Do you miss the old pixel art style games used to have? Are you looking for a game based on ancient Asia with a grand story? Do you want a game where strategy is always key? These questions might sound unrelated at first, but trust us, that isn’t the case at all.
If you said yes to even one of the questions, then you HAVE to play Eternal Three Kingdoms, a casual tactics game with a grand story and pixelated graphics. Hey, a good game is only to be expected from Com2uS Holdings, the company behind games like Kritika and The Walking Dead: All-Stars.
Today, we’re here with the ultimate guide for this game full of tips that are guaranteed to help you master this game. Trust us, once you get hooked on this super addictive RPG, you won’t ever want to put it down.
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Starting off, as soon as you first run Eternals Three Kingdoms, you’ll be asked to download and install some extra assets. Naturally, these assets are mandatory if you want to start the game. Before that though, you have to ensure the game is updated to the most recent version.
With that done, you’ll instantly be thrown into the prologue of the game. Here, you’ll be introduced to some key characters in the overarching story of the game and you’ll also be able to marvel at the old fashioned yet charming pixelated art style of the game.
The aim of the game? To lead your troops into battle and ensure every battle is a victorious one, of course.
Leading Your Troops to Victory
At first glance, the combat of this game might seem a little overwhelming. After all, there are always so many different troops on the battlefield, right? Well, fortunately, the game is much easier than it looks, at least when it comes to the basics.
At the start of every battle, you’ll see a screen with a blue circle and all your units listed down below. This is the preparation phase. Here, you want to drag and drop the units you want to participate in this battle on the battlefield.
Naturally, it’s also possible to deploy more than one unit by simply tapping the arrow on the bottom right of the screen. By doing so, the screen will shift to another blue circle (deploying circle) and you can freely drag and drop your troops.
Alternatively, there’s also the ‘auto deploy’ option at the bottom right of the screen. As the name suggests, simply tapping it once will make the game automatically deploy your troops according to what it deems fit. As soon as you’re done deploying your units however you see fit, you can tap
Controlling the Leading Heroes
Oh, did you think your job was done after deploying units? On the contrary, it’s just beginning. After the battle starts, your troops will automatically bolt toward the nearest enemies. The leading hero of your unit will also automatically use skills. However, if you want, it’s possible to tap the auto skill button to toggle it to manual.
Similarly, it’s also possible to tap the ‘automove’ option right next to auto skill to make it so you manually move the main leading hero. While both of these options will automatically be set to auto, it’s recommended to switch both of them to manual for a more personalized experience.
Keep in mind that every hero/character that isn’t the leading hero will still automatically use their skills and attacks. However, it’s still possible to reposition them by tapping the reposition icon on the left of the screen and then dragging the troop you want to move toward the position you want them to go to.
Attack or Defend? You Decide
While the battle is going on, you’ll see a red sword icon or a blue shield icon on the left side of the screen. This is basically the general rule you want all of your troops to follow. When it’s set to red, your troops will focus on attacking without caring about their own well being. This is recommended for shorter fights with weaker enemies your troops can quickly deal with.
However, if you’re expecting the fight to go on for a while, if you’re up against strong enemies, or if you’re tasked with defending someone, then the defense mode is the way to go. With this option turned on, your troops will fall back and regroup while focusing more on defense.
To toggle between the two modes, you only have to tap the icon once to switch to the other mode. Pretty easy, right?
Personalize Your Experience
Finally, it’s also possible for you to personalize your experience using some minor yet effective options. The two options we want to go through can all be found on the top right of the screen.
The first one is the camera mode. You can either make it so the camera is free, in which case you’ll be able to freely swipe the screen to move the camera, or fixed in the perspective of one soldier. This option is indicated by the camera icon on the top right, and you can cycle between solders from the bottom left of the screen.
Secondly, there’s the speed adjusting option. If you want, you can make it so the entire battle plays out twice or even thrice as fast. We highly recommend you speed up the game if you’re going through some easy battles and aren’t expecting much of a challenge.
This option is represented by the icon with two arrows on the top right of the screen, and the number indicates the current speed of the game. Tap it once for normal speed, again for double speed, and once more for triple speed.
Progress in the World of Eternal Three Kingdoms
Remember when we said the game had an epic and expansive storyline? Well, we weren’t just saying that to reel you in. From the get go, you’ll be introduced to several known names in Chinese mythology and history, and you’ll be able to witness them as they defeat their enemies and conquer the world.
By clicking the ‘World Map’ option at the bottom right of the screen, you’ll see several chapters to complete. Each of those chapters also has multiple stages you have to complete if you want to unlock the next chapter.
One very cool thing about this game is that every single chapter is dedicated to a different hero in Chinese history. For example, if one chapter is dedicated to Dong Zhou, the other one might be dedicated to Lu Bu. This way, players are able to see the story of various different heroes first hand.
Earn Valuable Rewards
Now, you might be wondering what’s in it for you if you continue to progress through the world map, right? Well, every battle you complete can potentially give you some great rewards. Naturally, the first and most important reward you get is experience, and no we aren’t talking about the metaphorical experience. We’re talking about the fact that you can level your profile level up by completing battles.
Additionally, other rewards you can get by completing battles include shards, scrolls, gems, and so much more. What’s more, is that you can also earn rewards for completing specific quests or taking part in time based events. We always recommend you keep an eye out for anything that might be going on at the time to ensure you don’t miss out on winning big.
Form the Ultimate Army
Naturally, you don’t necessarily have to be stuck with the hero you start the game with. Instead, you have complete freedom to adjust your units as you see fit. You can determine your formation by going to, well, the ‘formation’ option in the main menu.
Here, you’ll be able to make three different units to use in battle, each led by a different hero. One thing to keep in mind is that although every unit can have up to three heroes in it, only one hero can be the leader, which means you’ll only be able to use the leader skills of one hero in battle.
Another pretty cool thing is that every time you tap on a stage, you’ll be able to see various information related to that stage. For example, you’ll see what enemies you can expect to go up against. This will help you in preparing for stages that might be unexpectedly hard.
Unlock New Heroes
So, how do you unlock new heroes to fill your units? Well, the primary way of doing so is by summoning more heroes. That’s right, this game has a gacha system too just like Honkai Star Rail and Cookie Run: Kingdom.
To summon new heroes, you have to go back to the camp and tap on the summon option. Here, you’ll be able to summon new heroes, gear, and even exclusive weapons. Initially, the character summoned will be the only one that’ll be unlocked, though you’ll eventually be able to use the other summons as well.
To summon, you need a different type of currency depending on what type of summon you’re doing. With that being said, players can take advantage of the daily free character summon as well if they find themselves short on currency.
Keep in mind that it isn’t necessary for you to unlock full heroes every time. Sometimes, you might also summon shards for characters. Gather enough shards and you’ll be able to completely summon that specific character or maybe even better!
Make Your Heroes Stronger
What’s better than unlocking new heroes, you ask? Powering up your favorite ones, of course! That’s right, it’s also possible to strengthen your heroes and other characters to make them even better on the battlefield.
The primary way of strengthening your character is, of course, by earning experience. How do you earn experience? By winning battles, of course! Every time a battle is cleared, a screen showing the experience gained by each of your troops is shown. Keep in mind that there’s a max level for your heroes and troops, and to raise it you have to raise your own level.
To strengthen your heroes even further, you have to go back to camp and then select ‘character info’, which unlocks as soon as you complete chapter one’s stage 4. Here, you’ll get the option to level up, promote, and even enhance your heroes. Granted, of course, that you have the required shards or other requirements.
Learn the Types of Units
Of course, similar to other RPG games, Eternal Three Kingdoms also has a class system, although it isn’t nearly as important as other games make it out to be. Basically, every soldier has a different perk. This perk can range from being a swordsman to being an archer.
Depending on what perk a specific soldier has, they’ll get a 20% attack bonus against enemy soldiers of a different particular class. So, for example, say you have a solder with the swordsman perk. This means you’ll have a major advantage if you deploy that soldier against spearman enemies.
It’s always a good idea to take advantage of the fact that you can see the type of enemies you’ll be facing before starting a stage. This way, you can build your units based on the weaknesses of the enemies you’ll be going up against.
Additionally, every perk also gives soldiers a specific advantage to their overall skills. For example, swordsmen and spearmen have high attack stats, while shieldsmen have high defense. Remember to go through the information of every single perk to ensure you’re able to make the most of all your soldiers.
This was everything you needed to know about Eternal Three Kingdoms before you got started. We hope that you’re now confident enough to step into the incredibly expansive and charming world the developers have managed to create.
If you’re looking for games with a similar strategy RPG gameplay style, then consider playing Nexus War: Civilization. It’s basically Eternal Three Kingdoms but in the future and with kingdom building mechanics.