizens so delay Majin Buu as much as possible.
- When facing Buu, the best opportunity to fight is against Fat Buu because Super Buu is as strong as Frieza and can hunt players down as well as Cell. Keep Buu at low level as long as possible. This is true for all Raiders but especially Buu.
Raider General Tips
Majin Buu Tips
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