King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is due to premiere in a few months from now, and Warner Brothers has just released an official mobile game to hype up the movie’s release. This is an action game for Android and iOS gamers, and it asks you, right from the bat, if you’ve got what it takes to eventually wield the legendary sword Excalibur. You will be joining King Arthur and other characters from the movie, in hopes of harnessing Excalibur’s power and holding off the evil Vortigern’s assault. There are ranked missions for you to complete as you hope to climb up the leaderboard, cinematic-quality combat scenes, and various other fighting game mechanics for you to encounter. You can also record your gameplay for sharing on social media, if that happens to be your thing!
Despite the game coming to us courtesy of a leading entertainment company, Warner Brothers surprisingly doesn’t go into much detail in the game description. But perhaps that’s because they want you to play the game to truly experience it, and possibly get surprised (pleasantly, that is) by its features. We won’t be spoiling you in that regard, but we’re still going to be giving you our King Arthur: Legend of the Sword strategy guide, as we teach you how to play this game and make good progress, even if you’re just starting out.
1. Break Those Defenses
In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you’ll have several standards move which you can unlock by purchasing, and the final three standard moves (Jump Kick, Tornado Kick, and Overhead Elbow Strike) have one thing in common – they can break an enemy defense, provided they aren’t armed. For Jump Kick, the sequence would be right + left + up, Tornado Kick is left + right + up, and Overhead Elbow Strike is left + right + down.
Although the moves have different names and look different when executed, they all serve a common purpose – it doesn’t matter which one you use, apparently.
2. How To String Smart Combos Together
Like in any other fighting game worth its salt, King Arthur: LOTS has a key mechanic when it comes to the fighting – it’s important that you know how to string a good combo together. In the tutorial stage, the game will tell you the regular overhead attack, which is performed by swiping down, breaks an enemy’s guard. That’s all well and good, but since this is rather slow to execute, you can try the simple trick of continuing your string with one of the above-mentioned defense-breaking moves. You should act quickly and continue your string with any one of the moves (again, it wouldn’t matter), because if your string has too many normal attacks in it when launched at an opponent in a defensive stance, they’ll counterattack, and that means trouble for you.
3. Upgrade Counter Enhancers
It goes without saying that upgrading is very important in this game. But when upgrading, you want to look at the bottom of the upgrade list, as that’s where you will find upgrades for your counter moves. These moves include your Counter Throw, which works by countering an opponent, then swiping downwards on the screen. After you’ve countered your opponent, they’ll be thrown to the ground, and you’ll be dealing out significant damage, while taking them out for a few seconds. This allows you to make quick work of one enemy at a time, while also affecting any enemies that may try ganging up on you and supporting the enemy you’ve targeted.
Counter Drop Kick is the second counter move for you to upgrade, and you can do this by countering and swiping up. You’ll also be dealing out lots of damage, just like you can with Counter Throw, but the difference here is that it’s going to send your enemies flying the opposite direction from you. This is great if you’re trying to ensure you’re at a safe distance from the enemy.
Both moves work well when it comes to dealing with multiple enemies, so if you’re trying to exercise some crowd control, make sure you’re upgrading both of your counters!
4. Have As Many Enemies As Possible In View
Although the camera will try to feature as many active enemies as possible, it’s not exactly perfect – sometimes, enemies that should be within Arthur’s view would suddenly ease themselves out of the screen. That could throw off some players, so what you want to do here is to do what you could to keep all of the active enemies in view. You’ll have to do this if you’re dealing with Chargers, Archers, or similar enemies, as they’re the best in launching sneak attacks at you. If you’re caught unaware, you might not have enough time to react, and again, that’s big trouble for you.
5. Isolate Enemies From Each Other
Most of the moves in King Arthur: LOTS would require you to swipe on the screen. But that’s not always the easiest thing to do, as you may end up attacking an enemy you should otherwise be saving for later. That means you’ll have to isolate those enemies, keep them apart from each other as much as you could. This is oftentimes easier said than done, but you’ll find out soon enough that your moves could be effective in keeping enemies away from each other. More space in between enemies means a better chance of attacking the right enemy.
6. Be Patient, As Targeting Could Be Hard
In connection to the fifth tip, you’ll also want to be as close to the front of the camera as possible. If you’re far away from the camera, the enemies may look smaller than you want them to look, and that’s going to make it challenging to target them properly. As such, you may make some mistakes and target the wrong opponent. Stay as close as possible to the camera, and focus on the front-center so you have an even better chance of targeting the right enemy.
7. The Excalibur Mini-Game
Once you activate Excalibur, you will be taken to a mini-game, where your goal is to take down as many enemies as possible while using the sword in question. Since Excalibur is a legendary, mighty sword, it’s going to take down all enemies, regardless how much health they have remaining. That means you should use Excalibur as soon as you’ve got it activated and ready for use, as it could do you well in taking out a ton of enemies. You’ll also need it when fighting the final boss. Burt aside from that, you shouldn’t hold on too long to this mighty sword – if it’s ready to use, then go for it!
This wraps up our detailed guide for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide! In case you know additional tips or tricks, feel free to share them with us below in the comment area!