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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Tips for Beginners

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty may not be the toughest game there is, but it sure does come pretty close. Particularly the first boss fight, where the game tests you on its combat system, even before you’ve learned to walk on your two feet. In part, it’s a welcome twist; that you master all it takes to defeat Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty as early as possible so you can, at the very least, enjoy yourself the rest of the way. Rest assured, learning Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is very far from mastering it. So, how can you tower above the rest or beat Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty at its own game? Well, these Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty best tips for beginners are a great place to start.

5. Pick the Best Weapon

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Tips for Beginners

It’s easy to feel locked to the weapon that has the highest stats. But, said weapon may not always fit your playstyle. Or, others may upgrade to showcase a higher survivability rate. You’ll find that Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty offers plenty of loot opportunities, so much so that your inventory will soon fill up with overwhelming variations of armor and weapons. 

While it may seem confusing at first, try to change up your weapon every now and then. Who knows? You may run into a demon in the rough every once in a while. It’s also so much fun finding treasures all over, whether they're the ones left by the enemies you’ve killed or those you find while exploring. Either way, it doesn’t hurt to keep an eye out for the weapon choice that best suits your playstyle. With two main weapons to switch between at any time, remaining flexible at the start should serve you well in the long run.

4. Visit the Training Grounds

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Tips for Beginners

The way Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty indicts you into combat is by posing the toughest boss battle at the very start, one you’ll likely sink several hours into just as many gamers already have. It’s not entirely a bad thing. Neither should it worry you too much. Instead, take advantage of the training grounds to learn how battles work, so you’re prepared when you face your first boss.

The training grounds are found just as you start the story and find your first battle flag. Use the “travel” option to navigate a world map called the “training grounds” and explore all that it offers. You should have the freedom to learn wizard spells, how to use your divine beast, as well as combat techniques like blocking, and more. These tutorials do come in handy, especially when the going starts to get quite tough toward the latter stages of the game.

3. Morale on High

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty MORALE RANK

The morale ranking system is such a big part of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty that you ought to pay special attention to how it works. It’s essentially a way to rank yourself against your opponent. Whoever racks up the most points wins.

Morale ranged from 0 to 25. Each time you start a new stage, your morale rank resets. To increase your rank, simply kill as many enemies as you can. Just remember that going up against enemies with a higher rank will prove more challenging, depending on how far up they are.

If you want to avoid losing too much morale, you may want to increase your fortitude. Fortitude is essentially the lower limit to your morale, such that your morale never falls below your fortitude. Similarly, increasing your fortitude beyond your morale will raise your morale to match. 

So, how do you increase your fortitude rank? Well, you plant a marker flag, which are hidden smaller flag that you find in your mission. However, keep in mind that fortitude does reset each time you start a new mission.

2. Aggression Pays Out

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Tips for Beginners

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a soulslike game, which means it’s a tough game to master. Fortunately, your hard work pays off. Specifically, “aggression.” When you deal standard attacks and execute well-timed deflections against an enemy, your Spirit meter goes up. This then helps you charge your martial arts or heavy attacks to deal more damage to your enemy.

It’s also a way to encourage you to fight, rather than block or dodge attacks. If you mostly spend time blocking or dodging, your spirit breaks. And, as a result, you become more vulnerable to incoming attacks. Not to mention, the enemy will not go down if you don’t actually unleash attacks on that land. Simply put, there’s no avoiding the heat of the battle, with the only way being through.

1. Dying is Totally Okay

You must have heard this a million times, that Soulslike games guarantee that you’ll die a tad too many times. But guess what? That’s okay. There’s some good news, though. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty isn’t as punishing as the likes of Dark Souls or Nioh, where even a mere slip off a ledge, or into a pit is game over. Well, unless you have one HP. 

In fact, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty isn’t entirely soullike. Most of the missions are easy to get through. The main parts that require high resilience are the boss fights that are specially curated to test your patience.

Another way to look at it is through the morale ranking system. At the start, enemies will grow stronger if they kill you. However, at some point after you’ve died a couple of times, they’ll start to accrue insignificant morale points that won’t have any meaningful change. If you’ve reached this point, there’s no impact to throwing yourself into the pit of the fire as much as you like, or at least as much time as it takes to master defeating them. 

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty best tips for beginners? Are there more tips you’d like to share with us? Let us know down in the comments or over on our socials here



Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.