Folks who are into card games and like using card-based tactics may like Cygames’ Shadowverse. However, if you are new and are looking for some good tips and tricks to get into the card game there are some video guides for you to look over, along with some other helpful tips. Shadowverse is out now for free and is for PC, iOS and Android devices.
Now that Shadowverse is out for PC via Steam, which accompanies its older iOS and Android versions, there is most likely going to be a group of new players who will want to learn how to play. Well, this is where this guide comes in.
Standing as a JRPG card game, Shadowverse challenges players to collect more cards and master the most efficient way to come out on top when dueling. This calls for players to pay attention seeing how battles in this game require specific classes and play styles to triumph opponents.
The image below shows numbers and properties. These numbers and properties hold helpful info on how to play the game, which will be noted in a numbered list underneath the image.
- This lets you change your controls, change the settings or retire from a match.
- The icon of the enemy. Once their defense reaches zero, you win.
- This displays followers and amulets that you play or put out. Upon tapping a card will provide additional info, or will evolve them.
- The icon shown in four is your leader. Their defense is shown in the red shield on the upper right hand. If the number dwindles down to zero, you lose the match.
- These are the cards that are in your hand. When you have enough play points to put one out, it glows green. At the start of a turn each player draws one card from their deck and places it in their hand. The player who goes after the first draws second. Cards in the deck cannot be seen during battle. A player will lose if they run out of cards.
- Off on your right displays how many points you have ready to use each turn. Both players start with zero points on start and can have a maximum of 10 play points. At the start of a turn players will gain one point.
- This displays evolution points. The players who goes first gets two EV points, while the second player gets three EV points. The players who goes first can evolve followers from their fifth turn, while the player who goes second can evolve followers from their fourth turn.
- Ends the turn upon pressing “End Turn”. A turn will end after every 90 seconds.
The first video that comes in is by Exgecko who shows a quick tutorial guide, while the second video arrives in by RednuSV who details some things about the game and how to get the best start by re-rolling your stats. The videos offer some strategies on how to manipulate the deck to the best of your abilities, and which stats best benefit a certain kind of play-style, depending on if you’re aggressive, casual, passive or tactical.