Strategy games continue to evolve and Section Studios’ new game RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos is a proof that the genre is going in the right direction. RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos combines elements from card games and battle arenas in order to provide an action-packed player versus player experience. Available on Android and iOS, the game features stunning 3D graphics with well-designed characters.
The mechanics of RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos are easy enough to understand. If you are familiar with Clash Royale, it would be easier for you to adjust in this game. The battle arena is divided into two sides, each with three towers. Your goal is to defeat your enemy by destroying his main tower or taking down more towers before the end of the match. Battles will get tougher as you go up the league ladders. Make sure you are prepared by reading our RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos cheats, tips and tricks!
1. Choose Your Leader Wisely
One of the unique features of RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos is the ability to assign a leader unit. You can assign any card as the leader unit, even spell cards! Just go to your battle deck, tap on the unit you want, then tap on Make Leader. Once a unit become the leader, you will be able to use its leader skill. On top of that, you will also be able to summon it as soon as its cooldown is done. You won’t have to hope that it will come up from the shuffle.
Since leader units have such great impact on matches, it is important that you choose the right one. Check out each unit’s leader ability to see if it will suit your play style. You should also keep in mind that a unit’s viability as a leader may change after it has been upgraded. Try out different leaders until you find the perfect one!
2. Build A Balanced Deck
Each deck is composed of eight regular cards and one leader card. There are a lot more cards to choose from, so the decision to include or exclude a specific card is crucial to your success. It is not just about stuffing your deck with powerful cards. You also need to think about the type and mana cost of each card. Make sure you have a good balance of tanks and damage dealers in your team. You need tanks to soak up the damage while ranged units fire away from the back.
Mana cost also plays a huge role in card selection. Mana regenerates over time, but that does not mean you should fill your deck with high-cost units. By the time you regain enough mana to send out your entire lineup, your turrets will be gone. Find the right balance of units so that you will always have units to send out.
3. Upgrade Your Units
As you play RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos, you will be able to collect duplicates of cards. These duplicates are required in order to upgrade your units. Keep in mind that upgrading also costs coins. Try to prioritize members of your current deck when it comes to upgrades or you will be out of money before you know it. Rare units cost more coins to upgrade, so start saving!
Upgrading does a lot more than just improving the stats of your unit. You also get to unlock and improve skills of units this way. Some units become game changers when you have them fully upgraded. For example, the Zealots get an Evade skill at level 2. This allows them to dodge one melee attack every 4 seconds. The problem with that is they are so squishy that they would die before the skill cools down. At level 10, however, the cooldown is removed. That means they will practically be invincible against melee units!
4. How To Win Battles
No matter how much you upgrade your units, or how well you assemble your team, you will still lose if you don’t use them properly during battle. Don’t just plop down the first unit that goes on cooldown. In fact, there are times when it is better to wait until you have full mana, so you can send two units at once. As much as possible, try to send one tank in front of your ranged units. Ranged units are very squishy, so you will practically waste your mana if you send them out alone.
Another tactic you can use is to send out a bait in one lane. Send a low-cost unit in one lane so your opponent will put down units to defend. Once he has gone all out on that lane, you can then send out your stronger units on the other lane to attack the undefended tower. This is a risky tactic, but if you play your cards right, it can lead to some pretty easy wins.
5. Check Your Enemies’ Details
When you are still starting out, the chances are high that you will have the same units as your opponent. As you progress, however, you will start encountering units that you don’t have in your deck. The good news is that you can check out the details of your enemy’s deck at the end of the battle. This may not seem like much but knowing the details of each unit will allow you to prepare for future battles. It will also give you an idea of which other units can be useful to include in your own deck.
6. Complete Quests
Tapping on the second icon on the bottom right of your Battle menu will bring up your quests. You can have up to three quests active at a time. Once you clear one quest, it will go on cooldown before you are given another one. Make sure you complete as many quests as you can. These reward you with much-needed coins as well as a few extra cards. Quests usually involve using certain units in your deck. You won’t always be required to win, so just keep playing until you complete them all!
7. Aim For At Least One Tower
Some matches are impossible to win. That does not mean, however, that you should go home empty-handed. Try to take down at least one tower even if you know you are going to lose. Taking down a tower will reward you with one Obscura Stone, while a victory will reward you with three. When you collect 10 Obscura Stones, you will be able to unlock an Arena Tome. Opening these will reward you with more cards, premium currency, and coins. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to unlock more Arena Tomes for a few hours after you open one. Feel free to rest up until you can earn Obscure Stones again.
8. Get Free Tomes
Aside from the Arena Tome, you also earn a free tome whenever you win a match. The game also gives out free tomes every few hours. You can claim the free tome on the upper right side of the Battle screen. It is right beside the Arena Tome, so you can’t miss it. Don’t forget to Translate the tomes in order to get the rewards. It takes a while to Translate the tomes, with rare ones taking several hours to complete. Prioritize opening tomes with short timers while you are playing. When you are ready to log off for the day, you can queue up those that have longer wait times.
9. Check Out The Shop
The fourth icon on the left side of the screen is the Shop. Here you can find various packages that you can purchase using real money. You can also unlock special tomes here by spending premium currency called Crimson. Try to save up until you have at least 300 Crimson to unlock the Count’s Tome since it guarantees Epic cards. You can also purchase the King’s Tome for 600 Crimson, but it takes a lot longer to save up that much, and the cards it gives you is the same as buying two Count’s Tomes.
Aside from the tomes, however, there is another reason for you to drop by the Shop. The Shop sells three specific cards that changes daily. That is one regular, one rare, and one epic card. You can buy these cards using coins. The higher the rarity of the card, the more expensive it will be. Also, each card’s price will go up after every purchase. It sounds like a lot of spending on your part, but this section of the Shop is actually really useful for getting those last few cards you need for an upgrade. If you are short one or two cards for upgrading your favorite unit, check out the shop and hope you get lucky with the rotation.
10. Join An Active Guild
Once you hit level 3, you will be able to access the Guild system. Having guildmates is a great way to learn more strategies and deck builds from veteran players. Aside from that, however, you will be able to unlock more tomes, badges, and other content by joining a guild. This is why it is important that you find an active guild to join. Do not be afraid to hop from one guild to another until you find one that meets your needs.
It is time for you to enter the arena and climb to the top of the leagues! Just follow the RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos tips and tricks listed above to ensure your victory!