Dota Underlords is an addictive game and every second player wants to play it. The game has a bit difficult mechanism that is not easily understandable. That’s why; I am going to share with you a complete guide for the beginners, do check strategy guide in my previous blog. Let’s see how to play this game and what basics you should learn to enjoy the victory.
Dota Underlords Basic Rules
It is played on the 8×8 chessboard where you have to select your hero units to play against your opponent.
See the heroes, their alliances and check their characteristics before choosing units. It is very important to point to win the game to select heroes by viewing their qualities. Once you select them, they will fight on the basis of Artificial Intelligence. They are not under your control directly. You even cannot force any unit to fight. When he is fighting, he will automatically show the characteristics he possesses.
Make sure, your HP remains constantly up. If it goes to zero, you are out of the game. If you are the last man alive by the end of the level, you are a winner.
Phases in Game
There are two phases in every round. Before the Battle phase, there is a Preparation phase that lasts for 30 seconds. In this phase, you can sell heroes, buy/upgrade your units from the shop, remove unwanted heroes or move your units on the board. For all these tasks, you have 30 seconds.
The Preparation phase gives you the opportunity to use your will whereas, in the Battle phase, your heroes will use their qualities to fight automatically against the opponents.
Constitute Your Army
At the beginning of the game, a pool appears on the screen where you will see five heroes. Here, you need to select one hero. At the beginning of every round, you will see a random set of five other heroes. Here, you can make another selection. However, if you want to use the current heroes in the next level, lock the current heroes.
Limit of Heroes
When your heroes are on the chessboard, you will see there “x/y” value on top. It shows the total number of heroes present there and the limitation for heroes. For example, it shows “2/3” on top, it means the limit is 3 heroes and you are using only 2 of them.
Upgrading of Units
You can constitute a stronger army by upgrading your heroes. If you combine the same hero three times with the same star level, it will upgrade him. He will be stronger and of course, he will have more powers.
If you have three 1-Star heroes, you can upgrade that hero to a 2-Star hero. In the same way, if you have three 2-Star heroes, it will upgrade your hero in a 3-Star hero. You do not need 3-Star heroes at the beginning of the game. Try to upgrade to 2-Star heroes only. On later levels, you can upgrade them to the 3-Star heroes when needed.
Alliance and Synergy Bonuses
Make sure you are well aware of the heroes, their qualities and alliances. Every hero has at least two alliances. Your hero comes with a particular ability that is not found in any other hero. If you are using the same alliances several times, synergy bonuses are rewarded to you.
For example, if you deploy 2 Heartless units, it will lessen the number of arms for your enemy. In the same way, if you use 3 Warrior units, your enemy’s armors are increased. So, it becomes necessary for you to get information regarding your heroes and their alliances.
How to Get Gold?
Gold is the most valuable resource in the game. You can use gold to purchase heroes, to reroll the pool of heroes and even to purchase experience for faster level up.
In every round, you can obtain up to 5 Gold. If you win a round, you get an additional 1 Gold. If you win/lose a streak, you get up to 3 Gold. If you have currently 10 Gold, you will get 1 Gold as a bonus. For example, you have 50 Gold currently; you will get 5 Gold bonuses.
Obtain Items in the Game
When your heroes kill the opponent team in every round, you get different items. You can use these items to enhance the abilities of your heroes. If you have played Dota MOBA game, you will be familiar with the game plot and the items name and effects. The same mechanism works in this game. Collect the items and assign to some particular heroes to raise their qualities. For example, if you get durability items, assign them to your Tank units. If you get some DPS items, assign them to the damage dealers. In the same way, assign Mana items to Mages units.
Level Up Heroes
When you reach higher levels, you will obtain some experience points besides the bonus points. So, you automatically level up if your performance is excellent. If you level up your heroes, you would be able to add more units to the board. Furthermore, your heroes will be more powerful. When you finish a round, you get an “EXP” that helps you level up the players. If you want to buy an additional EXP, you need to spend 5 Gold for one EXP.
In short, there are many things you keep in mind to demonstrate good performance in the game. It works on the same mechanism as you have experienced in Dota MOBA. Only you need to learn the power of your units, alliances, hero upgrading, and the limits of heroes and of course phases of the game. All these play a vital role in the game.