One of this year’s biggest mobile releases was Blizzard and NetEase’s Diablo Immortal – the franchise’s first foray into the mobile platform, and it saw success right out of the gate. Although the launch of the game was mired in controversy, owing to its inclusion of an extensive number of microtransactions, the game was praised for its deep RPG mechanics and satisfying combat.
For the first-time Diablo player, Immortal can be a bit overwhelming at first. The sheer number of stats, armour types, classes and their usage can be a bit challenging to get used to. The game has a pretty extensive tutorial section to help ease the player into the game, but even then, you might find yourself confused quite often.
Here, we take a look at some key tips to help you get used to Diablo Immortal’s various systems and set you off on your journey to vanquish demons and monsters of all kinds in the game.
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5 Diablo Immortal Tips and Tricks
There are a total of 6 classes to pick from in Diablo Immortal, namely:
- Demon Hunter
Each class has its own style of combat and special abilities and it will take a while before you can see everything each class has to offer. The game lets players create multiple characters of different classes, and once within the game, there will be options to adopt abilities from other classes.
Each individual class is viable to a certain degree, but for new players, it is recommended that you begin with the “Demon Hunter” class. The Demon Hunter relies on ranged combat to deal damage, and with intelligent movement, players will be able to clear out entire areas without getting hit.
The Demon Hunter class is most suited for newcomers as it allows players to keep a healthy distance from the enemies and deal out massive damage at range. Once well into the game, players can choose to start all over again with a different class or simply use the class fluidity system to give your Demon Hunter additional abilities from other classes.
Movement is Key
As mentioned previously, it is challenging but not impossible to minimize the damage you take from enemies in the game. However, by simply positioning yourself intelligently around the map, players will be able to avoid unnecessary deaths.
The Demon Hunter Class is easily the most agile character in the game and will allow you to really move around the area. Other Ranged-based classes will also have a similar ability, and even when playing Melee characters, be sure to move around a lot and avoid projectiles from enemies.
A surefire method is to keep circling your enemies and only go in for a strike once they are in an idle state or winding up to perform another move. Standing still in Diablo Immortal is a solid way to get yourself absolutely trampled by bosses and smaller minions alike.
Exploration and Level Caps
Diablo Immortal has a pretty staggering map, which might be slightly imposing at first. It can be a bit daunting to explore certain areas and go into dungeons fearing that you might not be well-equipped to deal with higher-level enemies.
Rest assured, the game gives players enough information to make an informed decision when it comes to exploring dungeons and areas. Each area and dungeon has a certain level cap or power level, advising players whether they are fit to face enemies that await them once inside.
Players are encouraged to explore all areas and pick up any side quests and dungeon objectives. The side quests and dungeons are great ways to level up quickly and get great armour early on in the game. Players can choose to do side quests while within the Story campaign, and more often than not, they will be rewarded with great items and XP for doing so.
The Story Missions are a great way to get used to the game, but the real joy of Diablo Immortal lies in its various dungeons and side quests.
Loot and Armour in Diablo Immortal
One of the things that players might get tired of quite easily in the game is the regular armour and weapon drops by enemies. While enjoyable at first, it becomes quite repetitive to keep receiving slightly better items every 5 minutes of gameplay.
The key to always staying agile and well-equipped is to either discard old items either by dismantling them or taking them to the Blacksmith. Taking it to the Blacksmith might be taxing, while in a dungeon or a side quest, so players are better off dismantling old items and replacing them with new ones.
Hoarding items will only slow your player down as a heavy inventory leads to the player-character not being able to perform to the best of their abilities. Plus, you’ll run out of space really quickly if you’re not smart about your inventory.
Adjust Hardware Settings
Diablo Immortal can be a tad bit taxing on your mobile device, given the depth and the visual fidelity of the game. As a result, players might see a dip in performance as a result of their device heating up.
Players can head to Settings > Graphics to tailor their experience to the device they are using. A useful “Device Load” graphic will tell players exactly how taxing the game is in its current state and players should mess around with these settings to see what fits them best.
The best way to ensure solid performance in Diablo Immortal is to set the framerate to 60 FPS and bring down every other option to its minimum. This will allow players to get a smooth experience of the game, which will help them take on areas with larger enemy hoards.
While the game won’t look as great as when compared to Ultra Resolution, it will certainly help keeping your device cool and your performance solid.