Table of Contents
- Timeline-based System
- Battle Tips: Skills, Bursts & Strategies
- Dealing with Status Abnormalities: A Tactical Approach
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Atlelier Resleriana is currently being played in Japan and recently it has been confirmed that the game is going to be available globally on January 25, 2024! We from DotGG can’t wait to play the game when the English Version goes LIVE!
In today’s article, we are going to share some knowledge about the current combat system of the game. This beginner's guide unlocks helpful information of the game's intricate timeline-based combat, equipping you with some tactical tips, potent skill mastery, and a deep understanding of status effects. We hope that this guide will be helpful for you when the game comes out globally in 2024.
Understanding the Timeline-based Combat
At the core of "Atelier Resleriana's" combat lies a dynamic timeline turn-based system, reminiscent of the acclaimed Honkai Star Rail. Each turn presents a crucial choice between two skills only and the burst skill or an ‘ultimate move’ is a powerful skill that doesn't rely on the typical ‘energy charging mechanic’ like we use to see in various JRPGs but unfolds strategically within the “timeline”.
Battle Mechanics Overview
Battles in Atelier Resleriana hinge on a timeline displayed at the bottom of the screen. Success hinges on claiming "burst slots" for your party, as buffs and debuffs are also tied to specific slots.
Landing on a burst slot empowers you to unleash devastating techniques, while enemies with the same privilege can turn the tide. Mastering turn order manipulation is key to securing these advantageous positions.
Disrupting enemies strategically through the act of “breaking” their defence or shields just like in Honkai Star Rail delays their actions, potentially causing them to miss their turn and securing your own burst slot, a crucial advantage in battle. Basically, you’ll be bringing characters with various magical or physical elements into battle to break the enemy’s defence barrier before doing extra damage on them to clear stages.
Contrary to the casual expectations often associated with previous Atelier gacha games, "Atelier Resleriana" presents an unforgiving combat experience in later stages. Precision and strategic thinking is actually important. Making any misstep may lead to your party being wiped out by the enemy during a boss fight.
The enemy’s burst squares can be punishing when you fail to “break” them in a timely manner which sometimes results in one-turn knockout. With limited in-game resources, flexibility in party composition is hindered by a restrictive experience system, making the game both challenging and demands players to either make a good reroll account or plan ahead with which character to focus earlier on.
Speaking about that, please check out our Atelier Resleriana: Character Tier List for you to plan your team when the game launches globally in the future, so don’t miss out when those articles come out. Bookmark our website now!
Battle Tips: Skills, Bursts & Strategies
Effect Panels and Burst Skills
Your path to victory lies in acquiring effect panels strategically. These panels, when utilized during your turn, provide advantageous effects. The coveted burst panel, in particular, grants access to devastating burst skills, capable of reshaping the course of battle with a single move.
Timeline Manipulation Strategies
Each character in Atelier Resleriana wields just two skills: a swift but weaker strike that hastens their next turn, and a more devastating blow, at the cost of the character’s next turn to be delayed in the “timeline”.
You have to time your characters turn wisely and also take note on who has a burst coming up. In short, navigate the timeline strategically by using skills with different weights (weaker attack or stronger attack). Additionally, breaking enemies, indicated by the break gauge, becomes a tactical maneuver, forcing them to the end of the action queue and granting you precious moments of respite.
Dealing with Status Abnormalities: A Tactical Approach
Understanding Status Abnormalities
In the world of "Atelier Resleriana," battles aren't just about dealing damage; they also involve navigating a variety of status abnormalities that can tilt the odds in your favor. Here's a breakdown of some key status conditions:
- Darkness: Skills targeting enemies have a chance of failing.
- Paralysis: There's a chance of becoming incapacitated at the start of the turn.
- Poison: HP decreases by a percentage at the start of the turn.
- Burn: Similar to poison, HP decreases by a percentage at the start of the turn, but unlike poison, it does not recover over the course of the turn.
- Provocation: The target of the attack is fixed to the enemy that has been given taunt.
Curing Status Abnormalities
Dealing with these conditions is crucial for success. While most status abnormalities naturally heal over the course of a turn, some require more proactive measures:
- Natural Healing: Status abnormalities, except for burns, are typically cured over the course of a turn. Your characters will recover as the battle progresses.
- Using Items or Healers: If patience isn't your strong suit, you can expedite the healing process by using items or characters with healing abilities. Keep in mind that having healers in your team can be strategic.
- Dealing with Burns: Burns, however, are more stubborn. Unlike other conditions, burns do not naturally heal over time. To recover from burns, you'll need to use specific skills, items, or other recovery methods. Be prepared when facing enemies that inflict burns, as this condition is permanent without intervention.
Atelier Resleriana demands strategic finesse towards the end-game content but can be done ‘automatically’ when grinding small mobs or farming materials from low levelled enemies. Overall, the battle isn’t too hard nor is it too easy – the gameplay from our testing in the Japanese Server shows that there are levels you can clear with ‘auto’ mode and there are some stages that it’s just simply impossible. This is where team building comes into play which we will cover in the future
(I’ll probably use a title like “Atelier Resleriana Team Building Guide). Stay connected with DotGG.gg for further insights and updates more Atelier Resleriana content.