You wake up one day to find your town under attack. You are forced awake by the noise, and can’t go back to sleep. It seems like the resident hero is out of commission, so it is up to you to figure out how you can save the village. Armed only in your underwear to start, you must battle your way through hordes of goblins, elves, and other creatures that threaten your existence, and learn to be the hero that others could not. Welcome to Dash Quest, where every punch and block matters as you travel along the lonely and single path to heroism.
Dash Quest is a simple hack and slash game. Armed only with a small weapon and your own brawn, you must defeat waves and waves of enemies as they come at you from every single angle. These can be ground enemies, as well as flying enemies, although your attacks will reach them all the same. No matter what, you must kill them, and then continuously beat the bosses that come after them. Along the way, you will be able to find and upgrade your items as well as upgrade your armor to make you stronger, and find items that help you clear enemies very quickly. Although it may seem straight-forward, there are some tips and tricks to help you shortcut through the enemy lines.
Tips for Beginners
To start, there are a few basic controls. The screen is held upright, and the character you control has two different sides to press. The right side controls attack, so when you tap on that side, you will swing a sword or fists, whichever you have equipped. On the left is the block skill, which lets you block a few attacks at a time before it goes on cooldown. You will also have a few buttons to press that are items, such as bombs, or healing potions. Each of these will keep you safe, and will help you clear monsters quicker.
The way to earn your money is the bread and butter of the game. The further you travel and the more enemies you kill will net you a larger fortune. This is compounded by which routes you take, as sometimes the path will diverge for harder challenges. This money can be saved or spent, whichever you think is best.
The best way to grind is to never block and only attack. This is because, if you attack quick enough, you will never have to block an enemy’s attack, as they mostly go down in one swing of your sword or fists. The only time you will ever need to block is to fight bosses who have too much health. As such, you will need to figure out the attack patterns, and dance to their tune as you slowly whittle them down.
You also have a charge attack when you hold down on the right side of your screen. This will generally only clear maybe one to two enemies at a time, so I suggest not using it a lot. Instead, only use it as you start to fight a huge wave, where there is a lull in the battle. This way, you can get the main force out of the way quickly. Later on there are some upgrades that you can choose to help bolster your special, but at the start, it is quite weak, so I only recommend swinging constantly.
Guide to Upgrading Your Gear
Although you can upgrade almost everything, there is a way to go about it that improves your battle capabilities at a quick pace. To start, you can upgrade your health, armor, weapon, and skills. Health and armor are generally classified under one thing, as it is a type of armor piece that increases the amount of hits you can take. Your weapon upgrades increase the amount of damage you deal with each basic swing of your sword, and skill upgrades increase what kind of special you can use. It may seem good to upgrade everything, but that is actually a bad thing.
Upgrading everything at the same rate will severely limit how quickly you can clear. Yes, you will be better all around, but your attack will suffer. Instead, focus solely on increasing your damage output. This is done by only buying sword upgrades and the like. This way, you can clear faster, as you will never really need any help with armor and health since you won’t be blocking anyways. The best defense is a great offense, as they say.
Then, focus on skills. Find the best upgrades for your ranged skill, and that way you can clear out other pesky enemies that might be trying to catch you. There are some that will allow your shockwave type energy to blast through must faster, and some that extend even further, whereas some just have a larger aoe blast zone. Find the one that fits you, and stick with it.
Lastly, you want to spend your money on items. The only reason I say do not buy health and armor is because you can get those from monster drops as well, and since it isn’t as important, it is better to only use gold on items that matter. The items you can buy range from bombs and powerful explosions, and healing potions. It would be better to upgrade bombs and such, instead of health pots, as you will not need them as much unless you plan to fight a really big boss. Other than that, there is no reason to stock up on health potions.
Those are just a few tips and tricks that will help to save you some time while grinding. Focus on attacking primarily, and forget about blocking until you get to a boss. Focus on upgrading your attacks, instead of defenses. Constantly go for the attacks and aggressive natures, and that way you can get the most gold to be the richest hero of them all and slay the evil final boss. Good luck, and happy fighting!