Bluehole’s new mobile game called Cube Knight: Battle of Camelot is a voxel-ized take on the legend of King Arthur. The game, which is available for Android and iOS systems, does an admirable job going beyond the usual hack ‘n’ slash fare you can expect in the world of mobile. It gives you the chance to become one of the Knights of the Round Table as you go on an “adventure for the Holy Grail,” choosing any one out of several hero classes available in the game. And it won’t just be Excalibur that you may be chasing – depending on your choices, you may also have to go after other legendary artifacts.
Compared to other games of its kind, Cube Knight has several features you won’t be able to find, or might not expect from an ostensibly casual title. As such, we’d probably debate with the game’s classification, but in any case, we’ve come up with a complete Cube Knight: Battle of Camelot strategy guide that covers all the essential things you need to learn in this game. Regardless of your level of expertise, we hope you can join us as we talk you through all the different aspects of the game, and guide you in your path to glory, whatever that path may be.
1. How Does The Upgrading System Work?
As we said above, there are several features in this game that could be considered unique or unusual for the genre. In most games, including the more graphically intense and in-depth ones, building upgrades are building upgrades; you don’t need to do anything except have enough money or resources for the upgrade to push forward. In Cube Knight, you’ll have to defeat a given number of enemy waves in the missions. So how can you go about this unique mechanic?
We would advise you to maximize the time you have playing the game by saving your money until you have enough of it to upgrade two buildings or more simultaneously. You can then head off to the missions and try to defeat as many waves as possible so you can upgrade these multiple buildings. We recommend doing so in Picnic difficulty – as the name suggests, that’s the easiest level in the game.
2. Prioritize Barrier Over HP
And again, we move on to another unique mechanic that’s worth mentioning early on in the strategy guide. Normally, you would want to work toward improving your hero’s hit points over any shield or defense, the latter of which would usually come in the form of a buff. In this game, though, your Barrier will ultimately prove more important than HP as the shield that prevents heroes from incurring a lot of damage.
When leveling up your hero, you should set aside those skills that can increase or restore your Barrier, and prioritize them during your upgrades. This works especially well if you’ve got nothing better to level up at a given point. Also, outfit your hero with equipment that increases the Barrier rating. Even if you may think you’re set in terms of HP, you’ll find out soon enough that it’s hard to hold up if your Barrier is gone.
3. More Unique Features: Leveling Up
We’ve got to give it to the folks at Bluehole, because even the leveling-up mechanic is quite unusual compared to other similar games. Your hero will always start at level 1, but will go to level 5 in ALL of the missions. And each time your heroes level up, you’ll have three choices to pick from. So what choice should you be making? It may sound daunting, but it actually isn’t. The first level up boost you should go with is damage, followed by something that could restore or increase your Barrier, to reiterate the above tip. If neither are available, go with attack speed increase. And when all else fails, go with HP or movement speed boosts in that order of priority.
This all boils down to Attack Damage being the most important thing you can upgrade in the game. Barrier-improving stuff follows next, then Attack Speed, while HP and movement speed can go last.
4. Which Hero Should You Choose?
If you’re the type of gamer who gets overwhelmed by tens of heroes, or even hundreds in some games, Cube Knight only comes with a few characters. There are four unlockable heroes that can be made available if you play the game normally, and four more which you can unlock by paying Diamonds, the game’s premium currency. The free heroes aren’t too bad at all, and we would advise you to try them all out and see which one is suited best to your style. You don’t have to go with King Arthur just because he is THE hero of the saga. Others, such as Lancelot, may be better-suited to your play style.
5. Once You’ve Chosen Your Hero, Stick To Him / Her
It might sound like a tempting proposition to use as many heroes as possible in the long term. But truth be told, you may be better off choosing just one hero to stick with for long-term games. It costs tons of time, currency, and resources to give each hero all the best equipment available, so even going with two heroes as long-term bets could be very, very costly.
6. Get Items That Give You Special Boosts
Cube Knight comes with an in-game shop, where you can purchase items for your hero. And make sure to visit the shop on a regular basis, especially if you don’t need or want the items that are available at any given time. Look at all the items carefully, as they come with their own special boosts. Look for the items that give you the best possible boost, but don’t be afraid to settle if you’ve got some open slots and the items that fill those slots don’t impress you. Don’t cherry-pick at the expense of your success in the game!
7. Look For The Safe Spots
Each hero in the game is strong or weak in different parts of the in-game map. You’ll have to find those parts of the map where your hero is strong and safe, though finding those parts is quite easy. It’s even easier to play there in most cases, as you can trick enemies into moving there, so you can take care of them faster and make quick work of them. Take the example of Lancelot – he’s best in bridges or narrow passages, and when using him, you can dominate waves of enemies as they pass through. But regardless of the hero you choose, you should always be moving, as you wouldn’t want to get overwhelmed by those enemies. Lure them instead to your “safe” spots so you can take them down easier.
8. Basic Tips For Boss Fights
Each boss in the game has their own specific shooting pattern, and as you’ll find out, it wouldn’t be too hard to deduce those patterns. As usual, keep yourself on the move; “stick and move” strategies work, and you also want to surround your enemies, attacking them as often as you could as you make use of the environment to defend yourself from their attacks. This might sound a bit complicated at first, but if you figure out a boss’ shooting patterns, you’ll learn how to take advantage of them and get them when they least expect it. You’ll also have to look for a sweet spot to attack your enemies in; they should be open enough for you to hit them successfully, but not too open that they’ll have a safe place of their own to hide in.