Hey guys, I figure If start to compile some information that I feel will be help for newbies trying out Shadow Lords. I’ve played enough to unlock all the mimic skins, so I might have some helpful advice.
-Stick to Normal difficulty until you’ve accrued a sufficient amount of good items. As sexy as the Astral Plane may be, your journey to get it will only be made more frustrating if you don’t have the right buffs on hand. Get some high level Guardians (Legendary or Killer reccomended, though perfect rares are still very viable and sometimes better than their purple counterparts) and a big stock of consumable items for both your barracks and in match (at least a few dozen of your favorites, though getting as many as possible of any item you have available to you is reccomended).
-If you’re given the option to deploy, it might be your best option for completing some missions.
-There are 4 characters that have unique items permanently equipped to them: Kim Wu, Tusk, Mira, and Eyedol. These effects not only boost them in combat, but also boost the likelihood of success when deployed. Having on of these characters on your team can be a good way to safely complete higher level deploy missions without having to use as many booster items.
-Stock up on healing and resurrection items. Fights can be enough of a hassle on their own. Starting a fight at 20% life is an unnecessary complication. Phoenix Relics are nice too, since make the resurrection process a lot less expensive. There’s no shame in buying the healing packs from the Emporium
-The easiest guardian to use is the Fractured Ward. Because the armor bonus is passive, it can be applied to both offense and defense at any time without extra effort. If anything, it and the Ram exist to allow you to make mistakes without as much fear of penalty. They allow you to take more risks or deal withcertain strategies that would otherwise cause you trouble.
Edit: I’ll expand this list if ever I think of new ideas to add. Personal favorite guardians, loadout reccomendations, which fighters I feel work best, etc