Samurai Warriors 5 smashes its way onto Xbox One consoles today (playable on Xbox Series X|S via Backward Compatibility). But since the series hasn’t been seen on any Xbox system since Samurai Warriors 2 back in 2006, we wanted to provide beginners a quick guide for dominating the world of Musou gaming. Here are 10 tips to get you started…
Let’s Get Down to Basics
The most basic way of dealing with hundreds of oncoming enemies is to strike them all at once in a giant sweeping motion. When you begin playing the game and encounter a horde running your direction, hit the attack button at least three times before unleashing the bigger charge attack (referred to as a Power Attack in-game). This normal-normal-normal-charge combo serves to strike many enemies at once, helping clear a path to the next group of soldiers.
It Takes Two
Nobunaga and Mitsuhide are the two main characters featured in Samurai Warriors 5, and therefore should be everyone’s first priority when it comes to training and upgrading characters. The faster you can achieve higher ranks for Nobunaga and Mitsuhide, the easier your life will be when it comes to fighting through some of the more difficult battles in the game.
Stunned enemies are left vulnerable to bigger combo attacks, and this is especially important when fighting enemy warlords who are ready and waiting to strike back with counterattacks. Depending on the weapon employed, most fighters can stun opponents with a combo hit of 2 regular attacks followed by a Power Attack. Once stunned, follow up with more powerful attacks to take the warlord down without fear of counter measures.
Why Can’t We Be Friends
In Citadel mode, you can utilize different troops to defend against invading enemies. As characters battle together, their Friendship level will increase. Once their Friendship level reaches the maximum, you will be able to view special scenes not featured in the regular story (Musou) mode.
Ultimate Skills to Pay the Bills
If you want to play like a pro, master the art known as Ultimate Skills. Four types of Ultimate Skills can be equipped at any one time, from Recuperation (refills Musou gauge) to the Avalanche that sends a giant spear into the ground in a giant shockwave to stun all nearby enemies. Master these Ultimate Skills to hit better combos and destroy enemy units in the flashiest, most dazzling way possible.
Time to Get Hype(r)
Hyper Attacks allow you to round up your enemies into one place and then follow up with a standard attack and a devastating Power attack. This allows you to experience the exhilaration of defeating a large number of enemies at once, while also continuing your combo. Your character will also receive a boost in strength from increasing your combo counter.
I’ve Got the Power
By equipping a weapon that your character is proficient with, some Power Attacks will turn into a unique Power Attack. As this is a very strong attack, characters that learn their unique Power Attack earlier will be much easier to use.
There are some enemies that can be more easily defeated by specific Ultimate Skills. By using the right Ultimate Skill against the right enemy, you can defeat them in one hit, the amount of time until you can use your next Ultimate skill decreases, and the amount of gold they drop goes up!
Time to Train
You can efficiently strengthen your characters by using the rewards you receive from battles, such as Stock EXP and Stock Weapon Mastery. As soon as you gain access to a new character, you should head to the Dojo and start strengthening them up!
Elements of Surprise
Try to focus on acquiring skills for your characters that increases their Musou Gauge. This will allow you to freely use your powerful Musou Frenzy Attack and allow your character’s weapon to activate its elemental effects, making you much more of a threat on the battlefield!
As part of a free limited time bonus, gamers who purchase Samurai Warriors 5 will be able to download the Samurai Warriors Costume Set, including new outfits for Nobunaga Oda and Misuhide Akechi. To redeem, the limited time bonus must be downloaded by August 9th.
Next Week on Xbox: July 26 to 30
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