skullgirls tips

Skullgirls Tips, Cheats, Tricks & Guide for Winning Every Battle

Skullgirls is a new game from the LINE Corporation for iOS and Android devices. This is a 2D fighting RPG based on the popular Skullgirls fighting game series. You can collect, upgrade, and customize a variety of characters in this game, with RPG mechanics that should have longtime fans of the genre feeling “right at home,” as LINE says. As this is a fighting game, you can also unlock special moves and Blockbuster movies that can also be upgraded and equipped. And as far as the fighting mechanics are concerned, you will also have to come up with a lineup of three heroes per team, coming up with the best combination to make the most out of the synergies. You’ve also got various modes here – Story Mode, Prize Fights (a PvP mode where you can unlock new fighters), Daily Events, Training, and more modes to follow as the game gets updated.

That’s the game in a nutshell, and there is indeed quite a lot to learn about this game and how to be good at it. But we’re not here to make things more difficult – we want to make the game as easy for you as possible, so if you’ve just downloaded it for your iOS or Android device, read on and check out this Skullgirls strategy guide and all the tips and tricks within it.

1. Combat Effects In A Fighting Game? Better Believe It

Normally, when it comes to fighting games, everything is straightforward – you may have special moves and the like, but they don’t do anything else to an opponent except do damage. Skullgirls, on the other hand, has some clear-cut RPG mechanics, as we explained in the overview, and these RPG mechanics include a variety of effects that can either be temporary or permanent. In any case, they can either serve as buffs or de-buffs for your team while on the battlefield. (Likewise, they could also serve as buffs or debuffs to enemy fighters!)

For starters, you’ve got Invincible, which makes your fighter just that – invincible and impervious to damage. Immune is the exact opposite, as it makes you unable to perform any action. Unflinching means your fighter won’t react when attacked, while Stunned means they’ll be unable to act at all. Enrage/Cripple adds and subtracts (respectively) 20 percent from your Attack stats. Armor Break affects Defensive stats by 20 percent, either positively or negatively. Regen/Heavy Regen could either add one or two seconds to your hit points. Lastly, Bleed/Heavy Bleed continuously decreases one or two hit points respectively when fired off at an enemy.

2. Complete More Daily Missions

Skullgirls, like many other games with an RPG touch to them, allow you to complete daily missions. So make sure you’re completing as many of them as possible, especially if you play the game frequently. You’ll be given up to three a day, so save your free time for completing them, as that could also help you make better in-game progress.

3. Unlocking More Characters: What To Do?

While we would often advise players to stick to a certain number of heroes (usually a couple, but maybe more depending on the game), that isn’t the case in Skullgirls. In fact, you should be actively trying to unlock more characters in here. There are dozens of available fighters, and if you want to get more of them, the easiest way to do so would be to pay real money. But you might not want to do that, and with that in mind, here are the ways you can get new heroes/fighters for free.

First off, complete those story missions, as that could sometimes allow you to unlock new characters, with the rarity and skill of said fighters improving as you go further into your runs. Relics, conversely, can also be unlocked, albeit with premium currency; still, if you complete the dailies, you’ll get a few relics for your troubles. Take things as seriously as possible when playing the game, and if you’ve got some gems, use them to open relics; you can also buy the 10-pack of relics with your real-life money, and that’s going to get you one relic for free. Lastly, Special Events are held on a regular basis, and depending on how well you’ve done so far, you will be grouped accordingly by the match making system. These are all limited-time events, but if you’re able to hit a milestone or rank highly on the leaderboards for these events, you know you’re still in luck.

4. Make Sure You Evolve Your Characters

While it is important indeed to unlock new characters in Skullgirls, you should also evolve the ones you already have. This is where sticking to the tried and tested would apply, because you want your best characters to be ahead of the others, being more leveled-up, with more skills unlocked and more power out there in battle. Evolving characters in specific could improve your performance in battle, but how do you go about this seemingly delicate process? Read on and we’ll tell you in the next tips.

5. How To Evolve

Evolving your characters would require you to sacrifice existing characters you no longer need, or no longer want to deal with. That might not be the best option early on, but ultimately, you’ll want to evolve your go-to-guys; make sure you’ve got some of the same type, and once you do, you’ll come up with a fighter who’s a big improvement over their previous type. Their raw stats may go down after the evolution, but as you level them up, you’ll see the payoff when they turn out to be much stronger than the non-evolved versions.

6. Working The Skill Tree

As this is a fighting RPG, there are also skill trees which you have to follow depending on your play style. You will, at you move on and keep playing, get skill points, which can then be used in unlocking skills. You will also need special keys once things have become a bit more difficult. That means planning your skill tree strategy ahead of time, as well as confidence that you’ve chosen the right thing to do – you cannot unlock all of the skills in this game. Furthermore, you can’t reset skill points once you’ve invested them. That would mean being as careful as possible when making your selection, because all decisions are final!

When it comes to what you should be prioritizing, many believe that Health is the best area to focus on. That, in itself, is the best way to ensure a good defensive team, and you know what we always say about defense vs. offense, right? That said, Attack Damage should ideally follow next, followed by investing in Character Abilities.

7. Equip Moves The Moment They’re Ready

One other good thing about Skullgirls is that there are multiple moves for you to collect while playing the game naturally. These moves will have to be retrieved and equipped the moment they’re unlocked, but if you see something better than what you had just equipped a few moments back, you shouldn’t hesitate to unlock them and equip them on the right fighter. There’s no limit as to the number of fighters whose moves you can unlock, just as long as you’ve got enough slots on you.

8. Each Fighter Has Their Own Strength And Weakness

We probably should not be mentioning this, but just in case you’re new to the RPG thing, this happens to be a deep fighting game where all the characters have their own strengths and weaknesses. Once you’ve found some fighters who match your play style, you should stick with them and improve them more so than you improve some of the other characters at your disposal.

9. Should You Auto-Battle Or Not?

Now that we’re talking about actual battle tips, the one thing you may be asking is whether it’s a good idea to play on auto-battle, given its legendary deficiencies in many a title. Ideally, you want to micromanage each fight to ensure that each of your characters does what you expect them to do, but auto-battle in Skullgirls doesn’t take away from letting you do the micromanagement that matters. You can still block, which is always a good thing to do if you’re a defensive player (which you should be), and you can still launch your specials against the enemy. You can also tag other players in if you’re in PvP mode.

Of course, there’s no substitute to actually playing the game yourself and making all the key decisions. But if you want things to go by faster, then you’re better off trying auto-battle/auto-fight every now and then, especially against weaker opponents.

10. Familiarize Yourself With Character Types

Once again, those RPG mechanics are coming into play in this facet of Skullgirls. Each character in the game has a certain “element” associated, and these elements are strong against another element, but weak against a third one. It’s all about rock-paper-scissors here, and if you’ve got the elemental disadvantage against an AI or human opponent, you can tag in a character with the correct, advantageous type on the fly. You might also want to make use of this pro-tip: tag a character with the elemental advantage right after the opponent has made their own tag, as that could allow you to keep the boost for a longer period of time.

This wraps up our strategy guide for Skullgirls. If you know more tips or tricks for the game, don’t hesitate to leave us a message in the comments!

Add A Comment

super brawl universe tips
Super Brawl Universe Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Assemble the Ultimate Dream Team
lifeafter rewards
LifeAfter Guide: 10 Tips & Strategies to Collect More Resources, Craft Better Items and Earn Rewards
frag pro shooter advanced guide
FRAG Pro Shooter Advanced Guide: Tips & Tricks to Assemble a Powerful Team and Take Down Your Opponents
lifeafter food recipes
LifeAfter Food Recipes List: A Complete Guide to Food Recipes
draw it kwalee tips
Draw It (Kwalee) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Beat the Competition
super brawl universe tips
Super Brawl Universe Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Assemble the Ultimate Dream Team
pick me up tastypill tips
Pick Me Up (Tastypill) Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become the Best Taxi Driver Ever
Tiny Loops (Voodoo) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Complete Levels Easily and Get High Scores
Tiny Loops (Voodoo) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Complete Levels Easily and Get High Scores
rolling sky 2
Rolling Sky 2 Guide: Tips, Cheats & Tricks to Complete All Levels
fisherman ketchapp tips
Fisherman (Ketchapp) Cheats: 8 Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Catching Tons of Fish
jaws.io high score
JAWS.io Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Get a High Score
1010! color tips
1010! Color Cheats: 8 Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Creating The Most Colorful Combos
roller splat voodoo tricks
Roller Splat! (Voodoo) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Complete All Levels
squish machine tips
Squish Machine Cheats, Tips & Tricks: How to Survive All Levels
dragons titan uprising tips
Dragons: Titan Uprising Guide: 8 Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Training Your Fiery Lizards
garena speed drifters tips
Garena Speed Drifters Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Level Up Faster and Win More Races
flippy race ketchapp tips
Flippy Race (Ketchapp) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Win More Races
flip rush tips
Flip Rush! Cheats: 5 Tips & Tricks to Earn More Coins
f1 mobile racing tips
F1 Mobile Racing Strategy Guide: 9 Tips & Tricks for Intermediate-Level Drivers
raid shadow legends advanced tips
RAID: Shadow Legends Advanced Guide: Tips & Tricks to Level Up and Farm More Effectively
brown dust tips
Brown Dust Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Defeating the Rebellion and Bringing Peace to the Empire
raid shadow legends tips
RAID: Shadow Legends Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Outsmart Your Enemies
skylanders ring of heroes farming tips
Skylanders Ring of Heroes Farming Guide: How to Get More Gold, Gems, Runes and Soul Stones
wonder park magic rides tips
Wonder Park Magic Rides Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become a Theme Park Tycoon
bitlife careers guide
BitLife Careers Guide: How to Become a Lawyer, Doctor or an Acclaimed Actor
rebel inc tips
Rebel Inc. Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Defeating the Insurgents and Stabilizing the Regions
idle supermarket tycoon free gems
Idle Supermarket Tycoon Free Gems Cheats, Tips & Tricks: How to Earn a Ton of Gems and Unlock All Cities
monster fishing 2019 tips
Monster Fishing 2019 Guide: Tips, Cheats, & Strategies to Level Up Faster and Unlock All Fishing Areas
fighting star tips
Fighting Star Guide: 8 Tips, Cheats, & Strategies to Dominate the Octagon and Become a Champion
top eleven 2019 tricks
Top Eleven 2019 Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Intermediate to Expert Managers
top eleven 2019 tips
Top Eleven 2019 Beginner’s Guide: 8 Tips & Tricks for Rookie Managers
rebel inc tips
Rebel Inc. Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Defeating the Insurgents and Stabilizing the Regions
empire of heroes tips
Empire of Heroes Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Improve Your Heroes and Defeat Powerful Warlords
capital fun tips
Capital Fun Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Acquiring Mega Fortune
sea game mega carrier guide
Sea Game: Mega Carrier Guide: 9 Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Assembling the Strongest Armada Ever
happy catch cheats
Happy Catch (Android) Cheats, Tips & Walkthrough for Levels 1-20
life of boris super slaw guide
Life of Boris: Super Slav Walkthrough
hot lines ios
Hot Lines Walkthrough: A Quick How-To for Completing All 60 Levels
the guides axiom cheats
The Guides Axiom Walkthrough: Cheats & Solutions for Levels 1-20