You were found in the desert, alone. You had no one to call your own, and no one to claim you as a friend. You only knew one thing: You were being sold. You didn’t know to who. But from what you can tell, he has a lot of money and time. You are told to gear up, and learn to fight. You must choose your path, and learn to master it. All to survive, or else, risk death. Welcome to Gladiator Rising: Roguelike RPG, where you only have yourself to believe in.
Gladiator Rising is a play on both the RPG elements, as well as simple and fast-paced action. You play a simple man, thrown into a colosseum arena where you must fight for survival, as each fight is one to the death. You gain experience and levels as you fight and win, as well as gold that you can use to buy new equipment and skills. With many aspects to look into, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that you come out on top.
Gladiator Rising Tips
There are two primary areas to focus on: out of combat, and in combat. Out of Combat is in regards to the levelling, buying of items, and class picks. In Combat refers to the actual action of fighting, which only encompasses a small part of the game. So, let’s go ahead and go over the Out of Combat items and situations.
With out of Combat, you will need to focus on acquiring gear, and making sure you’re ready for the fights. To start, you will get to choose your class. You get to pick to be either a warrior, a mage, or a rogue. Warriors are natural tanks, meaning you’ll be bashing your head against your opponent a lot with brute strength. Rogues tend to be more stealthy, attempting to deal more damage before the enemy hits them. Mages are firepower entities, focusing more on firing multiple spells before the enemy has a chance to do anything, as well as casting weakening effects on the enemies. Each one has their merits, as long as you upgrade towards the proper trees. For warriors, you want to spend your skill points on the strength tree, as more health translates to more damage. For Rogues, focusing on dexterity means that the enemy will miss, while the rogue critically hits. The mage needs to have intelligence, as that will help to power up the spells fired.
Gear and Upgrading Guide
Once you pick your class, then you focus on the gear and upgrading. As you progress through the game, you are able to gain gear and items to help bolster your character. To ensure that you get the most out of the gear, make sure you are constantly checking the stats that they give you. These stats are essential, as some give you a massive boost to different things, such as agility or strength. These stats add on top of what you already have, so it is good to keep in mind.
With each weapon and armor piece, you also have the option of enchanting and upgrading the equipment. This comes in handy when you have the higher ranked gear. Lets start with refining and upgrading the weapon. Each weapon and armor piece starts out at a certain level, and has a durability level. As these levels decline, you have to continuously repair and refine this equipment, which will gain levels and damage/armor as you go. With enchanting, you can give your armor and weapons different elemental positions, allowing them to either stun, burn, or weaken your opponent, as well as give you resistances to different elements from your enemies. Each gear can take up to 3 enchantments, so go at it to your hearts content.
Lastly, when upgrading your character after a level up, you have the chance to spend 3 skill points to four different skills: Strength, agility, intellect, and luck. Luck really doesn’t do anything, except for what monsters you meet when you go and grind out levels. As discussed before, each one gives a different level to your character, so spend them wisely.
Lastly, lets talk about In Combat components. When you have your character, you are able to use different skills. These skills differ per character, but each one ensures that you have a clear advantage over your opponent. Such skills as being able to cast weaken on your opponent as a mage, or having a passive skill that gives you extra critical damage with a rogue are all useful. So, tailor them to your own liking.
Always keep track of your mana and energy. Energy is used to use items and do basic attacks. Mana is used when using major skills and spells. Keeping track of how often you are able to spell reel different skills is important if you cannot defeat the opponent in one go. So, test out different skills in different orders, and see what works best for you.
You are also able to pick up and buy different weapons that can be used in the arena. These come in the forms of potions, spears, and bombs. Potions can give a multitude of different effects, such as casting poison, weakening, or burning the opponent. But, be careful not to throw a healing potion or drink a poison potion. You can also pick up both spears and bombs, which do direct damage to the opponent. It is recommended to stock up on these damaging items early on, so that you can use them against opponents that may be too hard to beat later on.
There are plenty of other components to think about as you play the game, but try them out for yourself. I found the most pleasing class to play in the rogue, as it seems to have the most damage, but you can do anything you would like. The main thing is to stick with the right skills to upgrade, as well as always try to grind out smaller enemies when trying to sleep. Good luck, and happy fighting!