Arcane Saga Ultimate Game Guide

Nikola Stevanovic

What is Arcane Saga?

Arcane Saga is a turn-based strategy RPG that is available on mobile platforms both Android and iOS. The game was developed by YJM Games and is currently sitting at 4.⅕ stars and more than fifty thousand reviews.

Considering the fact that the game was released quite recently, it has quickly become one of the most popular turn-based RPGs on the mobile market so let’s put Arcane Saga under the microscope and see what the game is all about. 

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Photo: YJM Games

Arcane Saga – Gameplay

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Photo: YJM Games

When it comes to gameplay, Arcane Saga revolves around the player leading a party of four heroes in a series of epic battles against forces of evil.

The game features an elaborate combat system that requires the player to plan and strategize around using their cards effectively, casting spells when needed.

This creates a perfect combination of unique heroes, all of whom have different abilities, in order to fight as efficiently as possible. 

As the player defeats enemies, they will be able to collect and use all kinds of equipment, increase the level and power of their heroes, unlock entirely new heroes, and add them to the party, as well as complete quests and unlock new achievements. 

Arcane Saga – Combat

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Photo: YJM Games

Combat plays a huge part in Arcane Saga since the gameplay largely consists of fighting a series of battles one after another.

However, the combat of Arcane Saga is not what you would typically see in a mobile RPG. Instead, it combines various elements of other video game genres such as strategy and card games.

The combat system is essentially turn-based which means that every character on the battlefield takes its turn. This includes both the player’s and the enemy characters.

The player draws out cards which are based on the type of hero that they are using and during every turn, the player can combine cards once and use an ability once. Players can also cast spells during each turn provided that they have enough mana to do so. 

Each time you combine two cards of the same type, you gain a new card of a higher level. Players can combine two Level 1 cards into a Level 2 card, and two Level 2 cards into a Level 3 card. The more powerful the card is, the stronger will be the ability cast with it. 

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Photo: YJM Games

This means that your average turn should consist of you combining two cards, using a card to attack one of the chosen enemies or to cast an ability, and perhaps casting a spell if you have enough mana for it. 

Arcane Saga – Currency

Like many other mobile games, Arcane Saga features its own currency system which is admittedly somewhat complex, so let’s take a closer look at it.

Silver – This is the most common currency of the game that can be obtained by simply playing the game. Silver can be used to level up heroes and purchase equipment upgrades.

Moon Stone – This type of currency is a rare ore found in the continent of Ortegia. Moon Stones can be exchanged for Silver.

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Photo: YJM Games

Hero EXP Potions – This type of currency is required for your Heroes to level up and increase their stats. Players can use this currency at the hero information screen. 

Crystal – This is a very rare and valuable type of currency that can be found within the continent of Ortegia. Crystals can be used to purchase items at the Trading Market. 

Wing – A type of currency used for starting Outland Expeditions.

Summon Ticket – A type of currency used for summons. Summon Tickets can differ in rarity.

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Photo: YJM Games

Upgrade Stone – This type of currency is used for enhancing hero equipment.

Level Ticket – This currency is used to raise the hero’s level by one.

Hero Pieces – Hero Pieces are a type of currency that can be used to unlock specific heroes directly without having to put your faith in luck.

However, a large number of Hero Pieces unique to a single hero are required to unlock that specific hero. This makes Hero Pieces a very rare and valuable resource.

Arcane Saga – Union Advantage

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Photo: YJM Games

Arcane Saga features its own Alliance system which is also known as Union Advantage.

The way the system works is that each unit or hero comes with their own assigned Alliance that deals increased damage against one of the other two alliances while at the same time taking increased damage from the other. 

Vita – Takes increased damage from Ordo and deals increased damage against Abyssus.

Ordo – Takes increased damage from Abyssus and deals increased damage against Vita.

Abyssus – Takes increased damage from Vita and deals increased damage against Ordo.

Arcane Saga – Hero Altar

Hero Altar essentially serves as the Arcane Saga’s gacha mechanic and allows players to summon new heroes in exchange for Summon Tickets. The rarity and quality of the heroes summoned will depend on the rarity of the Summon Ticket. 

Photo: YJM Games
Photo: YJM Games

In addition to summoning, the Hero Altar can also be used to exchange heroes that you already have for new ones, as well as to reset your heroes which will strip them from their upgrades and refund the player with the Hero Pieces that they already used. 

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Photo: YJM Games

However, it is important to note that no other resources spent on growth will be refunded. 

Arcane Saga – Heroes

The heroes that you are in charge of are your main force on the battlefield all throughout the campaign so getting to know them and getting familiar with all their abilities is essential in order to achieve victory.

So let’s take a closer look at Arcane Saga heroes and all their different aspects.

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Photo: YJM Games

Hero Types

There are four different hero types in Arcane Saga and each of them comes with its own advantages and disadvantages so let’s break them down.

Assault – This type of hero can be considered your typical damage dealer class. While they excel at dealing high amounts of damage to enemies, their defensive abilities such as defense and health points are somewhat lacking. 

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Photo: YJM Games

Support – As their name implies, this type of hero focuses its abilities on healing other heroes as well as buffing allies and debuffing enemies. They are great at providing your other heroes with all the stats they need in order to win the battle.

Photo: YJM Games
Photo: YJM Games

Vanguard – Vanguard heroes are your typical tanks and as such, they are excellent at soaking enemy damage. This type of hero usually has high defensive stats such as armor, health, and defense. 

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Photo: YJM Games

It is important to note that in addition to these three hero types, there is a fourth hero type, Special, however, such heroes are all unique in their own way.

Abilities

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Photo: YJM Games

All heroes in Arcane Saga come with their own unique abilities based on their type and each of them can come in handy in various situations that may arise on the battlefield.

However, while all hero abilities differ among themselves, there are a few things that all heroes have in common. 


Each hero in Arcane Saga comes with four different abilities, three active and one passive.

The passive ability provides your hero with a unique effect such as increased damage, a larger crit chance, or a stronger attack against a specific alliance. Passive abilities are always active and don’t require any attention from the player.

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Photo: YJM Games


In addition, each hero also comes with three different active abilities. Each of these abilities is stronger than the previous one, however, in order to use them, the player will need to combine cards of the same type. This means that you won’t always have access to your strongest abilities and as a result, you will need to strategize around them.

Level 1 Ability – Requires a single Level 1 card to use.

Level 2 Ability – Requires the player to combine two of the same Level 1 cards in order to be used.

Level 3 Ability – Requires the player to combine two of the same Level 2 cards in order to be used. This ability is also known as the ultimate ability. 

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Photo: YJM Games

Lastly, some heroes are able to use additional spells outside of their main four abilities. Spells can differ based on the heroes and don’t require any cards to be used in order to be cast.

However, they do require the player to spend mana crystals. It is also worth noting that casting spells doesn’t count as your turn which means that you will also be able to attack or use one of your abilities even if u cast a spell. 

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Photo: YJM Games

This means that you will need to plan around combining cards, using them, and managing your mana, making each of your turns more exciting, and every single decision bears a lot more weight and has a bigger impact on the outcome of the battle.

Leveling

As in any respectable RPG, leveling plays a huge role when it comes to growing the power of your heroes. However, instead of gaining experience and leveling up through battle, your heroes level up by consuming various currencies. 

Photo: YJM Games
Photo: YJM Games

In order to level up your heroes, you will need to either spend silver and hero EXP potions or use one of the level tickets. Leveling up your hero will increase their basic attributes such as health points, attack, defense, speed, etc. 

Equipment

Equipment is another factor that determines the power of your heroes. As you fight one battle after another, you will come across various items and gear that you will be able to pick up and use. 

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Photo: YJM Games

Weapons, armor, gloves, shoes, and various accessories can be equipped by your heroes and used to further increase their power and their stats. Some items can even grant your heroes unique effects.

Arcane Saga – Quests

Like many other mobile titles, Arcane Saga features its own quest system which tasks the players with completing various objectives and allows them to earn all kinds of rewards. There are three different types of Quests in Arcane Saga, so let’s take a closer look at them.

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Photo: YJM Games

Daily Quests

Daily quests are missions that players can complete in order to earn different kinds of currency.

Daily missions are usually smaller in scope and don’t require a big time investment compared to other quests, however, the rewards that they provide are also less valuable. Daily quests reset every twenty-four hours.

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Photo: YJM Games

Weekly Quests

Weekly quests are special missions that are larger in scope and usually take more time and effort to complete compared to Daily quests. However, Weekly quests also offer better rewards in comparison. As implied by their name, Weekly quests reset once every seven days. 

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Photo: YJM Games

Achievements

Achievements are a type of quest that when completed, provide players with a large assortment of currency. These special tasks can differ in scope as well as type and can only be completed once by the player. 

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Photo: YJM Games

Arcane Saga – Trade Market

Trade Market is a feature in Arcane Saga that allows players to buy and sell Hero Pieces, Equipment as well as other miscellaneous items such as Hero experience, different types of currency, and many other items. Players can also keep track of the sales and purchases that they made in the past via this feature.

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Photo: YJM Games

Arcane Saga- Battle Pass

Like many other modern games, Arcane Saga features its own Battle Pass that comes with its own separate level.

As you play the game, the level of your Battle Pass will increase, and as it increases, you will be able to unlock various rewards such as currency, heroe pieces, etc.

While all players have access to the free Battle Pays, the game also allows them to upgrade to a premium version which features even more rewards at each level. 

Arcane Saga - Photo: YJM Games
Photo: YJM Games

Conclusion

This concludes our Arcane Saga Ultimate Guide. We hope you enjoyed reading it and found our tips helpful.

We wish you the best of luck in the battles that lay ahead for you and your party of heroes.

If you enjoy this type of content, then check out our website for more mobile gaming articles such as our Credits Farming Guide for Honkai: Star Rail or our Sea of Conquest – All Ports and Goods Guide. 

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