DNF Duel Cheats and Tips
The Tutorial Should Be Your First Stop
This might seems obvious, but it doesn’t happen always. You buy a new flashy and cool-looking fighting game and you want to just start busting heads in matches. We get it. But DNF Duel has a good amount of systems that add depth to the combats, and you might not understand exactly what’s going on in your first battles.
For example, the game has two types of damage: White Damage and Red Damage. The first one is the one you will be dealing with most of the time, but you want to balance it with some good Red Damage. Explanations like these are available in the first tutorials of the Tutorial mode, which go over all the basics that apply to the whole roster. So, give this section a look as soon as possible.
Try All The Characters
There are 16 characters in DNF Duel waiting to be discovered by your joystick or stick — well, Lost Warrior is locked from the beginning, but you can unlock him. Whatsmore, they tend to be pretty different from each other in their special moves and features. Yes, even Troubleshooter, Hitman, and Gunslinger, who look similar to each other and seem to fill the trope of “man with guns” perfectly. They have different resources, ranges, and ways of creating combos.
This means that you’ll probably find at least one fighter that suits you. There are rangers, close-combat characters, other than uses gimmicks like puppets or ghosts, and a grappler packed with chargeable attacks, among other types. Jumping into the Tutorial mode with each other, looking at their challenges and unique mechanics, can be a good way of finding out who you like the most.
Learning How To Use Conversion Is Key
Conversion is a unique feature in DNF Duel. When receiving damage by most types of moves (normals, grabs, and skill attacks, for example), your health gauge will start to fill with a grey bar. This is called White Damage, and it will start healing itself if you avoid getting hit by moves that deal Red Damage (such as MP Skills).
However, you might want to spend that amount of White Damage instead of recovering. By using Conversion (Standard Attack B + Skill Attack, or a custom button), you’ll fill your MP gauge by sacrificing that damage and turning it into Red Damage. This ability is also useful for making combos or avoiding situations since Conversion can cancel your moves when you use it.
Special To Special Cancels For The Win
Something that is usually found in a good amount of fighting games is the possibility to cancel one special move into another one. This means that you prevent your special move from being completely performed by interrupting it with another special move. It could be used to bait your opponent into jumping or blocking a specific attack and then surprising them with another one, or expanding your combo in unique ways, among other possible situations.
This technique, usually referred to as “Special to Special Cancel” in the genre, is quite useful in a game like this one thanks to its damage output and the amount of freedom it gives you while playing. In fact, DNF Duel is made with this mechanic as one of its most important ones. However, you should pay attention to your MP gauge before going all-in with this move — you’ll end up depleting this bar in a few seconds without noticing it.